This Week’s Birthdays (September 5-11)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Sep 05
1939 ● John Stewart → Kingston Trio, solo, “Gold” (1979), wrote “Daydream Believer”
1943 ● Joe “Speedo” Frasier → The Impalas, “Sorry” (I Ran All The Way Home)” (1959)
1945 ● Al Stewart → “Year of the Cat” (1976)
1946 ● Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese) → Marmalade, “Reflections Of My Life” (1970)
1946 ● Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara) → Queen, solo, producer
1946 ● Loudon Wainwright III → Folk singer/songwriter, “Dead Skunk” (1972)
1947 ● George Allen “Buddy” Miles, Jr. → Band of Gypsies (with Jimi Hendrix), solo
1949 ● Dave “Clem” Clempson → Humble Pie, Bakerloo, Colosseum, The Assembly
1966 ● Terry Ellis → En Vogue, “Hold On” (1990)
1968 ● Brad Wilk → Rage Against The Machine, “Bulls On Parade” (1996)
1969 ● Dweezil Zappa → Son of Frank, rock guitarist, producer, radio/TV host

Sep 06
1925 ● Mathis James “Jimmy” Reed → Electric blues pioneer, “Big Boss Man” (1960)
1939 ● David Allan Coe → Outlaw country singer/songwriter, “The Ride” (1983)
1942 ● Dave BargeronBlood Sweat & Tears, “Spinning Wheel” (1969)
1943 ● Roger Waters → Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here” (1975), solo
1948 ● Claydes Charles Smith → Kool & The Gang, “Celebration” (1980)
1960 ● Perry Bamonte → The Cure, “Friday I’m In Love” (1992)
1961 ● Pal Waaktaar (Gamst) → A-Ha, “Take On Me” (1985)
1961 ● Scott Travis → Judas Priest, “Breaking The Law” (1980), Racer X
1969 ● Cecelia “CeCe” Peniston → Dance-pop diva, “Finally” (1993)
1971 ● Dolores O’Riordan → The Cranberries, “Zombie” (1994)
1974 ● Nina Persson → The Cardigans, “Lovefool” (1996)
1979 ● Foxy Brown (Inga Marchand) → Rap diva, “Hot Spot” (1998)

Sep 07
1920 ● Al Caiola → TV theme composer – Bonanza and Magnificent Seven
1930 ● Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins → Jazz saxophonist, “St. Thomas” (1956)
1934 ● James “Little Milton” Campbell → Blues guitarist and singer, “We’re Gonna Make It” (1965)
1936 ● Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley) → “That’ll Be The Day” (1957)
1940 ● Ronnie Dove → The Belltones, solo, “A Little Bit Of Heaven” (1965)
1946 ● Alfa Anderson → Chic, “Dance, Dance< Dance" (1977)
1949 ● Gloria Gaynor (Fowles) → “I Will Survive” (1979)
1951 ● Chrissie Hynde → Pretenders, “Back On The Chain Gang” (1983)
1954 ● Benmont TenchTom Petty & The Heartbreakers
1957 ● Margot Chapman → Starland Vocal Band, “Afternoon Delight” (1976)
1960 ● Brad Houser → Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, “What I Am” (1989)
1961 ● Gary Lee “LeRoi” Moore → Dave Matthews Band, “Too Much” (1996)
1970 ● Chad Sexton → 311, “Down” (1996)

Sep 08
1897 ● Jimmie Rodgers → Early country star, the “Man Who Started It All”
1925 ● Peter Sellers → Actor, Pink Panther, singer, “Goodness Gracious Me!” (1960)
1932 ● Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) → Country super-diva, “I Fall To Pieces” (1961)
1941 ● Donald “Dante” Drowty → Dante & The Evergreens, “Alley Oop” (1960)
1942 ● Brian Cole → The Association, “Along Comes Mary” (1966)
1942 ● Sal Valentino (Salvatore Spampinato) → The Beau Brummels, “Laugh, Laugh” (1964)
1945 ● Michael William “Kelly” GroucuttElectric Light Orchestra, “Livin’ Thing” (1976)
1946 ● Dean Daughtry → Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section
1946 ● Ron “Pigpen” McKernan → Grateful Dead, “Turn On Your Love Light” (1969)
1947 ● Benjamin Orr (Orzechowski) → The Cars, “Just What I Needed” (1978)
1958 ● David Lewis → Atlantic Starr, Secret Lovers” (1986), Christian minister
1960 ● Aimee Mann → Til Tuesday, solo, “Save Me” (1999)
1960 ● David “Shuffle” Steele → The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals, “She Drives Me Crazy” (1989)
1979 ● Pink (Alecia Beth Moore) → Dance-pop, “Get The Party Started” (2001)

