June 2 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
June 2

1907 : Otha Turner, born Othar Turner in Madison County, Mississippi. American fife players, one of the last in the vanishing American fife and drum blues tradition. (Rising Star Fife and Drum Band)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 February 2003)

Otha Turner

1932 : Sammy Turner, born Samuel Black in Paterson, New Jersey. American singer.


1934 : Johnny Carter, born John E. Carter in Chicago, Illinois. American doo-wop and R&B singer. (The Flamingos, The Dells)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (21 August 2009)

1936 : Otis Williams, born in Cincinnati, Ohio. American vocalist. Not to be confused with the baritone of the Temptations. (The Charms)


1937 : Jimmy Jones, born James Jones in Birmingham, Alabama. American singer-songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (2 August 2012)


1941 : Charlie Watts, born Charles Robert Watts in Kingsbury, London. English musician. (The Rolling Stones - drums)


1941 : William Guest, born in Atlanta, Georgia. American R&B/soul singer and Glady's cousin. (Gladys Knight & The Pips)


1944 : Marvin Hamlisch, born Marvin Frederick Hamlisch in New York City. American composer and conductor.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (6 August 2012)

1945/46 or 1950 : Chubby Tavares, born Antone Lee Tavares. American vocalist. (Tavares)


1951 : Steve Brookins, American musician. (38 Special [1974–87] – drums, percussion)


1952 : Pete Farndon, born Peter Granville Farndon in Hereford. English musician. (The Pretenders - founding member, bass guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (14 April 1983)

Pete Farndon


1954 : Michael Steele, born in Pasadena, California. American bassist, guitarist, songwriter and singer. (The Bangles, The Runaways)


1960 : Tony Hadley, born Anthony Patrick Hadley in Islington, London. English pop singer-songwriter. (Spandau Ballet)


1965 : Jeremy Cunningham, American musician. (The Levellers - bass guitar, vocals)


1970 : B-Real, born Louis Freese in South Gate, California. American rapper and actor. (Cypress Hill)


1976 : Tim Rice-Oxley, born Timothy James Rice-Oxley in Oxford. English musician, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. (Keane)


1980 : Fabrizio Moretti, born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian drummer. (The Strokes)


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