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George Clarence Brunies (aka George Brunies and Georg Brunis) is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as a jazz trombonist known as "The King Of The Tailgate Trombone". He will work on the Mississippi Riverboats, and will play with Ragbaby Stevens, The New orleans Rhythm Kings, Louis Prima, Ted Lewis, Muggsy Spanier, Eddie Condon and others.
Alvin McBurney is born in Oakland, California, USA. He will find fame as steel guitar player Alvino Rey, widely credited as the first man to amplify a guitar by use of electricity.
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Eugene Bertram Krupa is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find fame as big band drummer and bandleader Gene Krupa.
Blues guitarist, singer and recording artist Jesse Thomas is born in Logansport, Louisiana, USA.
William Ballard Doggett is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. As r'n'b keyboardist Bill Doggett he will enjoy US chart success in 1956 with Honky Tonk, Parts 1 And 2.
Rufus Thomas, of Walkin' The Dog fame, is born in Cayce, Mississippi, USA.
Blues guitarist and harmonica player John Brim is born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA.
John Thomas Wrencher is born in Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues harmonica player, singer and recording artist Big John Wrencher, aka One Arm John.
Paul Emil Breitenfeld is born in San Francisco, California, USA. He will find success as jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond [of the Dave Brubeck Quartet]. Among other achievments, Desmond will compose their biggest hit, Take Five.
Jose Alfredo Jiminez is born in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico, Central America. He will become a popular singer-songwriter in the ranchera style. His songs are an integral part of Mexico's musical heritage, comparable to Woody Guthrie's influence on American folk music.
Aaron Schroeder is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will become a highly successful saongwriter with over 500 song recordings to his credit. Artists recording his material will include Rosemary Clooney, Roy Orbison, Duane Eddy, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Perry Como and Pat Boone, but he is most associated with Elvis Presley, who recorded seventeen Schroeder compositions, five of them No1 hits.
Conrad Henry Kirnon is born in Tuckahoe, New York State, USA. He will find success as jazz drummer Connie Kay of the Modern Jazz Quartet, in which he played for almost forty years.
Charles Stepney is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a producer, arranger, songwriter and musician famous for his Orchestral Psychedelic soul sound with Chess Records artists including Rotary Connection in the 1960s/1970s and subsequently with Earth, Wind and Fire.
Jerry Allison, drummer of Buddy Holly and the Crickets, is born in Hillsboro, Texas.
Harold Winley, second tenor of r'n'b vocal group The Clovers, is born in Washington DC, USA.
Leonard Cohen is born in Montreal, Canada.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Don Cherry is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. As well as pursuing his own successful career, Cherry will also father two successful rock acts, Neneh Cherry and Eagle-Eye Cherry.
Baldemar Huerta is born in San Benito, Texas, USA. He will find success as Tex-Mex singer Freddy Fender.
Delia Derbyshire is born in Coventry, UK. An adventurous composer often called "the unsung heroine of British electronic music," she was a leading light of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and is best-remembered for her recording of Ron Grainer's theme music to the long-running tv series Dr Who.
Alice McLeod is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find fame as jazz pianist, composer and recording artist Alice Coltrane, wife of John Coltrane.
Charley Pride is born in Sledge, Mississippi, USA. He will become the first African-American to score consistent success as a country singer, notching up more than fifty hit records and entering the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Nicola Di Bari is born in Manfredonia, Italy, Europe. He will find success as a romantic latin balladeer.
David LaFlamme, violinist and founder of San Francisco 60's band It's A Beautiful Day, is born in New Britain, Connecticut, USA.
Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards of 60s Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bruce Finley is born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He will find success as drummer of 60s freakbeat band The Sorrows.
Soul singer Donnie Hathaway is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dwight Bement is born in San Diego, California. He will find success as saxophonist with late 60s band Gary Pucket And The Union Gap.
Drew Abbott is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find acclaim as the lead guitarist for Bob Seger's Silver Bullett Band.
Larry McNeely is born in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. A talented multi-instrumentalist on piano, guitar, banjo and harmonica, he will work in the country music field with Roy Acuff, Glen Campbell and others.
Andy Scott, guitarist and vocalist with The Sweet is born in Wrexham, Wales, UK.
Peter Wood is born in Middlesex, UK. He will play keyboards for The Sutherland Brothers And Quiver and Natural Gas, before developing a career as a session player working with Roger Waters, Cyndi Lauper, Bob Dylan and others. He will also co-write the 1976 Al Stewart single Year Of The Cat.
Tret Fure, a songwriter and recording artist prominent in the women's music and folk music scene, is born in Iowa, USA.
Michael Bolotin is born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He will find success as popular singer and songwriter Michael Bolton.
Andy Shernoff, bassist and founder member of The Dictators, is born in Queens, New York City, USA.
John Leventhal is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, songwriter, and recording engineer, producing albums for Michelle Branch, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale, Joan Osborne, Loudon Wainwright III, The Wreckers and others.
Roy Charles Forbes is born in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. He will find success as folk music singer-songwriter Roy Forbes, aka Bim.
Phil Kennemore, is born in Oakland, California, USA. He will find success as bassist of hard rock band Y&T.
Danny Chauncey, guitarist of southern-fried rock band .38 Special, is born in San Francisco, California.
Aaron West Arkeen is born in Neuilly Sur Seine, Paris, France, Europe. As musician and songwriter West Arkeen he will collaborate with Sly Stone, Johnny Winter, Jeff Buckley and others. He will also be listed as an unofficial member of Guns N' Roses.
Suzi Gardner, guitarist/vocalist of 90s all-girl grunge band L7 is born in Altus, Oklahoma, USA.
Robert Charles Birch of late 80s dance outfit Stereo MCs is born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Popular vocalist Mylene Farmer is born in Quebec, Canada.
Ian MacKaye, guitarist and vocalist with Fugazi, is born in Washington, DC, USA.
Blues guitarist, singer and recording artist Joanna Connor is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
John DiTeodoro Jr. is born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as drummer Johnny Dee, playing with bands including Waysted and Mariah.
Bobby Gillespie of The Jesus And Mary Chain and Primal Scream, is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Jazz vocalist and recording artist Jody Sandhaus is born in Houston, Texas, USA.
Drummer, percussionist, producer and engineer Matt Chamberlain is born in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA. He will work with Soundgarden, Edie Brickell, Tori Amos, Garbage and others.
Peter Gene Hernandez is born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He will find fame as Bruno Mars of songwriting and production trio The Smeezingtons, responsible for hits by Sugababes, Travie McCoy, B.o.B, Justin Bieber, Brandy, K'naan, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi and Cee Lo Green among others.
Folk/blues singer and songwriter Gerry Lockran dies following a heart attack, in London, England, UK, Europe. He had ceased performing in 1981 when a previous heart attack and stroke deprived him of the use of his left hand.
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