Sep 09
1940 ● Joe Negroni → Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” (1956)
1941 ● Otis Redding → The “King of Soul,” “Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” (1968)
1942 ● Inez Foxx → “Mockingbird” (1963) with brother Charlie
1942 ● Luther Simmons, Jr. → Main Ingredient, “Everybody Plays The Fool” (1972)
1945 ● Dee Dee Sharp (Dione LaRue) → R&B/soul, “Mashed Potato Time” (1962)
1946 ● Billy Preston → R&B/soul-funk, “Will It Go Round In Circles” (1972)
1946 ● Bruce Palmer → Buffalo Springfield, “For What It’s Worth” (1967)
1946 ● Doug Ingle → Iron Butterfly, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (1970)
1946 ● Trevor Oakes → Showaddywaddy (70s Brit rock ‘n roll revival band)
1947 ● Wilton Frederick “Freddy” Weller → Paul Revere & The Raiders, “Just Like Me” (1965)
1950 ● John McFee → Doobie Brothers, “Listen To The Music” (1972)
1952 ● Dave Stewart → Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams” (Are Made Of This)” (1983)
1966 ● Greg Kane → Hue And Cry, “Labour Of Love” (1987)
1970 ● Andre “Krazy Drazyz” Weston → Das EFX, “Straight From The Sewer” (1992)
1970 ● Macy Gray (Natalie Renee McIntyre) → R&B/soul, “I Try” (1999)
1975 ● Michael Bublé → Jazz-pop vocals, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (2009)

Sep 10
1898 ● Waldo Lonsbury Semon → Inventor of vinyl used in records
1925 ● Roy Brown → “Good Rockin’ Tonight” (1947)
1939 ● Cynthia Lennon → First wife of John Lennon, mother of Julian
1940 ● Roy Ayers → Jazz-funk-soul, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, “Move To Groove” (1972)
1942 ● Danny Hutton → Three Dog Night, “Joy To The World” (1971)
1945 ● Jose Feliciano → Latino folk-pop, “Light My Fire” (1968)
1949 ● Barriemore Barlow → Jethro Tull, “Aqualung” (1971)
1950 ● Don Powell → Glam-metal, Slade, “Cum On Feel The Noize” (1973)
1950 ● Joe PerryAerosmith, “Janie’s Got A Gun” (1990)
1951 ● Peter Tolson → The Pretty Things, “Don’t Bring Me Down” (1964)
1955 ● Lee Patrick “Pat” Mastelotto → Mr. Mister, “Broken Wings” (1985)
1956 ● Johnnie Fingers (Moylett) → Boomtown Rats, “I Don’t Like Mondays” (1979)
1957 ● Carol Decker → T’Pau, “Heart And Soul” (1987)
1957 ● Siobhan Fahey → Bananarama, Shakespear’s Sister
1960 ● David Lowery → Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker
1966 ● Miles Zuniga → Fastball, “The Way” (1998)
1966 ● Robin Goodridge → Bush, “Glycerine” (1995)
1968 ● Big Daddy Kane (Antonio Hardy) → Rapper, Juice Crew, solo, “Smooth Operator” (1989)
1984 ● Cameron Matthew Followill → Kings Of Leon, “Sex On Fire” (2008)

Sep 11
1938 ● Charles Patrick → The Monotones, “(Who Wrote) The Book Of Love” (1958)
1940 ● Bernie Dwyer → Freddie & The Dreamers, “I’m Telling You Now” (1963)
1943 ● Mickey Hart → Grateful Dead, Rolling Thunder Review
1945 ● Leo Kottke → Acoustic folk guitar
1948 ● Dennis Tufano → The Buckinghams, “Kind Of A Drag” (1967)
1948 ● John Martyn (Ian David McGeachy) → Singer/songwriter, guitarist
1953 ● Tommy ShawStyx, “Too Much Time On My Hands” (1981), Damn Yankees
1957 ● Jon Moss → Adam & The Ants, The Damned, Culture Club
1958 ● Mick Talbot → Style Council, Dexys Midnight Runners
1959 ● Rory Lyons → UK psychobilly, King Kurt, “Destination Zululand” (1983)
1965 ● Moby (Richard Melville Hall) → Techno-dance-pop, “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?” (1999)
1967 ● Harry Connick, Jr. → Big band jazz-pop, “Only You” (2004)
1971 ● Richard Ashcroft → The Verve, “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (1997)
1975 ● Brad Fischetti → LFO, “Summer Girls” (1999)
1977 ● Jon Buckland → Coldplay, “Speed Of Sound” (2005)
1977 ● Ludacris (Christopher Brian Bridges) → Southern rap, “Stand Up” (2003)

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