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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – August 16th

Billy Joe Shaveroutlaw country singer/songwriter/musicianbest known for songs he penned for others including Waylon Jennings, Johnny Rodriguez and John Anderson – 1939

MadonnaGrammy winning pop singer/songwriter/actress – 1958

Dan Smyers – country singer/songwriter/musician – one half of duo Dan + Shay – 1987

Barry Hay – singer/multi-instrumentalist – best known as the frontman for –  Golden Earring – 1948

Emily Robison – multi-instrumentalist/singer/producer – best known for work with The Dixie ChicksCourt Yard Hounds – 1972

Tim Farris – best known as founding member and lead guitarist of  INXS – 1957

Vanessa Carlton singer/songwriter – best known for 2002 hit – A Thousand Miles – 1980

Ashton Shepherd country singer/songwriter – best known for hits – Takin’ Off This Pain –  Look It Up – 1986

James “J.T.” Taylor – R&B/funk singer/musician/actor  – Kool & The Gang – 1953

Eric Bibb blues singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist – 1951

Chris Pedersen – drummer/songwriter – Camper Van BeethovenMonks of Doom – 1960

William “Sputnik” Spooner – guitarist/songwriter – founder of – The Tubes – solo – 1949

Gordon “Snowy” Fleet – drummer – best known with – The Easy Beats – hits include – Friday On My Mind – 1945

Ketty Lester singer/actress – best known for 1962 hit – Love Letters – played Hester-Sue Terhune on TV’s Little House on the Prairie – 1934

Eydie GormeGrammy and Emmy award winning traditional pop/swing/big band singer – was married to singer/entertainer Steve Lawrence – (8/16/1928 – 8/10/2013)

Al Hibbler jazz /R&B singer – best known for work with Duke Ellington – Tyro, Mississippi native – (8/16/1915 – 4/24/2001)

Barbara GeorgeNew Orleans R&B singer/songwriter – I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) – (8/16/1942 – 8/10/2006)

Bill Evansjazz pianist/composer – known for work with – Miles Davis – and the group – Elements – (8/16/1929 – 9/15/1980)

Eddie Kirkland blues singer/songwriter/guitar/harmonica – known as “The Gypsy of the Blues” – (8/16/1923 – 2/27/2011)

Scott Asheton – rock drummer – The Stooges – (8/16/1949 – 3/15/2014)

Gary Loizzo – guitarist/singer/engineer/producer – best known as lead vocalist for – The American Breed – hits include 1967’s – Bend Me, Shape Me – (8/16/1945 – 1/16/2016)

 

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