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This Week’s Birthdays (July 11 – 17)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jul 11
1931 ● Tab Hunter (Arthur Kelm Gelien) → Actor, teen idol, “Young Love” (1957)
1938 ● Terry Garthwaite → Joy Of Cooking, solo
1946 ● John Lawton → Lucifer’s Friend, Uriah Heep, solo
1947 ● Jeff Hanna → The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1950 ● Patricia Eva “Bonnie” Pointer→ Pointer Sisters
1957 ● Peter Murphy → Bauhaus, Dali’s Car, solo
1959 ● Richie Sambora → Bon Jovi
1959 ● Suzanne Vega → “Luka” (1987)
1965 ● Scott Shriner → Weezer
1966 ● Melanie Susan Appleby → Mel And Kim
1975 ● Lil’ Kim (Kimberly Jones) → Rapper, Junior M.A.F.I.A., solo

Jul 12
1895 ● Oscar Hammerstein II → Composer, lyricist, partner of Richard Rogers
1942 ● Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams, Jr.) → Songwriter, producer, soul artist
1943 ● Christine McVieFleetwood Mac
1948 ● Walter Egan → “Magnet And Steel” (1978)
1949 ● John Wetton → King Crimson, Roxy Music, Asia
1950 ● Eric “The Fox” Carr (Paul Caravello) → KISS
1952 ● Liz Mitchell → Boney M
1952 ● Phil Kramer → Iron Butterfly
1956 ● Sandi Patty → Contemporary Christian
1962 ● Dan Murphy → Soul Asylum
1976 ● Tracie Spencer → Pop/R&B, “This House” (1990)

Jul 13
1935 ● Pete EscovedoSantana
1942 ● James Joseph “Roger” McGuinnThe Byrds, McGuinn-Clark & Hillman, solo
1942 ● Jay Uzzell → The Corsairs, “Smoky Places” (1962)
1942 ● Stephen Bladd → J. Geils Band
1954 ● Thelma Louise Mandrell → Country singer, sister of Barbara
1974 ● Deborah Cox → R&B singer/songwriter, actress
1978 ● Will Champion → Coldplay

Jul 14
1912 ● Woodrow Wilson Guthrie → “This Land Is Your Land” (1940)
1938 ● Bob Scholl → The Mello-Kings, “Tonite, Tonite” (1957)
1952 ● Chris Cross (Christopher St. John) → Ultravox
1965 ● Igor KhoroshevYes, solo
1966 ● Ellen Reid → Crash Test Dummies
1966 ● Tonya Donelly → Throwing Muses, The Breeders, Belly
1975 ● Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez) → Black Eyed Peas
1975 ● Tameka “Tiny” Cottle → Xscape
1978 ● Ruben Studdard → Pop/R&B singer, “Superstar” (2003)

Jul 15
1939 ● Tommy Dee → “Three Stars” (1959)
1944 ● Mildred “Millie” Jackson → “If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right” (1975)
1945 ● Peter Lewis → Moby Grape
1946 ● Linda Ronstadt → The Stone Poneys, solo, “When Will I Be Loved” (1975)
1947 ● Peter Banks (Brockbanks) → Yes (original lead guitar), Bloodwyn Pig, solo
1948 ● Thomas Delmar “Artimus” PyleLynyrd Skynyrd
1949 ● Trevor Horn → Producer, songwriter, bassist, The Buggles, Yes
1952 ● Jeff Carlisli → .38 Special
1956 ● Joe “Satch” Satriani → Guitar virtuoso, solo artist, sessionman, Chickenfoot, Deep Purple
1956 ● Marky Ramone (Marc Bell) → The Ramones

Jul 16
1940 ● Tony Jackson → The Searchers
1942 ● Desmond Dekker (Dacres) → “The Israelites” (1968)
1944 ● Thomas Boggs → The Box Tops
1949 ● Ray Major → Mott The Hoople
1952 ● Stewart CopelandThe Police

Jul 17
1938 ● Stanley Bronstein → Elephant’s Memory
1942 ● Spencer Davis → Spencer Davis Group, producer
1947 ● Mick Tucker → Sweet, “Ballroom Blitz” (1975)
1948 ● Ron Asheton → The Stooges
1949 ● Terence “Geezer” ButlerBlack Sabbath
1952 ● Chet McCrackenDoobie Brothers
1952 ● Nicolette Larson → “Lotta Love” (1979)
1952 ● Phoebe Snow → “Poetry Man” (1974)
1963 ● Regina Belle → R&B, “A Whole New World” (1992)
1970 ● Mandy Smith → Dance-pop singer, model, teenage ex-wife of Bill Wyman
1971 ● DJ Minute Mix (Jarrett Cordes) → PM Dawn
1971 ● Ed Kowalczyk → Live

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This Week’s Birthdays (June 13 – 19)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jun 13
1940 ● Bobby Freeman → “Do You Want to Dance” (1958)
1942 ● James Carr → R&B/soul, “Dark End Of The Street” (1967)
1949 ● Dennis Locorriere → Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
1951 ● Howard LeeseHeart
1954 ● Jorge Santana → Malo
1954 ● Robert “Bo” Donaldson → “Billy Don’t Be a Hero” (1974)
1957 ● Rolf Brendel → Nena, “99 Luftballons” (1984)
1963 ● Paul DeLisle → Smash Mouth
1968 ● David Gray → “Babylon” (2000)
1968 ● Deneice Pearson → 5 Star
1969 ● Soren Rasted → Aqua, solo, producer, actor
1970 ● Rivers Cuomo → Weezer
1985 ● Raz-B (De’Mario Monte Thornton) → B2K

Jun 14
1909 ● Burl Ives → Folk singer, actor, writer, radio personality
1936 ● Renaldo “Obie” Benson → The Four Tops, co-wrote “What’s Goin’ On” (1971)
1943 ● Mervyn “Muff” Winwood → Spencer Davis Group, producer, record executive
1945 ● Rod ArgentZombies, Argent
1947 ● Barry Melton → Country Joe & the Fish, Dinosaurs
1949 ● Alan WhiteYes, Plastic Ono Band
1949 ● Jim Lea → Slade, songwriter, producer
1958 ● Nick Van Ede → Cutting Crew, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” (1986)
1961 ● Boy George (George O’Dowd) → Culture Club, solo
1963 ● Chris DeGarmo → Queensryche
1969 ● MC Ren (Lorenzo Patterson) → N.W.A., solo
1971 ● Billie Myers → “Kiss The Rain” (1998)

