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December – Musical Birthday Notes

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1. Brad Delson – guitar – founding member of – Linkin Park – 1977
1. Mat Kearney – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Nothing Left To Lose – Hey Mama – Breathe In, Breathe Out – 1978
1. Julee Cruise – dream pop singer/songwriter/actress – 1956
1. Kim Richey – country – Americana singer/songwriter – 1956
1. Bette Midler – multiple award winning singer/songwriter/actress – 1945
1. John Densmore – drummer/songwriter/film-maker – The Doors – 1944
1. Eric Bloom – vocals/guitar/keyboard/percussion – Blue Oyster Cult – 1944
1. Gilbert O’Sullivan – singer/songwriter/pianist – best known for 70’s hit – Alone Again (Naturally) – 1946
1. Billy Paul – Grammy winning soul singer – best known for 1972 hit – Me And Mrs. Jones – (12/1/1934 – 4/24/2016)
1. Lou Rawls – multiple Grammy winning singer/songwriter/producer/voice actor – hits include – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – (12/1/1933-6/6/2006)
2. Britney Spears – pop singer/dancer/actress – 12/2/1981
2. Rick Savage – bassist/songwriter – Def Leppard – 1960
2. Nathan Gregor “Nate” Mendel – multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter – Foo Fighters – The Jealous Sound – Lieutenant – Sunny Day Real Estate – The Fire Theft – 1968
2. Jana Kramer – country singer/actress – hits include – Why Ya Wanna – Love – 1983
2. Tal Wilkenfeld – bass/guitar/vocals – tours include – Jeff Beck – Chick Corea – the Allman Brothers Band – 1986
2. Nelly Furtado – singer/songwriter/actress – hits include – Turn Off The Lights – I’m Like A Bird – 1978
3. Paul Gregg – bassist/vocalist – country group Restless Heart – hits include – The Bluest Eyes In Texas – When She Cries – 1954
3. Don Barnes – southern-blues rock singer/songwriter/guitarist – 38 Special – 1952
3. Ozzy Osbourne – rock vocalist/songwriter/TV personality – Black Sabbath – 1948
3. Mickey Thomas – rock-pop singer/songwriter – Jefferson Starship – Starship – Elvin Bishop – 1949
3. Andy Grammer – pop – blue-eyed soul – singer/songwriter/producer – 1983
3. Daniel Bedingfield – singer/songwriter/producer – 1979
3. Montell Jordan – R&B singer/songwriter – best known for the 1995 hit – This Is How We Do It – 1968
3. Duane Roland – guitar/songwriter – founding member of southern rock band – Molly Hatchet – (1953-2006)
3. Ferlin Husky – country singer – 2010 inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame – hits include – Wings of a Dove – Gone – (1925-2011)
3. Andy Williams – traditional pop singer/actor/producer/TV personality – hits include – Moon River – (1927-2012)
4. Gary Rossington – guitarist – founding member of Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd – Rossington-Collins Band – The Rossington Band – 1951
4. Chris Hillman – singer/songwriter/musician – associated acts include – The Byrds – The Flying Burrito Brothers – Desert Rose Band – 1944
4. Lila McCann – country singer – best known for 90’s hit – I Wanna Fall In Love – 1981
4. Brian Prout – drummer – country group Diamond Rio – 1955
4. Bob Griffin – former bassist for The BoDeans – 1959
4. Jay-Z – rapper/producer – 1969
4. Freddy Cannon – rock singer/guitar – hits include Palisades Park – Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – 1940
4. Dennis Wilson – drummer/singer/songwriter/musician – The Beach Boys – 1988 posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1944-1983)
4. Amie Comeaux – country singer – (1976-1997)
4. Jim Hall – jazz guitarist/composer/arranger – (1930-2013)
4. Larry Davis – blues guitarist/singer/songwriter – (1936-1994)
5. Gary Allan – country singer – hits include – Smoke Rings In The Dark – Nothing On But The Radio – Watching Airplanes – 1967
5. Ty England – country singer – started as Garth’s guitar player – solo artist best known for 90’s hit Should’ve Asked Her Faster – 1963
5. John Rzeznik – lead vocalist – Goo Goo Dolls – 1965
5. Les Nemes – bass – Haircut One Hundred – 1960
5. Jim Messina – singer/songwriter – Buffalo Springfield – Poco – Loggins & Messina – solo artist – 1947
5. Jack Russell – singer/songwriter/musician – Great White – 1960
5. Little Richard – (born Richard Wayne Penniman) – musician/singer/songwriter – Rock & Roll and Songwriters Hall Of Fame – hits include – Tutti Frutti – Good Golly Miss Molly – Long Tall Sally – Lucille -1932
5. Andy Kim – pop singer/songwriter – best known for late 60’s & 70’s hits – Baby, I Love You – Rock Me Gently – writer of hit by “The Archies” – Sugar Sugar – 1946
5. J.J. Cale – singer/songwriter/musician – an originator of the Tulsa Sound – songs include – After Midnight – Cocaine – Magnolia – Call Me The Breeze – (1938-2013)
6. Peter Buck – guitarist/songwriter/producer – R.E.M. – 1956
