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Carter Beauford
Date Born: Wednesday 2 January 1957
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Beauford was exposed to drumming at the age of three. At the time, his father had bought tickets to a Buddy Rich concert. Carter was mesmerized by Buddy Rich on stage.

Dave Dobbyn
Date Born: Thursday 3 January 1957
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, New Zealand
Summary: In the late seventies success came with the band "The Dudes" that formed in school charting with "Be Mine Tonight".

Patty Loveless
Date Born: Friday 4 January 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: After graduation from High School in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1975 Loveless chose to travel in a small band with Terry Lovelace, whom she married in 1976. (When she began performing professionally, she changed her name from Patty Lovelace to Loveless.

Katie Couric
Date Born: Monday 7 January 1957
Description: Talk show host, Actress, Television journalist, USA
Summary: The Today Show Anchor and Co-Host (1991–2006) CBS Evening News Anchor (2006–present)

Phil Lewis
Date Born: Wednesday 9 January 1957
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Phil was engaged to model and actress Britt Ekland in the late 70's and early 80's.

Edmund Sylvers
Date Born: Friday 25 January 1957
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: Sylvers provided the voice of Marlon on the 1971–1973 ABC-TV cartoon series The Jackson 5ive.

Dennis Brown
Date Born: Friday 1 February 1957
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae".

Simon Phillips
Date Born: Wednesday 6 February 1957
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He was the drummer for The Who in their 1989 American reunion tour.

Greg Kot
Date Born: Sunday 3 March 1957
Description: American writer and journalist
Summary: A longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Kot has written for a dozen national publications, including Details, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Guitar World, Vibe and Request.

Jim White
Date Born: Sunday 10 March 1957
Description: Vocalist, guitarist, USA
Summary: White was influenced in his childhood by gospel music.

Marlon Jackson
Date Born: Tuesday 12 March 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Marlon was born in Gary, Indiana, to Joseph and Katherine Jackson as the sixth child of the Jackson family.

Spike Lee
Date Born: Wednesday 20 March 1957
Description: Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Summary: Spike Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Jacqueline Carroll (née Shelton), a teacher of arts and black literature, and William James Edward Lee III, a jazz musician and composer.

Pixie Jenkins
Date Born: Thursday 21 March 1957
Description: Fiddle player, Comedian.
Summary: Pixie Jenkins has been at the top echalons of Australian entertainment for over 30 years.

Tony Fossey
Date Born: Sunday 24 March 1957
Description: Keyboardist, Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Adelaide born keyboardist Tony Fossey has enjoyed a career with many bands that journey through the seventies through to the twenty first century, now living in Queensland.

Billy Mackenzie
Date Born: Wednesday 27 March 1957
Description: Vocalist, GB
Summary: Billy MacKenzie was born and grew up in Dundee. As a youngster, he lived in Park Avenue in the Stobswell area and attended St Marys Forebank Primary School and St Michaels Secondary School.

Deborah Byrne
Date Born: Saturday 30 March 1957
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Byrne's first Australian television guest appearance as a featured solo artist was on The Graham Kennedy Show at the age of fifteen.

Jamie Redfern
Date Born: Tuesday 9 April 1957
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Redfern was a founding member of the Australian show Young Talent Time.

Michael Card
Date Born: Thursday 11 April 1957
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Author, Composer, Radio Host
Summary: In addition to touring and writing, Card also hosts a weekly radio program. In the Studio with Michael Card is carried by stations in 48 states, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Daniel Day- Lewis
Date Born: Monday 29 April 1957
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: He came to be noticed in the film 'A Room With A View' in 1986. By 1989 he appeared in 'My Left Foot' which gave him numorous awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Michelle Pfeiffer
Date Born: Monday 29 April 1957
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Born in California, the daughter of Donna, a homemaker, and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air conditioning contractor.She is of Swiss, Swedish, Dutch and German descent.

Sid Vicious
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1957
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: Born in London to John and Anne Ritchie. Shortly after his birth, John Ritchie left the family.

Cheryl Lynn
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Discovered on the GONG SHOW in the seventies.

James Reyne
Date Born: Sunday 19 May 1957
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Australian
Summary: Australian Crawl made one of the most memorable debuts on the popular music television program of the day Countdown.

Judge Reinhold
Date Born: Tuesday 21 May 1957
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Reinhold has appeared in more than 60 films. His first appearance on screen was in the Wonder Woman episode "Amazon Hot Wax" (1979),

Edo Castro
Date Born: Friday 24 May 1957
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: Edo was first exposed to and smitten by the sounds of Vince Giraldi, Hugh Masekela, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Ramsey Lewis and Paul Desmond.

