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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – APRIL 29th

Willie Nelson – legendary multi-award winning outlaw country singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer – 1993 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1998 Kennedy Center Honors – 2011 National Agricultural Hall of Fame – 2015 Gershwin Prize – 1933

Tommy James – singer/songwriter/guitarist –  Tommy James & The Shondells – hits include – Hanky Panky – Crystal Blue Persuasion – I Think We’re Alone Now – Crimson & Clover – Mony Mony – 1947

Duane Allen – lead vocalist – The Oak Ridge Boys – 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1943

Carnie Wilson – pop singer – Wilson Phillips – hits include – Hold On – Release Me – You’re In Love – 1968

Stephanie Bentleycountry singer/songwriter – hits include – Who’s That Girl – better known for writing hits for others including – Breathe/Faith Hill – Concrete Angel/Martina McBride – 1963

Mike Hogan – bassist – The Cranberries – songs include – Linger – Dreams – Zombie – 1973

Michael Raycountry singer/songwriter – hits include – Kiss You In The Morning – Think A Little Less – 1988

Duke Ellingtonbandleader/composer/pianist – Take The A Train – (4/29/1899 – 5/24/1974)

Donald Mills – jazz-pop singer – member of the quartet – The Mills Brothers – 1998 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (4/29/1915 – 11/13/1999)

Carl Gardner – singer – founder of – The Coasters – best known for the 1958 hit – Yakety Yak – 1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (4/29/1928 – 6/12/2011)

Danny Davis – country music band leader/trumpet player/producer/singer – best known as the founder and band leader of – The Nashville Brass – (4/29/1925 – 6/12/2008)

Tammi TerrellMotown singer – hits include – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – You’re All I Need To Get By – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing – (4/29/1945 – 3/16/1970)

Lonnie Doneganskiffle singer/songwriter/guitar/banjo – known as “The King of Skiffle” – hits include – Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?) – (4/29/1931 – 11/3/2002)

Toots Thielemansjazz harmonica/guitar/whistler – (4/29/1922 – 8/22/2016)

 

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