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This Week’s Birthdays (August 8 – 14)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Aug 08
1933 ● Joe Tex (Joseph Arlington) → Southern soul, “Hold On To What You’ve Got” (1965)
1938 ● Don Jacobucci → The Regents, original “Barbara Ann” (1961)
1942 ● John “Jay” David → Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
1944 ● Michael Johnson → Adult contemporary pop, “Bluer Than Blue” (1978)
1949 ● Airrion Love → The Stylistics, “You Make Me Feel Brand New” (1975)
1956 ● Alister “Ali” Score → A Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran (So Far Away)” (1982)
1956 ● Chris Foreman → Madness, “Our House” (1982)
1956 ● David Grant → Linx, solo, “Stop And Go” (1983), husband of Carrie Grant
1957 ● Dennis Drew10,000 Maniacs, “These Are Days” (1992)
1961 ● Paul Jackson → T’Pau, “China In Your Hand” (1964)
1961 ● Rikki Rockett (Richard Allen Ream) → Poison, “Fallen Angel” (1988)
1961 ● The Edge (David Evans) → U2
1962 ● Kool Moe Dee (Mohandas Dewese) → Hip hop, “I Go To Work” (1989)
1976 ● Drew Lachey → 98 Degrees, “The Hardest Thing” (1999)
1976 ● Joshua Scott “JC” Chasez → N Sync, “It’s Gonna Be Me” (2000)

Aug 09
1939 ● Billy Henderson → The Spinners, “Then Came You” (1974)
1944 ● John Parry → Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
1944 ● Vivian St. John “Viv” Prince → The Pretty Things, “Don’t Bring Me Down” (1964)
1946 ● Marinus Gerritsen → Golden Earring “Radar Love” (1974)
1947 ● Barbara Mason → R&B/soul, “Yes, I’m Ready” (1965)
1954 ● Bruce ThomasElvis Costello & The Attractions
1959 ● Kurtis Blow (Kurtis Walker Combs) → Rapper, “The Breaks” (1980), producer
1963 ● Whitney Houston → “I Will Always Love You” (1993)
1970 ● Arion Salazar → Third Eye Blind, “Semi-Charmed Life” (1970)

Aug 10
1909 ● Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender → Fender guitar inventor
1928 ● Eddie Fisher → TV star, crooner, “I Need You Now” (1954)
1928 ● Jimmy Dean → Country star, “Big Bad John” (1961), sausage king
1939 ● Sal Cuomo → The Regents, original “Barbara Ann” (1961)
1940 ● Bobby Hatfield → The Righteous Brothers, “Unchained Melody” (1965)
1940 ● Michael “Tunes” Antunes → Beaver Brown Band, “On The Dark Side” (1983)
1943 ● James Griffin → Bread, “Make It With You” (1970)
1943 ● Veronica “Ronnie” Bennett → The Ronettes, “Be My Baby” (1963)
1945 ● Larry Larden → Every Mother’s Son, “Come On Down To My Boat” (1967)
1947 ● Ian AndersonJethro Tull
1950 ● Patti Austin → R&B/jazz, “Baby Come to Me” (1982)
1959 ● Mark Price → All About Eve, “Martha’s Harbour” (1988)
1961 ● Jon FarrissINXS, “Need You Tonight” (1987)
1967 ● Lorraine Pearson → 5 Star, “Can’t Wait Another Minute” (1986)
1967 ● Todd Nichols → Toad The Wet Sprocket, “All I Want” (1992)
1968 ● Michael Bivins → New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe
1977 ● Aaron Kamin → The Calling, “Wherever You Will Go” (2001)

