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Andy Johns
Date Born: Tuesday 1 January 1952
Description: British sound engineer and record producer, UK
Summary: Johns, the younger brother of Olympic Studios engineer Glyn Johns, attended The King's School, Gloucester, England in the mid to late 1960s. Before his nineteenth birthday, he was working as Eddie Kramer's second engineer on recordings by Jimi Hendrix.

Graeme Strachan
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1952
Description: Vocalist, Australian
Summary: Graeme "Shirley" Strachan Born 2 January 1952. Died 29 August 2001. Was the lead singer of Australian 1970s rock group Skyhooks.

Keith Lamb
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1952
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Australia
Summary: He was arguably Australia's best front man of the 1970s, along with Bon Scott and Doc Neeson.

Scott Thurston
Date Born: Thursday 10 January 1952
Description: American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and session musician.
Summary: Thurston later became a professional songwriter, penning tunes for (and sometimes with) Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, and The Motels

Bille Brown
Date Born: Friday 11 January 1952
Description: Stage, film and television actor and acclaimed playwright. Australia
Summary: He began his career in the early 1970s at Queensland Theatre Company, working alongside Geoffrey Rush.

Ricky Van Shelton
Date Born: Saturday 12 January 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Ricky got the love for country music at the age of fourteen and also rock and roll.

Melvin Gale
Date Born: Tuesday 15 January 1952
Description: Celloist, UK
Summary: He was a Cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra from 1975 replacing Mike Edwards. He had also played with the London Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Opera Company.

Paul Stanley
Date Born: Sunday 20 January 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Kiss were formed in 1972 in New York. The group were very theatrical with loads of make up etc.

Jerry Shirley
Date Born: Monday 4 February 1952
Description: Drummer
Summary: Jerry Shirley (born 4 February 1952, Waltham Cross, London) An English rock drummer, best known for his work with the bands, Humble Pie.

Juice Newton
Date Born: Monday 18 February 1952
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 2005, Juice Newton appeared on the TV show "Hit Me Baby One More Time" on which she performed a well-received rendition of Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces Of Me" and a truncated version of "Queen of Hearts".

Randy Crawford
Date Born: Monday 18 February 1952
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Crawford appeared at club gigs from Cincinnati to Saint-Tropez, and made her name in mid 1970s in New York, where she sang with jazzmen George Benson and Cannonball Adderley.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Date Born: Thursday 21 February 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: As of 2005, she had sold more than 12 million records.

Alan Sandow
Date Born: Thursday 28 February 1952
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: Sherbet (aka Highway or The Sherbs) are one of the most prominent and successful Australian rock bands of the 1970s.

Umberto Tozzi
Date Born: Tuesday 4 March 1952
Description: Singer-songwriter, musician, composer, record producer
Summary: At only 22 in 1974 Tozzi had his first success as a songwriter, with the song "Un corpo, un'anima" lit. "One Body, One Spirit", co-written with Damiano Dattoli.

Allan Caswell
Date Born: Sunday 9 March 1952
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer of song, Australian
Summary: Caswell won his first Golden Guitar in Tamworth for Best New Talent in 1980, Song of the Year in 1981, 1983 and 1986, Male Vocalist of the Year in 1988 and Vocal Collaboration Of The Year (with Drew McAlister) in 2007. In 1988 he was the recipient of the Songmaker Award.

Felix Haug
Date Born: Thursday 27 March 1952
Description: Drummer and keyboardist, Swiss
Summary: The high point of Double's career came shortly after the late-1985 release of their first full length album, Blue. YOUTUBE ABOVE: Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug in the original b/w video for "Rangoon Moon" (1984).

Kenny Moore
Date Born: Wednesday 2 April 1952
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Kenny was born in Sumter (South Carolina) in 1951, at the early age of 4 he starts playing piano. His firs music school was listening to his mother and aunt playing the piano.

Gary Moore
Date Born: Friday 4 April 1952
Description: Guitarist, Ireland
Summary: Moore played in Thin Lizzy for several periods and worked with Phil Lynott subsequently in his solo career.

