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Crystal Gayle
Date Born: Tuesday 9 January 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: She accumulated 18 No. 1 country hits during the 1970s and 1980s.P/E

Kirstie Alley
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1951
Description: Actress, Comedy, USA
Summary: Kirstie Alley has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

Larry Hoppen
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
Summary: Larry sang lead on two of Orleans' biggest hits, "Still the One" and "Dance with Me."

Busta Cherry Jones
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1951
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: Busta Jones can be heard on Bombers' "(Everybody) Get Dancin'" single and LP

Larry Golder
Date Born: Sunday 14 January 1951
Description: Guitarist, Arranger, Musical Director. Australia
Summary: Larry regularly taught master classes in guitar, for the University of Adelaide.

David Briggs
Date Born: Friday 26 January 1951
Description: Guitariist, Australia
Summary: In 1976 he joined Little River Band. He wrote their hit single "Lonesome Loser", as well as "Happy Anniversary".

Phil Collins
Date Born: Tuesday 30 January 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, UK
Summary: Collins was given a toy drum kit for Christmas when he was five. Later, his uncle made him a makeshift one that he used regularly.

Harry Wayne Casey
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: He is most famous for his group, KC and the Sunshine Band and as a producer of several hits for other artists.

Phil Manzanera
Date Born: Wednesday 31 January 1951
Description: Guitarist,UK
Summary: Manzanera was determined to join a professional band, and in October 1971 he was one of about twenty players who auditioned as lead guitarist for the recently formed Roxy Music.

Huw Lloyd-langton
Date Born: Tuesday 6 February 1951
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: He played guitar for Leo Sayer during the 1970s, then rejoined Hawkwind in 1979, appearing on the Live Seventy Nine album release from that year and the subsequent Levitation album.

Andy Chapin
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1951
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: A member of Rick Nelson's _Stone Canyon Band"

Jane Seymour
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1951
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Born to John Frankenberg, an English Jewish obstetrician of Polish and German origin, and his Dutch wife, Mieke Frankenberg.

Melissa Manchester
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, USA
Summary: Manchester was born in the Bronx area of New York city to a musical family of Jewish descent. Her father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Mic Conway
Date Born: Thursday 15 February 1951
Description: Harmonica, ukulele, saw, tenor guitar, washboard, jug
Summary: Associated acts.The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Conway Brothers Hiccups, The National Junk Band, Mic Conway and Robbie Long, guest and songwriting with The Wiggles

Randy California
Date Born: Tuesday 20 February 1951
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA
Summary: Randy was born into a musical family in Los Angeles, and spent his early years studying varied styles at the family's Hollywood nightclub.

Brenton Fosdike
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: He has also appeared on many national T.V. shows including the MIDDAY SHOW, DON LANE'S I.M.T. and COUNTDOWN.

Steve Harley
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: He suffered from polio as achild, spending four years in hospital up to his sixteenth birthday. It was in hospital he first heard Bob Dylan, inspiring him to a career of words and music. PNA

Lindsay Cooper
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1951
Description: Bassoonist, UK
Summary: She has written scores for film and TV and a song cycle Oh Moscow which was performed live around the world in 1987.

Pete Haycock
Date Born: Sunday 4 March 1951
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, UK
Summary: Haycock was born in Stafford and he attended St.John's Primary School and King Edward VI Boys Grammar School in the town. As he child he was inspired by the guitar music of the The Shadows and he played his first electric guitar at a miners club when he was 12.

Kurt Russell
Date Born: Saturday 17 March 1951
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Started acting at the age of 6 and as a child star was signed to the Disney company. He auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977) but lost the role to Harrison Ford.

Scott Gorhan
Date Born: Saturday 17 March 1951
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Scott uses a Fender Stratocaster guitar with 100-watt 1970's modded Marshall Amplifiers.

Bill Frisell
Date Born: Sunday 18 March 1951
Description: Musician, composer, arranger, Guitarist, USA
Summary: One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise music and more.

Jimmie Vaughan
Date Born: Tuesday 20 March 1951
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, "He is a living legend."

Karen Young - Us
Date Born: Friday 23 March 1951
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Karen Young grew up in a Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rowhouse. Before becoming an overnight international recording star with "Hot Shot".

Henry Spinetti
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1951
Description: Drummer, Wales
Summary: He played on Gerry Rafferty's single, "Baker Street", and also played in the 2002 memorial concert for George Harrison, "The Concert For George".

La Costa Tucker
Date Born: Friday 6 April 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Has her own band 'The Stone Bridge Band' in the late seventies.

