February 11 : This Day in Music History Births

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Births
February 11

1882 : John Mills, Sr., born John Hutchinson Mills Sr. in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. African-American vocalist. (The Mills Brothers - father and member after John Mills Jr's death in 1936).
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 December 1967)

The Mills Brothers with John Mills, Sr.

1914 : Matt Dennis, born in Seattle, Washington. American singer, pianist, band leader, arranger and composer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (21 June 2002)

Matt Dennis

1914 : Josh White, born Joshua Daniel White in Greenville, South Carolina. American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (5 September 1969)

Josh White

1935 : Sergio Mendes, born Sérgio Santos Mendes in Niterói. Brazilian musician.

Sergio Mendes

1935 : Gene Vincent, born Vincent Eugene Craddock in Norfolk, Virginia. American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (12 October 1971)

Gene Vincent

1937 : Phillip Walker born in Welsh, Louisiana. American electric blues singer and guitarist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (22 July 2010)

1938 : Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer, born Robert George Pickett in Somerville, Massachusetts.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (25 April 2007)

Boris Pickett

1939 : Gerry Goffin, American hit lyricist, born Gerald Goffin in Brooklyn, New York.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 June 2014)

1942 : Otis Clay, born in Waxhaw, Mississippi. American blues, R&B and soul singer.

Otis Clay

1942 : Leon Haywood, born Otha Leon Haywood in Houston, Texas. American funk and soul singer, songwriter and record producer.

Leon Haywood

1943 : Alan Rubin, born in Brooklyn, New York City. (The Blues Brothers – trumpet)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 June 2011)
In this video, he plays the trumpet in the middle of the back row.

1943 : Little Johnny Taylor, born Johnny Lamont Merrett in Gregory, Arkansas. American blues and soul singer. (Some sources state he was born in Memphis, Tennessee)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (17 May 2002)

Little Johnny Taylor

1947 : Derek Shulman, born Derek Victor Shulman in The Gorbals, Glasgow. Scottish musician and singer, multi-instrumentalist and record executive. (Gentle Giant)

Derek Shulman

1962 : Sheryl Crow, born Sheryl Suzanne Crow in Kennett, Missouri. American musician, singer, songwriter and actress.

Sheryl Crow

1977 : Mike Shinoda , born Michael Kenji Shinoda in Agoura Hills, California. American musician, record producer and artist. (Linkin Park)

Mike Shinoda

1979 : Brandy Norwood aka Brandy, born Brandy Rayana Norwood in McComb, Mississippi. American recording artist and entertainer.

Brandy Norwood

1981 : Kelly Rowland, born Kelendria Trene Rowland in Atlanta, Georgia. American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. (Destiny's Child)

Kelly Rowland

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