6. Tish Hinojosa – country-folk singer/songwriter – 1955
6. David Lovering – drummer/magician/musician – best known with – The Pixies – 1961
6. Ulf Ekberg “Buddha” – pop musician/songwriter/singer/producer – Ace Of Base – 1970
6. Rick Buckler – drummer/songwriter/producer – best known with the British Rock Group – The Jam – 1955
6. Bill Lloyd – country musician/singer/songwriter – Foster & Lloyd – solo – 1955
6. Helen Cornelius – country singer/songwriter/actress – best known for duets with – Jim Ed Brown – 1941
6. Randy Rhoads – metal guitarist/songwriter – Ozzy Osbourne – Quiet Riot – (1956-1982)
6. Mike Smith – singer/songwriter/keyboards/producer – The Dave Clark Five – (1943-2008)
7. Gary Morris – country singer/actor – hits include – Velvet Chains – The Wind Beneath My Wings – 1948
7. Tom Waits – raspy voiced singer/songwriter/musician/actor – best known for Jersey Girl – 1949
7. Sunny Sweeney – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1976
7. Aaron Carter – pop singer/songwriter/producer/actor – 1987
7. Sara Bareilles – singer/songwriter/musician/actress – best known for hit – Love Song – 1979
7. Dominic Howard – drummer/synthesizer/producer – rock band Muse – 1977
7. Gem Archer – guitarist – groups include – Beady Eye – Oasis – 1966
7. Nicole Appleton – pop-R&B singer/songwriter/actress/TV personality – 1974
7. Craig Scanlon – bass – The Fall – 1960
7. Barbara Weathers – soul – R&B singer – best known with – Atlantic Starr – hits include – Always – Secret Lovers – 1963
7. Mike Nolan – pop singer – Bucks Fizz – 1954
7. Bobby Osborne – bluegrass artist – best known for his mandolin playing and high lead vocals – The Osborne Brothers – The Rocky Top Express – 1931
7. Harry Chapin – folk pop singer/songwriter/musician/composer/author/playwright/humanitarian – hits include – Cats In The Cradle – Taxi – W.O.L.D. – (1942-1981)
7. Louis Prima – New Orleans jazz-swing singer/entertainer/trumpeter/bandleader – (1910-1978)
8. Sam Hunt – country singer – hits include – House Party – Take Your Time – Leave The Night On – 1984
8. Marty Raybon – lead singer/songwriter/musician – country group Shenandoah – hits include The Church On Cumberland Road – Two Dozen Roses – Janie Baker’s Love Slave – 1959
8. Gregg Allman – singer/songwriter/keyboards – Allman Brothers Band – solo artist – (12/8/1947 – 5/27/2017)
8. Bobby Elliott – drummer – The Hollies – hits include – Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress – The Air That I Breathe – 1941
8. Ryan Newell – lead/slide-guitar/harmony vocalist – Sister Hazel – 1972
8. Corey Taylor – metal singer/songwriter/musician – has performed with multiple acts including – Slipknot – Stone Sour – 1973
8. Sinead O’Connor – pop singer – best known for hit – Nothing Compares To You – 1966
8. Marty Friedman – guitarist/songwriter – Megadeth – 1962
8. Phil Collen – guitarist/songwriter – Def Leppard – 1957
8. Athena Kottak – drummer – Femme Fatale – 1964
8. Warren Cuccurullo – multiple instruments/singer/songwriter – Duran Duran – 1956
8. Nicki Minaj – rap-hip hop artist – 1982
8. Paul Rutherford – musician/singer – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 1959
8. Sammy Davis Jr. – multiple award winning singer/musician/dancer/actor/comedian – hits include – The Candy Man – (1925-1990)
8. Dan Hartman – singer/songwriter/producer – The Edgar Winter Group – solo – hits include – I Can Dream About You – (1950-1994)
8. Jim Morrison – (aka- The Lizard King – Mr. Mojo Rising – King of Orgasmic Rock) – rock singer/songwriter/poet/musician/actor/director – The Doors – Rick & The Ravens – (1943-1971)
9. Sylvia (Sylvia Jane Kirby-Hutton) – country-pop singer/songwriter – best known for 1982 hit – Nobody – 1956
9. Jakob Dylan – singer/songwriter/musician – The Wallflowers – solo – hits include – One Headlight – 6th Avenue Heartache – 1969
9. Tre Cool – drummer – best known with – Green Day – 1972
9. Brian Bell – guitarist/musician/singer/songwriter – Weezer – The Relationship – Space Twins – 1968
9. Donny Osmond – pop singer/songwriter/musician/actor/radio-TV personality – 70’s teen idol – 1957
9. Nick Seymour – bassist/backing vocals/songwriter/producer/painter – Crowded House – 1958
9. Randy Murray – guitarist – best known with – BTO – 1955
9. Joan Armatrading – singer/songwriter/musician – 1950
9. Junior Wells – blues singer/songwriter/harmonica – best known for collaborations with – Buddy Guy – Muddy Water – Earl Hooker – and more – (1934-1998)
10. Meg White – drummer – The White Stripes – 1974
10. Scot Alexander – bass – Dishwalla – 1971
10. Timothy Christian Riley – drums/keyboards – Tony! Toni! Tone! – 1966
10. Ralph Tavares – Tavares – 1948
10. J Mascis – singer/songwriter/guitar – Dinosaur Jr. – 1965
10. Teyana Taylor – rapper/singer/songwriter/actress/dancer/model – 1990
