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Llewellyn Williams is born at 62 New Oxford Street, Swansea, Wales. He will find success as music hall and variety songwriter Fred Godfrey, composer of such enduring standards as Bless 'Em All and Who Were You With Last Night?.
Blues singer Alberta Hunter is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Todd Washington Rhodes is born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA. he will find success as influential jazz and be-bop pianist and recording artist, Todd Rhodes after moving to Detroit, Michigan. In a long career, as well as leading his own band, he will work with Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller, Rex Stewart, Doc Cheatham, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Hank Ballard, The Chocolate Dandies and Wynonie Harris.
Ishman Bracey (aka Ishmon Bracey) is born in Byram, Mississippi, USA. He will make his first recordings as a blues singer and guitarist for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1928, and will also record for Paramount.
Jazz tenor saxophone virtuoso Coleman Hawkins is born in St Joseph, Missouri, USA. Hawkins is often said to have been the first great tenor sax player of jazz.
Cabell Calloway is born in Rochester, New York, USA. He will find fame as vocalist, bandleader, saxophonist and drummer Cab Calloway, a master of showmanship.
Blues singer and guitarist John Lee Granderson is born in Ellendale, Tennessee, USA.
Hank D'Amico is born in Rochester, New York State, USA. He will become an outstanding swing clarinetist and saxophonist working with Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden and others.
Mary Jane Gumm is born in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA. She will taste success as Sue Garland of Vaudeville trio The Gumm Sisters, but it is her sister Judy who will achieve international stardom as Judy Garland.
Jazz and popular vocalist Jo Stafford is born in Coalinga, California, USA.
Jack Wilton Marshall is born in El Dorado, Kansas, USA. He will find success as jazz guitarist, producer and composer Jack Marshall. As well as pursuing a solo career, Marshall will work with Art Tatum, and will compose hundreds of pieces for televsion and films. His best-remembered arrangement is for Peggy Lee's Fever, using only percussion, bass and finger snaps, which won him several awards.
One of the first major jazz flute players, Frank Wess, is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He will work with a diverse range of musicians including Billy Eckstine, Lucky Millinder and Bull Moose Jackson, but is best-remembered for his time, from 1953-1964, with Count Basie's big band.
Lee Gordon, who will become Australia's most successful and notorious rock'n'roll music promoter, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jim Lowe, famed for his hit, Green Door, is born in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
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.
James Joseph Brown Jr is born in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA. He will find international fame as James Brown, The Godfather of Soul.
Ian George Stopford Harrison is born in Salford, Manchester, UK. He will find success as Clinton Ford, a singer of romantic ballads and country and western-style novelties.
Scotty Moore, who will become the legendary guitarist for Elvis Presley, is born in Gadsden, Tennessee, USA.
Ikutaro Kakehashi is born in Osaka, Japan. He will become the founder of the Roland Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments.
Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff is born in Chesterville, Ontario, Canada. He will find success as Dewey Martin, drummer for 60s band Buffalo Springfield.
Under-weight baby Harris Glenn Milstead is born at the Women's Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find fame as tubby transvestite actor and singer Divine.
Rudolpho Martinez, vocalist of garage punk pioneers ? And The Mysterians [aka Question Mark And The Mysterians], is born in Mars, Michigan, USA.
Paul Ambach is born in Antwerp, Belgium, Europe. As well as establishing an international reputation as blues singer and pianist Boogie Boy, Ambach will enjoy major success as a concert promoter via his company Make It Happen, which will organise shows by artists as diverse as Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones.
David Alan Friedman is born. He will find success as a filmscore composer, mainly for feature-length Disney animations, but will also write songs for , Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Petula Clark and others.
Michael Vaughan, guitarist of hit-making 70s pop band Paper Lace, is born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz cellist, composer and producer David Eyges is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
Faegheh Atashin is born in Tehran, Iran, Asia. She will find success as popular singer and actress Googoosh.
Sigurdur Martin is born in Gimli Hospital, Husavik, Manitoba, Canada. He will find success as a guitarist with bands including Somebody's Mother, Retreat, Cool Water and The Gators.
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as Desi Arnaz Jr, drummer for 60s pop hitmakers Dino, Desi and Billy.
Richard Page is born in Keokuk, Iowa, USA. He will do backup vocals for artists as diverse as Donna Summer, Dione Warwick, Twisted Sister, Motley Crue and Quincy Jones. He will tour with Andy Gibb before forming the band Mr. Mister.
Bruce Thomas, who will play bass for Elvis Costello and the Attractions, is born in Sheffield, UK.
Clive Gregson, songrwiter/producer and leader of the acclaimed band Any Trouble, is born in Ashton-under-Lyne, UK.
Danny Chauncey, guitarist of southern-fried rock band .38 Special, is born in San Francisco, California.
Singer, comedienne and tv star Tracy Ullman is born in Slough, UK.
Susan Boyle 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.
Jimmy Olander, singer, guitarist and banjo player of Diamond Rio, is born in Palos Verdes, California, USA.
Richie McDonald, lead vocalist of contemporary country band Lonestar, is born in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Phil Leadbetter, one of the most highly respected dobro players in country music, is born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
Tim Kelly, guitarist of heavy rock band Slaughter, is born in Trenton, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine is born in London, UK.
Singer and songwriter Maria McKee is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.She is best known for her work with Lone Justice.
Grammy-award winning 90s vocalist Toni Braxton is born in Severn, Maryland, USA.
Deb Talan is born in Pelham, Massachusetts, USA. She will find success as an indie-folk singer-songwriter, best-known for her work with The Weepies.
Alisha Ann Itkin is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. She will find success as freestle and dance pop vocalist Alisha.
Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is born in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
Singer, Guitarist and Producer Dave 'Brownsound' Baksh, of Sum 41 and Organ Thieves, is born in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
Karoline de Freitas Oliveira is born in Curtiba, Brazil, South America. She will find success as rapper Karol Conka.
Anna Eira Margarida Mourão de Melo e Abreu is born in Vantaa, Finland, Europe. She will find success as pop, r'n'b and dance singer Anna Abreu.
Ed Sheeran is born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor is born in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. She will find international success as electro-pop/dreampop singer and songwriter Lorde.
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