Jun 15
1929 ● Nigel Pickering → Spanky And Our Gang
1937 ● Waylon Jennings Buddy Holly band, The Highwaymen, “outlaw” country star
1941 ● Harry Nilsson → “Everybody’s Talkin’” (1969)
1943 ● Johnny Halliday → French pop singer
1946 ● Artemios “Demis” Roussos → Aphrodite’s Child, solo
1946 ● Neville “Noddy” Holder → Slade
1949 ● Michael “Sam” Lutz → Brownsville Station
1949 ● Russell Hitchcock → Air Supply
1950 ● James Smith → The Stylistics, “You Make Me Feel Brand New” (1974)
1951 ● Steve WalshKansas, Streets
1954 ● Teresa Fay “Terri” Gibbs → Country-pop-gospel, “Somebody’s Knockin’” (1980)
1956 ● Bernie Shaw → Uriah Heep
1958 ● Neil Arthur → Blancmange
1963 ● Scott Rockenfield → Queensryche
1966 ● Michael Britt → Lonestar
1966 ● Rob Mitchell → Sixpence None The Richer
1969 ● Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson) → N.W.A., solo
1976 ● Dryden Mitchell → Alien Ant Farm
1981 ● Billy Martin → Good Charlotte

Jun 16
1939 ● Billy “Crash” Craddock → 50s teen-pop then country-pop, “Rub It In” (1974)
1941 ● Lamont DozierMotown songwriter (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
1942 ● Edward Levert → The O’Jays, “Love Train” (1973)
1942 ● John Rastill → The Shadows
1945 ● Ivan Lins → Jazz-pop, Latin vocalist
1946 ● Ian Matthews (Ian Matthew McDonald) → Fairport Convention, Southern Comfort, solo
1949 ● Emil “Peppy Castro” Thielheim → Blues Magoos, “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” (1967)
1952 ● Gino Vannelli → “People Gotta Move” (1974)
1953 ● Ian Mosley → Marillion
1958 ● Patrick Waite → Musical Youth
1987 ● Diana DeGarmo → American Idol runner-up, Broadway actress

Jun 17
1940 ● Chuck Rainey → Jazz bassist
1942 ● Norman Kuhlke → Swinging Blue Jeans
1943 ● Barry Manilow (Barry Alan Pincus) → “I Write The Songs” (1976)
1944 ● Chris Spedding → Solo, sessions, Greedy Bastards
1947 ● Gregg RolieSantana, Journey
1947 ● Paul Young → Sad Café, Mike + The Mechanics
1954 ● Garrick “Garry” Roberts → Boomtown Rats
1969 ● Kevin Thornton → Color Me Badd

Jun 18
1942 ● Carl Radle → Derek & The Dominos, Eric Clapton band, sessions
1942 ● Paul McCartneyBeatles, Wings, solo
1952 ● Ricky Gazda → Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
1961 ● Alison Moyet → Love Resurrection
1963 ● Darren Arthur “Dizzy” Reed → Guns N’ Roses
1969 ● Sice (Simon Rowbottom) → Boo Radleys
1971 ● Nathan Morris → Boyz II Men
1975 ● Silkk The Shocker (Vyshonne Miller) → Tru, solo

Jun 19
1936 ● Shirley Goodman → Shirley & Lee (50s), Shirley & Co. pre-disco hit “Shame Shame Shame” (1974)
1936 ● Tommy De Vito → The Four Seasons
1939 ● Al Wilson → “Show and Tell” (1973)
1942 ● Elaine “Spanky” McFarlane → Spanky and Our Gang
1948 ● Nick Drake → UK folk-rock guitarist, singer/songwriter
1950 ● Ann WilsonHeart
1953 ● Larry Dunn (Lawrence Dunhill) → Earth, Wind & Fire
1959 ● Mark “Marty” DeBarge → DeBarge
1960 ● Dennis Fuller → London Boys
1962 ● Paula Abdul → Dance-pop diva, producer, TV star
1964 ● Brian Vander Ark → The Verve Pipe, “The Freshmen” (1997)
1970 ● Brian “Head” Welch → Korn, solo

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This Week’s Birthdays (June 6 – 12)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jun 06
1936 ● Levi Stubbs (Stubbles) → The Four Tops
1939 ● Gary “U.S.” Bonds (Gary Levone Anderson) → “Quarter To Three” (1961)
1942 ● Howard Kane (Kirschenbaum) → Jay & The Americans
1944 ● Edgar Froese → Tangerine Dream, solo
1944 ● Peter AlbinBig Brother & The Holding Co.
1959 ● Robert “Bobby Bluebell” Hodgens → The Bluebells
1960 ● Steve Vai → Guitarist, Frank Zappa band, Whitesnake, solo
1961 ● Tomas Enrique “Tom” Araya → Slayer
1965 ● David White → Brother Beyond
1970 ● James “Munky” Shaffer → Korn
1974 ● Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer) → Kid Rock DJ

Jun 07
1940 ● Tom Jones (Woodward) → “It’s Not Unusual” (1965)
1944 ● Clarence WhiteByrds, Kentucky Colonels
1955 ● Joey Scarbury → “Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)” (1981)
1957 ● Patrick Joseph “Paddy” McAloon → Prefab Sprout
1958 ● Prince (Rogers Nelson) → “When Doves Cry” (1984)
1964 ● John “Ecstasy” Fletcher → Whodini, “Five Minutes Of Funk” (1984)
1966 ● Eric Kretz → Stone Temple Pilots
1967 ● Dave Navarro → Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1974 ● Terry “T-Low” Brown → Next, “Too Close” (1998)

Jun 08
1936 ● James Darren (James William Ercolani) → “Goodbye Cruel World” (1962)
1940 ● Nancy Sinatra → “These Boots Were Made for Walking” (1966)
1940 ● Sherman Garnes → The Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” (1956)
1942 ● Chuck Negron → Three Dog Night
1944 ● William Royce “Boz” ScaggsSteve Miller Band, solo, “Lido Shuffle” (1976)
1947 ● Julie Driscoll → Brit pop diva, Brian Auger & The Trinity, solo
1947 ● Mick Box → Uriah Heep
1951 ● Bonnie Tyler (Gaynor Hopkins) → “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983)
1953 ● Jeff Rich → Climax Blues Band, Status Quo
1960 ● Michael James “Mick” Hucknall → Simply Red, solo
1962 ● Nick Rhodes (Bates) → Duran Duran
1965 ● Rob Pilatus → Milli Vanilli
1966 ● Doris Pearson → 5 Star
1967 ● Neil Mitchell → Wet Wet Wet, “Love Is All Around” (1994)
1970 ● Nichole “Nicci” Gilbert → Brownstone, solo
1977 ● Kanye West → Producer, rapper, “Jesus Walks” (2004)
1981 ● Alex Band → The Calling, “Wherever You Will Go” (2001)

Jun 09
1891 ● Cole Porter → “I Get A Kick Out Of You” (1934)
1915 ● Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) → Singer, songwriter, guitar inventor
1929 ● Johnny Ace (John Alexander) → “Pledging My Love” (1955)
1934 ● Jack Leroy “Jackie” Wilson → “Lonely Teardrops” (1958)
1941 ● Billy Hatton → The Fourmost
1941 ● Jon LordDeep Purple, Whitesnake
1946 ● John “Mitch” MitchellJimi Hendrix Experience
1949 ● George Bunnell → Strawberry Alarm Clock
1950 ● Trevor Bolder → Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash
1953 ● Errol Kennedy → Imagination, “Just An Illusion” (1982)
1962 ● Eddie Lundon → China Crisis, “Wishful Thinking” (1984)
1967 ● Dean Dinning → Toad The Wet Sprocket
1967 ● Dean Felber → Hootie & The Blowfish
1970 ● Ed Simons → The Chemical Brothers

