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August – Musical Birthday Notes

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1. Joe Elliot – singer/songwriter/musician – Def Leppard – 1959
1. Robert Cray – blues-rock guitarist/singer – 1953
1. Tim Bachman – guitarist/singer – Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Brave Belt – 1951
1. Adam Duritz – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Counting Crows – 1964
1. Michael Penn – singer/songwriter/composer – 1958
1. Dhani Harrison – singer/songwriter/musician – son of Beatles great George Harrison – 1978
1. George Ducas – country singer/songwriter – 1994 top 10 hit – Lipstick Promises – 1966
1. Coolio – rapper/hip-hop – 1963
1. Chuck D – rapper/hip-hop – Public Enemy – 1960
1. Suzi Gardner – guitarist/vocalist/songwriter – L7 – 1960
1. Ashley Angel – singer/songwriter/actor – O-Town – 1981
1. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – folk singer/songwriter/musician – 1931
1. Boz Burrell – bass/guitar/vocals – Bad Company – King Crimson – (1946-2006)
1. Jerry Garcia – guitarist/banjo/pedal steel guitar/songwriter – The Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia Band – (1942-1995)
2. Aaron Pritchett – country singer/songwriter – 1970
2. Amanda Shaw – folk-cajun/singer/fiddler – 1990
2. Charli XCX – pop singer/songwriter – 1992
2. Zelma Davis – dance/pop/hip-hop artist – C+C Music Factory – 1970
2. Garth Hudson – multi-instrumentalist – The Band – The Call – 1937
2. Hank Cochran – country singer/songwriter/musician – (1935-2010)
2. Andrew Gold – singer/songwriter/musician – (1951-2011)
2. Chris Bender – R&B singer – (1972-1991)
2. Doris Coley – R&B singer – The Shirelles – (1941-2000)
2. Johnny Kemp – R&B singer – (1959-2015)
3. James Hetfield – vocals/songwriter/guitar – Metallica – 1963
3. Brent Kutzle – bass/cello – OneRepublic – 1985
3. Ed Roland – vocals/guitar/keyboard/songwriter – Collective Soul – 1963
3. Tony Bennett – jazz/traditional pop singer – 1926
3. John Graham – guitar/trumpet/percussion – Earth Wind & Fire – 1951
3. Jake Garland – drummer – Memphis May Fire – Broadway – 1989
3. Whitney Duncan – country singer – 1984
3. Dean Sams – Keyboards/backup vocals – Lonestar – 1966
3. Jimmy De Martini – fiddler – The Zac Brown Band – 1976
3. Randy Scruggs – songwriter/guitarist/producer – 1953
4. Frankie Ford – pop/rock singer – New Orleans native known for hit – Sea Cruise – 1939
4. Grady Cross – guitarist – alternative country group – Cross Canadian Ragweed – 1975
4. Paul Reynolds – guitarist/backup vocals – Flock Of Seagulls – 1962
4. Aaron Pauley – metal singer – Of Mice And Men –Jamie’s Elsewhere – 1988
4. Jessica Sanchez – pop singer – 1995
4. Ian Broudie – singer/songwriter – Lightning Seeds – 1958
4. Klaus Schultze – musician/producer – Tangerine Dream – solo artist – 1947
4. Marques Houston – rapper/actor – Immature – 1981
4. John O’Callaghan – singer/songwriter – The Maine – 1988
4. Max Cavalera – singer/frontman – Soulfly – Sepultura – 1969
4. Yo-Yo – rapper/hip-hop – 1971
4. Maire Ni Bhraonian (Moya Brennan) – singer/songwriter/harpist/producer – Clannad – 1952
4. Louis Armstrong – jazz/swing/Dixieland trumpet/cornet/singer – (1900-1971)
4. Robbin Crosby – guitarist/songwriter – Ratt – (1959-2002)
4. Timi Yuro – R&B singer – (1940-2004)
5. Brian Bandas – singer/guitarist – formerly of country group – Love and Theft – 1984
5. Terri Clark – country singer/songwriter – 1968
5. Mark O’Connor – fiddler – 1961
5. Pat Smear – musician/songwriter – Foo Fighters – Nirvana – The Germs – 1959
5. Greg Leskiw – guitarist – The Guess Who – 1947
5. Samantha Sang – pop singer – 1951
5. Brittany Brooks – drummer – Scarlet Fever (all female backing band for Cee Lo Green)- 1985
5. Pete Burns – singer/songwriter – Dead Or Alive – 1959
5. Dawn Richard – pop/hip-hop singer – Danity Kane – Diddy-Dirty Money – 1983
5. Pressure Busspipe – reggae singer – 1981
5. Vern Gosdin “The Voice” – country singer/songwriter/musician – (1934-2009)
5. Sammi Smith – country singer/songwriter – best known for hit – Help Me Make It Through The Night – (1943-2005)
5. Pat Upton – singer/guitarist – Spiral Starecase – Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band – hits include – More Today Than Yesterday – (1940-2016)
6. Geri Halliwell – pop singer – Ginger Spice of the pop group – Spice Girls – solo artist – 1972
6. Pat MacDonald – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Timbuk3 – 1952
6. Randy DeBarge – R&B singer/bassist – DeBarge – 1958
6. Donna Lewis – singer/songwriter/musician – 1973
6. Eric Roberts – Gym Class Heroes – 1984
6. Travis McCoy – Gym Class Heroes – 1981
6. Peggy and Patsy Lynn – country singers – twin daughters of Loretta Lynn who became a duo – The Lynns – 1964
6. Darrell Scott – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1959
