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Everyone always focuses on the day this or that musician died, I thought it might be nice to see when they were born, to celebrate them comming into the world and the joy they've given no matter how long aor short a time they were with us.

So without further ado, here is the list for Dec1-15:

Jazz Players

December 1, 1951 Jaco Pastorius
December 2, 1931 Wynton Kelly
December 3, 1932 Webster Young
December 4, 1930 Jim Hall
December 4, 1955 Cassandra Wilson
December 6, 1920 Dave Brubeck
December 8, 1925 Sammy Davis, Jr.
December 9, 1932 Donald Byrd
December 10, 1932 Bob Cranshaw
December 11, 1938 McCoy Tyner
December 12, 1929 Toshiko Akiyoshi
December 12, 1943 Grover Washington, Jr.
December 12, 1944 Alejandro Alex" Acu?a "
December 14, 1920 Clark Terry
December 14, 1931 Phineas Newborn
December 16, 1933 Johnny Hammond" Smith "
December 16, 1937 Joe Farrell
December 16, 1944 John Abercrombie
December 16, 1951 Robben Ford
December 18, 1928 Harold Land
December 20, 1940 Larry Willis
December 21, 1934 Hank Crawford
December 22, 1959 John Patitucci
December 23, 1929 Chet Baker
December 24, 1931 Ray Bryant
December 24, 1944 Woody Shaw
December 25, 1939 Bob James
December 25, 1941 Don Pullen
December 26, 1951 John Scofield
December 28, 1903 Earl Hines

General Musicians

Born ~ December 1st
1951 Jaco Pastorius
1977: Big Bad Brad/Bradford Phillip Delson (lead guitar, Linkin Park)
1975: Sarah Masen (US Contemporary Christian music/Celtic music)
1973: Kate Rusby (UK folk music singer; Pookies/solo)
1963: Sam Reid (Canadian keyboardist; Tokyo/Glass Tiger)
1959: Steve Jansen/Stephen Batt (vocals, drums, percussion; Japan)
1956: Kim Richey (US singer-songwriter)
1956: Julee Cruise (US singer, actress)
1951: Jaco Pastorius (bass player; Weather Report)*21.09.87
1950: Keith Thibodeaux (US actor, drummer; David & the Giants)
1950: Armen Donelian (pianist; Jazz fusion group Cosmology/solo)
1947: Leo Cuypers (Dutch pianist)
1946: Gilbert O'Sullivan/Raymond O'Sullivan (Irish singer, songwriter, pianist)
1945: Bette Midler (actress/vocalist)
1944: Eric Bloom (singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist; Blue Oyster Cult)
1944: Charlie Grima (drums; Wizzard)
1944: John Densmore (drums, author; Doors/Bess Snyder and Co]
1942: Casey Van Beek (US multi-instrumentalist; The Tractors)
1939: Dianne Lennon (Us singer; The Lennon Sisters)
1938: Carlos Garnett (Panamanian tenor saxophonist; Art Blakey/Miles Davis/solo)
1938: Sandy Nelson (US drummer, Teddy Bears)
1934: Billy Paul/Paul Williams (R&B, soul singer)
1933: Lou Rawls/Louis Allen Rawls (jazz-soul-R&B singer/songwriter)*06.01.2006
1933: Jimmy Lyons (American alto saxophonist;Cecil Taylor Unit)*19.05.1986
1930: Matt Monro/Terrence Parsons (UK ballad singer)
1928: Lurlean Hunter (American jazz singer)
1927: Ted Brown (US tenor saxophonist; jazz artist)
1925: Dick Johnson (big band clarinetist;The Artie Shaw Orchestra)
1923: Wessel Ilcken (Dutch jazz drummer)*13.07.1957
1921: John Bunch (US Hoosier jazz pianist)
1919: Ike Isaacs (Burmese jazz guitarist; Stephane Grapelli)*11.01.1996
1913: Mary Martin (American actress, singer; stage musicals)*03.11.1990
1904: Jimmy Lytell (US clarinetist;The Original Memphis Five/band leader)*28.11.1972

