This Day in Music History
1915 : Brownie McGhee, born Walter Brown McGhee in Knoxville, Tennessee. American blues singer and guitarist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (16 February 1996)
1924 : Allan Sherman, born Allan Copelon in Chicago, Illinois. American comedy writer, television producer and song parodist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (20 November 1973)
1929 : Dick Clark, born Richard Wagstaff Clark in Mount Vernon, New York. American radio and television personality, known for hosting variety show, American Bandstand (1957-1987).
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (18 April 2012)
1931 : Teddy Wilburn, born Thurman Theodore Wilburn in Hardy, Arkansas. American country music vocalist and part of a duo with his brother Doyle. (The Wilburn Brothers)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (24 November 2003)
1932 : Bob Moore, born Bob Loyce Moore in Nashville, Tennessee. American session musician, orchestra leader and bassist.
1935 : Jack Reno, born in Bloomfield, Iowa. American country singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (1 November 2008)
1937 : Jimmy Bowen, born in Santa Rita, New Mexico. American record producer and former pop music performer.
1937 : Frank Ifield, born Francis Edward Ifield in Coundon, Coventry, Warwickshire. English born easy listening and country music singer.
1937 : Luther Ingram, born Luther Thomas Ingram in Jackson, Tennessee. American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 March 2007)
1937 : Paul Stookey, born Noel Paul Stookey in Baltimore, Maryland. American singer-songwriter. (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1943 : Leo Lyons, born David William Lyons. English rock musician. (Ten Years After - bass guitar)
1943 : Rob Grill, born Robert Frank Grill in Los Angeles, California. American lead singer, songwriter and bass guitarist. (The Grass Roots - bass guitar, vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (11 July 2011)
1945 : Roger Glover, born Roger David Glover in Brecon, Powys, Wales, and moved to South Kensington, London, at 10. British musician, songwriter and producer. (Deep Purple - bass guitar)
1953 : Shuggie Otis, born Johnny Alexander Veliotes, Jr. in Los Angeles, California. American singer-songwriter, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist.
1953 : June Pointer aka June Antoinette Pointer Whitmore, born June Antoinette Pointer in Oakland, California. American pop/R&B singer. (The Pointer Sisters)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (11 April 2006)
1954 : Jeannie Kendall, born in St. Louis, Missouri. American country music singer and part of a duo with her father, Royce. (The Kendalls)
1954 : George McArdle, American musician. (Little River Band [1976–79] - bass guitar)
1955 : Billy Idol, born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex. English rock musician.
1957 : John Ashton, born John Geza Ashton in Forest Gate, London. English musician, songwriter and record producer. (The Psychedelic Furs - guitar)
1958 : Stacey Q, born Stacey Lynn Swain in Fullerton, California. American pop singer, dancer and actress.
1963 : Jalil Hutchins, American musician. (Whodini)
1968 : Des'ree, born Desiree Annette Weeks in London. English R&B recording artist.
1975 : John-Alex Mason, born John-Alexander Clayborn Mason in Colorado Springs. American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and one-man-band.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (19 October 2011)
1975 : Mindy McCready, born Malinda Gayle McCready in Fort Myers, Florida. American country music singer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (17 February 2013)
1978 : Clay Aiken, born Clayton Holmes Grissom in Raleigh, North Carolina. American singer, actor, TV personality and disability activist.