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February – Musical Birthday Notes

 

1. Don Everly – singer/songwriter – The Everly Brothers – hits include – Wake Up Little Susie – Dream – 1986 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2001 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1937

1. Rich Williams – guitarist/songwriter – Kansas – co-write credits include – Play The Game Tonight – No Room For A Stranger – Can I Tell You – 1950

1. Patrick Wilson – drummer/singer/songwriter/guitar/keyboard – co-founder of –  Weezer – 1969

1. Mike Campbell – guitar/songwriter/producer – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – 1950

1. Jason Isbell – Americana singer/songwriter/guitarist – Drive-By Truckers – solo – 1979

1. Ray Sawyer – singer – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show –sang lead on their hit – The Cover Of The Rolling Stone – 1937

1. Del McCoury – award winning bluegrass singer/musician – The Del McCoury Band – 1939

1. Harry Styles – pop singer/songwriter – British boy band –  One Direction – 1994

1. Chuck Dukowski – punk rock bass/songwriter – founding member of – Black Flag – 1954

1. Lisa Marie Presley – singer – daughter of Elvis – 1968

1. Julie Roberts – country singer/songwriter – best known for 2004 hit – Break Down Here – 1979

1. Rick James – singer/songwriter/producer/musician –  “King of Funk Punk” – hits include – Super Freak – (1948-2004)

1. Jani Lane – glam rock singer/frontman/lyricist/songwriter/musician – Warrant – hits include – Cherry Pie – Heaven – (1964-2011)

1. Bob Shane – multi-award winning folk-pop singer/guitar/banjo – The Kingston Trio – songs include – Scotch & Soda – Tom Dooley – 1934

1. Jimmy Carl Black – drummer/vocalist/songwriter/producer – Mothers Of Invention – (1938-2008)

2. Howard Bellamy – country singer/songwriter/guitar – over 25 hits ranging from 1976 to 1990 as half of the duo The Bellamy Brothers – hits include – Let Your Love Flow – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me – Redneck Girl – Old Hippie – 1946

2. Graham Nash – singer/songwriter/musician/activist – Crosby Stills Nash & YoungThe Hollies – 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with CSN&Y and in 2010 with The Hollies – 1942

2. Blaine Larsen – country singer/songwriter/guitar – best known for 2004 hit  – How Do You Get That Lonely – 1986

2. Robert DeLeo – bassist/songwriter/harmony vocals/songwriter – Stone Temple Pilots Hollywood Vampires – 1966

2. Ben Mize – drums/vocals – best known with – Counting Crows – 1971

2. Billy Mohler – songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – best known with – The Calling – 1975

2. Ross Valory – bass/backing vocals –  Journey – 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1949

2. Albert “Al” McKay – multi-Grammy winning guitarist/songwriter/producer/arranger – Earth, Wind & Fire – Al McKay’s L.A. All-Stars – 1948

2. Tony Butler – bass/vocals – best known with – Big Country – 1957

2. Peter MacBeth – bass – best known with – The Foundations – hits include – Build Me Up Buttercup – 1941

2. Tom Tripplehorn – guitar – best known with – Gary Lewis & The Playboys – hits include – This Diamond Ring – Count Me In – 1949

2. Peter Lucia – drummer – best known with – Tommy James & The Shondells – hits include – I Think We’re Alone Now – Crystal Blue Persuasion – Draggin’ The Line – 1947

2. Alan “Tea” Caddy – guitarist/arranger/producer/session musician – best known with – The Tornados – (1940-2000)

2. Eva Cassidy – jazz-folk singer/guitarist – (1963-1996)

2. Stan Getz – Grammy winning jazz saxophonist – best know for his part on the 1964 hit – The Girl From Ipanema – (1927-1991)

2. Shakira – pop singer/songwriter/producer – 1977

2. Melody Gardot – jazz-blues singer/songwriter/musician – 1985

3. Dave Davies – singer/songwriter/guitar/producer/audio engineer – The Kinkssolo – songs include – You Really Got Me – Lola – Tired Of Waiting For You – All Day And All Of The Night – 1990 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2005 UK Music Hall of Fame – 1947

3. Eric Haydock – best known as the original bassist for – The Hollies – 1943

3. Lee Ranaldo – musician/singer/songwriter – Sonic Youth – 1956

3. Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst –  drummer/keyboards – best known with – The Cure – hits include – Just Like Heaven – Friday I’m In Love – 1959

