This Day in Music History
1924 : Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff. American film and television actress, singer and animal rights activist.
1928 : Don Gibson, born Donald Eugene Gibson in Shelby, North Carolina. American songwriter and country musician.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (17 November 2003)
1931 : Gil Robbins, born Gilbert Lee Robbins in Spokane, Washington. American folk singer, folk musician and actor. (The Highwaymen)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (5 April 2011)
1938 : Jeff Barry, born Joel Adelberg in Brooklyn, New York City. American pop music songwriter, singer and record producer. (Raindrops)
1941 : Jan Barry, born William Jan Berry in Los Angeles, California. American surf music pioneer. (Jan & Dean)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 March 2004)
1941 : Philippé Wynne, born Phillip Walker in Detroit, Michigan. American R&B singer. (The Spinners - vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (13 July 1984)
1942 : Billy Joe Royal, born in Valdosta, Georgia. American singer.
1942 : Wayne Newton, born Carson Wayne Newton in Norfolk, Virginia. American singer and entertainer.
1943 : Richard Manuel, born Richard George Manuel in Stratford, Ontario. Canadian composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. (The Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (4 March 1986)
1944 : Tony Orlando, born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis in New York City. American singer and show business professional.
1946 : Dee Murray, born David Murray Oates in Southgate, London. English bassist. (The Elton John Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (15 January 1992)
1949 : Richard Thompson, born Richard John Thompson in Notting Hill Gate, London. English songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. (Fairport Convention)
1968 : Sebastian Bach, born Sebastian Philip Bierk in Freeport, Bahamas. Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. (Skid Row)
1974 : Drew Shirley, born Andrew Philip Shirley in Puerto Rico. American rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. (Switchfoot)
1985 : Leona Lewis, born Leona Louise Lewis in Islington, London. English singer and songwriter.