This Week’s Birthdays (September 12 – 18)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Sep 12
1931 ● George Jones → Country star, “She Thinks I Still Care” (1962)
1943 ● Maria Muldaur → Singer/songwriter, “Midnight at the Oasis” (1970)
1944 ● Barry White → R&B/soul, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” (1974)
1944 ● Colin Young → The Foundations, “Baby Now That I’ve Found You” (1967)
1946 ● Tony “T-Bone” Bellamy → Redbone, “Come Ang Get Your Love” (1974)
1952 ● Gerry Beckley → America, “I Need You” (1972)
1952 ● Neal PeartRush, “New World Man” (1982)
1956 ● Barry Andrews → XTC, The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1956 ● Brian Robertson → Thin Lizzy, “The Boys Are Back In Town” (1976)
1965 ● Norwood Fisher → Fishbone, “Sunless Saturday” (1991)
1966 ● Ben Folds → Ben Folds Five, “Brick” (1997)
1968 ● Larry LaLonde → Possessed, Blind Illusion, Primus
1972 ● Liam Gallagher → Oasis, “Wonderwall” (1995)
1974 ● Jennifer Nettles → Country music star, Sugarland, solo, “Stay” (2008)
1981 ● Jennifer Hudson → R&B singer, “Spoltlight” (2008), actress, Dreamgirls (2006)

Sep 13
1911 ● Bill Monroe → The “Father of Bluegrass”
1925 ● Mel Torme → Jazz-pop singer, the “Velvet Fog”
1939 ● Dave Quincy → Progressive jazz-rock band If
1941 ● David Clayton-Thomas (David Thomsett) → Blood Sweat & Tears, “Spinning Wheel” (1969)
1943 ● Ray Elliot → Them, “Here Comes The Night” (1964)
1944 ● Peter CeteraChicago, wrote “Baby What A Big Surprise” (1977)
1952 ● Don Was (Donald Fagenson) → Was (Not Was), producer
1952 ● Randy Jones → Village People, “Y.M.C.A.” (1978)
1954 ● Denis Hegarty → The Darts, doo-wop revival, TV actor, BBC Radio 1 DJ
1954 ● Steve Kilbey → The Church, “Under The Milky Way” (1988)
1961 ● Dave Mustaince → Metallica, Megadeth, “Skin O’ My Teeth” (1993)
1965 ● Zak Starkey → Drummer, son of Ringo Starr
1967 ● Stephen Perkins → Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros, sessions
1967 ● Timothy S. “Ripper” Owens → Judas Priest, “Breaking The Law” (1980), Iced Earth
1975 ● Joe Don Rooney → Rascal Flatts, country-pop, “Fast Cars And Freedom” (2005)
1977 ● Fiona Apple (Maggart) → Singer-songwriter, “Criminal” (1996)

Sep 14
1914 ● Mae Boren Axton → Country songwriter, the “Queen Mother of Nashville”
1946 ● Pete Agnew → Nazereth, “Love Hurts” (1976)
1947 ● John “Bowser” Bauman → Sha-Na-Na, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here To Stay”
1949 ● Steve GainesLynyrd Skynyrd, wrote “I Know A Little” (1977)
1950 ● Paul Kossoff → Free, “All Right Now” (1970)
1954 ● Barry Cowsill → The Cowsills, “The Rain, The Park And Other Things” (1967)
1955 ● Steve Berlin → The Blasters, Los Lobos
1959 ● Morten Harkett → A-Ha, “Take On Me” (1985)
1967 ● John Power → The La’s, “There She Goes” (1990)
1970 ● Craig Montoya → Everclear, “Wonderful” (2000)
1970 ● Mark Webber → Pulp, “Common People” (1995)
1981 ● Ashley Roberts → The Pussycat Dolls, “Stickwitu” (2005)
1983 ● Amy Winehouse → Singer-songwriter, “Rehab” (2007

