June 3 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
Births
June 3

1906 : Josephine Baker, born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri. American-born French dancer, singer and actress.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (12 April 1975)

1930 : Dakota Staton aka Aliyah Rabia born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. American jazz vocalist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (10 April 2007)

1927 : Boots Randolph, born Homer Louis Randolph III in Paducah, Kentucky. American musician and saxophonist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (3 July 2007)

 

1940 : Charles Fizer. American Doo-Wop singer. (The Olympics - tenor vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (14 August 1965)

 

1942 : Curtis Mayfield, born Curtis Lee Mayfield in Chicago, Illinois. American soul/R&B/funk singer, songwriter and record producer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 December 1999)

1946 : Michael Clarke, born Michael James Dick in Spokane, Washington. American musician. (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers - drums)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 December 1993)

1946 : Eddie Holman, born in Norfolk, Virginia. American singer and recording artist.

 

1947 : Dave Alexander, born David Michael Alexander in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. American musician. (The Stooges - bass guitar)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (10 February 1975)

Dave Alexander

1947 : Mickey Finn, born Michael Norman Finn in Thornton Heath, Surrey. English percussionist. (T-Rex)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (11 January 2002)

Mickey Finn

1949 : Ian Hunter, born Ian Hunter Patterson in Shropshire. English singer-songwriter.

 

1950 : Suzi Quatro, born Susan Kay Quatro in Detroit, Michigan. British-based American singer-songwriter, bass guitar player, record producer, actor and radio presenter.

 

1950 : Florian Pilkington-Miksa, born in Roehampton, London. English usician. (Curved Air - drums)

 

1950 : Deniece Williams, born June Deniece Chandler in Gary, Indiana. American singer, songwriter and record producer.

 

1952 : Billy Powell, born William Norris Powell in Corpus Christi, Texas. American musician. (Lynyrd Skynyrd - keyboards)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (28 January 2009)

Billy Powell

1954 : Dan Hill, born Daniel Grafton Hill IV in Toronto, Ontario. Canadian pop singer and songwriter.

 

1956 : Danny Wilde, born in Maine. American musician. (The Rembrandts - founding member, vocals, guitar, harmonica)

 

1957 : Laura Branigan, born Laura Ann Branigan in Brewster, New York. American singer, songwriter and actress.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 August 2004)

1962 : David Cole, born David Bryon Cole in Johnson City, Tennessee. American songwriter and record producer. (C+C Music Factory)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (24 January 1995)

 

1964 : Kerry King, born Kerry Ray King in Los Angeles, California. American musician and songwriter. (Slayer - co-founded, guitar)

 

1965 : Mike Gordon, born Michael Eliot Gordon in Sudbury, Massachusetts. American musician, filmmaker and author. (Phish - founding member, bass guitar)

 

1968 : Samantha Sprackling aka Saffron, born Samantha Marie Sprackling in Lagos. Nigerian-born singer. (Republica - lead vocals)

 

1971 : Ariel and Gabriel Hernández, born in Miami, Florida. American musicians. (No Mercy)

 

1974 : Kelly Jones, born in Cwmaman. Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist. (Stereophonics)

 

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