10. Nick Martin – singer/songwriter/guitar/bass – best known with – Sleeping With Sirens – 1982
10. Walter “Clyde” Orange – singer/drums/keyboards – The Commodores – 1946
10. Johnny Rodriguez – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me) – Ridin’ My Thumb To Mexico – 1951
10. Chad Stuart – singer/songwriter/musician – best known as half of the folk-rock duo – Chad & Jeremy – 1941
10. Kevin Sharp – country singer/songwriter/author/motivational speaker – best known for the country cover of the Tony Rich song – Nobody Knows – (1970-2014)
10. Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones – blues-R&B guitarist/singer – best known for – The Things That I Used To Do – he had a major impact on rock & roll – experimenting with distorted guitar overtones some 10 years prior to Jimi Hendrix – (1926-1959)
11. Brenda Lee – hits include – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – I’m Sorry – 1944
11. Justin Currie – singer/songwriter/musician – founding member of – Del Amitri – hits include – Roll To Me – Nothing Ever Happens – 1964
11. Dave Allen Schools – alt-rock southern-rock/bass/songwriter/vocals/producer – founding member of – Widespread Panic – associated with several other groups – 1964
11. Zachy Vengeance (Zachary James Baker) – guitar/backing vocals – metal group – Avenged Sevenfold – 1981
11. Nikki Sixx – bass/songwriter/vocals/producer – Motley Crue – 1958
11. Darryl Jones – bass/vocals – best known with – The Rolling Stones – 1961
11. David Gates – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Bread – 1940
11. Mike Mesaros – bass/vocals -best known with – The Smithereens – 1957
11. Jermaine Jackson – musician/singer/songwriter/producer/author – best known with – The Jackson Five – 1954
11. Mos Def – rapper/singer/songwriter/producer/actor – 1973
11. Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton – R&B-blues singer/songwriter/musician – best known for – Hound Dog – Ball ‘n’ Chain – both songs were even bigger hits later by Elvis Presley (Hound Dog) – Janis Joplin (Ball ‘n’ Chain) – (1926-1984)
12. Dickey Betts – southern rock guitarist/singer/songwriter – Allman Brothers Band – solo artist – 1943
12. Dino Meneghin – guitar/vocals – best known with – The Calling – 1977
12. Eric Schenkman – guitar/piano/vocals – Spin Doctors – 1963
12. Sheila E. – singer/drummer/percussionist/songwriter – 1957
12. Dionne Warwick – multiple award winning pop singer – hits include – I’ll Say A Little Prayer – That’s What Friends Are For – Walk On By – 1940
12. Connie Francis – pop singer/musician – hits primarily in the 50’s & early 60’s including – Where The Boys Are – 1938
12. Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra – jazz-traditional pop singer/songwriter/actor/producer/director – (1915-1998)
13.Taylor Swift – multiple award winning country/pop /singer/songwriter/musician/actress – 1989
13. Matt Deis – bass/songwriter/backing vocals – best known with metal group – All That Remains – 1983
13. Randy Owen – singer/songwriter/guitar – lead vocalist for country super group – Alabama – 1949
13. John Anderson – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Swingin’ – Straight Tequila Night – 1954
13. Morris Day – R&B-pop singer/musician – best know as lead vocalist for – Morris Day & The Time – 1957
13. Steve Forbert – pop-rock-folk-Americana singer/songwriter/musician – the Meridian, MS native is best known for the 1980 hit – Romeo’s Tune – 1954
13. Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – guitar/songwriter/producer – associated acts include – Steely Dan – The Doobie Brothers – 1948
13. Ted Nugent – rock guitarist/singer/songwriter – Cat Scratch Fever – Stranglehold – Hey Baby – 1948
13. Dana Stum – metal bassist/singer/songwriter – Slaughter – 1958
13. Amy Lee – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer – Evanescence – 1981
13. Tom DeLonge – singer/songwriter/producer – Blink-182 – 1975
13. Berton Averre – guitar/keyboards – best known with – The Knack – 1953
13. Buck White – country-bluegrass singer/musician – performs with daughters – Shannon and Cheryl as – The Whites – hits include – You Put The Blue In Me – Hangin’ Around – 1930
13. Ronald Harry “Skip” Prokop – drummer/singer/songwriter/band-leader/session player/radio personality – associated acts include – The PaupersLighthouse – songs include – One Fine Morning – Pretty Lady – (12/13/1943 – 8/30/2017)
14. Cliff Williams – bass/vocals – best known with – AC/DC – 1949
14. Justin Furstenfeld – singer/songwriter/guitar – Blue October – 1975
14. Tori Kelly – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – 1992
14. Vanessa Hudgens – singer/actress – Disney’s High School Musical – 1988
14. C. J. Snare – rock singer/songwriter/musician/producer/mixing engineer – Firehouse – 1959