Phil Chevron
Date Born: Monday 17 June 1957
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Ireland
Summary: Chevron grew up in Santry, a suburb of Dublin. Beginning in the late 1970s, he was lead singer and co-founder of the punk rock group The Radiators from Space

Bob Lucas
Date Born: Wednesday 19 June 1957
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Produced recordings for "Fantasia" and for "Magic with Bobbi Lee" at Trackmaster Recording Studio in Buffalo, NY.

Garry Gary Beers
Date Born: Saturday 22 June 1957
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: Beers was given his double name while in school and it has stuck ever since.

Robert Forster
Date Born: Saturday 29 June 1957
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
Summary: Known for his work with songwriting partner Grant McLennan, with whom he co-founded The Go-Betweens.

Laura Branigan
Date Born: Wednesday 3 July 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Known for the songs "Gloria" and "Self Control", the latter receiving the first of four Grammy Award nominations. Without You",

Cameron Crowe
Date Born: Saturday 13 July 1957
Description: American screenwriter and film director.
Summary: Crowe was,and remains, Rolling Stone's youngest-ever contributor.

Mac Mcanally
Date Born: Monday 15 July 1957
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
Summary: McAnally was born July 15, 1957 in Red Bay, Alabama. He began playing piano and singing in church at the Belmont First Baptist Church in Belmont, Mississippi as a child, and by age fifteen, he had composed his first song

Jon Lovitz
Date Born: Sunday 21 July 1957
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Lovitz was born in Los Angeles, California to Jewish parents of Hungarian, Romanian and Russian descent.

Pam Tillis
Date Born: Wednesday 24 July 1957
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: Tillis earned thirteen top ten hits on the country music charts and in 1994 was named the Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year." In 1999, she earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Faith Prince
Date Born: Tuesday 6 August 1957
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: American actress and singer, best known for her work on Broadway in musical theatre. She won the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical (in 1992), and received three other Tony nominations.

Melanie Griffith
Date Born: Friday 9 August 1957
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She achieved mainstream success when she played the character of Tess McGill in Mike Nichols' 1988 film Working Girl.

Amanda Redman
Date Born: Monday 12 August 1957
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Beginning in 2003, Redman took the role of Sandra Pullman in the BBC's New Tricks.

Tim Farriss
Date Born: Friday 16 August 1957
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Australian
Summary: Timothy William Farriss (born 16 August 1957, Perth, Western Australia) is a member of the rock band INXS.

Davey Faragher
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1957
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: Faragher is an accomplished session musician, and has a strong portfolio of performances with notable musicians.

Denis Leary
Date Born: Sunday 18 August 1957
Description: Stand up comedy, music, television, film
Summary: Influences Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks. In 1993, his sardonic song about the stereotypical American male, "Asshole", achieved much notoriety. It was voted #1 in an Australian youth radio poll (the Triple J Hottest 100).

Holly Dunn
Date Born: Thursday 22 August 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Holly is the sister of song writer Chris Dunn and also co writes with him. Holly is also the daughter of a minister.

Daniel Stern
Date Born: Wednesday 28 August 1957
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Stern was born to a social worker father and a mother who managed a day care center. His brother is television writer David M. Stern.

Gerald Albright
Date Born: Friday 30 August 1957
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
Summary: Gerald Albright's saxophone work is featured in the PlayStation video game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. His saxophone work can be heard during the game's closing theme song "I Am the Wind".

Gina Schock
Date Born: Saturday 31 August 1957
Description: Vocalist, Drums, USA
Summary: Schock's career began as drummer for Edie and the Eggs, a band assembled to feature the John Waters star Edith Massey.

Steve Porcaro
Date Born: Monday 2 September 1957
Description: Keyboardist, composer, programmer
Summary: American keyboardist and composer, who was an original member of the rock/pop band Toto.

David Strassman
Date Born: Friday 6 September 1957
Description: Ventriloquist, USA
Summary: An American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, actor, and comedian. He is best known for his ventriloquism act with Chuck Wood and Ted E. Bare.

Jermaine Stewart
Date Born: Saturday 7 September 1957
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Pianist
Summary: Singer of soul, Stewart was a pianist and dancer member of ’Shalamar’ in the eighties.

Jon Moss
Date Born: Wednesday 11 September 1957
Description: Drumer, UK
Summary: Moss was a part of the Culture Club reformation between 1998 and 2002.

Rachel Ward
Date Born: Thursday 12 September 1957
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: In 2005, Ward was made a Member of the Order of Australia "for service to raising awareness of social justice through lobbying, mentoring and advocacy for the rights of disadvantaged and at-risk young people, and support for the Australian film and television industry."

George Howard
Date Born: Sunday 15 September 1957
Description: Saxophonist, USA
Summary: Saxophonist and member of ’Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes’ then turning solo.

