Archive for October, 2016

Albums Released This Week (October 31 – November 6)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

October 31


Bob Dylan —— Carnegie Hall ► Folk >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Spinout ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Pleasures Of The Harbor ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Donna Summer —— Once Upon A Time… ► Disco >> 1977
Smokey Robinson —— Smokin’ ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Klaus Schulze —— Dig It ► Space Rock >> 1980
Cocteau Twins —— Head Over Heals ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Paul McCartney —— Pipes Of Peace ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Possessed —— Beyond The Gates ► Heavy/Death Metal >> 1986
Roxette —— Pearls Of Passion ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Dinosaur Jr. —— Bug ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [Russia] ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Soundgarden —— Ultramega OK ► Grange Rock >> 1988
Grateful Dead —— Built To Last ► Album Rock >> 1989
Carpenters —— Loveliness ► Easy Listening >> 1989
Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Naked Raygun —— Raygun…Naked Raygun ► Punk Rock >> 1990
Ice Cube —— Death Certificate ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
ABBA —— Thank You For The Music ► Euro-Pop >> 1994
Julian Cope —— 20 Mothers ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Curtis Mayfield —— Live At The Bitter End ► Soul/Funk >> 1995
Foreigner —— Mr. Moonlight ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Paul Siebel —— Paul Siebel ► Country-Folk >> 1995
Slipknot —— Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. ► Heavy Metal/Funk Metal >> 1996
U2 —— All That You Can’t Leave Behind ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— The Essential Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Phish —— Colorado ’88 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2006
The Who —— Endless Wire ► British Rock >> 2006
Triumph —— Extended Versions: Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 2006
The Fags —— Light ‘Em Up ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2006
Phil Lesh & Friends —— Live At The Warfield ► Country-Rock >> 2006
Richard Marx —— Emotional Remains ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
Richard Marx —— Sundown ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008

November 01


Elvis Presley —— Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Supremes —— Merry Christmas ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Temptations —— Temptin’ Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Canned Heat —— Living The Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Grateful Dead —— American Beauty ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales —— Hooteroll? ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Elvis Presley —— Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
James Taylor —— One Man Dog ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Hollies —— Romany ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Slade —— Slayed? ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Roxy Music —— Stranded ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Kraftwerk —— Autobahn ► Techno-Rock >> 1974
Poco —— Cantamos ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Scorpions —— Fly To The Rainbow ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1974
The Band —— Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
James Taylor —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Carpenters —— Special Series [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1979
Queen —— News Of The World ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Freedom At Point Zero ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Aerosmith —— Night In The Ruts ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds —— Real To Real Cacophony ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1979
Hall & Oates —— X-Static ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds —— Themes For Great Cities 79/81 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Phil Collins —— Hello, I Must Be Going! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— Treasure ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Harry Connick, Jr. —— 20 ► Piano Jazz >> 1988
Ratt —— Reach For The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
The Shamen —— En-Tact ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1990
Steve Earle —— The Hard Way ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Big Audio Dynamite II —— Kool-Aid ► Dance-Rock >> 1990
Grateful Dead —— Infrared Roses ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
The Black Crowes —— Amorica ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Aerosmith —— Big Ones ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Huey Lewis & The News —— Four Chords And Several Years Ago ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Nirvana —— MTV Unplugged In New York ► Grunge >> 1994
Tom Petty —— Wildflowers ► Album Rock >> 1994
Incubus —— Fungus Amongus ► Funk Metal >> 1995
John Hiatt —— Live From Austin, TX ► Roots Rock >> 1995
East 17 —— Around The World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
Kylie Minogue —— Inpossible Princess ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Carbon Leaf —— Ether-Electrified Porch Music ► AA Alt Rock >> 1999
Westlife —— Westlife [UK] ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
James Taylor —— James Taylor: A Christmas Album ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Santana —— All That I Am ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2005
The Tragically Hip —— Hipeponymous ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Nirvana —— Silver: The Best In The Box ► Grunge >> 2005
Blouse —— Blouse ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia >> 2011
Journey —— Greatest Hits 2 ► AOR Rock >> 2011
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 2011
The Beach Boys —— The Smile Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 2011

November 02


Cream —— Disraeli Gears ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Willy And The Poor Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Yes —— Time And A Word ► Prog Rock >> 1970
John Lennon —— Mind Games ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Ringo Starr —— Ringo ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis —— Water Babies ► Jazz/Be-Bop Fusion >> 1976
The Police —— Outlandos d’Amour ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Damned —— Machine Gun Etiquette ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Rory Gallagher —— Stage Struck ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Long After Dark ► Album Rock >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— All The Best! ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bryan Ferry —— Bete Noire ► Prog. Rock >> 1987
George Harrison —— Cloud Nine ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bad Religion —— No Control ► Punk Rock >> 1989
The Smiths —— …Best II ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Smiths —— Best…I ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Madness —— Madstock! ► Ska Revival >> 1992
Pink Floyd —— Shine On ► Prog Rock >> 1992
k. d. lang —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Alt Country Rock >> 1993
The Band —— Jericho ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Kate Bush —— The Red Shoes ► Art Rock >> 1993
Dixie Chicks —— Shouldn’t Have Told You That ► Country-Rock >> 1993
The Bee Gees —— Size Isn’t Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bryan Adams —— So Far So Good ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bright Eyes —— Letting Off The Happiness ► Indie Rock/Emo >> 1998
Oasis —— The Masterplan ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1998
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vols. 1-2: The Shorts And Longs ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Bane —— It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
The Lovin’ Spoonful —— Live At The Hotel Seville ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Mariah Carey —— Rainbow ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Counting Crows —— This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Poco —— Running Horse ► Country-Rock >> 2002
7 Walkers —— 7 Walkers ► Swampadelic Funk >> 2010
Weezer —— Death To False Metal ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010
No Doubt —— Icon ► Ska-Pop >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— National Ransom ► Country-Rock >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Wise Up Ghost ► Roots Rock >> 2010

November 03


Elvis Presley —— Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
The Easybeats —— Volume 3 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Cream Of The Crop ► Soul >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Hall & Oates —— Abandoned Luncheonette ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Triumph —— Rock & Roll Machine ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Jam —— All Mod Cons ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Sly & The Family Stone —— Back On The Right Track ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Neil Young —— Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
ABBA —— Super Trouper ► Euro-Pop >> 1980
The Church —— Temperature Drop In Down Town Winterland [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Kim Wilde —— Another Step ► Hi-NRG >> 1986
Kool & The Gang —— Forever ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
John Lennon —— Menlove Ave. ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Your Funeral…My Trial ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1986
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— American Dream ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk Railroad ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1976–1986 ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Bon Jovi —— Keep The Faith ► Arena Rock >> 1992
Rage Against The Machine —— Rage Against The Machine ► Rap-Metal >> 1992
Angra —— Angels Cry ► Heavy Metal/Brazilian Metal >> 1993
Front Line Assembly —— [FLA]vour Of The Week ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Queen —— Queen Rocks ► Glam Rock >> 1997
Beck —— Mutations ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Rolling Stones —— No Security ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
The Bee Gees —— One Night Only ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Shamen —— UV ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1998
Vintersorg —— Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 2000
Foo Fighters —— Greatest Hits ► Grunge Rock >> 2009
Nirvana —— Live In Reading ► Grunge >> 2009
REO Speedwagon —— Not So Silent Night…Christmas With REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock >> 2009
Weezer —— Raditude ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2009

November 04


The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock >> 1970
Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop >> 1983
Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock >> 1984
Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock >> 1985
Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening >> 1985
The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk >> 1985
The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Megadeth —— Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock >> 1986
Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Cocteau Twins —— The Box Set ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1996
Soundgarden —— A-Sides ► Grange Rock >> 1997
Shania Twain —— Come On Over ► Country-Pop >> 1997
Richard Marx —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Jane’s Addiction —— Kettle Whistle ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Spice Girls —— Spiceworld ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
The Beach Boys —— The Pet Sounds Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Iron Maiden —— BBC Archives ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Beast Over Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Best Of The ‘B’ Sides ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Edward The Great ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Peter Gabriel —— Hit ► Prog Rock >> 2003
Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Ben E. King —— Person To Person: Live At The Blue Note ► Soul >> 2003
Iggy Pop —— Skull Ring ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2003
Little River Band —— Streams Of Success ► Soft Rock >> 2003
Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Queen —— Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl ► Glam Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
Led Zeppelin —— The Definitive Collection ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Guns N’ Roses —— Appetite For Democracy ► Hard Rock >> 2014
The Doobie Brothers —— Southbound\ ► Pop-Rock >> 2014

November 05


Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers >> 1976
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1984
REO Speedwagon —— Wheels Are Turnin’ ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1991
Oasis —— Definitely Maybe: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1996
Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country >> 1996
The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Simple Minds —— The Best Of Simple Minds ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2001
Pink Floyd —— Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd ► Prog Rock >> 2001
New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
The Church —— Parallel Universe ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2002
Paul Simon —— The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ ► Folk-Pop >> 2002
The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Who —— View From A Backstage Pass ► British Rock >> 2007
Bob Dylan —— The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Kool & The Gang —— Kool For the Holidays ► Holiday Funk >> 2013

November 06


The Who —— Tommy [EP] ► British Rock >> 1970
The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul >> 1971
The Cars —— Shake It Up ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul >> 1983
Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various >> 1987
N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1990
The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock >> 1990
Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock >> 1990
Cher —— It’s A Man’s World ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Jake’s Progress [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack >> 1995
Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Supertramp —— Is Everybody Listening? ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2001
Rick Springfield —— Christmas With You ► Power Pop >> 2007
Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Queen —— Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 ► Glam Rock >> 2012
Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock >> 2012
The Who —— The Who Live At Hyde Park ► British Rock >> 2015

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This Week’s Birthdays (October 30 – November 5)

Happy Birthday this week to:

October 30

1908 ● Patsy Montana (Rubye Rose Bevins) → Country singer, songwriter and occasional actress, the first female country music artist to have a million-selling record (“I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” 1935), died of cancer on 5/3/1996, age 87
1925 ● Attilio Joseph “Teo” Macero → Jazz musician, composer and record producer who produced three of the best-selling and groundbreaking jazz albums of all time, Dave Brubeck‘s Time Out (1959) and Miles DavisKind Of Blue (1959) and Bitches Brew (1970), also issued several solo albums, played in various jazz ensembles and projects, and produced TV and film soundtracks, including Martin Scorsese‘s The Blues, died in his sleep on 2/19/2008, age 82
1934 ● Ray Smith → One hit wonder rockabilly and teen-pop singer, “Rockin’ Little Angel” (#22, 1960, the biggest hit for little Judd Records, owned by Sun Records‘ owner Sam Phillips‘ brother, Jud), continued to record and perform in the U.S. and Canada without success, committed suicide on 11/29/1979, age 45
1939 ● Eddie Holland → With brother Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, one third of the Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, co-wrote dozens of hits for The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Freda Payne, Chairmen Of The Board and others, producer and solo artist, “Jamie” (#30, R&B #6, 1962)
1939 ● Grace Slick (Grace Barnett Wing) → Singer, songwriter and lead vocals for 60s psych-rock The Great Society, then Jefferson Airplane, “Somebody To Love” (#5, 1967) and 70s/80s arena rock Jefferson Starship, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” (#1, 1987)
1939 ● Norman Richard West, Jr. → Original member in R&B/soul vocal quartet The Soul Children, “I’ll Be The Other Woman” (#36, R&B #3, 1973), the group did not meet the expectations of Isaac Hayes and other Stax Records executives who created the group to offset the loss of departed duo Sam & Dave
1941 ● Otis “Big Daddy” Williams → Co-founder and baritone for The Elgins, which became R&B giants The Temptations, “My Girl” (#1, 1965) and Grammy-winning “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” (#1, 1972), still performs with the group as the only original member
1945 ● Henry Winkler → Emmy-winning stage and TV actor, film director and producer, played the character Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli on retro-50s sitcom Happy Days in the 70s
1946 ● Chris Slade (Christopher Rees) → Welsh drummer for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, “Blinded By The Light” (#1, 1977), also played or toured with Gary Moore, The Firm, AC/DC, Uriah Heep and others
1947 ● Timothy B. Schmit → Folk then country-rock bassist, first with Poco, left in 1977 to join Eagles, “New Kid In Town” (#1, 1977), sessions and solo, “Boys Night Out” (#25, 1987)
1949 ● David Green → Bassist in Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, “The One That You Love” (#1, 1981)
1960 ● Byron Burke → Vocals in R&B/house urban-dance Ten City, “Right Back To You” (Dance #1, 1989)
1960 ● Joey Belladonna (Joseph Belladini) → Lead singer for speed/thrash metal Anthrax, “Only” (Mainstream #26, 1993), solo
1962 ● Geoff Beauchamp → Guitarist in Brit pop-rock Eighth Wonder, “Cross My Heart” (Dance/Club #10, 1988)
1963 ● Jerry DeBorg → Guitarist in techno-electronic pop-dance Jesus Jones, “Right Here, Right Now” (#2, 1991)
1965 ● Gavin Rossdale → Lead singer and rhythm guitar for alt-rock Bush, “Glycerine” (Mainstream #4, 1995) and Institute, “Bullet-Proof Skin” (Mainstream Rock #26, 2005), solo, married to Gwen Stefani
1969 ● Snow (Darrin O’Brien) → Juno Award-winning Canadian reggae-rapper, “The Informer” (#1, 1993)
1970 ● Tommy Walter → Co-founder, bassist and songwriter for indie rock Eels, “Novocaine For The Soul” (Modern Rock #1, 1997), then founded alt-rock Abandoned Pools, “The Remedy” (Modern Rock #27, 2002)
1973 ● Maurizio Lobina → Keyboards for Italian dance-pop trio Eiffel 65, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” (#6, 1999)
1976 ● Kassidy Lorraine Osborn → Vocals in country-pop sister trio SHeDAISY, “I Will…But” (#43, Country #2, 1999)
1989 ● Vanessa White → Vocals in electro-pop girl-group The Saturdays, “Missing You” (UK #3, 2010)

October 31

1912 ● Dale Evans (Lucille Wood Smith) → “Queen of the Cowgirls” and beloved country-and-western entertainer with her third husband, singing cowboy Roy Rogers, wrote the signature song “Happy Trails To You” and co-starred in 28 films with her husband and on the popular 50s TV series The Roy Rogers Show, died from congestive heart failure on 2/7/2001, age 88
1926 ● Sir Jimmy Savile → Radio DJ, dance hall manager, music impresario, actor, TV host, first (1964) and last (2006) host of BBC’s Top of the Pops program, died from pneumonia on 10/29/2011, age 84
1927 ● Anita Kerr → Country-pop and easy listening vocalist, composer and bandleader, fronted Grammy-winning The Anita Kerr Singers and contributed to country music’s pop-oriented “Nashville Sound” in the 60s by providing backing vocals on scores of albums by top artists, collaborated with Rod McKuen on mood-music albums in the 60s, wrote and produced film soundtracks in the 80s
1937 ● Tom Paxton → Greenwich Village folk singer and songwriter, “The Last Thing On My Mind” (1964) and the children’s song “Goin’ To The Zoo” (1964), still touring and recording in the 10s
1939 ● Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Touré → The “African John Lee Hooker,” talented and renowned Malian singer, multi-instrumentalist and world music recording artist with dozens of albums in several languages, blended African rhythmic and musical traditions that evoke the origins North American blues, ranked #76 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” died from bone cancer of 3/7/2006, age 66
1940 ● Eric Griffiths → Guitarist in the original lineup of skiffle/rock ‘n’ roll band The Quarrymen, precursor to The Beatles, left in 1958 to join the Merchant Navy, died from pancreatic cancer on 1/29/2005, age 64
1945 ● Rik Kenton → Bassist in Brian Ferry-led art/glam/prog rock Roxy Music (“Virginia Plan,” UK #4, 1972) in the early 70s, left for a brief solo career then founded 80s mixed race, reggae-pop-rock Savage Progress (“My Soul Unwraps Tonight,” 1984)
1945 ● Russ Ballard → Guitarist and songwriter in hard/art rock Argent, wrote “God Gave Rock And Roll To You” (1973), solo career and songwriter for other artists, including Three Dog Night‘s “Liar” (#7, 1971) and Hot Chocolate‘s “So You Win Again” (#31, 1977)
1952 ● Bernard Edwards → Bassist, co-founder, co-writer and producer for top R&B/disco band Chic, “Le Freak” (#1, 1978), produced albums for ABC, Power Station, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart and others, died from pneumonia after an all-star “tribute” show in Japan on 4/18/1996, age 43
1952 ● Tony Bowers → Bassist for Brit blues-rock Blind Eye, punk rock Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, and soul-pop Simply Red, “Holding Back The Years” (#1, 1986)
1961 ● Larry Mullen. Jr. → Drummer for Irish mega-star rockers U2, “With Or Without You” (#1, 1987)
1963 ● Johnny Marr (John Martin Maher) → Guitarist and songwriter for definitive Brit indie rock The Smiths, “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” (UK #10, 1984), post-punk supergroup Electronic, “Getting Away With It” (Dance/Club #7, 1990), The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs
1963 ● Mikkey Dee (Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou) → Drummer and songwriter in theatrical rock King Diamond, left in 1992 to join punk-metal Motörhead, “Born To Raise Hell” (UK #47, 1994)
1964 ● Colm O’Ciosoig → Drummer for art-prog-rock, “shoe-gazing” pioneers My Bloody Valentine, “Only Shallow” (Modern Rock #27, 1992)
1965 ● Annabella Lwin (Myint Myint Aye) → Vocals in New Wave Afro-Euro-synth-pop Bow Wow Wow, “I Want Candy” (#22, 1982)
1966 ● Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) → Guitarist and rapper in hardcore punk then blue-eyed hip hop the Beastie Boys, “Fight For Your Right” (#7, 1987)
1967 ● Adam Schlesinger → Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist in power pop band Fountains Of Wayne, “Stacy’s Mom” (#21, 2003)
1968 ● Al Mackenzie → Multi-instrumentalist in techno-dance-pop D:Ream, “U R The Best Thing” (Dance #1, 1993)
1968 ● Alistair McErlaine → Guitarist in Scottish blues-rock Texas, “In My Heart” (Alt Rock #14, 1991)
1968 ● Vanilla Ice (Robert Matthew Van Winkle) → Blue-eyed rapper, “Ice Ice Baby” (first hip hop single to hit #1, 1990)
1970 ● Malin “Linn” Berggren → Vocals in Swedish pop-rockers Ace Of Base, “All That She Wants” (#2, 1993)
1980 ● Charles Moniz → Canadian drummer for hardcore punk rock Grade, later bassist for Avril Lavigne band
1981 ● Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. → Rhythm guitarist and vocalist in 00s alt rock/emo band My Chemical Romance, “Welcome To The Black Parade” (#9, 2006), vocals for Leathermouth
1982 ● Gabriela Irimia → Romanian singer with her twin sister Monica in one hit wonder dance-pop duo The Cheeky Girls, “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)” (UK #2, 2002)
1982 ● Monica Irimia → Romanian singer with her twin sister Gabriella in one hit wonder dance-pop duo The Cheeky Girls, “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)” (UK #2, 2002)

