Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Today's

births - April 22

Birth Year Name Full name Bio
1922
Charles Mingus
Universally-lauded jazz bassist, bandleader and composer, in his last months collaborated with
1927
Laurel Aitken
Lorenzo Aitken The "Godfather of Ska," Cuban-Jamaican singer whose 1958 single "Boogie In My Bones" was the first Jamaican popular music record releas...
1931
Joe Cuba
Gilberto Miguel Calderón The "Father of Latin Boogaloo," Puerto Rican-American conga drummer widely regarded as one of the creators of the Latin soul fusion of ...
1932
Isao Tomita
Analog synthesizer musician, composer and pioneer of space and electronic music, used electronic music sequencers to combine classical ...
1936
Glen Campbell
Glen Travis Campbell 60s session musician with the Wrecking Crew of top-notch musicians, recorded with
1937
Jack Nitzsche
Bernard Alfred "Jack" Nitzsche Producer, arranger, session musician, solo singer/songwriter, "The Lonely Surfer" (#39, 1963), worked with Phil Spector
1939
Mel Carter
Soul-pop and Easy Listening singer with several minor hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart but with eight Adult Contemporary Top 40 hits...
1939
Simon Napier-Bell
Music industry journeyman bandmember, session musician, producer, songwriter, journalist and author, at one time or another served as m...
1944
Howard Wyeth
Session drummer for Bob Dylan, Don McLean,
1944
Alan Gordon
Songwriter and musician noted for co-writing "Happy Together" by The Turtles
1946
Frankie Cannibal
Francisco "Frankie Cannibal" Garcia Lead vocals for pioneering L.A. "East Side Sound" Mexican-American one hit wonder brown-eyed-soul/garage rock quartet Cannibal ...
1948
Larry Groce
Folk and children's music singer/songwriter, radio DJ and voice-over artist remembered for his one hit wonder single "Junk Food Junkie"...
1950
Pete Carr
Jesse Willard Carr Guitarist in early Southern rock The Hour Glass with Gregg
1950
Peter Frampton
Blues-rock and pop-rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and bandleader for The Herd, "I Don't Want Our Loving To Die" ...
1951
Paul Carrack
Journeyman keyboards, guitar and vocals for Brit pub rock/blue-eyed soul Ace, "How Long" (#3, 1975), then
1955
Arthur Baker
Club DJ and early hip-hop producer, including New Edition's "Candy Girl" (Dance/Club #17, R&B #1, 1983) and
1966
Kimberley Dahme
Current bassist (since 2002) for reunited 70s-80s arena rock Boston...
1969
Craig Logan
Bassist in Brit teen idol pop boy band Bros, "I Owe You Nothing" (UK #1, 1988), left in 1989 for a career as a produce...
1974
Shavo Odadjian
Bassist for Grammy-winning, Armenian-American hard rock/alt metal System Of A Down, "Aerials" (Mainstream Rock #1, 200...
1978
Jason Stollsteimer
Vocals, guitar, principle songwriter and producer for indie rock The Von Blondies, "C'mon C'mon" (Modern Rock #25, UK ...
1979
Daniel Johns
Frontman, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Aussie alt-grunge-rock Silverchair, "Tomorrow" (Modern Rock #1, 1994)...
1984
Amelle Berrabah
Vocalist who replaced co-founding member Mutya Buena in Brit multi-racial pop girl group Sugababes, "...
1956
Kenny Lyon
Guitarist and music producer, toured and recorded with multiple bands, most notably post-punk rock then teen-pop The Lemonheads...
1949
Walter Lure
Second guitarist and co-songwriter in seminal New York punk rockers Johnny Thunder & the Heartbreakers (one studio LP,...
1935
"Fluke" Holland
W.S. Holland Legendary country and rock 'n' roll drummer, joined Carl Perkins' band in 1954 and played on the original recording of...