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Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for April 16

Last Updated 06-04-2018

🎵Akon -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1973 N.S.
Music Producer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam

🎵🎸John Bentley -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1951
New Wave Bassist, English
Group Names: Squeeze

🎭🎵Nick Berry -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1963
Actor, Singer, English
TV Shows: Heartbeat (as PC Nick Rowan), EastEnders

🎵Perry Botkin Jr. -- is 85 in the year 2018 and 86 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1933
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Bandleader
Misc: together with Barry De Vorzon, he wrote "Cotton's Dream" for the movie "Bless The Beasts And Children"; then in 1973, it became the theme song for the soap "The Young And The Restless"; then, yet, it had another alias when Nadia Comaneci (ain't she cute?), the Rumanian gymnast, used it at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, it became a top ten hit as "Nadia'a Theme"

🎵Chance The Rapper -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1993 N.S.
Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Chancellor Jonathan Bennett

🎵Gabrielle -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1970
Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Louise Gabrielle Bobb

⚖🎵🎸Peter Garrett -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1953
Politician, Rock & Roll Singer, Australian
Group Names: Midnight Oil

🎵Gerardo -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1965
Rapper
Names/Places: LN:Mejia III
Misc: NOT to be confused with Geraldo
Song Titles: Rico Suave ("Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it into "Taco Grande")

🎵Stefan Grossman -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1945
Music Producer, Blues Guitarist, Folk Guitarist
Group Names: the Fugs, soloist

🎵Vince Hill -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1937
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English

🎵🎸Lee Kerslake -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1947
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Uriah Heep

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🎵🎸K. Lee Lauren -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1971
Rock & Roll Musician

🎵🎸Ian MacKaye -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1962
Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Punk Rock Singer
Group Names: Minor Threat, Fugazi

🎭🎵Ruth Madoc -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1943
Actress, Singer, English

🎵Kurt Maloo -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1953
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Adult Contemporary Singer, Swiss
Group Names: Double (lead)

🎭🎵Kelli O'Hara -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1976 N.S.
Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: Greg's (the son of James Naughton) wife
Misc: stage: Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Light in the Piazza, Follies, South Pacific, The Pajama Game, Jekyll and Hyde

🎭🎵Jimmy Osmond -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1963
Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Salt Lake City; the youngest Osmond brother
TV Shows: The Osmonds (cartoon), Donny and Marie

🎵🎸David Pirner -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1964
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Soul Asylum

🎵🎸Dan Rieser -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1966
Modern Rock Singer
Group Names: Marcy Playground

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🎵🎸Jason Scheff -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1962
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Chicago

🎭🎵Bobby Vinton -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1935
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Canonsburg, Pa; NN: The Polish Prince; RFN: Stanley Robert
Misc: some say b. 1941
Song Titles: Roses Are Red, Blue Velvet, Bobby Vinton Show

🎭🎵Shani Wallis -- is 84 in the year 2018 and 85 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1934
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, English
Misc: stage: Oliver!
Movie Titles: Oliver!, The Great Mouse Detective

🎭🎵Edie Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1927 d.10/15/2008 (81)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingston, PA; RN:Elizabeth Edith Enke; Ernie Kovac's wife & regular on his TV show
Misc: some say b. in 1929 or '31
TV Shows: The Ernie Kovacs Show

🎵Jakob Gimpel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1906 d.3/12/1989 (82)
Educator, Pianist, Polish

🎵Bennie Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1923 d.3/23/1977 (53)
Trombonist
Misc: joined the Earl Hines band in 1942...played alongside Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

🎵Roy Hamilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1929 d.7/20/1969 (40)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: Unchained Melody (1955)

🎵William F. Hooley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1861 d.10/12/1918 (57)
Bass Singer/Basso

🎵Johnny Littlejohn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1931 d.2/1/1994 (62)
Guitarist, Blues Guitarist

🎵Judy Lynn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1936 d.5/26/2010 (74)
Country Singer

🎵Henry Mancini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1924 d.6/14/1994 (70)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland
Misc: theme score composer; won 4 Oscars & 20 Grammys
Song Titles: Peter Gunn, Newhart, Pink Panther, Romeo & Juliet, Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses

🎵🎷Herbie Mann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1930 d.7/1/2003 (73)
Songwriter, Flutist, Reeds, Saxophonist, Pop Singer, Jazz Musician
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Herbert Jay Solomon

✍🎭🎵Spike Milligan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1918 d.2/27/2002 (83)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Novelty Singer, India
Names/Places: RFMN:Terence Alan
Group Names: The Goons
TV Shows: The Goon Show (co-creator), Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

🎵Mischa Mischakoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1895 N.S. d.2/1/1981 (85)
Violinist

🎵🎸Rudy Pompilli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1924 d.2/5/1976 (51)
Hall of Famer, Tenor-sax, Rock & Roll Musician
Misc: some say b. 1926
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)

🎵Gerry Rafferty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1947 d.1/4/2011 (63)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, Scotish
Group Names: Stealer's Wheel, soloist

🎵Bobby Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1917 d.1/7/2011 (93)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: Black music Robyn Records founder

🎨🎭🎵Selena -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1971 N.S. d.3/31/1995 N.S. (23)
Fashion Designer, Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: queen of Tejano Music; RN: Selena Quintanilla Pérez

🎵Dame Dusty Springfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1939 d.3/2/1999 (59)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Adult-Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Mary Isobel Catherine O'Brien
Group Names: The Springfields, soloist

🎵Ed Townsend -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1929 d.8/13/2003 (74)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵Ray Ventura -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1908 d.3/30/1979 (70)
Music Producer, Bandleader, French

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🎵Maria Caniglia -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1905 d.4/16/1979 (73)
Opera Singer, Italian

🎵Johann Graupner -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1767 d.4/16/1836 (68)
Oboist, German

🎵Josef Greindl -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1912 d.4/16/1993 (80)
Bass Singer/Basso, Opera Singer, Austrian

🎵🎷Allan Holdsworth -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1946 d.4/16/2017 N.S. (70)
Composer, Violinist, Jazz Guitarist, English
Group Names: Soft Machine

🎵Johnny Kemp -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1959 d.4/16/2015 (55)
Singer

🎵Istvan Kertesz -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1929 d.4/16/1973 (43)
Conductor, Israeli
Group Names: The London Symphony (the principal conductor)

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

✍⛪🎵Andy Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1919 d.4/16/1992 (72)
Author, Clergyman, Reverend, Pop Crooner, Mexican
Names/Places: Della's ex-
Misc: d. April 17?

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🎵George Beverly Shea -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1909 d.4/16/2013 (104)
Composer, Gospel Singer, Canadian

🎵🎸Alexander "Skip" Spence -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1946 N.S. d.4/16/1999 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service

🎵Morris Stoloff -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1898 d.4/16/1980 (81)
Composer, Pianist, Violinist, Conductor

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