May 13 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
Births
May 13

1842 : Arthur Sullivan, born Arthur Seymour Sullivan in London. English composer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (22 November 1900)

1911 : Maxine Sullivan, born Marietta Williams in Homestead, Pennsylvania. American jazz vocalist and performer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (7 April 1987)

1912 : Gil Evans, born Ian Ernest Gilmore Green in Toronto, Ontario. Canadian-born jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (20 March 1988)

1913 : Ginny Simms aka Virginia E. Eastvold, born Virginia Simms in San Antonio, Texas. American popular singer and actress.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (4 April 1994)

1914 : Johnnie Wright, born Johnnie Robert Wright, Jr. in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. American country music singer-songwriter. (Johnnie & Jack)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (27 September 2011)

1926 : Dewey Phillips aka "Daddy-O" Dewey Phillips born in Crump, Tennessee. American rock'n'roll pioneering disk jockey, first to play Elvis Presley on radio.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (28 September 1968)

1935 : Teddy Randazzo born in New York City. Amrican pop songwriter,
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (21 November 2003)

1941 : Ritchie Valens, born Richard Steven Valenzuela in Pacoima, California. American singer, songwriter and guitarist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (3 February 1959)

Ritchie Valens

1941 : Joe Brown, born Joseph Roger Brown in Swarby, Lincolnshire. English entertainer, rock and roll singer and guitarist.

1943 : Mary Wells, born Mary Esther Wells in Detroit, Michigan. American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s.

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See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 July 1992)

1945 : Magic Dick, born Richard Salwitz in New London, Connecticut. American musician. (The J. Geils Band - harmonica)

Magic Dick

1947 : Pete Overend Watts, born Peter Watts in Yardley, Birmingham. English musician. (Mott The Hoople - bass guitar, founding member)

Pete Overend Watts

1950 : Stevie Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan. American musician, singer and songwriter.

1950 : Danny Kirwan, born Daniel David Kirwan in Brixton, London. English musician. (Fleetwood Mac - guitar, vocals, songwriter)

1951 : Paul Thompson, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. English drummer. (Roxy Music)

Paul Thompson

1966 : Darius Rucker, born in Charleston, South Carolina. American musician. (Hootie & the Blowfish)

1967 : Melanie Thornton, born Melanie Janene Thornton in Charleston, South Carolina. American pop singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (24 November 2001)

1973 : Eric Lewis aka ELEW, born Eric Robert Lewis in Camden, New Jersey. American jazz pianist who has found crossover success playing rock and pop music.

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