Friday, 7 April 2017

Today Is April 7 And It's My Birthday

  • 1908 Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)

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1915 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1918 Peanuts Hucko, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1919 Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orchestra leader (Let's Dance)

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1920 Ravi Shankar, British musician (the Pandit), born in Varanasi, India (d. 2012)
Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 1922 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • 1922 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (YĆ«zuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1927 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger
  • 1934 Victor Feldman, jazz musician (drums and piano), born in London UK (d. 1987)
  • 1935 Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
  • 1937 Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1938 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1940 Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
  • 1940 Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
  • 1943 Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
  • 1943 Roberta Shore, Monterrey Park, California, actress/singer (Virginian)
  • 1943 Spencer Dryden, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer
  • 1946 Barbara Benary, composer
  • 1947 Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)
  • 1947 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947 Charles 'skip' Pitts, soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • 1949 John Oates, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1952 Bruce Gary, rock drummer (Knack-My Sharona), born in Burbank, California
  • 1958 Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures-Sea of Love)
  • 1960 Simon Climie, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Climie Fisher-Love Changes)
  • 1962 Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
  • 1967 Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
  • 1970 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
  • 1971 Victor Kraatz, Berlin Ger, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th)
  • 1975 John Cooper, American christian rock musician (Skillet), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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