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Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for April 8

Last Updated 06-01-2019

🎵🎸Roger Chapman -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1942
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, British
Group Names: Family

🎭🎮🎵Shawn Fonteno -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1968 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Rapper
Group Names: Kam&Solo
Movie Titles: Three Strikes, The Wash
Video Games: Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto (series)

🎭🎵Darlene Gillespie -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1941
Actress, Singer
Misc: retired from acting in 1962
TV Shows: Mickey Mouse Club, The New Adventures of Spin and Marty (as Darlene)

🎵Craig Honeycutt -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1970
Singer
Group Names: Everything

🎵🎸Steve (Musician) Howe -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1947
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Group Names: Yes, Asia, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe

🎵Leon Huff -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1942
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter

🎵J. J. Jackson -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1941
Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Jerome Louis Jackson
Misc: not the MTV VJ

🎵🎸Darren Jessee -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1971
Songwriter, Drummer, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Ben Folds Five, Hotel Lights

🎵🎸Ezra Koenig -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1984
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Vampire Weekend

🎭🎵Peggy Lennon -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1941
Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1940 or 1946
Group Names: The Lennon Sisters

🎵🎸Julian Lennon -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1963
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool; FN:John Charles; Cynthia & John's son
Misc: the first child born to a Beatle
Song Titles: Too Late For Goodbyes, Valotte, Say You're Wrong, Stick Around, Now You're In Heaven
Album Titles: Valotte

🎭🎵Biz Markie -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1964
Producer, Announcer, Composer, Rapper
Song Titles: Just a Friend
TV Shows: Crank Yankers (announcer)

🎵Brenda Russell -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1949
Composer, Keyboardist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RLN:Gordon
Song Titles: Piano in the Dark

🎵🎸Mel Schacher -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1951
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: ? and the Mysterians, Grand Funk Railroad

🎭🎵John Schneider -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1960
TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer
Names/Places: Tawny Schneider's ex-hubby
Misc: some say b. in 1954
Song Titles: It's Now or Neer, Them Good Ol' Boys are Bad, I've Been Around Enough to Know, What's a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This), You're The Last Thing I Needed Tonight, At the Sound of the Tone
Album Titles: Now or Never, Too Good to Stop Now, A Memory Like You
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard's Bo Duke, Smallville's Jonathan Kent, The Haves and the Have Nots

🎵🎸Jamie Sierota -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1993
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Echosmith

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🎵🎸Donita Sparks -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1963
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: L7

🎵🎸Izzy Stradlin -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1962
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Jeff Isabelle
Group Names: Guns 'N Roses

🎵L'il Ed Williams -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1955
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🎵🎸Adam Woods -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.4/8/1953
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: The Fixx

🎵Walter Berry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1929 d.10/27/2000 (71)
Singer, Austrian
Names/Places: ex husband of Christa Ludwig

🎵Sir Adrian Cedric Boult -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1889 N.S. d.2/23/1983 N.S. (93)
Conductor, British
Misc: conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra and other major orchestras for six decades

🎵Jacques Brel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1929 d.10/9/1978 (49)
Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Belgiumese

🎵Franco Corelli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1921 d.10/29/2003 (82)
Tenor, Opera Singer, Italian

🎵🎷George (Jazz Musician) Dixon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1909 d.8/1/1994 (85)
Saxophonist, Jazz Trumpeter

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🎵Fred Ebb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1928 d.9/11/2004 (76)
Hall of Famer, Lyricist
Song Titles: Cabaret, New York New York

🎵Christopher Gaddy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1943 d.3/12/1968 (24)
Pianist
Group Names: Art Ensemble of Chicago

🎵Paul Gray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1972 d.5/24/2010 (38)
Bassist
Group Names: Slip Knot

🎭🎵Tito Guizar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1908 d.12/24/1999 (91)
Movie Actor, Singer, Mexican

🎵E. I. "Yip" Harburg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1896 N.S. d.3/5/1981 N.S. (84)
Lyricist, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: ASCAP says b. in 1896, others b. in 1898
Song Titles: Over the Rainbow, We're Off to See the Wizard, Finian's Rainbow, Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

🎵Keef Hartley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1944 d.11/26/2011 (67)
Drummer, Bandleader, English
Misc: some say b. March 8

🎵Paul Jeffrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1933 d.3/20/2015 (81)
Educator, Professor, Arranger, Tenor-sax

🎵Raoul Jobin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1906 d.1/13/1974 (67)
Opera Singer, Canadian

🎵Josef Krips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1902 d.10/13/1974 (72)
Violinist, Conductor, Austrian

🎭🎵🎷Carmen McRae -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1920 d.11/10/1994 (74)
Actress, Songwriter, Pianist, Jazz Singer
Misc: a scat-singing jazz virtuoso with a smoky, seductive voice; some say b. 1922

🎵Nicolai Myaskovsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1881 Ju-1 or 4/20/1881 N.S. d.8/8/1950 N.S. (69)
Composer, Russian

🎵Larry Norman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1947 d.2/24/2008 N.S. (60)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Christian/Rock Performer
Misc: considered to be a pioneer of Christian Rock
Group Names: People!

🎭🎵Virginia O'Brien -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1919 d.1/16/2001 (81)
Actress, Singer
Group Names: The Harvey Girls

🎭🎵Johnny Reardon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1930 d.4/16/1988 (58)
TV/Stage Actor, Baritone, Opera Singer

✍🎵Robert Schauffler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1879 d.11/24/1964 (85)
Author, Cellist

🎭🎵Victor Schertzinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1880 d.10/26/1941 (61)
Movie Director, Composer, Lyricist

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🎵Giuseppe Tartini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1692 N.S. d.2/26/1770 N.S. (77)
Composer, Violinist, Italian

🎵Marian Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1897 N.S. d.4/8/1993 N.S. (96)
Contralto, Opera Singer
Misc: some say b. Feb 17 or or 1898 or 1902

🎵Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1936 d.4/8/1996 (59)
Blues Singer

🎵J. Fred Coots -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1897 d.4/8/1985 (87)
Songwriter
Song Titles: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (songwriter)

🎵Gaetano Donizetti -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1797 N.S. d.4/8/1848 N.S. (50)
Composer, Italian
Misc: of operas

🎵Arthur Foote -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1853 d.4/8/1937 (84)
Organist
Misc: Church music

🎭🎵Annette Funicello -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1942 d.4/8/2013 (70)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Utica, NY
Misc: paired with Frankie Avalon for many zany teenage beach movies
Song Titles: Tall Paul, Pineapple Princess (covered by Barnes and Barnes)
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club (1950s), Danny Thomas Show (as Gina)
Movie Titles: Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo

🎵Charles Griffes -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1884 d.4/8/1920 (35)
Composer

🎵Malcolm McLaren -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1946 d.4/8/2010 (64)
Music Producer, Songwriter, British
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: Sex Pistols (founder), Adam Ant (founder), Bow Wow Wow (founder)

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🎵Eddie Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1911 d.4/8/1991 (79)
Singer, Clarinetist, Tenor-sax

🎵Laura Nyro -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1947 d.4/8/1997 (49)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Gospel Singer, Soul Singer, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; Maria Desiderio's companion

🎵🎷King "Papa Joe" Oliver -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1885 N.S. d.4/8/1938 N.S. (52)
Composer, Cornetist, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: RFN: Joseph
Misc: Louis Armstrong's teacher

🎭🎵Fritzi Scheff -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1879 d.4/8/1954 (74)
Actress, Opera Soprano, Austrian

🎵Van Stephenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1953 d.4/8/2001 (47)
Singer, Country Performer
Group Names: Blackhawk

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