November 01

1903 ● Don Robey → Record label owner, producer and songwriter whose influence over the development of R&B/pop was immeasurable, launched or managed the careers of Bobby “Blue” Bland, Big Mama Thornton, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Memphis Slim, Little Junior Parker and many others through his Peacock and Duke labels (the first African-American to own a successful record label), sold to ABC/Dunhill in 1973 and died of a heart attack on 6/16/1975, age 71
1936 ● Zephire Andre Williams → The “Father of Rap,” R&B, blues and rock ‘n roll musician whose talking-style vocals were an early precursor of hip hop/rap music (“Bacon Fat,” R&B # 9, 1957 and “Cadillac Jack,” R&B #46, 1968), co-wrote “Shake A Tail Feather” covered by The Five Du-Tones, James & Bobby Purify (#25, 1967) and Ike & Tina Turner, continued to record and perform into the 10s
1937 ● “Whisperin'” Bill Anderson → Prolific and respected country music singer/songwriter, TV personality and Sirius XM radio host with 29 Country Top 10 hits from 1960 to 1979 and seven crossover country-pop singles, including “Still” (#8, Country #1, 1963), over 400 of his songs have been recorded and released by other artists
1940 ● Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler → Vietnam veteran and one hit wonder pop star, “The Ballad Of The Green Berets” (#1, 1966), fell into a coma after being shot in an attempted robbery and died a year later on 11/5/1989, age 49
1944 ● Mike Burney → Saxophonist for eccentric jazz-pop Wizzard, “See My Baby Jive” (UK #1, 1973)
1944 ● Richard S. “Kinky” Freidman → The “Jewish Cowboy,” irreverent country-rock satirist, singer, songwriter and bandleader, The Texas Jewboys, novelist, journalist and would-be politician
1946 ● Rick Grech (Richard Roman Grechko) → Bassist for blues/art rock Family, “In My Own Time” (UK #4, 1971), supertrio Blind Faith (US #1 album Blind Faith, 1969), Traffic, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, died from alcohol-related kidney failure on 3/17/1990, age 43
1949 ● David Foster → Canadian producer, composer, musician, arranger for dozens of top MOR/easy listening artists and recordings, including The Bee Gees, Michael Bublé, Clay Aiken, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill and many others
1950 ● Dan Peek → Multi-instrumental singer and songwriter for folk-pop America, wrote “Lonely People” (#5, 1974), later moved to Contemporary Christian pop music, died in his sleep on 7/24/2011, age 60
1951 ● Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan) → Founding member, saxophonist, songwriter and singer for jazz-fusion then R&B/funk Kool & The Gang, “Jungle Boogie” (#4, 1973)
1954 ● Chris Morris → Guitarist for pop-rock one hit wonder Paper Lace, “The Night Chicago Died” (#1, UK #3, 1974), a second single “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero” (#96, UK #1, 1974) qualifies them as a two hit wonder in the UK
1957 ● Lyle Lovett → Witty country-pop singer/songwriter, “Give Me Back My Heart” (Country #13, 1987), three-time Grammy Award winner, former husband of actress Julia Roberts
1959 ● Eddie Macdonald → Bassist for post-punk anthem rockers The Alarm, “Sold Me Down The River” (Mainstream #2, 1989)
1962 ● Anthony Kiedis → Vocals for funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication” (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1962 ● Mags Furuholmen → Guitar and keyboards for Norwegian synth-pop A-ha, “Take On Me” (#1, 1985)
1963 ● Rick Allen → Drummer for hard rock/metal Def Leppard, “Love Bites” (#1, 1988), lost his left arm in an auto accident in England in 1984 but continued with custom-constructed acoustic and electronic drumkits
1966 ● Willie D (William Dennis) → Vocals in controversial gangsta/horror-rap Geto Boys, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” (#23, 1991), solo, “Dear God” (Rap #4, 2002)
1967 ● Sophie B. Hawkins → Eclectic rock, pop, jazz, R&B and African music singer and songwriter, “As I Lay Me Down” (#6, 1995)
1969 ● Darren Partington → Keyboards and percussion for electronic/acid-house band 808 State, “Pacific State” (UK #10, 1989)
1975 ● Harold Elwin “Bo” Bice, Jr. → Husky-voiced American Idol runner-up, pop/rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Inside Your Heaven” (#2, 2005)
1981 ● LaTavia Roberson → Backing vocals in Grammy-winning R&B/dance-pop Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name” (#1, 2000), stage actress

November 02

1929 ● Amar G. Bose → MIT graduate student, audio engineer and classical music lover, visionary engineer, inventor and billionaire entrepreneur whose namesake company, the Bose Corporation, is synonymous with top-quality audio systems and residential and automotive speakers, his company introduced the revolutionary 901 Series of home speaker systems, the Bose Wave radio, “sound docks” and noise-cancelling headphones, died from undisclosed causes on 7/12/2013, age 83
1931 ● Phil Woods → Four-time Grammy-winning alto saxophonist, in touring bands for Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman in the 50s, fronted his own bands in the 60s, then session work for Billy Joel (alto sax solo on “Just The Way You Are”), Steely Dan (“Doctor Wu”), Paul Simon (“Have A Good Time”) and others, continued to record and perform until just before his death from emphysema on 9/29/2015, age 83
1937 ● Earl “Speedo” Carroll → Singer and frontman for R&B/doo wop The Cadillacs, “Speedo” (#17, R&B #3, 1955), left in 1963 to join The Coasters and performed with the group through the 80s, now on the oldies circuit
1938 ● Jay Black (David Blatt) → Lead vocals and de facto frontman for clean-cut, pop-rock vocal group Jay & The Americans, “Cara Mia” (#4, 1965)
1941 ● Bruce Welch → Guitarist with instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, “Apache” (Worldwide #1, 1960)
1944 ● Keith Emerson → Influential and accomplished progressive rock keyboardist, first with 60s Brit prog rock The Nice (“America,” 1968) then as founding member of prog rock supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer (“Lucky Man,” #48, 1971), and later as a moderately successful solo artist and in Emerson, Lake & Powell and short-lived 3, issued a final studio album, The Three Fates Project in 2012 and was about to launch a tour of Japan when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on 3/10/2016, age 71
1945 ● John David “J.D.” Souther → Country-rock singer and songwriter, session musician and producer for Linda Ronstadt, co-wrote hits for the Eagles, including “New Kid In Town” (#1, 1977), member of the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, solo “You’re Only Lonely” (#7, 1979)
1946 ● Leonard “Chip” Hawkes → Bass and vocals for British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, “Silence Is Golden” (US #11, UK #1, 1967), father of pop singer Chesney Hawkes
1947 ● Dave Pegg → Electric folk bassist for renowned Brit folk-rock Fairport Convention, “Si Tu Dos Partir” (UK #21, 1969), long-lived Brit folk-rock Jethro Tull, “Living In The Past” (#11, 1973), solo, producer
1952 ● Maxine Nightingale → Brit R&B/soul singer, “Right Back Where We Started From” (#2, 1976)
1956 ● Fred Fairbrass → Guitarist for dance-pop Right Said Fred, “I’m Too Sexy” (#1, 1991)
1957 ● Carter Beauford → Drummer for pop-funk-rock jam band Dave Matthews Band, “Don’t Drink The Water” (#4, 1998)
1961 ● k. d. lang (Kathryn Dawn Lang) → Canadian singer and songwriter, started as country-pop and shifted to adult contemporary and dance-pop, “Constant Craving” (#38, Adult Contemporary #2, 1992)
1962 ● Ron McGovney → Original bassist for heavy metal Metallica, “Enter Sandman” (#10, 1991), left in 1982 after several demo recordings but before the band’s first true album
1963 ● Bobby Dall → Bassist in hair metal/power ballad Poison, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” (#1, 1988)
1965 ● Andy Barker → Drummer in electronic/acid-house 808 State, “Pacific State” (, 1989)
1967 ● Alvin Chea → Vocals in a cappella gospel Take 6, “I L-O-V-E U” (R&B #19, 1990)
1969 ● Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu → Bassist for nu metal Korn, “Here To Stay” (Mainstream #4, 2002)
1971 ● John Hampson → Guitarist and songwriter for indie power pop Nine Days, “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)” (#6, 2000)
1974 ● Nelly (Cornell Haynes, Jr.) → Grammy-winning hip hop vocalist, “Country Grammar (Hot Shit)” (#7, 2000), record producer, music entrepreneur and record label CEO
1975 ● Chris Walla → Guitarist for indie pop-rock Death Cab For Cutie, “Soul Meets Body” (Modern Rock #5, 2005)

November 03

1930 ● Mable John → Underrated R&B, blues and gospel singer, the first female vocalist signed by Berry Gordy to his Tamla label (which preceded Motown Records by two years), left after several unsuccessful singles, recorded for Stax Records (“Your Good Thing Is About To End,” #95, R&B #6, 1966) and sang in Ray Charles‘ backing group, The Raelettes
1933 ● John Barry (Jonathan Barry Prendergrast) → Grammy- and Academy Award-winning film score composer for 11 James Bond films and others, including the theme song to Born Free (1966) and the soundtrack to Dances With Wolves (1989), died from a heart attack on 1/30/2011, age 77
1934 ● Bill Arhos → Creator and long-time executive producer of Austin City Limits, the PBS musical variety show that introduced much of America to the sound of redneck rock and progressive country music, and became the longest-running live concert program on television and the only TV show to receive the National Medal of Arts, died from heart disease on 4/11/2015, age 80, age 80
1941 ● Billy Bumble (R. C. Gamble) → Frontman for the touring version of novelty pop/rock B. Bumble & The Stingers, the collection of Rendezvous Records session musicians whose light rock instrumental covers of classical pieces included “Bumble Boogie” (#21, 1961) and “Nut Rocker” (#23, UK #1, 1962), left the music industry in 1965 and eventually became a college professor of economics, died on 8/2/2008, age 66
1941 ● Brian Poole → Lead singer and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, “Silence Is Golden” (US #11, UK #1, 1967), solo, daughters Karen and Shellie formed Alisha’s Attic in the 90s.
1943 ● Bert Jansch → Scottish acoustic blues and folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, 60s duo with John Renbourn then co-founded folk-rock group Pentangle (“Light Flight,” UK #43, 1970), continued to record and perform as a solo artist, in collaborative projects and with various lineups of Pentangle until his death from lung cancer on 10/5/2011, age 67
1945 ● Robert Jay “Bobby” LaKind → Lighting stagehand turned percussionist and backing vocals for blue-eyed soul/pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, “What A Fool Believes” (#1, 1979), gained songwriting co-credits on the band’s reunion album, Cycles (#17, 1989) but left shortly thereafter due to terminal colon cancer, which claimed his life on 12/24/1992, age 47
1946 ● Nick Simper → Bassist for early Brit rock ‘n’ roll Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, survived the 1966 car crash that killed Johnny Kidd, quit The Pirates in 1968 to co-found hard rock Deep Purple, fired in 1969 and pursued a solo career and founded/fronted hard rock Warhorse, Flying Fox and Fandango
1946 ● Tommy Dee (Thomas De Generes) → Guitarist in blue-eyed soul one hit wonder John Fred & His Playboy Band, “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” (#1, 1968)
1948 ● Lulu (Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) → Scottish pop singer and songwriter, “To Sir With Love” (#1, 1967), actress, TV host, continues performing in 2011
1953 ● Van Stephenson → Pop-rock singer and songwriter with three charting hits in the 80s, including “Modern Day Delilah” (#22, 1984), co-founded country-rock Blackhawk (“There You Have It,” #41, Country #4, 1998) in 1992 on guitar and backing vocals, left the band to fight skin cancer but died from the disease on 4/9/2001, age 47
1954 ● Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) → Singer and frontman for post-punk New Wave glam-pop Adam & The Ants, “Goody Two Shoes” (#12, 1983), film and TV actor
1960 ● James Prime → Keyboards for Scottish indie pop-rock Deacon Blue, “Real Gone Kid” (UK #8, 1988)
1960 ● Matthew “Maff” Ashman → Underrated post-punk and New Wave guitarist with an early lineup of Adam And The Ants (“Goody Two-Shoes,” #12, 1982), left in 1980 to form Afro-Euro-synth-pop Bow Wow Wow (“I Want Candy,” #22, 1982), later co-founded post-punk Chiefs Of Relief and punk-revival Agent Provocateur, died from complications of diabetes on 11/11/1995, age 35
1962 ● Ian McNabb → Guitar and vocals for Brit neo-psychedelic rock Icicle Works, “Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)” (#37, 1984)
1962 ● Marilyn (Peter Anthony Robinson) → Brit New Romantic dance-pop singer, “Calling Your Name” (UK #4, 1983)
1969 ● Mark Roberts → Guitarist in Welsh indie-alt-rock Catatonia, “Mulder And Scully” (, 1998)
1969 ● Robert Miles (Roberto Concina) → Italian dream-house DJ, composer, producer and electronica musician, “Children” (Dance/Club #1, 1996)
1973 ● Mick Thomson → Lead guitarist for Grammy-winning alt metal/rap-metal Slipknot, “Duality” (Mainstream Rock #5, 2004)
1976 ● Ras (Rahsaan J. Bromfield) → Vocals in Brit R&B/dance-pop boy band Damage, “Wonderful Tonight” (UK #3, 1997)
1980 ● Dan Marsala → Guitar and vocals for alt rock/post-hardcore Story Of The Year, “Anthem Of Our Dying Day” (Modern Rock #10, 2004)

