This Week’s Birthdays (November 7 -13)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Nov 07
1938 ● Delecta “Dee” Clark → R&B falsetto soulman, “Raindrops” (#2, 1961)
1942 ● Johnny Rivers (John Henry Ramistella) → Rock ‘n roll singer/guitarist, “Secret Agent Man” (#3, 1966)
1943 ● Dino Valenti (Chester W. Powers, Jr.) → Quicksilver Messenger Service, solo, wrote “Get Together” (#5, The Youngbloods, 1969)
1943 ● Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) → Canadian pop-rock-jazz-fusion singer-songwriter, “Help Me” (#7, 1974)
1951 ● Kevin Scott Macmichael → Guitarist and songwriter for New Wave pop-rock Cutting Crew, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” (#1, 1987)
1951 ● Nick Gilder → Brit rocker, glam-rock Sweeney Todd, then solo, “Hot Child In The City” (#1, 1978)
1954 ● Robin Beck → American pop-rock vocals, Coke jingle “The First Time” (UK #1, 1988), back-up singer for Melissa Manchester, Leo Sayer and others
1957 ● Jellybean (John Benitez) → Puerto Rican drummer, guitarist, producer (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pointer Sisters and others)
1960 ● Tommy Thayer → Current lead guitar and “Spaceman” character for hard rock Kiss
1963 ● Clint Mansell → Guitarist for dance-rock Pop Will Eat Itself, “X, Y & Zee” (Modern Rock #11, 1991)
1964 ● Liam O Maonlai → Co-founder of Irish rockers Hothouse Flowers, “Don’t Go” (Modern Rock #7, 1988)
1967 ● Sharleen Spiteri → Scottish blues-rock Texas, “In My Heart” (Alt Rock #14, 1991)
1970 ● Neil Hannon → Founder/singer/frontman for Irish orchestral-pop group The Divine Comedy, “National Express” (UK #8, 1999)
1971 ● Robin Finck → Lead guitarist for industrial rock Nine Inch Nails and hard rock Guns N’ Roses
1978 ● Mark Daniel Read → Brit-Norwegian pop-rock boy band A1, “Same Old Brand New You” (UK#1, 2000)

Nov 08
1927 ● Ken Dodd → Brit comedian/songwriter, “Tears” (UK #1, 1965)
1927 ● Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler) → 50s-60s adult-pop, “(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?” (#1, 1953)
1944 ● Bonnie Bramlett (Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell) → R&B/blues-rock singer, The Ikettes, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, solo, actress
1944 ● Robert Nix → Southern rock Atlanta Rhythm Section, “Imaginery Lover” (#7, 1978)
1944 ● Rodney Slater → Founding member and sax player, Brit comedy-rock Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, “I’m The Urban Spaceman” (UK #5, 1968)
1945 ● Donald Murray → Pop-rock The Turtles, “Happy Together” (#1, 1967)
1946 ● John “The Big Figure” Martin → Brit pub-rock Dr. Feelgood, “Milk And Alcohol” (UK #9, 1979)
1946 ● Roy Wood → Guitar/vocals, co-founded The Move and Electric Light Orchestra, “Telephone Line” (#7, 1977)
1947 ● Minnie Ripperton → Sweet chirping pop singer-songwriter, “Loving You” (#1, 1974)
1949 ● Alan Berger → Bassist for New Jersey rock ‘n roll bar band Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, “Talk To Me” (1978)
1949 ● Bonnie Raitt → Blues-rock singer-songwriter, “Something To Talk About” (#5, 1991)
1951 ● Gerald Alston → Vocals for R&B/doo wop then sweet soul The Manhattans, “Kiss And Say Goodbye” (#1, 1976)
1954 ● Rickie Lee Jones → R&B/pop-rock singer-songwriter “Chuck E’s In Love” (#4, 1979)
1957 ● Porl Thompson → Post-punk art-glam-goth rock The Cure, “Friday I’m In Love” (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1958 ● Terry Lee Miall → Post-punk/New Wave pop-rock Adam And The Ants, “Goody Two-Shoes” (#12, 1982)
1961 ● Leif Garrett (Leif Per Nervik) → Pop-rock teen idol, “I Was Made For Dancin'” (#10, 1978), film and TV actor
1969 ● Jimmy Chaney → Drummer for alt rock funk-metal Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, “Do Right” (Modern Rock #12, 1999)
1970 ● Diana King → Jamaican-born reggae dancehall singer-songwriter, “Shy Guy” (#13, 1994)
1970 ● Gareth “Rat” Pring → Guitarist for indie punk-rock Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, “Not Sleeping Around” (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1977 ● Tiffani Wood → Pre-fab Aussie all-girl pop quintet Bardot, “Poison” (Aus. #1, 2000)
1985 ● Jack Osbourne → TV actor, star of The Osbournes and son of Ozzy