Steven Seagal
Date Born: Thursday 10 April 1952
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, where he lived until he was five years old. His mother, Patricia (1930–2003), was a medical technician, and his father, Samuel Steven Seagal (1928–1991), was a high school math teacher.

Jacob Miller
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1952
Description: Vocalist, Jamaican
Summary: Jacob was featured in the film Rockers, alongside many other musicians including Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth and Burning Spear.

David Byrne
Date Born: Wednesday 14 May 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Scotland
Summary: Byrne was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, on May 14, 1952. Two years later, his parents moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and then to Arbutus, Maryland, when he was 8 or 9 years old.

Phil Seymour
Date Born: Thursday 15 May 1952
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: His solo work is also highly revered among fans of the power pop musical genre.

George Strait
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1952
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Actor, USA
Summary: Strait has sold more than 68.5 million albums in the United States.In the spring of 1981, Strait released his first single for MCA Records, entitled "Unwound".

Lawrence Tureaud - Mr T
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1952
Description: Actor, motivational speaker, USA
Summary: In 1984 Mr. T released an album titled Mr. T's Commandments (Columbia/CBS Records), much in the same tone as his 1984 educational video, which instructed children to stay in school and to stay away from drugs.

Anne-marie David
Date Born: Friday 23 May 1952
Description: Vocalist, France
Summary: In 1972, she was cast in the role of Mary Magdalene in the French production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Berni Flint
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1952
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: A singer and songwriter who holds the record for the longest continuous run of wins on the ITV talent show, Opportunity Knocks.

Jimmy Silva
Date Born: Saturday 31 May 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Singer,songwriter - Membered "The Empty Set" in the sixties and also "Jimmy Silva and The Goats".

Johnny Colla
Date Born: Monday 2 June 1952
Description: Saxophonist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Colla has written such classics as "The Heart of Rock and Roll", "The Power of Love", and "If This Is It".

John Perry - Uk
Date Born: Wednesday 4 June 1952
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: He is most recognised for his involvement with the English punk rock band, The Only Ones.

Liam Neeson
Date Born: Saturday 7 June 1952
Description: Actor, Ireland
Summary: Born in Northern Ireland, UK, Neeson worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer.

Jim Lea
Date Born: Saturday 14 June 1952
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: He first played guitar, and then bass, in the schoolboy group 'Nick and The Axemen', then went for auditions for a local band, 'The N'Betweens'.

Gino Vannelli
Date Born: Monday 16 June 1952
Description: Drummer, Vocalist, Composer, Canada
Summary: Born one of three sons born to Russ and Delia Vannelli. Russ, his father, was a big band musician.

David Ongely
Date Born: Thursday 19 June 1952
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: An Adelaide born drummer and member of "Travis Wellington Hedge".

John Goodman
Date Born: Friday 20 June 1952
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Goodman replaced John Belushi as Dan Aykroyd's partner in the popular Blues Brothers Band.

Brian Macloud
Date Born: Wednesday 25 June 1952
Description: Guitarist, Canada
Summary: The Multi Instrumentalist was member of Canadian rock group "Chilliwack". Guitarist, Drummer.

Tim Finn
Date Born: Wednesday 25 June 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, NZ
Summary: 5 June 2000 was proclaimed “Tim Finn Day” by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the USA during Finn’s tour of the United States that year.

Chuck Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 28 June 1952
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Chuck Morgan is currently one of Australia's most in demand guitarists, working mostly with leading jazz musicians and acknowledged widely as a highly talented and versatile musician.

Dan Aykroyd
Date Born: Tuesday 1 July 1952
Description: Actor, Drummer, Comedian, USA
Summary: He grew up in Canadian where his father, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer, worked as a policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. His mother, Lorraine, is a secretary of French Canadian origin.

Anne Kirkpatrick
Date Born: Friday 4 July 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Pianist, Composer, Australia
Summary: The first born to country music icons Slim Dusty and Joy McKean. in 1952.