November 04

1938 ● Harry Elston → Vocalist in Ray Charles‘ backing group The Hi-Fi’s, then co-founder and singer in pop-rock vocal group The Friends Of Distinction, “Grazing In The Grass” (#3, 1969)
1940 ● Delbert McClinton → Texas blues and country-rock guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter, “Giving It Up For Your Love” (#8, 1980), played on Bruce Channel‘s one hit wonder “Hey Baby” (#1, 1962), wrote “Two More Bottles Of Wine” for Emmylou Harris (Country #1, 1978)
1944 ● Scherrie Payne → Younger sister of R&B/soul singer Freda Payne and the “Little Lady With The Big Voice,” frontgal and lead vocals for The Supremes in the mid-70s during the waning years of the group’s popularity, scored three Top 10 Dance hits in the 70s, including “I’m Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking”(Dance #3, 1976), continues to perform with various Supremes spin-offs and as a solo act into the 10s
1947 ● Michael Joseph “Mike” Smith → Saxophone for Welsh early prog rock septet Amen Corner, “(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice” (UK #1, 1969)
1954 ● Chris Difford → Guitarist, vocalist and lyricist for New Wave pop-rock Squeeze, “Tempted” (#49, Mainstream Rock #8, 1981)
1956 ● James Honeyman-Scott → Guitarist, songwriter and founding member of post-punk New Wave hard pop-rock The Pretenders, “Back On The Chain Gang” (#5, 1982), died from cocaine abuse on 6/16/1982, age 25
1963 ● Lena Hilda Zavaroni → Teen pop shooting star singer, discovered on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, at 10 years old became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc, “Ma! (He’s Making Eyes At Me)” (UK #10, 1974), died after years of battling anorexia nervosa on 10/1/1999, age 35
1965 ● Jeff Scott Soto → Puerto Rican-American heavy metal and arena rock vocalist for Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Journey and solo
1965 ● Wayne Static (Wells) → Lead vocals, guitar, keyboards and programming for industrial metal band Static-X, “Push It” (Mainstream Rock #20, 1999), solo
1966 ● Kool Rock-ski (Damon Wimbley) → Member of novelty rap trio The Fat Boys, “Wipe Out” (#12, 1987), film actor and solo hip hop artist
1969 ● Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy (Sean John Combs) → Producer, Bad Boy Records founder, stage and screen actor, fashion designer, entrepreneur and Grammy-winning rapper, “I’ll Be Missing You” (#1, 1997)
1971 ● Shawn Rivera → Co-founder and vocals for contemporary R&B vocal group Az Yet, “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” (#8, 1997), producer, percussionist, session musician
1974 ● Louise Nurding Redknapp → Brit R&B/dance-pop singer for girl-group Eternal, “Stay” (#19, UK #3, 1993), then solo, “Naked” (UK #5, 1996)
1977 ● Kavana (Anthony Kavanaugh) → Brit actor, pop singer and songwriter, “I Can Make You Feel Good” (UK #8, 1997)

November 05

1911 ● Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye) → “King of the Cowboys,” hugely popular actor in Western films and on his own 50s TV program, business entrepreneur and twangy country-and-western singer with dozens of albums and a dozen charting singles, including “My Chickashay Gal” (Country #4, 1947), best known to current generations as the frontman for Roy Rogers Family Restaurants, died of congestive heart failure on 7/8/1998, age 86
1931 ● Harold McNair → Jamaican-born calypso and jazz saxophonist and flautist, worked as a sideman for Kenny Clarke, Quincy Jones and others, did session work for Donovan, John Martyn and others, fronted his own ensembles and co-founded jazz-blues-rock fusion Ginger Baker’s Air Force, died from lung cancer on 3/7/1971, age 39
1931 ● Ike Turner (Izear Luster Turner, Jr.) → Legendary R&B and rock ‘n’ roll bandleader, “Rocket 88” (R&B #1, 1951) and as a duo with then-wife Tina Turner, “Proud Mary” (#4, 1971), died from emphysema on 12/7/2007, age 76
1936 ● Bill Sherrill → Songwriter, record producer and Nashville music executive credited with mixing 60s pop maximalism with country music to create the “countrypolitan” sound and invigorate the careers of Tammy Wynette and George Jones, among others, co-wrote “Stand By Your Man” (#19, Country #1, 1968) with Wynette and “The Most Beautiful Girl ” (#1, Country #1, 1973) for Charlie Rich, produced albums for dozens of top artists, including Barbara Mandrell, Ray Charles, Johnny Paycheck and Elvis Costello, died after a brief illness on 8/4/2015, age 78
1941 ● Art Garfunkel → Grammy-winning folk-pop singer and guitarist in 60s partnership with Paul Simon, then adult contemporary pop solo career, “All I Know” (#9, 1973), film actor in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
1943 ● Mike Clifford → Pop singer and songwriter known best for his hit “Close To Cathy” (#12, 1962), also recorded numerous movie soundtrack songs in the late 60s and early 70s, continues to tour and record into the 10s
1943 ● Pablo Samellhi Gomez → Drummer for Spanish rock ‘n roll band Los Bravos, “Black Is Black” (US #4, 1966), the first US Top 10 hit by a Spanish band
1946 ● Gram Parsons (Cecil Ingram Connor III) → Legendary and pioneering country-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, played in The International Submarine Band, joined The Byrds in 1968 for the seminal Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album, co-founded The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969, issued two solo albums before dying from a heroin overdose on 9/19/1973, age 26
1946 ● Loleatta Holloway → Stage actress and backing vocalist, then R&B/disco singer, “Love Sensation” (Dance #1, 1980), continued to record dance/pop singles into the 00s, died from heart failure on 3/31/2011, age 64
1947 ● Peter Noone → Vocals and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock Herman’s Hermits, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” (#1. 1965)
1948 ● Donnie McDougall → Guitarist for Canadian rockers The Guess Who, “American Woman” (#1, 1970), still performs with the group
1948 ● Peter Hammill → Guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter for progressive/art rock Van Der Graf Generator, left the band in 1971 for solo career, releases solo (as Rikki Nadir) and VDGG reunion albums sporadically through 2008
1956 ● Helen O’Hara (nee Bevington) → Violinist in New Wave pop-rock Dexys Midnight Runners, “Come On Eileen” (#1, 1983), solo
1957 ● David Moyse → Guitarist for Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, “The One That You Love” (#1, 1981)
1957 ● Mike Score → Keyboards, guitar and lead singer for bizarrely-teased hair New Wave pop-rock A Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran (So Far Away)” (#9, 1982)
1959 ● Bryan Guy Adams → Grammy-winning Canadian pop-rock power songwriter and balladeer, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” (#1, 1991) and 18 other Top 40 hits
1959 ● Ken Coomer → Drummer for alt-metal Clockhammer, joined seminal roots rock trio Uncle Tupelo in 1992, left in 1994 to co-found alt country-rock Wilco, “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” (#22, 1997)
1959 ● Rob Fisher → Keyboards, vocals and songwriting for New Wave synth-pop Naked Eyes, “(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” (#10, 1983) and pop-soul Climie Fisher, “Love Changes Everything” (#23, 1988), died following surgery for intestinal cancer on 8/25/1999. age 39
1961 ● David Bryson → Guitarist for alt-rock Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones” (Modern Rock #2, 1994)
1965 ● Paris Grey (Shanna Jackson) → Vocals and one half of the house and electro-techno/dance-pop duo Inner City, “Big Fun” (Dance-Club #1, 1984)
1968 ● Mark Hunter → Keyboards for Brit alt pop-rock James, “Sit Down” (UK #2, 1991) and “Laid” (#61, Modern Rock #3, 1994)
1971 ● Jon Greenwood → Guitar and keyboards for alt/indie rock Radiohead, “There There” (Modern Rock #14, 2003)
1974 ● David Ryan Adams → Alt country-rock singer and songwriter, “New York, New York” (Adult Top 40 #18, 2002) and with country-rock The Cardinals
1975 ● Lisa Scott-Lee → Vocals and dance routines for pre-fab Brit dance-pop group The Steps, “5, 6, 7, 8” (UK #14, 1997)
1985 ● Kate Jenna DeAraugo → Australian singer, winner of the third season of Australian Idol in 2005, solo, “Maybe Tonight” (Australia #1, 2005) then joined pre-fab dance-pop girl group Young Divas
1987 ● Kevin Jonas → Singer in teen-pop ballad trio the Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up” (#5, 2008), TV actor

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Albums Released This Week (October 24 – 30)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

October 24


Don McLean —— American Pie ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock >> 1971
John Lennon —— Shaved Fish ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Roxy Music —— Siren ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Rory Gallagher —— Calling Card ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Cheap Trick —— All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Organisation ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Billy Idol —— Don’t Stop ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Stryper —— To Hell With The Devil ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1986
Dead Can Dance —— The Serpent’s Egg ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
Brenda Lee —— A Brenda Lee Christmas ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Silver Jews —— Starlite Walker ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— 1200 Curfews ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
20 Fingers —— 20 Fingers ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
David Bowie —— The Buddha Of Suburbia ► Glam Rock >> 1995
The Pretenders —— The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk >> 1995
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— It’s A Mystery ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Simply Red —— Life ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Anthrax —— Stomp 442 ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1995
John Hiatt —— Walk On ► Roots Rock >> 1995
Richard Marx —— Days In Avalon ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2000
Linkin Park —— Hybrid Theory ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Spin Doctors —— Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera —— My Kind Of Christmas ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— Beyond Here Lies Nothin’: The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Paul Simon —— Songwriter ► Folk-Pop >> 2011

October 25


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Electric Ladyland [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Pink Floyd —— Ummagumma ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Chicago —— At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) ► Jazz-Rock >> 1971
The Doors —— Other Voices ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Poco —— A Good Feelin’ to Know ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Carpenters —— GEM II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Natty Dread ► Roots Reggae >> 1974
Paul Simon —— Still Crazy After All These Years ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Al Di Meola —— Land Of The Midnight Sun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Joe Walsh —— You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha ► Soul >> 1980
Culture Club —— Waking Up With The House On Fire ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
The Cars —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
The Police —— Every Breath You Take: The Singles ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Howard Jones —— One To One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 ► Art Rock >> 1988
Joni Mitchell —— Turbulent Indigo ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Madonna —— Bedtime Stories ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1994
The Psychedelic Furs —— Here Come The Psychedelic Furs: B-Sides And Lost Grooves ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1994
Common Sense —— Resurrection ► Underground Rap >> 1994
Madonna —— Evita [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre —— Thank God For Mental Illness ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Faithless —— Sunday 8PM/Saturday 3AM ► Trip-hop/Dance >> 1999
Manfred Mann —— 2006 ► Hard Rock >> 2004
PJ Harvey —— iTunes Originals – PJ Harvey ► Indie Rock >> 2004
Berlin —— 4Play ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2005
Bette Midler —— Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook ► Female Vocalist >> 2005
Jerry Garcia —— Garcia Plays Dylan ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Aerosmith —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Kansas —— The Essential Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2010
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe —— Space Age Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 2010

October 26


Sam & Dave —— Soul Men ► Soul >> 1967
Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye —— Diana & Marvin ► Soul >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Fall —— Dragnet ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1979
J. Geils Band —— Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan —— Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Glenn Frey —— Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Meat Loaf —— Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Hooters —— Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Velvet Underground —— Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
The Cure —— Paris ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Ben E. King —— Shades Of Blue ► Soul >> 1993
The Clash —— Super Black Market Clash ► Punk >> 1993
Blur —— The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Robert Palmer —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1999
Akinyele —— Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Phil Lesh & Friends —— Love Will See You Through ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Incubus —— Make Yourself ► Funk Metal >> 1999
Bush —— The Science Of Things ► Grunge Rock >> 1999
Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits ► Prog Rock >> 1999
The Band —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
The Doobie Brothers —— Live At Wolf Trap ► Pop-Rock >> 2004

October 27


Ten Years After —— Ten Years After ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Dusty Springfield —— Where Am I Going? ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Johnny Winter —— Second Winter ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Ten Years After —— A Space In Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Talking Book ► Pop-R&B >> 1972
Angel —— Angel ► Heavy Metal >> 1975
Bobby Womack —— Safety Zone ► Smooth Soul >> 1975
Slade —— Slade Alive, Vol. 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Motörhead —— Bomber ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Hawkwind —— Levitation ► Space Rock >> 1980
Ringo Starr —— Stop And Smell The Roses ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Prince —— 1999 ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
George Harrison —— Gone Troppo ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass —— Heaven Only Knows ► Soul-Pop >> 1983
Bob Dylan —— Infidels ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Celtic Frost —— To Mega Therion ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
XTC —— Skylarking ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Robbie Robertson —— Robbie Robertson ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Bob Dylan —— Good As I Been To You ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Neil Young —— Harvest Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Loves You ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1992
AC/DC —— Live ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Michael Nesmith —— Tropical Campfires ► Country-Rock >> 1992
Ayreon —— The Final Experiment ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 1995
John Lennon —— Lennon Legend: The Very Best Of JoHn Lennon ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends ► Folk-Pop >> 1997
The Afghan Whigs —— 1965 ► Post-Punk >> 1998
Cyndi Lauper —— Merry Christmas…Have A Nice Life ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Bryan Adams —— On A Day Like Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Phish —— The Story Of The Ghost ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1998
R.E.M. —— Up ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Haunted —— Made Me Do It ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 2000
Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits – The Tour Collection ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Gov’t Mule —— By A Thread ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2009
Jack Johnson —— En Concert ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2009
Sting —— If On A Winter’s Night… ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Stephen Stills —— Live At Shepherd’s Bush ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Live At The Olympia ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2009
Spandau Ballet —— Once More ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2009
The Who —— The Who Hits 50! ► British Rock >> 2014

October 28


The Kinks —— Face To Face ► British Rock >> 1966
Neil Young —— Decade ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Rush —— Hemispheres ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
The Dream Syndicate —— The Days Of Wine And Roses ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1982
Nick Heywrd —— North Of A Miracle ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Bob Dylan —— Biograph ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Oingo Boingo —— Dead Man’s Party ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1985
Mike + The Mechanics —— Living Years ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1988
Deborah Harry —— Def, Dumb & Blonde ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1989
Queen —— Greatest Hits II ► Glam Rock >> 1991
Richard Marx —— Rush Street ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1991
Genesis —— We Can’t Dance ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Bob Dylan —— World Gone Wrong ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Millencolin —— Tiny Toons ► Euro-punk >> 1994
The Beatles —— Anthology 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Michael McDonald —— Blue Obsession ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Kiss —— Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions ► Hard Rock >> 1997
The Aquabats —— The Fury Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live in Koln ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Phish —— Slip Stitch And Pass ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1997
Tina Turner —— Twenty Four Seven ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
David Gray —— A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Moody Blues —— December ► Prog Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
HIM —— A-Sides ► Hard Rock >> 2003
The Cure —— 4:13 Dream ► Post-Punk >> 2008
School Of Seven Bells —— Alpinisms ► Dream Pop >> 2008

October 29


The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ Safari ► Hot Rod >> 1962
Neil Diamond —— The Feel Of Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Byrds —— Ballad Of Easy Rider ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Dave Mason —— It’s Like You Never Left ► Prog Rock >> 1973
David Bowie —— David Live ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa —— Zoot Allures ► Art Rock >> 1976
ABBA —— Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
Rush —— Exit…Stage Left ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Pat Benatar —— Get Nervous ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Donald Fagen —— The Nightfly ► Jazz-Rock >> 1982
Bryan Adams —— Reckless ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Welcome To The Pleasuredome ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1984
Rush —— Power Windows ► Arena Rock >> 1985
The Beautiful South —— Choke ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1990
Freddie Jackson —— Do Me Again ► Soul >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Tripping The Live Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [US] ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
The New York Rock And Soul Revue —— Live At The Beacon ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Big Daddy Kane —— Prince Of Darkness ► Golden Age Rap >> 1991
Wilco —— Being There ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1996
Natalie Cole —— A Celebration Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Greatest Hits Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1996
Joni Mitchell —— Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Ghostface Killah —— Ironman ► Rap-soul >> 1996
Yes —— Keys To The Ascension ► Prog Rock >> 1996
The Who —— Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 ► British Rock >> 1996
Joni Mitchell —— Misses ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Huey Lewis & The News —— Time Flies…The Best Of ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
New Order —— International ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 13 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 14 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 15 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 16 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Nirvana —— Nirvana ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Queen —— Queen Rock Momtreal ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Bryan Adams —— Bare Bones ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas II You ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
James Taylor —— The Essential James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Nick Lowe —— A Seasonal Selection For All The Family ► Pub Rock >> 2013

October 30


Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
The Temptations —— The Temptations Christmas Card ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Elton John —— Tumbleweed Connection ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
The Who —— Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy ► British Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Meddle ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants ► Pop-R&B >> 1979
Spandau Ballet —— Journeys To Glory ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1981
Mercyful Fate —— Melissa ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Anthrax —— Spreading The Disease ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1985
George Michael —— Faith ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Joe Satriani —— Flying In A Blue Dream ► Instrumental >> 1989
Wet Wet Wet —— Holding Back The River ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1989
Jimmy Buffett —— Feeding Frenzy ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Roxy Music —— Heart Still Beating ► Prog Rock >> 1990
Big Daddy Kane —— Taste Of Chocolate ► Golden Age Rap >> 1990
Pulp —— Different Class ► Britpop >> 1995
Blur —— Blur: The Best Of ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
Tracy Chapman —— Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Bane —— Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk >> 2001
Michael Jackson —— Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 6 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Bonnie Raitt —— Decades Rock Live: Bonnie Raitt And Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Eagles —— Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Ben E. King —— Love Is Gonna Get You ► Soul >> 2007
Rod Stewart —— Merry Christmas, Baby ► Holiday Pop >> 2012
Three Dog Night —— One ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2012
Trey Anastasio —— Paper Wheels ► Jam Band/Guitar Rock >> 2015