3. Matraca Berg – country singer/songwriter – song credits include – Deana Carter‘s/Strawberry Wine – Reba McEntire‘s/The Last One To Know –  Martina McBride‘s/Wild Angels – Kenny Chesney‘s/You And Tequila – 1964

3. Jessica Harp – country singer/songwriter/guitar – The Wreckers – solo – 1982

3. Dennis Edwards – R&B-pop-soul singer – The Temptationssolo – 1943

3. Angelo D’Aleo – singer – Dion & The Belmonts – hits include – Teenager In Love – 1940

3. Lee Crystal – drummer – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – (1958-2013)

3. Johnny “Guitar” Watson – blues-soul-funk singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – A Real Mother For Ya – (1935-1996)

3. Jesse “Baby Face” Thomas – blues guitarist/singer – songs include – Blue Goose Blues – (1911-1995)

4. Phil Ehart – drummer/songwriter – Kansas – songwriting credits include – Point Of Know Return – Play The Game Tonight – 1951

4. Clint Black – country singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actor – hits include – A Better Man – Put Yourself In My Shoes – 1962

4. Chris McDaniel – keyboards – best known with country group – Confederate Railroad – hits include – Queen Of Memphis – Trashy Women – 1965

4. Alice Cooper – shock rock singer – hits include – Schools Out – Eighteen – No More Mr. Nice Guy – 1948

4. John Steel – drummer – The Animals – hits include – The House Of The Rising Sun – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – It’s My Life – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – 1994 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1941

4. Florence LaRue – Grammy winning pop singer – The Fifth Dimension – groups hits include – Up Up And Away – Stoned Soul Picknick – Wedding Bell Blues – (Last Night) I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All -1944

4. Jeff Schroeder – guitar/vocals – best known with – Smashing Pumpkins – 1974

4. Jerry Shirley – drummer/keyboards – best known with – Humble Pie – songs include – 30 Days In The Hole – I Don’t Need No Doctor – 1952

4. Natalie Imbruglia – pop singer/songwriter/actress/model – best known for hit – Torn – 1975

4. Kimberly Wyatt – pop-R&B singer/dancer/choreographer/TV personality – Pussycat Dolls – Her Majesty & The Wolves – 1982

4. Kevin John “Noodles” Wasserman – guitar/bass/backing vocals – best known with – The Offspring – 1963

4. Roy Yeager – drummer – associated acts include – LoboJoe SouthAtlanta Rhythm Section – 1949

4. Robert Jan Stips – keyboards/songwriter/producer – best known with – Golden Earring – 1950

4. James Dunn – singer – best known as a member of – The Stylistics – hits include – You Make Me Feel Brand New – You Are Everything – 1950

4. Gavin DeGraw – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – In Love With A Girl – Not Over You -1977

4. Duncan Coutts – bass/songwriter – best known with – Our Lady Peace – 1969

4. Jonathan “Spike” Gray – singer/songwriter – best know with – The Quierboys – 1968

4. Johnny Gambale – singer – was part of the vocal group – The Classics – 1942

5. J.R. Cobb – guitar/songwriter- Atlanta Rhythm Section – Classics IV – songwriting credits include – Spooky – Stormy – Champagne Jam – Do It Or Die – 1993 Georgia Music Hall of Fame – 1997 Alabama Music Hall of Fame – 1944

5. Chris Barron – singer/frontman/guitar/acoustic guitar – Spin Doctors – hits include – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong – Two Princes – 1968

5. Duff McKagan – bass/songwriter/singer – Guns N’ Roses – 1964

5. Tommy Skeoch – guitar/songwriter – best known with – Tesla – 1962

5. Sara Evans – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Born To Fly – Suds In The Bucket – A Little Bit Stronger – 1971

5. David Denny – guitar – best known with – The Steve Miller Band – 1948

5. Al Kooper – songwriter/producer/musician – known for organizing – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1944

5. Tyler Farr – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Redneck Crazy – Whiskey In My Water – A Guy Walks Into A Bar – 1984

