This Week’s Birthdays (May 2 – 8)

Happy Birthday this week to:

May 02
1929 ● Frederick Lincoln “Link” Wray → Rock guitar pioneer, “Rumble” (1958)
1933 ● John “Bunk” GardnerMothers of Invention
1936 ● Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey) → The “King of Romance”
1944 ● Bob Henrit Kinks, Argent
1945 ● Goldy McJohnSteppenwolf
1945 ● Randy Cain → Delfonics
1946 ● Lesley Gore (Goldstein) → “It’s My Party” (1963)
1948 ● Larry Gatlin → The Gatlin Brothers, solo
1950 ● Lou GrammForeigner
1951 ● John GlascockJethro Tull
1954 ● Prescott Niles → The Knack
1955 ● Jo Callis → Human League
1985 ● Lily Allen → Brit popster, “Smile” 2006

May 03
1903 ● Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby → “White Christmas” (1942)
1919 ● Pete Seeger → The Weavers, solo
1933 ● James Brown → The “Godfather of Soul”
1934 ● Frankie Valli (Francis Castelluccio) → The Four Seasons, solo
1944 ● Peter Staples → The Troggs, “Wild Thing” (1966)
1948 ● John Richardson → The Rubettes, Shows
1950 ● Mary Hopkin → “Those Were The Days” (1968)
1951 ● Christopher Cross (Geppert) → “Sailing” (1980)
1953 ● Bruce HallREO Speedwagon
1959 ● David Ball → Soft Cell

May 04
1923 ● Ed Cassidy → Rising Sons, Spirit
1928 ● Maynard Ferguson → Jazz trumpeteer
1937 ● Dick Dale (Richard Anthony Monsour) → The “King of the Surf Guitar”
1941 ● David LaFlamme → It’s A Beautiful Day
1941 ● Richard Burns → The Hondells, “Little Honda” (1964)
1942 ● Nickolas Ashford → Ashford & Simpson
1943 ● Ronnie Bond (Bullis) → The Troggs, “Wild Thing” (1966)
1944 ● Peggy Santiglia → The Angels, “My Boyfriend’s Back” (1963)
1945 ● George WadeniusBlood, Sweat & Tears
1945 ● Zal Cleminson → Alex Harvey Band
1951 ● Jackie Jackson → The Jackson 5
1959 ● Jay Aston → Bucks Fizz
1959 ● Randy Travis (Traywick) → “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart” (1990)
1972 ● Mike Dirnt → Green Day
1979 ● Lance Bass → ‘N Sync

May 05
1937 ● Johnnie Taylor → R&B/soul, “Disco Lady” (1968)
1942 ● Tammy Wynette (Virginia W. Pugh) → “Stand By Your Man” (1968)
1945 ● Bob Seger → “Night Moves” (1976)
1950 ● Doug GrayMarshall Tucker Band
1959 ● Ian McCulloch → Echo & The Bunnymen
1962 ● Kevin Mooney → Adam & The Ants
1964 ● Lorraine McIntosh → Deacon Blue
1981 ● Craig David → Neo-R&B, “Fill Me In” (2000)
1988 ● Adele (Adkins) → Indie pop, “Chasing Pavements” (2008)
1989 ● Chris Brown → R&B/pop, “Run It!” (2005)

May 06
1936 ● Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson → Mickey & Sylvia, “Love Is Strange” (1957)
1939 ● Herbie Cox → The Cleftones
1942 ● Colin Earl → Foghat, Mungo Jerry
1945 ● Jimmie Dale Gilmore → The Flatlanders, solo
1948 ● Bill WardBlack Sabbath
1948 ● Mary MacGregor → “Torn Between Two Lovers” (1976)
1950 ● Robbie McIntosh → Average White Band
1960 ● John Flansburgh → They Might Be Giants
1960 ● Larry Steinbachel → Bronski Beat
1964 ● Tony Scalzo → Fastball
1967 ● Mark Bryan → Hootie & The Blowfish

May 07
1931 ● Teresa Brewer → “A Tear Fell” (1956)
1932 ● Derek TaylorBeatles PR manager
1939 ● Jimmy Ruffin → “What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted” (1966)
1939 ● Johnny Maestro → The Crests, Brooklyn Bridge
1943 ● Rick West → The Tremeloes
1946 ● Arcelio Garcia → Malo
1946 ● Jerry Nolan → New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers
1946 ● Ray Monette → Rare Earth, Funkadelic
1948 ● Pete Wingfield → Sessions, backing bands, producer
1949 ● Keith (James Barry Keefer) → “98.6” (1967)
1950 ● Charles L’Empereur “Prairie” Prince → Tubes, Journey, New Cars
1956 ● Anne Dudley → Art Of Noise
1958 ● Marty Willson-Piper → The Church, solo
1961 ● Phil Campbell → Motörhead
1971 ● Eagle-Eye Cherry → “Save Tonight” (1998)

May 08
1940 ● Eric Hillard “Ricky” Nelson → “Hello Mary Lou” (1961)
1941 ● John Fred (Gourier) → (& His Playboy Band) “Judy In Disguise” (1968)
1943 ● Danny Whitten → Crazy Horse
1943 ● Paul Samwell-Smith → Yardbirds, Renaissance
1943 ● Toni Tennille → The Captain & Tennille
1944 ● Gary Glitter (Paul Francis Gadd) → “Rock & Roll, Pt. 2” (1972)
1945 ● Keith Jarrett → Jazz pianist
1951 ● Chris FrantzTalking Heads
1951 ● Philip Bailey → Earth, Wind & Fire
1953 ● Alex Van HalenVan Halen
1953 ● Billy BurnetteFleetwood Mac, solo
1964 ● Dave Rowntree → Blur
1972 ● Darren Hayes → Savage Garden
1975 ● Enrique Iglesias → Latin pop, son of Julio, “Bailamos” (1999)

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