Tag: Music History

Music History May 19

BORN ON MAY 19 1919 – Georgie Auld, Canadian-American saxophonist, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1990) 1940 – Mickey Newbury, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002) 1945 – Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Who) 1947 – Paul Brady, Irish singer-songwriter,…

Music History May 16

BORN ON MAY 16 1913 – Woody Herman, American singer, saxophonist, and clarinet player (d. 1987) 1919 – Liberace, American singer, pianist, and actor (d. 1987) 1922 – Eddie Bert, American trombonist (d. 2012) 1930 – Betty Carter, American singer…

Music History May 8

BORN ON MAY 8 1911 – Robert Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1938) 1940 – Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1985) 1941 – John Fred, American singer-songwriter (d. 2005) 1943 – Jon Mark, English-New Zealand singer-songwriter…

Music History May 5

BORN ON MAY 5 1901 – Blind Willie McTell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959) 1917 – Pío Leyva, Cuban singer (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2006) 1934 – Ace Cannon, American saxophonist 1934 – Johnnie Taylor, American singer (d….

Music History April 24

BORN ON APRIL 24 1933 – Freddie Scott, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007) 1937 – Joe Henderson, American saxophonist (d. 2001) 1941 – John Williams, Australian-English guitarist 1944 – St. Clair Lee, American singer (The Hues Corporation) (d. 2011) 1945 –…

Music History April 21

BORN ON APRIL 21 1924 – Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (The Louvin Brothers) (d. 1965) 1944 – Paul Geremia, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist 1947 – Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Stooges and The Trolls)…

Music History April 17

BORN ON APRIL 17 1934 – Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011) 1940 – Billy Fury, English singer-songwriter (d. 1983) 1954 – Michael Sembello, American singer-songwriter 1954 – Lester Square, Canadian guitarist (Monochrome Set, Adam and the Ants)…

Music History April 14

BORN ON APRIL 14 1924 – Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player (d. 1994) 1925 – Gene Ammons, American saxophonist (d. 1974) 1929 – Inez Andrews, American singer-songwriter (The Caravans) (d. 2012) 1932 – Loretta Lynn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1945…

Music History April 10

BORN ON APRIL 10 1936 – Bobbie Smith, American singer (The Spinners) (d. 2013) 1950 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 1992) 1957 – Steve Gustafson, Spanish-American bass player (10,000 Maniacs) 1959 – Davy Carton, English-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist…

Music History April 7

BORN ON APRIL 7 1908 – Percy Faith, Canadian composer, bandleader (d. 1976) 1915 – Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter (d. 1959) 1920 – Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player (d. 2012) 1932 – Cal Smith, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)…

Music History April 6

BORN ON APRIL 6 1918 – Big Walter Horton, American blues harmonica player (d. 1981) 1927 – Gerry Mulligan, American saxophonist, clarinet player (d. 1996) 1937 – Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Strangers and The Buckaroos) 1944 –…

Music History March 31

BORN ON MARCH 31 1913 – Etta Baker, American singer and guitarist (d. 2006) 1928 – Lefty Frizzell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975) 1933 – Anita Carter, American singer-songwriter and bassist (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1999)…

Music History March 23

BORN ON MARCH 23 1944 – Tony McPhee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Groundhogs) 1945 – David Grisman, American mandolin player (Even Dozen Jug Band, Old and in the Way, and David Grisman Quintet) 1948 – David Olney, American singer-songwriter…

Music History March 21

BORN ON MARCH 21 1902 – Son House, American singer and guitarist (d. 1988) 1902 – Santo Pecora, American trombonist (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1984) 1918 – Sir Charles Thompson, American swing and bebop pianist, organist. 1930 – Otis…