5. Adam Carson – drummer – best known with – AFI – 1975

5. Bobby Brown – R&B singer /songwriter/dancer/actor – hits include – My Perogative – 1969

5. Ann Sexton – R&B-soul-funk singer – best known for 1973 hit – You’re Gonna Miss Me – 1950

5. Chuck Winfield – trumpet/French horn/flugelhorn – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1943

5. Larry Tamblyn – singer/keyboards – The Standells – best known for 1966 hit – Dirty Water – 1943

5. Barrett Strong – R&B-Motown – singer/songwriter/musician – best known for 1960 hit – Money (That’s What I Want) – 2004 Songwriters Hall of Fame – 1941

5. Cory Wells – singer – Three Dog Night – hits include – Joy To The World – Eli’s Coming – An Old Fashioned Love Song – Shambala – Mama Told Me Not To Come – Never Been To Spain – 2000 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (1941-2015)

5. Claude King – country singer/songwriter – best known for 1962 hit – Wolverton Mountain – (1923-2013)

6. Natalie Cole – multiple Grammy winning jazz/pop/ R&B singer – daughter of Nat King Cole – hits include – This Will Be – Our Love – Unforgettable –  (1950-2015)

6. Bob Marley – multiple award winning reggae singer/songwriter/musician – Bob Marley & The Wailers – solo – (1945-1981)

6. Axl Rose – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – best known as the frontman for  – Guns N’ Roses – 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1962

6. Ritchie McDonald – country singer/songwriter/musician – best known with – Lonestar – hits include – I’m Already There – Amazed – 1962

6. Anita Cochran – country singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – hits include – What If I Said – 1967

6. Simon Phillips –  session & touring drummer – associated acts include – Toto – The Who – Tears For Fears – Judas Priest – Mike Oldfield – Gary Moore – 1957

6. Rick Astley – pop singer – best known for 1987 hit – Never Gonna Give You Up – 1966

6. Jerry Marotta – drummer – associated acts include – Orleans – Peter Gabriel – Hall & Oates – 1956

6. Fabian – singer/actor – teen idol in the 50’s & early 60’s – hits include – Turn Me Loose – Tiger – 1943

6. John London – bass/songwriter/musician – best known for associations with – The Monkeys – First National Band – (1942-2000)

7. Garth Brooks – country/crossover singer/songwriter/musician – leader of the country music boom of the 90’s – multiple award winner – one of the biggest selling artists of all time – 1962

7. David Bryan – keyboardist/songwriter/backing vocals – Bon Jovi – 1962

7. Brian Travers – saxophone – UB40 – hits include – Red Red Wine – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – 1959

7. Jimmy Greenspoon – keyboardist/composer – Three Dog Night – (1948-2015)

7. Wes Borland – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Limp Bizkit – 1975

7. Samuel Denison “Sam” Martin – Grammy winning singer/songwriter – 1983

7. Steve Bronski – synth-pop artist – Bronski Beat – 1960

7. Sully Erna – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Godsmack – 1968

7. David Scarzone – singer – boy band – IM5 – 1997

7. Laurence Scott – keyboardist – Isotope – 1946

7. Alan Lancaster – bass/vocals/songwriter – founding member of – Status Quo – 1949

7. Mark St. John (Mark Leslie Norton) – guitar – best known with – KISS – (1956-2007)

7. Sammy Johns – country-pop singer/songwriter – best known for 1975 million selling hit – Chevy Van – (1946-2013)

7. King Curtis – R&B-funk-blues – saxophonist/bandleader/session player – known for his distinctive riffs – Yakety Yak – (1934-1971)

7. Earl King – New Orleans blues singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known for blues standards written and made popular by others including – One Night/Elvis – Come On/Jimi Hendrix – Stevie Ray Vaughn – I Hear You Knockin’/Dave Edmunds – (1934-2003)

8. Vince Neil – rock singer/frontman – Motley Crue – solo – hits include – Dr. Feelgood – Girls, Girls, Girls – Home Sweet Home – 1961

8. Dan Seals – pop-country singer/songwriter/musician – England Dan & John Ford Coley – solo country artist –  hits include -I’d Really Love To See You Tonight – Bop – Big Wheels In The Moonlight – Meet Me In Montana (with Marie Osmond) – (1948-2009)

