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April – Musical Birthday Notes

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1. Hillary Scott – country singer/songwriter – Lady Antebellum – 1986
1. Kip Moore – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1980
1. Billy Dean – country singer/songwriter/musician/actor – 1962
1. Jim Ed Brown – country singer/musician – (1934-2015)
1. Rudolph Isley – singer/songwriter – founding member of The Isley Brothers – 1939
1. John Barbata – drummer – Jefferson Starship – The Turtles – 1945
1. Jimmy Cliff – Jamaican singer/musician – 1948
2. Emmylou Harris – alt-country singer/songwriter – 2008/Country Music Hall of Fame – 1947
2. Buddy Jewell – country singer/songwriter – 1961
2. Leon Russell – singer/songwriter/musician – 2011/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1942-2016)
2. David Robinson – drummer – The Cars – 1949
2. Karen Jane Woodward – pop singer/songwriter/bassist – member of the all-girl group Bananarama – 1961
2. Greg Camp – guitarist/songwriter/singer – Smash Mouth – 1967
2. Jesse Carmichael – keyboards – Maroon 5 – 1979
2. Leon Wilkerson – bassist/songwriter – southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd – (1952-2001)
3. Billy Joe Royal – pop/country singer – (1942-2015)
3. Curtis Stone – bassist/vocals – country group Highway 101 – 1950
3. Sebastian Bach – rock singer – Skid Row – 1968
3. Leona Lewis – pop singer – 1985
3. Wayne Newton – pop singer/Vegas act – 1942
3. Tony Orlando – pop singer – Tony Orlando & Dawn – 1944
3. Don Gibson – country singer/songwriter – (1928-2003)
4. Gary Moore – blues-rock guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer – 1952-2011
4. Jamie Lynne Spears – country singer/songwriter/actress – 1991
4. Steve Gatlin – singer/musician – part of The Gatlin Brothers with brothers Larry and Rudy – 1951
4. Phil Manasala – guitarist – Of Mice And Men – 1988
4. Craig Adams – bassist/songwriter – The Cult – 1962
4. Jill Scott – R&B singer – 1972
4. Dave Hill – musician/vocals – Slade – 1946
4. Kelly Price – R&B/soul singer/songwriter – 1973
5. Mike Eli – country singer – lead vocalist for The Eli Young Band – 1981
5. Pat Green – country singer/songwriter – 1972
5. Troy Gentry – country singer – part of the country duo Montgomery Gentry – 1967
5. Pharrell Williams – pop singer/rapper/producer – Happy – 1973
5. Agnetha Faltskog – singer/songwriter/producer – ABBA – 1950
5. Paula Cole – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – 1968
5. Mike McCready – guitarist/songwriter – Pearl Jam – 1965
5. Nicholas Caldwell – singer with the soul group – The Whispers – 1944
5. Everett Morton – drummer – ska band – The Beat – 1951
5. Juicy J – rapper – 40
5. Cameron Quiseng – bassist – part of pop dance group All Star Weekend – 25
6. Merle Haggard – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1994/Country Music Hall of Fame – 1937
6. Tony Connor – drummer – Hot Chocolate – 1947
7. John Dittrich – country drummer/singer – Restless Heart – The Buffalo Club – 1951
7. Bobby Bare – country singer/songwriter – hits include – 1935
7. John Oates – blue-eyed soul singer/songwriter – Hall & Oates – 1949
7. Ben McKee – bassist – Imagine Dragons – 30
7. Janis Ian – singer/songwriter/musician/science fiction writer – hits include – At Seventeen – 1951
7. Mick Abrahams – guitarist – Jethro Tull – 1943
7. John Cooper – bassist/lead singer – Christian rock group Skillet – 1975
7. Bruce Gary – drums/percussion – The Knack – (1952-2006)
8. John Schneider – actor/country singer – Bo Duke on TV’s The Dukes Of Hazzard – 1960
8. Steve Howe – guitarist/songwriter/backing vocals – Yes – 1947
8. Izzy Stradlin – guitarist – Guns N’ Roses – Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds – 1962
8. Julian Lennon – pop/rock – singer/songwriter – son of John Lennon – 1963
8. Biz Markie – rapper/comedian – 1964
9. Hal Ketchum – country singer/songwriter – 1953
9. Jesse McCartney – pop singer – 1987
9. Kevin Martin – rock singer – Candlebox – 1969
9. Gerard Way – rock singer – My Chemical Romance – 1977
9. Albert Hammond Jr. – guitarist – The Strokes – 1980
9. Carl Perkins – singer/songwriter/musician – rockabilly pioneer – 1932-1998
10. Mandy Moore – pop singer – 1984
10. Bryce Soderberg – bassist/vocals/songwriter – Lifehouse – 1980
10. Brian Setzer – guitarist/songwriter – Stray Cats – solo artist – 1959
10. Mike Mushok – guitarist – Staind – 1970