Phil Emmanuel
Date Born: Sunday 6 July 1952
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: 2000 saw him performing to a worldwide audience of 4.5 billion at the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics with brother Tommy

Philip Taylor Kramer
Date Born: Saturday 12 July 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Fans of Iron Butterfly are coming to terms with the apparent death of Philip Kramer, after a human skull and bones, which likely belonged to the band's onetime bass player.

George Lewis - Trombone
Date Born: Sunday 13 July 1952
Description: Trombonist, Composer, USA
Summary: Lewis is featured extensively in Unyazi of the Bushveld (2005), a documentary about the first symposium of electronic music held in Africa, directed by Aryan Kaganof.

David Pack
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1952
Description: tGuitarist,Singer,Writer
Summary: Lead Guitarist and original member for ’AMBROSIA’ at the time of there success.

Johnny Thunders
Date Born: Tuesday 15 July 1952
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Under the name "Johnny Volume", Genzale began performing music at Quintano High School with "Johnny and the Jaywalkers."

Stewart Copeland
Date Born: Wednesday 16 July 1952
Description: Drummer, Composer, USA
Summary: Copeland was born the youngest of four children of CIA officer Miles Copeland, Jr. and Lorraine Adie, a Scot who served in British intelligence.

David Hasselhoff
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1952
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Known for his lead roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch. He also crossed over to a successful music career, primarily in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Nicolette Larson
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Larson sang much of the backing vocals on Neil Young's "Comes a Time" and "Harvest" albums, and duets on the song "Motorcycle Mama".

Phoebe Snow
Date Born: Thursday 17 July 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Snow was raised in a household where Delta blues, Broadway show tunes, Dixieland jazz, classical music and folk music recordings were played around the clock. Her father, Merrill Laub, was an exterminator by trade and her mother, Lili, was a dance teacher who died of bone cancer.

Glen A Baker
Date Born: Monday 28 July 1952
Description: Rock Journalist
Summary: Baker has authored 15 books and written for more than 200 magazines, as well as acting as a consultant on various music-related projects.

Andrew Gold
Date Born: Saturday 2 August 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: A prolific session musician, Gold joined the family business: his mother is singer Marni Nixon who provided the singing voice for numerous well-known actresses, notably Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, his father was the late Academy Award-winning composer Ernest Gold.

Vinnie Vincent
Date Born: Wednesday 6 August 1952
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: A guitarist and songwriter most famous for his brief membership in the band KISS. Vincent's personality did not mesh well with either Stanley or Simmons and he was dismissed from KISS.

Andy Fraser
Date Born: Thursday 7 August 1952
Description: Bassist, Pianist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: Fraser produced the hit "All Right Now" which became a world wide hit in 1989 for the band.

Anton Fig
Date Born: Friday 8 August 1952
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: His formal education included studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying both jazz and classical disciplines graduating with Honors in 1975.

Grace Jones
Date Born: Tuesday 19 August 1952
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Jamaica
Summary: Jones was born the daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, who was a politician and Apostolic clergyman.

Doug Fieger
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: He is the lead singer for "The Knack" and is the co writer of the groups major hit "My Sharona" in 1979.

John Hiatt
Date Born: Wednesday 20 August 1952
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Hiatt received his first Grammy nomination in 1995 for his album "Walk On".

Joe Strummer
Date Born: Thursday 21 August 1952
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
Summary: A member of "The Clash", an English punk rock band, active from 1976 to 1986, part of the original wave of UK punk

Michael Gudinski
Date Born: Friday 22 August 1952
Description: Entrepreneur, Australia
Summary: Gudinski was born to Russian immigrants who had arrived in Australia in 1948.He was educated at Melbourne High School and Mount Scopus.

Peter Laughner
Date Born: Friday 22 August 1952
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Peter played guitar on the first two Pere Ubu singles and that's how most know of him. But the real legacy lies in his own music.

Carlo Curley
Date Born: Sunday 24 August 1952
Description: Organist, USA
Summary: Self-dubbed "the Pavarotti of the Organ"

Geoff Downes
Date Born: Monday 25 August 1952
Description: Musician, keyboardist, songwriter, producer
Summary: He was once entered for the Guinness Book Of Records for performing with the most keyboards (twenty-eight) on stage in one performance.

