July 8 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
Births
July 8

1882 : Percy Grainger, born Percy Aldridge Grainger, in New St, Brighton, Melbourne. Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (20 February 1961)

Percy Grainger

1908 : Louis Jordan, born Louis Thomas Jordan in Brinkley, Arkansas. American musician, songwriter and bandleader.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (4 February 1975)

Louis Jordan

1914 : Billy Eckstein, born William Clarence Eckstine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. American singer of ballads and a bandleader of the swing era.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 March 1993)

1924 : Johnnie Johnson, born Johnnie Clyde Johnson in Fairmont, West Virginia. American pianist and blues musician.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (13 April 2005)

1930 : Earl Van Dyke born in Detroit, Michigan. African American soul musician. (Funk Brothers)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (18 September 1992)

1930 : Jerry Vale, born Gennaro Luigi Vitaliano in The Bronx, New York City. American singer and actor.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (18 May 2014)

1935 : Steve Lawrence, born Sidney Liebowitz in Brooklyn, New York City. American singer and actor.

1944 : Jai Johanny Johanson aka Jaimoe born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. American drummer and percussionist. (The Allman Brothers Band)

1944 : Bill Deal, born William Franklin Deal in Portsmouth, Virginia. American musician and bandleader. (Bill Deal and the Rhondels - vocals, keyboards)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (10 December 2003)

1947 : Peter Tetteroo, born Petrus Gerardus Anthonius Tetteroo in Delft, Netherlands. Dutch singer and composer. (The Defenders, Peter & Polle, Tee Set)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (9 September 2002)

1961 : Toby Keith, born Toby Keith Covel in Clinton, Oklahoma. American country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.

1961 : Andy Fletcher, born Andrew John Leonard Fletcher in Nottingham. English keyboardist. (Depeche Mode - founding member, keyboards)

1962 : Joan Osborne, born Joan Elizabeth Osborne in Anchorage, Kentucky. American singer-songwriter and interpreter of music.

1970 : Beck, born Bek David Campbell in Los Angeles, California. American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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