Bruce Gary
Date Born: Saturday 7 April 1951
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He was nominated for two Grammy Awards as a stage performer, producer, and recording artist.

Mel Schacher
Date Born: Sunday 8 April 1951
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Schacher is best known for his playing style, known as "lead bass".

Paul Fox
Date Born: Wednesday 11 April 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: British musician and singer, best known from his work with the UK punk band, The Ruts.

Alex Briley
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1951
Description: Vocalist
Summary: A minister's son, he sang in church from an early age and studied voice at the University of Hartford. Briley performed with jazz flautist Bobby Humphrey.

Peabo Bryson
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Mainly known for singing ballads and duets with several major singers. Also known for singing on many Disney Films.

Luther Vandross
Date Born: Friday 20 April 1951
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: His first recording credit was as producer of the album Soul Christmas in 1968.

Tony Danza
Date Born: Saturday 21 April 1951
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: American actor best known for TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his work on the 1997 sitcom The Tony Danza Show.

Paul Carrack
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1951
Description: Keyboardist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: Carrack has been a member of several bands including Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Roxy Music, been a session and touring musician for several others including Nick Lowe

Prescott Niles
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1951
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: The Knack was an American New Wave rock quartet

Christopher Cross
Date Born: Thursday 3 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Cross contributed backing vocals, along with The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson, to David Lee Roth's 1985 hit "California Girls."

Colin Bass
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, Bassist, Keyboardist, UK
Summary: First started playing professionally in 1968 as guitarist with a band called "The Krisis".

Janis Ian
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Folk singer Janis has made an impact with her own songs and style. Two time Grammy winner.

Robert Hegyes
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1951
Description: Actor. USA

Chris Frantz
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1951
Description: Drums, percussion, USA
Summary: He is ranked number 12 in Stylus Magazine`s list of the 50 greatest rock drummers.

Philip Bailey
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Co founder and member of 'Earth Wind And Fire' He Joined the group in 1971.

Paul Thompson
Date Born: Sunday 13 May 1951
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He was also the drummer for 'Angelic Upstarts' and also 'Concrete Blonde'

Joe Ramone
Date Born: Saturday 19 May 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, USA
Summary: The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first punk rock group.

Dwight Twilley
Date Born: Wednesday 6 June 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Twilley and Phil Seymour met in Tulsa in 1967 at a theater where they had gone to see The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, and soon began writing songs and recording together.

Rainer Ptacet
Date Born: Thursday 7 June 1951
Description: Guitarist, Composer. USA
Summary: Rainer Ptacek grew up in Chicago after his family fled the Communist country in 1953.

Bonnie Tyler
Date Born: Friday 8 June 1951
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: In 1975, she was discovered by Roger Bell, who arranged a recording contract for her with RCA Records. Before signing, she was asked to adopt another stage name, in which she became Bonnie Tyler.

James Newton Howard
Date Born: Saturday 9 June 1951
Description: Composer/musician/songwriter
Summary: Howard also arranged strings for several of Elton's songs during this period including on the hits "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word".

Brad Delp
Date Born: Tuesday 12 June 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Delp was born in Danvers, Massachusetts[1] to Canadian immigrants. While his father played fiddle at home, Brad was inspired after seeing The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

Karen Young
Date Born: Tuesday 19 June 1951
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Canadian
Summary: At age 14 she began playing the guitar and had recorded a minor hit with the song "Garden of Ursh" by the time she was 19.

Nils Lofgren
Date Born: Thursday 21 June 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Lofgren was born to Swedish/Italian parents. Moving to the Washington, D.C.Garret Park, Maryland, area as a teenager, Lofgren's first instrument was the accordion.

Anthony Decurtis
Date Born: Monday 25 June 1951
Description: Journalist, Author, Critic, Columnist
Summary: A contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where his work has appeared for more than thirty years.

Lloyd Maines
Date Born: Thursday 28 June 1951
Description: Pedal Steel Guitar, Producer. USA
Summary: Maines was a member of The Maines Brothers Band in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Victor Willis
Date Born: Sunday 1 July 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: A singer, songwriter, actor, and original lead singer of the disco group Village People. He was also one of the only straight members of the original group.

Blondie Chaplin
Date Born: Saturday 7 July 1951
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, South Africa
Summary: Chaplin was member of South African rock band The Flame before joining The Beach Boys.

Cheryl Ladd
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1951
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: Cheryl married fellow actor David Ladd, son of the famous actor Alan Ladd, by whom she had a daughter, Jordan.

