This Day in Music History
1915 : Frank Sinatra, born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey. American singer and film actor.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (14 May 1988)
1918 : Joe Williams, born Joseph Goreed in Cordele, Georgia. American jazz vocalist, a baritone singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs and jazz standards.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (29 March 1999)
1920 : Dick James, born Leon Isaac Vapnick in the East End of London. English music publisher and vocalist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (1 February 1986)
1935 : Joan Weber born in Paulsboro, New Jersey. American popular music singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (13 May 1981)
1938 : Connie Francis, born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in Newark, New Jersey. American pop singer.
1940 : Dionne Warwick, born Marie Dionne Warrick in East Orange, New Jersey. American singer, actress and TV show host.
1939 : Terry Kirkman, born in Salina, Kansas. American singer-songwriter. (The Association)
1942 : Mike Heron, born James Michael Heron in Edinburgh. Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. (Incredible String Band)
1943 : Dickey Betts, born Forrest Richard Betts in West Palm Beach, Florida. American guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. (The Allman Brothers Band)
1943 : Grover Washington Jr. born in Buffalo, New York. American jazz-funk and soul-jazz saxophonist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (17 December 1999)
1944 : Rob Tyner, born Robert Derminer in Detroit, Michigan. American musician. (The MC5)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (17 September 1991)
1945 : Tony Williams, born Anthony Tillmon Williams in Chicago, Illinois. American jazz drummer. (Tony Williams Lifetime Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (23 February 1996)
1946 : Clive Bunker, born Clive William Bunker in Luton, Bedfordshire. English rock drummer. (Jethro Tull, Manfred Mann)
1947 : Ralph Scala, born in New York City. American musician. (Blues Magoos - organ, vocals)
1959 : Sheila E., born Sheila Escovedo in Oakland, California. American singer, drummer and percussionist.
1963 : Eric Schenkman, Canadian guitarist. (Spin Doctors - lead guitar, vocals)
1968 : Danny Boy, born Daniel O’Connor in Brooklyn, New York City. American rapper. (House Of Pain)