This Day in Music History
1929 : George Scott, born George Lewis Scott in Notasulga, Alabama. American baritone singer. (The Blind Boys of Alabama)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (9 March 2005)
1938 : Charley Pride, born Charley Frank Pride in Sledge, Mississippi. American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist and performer.
1941 : Wilson Pickett born in Prattville, Alabama. American R&B, soul and rock and roll singer and songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 January 2006)
1943 : Willie King, born in Prairie Point, Mississippi. American blues guitarist and singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 March 2009)
1943 : Dennis Linde, born in Abilene, Texas. American singer and songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (22 December 2006)
1945 : Eric Woolfson, born Eric Norman Woolfson in Charing Cross, Glasgow. Scottish songwriter, lyricist, vocalist, executive producer and pianist. (The Alan Parsons Project - founding member)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (2 December 2009)
1947 : Barrie Wilson aka B.J. Wilson, born Barrie James Wilson in Edmonton, London. English rock drummer. (Procol Harum)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 October 1990)
1950 : John Hartman, born in Falls Church, Virginia. American musician. (The Doobie Brothers - co-founder, drums)
1959 : Irene Cara, born Irene Cara Escalera in Chicago, Illinois. American singer and actress.
1963 : Vanessa Williams, born Vanessa Lynn Williams in Tarrytown, New York. American singer, actress and briefly Miss America.
1963 : Jeff LaBar, born Jeffrey Philip LaBar in Darby, Pennsylvania. American guitarist. (Cinderella)
1966 : Jerry Cantrell, born Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. in Tacoma, Washington. American guitarist, singer, songwriter and actor. (Alice In Chains - lead guitar, vocals)
1970 : Queen Latifah, born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey. American singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, model, TV and record producer and talk show hostess.
1974 : Stuart Zender, born Stuart Patrick Jude Zender in Sheffield. English bassist, songwriter and record producer. (Jamiroquai)
1977 : Devin Lima, born Harold Lima. American pop/rap musician. (LFO)