Jun 10
1910 ● Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett) → “Smokestack Lightning” (1956)
1922 ● Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) → “(Somewhere) Over The Rainbow” (1939)
1941 ● Shirley Alston → The Shirelles
1942 ● Janet Vogel → Skyliners, “Since I Don’t Have You” (1958)
1944 ● Rick Price → The Move, ELO, Wizzard
1961 ● Mark Shaw (Mark Robert Tiplady) → Then Jericho, “The Motive” (1987)
1961 ● Maxi Priest (Max Alfred Elliott) → Brit reggae star, The “King of Lovers Rock”
1964 ● Jimmy Chamberlain → Smashing Pumpkins
1965 ● Joey Santiago → The Pixies, The Martinis
1967 ● Human Beat Box (Darren Robinson) → Fat Boys
1969 ● Dan Lavery → Tonic
1971 ● Joel “JoJo” Hailey → K-Ci & JoJo
1973 ● Faith Evans → R&B pop, “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
1973 ● LeMisha Grinsted → 702, American Music Awards “Best New Soul/R&B Artist” (2000)

Jun 11
1934 ● James “Pookie” Hudson → The Spaniels, “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight” (1954)
1940 ● Joey Dee (Joseph DiNicola) → “The Peppermint Twist” (1961)
1946 ● John Lawton → Lucifer’s Friend, Uriah Heep, solo
1947 ● Glenn LeonardThe Temptations
1947 ● Richard Palmer-James → King Crimson, Supertramp
1948 ● Skip Alan → The Pretty Things
1949 ● Frank BeardZZ Top
1951 ● Lynsey De Paul (Rubin) → Singer, songwriter, “Sugar Me” (1972)
1952 ● Donnie Van Zant → .38 Special, Van Zant
1961 ● Kim and Kelley Deal → The Breeders, The Pixies
1961 ● Rob B. (Robert Charles Birch) → Stereo MC’s

Jun 12
1909 ● Archie Bleyer → Bandleader, producer, Cadence Records owner
1941 ● Roy Harper → Brit folk-rock, lead vocals on Pink Floyd‘s “Have A Cigar” (1975)
1942 ● Len Barry (Leonard Borisoff) → The Dovells, solo, “1-2-3″ (1965)
1943 ● Reg Presley → The Troggs, “Wild Thing” (1966)
1948 ● Barry Bailey → Atlanta Rhythm Section
1951 ● Brad DelpBoston
1951 ● Bun E. Carlos (Brad Carlson) → Cheap Trick
1952 ● Jamieson “Junior” Brown → Country-rock guitarist, Asleep At The Wheel, solo
1952 ● Peter FarndonPretenders
1953 ● Rocky Burnette → Rockabilly, “Tired Of Toein’ The Line” (1980), son of Johnny
1959 ● John Linnell → They Might Be Giants, solo
1960 ● Michael Hausman → Til Tuesday, “Voices Carry” (1985), artist manager
1962 ● Grandmaster Dee (Drew Carter) → Whodini, “Five Minutes Of Funk” (1984)
1968 ● Bobby Sheehan → Blues Traveler
1969 ● Bardi Martin → Candlebox, “Far Behind” (1994)
1977 ● Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Brobst) → Blues-rock guitarist, “Blue On Black” (1997)
1979 ● Robyn (Robin Miriam Carlsson) → Dance/pop, “Do You Know (What It Takes)” (1997)

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This Week’s Birthdays (May 16 – 22)

Happy Birthday this week to:

May 16
1919 ● (Wladziu Valentino) Liberace → Campy pianist and showman
1944 ● Billy Cobham → Mahavishnu Orchestra, solo
1946 ● Robert Fripp → King Crimson, solo
1946 ● Roger Earl → Foghat, Savoy Brown
1947 ● Barbara Lee → The Chiffons, “He’s So Fine” (1963)
1947 ● Darrell Sweet → Nazereth, “Love Hurts” (1975)
1951 ● Jonathan Richman → Modern Lovers, solo
1953 ● Richard Page → Mr. Mister
1955 ● Hazel O’Connor → “Will You” (1981)
1958 ● Glenn Gregory → Heaven 17
1965 ● Krist “Chris” NovoselicNirvana
1966 ● Janet Jackson → “Miss You Much” (1989)

May 17
1938 ● Pervis Jackson → The Spinners
1941 ● Malcolm Hale → Spanky & Our Gang
1942 ● Taj Mahal (Henry St. Clair Fredericks) → Rising Sons, solo,
1944 ● Jesse Winchester → “Yankee Lady” (1970)
1944 ● Richard Schwartz → Quotations
1949 ● Bill Bruford → King Crimson, Yes, U.K., solo
1952 ● Roy Adams → Climax Blues Band
1953 ● George Johnson → Brothers Johnson
1959 ● Paul Di’Anno (Andrews) → Iron Maiden
1961 ● Enya (Eithne Ni Bhraonain) → “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)” (1988)
1962 ● Tracey Bryn → Voice Of The Beehive
1964 ● Dave Abbruzzese → Pearl Jam
1965 ● Homer O’Dell → Mint Condition
1965 ● Trent Reznor → Nine Inch Nails
1970 ● Darnell Van Rensalier → Shai
1970 ● Jordan Knight → New Kids On The Block
1976 ● Kandi Burruss → Xscape

May 18
1911 ● Joseph Vernon “Big Joe” Turner → “Shake, Rattle And Roll” (1954)
1912 ● Pierino Ronald “Perry” Como → “Catch A Falling Star” (1958)
1942 ● Rodney Dillard → The Dillards
1944 ● Albert Hammond → “It Never Rains In Southern California” (1973)
1949 ● Bill Wallace → Guess Who
1949 ● Rick Wakeman → The Strawbs, Yes
1952 ● George Strait → “All My Ex’s Live In Texas” (1987)
1953 ● Feliciano “Butch” Tavares → Tavares
1958 ● Toyah Ann Wilcox → Toyah, “It’s A Mystery” (1981)
1969 ● Martika (Marta Marrero) → Teen-pop, “Toy Soldiers” (1989)

May 19
1932 ● Alma Cogan (Cohen) → Brit pop, “Dreamboat” (1955)
1940 ● Mickey Newbury → Country songwriter, “An American Trilogy” (1971)
1945 ● Pete TownshendThe Who, solo
1947 ● Gregory HerbertBlood, Sweat & Tears
1947 ● Jerry HymanBlood, Sweat & Tears
1947 ● Paul Brady → Irish folk-pop, “Nobody Knows” (1990)
1947 ● Steve Currie → T. Rex
1948 ● Tom Scott → Saxophonist, composer, bandleader (L. A. Express)
1949 ● Joe Michael “Dusty” HillZZ Top
1951 ● Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) → The Ramones
1952 ● Barbara Joyce Lomas → B.T. Express
1952 ● Grace Jones (Mendoza) → The “Queen of the Gay Discos”, actress
1954 ● Phillip RuddAC/DC
1956 ● Martyn “Teddy Bear” Ware → The Human League, Heaven 17
1962 ● Iain Harvie → Del Amitri
1963 ● Yazz (Yasmin Evans) → “The Only Way Is Up” (1988)
1972 ● Jenny Berggren → Ace Of Base