Aug 11
1942 ● Guy Villari → The Regents, original “Barbara Ann” (1961)
1942 ● Mike Hugg → Manfred Mann, composer, solo
1943 ● Dennis “Denis” PaytonDave Clark Five
1943 ● Michael J. “Jim” Kale → The Guess Who, “American Woman” (1970)
1949 ● Eric Carmen → Raspberries, solo
1950 ● Erik Keith Braunn → Iron Butterfly, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (1970)
1954 ● Bryan Bassett → Wild Cherry, Foghat, Molly Hatchet
1954 ● Joe Jackson (David Ian Jackson) → “Look Sharp” (1979)
1957 ● Richie Ramone (Richard Beau) → The Ramones
1962 ● Bragi Ólafsson → The Sugarcubes
1964 ● Hamish Seelochan → The Pasadenas
1968 ● Charlie Sexton → Blues-rock guitar, solo, sessions
1970 ● Ali Shaheed Muhammad → A Tribe Called Quest, solo, producer
1978 ● Chris “Mack Daddy” Kelly → Kriss Kross, “Jump” (1992)
1985 ● Asher Roth → Rapper, “I Love College” (2009)
1985 ● J-Boog (Jarell Houston) → B2K, “Bump, Bump, Bump” (2002)

Aug 12
1920 ● Percy Mayfield → R&B/blues songwriter, “Hit The Road Jack” (1961)
1926 ● Joe Jones → R&B, “You Talk To Much” (1960)
1929 ● Alvis Edgar “Buck” Owens → Country star, The Buckaroos, solo, TV host (Hee Haw)
1948 ● Ron Mael → Sparks, “Wonder Girl” (1972)
1949 ● Mark KnopflerDire Straits, “Sultans Of Swing” (1983)
1950 ● Kid Creole (Thomas August Darnell Browder) → Kid Creole & The Coconuts
1953 ● Jerry Speiser → Men At Work, “Down Under” (1983)
1954 ● Pat Metheny → Grammy-winning jazz-rock fusion guitar
1958 ● Jurgen Dehmel → Nena, “(99 Luftballons” (1984)
1961 ● Roy Hay → Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon” (1983)
1963 ● Sir Mix-A-Lot (Anthony Ray) → Rapper, “Baby Got Back” (1992)
1969 ● Tanita Tikaram → Folk-pop, “Twist In My Sobriety” (1988)

Aug 13
1940 ● John Stokes → The Bachelors, “Diane” (1964)
1948 ● Tony Santini (Scott Powell) → Sha Na Na, TV actor, physician
1949 ● Cliff Fish → Paper Lace, “The Night Chicago Died” (1974)
1951 ● Dan Fogelberg → Country-pop-rock, “Part Of The Plan” (1975)
1958 ● Feargal Sharkey → The Undertones, solo, “A Good Heart” (1985)
1959 ● Danny Bonaduce → The Partridge Family, producer
1959 ● Mark Nevin → Fairground Attraction, “Perfect” (1988)

Aug 14
1926 ● Armando “Buddy” Greco → Jazz-pop singer, covered “Mr. Lonely” (1962)
1940 ● Darrell “Dash” Crofts → Seals & Crofts, “Summer Breeze” (1972)
1941 ● David CrosbyByrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, solo
1946 ● Larry GrahamSly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station
1947 ● George Newsome → Climax Blues Band, “Couldn’t Get It Right” (1977)
1947 ● Maddy Prior → Steeleye Span, “All Around My Heart” (1975)
1951 ● Bob “Slim” Dunlap → The Replacements, solo
1956 ● Sharon Bryant → Atlantic Starr, solo, sessions
1960 ● Sarah Brightman → Classical-pop-Broadway singer
1968 ● L.L. Cool J. (James Todd Smith) → Rapper, balladeer “I Need Love (1987), actor
1970 ● Kevin Cadogan → Third Eye Blind, “Semi-Charmed Life” (1970)

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This Week’s Birthdays (July 4 – 10)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Jul 04
1826 ● Stephen Foster → “Oh! Susanna” (1849)
1934 ● Gilbert Lopez → Tune Weavers
1938 ● Bill Withers → “Lean On Me” (1972)
1940 ● Dave Rowberry → The Animals
1943 ● Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson → Canned Heat
1948 ● Jeremy SpencerFleetwood Mac, solo
1950 ● David ‘Kid’ Jensen → BBC Radio 1 DJ
1951 ● Ralph Johnson → Earth, Wind & Fire
1955 ● John Waite → The Babys, Bad English, solo
1958 ● Kirk PengillyINXS
1963 ● Matt Malley → Counting Crows
1971 ● Andrew Creeggan → Barenaked Ladies
1972 ● William Goldsmith → Foo Fighters
1978 ● Stephen McNally → BBMak

