VOCALMUSICIAN BIRTHDAYS

Here are the birthdays of singers,

songwriters/composers

& bandleaders who have worked with singers

 

JANUARY

January 1 – XAVIER CUGAT (bandleader, 1900)

January 2 – ROGER MILLER (1936)

January 3 – NELL RANKIN (1924)/STEPHEN STILLS (1945)

January 4 – GRACE BUMBRY (1937)/MICHAEL STIPE (1960)

January 6 – BONNIE FRANKLIN (1944)

January 7 – KENNY LOGGINS (1948)

January 8 – ELVIS PRESLEY (1935)/SHIRLEY BASSEY (1937)/DAVID BOWIE (1947)

January 9 – JOAN BAEZ (1941)/CRYSTAL GAYLE (1951)/DAVE MATTHEWS (1967)

January 10 – JOHN RAITT (1917)/JOHNNIE RAY (1927)/FRANK SINATRA JR. 1944/ROD STEWART (1945)/PAT BENATAR (1953)/

SHAWN COLVIN, 1956

January 12 – THEODOR UPPMAN (1920)/RAY PRICE (1926)/RUTH BROWN (1928)

January 14 – JACK JONES (1938)

January 15 – CHARO (1951)

January 16 – ETHEL MERMAN (1909)/RONNIE MILSAP (1944)/MARILYN HORNE (1934)/SADE (1959)/AALIYAH (1979)

January 17 – EARTHA KITT (1927)

January 18 – JOHNNY BRAGG (The Prisonaires, 1926)/DAVID RUFFIN (1941)

January 19 – PHIL EVERLY (1939)/JANIS JOPLIN (1943)/DOLLY PARTON (1946)/ROBERT PALMER (1949)

January 20 – EVA JESSYE (1895)/GWEN OUTEN (1971)

January 21 – PLΑCIDO DOMINGO (1941)/RICHIE HAVENS (1941)/MAC DAVIS (1942)

January 22 – WILLIAM WARFIELD (1920)/SAM COOKE (1935)/STEVE PERRY (1949)

January 23 – CHITA RIVERA (1933)/ANITA POINTER (1948)

January 24 – NEIL DIAMOND (1941)/AARON NEVILLE (1941)

January 25 – FLORENCE MILLS (1896)

January 27 – WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (composer, 1756)/WILL COOK (composer, 1869)/JEROME KERN (composer, 1885)

January 29 – HUDDIE “LEADBELLY” LEDBETTER (1885)/JONNY LANG (1981)

January 30 – DOROTHY MALONE (1925)/PHIL COLLINS (1951)/JEANNIE HOLLOWAY-CARTER

January 31 – MARIO LANZA (1921)/CAROL CHANNING (1921)

 

FEBRUARY

February 1 – DON EVERLY (1937)/RICK JAMES (1948)/LISA MARIE PRESLEY (1968)

February 2 – GRAHAM NASH (1942)

February 3 – MABEL MERCER (1900)

February 4 – ELLA SHEPPARD (original Fisk Jubilee Singer, 1851)/NATALIE IMBRUGLIA (1975)

February 6 – BOB MARLEY (1945)/NATALIE COLE (1950)

February 7 – EUBIE BLAKE (composer, 1883)

February 8 – BRANITA GRIFFIN-HENSON (1959)

February 9 – CARMEN MIRANDA (1909)/KATHRYN GRAYSON (1922)/CAROLE KING (songwriter, 1942)/BARBARA LEWS (1943)

February 10 – JIMMY DURANTE (1893)/CHICK WEBB (bandleader, 1909)/LEONTYNE PRICE (1927)/ROBERTA FLACK (1939)

February 11 – SHERYL CROW (1963)/BRANDY (1979)

February 12 – ROBERT TODD DUNCAN (1903)/ROBERTA MARTIN (1907)

February 13 – TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD (1919)/PETER GABRIEL (1950)

February 14 – AIDA OVERTON WALKER (1880)/MARY DAWSON (founder of National Negro Opera Co, 1894)/FLORENCE HENDERSON (1934)/GREGORY HINES (1946)

February 15 – MELISSA MANCHESTER (1951)/LARRY THOMAS/JANE CHILD (1967)

February 16 – PATTY ANDREWS (1920)/SONNY BONO (songwriter, 1935)

February 17 – JOHN STODDART (1971)

February 18 – JOHN TRAVOLTA (1954)

February 19 – WILLIAM “SMOKEY” ROBINSON (1940)/SEAL (1963)

