Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Today's

births - September 30

Birth Year Name Full name Bio
1913
Cholly Atkins
Charles Atkinson Vaudeville performer, legendary Cotton Club and Apollo Theater choreographer and Swing-era tap dancer with Louis Armstrong
1917
Buddy Rich
Bernard Rich Virtuoso jazz drummer known as the "King of the Drum Solo" over a seven decade career in big band, bop, swing and straight jazz, highly...
1933
Cissy Houston
Emily Drinkard R&B/soul singer in gospel-soul family group The Drinkard Singers, then vocal team The Group backe...
1935
Johnny Mathis
John Royce Mathis Jazz-pop adult contemporary vocalist, "Chances Are" (#1, 1957) and "Too Much Too Little Too Late (#1, 1978) plus 18 other Top 40 hits, ...
1940
Dewey Martin
Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff Canadian drummer with country-rock The Dillards, then co-founded folk-rock
1942
Frankie Lymon
Franklin Joseph Lymon Teenage lead singer and frontman for The Teenagers, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (#6, 1956), died from a drug overdose ...
1942
Gus Dudgeon
Record producer, primarily for The Beach Boys,
1943
Marilyn McCoo
Lead vocals for mainstream R&B/soul-pop The 5th Dimension, "Wedding Bell Blues" (#1, 1969), then Grammy-winning so...
1946
Sylvia Peterson
Vocals for top-tier 60s New York girl group The Chiffons, "He's So Fine" (#1, 1963), retired from the group in the mid...
1947
Marc Bolan
Mark Field Guitarist, songwriter and frontman for proto-glam-rock T. Rex, "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" (#10, 1971), released several...
1952
John Lombardo
Co-founder, guitarist and songwriter for folk-pop 10,000 Maniacs, l...
1953
Deborah Allen
Deborah Lynn Thurmond Country-pop backing singer for Roy Orbison and Tennessee Ernie Ford, then three Country Top 10 duet s...
1954
Lesley Beach
Saxophone for Brit reggae-pop-ska band Amazulu, "Too Good To Be Forgotten" (UK #5, 1986)...
1954
Patrice Rushen
Grammy-winning R&B/jazz-pop pianist, producer, composer and vocalist, "Forget Me Nots" (#23, R&B #4, 1982), music professor, se...
1956
Basia Trzetrzelewska
Polish jazz-pop female vocalist in the Latin dance-pop jazz trio Matt Bianco, then solo, "Time And Tide" (#26, 1988) a...
1958
Biggie Tembo
Tembo Marasha Zimbabwean singer and frontman for influential The Bhundu Boys, the band created "jit" music mixing rock 'n' roll and ...
1962
Brian Bonhomme
Guitar and vocals for New Wave swing/pop Roman Holliday, "Don't Try To Stop It" (#68, UK #14, 1983)...
1964
Robby Takac
Bassist for alt-rock Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris" (#1, 1998)...
1964
Trey Anastasio
Ernest Joseph Anastasio III Guitarist, songwriter and de facto frontman for improv-rock jam band Phish, "Free" (Mainstream Rock #11, 1996), solo...
1965
Matt Fallon
Matthew Frankel Original lead vocalist for New Jersey-based hair metal/pop-metal Skid Row ("I Remember You," #6, 1989), left in 1987 t...
1984
Keisha Buchanan
Singer in Brit multi-racial pop girl group Sugababes, "Hole In The Head" (Dance/Club #1, 2004)...
1986
Ben Lovett
Welsh multi-instrumentalist and member of Grammy-winning Brit folk-rock Mumford & Sons, "I Will Wait" (#12, Alt Rock #...