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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – APRIL 3rd

William “Jan” Berry – part of the vocal duo – Jan & Dean – who were pioneers of the California sound and surf music popularized by – The Beach Boys – hits include – Surf City – The Little Old Lady From Pasadena – Dead Man’s Curve – (1941-2004)

Billy Joe Royalpop/country singer – best known for the 1965 hit – Down In The Boondocks – (1942-2015)

Curtis Stone – bassist/mandolin/vocals – country group – Highway 101 – hits include – Whiskey, If You Were A Woman – Cry, Cry, Cry – Who’s Lonely Now – 1950

Sebastian Bach – rock singer/songwriter/actor – best known with – Skid Rowsolo – hits include – I Remember You – 18 and Life – 1968

Dee Murray – bassist – best known with – Elton John – (1946-1992)

Leona Lewispop singer/songwriter – 1985

Wayne Newtonpop singer/Vegas act – hits include – Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast – Danke Shoen – 1942

Richard Manuel – singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist – best known as pianist, singer and occasional drummer in – The Band – (1943-1986)

Tony Orlando – pop singer – Tony Orlando & Dawn – hits include – Candida – Knock Three Times – Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree – 1944

Jeff Barry singer/songwriter – best known for his song writing credits including – Da Do Ron Ron – Then He Kissed Me – Be My Baby – Chapel Of Love – Leader Of The Pack – Sugar Sugar – 1938

Don Gibsoncountry singer/songwriter – hits include – Oh Lonesome Me – Woman (Sensuous Woman) – wrote the classic country hits – Sweet Dreams – I Can’t Stop Loving You – 2001 inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame – (1928-2003)

Philippe Wynne – funk-soul singer – best known with – The Spinners – solo – (1941-1984)

Barry Pritchard – guitar/vocals – The Fortunes – hits include – You’ve Got Your Troubles – Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – (1944-1999)

 

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