DAVID BRYAN - AN ARTIST IS BORN - February 7, 2014

Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to DAVID BRYAN (1962). A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, Bryan is best known as a member of best-selling American hard rock band BON JOVI. He is the keyboardist and an occasional backing vocalist for the group, as well as a co-songwriter. He has contributed charting tunes to the band such as "In These Arms (US - #27)" and "Only Lonely (US -#58)." Outside of Bon Jovi, Bryan has released two solo albums and is the writer of four Tony award winning musical Memphis.

Other notable music birthdays today include saxophonist King Curtis (1934), blues musician Earl King (1934), Three Dog Night keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon (1948), Status Quo bassist Alan Lancaster (1949), Kiss guitarist Mark St. John (1956), and Godsmack frontman Sully Erna (1968).