Gregory Isaacs
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1951
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: By the late 1970s, Isaacs was one of the biggest reggae performers in the world, regularly touring the US and the UK, and only challenged by Dennis Brown and Bob Marley.

Tom Terrell
Date Born: Monday 16 July 1951
Description: Journalist, Deejay, Promoter, USA
Summary: Born Tom Gerald Terrell,he was a life-long musicologist.

Lucie Arnaz
Date Born: Tuesday 17 July 1951
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Lucie Arnaz attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles and launched a long and successful career as an actress.

Robin Williams
Date Born: Saturday 21 July 1951
Description: Actor, Comedian, USA
Summary: Williams was born to Laura McLaurim (1922–2001), was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams (1906–October) was a senior executive at Ford.

Lynda Carter
Date Born: Tuesday 24 July 1951
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Lynda speaks fluent Spanish. Carter grew up an avid reader of the Wonder Woman comic books. She went to Arcadia High School in Phoenix and Kachina Elementary School.

Catherine Hicks
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Hicks was born in New York City, the daughter of Jackie, a homemaker, and Walter Hicks, an electronics salesman.

Daryl Somers
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1951
Description: Vocalist, TV Host, Drummer
Summary: Born the son of a dairy farmer and a cabaret singer, Somers rose to national fame as the host of the long-running comedy-variety program Hey Hey It's Saturday.

Dan Fogelberg
Date Born: Monday 13 August 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Fogelberg, the youngest of three sons, was born the son of Margaret, a classically-trained pianist, and Lawrence Peter Fogelberg, a high school band director who spent most of his career at Peoria Woodruff High School and Pekin High School.

Bobby Caldwell
Date Born: Wednesday 15 August 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist,USA
Summary: Bobby Caldwell was born to Bob and Carolyn Franklin, the hosts of "Suppertime", an early television variety show.

John Deacon
Date Born: Sunday 19 August 1951
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: Deacon grew up in Leicester where his father Arthur worked for the Norwich Union insurance company. He was known to friends as "Deaks".

Glenn Hughes - Uk
Date Born: Tuesday 21 August 1951
Description: Vocalist, Bass,, guitar, piano, trombone
Summary: Glenn Hughes did a short tribute tour to Tommy Bolin in Texas, with Tommy's brother Johnny of Black Oak Arkansas on drums.

John Appleby
Date Born: Saturday 25 August 1951
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: John was born in Claxton, Essex, England and came to Australia in the late sixties. OUTUBE: Alan Powell: Lead Guitar and principal songwriter Rob OConnor: Bass, Vocals, songwriter John 'Butts' Kenny: Vocals (ex-Glassweb, later to The Rockmelons) John Appleby: Drums Ray Pantik: Lead/Rhythm Guitar

Wayne Osmond
Date Born: Tuesday 28 August 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Wayne Osmond with brothers Merrill and Alan wrote many of the Osmonds' hit songs in the 1970s.

Date Born: Thursday 30 August 1951
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
Summary: "All Kinds of Everything" became Ireland's 1970 Eurovision entrant and on Saturday 21 March 1970 she performed the song at the Eurovision finals held in Amsterdam, with an estimated viewing audience of two hundred million.

Martin Chambers
Date Born: Tuesday 4 September 1951
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Prior to joining the Pretenders, Chambers played with James Honeyman Scott in "Cheeks", a band led by former Mott the Hoople keyboardist, Verden Allen. At the time Chambers joined "The Pretenders" in 1978.

Morris Albert
Date Born: Friday 7 September 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Brazil
Summary: "Feelings" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1976, losing out to Judy Collins', "Send in the Clowns".

Michael Keaton
Date Born: Sunday 9 September 1951
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Keaton changed his name because there was a Mike Douglas and a Michael Douglas and said to have liked the sound of Dianne Keaton’s last name he took that.

Jean Smart
Date Born: Thursday 13 September 1951
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She is known for her comedic roles, one of the best known being her role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women.

Mark Hamill
Date Born: Tuesday 25 September 1951
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He starred in the TV Series as Kent Murray in ’General Hospital’ from 1972 - 1973

Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Sting appeared on the television sitcom Ally McBeal as himself, being sued for appearing to sing to a fan by the fan's husband.

Kevin Cronin
Date Born: Saturday 6 October 1951
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Composer, Piano, USA
Summary: He is also widely known for his performance on Time Life's Ultimate Rock Ballads infomercial.

John Mellencamp
Date Born: Sunday 7 October 1951
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Guitarist, USA
Summary: He has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in the United States.