May 20
1942 ● Jill Jackson → Paul & Paula, “Hey Paula” (1963)
1944 ● John Robert “Joe” Cocker → “A Little Help From My Friends” (1968)
1946 ● Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre) → Sonny & Cher, “I Got You Babe” (1965)
1952 ● Warren Cann → Ultravox
1954 ● Jimmy Henderson → Black Oak Arkansas
1955 ● Steve George → Mr. Mister
1958 ● Jane Wiedlin → The Go-Go’s
1959 ● Susan Cowsill → The Cowsills, Continental Drifters
1961 ● Nick Heyward → Haircut 100, solo, “Kite” (1994)
1966 ● Tom Gorman → Belly
1972 ● Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith, Jr.) → Rapper, “Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check ” (1996)
1972 ● Kit Clark → Danny Wilson, “Mary’s Prayer” (1987)
1984 ● Naturi Naughton → 3LW

May 21
1904 ● Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller → Jazz pianist, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (1929)
1941 ● Ronald Isley → Isley Brothers
1943 ● Hilton Valentine → The Animals
1943 ● Vincent Crane → Atomic Rooster, Crazy World of Arthur Brown
1944 ● Marcie Blaine (Marcia Blank) → “Bobby’s Girl” (1962)
1947 ● Bill Champlin → Sons Of Champlin, Chicago
1948 ● Gerard Hugh “Leo” Sayer → “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” (1976)
1955 ● Stan LynchTom Petty & The Heartbreakers
1963 ● Tim Lever → Dead Or Alive, Modern Eon

May 22
1937 ● Kenny Ball → Kenny Ball & His Jazzman, “Midnight In Moscow” (1962)
1950 ● Bernie Taupin → Songwriter, lyricist for Elton John
1954 ● Jerry Dammers → Special A.K.A., The Specials, producer
1955 ● Iva Davies → Icehouse, “Electric Blue” (1987)
1959 ● Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey) → The Smiths, solo
1962 ● Jesse Valenzuela → Gin Blossoms, solo
1966 ● Johnny Gill → New Edition, solo, “My, My, My” (1990)
1967 ● Dan Roberts → Crash Test Dummies

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This Week’s Birthdays (May 2 – 8)

Happy Birthday this week to:

May 02
1929 ● Frederick Lincoln “Link” Wray → Rock guitar pioneer, “Rumble” (1958)
1933 ● John “Bunk” GardnerMothers of Invention
1936 ● Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey) → The “King of Romance”
1944 ● Bob Henrit Kinks, Argent
1945 ● Goldy McJohnSteppenwolf
1945 ● Randy Cain → Delfonics
1946 ● Lesley Gore (Goldstein) → “It’s My Party” (1963)
1948 ● Larry Gatlin → The Gatlin Brothers, solo
1950 ● Lou GrammForeigner
1951 ● John GlascockJethro Tull
1954 ● Prescott Niles → The Knack
1955 ● Jo Callis → Human League
1985 ● Lily Allen → Brit popster, “Smile” 2006

May 03
1903 ● Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby → “White Christmas” (1942)
1919 ● Pete Seeger → The Weavers, solo
1933 ● James Brown → The “Godfather of Soul”
1934 ● Frankie Valli (Francis Castelluccio) → The Four Seasons, solo
1944 ● Peter Staples → The Troggs, “Wild Thing” (1966)
1948 ● John Richardson → The Rubettes, Shows
1950 ● Mary Hopkin → “Those Were The Days” (1968)
1951 ● Christopher Cross (Geppert) → “Sailing” (1980)
1953 ● Bruce HallREO Speedwagon
1959 ● David Ball → Soft Cell

May 04
1923 ● Ed Cassidy → Rising Sons, Spirit
1928 ● Maynard Ferguson → Jazz trumpeteer
1937 ● Dick Dale (Richard Anthony Monsour) → The “King of the Surf Guitar”
1941 ● David LaFlamme → It’s A Beautiful Day
1941 ● Richard Burns → The Hondells, “Little Honda” (1964)
1942 ● Nickolas Ashford → Ashford & Simpson
1943 ● Ronnie Bond (Bullis) → The Troggs, “Wild Thing” (1966)
1944 ● Peggy Santiglia → The Angels, “My Boyfriend’s Back” (1963)
1945 ● George WadeniusBlood, Sweat & Tears
1945 ● Zal Cleminson → Alex Harvey Band
1951 ● Jackie Jackson → The Jackson 5
1959 ● Jay Aston → Bucks Fizz
1959 ● Randy Travis (Traywick) → “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart” (1990)
1972 ● Mike Dirnt → Green Day
1979 ● Lance Bass → ‘N Sync

May 05
1937 ● Johnnie Taylor → R&B/soul, “Disco Lady” (1968)
1942 ● Tammy Wynette (Virginia W. Pugh) → “Stand By Your Man” (1968)
1945 ● Bob Seger → “Night Moves” (1976)
1950 ● Doug GrayMarshall Tucker Band
1959 ● Ian McCulloch → Echo & The Bunnymen
1962 ● Kevin Mooney → Adam & The Ants
1964 ● Lorraine McIntosh → Deacon Blue
1981 ● Craig David → Neo-R&B, “Fill Me In” (2000)
1988 ● Adele (Adkins) → Indie pop, “Chasing Pavements” (2008)
1989 ● Chris Brown → R&B/pop, “Run It!” (2005)

May 06
1936 ● Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson → Mickey & Sylvia, “Love Is Strange” (1957)
1939 ● Herbie Cox → The Cleftones
1942 ● Colin Earl → Foghat, Mungo Jerry
1945 ● Jimmie Dale Gilmore → The Flatlanders, solo
1948 ● Bill WardBlack Sabbath
1948 ● Mary MacGregor → “Torn Between Two Lovers” (1976)
1950 ● Robbie McIntosh → Average White Band
1960 ● John Flansburgh → They Might Be Giants
1960 ● Larry Steinbachel → Bronski Beat
1964 ● Tony Scalzo → Fastball
1967 ● Mark Bryan → Hootie & The Blowfish

May 07
1931 ● Teresa Brewer → “A Tear Fell” (1956)
1932 ● Derek TaylorBeatles PR manager
1939 ● Jimmy Ruffin → “What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted” (1966)
1939 ● Johnny Maestro → The Crests, Brooklyn Bridge
1943 ● Rick West → The Tremeloes
1946 ● Arcelio Garcia → Malo
1946 ● Jerry Nolan → New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers
1946 ● Ray Monette → Rare Earth, Funkadelic
1948 ● Pete Wingfield → Sessions, backing bands, producer
1949 ● Keith (James Barry Keefer) → “98.6″ (1967)
1950 ● Charles L’Empereur “Prairie” Prince → Tubes, Journey, New Cars
1956 ● Anne Dudley → Art Of Noise
1958 ● Marty Willson-Piper → The Church, solo
1961 ● Phil Campbell → Motörhead
1971 ● Eagle-Eye Cherry → “Save Tonight” (1998)