8. Jeremy Davis – bassist – Paramore – 1985

8. Cameron Muncey – guitar/vocals/songwriter – Jet – 1980

8. Joshua Kadison – pop singer/songwriter/piano – best known for hit – Jessie – 1963

8. Sam Lianas – singer/songwriter/guitar – The BoDeans – Absinthe – 1961

8. Will Turpin – bassist/songwriter/producer – Collective Soul – 1971

8. Dave “Phoenix” Farrell – bass – Linkin Park – 1977

8. Tom Rush – folk/blues/singer/songwriter/musician – 1941

8. Dave Meros – bass – best known with – Spock’s Beard – 1956

8. Michael Goodroe – bass – The Motels – solo – 1950

8. Paul Wheatbread – drummer – best known with – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – hits include – Young Girl – Over You – Woman, Woman – Lady Willpower – 1946

8. Adolfo “Fito” De La Parra – drummer – best known as a long time member of – Canned Heat – 1946

8. Creed Bratton (William Charles Schneider) – musician/actor – formerly of – The Grass Roots – 1943

8. Ray Sharpe – rockabilly singer/songwriter/guitar – 1938

8. John Williams – composer – music includes movie themes for Star Wars – Indiana Jones – Superman – Jaws – 1932

9. Travis Tritt – country singer – hits include – It’s A Great Day To Be Alive – Help Me Hold On – T-R-O-U-B-L-E – Where Corn Don’t Grow – Here’s A Quarter – 1963

9. Joe Ely – country rock/Americana – singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1947

9. Carole King – multiple award winning singer/songwriter/musician – Songwriters Hall of Fame – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – hits include – It’s Too Late – 1942

9. Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas – saxophone – Kool & The Gang –group hits include – Ladies Night – Joanna – Too Hot – Get Down On It – Hollywood Swingin’ – 1951

9. Rachel Bolan – bass/vocals/songwriter/producer – Skid Row – hits include – 18 and Life – I Remember You – 1966

9. William Holly Johnson – vocals/bass – best known with – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 1960

9. Gia Farrell – pop singer/songwriter – hits include – Hit Me Up – 1991

9. Danni Leigh – honk-tonk country singer – best known for – If The Jukebox Took Teardrops – 1970

9. Rich McCready – country singer/songwriter/guitar – best known for – Thinkin’ Strait – Hangin’ On – That Just About Covers It – 1970

9. Barbara Lewis – R&B singer/songwriter – best known for the hits – Hello Stranger – Baby I’m Yours – Make Me Your Baby – 1943

9. Brian Bennett – drummer/piano/composer/producer – best known as drummer for – The Shadows – 1940

9. Barry Mann – multiple award winning songwriter/musician/producer – 1939

9. Ernest Tubb – singer/songwriter/guitar – pioneer of country music – hits include – Waltz Across Texas – Walking The Floor Over You – 1943 joined The Grand Ole Opry – 1965 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1970 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame –  (1914-1984)

9. “The Rev” James Owen Sullivan – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – best known as founding member drummer/vocals with metal group – Avenged Sevenfold – (1981-2009)

9. Major Harris III – R&B singer/guitar – The Delfonics – solo – hits include – Love Won’t Let Me Wait – (1947-2012)

9. Johnny Sayles – “Hard Soul” singer – best known for – You Did Me Wrong – Nothing But Hard Rocks – Don’t Turn Your Back On Me – (1937-1993)

9. Stompin’ Tom Connors – country-folk singer/songwriter/guitar – (1936-2013)

10. Roberta Flack – Grammy winning jazz/pop/R&B/folk – singer/songwriter/pianist – hits include – Killing Me Softly With His Song – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Feel Like Makin’ Love – 1939

10. Don Wilson – rhythm guitarist – founding member of – The Ventures – who were 2008 inductees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – hits include – Walk Don’t Run – Hawaii Five-O – 1933

10. Craig Campbell – country singer/guitar/piano – hits include – Family Man – Outta My Head – Keep Them Kisses Comin’ – 1979

10. Lionel Cartwright – country singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – hits include – Leap Of Faith – I Watched It All On My Radio – 1960

10. Darryl Palumbo – alt-rock singer/songwriter/musician – associated acts include – GlassjawHead AutomaticaColor Film – 1979

