This Day in Music History
1908 : Ethel Merman, born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in Astoria, Queens, New York City. American actress and singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (15 February 1984)
1929 : G.T. Hogan, born Wilbert Granville Thodore Hogan Jr. in Galveston, Texas. American jazz drummer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (7 August 2004)
1930 : Spike Robinson, born Henry Berthold Robinson in Kenosha, Wisconsin. American tenor saxophonist and engineer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (29 October 2001)
1932 : Lester Davenport aka Lester "Mad Dog" Davenport born in Tchula, Mississippi. American Chicago blues harmonica player and singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (17 March 2009)
1934 : Bob Bogle, born Robert Lenard Bogle around Wagoner, Oklahoma. American musician. (The Ventures - founding member, guitarist and bass player)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (14 June 2009)
1939 : Ray Phillips, born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales. British musician. (Nashville Teens - founding member, vocals)
1942 : Bill Francis, born William Francis in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. American musician. (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show - founding member, keyboards)
1942 : Barbara Lynn, born Barbara Lynn Ozen in Beaumont, Texas. American rhythm and blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.
1944 : Ronnie Milsap, born Ronnie Lee Milsap in Robbinsville, North Carolina. American country music singer and pianist.
1944 : Jim Stafford, born James Wayne Stafford in Eloise, Florida. American singer-songwriter.
1948 : John Carpenter, born John Howard Carpenter in Carthage, New York. American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer.
1950 : Damo Suzuki, born Kenji Suzuki in Japan. Vocalist and musician. (Can)
1959 : Sade Abu, born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan. Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer.
1962 : Paul Webb, born Paul Douglas Webb in Essex. English musician. (Talk Talk)
1966 : Maxine Jones, born in Paterson, New Jersey. American R&B, soul, dance-pop singer. (En Vogue)
1979 : Aaliyah, born Aaliyah Dana Haughton in Brooklyn, New York City. American recording artist, dancer, actress and model.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (25 August 2001)