Have you ever done this? Go to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com and enter your day and month.
And it shows all the birthdays for that day. Here's mine for Jan 17th. Some good ones! (I left the bad ones out).
1948, Born on this day, Mick Taylor, guitar, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, joined The Rolling Stones, in 1969 left in 1974. (1971 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Brown Sugar'). Also worked with Bob Dylan, Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce and Ron Wood.
1955, Born on this day, Steve Earle, US singer, songwriter, (1988 UK No. 45 single ‘Copperhead Road’, Country and independent No.1 album ‘Trancendental Blues.’ Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin and Eddi Reader have all covered his songs).
1956, Born on this day, Paul Young, singer, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home', 1985 US No.1 single 'Everytime You Go Away'. The Streetband, (1978 UK No.18 single 'Toast.' Also lead singer with 1980's Q-Tips a soul covers band.
1959, Born on this day, Susanna Hoffs, guitar vocals, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song 'Manic Monday', 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian').
1963, Born on this day, Andy Rourke, bass, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
The most famous is Jerry Garcia (for me) but there are quite a few...
1898, Born on this day, Morris Stoloff, arranger, (1956 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Moonglow and Theme From Picnic', arranged film music including 'Lawrence Of Arabia'). Died 6th April 1980.
1942, Born on this day, Jerry Garcia, guitar, vocals, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album, 'Workingman's Dead'). Garcia died from a drugs-related heart attack on 9th August 1995.
1946, Born on this day, Boz Burrell, Bad Company, (1974 UK No.15 & US No.5 single 'Can't Get Enough'). Member of King Crimson.
1947, Born on this day, Rick Anderson bass, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty').
1947, Born on this day, Ricky Coonce, Grass Roots, (1968 US No.5 single 'Midnight Confessions', plus 13 other US Top 40 singles).
1951, Born on this day, Tommy Bolin, guitarist. Joined Deep Purple in 1975, member of Zephyr and The James Gang. Bolin died of a heroin overdose on 4th December 1976.
1953, Born on this day, Robert Cray, singer, Blues guitarist, (1987 UK No.50 single 'Right Next Door, Because Of Me').
1959, Born on this day, Joe Elliott, vocals, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single 'Animal' 1987 world wide No.1 album 'Hysteria'1988 US No.1 single 'Love Bites').
1960, Born on this day, Chuck D, (Carlton Ridenhour), Public Enemy, (1988 UK No.18 single 'Don't Believe The Hype').
1960, Born on this day, Suzi Gardner, guitar, vocals, L7, (1992 UK No. 21 single ‘Pretend We’re Dead’).
1963, Born on this day, Coolio, (Artis Ivey Jr), 1995 US & UK No.1 single 'Gangsta's Paradise'.
1964, Born on this day, Nick Christian Sayer guitar, Transvision Vamp ,(1989 UK No.3 single 'Baby I Don't Care').
1964, Born on this day, Adam Duritz, Counting Crows (1994 UK No.28 single 'Mr Jones' 1996 US No.1 album 'Recovering The Satellites').
1968, Born on this day, Dan Donegan, guitar, Disturbed, (2005 US No.1 album 'Ten Thousand Fists').
1970, Born on this day, Kenwyn House, guitar, Reef, (1996 UK No. 6 single ‘Place Your Hands’, 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Glow).
1981, Born on this day, Ashley Parker, O-Town, winners of US TV show 'Making The Band' (2001 US No.3 single 'All Or Nothing' 2001 UK No.3 single 'Liquid Dreams').
May 24th - Bob Dylan and Heavy D.
Interestingly, the site says that Garth Brooks married Sandy Mahl on the same day in 1986. It adds that the couple divorced in 2000 after 12 years of marriage. Now I'm no mathematician . . . .
1948, Born on this day, Brian Eno, synthesisers, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single 'Virginia Plain'). Member of The Winkies, produced U2, Talking Heads, David Bowie, John Cale and released solo albums.
I didn't recognize any of the others!
1925, Born on this day, Felice Bryant, songwriter with her husband Boudleaux. Wrote Everly Brothers hits, 'All I Have To Do Is Dream', 'Bye Bye Love', 'Wake Up Little Susie' and 'Raining In My Heart' a hit for Buddy Holly.
1936, Born on this day, Charles Pope, The Tams, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me'). Pope died on 16th March 1996.
1945, Born on this day, Kerry Chater, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, (1968 UK No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Young Girl').
1949, Born on this day, Carlo Novi, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, (1978 album 'Hearts Of Stone').
1950, Born on this day, Rodney Crowell, country guitarist, songwriter, worked with Emmylou Harris, acts that covered his songs include Bob Seger, Willie Nelson & Carlene Carter.
1952, Born on this day, Alexis Sayle, actor, comedian, (1984 UK No.15 single 'Ullo John Got A New Motor'').
1952, Born on this day, Andy Fraser, bass player with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Joined Free when he was aged 16. (1970 UK No.2 & US No.4 single ‘All Right Now'). Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer and Joe Cocker have all covered songs written by Fraser.
1958, Born on this day, Bruce Dickinson vocals, Iron Maiden, (joined in 1981, UK No.1 single in 1991 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter').
1960, Born on this day, Jacqui O'Sullivan, singer, Bananarama, (joined in 1988, 1988 UK No.5 single 'I Want You Back').
A whole bunch, but I think that Jeff Beck and Mick Fleetwood are most famous ones.
1944, Born on this day, Arthur Brown, UK singer, (1968 UK No.1 and US No.12 single 'Fire', with The Crazy world of Arthur Brown).
1944, Born on this day, Charlie Whitney, guitar, Family, (1971 UK No.4 single 'In My Own Time').
1944, Born on this day, Chris Wood, sax, flute, Traffic, (1967 UK No.2 single 'Hole In My Shoe'). Wood died 12th July 1983.
1944, Born on this day, Jeff Beck, guitarist, Screaming Lord Sutch, The Yardbirds, (1965 UK No.3 & US No.6 single 'For Your Love'). Rod Stewart, solo, 1967 UK No.14 single 'Hi- Ho Silver Lining', 1975 solo album 'Blow By Blow'). The Honeydrippers, (with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant & Nile Rodgers), 1984 US No.3 single 'Sea Of Love'.
1944, Born on this day, Mick Fleetwood, drums, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single 'Little Lies', and 1977 US No.1 single 'Dreams' from worldwide No.1 album 'Rumours').
1945, Born on this day, Colin Blunstone, singer, Zombies, (1964 UK No.12 single 'She's Not There'), solo, (1981 UK No.13 single 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted').
1948, Born on this day, Patrick Moraz, keyboards, Refugee, Yes, (1975-76), Moody Blues, (joined in 1978).
1949, Born on this day, John Illsley, bass, Dire Straits, (1985 US No.1 single 'Money For Nothing', 1986 UK No.2 single 'Walk Of Life', 1985 world wide No.1 album 'Brothers In Arms').
1957, Born on this day, Jeff Cease, guitar, The Black Crowes, (1991 UK No.39 single 'Hard To Handle', 1992 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion').
1961, Born on this day, Curt Smith, Vocals, bass, Tears For Fears, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' plus over 12 other UK Top 40 singles)
1959, Born on this day, Andy McCluskey, vocals, guitar, keyboards, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, (1984 UK No.5 single Locomotion', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Worked may pop acts in the late 90's and 00's including Atomic Kitten.
1978, appearing at Knebworth Park were Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Devo, Brand X and The Atlanta Rhythm Section. Tickets cost £6 ($10).
those were the days ... ten dollars (although the exchange rate was bad back than)