14. Peter “Spider” Stacy – singer/songwriter/musician – The Pogues – 1958
14. Mike Scott – singer/songwriter/musician – founding member of – The Waterboys – solo – 1958
14. Joyce Vincent Wilson – R&B-soul-jazz singer – best known with – Tony Orland & Dawn – 1946
14. Frank Allen (Francis Renaud McNeice) – bass/rhythm guitar – The Searchers – Cliff Bennett &The Rebel Rousers – 1943
14. Charlie Rich “The Silver Fox” – multiple award winning country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Behind Closed Doors – The Most Beautiful Girl – 2015 inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame – (1932-1995)
14. DeFord Bailey – country-blues singer/musician – the first performer to be introduced as playing on the Grand Ole Opry and the first African-American performer on the Opry as well – multi-instrumentalist best known for his harmonica playing – (1899-1982)
15. Tim Reynolds – guitar/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Dave Matthews Band – 1957
15. Max Green – bass/vocals – Escape the Fate – Violent New Breed – 1984
15. Alana Haim – rock-pop guitar -performs with sisters Danielle and Este as – Haim – 1991
15. Randy Parton – country singer/songwriter/actor – brother of country legend Dolly Parton – 1953
15. Dave Clark – drummer/vocalist/songwriter – The Dave Clark Five – hits include – Glad All Over – Can’t You See That She’s Mine – Bits and Pieces – 2008 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1942
15. Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Birdsong – R&B singer/songwriter – The Supremes – Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles – 1939
15. Paul Simonon – bassist/vocalist/songwriter – The Clash – 1955
15. Adrian Belew – multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer – best known with – King Crimson – 1949
15. Carmine Appice – rock drummer/percussionist – best known for associations with – Vanilla Fudge – Cactus – Rod Stewart – King Cobra – Blue Murder – the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice – 2014 inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame – 1946
15. Ken Knox – soul singer – Chairmen of the Board – best known for hit – Give Me Just A Little More Time – 1951
15. John Hammond – music producer/musician/music critic/talent scout – 1986 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1910-1987)
15. Jesse Belvin – R&B singer/songwriter/piano – hits include – Dream Girl – (1932-1960)
16. Frankie Ballard – country singer/songwriter/guitar – hits include – Helluva Life – Sunshine & Whiskey – Young & Crazy – 1982
16. Jeff Carson – country singer/musician – known for 1995 hit – Not On Your Love – 1963
16. Billy Gibbons – blues rock guitar legend/singer/songwriter/actor – ZZ Top – 1949
16. Tony Hicks – guitar/singer – The Hollies –2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1945
16. Dave Rublin – bass/keyboard/backing vocals – alt rock band – American Authors – 1986
16. Michael McCary – R&B singer – best known with – Boyz II Men – 1971
16. Benny Andersson – singer/musician – Swedish pop group ABBA – 1946
16. Christopher Thorn – guitar/steel guitar/mandolin/harmonica – Blind Melon – 1968
16. Jim Glaser – country singer/songwriter/musician – Tompall & The Glaser Brothers – 1937
17. Tracy Byrd – country singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar – hits include – Watermelon Crawl – The Keeper Of The Stars – Holdin’ Heaven – 1966
17. Duane Propes – bass/backing vocals – country group – Little Texas – hits include – God Blessed Texas – What Might Have Been – 1967
17. Sharon White – singer/musician – member of the country/blue-grass family group (with father Buck and sister Cheryl) – The Whites – married to Ricky Skaggs – 1953
17. Paul Rodgers – singer/songwriter/musician – front man for – Bad Company – Free – The Firm – The Law – Queen + Paul Rodgers – solo – 1949
17. Mark Heylmun – guitar – Suicide Silence – 1987
17. Taylor York – guitar/keyboard/songwriter/vocals – Paramore – 1989
17. Neil Sanderson – drums/harmony vocals – Three Days Grace – 1978
17. Sarah Dallin – bass/vocals – pop group Banarama – hits include – Cruel Summer – Venus – 1961
17. Maria Brink – singer/piano – metal group – This Moment – 1977
17. Art Neville – singer/songwriter/keyboards/bandleader – Neville Brothers – The Meters – The Funky Meters – 1937
17. Mike Mills – multi-instrumentalist/composer – founding member of alt rock group – R.E.M. – 1958
17. Craig “DJ Homicide” Bullock – Sugar Ray – hits include – Fly – Every Morning – 1972
17. Jim Bonfanti – drummer – The Raspberries – best known for the hits – Go All The Way – I Wanna Be With You – 1948
17. Eddie Kendricks – singer/songwriter – known for his falsetto singing style – co-founded the Motown group – The Temptations – solo – (1939-1992)