May 08
1940 ● Eric Hillard “Ricky” Nelson → “Hello Mary Lou” (1961)
1941 ● John Fred (Gourier) → (& His Playboy Band) “Judy In Disguise” (1968)
1943 ● Danny Whitten → Crazy Horse
1943 ● Paul Samwell-Smith → Yardbirds, Renaissance
1943 ● Toni Tennille → The Captain & Tennille
1944 ● Gary Glitter (Paul Francis Gadd) → “Rock & Roll, Pt. 2″ (1972)
1945 ● Keith Jarrett → Jazz pianist
1951 ● Chris FrantzTalking Heads
1951 ● Philip Bailey → Earth, Wind & Fire
1953 ● Alex Van HalenVan Halen
1953 ● Billy BurnetteFleetwood Mac, solo
1964 ● Dave Rowntree → Blur
1972 ● Darren Hayes → Savage Garden
1975 ● Enrique Iglesias → Latin pop, son of Julio, “Bailamos” (1999)

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This Week’s Birthdays (April 25 – May 1)

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Apr 25
1913 ● Earl Bostic → Jazz saxophonist
1917 ● Ella Fitzgerald → The “First Lady of Song”
1923 ● Albert King → Blues guitarist
1933 ● Jerry Leiber → Lyricist, Leiber & Stoller songwriting team
1945 ● Bjorn Ulvaeus → ABBA
1945 ● Stu CookCreedence Clearwater Revival
1949 ● Mike Brown (Michael Lookofsky) → The Left Banke, solo
1950 ● Steve Ferrone → Average White Band, sessions
1955 ● David SikesBoston, Giuffria
1958 ● Fish (Derek William Dick) → Marillion, solo
1964 ● Andy Bell → Erasure
1965 ● Eric Avery → Jane’s Addiction
1980 ● Jacob Underwood → O-Town

Apr 26
1886 ● Ma Rainey (Gertrude Pridgett) → The “Mother of the Blues”
1925 ● Jorgen Ingmann → Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar
1938 ● Duane Eddy → Electric guitar pioneer, “Rebel Rouser” (1958)
1938 ● Maurice Williams → Zodiacs, “Stay” (1960)
1942 ● Bobby Rydell (Ridarelli) → Teen idol, “Wild One” (1960)
1943 ● Gary Wright → Spooky Tooth, solo, “Dream Weaver” (1976)
1946 ● John “Bucky” Wilkin → Ronny & The Daytonas
1946 ● Vito Balsamo → Vito & The Salutations
1960 ● Roger TaylorDuran Duran
1961 ● Chris Mars → The Replacements
1970 ● T-Boz (Tionne Tenese Watkins) → TLC
1976 ● Jose Pasillas → Incubus

Apr 27
1932 ● Kemil Amen “Casey” Kasem → Radio DJ, American Top 40
1932 ● Maxine Brown → The Browns, solo
1947 ● Anne Peebles → “I Can’t Stand The Rain” (1973)
1947 ● Peter Ham → Badfinger
1948 ● Kate PiersonThe B-52’s
1951 ● Paul “Ace” Frehley → Kiss, solo
1959 ● Marco Pirroni → Adam And The Ants
1959 ● Sheena Easton (Sheena Shirley Orr) → “9 To 5 (Morning Train)” (1980)

Apr 28
1941 ● Ann-Margret (Olsson) → Pop vocalist, actress
1941 ● Peter Anders (Andreoli) → The Trade Winds, The Innocence
1943 ● Fantastic Johnny C. (Corley) → R&B/soul, “Boogallo Down Broadway” (1968)
1945 ● John Wolters → Dr. Hook
1952 ● Kim Gordon → Sonic Youth
1955 ● Eddie Jobson → Roxy Music, Mothers of Invention
1956 ● Jimmy Barnes → Cold Chisel, INXS
1966 ● Too Short (Todd Shaw) → West Coast rapper
1968 ● Daisy Berkowitz → Marilyn Manson
1969 ● Mica Paris (Michelle Wallen) → “My One Temptation” (1988)

Apr 29
1899 ● Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington → Jazz composer, “Take The ‘A’ Train” (1941)
1928 ● Carl Gardner → The Robins, The Coasters
1931 ● Anthony James “Lonnie” Donegan → English skiffle star, rock ‘n roll pioneer
1936 ● Albee Cracolici → The Mystics
1942 ● Klaus Voorman → Manfred Mann, Plastic Ono Band
1942 ● Vincent Poncia, Jr. → The Trade Winds, producer, songwriter
1943 ● Duane Allen → Oak Ridge Boys
1945 ● Tammi Terrell (Thomasina Winifred Montgomery) → “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
1947 ● Joel Larson → The Grass Roots
1947 ● Tommy James (Thomas Gregory Jackson) → The Shondells, solo “Draggin’ The Line” (1971)
1948 ● Michael Karoli → Can, producer
1958 ● Simon Edwards → Fairground Attraction
1968 ● Carnie Wilson → Wilson Phillips (daughter of Brian)
1969 ● Master P (Percy Miller) → Hip-hop
1973 ● Mike Hogan → The Cranberries

Apr 30
1896 ● Rev. Gary Davis → Ragtime/folk guitarist, mentor
1925 ● Johnny Horton → “The Battle of New Orleans” (1958)
1933 ● Willie Nelson → Country star, “On The Road Again” (1980)
1941 ● Johnny Farina → Santo & Johnny, “Sleepwalk” (1959)
1943 ● Bobby Vee (Robert Thomas Velline) → “Take Good Care Of My Baby” (1961)
1944 ● Richard Shoff → The Sandpipers, “Guantanamera” (1966)
1948 ● Wayne Kramer → Proto-punker, MC5, solo
1953 ● Merrill Osmond → The Osmonds
1967 ● Turbo B (Durron Maurice Bulter) → Snap!, “The Power” (1990)
1971 ● Chris “Choc” Dalyrimple → Soul For Real
1972 ● J.R. Richards → Dishwalla, “Counting Blue Cars” (1996)
1973 ● Jeff Timmons → 98 Degrees, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” (2000)

May 01
1929 ● Sonny James (James Loden) → The “Southern Gentleman”
1930 ● Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs) → Blues harpist, “My Babe” (1955)
1939 ● Judy Collins → “Both Sides Now” (1968)
1945 ● Mimi Farina (Baez) → Folk singer, Joan Baez’s sister
1945 ● Rita Coolidge → “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher” (1977)
1946 ● Nick Fortuna → The Buckinghams, “Kind Of A Drag” (1967)
1954 ● Ray Parker, Jr. → “Ghostbusters” (1984)
1966 ● Johnny Colt → The Black Crowes, Brand New Immortals, Train
1967 ● Tim McGraw (Smith) → Country star, “It’s Your Love” (1997)
1968 ● D’Arcy Wretsky-Brown → Smashing Pumpkins