Tremaine Hawkins
Date Born: Thursday 11 October 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: An American Grammy-,Dove and Stellar Award winning gospel singer.

Donnie Dacus
Date Born: Friday 12 October 1951
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: He's noted for his work with Stephen Stills in the early '70s, and a controversial stint with the jazz-rock group Chicago. He also had a fling with acting, starring in Hair in 1979.

Alistair Hulett
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Scotland
Summary: Hulett discovered traditional music as an early teen and began playing the folk circuit in New Zealand in 1968, after immigrating with his family.

Nic Potter
Date Born: Thursday 18 October 1951
Description: Bassist, composer
Summary: Nic Potter is probably best known for his work with the British rock band Van Der Graaf Generator.

Pam Dauber
Date Born: Thursday 18 October 1951
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Dawber got to use her four-octave soprano voice in a 1980s Los Angeles Civic Light Opera production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, based on the Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival production.

Doug Bennett
Date Born: Wednesday 31 October 1951
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Canada
Summary: The lead singer of Canadian rock band Doug and the Slugs. He also produced and directed music videos.

Dan Hartman
Date Born: Sunday 4 November 1951
Description: Instrumentalist, Producer, Composer, USA
Summary: Member of ’The Edgar Winter Band’ in the seventies,worked with Rick Derringer later going solo and charting several times.

Bill Gibson
Date Born: Tuesday 13 November 1951
Description: Drummer, Vocalist, USA
Summary: He is also a guitarist and pianist and bassist.

Stephen Bishop
Date Born: Wednesday 14 November 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
Summary: He performed many movie themes, including the theme from National Lampoon's Animal House. Writer of the song "Somewhere In Between" for "The China Syndrome".

Dean Paul Martin
Date Born: Saturday 17 November 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Actor, and member of the short lived group "Dino, Dezzi and Billy" in the sixties.

Don Walker
Date Born: Thursday 29 November 1951
Description: Pianist, Composer, Australia
Summary: He became known for his passionate and raw lyrical observations on the Australian society and culture of the time.

Roger Troutman
Date Born: Thursday 29 November 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
Summary: Has worked with ’EARTH WIND AND FIRE’among others.Troutman was well known for his use of the talk box, a device that is connected to an instrument (frequently a keyboard) to create different vocal effects.

Doug Mulray
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1951
Description: Radio host
Summary: Mulray often referred to himself as Uncle Doug, Doctor Dougie, or the Reverend Doctor Doug and typically signed off with the punning catchphrase "Cop ya later".

Jaco Pastorius
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1951
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Jaco pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large.

Mik Kaminski
Date Born: Sunday 2 December 1951
Description: Violinist, UK
Summary: Kaminski was one of the three remaining string players for the group when Lynne decided to remove them.

Mike Stock
Date Born: Monday 3 December 1951
Description: Composer of songs, UK
Summary: Stock wrote a book titled The Hit Factory: The Stock Aitken Waterman Story (ISBN 1-84330-729-4), which was published in September 2004.

Steve Hoffman
Date Born: Monday 3 December 1951
Description: Record Mastering, USA
Summary: Hoffman joined MCA Records as catalog research and development coordinator. For the next decade, he was responsible for compiling hundreds of budget cassette releases for MCA's Special Products division.

Johnny Rawls
Date Born: Monday 10 December 1951
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, NZ
Summary: 2006 album Heart & Soul, was nominated for a Blues Music Award

Nick Gilder
Date Born: Friday 21 December 1951
Description: Vocalist
Summary: Nick Gilder, born in London, England first came to prominence as frontman for the Canadian glam rock band Sweeney Todd.

Johnny Contardo
Date Born: Sunday 23 December 1951
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: His song, "Those Magic Changes", was featured in the movie and on the soundtrack for Grease.

Tom Wolk
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1951
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: Wolk also worked with Hall & Oates member Daryl Hall on some of his solo material, as well as with Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin and Billy Joel over the course of his career.

Karla Bonoff
Date Born: Thursday 27 December 1951
Description: Vocalist, Composer. USA
Summary: She is a member of the group "Bryndle".

Yvonne Elliman
Date Born: Saturday 29 December 1951
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: She sang the role of Mary Magdalene in the original album of Jesus Christ Superstar and in the subsequent Broadway and film versions, and achieved her first hit single with the ballad "I Don't Know How to Love Him". The song was her first entry on the U.S. charts, peaking at #28 pop in 1971, although a cover version by Helen Reddy.

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