Pee Wee Herman
Date Born: Wednesday 27 August 1952
Description: Comic fictional character
Summary: Pee-wee Herman is a comic fictional character created and portrayed by American comedian Paul Reubens. He is best known for his two television series and film series during the 1980s.

Jack Wild
Date Born: Saturday 30 August 1952
Description: Actor, Vocalist, UK
Summary: Wild was born into a working-class family in Rossendale, Lancashire, and moved south with his parents when he was still an infant. He was educated at the independent Barbara Speake Stage School in London.

Tony Mitchell
Date Born: Friday 5 September 1952
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: A songwriter and bass guitarist who rose to fame in the 1970s with the Australian rock band, Sherbet.

Angela Cartwright
Date Born: Tuesday 9 September 1952
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She has been a photographer for 30 years. Her fine art is displayed at her studio in Studio City, California.

Dave Stewart
Date Born: Tuesday 9 September 1952
Description: Guitarist, Producer, singer, songwriter, UK
Summary: In November 2002, former South African president Nelson Mandela gave his prison number 466/64 to Dave Stewart so that he could use it to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa by raising money for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Gerry Beckley
Date Born: Friday 12 September 1952
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: The group were produced by George Martin with songs such as ’Horse With No Name’ - ’Sister Golden Hair’ etc.

Neil Peart
Date Born: Friday 12 September 1952
Description: Drummer , USA
Summary: Peart has received the following awards in the Modern Drummer magazine reader's poll: Hall of Fame: 1983 Best Rock Drummer: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2006. Along with his bandmates Lee and Lifeson, Peart was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honoured, as a group

Randy Jones
Date Born: Saturday 13 September 1952
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: With and since Village People, he has sold 100 million units.

Dee Dee Ramone
Date Born: Thursday 18 September 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: He was also known for his distinctive count-in style, he used to start off many Ramones songs.

Nile Rodgers
Date Born: Friday 19 September 1952
Description: Guitarist, Producer, Composer, USA
Summary: Rodgers began his career as a session guitarist in New York, touring with the Sesame Street band in his teens, and then working in the house band at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater, playing behind Screaming Jay Hawkins, Maxine Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, etc.

Harvey James
Date Born: Saturday 20 September 1952
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: His first major group in Australia was the early '70s harmony-rock band "Mississippi".

Christopher Reeve
Date Born: Thursday 25 September 1952
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The well known actor that made his name as Superman The Movie with co star Margo Kidder etc in 1978. The 6’4’ actor was involved in a horse riding accident in 1995 leaving the actor paralysed from the neck down.

Mark Sandman
Date Born: Friday 26 September 1952
Description: Singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer
Summary: Along with Morphine, which he formed in 1989, Sandman was also a member of the bands Treat Her Right, Sandman, Candy Bar, the Hypnosonics.

John Otway
Date Born: Thursday 2 October 1952
Description: Vocalist, Comedy, UK
Summary: Specialist in the bizarre and very humorous songs.

Harold Faltermeyer
Date Born: Sunday 5 October 1952
Description: Musician, composer, producer
Summary: He is recognized as one of the composers/producers who best captured the zeitgeist of 1980s synthpop in film scores.

Paulette Carlson
Date Born: Saturday 11 October 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: At the 1992 ACM Awards, Carlson was nominated in the New Female Vocalist category.

Cordell Mosson
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Mosson was a prominent contributor to albums by both Funkadelic and Parliament from 1972 until the dissolution of the two groups in the early 1980s

Glynn Nicholas
Date Born: Thursday 16 October 1952
Description: Entertainer, Comedian, Actor, Writer
Summary: In the 70's and early 80's, Glynn won a number of international busking competitions and was voted Australia's busking champion in 1986.

Brent Mydland
Date Born: Tuesday 21 October 1952
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Mydland was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead.

Jeff Goldblum
Date Born: Wednesday 22 October 1952
Description: Actor,USA
Summary: For several years, Goldblum was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook. He also voices some U.S. Toyota commercials as well as Procter & Gamble's facial cream line.