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This Week’s Birthdays (April 18 – 24)

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Apr 18
1924 ● Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown → Electric blues guitarist, “Okie Dokie Stomp” (1954)
1939 ● Glen D. Hardin → The Crickets
1941 ● Mike Vickers → Manfred Mann, film score composer
1946 ● Alexander Lee “Skip” Spence → Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane
1946 ● Lonnie Baker → Sha Na Na
1958 ● Les Pattinson → Echo & The Bunnymen
1970 ● Greg Eklund → Everclear

Apr 19
1928 ● Alexis Korner → Blues Incorporated, Rocket 88
1934 ● Dickie Goodman → Buchanan & Goodman
1942 ● Alan Price → The Animals
1943 ● Eve Graham (Evelyn Mae Beatson) → New Seekers
1946 ● Tim Curry → Singer, actor, Rocky Horror Picture Show
1947 ● Mark VolmanTurtles, Flo and Eddie, Mothers of Invention
1956 ● Rod Morgenstein → Winger

Apr 20
1929 ● Bob Braun → Pop-rock, “Till Death Do Us Part” (1962)
1939 ● Johnny Tillotson → Pop-rock, “Poetry In Motion” (1961)
1945 ● Jimmy Winston → Small Faces
1948 ● Craig Frost → Grand Funk Railroad, Silver Bullet Band
1951 ● Luther Vandross → R&B/soul producer, singer, “Stop To Love” (1986)

Apr 21
1939 ● Ernie Maresca → “Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out)” (1962)
1947 ● Iggy Pop (James Osterberg) → The Stooges
1947 ● John Weider → The Animals, solo
1948 ● Paul Davis → Pop-rock, “I Go Crazy” (1977)
1959 ● Michael Timmins → Cowboy Junkies
1959 ● Robert Smith → Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Cure
1963 ● Johnny McElhone → Texas

Apr 22
1922 ● Charles Mingus → Jazz bassist, composer
1936 ● Glen Campbell → Country star, “Wichita Lineman” (1968)
1937 ● Bernard Alfred “Jack” Nitzsche → Producer, arranger, songwriter “The Lonely Surfer” (1963)
1950 ● Peter Frampton → Humble Pie, Frampton’s Camel, solo
1951 ● Paul Carrack → Squeeze, Ace, Roxy Music, Mike + The Mechanics
1955 ● Arthur Baker → Hip-hop producer
1966 ● Kimberley DahmeBoston, producer
1969 ● Craig Loman → Bros
1979 ● Daniel Johns → Silverchair

Apr 23
1936 ● Roy Orbison → “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1964)
1939 ● Ray Peterson → Pop-rock, “Tell Laura I Love Her” (1960)
1944 ● Sandra Dee (Alexandra Zuck) → Actress, singer, wife of Bobby Darin
1952 ● Narada Michael Walden → Mahavishnu Orchestra, solo, songwriter
1960 ● Steve Clark → Def Leppard
1964 ● Gen (Simon Matthews) → Jesus Jones
1969 ● Stan Frazier → Sugar Ray

Apr 24
1933 ● Freddie Scott → R&B/soul singer, “Are You Lonely For Me” (1966)
1940 ● George Tomsco → Tex-Mex guitar, The Fireballs, “Torquay” (1960)
1942 ● Barbra Streisand → Stage, film, pop vocalist
1945 ● Doug CliffordCreedence Clearwater Revival
1945 ● Robert Knight → R&B/soul singer, “Everlasting Love” (1965)
1947 ● Glenn CornickJethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Paris
1947 ● Hubert Ann Kelly → Hues Corporation, “Rock The Boat” (1974)
1954 ● Jack Blades → Night Ranger, Damn Yankees
1955 ● Gary Cambra → Tubes
1957 ● David J. (Haskins) → Love & Rockets
1958 ● Boris WilliamsThe Cure
1963 ● Billy Gould → Faith No More
1967 ● Patty Schemel → Hole
1968 ● Aaron Comess → Spin Doctors
1982 ● Kelly ClarksonAmerican Idol, “Since U Been Gone” (2005)

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This Week’s Birthdays (April 11 – 17)

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Apr 11
1943 ● Tony Victor → The Classics
1956 ● Neville Staples → Fun Boy 3
1958 ● Stuart Adamson → Big Country
1965 ● Nigel Pulsford → Bush
1966 ● Lisa Stansfield → “All Around The World” (1989)
1970 ● Delroy Pearson → 5 Star
1970 ● Dylan Keefe → Marcy Playground

Apr 12
1930 ● Carole Lindsay → Kaye Sisters
1933 ● Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) → “Tiptoe Through The Tulips” (1968)
1940 ● Herbie Hancock → Jazz fusion, “Chameleon” (1973)
1944 ● John Kay → Steppenwolf
1950 ● David Cassidy → Actor, singer, The Partridge Family
1951 ● Alexander Briley → Village People
1956 ● Herbert Grönemeyer → Actor, German rocker
1957 ● Vince Gill → Pure Prairie League, country star
1958 ● Will Sergeant → Echo & The Bunnymen
1962 ● Art Alexakis → Everclear
1964 ● Amy Ray → Indigo Girls
1970 ● Nicholas Lofton Hexum → 311

Apr 13
1934 ● Horace Kay → The Tams
1936 ● Richard Timothy “Rashad” Feild → The Springfields, spiritual teacher
1940 ● Lester Chambers → Chambers Brothers
1944 ● Brian Pendleton → Pretty Things
1944 ● John William “Jack” CasadyJefferson Airplane/Starship, Hot Tuna
1945 ● Lowell GeorgeLittle Feat, solo
1946 ● Al Green (Albert Greene)→ Southern R&B, “Call Me” (1973)
1946 ● Roy Loney → Flamin’ Groovies, solo
1951 ● Max WeinbergE Street Band, Max Weinberg 7
1951 ● Robert Peabo Bryson → R&B duets, “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” (1983)
1954 ● Jimmy DestriBlondie
1955 ● Louis Johnson → Brothers Johnson
1957 ● Wayne Lewis → Atlantic Starr
1959 ● Kim McAuliffe → Painted Lady, Girlschool
1966 ● Marc Ford → Black Crowes, solo
1972 ● Aaron Lewis → Staind
1975 ● Lou Bega (David Lubega) → Latino, “Mambo No. 5″ (1999)

Apr 14
1935 ● Loretta Lynn (Webb) → Country star, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1970)
1945 ● Ritchie BlackmoreDeep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore’s Night
1946 ● Patrick Fairley (Fairlie) → Marmalade
1962 ● Joey Pesce → ’Til Tuesday
1969 ● Martyn Le Noble → Porno For Pyros
1974 ● DaBrat (Shawta Harris) → Urban rapper