6. Allan Holdsworth – jazz fusion guitarist/SynthAxe – multiple associated acts – (1946-2017)
7. Rodney Crowell – country singer/songwriter/musician/producer – 1950
7. B.J. Thomas – pop/country/gospel singer – 1942
7. Raul Malo – singer/songwriter/musician – The Mavericks – solo artist – 1965
7. Michael Peterson – country singer/songwriter – 1959
7. Bruce Dickenson – metal singer/songwriter – Iron Maiden – 1958
7. Jacqui O’Sullivan – singer/songwriter/bassist – Bananarama – 1960
7. Kristen Hersh – alt rock/folk singer/songwriter/musician – Throwing Muses – 1966
7. Ian Dench – songwriter/musician – EMF – 1964
7. Magic Slim – blues singer/guitarist – (1937-2013)
8. The Edge (aka David Evans) – guitarist/singer/songwriter – U2 – 1961
8. Scott Stapp – singer/songwriter/musician – Creed – 1973
8. Rikki Rocket – drummer – Poison – 1961
8. Dennis Drew – keyboards -10,000 Maniacs – 1957
8. John “Jay” David – drummer – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – 1942
8. Ali Score – keyboards/vocals – A Flock of Seagulls – 1956
8. Drew Lachey – pop/R&B singer – 98 Degrees – 1976
8. Mark Wills (aka Daryl Mark Williams) – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1973
8. Jamie O’Hara – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1950
8. Mel Tillis – country singer/songwriter/musician – (8/8/1932 – 11/19/2017)
8. Phil Balsley – singer – formerly with The Statler Brothers – 1939
8. Kool Moe Dee (aka Mohandase Dewese)– rapper/hip-hop – 1962
8. Chris Foreman – musician/singer/songwriter/composer – Madness – The Madness – 1956
8. JC Chasez – pop singer – former member of ‘N Sync – 1976
8. Webb Pierce – country-hillbilly singer/songwriter – West Monroe, Louisiana native – Country Music Hall of Fame 2001 – (1921-1991)
8. Joe Tex – soul singer/songwriter – (1933-1982)
9. Rydel Lynch – pop singer/musician – R5 – 1993
9.Kurtis Blow (aka Kurt Walker) – rapper/producer – 1959
9. Merle Kilgore – country singer/songwriter – Shreveport, Louisiana native – (1934-2005)
9. Whitney Houston – pop/R&B singer – became the most awarded female singer in history (1963-2012)
10. Gene Johnson – mandolin/singer – Diamond Rio – 1949
10. Jennifer Hanson – country singer/songwriter – 1973
10. Bobby Pinson – country singer/songwriter – 1972
10. Darrell Clanton – country singer – 1983 hit – Lonesome 7-7203 – 1956
10. Ian Anderson – singer/songwriter/musician – Jethro Tull – solo artist -1947
10. Jon Farriss – musician/songwriter/producer – INXS – 1961
10. Ryn Weaver – pop singer/songwriter – 1992
10. Ronnie Spector – pop-rock singer – The Ronettes – solo artist – 1943
10. Todd Nichols – guitar/mandolin/backing vocals – Toad The Wet Sprocket – 1967
10. Jacob Latimore – R&B singer – 1996
10. Neneh Cherry – rapper/hip-hop – 1964
10. Aaron Kamin – guitar/backing vocals – The Calling – 1977
10. Patti Austin – R&B/pop/jazz singer – 1950
10. Michael Bivens – singer/rapper – New Edition – Bel Biv Devoe – 1968
10. Jimmy Dean – country singer/musician/businessman – (1928-2010)
10. Jimmy Griffin – singer/songwriter/musician – Bread – (1943-2005)
10. Eddie Fisher – pop singer – (1928-2010)
10. Bobby Hatfield – R&B/soul singer – The Righteous Brothers – (1940-2003)
10. Leo Fender – creator of the Fender guitars – Music Man – G&L – (1909-1991)
11. Joe Jackson – singer/songwriter/musician – best known for – Steppin’ Out – 1954
11. Eric Carmen – singer/songwriter/musician – The Raspberries – solo artist – 1949
11. Jim Kale – bassist – The Guess Who – 1943
11. Mike Hugg – songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Manfred Mann – 1942
11. Bragi Olafsson – bassist – The Sugarcubes – 1962
11. Charlie Sexton – rock/folk/blues – guitarist/singer/songwriter – best known for Tennessee Plates – 1968
11. John Conlee – country singer/musician – best known for 1978 hit – Rose Colored Glasses – 1946
11. Rachel Proctor – country singer/songwriter – 1974
11. J-Boog (aka Jarell Damonte Houston Sr.) R&B singer/rapper – B2K – 1985
11. Asher Roth – rapper/hip-hop – 1985
11. David Hudson – pop singer – brother of Katy Perry – 1988
11. Gemma Hayes – indie rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1977
11. “Crying” Sam Collins – blues singer/guitarist – best known for – The Jailhouse Blues – (1887-1949)
12. Mark Knopfler – singer/songwriter/guitarist/resonator guitarist – Dire Straits – 1949
12. Pat Metheny – musician/songwriter/composer – 1954
12. Roy Hay – guitarist/keyboardist – Culture Club – 1961
12. Danny Shirley – country singer/songwriter/guitarist – Confederate Railroad – 1956
12. Buck Owens – country singer/TV host – Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – Hee Haw – (1929-2006)
12. Porter Wagoner – “Mr. Grand Ole Opry” – country/gospel singer/songwriter/musician – (1927-2007)
