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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – August 15th

Tom Johnston – singer/songwriter/guitarist – co-founder of – The Doobie Brothers – The Tom Johnston Band – hits include – Listen To The Music – Long Train Runnin’ – 1948

Bobby Caldwellblue-eyed soul singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – best known for 1978 hit – What You Won’t Do For Love – 1951

Peter York – drummer – best known with – The Spencer Davis Group – Eric Clapton’s Powerhouse – 1942

Danelle Leverett – singer/guitar/banjo/harmonica – The JaneDear Girls – 1983

Tommy Aldridge – rock drummer – associated acts include – Black Oak Arkansas Pat Travers BandOzzy Osbourne Gary MooreWhitesnakeTed NugentThin Lizzie – Vinnie Moore – Yngwie Malmsteen – 1950

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

Joe Jonas – pop singer/songwriter/producer/musician/actor  – Jonas Brothers DNCE – 1989

Tristan Evans – drummer/backup vocals/producer – The Vamps – 1994

Tim Foreman – bassist – Switchfoot – 1978

Bernard Fanning – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Powderfinger – solo artist – 1969

Alex Shelnut – drummer – A Day To Remember – 1990

Kate Taylor – singer/songwriter – best known for – It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) – 1949

Billy Griffin – singer/songwriter – best known for replacing Smokey Robinson as lead singer of The Miracles in 1972 – 1950

Frederick Knight R&B singer/songwriter/producer – best known for – I’ve Been Lonely For So Long – 1944

Paul Jefferson – country singer/songwriter – best known for 1996 song – Check Please – and for co-writing Aaron Tippin‘s 1995  #1 hit – That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You – married to country singer – Lisa Brokop – 1961

Dani Washington – drummer – Neck Deep – 1994

Michael Graham – singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actor – Boyzone – 1972

Vinnie Denunzio – drummer – associated acts include – The FeeliesThe Aquanettas – Richard Lloyd – 1956

Floyd Ashton – singer – The Tams – best known for 1964 hit – What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) – 1933

Oscar “O.P.” Petersonjazz pianist/composer – dubbed “Maharaja of the keyboard” by Duke Ellington – (1925-2007)

Robert Lee “Bobby” Helms rockabilly singer – best known for – Fraulein – My Special Angel – and the holiday classic – Jingle Bell Rock – (1933-1997)

Bobby Byrd – R&B-soul singer/songwriter/bandleader/talent scout/producer/musician – The Famous Flames – also known for discovering James Brown – (1934-2007)

Rose Maddoxcountry singer/songwriter/fiddler – fronted the Maddox Brothers & Rose band called “The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America – solo – several duets with Buck Owens – (1925-1998)

Don Rich (Donald Eugene Ulrich) – guitar/fiddle/vocals – helped develop the Bakersville sound in the early 60’s as a member of Buck Owens backing band The Buckaroos – (1941-1974)

 

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