February 20 – BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON (1902)/RUBY ELZY (1908)/BETTYE MILLER (1928)/NANCY WILSON (1937)/SANDY DUNCAN (1946)

February 21 – NINA SIMONE (1933)

February 23 – GEORG FREDERIC HΔNDEL (1685)

February 24 – ENRICO CARUSO (1873)/MICHEL LEGRAND (songwriter, 1932)/BILLY ZANE (1966)

February 25 – IDA COX (1896)/GEORGE HARRISON (1943)

February 26 – SISSIERETTA JONES (1869)/TONY RANDALL (1920)/FATS DOMINO (1928)/JOHNNY CASH (1932)/ERYKAH BADU (1972)

February 27 – MARIAN ANDERSON (1897)/ELISABETH WELCH (1904)/CARL ANDERSON (1945)/ROZONDA “CHILI” THOMAS (1972)

February 28 – BERNADETTE PETERS (1948)

February 29 – DINAH SHORE (1916)

 

MARCH

March 1 – GLEN MILLER (bandleader, 1904)/HARRY BELAFONTE (1927)/ROGER DALTREY (1944)

March 2 – DESI ARNAZ (1917)/KAREN CARPENTER (1950)/JON BON JOVI (1962)

March 4 – ANTONIO VIVALDI (composer, 1678)/MIRIAM MAKEBA (1932)

March 5 – ANDY GIBB (1958)

March 6 – KIRI TE KANAWA (1944)/KIKI DEE (1947)

March 7 – DENYCE GRAVES (1964)

March 8 – MICKEY DOLENZ (1945)

March 9 – KEELY SMITH (1932)/RAUL JULIA (1940)/JEFFREY OSBORNE (1948)

March 10 – DEAN TORRENCE (1940)/JASMINE GUY (1964)

March 11 – BOBBY McFERRIN (1950)

March 12 – GORDON MacRAE (1921)/AL JARREAU (1940)/LIZA MINNELLI (1946)/JAMES TAYLOR (1948)

March 13 – NEIL SEDAKA (1939)

March 15 – HARRY JAMES (bandleader, 1916)/JEAN CARNE (1947)/SLY STONE (1944)

March 17 – NAT “KING” COLE (1919)

March 18 – GEORGE SCOTT (1929)/CHARLIE PRIDE (1938)/WILSON PICKETT (1941)/IRENE CARA (1959)/DANA OWENS (Queen Latifah, 1970)

March 20 – ROSETTA THARPE (1915)

March 21 – JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (composer, 1685)/MODEST MUSSORGSKY composer, (1839)/ SON HOUSE (1902), ROSEMARY STONE (1945)

March 22 – STEPHEN SONDHEIM (composer, 1930)/GEORGE BENSON (1943)/ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (composer, 1948)

March 23 – CHAKA KHAN (1943)

March 25 – BΙLA BARTΣK (1881)/ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942)/ELTON JOHN (1947)

March 26 – JAMES CAAN (1939)/STEVEN TYLER (1948)/VICKI LAWRENCE (1949)

March 27 – SARAH VAUGHAN (1924)/MARIAH CAREY (1970)

March 28 – LEDISI

March 29 – PEARL BAILEY (1918)

March 30 – FRANKIE LAINE (1913)/ERIC CLAPTON (1945)/NORAH JONES (1979)

March 31 – JOSEPH HAYDN (composer, 1732)/SHIRLEY JONES (1934)

 

APRIL

April 1 – ALBERTA HUNTER (1895)/GIL SCOTT-HERON (songwriter, 1949)

April 2 – MARVIN GAYE (1939)/EMMYLOU HARRIS (1947)

April 3 – DORIS DAY (1924)/WAYNE NEWTON (1942)/TONY ORLANDO (1944)

April 4 – MUDDY WATERS (1915)/ROBERT DOWNEY JR. (1965)

April 6 – FRANCES LANGFORD (1913)

April 7 – BILLIE HOLIDAY (1915)/JANIS IAN (1951)

April 8 – CARMEN McRAE (1920)/JULIAN LENNON (1963)

April 9 – PAUL ROBESON (1898)

April 11 – NOAH RYDER (choral conductor, 1914)/JOEL GREY (1932)/JOSS STONE (1987)

April 12 – DAVID CASSIDY (1950)/VINCE GILL (1957)

April 13 – HOWARD KEEL (1919)/AL GREEN (1946)

April 14 – LORETTA LYNN (1935)