Jul 05
1930 ● Mitch Jayne → The Dillards
1941 ● Terry Cashman → “Talkin’ Baseball” (1981)
1943 ● Robbie RobertsonThe Band, solo
1950 ● Andy Ellison → John’s Children
1950 ● Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Craig III) → Huey Lewis & The News
1950 ● Michael MonarchSteppenwolf
1959 ● Marc Cohn → “Walking In Memphis” (1991)
1973 ● Bengt Lagerberg → The Cardigans
1973 ● Joe (Joseph Lewis Thomas) → R&B singer, “Stutter” (2000), producer
1980 ● Jason Wade → Lifehouse

Jul 06
1925 ● Bill Haley → “Rock Around The Clock” (1955)
1931 ● Della Reese (Delloreese Patricia Early) → Pop and jazz singer, “Don’t You Know?” (1959), actress
1937 ● Gene Chandler (Eugene Dixon) → The Dukays, “Duke Of Earl” (1962), solo
1939 ● Terence “Jet” Harris → The Shadows, solo, (Diamonds” (1963)
1945 ● Rik Elswit → Dr. Hook & The Medecine Show
1949 ● Michael ShrieveSantana, Go
1953 ● Nanci Griffith → US country-folk (“folkabilly”) singer
1959 ● John Keeble → Spandau Ballet
1963 ● Tim Bricheno → The Sisters Of Mercy, All About Eve
1969 ● Michael Grant → Musical Youth
1975 ● 50 Cent (Curtis J. Jackson III) → Rapper, “Candy Shop” (2005)

Jul 07
1928 ● Mary Ford → partner of Les Paul
1932 ● Joe Zawinul → Weather Report
1940 ● Ringo StarrThe Beatles, All-Star Band, solo
1944 ● Warren Entner → The Grass Roots, producer/manager
1945 ● Jim Rodford → Swinging Blue Jeans, Zombies, Argent, The Kinks
1947 ● David “Scar” Hodo → Village People
1947 ● Rob Townsend → Family, Medicine Head
1948 ● Larry “Rhino” Rheinhardt → Iron Butterfly
1963 ● Vonda Shepherd → TV actress/singer, Ally McBeal, “Searchin’ My Soul” (1992)

Jul 08
1908 ● Louis Jordan → Jazz and early R&B saxophonist
1914 ● Billy Eckstein → Swing bandleader, “Passing Strangers” (1957)
1935 ● Steve Lawrence → “Go Away Little Girl” (1962)
1944 ● Jaimoe Johanson (Johnny Lee Johnson) → Allman Brothers Band
1956 ● Russell Christian → The Christians
1961 ● Andy FletcherDepeche Mode
1961 ● Toby Keith → “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” (2002)
1962 ● Joan Osborne → Solo, “One Of Us” (1995), Grateful Dead
1970 ● Beck Hansen (Bek David Campbell) → “Where It’s At” (1996)

Jul 09
1929 ● Lee Hazelwood → Country songwriter, producer
1941 ● Donald McPherson → Main Ingredient, “Everybody Plays The Fool” (1972)
1946 ● Ronald Belford “Bon” ScottAC/DC
1953 ● Kate Garner → Haysi Fantayzee
1954 ● Debbie Sledge → Sister Sledge
1959 ● Jim Kerr → Simple Minds
1959 ● Marc Almond → Soft Cell, Marc & The Mambas
1964 ● Courtney Love (Harrison) → Hole, solo, actress
1975 ● Jack White (John Anthony Gillis) → The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Dead Weather

Jul 10
1941 ● Ian Whitcomb → “You Turn Me On” (1965)
1942 ● Ronnie James Dio (Ronald Padavona) → Black Sabbath, Rainbow
1943 ● Jerry Miller → Moby Grape
1947 ● Arlo Guthrie → “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” (1967)
1949 ● Dave Smalley → The Raspberries
1954 ● Neil Tennant → Pet Shop Boys
1965 ● Peter DiStefano → Porno For Pyros

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This Week’s Birthdays (May 30 – June 5)

Happy Birthday this week to:

