Sunday, June 20, 2021

Today's

births - June 20

Birth Year Name Full name Bio
1907
Jimmy Driftwood
James Corbitt Morris Legendary and prolific country, folk-pop and roots rock songwriter, wrote thousands of songs (of which some 300 were recorded), often w...
1920
Danny Cedrone
Donato Joseph Cedrone Rock 'n' roll guitarist with Bill Haley & His Comets, played lead on all their hits including "Rock Around The Clo...
1924
Chet Atkins
Chester Burton Atkins Eleven-time Grammy-winning country-pop guitarist, songwriter, sessionman, producer and solo artist, "Yakety Axe" (Country #4, 1965), cr...
1928
Eric Dolphy
Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. Avant-garde "free jazz" flute, alto sax and clarinet musician, influenced jazz-rock fusionists, died suddenly from a diabetic coma on 6...
1936
Billy Guy
Bass singer for R&B/doo wop/soul-pop The Coasters, "Yakety Yak"...
1936
Mickie Most
Michael Peter Hayes Producer for The Animals, Herman's Hermits,
1937
Jerry Keller
One hit wonder pop singer/songwriter, "Here Comes Summer" (#14, UK #1, 1959), wrote several minors hit for others and soundtracks, TV c...
1942
Brian Wilson
Leader, keyboards, bass guitar, lead and backing harmony vocals and chief songwriter for surf-pop-rock
1945
Anne Murray
Grammy-winning, Nova Scotia-born country-pop and adult contemporary singer, "You Needed Me" (#1, 1978)...
1948
Alan Longmuir
With his younger brother, Derek, founding member and bassist for Scottish tartan-clad, teen-pop 70s boy group ...
1948
Don Airey
Long and varied journeyman career as keyboard sessionman and bandmember for Hammer, Rainbow, ...
1949
Lionel Richie
Saxophone and vocals for R&B/soul-funk The Commodores, "Three Times A Lady" (#1, 1978), then hugely successful R&a...
1954
Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Sobolewski Founding member and only bassist for hard rock megastars Van Halen,...
1958
Simon Underwood
Bassist for post-punk Pigbag, "Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag" (Dance/Club #56, UK #3, 1981)...
1958
Kelly Johnson
Founding member, vocals and lead guitar for early all-girl heavy metal group Painted Lady, which became Girlsc...
1960
Chris Gibson
Percussion and vocals with brothers Patrick and Alex in R&B/disco-salsa The Gibson Brothe...
1960
John Taylor
Bassist for New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (...
1967
Jerome Fontamillas
Guitars, keyboards and vocals with several industrial and alt rock bands in the 90s, in 2000 joined Grammy-winning alt rock/Christian r...
1968
Murphy Karges
Bassist for funk-pop-rock Sugar Ray, "Fly" (#1, 1997)...
1971
Twiggy Ramirez
Jeordie Osbourne White Bassist for industrial-pop-metal/shock rock Marilyn Manson, "The Dope Show" (Mainstream Rock #12, 1998), later
1972
Chino Moreno
Vocals for Grammy-winning alt heavy metal Deftones, "Change (In The House Of Flies)" (Mainstream Rock #9, 2000), ranke...
1977
Amos Lee
Ryan Anthony Massaro School teacher and bartender turned folk, rock and soul singer-songwriter, toured as an opening act for numerous top artists, including...
1979
Charlotte Hatherly
Founding member, guitar and backing vocals for Irish neo-punk/pop-rock Ash, "Goldfinger" (UK #5, 1996)...
1947
Dolores "LaLa" Brooks
Dolores Brooks (Sakinah Muhammad) Early member and lead vocals for influential Afro-American, Phil Spector-controlled girl group The Crystals