March 26 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
March 26

1917 : Rufus Thomas, born Rufus Thomas, Jr. in Cayce, Mississippi. American R&B, funk and soul singer and comedian.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (15 December 2001)


1925 : James Moody, in Savannah, Georgia. American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (9 December 2010)


1934 : Alan Arkin, born Alan Wolf Arkin in Brooklyn, New York City. American actor, director, musician and singer. (The Tarriers)

Alan Arkin


1936 : Fred Parris, born in New Haven, Connecticut. American vocalist and bandleader. (The Five Satins)

Fred Parris


1944 : Diana Ross, born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross in Detroit, Michigan. American singer, actress and record producer.


1946 : Johnny Crawford, born John Ernest Crawford in Los Angeles, California. American character actor, singer and musician.


1948 : Steven Tyler, born Steven Victor Tallarico in Yonkers, New York. American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and TV music competition judge. (Aerosmith - frontman, lead singer, harmonica).

Fred Sheehan


1948 : Richard Tandy, born in Birmingham. English musician. (Electric Light Orchestra - keyboards)

Richard Tandy


1949 : Fran Sheehan, born in Boston, Massachusetts or Norfolk, Virginia. American rock musician. (Boston - bass guitar)

Fran Sheehan


1950 : Teddy Pendergrass, born Theodore DeReese Pendergrass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American soul singer. (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (13 January 2010)

Teddy Pendergrass


1953 : Billy Lyall, born William Lyall in Edinburgh. Scottish musician. (The Bay City Rollers)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (1 December 1989)

Billy Lyall


1968 : Kenny Chesney, born Kenneth Arnold Chesney in Knoxville, Tennessee. American country music singer.


1968 : James Iha, born James Yoshinobu Iha in Chicago, Illinois. American rock musician. (The Smashing Pumpkins - guitarist, co-founder)

James Iha


1976 : David Keuning, born David Brent Keuning in Pella, Iowa. American musician, songwriter and singer. (The Killers)

David Keuning


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