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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – December 17th

Art Neville singer/songwriter/keyboards/bandleader Neville Brothers The MetersThe Funky Meters – 1937

Tracy Byrdcountry singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar – hits include – Watermelon Crawl – The Keeper Of The Stars – Holdin’ Heaven – 1966

Duane Propes – bass/backing vocals – country group – Little Texas – hits include – God Blessed Texas – What Might Have Been – 1967

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

Paul Rodgers – singer/songwriter/musician – front man for – Bad CompanyFreeThe FirmThe LawQueen + Paul Rodgers solo artist – 1949

Mark Heylmun – guitar – Suicide Silence – 1987

Taylor York – guitar/keyboard/songwriter/vocals – Paramore – 1989

Neil Sanderson – drums/harmony vocals – Three Days Grace – 1978

Sarah Dallin – bass/vocals – pop group – Banarama – hits include – Cruel Summer – Venus – 1961

Maria Brink – singer/piano – metal group – This Moment – 1977

Mike Mills – multi-instrumentalist/composer – founding member of alt rock group – R.E.M. – 1958

Craig “DJ Homicide” BullockSugar Ray – hits include – Fly – Every Morning – 1972

Jim Bonfanti – drummer – The Raspberries – best known for the hits – Go All The Way – I Wanna Be With You – 1948

Wanda Hutchinson – singer – part of the Grammy winning soul/R&B group – The Emotions – hits include – Boogie Wonderland – Best Of My Love – 1951

Sheila Hutchinson – singer – part of the Grammy winning soul/R&B group – The Emotions – hits include – Boogie Wonderland – Best Of My Love – 1953

Eddie Kendricks – singer/songwriter – known for his falsetto singing style – co-founded the Motown group – The Temptationssolo artist – (1939-1992)

Paul Butterfield – blues singer/musician – Paul Butterfield Blues BandPaul Butterfield’s Better Days – 2006 Blues Hall of Fame – 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (12/17/1942 – 5/4/1987)

James BookerNew Orleans R&B singer/keyboardist – flamboyant personality – known as – “The Black Leberace” – (12/17/1939 – 11/8/1983)

Nat Stuckeycountry singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Sweet Thang – Take Time To Love Her – (12/17/1933 – 8/24/1988)

Donnell Clyde “Spade” Cooleywestern swing musician/bandleader/actor/TV personality – known as “The King of Western Swing” – (12/17/1910 – 11/23/1969)

Carl O’Neil “Carlo” Little – drummer – Screaming Lord Sutch and The Savages – Cyril Davies and the Rhythm and Blues All Stars – early Rolling Stones prior to Charlie Watts – (12/17/1938 – 8/6/2005)

RSS Things You Didn’t Know…

  • Things you didn't know
    On The Beatles 'Hey Jude' you can hear John Lennon shout "Fuckin hell!" (2.58 into the song) after he makes a mistake on his backing vocals.

RSS Breakin’ The Law…

  • I fought the law
    In 1998, Ian Brown was arrested by police at Manchester Airport after an incident during a flight from Paris. He was found guilty and jailed for 4 months, British Airways also banned him from flying with the airline.

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RSS They Said It…

  • Quote of the Day
    "I wouldn't have Elvis Presley on my show at any time." Ed Sullivan, early 1956. "And now, here is Elvis Presley!" Ed Sullivan, October 28, 1956
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