Today's Birthdays - April 04

Happy Birthday to these contributors to rock and pop music of 60s ,70s and 80s-the BEST music ever made!

Birth Year name Casual Full name Short Info
1913
Frances Langford
Hollywood actress and singer, introduced the since oft-covered "I'm In The Mood For Love" in 1935, veteran of Bob Hope's USO tours dur...
1915
Muddy Waters
McKinley Morganfield Grammy-winning Chicago blues giant, "Mannish Boy" (R&B #5, 1955), major inspiration for the British blues-rock explosion of the 60s, Ro...
1922
Elmer Bernstein
Golden Globe, Emmy and Academy Award-winning film score composer and music conductor with a 50-plus year career and over 200 film score...
1928
Maya Angelou
Marguerite Annie Johnson One of the most important African-American authors, artists, social activists and educators of all time, wrote the best-selling I Know ...
1932
Clive Davis
Hugely successful, Grammy-winning record company executive responsible for signing and promoting many of rock and pop music's biggest n...
1936
Margo Sylvia
Vocals and songwriter for R&B/doo wop The Tune Weavers, "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" (#5, 1957), died on 10/29/1991, age 55...
1938
Declan Mulligan
Irish guitarist for pop-rock The Beau Brummels, "Laugh, Laugh" (#15, 1964)...
1938
Michael Parks
One hit wonder pop singer and TV actor with various smaller roles in the 60s, best known as the star of the series Then Came Bronson (1...
1939
Major Lance
Chicago good-time R&B/soul singer, "The Monkey Time" (#8, R&B #2, 1963), died of heart failure on 3/9/1994, age 55...
1939
Hugh Masekela
Ramapolo Hugh Masekela The "father of South African jazz ," trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer and singer best known in the U.S. as a one hit wonder pop artis...
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