April 15 – BESSIE SMITH (1894)/ROY CLARK (1933)/ANGIE PHILLIPS (1968)

April 16 – FLORA BATSON (1864)/CAROL BRICE (1918)/ED TOWNSEND (lyricist, 1929)/BOBBY VINTON (1935)/DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1939)/SELENA (1971)

April 18 – GEORGE SHIRLEY (1934)

April 19 – TIM CURRY (1946)

April 20 - LIONEL HAMPTON (bandleader, 1908)/LUTHER VANDROSS (1951)

April 21 – CLARA WARD (1924)

April 22 – GEORGIA GORDON TAYLOR, original Fisk Jubilee Singer (1855)/GLEN CAMPBELL (1936)/PETER FRAMPTON (1950)

April 23 – ROY ORBISON (1936)

April 24 – BARBRA STREISAND (1942)

April 25 – ELLA FITZGERALD (1918)/DONNA REDD (1959)

April 26 – MA RAINEY (1886)/CAROL BURNETT (1933)

April 27 – CORETTA SCOTT KING (1927)/SHEENA EASTON (1959)

April 28 – ANN-MARGRET (1941)

April 29 – DUKE ELLINGTON (composer/bandleader, 1899)/TAMMI TERRELL (1945)

 

MAY

May 1 – KATE SMITH (1909)/BIG MAYBELLE (1924)/SHIRLEY HORN (1934)/RITA COOLIDGE (1945)

May 2 – ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1936)/LESLEY GORE (1946)

May 3 – SHELTON BROOKS (composer, 1886)/BING CROSBY (1903)/PETE SEEGER (1919)/JAMES BROWN (1933)/FRANKIE VALLI (1937)/CHRISTOPHER CROSS (songwriter, 1951)

May 5 – JOHNNIE TAYLOR (1938)/TAMMY WYNETTE (1942)

May 7 – JOHANNES BRAHMS (composer, 1833)/TERESA BREWER (1931)

May 8 – ROBERT JOHNSON (1911)/TONI TENNILLE (1943)

May 9 – BILLY JOEL (1949)

May 10 – PAUL “BONO” HEWSON (1960)

May 11 – IRVING BERLIN (composer, 1888)/LOUIS FARRAKHAN (1933)

May 12 – BURT BACHARACH (songwriter, 1929)/STEVE WINWOOD (1948)

May 13 – RITCHIE VALENS (1941)/MARY WELLS (1943)/STEVE WONDER (1950)

May 14 – BOBBY DARIN (1936)

May 16 – BETTY CARTER (1930)

May 18 – BIG JOE TURNER (1911)/PERRY COMO (1912)

May 21 – THOMAS “FATS” WALLER (1904)/DORIS AKERS (1923)

May 23 – SCATMAN CROTHERS (1910)/ROSEMARY CLOONEY (1928)

May 24 – BOB DYLAN (songwriter, 1941)/PATTI LABELLE (1944)

May 25 – BEVERLY SILLS (1929)/LESLIE UGGAMS (1943)/LAURYN HILL (1975)

May 26 – MAMIE SMITH (1883)/AL JOLSON (1886)/PEGGY LEE (1920)/LENNY KRAVITZ (1964)

May 27 – JUNIOR PARKER (1932)/ANDRE “3000” BENJAMIN (1975)

May 28 – GLADYS KNIGHT (1944)

May 29 – MELISSA ETHERIDGE (1961)

May 30 – WYNNONA JUDD (1964)

May 31 – SHIRLEY VERRETT (1931)

 

JUNE

June 1 – PAT BOONE (1934)/ALANIS MORISSETTE (1974)

June 2 – MARVIN HAMLISCH (composer, 1944)/RACHELLE FERRELL

June 3 – MEMPHIS MINNIE (1897)/JOSEPHINE BAKER (1906)/CURTIS MAYFIELD (1942)/DENIECE WILLIAMS (1951)

June 4 – ROBERT MERRILL (1919)/SAM HARRIS (1961)

June 5 – BRIAN McKNIGHT (1969)

June 6 - LEVI STUBBS (lead singer of The Four Tops, 1936)

June 7 – DEAN MARTIN (1917)/TOM JONES (1940)/PRINCE (1958)

June 8 – BOZ SCAGGS (1944)

June 9 – COLE PORTER (composer, 1891)/JOHNNY ACE (1929)/JACKIE WILSON (1934)

June 10 – JUDY GARLAND (1922)

June 11 - THORNTON JAMES 'pOOKIE" HUDSON (1934)