12. Sir Mix-A-Lot (aka Anthony Ray) – rapper/songwriter/producer -1963
12. Kid Creole (aka August Darnell) – singer/musician – Kid Creole and the Coconuts – 1950
12. Tanita Tikaram – pop-folk singer/songwriter/musician – 1969
13. Dan Fogelberg – folk-rock-pop singer/songwriter/musician – (1951-2007)
13. Andy Griggs – country singer/songwriter/musician – Monroe, LA native – 1973
13. Michael Melancon – drummer – country group Emerson Drive – 1978
13. Tal Bachman – pop-rock singer/songwriter – best known for hit – She’s So High – 1968
13. Danny Bonaduce – The Partridge Family – 1959
13. Don Ho – pop singer/entertainer – (1930-2007)
14. Kevin Cadogan – singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist – Third Eye Blind – 1970
14. David Crosby – guitarist/singer/songwriter – rock group – Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – 1941
14. Darrell “Dash” Crofts – soft pop-rock singer/songwriter – Seals & Crofts – 1940
14. Sharon Bryant – R&B singer – Atlantic Starr – 1956
14. Connie Smith – country singer – hits in the 60’s/70’s – best known for – Once A Day – married to country artist Marty Stuart – 1941
14. Bob “Slim” Dunlap – guitarist/singer/songwriter – The Replacements – 1951
14. Larry Graham Jr. – funk/soul/R&B bassist – Sly & The Family Stone – Prince – Graham Central Station – Drake – 1946
14. Sarah Brightman – singer/actor/songwriter/musician/dancer – 1960
15. Tom Johnston – singer/songwriter/guitarist – founding member of The Doobie Brothers – The Tom Johnston Band – 1948
15. Jimmy Webb – songwriter/composer/singer – best known for writing – By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Witchita Lineman – by Glen Campbell – The Highwayman – by Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson – 1946
15. Danelle Leverett – singer/guitar/banjo/harmonica – the JaneDear girls – 1983
15. Joe Jonas – pop singer – Jonas Brothers – 1989
15. Tristan Evans – drummer/backup vocals – The Vamps – 1994
15. Tim Foreman – bassist – Switchfoot – 1978
15. Alex Shelnut – drummer – A Day To Remember – 1990
15. Chief Keef – rapper – 1995
15. Danni Washington – drummer – Neck Deep – 1994
15. Bobby Caldwell – pop singer – best known for 1978 hit – What You Won’t Do For Love – 1951
15. Michael Graham – singer/songwriter/musician/actor – Boyzone – 1972
15. Oscar Peterson – jazz musician – (1925-2007)
15. Bobby Helms – rockabilly singer – best known for – Fraulein – My Special Angel – (1933-1997)
15. Bobby Byrd – R&B musician – The Famous Flames – also known for discovering James Brown – (1934-2007)
15. Rose Maddox – country musician/singer – fronted the Maddox Brothers & Rose band called “The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America – (1925-1998)
16. Billy Joe Shaver – outlaw country singer/songwriter/musician – best known for songs he penned for others including Waylon Jennings, Johnny Rodriguez and John Anderson – 1939
16. Dan Smyers – country singer/songwriter/musician – one half of duo Dan + Shay – 1987
16. Emily Robison – instrumentalist/singer/producer – best known for work with The Dixie Chicks – Court Yard Hounds – 1972
16. Madonna – Grammy winning pop singer/songwriter/actress – 56
16. Barry Hay – singer/multi-instrumentalist – Golden Earring – 1948
16. Vanessa Carlton – singer/songwriter – best known for 2002 hit – A Thousand Miles – 34
16. Tim Farris – founding member and lead guitarist of INXS – 1957
16. Ashton Shepard – country singer/songwriter – best known for the 2008 song – Takin’ Off This Pain – 28
16. James “J.T.” Taylor – R&B/funk singer/musician/actor – Kool & The Gang – 1953
16. Eric Bibb – blues singer/songwriter/musician – 1951
16. Chris Pedersen – drummer/songwriter – Camper Van Beethoven – Monks of Doom – 1960
17. Eric Johnson – Award winning guitarist/singer/songwriter producer – also proficient on lap steel, piano, acoustic, resonator and bass guitar – called “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” by Guitar Player magazine – 1954
17. Gilby Clark – guitarist/producer – Guns N’ Roses – Slash’s Snake Pit – Rock Star Supernova – 1962
17. Colin James – blues-rock singer/songwriter/musician/producer – 1964
17. Colton Swon – country singer/songwriter/musician – half of the duo – The Swon Brothers – hits include – Later On – 1988
17.Kevin Welch – country singer/songwriter – best known for hits penned for others such as – Velvet Chains (Gary Morris) – Let It Be You (Ricky Skaggs) – Desperately (Don Williams) – 1955
17.Belinda Carlisle – pop singer – The Go Go’s – solo career – songs best known for – Vacation – Our Lips Are Sealed – Mad About You – 1958
17.John “Sib” Hashian – drummer/vocals – best known with – Boston – played on their self titled debut and 2nd album – Don’t Look Back – (1949-2017)
17.Gary Talley – blue-eyed soul singer/songwriter/musician/author – The Box Tops – 1947
