This Week’s Birthdays (June 27 – July 3)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jun 27
1925 ● Doc Pomus (Jerome Felder) → Blues singer, prolific songwriter
1942 ● Bruce Johnston (Benjamin Baldwin) → The Beach Boys
1951 ● Gilson Lavis → Squeeze
1959 ● Loretta Lynn “Lorrie” Morgan → Country star, “What Part Of No” (1992)
1976 ● Leigh Nash → Sixpence None The Richer

Jun 28
1902 ● Richard Rodgers → Composer, songwriter, lyricist
1943 ● Bobby Harrison → Procol Harum
1945 ● David Knights → Procol Harum
1946 ● John Martyn → Folk-blues singer/songwriter

Jun 29
1942 ● Gilberto Gil (Moreira) → Brazilian singer, guitarist, culture minister
1943 ● Roger Ruskin Speare → Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band
1945 ● Little Eva (Boyd) → “The Loco-Motion” (1962)
1948 ● Bill Kirchen → The “Dieselbilly King,” The Lost Planet Airmen
1948 ● Dervin and Lincoln Gordon → The Equals, “Baby Come Back” (1968)
1948 ● Ian PaiceDeep Purple, Whitesnake
1953 ● Colin Hay → Men At Work
1964 ● Steadman Pearson → 5 Star
1978 ● Nicole Scherzinger → Pussycat Dolls, solo

Jun 30
1917 ● Lena Horne → Actress/singer
1936 ● Dave Van Ronk → Folk/blues singer/songwriter
1937 ● Larry Henley → Newbeats, “Bread And Butter” (1964)
1939 ● Tony Hatch → Composer, pianist, songwriter, “Downtown” (1964)
1943 ● Florence BallardThe Supremes
1944 ● Glenn Shorrock → Little River Band
1946 ● Billy Brown → The Moments, “Love On A Two-Way Street” (1970)
1949 ● Andy Scott → Sweet
1951 ● Stanley Clarke → Jazz-rock bassist
1953 ● Hal LindesDire Straits
1956 ● Adrian Wright → Human League
1962 ● Julianne Regan → All About Eve
1969 ● Tom Drummond → Better Than Ezra
1984 ● Fantasia (Barrino) → R&B/soul singer, actress, “I Believe” (2004)

Jul 01
1915 ● Willie Dixon → Blues singer/writer, “Spoonful,” “Back Door Man”
1930 ● Bobby Day → R&B/Doo Wop, “Rockin’ Robin” (1958)
1933 ● Eddie Bond → Rockabilly star, “Rockin’ Daddy” (1956), radio DJ
1939 ● Delaney Bramlett → Delaney & Bonnie
1942 ● Andrae Crouch → Gospel singer, writer, producer
1945 ● Debbie HarryBlondie
1946 ● June Monteiro → The Toys, “A Lover’s Concerto” (1965)
1948 ● John Ford → The Strawbs
1951 ● Fred SchneiderThe B-52’s
1952 ● Dan Aykroyd → The Blues Brothers
1959 ● Edem Ephraim → London Boys
1960 ● Evelyn “Champagne” King → Disco queen, “Love Comes Down” (1982)
1963 ● Roddy Bottum → Faith No More
1971 ● Melissa “Missy” Elliott → Rapper, “Work It” (2002), producer

Jul 02
1925 ● Marvin Rainwater (Percy) → “Whole Lotta Woman” (1958)
1936 ● Tom Springfield → The Springfields
1939 ● Paul WilliamsThe Temptations
1949 ● Roy “The Professor” BittanE Street Band, sessions
1952 ● Johnny CollaHuey Lewis & The News
1954 ● Pete Briquette → Boomtown Rats
1957 ● Mike Anger → Blow Monkeys
1965 ● Dave Parsons → Bush, Transvision Vamp
1970 ● Monie Love (Simone Wilson) → Hip-hop, “Born To B.R.E.E.D.” (1993)
1983 ● Michelle Branch → Country-pop, The Wreckers, solo

Jul 03
1893 ● “Mississippi” John Hurt → Blues legend
1929 ● David Lynch → The Platters, “The Great Pretender” (1955)
1940 ● Fontella Bass → R&B/soul diva, “Rescue Me” (1965)
1940 ● Maureen Kennedy → The Vernons Girls (60s Brit-pop girl group)
1943 ● Judith Durham → The Seekers, solo
1946 ● Victor Unitt → Edgar Broughton Band, Pretty Things
1947 ● Betty Buckley → Stage, screen, TV actress, singer
1948 ● Paul BarrereLittle Feat
1949 ● John Verity → Argent, Phoenix, solo, producer
1955 ● Mike CorbyThe Babys
1957 ● Laura Branigan → Singer-songwriter, “Gloria” (1982), actress
1959 ● Stephen Pearcy → Ratt
1960 ● Vince ClarkeDepeche Mode, Yazoo (Yaz), The Assembly, Erasure
1969 ● Butterfly (Ishmael Butler) → Digable Planets, “Nickel Bags” (1993)
1969 ● Kevin Hearn → Barenaked Ladies
1976 ● Shane Lynch → Boyzone, “No Matter What” (1998)

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