April Musical Birthdays

March 30, 2008


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Conway Twitty – Happy Birthday Darlin’ (1979)
Composed by Chuck Howard

 

April Birthdays are here! The song to salute the honorees this month is from”The Tom Jones of Country Music” — Conway Twitty.

“Happy Birthday Darlin”, penned by Chuck Howard, is from Twitty’s 1979 album entitled “Crosswinds”.

Conway Twitty passed away in 1993 at the young age of 59. He died suddenly from an abdominal aneurysm.

April 01 , 1932 – Debbie Reynolds
April 01 , 1934 – Jim Ed Brown (The Browns)
April 01 , 1939 – Rudolph Isley (Isley Brothers)
April 01 , 1940 – Gil Scott-Heron
April 01 , 1942 – Phil Margo (Tokens)
April 01 , 1942 – Danny Brooks (Dovells)
April 01 , 1942 – Alan Blakely (Tremeloes)
April 01 , 1945 – John Barbata (Jefferson Starship)
April 01 , 1948 – James Chambers aka Jimmy Cliff
April 01 , 1948 – Ronnie Lane (Faces)
April 01 , 1953 – Barry Sonnenfeld
April 01 , 1961 – Mark White (ABC)
April 02 , 1939 – Marvin Gaye
April 02 , 1942 – Phil Castrodale (Reflections)
April 02 , 1942 – Leon Russell
April 02 , 1943 – Glen Dale (Richard Garforth) (Fortunes)
April 02 , 1943 – Larry Coryell
April 02 , 1947 – Emmylou Harris
April 02 , 1952 – Leon Wilkerson (Lynryd Skynyrd)
April 02 , 1961 – Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
April 03 , 1924 – Doris Von Kappelhoff AKA Doris Day
April 03 , 1928 – Don Gibson
April 03 , 1936 – Jimmy McGriff
April 03 , 1937 – Louis Satterfield
April 03 , 1939 – Jeff Barry (songwriter)
April 03 , 1941 – Phillipe Wynne
April 03 , 1941 – Jan Berry (Jan and Dean)
April 03 , 1942 – Billy Joe Royal
April 03 , 1942 – Wayne Newton
April 03 , 1943 – Richard Manuel (The Band)
April 03 , 1943 – Joe Vann (Joseph Canzano)(The Duprees)
April 03 , 1944 – Tony Orlando
April 03 , 1944 – Barry Pritchard (Fortunes)
April 03 , 1949 – Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention)
April 03 , 1951 – Mel Schacher (? and the Mysterians/Grand Funk Railroad)
April 03 , 1961 – Eddie Murphy (My Girl Wants to Party all the Time)
April 03 , 1968 – Sebastian Bierk aka Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
April 04 , 1915 – Muddy Waters
April 04 , 1934 – Clive Davis
April 04 , 1936 – Margo Sylvia (Tune Weavers)
April 04 , 1939 – Hugh Masekela
April 04 , 1942 – Major Lance
April 04 , 1948 – Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers)
April 04 , 1952 – Gary Moore (Skid Row/Thin Lizzy)
April 04 , 1952 – Dave Hill (Slade)
April 04 , 1973 – Kelly Price
April 04 , 1973 – Jill Scott
April 05 , 1928 – Tony Williams (The Platters)
April 05 , 1939 – Ronnie White (Miracles)
April 05 , 1941 – David LaFlame (It’s A Beautiful Day)
April 05 , 1942 – Allan Clarke (Hollies)
April 05 , 1944 – Crispian St. Peters
April 05 , 1950 – Agnetha “Anna” Faltskog-Ulvaeus (Abba)
April 05 , 1951 – Lenny Mayes (The Dramatics)
April 05 , 1965 – Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
April 05 , 1973 – Pharrell Williams
April 06 , 1929 – Andre Previn
April 06 , 1945 – Bob Marley
April 07 , 1908 – Percy Faith
April 07 , 1915 – Eleanora Fagan AKA Billie Holiday
April 07 , 1922 – Mongo Santamaria
April 07 , 1938 – Freddie Hubbard
April 07 , 1938 – Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane)
April 07 , 1943 – Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull/Blodwyn Pig)
April 07 , 1947 – Patricia Bennett (Chiffons)
April 07 , 1949 – John Oates
April 07 , 1951 – Janis Ian
April 08 , 1941 – J.J. Jackson (Jerome Louis Jackson)
April 08 , 1942 – Roger Chapman (Family)
April 08 , 1946 – Jim “Catfish” Hunter
