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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – APRIL 2nd

Emmylou Harrismultiple-Grammy winning alt-country singer/songwriter – 1992 became a member of The Grand Ole Opry – 2008 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1947

Leon Wilkeson – bassist/songwriter – Lynyrd Skynyrd – (1952-2001)

Leon Russellsinger/songwriter/musician – 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – hits include – Tightrope – Lady Blue – (1942-2016)

Marvin GayeGrammy winning Motown singer/songwriter/musician/producer/composer – hits include – What’s Going On – Sexual Healing – Let’s Get It On – posthumous honors include – Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame – Songwriters Hall of Fame – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1939-1984)

David Robinson – drummer – best known with – The Cars – 1949

Chris Jansoncountry singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Buy Me A Boat – Til A Woman Comes Along – 1986

Phil Demmel – guitar/songwriter/vocals – Machine Head – 1967

Buddy Jewell country singer/songwriter – winner of Nashville Star in 2003 – hits include – Help Pour Out The Rain – Southern Comfort – 1961

Keren Jane Woodward – pop singer/songwriter/bassist – member of the all-girl group – Bananarama – hits include – Venus – Cruel Summer – 1961

Greg Camp – guitarist/songwriter/singer – Smash Mouth – hits include – Walkin’ On The Sun – All Star – 1967

Jesse Carmichael – keyboards/rhythm guitar/backing vocals  – Maroon 5 – hits include – She Will Be Loved – Moves Like Jagger – Sugar – 1979

Dean Townson – bass – best known with country group – Pirates of the Mississippi – hits include – Feed Jake – Speak Of The Devil – Til I’m Holding You Again – (1959-2010)

Kurt Winter – rock guitarist/songwriter – best known as a member of – The Guess Who – (1946-1997)

 

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