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This Week’s Birthdays (October 23 – 29)

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October 23

1930 ● Wilson “Boozoo” Chavis → Accordion maestro and one of the principal architects of the modern Zydeco sound, the music created by French-speaking Louisiana Creoles, refused to play publicly following his single, the first Zydeco hit “Paper In My Shoe” (1954) but returned in 1984 to tour and record until just prior to his death from complications of a heart attack on 5/5/2001, age 70
1939 ● Charlie Foxx → With sister Inez, one half of the one hit wonder R&B/soul duo Inez & Charlie Foxx, “Mockingbird” (#7, 1963), died from leukemia on 9/18/1998, age 58
1940 ● Eleanor Louise “Ellie” GreenwichBrill Building pop music songwriter, singer and producer, wrote or co-wrote multiple hit songs (often with Phil Spector or husband Jeff Barry), including “Be My Baby” for The Ronettes (#2, 1963), “Chapel Of Love” for The Dixie Cups (#1, 1964) and “Hanky Panky” for Tommy James & The Shondells (#1, 1966), died of a heart attack on 8/26/2009, age 68
1943 ● Barbara Ann Hawkins → With sister Rosa Lee Hawkins and cousin Joan Marie Johnson, vocals in 60s R&B/pop girl-group The Dixie Cups, “Chapel Of Love” (#1, 1964)
1947 ● Greg Ridley → Co-founder and bassist for blues-rock Spooky Tooth, left in 1969 to co-found Humble Pie, “30 Days In The Hole” (1972) and “Hot ‘N’ Nasty” (#52, 1972), left music in 1975 but returned for Humble Pie reunions after 2001, died of pneumonia on 11/19/2003, age 56
1949 ● Michael “Würzel” Burston → Guitarist for early punk-metal Motörhead, “Ace Of Spades” (UK #15, 1980), left the band for solo career, died from heart disease on 7/9/2011, age 61
1953 ● Pauline Black → Vocals in New Wave 2 Tone ska revival The Selecter, “On My Radio” (UK #8, 1979)
1956 ● Dwight Yoakam → Grammy-winning, pioneering roots-country singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Streets Of Bakersfield” (Country #1, 1988) and 13 other Country Top 10 hits
1957 ● Kelly Marie (Jacqueline McKinnon) → Scottish R&B/disco-pop vocalist, “Feels Like I’m In Love” (UK #1, 1980)
1959 ● Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic → Grammy-winning comedian, multi-instrumentalist and song parodist, “Eat It” (#12, 1984) parodying Michael Jackson‘s “Beat It” and “White & Nerdy” (#9, 2006) parodying “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire
1964 ● Roberto Trujillo → Bassist in thrash metal Suicidal Tendencies, “I’ll Hate You Better” (Mainstream Rock #34, 1993) and side project funk-metal Infectious Grooves, joined Ozzy Osbournes band in 1994 and Metallica in 2003
1966 ● David Thomas → Vocals in a cappella gospel Take 6, “I L-O-V-E U” (R&B #19, 1990)
1972 ● Richard McNamara → Guitarist in Brit-pop rockers Embrace, “Gravity” (Modern Rock #36, UK #7, 2004)
1986 ● Miguel (Miguel Jontel Pimentel) → R&B/pop soul singer and guitarist with seven R&B Top 10 hits as a solo or featured artist, including “Adorn” (#17, R&B #1, 2012)

October 24

1911 ● Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell) → Blues and folk harmonica player, developed the “whoopin'” style, session man for Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and others, Broadway and TV actor, died of natural causes on 3/11/1986, age 74
1930 ● The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry “J.P.” Richardson, Jr.) → Booming-voiced early rock ‘n’ roll DJ, singer and bandleader, “Chantilly Lace” (#6, 1958), died along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens in an Iowa plane crash on the night of 2/3/1959, age 28
1936 ● Bill Wyman (William George Perks) → Three-decade bassist for megastar hard rock The Rolling Stones, “Brown Sugar” (#1, 1971), issued solo albums in the 70s, co-founded supergroup Willie And The Poor Boys in the 80s, quit The Stones and now fronts The Rhythm Kings featuring Albert Lee and Peter Frampton
1936 ● Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins → Blues guitarist and mellow-voiced singer known as a pioneer of the aggressive, percussive “West Side” Chicago blues style, recorded and toured with Otis Rush, Andrew “Big Voice” Odom and others, his debut album Fast Fingers (1969) won the Grand Prix du Disque de Jazz from the Hot Club of France in 1971 as the year’s top album, died of undisclosed causes on 4/10/2013, age 76
1937 ● Santo Farina → Steel guitarist in Italian-American one hit wonder brother duo Santo & Johnny, pop-rock guitar instrumental “Sleepwalk” (#1, 1959)
1942 ● Donald W. Gant → Singer, songwriter and record producer, one half of pop-rock duo The Neon Philharmonic, “Morning Girl” (#17, 1969), produced albums for Jimmy Buffett, Lefty Frizzell and others, died following a serious boating accident on 3/15/1987, age 44
1944 ● Bettye Swann (Betty Jean Champion) → One hit wonder R&B/Southern soul singer, “Make Me Yours” (#21, R&B #1, 1967), now a retired teacher
1944 ● Ted Templeman → Singer, guitarist and vocal arranger in folk-sunshine-pop Harper’s Bizarre, “Feelin’ Groovy” (#13, 1967), then record producer for Van Morrison, Little Feat, The Doobie Brothers, Van Halen and others
1946 ● Jerry Edmonton (Gerald McCrohan) → Drummer in Canadian-American hard rock, proto-metal Steppenwolf, “Born To Be Wild” (#2, 1968), died in a car accident on 11/29/1993, age 47
1947 ● Robert Edgar Broughton → Singer, guitarist and frontman for Brit blues then prog-rock Edgar Broughton Band, “Apache Dropout” (UK #33, 1970)
1948 ● Barry Ryan (Sapherson) → Singer with identical twin brother in pop Paul & Barry Ryan, “Don’t Bring Me Your Heartaches” (1965), solo, “Eloise” (UK #1, 1968), currently a professional photographer
1948 ● Paul Ryan (Sapherson) → Singer and songwriter with identical twin brother in pop vocal duo Paul & Barry Ryan, “Don’t Bring Me Your Heartaches” (1965), wrote his brother’s solo hit, “Eloise” (UK #1, 1968), left the industry and managed a chain of hairdressing salons until his death from lung cancer on 11/29/1992, age 44
1948 ● Terence Dale “Buffin” Griffin → Drummer in early Brit glam-rockers Mott The Hoople, “All The Young Dudes” (#37, 1972), producer for The Cult, Hanoi Rocks, Nirvana and others, including BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel
1949 ● Perry Lee “Tiny” Tavares → Cape Verdean-American singer with his four brothers in R&B/funk-disco Tavares, “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” (#15, 1976), continued to tour into the 10s
1962 ● Debbie Googe → Bassist for art-prog-rock, “shoe-gazing” pioneers My Bloody Valentine, “Only Shallow” (Modern Rock #27, 1992)
1969 ● Rob Green → Drummer in blue-eyed soul revival and trad rock Toploader, “Dancing In The Moonlight” (UK #7, 2000)
1970 ● Alonza Bevan → Bassist for post-Britpop psych/mystic rock Kula Shaker, “Hush” (Mainstream Rock #19, 1997)
1970 ● Edward Daniel “Eds” Chesters → Drummer for indie rock The Bluetones, “Slight Return” (UK #2, 1996)
1978 ● Sabrina Washington → Lead vocals in “UK urban” R&B/dance-pop trio Mis-Teeq, “One Night Stand” (Dance/Club #4, 2004), solo and TV actress
1979 ● Ben Gillies → Co-founder and drummer for Aussie alt-grunge-rock Silverchair, “Tomorrow” (Modern Rock #1, 1994)
1980 ● Monica (Arnold) → R&B/urban contemporary singer, “Before You Walk Out Of My Life” (#7, R&B #1, 1995) and seven other Top 10 hits
1983 ● Adrienne Bailon → Hip hop soul and R&B/dance-teen-pop 3LW (aka 3 Little Women), “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)” (#23, 2001) and Disney pre-fab dance-pop Cheetah Girls, “Strut” (#53, 2006), TV host and film actress
1986 ● Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) → Canadian R&B/hip hop vocalist, “Find Your Love” (#5, 2010) and six other Top 40 hits, TV actor

October 25

1912 ● Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon) → Country music singer and comedian with more than 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry and 22 years on the seminal country music TV variety program Hee Haw, known for her signature price-tagged straw hat and folksy mountain demeanor, scored one Country Top 10 hit (“Giddyup Go – Answer,” Country #10, 1966) but influenced countless younger female artists, died following a massive stroke on 3/4/1996, age 83
1924 ● Earl Palmer → R&B, rock and pop session drummer who played on thousands of songs by Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Monkees and others, on scores of albums by Duane Eddy, Taj Mahal, Tim Buckley and others, and on dozens of film scores (Hud, How To Stuff A Wild Bikini and others) and TV theme songs (77 Sunset Strip, Green Acres, The Partridge Family and others), one of the first session musicians elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), died following a long illness on 9/19/2008, age 78
1937 ● Jeanne Black → Country music TV variety show singer and Las Vegas nightclub act, brushed fame as a one hit wonder country-pop singer, “He’ll Have To Stay” (#4, Country #6, R&B #11, 1960), the answer song to Jim Reeve‘s “He’ll Have To Go” (#2, Country #1, 1960), died peacefully on 10/23/2014, age 76
1941 ● Helen Reddy → Aussie TV actress and light pop/adult contemporary singer with eleven Top 20 hits in the 70s including the Grammy-winning “I Am Woman” (#1, 1971)
1943 ● Roy Lynes → Keyboards and backing vocals for Brit psych-boogie rock Status Quo, “Pictures Of Matchstick Men” (#12, 1968), continues to perform with tribute bands Quo Vadis and Statoz Quo
1944 ● Jon Anderson (John Roy Anderson) → Keyboards, songwriter, lead vocals and founding member of archetypal, pioneer progressive rock band Yes (“Roundabout,” #13, 1971) and various off-shoots and side projects through the 00s, plus solo work (“Cage Of Freedom,” Mainstream Rock #17, 1984) and collaborations
1944 ● Taffy Nivert Danoff → Vocals in one hit wonder light pop-rock Starland Vocal Band, “Afternoon Delight” (#1, 1976)
1946 ● John Hall → Drummer for Brit reggae-pop The Equals, “Baby Come Back” (#32, 1968)
1947 ● Glenn Tipton → Lead guitarist for popular and influential “New Wave” heavy metal band Judas Priest, “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” (#67, Mainstream Rock #4, 1982) plus the 2009 Grammy-winning album Dissident Aggressor
1950 ● Chris Norman → Lead vocals and rhythm guitar for glam-pop-rock Smokie, “Living Next Door To Alice” (#25, UK #3, 1977), left in 1982 for solo career, “Midnight Lady” (Germany #1, 1986)
1951 ● Richard Lloyd → Guitar and vocals for early and influential punk-rock Television, “Marquee Moon” (1977), solo, producer and guitar teacher
1955 ● Matthias Jabs → Guitarist in German hard rock/metal Scorpions, “Rock You Like A Hurricane” (#25, 1984), still with the band in 2010
1957 ● Robbie McIntosh → Session guitarist and bandleader, played in The Pretenders (“Back On The Chain Gang,” #5, 1983) from 1982 to 1987 and Paul McCartney‘s Wings in the 90s
1960 ● Christina Amphlett → Vocals for Aussie power pop Divinyls, “I Touch Myself” (#4, 1991), co-wrote “Science Fiction” (AUS #13, 1982), included in 2001 as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time by the Australian Performing Right Association (APRA), died after a long fight with breast cancer on 4/21/2013, age 52
1961 ● Chad Smith → Drummer in funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication” (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1961 ● Pat Sharp (Patrick Sharpin) → Brit TV host and radio DJ (BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Radio Mercury)
1963 ● John Leven → Bassist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986)
1965 ● Nick Thorpe → Bassist for Brit teen-pop blue-eyed soul Curiosity Killed The Cat, “Down To Earth” (UK #3, 1986)
1968 ● Speech (Todd Thomas) → Vocals and MC for African-centric, progressive hip hop/funk-soul-blues Arrested Development, “Mr. Wendal” (#6, 1992), solo
1970 ● Lloyd Edward “Ed” Robertson → Guitarist for Canadian alt-rock Barenaked Ladies, “One Week” (#1, 1998)
1981 ● Jerome Isaac “Romeo” then “Young Rome” Jones → Rapper, singer for L.A. pre-teen R&B/pop-rap Immature, “Never Lie” (#5, 1994), then name change to Imx, “Stay The Night” (#23, 1999), actor
1984 ● Katy Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) → Contemporary dance-club/pop-rock singer and songwriter, “I Kissed A Girl” (#1, 2008), TV and voice actress
1985 ● Ciara Princess Harris → The “First Lady of Crunk & B,” contemporary R&B/soul-pop dancer and vocalist, “Goodies” (#1, 2004), actress and fashion model

October 26

1911 ● Mahalia Jackson → The “Queen of Gospel,” vastly influential gospel superstar singer, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” (#69, 1958), three-time Grammy winner, civil rights activist and philanthropist, died from heart failure on 1/27/1972, age 60
1913 ● Charlie Barnet → Jazz saxophonist, composer and leader of a early racially-integrated band, noted for penning more than twenty-five Billboard chart hits in the Swing era between 1939 and 1946, including “Cherokee,” “Redskin Rhumba” and “Skyliner,” married 11 times, the final one lasting 33 years, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease and pneumonia on 9/4/1991, age 77
1929 ● Neal Matthews → Vocals in country-gospel-pop backing quartet The Jordanaires, recorded with Elvis Presley (1957-1972), Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Merle Haggard and others, died of a heart attack on 4/21/2000, age 70
1936 ● Alvin Wayne “Al” Casey → Piano and guitar with early rocker Duane Eddy‘s Rebels, wrote Eddy‘s early hit “Ramrod” (#27, R&B #17, 1958) and co-wrote “Forty Miles Of Bad Road” (#9, 1959), issued several mostly instrumental solo albums in the 60s and scored three minor chart singles, including ” Surfin’ Hootenanny” (#48, 1963), turned to session work as a member of the acclaimed Wrecking Crew group of L.A. studio musicians and recorded with numerous top artists, owned a Los Angeles music store for 20 years, retired in 1993 and died on 9/17/2006, age 69
1944 ● Alan Henderson → Bassist for Irish garage-rock, proto-punk Them, “Gloria” (#71, 1966)
1944 ● Michael Piano → Singer in light folk sunshine-pop, two hit wonder vocal trio The Sandpipers, “Guantanamera” (#9, 1966) and “Come Saturday Morning” (#17, 1970)
1946 ● Keith Hopwood → Guitarist in British Invasion pop-rock Herman’s Hermits, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” (#1. 1965)
1951 ● Maggie Roche → Singer/songwriter in critically-acclaimed but commercially-marginal female folk-pop harmony vocal sister trio The Roches, backed Paul Simon, solo
1951 ● William “Bootsy” Collins → R&B/funk bassist, singer and songwriter, with James Brown band in the 60s and Parliament-Funkadelic in the 70s, frontman for Bootsy’s Rubber Band, “Bootzilla” (R&B #1, 1978)
1952 ● David Was (David Weiss) → Lyricist, keyboardist and co-frontman for eclectic R&B and rock fusion Was (Not Was), “Walk The Dinosaur” (#7, 1989), producer, music journalist and theme song composer
1953 ● Keith Strickland → Guitars, keyboards and occasional drums for New Wave alt-dance-rock The B-52’s, “Love Shack” (#3, 1989)
1962 ● Steve Wren → Drummer for New Wave synth-pop-soul Then Jerico, “The Motive” (UK #18, 1987)
1963 ● Natalie Merchant → Lead vocals and songwriting for folk-pop 10,000 Maniacs, “These Are Days” (Alt-Rock #1, 1992), left in 1993 for solo career, “Carnival” (#10, 1995)
1965 ● Judge Jules (Julius O’Riordan) → UK dance music remixer, producer and radio DJ, first with pirate radio Kiss FM and since 1987 with BBC Radio 1 in various time slots
1967 ● Keith Urban → New Zealand-born Nashville contemporary country-pop crossover guitarist, songwriter and three-time Grammy winner, “Sweet Thing” (#30, Country #1, 2008)
1978 ● Mark Barry → Vocals for short-lived teen pop-rock trio BBMak, “Back Here” (#13, 2000), now a personal fitness trainer
1981 ● Guy Sebastian → Australian adult contemporary/soul-pop singer/songwriter, winner of the first Australian Idol series, “Angels Brought Me Here” (Australian #1, 2003)
1986 ● Schoolboy Q (Quincy Matthew Hanley) → Hip hop singer and recording artist, originally with self-anointed supergroup Black Hippy, since 2009 solo singer with the debut hit album Oxymoron (#1, Rap #1, R&B #1, CAN #1, 2014) and the single “Studio” (#38, Rap #5, R&B #10, 2014)