April 08 , 1947 – Steve Howe (Yes)
April 08 , 1963 – Julian Lennon
April 08 , 1964 – Marcel Theo Hall aka Biz Markie
April 09 , 1898 – Paul Robeson
April 09 , 1932 – Carl Perkins
April 09 , 1943 – Terry Knight
April 09 , 1944 – Emil Stucchio (Classics)
April 09 , 1948 – “Chico” Ryan (Sha Na Na)
April 10 , 1926 – Alvin “Junior” Samples
April 10 , 1932 – Nathaniel Nelson (Flamingos)
April 10 , 1936 – Bobbie Smith (Spinners)
April 10 , 1947 – Bunny Wailer (Neville O’Reilly) (The Wailers)
April 10 , 1959 – Brian Setzer (Stray Cats)
April 10 , 1959 – Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
April 10 , 1970 – Kenny Lattimore
April 10 , 1984 – Mandy Moore
April 11 , 1932 – Joel Grey
April 11 , 1943 – Tony Victor (The Classics)
April 11 , 1958 – Stuart Adamson (Big Country)
April 11 , 1959 – Richie Sambora
April 12 , 1926 – Ann Miller
April 12 , 1932 – Tiny Tim
April 12 , 1940 – Herbie Hancock
April 12 , 1944 – John Kay (Steppenwolf)
April 12 , 1950 – David Cassidy
April 12 , 1951 – Alex Briley (Village People)
April 12 , 1957 – Vince Gill
April 12 , 1958 – Will Sergeant (Echo & The Bunnymen)
April 12 , 1964 – Amy Ray (Indigo Girls)
April 13 , 1919 – Howard Keel
April 13 , 1939 – Paul Sorvino
April 13 , 1940 – Lester Chambers (Chambers Brothers)
April 13 , 1944 – Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)
April 13 , 1945 – Lowell George (Little Feat)
April 13 , 1946 – Jim Pons (Leaves/Turtles/Mothers Of Invention)
April 13 , 1946 – Roy Loney (Flaming Groovies)
April 13 , 1946 – Al Green
April 13 , 1951 – Peabo Bryson
April 13 , 1951 – Max Weinberg (E-Street Band)
April 13 , 1954 – Jimmy Destri (Blondie)
April 13 , 1955 – Louis Johnson (Brothers Johnson)
April 13 , 1966 – Marc Ford (Black Crowes)
April 13 , 1975 – Lou Bega
April 14 , 1933 – Buddy Knox
April 14 , 1935 – Loretta Lynn
April 14 , 1945 – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple/Rainbow)
April 14 , 1952 – Jerry Knight
April 15 , 1894 – Bessie Smith
April 15 , 1903 – John Williams II
April 15 , 1929 – Roy Hamilton
April 15 , 1933 – Roy Clark
April 15 , 1944 – Dave Edmunds
April 15 , 1966 – Samantha Fox
April 16 , 1924 – Henry Mancini
April 16 , 1929 – Edie Adams
April 16 , 1930 – Herbie Mann
April 16 , 1935 – Bobby Vinton
April 16 , 1939 – Dusty Springfield
April 16 , 1947 – Gerry Rafferty (Stealers Wheel)
April 16 , 1963 – Jimmy Osmond
April 16 , 1964 – Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum)
April 17 , 1934 – Don Kirschner
April 17 , 1936 – Pete Graves (Moonglows)
April 17 , 1940 – Billy Fury
April 17 , 1942 – Shelly Buchansky (Vito & The Salutations)
April 17 , 1954 – Michael Sembello
April 17 , 1955 – Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks)
April 18 , 1904 – Pigmeat Markam
April 18 , 1924 – Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
April 18 , 1939 – Glen Hardin (Crickets)
April 18 , 1942 – Mike Vickers (Manfred Mann)
April 18 , 1944 – Skip Spence (Moby Grape)
April 18 , 1946 – Lenny Baker (Sha Na Na)
April 18 , 1958 – Les Pattinson (Echo & The Bunnymen)
April 19 , 1934 – Dickie Goodman (Buchanan & Goodman)
April 19 , 1942 – Alan Price (Animals)
April 19 , 1944 – Bernie Worrell
April 19 , 1947 – Mark Volman (Turtles)
April 20 , 1908 – Lionel Hampton
April 20 , 1923 – Tito Puente
April 20 , 1939 – Johnny Tillotson
April 20 , 1942 – Isaac Hayes
April 20 , 1948 – Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad)
April 20 , 1951 – Luther Vandross
April 20 , 1972 – Tara Patrick AKA Carmen Electra
April 20 , 1976 – Joey Lawrence
April 21 , 1939 – Ernie Maresca
April 21 , 1945 – Robert Knight
