This Day in Music History
1894 : Vaughn Deleath born in Mount Pulaski, Illinois. American female singer, early exponent of a style of vocalizing known as crooning.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (28 May 1943)
1898 : George Gershwin, born Jacob Gershvin in Brooklyn, New York City. American composer and pianist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (11 July 1937)
1901 : Ted Weems, born Wilfred Theodore Wemyes in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. American bandleader and musician.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (6 May 1963)
1925 : Marty Robbins, born Martin David Robinson in Glendale, Arizona. American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (8 December 1982)
1926 : Julie London, born Gayle Peck in Santa Rosa, California. American jazz and pop singer and actress.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (18 October 2000)
1931 : George Chambers, born in Flora, Mississippi. American gospel and folk singer. (The Chambers Brothers)
1941 : Joe Bauer, born in Memphis, Tennessee. American drummer. (The Youngbloods - drums 1965/1972)
1945 : Bryan Ferry, born in Washington, County Durham. English singer, musician and songwriter. (Roxy Music)
1947 : Lynn Anderson, born Lynn Rene Anderson in Grand Forks, North Dakota. American country music singer.
1948 : Olivia Newton-John, born in Cambridge and raised in Melbourne. English-born Australian singer, songwriter and actress.
1951 : Stuart Tosh, born Stuart MacIntosh in Aberdeen. Scottish drummer, songwriter and vocalist. (The Alan Parsons Project, 10cc)
1954 : Craig Chaquico, born in San Francisco, California. American guitarist. (Jefferson Airplane)
1954 : Cesar Rosas, born in Hermosillo, Mexico. Singer, songwriter and guitarist. (Los Lobos)
1955 : Carlene Carter, born Rebecca Carlene Smith in Nashville, Tennessee. American country singer and songwriter.
1958 : Darby Crash, born Jan Paul Beahm. American punk musician. (Germs)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (7 December 1980)
1962 : Tracey Thorn, born Tracey Anne Thorn in Brookmans Park, Hatfield. English pop singer and songwriter. (Everything But The Girl)
1965 : Cindy Herron, born Cynthia Ann Herron in San Francisco, California. American singer and actress. (En Vogue)
1967 : Shannon Hoon, born Richard Shannon Hoon in Lafayette, Indiana. American singer-songwriter and musician. (Blind Melon)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (21 October 1995)
1972 : Shawn Stockman, born Shawn Patrick Stockman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American R&B singer. (Boyz II Men)
1981 : Christina Milian, born Christine Flores in Jersey City, New Jersey. American actress and singer-songwriter.