This Day in Music History
1888 : Lawrence Wright born in Leicester, England. British popular music composer and publisher.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 May 1964)
1905 : Harold Arlen, born Hyman Arluck in Buffalo, New York. American composer of popular music.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (23 April 1986)
1918 : Hank Locklin, born Lawrence Hankins Locklin in McLellan, Florida. American country music singer-songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 March 2009)
1939 : Alvin Cash, born Alvin Welch in St. Louis, Missouri. American pop singer and actor.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (21 November 1999)
1943 : Denny Zager, born in Wymore, Nebraska. American musician and educator. Some sources state he was born on February 18. (Zager and Evans)
1944 : Mick Avory, born Michael Charles Avory in East Molesey, Surrey. English musician. (The Kinks - drums, percussion)
1945 : John Helliwell, born John Anthony Helliwell in Todmorden, Yorkshire. English musician. (Supertramp - saxophone, keyboards, woodwind)
1947 : Arnie Treffers, born Arnoldus Treffers. Dutch singer. (Long Tall Ernie & the Shakers)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (25 August 1995)
1950 : David Brown, (grown up) in Daly City, California. American musician and songwriter. (Santana - bass guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (4 September 2000)
1951 : Melissa Manchester, born in The Bronx, New York City. American singer-songwriter and actress.
1952 : Tommy Comeaux aka Dr. Tommy Comeaux born (place of birth not known). American multi-instrumentalist Cajun/jazz/rock/fusion musician and pathologist. (BeauSoleil, The Basin Brothers, The Clickin’ Chickens, Coteau)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 November 1997)
1959 : Ali Campbell, born Alistair Ian Campbell in Birmingham. English singer, solo artist and songwriter. (UB40 - founding member, lead singer)
1960 : Mikey Craig, born Michael Emile Craig in Hammersmith, London. English musicina and DJ. (Culture Club - bass guitar)
1976 : Brandon Boyd, born Brandon Charles Boyd in Van Nuys, California. American musician, author and visual artist. (Incubus)