Emily Remler
Date Born: Wednesday 18 September 1957
Description: Vocalist, Guitar, USA
Summary: She began to listen to such legendary jazz greats as Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Nick Cave
Date Born: Sunday 22 September 1957
Description: Musician, Actor and Author, Australian
Summary: As a child, Cave lived in Warracknabeal and then Wangaratta in rural Victoria, Australia.

Fran Drescher
Date Born: Monday 30 September 1957
Description: Actress, US
Summary: Her first break was a small role in the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever (1977) in which she delivered the memorable line to John Travolta, "Are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?"

Yngve Moe
Date Born: Friday 4 October 1957
Description: Bassist, Norway
Summary: A Norwegian bass guitarist, known from a number of album releases as a session musician, and most notably as a founding member of Dance with a Stranger.

Guy Pearce
Date Born: Saturday 5 October 1957
Description: Actor, Australian
Summary: In 2010 he appeared as playboy David, the Prince of Wales, who became King Edward VIII, in the award-winning film The King's Speech.

Dawn French
Date Born: Friday 11 October 1957
Description: Comedian, actressr, director, producer, and writer.
Summary: Dawn French is one half of the U.K.'s top female comedy duo, French and Saunders, as well as a highly successful writer, comedian and actress in her own right.

Jean Michael Byron
Date Born: Sunday 13 October 1957
Description: Vocalist, Lyricist, SA
Summary: South African born rock vocalist and lyricist.

Julian Cope
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1957
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: Cope's musical career began in July 1977, as bass player with a mythical Liverpool punk rock band known as "Crucial Three".

Steve Lukather
Date Born: Monday 21 October 1957
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He first played keyboards and drums, and then taught himself how to play the guitar starting at age seven, when his father bought him a Kay acoustic guitar.

Kelly Marie
Date Born: Wednesday 23 October 1957
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Scotland
Summary: Known for the song "Feel's Like I'm In Love", written by Ray Dorset of "Mungo Jerry" fame.

Robbie Mcintosh
Date Born: Friday 25 October 1957
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: McIntosh is well known as a session guitarist and member of "The Pretenders" and "John Mayer Band" and "Paul McCartney's band".

Toni Childs
Date Born: Tuesday 29 October 1957
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Childs was born in Orange, California, but lived in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nevada during her childhood.

Lyle Lovett
Date Born: Friday 1 November 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Lovett has acted in a number of films, including Robert Altman's films: The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Prêt-à-Porter (1994), Cookie's Fortune (1999), and composed for Dr. T & the Women (2000).

James Honeyman Scott
Date Born: Monday 4 November 1957
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Honeyman Scott acknowledged a number of influences on his guitar playing (Guitar Player, 1981). Early musical influences included Cream and the Allman Brothers Band. P/A

Joel Goldsmith
Date Born: Tuesday 19 November 1957
Description: Composer of film, television, and video game music.
Summary: On Stargate Atlantis he composed the main titles and the score.

Chris Hayes
Date Born: Sunday 24 November 1957
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: He got his first guitar when he was nine years old, and he took whatever lessons he could from folk to jazz (he is now a self-confessed jazz freak.

Vesta Williams
Date Born: Sunday 1 December 1957
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: Former Fifth Dimension member Ron Townson put Williams in his band Wild Honey. Following her stint with the Fifth Dimension, Williams found work as a backup singer, working with artists such as Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight.

Carlos Vega
Date Born: Saturday 7 December 1957
Description: Drummer, Cuban
Summary: Sessions drummer for Olivia Newton John - George Benson etc.

Donny Osmond
Date Born: Monday 9 December 1957
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: After seeing the Osmond Brothers (Alan, Wayne, Merrill & Jay) perform at Disneyland as a barbershop quartet, Andy Williams asked the boys to audition for The Andy Williams Show. They soon became regulars on the show and gained popularity quickly. Donny made his debut on the show at the age of 5 singing "You Are My Sunshine".

Michael Clarke Duncan
Date Born: Tuesday 10 December 1957
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Raised by his single mother on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school.

David Day
Date Born: Wednesday 18 December 1957
Description: Disc Jockey, Australia
Summary: A member of "The Board of Support Act Limited" (SAL). A South Australian branch (SALSA), headed by industry veteran, David Day.

Tracy Pew
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1957
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Leather dressed Hard drinking Pew was from Melbourne, Australia.

Billy Bragg
Date Born: Friday 20 December 1957
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: Bragg began constantly performing concerts and busking around London, playing solo with an electric guitar.

Ian Burden
Date Born: Tuesday 24 December 1957
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Ian Burden was a session keyboard player for the group to cover on the keyboards.

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