1940 – Eden Kane
English pop singer and former teen idol Eden Kane who had the 1961 UK No.1 ‘Well I Ask You’. He is the brother musicians Peter Sarstedt and Clive Sarstedt.
1940 – Ray Davis
American musician Ray Davis the original bass singer and one of the founding members of The Parliaments, and subsequently the bands Parliament, and Funkadelic. Davis died in New Brunswick, New Jersey on July 5, 2005, at the age of 65, of respiratory problems.
1940 – Astrud Gilberto
Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto Her version of ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965.
1943 – Chad Allan
Chad Allan who was the founding member and original lead singer of the Canadian rock band Guess Who who had the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.19 single ‘American Woman’.
1943 – Vangelis
Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music Evangelos Papathanassiou, (Vangelis). He is best known for his 1981 Academy Award–winning score for the film Chariots Of Fire.
1945 – Speedy Keen
Songwriter, vocalist, drummer and keyboard player Speedy Keen, from Thunderclap Newman who had the 1969 UK No.1 & US No.37 single ‘Something In The Air’ which was produced by Pete Townshend. Keen died of heart failure on 21 March 2002 aged 56.
1946 – Terry Jacks
Canadian singer, songwriter Terry Jacks who had the 1974 UK & US No.1 single ‘Seasons In The Sun’.
1947 – Bobby Kimball
Bobby Kimball singer with American rock band Toto who had the 1980s Top 5 hits ‘Hold the Line’, ‘Rosanna’, and ‘Africa’. The band has released 17 studio albums, and has sold over 40 million records worldwide.
1949 – Dave Greenfield
Dave Greenfield, keyboards with the English rock band the Stranglers who had the 1986 UK No.2 single ‘Golden Brown’ and over 20 over other UK Top 40 singles.
1949 – Michael Brecker
Michael Brecker, Brecker Brothers. Notable jazz and rock collaborations included work with Steely Dan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Donald Fagen, Dire Straits, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, John Lennon, Aerosmith, Dan Fogelberg, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Daltrey, and Parliament-Funkadelic. He died on January 13, 2007.
1956 – Patty Donahue
Patty Donahue, singer from experimental post-punk band from Akron, Ohio, The Waitresses best known for the 1982 hit ‘Christmas Wrapping’. Donahue Died of lung cancer 6 December 1996.
1959 – Perry Farrell
American singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction. Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction in 1991; it has since evolved into an annual destination festival. Farrell has also led the alternative rock groups Porno for Pyros and Satellite Party.
1981 – PJ Morton
PJ Morton, American R&B singer, musician, producer and one of the keyboardists in Maroon 5.