June 12 – VIC DAMONE (1928)/JIM NABORS (1932)

June 14 – THOMAS A. DORSEY (“Father of gospel music,” 1899)/BURL IVES (1909)/JUNIOR WALKER (1931)

June 15 – ERROL GARNER (composer, 1923)

June 17 – JAMES WELDON JOHNSON (composer, 1871)/BARRY MANILOW (1946)

June 18 – JEANETTE MacDONALD (1903)/PAUL McCARTNEY (1942)

June 19 – ANN WILSON (Heart, 1953)

June 20 – BENJAMIN MATTHEWS (1933)/DANNY AIELLO (1933)/ANNE MURRAY (1945)/LIONEL RICHIE (1949)

June 21 – HENRY CREAMER (lyricist, 1879)/O.C. SMITH (1936)

June 22 – EVA TAYLOR (1895/CYNDI LAUPER (1953)

June 23 – WILLIE MAE SMITH (1904)/HELEN HUMES (1913)/JUNE CARTER CASH (1929)

June 25 – GEORGE MICHAEL (1963)

June 26 – CHRIS ISAAK (1956)

June 28 – RICHARD RODGERS (composer, 1902)

June 29 – EMMA HACKLEY (1867)/LITTLE EVA (1943)

June 30 – LENA HORNE (1917)/TED ROSS (1934)/THOMAS DIXON TYLER (1952)

 

JULY

July 1 – WILLIE DIXON (1915)/DEBORAH HARRY (1945)

July 3 – JOHNNY HARTMAN (1923)

July 4 – MITCH MILLER (bandleader, 1911)/JEFF WATSON

July 5 – SMILEY LEWIS (1913)/HUEY LEWIS (1951)

July 6 – BILL HALEY (1925)/MERV GRIFFIN (1925)/DELLA REESE (1932)/BESSIE GRIFFIN/PHYLLIS HYMAN (1949)

July 8 – LOUIS JORDAN (1908)/BILLY ECKSTINE (1914)/STEVE LAWRENCE (1935)

July 9 – JESTER HAIRSTON (choral composer)

July 10 – NOBLE SISSLE (lyricist)/ARLO GUTHRIE (1947)

July 11 – SUZANNE VEGA (1959)

July 12 – OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II (composer, 1895)/CHRISTINE McVIE (1943)

July 13 – ELIZABETH T. GREENFIELD (1817)/GERALD LEVERT (1966)

July 14 – WOODY GUTHRIE (1912)

July 17 – JIMMY SCOTT (1925)/DIAHANN CARROLL (1935)/PHOEBE SNOW (1952)

July 18 – MARTHA REEVES (1941)

July 19 – VIKKI CARR (1941)

July 21 – KAY STARR (1922)/CAT STEVENS (1948)

July 22 – BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON (1897)/BOBBY SHERMAN (1943)/DON HENLEY (1947)

July 26 – VIVIAN VANCE (1912)

July 27 – BOBBIE GENTRY (1944)/MAUREEN McGOVERN ((1949)

July 28 – RUDY VALLEE (1901)

July 30 – PAUL ANKA (1941)

 

AUGUST

August 3 – ABBIE MITCHELL (1884)/EDDIE JEFFERSON (1918)/TONY BENNETT (1926)

August 4 – LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1901)/WINGS OVER JORDAN CHOIR (founded 1937)

August 5 – ERNESTINE “TINY” DAVIS (1907)

August 6 – ABBEY LINCOLN (1930)

August 8 – MEL TILLIS (1932)

August 9 – WHITNEY HOUSTON (1963)

August 10 – EDDIE FISHER (1928)/RONNIE SPECTOR (1947)/PATTI AUSTIN (1948)

August 12 – LILLIAN EVANS EVANTI (1890)/GLADYS BENTLEY (1907)

August 13 – FRANCESCO ALBANESE (1912)/DON HO (1938)/KATHLEEN BATTLE (1948)

August 14 – DAVID CROSBY (1941)

August 16 – AL HIBBLER/EYDIE GORME (1932), JAMES "JT" TAYLOR (1953)

August 17 – JOHN LEE HOOKER (1917)/MAYSA LEAK

August 19 – TRACY HAMLIN

August 20 – ISAAC HAYES (1942)

August 21 – COUNT BASIE (bandleader, 1904)/KENNY ROGERS (1938)

August 22 – CLAUDE DEBUSSY (composer, 1862)/JOHN LEE HOOKER (1917)