October 27

1924 ● Bonnie Lou (Mary Joan Okum) → Pioneering country-pop, rockabilly and early rock ‘n’ roll singer and later TV show host with several crossover hits and the early rocker “Daddy O” (#14, 1955), dubbed “Queen” of the country music Midwestern Hayride program on NBC-TV through the early 70s, died in her sleep on 12/8/2015, age 91
1924 ● Gary Chester (Cesario Gurciullo) → Top-rated session drummer from doo wop to rock and pop, co-author of two instruction books on drumming, worked with the Coasters, The Monkees, Dionne Warwick, Country Joe McDonald, Van Morrison and many others on hundreds of albums and thousands of songs, died 8/17/1987, age 62
1933 ● Floyd Cramer → Country-pop/easy listening “Nashville sound” pianist with the unique “slip-note” style, issued several hit singles (including “Last Date,” #2, 1960) and albums of instrumental covers, worked as a session musician with Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and others, died of lung cancer on 12/31/1997, age 64
1942 ● Melvin Lee Greenwood → Country-pop singer and songwriter, “God Bless The USA” (Country #7, 1984) re-released in October 2001 (#16, Country #16, 2001) and 18 other Country Top 10 singles plus a Grammy Award
1945 ● Dick Dodd (Joseph Richard Dodd, Jr.) → Original cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club beginning in 1955, formed instrumental surf rock The Bel-Airs and played drums on the regional hit “Mr. Moto” (1961), joined garage/proto-punk The Standells in 1964 as drummer and sang lead vocals on “Dirty Water” (#11, 1966), toured with the group occasionally until dying of cancer on 11/29/2013, age 68
1945 ● Mark Ryan → Bass guitarist for early 70s lineup of psych-rock Quicksilver Messenger Service (“Fresh Air,” #49, 1970), later in funk-rock Bodacious D.F. with ex-Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin
1948 ● Byron Allred → Keyboards in blues-rock then psych-rock then pop-rock Steve Miller Band, “The Joker” (#1, 1973)
1949 ● Clifford Antone → Club owner, record label executive and one of the architects of the Austin, TX blues music scene, founded Antone’s blues club in 1975 and featured blues artists such as B. B. King, Fats Domino, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others, chief executive of independent label Antone’s Records and university lecturer, died from unspecified causes on 5/23/2006, age 56
1949 ● Gary Tallent → Bassist in Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band, producer, sessions, record company executive
1951 ● Kenneth “K.K.” Downing, Jr. → Lead guitarist for popular and influential “New Wave” heavy metal band Judas Priest, “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” (#67, Mainstream Rock #4, 1982) plus the 2009 Grammy-winning album Dissident Aggressor
1953 ● Peter Dodd → Guitarist with New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, “Hold Me Now” (#3, 1983)
1956 ● Hazell Dean (Poole) → Brit dance-pop singer and H-NRG artist, “Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man)” (Dance/Club #8, 1983) and two other Dance/Club Top 20 hits
1958 ● Simon LeBon → Lead singer and lyricist for New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, “Hungry Like The Wolf” (#3, 1982), still recording in 2011
1967 ● Scott Weiland → Founding member and lead vocals for alt hard rock Stone Temple Pilots, “Interstate Love Song” (#18, 1994), died in his sleep after years of drug abuse on 12/3/2015, age 48
1984 ● Kelly Osbourne → Reality TV actress, socialite and teen-pop-rock singer, “Papa Don’t Preach” (Mainstream Rock #25, UK #3, 2002), daughter of metal superstar Ozzy and manager-wife Sharon Osbourne, fashion designer, TV judge and host

October 28

1927 ● Cleo Laine (Clementine Dinah Campbell) → Grammy-winning, highly-regarded jazz-pop scat vocalist in husband Johnny Dankworth‘s Big Band and as a solo performer, “You’ll Answer To Me” (UK #5, 1961), stage actress
1936 ● Charlie Daniels → Country and Southern rock legend, bandleader, guitarist and fiddler, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” (#3, 1979) with albums and singles in six decades from 1961
1937 ● Graham Bond → Early and important but underappreciated Brit R&B/blues-rock musician, first with Blues Incorporated, fronted the Graham Bond Organization with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a London tube train on 5/8/1974, age 36
1939 ● Jim Post → Singer and songwriter with his wife Cathy Conn in one hit wonder folk-pop duo Friend & Lover with the inspirational pop hit “Reach Out Of The Darkness” (#10, 1968), they disbanded and divorced after failing to find a follow-up hit, continued to write and perform folk music in the Chicago area into the 10s
1940 ● Jay Proctor → Founder and frontman for integrated Philly soul-pop Jay & The Techniques, “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” (#6, R&B #8, 1967), plus two other Top 40 hits in the 60s and two disco singles in the 70s
1941 ● Curtis Lee → Early pop-rock ‘n’ roll one hit wonder singer, “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” (#7, 1961)
1941 ● Hank Marvin (Brian Robson Rankin) → Guitarist with instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, “Apache” (Worldwide #1, 1960)
1942 ● Raymond Steinberg → Baritone for blue-eyed soul/doo wop The Reflections (“(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet,” #6, 1964)
1945 ● Wayne Fontana (Glyn Geoffrey Ellis) → Frontman for British Invasion pop-rock band The Mindbenders, “Game Of Love” (#1, 1965), then solo, “Pamela Pamela” (UK #11, 1967), still performing on the oldies circuit
1947 ● George Glover → Keyboards and backing vocals for Brit blues-rock Climax Blues Band, “Couldn’t Get It Right” (#3, 1977)
1948 ● Telma Louise Hopkins → TV sitcom actress and former light-pop backing vocalist in Tony Orlando & Dawn, “Knock Three Times” (#1, 1971) and nine other Top 20 hits
1953 ● Desmond Child (John Charles Barrett) → Grammy-winning songwriter and producer with 70 Top 40 singles, frontman for Desmond Child & Rouge, “Our Love Is Insane” (#50, 1979), then wrote and produced for Kiss, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Cher, Michael Bolton, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson and others
1957 ● Stephen Morris → Drummer for post-punk Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Dance/Club #42, UK #13, 1980), then New Wave electro-dance-pop New Order, “Blue Monday” (Dance/Club #5, 1983) and The Other Two, “Selfish” (Dance/Club #6, 1993)
1958 ● William Reid → Guitarist, composer and lead singer for Scottish alt-pop-rock Jesus And Mary Chain, “Sometimes Always” (Modern Rock #4, 1994)
1959 ● Neville Henry → Saxophone in New Wave pop-rock Blow Monkeys, “Digging Your Scene” (#14, 1986)
1963 ● Eros Ramazzotti → Hugely-successful Italian pop singer and songwriter with over 70 million albums sold worldwide in a 30-year career but few in the US, recorded duets with Cher, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Ricky Martin and others
1969 ● Benjamin Chase “Ben” Harper → Multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter with an unusual and effective mix of blues, folk-rock, funky soul and pop that garnered three Grammys, including Best Traditional Soul Gospel album in 2005, and several charting singles (“Steal My Kisses,” #15, 2000)
1972 ● Brad Paisley → Country and Southern rock crossover singer, songwriter and guitarist, charted 18 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and 25 on the Hot Country Songs list, 16 of which reached Country #1 with a record 10 consecutive singles in the top spot, including “Remind Me” (#17, Country #1, 2011)

October 29

1922 ● Neal Hefti → Jazz composer/arranger who wrote charts for Earl Hines, Count Basie and others and played trumpet with Woody Herman‘s First Herd, but best known for penning TV’s “Batman Theme” (#35, 1966) and the title song and soundtrack to The Odd Couple (1968), died of throat cancer on 10/11/2008, age 85
1937 ● Sonny Osborne → With his older brother, Bobby, one half of the influential bluegrass act The Osborne Brothers, “Rocky Top” (Country #33, 1967), the song was voted the official state song of Tennessee and one of two the brothers recorded, the other being “My Old Kentucky Home” (Country #69, 1970)
1944 ● Denny Laine (Brian F. A. Hines) → First lead guitarist and vocals for The Moody Blues, “Go Now” (#10, 1965), left to join Ginger Baker’s Air Force and then Paul McCartney‘s Wings, “Band On The Run” (#1, 1974), solo since the early 80s
1944 ● Robbie Van Leeuwen → Guitar and backing vocals in Dutch one hit wonder pop-rock Shocking Blue, “Venus” (#1, 1970)
1945 ● Melba Moore (Beatrice Melba Smith) → R&B/soul-disco singer, “Love’s Comin’ At Ya” (Dance/Club #2, 1982), Tony Award-winning Broadway stage actress
1945 ● Mick Gallagher → Brit organist, bandmember and session musician, with blues-rock The Animals and psych-pop Skip Bifferty in the 60s, proto-punk Ian Dury And The Blockheads and punk-rock The Clashh in the 70s and 80s, worked with Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox, currently tours with The Blockheads and John Steele‘s The Animals And Friends
1946 ● Peter Green (Greenbaum) → Blues-rock guitarist and songwriter, replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers in 1966, co-founded Fleetwood Mac in 1967 as a blues-rock band, wrote “Oh Well” (#55, UK #2, 1969) and other early hits, left in 1970 and suffered psychiatric problems through the 70s, returned to limited collaborations and sessions in the 80s , ranked #38 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
1948 ● Ricky Lee “Ricochet” Reynolds → Guitarist for Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, “Jim Dandy To The Rescue” (Top 30, 1973), continued with the band into the 00s
1949 ● David Paton → Scottish bassist, singer and songwriter with soft pop-rock Pilot, wrote “Magic” (#1, 1974), solo and session work
1954 ● Stephen Luscombe → Multi-instrumentalist in New Wave synth-pop duo Blancmange, “Don’t Tell Me” (UK #8, 1984)
1955 ● Kevin Dubrow → Co-founder and lead singer in heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot (“Bang Your Head (Metal Health),” #31, 1984), died from a cocaine overdose on 11/25/2007, age 52
1955 ● Roger O’Donnell → Session keyboardist with New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twin, Berlin and The Psychedelic Furs, in 1987 joined post-punk art-glam-goth rock The Cure, “Love Song” (#2, 1989) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, solo
1961 ● Steven Randall “Little Randy” Jackson → Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and youngest member of R&B/pop-soul brother act The Jackson 5, co-wrote “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” (#6, 1979)
1962 ● Einar Orn Benediktsson → Vocals for Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, “Hit” (Modern Rock #1, 1991)
1965 ● Peter Timmins → Drummer in Canadian alt-art-country-blues-rock Cowboy Junkies, “Sweet Jane” (Modern Rock #5, 1989)
1969 ● Doug “S.A.” Martinez → Lead vocals and turntables for hip hop/reggae/punk rock fusion band 311, “Love Song” (#59, Modern Rock #1, 200$)
1969 ● Roni Size (Ryan Owen Granville Williams) → Brit record producer and DJ, founder and frontman for hip hop drum and bass act Reprazent, Mercury Music Prize-winning album New Forms (1997)
1970 ● Toby Smith → Keyboards in Grammy-winning Brit acid jazz-funk-pop Jamiroquai, “Canned Heat” (Dance #1, 1999), currently manager and producer for indie pop The Hoosiers, “Worried About Ray” (UK #5, 2007)
1984 ● Chris Baio → Bassist for indie Afro-pop/rock Vampire Weekend, “Cousins” (Alt Rock #18, 2009)

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Albums Released This Week (October 17 – 23)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

October 17


The Rolling Stones —— 12X5 ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
The Cryan’ Shames —— Sugar & Spice ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Easybeats —— Vigil ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1968
The Jazz Crusaders —— Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes ► Jazz Fusion >> 1970
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Street Survivors ► Southern Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1980
Various Artists —— The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Stacey Q —— Better Than Heaven ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Copperhead Road ► Alt. Country >> 1988
R.E.M. —— Eponymous ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Waterboys —— Fisherman’s Blues ► Folk-Rock/Celtic >> 1988
Suicidal Tendencies —— Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu ► Punk Metal >> 1989
Kiss —— Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Belinda Carlisle —— Runaway Horses ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Kate Bush —— The Sensual World ► Prog Rock >> 1989
Yngwie Malmsteen —— Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Stacey Lattisaw —— What You Need ► Quiet Storm >> 1989
Skyclad —— The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth ► Heavy Metal/Folk Metal >> 1991
Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy [UK] ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Steely Dan —— Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock >> 1995
Luis Miguel —— El Concierto ► Latin Pop >> 1995
Limp Bizkit —— Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water ► Rap-Metal >> 2000
David Coverdale —— Into The Light ► Hard Rock >> 2000
2Pac —— The Rose That Grew From Concrete ► Spoken Word Rap >> 2000
Aerosmith —— Devil’s Got A New Disguise – The Very Best Of Aerosmith ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Sarah McLachlan —— Wintersong ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
The Tragically Hip —— World Container ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Chris Isaak —— Live In Australia ► Adult Contemporary >> 2008
Rod Stewart —— Soulbook ► Soul-Pop >> 2009
Manfred Mann —— Lone Arranger ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2014

October 18


Cactus —— Restrictions ► Hard Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
The Jacksons —— Goin’ Places ► Soul/disco >> 1977
Elton John —— The Very Best Of Elton John ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Hawkwind —— Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Hall & Oates —— Rock ‘N Soul Part !: Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Carpenters —— Voice Of The Heart ► Easy Listening >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— Them Or Us ► Art Rock >> 1984
The Cult —— Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1985
Duran Duran —— Big Thing ► Synth-Pop >> 1988
Sonic Youth —— Daydream Nation ► Indie Rock >> 1988
Martika —— Martika ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Paul Simon —— Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 – 1986 ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
The Smithereens —— 11 ► College Rock >> 1989
The Bangles —— Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Insane Clown Posse —— Carnival Of Carnage ► Indie/Midwest Hip Hop >> 1992
Cocteau Twins —— Four-Calendar Café ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Carcass —— Heartwork [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Kenny G —— Montage ► Jazz-Pop >> 1993
Iron Maiden —— A Real Dead One ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Westlife —— Flying Without Wings ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
Alcazar —— Casino ► Euro Dance-Pop >> 2000
Simple Minds —— Our Secrets Are The Same ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2004
Simple Minds —— Silver Box ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2004
Bryan Adams —— Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Melissa Etheridge —— Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Depeche Mode —— Playing The Angel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2005
Supertramp —— Retrospective – The Supertramp Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
Rod Stewart —— Thanks For The Memories: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV ► Traditional Pop >> 2005
Stevie Wonder —— A Time To Love ► Pop-Soul >> 2005
Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 4 ► Glam Rock >> 2010
Huey Lewis & The News —— Soulsville ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
The Rolling Stones —— The Brussels Affair ’73 ► Blues-Rock >> 2001
Chris Isaak —— Beyond The Sun ► Adult Contemporary >> 2011
Jane’s Addiction —— The Great Escape Artist ► Alt. Rock >> 2011
Poliça —— Shulamith ► Dream Pop >> 2013