Apr 15
1894 ● Bessie Smith → The “Empress of the Blues”
1933 ● Roy Clark → Country star, “Thank You God And Greyhound” (1970)
1939 ● Marty Wilde (Reginald Leonard Smith) → Early Brit rocker, “Bad Boy” (1959), father of Kim
1944 ● Dave Edmunds → Roots-rocker, “I Hear You Knock’” (1970)
1947 ● Stuart “Wooly” Wolstenholme → Barclay James Harvest
1966 ● Graeme Clark → Wet Wet Wet, “Love Is All Around” (1994)
1966 ● Samantha Fox → “Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)” (1987)
1968 ● Ed O’Brien → Radiohead

Apr 16
1924 ● Henry Mancini → Composer, conductor, “Moon River” (1961)
1929 ● Roy Hamilton → 50s R&B-pop, “Unchained Melody” (1954)
1930 ● Herbie Mann (Herbert Jay Solomon) → Jazz-pop flautist, “Hijack” (1975)
1935 ● Stanley Robert “Bobby” Vinton → Pop-rock crooner, “Blue Velvet” (1963)
1939 ● Dusty Springfield (Mary Isabel O’Brien) → Pop-soul diva, “Son Of A Preacher Man” (1969)
1943 ● “Lonesome” Dave Peverett → Savoy Brown, Foghat
1945 ● Stefan Grossman → Folk-blues guitar, The Fugs, solo
1947 ● Gerry Rafferty → Stealers Wheel, solo, “Baker Street” (1978)
1947 ● Lee “The Bear” Kerslake → Uriah Heep, Blizzard of Ozz
1963 ● Jimmy Osmond → The Osmonds
1963 ● Nick Berry → Brit actor, singer, “Every Loser Wins” (1986)
1964 ● David Pirner → Soul Asylum, solo

Apr 17
1934 ● Don Kirshner → Band manager, music publisher, concert promoter
1936 ● Alexander “Pete” Graves → The Moonglows, “Sincerely” (1954)
1940 ● Billy Fury (Ronald Wycherley) → Early Brit rocker, “Halfway To Paradise”” (1961)
1942 ● Shelly Buchansky → Vito & The Salutations
1943 ● Roy Estrada → Captain Beefheart, Mothers of Invention, Little Feat
1948 ● Jan Hammer → Jazz-rock fusion, “Miami Vice Theme” (1985)
1954 ● Michael Sembello → Producer, composer, “Maniac” (1983)
1955 ● Pete Shelley (McNeish) → Buzzcocks, solo
1957 ● Afrika Bambaataa (Kevin Donovan) → Hip-hop artist, spiritual leader
1964 ● Maynard James Keenan → Tool, A Perfect Circle
1967 ● Liz Phair → Indie pop-rocker, “Supernova” (1994)
1974 ● Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams → Spice Girls

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This Week’s Birthdays (April 4 -10)

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Apr 04
1915 ● Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) → Blues giant, “Baby Please Don’t Go” (1960)
1936 ● Margo Sylvia → Tune Weavers
1941 ● Major Lance → Chicago soul, “The Monkey Time” (1963)
1946 ● Dave Hill → Slade
1948 ● Berry OakleyAllman Brothers Band
1948 ● Pick WithersDire Straits
1951 ● Graeme Kelling → Deacon Blue
1951 ● Peter Haycock → Climax Blues Band
1952 ● Gary Moore → Skid Row, Thin Lizzy
1962 ● Craig Adams → The Cult
1964 ● Kid (Christopher Reid) → Kid ‘N Play
1966 ● Mike Starr → Alice In Chains
1972 ● Jill Scott → R&B/soul, “A Long Walk” (2001)
1972 ● Magnus Sveningsson → The Cardigans
1973 ● Kelly Price → R&B/soul
1974 ● Andre Dalyrimple → Soul For Real, “Candy Rain” (1995)

Apr 05
1928 ● Tony Williams → The Platters
1939 ● Ronnie WhiteThe Miracles
1941 ● Dave Swarbrick → Fairport Convention
1942 ● Allan ClarkeThe Hollies
1944 ● Crispian St. Peters (Robin Peter Smith) → “The Pied Piper” (1966)
1944 ● Nicholas Caldwell → The Whispers, “And The Beat Goes On” (1980)
1950 ● Agnetha “Anna” Faltskog-Ulvaeus → ABBA
1951 ● Everett Morton → English Beat
1966 ● Mike McCready → Pearl Jam
1968 ● Paula Cole → “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” (1996)

Apr 06
1927 ● Merle Haggard → “Mama Tried” (1968)
1944 ● John Stax → The Pretty Things
1945 ● Bob Marley → Reggae giant, “I Shot The Sheriff” (1973)
1947 ● Tony Connor → Hot Chocolate
1951 ● Ralph Cooper → Air Supply
1953 ● Christopher Franke → Tangerine Dream

Apr 07
1908 ● Percy Faith → “The Theme From A Summer Place” (1960)
1915 ● Billie Holiday (Eleanor Fagan Gough) → Jazz-blues singer
1920 ● Ravi Shankar → Sitarist, father of Norah Jones
1922 ● Ramon “Mongo” Santamaria → Latin-jazz bandleader, “Afro Blue” (1959)
1935 ● Bobby Bare → Country, “Four Strong Winds” (1964)
1937 ● Charlie Thomas → The Five Crowns, The Drifters
1938 ● Freddie Hubbard → Jazz trumpeteer
1938 ● Spencer DrydenJefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage
1943 ● Mick Abrahams → Jethro Tull, Bloodwyn Pig
1946 ● Bill KreutzmannGrateful Dead
1947 ● Patricia Bennett → The Chiffons
1949 ● John Oates → Hall & Oates
1951 ● Bruce Gary → The Knack, “My Sharona” (1979)
1951 ● Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink) → “At Seventeen” (1975)

Apr 08
1941 ● J.J. Jackson (Jerome Louis Jackson) → R&B/soul, “But It’s Alright” (1966)
1942 ● Roger “Chappo” Chapman → Family, Streetwalkers
1947 ● Steve HoweYes, Asia
1948 ● Phil Wright → Sons And Lovers, Paper Lace
1962 ● Izzy Stradlin (Jeffrey Isbell) → Guns N’ Roses
1963 ● Julian Lennon → “Too Late For Goodbyes” (1984)
1964 ● Biz Markie (Marcel Theo Hall) → Rapper, “Just A Friend” (1989)
1975 ● Anouk Teeuwe → Dutch pop-rock, “Nobody’s Wife” (1997)

Apr 09
1932 ● Carl Perkins → King of Rockabilly, “Blue Suede Shoes” (1955)
1943 ● Terry Knight → DJ, producer, Grand Funk Railroad
1944 ● Emil Stucchio → The Classics, “Till Then” (1963)
1944 ● Gene ParsonsByrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, solo
1948 ● David Allen “Chico” Ryan → Sha Na Na
1969 ● Kevin Martin → Candlebox
1987 ● Jesse McCartney → Dream Street, solo

