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Birthdays in Music in April 1940

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • Apr 5 Aliza Kashi, Israeli actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular), born in Israel
  • Apr 6 Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Apr 7 Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer

Person of interestHerbie Hancock

Apr 12 Herbie Hancock, American pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • Apr 13 Lester Chambers, American vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today), born in Mississippi
  • Apr 17 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Anja Silja, German soprano, born in Berlin
  • Apr 18 Mike Vickers, British rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Southampton, Hampshire
  • Apr 19 Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive), born in Łódź, Poland
  • Apr 20 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Apr 25 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Keep your arms around me), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26 Giorgio Moroder, Italian producer, singer and songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy

About April 1940

How Old? 79 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)