October 19


Elvis Presley —— The Real Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
The Kingston Trio —— Here We Go Again! ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Brenda Lee —— Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1964
Simon & Garfunkel —— Wednesday Morning, 3 AM ► Folk-Pop >> 1964
Cass Elliott —— Dream A Little Dream ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock >> 1968
The Shadows —— Shades Of Rock ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1970
The James Gang —— Straight Shooter ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
The Wailers —— Burnin’ ► Roots Reggae >> 1973
America —— Hat Trick ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
David Bowie —— Pin Ups ► Glam Rock >> 1973
The Who —— Quadrophenia ► British Rock >> 1973
Styx —— Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Damn The Torpedoes ► Album Rock >> 1979
Prince —— Prince ► Funk >> 1979
Fleetwood Mac —— Tusk ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
INXS —— Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Fates Warning —— The Sprectre Within ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
INXS —— Kick ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Roxette —— Look Sharp! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Salt-N-Pepa —— Blacks’ Magic ► Pop-Rap >> 1990
The Cure —— Mixed Up ► Post-Punk >> 1990
The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Mötley Crüe —— Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal >> 1991
Julian Cope —— Jehovahkill ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
PJ Harvey —— 4-Track Demos ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Rush —— Counterparts ► Arena Rock >> 1993
Black Moon —— Enta Da Stage ► East Coast Rap >> 1993
Jesse Colin Young —— Makin’ It Real ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Alexis Korner —— Mellow Yellow ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Santana —— Sacred Fire: Live From South America ► Jazz Fusion >> 1993
Pearl Jam —— Vs. ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 2) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Billie Piper —— Honey To The B ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Idlewild —— Hope Is Important ► Post-Hardcore >> 1998
Three Dog Night —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1999
Ringo Starr —— I Wanna Be Santa Clus ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Natalie Cole —— The Magic Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 1999
Gin Blossoms —— Outside Looking In: The Best Of The Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop >> 1999
Three Dog Night —— 35th Anniversary Hits Collection ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2004
Jimmy Eat World —— Futures ► Post-Grunge >> 2004
Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico —— Le Bataclan ’72 ► Art Rock >> 2004
Rod Stewart —— Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 ► Traditional Pop >> 2004
Twisted Sister —— Still Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 2004
John Mellencamp —— Words & Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits ► Roots Rock >> 2004
Peter Cetera —— You Just Gotta Love Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Rod Stewart —— Fly Me To The Moon: The Great American Songbook Volume V ► Traditional Pop >> 2010
Bob Dylan —— The Original Mono Recordings ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Elton John —— The Union ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

October 20


Elvis Presley —— Roustabout ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Wedding Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Elvis Presley —— Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ► Rock n Roll >> 1971
Peter Frampton —— Frampton’s Camel ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Somethin’s Happening ► Arena Rock >> 1974
B. J. Thomas —— Reunion ► Country-Pop >> 1975
The Damned —— The Black Album ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
U2 —— Boy ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1980
Donna Summer —— The Wanderer ► Disco >> 1980
The Human League —— Dare! ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Quarterflash —— Quarterflash ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Oak Ridge Boys —— Deliver ► Country-Pop >> 1983
Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Liverpool ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1986
Nine Inch Nails —— Pretty Hate Machine ► Industrial Metal >> 1989
Kenny G —— Breathless ► Jazz-Pop >> 1992
Madonna —— Erotica ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Keith Richards —— Main Offender ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Elton John —— Rare Masters ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Sea And Cake —— The Sea And Cake ► Indie Rock/Experimental >> 1994
Gary Numan —— Exile [UK] ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Crucial Conflict —— Good Side, Bad Side ► Chicago Rap >> 1998
Heart —— Heart Presents A Lovemonger’s Christmas ► Holiday Rock >> 1998
George Martin —— In My Life ► Beatles Retrospective >> 1998
Kansas —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1998
Aerosmith —— A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Black Sabbath —— Reunion ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Ringo Starr —— VH1 Storytellers ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Human League —— The Golden Hour Of The Future: Recordings By The Future And The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2002
The Clash —— Singles Box ► Punk >> 2006
AC/DC —— Black Ice ► Hard Rock >> 2008
Timothy B. Schmit —— Expando ► Country-Rock >> 2009

October 21


Manfred Mann —— As Is ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Bob Dylan —— New Morning ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Mike Oldfield —— Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1975
Meat Loaf —— Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Beatles —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Genesis —— Seconds Out ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Bobby And The Midnites —— Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock >> 1981
Simple Minds —— Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1985
Jethro Tull —— Original Masters ► Prog Rock >> 1985
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody >> 1986
Steve Winwood —— Chronicles ► Album Rock >> 1987
Tiffany —— Hold An Old Friend’s Hand ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Don Dokken —— Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1990
Carcass —— Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Grand Funk Railroad —— Bosnia ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Yes —— Keys To Ascension 2 ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Artension —— Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1997
The Psychedelic Furs —— Shou;d God Forget: Retrospective ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1997
Little Feat —— Kickin’ It At The Barn ► Southern Rock >> 2003
The Allman Brothers Band —— Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Rush —— Rush In Rio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2003
The Cryan’ Shames —— Very Best Of The Cryan’ Shames ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Eagles —— The Very Best Of ► Country-Rock >> 2003
Van Morrison —— What’s Wrong With This Picture? ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan —— Pure Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— The Real Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2012
Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Five ► Roots Rock >> 2014

October 22


Donovan —— Fairytale [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin II ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Kiss —— Hotter Than Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Blue Moves ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Night Moves ► Album Rock >> 1976
Led Zeppelin —— The Song Remains The Same ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Cher —— Prisoner ► Pop-Disco >> 1979
The Cure —— Concert: The Cure Live ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Paul McCartney —— Give My Regards To Broad Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller —— Classical Gas ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne —— No Rest For The Wicked ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Pet Shop Boys —— Behavior ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1990
A-Ha —— East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon ► Synth-Pop >> 1990
Matthew Sweet —— Girlfriend ► Power Pop >> 1991
Death —— Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Various Artists —— Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan —— Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Van Halen —— Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Phil Collins —— Dance Into The Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Gov’t Mule —— Live From Roseland Ballroom ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1996
Journey —— Trial By Fire ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1996
The Dillenger Escape Plan —— Under The Running Board ► Heavy Metal/Mathcore >> 1998
The Cranberries —— Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Rod Stewart —— It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook ► Traditional Pop >> 2002
Foo Fighters —— One By One ► Grunge Rock >> 2002
Santana —— Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Various Artists —— VH1 Divas Las Vegas ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Ray Davies —— Working Man’s Café ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Richard Marx —— Christmas Spirit ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012

October 23


Frank Zappa —— Chunga’s Revenge ► Art Rock >> 1970
Genesis —— Trespass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Al Green —— I’m Still in Love With You ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Harry Chapin —— On The Road To Kingdom Come ► Folk-Pop >> 1976
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Almost Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Sammy Hagar —— Standing Hampton ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Willie Nelson —— Without A Song ► Outlaw Country >> 1983
Janet Jackson —— Dream Street ► Pop-Soul >> 1984
Wham! —— Make It Big ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Iggy Pop —— Blah Blah Blah ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 1986
Various Artists —— Miami Vice III [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Roy Orbison —— Black & White Night Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Terence Trent D’Arby —— Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) ► Pop-R&B >> 1989
Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Deep Purple —— Slaves And Masters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ozzy Osbourne —— Ozzmosis ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Atomic Kitten —— Right Now ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
PJ Harvey —— Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea ► Indie Rock >> 2000
Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2001
Bush —— Golden State ► Grunge Rock >> 2001
Dave Matthews Band —— Live In Chicago 12.19.98 At The United Center ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Incubus —— Morning View ► Funk Metal >> 2001
Toni Braxton —— Snowflakes ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
Martin Briley —— It Comes In Waves ► Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2006
PJ Harvey —— The Peel Sessions: 1991-2004 ► Indie Rock >> 2006
Mötley Crüe —— Carnival Of Sins: Live, Vols. 1-2 ► Heavy Metal >> 2007
Neil Young —— Chrome Dreams II ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Heart —— Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock >> 2007
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss —— Raising Sand ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr: Live At Soundstage ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
David Bowie —— Glass Spider Live ► Glam Rock >> 2008
Rod Stewart —— Another Country ► Pop-Rock >> 2015

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This Week’s Birthdays (October 16 – 22)

Happy Birthday this week to:

October 16

1903 ● Big Joe Williams → Delta blues guitarist and songwriter best known for being the first to adapt and record “Baby, Please Don’t Go” (1935), which has since become a blues standard with recordings by The Orioles (R&B #8, 1952), Themm (UK #10, 1964), Paul Revere & The Raiders (1966), Amboy Dukes (#106, 1968), AC/DC (AUS #10, 1973) and Aerosmith (2004), among others, died on 12/17/1982, age 79
1922 ● Walter William “Max” Bygraves → Brit comedian, actor, variety show performer and pop singer with 12 UK Top 10 hits in the 50s, including “Meet Me On The Corner” (UK #2, 1955), but couldn’t withstand the onslaught of Beatlemania in the 60s and turned to hosting TV programs though the 80s, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on 8/31/2012, age 89
1923 ● Bert Kaempfert (Berthold Kämpfert) → German easy listening/adult pop orchestra leader and composer, “Wonderful By Night” (#1, 1961), wrote songs covered by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many others, produced the first Beatles recording session with Tony Sheridan,, died after a stroke on 6/21/1980, age 56
1937 ● Emile Ford (Emile Sweetman) → West Indian-born singer, musician and frontman for pre-Beatles pop-rock The Checkmates, “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?” (UK #1 ,1959), short solo career and then record producer
1938 ● Nico (Christa Päffgen) → German singer, model and vocals for proto-punk The Velvet Underground, “Femme Fatale” (1967), then proto-goth/folk-rock solo career, suffered a brain hemorrhage in a bicycling accident and died on 7/18/1988, age 49
1942 ● Dave Lovelady → Drummer and singer for Merseybeat pop-rock The Fourmost, “A Little Loving” (UK #6, 1964)
1943 ● Charles Frederick “C.F.” Turner → Bass and vocals for Canadian pop-rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” (#1, 1974), the only member to play on every album the band released over 25 years
1945 ● Roger Hawkins → Drummer, session musician and founding member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as The Swampers), the renowned studio musician ensemble that recorded hundreds of songs and albums at Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, including hits by The Staple Singers, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilson Pickett and countless others
1947 ● Bob “Ace” Weir → Founding member, rhythm guitarist, singer and songwriter for rock’s longest, strangest trip Grateful Dead, “Sugar Magnolia” (#91, 1973) and “Touch Of Grey” (#9, 1987), solo, bandleader for Kingfish, Ratdog and Bobby & The Midnites, member of Grateful Dead spinoff The Other Ones
1952 ● Cordell “Boogie” Mosson → Bassist for the Parliament-Funkadelic (“P-Funk”) collective of soul/funk bands and their flamboyant costumes, “One Nation Under A Groove” (#31, 1978), toured with P-Funk variations through 2011, died from liver failure on 4/18/2013, age 60
1953 ● Tony Carey → Keyboardist in early lineup of hard rock Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, founder and frontman for space rock Planet P Project, “Why Me?” (Mainstream Rock #4, 1983) and solo, “A Fine, Fine Day” (#22, 1984), producer for Jennifer Rush, Joe Cocker, Mark Knopfler and others
1955 ● Miriam Theresa “Mimi” Lennon → Joined her older sisters in 1999 to replace a retiring Peggy in semi-religious pop vocal quartet The Lennon Sisters (“Tonight You Belong To Me,” #15, 1956), continues to record and perform as a trio in the 10s
1959 ● Gary Kemp → Guitar and keyboards for New Romantic pop-rock Spandau Ballet, “True” (#4, 1983) plus 16 other UK top 40 singles
1960 ● Bob Mould → Frontman, guitarist and songwriter for post-punk alt rock trio Hüsker Dü, “Makes No Sense At All” (1985), light rock solo career, “See A Little Light” (Modern Rock #4, 1989), founded and fronted alt rock Sugar, “If I Can’t Change Your Mind” (UK #30, 1992)
1962 ● Flea (Michael Peter Balzary) → Bass and vocals for funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication” (Modern Rock #1, 2000)
1965 ● Simon Bartholomew → Founding member, guitar and vocals for acid-jazz/funk The Brand New Heavies, “Sometimes” (UK #11, 1997)
1967 ● Jason Everman → Rock guitarist and vocalist with brief stints in 1989 as second guitarist for premier grunge rock Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (#6, 1992) and 1990 as interim bassist in seminal grunge rock group Soundgarden, “Black Hole Sun” (Mainstream Rock #1, 1994) before both groups became superstars, left to join other marginally successful grunge bands, eventually joined the U.S. Army Special Forces and became a decorated Afghan and Iraqi war hero, now a G.I. Bill graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Philosophy
1969 ● Wendy Wilson → Vocals for pop-rock all-girl offspring trio Wilson Phillips, “Release Me” (#1, 1990), daughter of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson
1977 ● John Mayer → Light pop-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, won 2003 Grammy Award for “Your Body Is A Wonderland” (#18, Adult Top 40 #3, 2002)

October 17

1909 ● William Randolph “Cozy” Cole → Journeyman but highly regarded jazz-pop and swing drummer from 1930 through the 70s, his instrumental “Topsy, Pt. 2” (#3, R&B #1, 1958) was the first drum solo recording to chart, died from cancer on 1/29/1981, age 71
1923 ● Barney Kessel → Highly accomplished, in-demand jazz-pop-rock guitarist and sessionman over a 50 year career, first as a member of several Big Bands, later as a touring guitarist with several big-name ensembles, and as a member of the acclaimed Wrecking Crew group of first call L.A. studio musicians, played behind The Beach Boyss, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Natalie Cole and many others, sidelined by a stroke in 1992 and died from an inoperable brain tumor on 5/6/2004, age 80
1933 ● Soeur Sourie (Jeanne-Paule Marie “Jeanine” Deckers) → Belgian-born one hit wonder folk-pop singer and guitarist, as the “Singing Nun” recorded “Dominique” (#1, 1963), died after ingesting an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with a girlfriend on 3/29/1985, age 51
1934 ● Emmanuel “Rico” Rodriguez → Jamaican trombonist with ska revival The Specials, “Ghost Town” (UK #1, 1981), solo and sessions
1935 ● Michael Eavis → English dairy farmer who founded the Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and on whose land the music festival has occurred annually for over 40 years
1941 ● Alan Howard → Bassist for British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, “Silence Is Golden” (#11, UK #1, 1967)
1941 ● Jim Seals → Guitar, violin, vocals and songwriting in 70s light pop-rock duo Seals & Crofts, “Summer Breeze” (#6, 1972) and “Diamond Girl” (#6, 1973)
1942 ● Gary Puckett → Lead vocals and frontman for pop-rock Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, “Young Girl” (#2, 1968), followed with a modest solo career and now tours with a new lineup of the band
1944 ● Carole “Cookie” Cole → Music producer, stage, film and TV actress, adopted daughter of jazz-pop singer Nat King Cole and adopted sister of soul-pop diva Natalie Cole, starred in multiple motion pictures including The Silencers (1967) and The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (1974), co-starred on TV sitcoms Sanford And Son and Grady, as CEO of King Cole Productions oversaw the use and licensing of her father’s catalogue, name and likeness, died of lung cancer on 5/19/2009, age 64
1946 ● Mike Hossack → Drummer for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers during their heyday in the early 70s (“Listen To The Music,” #11, 1972), played in other rock bands and co-owned a recording studio, rejoined the Doobies in 1985 and performed with the band until prior to his death from cancer on 3/12/2012, age 65
1946 ● James Tucker → First rhythm guitarist for pop-rock The Turtles, “Happy Together” (#1, 1967), left in 1967 following a European tour
1947 ● Michael McKean → Actor and comedian, portrayed David St. Hubbins in the “mock-rock” parody band Spinal Tap from the movie This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
1949 ● Bill Hudson (Salerno) → Vocals for sibling trio The Hudson Brothers, “So You Are A Star” (#21, 1974), ex-spouse of Goldie Hawn, father of actress Kate Hudson
1958 ● Alan Jackson → Honky tonk/new traditionalist country star singer and songwriter with 17 Country Top 10 albums and 24 Country #1 hits, including the Grammy-winning “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” (#38, Country #1, 2001)
1962 ● Anne Rogers → Bassist for Brit indie-folk-pop Popinjays, “Vote Elvis” (Modern Rock #17, 1988)
1967 ● René Dif → Vocals for Danish dance-pop Aqua, “Barbie Girl” (#7, 1997), which drew a lawsuit from Mattel for its sexual content
1968 ● David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley → Five-time Grammy-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter, solo and as frontman for reggae-pop sibling group The Melody Makers, “Tomorrow People” (#39, 1988), son of reggae legend Bob Marley
1969 ● Wyclef Jean → Haitian musician, member of R&B/jazz-rap The Fugees, “Killing Me Softly” (#1, 1996), solo, “Gone Till November” (#7, 1998), record producer, announced plans to run in the 2010 Haitian presidential election but withdrew when his bid for candidacy was rejected over residency requirements
1971 ● Derrick Plourde → Drummer for mainstream pop-punk The Ataris, “The Boys Of Summer” (#20, Modern Rock #2, 2003) and other bands, died from a suicide gunshot on 3/30/2005, age 38
1971 ● Christopher Kirkpatrick → Founding member and counter tenor vocals for teen dance-pop harmony boy band *NSYNC, “It’s Gonna Be Me” (#1, 2000)
1972 ● Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III) → Grammy-winning blue-eyed rapper, worldwide #1 album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and worldwide hit “Lose Yourself” (#1, 2002), producer for Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, DMX, 2Pac and others, award-winning film actor