May 30
1909 ● Benny Goodman → Bandleader, clarinetist, The “King of Swing”
1944 ● Lenny DavidsonDave Clark Five
1955 ● Nicholas Bowen “Topper” HeadonThe Clash
1958 ● Marie Fredriksson → Roxette
1960 ● Stephen DuffyDuran Duran, Tin Tin, “Kiss Me” (1982)
1964 ● Tom Morello → Rage Against The Machine
1964 ● Wynonna Judd (Christina Ciminella) → The Judds, solo, “To Be Loved By You” (1996)
1971 ● Patrick Dalheimer → Live, The Gracious Few

May 31
1938 ● Johnny Paycheck (Donald Eugene Lytle) → “Take This Job And Shove It” (1977)
1938 ● Peter YarrowPeter, Paul & Mary
1944 ● Mick Ralphs → Mott The Hoople
1947 ● William “Junior” Campbell → The Gaylords, The Marmalade
1948 ● John Henry “Bonzo” BonhamLed Zeppelin
1962 ● Corey Hart → “Never Surrender” (1985)
1963 ● Wendy Smith → Prefab Sprout
1964 ● Darryl McDaniels → Run-D.M.C.
1965 ● Steve White → Style Council

Jun 01
1921 ● Nelson Riddle → Composer, arranger, producer (Sinatra)
1934 ● Pat Boone → Top 40 pop singer, TV host, author
1945 ● Linda Scott (Linda Joy Sampson) → “I’ve Told Every Little Star” (1961)
1947 ● Ron Wood → Faces, Rolling Stones
1950 ● Charlene Marilyn D’Angelo → “I’ve Never Been To Me” (1982)
1950 ● Graham Russell → Air Supply
1953 ● Ronnie Dunn → Brooks & Dunn
1960 ● Simon GallupThe Cure
1963 ● Alan WilderDepeche Mode, Recoil, producer
1963 ● Mike Joyce → The Smiths
1968 ● Jason Donovan → Teen idol, “Especially For You” (1968)
1974 ● Alanis Morissette → “Ironic” (1996)

Jun 02
1937 ● Jimmy Jones → “Handy Man” (1960)
1939 ● Charles Miller → War, “Spill The Wine” (1970)
1941 ● Charlie WattsRolling Stones
1941 ● William Guest → The Five Du-Tones, Gladys Knight And The Pips
1943 ● Jimmy Castor → The Teenagers, Jimmy Castor Bunch, solo
1944 ● Marvin Hamlisch → Composer, arranger, “The Entertainer” (1973)
1947 ● Steve Brookins → .38 Special
1950 ● Antone Lee “Cubby” Tavares → Tavares
1954 ● Michael Susanne Steele → The Bangles
1957 ● Simon PhillipsToto, Judas Priest, Big Country
1960 ● Tony Hadley → Spandau Ballet, solo
1962 ● Thor Eldon Jonsson → The Sugarcubes
1970 ● B Real (Louis Freese) → Cypress Hill

Jun 03
1939 ● Ian Hunter (Patterson) → Mott the Hoople, solo
1942 ● Curtis Mayfield → R&B/soul giant, The Impressions, solo
1943 ● Mike Dennis → The Dovells, “The Bristol Stomp” (1961)
1946 ● Michael Clarke (Michael Dick) → Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros., Firefall
1947 ● Dave Alexander → The Stooges
1947 ● Mickey Finn (Michael Hearne) → T. Rex
1950 ● Deniece Williams (Chandler) → “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” (1984)
1950 ● Suzi Quatro (Susan Kay Quatrocchio) → “Stumblin’ In” (1979)
1952 ● Billy PowellLynyrd Skynyrd
1954 ● Dan Hill → “Sometimes When We Touch” (1977)
1971 ● Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez → No Mercy, “Where Do You Go” (1996)

Jun 04
1937 ● Freddy Fender (Baldemar Garza Huerta) → “Before The Next Teardrop Falls” (1975)
1940 ● Cliff Bennett → The Rebel Rousers
1944 ● Michelle Phillips (Holly Michelle Gilliam) → Mamas & The Papas
1944 ● Roger Ball → Average White Band
1945 ● Anthony Braxton → Jazz reedman, bandleader, composer
1945 ● Gordon Waller → Peter & Gordon, “A World Without Love” (1969)
1961 ● Eldra DeBarge → DeBarge, “Rhythm Of The Night” (1984)
1974 ● Stefan Lessard → Dave Matthews Band