August 23 – UNDINE MOORE (composer/choral director, 1904)/WYNONA CARR (1924)/RICK SPRINGFIELD (1949)

August 25 – RUBY KEELER (1909)/VAN JOHNSON (1916)/LEONARD BERNSTEIN (composer, 1918)

August 26 – JIMMY RUSHING (1902)

August 27 – DARYL DRAGON (songwriter, 1942)

August 28 – SHANIA TWAIN (1965)/LeANN RIMES (1982)

August 29 – DINAH WASHINGTON (1924)

August 31 – VAN MORRISON (songwriter, 1945)

 

SEPTEMBER

September 1 – CONWAY TWITTY (1933)/WEBSTER LEWIS (songwriter-arranger-producer, 1943)/BARRY GIBB (1946)

September 2 – EDITH WILSON (1896)

September 3 – DOROTHY LEIGH MAYNOR (1910)/KITTY CARLISLE HART (1910)

September 4 – BEYONCΙ KNOWLES (1981)

September 5 – CAROL LAWRENCE (1934)/FREDDIE MERCURY (1946)

September 7 – BUDDY HOLLY (songwriter, 1936)/GLORIA GAYNOR (1949)

September 8 – ROLAND HAYES (1887)/PATSY CLINE (1932)/PINK (1979)

September 9 – OTIS REDDING (1941)/BILLY PRESTON (1946)

September 10 – JOSΙ FELICIANO (1945)

September 11 – HARRY CONNICK JR (1967)

September 12 – MAURICE CHEVALIER (1888)/BARRY WHITE (1944)

September 13 – CHARLES BROWN (1922)/MEL TORME (1925)/NELL CARTER (1948)/PETER CETERA (1944)

September 15 – BOBBY SHORT (1924)

September 16 – B.B. KING (1925)/JON HENDRICKS (1921)

September 18 – FRANKIE AVALON (1939)

September 19 – PAUL WILLIAMS (songwriter, 1940)/BILL MEDLEY (Righteous Brother, 1940)/”MAMA” CASS ELLIOTT (1943)/TRISHA YEARWOOD (1964)

September 20 – FISK JUBILEE SINGERS (formed today in 1866)

September 22 – VIRGINIA CAPERS (1925)

September 23 – RAY CHARLES (1930)/JULIO IGLESIAS (1943)

September 24 – ANTHONY NEWLEY (1931)

September 26 – GEORGE GERSHWIN (composer, 1898)/OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (1948)

September 29 – GENE AUTRY (1907)/JERRY LEE LEWIS (1935)/MADELINE KAHN (1942)

September 30 – JOHNNY MATHIS (1935)/MARILYN McCOO (1943)/JOHNNY BUTLER III

 

OCTOBER

October 1 – JULIE ANDREWS (1935)/DONNY HATHAWAY (1946)

October 2 – STING (1951)

October 3 – GWEN STEFANI (1969)/INDIA.ARIE (1975)

October 7 – TONI BRAXTON (1968)

October 9 – JOHN LENNON (1940)/THE CARAVANS (founded, 1952)

October 10 – IVORY JOE HUNTER (1914)/GIUSEPPI VERDI (composer, 1813)/THELONIOUS MONK (composer, 1917)

October 11 – ROBERT DETT (composer/NANM founder, 1882)/DARYL HALL (1949)

October 12 – LUCIANO PAVAROTTI (1935)/SAM MOORE (1935)

October 13 – NIPSEY RUSSELL (1924)/PAUL SIMON (1941)/ROBERT LAMM (1944)/LEONA MITCHELL (1949)/MARIE OSMOND (1959)

October 16 – HENRY LEWIS (opera/symphony conductor, 1932)

October 17 – RITA HAYWORTH (1918)/ZIGGY MARLEY (1970)

October 18 – ANITA O’DAY (1919)/GEORGE MacRAE (1944)/LAURA NYRO (1947)

October 20 – ADELAIDE HALL (1901)

October 24 – MONICA (1980)

October 25 – GEORGES BIZET (composer, 1838)/HELEN REDDY (1941)

October 26 – MAHALIA JACKSON (1911)

October 28 – BENJAMIN WILKES (1917)/CLEO LAINE (1927)

October 29 – GEORGE W. JOHNSON (singer, recording pioneer, 1846)/FANNIE BRICE (1891)

October 31 – ETHEL WATERS (1896)

 

NOVEMBER

November 1 – SIPPIE WALLACE (1898)/VICTORIA DE LOS ANGELES (1923)/LYLE LOVETT (1957)

