Merle Haggard in concert in Athens, Georgia, in 2013
|Birth name||Merle Ronald Haggard|
|Also known as||Hag|
|Born||April 6, 1937
Oildale, California, United States
|Genres||Country, Western, Outlaw Country, Bakersfield Sound|
|Occupations||Songwriter, musician, guitarist and singer|
|Labels||Capitol, MCA, Epic, Curb, ANTI,Vanguard|
|Merle Haggard Signature Model Fender Telecaster|
Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.
By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
|Born||Paul Stephen Rudd
April 6, 1969
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, comedian, producer, musician|
|Spouse(s)||Julie Yaeger (m. 2003)|
Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and musician. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless (1995), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). In television, he appeared in the early 1990s on the NBC drama Sisters as the eventual husband of Ashley Judd‘s character, and some years later on the NBC sitcom Friends, playing Mike Hannigan, Phoebe Buffay‘s boyfriend and later husband for the final two seasons. Other guest television roles have included an appearance on the Tim and Eric show and hosting Saturday Night Live.
Warren Haynes performing with Phil Lesh & Friends 12-5-2013
|Born||April 6, 1960
Asheville, North Carolina United States
|Genres||Southern rock, hard rock, blues,blues-rock, jam|
|Labels||Epic, Sony, Sanctuary, Evil Teen Records|
|Associated acts||The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Warren Haynes Band,Dickey Betts Great Southern Band, The Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Coheed and Cambria,David Allan Coe|
Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov’t Mule. Early in his career he was a guitarist for David Allan Coe and The Dickey Betts Band. Haynes also is known for his associations with the remaining members of TheGrateful Dead, including touring with Phil Lesh and Friends and The Dead. In addition, Haynes founded and manages Evil Teen Records.
Billy Dee Williams
|Billy Dee Williams|
Billy Dee Williams in 2011.
|Born||William December Williams, Jr.
April 6, 1937
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, artist, singer, writer|
William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer known for his work as a leading man in 1970s African-American cinema, in movies includingMahogany and Lady Sings the Blues, and for playing the character of Lando Calrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and The Lego Movie.
Levinson at the 2009 premiere of Poliwood
|Born||April 6, 1942
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Occupation||Director, screenwriter, producer, actor|
|Spouse(s)||Valerie Curtin (1975–1982)
Diana Rhodes (1983–present; 2 children)
Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His most notable films include Diner, The Natural, Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man, and Bugsy