Nov 09
1936 ● Mary Allin Travers → Vocals and guitar for seminal folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, “Puff (The Magic Dragon)” (#2, 1963)
1941 ● Tom Fogerty → Rhythm guitar for Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Down On The Corner” (#3, 1969)
1943 ● Lee Graziano → Drums for pop-rock one hit wonder American Breed, “Bend Me Shape Me” (Top 10, 1968)
1944 ● Phil May (Philip Arthur Dennis Kattner) → Raunchy R&B/blues-rock British Invasion band The Pretty Things, “Don’t Bring Me Down” (UK #10, 1964)
1948 ● Alan Gratzer → Arena rock REO Speedwagon, “Keep On Lovin’ You” (#1, 1980)
1948 ● Joe Bouchard → Hard rock/pop metal Blue Öyster Cult, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (#12, 1976)
1949 ● Tommy Caldwell → Founding member and bassist for Southern rock The Marshall Tucker Band, “Heard It In A Love Song” (#14, 1977)
1954 ● Dennis Stratton → Guitarist for Brit heavy metal Iron Maiden, “Flight Of Icarus” (Mainstream Rock #8, 1983)
1969 ● Sandy “Pepa” Denton → Female hip hop trio Salt-N-Pepa, “Let’s Talk About Sex” (#13, 1991)
1969 ● Scarface (Brad Jordan) → Gangsta/horror-rap Geto Boys, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” (#23, 1991), solo
1973 ● Nick Lachey → American adult contemporary pop-rock boy band 98 Degrees, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” (#2, 2000)
1977 ● Sisqo (Mark Andrews) → R&B/hip hop bad boy, “Thong Song” (#3, 2000)

Nov 10
1940 ● David Edward “Screaming Lord” Sutch → Brit comedy-rock singer, bandleader, “Jack The Ripper” (1963)
1941 ● Kyu Sakamoto (Hisashi Oshima) → Japanese pop star, “Sukiyaki” (#1, 1963 – first ever Japanese US #1 song)
1944 ● Tim Rice → Lyricist, producer, collaborator with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)
1947 ● Dave Loggins → Pop-rock one hit wonder singer/songwriter, “Please Come To Boston” (#5, 1974), cousin of Kenny
1947 ● Glenn Buxton → Founder of glam-rock/metal Alice Cooper band, co-wrote “School’s Out” (#7, 1972)
1948 ● Greg Lake → Prog-rock guitarist/songwriter, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, “Lucky Man” (#48, 1971), solo
1949 ● Donna Fargo (Yvonne Vaughn) → Country-pop singer/songwriter, “The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.” (#11, 1972))
1950 ● Bram Tchaikovsky (Peter Bramall) → Power pop guitarist/vocals, The Motors, solo, “Girl Of My Dreams” (Top 40, 1979)
1950 ● Ronnie Hammond → Southern rock Atlanta Rhythm Section, “Imaginery Lover” (#7, 1978)
1954 ● Mario Cipollina → Bassist for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power Of Love” (#1, 1985)
1958 ● Frank Maudsley → New Wave pop-rock A Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran (So Far Away)” (#9, 1982)
1959 ● Laura MacKenzie Phillips → Daughter of “Papa” John, actress
1961 ● Norman “Junior” Giscombe → Brit R&B singer/songwriter, “Mama Used To Say” (#30, 1982)
1970 ● Derry Brownson → Brit dance-rock quintet EMF (“Epsom Mad Funkers”), “Unbelievable” (#1, 1990)
1970 ● Warren G (Warren Griffin III) → West Coast rapper/hip hop producer, “Regulate” (#2, 1994)
1973 ● Jacqueline Abbott → Alt pop-rock The Beautiful South, “A Little Time” (UK #1, 1990)
1978 ● Eve Jihan Jeffers → Hip hop singer/MC, “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” (#2, 2001)
1979 ● Christopher Joannou → Aussie alt-grunge-rock Silverchair, “Tomorrow” (Modern Rock #1, 1994)

Nov 11
1927 ● Mose Allison → Jazz/blues singer and pianist, many songs covered by rock bands
1929 ● LaVern Baker (Delores Williams) → R&B/jazz-pop singer,”Jim Dandy” (#17, 1956)
1938 ● Roger Lavern → Keyboards for Brit instrumental rock The Tornados, “Telstar” (#1, 1962)
1939 ● Albie Galione → White R&B/doo wop vocals The Passions, “Gloria” (1958)
1944 ● Jesse Colin Young (Perry Miller) → Folk-rock singer/songwriter, The Youngbloods, “Get Together” (#5, 1969), solo
1945 ● Chris Dreja → Rhythm guitar for blues-rock The Yardbirds, “For Your Love” (#6, 1965)
1945 ● Vince Martell (Vincent Martemucci) → Lead guitar/vocals for psych-rock Vanilla Fudge, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (#6, 1968)
1947 ● Pat Daugherty → Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, “Jim Dandy To The Rescue” (Top 30, 1973)
1950 ● Jim Peterick → Founder, guitarist and lead writer for blue-eyed soul The Ides of March, “Vehicle” (#2, 1970) and Survivor, “Eye Of The Tiger” (#1, 1982)
1952 ● Paul Cowsill → Family pop band The Cowsills, “The Rain, The Park And Other Things” (#2, 1967)
1953 ● Andy Partridge → Quirky New Wave synth-pop XTC, “Making Plans For Nigel” (UK #17, 1979), The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1953 ● Marshall Crenshaw → Power pop singer/songwriter, “Someday, Someway” (#36, 1982)
1956 ● Ian Craig Marsh → Guitarist and founding member of New Wave electronic pop Human League, “Don’t You Want Me” (#1, 1981), Heaven 17
1957 ● Tony Gad → Brit roots reggae group Aswad (Arabic for “black”), “Don’t Turn Around” (UK#1, 1988)
1962 ● Gunnar Mathias “Mic” Michaeli → Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986)
1968 ● Jo Dunne → All-girl New Wave pop-punk Fuzzbox, “International Rescue” (UK #11, 1989)
1980 ● LeToya Luckett → R&B/dance-pop Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name” (#1, 2000), actress
1986 ● Jared Followiull → Southern blues-rock the indie rock Kings Of Leon, “Sex On Fire” (Modern Rock #1, 2008)