17. Paul Butterfield – blues singer/musician – Blues Hall of Fame – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1942-1987)
17. James Booker – New Orleans R&B singer/keyboardist – flamboyant personality – known as – “The Black Leberace” – (1939-1983)
17. Nat Stuckey – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Sweet Thang – Take Time To Love Her – (1933-1988)
17. Donnell Clyde “Spade” Cooley – western swing musician/bandleader/actor/TV personality – known as “The King of Western Swing” – (1910-1969)
17. Carl O’Neil “Carlo” Little – drummer – The Savages – Cyril Davies’ All Stars – early Rolling Stones prior to Charlie Watts – (1938-2005)
18. Randy Houser – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – How Country Feels – Like A Cowboy – Runnin’ Outta Moonlight – 1975
18. Christina Aguilera – pop singer/songwriter/actress/TV personality – hits include – Genie In A Bottle – What A Girl Wants – 1980
18. Keith Richards – guitar/songwriter/singer/actor/producer – The Rolling Stones – solo – 1943
18. Elliot Easton – guitar/backing vocals – best known with – The Cars – 1953
18. Cowboy Troy – country rapper/songwriter – 1970
18. Rian Dawson – drummer – All Time Low – 1987
18. DMX (Earl Simmons) – rapper/actor – 1970
18. DJ Lethal (Leors Dimant) – Limp Bizkit – 1972
18. Chas Chandler – original bassist for – The Animals – producer/A&R rep – (1938-1996)
18. Wilf Carter – (aka – Montana Slim) – country singer/songwriter/guitarist/yodeler – (1904-1996)
18. Lonnie Brooks – blues guitarist/singer – (1933-2017)
19. John McEuen – multi-instrumentalist – founding member of – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – 1945
19. Kevin Shepard – musician – best known with – Tonic – 1968
19. Doug Johnson – keyboards – Loverboy – hits include – Workin’ For The Weekend – Turn Me Loose – 1957
19. Limahl – singer/keyboards – Kajagoogoo – hits include – Too Shy – 1958
19. Maurice White – multiple award winning singer/songwriter/musician/producer/arranger – co-founder and frontman for Earth, Wind & Fire – member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Songwriters Hall of Fame – Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (1941-2016)
19. Janie Frike – multiple award winning country singer – hits include – Your Hearts Not In It – Tell Me A Lie – It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy – 1947
19. Zac Foley – bass – EMF – hits include – Unbelievable – (1970-2002)
19. Alvin Lee – singer/songwriter/musician – guitarist with Ten Years After – performed at Woodstock – (1944-2013)
19. Zal Yanovky – guitar/vocals/songwriter – The Lovin’ Spoonful – (1944-2002)
19. Little Jimmy Dickens – the 4’-11” star of the Grand Ole Opry which he joined in 1948 – well known for his novelty songs and rhinestone studded suits – inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983 – (1920–2015)
19. Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland Byrd) – Grammy winning New Orleans blues singer/songwriter/pianist – member of the Blues Hall of Fame – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1918-1980)
19. Charlie Ryan – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known for the rockabilly hit – Hot Rod Lincoln – (1915-2008)
20. Chris Robinson – singer/musician – frontman for – The Black Crowes – solo – 1966
20. Rob Hajacos – well known Nashville session fiddler – 1956
20. Peter Criss (The Catman) – musician/songwriter/producer/author – co-founder & original drummer for – KISS – 1945
20. Alan Parsons – musician/songwriter/producer for The Beatles as well as many of the individual members solo releases – Pink Floyd – Ambrosia and his own Alan Parsons Project – 1948
20. Anita Ward – R&B singer/musician – best known for 1979 hit – Ring My Bell – 1956
20. Bobby Colomby – drummer – original member of Blood Sweat & Tears – 1944
20. David Cook – musician/singer/songwriter – winner of 7th season of American Idol – 1982
20. JoJo – multiple award winning pop-R&B singer/songwriter/musician – 1990
20. Larry Willis – jazz piano/composer – associated acts include – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1940
20. Alex Chilton – singer/songwriter/guitar/producer – The Box Tops – Big Star – (1950-2010)
20. Stevie “Little Stevie” Wright – singer/songwriter/musician – billed as Australia’s first international pop star – best known with – The Easybeats – hits include – Friday On My Mind – (1947-2015)
21. Lee Roy Parnell – country-blues singer/songwriter/guitar/slide guitar – hits include – What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am – Tender Moment – On The Road – 1956
21. Brad Warren – singer/songwriter/musician – The Warren Brothers –co-writer on hits for Toby Keith – Keith Urban – Tim McGraw – 1968
21. Christy Forester – country singer – part of – The Forester Sisters – with siblings Kathy, June & Kim – hits include – Men – I Fell In Love Again Last Night – Mama’s Never Seen Those Eyes – 1962