10. Kenny Lattimore – R&B singer – 1970
10. Steve Gustafson – bassist – 10,000 Maniacs – 1957
10. Babyface – R&B singer/songwriter – 1959
10. Andrew Dost – keyboardist – for the pop/rock band fun – 1983
10. Q Tip – rapper – 1970
11. Steve Azar – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1964
11. Jim Lauderdale – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1957
11. Joss Stone – British soul singer – 1987
11. Dylan Keefe – bassist – founding member of Marcy Playground – 1970
11. Lisa Stansfield – Blue Zone – solo artist – 1966
11. Nigel Pulsford – guitarist – Bush – 1965
11. Chris Difford – singer/musician/songwriter – founding member of Squeeze – 1954
12. Easton Corbin – country singer – hits include – All Over The Road – Baby Be My Love Song – 1982
12. Vince Gill – pop-country singer/songwriter/musician – Pure Prairie League – solo artist – 1957
12. Jakson “Thunderfoot” Spires – southern rock drummer – founding member of Blackfoot – Southern Rock All-stars – (1951-2005)
12. Jessie James – country-pop singer – hits include – Wanted – 1988
12. David Cassidy – 70’a pop singer/teen idol – (4/12/1950 – 11/21/2017)
12. John Kay – musician/songwriter/producer/singer – frontman for Steppenwolf – 1944
12. Amy Ray – singer/songwriter – Indigo Girls – 1964
12. Alexander Briley – performed the G.I. role in The Village People – hits include – Y.M.C.A. – In The Navy – 1951
12. Herbie Hancock – multiple instruments/producer/musical innovator – 1940
12. Will Sergeant – guitarist – Echo & The Bunnymen – 1958
12. Art Alexakis – singer/musician/composer – Everclear – 1962
13. Aaron Lewis – rock/country singer – Staind – solo artist – 1972
13. Jack Cassady – bassist – Jefferson Airplane – 1944
13. Max Weinberg – drummer – E Street Band – bandleader on Late Night With Conan O’Brien – 1951
13. Marc Ford – rock guitarist – best known for work with The Black Crowes – 1966
13. Louis Johnson – funk/R&B bassist – The Brothers Johnson –session player – 1955
13. Al Green – Grammy winning R&B singer – 1946
13. Peabo Bryson – R&B/soul – singer/songwriter – 1951
13. Jimmy Destri – musician – played keyboards for – Blondie – 1954
13. Lou Bega – singer/songwriter – best known for – Mambo #5 – 1975
14. Loretta Lynn – country music singer/songwriter – 1988/Country Music Hall of Fame – 1932
14. Ritchie Blackmore – celebrated rock guitarist – Deep Purple – solo artist – 1945
14. John Bell “JB” – guitarist/vocalist – Widespread Panic – 1962
14. Mike Brewer – singer/songwriter – part of Brewer & Shipley – 1944
14. Joey Pesce – keyboards – formerly with Til Tuesday – 1962
14. Win Butler – singer/songwriter – Arcade Fire – 1980
14. Da Brat – rapper – 1st female solo rapper to release a platinum selling album – 1974
15. Roy Clark – country singer/songwriter/musician – co-host of Hee Haw – in the Country Music Hall of Fame – 1933
15. Chris Stapleton – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1978
15. Dave Edmunds – guitarist/vocalist/producer – 1944
15. Samantha Fox – 80’s pop singer – 1966
15. Ed O’Brien – guitarist/songwriter/harmony vocals – Radiohead – 1968
15. Patrick Carney – drummer – The Black Keys – 1980
16Bobby Vinton – pop singer – 1963 hit – Blue Velvet – 1935
16. David Pirner – singer/songwriter/musician/frontman – Soul Asylum – 1964
16. Jimmy Osmond – “Little Jimmy Osmond” – pop singer/actor – 1963
17. Craig Anderson – rhythm guitarist – country group Heartland – 1973
17. Victoria Adams/Beckham – pop singer – Posh Spice of The Spice Girls – 1974
17. Maynard James Keenan – singer/bassist/drummer – Tool – A Perfect Circle – 1964
17. Liz Phair – pop singer – 1967
17. Jan Hammer – musician/composer – 1948
17. Michael Sembello – musician/songwriter – 1954
18. Jim Sholten – bassist – country group Sawyer Brown – 1952
18. Walt Richmond – keyboards/producer – country group The Tractors – 1947
18. Mike Vickers – guitar/flute/saxophone – Manfred Mann – 1941
18. Lennie Baker – vocals/sax – Danny & The Juniors – Sha Na Na – 1946
18. Les Pattinson – bassist/songwriter – Echo & The Bunnymen – 1958
18. Greg Eklund – drummer – Everclear – 1970
19. Mark Volman – guitar/vocals/songwriter – The Turtles – 1944
19. Rod Morgenstein – drummer – Winger – Dixie Dregs – 1953
19. Suge Knight – rap mogul – 1965
20. Wade Hayes – country singer/guitarist/songwriter – 1969
20. Craig Frost – keyboards/songwriter – Grand Funk Railroad – Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band – 1948
