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Mike Tinsley born 16 December 1940

Mike Tinsley (born Michael Tinsley,16 December 1940, Portsmouth, Hants. UK ) was the original lead singer with Hedgehoppers Anonymous.The story begins in November 1959 in rural Cambridgeshire where...

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Toni Iordache born 17 December 1942

Toni Iordache (December 17, 1942 – February 1988) was a Romani-Romanian lăutar and one of the most famous cimbalom (Romanian: ţambal) players in the world. He was nicknamed the God of the Cimbalom and...

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Charlie Ryan born 19 December 1915

Charles "Charlie" Ryan (December 19, 1915 in Graceville, Minnesota – February 16, 2008 in Spokane, Washington) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing and first recording the...

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Cousin Joe born 20 December 1907

Cousin Joe Pleasant (December 20, 1907 — October 2, 1989) was an American blues and jazz singer, later famous for his 1940s recordings with clarinetist Sidney Bechet and saxophonist Mezz Mezzrow. Prior...

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Luise King born 21 December 1913

Luise King (21 December 1913 – 4 August 1997) was a member of  an American big band-era vocal group consisting of six sisters: Alyce, Donna, Luise, Marilyn, Maxine, and Yvonne King.The group began with...

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Lillian "Lil" Green born 22 December 1919

Lillian "Lil" Green (December 22, 1919 – April 14, 1954) was an American blues singer and songwriter. She was among the leading female rhythm and blues singers of the 1940s, possessed with an ability...

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Freddy Gardner born 23 December 1910

Freddy Gardner (born Frederick James Gardner December 23, 1910, London, England. d: July 26, 1950) was a leading British jazz and dance band musician during the 1930s and '40's.His father sold artist's...

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Lulu Belle born 24 December 1913

Myrtle Eleanor (Lulu Belle) Cooper (December 24, 1913 – February 8, 1999) and Scott Greene Wiseman (November 8, 1908 – January 31, 1981), known professionally as Lulu Belle and Scotty, were one of the...

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John Hughey born 27 December 1933

John Hughey (December 27, 1933 – November 18, 2007) was an American musician. He was known for his work as a session pedal steel guitar player for various country music acts, most notably Vince Gill...

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Johnny Otis born 28 December 1921

Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes; December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer,...

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Little Joe Cook born 29 December1922

 Joseph Cook (December 29, 1922 – April 15, 2014), known as Little Joe Cook, was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of Little Joe & The...

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John Hartford born 30 December 1937

John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) was an American folk, country and bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics,...

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Odetta born 31 December 1930

Odetta Holmes, (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008) known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil...

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Eric Winstone born 1 January 1915

Eric Winstone (b. 1 January 1915, London, England. d. 2 May 1974, Pagham, Sussex, England) was a popular bandleader and composer from the 30s through to the 70s.Winstone worked as a clerk at the Gas...

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Judd Proctor born 2 January 1932

Judd Proctor ( b Doncaster, England, 2nd Jan 1932), is a UK jazz guitar pioneer, banjoist and composer, who was considered in the British recording world to have the fastest left hand in the business....

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Gene Summers born 3 January 1939

Gene Summers (born January 3, 1939 in Dallas, Texas) is an American rock/rockabilly singer and entertainer. Gene Summers was an only child, born in 1939 in Dallas, but he went to school in Duncanville,...

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Carroll Gibbons born 4 January 1903

 Carroll Gibbons (January 4, 1903 – May 10, 1954) was an American-born pianist, bandleader and popular composer who made his career primarily in England during the British dance band era. He was born...

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Don Rondo born 5 January 1930

Don Rondo (January 5, 1930 – January 27, 2011), born Donald Rondeau, was an American singer of popular music ballads during the mid-1950s, known for his distinctive baritone voice. Born in Ware,...

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Dave Sampson born 9 January 1941

Dave Sampson (9 January 1941 – 5 March 2014) was an English rock singer.Perhaps somewhat unfairly lumbered with the one-hit wonder tag, Dave Sampson made a minor impression on the British charts with...

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Sal Mineo born 10 January 1939

Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr. (January 10, 1939 – February 12, 1976), was an American film and theatre actor, known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel...

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