Tag: Music History

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…

Music History March 20

BORN ON MARCH 20 1915 – Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973) 1917 – Vera Lynn, English singer-songwriter and actress 1922 – Larry Elgart, American saxophonist and bandleader 1936 – Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jamaican singer and producer…

Music History March 17

BORN ON MARCH 17 1915 – Ray Ellington, English singer, drummer, and bandleader (d. 1985) 1919 – Nat King Cole, American singer, pianist (d. 1965) 1938 – Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007) 1941 – Paul Kantner, American…

Music History March 16

BORN ON MARCH 16 1902 – Leon Roppolo, American clarinet player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1943) 1934 – Ray Walker, American singer (The Jordanaires) 1936 – Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001) 1940 – Keith Rowe, English…

Music History March 6

BORN ON MARCH 6 1893 – Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981) 1905 – Bob Wills, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975) 1923 – Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (Montgomery Brothers) (d. 1968) 1936 – Sylvia Robinson, American singer…

Music History March 2

BORN ON MARCH 2 1897 – Minor Hall, American drummer (d. 1959) 1922 – Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, American saxophonist (d. 1986) 1934 – Dottie Rambo, American singer-songwriter (The Rambos) (d. 2008) 1938 – Lawrence Payton, American singer-songwriter (The Four Tops)…

Music History February 24

BORN ON FEBRUARY 24 1933 – David “Fathead” Newman, American saxophonist (d. 2009) 1942 – Paul Jones, English singer, harmonica player (Manfred Mann, The Blues Band, and The Manfreds) 1944 – Nicky Hopkins, English pianist (All-Stars, Screaming Lord Sutch and…

Music History February 23

BORN ON FEBRUARY 23 1944 – Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist (d. 2014) 1946 – Rusty Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Poco) 1948 – Steve Priest, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Sweet) 1952 – Brad Whitford, American guitarist (Aerosmith and…

Music History February 20

BORN ON FEBRUARY 20 1927 – Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2005) 1937 – David Ackles, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999) 1937 – Nancy Wilson, American singer and actress 1941 – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian-American singer-songwriter…

Music History – February 17

BORN ON FEBRUARY 17 1911 – Orrin Tucker, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2011) 1922 – Tommy Edwards, American singer-songwriter (d. 1969) 1940 – Gene Pitney, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006) 1944 – Karl Jenkins, Welsh saxophonist, keyboard player (Soft Machine) 1949…

Music History February 13

BORN ON FEBRUARY 13 1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (d. 1991) 1920 – Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987) 1942 – Peter Tork, American singer/songwriter, bass player, actor (The Monkees) 1944 – Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian…

Music History February 3

BORN ON FEBRUARY 3 1935 – Johnny “Guitar” Watson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996) 1941 – Neil Bogart, American record producer, founded Casablanca Records (d. 1982) 1943 – Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations and The Contours) 1943 –…

Music History January 20

BORN ON JANUARY 20 1888 – Huddie William Ledbetter aka “Leadbelly” American blues guitarist (d. 1949) 1923 – Slim Whitman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013) 1929 – Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer 1933 – Ronald Townson, American singer (The…