Currently alive, at 66 years of age.
1950 – He was born on the 11th of March this year in New York City.He is the son of well-known operatic baritone Robert McFerrin.
1987 – He sang the theme tune to The Cosby Show and soon after, he provided the music for a Cadburys chocolate commercial.
1988 – His song "Don’t Worry, Be Happy" (featured in the movie Cocktail starring Tom Cruise) was a #1 U.S. pop hit in this year and won the Grammy for Best Song of the Year.
1989 – He composed and performed the music for the Pixar short film Knick Knack. The rough cut to which McFerrin recorded his vocals had the words "blah, blah, blah" in place of the end credits.
1993 – He also sang Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther theme tune for the movie Son of the Pink Panther. He recently participates in various music education programs, and makes volunteer appearances as a guest music teacher and lecturer at public schools throughout the U.S.