17. Steve Gorman – drummer – The Black Crowes – Stereophonics – Trigger Happy – 1965
17. Colin Moulding – bassist/songwriter/vocalist – XTC – Dukes of Stratosphear – 1955
17. Jill Cunniff – singer/songwriter/bassist – Luscious Jackson – 1966
17. Donnie Wahlberg – actor – prior to acting member of New Kids On The Block – 1969
17. Rod MacDonald – folk-rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1948
17. Kelvin Mercer – rapper/producer – De La Soul – 1969
17. Glen Goldsmith – rock singer/songwriter – best known for – What You See Is What You Get – 1965
17. Maysa Leak – jazz singer – 1966
17. Lil B – rapper – 1989
17. Mark Dinning (aka Max Edward Dinning) – traditional pop singer – best known for hit – Teen Angel – (1933-1986)
17. Dave “Snaker” Ray – blues singer/guitarist – Koerner, Ray & Glover – (1943-2002)
18. Patrick Swayze – pop singer/songwriter/dancer/actor – (1952-2009)
18. Dennis Elliot – was best known as the original drummer for Foreigner – 1950
18. Ron Strykert – guitarist/vocals/songwriter – Men At Work – 1957
18. Nigel Griggs – bassist/songwriter/producer – Split Enz – 1949
18. Nona Hendryx – singer/songwriter/producer/actress/author – 1945
18. Steve Wilkinson – country singer/musician – father of Amanda and Tyler – together they made up the trio – The Wilkinsons – hits include – 26 Cents – 1955
18. Edith Frost – singer/songwriter – describes her music as “pensive countrified psychedelia” – 1964
18. Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz – drummer – “Weird Al” Yankovic – 1956
18. Ed Toth – drummer – Doobie BrothersVertical Horizon – 19??
18. Regine Chassagne – indie/art rock/musician – Arcade Fire – 1977
18. Dan Peters – drummer/vocals – Bundle Of Hiss – 1967
18. Everlast – hip-hop/rap/musician – 1969
18. Sarah Dash – R&B/soul – singer/musician/actor – 1945
18. Johnny Preston – traditional pop singer – hits include – Running Bear – Cradle Of Love – (1939-2011)
18. Carl Wayne – rock singer/musician/actor – The Move – (1943-2004)
18. Molly Bee – country singer – best known for hit – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – (1939-2009)
19. Lee Ann Womack – country singer – 1966
19. Ian Gillan – rock vocalist – Deep Purple –  solo artist – 1945
19. John Deacon – bassist/vocalist – Queen – 1951
19. Ginger Baker – drummer – Cream – 1939
19. Clay Walker – country singer/songwriter – 1969
19. Eddy Raven (aka Edward Garvin Futch) Cajun influenced country singer/songwriter – Lafayette, LA native – numerous hits 1981-90 – 1944
19. Roger Cook – singer/songwriter – best know for writing – I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – I Just Want To Dance With You – Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress – 1940
19. Johnny Nash – reggae singer/songwriter – hits include – I Can See Clearly Now – 1940
19. Billy J. Kramer – 60’s pop singer – 1943
19. Steve Grimmett – rock singer – Grim Reaper – Onslaught – Lionsheart – Chateaux – 1959
19. Joey Tempest – vocalist/multi-instrumentalist – Europe –hits include – The Final Countdown – 1963
19. Mark McGuinn – country singer/songwriter/musician – best known for hit – Mrs. Steven Rudy – 1968
19. Elizabeth Wolfgramm – vocalist – The Jets – 1972
19. Michael Todd (aka Mic Todd) – bassist – Coheed & Cambria – 1980
19. Megan Rochell – R&B singer/songwriter – 1985
19. Lil’ Romeo – rapper – 1989
19. Christina Perri – singer – hits include – Jar Of Hearts – 1986
19. Deana Martin – jazz singer – daughter of Dean Martin – 1948
19. Nate Dogg – rapper – Clarksdale, MS native – (1969-2011)
20. Robert Plant – rock singer/songwriter/musician – Led Zeppelin – solo artist – The Honeydrippers – 1948
20. Demi Lovato – pop singer/musician/actress – 1992
20. James Pankow – musician/songwriter/arranger – Chicago – 1947
20. Fred Durst – metal singer/rapper – Limp Bizkit – 1970
20. Ric Olsen – guitarist – new wave group – Berlin – 1956
20. John Hiatt – blues-rock singer/songewriter/musician – 1952
20. Rudy Gatlin – country singer – member of group with his brothers – Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers – 1952
20. Rick Rael – bassist – Femme Fatale – 1957
20. Dimebag Darrell – metal guitarist – Pantera – (1966-2004)
20. Phil Lynott – songwriter/musician/producer/poet – Thin Lizzy – (1949-1986)
20. Doug Fieger – singer/songwriter/musician – The Knack – (1952-2010)
20 Sneaky Pete Kleinow – country-rock musician – The Flying Burrito Brothers –(1934-2007)
20. J. J. Malone – blues/soul musician/singer – best known for – It’s A Shame – Danger Zone – (1935-2004)
20. KRS-One – rapper/hip-hop – 1965
20. Aaron Watson – country music singer/songwriter – 1977
20. Andy Strachan – alternative rock drummer – The Living End – 1974
20. Brad Avery – former guitarist – Third Day – 1971
20. Big Moe – hip-hop/rapper – (1974-2007)