10. Vic Fuentes – metal singer /guitar/keyboards – Pierce The Veil – 1983

10. Nigel Olsson – drummer/singer – best known with – Elton John – 1949

10. Rufus Reid – jazz bass – 1944

10. Jimmy Merchant – pop singer/songwriter – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagerssolo – hits include – Why Do Fools Fall In Love – 1940

10. Cliff Burton – bass/singer/songwriter – Metallica – (1962-1986)

10. Ral Donner – early rock singer/musician – best known for – You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It) – (1943-1984)

11. Sheryl Crow – multiple Grammy winning rock/pop/country – musician/singer/songwriter/actress – hits include – All I Wanna Do – Strong Enough – If It Makes You Happy – Everyday Is A Winding Road – 1962

11. Jon Jones – bassist – a founding member of country group – The Eli Young Band – hits include – Crazy Girl – Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Drunk Last Night – Dust – 1980

11. Mike Shinoda – guitarist/singer/songwriter/rapper/producer – Linkin Park – 1977

11. Charlie Hargrett – guitar – best known with southern rock group – Blackfoot – hits include – Train, Train – Highway Song – associated acts – Fired Guns – Warrior’s Pride – 1949

11. Kelly Rowland – Grammy winning singer – Destiny’s Child – 1981

11. Brandy – actress/R&B/pop/soul/singer – TV’s Moesha – Chardonnay on The Game – 1979

11. William Beckett – singer – best known with alt-rock-pop band – The Academy Is… – 1985

11. Christofer Drew – indie-rock singer/guitar/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Never Shout Never – 1991

11. Aubrey O’Day – singer/songwriter/actress – Danity Kane – Dumblonde – 1984

11. Sergio Mendes – pianist – bosa nova/jazz/funk – 1941

11. D’Angelo – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – 1974

11. Tony Colton – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Head, Hands & Feet – 1942

11. Alan “Mr. Fabulous” Rubin – trumpet/flugelhorn/piccolo trumpet – The Blues Brothers – (1943-2011)

11. Gerald “Gerry” Goffin – lyricist – co-wrote with and married – Carole King – credits include – Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Take Good Care Of My Baby – 1990 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1939-2014)

11. Bobby “Boris” Pickett – singer/songwriter – best known for – Monster Mash – (1938-2007)

11. Gene Vincent – rock-rockabilly singer/musician – best known for – Be-Bop-A-Lula – member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1935-1971)

11. Otis Clay – Mississippi R&B-soul singer – hits include – Trying To Live My Life Without You – 2013 Blues Hall of Fame – (1942-2016)

12. Ray Manzarek – keyboard-bass/songwriter/singer/filmmaker – The Doors – Nite City – Manzarek-Krieger – (1939-2013)

12. Michael McDonald – multiple Grammy winning singer/songwriter/musician – Doobie Brothers – Steely Dan – solo artist – 1952

12. Steve Hackett – guitar/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Genesis – 2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1950

12. Moe Bandy – country singer – Meridian, MS native – honky-tonk hits in the late 70’s and 80’s – also known for good ol’ boy pairings with Joe Stampley – 1944

12. Chynna Phillips – pop singer/actress – 90’s hits with group Wilson Phillips include – Hold On – Release Me – 1968

12. Omar Hakim – drummer/producer/arranger/composer – best known with – Dire Straits – 1959

12. Jim Creeggan – bassist/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Barenaked Ladies – 1970

12. Grant McLennan – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known with – The Go-Betweens – 1958

12. Bill Laswell – bass/producer/record label owner – 1955

12. Gil “The Bird” Moore – drummer/songwriter/producer – best known with – Triumph – 1953

12. Brian “Robbo” Robertson – multi-instrumentalist/songwriter – best known as guitarist with – Thin LizzyMotorhead solo – 1956

12. Gus Willemse – bass/singer – Solution – 1947

12. Pinkney “Pink” Anderson – blues singer/guitar – best known for – Papa’s About To Get Mad – Every Day In The Week Blues – (1900-1974)