December 2nd
1931 Wynton Kelly
1981: Britney Spears (US singer)
1978: Nelly Furtado ()
1971: Donna Matthews [guitar, Elastica]
1970: Jay-Z ()
1970: Treach (Naughty By Nature)
1968: Nate Mendel (bass, Foo Fighters)
1960: Rick Savage (bass player, Def Leppard)
1960: Sydney Youngblood (singer)
1952: Michael McDonald
1943: David Charles Munden (drums; The Tremeloes)
1942: Ted Bluechel [drums, vocals, Association
1941: Tom McGuinness [guitar, vocals, Manfred Mann
1906: Peter Carl Goldmark [invented the long-playing microgroove record in 1945]

December 3rd
1981: Christina Aguiliera [singer]
1979: David Bedingfield [singer]
1971: Montell Jordan (singer)
1968: Montell Jordan [singer]
1967: Adamski aka Adam Tinley [singer]
1952: Duane Roland [guitar, Molly Hatchet]
1951: Mike Stock [Stock, Aitken, Waterman production team]
1951: Nicky Stevens [Brotherhood Of Man]
1949: Mickey Thomas [Jefferson Starship]
1948: Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath/Singer)
1948: John Osbourne [drums, Taste]
1946: Vic Malcolm Geordie
1944: Ralph McTell [folk singer songwriter & children's TV presenter]
1942: Ken Lewis [Ivy League]
1940: John Cale [Velvet Underground]
1927: Andy Williams [US singer]
1879: Sir Herbert Hamilton Harty (Composer)
1667: Michel Pignolet de Monteclair (Composer)
1660: Andre Campra (Composer)

December 4th
1972: Justin Welch [drums, Elastica]
1969: Jay-Z
1964: Andrew Banfield (vocals; Pasadena's).
1962: Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge)
1959: Bob Griffin (The BoDeans)
1951: Gary Rossington [guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd]
1948: Southside Johnny/ John Lyon [vocals, harmonica, The Asbury Jukes]
1947: Terry Woods [Pogues]
1944: Dennis Wilson [Vocals/drums, Beach Boys]
1942: Chris Hillman [Bass/vocals Byrds]
1942: Bob Mosley [Moby Grape]
1940: Freddy Cannon [singer]

December 5th
1980: Zainam Higgins (vocals; Cleopatra)
1971: Craig Gill (drum; Inspiral Carpets)
1968: Glen Graham (Blind Melon)
1965: Johnny Rzeznik (guitar, Goo Goo Dolls)
1960: Jack Russell (Great White)
1960: Les Nemes [bass, Haircut 100]
1952: Andy Kim [singer]
1947: Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield)
1945: Eduardo Delgado [? & The Mysterians]
1938: JJ Cale [guitarist, singer songwriter]
1932: Little Richard (pianist/vocals)
1899: Sonny Boy Williamson II/Aleck "Rice" Miller [US blues singer]

December 6th
1970: Ulf Ekberg (vocals, producer; Ace Of Base)
1969: Mark Gardener (singer, guitar; Ride)
1967: Hacken Lee (Hong Kong singer)
1962: Ben Watt (vocals, piano, guitar; Everything But The Girl)
1961: Jonathan Melvoin (touring keyboardist; The Smashing Pumpkins)*12.07.1996
1961: David Lovering (drums; The Pixies)
1956: Peter Buck (mandolin, guitar; R.E.M.)
1955: Rick Buckler (drums; Jam/Time UK's/The Gift)
1955: Edward Tudor-Pole (vocals, actor; Tenpole Tudor/presenter on The Crystal Maze )
1950: Joe Hisaishi (Japanese composer, director)
1947: Miroslav Vitous (Czechoslovakian jazz bassist, multi musician; Weather Report/freelance)
1946: Keith West/Keith Hopkins (UK singer, producer; Tomorrow/Teenage Opera)
1944: Willie Hutch/Willie McKinley Hutchinson (vocals, guitar, songwriter;Motown)*19.09.2005
1944: Jonathan King/Kenneth George King (UK music producer, pop mogul, singer)
1944: Fritz Fryer/David Roderick Carney Fryer (guitarist, producer; Four Pennies/Fritz,Mike&Mo)
1943: Mike Smith (singer, keyboard, songwriter; Dave Clark Five/solo)
1928: Bobby Van/Robert Jack Stein (US singer, dancer, trumpet, actor)*31.07.1980
1920: Dave Brubeck (US jazz pianist, composer; Dave Brubeck Quartet)
1916: Hugo Peretti (songwriting and production duo of Hugo & Luigi)*01.05.1986