21. Brett Scallions – singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar – Fuel – 1971
21. Brent Taddie – drummer – Crown The Empire – 1989
21. Shaun Morgan – singer/songwriter/guitar – Seether – 1978
21. Gabrielle Glaser – guitar/vocals – Luscious Jackson – 1965
21. Betty Wright – R&B singer – hits include – Tonight Is The Night – Cleanup Woman – 1953
21. Paul (Ray Hildebrand) – pop singer – part of the duo – Paul & Paula – best known for their 1963 hit – Hey Paula – 1940
21. Carla Thomas – soul singer – known as “The Queen of Memphis Soul – 1942
21. Carl Wilson – singer/songwriter/producer – co-founder and guitarist of – The Beach Boys – (1946-1998)
21. Frank Zappa – singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actor – The Mothers of Invention – Captain Beefheart – (1940-1993)
22. Meghan Trainor – pop singer/songwriter/musician/producer – hits include – All About That Bass – Lips Are Movin – 1993
22. Chuck Mead – country singer/acoustic guitar/electric guitar – BR549 – 1960
22. Rick Nielsen – guitarist/songwriter/back-up vocals – Cheap Trick – 2016 inductee in – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – hits include – Surrender – Dream Police – I Want You To Want Me – 1946
22. Jordin Sparks – singer/songwriter/actress – winner of American Idol season 6 at age 17- debut album certified platinum – 1989
22. Barry Jenkins – rock drummer – The Animals – 1944
22. Maurice Gibb – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – The Bee Gees – (1949-2003)
22. Robin Gibb – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – The Bee Gees – (1949-2013)
23. Eddie Vedder – singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar – best known with – Pearl Jam – solo – 1964
23. Anthony Phillips – multi-instrumentalist – best know as guitarist for – Genesis – solo – 1951
23.Dave Murray – guitarist/songwriter for heavy metal group – Iron Maiden – 1956
23. Harry Judd – drummer – Brit boy group – McFly – 1985
23. Robbie Dupree – pop singer/songwriter – best known for 1980 hit – Steal Away – 1946
23. Victoria Williams – alt-country – folk-rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1958
23. Johnny Contardo – singer/actor – Sha Na Na – 1951
23. Jorma Kaukonen – blues-rock-folk guitarist/songwriter/vocalist – Jefferson Airplane – Hot Tuna – 1940
23. Luther Grosvenor – guitar – Spooky Tooth – Mott The Hoople – Widowmaker – 1946
23. Tim Hardin – folk singer/songwriter/musician – best known for song – If I Were A Carpenter – (1941-1980)
23. Buddy Harman – award winning country drummer – part of the “A-Team” of session players – 1st regular drummer on The Grand Ole Opry – (1928-2008)
23. Eugene Booker Record – singer/songwriter/producer – best known as lead vocalist of – The Chi-Lites – hits include – Oh Girl – Have You Seen Her – (1940-2005)
23. Peter “Pete” Quaife – bass/backing vocals – The Kinks – hits include – All Day And All Of The Night – You Really Got Me – 1990 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1943-2010)
23. Chet Baker – jazz trumpet/flugelhorn/vocals – (1929-1988)
23. Esther Phillips – celebrated R&B vocalist who also performed in several other genres – (1935-1984)
24. Lemmy Kilmister – singer/songwriter/bass player for rock band – Motörhead – Hawkwind – (1945-2015)
24. Louis Tomlinson – pop singer/songwriter/actor – Brit boy band – One Direction – 1991
24. Ricky Martin – pop singer/actor/author – best known for – Livin’ La Vida Loca – 1971
24. Mary Ramsey – singer/songwriter/violin – 10,000 Maniacs – 1963
24. Darren Wharton – singer/songwriter/keyboards – Thin Lizzy – Dare – 1962
24. Ian Burden – keyboards/bass/songwriter – Human League – 1957
24. Will Oldham – stage name – Bonnie “Prince” Billy – alt-country-folk singer/songwriter/actor – 1970
24. Dave Bartholomew – New Orleans jazz-R&B-big band-swing-Dixieland musician/bandleader/composer/arranger – member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Louisiana Music Hall of Fame – 1918
24. Lee Dorsey – New Orleans pop-R&B singer – hits include – Ya Ya – Workin’ In A Coal Mine – (1924-1986)
25. Jimmy Buffet – singer/songwriter – hits include – Margaritaville – Pirate Looks At 40 – Come Monday – also well known for collaborations with several country artists – 1946
25. Steve Wariner – country singer/guitarist – got his start as a bass player for Dottie West- began a solo career in 1978 – hits include – Life’s Highway – Holes In the Floor of Heaven – 1954
25. Barbara Mandrell – country crossover artist – hits include – Sleepin’ Single in a Double Bed – won CMA Female Vocalist of the Year award in 1979 and 1981 – 1948
25. Annie Lennox – singer/songwriter/musician – The Eurythmics – The Tourists – solo artist – hits include – Sweet Dreams – Walking On Broken Glass – 1954
