March 12th – On the Road

by Milos Itic on March 12, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 12th):

  1. “Jack” Kerouac (1922) – Canadian-American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast, and alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation
  2. Liza May Minnelli (1946) – American actress and singer. She is the daughter of singer and actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli
  3. Alwin “Al” Lopez Jarreau (1940) – American singer. A seven-time Grammy Award winner, and is the second artist in history (Michael Jackson being the first) to win in the three separate categories: Jazz, Pop, and R&B. He also won the Grammys within a span of four consecutive decades — the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s
  4. Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici (1479) – Italian nobleman, one of three sons of Lorenzo the Magnificent
  5. James Vernon Taylor (1948) – American singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Carrboro, North Carolina.[2] He owns a house in the Berkshire County town of Washington, Massachusetts. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000
  6. Edward Franklin Albee III (1928) – American playwright who is best known for The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1966). His works are considered well-crafted, often unsympathetic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugène Ionesco
  7. Graham Leslie Coxon (1969) – English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter. He came to prominence as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of rock band Blur, and is also a critically acclaimed solo artist, having recorded seven solo albums
  8. Roy Sætre Khantatat (1970) – Norwegian singer. Commonly known as Roy Khan or simply Khan, he is the vocalist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot. Before becoming famous as a metal vocalist, he studied opera in Norway for 3 years
  9. Gabriele D’Annunzio or d’Annunzio (1863) – Italian poet, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and daredevil.[citation needed] His role in politics is controversial due to his influence on the Italian Fascist movement and his status as the alleged forerunner of Benito Mussolini
  10. Thomas Augustine Arne (1710) – English composer, best known for the patriotic song Rule, Britannia!. He also wrote a version of God Save the King, which was to become the British national anthem, and the song A-Hunting We Will Go. Arne was the leading British theatre composer of the eighteenth century working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden

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