I recently participated in an after-school program at R. S. Payne called Payne Academy. On segment of each class was called Video Birthdays, which exposed young minds to many different types of music and musicians.
The rest of us may benefit as well from seeing/hearing some new music, so I will bring Video Birthdays to the masses.
Video Birthdays -April 9, 2012
1986 – Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
1979 – Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
1977 – Gerard Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
1949 – Steve Gadd, jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz)
1932 – Carl Perkins, Jackson Tn, singer/songwriter (Blue Suede Shoes)
1898 – Paul Robeson, Philadelphia, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer
1895 – Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)