Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1921: Lyricist Hal David — close collaborator with Burt Bacharach — is born. His credits include Close to You, Magic Moments, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head and the Jackie DeShannon hit What the World Needs Now is Love.
1926: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is born in Alton, Illinois. He begins his career with Billy Eckstine’s orchestra in a lineup that includes Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. He goes on to record more than two dozen albums and is considered the originator of more jazz styles than any other artist. He earns the first of six Grammys in 1960 and receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.
1962: The Isley Brothers release Twist and Shout.