1968 – Born on the 3rd of April, in Freeport, Bahamas, and was raised in Ontario. 1987 – Lived in Canada when he received a demo tape from an unknown New Jersey band in search of a lead singer; the group was Skid Row, formed a year earlier by ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. ..
American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. 1971 – Born on the 26th of February in Dallas Texas. 1985 – Erykah was taking to the local radio microphones, freestyling on the air. 1993 – Went on to study theater at the historically Black college Grambling State University, but before she finished ..
1918 – Born on the 29th of March in Southampton County, Virginia, to Rev. Joseph & Ella Mae Bailey. 1933 – Began as a dancer and won an amateur contest in Philadelphia. 1938 – She won a singing contest at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. 1946 – Starred in the Broadway musical St Louis ..
1916 – Born 10th of May in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Studied violin, clarinet and saxophone and showed ability in jazz and popular music. 1931 – Entered the University of Pennsylvania. He soon left and went to New York University instead, where he studied music with Philip James and Marion Bauer. 1935 – After receiving his degree, ..
1714 – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born 8th of March in Weimar Thuringia, Germany. 1724 – When he was ten years old he entered the St. Thomas School at Leipzig. 1723-1735 – Continued his education as a student of jurisprudence at the universities of Leipzig and of Frankfurt (Oder). 1738 – He took his ..
1735 – JC Bach was born 5th of September in Leipzig, Germany. 1754 – Went to Italy where he studied counterpoint under Giovanni Battista Martini. 1760-1762 – Held the post of organist at Milan Cathedral, for which he wrote two Masses, a Requiem, a Te Deum, and other works. Around this time he converted from ..
1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach was born 21st of March in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. 1703 – Become organist at Arnstadt. He found his duties as choirmaster irksome, and angered the authorities by his innovative chorale accompaniments. 1707 – Married a cousin, Maria Barbara Bach, and left to become organist at Mühlhausen. 1708 – He transferred ..
1710 – Wilhelm Friedemann was born 22nd of November in Weimar, Germany. 1733 – Appointed organist of St. Sophia’s Church at Dresden. 1746 – Became organist of the Liebfrauenkirche at Halle; his father’s influence was enough to secure him the latter position without the usual trial performance. 1762 – Offered the post of Kapellmeister to ..
1907 – Born on September 29th in Tioga, Texas. American performer. 1926 – Best known as the "Singing Cowboy," Autry got his start while singing and playing his guitar to pass the time at his telegraph operator’s job. 1928-1929 – He spent two years on Tulsa’s KVOO, billed as “Oklahoma’s Yodeling Cowboy” and singing Jimmie ..
1939 – Born on the 8th of September, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1957 – He made a gradual transition from singer to actor. 1960 – He became known for his roles in the Beach Party film genre. 1962 – His four year domination of the charts was coming to an end, but his career wasn’t. ..