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James Edwards Yancey is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as blues pianist and recording artist Jimmy Yancey.
Arthur Gillham is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. He will find fame as a radio and recording pioneer under the name of The Whispering Pianist, Art Gillham.
John Adam Estes is born in Ripley, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist/singer and recording artist Sleepy John Estes.
Influential bandleader Lucius 'Lucky' Millinder is born in Anniston, Alabama, USA. Passing through his band will be such stars as Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Doggett, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Wynonie Harris and many more.
Thomas Dean is born in Franklin, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as jazz swing pianist, bandleader and recording artist Tommy Dean.
Mary Patricia Mohin is born at No2 Third Avenue, Fazakerley, Liverpool, UK. She will become the mother of The Beatles' Paul McCartney, and the subject of the song Let It Be.
Clyde Julian Foley is born in Blue Lick, Indiana, USA. He will find success as Red Foley, one of the biggest country music stars after World War II, selling over 25m records.
William Little is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He will find fame as jazz trumpeter and bandleader King Kolax.
Selig Shaftel is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find success as prolific songwriter Sunny Skylar, best-known for writing the English lyrics to the jazz standard Besame Mucho.
Donald Mills is born in Piqua, Ohio, USA. He will find fame as a member of internationally successful singing group The Mills Brothers.
Kalman Cohen is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Under the name Kal Mann, he will pen the 60s dance hits The Twist and Let's Twist Again, for Chubby Checker.
Vic Lewis is born in Brent, North London, UK. He will become a prominent jazz guitarist, bandleader and recording artist.
Joe Harnell is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find success as an easy listening composer and arranger. He will work as an accompanist for Judy Garland, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich and Peggy Lee, but is best known for his 1963 arrangement of Fly Me to the Moon, which won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Harnell also composed music for numerous tv series including The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Alien Nation, and V.
Willie Mae Thornton is born in Montgomery, Alabama. She will find fame as blues vocalist Big Mama Thornton, and her influence will continue into the birth of rock’n’roll.
Bass trombonist George Roberts is born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. His melodic playing will be heard on more than 6,000 recordings, including some by such leading jazz figures as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin.
Corrado "Connie" Codarini is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He will find international success as a founding member of successful 50s pop quartet The Four Lads.
R'n'b and gospel singer Ted Taylor is born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA.
Grant Ivory Jr is born in Blytheville, Arkansas, USA. He will find success as soulful jazz organist, pianist and recording artist Jackie Ivory.
Eddie Gladden is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He will become an acclaimed virtuoso jazz drummer, performing and/or recording with jazz legends including saxophonists Dexter Gordon and James Moody, trumpeters Woody Shaw and Chet Baker, and organist Larry Young.
Lance David Railton is born in Liverpool, UK. He will find success in the early 1960s as lead guitarist of Earl Preston And The TTs.
Cilla Black is born in Liverpool, UK, as Priscilla Maria Veronica White.
James Patrick Page, better known as Jimmy Page, guitarist of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, is born in Heston, Middlesex, UK.
Ronnie McIntyre, guitarist with Average White Band, is born in Lennoxtown, Scotland.
Kate McGarrigle is born in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada. She will find success as one half of Canadian singing and songwriting duo Kate & Anna McGarrigle.
Ron Kovic is born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA. He will be shot and paralysed from the chest down during the Vietnam War. Tom Paxton, the folk singer/political activist, will write the song Born On The Fourth Of July in 1977 and Bruce Springsteen will be inspired to write the songs Born In The USA and Shut Out The Light after reading Kovic's memoir [entitled Born On The Fourth Of July].
David Albert Cook is born in Plaistow, London, UK. He will find success as pop singer David Essex in the 1970s.
Thomas Miller is born in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. He will find fame as Tom Verlaine, guitarist/vocalist of 70s New York City rock band Television.
Billy Ficca is born in Delaware, USA. He will find success as a rock drummer working with Television, The Waitresses, The Neon Boys and others.
Alan Silvestri is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a filmscore composer and conductor for movies including Romancing the Stone [1984] Back to the Future trilogy [1985/1989/1990] and Forrest Gump [1994].
Barry Goudreau, best-known as one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston, is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The group will evolve from Goudreau's college band Mother's Milk, which included two other Boston members, Tom Scholz and Brad Delp.
Glenn Hughes is born in Cannock, Staffordshire, UK. He will find success as a rock vocalist and bass player, working with Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion and others, as well as releasing albums in his own right.
Michael Chetwood, keyboardist with 80s hitmakers T'Pau, is born in Telford, UK.
Zeke Manyika, drummer with Orange Juice, is born.
Soul vocalist Jaki Graham, best-known for her duets with David Grant, is born in Birmingham, UK
Blues guitarist, singer-songwriter and recording artist Buddy Whittington is born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. After fifteen years as guitarist in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, he will begin an acclaimed solo career.
Michel 'Mitch' Dorge, drummer of the Crash Test Dummies, is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Robert Heaton, drummer and songwriter for British band New Model Army, is born in Knutsford, Cheshire, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Geary, drummer of Extreme is born in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
Laurence Cottle is born in Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe. He will find acclaim as a jazz and rock bass player and music composer, working with Black Sabbath, Brian Eno, Eric Clapton and many others.
Fumiya Fujii, lead singer of popular Japanese recording group The Checkers, is born in Kurume City, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Bragi Olafsson, bassist for internationally successful band The Sugarcubes, is born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe.
French folk-rock singer Alan Simon is born in Nantes, Brittany, France, Europe.
Chris Ballew, singer and founder member of The Presidents Of The United States, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Kristin Hersh is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She will find success first as a member of Throwing Muses, and later as a solo singer and songwriter.
Flavio Daddato is born in Milan, Italy, Europe. He will find success as Dream Trance DJ and record producer DJ Dado.
Jason Herbert is born in Coventry, UK. He will find success as Jason John, a member of the boy group Big Fun.
Benjamin Orzechowski is born in Lakewood, Ohio, USA. He will find success as Benjamin Orr, a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band The Cars.
Ben Chijioke is born in Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as rapper Ty.
Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa become the parents of a boy, Evan James.
Sigrid releases her debut single, Don't Kill My Vibe, as a digital download on Island Records.
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