December 7th
1987: Aaron Carter (US singer)
1977: Dominic Howard (UK drummer; Muse)
1974: Nicole Appleton (Canadian-born singer; All Saints)
1973: Damien Rice (Irish singer/songwriter; Juniper/solo)
1968: Noel Akchote (French guitarist)
1965: Brian Futter (guitar; Catherine Wheel)
1965: Wolfgang Haffner (German drummer; freelance)
1963: Barbara Weathers (lead singer; Atlantic Starr)
1963: Claudia Brücken (German vocalist; Propaganda/Act)
1963: Huw Chadbourne (keyboards; Babybird)
1961: Rob Downes (guitar; Then Jerico)
1960: Matthew Shipp (US free jazz pianist; David S. Ware's Quartet)
1958: Tim Butler (bass player; Love Spit Love/Psychedelic Furs)
1955: Chuck Loeb (US guitarist; jazz & most genres)
1954: Mike Nolan (singer; Bucks Fizz)
1949: Tom Waits (US vocals, harmonium, piano, guitar, organ , actor)
1948: Gary Morris (US singer and actor)
1948: Mads Vinding (Danish bassist; International freelance player)
1945: Marion Rung (Finnish singer)
1944: Daniel Chorzempa (US classical organist, composer)
1942: Harry Chapin (US singer, guitar songwriter)*16.07.1981
1932: Ronnie Boykins (US bass player; Sun Ra Arkestra)*20.04.1980
1921: Clement Barone (Piccolo, flute: Detroit SymphonyOrchestra/Motown sessionist)*28.08.2004
1911: Louis Prima (jazz singer, trumpet player, composer)*24.08.1978
1909: Teddy Hill (US tenor saxophonist, bandleader)*19.05.1978
1904: Konstantin Sokolsky (Russian singer)*May 1991
1902: Cecil Irwin (US tenor saxophonist, big band arranger; Earl Hines bands)*03.05.1935

December 8th
1973: Judith Pronk [Alice Deejay]
1973: Corey Taylor (lead singer; Slipknot).
1972: Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel)
1966: Sinéad O'Connor ()
1966: Bushwick Bill (The Geto Boys)
1962: Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
1959: Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
1957: Phil Collen (guitar, Def Leppard)
1956: Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran)
1953: Colin Routh [Black Lace]
1950: Dan Hartman (singer, keyboards, songwriter; Edgar Winter group)*22.03.1994
1949: Ray Shulman [Simon Dupree And The Big Sound]
1947: Geoff Daking [Blue Magoos]
1947: Gregg Allman (keyboards, guitar, vocals, Allman Brothers)
1946: Graham Knight (bassist; Marmalade)
1944: Mike Botts [drums, Bread]
1943: Jim Morrison (Doors)
1942: Bobby Elliot (drummer, The Hollies)
1939: Jerry Butler (soul singer, Impressions)
1939: James Galway [Irish musician]
1928: Jimmy Smith (Hammond jazz organist)
1925: Sammy Davis, Jr. (singer/performer)