November 3 - LULU

November 5 – ETTA MOTEN BARNETT (1901)/ November 5 – ART GARFUNKEL (1941)/BRYAN ADAMS (1959)

November 6 – JUANITA HALL (1901)/BEVERLY WOLFF (1928)/GLENN FRYE

November 7 – Dame JOAN SUTHERLAND (1926)/JONI MITCHELL

November 8 – EARTHA WHITE (1876)/PATTI PAGE (1927)/MINNIE RIPERTON (1947)/BONNIE RAITT (1949)/RICKIE LEE JONES (1954)

November 9 – DOROTHY DANDRIDGE (1922)

November 11 – LaVERN BAKER (1929)

November 12 – NATIONAL NEGRO OPERA COMPANY (1941) founded by MADAME LILLIAN EVANTI

November 13 – DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS founded (1928)

November 14 – DICK POWELL (1904)/VALERIE WELLINGTON (1959)

November 15 – PETULA CLARK

November 16 – W.C. HANDY (composer, 1873)/JESSE STONE (bandleader, songwriter, 1901), DIANA KRALL (1963)

November 19 – TOMMY DORSEY (bandleader, 1905)

November 20 – KAYE BALLARD (1926)

November 21 – GOLDIE HAWN (1945)

November 22 – CAMILLE NICKERSON (composer, 1888)/HOAGIE CARMICHAEL (1899)/BENJAMIN BRITTEN (composer, 1913)/THOMASINA PETRUS (1955)

November 23 – BETTY EVERETT (1939)/BRUCE HORNSBY (1954)

November 25 – ETTA JONES (1928)/AMY GRANT (1960)

November 26 – ROBERT GOULET (1933)/TINA TURNER (1939)

November 27 – EDDIE RABBIT (1941)/JIMI HENDRIX (1942)

November 28 – ALEXANDER GODUNOV (composer)/VANESSA R. WILLIAMS

November 29 – LUCILLE HEGAMINE (1897)

November 30 – BROWNIE McGHEE (1913)/ROBERT GUILLAUME (1937)/MANDY PATINKIN (1952)/SHUGGIE OTIS (1953)/JUNE POINTER (1953)/RICHARD SMALLWOOD (1948)

 

DECEMBER

December 1 – MARY MARTIN (1913)/LOU RAWLS (1936)/BETTE MIDLER (1945)

December 2 – HENRY T. BURLEIGH (1866)/MARIA CALLAS (1923)/MICHAEL McDONALD (1952)

December 3 – ANDY WILLIAMS (1930)

December 4 – CASSANDRA WILSON (1955)

December 5 – LITTLE RICHARD (1932)/JAMES CLEVELAND (1932)/JIM MESSINA (1947)/DAWN E. ROBINSON (1964)

December 6 – ANNE WIGGINS BROWN (1915)

December 7 – LOUIS PRIMA (1910)

December 8 – JEAN SIBELIUS (1865)/SAMMY DAVIS JR (1925)/JIM MORRISON (1943)/GREGG ALLMAN (947)

December 9 – DONNY OSMOND (1957)/JAKOB DYLAN (1969)

December 11 – BIG MAMA THORNTON (1926)/RITA MORENO (1931)/BRENDA LEE (1944)/JERMAINE JACKSON (1954)

December 12 – FRANK SINATRA (1915)/JOE WILLIAMS (1918)/CONNIE FRANCIS (1938)/DIONNE WARWICK (1941)/SHEILA E (1957)

December 15 – ANDY RAZAF (lyricist, 1895)

December 16 – LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (composer, 1770)/EVERETT P. WILLIAMS JR

December 17 – EDDIE KENDRICKS (1939)

December 18 – CHRISTINA AGUILERA (1980)

December 19 - MARIA FREEMAN, soprano

December 20 – IVIE ANDERSON (1905)

December 22 – MAURICE & ROBIN GIBB (1949)

December 23 – ESTHER PHILLIPS (1935)

December 24 – RICKY MARTIN (1971)

December 25 – CAB CALLOWAY (1907)/JIMMY BUFFETT (1946)/BARBARA MANDRELL (1948)/DIDO (1970)

December 26 – UNA MAE CARLISLE

December 28 – EARL “FATHA” HINES (composer, 1905)/ROEBUCK ”POPS” STAPLES (1914)

December 30 – DAVY JONES (1945)

December 31 – ODETTA (1930)/JOHN DENVER (1943)/DONNA SUMMER (1948)

 

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