Brigette Engerer
Date Born: Monday 27 October 1952
Description: Pianist. France
Summary: In 1980, her career took a decisive turn when Herbert von Karajan invited her to play with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Arlon Roth
Date Born: Thursday 30 October 1952
Description: Guitarist, author, instructor, USA
Summary: Roth is a Telecaster enthusiast, and has written the book Masters of the Telecaster, which details the techniques and licks of many famous Telecaster guitar players.

Bernard Edwards
Date Born: Friday 31 October 1952
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Bernard Edwards is considered one of the most important bass players of the 20th century.

Lee Ritenour
Date Born: Saturday 1 November 1952
Description: Guitarist, Arranger, Composer, USA
Summary: Ritenour,one of America’s top sessions guitarist and has now featured on well over the 200 mark in recordings. Nicknamed ’Captain Fingers’ Ritenour has released many tuition video releases that are a must for any guitarist.

Maxine Nightingale
Date Born: Sunday 2 November 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: As of February 2008, Nightingale was touring all parts of Australia to perform her 1970s hits.

Roseanne Barr
Date Born: Monday 3 November 1952
Description: Actor. Director
Summary: The granddaughter of immigrants from Europe and Russia, Barr was the oldest of four children in a working-class Jewish Salt Lake City family.

Jeff Lorber
Date Born: Tuesday 4 November 1952
Description: Keyboardist, USA
Summary: Forming his own jazz band "The Jeff Lorber Fusion" and released his debut album under the groups name in 1977.

John Burton
Date Born: Saturday 22 November 1952
Description: Sound Engineer, Australia
Summary: John worked as a sound engineer and roadie during the seventies in Adelaide, South Australia.

Sharon Oneill
Date Born: Sunday 23 November 1952
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia, New Zealand
Summary: O'Neill began her career in the 1970s in her home country, then gained major success in Australia with the hit "Words"

Mel Smith
Date Born: Monday 1 December 1952
Description: Comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.
Summary: Smith was born and brought up in Chiswick. He was educated at Hogarth Primary School, Chiswick and at Latymer Upper School, an independent school in Hammersmith. He went on to study experimental psychology at New College, Oxford

Michael Mcdonald
Date Born: Tuesday 2 December 1952
Description: Keyboards, Vocalst, USA
Summary: Michael McDonald first gained wide attention as an adjunct member of the group Steely Dan.

Andy Kim
Date Born: Friday 5 December 1952
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Canada
Summary: He also co wrote 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies reaching no #1 in the U.S Charts.

Ricky Fataar
Date Born: Friday 5 December 1952
Description: Drummer, South Africa
Summary: Fataar emigrated to Australia in 1978 where he recorded with and co-produced albums for Tim Finn, Crowded House, Jenny Morris, Peter Blakeley, and Wendy Matthews as well as various other artists.

Johnny Rodriguez
Date Born: Wednesday 10 December 1952
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: After signing with Mercury, Rodriguez was soon on the way to becoming famous.

Susan Dey
Date Born: Wednesday 10 December 1952
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born to Robert Smith a newspaper editor and Gail Dey a nurse, Susan was a model before starring as Laurie Partridge in the television series The Partridge Family from 1970–1974.

Berton Averre
Date Born: Saturday 13 December 1952
Description: Guitariist, USA
Summary: He has toured with the likes of Robbie Krieger, Bette Midler, the Cowsills and Sarah Brightman.

Roseanne "Rosie" Vela
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1952
Description: Vocalist, Model, Actress, USA
Summary: Rosie Vela is featured on the ELO album and CD, "ZOOM".

Doug Stegmeyer
Date Born: Tuesday 23 December 1952
Description: Bassist, Band leader, USA
Summary: He performed on most of Billy Joel’s hits although released from the band in the late eighties.

Chris Finnen
Date Born: Wednesday 24 December 1952
Description: Band, Australia
Summary: Chris is one of the most respected guitarists in Adelaide and Australia.

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