12. Stanley “Goober Grin” Knight – guitar – southern rock group – Black Oak Arkansas – (1949-2013)

12. Joe Schermie – bass – pop-rock group – Three Dog Night – (1945-2002)

13. Peter Gabriel – singer/songwriter/musician – Genesis – solo artist – 1950

13. Peter Tork – guitarist/vocals/keyboards/actor – The Monkees – 1942

13. Henry Rollins – frontman/vocals/writer/journalist/actor – Black Flag – The Rollins Band –  1961

13. Les  “Lez” Warner – drummer/producer – best known with – The Cult – 54

13. Jeremy Plato – bass – Cross Canadian Ragweed – 1976

13. Robbie Williams – singer with the boy band – Take That – 1974

13. Peter Hook – musician/singer –  New Order – Peter Hook and the Light – 1956

13. Tony Butler – bass/vocals – best known with – Big Country – 1957

13. Doris King – country singer – Girls Next Door – 1957

13. Roy Dyke – drummer – The Remo Four – Badger – Ashton, Gardner & Dyke – 1945

13. Freedom Williams – hip hop singer – C&C Music Factory – hits include – Everybody Dance Now – 1966

13. King Floyd – New Orleans soul singer/songwriter – best known for 1970 hit  – Groove Me – (1945-2006)

13. Scott Smith – bass – Loverboy – (1955-2000)

13. Edward John “Ed” Gagliardi – bass/multi-instrumentalist – Foreigner – Spys – (1952-2014)

13. Jim McReynolds – bluegrass musician/high tenor/guitar – was part of the duo – Jim & Jesse with brother Jesse McReynolds – mandolin – (1927-2002)

13. Tennessee Ernie Ford – “The Pea Picker” – country singer/TV Host – hits include – Sixteen Tons – Shotgun Boogie – (1919-1991)

13. Dorothy “Dotty” McGuire – traditional pop singer – The McGuire Sisters – (1928-2012)

13. Gene Ames – traditional pop singer – The Ames Brothers – (1923-1997)

13. Boudleaux Bryant – country-pop songwriter – worked as a team with wife Felice Bryant – songwriting credits include – All I Have To Do Is Dream & Bye Bye Love made popular by The Everly Brothers – (1920-1987)

14. Rob Thomas – Grammy winning singer/songwriter/musician – Matchbox 20 – solo artist – 1972

14. Roger Fisher – guitarist – inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of – Heart – other associations include – Alias – Roger Fisher & The Human Tribe – 1950

14. Vic Briggs – blues-rock multi-instrumentalist – best known as guitarist with – Eric Burdon & The Animals – 1945

14. Michael Doucet – Grammy winning Cajun fiddler/accordionist/singer/songwriter – BeauSoleil – 1951

14. Big Smo (John Lee Smith) – country rapper/singer/songwriter – 1976

14. Razzy Bailey – country singer/musician – hits include – 9,999,999 Tears – Midnight Hauler – Loving Up A Storm – I Keep Coming Back – 1939

14. Valentino Arteaga – drummer – Of Mice And Men – 1985

14. Dwele – R&B-soul singer/songwriter/musician – 1978

14. Eric Lambert – guitar/backing vocals – best known with – Blessthefall – 1989

14. Jimmie Randall – bass – Jo Jo Gunne – The Dead Pyrates Society – 1949

14. Eric Anderson – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – many artists have recorded his songs including – Johnny Cash – Linda Ronstadt – Judy Collins – Bob Dylan – The Grateful Dead – 1943

14. Phyllis McGuire – traditional pop singer – The McGuire Sisters – best known for – Sincerely – Sugartime – (1931)

14. Samuel “Magic Sam” Maghett – blues guitar/vocals – known for his tremelo guitar style – (1937-1969)

15. Melissa Manchester – Grammy winning singer/songwriter/musician – Midnight Blue – Don’t Cry Out Loud – 1951

15. Mick Avory – drummer – best known with – The Kinks – 1944

15. Brandon Boyd – singer/frontman/songwriter/musician/visual artist – Incubus – 1976

15. Jake E Lee – metal guitar/songwriter – Ozzy Osbourne – Badlands – 1957

15. Matthew “Matt” Hoopes – singer/songwriter/guitar – Reliant K – 1981

15. Ali Campbell – singer/songwriter/guitar – UB40 – hits include – Red Red Wine – 1959

15. John Helliwell – saxophone/clarinet/keyboards –  Supertramp – 1945

15. Mickey Craig – bassist – Culture Club – 1960

15. Brooks Wackerman – drummer – associated acts – Avenged Sevenfold – Mass Mental – Bad Religion – 1977

15. Olivia Longott – R&B singer – best known for hit Candy Shop – 1981

15. Jane Child – pop singer/songwriter/producer/musician – hits include – Don’t Wanna Fall In Love – 1967

15. Brian McDonald – bass  – PVRIS – 1993

15. Connor Oberst – indie-rock folk singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – 1980

15. David Brown – bass – Santana – 1998 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1950-2000)

15. Hank Locklin – country singer/songwriter/guitar – 70 chart singles including – Please Help Me I’m Falling – Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On – was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years – 2007 Florida Artists Hall of Fame – (1918-2009)

