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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – APRIL 7th

John Dittrich – country drummer/singer – Restless Heart – The Buffalo Club – 1951

Bobby BareGrammy winning country singer/songwriter – hits include – 500 Miles Away From Home – Detroit City – Marie Laveau – 1935

John Oatesblue-eyed soul singer/songwriter/musician – Hall & Oates – 2004 Songwriters Hall of Fame – 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1948

Bruce Gary – drummer/producer – The Knack – hits include – My Sharona – Good Girls Don’t – (1951-2006)

Charles “Skip” Pitts – blues-funk guitarist – best known for his wah-wah style used on the  title track from the 1971 movie – Shaft – (1942-2012)

Ben McKee – bassist – Imagine Dragons – 1985

Charlie Thomas – R&B singer – best known for his work with – The Drifters – 1937

Janis Iansinger/songwriter/musician/science fiction writer – hits include – At Seventeen – 1951

Spencer Dryden – drummer – best known with Jefferson AirplaneNew Riders of the Purple Sage – (1938-2005)

Mick Abrahams – guitarist/vocals – best known as the original lead guitarist for – Jethro Tull – 1943

Patricia Bennett – pop-rock singer – best known as a member of the all-girl group – The Chiffons – He’s So Fine – One Fine Day – Will You Love Me Tomorrow – 1947

John Cooper – bassist/lead singer – co-founder of Christian rock group – Skillet – 1975

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan)multiple award winning jazz singer/songwriter/musician – best known for- 2000 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1987 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – (1915-1959)

Ravi Shankar sitar/vocals/composer – (1920-2012)

 

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