Jun 05
1926 ● Bill Hayes → Country-pop singer, “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett” (1955)
1941 ● Floyd Lawrence Butler → The Friends Of Distinction
1946 ● Freddie StoneSly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station
1947 ● Laurie Anderson → “O Superman” (1981)
1947 ● Tom Evans → Badfinger
1950 ● Ronnie Dyson → Lead singer in “Hair” (1968)
1954 ● Michael Henry “Nicko” McBrain → Iron Maiden
1954 ● Pete Erskine → Session drummer, Weather Report, Steely Dan
1956 ● Kenny G. (Kenneth Gorelick) → “Forever In Love” (1992)
1956 ● Richard Butler → Psychedelic Furs, Love Split Love
1964 ● Mags (Margaret Dunn) → Fuzzbox
1969 ● Brian McKnight → R&B/soul, “Love Is” (1993)
1970 ● Clause Noreen → Aqua, “Barbie Girl” (1996)
1971 ● Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg → Funky Bunch, Prince Pal Joe, actor
1974 ● Aaron “P-Nut” Wills → 311, solo, producer
1981 ● Sebastien Lefebvre → Simple Plan

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This Week’s Birthdays (May 23 – 29)

Happy Birthday this week to:

May 23
1918 ● Robert “Bumps” Blackwell → Producer, Specialty Records executive
1921 ● Humphrey Lyttleton → Jazz bandleader, trumpeteer, radio host
1928 ● Rosemary Clooney → Adult pop singer, actress
1934 ● Robert Moog → Synthesizer developer and musician
1943 ● “General” Norman Johnson → The Showmen, Chairmen Of The Board
1946 ● Danny Klein → J. Geils Band
1947 ● Bill HuntElectric Light Orchestra
1953 ● Rick Fenn → 10cc
1955 ● Jim Mankey → Concrete Blonde
1957 ● Thereza Bazar → Guys N’ Dolls, Dollar, solo
1967 ● Frederick “Junior” Waite → Musical Youth, “Pass The Dutchie” (1982)
1967 ● Phil Selway → Radiohead
1973 ● Maxwell (Gerald Maxwell Rivera) → Neo-soul, “Fortunate” (1999)
1974 ● Jewel (Kilcher) → “You Were Meant For Me” (1996)

May 24
1941 ● Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) → “Like A Rolling Stone” (1965)
1942 ● Derek Quinn → Freddie & The Dreamers
1944 ● Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt) → Soul diva, The Blue Belles, LaBelle, solo
1946 ● Steve Upton → Wishbone Ash
1947 ● Albert Bouchard Blue Öyster Cult
1955 ● Rosanne Cash → Daughter of Johnny, “Seven Year Ache” (1981)
1967 ● Heavy D (Dwight Myers) → Rapper, The Boyz, “Now That We Found Love” (1991)
1969 ● Rich Robinson → The Black Crowes
1988 ● Billy Gilman → Youngest country Top 20 singer, “One Voice” (2000)

May 25
1921 ● Hal David → Pop/MOR lyricist, co-wrote with Burt Bacharach
1936 ● Tom T. Hall → Country singer, wrote “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (1968)
1942 ● Brian “Blinky” Davison → The Nice, Refugee
1943 ● Jessi Colter (Miriam Johnson) → Wife of Waylon Jennings, “I’m Not Lisa” (1975)
1943 ● John Michael “Poli” Palmer → Family
1947 ● Mitch Margo → The Tokens, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (1962)
1948 ● Klaus Meine → Scorpions
1950 ● Robby SteinhardtKansas, solo
1955 ● John Grimaldi → Argent
1958 ● John William “Paul” Weller → The Jam, The Style Council, solo
1975 ● Lauryn Hill → The Fugees, solo

