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Hoyt Ming is born in Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as a fiddler with The Pep Steppers, a family old-time band from Tupelo, sometimes billed as Floyd Ming And The Pep Steppers.
Jimmy Archey is born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He will become a revered big band jazz trombonist, playing with Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Earl Hines, Muggsy Spanier and many others.
Thomas Wright Waller is born in New York City, USA. He will grow up to be better known as Fats Waller, big band leader and composer of such standards as Ain't Misbehavin' and Honeysuckle Rose.
Blues pianist and recording artist Curtis Jones is born in Naples, Texas, USA.
Creole George Guesnon (aka Curly Guesnon) is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. A much-recorded banjo player, guitarist and singer, he will tour with F.S. Wolcott's Rabbit Foot Minstrels.
Bob Copper, often regarded as England's most important traditional folk-singer, is born in Rottingdean, Sussex, UK.
Blind jazz/r'n'b vocalist Al Hibbler is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. After working with Duke Ellington, he will score a No1 hit in 1955 with Unchained Melody.
Papa John Creach, fiddler with Jefferson Starship and their rootsier offshoot Hot Tuna, is born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA.
Martha Davis is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Nicknamed 'The Queen of the Ivories', she will score many jukebox hits as a vocalist and pianist in the 40s, and will work regularly with Louis Jordan.
R'n'B bandleader Paul Gayten is born in Kentwood, Louisiana, USA.
Ruth Ellen Carter is born in Noel, Missouri, USA. She will find fame as a member of country-gospel group The Carter Quartet, later renamed The Chuck Wagon Gang.
Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Al Belletto is born in the USA. He will be raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he will play with Sharkey Bonano, Louis Prima, Wingy Manone and The Dukes Of Dixieland in the 1940s and 1950s, before leading his own band for several albums on Capitol Records from 1952.
Wilbert Harrison, whose biggest hits will be Kansas City and Let's Stick Together, is born in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Elliot Charles Adnopoz is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as folk singer/songwriter Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Gerald L. Bron is born in Hendon, Middlesex, UK. He will find success as record producer, music publisher and record company owner Gerry Bron, working with artists including The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Uriah Heep, Motorhead and Manfred Mann. His record company, set up in 1971, will be known as Bronze Records.
Raymond Hill is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. in a long career, tenor saxophonist and singer Hill will play with many blues and R'n'B artists including Ike Turner and Howlin' Wolf, and will also record a handful of tracks under his own name.
Vincent Eugene Craddock is born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He will find fame as pioneering 50s rock'n'roller Gene Vincent.
Satin-toned popular vocalist Johnny Mathis is born in Gilmer, Texas, USA. His family will, however, move to San Francisco, California, where he will grow up and establish his career.
Tommy Smothers of musical comedy duo The Smothers Brothers is born in New York City, USA.
Blues tenor saxophonist Eddie Shaw is born in Stringtown, Mississippi, USA, but will spend much of his career working in Chicago, Illinois, working with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Bruce Langhorne is born in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. In a long and acclaimed career as a folk-oriented guitarist, Langhorne will work with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Odetta, Tom Rush, Richie Havens and Richard And Mimi Farina. He will become particularly known as the man who partly-inspired the Bob Dylan song Mr. Tambourine Man.
Kathryn Thorne is born in Houston, Texas, USA. She will grow up to be revered as South Louisiana blues pianist and recording artist Katie Webster.
Popular 60s folk singer and songwriter Tim Rose is born in Washington DC, USA.
Leonard Waronker is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will achieve success as a record producer and music industry executive Lenny Waronker, becoming president of Warner Bros. Records and, later, co-Chair of DreamWorks Records.
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Don Partridge is born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, UK. While pursuing a career as street busker, he will be spotted by record company executive Don Paul and signed to Columbia Records, for whom he will release two UK Top 10 singles, Rosie and Blue Eyes.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr is born in Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower is born in London, UK.
Rita Coolidge is born in Lafayette, Tennessee, USA. She will find success as a singer and songwriter, and will also provide inspiration for songs including Love The One You're With, Cherokee and Black Queen by Stephen Stills; Cowboy Movie by David Crosby and Delta Lady by Leon Russell.
Ingram Cecil Connor III is born in Winter Haven, Florida, USA. He will grow up to be better known as Gram Parsons of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Natalie Cole, singer and the daughter of , is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Singer, musician and music journalist Arto Vilkko is born in Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Peter Paul George Jacobsen is born in Newcastle, UK. Although he will lose his sight as a child, he will become acclaimed as jazz session pianist Pete Jacobsen, notably with Scottish tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Luther 'Badman' Keith is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Paul Frehley is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. He will find fame as Ace Frehley of Kiss.
Mik Kaminski, cellist with the Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.) from 1973, is born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire UK.
Grammy-winning gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins is born in San Francisco, California, USA. Although most of her career will be spent in gospel music, she will briefly be a member of the pop group The Honey Cone in the 1970s.
Chet McCracken is born in Seattle, Washington, USA. He will become a successful jazz drummer and bandleader, as well as working for many years with The Doobie Brothers.
Malcolm Winfield Travis is born in Niskayuna, New York State, USA. He will find acclaim as Malcolm Travis for his work as a drummer with for his work with Human Sexual Response, The Zulus, Sugar (with Bob Mould and David Barbe), No Man (with Roger Miller), and Kustomized (with Peter Prescott).
Claudio Trotta is born in Milan, Italy, Europe. In the 1980s, he will become one of the most successful and respected promoters of live music in Italy, widely regarded as having been a pioneer in transforming the formerly chaotic Italian live music scene into a healthy, functioning business.
Colin Lester is born in London, UK. After starting a career as the guitarist in late-70s glam rock band The Eyes, Lester will switch to management, looking after artists including Craig David and The Arctic Monkeys.
Gary Husband, who will play drums in Level 42 for four years, is born.
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.
Chris Pederson, drummer of experimental 80s indie band Camper Van Beethoven, is born in San Diego, California, USA.
Eric Erlandson, guitarist and founding member of Hole, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gustave Molvik is born in Seattle, Washington, USA. He will find some fame and notoriety as Taime Downe, lead singer of 1980s sleaze-glam-rock band Faster Pussycat.
Stacy Lattisaw is born in Washington, DC, USA, In the 80s she will become a successful recording artist.
Jesse Malin is born in Whitestone, Queens, New York City, USA. He will sing, play and write songs with hardcore bands D Generation and Heart Attack before launching a solo career.
Glen Alvelais is born in Hayward, California, USA. He will find success as guitarist in the thrash metal band Forbidden.
Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. is born in Lilbourn, Missouri, USA. He will success as singer, guitarist and songwriter Jay Reatard .
Katrien Verbeeck is born in Tessenderlo, Belgium, Europe. She will find success as dance-pop singer and songwriter Kate Ryan.
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