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Thomas Edison is born in Milan, Ohio, USA. he will become one of the founding fathers of sound recording and reproducing.
Laurens Hammond, inventor of The Hammond organ, is born in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Hammond also invented the world's first polyphonic musical synthesizer, The Novachord.
Abbey Foster is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. A popular jazz drummer, vocalist and recording artist, Foster will become known professionally on the New Orleans scene as Chinee Foster, working with Oscar 'Papa' Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, The Pickwick Brass Band and others.
Leslie Allen is born in Ealing, London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the 1920s and 30s as saxophonist Les Allen, playing and singing with several leading British dance orchestras (including those of Carroll Gibbons, George Melachrino and Geraldo)
William George Tucker is born in Henning, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as blues singer and guitarist John Henry Barbee.
Country blues multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Hammie Nixon is born in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz violinist and trombone player Edward "Ed" Burke is born Fulton, Ohio, USA. In a long career he will work with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins to name but a few.
Orchestra leader Cyril Stapleton, one of the greats of UK radio, is born in Mapperley, Nottingham, UK.
Cyrus Whitfield Bond is born in Enville, Oklahoma, USA. He will grow up to become country and western star Johnny Bond.
Mac Wiseman is born in Crimora, Virginia, USA. He will work as a sideman for Bill Monroe and Flatt And Scruggs, as well as releasing his own solo bluegrass records for the Dot label. Wiseman will also serve as a founding member of the Country Music Association and will join the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Susan Reed is born in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. She will find acclaim in the folk music world as a singer, harpist and zitherist.
Willie Mitchell is born in Ashland, Mississippi, USA. After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, he will become an influential record producer and musician, working with Al Green and dozens of others.
Rock photographer Barry Feinstein is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He will shoot album covers for Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Janis Joplin and others.
Herb Reed, a founder-member of The Platters, is born in Kansas City, Missouri.
Country music outlaw Willie Nelson is born in Abbott, Texas, USA.
Judd Proctor is born in Doncaster, UK. He will become a pioneer of British jazz guitar, working with Benny Goodman, Don Lusher, Ray Ellington and others both live and on record.
James William Anderson III is born in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. He will find success in the 1960s as country music singer and songwriter Bill Anderson, nicknamed Whisperin' Bill. He is best remembered for his 1963 US hit single Still.
Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. She will find success as an actress and popular singer under the name Connie Stevens.
Phil Walden, founder of Capricorn Records [The Allman Brothers Band] and manager of Otis Redding is born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Roger Cook is born in Fishponds, Bristol, England, UK. He will find success as one of Britain's most successful songwriters, usually partnered by Roger Greenaway. He will also be a prolific recording artist.
Eugene Record of The Chi-Lites is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sam Andrews, guitarist for Big Brother And The Holding Company, is born in Taft, California, USA.
Geno Washington is born in Evansville, Indiana, USA. He will find success as a soul act in the UK during the 1960s, and his career will inspire the 1980 hit single Geno! by Dexys Midnight Runners.
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Shirley Brickley, one day to become lead vocalist for Philadelphia-based 60's hitmaking girl group The Orlons, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mitch Ryder, leader of Detroit-based band Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels, is born in Hamtramck, Michigan, USA.
Eurovision Song Contest winner Gigliola Cinquetti is born in Verona, Italy, Europe.
Andrew Woolfolk, sax and flute player with Earth, Wind And Fire, is born in Texas, USA.
R'n'b singer, guitarist and songwriter Stephen Bishop is born in San Diego, California, USA.
Pop and schlager singer and actress Angelika Milster is born in Neustrelitz, Germany, Europe. She is perhaps best-known for her role as Grizabella in the musical Cats.
John Mark Heard is born in Macon, Georgia, USA. He will find success as record producer, folk rock singer, and songwriter Mark Heard, releasing sixteen LPs and working with many other artists.
Southern bluesman John Campbell is born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Louis X. Erlanger is born in New York City, USA. he will find success as a rock and blues guitarist, working with Mink DeVille, John Lee Hooker, R.L. Burnside, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin and others.
Michael Anthony Sobolewski is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find fame as Michael Anthony, bass-player of Van Halen.
Steve Harris, founder member and bass player for Iron Maiden, is born in Leytonstone, UK.
Boris Peter Bransby-Williams is born in Versailles, France. He will grow up to play drums for Kim Wilde, The Thompson Twins and The Cure.
Adrian Sherwood is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success and acclaim as a record producer and re-mixer with a distinctive style based on applying dub effects and dub mixing techniques to EDM tracks as well as mainstream songs.
Eddie Jackson, bassist of Queensryche, is born in Robstown, Texas, USA.
Steve Wynn, founder of 80s guitar band Dream Syndicate, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Simon Dominic-Moore of UK band Drum Theatre is born.
Stefan Schneider, bassist of 90s German electronica band To Rococo Rot, is born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Juan Atkins, widely regarded as one of the originators of techno music, is born. Atkins will become one of The Belleville Three, along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, who will forge a template for the music while in college in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Roger Osborne is born in Montesano, Washington, USA. he will find success as Buzz Osborne, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of The Melvins.
Toni Halliday, vocalist of UK band Curve, is born in Parsons Green, London, UK.
Karen Logan of Bucks Fizz is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Michael Eugene Archer is born in Richmond,Virginia, USA, He will find success as multi-instrumentalist, singer and sonwriter D'Angelo.
Chad Robert Turton is born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. He will find success as Chad Kroeger, songwriter, singer and guitarist for Nickelback.
Lauryn Hill, Fugees singer and solo performer, is born in South Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Ian Watkins, singer of Lostprophets, is born in Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom.
Willie Maxwell is born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as rapper Fetty Wap.
Connor Ball, bassist of The Vamps is born in Aberdeen, Scotland.