April 21 , 1947 – Iggy Pop
April 21 , 1948 – Paul Davis
April 21 , 1949 – Patti Lupone
April 21 , 1951 – Tony Danza
April 21 , 1954 – James Morrison
April 21 , 1959 – Robert Smith (The Cure)
April 21 , 1959 – Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
April 22 , 1922 – Charles Mingus
April 22 , 1922 – Charles Mingus
April 22 , 1936 – Glen Campbelll
April 22 , 1950 – Peter Frampton
April 22 , 1951 – Paul Carrack
April 22 , 1967 – Sheryl Lee Ralph – The original Dreamgirl!
April 23 , 1936 – Roy Orbison
April 23 , 1939 – Ray Peterson
April 23 , 1942 – Sandra Dee
April 23 , 1942 – Barbra Streisand
April 24 , 1933 – Freddie Scott
April 24 , 1940 – George Tomsco (Fireballs)
April 24 , 1945 – Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
April 24 , 1947 – Glen Cornick (Jethro Tull)
April 24 , 1947 – Hubert Ann Kelly (Hues Corporation)
April 25 , 1840 – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
April 25 , 1917 – Ella Fitzgerald
April 25 , 1923 – Albert King
April 25 , 1945 – Bjorn Ulvaeus (Abba)
April 25 , 1945 – Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
April 25 , 1949 – Mike Brown (Michael Lookofsky) (The Left Banke)
April 25 , 1950 – Bobbi Humphrey
April 25 , 1950 – Steve Ferrone (Average White Band)
April 25 , 1964 – Andy Bell (Erasure)
April 25 , 1965 – Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction)
April 26 , 1886 – Ma Rainey
April 26 , 1925 – Jorgen Ingmann (Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar)
April 26 , 1934 – Carol Burnett
April 26 , 1938 – Duane Eddy
April 26 , 1942 – Bobby Rydell
April 26 , 1943 – Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth)
April 26 , 1946 – Vito Balsamo (Vito & The Salutations)
April 26 , 1946 – John “Bucky” Wilkin (Ronny & The Daytonas)
April 26 , 1947 – Pete Ham (Badfinger)
April 27 , 1932 – Maxine Brown
April 27 , 1932 – Casey Kasem
April 27 , 1944 – Cuba Gooding, Sr. (The Main Ingredient)
April 27 , 1947 – Ann Peebles
April 27 , 1948 – Kate Pierson (B52′s)
April 27 , 1950 – Paul “Ace” Frehley (Kiss)
April 27 , 1959 – Sheena Easton
April 28 , 1941 – Ann-Margret Olsson
April 28 , 1941 – Peter Anders (Tradewinds)
April 28 , 1943 – Fantastic Johnny C
April 28 , 1945 – John Wolters (Dr. Hook)
April 28 , 1966 – Todd Anthony Shaw aka Too Short
April 29 , 1899 – Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
April 29 , 1928 – Carl Gardner (Coasters)
April 29 , 1931 – Lonnie Donegan
April 29 , 1936 – Albee Cracolici (Mystics)
April 29 , 1936 – Zubin Mehta
April 29 , 1942 – Vincent Poncia Jr. (Tradewinds)
April 29 , 1945 – Tammi Montgomery aka Tammi Terrell
April 29 , 1947 – Tommy James
April 29 , 1968 – Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips)
April 29 , 1970 – Percy Miller AKA Master P
April 29 , 1973 – Mike Hogan (Cranberries)
April 30 , 1896 – Rev. Gary Davis
April 30 , 1927 – Johnny Horton
April 30 , 1933 – Willie Nelson
April 30 , 1941 – Johnny Farina (Santo & Johnny)
April 30 , 1943 – Bobby Vee
April 30 , 1944 – Richard Shoff (Sandpipers)
April 30 , 1948 – Wayne Kramer (MC5)
April 30 , 1953 – Merrill Osmond (Osmonds)

Thanks for visiting.

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Sources:
(1) http://thecelebritycafe.com/birthdays/
(2) http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/musicbirthdays.html
(3) http://pages.prodigy.net/cousinsteve/rock/birthday
(4) http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Birthdays.html
(5) WIKI to verify some names
(6) Google Search to verify some dates

Updated 3/21/09

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