Nov 12
1906 ● Booker T. Washington “Bukka” White → Delta blues guitarist, singer and performer, “Parchman Farm Blues” (1940)
1931 ● Bob Crewe → Producer/songwriter, The Four Seasons, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (#1, 1962)
1936 ● Charlotte Davis → R&B/doo wop The Tune Weavers, “Happy, Happy Birthday Baby” (#5, 1957)
1936 ● Mort Shuman → Singer, pianist and prolific pop-rock songwriter, “Viva Las Vegas,” “Teenager In Love,” “This Magic Moment” and many others
1939 ● Ruby Nash Curtis → R&B/soul vocals Ruby & The Romantics, “Our Day Will Come” (#1, 1963)
1941 ● Jerry Scholl → One hit wonder blue-eyed R&B/doo wop The Mello-Kings, “Tonite, Tonite” (#77, 1957)
1943 ● Brian Hyland → Pre-Beatles bubblegum-pop teen idol, “Sealed With A Kiss” (#3, 1962)
1943 ● Jimmy Hayes → A capella The Persuasions, “Chain Gang” (1971)
1943 ● John Maus → Brit pop-rock trio The Walker Brothers, “Make It Easy On Yourself” (US #16, UK #1, 1965)
1944 ● Booker T. Jones → Organist/leader of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MGs, “Green Onions” (#3, 1966), solo
1945 ● Neil Young → Venerable Canadian-born country-folk-rock singer/songwriter, “Heart Of Gold” (#1, 1972)
1947 ● Buck Dharma (Donald Roeser) → Hard rock/pop metal Blue Öyster Cult, wrote “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (#12, 1976)
1948 ● Errol Brown → R&B/soul-disco Hot Chocolate, “You Sexy Thing” (#3, 1976)
1949 ● Arthur Paul “Pooch” Tavares → Five brother R&B/funk-disco Tavares, “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” (#15, 1976)
1952 ● Laurence Juber → Lead guitar for Paul McCartney’s Wings (1979-81), sessions, solo
1955 ● Leslie McKeown → Scottish teen-pop Bay City Rollers, “Saturday Night” (#1, 1976)
1964 ● David Ellefson → Bassist for hard rock/metal Metallica, then thrash-metal Megadeth, “Symphony Of Destruction” (Mainstream #29, 1992)
1976 ● Tevin Campbell → R&B/soul hip hop, “Can We Talk” (#9, 1993)
1984 ● Omarion (Omari Grandberry) → R&B/hip hop boy band B2K, “Bump, Bump, Bump” (#1, 2002)

Nov 13
1942 ● John P. Hammond → Grammy-winning, underappreciated white blues-folk guitarist, songwriter, producer
1944 ● Timmy Thomas → R&B/soul singer/songwriter, keyboardist, “Why Can’t We Live Together” (#3, 1973), record producer
1947 ● Toy Tallmadge Caldwell → Founding member, chief songwriter and lead guitar for Southern rock pioneers The Marshall Tucker Band, “Heard It In A Love Song” (#14, 1977), Toy Caldwell Band, solo
1949 ● Roger Steen → Satirical camp-rock The Tubes, “She’s A Beauty (#10, 1983)
1949 ● Terry Reid → British hard rock guitarist, bandleader, supporting act, sessions
1951 ● Bill Gibson → Percussion for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power Of Love” (#1, 1985)
1953 ● Andrew Ranken → Irish folk-punk-rock The Pogues, “Tuesday Morning” (Rock #11, 1993)
1960 ● Wayne Parker → Canadian pop-rock Glass Tiger, “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” (#2, 1986)
1964 ● Walter Kibby → Alt rock ska-punk-funk fusion Fishbone, “Sunless Saturday” (Modern Rock #7, 1991)
1979 ● Nikolai Fraiture → Early 00s garage rock revival The Strokes, “Juicebox” (Modern Rock #9, 2005)
1980 ● Monique Adrienne Coleman → American actress, “Taylor” in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)

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