25. Jessica Origliasso – singer/songwriter/guitar/musician/actress – The Veronicas – 1984
25. Lisa Origliasso – singer/songwriter/keyboards/musician/actress – The Veronicas – 1984
25. Neil Westfall – guitarist – rock group – A Day To Remember – 1987
25. Alannah Myles – Canadian singer/songwriter – known for Black Velvet – 1958
25. Dido – English singer/songwriter – 1971
25. Shane McGowan – singer/songwriter – The Pogues – 1957
25. Noel Hogan – guitarist/songwriter/producer – The Cranberries – 1971
25. Ron Foos – bassist – Paul Revere & The Raiders – 1949
25. Robin Campbell – guitar/vocals – pop-reggae band – UB40 – 1954
25. Josh Freese – drummer/songwriter – best known with – Devo – The Vandals – 1972
25. Pete Brown – performance poet/lyricist – best known for collaborations with Jack Bruce of Cream – 1940
25. Cab Calloway – multiple award winning jazz-blues-swing singer/songwriter/bandleader – Cab Calloway Orchestra – best known for – Minnie the Moocha – (1907-1994)
25. Henry Vestine “The Sunflower” – guitarist – Canned Heat – (1944-1997)
25. Noel Redding – guitar/bass – best known with – The Jimi Hendrix Experiment – (1945-2003)
25. O’Kelly “Kelly” Isley Jr. – R&B-soul singer/songwriter – The Isley Brothers – hits include – Shout – It’s Your Thing – Twist & Shout – (1937-1986)
25. Billy Horton – lead singer – The Silhouettes – hits include – Get A Job – (1929-1995)
26. Lars Ulrich – musician/songwriter/producer/actor/vocals – drummer for heavy metal band – Metallica – 1963
26. Chuck Mosley – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known as frontman for – Faith No More – (12/26/1959 – 11/10/2017)
26. Chris Daughtry – singer/songwriter/actor/former American Idol contestant – frontman for pop/rock group – Daughtry – 1979
26. Andy Biersack – aka Andy Sixx – singer/keyboards – Black Veil Brides – 1990
26. Peter “Pete” Klett – guitarist – bestt known with – Candlebox – 1969
26. J. Yuenger – guitarist – White Zombie – 1966
26. Jared Leto – actor/musician – group – 30 Seconds To Mars – movie roles include – Dallas Buyers Club – American Psycho – Requiem For A Dream – Suicide Squad – 1971
26. Ernie Cate – vocals/piano – The Cate Brothers – with twin brother Earl – hits include – Fire On The Tracks – Union Man – 1942
26. Earl Cate – vocals/guitar – The Cate Brothers – with twin brother Ernie – hits include – Fire On The Tracks – Union Man – 1942
26. Bob Carpenter – keyboard/accordian/vocals – best known with – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – hits include – Fishin’ In The Dark – Modern Day Romance – 1946
26. Gordon Edwards – musician – best known with – The Kinks – 1946
26. Abdul Fakir – singer – best known with the Motown group – The Four Tops – 1935
27. Shay Mooney – part of country duo – Dan & Shay – hits include – 19 You And Me – Show You Off – 1991
27. Jeff Bryant – drummer – best known for his time with country group – Ricochet – What Do I Know – Daddys Money – 1962
27. Les Taylor – singer/songwriter/guitarist best known for his time with country/pop group – Exile – Woke Up In Love Again – Kiss You All Over – 1948
27. Hayley Williams – singer/songwriter/keyboards – Paramore – 1988
27. Mick Jones – guitarist/songwriter/producer – Foreigner Spooky Tooth – 1944
27. Karla Bonoff – singer/songwriter/musician – best known for 1982 hit – Personally – 1951
27. David Knopfler – vocals/guitar/piano/songwriter – Dire Straits – solo artist – 1952
27. Larry Byrom – musician/songwriter – best know with – Steppenwolf – 1948
27. Mike Pinder – keyboards/vocals – Moody Blues – 1941
27. Terry Bozzio – drummer – Missing Persons and other artists – 1950
27. Matt Slocum – musician/singer/songwriter – Sixpence None The Richer – 1972
27. Les Maguire – piano/saxophone – best known with – Gerry & The Pacemakers – 1941
27. Scotty Moore – best known for playing guitar for Elvis – 2000 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2015 Memphis Music Hall of Fame – (1931-2016)
28. Joe Diffie – country singer/songwriter – Third Rock From the Sun – Pick-Up Man – Home – 1958
28. Marty Roe – rhythm guitar/lead singer of country group – Diamond Rio – hits include – Meet In the Middle – Beautiful Mess – 1960
28. Mike McGuire – drummer/backing vocals – country group – Shenandoah – hits include – Two Dozen Roses – The Church on Cumberland Road – Janie Bakers Love Slave – 1958
28. Edgar Winter – singer/songwriter/producer – legendary rock and blues guitarist also plays saxophone, keyboards and percussion – best know for instrumental – Frankenstein – 1946
28. John Legend – R&B singer/songwriter/producer/pianist – hits include – All Of Me – Ordinary People – 1978
28. Michael Gibbons – lead vocals/trumpet – Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods – hits include – Billy Don’t Be A Hero – Who Do You Think You Are – 1956