December 9th
1978: Chris Wolstenholme [bass, Muse]
1974: Canibus ()
1972: Frank Wright/Tre Cool (Green Day)
1971: Geoff Barrow (Portishead)
1970: Zak Foley [bassist, EMF]
1970: Jakob Dylan (guitar, vocals, The Wallflowers)
1968: Brian Bell [Weezer]
1958: Nick Seymour (Crowded House)
1957: Donny Osmond (US singer)
1955: Randy Murray (BTO)
1950: Joan Armatrading [singer, songwriter]
1944: Neil Innes [vocals, guitar, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band]
1943: Rick Danko [guitar, vocals, The Band]
1943: John Traynor [Jay and the Americans]
1941: Sam Strain [O'Jays]
1932: Junior Wells [US blues singer, harmonica player]
1930: Buck Henry ()

December 10th
1974: Meg White (The White Stripes)
1972: Brian Molko [Placebo]
1971: Scot Alexander (Dishwalla)
1966: Timothy Christian Riley (Tony! Toni! Tone!)
1965: Joseph Mascis [Dinosaur Jr]
1957: Paul Hardcastle (19)
1954: Geoff Deane [Modern Romance]
1948: Jessica Cleaves [Friends Of Distinction]
1946: Walter Orange (drums, vocals, The Commodores).
1946: Ace Kefford (bass guitar, vocals; Move).
1945: Ralph Viera Tavares (vocals; Tavares).
1926: Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones)
1918: Professor Longhair (US blues pianist)
1910: John Hammond (man who signed Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and others)

December 11th
1972: Easther Bennett [Eternal]
1967: DJ Yella [NWA]
1964: Justin Currie (bass, Del Amitri)
1962: Curtis Williams [Kool & The Gang]
1958: Nikki Sixx (bass, Mötley Crüe)
1957: Mike Mesaros (The Smithereens)
1954: Jermaine Jackson (singer)
1953: Andy Partridge (XTC)
1944: Brenda Lee (singer)
1944: Booker T. Jones (Booker T. and the MGs)
1940: David Gates (Bread)
1931: Rita Moreno (singer/actress)
1926: 'Big' Mama Thornton (Hound Dog)
1916: Perez Prado [singer]

December 12th
1977: Dino Meneghin (The Calling)
1976: Dan Hawkins [guitar, Darkness]
1966: Sinead O'Connor [singer/songwriter]
1968: Danny Boy (House Of Pain)
1967: Nick Dimichino (Nine Days)
1964: Jeff Aaron Brown (vocals; Pasadena's).
1963: Eric Schenkman (guitar, Spin Doctors)
1963: Claudia Brucken [Propaganda
1961: Daniel O'Donnell
1959: Belouis Some / Neville Keighley
1957: Sheila E. (Sheila Escovedo)
1957: Cy Curnin (Fixx)
1949: Paul Rodgers (Free/Bad Company)
1948: Ray Jackson (Lindisfarne)
1947: Ralph Scala [Blue Magoos]
1946: Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
1945: Tony Williams (jazz drummer)
1945: Alan Ward [Rhythm guitar; Honeycombs]
1944: Rob Tyner [MC5]
1943: Mike Smith [Dave Clark Five]
1943: Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
1943: Grover Washington Jr ()
1943: Dave Munden [Tremeloes]
1942: Tim Hauser [Manhattan Transfer]
1942: Mike Heron (Incredible String Band)
1942: Declan Clusky [Bachelors]
1941: Terry Kirkman [Association]
1940: Dionne Warwick (singer)
1935: Reggie Young [session guitarist]
1935: Joan Weber [US singer]
1938: Connie Francis (singer)
1915: Frank 'Francis' Sinatra (singer/actor)
1872: Don Lorenzo Perosi (Italian composer)*12.10.1956