20. Isaac Hayes – composer – best know for – Theme from Shaft – (1942-2008)
20. Malachi Favors – jazz bassist – Lexington, MS native – played with Dizzy Gillespie – (1927-2004)
20. Jim Reeves – smooth country balladeer – Country Music Hall of Fame – (1923-1964)
20. Justin Tubb – country singer/songwriter – oldest son of country legend Ernest Tubb – (1935-1998)
21. Kenny Rogers – singer/songwriter/musician/actor – Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame – The New Christy Minstrels – The First Edition – duets with Dolly Parton – solo artist – 1938
21. Kacey Musgraves – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1988
21. Harold Reid – bass vocalist – formerly with The Statler Brothers – 1939
21. Glenn Hughes – bassist/vocalist – Finders Keepers – Trapeze – Black Sabbath – Deep Purple – 1951
21. Steve Smith – rock drummer – Journey – 1954
21. Jake Pitts – glam rock guitarist – Black Veil Brides – 1985
21. Serj Tankian – metal singer – System of a Down – 1967
21. Jackie DeShannon – 60’s pop singer – best known for – Put A Little Love In Your Heart – 1941
21. James Burton – rock/rockabilly guitarist – Dubberly, LA native – 1939
21. Budgie (Peter Edward Clarke) – drummer – Slits – Siouxsie & The Banshees – Wild Thing – 1957
21. Kim Sledge – R&B singer – Sister Sledge – best known for – We Are Family – 1958
21. Liam Howlett – musician/DJ – The Prodigy – 1971
21. Kelis – R&B singer/songwriter – 1980
21. Melissa Schuman – R&B-pop singer/songwriter/actress/dancer – Dream – 1984
21. Collie Buddz (Colin Harper) reggae artist – born in New Orleans – raised in Bermuda – 1981
21. Dina Caroll – soul singer – 1968
21. Joe Strummer – lead vocalist – punk group – The Clash – (1952-2002)
21. Count Basie – swing era band leader/musician – (1904-1984)
22. John Lee Hooker – Mississippi Delta blues guitarist/singer/songwriter – some of his best known songs include – Boogie Chillen – Crawling King Snake – Boom Boom – One Whiskey, One Scotch, One Beer – (1917-2001)
22. Collin Raye – country singer – hits include – Little Rock – In This Life – 1960
22. Mila Mason – country singer/songwriter – hits include – That’s Enough Of That – Dark Horse – 1963
22. Roland Orzabal – singer/songwriter/musician – Tears For Fears – 1961
22. Howie Dorough – singer/songwriter/musician – Back Street Boys – 1973
22. Vernon Reid – guitarist/composer/songwriter/bandleader – best know for work with Living Colour – 1958
22. Paul Douchette – rhythm guitar/drummer/vocals – Matchbox 20 – 1972
22. Juan Croucier – bassist/singer/songwriter/producer – Ratt – 1958
22. Holly Dunn – country singer/songwriter – (1957-2016)
22. Tori Amos – singer/songwriter/composer/pianist – 1963
22. James DeBarge – pop-soul singer/keyboardist – DeBarge – 1963
22. Debbi Peterson – drummer/singer – The Bangles – 1961
22. Kathy Lennon – singer – The Lennon Sisters – 1942
22. Jay Ashton – musician – Gene Loves Jezebel – 1961
22. GZA – rapper/songwriter – 1966
22. Jeff Stinco – guitarist – Simple Plan – 1978
22. Ricky Lynn Gregg – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1961
22. Beenie Man – rapper – 1973
22. David Marks – guitarist/singer/songwriter – best known for work with The Beach Boys – 1948
22. Donna Jean Godchaux – singer – from 72-79 worked with -The Grateful Dead – 1947
22. Layne Staley – singer/songwriter/musician – Alice In Chains – Dirt – (1967-2002)
22. Dale Hawkins – Louisiana swamp boogie guitarist/singer/songwriter – best known for writing Suzi Q – (1936-2010)
23. Rick Springfield – pop-rock singer/songwriter/musician/actor – 1949
23. Keith Moon – drummer – The Who – (1946-1978)
23. Rex Allen Jr. – country singer – 80’s hits include – Two Less Lonely People – Drink It Down, Lady – Lonely Street – 1947
23. Ira Dean – bassist/songwriter – country group Trick Pony – 1969
23. Paul Chrisman (aka Woody Paul) – singer/musician – traditional country/comedic group Riders In The Sky – 1949
23. Barry Bales – stand-up bassist – bluegrass group Alison Krauss & Union Station – 1969
23. Dean DeLeo – guitarist – Stone Temple Pilots – 1961
23. Ronny Cox – singer/songwriter/musician/storyteller/actor – 1938
23. Julian Casablancas, American musician – singer/songwriter/frontman – The Strokes – 1978
23. Dalton Reed – R&B/soul singer – Lafayette, LA native – 1952
23. Bobby G (aka Bobby Gubby) – rock singer – Bucks Fizz – 1953
23. Chrissy Costanza – singer – Against The Current – 1995
23. Eliza Carthy – folk fiddler/singer/songwriter/musician – 1975
23. Seth Binzer (aka Shifty) – rapper/singer/actor – Crazy Town – 1974
23. Roger Greenaway – singer/songwriter/record producer – 1938
23.Ernst Jansz –singer/keyboardist/producer – Doe Maar – 1948
23. Brad Mehldau – jazz pianist/composer/arranger – 1970
23. Ritchie Neville – pop singer/actor – Five – 1979
23. Sky Blu – (aka Skyler Austen Gordon) rapper/producer – 1986
