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Robert Timothy Wilkins is born in Hernando, Mississippi, USA. He will achieve success as blues guitarist, vocalist and recording artist Robert Wilkins
, also known as The Rev Tim Wilkins, Timothy Wilkins or Tim Oliver. Wilkins will also be active in the jug band scene.
Lindley Armstrong Jones is born in Long Beach, California, USA. He will grow up to be Spike Jones
, leader of US comedy jazz combo The City Slickers.
Wilbur Schwichtenberg is born in Newton, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as a trombonist, bandleader and recording artist performing under the name Will Bradley
, known for swing and sweet dance music, as well as boogie woogie songs, often written by Don Raye
. Bradley is best remembered for the hit song Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar
Folk singer and political crusader Pete Seeger
is born in New York City, USA.
Norma Deloris Egstrom is born in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA. She will find fame as Miss Peggy Lee
US r'n'b vocalist Ernistine Allen, is born in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She will sing on such early 50s Lucky Millinder Band US hits as I'll Never Be Free and I'm Waiting Just For You. As a solo artist she will make the R'n'B Top Ten in 1953 with Baby, I'm Doin' It.
Blues guitarist and singer Eddie Cusic
is born in the Wilmot community, south of Leland, Mississippi, USA.
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.
, founder of the Glastonbury Festival
, is born in Pilton, Somerset, UK. Although he was born in Somerset, Michael Eavis has revealed that he was actually conceived on Silbury Hill in Wiltshire.
Jazz pianist/vocalist and recording artist Ellyn Rucker
is born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
is born in London, UK. As a pioneer of electronic music, he will found and head Electronic Music Studios [EMS] whose VCS and Synthi A synthesisers will be used by musicians including Pink Floyd
, David Bowie
and White Noise.
John Henry Deutschendorf Jr is born in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. He will find international fame as country singer and songwriter John Denver
Maggie Bell of Stone The Crows is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Hit-making vocalist Helen Shapiro
is born in Bethnal Green, London, UK.
Bernard Ouillon is born in St. Etienne, Franc, Europe. He will find fame in the 70s as socially-committed singer and songwriter Bernard Lavilliers.
Jan Akkerman is born in Amsterdam, Holland. He will find success in the 70s as guitarist of Dutch prog-rock combo Focus.
Arthur Leon Barge is born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He will enjoy a long and varied career as bandleader, singer and multi-instrumentalist Tiny Barge
Singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading
is born in Basseterre, St Kitts, West Indies.
, who will find international fame as the drummer of Australian band Cold Chisel, is born in Liverpool, UK.
Blues/r'n'b guitarist and recording artist Mike Morgan
is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Virtuoso jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is born in Breaux Bridge, New Orleans
, Louisiana, USA.
is born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, UK, Europe. She will find international acclaim after appearing in the UK tv talent show Britain's Got Talent in 2009.
, one of Canada's top country music stars, is born in Morpeth, Ontario.
Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow
is born in Kennett, Missouri, USA.
Country music star Ty Herndon
is born in Meridian, Mississippi, USA.
Popular British MOR vocalist Michael Ball is born near Startford On Avon, UK.
Ciaran McLaughlin, drummer of That Petrol Emotion, is born in Londonderry, Ireland.
Dave Rotheray, best-known as guitarist for The Beautiful South, is born in Hull, UK.
is born in Manchester, UK. He will find acclaim as one of the UK's finest 21st century bluesmen.
Carl Anthony Falk is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. He will find success as songwriter, record producer and musician Carl Falk
, and will work with artists including Demi Lovato
, One Direction
, Nicki Minaj
, Ellie Goulding
, Avicii, Ariana Grande
, Charlie Puth and Jason Derulo
Nanna Oland Fabricus is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. She will find success as singer-songwriter Oh Land
Jared Followill, bass guitarist of Kings Of Leon
, is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
K-pop singer Choix2
is born in South Kofrea, Asia.
An announcement on Van Morrison
's website states, "Gigi and Van Morrison
are proud to announce the birth of their first born son, George Ivan Morrison III. 'Little Van' born Dec 28, 2009 - the spitting image of his daddy. Shortly after, Morrison shuts down the site and claims that the announcement was posted by a hacker.