This Day in Music History
1913 or 1915(*) : Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield in Issaquena County, Mississippi. American blues musician who is considered the "father of modern Chicago blues". (*) In his later years, Muddy claimed he was born in 1915, however, in the 1930s and 1940s he had reported his birth year as 1913 on both his marriage license and his musicians' union card.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (30 April 1983)
1913 : Frances Langford, born Frances Newbern Langford in Lakeland, Florida. American singer and entertainer.
1922 : Elmer Bernstein born in New York City. American composer and conductor.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (18 August 2004)
1936 : Margo Sylvia, born Margo J. Sylvia in Woburn, Massachusetts. American singer. (Tune Weavers)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (25 October 1991)
1938 : Norro Wilson, born Norris Wilson in Scottsville, Kentucky. American country music singer, songwriter and producer.
1939 : Hugh Masakela, born Hugh Ramopolo Masekela in Witbank. South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer.
1941, 1939 or 1942 : Major Lance born in in Winterville, Mississippi. American R&B singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (3 September 1994)
1942 : Kris Jensen, born in New Haven, Connecticut. American singer and guitarist.
1948 : Carol Douglas, born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. American singer.
1948 : Berry Oakley, born Raymond Berry Oakley III in Chicago, Illinois. American bassist. (The Allman Brothers Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (11 November 1972)
1948 : Pick Withers, born David Withers in Leicester. English musician and producer. (Dire Straits - drummer)
1949 : Junior Braithwaite, born Franklin Delano Alexander Braithwaite in Kingston, Jamaica. (Bob Marley's Wailers)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (2 June 1999)
1950 : Pip Pyle, born Phillip Pyle in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. English-born drummer who later resided in France. (Gong, Hatfield and the North, National Health)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (28 August 2006)
1952 : Dave Hill, born David John Hill in Holbeton, Devon. English musician. (Slade - lead guitar, backing vocals)
1952 : Gary Moore, born Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast. Northern Irish musician, singer and guitarist. (Thin Lizzy)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (6 February 2011)
1952 : Pete Haycock , born Peter John Haycock in Stafford, Staffordshire. English musician and composer of film scores. (The Climax Blues Band)
1959 : Nigel Preston born in London. English drummer and founding member of The Cult.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (1 April 1992)
1962 : Craig Adams, born Craig David Adams in Otley, West Yorkshire. English musician, bass guitarist and songwriter. (The Cult)
1966 : Mike Starr, born Michael Christopher Starr in Honolulu, Hawaii. American musician. (Alice in Chains - founding member, bass player)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 March 2011)
1971 : Louise Dean British singer. (Shiva - vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 July 1995)
1972 : Magnus Sveningsson, born Magnus Johan Sveningsson in Falköping. Swedish rock musician. (The Cardigans - bass guitar)
1972 : Jill Scott, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American singer-songwriter, actress and poet.
1973 : Kelly Price, born Kelly Cherelle Price in Queens, New York City. American R&B singer–songwriter.
1974 : Andre Dalyrimple, born in Wheatley Heights, New York. American R&B/soul/hip-hop musician. (Soul For Real)