23. Bone Crusher – rapper-hip-hop – 1971
23. Bilal – singer/songwriter/producer/rapper – 1979
23. YTCracker – hip-hop – 1982
23.Rudy Lewis – R&B singer – The Drifters – (1936-1964)
23 Tex Williams – country singer – best know for hit – Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette – (1917-1985)
23. Jimi Jamison – singer/songwriter/musician – Durant, MS native – Survivor – Cobra – (1951-2014)
24. John Cowan – singer/bassist – associated acts include – New Grass Revival – Four Wheel Drive – The Sky KingsThe Doobie Brothers – 1952
24. Canaan Smith – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Love You Like That – 1982
24. Clint Daniels – country singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1974
24. Ken Hensley – multi-instrumentalist/songwriter – Uriah Heep –Black Foot – 1945
24. Kristyn Osborn – country singer – part of the trio – SheDAISY – with sisters Kelsi and Kassidy – 1970
24. Justine Skye – R&B singer/songwriter – 1995
24. Alex Babinski – guitarist/keyboardist – PVRIS – 1993
24. Mike Derosier – former drummer for – Heart – 1951
24. Malcolm “Mollie” Duncan – tenor saxophonist – founding member of – Average White Band – 1945
24. Jeffrey Daniel – R&B singer/songwriter/musician – Shalamar – 1955
24. Mark “Bedders” Bedford – bassist – founding member of – Madness – 1961
24. Pebbles (Perri Reid) – R&B singer/songwriter – best known for hit – Girlfriend – 1964
24. Andreas Kisser – metal guitarist/songwriter/producer – Sepultura – 1968
24. David Freiberg – vocals/multi-instrumentalist – Quicksilver Messenger Service – Jefferson Airplane – Jefferson Starship – 1938
24. Ron Holloway – jazz-funk-rock saxophonist – 1953
24. John Bush – metal singer – Anthrax – Armed & Dangerous – 1963
24. Danny Joe Brown – vocalist – frontman – was a founding member of southern rock group – Molly Hatchet – The Danny Joe Brown Band – (1951-2005)
24. Wynonie Harris – blues-swing guitarist/singer – (1915-1969)
24. John Cipollina – (John Holland Mallet III) – guitarist – founding member of – Quicksilver Messenger Service – Copperhead – (1943-1989)
24. Jackie Brenston – R&B singer/saxophonist – his song – Rocket 88 – is considered one of the foundations of rock & roll music – (1930-1979)
24. Ruby Smith – blues singer – (1903-1977)
24. Arthur Crudup – blues singer – was called “The Father of Rock & Roll” due to his influence on Elvis Presley – (1905-1974)
25. Henry Paul – singer/songwriter/musician – The Outlaws – Blackhawk – The Henry Paul Band – 1949
25. Jo Dee Messina – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Heads Carolina, Tails California – 1970
25. Billy Ray Cyrus – country singer/songwriter/actor – best know for hit – Achy Breaky Heart – 1961
25. Elvis Costello – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Alison – Veronica – Watching The Detectives – 1954
25. Gene Simmons – bassist/songwriter – KISS – 1949
25. Vivian Campbell – guitarist/songwriter/vocals – Def Leppard – Dio – Thin Lizzy – Whitesnake – 1962
25. Rob Halford – singer/songwriter – best known for work with – Judas Priest – 1951
25. Geoff Downes – songwriter/producer/keyboardist – Yes – Asia – The Buggles – 1952
25. Marty Jourard – keyboards/vocals – The Motels – hits include – Only The Lonely – 1954
25. Matt Aitken – songwriter/producer – Stock Aitken & Waterman – 1956
25. Walter Williams – R&B singer – The O’Jays – hits include – She Used To Be My Girl – 1942
25. Wayne Shorter – jazz saxophonist – Weather Report – 1933
25. Mazzi Rawd – guitarist/keyboards/backing vocals – Femme Fatale – 1962
25. Derek Sherinian – keyboardist/composer/producer – tours with many artists including – Alice Cooper – Billy Idol – Kiss – Joe Bonamassa – 1966
25. Jeff Tweedy – singer/songwriter/musician – Wilco – 1967
25. Stuart Murdock – singer/songwriter/musician – Belle and Sebastian – 1968
25. James Righton – vocals/keyboards – The Klaxons – 1983
25. DJ Terminator X – hip-hop – rap – Public Enemy – solo – 1966
26. Brian Kelley – singer/songwriter – half of the country duo – Florida-Georgia Line – 1985
26. Jimmy Olander – guitar/banjo – country group – Diamond Rio – 1961
26. Branford Marsalis – jazz musician – Breaux Bridge, LA native – 1960
26. Dan Vickrey – guitarist/singer/songwriter – Counting Crows – 1966
26. Adrian Young – drummer – No Doubt – 1969
26. Jet Black – drummer – founding member of punk-new wave group – The Stranglers – 1938
26. Joey Diggs Jr. – pop singer – boy band – Midnight Red – 1989
26. Bean (Noel Bean) pop singer/songwriter – 1991
26. Tyler Szalkowski – guitarist/backing vocals – punk group – State Champs – 1991
26. Big K.R.I.T. – rapper – Meridian, MS native – 1981
26. Shirley Manson – rock singer – Garbage – 1966
26. Valerie Simpson – R&B singer/songwriter – Ashford & Simpson – 1946
26. Allison Robertson – guitarist – The Donnas – Elle Ray – Chelsea Girls – 1979