16. Andy Taylor – guitar/songwriter/singer/producer – Duran Duran – Power Station – 1961

16. Doug Phelps – bass player/singer – a founding member of The Kentucky Headhunters, part of Brother Phelps – 1960

16. James Ingram – Grammy winning soul/jazz/R&B singer/songwriter/producer/musician – 1952

16. Brad Walst – bass – Three Days Grace – 1977

16. Danielle Haim – guitar/vocals – pop-rock band – Haim – 1989

16. Sonny Bono – pop singer/producer/politician – Sonny & Cher – (1935-1998)

16. Patty Andrews – swing-boogie woogie singer – The Andrews Sisters – 1998 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (1918-2013)

17. Rickey Medlocke – guitar/vocals/muliti-instumentalist – best known with southern rock groups – Blackfoot – Lynyrd Skynyrd – 2008 Native American Music Hall of Fame – 1950

17. Ed Sheeran – multiple Grammy winning pop-acoustic-folk singer/songwriter/musician – 1991

17. Billie Joe Armstrong – singer/songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/actor – Green Day – 1972

17. Bryan White – country singer – 90’s hits include – Someone Else’s Star – Look At Me Now – 1974

17. Taylor Hawkins – drummer – Foo Fighters – 1972

17. Jon Randall – country singer/songwriter/musician – The Nash Ramblers – solo – 1969

17. Tim Mahoney – guitarist –alternative rock band – 311 – 1970

17. Chante Moore – R&B singer – Old School Lovin’ – Alright – 1967

17. Arin Ilejay – drummer – best known with – Avenged Sevenfold – 1988

17. Buck Trent – award winning country music multi-instrumentalist – inventor of the electric banjo – 1938

17. Johnny Bush – “The Country Caruso” – singer/songwriter/fiddle/guitar/drums – best known for the hit – Whiskey River – that also became a hit for Willie Nelson – 1935

17. Bobby Lewis – rock-R&B singer/musician – best known for the the 1961 hit – Tossin’ & Turnin’ – 1933

17. Tommy Edwards – R&B-jazz-pop singer/songwriter – best known for the 1958 hit – It’s All In The Game – (1922-1969)

17. Gene Pitney – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Only Love Can Break A Heart – (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance – as a writer penned – Hello Mary Lou/Ricky Nelson – He’s A Rebel/ The Crystals – Red Rubber Ball/Bobby Vee – 2002 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1940-2006)

18. Judy Kay “Juice” Newton – country/pop crossover singer/songwriter/guitar – hits include – Queen of Hearts – Break It To Me Gently – Loves Been A Little Bit Hard On Me – 1952

18. Sean Watkins – guitarist/vocals/songwriter – best known with bluegrass group  -Nickel Creek – 1977

18. Dennis DeYoung – singer/songwriter/musician – STYX – 1947

18. Derek Pellicci – drummer – The Little River Band – 1953

18. Robin “Rob” Bachman – drummer – Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) – Brave Belt – 1953

18. Irma Thomas – Grammy winning R&B-soul singer/songwriter/musician – know as – “Soul Queen of New Orleans” – 1941

18. Paul Hanley – drums – The Fall – The Lovers – 1964

18. Herman Santiago – singer/songwriter – rock & roll pioneer – best known with – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – wrote the group’s major hit – Why Do Fools Fall In Love – 1993 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2000 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – 1941

18. Clyde “Skip” Battin – bass/singer/songwriter – The Byrds – The Flying Burrito Brothers – New RIders of the Purple Sage – (1934-2003)

