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Pioneering New Orleans jazz
trombone player, bandleader and recording artist Kid Ory
is born in Woodland Plantation near LaPlace, Louisiana, USA.
Leroy Smeck is born in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Under the name Roy Smeck
, his virtuosity on the banjo, guitar, steel guitar and ukulele will earn him the nickname "Wizard of the Strings."
Joseph Louis 'Red' Cayou, blues pianist and recording artist, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
is born in Greenville, Virginia, USA. She will become one of America's most popular singers and a major radio variety star, known as The Songbird Of The South.
Stride jazz pianist and recording artist Burt Bales
is born in Stevensville, Montana, USA.
is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. She will find acclaim as a jazz vocalist and recording artist.
James Moore is born in Lobell, Louisiana, USA, He will grow up to be gutbucket blues harmonica star Slim Harpo
is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find success as a jazz ukulele player, and also as a bass-playing member of The Wrecking Crew
, the Los Angeles-based group of studio sessioneers who contributed to countless American pop hits from the mid 1960s to the early 1980s.
Michel Jean Legrand is born in Paris, France, Europe. He will find international acclaim as composer, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist Michel Legrand
. A prolific composer, he will write over 200 film and television scores, and will win his first Oscar for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair.
Jazz and country-soul vocalist Ocie Smith
[aka O.C. Smith] is born in Mansfield, Louisiana, USA.
Calvin Scott Stoneman is born in Galax, Virginia, USA. Under the name Scotty Stoneman
he will sing and play fiddle, banjo and guitar for many years with popular country music group The Stonemans
Ben Peters, a country music songwriter who will compose many No1 country songs, is born in Greenville, Mississippi, USA. Charley Pride
alone will record 40 of his songs, four of which will reach No1 on the Billboard
country charts in the USA.
Wilbur Kenneth Cole
is born in Silver Creek, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as a blues songwriter, vocalist, keyboard player, recording artist and performer.
Benny Nielsen is born in Denmark, Europe. He will find success as jazz trombone player and bandleader Papa Benny
bassist Phil Lesh is born in Berkeley, California, USA.
is born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA. As a funk originator, he will go on to success with The Parliaments, Funkadelic, P-Funk All Stars and others.
James Anthony Sullivan is born in San Diego, California, USA. As singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Sullivan
he will release two well-received albums before disappearing without trace in New Mexico, in 1975.
Jazz organist, vocalist and recording artist Papa John DeFrancesco
is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz drummer and bandleader John Pochee
is born in Sydney, Australia, Oceania
. In a long career, he will work with The Last Straw, The Bernie McGann Quartet, The Bernie McGann Trio, The Judy Bailey Quartet and The McGann, Peter Boothman Quartet.
Sam Hutt is born in Wangford, Suffolk, UK. He will find some success as English country and western songwriter, performer and recording artist Hank Wangford
Grady Thomas is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He will find
success as a founding member and vocalist of Parliament/Funkadelic
Jim Pons is born in Santa Monica, California, USA. He will find fame as bass guitarist with The Turtles
is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe. He will make his mark by establishing a chain of hip record stores, Bruce's Records, before starting his own label, Zoom Records, and then managing artists including Simple Minds
, China Crisis
, The Silencers
, Cafe Jaques
Howard Bellamy is born in Darby, Florida, USA. Along with sibling David, he will form The Bellamy Brothers
and net over 25 hits from 1979-1990, often employing baby-boomer themes and double entendres.
Paul Stanley of Kiss is born in Queens, New York, USA.
Matthew Tilders is born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Europe. He will find success as blues-folk-jazz guitarist, singer and songwriter Dutch Tilders
after moving to Australia.
is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. She will find success in 1972 as a member of Manhattan Transfer
, and will later establish her own solo career.
Jerry Medina Ortega is born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Caribbean. He will find success as vocalist and trumpet player Jerry Medina of Batacumbele and The Fania
All Stars, and also as a solo artist.
Steven Isham, keyboardist with Autograph
, is born in Pocatello, Idaho, USA.
Philip King, bassist of UK-based 90s band Lush
, is born in London, UK.
Iain MacDonald is born in Inverness, Scotland. He will play pipes, flute and whistle for two highly successful folk groups, The Battlefield Band
Eric Martin, lead singer of Mr Big
, is born in Long Island, New York, USA.
James Prime, later to play keyboards for Deacon Blue
, is born in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
Tony Ogden, drummer and co-founder of 90s Britpop band World Of Twist
, is born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, UK.
lead guitarist of heavy metal band Anthrax
is born in Rockland County, New York State, USA.
Richard Hynd, drummer of Texas
from 1991 to 1997, is born in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Guitarist, singer, songwriter, recording artist, novelist and painter Dan Bern
(aka Dan Bernstein) is born in Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA.
Robert Kelly is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find fame (and notoriety) as r'n'b vocalist R. Kelly
Jazz flautist and recording artist Neil Gerstenberg is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Kim Tae-yeon is born in Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea, Asia. She will find success as a member of the all-female group Girls' Generation, and then as a solo pop-dance artist using the mononym Taeyeon.
Jazz vocalist and recording artist Ruth Koleva
is born in BUlgaria, Europe.