26. JC Charles – guitarist/songwriter – The Relapse Symphony – 1989
26. Cassie (Cassie Ventura ) – R&B singer – 1986
26. Nate Green – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1988
26. Nancy Martinez – pop-dance singer – 1960
26. Billy Rush – songwriter/musician – Asbury Jukes – 1952
26. Michael Chetwood – keyboards/vocals – Band Of Joy – T’Pau – 1954
26. Wally Murphy – steel guitarist – 1954
26. Maurice Williams – doo-wop – R&B singer – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – 1938
26. Jimmy Rushing – blues-jazz singer – 1935-48 sang with Count Basie – (1901-1972)
26. Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey) – drummer/singer – The Searchers – Roundabout – (1941-2005)
26. Lil’ Chris (Christopher James Hardman) – singer/songwriter/TV personality/actor – (1990-2015)
27. Alex Lifeson – guitarist/ songwriter/producer – Rush – 1953
27. Jeff Cook – country guitarist/singer – in the Country Music Hall of Fame – Alabama – 1949
27. Colt Ford (Jason Brown) – country – hip-hop songwriter/singer – 1969
27. Jeffrey Steele – country singer/songwriter/musician – Boy Howdy – solo – 1961
27. Sarah Neufeld – musician/backing vocals – Arcade Fire – 1979
27. Daryl Dragon – keyboardist – Captain & Tennille – 1942
27. Tony Kanal – bassist/songwriter/producer – No Doubt – 1970
27. Glen Matlock – bassist/guitarist/vocalist – The Sex Pistols – 1956
27. Tim Bogert – bassist/vocalist – Vanilla Fudge – Cactus – Beck, Bogert & Appice – 1944
27. Phil Shulman – multi-instrumentalist – progressive rock group – Gentle Giant – 1937
27. Mario (Mario Dewar Barrett) – R&B singer/songwriter/actor/producer – 1989
27. Tommy Sands – pop – rockabilly singer/guitarist/actor – best known for – Teenage Crush – 1937
27. Yolanda Adams – R&B – soul singer/actress/radio host/producer – 1961
27. Bob Nastanovich – indie rock musician/singer – Pavement – Silver Jews – Ectoslavia – Pale Horse Riders – 1967
27. Ma$e (Mason Durell Betha) – rapper/singer/songwriter/producer – 1975
27. Bobo – hip-hop – rapper – Cypress Hill – 1968
27. Jon Siebles – guitarist/bassist/vocalist – Eve 6 – 1979
27. Alice Coltrane – jazz keyboardist – (1937-2007)
27. Warren Harding “Sonny” Sharrock – jazz guitarist – (1940-1994)
27. Tony Crombie – bop – jazz – drummer/pianist/bandleader/composer – (1925-1999)
27. Lester Willis “Pres” Young – jazz saxophonist/clarinetist – (1909-1959)
27. Carter Stanley – bluegrass singer/guitarist/songwriter – one of the founding fathers of the bluegrass genre – formed The Stanley Brothers with his singing/banjo playing brother Ralph Stanley – (1925-1966)
27. Leon Theremin – inventor of one of the first electronic music instruments – The Theremin – and the first to be mass produced – (1896-1993)
28. Shania Twain (Eileen Edwards) – country singer/songwriter – first woman to sell 10 million copies each of consecutive albums – The Woman In Me – Come On Over – 1999 CMA Entertainer of the Year – 1965
28. Jake Owen – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Beachin’ – Barefoot Blue Jean Night – 1981
28. LeAnn Rimes – country singer – Jackson, MS native – hits include – Blue – How Do I Live – 1982
28. Cassadee Pope – country singer – winner of the 3rd season of The Voice – 1989
28. Dave Hlubek – southern rock guitarist/backing vocals – a founding member of – Molly Hatchet – (8/28/1951 – 9/3/2017)
28. Daniel “Danny” Seraphine – drummer – Chicago – 1948
28. Hugh Cornwell – musician/singer/songwriter – The Stranglers – 1949
28. Wayne Osmond – pop singer – The Osmond Brothers – Donnie & Marie – 1951
28. Jerry Fehily – drummer – Hothouse Flowers – 1966
28. Florence Welch – rock singer – Florence & The Machine – 1986
28. Anne “Honey” Lantree – drums/vocals – The Honeycombs – 1943
28. Kier Kemp – rhythm guitar/vocals – Fearless Vampire Killers – 1991
28. Kim Appleby – singer/songwriter/actress – Mel & Kim – 1961
28. Jess Margera – metal drummer – CKY – 1978
28. John Perkins – singer – lead & tenor – The Crew Cuts – 1931
28. Clem Cattini – drummer – The Tornados – studio work for – Cliff Richard – Lou Reed – 1939
28. Bob Segarini – singer/songwriter/composer/radio host – The Wackers – 1945
29. Michael Jackson – the “King Of Pop – (1958-2009)
29. Liam Payne – pop singer – One Direction – 1993
29. Dan Truman – keyboardist – country group – Diamond Rio – 1956
29. Kyle Cook – guitar/banjo/piano/backing vocals – Matchbox 20 – 1975
29. Shawn Camp – country singer/songwriter – best known for hits he penned for other artists – including – George Strait – Garth Brooks – Josh Turner – 1966
29. David Desrosiers – bassist/backing vocals – Simple Plan – 1980
29. Richard “Dick” Halligan – musician/composer – a founding member of – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1943
29. Chris Copping – keyboards/bassist – best know for work with – Procol Harum – 1945