May 26
1926 ● Miles Dewey Davis III → Jazz bandleader, trumpeteer, composer
1939 ● Jaki Liebezeit → Canadian singer/songwriter, “Wondering Where The Lions Are” (1979)
1940 ● Levon HelmThe Band, solo, producer
1942 ● Ray Ennis → Swinging Blue Jeans, “Hippy Hippy Shake” (1964)
1944 ● Terence “Verden” Allen → Mott The Hoople
1944 ● Vicki Lawrence (Vicki Ann Axelrod) → Actress, comedienne, singer, “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” (1973)
1945 ● Garry Peterson → The Guess Who
1949 ● Randall Hank Williams, Jr. → “Honky Tonkin'” (1982)
1949 ● Stephanie Lynn (“Stevie”) NicksFleetwood Mac, solo
1958 ● Wayne Hussey (Jerry Lovelock) → Dead Or Alive, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Mission
1962 ● Colin Vearncombe → Black
1964 ● Leonard Albert “Lenny” Kravitz → “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993)

May 27
1932 ● Junior Parker (Hermon Parker, Jr.) → Memphis blues/soul vocalist
1935 ● Ramsey Lewis → Jazz/pop pianist
1943 ● Cilla Black (Priscilla White) → “You’re My World” (1964)
1945 ● Bruce Cockburn → Canadian singer/songwriter, “Wondering Where The Lions Are” (1979)
1947 ● Marty Kristian → The New Seekers
1948 ● Pete Sears → Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship
1957 ● Eddie Harsch → The Black Crowes
1957 ● Siouxsie Sioux (Susan Dallion) → Siouxsie & The Banshees
1958 ● Neil Finn → Crowded House, Split Enz, Finn Brothers
1966 ● Sean Kinney → Alice In Chains
1971 ● Lisa Nicole “Left Eye” Lopes → TLC
1975 ● Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) → OutKast

May 28
1910 ● Aaron Thibeaux “T. Bone” Walker → Electric blues pioneer, “Stormy Monday” (1947)
1917 ● John Henry “Papa John” CreachJefferson Airplane/Starship, Hot Tuna, solo
1930 ● Prince Buster (Cecil Bustamonte Campbell) → Reggae/ska singer, producer
1943 ● Tony Mansfield → The Dakotas, Naked Eyes
1944 ● Billy Vera (William McCord, Jr.) → Billy Vera & Judy Clay, “Storybook Children” (1967)
1944 ● Gladys Knight → Soul diva, The Pips, solo
1945 ● John FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival, solo
1948 ● Ray Laidlaw → Brethren, Lindisfarne
1949 ● Wendy O. Williams → Plasmatics
1955 ● Edwin “Eddie” JobsonJethro Tull, Roxy Music, U.K.
1955 ● John McGeoch → Siouxsie & The Banshees, solo
1959 ● Steve Strange → Visage
1961 ● Roland Gift → Fine Young Cannibals
1964 ● Wes Burt-Martin → Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
1968 ● Kylie Minogue → “The Loco-Motion” (1988)
1970 ● Mark Richardson → Skunk Anansie
1981 ● Mark Feehily → Westlife
1985 ● Colbie Caillat → Pop singer/guitarist, “Bubbly” (2007)

May 29
1941 ● Roy Crewsdon → Freddie & The Dreamers
1945 ● Gary Brooker → Procol Harum, solo
1949 ● Francis Rossi → The Spectres, Status Quo
1950 ● Maureen “Rebbie” Jackson → The Jacksons, solo
1953 ● Danny Elfman → Composer, singer/songwriter, Oingo Boingo
1955 ● Mike ProcaroToto
1956 ● Larry Blackmon → Cameo
1959 ● Mel Gaynor → Simple Minds
1960 ● Jesse Johnson → The Time, “Jungle Love” (1984), solo
1961 ● Melissa Etheridge → Singer/songwriter, “Bring Me Some Water” (1989), gay activist
1967 ● Noel Gallagher → Oasis
1969 ● Chandler “Chad” Kinchla → Blues Traveler
1975 ● Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown → Spice Girls

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This Week’s Birthdays (April 11 – 17)

Happy Birthday this week to:

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)

Happy Birthday this week to:

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)

Happy Birthday this week to:

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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