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Otto Harbach, composer of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and many other songs, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and bandleader Cecil Scott is born in Springfield, Ohio, USA.
Eurreal Wilford Montgomery is born in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as jazz and blues pianist and vocalist Little Brother Montgomery.
Isidore Washington is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Under such nicknames as Red Washington, Tuts Washington and Papa Yellow, he will find success as a blues and r'n'b pianist, working with Smiley Lewis and others.
Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo is born in Camden, New Jersey, USA. he will find success as jazz vocalist, violinist and actor Russ Columbo.
Jazz guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer Tony Romano is born in Madera, California, USA. He will perform on radio and appear in Hollywood musical productions in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, becoming noted as a musical accompanist to Bob Hope and Frances Langford during their USO tours in World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Bulee Gaillard is born in is born in Detroit, Michigan. He will find fame as a jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, Slim Gaillard, particularly noted for his vocalese singing.
Willie Brown Jr is born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist Little Wolf
Jules Leonard Kaye is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as Tin Pan Alley songwriter Buddy Kaye, best-remembered for the standard A - You're Adorable [The Alphabet Song].
Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. She will find fame as actress and popular singer Kathryn Grayson.
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.
Wilburt Prysock is born in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. He will find success as jazz and r'n'b saxophonist Red Prysock, working with Tiny Bradshaw, Roy Milton and Cootie Williams. Red was also the brother of vocalist Arthur Prysock.
Alan Littlejohns is born in Highgate, London, UK. He will find success as a jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and bandleader, remembered for his work with Ben Webster, Earl Hines, Bill Coleman, Alvin Roy, Billy Butterfield and others. (1928).
Julian Edwin Adderley is born in Tampa, Florida. He will find fame as jazz saxophonist ‘Cannonball’ Adderley.
Wilbert Harrison, whose biggest hits will be Kansas City and Let's Stick Together, is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Jazz drummer Ed Blackwell, who will work with Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
David Kimbrough is born in Hudsonville, Mississippi, USA. He will find acclaim as blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Junior Kimborough.
Blues guitarist Jimmie Lee Robinson is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
James Spaulding is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. During the 1960s he will become a respected saxophonist and flute player, working with The Sun Ra Arkestra, Freddie Hubbard, Max Roach and others.
Rosemary Timotea Yuro is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She will find success as popular vocalist Timi Yuro.
Jazz pianist/organist Don Pullen is born in Roanoke, Virginia. He will work with Nina Simone, Art Blakey and Charles Mingus, as well as pursuing a successful career in his own right.
Blues band-leader Paul Butterfield is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Singer-songwriter and recording artist Georges Chelon is born in Marseilles, France, Europe.
Barbara Gracey Thompson is born in Oxford, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as virtuoso jazz saxophonist, bandleader and recording artist Barbara Thompson.
Andre Ceccarelli is born in Nice, France, Europe. He will find success as one of Europe's leading jazz drummers.
Roy Loney, singer with The Flamin' Groovies, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
Greg Errico is born in San Francisco, California, USA. He will find fame as the drummer in Sly And The Family Stone, but will also play for Weather Report, David Bowie, Santana and The Grateful Dead.
David Jones is born in Brixton, London, UK. He will evolve into David Bowie.
Ron Wood, rhythm guitarist in The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces, The Rolling Stones, is born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, UK.
John Cummings is born in Long Island, New York. He will find fame as Johnny Ramone of 70s punk pioneers The Ramones.
Walter Joseph Herndon is born in Washington DC, USA. He will find success as R'n'B and soul singer Joe Herndon, working with bands including The Spaniels and The Temptations.
Cory Lerios is born in Palo Alto, California, USA. he will find success as a pianist, singer and founding member of the platinum-selling rock and roll band Pablo Cruise, and will also score music for film and television.
Thomas James Wheeler is born in Bremerton, Washington, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist T.J. Wheeler.
Jem Finer is born in Stoke-On-Trent, UK. He will find success as a founder-member of The Pogues.
Anthony Thistlethwaite is born in Leicester, UK. He will find success first as a multi-instrumentalist with The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors before going on to a career as a solo artist.
Julian Cope is born in Deri, Glamorgan, Wales. As well as leading The Teardrop Explodes, he will enjoy a long solo career as a beloved UK cult act.
Paul Stephen Thompson is born in Wimbledon, London, UK. he will find success as Porl Thompson, guitarist for The Cure.
Kelly Johnson of UK female HM band Girlschool, is born in Edmonton, London, UK.
Debbie Rowe is born in Spokane, Washington. She will marry Michael Jackson in November 1996.
Bob Rosenberg, producer, singer and keyboardist with one-hit wonder band Will To Power, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jill Bryson of Scottish 80s girl duo Strawberry Switchblade, is born on the South side of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Matthew Letley is born in Gillingam, Kent, England, UK, Europe. He will play drums for many years with artists including A-Ha, Hank Marvin, David Essex, Magna Carta, Kim Wilde and Status Quo.
Andy York is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He will play guitar for Jason And The Scorchers at the end of the 80s, before moving on to work with John Mellencamp and Willie Nile.
The LP 21 Today by Cliff Richard reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for just one week.
Acclaimed jazz trumpeter/filmscore composer Terence Blanchard is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Kevin Miller, drummer of Fuel, is born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bayley Alexander Cooke is born in Birmingham, UK. He will find success as Blaze Bayley, vocalist of Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden.
Richard Walter is born in London, UK. He will find fame in the USA as rapper Slick Rick .
Raul Malo is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will find success a leader of country rock band The Mavericks.
Aisha Zakia Wonder is born to Stevie Wonder and Yolanda Simmons. The birth of the child will inspire Wonder to write the song Isn't She Lovely? which includes a recording of Aisha laughing and gurgling soon after she was born.
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