October 18

1926 ● Charles Edward “Chuck” Berry → Early breakthrough rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, enduring and immortal guitarist, singer and songwriter, “Johnny B. Goode” (#8, 1958) and 13 other Top 40 hits, major influence on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless other rock and pop artists
1938 ● Ronnie Bright → R&B/doo wop bass singer with The Valentines, The Cadillacs and the Deep River Boys, plus session work including a duo with Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man” (#16, 1963), now with The Coasters
1940 ● Cynthia Weil → Grammy-winning Brill Building songwriter, often as collaborator with her husband, Barry Mann, wrote or co-wrote dozens of hits for varied artists, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” (#1, 1965) for The Righteous Brothers and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” (#13, UK #2, 1965) for The Animals
1943 ● Russ Giguere → Vocals, percussion and guitar in light pop-rock vocal group The Association, “Along Comes Mary” (#7, 1966), left briefly for solo career but returned and still tours with the band in 2011
1947 ● Laura Nyro (Nigro) → Light folk-jazz-pop singer, guitarist and composer with several acclaimed solo albums, wrote “Eli’s Coming” for Three Dog Night (#10, 1969), “Wedding Bell Blues” for The 5th Dimension (#1, 1969), “And When I Die” for Blood, Sweat & Tears (#2, 1969) and “Stoney End” for Barbra Streisand (#6, 1971), died of ovarian cancer on 4/8/1997, age 49
1949 ● Gary Richrath → Guitarist and principal songwriter for arena rock REO Speedwagon, wrote “Take It On The Run” (#5, 1981) and others songs, left in 1989 for an unsuccessful solo career, rejoined the band for a single benefit concert in 2013, died from unspecified causes on 9/13/2015, age 65
1949 ● Joe Egan → Co-founder, keyboards and vocals in Scottish folk-pop-rock Stealers Wheel, co-wrote “Stuck In The Middle With You” (#6, 1973), left the music industry in the early 80s for a career in book publishing
1955 ● Vanessa Briscoe Hay → Co-founding member and lead vocalist for Athens, GA-based seminal post-punk college rock Pylon, “Gyrate” (Dance/Club #41, 1981), later with other local groups
1956 ● Dick Crippen → Bassist in oddball Brit punk-rock Tenpole Tudor, “Who Killed Bambi” (UK #6, 1979)
1958 ● Denise Dufort → Founding member, vocals and drums for early all-girl heavy metal group Painted Lady, which became Girlschool, “Hit And Run” (UK #32, 1981)
1961 ● Wynton Marsalis → Virtuoso jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, one of the “Young Lions” and a major figure in jazz since the 1980s, his album Standard Time, Vol. 1 (1987) is one of five Grammy-winning albums
1966 ● Tim Cross → Bassist in post-grunge alt rock Sponge, “Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain)” (Modern Rock #3, 1995)
1971 ● Mark Morriss → Lead singer for indie rock The Bluetones, “Slight Return” (UK #2, 1996), solo
1974 ● Peter Svensson → Guitarist for Swedish pop-rock The Cardigans, “Lovefool” (#1, 1996)
1975 ● Baby Bash (Ronald Ray Bryant) → Mexican-American smooth rapper, “Suga Suga” (#7, 2003)
1977 ● Simon Rix → Bassist for indie rock Kaiser Chiefs, “Ruby” (UK #1, 2007)
1982 ● Ne-Yo (Shaffer Smith) → Urban contemporary R&B/pop singer, “So Sick” (#1, 2005) and “Miss Independent” (#7, 2008), the 2009 Grammy Award for Best R&B song
1984 ● Esperanza Spalding → Child-prodigy violinist, 15-year-old concertmaster for the Chamber Music Society of Oregon, Berklee College of Music graduate and four-time Grammy-wining jazz bassist and singer with a growing catalogue of solo albums, including Radio Music Society (#10, Jazz #1, 2012) and collaborations with others
1987 ● Zachary Efron → Actor and singer, “Troy Bolton” in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)

October 19

1910 ● John C. Mills, Jr. → Bass vocals and guitar in six-decade jazz and pop quartet The Mills Brothers (“Cab Driver,” #23, Adult #3, 1968), best known for approximating instrument sounds with vocals, first as a novelty act in the vaudeville era of the 20s and later as the music behind their singing, died while on tour in England on 1/23/1936, age 25
1911 ● George Cates → Big band and easy listening orchestrator, composer and record producer with the instrumental medley hit “Moonglow And Theme From Picnic” (#31, 1956) but known best as the musical director for The Lawrence Welk Show and his successful 50s and 60s TV program, composed Welk‘s theme song “Champagne Fanfare” and led the on air orchestra through 1982, died from heart failure on 5/10/2002, age 90
1934 ● Dave Guard → Founding member, guitar, banjo, vocals, songwriter and arranger for influential folk-pop The Kingston Trio, “Tom Dooley” (#1, 1958) plus nine other Top 40 hits, left the band in acrimony in 1961, issued solo albums, authored books and participated in occasional reunions until his death from lymphoma on 3/22/1991, age 56
1937 ● Jerry Jaye (Gerald Hatley) → Singer and guitarist with the rockabilly-tinged Top 30 hit “My Girl Josephine” (#29, 1967) and the country “Honky Tonk Women Love Redneck Men” (Country #32, 1976), continued to record and perform with little impact into the 00s
1940 ● Larry Chance (Figueiredo) → Lead vocals and frontman for white R&B/doo wop The Earls, “Remember Then” (#24, 1963), still performing on the oldies circuit
1944 ● Peter Tosh (Winston Hubert McIntosh) → Guitar and vocals in legendary reggae group The Wailers, left in 1974 for solo career, “(You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back” (1978), murdered by intruders in his home on 9/11/1987, age 42
1944 ● George McCrae → R&B/soul-disco singer and songwriter, “Rock Your Baby” (#1, 1974), Rolling Stone magazine’s #1 song for 1974
1945 ● Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead) → Drag queen, cult-movie star (Pink Flamingos, 1972, and others) and campy disco/dance singer, “Native Love (Step By Step)” (Dance #21, 1982), died from obesity-related cardiomegaly on 3/7/1988, age 42
1945 ● Jeannie C. Riley (Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson) → Grammy-winning country-pop singer, “Harper Valley PTA” (#1, 1968) and six Country Top 10 hits, switched to gospel music in the late 70s
1946 ● Keith Reid → Chief lyricist with prog/psych rock Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (#5, 1967), theater management executive
1947 ● Wilbert Hart → Vocals in pioneering “Philadelphia Sound” smooth R&B/soul The Delfonics, “La-La (Means I Love You)” (#4, 1968), still tours and records with various lineups
1948 ● Patrick Simmons → Guitar and vocals for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, “Listen To The Music” (#11, 1972), only consistent member during the band’s 40-plus year history
1955 ● Nino DeFranco → Vocals for teen bubblegum-pop sibling act The DeFranco Family, “Heartbeat-It’s A Lovebeat” (#3, 1973)
1957 ● Karl Wallinger → Keyboardist for pop-rock The Waterboys, then guitar and vocals for World Party, “Way Down Now” (Modern Rock #1, 1990), wrote “She’s The One” for Robbie Williams (UK #1, 1999)
1960 ● Daniel “Woody” Woodgate → Drummer for punk/ska revival Madness, “Our House” (#7, 1982) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles
1960 ● Jennifer-Yvette Holliday → R&B/pop singer and Tony-winning actress in the stage version of Dreamgirls (1981), won Grammy Award for “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” (#22, R&B #1, 1982)
1965 ● Todd Park Mohr → Namesake, frontman, lead singer, guitarist and chief lyricist for 90s pop/rock Big Head Todd & The Monsters, “Bittersweet” (Mainstream Rock #14, 1993)
1966 ● Sinitta Renay Malone → Anglo-American R&B/dance-pop singer, “Toy Boy” (Dance/Club #19, UK #4, 2005), sometime stage actress
1972 ● Prakazrel “Pras” Michel → Rapper with R&B/jazz-rap The Fugees, “Killing Me Softly” (#1, 1996), solo, “Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Mýa (#15, 1998)
1976 ● Pete Loeffler → Lead guitarist and lead singer in alt metal sibling trio Chevelle, “The Clincher” (Mainstream Rock #3, 2005)

October 20

1901 ● Frank Churchill → Pianist and pop music composer known for penning some of the best-loved of Walt Disney‘s early songs for animated short and feature length films, including “Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?” for Three Little Pigs (1933) and “Whistle While you Work” for Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937), won the Oscar for Best Score co-writing the instrumental music to Peter Pan (1941). committed suicide on 5/14/1942, age 40
1885 ● “Jelly Roll” Morton (Ferdinand Joseph Lemott) → Early and pivotal jazz pianist and composer credited for writing many of the earliest jazz songs, including “Black Bottom Stomp” (1926), died from asthma on 7/10/1941, age 65
1910 ● Charlie Fuqua → Founding member, baritone vocals and guitar for pioneering black R&B/doo wop group The Ink Spots, “To Each His Own” (#1, R&B #3, 1946), continued with various incarnations of the group through the 50s, died on 12/21/1971, age 61
1913 ● Grandpa Jones (Louis Marshall Jones) → Banjo-picking, multi-decade country and gospel music singer, balladeer and Nashville fixture with multiple singles in the 50s and 60s (“T For Texas,” Country #5, 1963), joined the cast of TV country music/comedy show Hee Haw in 1969 and became a national celebrity, died following two strokes after a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on 2/19/1998, age 84
1934 ● Bill Chase (William Chiaiese) → Jazz and Big Band trumpeter, played with Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, formed Grammy-nominated jazz-rock fusion Chase, “Get It On” (Top 30, 1971) from the album Chase (#22, 1971), died with other bandmembers in a charter plane crash while on tour on 8/9/1974, age 39
1934 ● Eddie Harris → Innovative, virtuoso jazz saxophonist known for introducing the electrically-amplified saxophone, for his version of “Theme From Exodus (” #36, R&B #16, 1961), for penning the jazz standard “Freedom Jazz Dance” for Miles Davis (1966), and for the collaboration with jazz pianist Les McCann on Swiss Movement (#29, R&B #2, Jazz #1, 1969) and “Compared To What” (CB #96, R&B #35, 1970), died from bone cancer and kidney disease on 11/5/1996, age 62
1937 ● Wanda Jackson → The “Queen of Rockabilly” and later country-pop singer, “Right Or Wrong” (#29, Country #9, 1961) and “Fancy Satin Pillows” (Country #13, 1970)
1939 ● Jay Siegel → Vocals in blue-eyed soul/doo wop The Tokens, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (#1, 1961)
1940 ● Kathy Kirby (Kathleen O’Rourke) → The “Golden Girl of British Pop,” child prodigy singer and actress whose meteoric rise to stardom in Britain was followed by a quick descent into bankruptcy and obscurity with five years, “Secret Love” (UK #4, 1963), died of a heart attack on 5/19/2011,, age 60
1942 ● John Carter (John Nicholas Sheakespeare) → Singer, songwriter, session musician and founding member of Brit folk-pop trio The Ivy League, “Funny How Love Can Be” (UK #8, 1965), left to write and produce for pre-fab psych-pop one hit wonder The Flower Pot Men, “Let’s Go To San Francisco” (UK #1, 1967), co-wrote “Little Bit O’ Soul” for The Music Explosion (#2, 1967), “Beach Baby” for The First Class (#4, 1974) and other hits
1945 ● Ric Lee → Drummer for British blues-rock Ten Years After, “I’d Love To Change The World” (Top 40, 1971)
1949 ● Larry Gonsky → Co-founder and keyboards for one hit wonder pop-rock Looking Glass, “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” (#1, 1972)
1950 ● Tom Petty → Singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader for roots rock Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, “The Waiting” (#19, Mainstream Rock #1, 1981), solo, “Free Fallin'” (#7, 1989), member of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, “Handle With Care” (Mainstream Rock #2, 1988) and Mudcrutch
1951 ● Al Greenwood → Founding member and keyboardist for British-American arena rock band Foreigner, “Double Vision” (#2, 1978), left to form The Spys and session work
1958 ● Mark King → Bass guitar and vocals in jazz-funk-pop fusion Level 42, “Lessons In Love” (#12, 1987)
1958 ● Ricky Byrd → Guitarist with post-punk/hard rock Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” (#1, 1982)
1964 ● David Ryan → Drummer in post-punk rock then teen-pop Lemonheads, “Into Your Arms” (Modern Rock #1, 1993)
1964 ● Jim “Soni” Sonefeld → Drums and vocals for 90s pop-rock quartet Hootie & The Blowfish, “Only Wanna Be With You” (#6, 1995)
1965 ● Norman Blake → Guitar and vocals in Scot pre-grunge, then power pop Teenage Fanclub, “Star Sign” (Mainstream Rock #4, 1991)
1971 ● Daniellle Jane “Dannii” Minogue → Aussie pop superstar, actress, model and gay rights activist, “Love And Kisses” (UK Singles #8, Australia #4, 1991) and “Begin To Wonder” (Dance/Club #14, 2003), younger sister of Kylie Minogue
1971 ● Snoop Dogg (Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.) → Hugely controversial but successful gangsta rapper, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (#1, 2004) and 8 other Top 40 hits plus multiple Rap Top 10 singles
1977 ● Nicholas Hodgson → Drummer in indie rock Kaiser Chiefs, “Ruby” (UK #1, 2007)
1978 ● Paul Wilson → Bassist for Irish indie-rock Snow Patrol, “Chasing Cars” (#5, 2006)

October 21

1917 ● John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie → Highly influential bebop and modern jazz trumpet virtuoso, Grammy-winning soloist and orchestra leader, instrumental in the development of Afro-Cuban jazz, died of pancreatic cancer on 1/6/1993, age 75
1925 ● Isaiah “Doctor” Ross → The “Harmonica Boss,” blues/boogie singer and one-man band guitarist, drummer and harmonica player, “Chicago Breakdown” (1953), won Grammy Ward for his album Rare Blues (1981), died on 9/28/1993, age 67
1925 ● Celia Cruz → Cuban singer, actress, the “Queen of Latin Music” and most popular Latin artist of the 20th century with eight Grammy Awards, twenty-three gold albums, and a National Medal of the Arts, performed with every major Latin bandleader and in every major city in Central and South America, died from complications following surgery for a brain tumor on 7/16/2003, age 77
1936 ● Sheila Jones → Vocals for English pop non-sister trio The Kaye Sisters, “Ivory Tower” (UK #20, 1956)
1937 ● Norman Wright → Tenor vocals in R&B/doo wop The Del-Vikings, “Come Go With Me” (#4, 1957)
1940 ● Manfred Mann (Manfred Lubowitz) → South African keyboards, vocals, songwriter, singer and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock Manfred Mann, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” (#1, 1964), then founded prog/pop-rock Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, “Blinded By The Light” (#1, 1977), solo and producer
1940 ● Jimmy Beaumont → Vocals and frontman for R&B/doo wop The Skyliners, “Since I Don’t Have You” (#12, 1959)
1941 ● Steve “The Colonel” Cropper → Guitarist, songwriter, producer, highly regarded session player, member of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG’s, “Green Onions” (#3, 1962) and The Blues Brothers, “Soul Man” (#14, 1979), ranks #36 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
1942 ● Yvonne Fair (Flora Yvonne Coleman) → Backing vocals for the James Brown Revue and solo Motown R&B/soul singer, “It Should Have Been Me” (#85, 1976), died from undisclosed causes on 3/6/1994, age 51
1942 ● Elvin Bishop → Country-blues-rock guitarist, first with The Butterfield Blues Band then solo, “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” (#3, 1976)
1943 ● Chet Flippo → Writer and editor at Rolling Stone magazine in the 70s and early 80s, championed country music and introduced Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings to millions of readers, wrote several books, including Your Cheatin’ Heart: A Biography Of Hank Williams (1981), University of Tennessee journalism adjunct professor, Billboard magazine Nashville bureau chief and country music cable TV channel (CMT) editorial director since 2001, died on 6/19/2013 after a brief illness
1943 ● Ron Elliott → Songwriter and lead guitarist for pop-rock The Beau Brummels, wrote “Laugh, Laugh” (#15, 1964), solo, sessions and production work
1945 ● Kathy YoungOne hit wonder teen-pop singer, “A Thousand Stars” (#3, 1961)
1946 ● Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser) → Founding member and lead singer for punk-rock The Cramps, “Bikini Girls With Machine Guns” (Modern Rock #10, 1989), died from a burst artery on 2/4/2009, age 62
1946 ● Lee Loughnane → Founding member, trumpeter and songwriter in horn-pop-rock Chicago, “Saturday In The Park” (#3, 1972), continues with the group in a leadership role
1947 ● Tetsu Yamauchi → Bassist for early hard-rockers The Faces, “Stay With Me” (#17, 1971), then for proto-metal/hard rock Free, “All Right Now” (#4, 1970)
1952 ● Brent Mydland → Fourth (and longest serving) keyboardist and occasional songwriter for Grateful Dead, “Touch Of Grey” (#9, 1987), died from a drug overdose on 7/26/1990, age 37
1953 ● Charlotte Irene Caffey → Singer, songwriter and bassist for New Wave pop-punk girl group The Go-Go’s, “We Got The Beat”, (#2, 1982), the most successful all-female pop and rock band of all time and the only one to play their own instruments and write their own songs
1953 ● Eric Faulkner → Vocals, guitar and songwriting for Scottish teen-pop Bay City Rollers, “Saturday Night” (#1, 1976)
1957 ● Julian Cope → Author, poet, antiquary, musician, electro-pop-psychedelia guitarist and songwriter for The Teardrop Explodes, “Reward” (UK #6, 1981), then solo, “World Shut Your Mouth” (#84, UK #19, 1986)
1957 ● Steve “Luke” Lukather → Guitarist for arena pop-rock Toto, “Hold The Line” (#5, 1978), producer, solo
1957 ● Attila the Stockbroker (John Baine) → Punk-folk-pop poet musician and author, frontman for Barnstormer, worked with John Otway and TV Smith
1959 ● Rose McDowall → Vocals for punk-goth-pop Strawberry Switchblade, “Since Yesterday” (UK #5, 1984)
1961 ● Peter Olsson → Original bassist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986)
1969 ● Garfield A. Bright → Vocals for R&B/urban contemporary soul quartet Shai, “If I Ever Fall In Love” (#2, 1992)
1971 ● Nick Oliveri → Former bassist for stoner metal Queens Of The Stone Age, “No One Knows” (#51, Mainstream Rock #5, 2002) and other hard rock bands, currently frontman for punk/metal Mondo Generator
1971 ● Jade Jagger → Jewelry designer, jet-set socialite and only child of Mick Jagger and former wife Bianca, half-sister to six other Jagger offspring
1971 ● Tony Mortimer → Vocalist and rapper for Brit teen dance-pop/hip hop boy band East 17, “Stay Another Day” (UK #1, 1994), plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits

October 22

1936 ● Bruce Belland → Founding member and lead singer for clean-cut light pop vocal quartet The Four Preps, “26 Miles (Santa Catalina)” (#2, 1958) and 6 other Top 40 hits between 1958 and 1961, later co-starred on the TV sitcom Ozzie And Harriet, wrote several songs for other artists and produced network TV game shows, continued to tour with incarnations of The Four Preps into the 00s
1939 ● Ray Jones → Early bassist for British Invasion pop-rock Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, “Little Children” (#7, 1964), died 1/22/2009, age 60
1942 ● Annette Funicello → Singer, film and TV actress, child cast member on the original Mickey Mouse Club, then teen idol singer, “Tall Paul” (#7, 1959) and beach party film actress in several genre-creating beach films, including Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and others, died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis on 4/8/2013, age 70
1942 ● Bobby Fuller → Tex-Mex rock ‘n roll singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader of the Bobby Fuller Four, “I Fought The Law” (#9, 1959), found dead from unexplained causes in a car parked outside his Hollywood apartment on 7/18/1966, age 23
1945 ● Leslie West (Weinstein) → Guitarist in pioneering hard rock/heavy metal band Mountain, “Mississippi Queen” (#21, 1970), then power trio West, Bruce & Laing, continues to front various Mountain reincarnations through 2010
1946 ● Eddie Brigati → Vocals and songwriter in blue-eyed soul The Rascals, “Groovin”” (#1, 1967)
1952 ● Greg Hawkes → Synthesizer for New Wave synth-pop-rock The Cars, “Just What I Needed” (#27, 1978), solo and sessions
1956 ● Stiv Bators (Steven John Bator) → Punk then power pop singer, guitarist and frontman, first for early and nihilistic punk rock The Dead Boys, then New Wave post-punk The Wanderers and later goth rock The Lords Of The New Church, suffered internal injuries when hit by a taxi in a Paris intersection and died several days later on 6/4/1990, age 33
1960 ● Cris Kirkwood → Bassist in punk-psych-country-rock Meat Puppets, “Backwater” (Mainstream Rock #2, 1994)
1965 ● John Wesley Harding (Stace) → Folk-pop singer/songwriter, “The Person You Are” (Modern Rock #8, 1991), authorBob Dylan
1968 ● Shelby Lynne (Moorer) → Grammy-winning country-pop-rock singer/songwriter, “Wall In Your Heart” (Adult Contemporary #22, 2002)
1968 ● Shaggy (Orville Richard Burrell) → Reggae dance-pop singer, “It Wasn’t Me” (#1, 2000)
1976 ● Jonathan Foreman → Co-founder, lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter for alt rock/Christian rock Switchfoot, “Meant To Live” (#18, Modern Rock #5, 2004)
1983 ● Plan B (Benjamin Paul Balance-Drew) → Rapper, R&B/neo soul singer, songwriter, actor and film director, released the critically acclaimed debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words (UK #30, 2006) and followed with The Defamation Of Strickland Blues (UK #1, 2010), had small roles in multiple films, wrote and directed the hip hop musical Ill Manners</em. (2012) and its accompanying UK #1 soundtrack
1985 ● Zachary Walter Hanson → Guitar, keyboards and vocals in teen pop-rock trio Hanson, “MMMBop” (Worldwide #1, 1997)

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Albums Released This Week (October 10 – 15)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

October 10


Brenda Lee —— This Is…Brenda ► Country-Pop >> 1960
The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1964
The Monkees —— The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Simon & Garfunkel —— Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme ► Folk-Pop >> 1966
Elvis Presley —— Clambake ► Pop-Rock/Country-Pop >> 1967
The Kinks —— Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) ► British Rock >> 1969
Frank Zappa —— Hot Rats ► Art Rock >> 1969
King Crimson —— In The Court Of The Crimson King ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Ventures —— 10th Anniversary Album ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1970
Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— GEM I [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1972
Renaissance —— Ashes Are Burning ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Deep Purple —— Come Taste The Band ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Easybeats —— The Shame Just Drained ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1977
Manfred Mann —— Chance ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Chance ► British Rock >> 1980
Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Bruce Springsteen —— The River ► Album Rock >> 1980
UB40 —— Present Arms In Dub ► Reggae-Dub >> 1981
Triumph —— Stages ► Arena Rock >> 1985
John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
John Lennon —— Imagine: John Lennon ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
U2 —— Rattle And Hum ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
George Harrison —— The Best Of Dark Horse (1976-1989) ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Indigo Girls —— Strange Fire ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Truth In A Structured Form ► Hard Rock >> 1989
The Jesus Lizard —— Liar ► Alt Rock/Noise Rock >> 1992
Suede —— Dog Man Star ► Brit Pop >> 1994
Annihilator —— King Of The Kill ► Thrash Metal >> 1994
Cowboy Junkies —— 200 More Miles, Live Performances 1985 – 1994 ► Alt. Rock >> 1995
Janet Jackson —— Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 ► Pop-Soul >> 1995
Idle Wilds —— Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful ► Power Pop >> 1995
Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! II ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Jack Bruce —— Monkjack ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1995
Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
No Doubt —— Tragic Kingdom ► Ska-Pop >> 1995
Blackmail —— Blackmail ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock >> 1997
Catch 22 —— Alone In A Crowd ► Post-Punk/Third Wave Ska >> 2000
The Church —— Triple Set ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2000
The Tubes —— Tubes World Tour 2001 ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
James Taylor —— James Taylor At Christmas ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Sting —— Songs From The Labyrinth ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Rod Stewart —— Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Jimmy Buffett —— Take The Weather With You ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Radiohead —— In Rainbows ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007
Peter Gabriel —— New Blood ► Prog Rock >> 2011

October 11


Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar ► Country-Rock >> 1957
Santana —— Caravanserai ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1972
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Good Earth ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Billy Joel —— Streetlife Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Donna Summer —— Four Seasons Of Love ► Disco >> 1976
Hot Tuna —— Hoppkorv ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Hall & Oates —— Beauty On A Back Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Kansas —— Point Of Know Return ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1977
Lionel Richie —— Can’t Slow Down ► Soul-Dance >> 1983
Simply Red —— Picture Book ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1985
Love And Rockets —— Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven ► Glam-rock >> 1985
Pet Shop Boys —— Introspective ► Club Dance >> 1988
Ministry —— The Land Of Rape And Honey ► Industrial Metal >> 1988
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Ragged Glory ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Jackson Browne —— I’m Alive ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Bonnie Tyler —— Silhouette In Red ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1993
Korn —— Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1994
Great Big Sea —— Up ► Folk-Rock/Celtic Rock >> 1995
Pet Shop Boys —— Nightlife ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1999
Children Of Bodom —— Tokyo Warhearts ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
Nick Lowe —— The Convincer ► Pub Rock >> 2001
Duran Duran —— Astronaut ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2004
Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Evanescence —— Evanescence ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2011

October 12


Aretha Franklin —— Aretha In Paris ► Soul >> 1968
Genesis —— Selling England By The Pound ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The Who —— Odds & Sods ► British Rock >> 1974
Chaka Khan —— Chaka ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Rick James —— Fire It Up ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Rod Stewart —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
U2 —— October ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Hall & Oates —— Big Bam Boom ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Rattlesnakes ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth >> 1984
Neil Young —— Freedom ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime – The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1992
Elvis Costello —— 2 1/2 Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Lemonheads —— Come On Feel The Lemonheads ► Power Pop >> 1993
Various Artists —— Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles ► Country-Rock >> 1993
George Clinton —— Hey, Man, Smell My Finger ► Funk/Hip Hop >> 1993
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Live At The El Mocambo ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1993
Midnight Oil —— 20,000 Watt R.S.L. ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Fatboy Slim —— You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby ► Brit-Hop >> 1998
Chicago —— Chicago XXVI: Live In Concert ► Jazz-Rock >> 1999
Eric Clapton —— Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Matthew Sweet —— In Reverse ► Power Pop >> 1999
Chris Isaak —— Chris Isaak Christmas ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
No Doubt —— Everything In Time ► Ska-Pop >> 2004
Alison Moyet —— Voice ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2004
Journey —— Don’t Stop Believin’: The Best Of Journey ► AOR Rock >> 2009
Wilson Phillips —— Christmas In Harmony ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Indigo Girls —— Holly Happy Days ► Folk-Rock >> 2010

October 13


Manfred Mann —— Manfred Mann’s Greatest Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Herbie Hancock —— Head Hunters ► Fusion >> 1973
Triumph —— Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Billy Joel —— 52nd Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Carpenters —— Christmas Portrait ► Soft Rock >> 1978
XTC —— Go 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
AC/DC —— If You Want Blood You’ve Got It ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Elton John —— Victim Of Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
INXS —— INXS ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Kiss —— Creatures Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Berlin —— Count Three And Pray ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 1986
Supertramp —— Free As A Bird ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1987
Sting —— …Nothing Like The Sun ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Ace Frehley —— Trouble Walkin’ ► Pop-Metal >> 1989
Prince & The New Power Generation —— The Love Symbol Album ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mudhoney —— Piece Of Cake ► Grunge Rock >> 1992
Talking Heads —— Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1992
Dave Matthews Band —— Remember Two Things ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
East 17 —— Steam ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Jurrasic 5 —— Jurassic 5 EP ► Alternative Hip Hop >> 1997
The Blood Divine —— Mystica ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1997
Bob Dylan & The Band —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
James —— Millionaires ► Alt Pop/Rock >> 1999
Blondie —— The Curse Of Blondie ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan —— Christmas In The Heart ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Jack Bruce —— Seven Moons Live ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2009
Kansas —— There’s Know Place Like Home ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2009

October 14


Tyrannosaurus Rex —— Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels Of The Ages ► Psych Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley —— From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Jethro Tull —— War Child ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Kiss —— Alive II ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Ultravox —— Ha!-Ha!-Ha! ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1977
David Bowie —— Heroes ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Faces ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
Prince —— Controversy ► Dance-Pop >> 1981
Zapp —— Zapp II ► P-Funk >> 1982
Cyndi Lauper —— She’s So Unusual ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Jam —— Snap! ► Punk-Rock >> 1983
Elton John —— Too Low For Zero ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
ABC —— How To Be A…Zillionaire! ► Dance-Pop >> 1985
INXS —— Listen Like Thieves ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Iron Maiden —— Live After Death ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Depeche Mode —— The Singles 81>85 ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Wang Chung —— Mosaic ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1986
Frank Zappa —— Broadway The Hard Way ► Progressive Rock >> 1988
Kylie Minogue —— Let’s Get To It ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Belinda Carlisle —— Live Your Life Be Free ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jimmy Page And Robert Plant —— No Quarter: Jimmy Page And Robert Plant Unledded ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Donovan —— Sutras ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Duran Duran —— Medazzaland ► Synth-Pop >> 1997
Yes —— Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Ace Of Base —— The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2002
Rod Stewart —— As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook 2 ► Traditional Pop >> 2003
ZZ Top —— Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Mariah Carey —— The Remixes ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Lucinda Williams —— Little Honey ► Alt. Country >> 2008
Charlie Daniels Band —— Uneasy Rider ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Scorpions —— Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2011
Boardwalk —— Boardwalk ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Cilla Black —— The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock >> 2013
The Blues Magoos —— Psychedelic Resurrection ► Garage Rock >> 2014

October 15


Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Christmas Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
Brenda Lee —— Brenda, That’s All ► Country-Pop >> 1962
Manfred Mann —— Mann Made [UK] ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Otis Redding —— Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul ► Memphis Soul >> 1966
Yes —— Yes ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Jackson 5 —— Jackson 5 Christmas Album ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Band —— Moondog Matinee ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Fleetwood Mac —— Mystery To Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Young —— Time Fades Away ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Toto —— Toto ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Donna Summer —— On The Radio ► Disco >> 1979
Ultravox —— Quartet ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1982
Richard & Linda Thompson —— Shoot Out The Lights ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
XTC —— The Big Express ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1984
Julian Lennon —— Valotte ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Elton John —— Leather Jackets ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Motörhead —— Nö Sleep At All ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Morrissey —— Bona Ditch ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Remasters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ride —— Nowhere ► Dream Pop/Shoegazing >> 1990
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Dramarama —— Vinyl ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1991
Dio —— Angry Machines ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Phish —— Billy Breathes ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1996
The Tubes —— Genius Of America ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
The Monkees —— Justus ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Korn —— Life Is Peachy ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1996
Counting Crows —— Recovering The Satellites ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Bad Company —— Stories Told & Untold ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Corrosion Of Conformity —— Wiseblood ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Metal >> 1996
In Flames —— Whoracle ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
The Church —— Singsongs/Remote Luxury/Persia ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2001
Tracy Chapman —— Let It Rain ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Alison Moyet —— The Turn ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2007
Pearl Jam —— Lightning Bolt ► Hard Rock >> 2013

October 16


The Supremes —— A Bit Of Liverpool ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Cher —— All I Really Want To Do ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— Reflections In Blue ► Country-Pop >> 1967
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1968
Three Dog Night —— Captured Live At The Forum ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Live In Europe ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Aretha Franklin —— You ► Soul >> 1975
Thin Lizzy —— Johnny The Fox ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Elton John —— A Single Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Eurythmics —— In The Garden ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Thin Lizzy —— Life Live ► Hard Rock >> 1983
ZZ Top —— Afterburner ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Masque ► British Rock >> 1987
All About Eve —— Scarlet And Other Stories ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop >> 1989
Erasure —— Wild! ► Alt. Dance >> 1989
Goo Goo Dolls —— Hold Me Up ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1989
Paul Simon —— The Rhythm Of The Saints ► Folk-Pop >> 1990
Buju Banton —— Stamina Daddy ► Dancehall Reggae >> 1992
Natalie Cole —— I’ve Got Love On My Mind ► Soul-Pop >> 1995
Suggs —— The Lone Ranger ► Reggae-Pop/Ska >> 1995
Tears For Fears —— Raoul And The Kings Of Spain ► Synth-Pop >> 1995
Cast —— All Change ► Britpop >> 1995
Faithless —— Back To Mine ► Trip-Hop >> 2000
Kylie Minogue —— Hits+ ► Dance-Pop >> 2000

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