Today’s Soul Birthdays – June 20

Lionel Richie - American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and television judge. Eric Dolphy - American jazz alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist. On a few occasions, he also played […]

Today’s Soul Birthday – June 21

Brenda Holloway - American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, "Every Little Bit Hurts", "When […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – June 23

Lee John - British musician, singer, and actor of St Lucian descent. Jimmy Castor -  American funk, R&B, and soul musician. He is credited with vocals, saxophone and composition. He […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – June 24

Marvin "Smitty" Smith - American jazz drummer and composer. Marvin Smith was born in Waukegan, Illinois, where his father, Marvin Sr., was a drummer. "Smitty" was exposed to music at […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – June 27

Louis Risbrook - Bassist in American funk/disco group, B.T. Express. Doc Pumus - American blues singer and songwriter. He is best known as the co-writer of many rock and roll hits. […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – June 28

Jimmy Mundy - American jazz tenor saxophonist, arranger, and composer, best known for his arrangements for Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Earl Hines. Joe Smith - American jazz trumpeter.  

Today’s Soul Birthdays – June 30

Florence Ballard -  American singer and a founding member of the Motown vocal female group the Supremes. She sang on 16 top 40 singles with the group, including ten number-one […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – July 1

Bobby Day - American rock and roll and R&B singer, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and songwriter. He is best known for his hit record "Rockin' Robin", written by Leon René under […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – July 4

Bill Withers - American singer-songwriter and musician. He had several hits over a career spanning 18 years, including "Ain't No Sunshine", "Grandma's Hands", "Use Me", "Lean on Me", "Lovely Day" […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – July 5

Arthur Blythe - American jazz alto saxophonist and composer. Tommy Lipuma - American music producer. He received 33 Grammy nominations, 5 Grammy wins, and his productions sold over 75 million […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – July 7

Doc Severinsen - American jazz trumpeter who led the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Joe Zawinul - Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer. First coming to prominence […]

Today’s Soul Birthdays – July 8

Earl Van Dyke - American soul musician, most notable as the main keyboardist for Motown Records' in-house Funk Brothers band during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Louis Jordan - […]