Sep 15
1903 ● Roy Acuff → The “King of Country Music”
1928 ● Julian “Cannonball” Adderley → Jazz saxophonist, “Them Dirty Blues” (1960)
1933 ● Pat Barrett → The Crew Cuts, “Sh-Boom” (1954)
1940 ● Jimmy Gilmer → The Fireballs, “Sugar Shack” (1963)
1941 ● Les Braid → Swinging Blue Jeans, “Hippy Hippy Shake” (1964)
1945 ● Lee Dorman → Iron Butterfly, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (1970)
1946 ● Ola Brunkert → Swedish session drummer, ABBA band
1956 ● Jaki Graham → R&B/dance-pop, “Ain’t Nobody” (2008)
1960 ● Michel “Mitch” Dorge → Crash Test Dummies, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” (1993)
1976 ● Ivette Sosa → Eden’s Crush, “Get Over Yourself” (2001)
1977 ● Paul Thomson → Franz Ferdinand, “Take Me Out” (2004)

Sep 16
1925 ● Riley B. “B.B.” King → The “King of [Electric] Blues”, “The Thrill Is Gone” (1970)
1942 ● Bernard CalvertThe Hollies, “Bus Stop” (1966)
1944 ● Betty Kelly → Martha & The Vandellas, “Heat Wave” (1963)
1948 ● Kenney Jones → Faces, The Who
1948 ● Ron BlairTom Petty & The Heartbreakers, “I Won’t Back Down” (1989)
1950 ● David Bellamy → The Bellamy Brothers, country-pop, “Let Your Love Flow” (1976)
1954 ● Colin Newman → Wire, post-punk, “Eardrum Buzz” (1989)
1961 ● Bilinda Butcher → My Bloody Valentine, “shoegazing” pioneers
1963 ● Richard Marx → Pop/rock, “Don’t Mean Nothing” (1987)
1969 ● Marc Anthony (Marco Antonio Munez) → Latino dance-pop, “Ride On The Rhythm” (1991)
1992 ● Nick Jonas → Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up” (2008)

Sep 17
1923 ● Hiram King “Hank” Williams → Country music giant, “Hey, Good Lookin'” (1951)
1926 ● Bill Black → Early rock ‘n roll, “Smokie” (1959)
1937 ● Phil Cracolici → The Mystics, white doo-wop, “Hushabye” (1959)
1940 ● LaMonte McLemore → The 5th Dimension, “Up, Up And Away” (1967)
1947 ● Jim HodderSteely Dan backing band drummer
1947 ● Laurence Neill “Lol” Crème → 10CC, “I’m Not In Love” (1975)
1950 ● Fee Waybill (John Waldo) → The Tubes, “White Punks On Dope” (1977)
1962 ● Benjamin “BeBe” Winans → Gospel, The Winans, solo
1968 ● Lord Jamar (Lorenzo Dechalus) → Brand Nubian, “360 Degrees (What Goes Around)” (1992)
1970 ● Vinnie (Vincent Brown) → Naughty By Nature, rap, “O.P.P.” (1991)
1976 ● Maile Misajon → Eden’s Crush, “Get Over Yourself” (2001)
1979 ● Chuck Comeau → Simple Plan, “Perfect” (2003)

Sep 18
1939 ● Frankie Avalon (Francis Thomas Avallone) → Teen idol, “Venus” (1959), actor, Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
1946 ● Alan King → Ace, “How Long” (1974)
1949 ● Kerry LivgrenKansas, “Carry On Wayward Son” (1976)
1950 ● Mike Hossack → Doobie Brothers, “Listen To The Music” (1972)
1952 ● Dee Dee Ramone (Doug Colvin) → The Ramones, “Teenage Lobotomy” (1977)
1961 ● Martin Beedle → Cutting Crew, “I Just Died In Your Arms” (1987)
1962 ● Joanne Catherall → Human League, synth-pop, “Don’t You Want Me” (1981)
1966 ● Ian “Spike” Spice → Breathe, “How Can I Fail?” (1988)
1967 ● Ricky Bell → New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe, “Poison” (1990)

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