April 12 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
April 12

1916 : Russ Garcia, born in Oakland, California. American composer and arranger.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 November 2011)


1917 : Helen Forrest born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. American singer. (Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (11 July 1917)


1919 : Billy Vaughn, born Richard Vaughn in Glasgow, Kentucky. American singer, multi-instrumentalist, orchestra leader and talent scout.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 September 1991)


1921 : Shakey Jake Harris, born James D. Harris in Earle, Arkansas. American Chicago blues singer, harmonicist and songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (2 March 1990)


1925 : Ned Miller, born Henry Ned Miller in Rains, Utah. American country music artist.


1932 : Tiny Tim, born Herbert Khaury in Manhattan, New York City. American singer, ukulele player and musical archivist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (30 November 1996)


1938 : Judy Lynn, born Judy Lynn Voiten in Boise, Idaho. American country music singer and beauty queen.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 May 2010)


1940 : Al Jarreau, born Alwin Lopez Jarreau in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. American jazz singer.


1940 : Herbie Hancock, born Herbert Jeffrey Hancock in Chicago, Illinois. American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer.


1942 : Larry Ramos, born Hilario Ramos in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. American musician. (The Association - vocals, guitar)


1944 : John Kay, born Joachim Fritz Krauledat in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany (now Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia) and moved to Canada in 1958. German-Canadian-American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. (Steppenwolf - frontman)


1950 : David Cassidy, born David Bruce Cassidy in New York City. American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist.


1951 : Alex Briley, born Alexander Briley in Harlem, New York City. American singer. (Village People - sailor character)

Alexander Briley


1956 : Herbert Grönemeyer, born in Göttingen, Lower Saxony. German singer, musician and actor.


1957 : Vince Gill, born Vincent Grant Gill in Norman, Oklahoma. American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.


1958 : Will Sergeant, born William Alfred Sergeant in Melling. English guitarist. (Echo And The Bunnymen)

Will Sergeant


1962 : Art Alexakis, born Arthur Paul Alexakis in Los Angeles, California. American singer, composer, and guitarist. (Everclear)


1964 : Amy Ray, born Amy Elizabeth Ray in Decatur, Georgia. American singer-songwriter. (Indigo Girls)


1970 : Nicholas Lofton Hexum, born in Madison, Wisconsin. American musician and songwriter. (311)


1974 : Shakir Stewart born in Oakland, California. Amercan record executive.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (1 November 2008)


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