Apr 10
1932 ● Nathaniel “Nate” Nelson → Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes For You” (1959)
1936 ● Bobbie Smith → Spinners, “I’ll Be Around” (1972)
1947 ● Bunny Wailer (Neville O’Reilly Livingston) → The Wailers
1948 ● Fred SmithBlondie, Television
1950 ● “Lonesome Dave” Peverett → Foghat, Savoy Brown
1957 ● Steve Gustafson10,000 Maniacs
1959 ● Babyface (Kenneth Edmonds) → R&B, “It’s No Crime” (1989)
1959 ● Brian Setzer → Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Orchestra
1970 ● Kenny Lattimore → R&B singer, “For You” (1997)
1970 ● Mike Mushok → Staind
1980 ● Bryce Soderberg → Lifehouse, “You And Me” (2005)
1984 ● Mandy Moore → Teen pop, “I Wanna Be With You” (2000)

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This Week’s Birthdays (March 28 – April 3)

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Mar 28
1945 ● Charles “Chuck” PortzThe Turtles, “Happy Together” (1967)
1948 ● John EvansJethro Tull
1948 ● Milan Williams → Commodores, “Three Times A Lady” (1978)
1955 ● Reba McEntire → Country singer, TV actress
1967 ● James Atkin → EMF, “Unbelievable” (1990)
1986 ● Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta) → Electronic dance-pop, “Just Dance” (2008)

Mar 29
1930 ● Donny Conn (Donald Claps) → Playmates, “Beep Beep” (1958)
1943 ● Chad Allan (Allan Kowbel) → Guess Who
1943 ● Vangelis (Evangelos O. Papathanassiou) → Composer, “Chariots Of Fire” (1982)
1947 ● Bobby Kimball (Robert Toteaux) → Toto
1959 ● Perry Farrell (Bernstein) → Jane’s Addiction
1967 ● John Popper → Blues Traveler

Mar 30
1941 ● Graeme EdgeMoody Blues
1943 ● John “Jay” Traynor → Jay & The Americans
1943 ● Kenny Forssi → Love
1945 ● Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp) → Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, solo
1948 ● Jim “Dandy” Mangrum → Black Oak Arkansas
1950 ● Dave Ball → Procol Harum
1962 ● MC Hammer (Stanley Kirk Burrell) → Rap star, “U Can’t Touch This” (1990)
1964 ● Tracy Chapman → Singer/songwriter, “Fast Car” (1988)
1968 ● Celine Dion → Pop singer, “Because You Loved Me” (1995)
1979 ● Norah Jones (Geethali N. J. Shankar) → Acoustic pop, “Come Away With Me” (2002)

Mar 31
1934 ● Shirley Jones → Partridge Family
1935 ● Herb Alpert → Tijauna Brass, A&M Records executive
1944 ● Michael Geoffrey “Mick” Ralphs → Mott The Hoople, Bad Company, solo
1944 ● Rod Allen (Rodney Bainbridge) → The Fortunes, “You’ve Got Your Troubles” (1965)
1946 ● G. Allan NicholThe Turtles, “Happy Together” (1967)
1947 ● Al Goodman → The Moments, Ray, Goodman & Brown
1947 ● Jon Poulos → The Buckinghams, “Kind Of A Drag” (1967)
1948 ● Thijs Van Leer → Focus
1953 ● Sean HopperHuey Lewis & The News
1954 ● Tony BrockThe Babys, “Everytime I Think Of You” (1978)
1955 ● Angus YoungAC/DC
1958 ● Pat McGlynn → Bay City Rollers
1959 ● Robert Holmes → Til Tuesday, “Voices Carry” (1985)

Apr 01
1934 ● Jim Ed Brown → The Browns, “The Three Bells” (1959), solo
1939 ● Rudolph Isley → Isley Brothers
1942 ● Alan Blakely → The Tremeloes, “Silence Is Golden” (1967)
1942 ● Phil Margo → The Tokens, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (1962)
1945 ● John BarbataThe Turtles, Jefferson Airplane
1946 ● Ronald Frederick “Ronnie” Lane → Faces/Small Faces, solo
1948 ● Jimmy Cliff (James Chambers) → Reggae superstar, “The Harder They Come” (1972)
1954 ● Jeff PorcaroToto
1961 ● Mark White → ABC, The Spin Doctors
1961 ● Susan Boyle → “I Dreamed A Dream” (2009)
1986 ● Hillary Scott → Lady Antebellum, “I Run To You” (2009)

Apr 02
1939 ● Marvin Gaye (Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.) → R&B/soul pioneer
1942 ● Leon Russell (Claude Russell Bridges) → Songwriter, sessions, solo, “Tight Rope” (1972)
1942 ● Phil “Parrot” Castrodale → The Reflections, “(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet” (1964)
1943 ● Glen Dale (Richard Garforth) → The Fortunes, “You’ve Got Your Troubles” (1965)
1943 ● Larry Coryell → Jazz-rock pioneer, The Eleventh House, solo
1946 ● Kurt Winter → The Guess Who
1947 ● Emmylou Harris → Songwriter, country star, collaborator, solo, “Sweet Dreams” (1976)
1952 ● Dave Bronze → Procol Harum
1952 ● Leon WilkersonLynyrd Skynyrd
1953 ● David RobinsonLynyrd Skynyrd
1961 ● Keren Jane Woodward → Bananarama
1967 ● Greg Camp → Smash Mouth

Apr 03
1922 ● Doris Day (Doris Von Kappelhoff) → Actress, singer, “Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be)” (1956)
1928 ● Don Gibson → Country-pop, songwriter, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1957)
1936 ● Jimmy McGriff → Soul-jazz organist, “The Worm” (1969)
1938 ● Jeff Barry → Brill Building songwriter, producer, wrote “Leader Of The Pack”
1941 ● Jan Berry (William J.) → Jan & Dean, “Surf City” (1963)
1942 ● Billy Joe Royal → Country-rock, “Down In The Boondocks” (1965)
1942 ● Wayne Newton → Pop-rock solo act, “Danke Schoen” (1963), Vegas showman
1943 ● Joe Vann (Joseph Canzano) → The Duprees, “You Belong To Me” (1962)
1943 ● Richard ManuelThe Band
1944 ● Barry Pritchard (Fortunes) → The Fortunes, “You’ve Got Your Troubles” (1965)
1944 ● Tony Orlando (Michael Anthony Orlando Casavitis) → AM pop star, leader of Dawn, “Knock Three Times” (1971)
1946 ● Dee MurrayElton John band
1949 ● Richard Thompson → Fairport Convention, solo, duo with wife Linda
1951 ● Mel Schacher → ? And The Mysterians, Grand Funk Railroad
1955 ● Mick Mars (Bob Alan Deal) → Motley Crüe
1956 ● Judie Tzuke (Judith Myers) → UK pop, “Stay With Me Till Dawn” (1979)
1961 ● Eddie Murphy → Actor/singer
1968 ● Sebastian Bach (Bierk) → Skid Row
1985 ● Leona Lewis → Contemporary R&B, “Bleeding Love” (2007)

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