Category 1964 Musicians Birth

The Talented Bettye Swann

The Talented Bettye Swann

Bettye Swann
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Betty Barton (born Betty Jean Champion, October 24, 1944), better known by the stage name Bettye Swann, is a retired American singer. She is best known for her 1967 hit song “Make Me Yours”.
Bettye Swan
Birth name
Betty Jean Champion
Also known as
Betty Barton
Born
October 24, 1944 (age 72)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Occupation
Singer
Years active
1964-1980

Career

She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, one of 14 children. She grew up in Arcadia, Louisiana, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1963. Although some sources state that she was in a vocal group known as The Fawns who recorded for Money Records in 1964, she has refuted this, saying that she sang with a trio in Arcadia by that name.
In 1964, she started a solo sing...

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The Talented Bobbie Gentry Part One

The Talented Bobbie Gentry Part One

Bobbie Gentry
Roberta Lee Streeter (born July 27, 1944), professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is an American singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.
Bobbie Gentry

Gentry in 1970
Background information
Birth name
Roberta Lee Streeter
Born
July 27, 1944 (age 73)
Origin
near Woodland, Mississippi, United States
Genres
Country, pop, soul
Occupations
Singer-songwriter
Instruments
Vocals, guitar
Years active
1964–1981
Labels
Capitol
Associated acts
Glen Campbell
Gentry rose to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative “Ode to Billie Joe” in 1967...

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The Talented Ray Davies Part One

The Talented Ray Davies Part One

Ray Davies
For other people named Ray Davies, see Ray Davies (disambiguation).
Sir Raymond Douglas “Ray” Davies, CBE (/ˈdeɪvɪz/ DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English musician. He was the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed and produced shows for theatre and television.
Sir
Ray Davies
CBE

Davies performing in Toronto, 1977
Background information
Birth name
Raymond Douglas Davies
Born
21 June 1944 (age 73)
Fortis Green, London, England
Genres
Rock, pop
Occupations
Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments
Vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, piano
Years active
1963–present
Associated acts
The Kinks
Website
www.raydavies.info
Notab...

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The Talented John Sebastian Part One

The Talented John Sebastian Part One

John Sebastian
For the classical harmonica player and composer, see John Sebastian (classical harmonica player). For the similarly named Mexican pop singer, see Joan Sebastian.
John Benson Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American-born singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonicist, and autoharpist, who is best known as a founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000; for his impromptu appearance at the Woodstock festival in 1969; and for his No. 1 hit in 1976, “Welcome Back”.
John Sebastian

Sebastian performing in concert in East Lansing, Michigan, August 1970
Background information
Birth name
John Benson Sebastian
Also known as
G. Pugliese
Born
March 17, 1944 (age 73)
Greenwich Village, New York City, Ne...

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The Talented Peter Tork Part One

The Talented Peter Tork Part One

Peter Tork (born Peter Halsten Thorkelson, February 13, 1942) is an American musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.
Peter Tork

Tork performing at Family Gras in Metairie, Louisiana in January 2016.
Background information
Birth name
Peter Halsten Thorkelson
Born
February 13, 1942 (age 75)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Genres
* Folk Blues Rock pop rock psychedelic rock experimental rock rock and roll pop
Occupations
* Singer-songwriter musician artist multi-instrumentalist activist
Instruments
* Bass guitar vocals keyboards
Years active
1964–present
Labels
* Colgems RCA Bell Arista Rhino Sire
Associated acts
* The Monkees Shoe Suede Blues George Harrison James Lee Stanley Release Cottonmouth The Peter Tork Project
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