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Harry Von Tilzer is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will become a success songwriter and music publisher, known for compositions including Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie and I Want A Girl [Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad]. (1872)
Pioneering country-blues guitarist Sylvester Weaver is born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Jim Lanigan is born in the USA. He will find success as a jazz bassist and tuba player, working with The Austin High Gang, Husk O'Hare (1925), The Mound City Blue Blowers, Art Kassel (1926-27), The Chicago Rhythm Kings, The Jungle Kings, The 1927 McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans and others.
Bandleader, arranger and composer Glenn Miller is born in Clarinda, Iowa.
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, an inspiration to Elvis Presley among others, is born in Forest, Mississippi, USA.
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Borge Rosenbaum is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He will find international fame as musical humourist Victor Borge.
Singer and actress Lillian Roth is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Kenneth Spearman Clarke is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as jazz drummer Kenny Clarke, nicknamed 'Klook'. Clarke is regarded as having been a major influence on the development of bebop drumming and in a career lasting five decades he provided the pulse for Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Benny Carter, to name but a few.
Harry James, American band leader and trumpet player, is born in Albany, Georgia, USA. He is best remembered for his hit You Made Me Love You.
Beryl Audrey Bryden is born in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. She will find fame as Beryl Bryden, known as the 'British Queen Of The Blues' during the 40s and 50s.
James Joseph Brown Jr is born in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA. He will find international fame as James Brown, The Godfather of Soul.
Henry Mobley is born in Eastman, Georgia, USA, He will enjoy a successful career as jazz and R'n'B sax man Hank Mobley.
Luther Dixon is born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In a long career as a producer and songwriter, his songs will be recorded by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Shirelles, Dusty Springfield, B.B. King, The Jackson 5 and others.
Lathan John Adams is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as R'n'b singer Johnny Adams, aka The Tan Canary.
Teen idol Bobby Vinton is born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Michael John Wilmot Appleton is born in Cliftonville, Kent, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as BBC-tv producer Mike Appleton and is perhaps best-remembered for helming The Old Grey Whistle Test throughout its entire history from 1971 to 1988.
Frank Barsalona is born in Staten Island, New York City, USA. he will achieve success as a music biz talent agent and concert promoter of legendary status, working with Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds and more.
Pete Watson, lead guitarist of 60s mod band The Action is born in Romford, Essex, UK.
Ron Dante is born in Staten Island, New York, USA. Dante will become a successful session vocalist providing the voice for hits including Sugar Sugar by The Archies and Tracy by The Cuff Links. Dante will also act as record producer for Barry Manilow, and sing backup on many Manilow recordings, including the 1974 No1 smash Mandy.
Tony Hicks, guitarist and vocalist with The Hollies, is born in Nelson, Lancashire, UK.
Lindsey Buckingham, singer, songwriter and guitarist of Fleetwood Mac is born in Palo Alto, California, USA.
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Don Brewer, drummer of Grand Funk Railroad, is born in Flint, Michigan, USA.
Robert Steven Belew is born in Covington, Kentucky, USA. He will find international acclaim as virtuoso guitarist Adrian Belew.
Robert Donald Hay, Jr. is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. After moving to Athens, Georgia, in the late 70s, he will find acclaim as songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bob Hay, working with bands including The Squalls, Bob Hay And The Jolly Beggars, Noogeez, A. Che Why and Supercluster.
Helen Wainwright is born in Marchington, Staffordshire, UK. She will find acclaim as the harmonium, whistle, piano and bouzouki player of the folk group Muckram Wakes.
Van McLain, guitarist and singer of Kansas-based rock band Shooting Star is born.
George Johnson of 70s funksters The Brothers Johnson, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Richard Darbyshire, singer and guitarist of Living In A Box is born in Stockport, UK.
James McDonnell is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He will find fame as Slim Jim Phantom, drummer of late 1970s rockabilly revivalists The Stray Cats.
Jimmy Olander, singer, guitarist and banjo player of Diamond Rio, is born in Palos Verdes, California, USA.
Vocalist and guitarist Lenny Wolf of heavy rock band Kingdom Come is born in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Violinist Mark O'Connor of jazz-rock fusion band Dixie Dregs is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Joanne Catherall, vocalist of The Human League, is born in Sheffield, UK.
Carol Wheeler, vocalist of Soul II Soul is born in London, England, UK, Europe.
Dan Reed is born in Portland, Oregon, USA. He will find success as leader of The Dan Reed Network.
Grammy Award-winning American blues and roots guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart is born in Oakland, California, USA.
Future AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, is born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Pete Morton is born in Leicester, Leicestershire, UK. After playing in punk bands as a youth, he will become a folk singer, acclaimed by British music magazine, Froots, as being "amongst the best that the British roots music scene has produced in living memory."
Miwa Yoshida is born in Ikeda, Hokkaido, Japan, Asia. She will find success as a singer-songwriter and vocalist for the globally-successful band Dreams Come True.
Adam Paul Tinley is born in Lymington, Hampshire, UK. He will find international success as electronic dance music producer Adamski.
Kay Hanley, vocalist of Letters To Cleo, is born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA.
Blues-rock guitarist, singer and recording artist Anthony Gomes is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Alison Maria Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois, USA. She will find success as country music singer Alison Krauss, working for many years with the band Union Station. Her 2007 album Raising Sand, with Robert Plant, will win five Grammys at the 51st Grammy Awards.
Edda Run Olafsdottir of Icelandic all-female musical quartet Amiina is born.
Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland is born in Harlem, New York City, USA.
Louise Amanda Harman is born in Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as rapper and grime artist Lady Sovereign.
Carlo Walbel is born in Aalen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe. He will find success as rapper, singer, producer and designer Cro.
Haley Reinhart is born in Wheeling, Illinois, USA. She will become the third place contestant on the tenth season of 'reality' tv series American Idol.
Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson is born in Laugarbakki, Iceland, Europe. He will find success as a singer-songwriter and musician under the mononym Asgeir.
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