21. Iggy Pop – punk rock singer – 1947
21. Robert Smith – alternative rock singer/musician – The Cure – 1959
21. Michael Timmins – songwriter/guitarist – Cowboy Junkies – 1959
21. Sydney Sierota – singer – alt/pop band – Echosmith – 1997
22. Glen Campbell – singer/songwriter/musician/TV host/actor – (4/22/1936 – 8/8/2017)
22. Peter Frampton – guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer – best known for his use of the Talk Box – 1950
22. Paul Carrack – blue eyed soul/pop/rock singer/musician – Ace – Roxy Music – Squeeze – Mike & The Mechanics – solo artist – 1951
22. Heath Wright – country singer/musician – frontman for Ricochet – 1967
22. Daniel Johns – guitarist/singer/songwriter – Silverchair – 1979
23. Tim Womack – country singer/guitarist – Sons Of The Desert – 1968
23. Stan Frazier – drummer – Sugar Ray – 1969
24. Kelly Clarkson – pop/country singer – season one winner of American Idol – 1982
24. Richard Sterban – bass singer – The Oak Ridge Boys – 72
24. Barbara Streisand – pop singer – 1942
24. Aaron Comess – drummer – Spin Doctors – 1968
24. Carly Pearce – country singer/songwriter – songs include – Every Little Thing – 1990
24. Billy Gould – bassist/songwriter – Faith No More – 1963
24. Boris Williams – drummer – formerly with The Cure – 1957
24. David J – bassist – Love & Rockets – 1957
24. Patty Schemel – drummer/musician – Hole – 1967
24. Kellin Quinn – rock vocalist – Sleeping With Sirens – 1986
24. Glen Cornick – bassist – Jethro Tull – (1947-2014)
25. Stu Cook – bassist – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Southern Pacific – 1945
25. Jacob Underwood – pop singer – O-Town – 1980
25.Eric Avery – bassist/multiple instruments/songwriter – Janes Addiction – solo artist – 1965
25. Bjorn Ulvaeus – pop singer – ABBA – 1945
25. Andy Bell – singer/songwriter – Erasure – 1964
26. Jay Demarcus – bass player/vocalist – Rascal Flatts – 1971
26. Roger Taylor – drummer – Duran Duran – 1960
26. Gary Wright – singer/songwriter/keyboards – 1943
26. Duane Eddy – Grammy winning rock guitarist – 1938
26. Bobby Rydell – 60’s pop/rock singer – 1942
26. Chris Mars – drums/vocals/keyboards/guitar – The Replacements – 1961
26. Jose Pasillas – drummer – Incubus – 1976
26. T-Boz – singer/songwriter – part of hip-hop group TLC – 1970
26. Joey Jordison – drummer/songwriter – Slipknot – The Murderdolls – 1975
27. Ace Frehley – guitarist for rock band KISS – 1951
27. Sheena Easton – Grammy winning pop singer – 1959
27. Patrick Stump – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Fall Out Boy -1984
27. Kate Pierson – vocalist/musician – The B-52’s – 1948
27. Cuba Gooding Sr. – singer/actor – best known as the lead vocalist for the group – Main Ingredient – hits include – Everybody Plays The Fool – Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely – (1944-2017)
28. Fred Knoblock – singer/songwriter/musician – solo artist and a member of S-K-O with Thom Schuyler and Paul Overstreet – 1953
28. Chuck Leavell –  collaborated with many artists – toured will Allman Bros. Band in 70’s – most recently on tour with Rolling Stones – 1952
28. Kim Gordan – bass guitar/vocals – Sonic Youth – 1953
28. Daisy Berkowitz – bass guitar/drum machine – Marilyn Manson – (4/28/1968 – 10/22/2017)
28. Too Short – rapper – a pioneer of the West Coast hip hop sound – 1966
28. John Wolters – drummer – Dr. Hook – (1945-1997)
29. Duane Allen – lead vocalist – The Oak Ridge Boys – 1943
29. Carnie Wilson – pop singer – Wilson Phillips – 1968
29. Tommy James – singer/songwriter/musician – Tommy James & The Shondells – 1947
29. Mike Hogan – bassist – The Cranberries – 1973
29. Toots Thielemans – jazz harmonica/guitar/whistler – (1922-2016)
29. Lonnie Donegan – skiffle singer/songwriter/guitar/banjo – known as “The King of Skiffle” – hits include – Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?) – (1931-2002)
30. Willie Nelson – iconic country singer/songwriter/musician – member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – 1933
30. Carolyn Dawn Johnson – country singer/songwriter – 1971
30. Robert Reynolds – former bassist for The Mavericks – 1962
30. J.R. Richards – singer/songwriter/musician – formerly of Dishwalla – 1972
30. Jeff Timmons – pop singer – 98 Degrees – 1973
30. Bobby Vee – pop singer – #1 hit in 1961 – Take Good Care Of My Baby – 1943
30. James McVey – guitarist/backing vocals – The Vamps – 1994

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