29. GG Allin – punk rock singer – fronted several groups – (1956-1993)
29. A+ (Andre Levins) – rapper/hip-hop – 1982
29. Julio Fernandez – jazz guitarist – Spyro Gyra – 1954
29. Greg Steele – multi-instrumentalist/backing vocals – Faster Pussycat – 1963
29. Rick Downey – drummer – formerly with – Blue Oyster Cult – 1953
29. Elizabeth “Liz” Fraser – singer – The Cocteau Twins – 1963
29. Tony MacAlpine – metal guitarist – 1961
29. Anton Alfred Newcombe – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – The Brian Jonestown Massacre – 1967
29. Eddi Reader – pop-jazz singer/songwriter/musician – Fairground Attraction – 1959
29. Meshell NdegeOcello – musician/rapper/singer/songwriter – 1968
29. Jimmy C. Newman – cajun-country singer songwriter – longtime performer on the Grand Ole Opry – native of Mamou, LA – (1927-2014)
29. Charlie “Bird” Parker – jazz saxophonist – (1920-1955)
29. Dinah Washington – R&B/blues singer/pianist – (1924-1963)
29. Holmes Sterling Morrison – guitar/bass/backing vocals – The Velvet Underground – (1942-1995)
29. Gene Allison – R&B singer – best known for – You Can Make It If You Try – (1934-2004)
30. Ryan Ross – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Panic! At The Disco – The Young Veins – 1986
30. Micky Moody – guitarist/songwriter/author – Whitesnake – Juicy Lucy – 1950
30. Ron Beitle – drummer/vocals – Wild Cherry – 1976 hit – Play That Funky Music – (8/30/1954 – 12/9/2017)
30. Jonne Aaron – lead vocalist – Finnish rock group – Negative – 1983
30. Martin Jackson – drummer/keyboardist – best know for work with – Swing Out Sister – 1955
30. Charles Colbert – bassist – The American Breed – hits include –Bend Me, Shape Me – 1944
30. John McNally – guitar/vocals – one of the original founders of – The Searchers – 1941
30. Dana (Dana Rosemary Scallon) – Irish singer/actress – 1951
30. Lars Frederiksen – punk rock guitarist/singer – 1971
30. Swizz Beatz – hip-hop singer/rapper/musician – 1978
30. Horace Panter – bassist – General Public – The Specials – 1983
30. Jens Ludwig – guitarist – co-founder of the German rock group – Edguy – 1977
30. Aaron Barrett – musician/songwriter/vocalist/producer – Reel Big Fish – The Scholars – The Forces Of Evil – The Goodwin Club – 1974
30. Paul Oakenfold – DJ/producer – 1963
30. John Surman – jazz musician – 1944
30. Rich Cronin – pop/hip-hop singer/songwriter – LFO (Lyte Funky Ones) – (1974-2010)
30. Johnny Mann – songwriter/bandleader/vocal arranger – winner of two Grammy Awards – (1928-2014)
30. Willie Bryant – jazz band leader/musician/singer/disc jockey – New Orleans native – (1908-1964)
30. Kenny Dorham – jazz trumpeter/singer – (1924-1972)
30. John Phillips – singer/songwrite/musician – The Mamas & The Papas – (1935-2001)
30. Kitty Wells (Muriel Deason) – country singer/songwriter – Country Music Hall of Fame – known as “The Queen Of Country Music”- (1919-2012)
31. Van Morrison – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Brown Eyed Girl – Wild Night – Moondance – 1945
31. Jeff Russo – singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/composer – Tonic – 1969
31. Reb Beach – guitarist/vocals – Whitesnake – Winger – Dokken – The Mob – 1963
31. Debbie Gibson – pop singer/songwriter – best known for – Foolish Beat – Only In My Dreams – 1970
31. Rudolph Schenker – guitarist/bassist/vocalist/songwriter – The Scorpions – 1948
31. Glenn Tilbrook – singer/songwriter/musician – Squeeze -1957
31. Regina An “Gina” Schock – drummer – The Go-Go’s – 1957
31. Rick Roberts – country-rock singer/songwriter/musician – The Flying Burrito Brothers – Firefall – solo – 1949
31. Tony DeFranco – pop singer – The DeFranco Family – 1959
31. David Chastain – metal musician/producer – owner of Leviathan Records – 1963
31. Jerry Allison – drummer/songwriter – Buddy Holly & The Crickets – 1939
31. Larry Waddell – piano/keyboards – R&B/funk group – Mint Condition – 1963
31. Anthony “Anto” Thistlethwaite – folk musician – founding member of – The Waterboys – 1955
31. Bruce Soboroff – keyboards/vocals – pop group – The Buckinghams – 1952
31. Simon Neil – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Biffy Clyro – Marmaduke Duke – 1979
31. Riley McDonough – lead singer – Before You Exit – 1995
31. Joe Budden – rapper – Slaughterhouse – solo – 1980
31. 40 Cal – rapper – member of – The Diplomats – 1981
31. Craig Nicholls – singer/songwriter/guitarist – The Vines – 1977
31. “Spider” John Koerner – blues guitarist/singer/songwriter – part of group – Koerner, Ray & Glover – 1938
31. Chris Whitley – blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist – (1960-2005)
31. Bob Welch – singer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist – Fleetwood Mac – solo – (1945-2012)

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