December 13th
1981: Amy Lee [Evanescence]
1975: Tom DeLonge (Blink-182)
1974: Nick McCarthy [guitar, Franz Ferdinand]
1954: Steve Forbert (singer/songwriter)
1952: Berton Averre [Knack]
1951: Tom Hamilton [bass, Aerosmith]
1950: Davy O'List [guitar, Nice]
1949: Randy Owen (lead vocal, rhythm guitar; Alabama)
1949: Tom Verlaine [guitar, vocals, Television]
1948: Ted Nugent (guitarist, Amboy Dukes)
1948: Andy Peebles
1948: Jeff Skunk Baxter [guitar, Doobie Brothers]
1945: Robert Martinez [? & The Mysterians]
1938: Tony Gomez (keyboards; The Foundations)

December 14th
1975: Brian Dalyrimple (Soul For Real)
1966: Tim Skold [bass, Marilyn Manson]
1952: Tamara Daanz (singer)
1958: Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
1958: Peter 'Spider' Stacy (tin whistle, The Pogues)
1949: Cliff Williams (bass, AC/DC)
1946: Jane Birkin [actress, singer]
1946: Joyce Wilson [Dawn]
1946: Jackie McAuley [Them]
1943: Frank Allen [Searchers]
1938: Gary Usher [producer, songwriter, Beach Boys /Them]
1932: Charlie Rich (country star)

December 15th
1979: Edele Lynch [B*Witched]
1961: Nick Beggs [bass, Kajagoogoo]
1955: Paul Simonon (bassist, The Clash)
1949: Don Johnson (actor, singer, Miami Vice)
1946: Harry Ray [Moments]
1946: Carmine Appice [drummer, Vanilla Fudge]
1942: Dave Clark [drummer, singer, Dave Clark Five]
1939: Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes)
1938: Jerry Wallace [US singer]
1922: Alan Freed [American DJ]
1919: Max Yasgur [owner of the Woodstock farm]
1891: A.P. Carter/Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter (Country musician)*07.11.1960

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No one born after December 15th?

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
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Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon

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I am December 31st, so you can send me greetings for a Happy New year at least :).

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The list was so long it would have spread across a couple of pages. Figured I'd post the second half of the month closer to it


Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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I enjoyed the birthdays, anyone going to keep it up?

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Famous Musician Birthdays In March

1. Harry Belafonte (79)
Roger Daltry (62)

2. Lou Reed (64)
Rory Gallagher (would have been 58, died in 1995)
Karen Carpenter (would have been 56, died in 1983)
Jon Bon Jovi (44)

3. Doc Watson (83)
Jennifer Warnes (59)

4. Miriam Makeba (74)


6. Wes Montgomery (would have been 83, died in 1968 )

7. Townes Van Zandt (62)

8. Mickey Dolenz (61)
Gary Numan (48 )

9. John Cale (64)

10. Bix Beiderbecke (would have been 103, died in 1931)
Neneh Cherry (42)
Carrie Underwood (23)

11. Lawrence Welk (would have been 103, died in 1992)

12. James Taylor (58 )
Pete Doherty (27)

13. Neil Sedaka (67)

14. Quincy Jones (73)
Taylor Hansen (23)

15. Harry James (would have been 90, died in 1983)
Sly Stone (62)
Ry Cooder (59)


17. Billy Corgan (39)

18. Wilson Pickett (would have been 65, died in 2006)
Bill Frisell (59)

19. Ornette Coleman (76)

20. Sister Rosetta Tharp (would have been 85, died in 1973)

21. Son House (would have been 104, died in 1988 )
Vivian Stanshall (would have been 63, died in 1995)


23. Chaka Khan (53)


25. Aretha Franklin (64)
Elton John (59)
Nick Lowe (57)

26. James Moody (81)
Steven Tyler (58 )
Kenny Chesney (38 )

27. Sarah Vaughn (would have been 82, died in 1990)
Tony Banks (56)
Mariah Carey (36)


29. John Popper (39)

30. Frankie Laine (93)
Eric Clapton (61)
Tracy Chapman (42)
Norah Jones (27)


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I miss Karen Carpenter.

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Besides me and you, you mean?

and me...

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