This Day in Music History
1911 : Big Joe Turner, born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr. in Kansas City, Missouri. American blues singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (24 November 1985)
1912 : Perry Como, born Pierino Ronald Como in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. American singer and television personality.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (12 May 2001)
1913 : Charles Trenet, born Louis Charles Auguste Claude Trenet in Narbonne. French singer and songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 February 2001)
1922 : Kai Winding, born Kai Chresten Winding in Aarhus, Denmark. Danish-born American trombonist and jazz composer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (6 May 1983)
1941 : Lobby Loyde, born John Baslington Lyde in Longreach, Queensland. Australian rock music guitarist, songwriter and producer. (Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs, The Coloured Balls)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (21 April 2007)
1944 : Albert Hammond, born Albert Louis Hammond in London. English singer, songwriter and record producer.
1949 : Rick Wakeman, born Richard Christopher Wakeman in Perivale, London. English keyboard player and songwriter. (Yes)
1949 : Bill Wallace, born William R. Wallace in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canadian musician. (The Guess Who - bass guitar)
1950 : Mark Mothersbaugh, born Mark Allen Mothersbaugh in Akron, Ohio. American musician, composer, singer and painter. (Devo - co-founder, lead vocals)
1952 : George Strait, born George Harvey Strait in Poteet, Texas. American country music singer, actor and music producer.
1957 : Michael Cretu, born in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian-German musician and producer. (Enigma)
1965 : Ingo Schwichtenberg aka "Mr. Smile", born in Hamburg. German musician. (Helloween - drummer)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 March 1995)
1969 : Martika, born Marta Marrero in Whittier, California. American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress.
1975 : Jack Johnson, born in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. American folk rock musician, singer-songwriter, surfer and filmmaker.