August 12 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
August 12

1918 : Sid Bernstein, born in New York City. American music producer and promoter, largely responsible for the "British Invasion" by setting up the first US concerts by England’s biggest rock bands at the time.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (21 August 2013)

1926 : Joe Jones, born in New Orleans, Louisiana. American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (27 November 2005)

1927 : Porter Wagoner, born Porter Wayne Wagoner in West Plains, Missouri. American country music singer, a regular at the Grand Ole Opry. He hosted The Porter Wagoner Show for 21 years, starting in 1961.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (28 October 2007)

1929 : Buck Owens, born Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. in Sherman, Texas. American musician, singer and songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (25 March 2006)

1940 : Rod Bernard, born Rodney Ronald Louis Bernard in Opelousas, Louisiana. American singer.

1941 : Craig Douglas, born Terence Perkins in Newport, Isle of Wight. English pop singer.

1944 : Larry Troutman born in in Hamilton, Ohio. American musician. (Zapp - co-founding member alongside his younger brother, Roger)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (25 April 1999)

1949 : Mark Knopfler, born Mark Freuder Knopfler in Glasgow. Scottish-born, English film score composer, guitarist, record producer and singer-songwriter. (Dire Straits)

1950 : August Darnell aka Kid Creole, born Thomas August Darnell Browder in The Bronx, New York City. American musician and bandleader.

1954 : Pat Metheny, born Patrick Bruce Metheny in Lee's Summit, Missouri. American jazz guitarist and composer.

1961 : Roy Hay, born Roy Ernest Hay in Southend, Essex. English musician. (Culture Club - guitar, keyboards)

1963 : Sir Mix-a-Lot, born Anthony Ray in Seattle, Washington. American MC and producer.

1969 : Tanita Tikaram, born in Münster, West Germany. British pop/folk singer-songwriter.


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