This Day in Music History
1904 : Coleman Hawkins, born Coleman Randolph Hawkins in Saint Joseph, Missouri. American jazz tenor saxophonist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 May 1969)
1907 : Buck Ram, born Samuel Ram in Chicago, Illinois. American songwriter, composer, arranger, manager and producer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (1 January 1991)
1933 : Jean Shepard, born Ollie Imogene Shepard in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. American honky tonk singer-songwriter.
1940 : Dr. John, born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist.
1941 : David Porter, born in Memphis, Tennessee. American soul musician.
1941 : Andrew Love, born in Memphis, Tennessee. American saxophone player. (The Memphis Horns)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (12 April 2012)
1948 : John Bundrick aka Rabbit Bundrick, born John Douglas Bundrick in Houston, Texas. American rock keyboardist, pianist and organist. (Free)
1948 : Lonnie Jordan, born Leroy Jordan in San Diego, California. American funk multi-instrumentalist musician. (War - founding member, vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, percussion)
1948 : Mark Tulin, born Mark Shalom Tulin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American bass player. (The Electric Prunes)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (26 February 2011)
1949 : Randy Zehringer, born in Celina, Ohio. American drummer and percussionist. (The McCoys, Johnny Winter)
1950 : Livingston Taylor, born in Boston, Massachusetts. American singer-songwriter.
1950 : Gary Pihl, born in Chicago, Illinois. American musician. (Boston)
1952 : Lorna Luft, born in Santa Monica, California. American television, stage, and film actress and singer.
1955 : Peter Koppes, born (or grown up) in Canberra. Australian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. (The Church)
1962 : Stephen Curtis Chapman, born Steven Curtis Chapman in Paducah, Kentucky. American Christian music singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author and social activist.
1964 : Stacy Guess, American trumpeter and guitarist. Allmusic states he was born in 1966. (The Squirrel Nut Zippers - founding member, trumpet)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (11 March 1998)
1965 : Björk, born Björk Guðmundsdóttir in Reykjavík. Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
1967 : Magga Ornolfsdottir, born Margrét Örnólfsdóttir. Icelandic musician. (The Sugarcubes - keyboards)
1968 : Alex James, born Steven Alexander James in Boscombe, Bournemouth. English musician and songwriter. (Blur - bass guitar)
1974 : Kelsi Osborn, born Kelsi Marie Osborn. American country music singer and part of a sister trio, originally named The Osborn Sisters. (SHeDAISY)