Tag: Music History

Music History August 22

  BORN ON AUGUST 22 1917 – John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001) 1936 – Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist (d. 2012) 1936 – Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010) 1939 – Fred Milano, American…

Music History August 21

BORN ON AUGUST 21 1904 – Count Basie, American pianist, bandleader, and composer (Count Basie Orchestra) (d. 1984) 1928 – Addison Farmer, American bassist (d. 1963) 1928 – Art Farmer, American trumpet player (d. 1999) 1939 – James Burton, American…

Music History August 14

BORN ON AUGUST 14 1941 – David Crosby, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) 1941 – Connie Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1942 – Lionel Morton, English singer, guitarist (The Four Pennies) 1945 – Steve…

Music History August 8

BORN ON AUGUST 8 1907 – Benny Carter, American musician and bandleader (d. 2003) 1920 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997) 1933 – Joe Tex, American singer-songwriter (d. 1982) 1938 – Connie Stevens, American actress, singer 1943 – Denis…

Music History August 2

BORN ON AUGUST 2 1914 – Big Walter Price, American blues singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012) 1935 – Hank Cochran, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010) 1937 – Garth Hudson, Canadian musician, composer, and producer (The Band) 1944 – Jim…

Music History August 1

BORN ON AUGUST 1 1931 – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1942 – Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage) (d. 1995) 1946 – Boz Burrell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (King…

Music History July 31

BORN ON JULY 31 1907 – Roy Milton, American singer, drummer and bandleader (d. 1983) 1911 – George Liberace, American violinist and arranger (d. 1983) 1918 – Hank Jones, American pianist, bandleader, and composer (d. 2010) 1923 – Ahmet Ertegun,…

Music History July 26

BORN ON JULY 26 1914 – Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1993) 1924 – Louie Bellson, jazz drummer (Duke Ellington) (d. 2009) 1938 – Darlene Love, American singer and actress 1940 – Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and…

Music History July 20

BORN ON JULY 20 1933 – Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999) 1945 – Kim Carnes, American singer-songwriter 1945 – John Lodge, English singer-songwriter, bass player (The Moody Blues) 1945 – Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer-songwriter (d. 2005) 1947…

Music History July 19

BORN ON JULY 19 1932 – Buster Benton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Willie Dixon’s Blues All-Stars) (d. 1996) 1941 – Vikki Carr, American singer and humanitarian 1947 – Bernie Leadon, American musician and songwriter (The Eagles and The Flying Burrito…

Music History July 18

BORN ON JULY 18 1929 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, American R&B, shock rock singer-songwriter (d. 2000) 1938 – Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (The Rolling Stones and Rocket 88) (d. 1985) 1939 – Brian Auger, English keyboard player (CAB and The…

Music History July 17

BORN ON JULY 17 1918 – Red Sovine, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1980) 1921 – Mary Osborne, American jazz guitarist (d. 1992) 1925 – Jimmy Scott, American jazz singer (d. 2014) 1932 – Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician…

Music History July 7

BORN ON JULY 7 1913 – Pinetop Perkins, American singer and pianist (d. 2011) 1924 – Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977) 1927 – Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Louvin Brothers) (d. 2011) 1930 – Hank…

Music History June 30

BORN ON JUNE 30 1892 – Bo Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mississippi Sheiks) (d. 1962) 1936 – Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002) 1940 – Mark Spoelstra, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007) 1943 – Florence…