28. Francis Edward “Frank” Turner – singer/songwriter/musician – 1981
28. Dick Diamonde – bass – founding member of – The Easy Beats – 1947
28. Mary Weiss – pop singer – best known as lead vocalist for 60’s group – The Shangri-Las – solo – 1948
28. Dwight Bement – saxophone – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – hits include – Young Girl – Over You – Lady Willpower – 1945
28. Charles Neville – R&B-funk-soul saxophone/vocals – The Neville Brothers – 1938
28. Alex Chilton – singer/songwriter/guitar/producer – The Box Tops – Big Star – (1950-2010)
28. Roebuck “Pops” Staples – singer/songwriter/guitarist – patriarch of – The Staple Singers – hits include – I’ll Take You There – Lets Do It Again – (1914-2000)
28. Johnny Otis – R&B singer/composer/musician – hits include – Willie and The Hand Jive – (1921-2012)
29. Ed Bruce – country singer/songwriter/actor – known for his smooth voice – writing credits include Texas (When I Die), Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – 1939
29. Glen Phillips – singer/songwriter/guitar/mandolin/keyboards – Toad The Wet Sprocket – 1970
29. Jessica Andrews – country singer – 1999 debut album Heart Shaped World produced #1 hit Who I Am – 1983
29. Neil “Spyder” Giraldo – guitar/songwriter – married to Pat Benatar – 1955
29. Marianne Faithfull – singer/songwriter/musician/actress – hits include – As Tears Go By – 1946
29. Yvonne Elliman – singer/songwriter/musician – best known for 1978 hit – If I Can’t Have You – 1951
29. Bryan Dexter Holland – singer/songwriter/guitar/multi-instrumentalist – The Offspring – 1965
29. Jim Reid – singer/songwriter/musician – The Jesus And Mary Chain – 1961
29. Ray Thomas – singer/songwriter/musician – The Moody Blues – 1941
29. Cozy Powell – rock drummer – acts associated with include – Jeff Beck GroupWhitesnake RainbowRobert Plant Black Sabbath – (1947-1998)
29. Rick Danko – singer/songwriter/bass/producer/multi-instrumentalist – The Band – (1943-1999)
30. Suzy Bogguss – country singer/songwriter/musician – 90’s hits include – Outbound Plane – Aces – Letting Go – Drive South – 1956
30. Jeff Lynne – musician/singer/songwriter/producer – ELOThe Traveling Wilburys – 1947
30. Michael Nesmith – musician/songwriter/composer/actor – The Monkees – 1942
30. Sandy Beales – bassist – pop group – One Direction – 1991
30. Tyrese – singer/actor – movie Baby Boy – hits include – Sweet Lady – 1978
30. Patti Smith – punk-rock singer/songwriter/poet – 1946
30. Jay Kay – singer/frontman – Jamiroquai – 1969
30. Clive Bunker – drummer – best known with – Jethro Tull – 1946
30. Paul Stookey – folk singer/songwriter – Peter Paul & Mary – 1937
30. Davy Jones – pop-rock singer/musician/actor/teen idol – The Monkees – solo – (1945-2012)
30. John Hartford – country-folk-bluegrass singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – (1937-2001)
30. Skeeter Davis – country-pop singer/songwriter – hits include – The End Of The World – (1931-2004)
30. Bo Diddley – multi-award winning R&B-blues singer/songwriter/guitar/producer/actor – nicknamed “The Originator” – (1928-2008)
30. Del Shannon – rock-country singer/songwriter/musician – best known for the hit – Runaway – (1934-1990)
31. Tom Hamilton – songwriter/bass – Aerosmith – hits include – Dream On – Walk This Way – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – 1951
31. Burton Cummings – best known as lead singer/keyboards of – The Guess Who – solo – hits include – These Eyes – American Woman – Laughing – Share The Land – 1947
31. Bob Bryar – drums – best known with – My Chemical Romance – 1979
31. Andy Summers – guitarist/singer/multi-instrumentalist – The Police – solo artist – 1942
31. George Thorogood – blues rock guitarist/singer/songwriter – George Thorogood and The Destroyers – 1950
31. Scott Ian – musician/songwriter/guitar – Anthrax – 1963
31. Joe McIntyre – pop singer/songwriter/musician – New Kids On The Block – 1972
31. Craig Wayne Boyd – country singer/songwriter – winner of Season 7 of the Voice – 1978
31. Paul Westerberg – singer/guitarist/songwriter – The Replacements – 1959
31. Fermin Goytisolo – musician – K.C. & The Sunshine Band – 1951
31. Peter Quaife – bass/backing vocals – founding member of – The Kinks – (1943-2010)
31. John Denver – multiple award winning folk-pop-country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Rocky Mountain High – Take Me Home, Country Roads – Annie’s Song – (1943-1997)
31. Donna Summer – multiple Grammy winning pop-disco singer/songwriter – hits include – Bad Girls – Last Dance – Heaven Knows – 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1948-2012)
31. Rex Allen – singer/songwriter/actor/Disney narrator – (1920-1999)

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