18. Gary C. “Gar” Samuelson – drummer – Megadeth – (1958-1999)

18. Yoko Ono – avant-garde artist/musician/film-maker/activist – widow of John Lennon – 1933

18. Keith Knudsen – drummer/singer/songwriter – The Doobie Brothers – (1948-2005)

18. David Blue – folk singer/songwriter/guitar/actor – (1941-1982)

18. Pee Wee King – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Tennessee Waltz – Slow Poke – (1914-2000)

19. Tony Iommi – guitarist/songwriter/producer – Black Sabbath – 1948

19. Smokey Robinson – singer/songwriter/producer – The Miracles – one of the pioneers of the “Motown Sound” – Tears Of A Clown – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – 1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1940

19. Seal – rock/soul singer/musician – best known for hit – hits include – Kiss From A Rose – Killer -Crazy – 1963

19. Paul Dean – guitar/vocals – Loverboy – hits include – Everybody’s Working For The Weekend – Turn Me Loose – Heaven In Your Eyes – 1946

19. Doug Aldrich – rock guitar/songwriter/vocals – associated acts include – White Snake – Dio – Lion – Hurricane – House of Lords – 1964

19. Andy Powell – rock guitar/songwriter – founding member of – Wishbone Ash – 1950

19. Mark Andes – rock bass/songwriter – Canned Heat – Spirit – Jo Jo Gunne – Firefall – Heart – Mirabal – 1948

19. Daniel Adair – drummer –associated with – Nickelback – 3 Doors Down – 1975

19. Francis Buchholz – rock bass/vocals – best know with – The Scorpions – 1954

19. Jamie West-Oram – rock guitar – The Fixx – 1954

19. Dave Wakeling – General Public – singer/songwriter/guitarist – 2-Tone – The Beat (The English Beat) – General Public – 1956

19. Seth Morrison – guitarist – Christian rock band Skillet – 1988

19. Lou Christie – pop singer/songwriter – best known for his falsetto style & 1966 hit – Lightnin’ Strikes – 1943

19. Bobby Rogers – tenor singer/songwriter – The Miracles – 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame -(1940-2013)

19. Eddie Hardin – blues-rock piano/singer/songwriter – best known with – The Spencer Davis Group – Axis Point – (1949-2015)

19. Bob Engemann – singer – best known as an original member of – The Lettermen – 2001 Vocal Group Hall of Fame –  (1935-2013)

20. Kurt Cobain – grunge alt-rock singer/songwriter/guitar – Nirvana – 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (2/20/1967 – 4/5/1994)

20. Walter Becker – Grammy winning singer/songwriter/bass/guitar/producer – Steely Dan – solo artist – (2/20/1950 – 9/3/2017)

20. J. Geils – blues-rock jazz guitarist/singer – founder of – The J. Geils Band – (2/20/1946 – 4/11/2017)

20. Jon Brant – bassist – best known for his time with – Cheap Trick – 1955

20. Rihanna – singer/songwriter/fashion designer/model/actress – 1988

20. Coy Bowles – guitar/organ – The Zac Brown Band – 1979

20. Kee Marcello – metal-rock guitar – best known with – Europe – solo – 1960

20. Chris Thile – mandolin – Nickel Creek – The Punch Brothers – 1981

20. Kathie Baillie – country singer/guitar – Baillie & The Boys – hits include – Oh Heart – Long Shot – 1951

20. Ed Graham – drummer – The Darkness – Stone Gods – 1977

20. Ian Brown – singer/songwriter/musician – best known as lead vocalist for – The Stone Roses – solo artist – 1963

20. Nancy Wilson – multiple Grammy winning jazz vocalist – 1937

20. Barbara Ellis – pop/do-wop singer – member of vocal group – The Fleetwoods – hits include – Come Softly To Me – Mr. Blue – 1939

20. Joel Ellis – rock singer – best known with – Heavy Bones – solo artist – 1962

20. Randy California – singer/songwriter/guitar – original member of rock group – Spirit – hits include – I Got A Line On You – (2/20/1951 – 1/2/1997)

20. Lew Soloff – jazz trumpet/composer/actor – best known with – Blood Sweat & Tears – (2/20/1944 – 3/8/2015)

20. Brian Littrell – pop singer/songwriter/actor – best known with – The Backstreet Boys – 1975

21. Jerry Harrison – keyboards/guitar/songwriter/producer – The Talking Heads – The Modern Lovers – 1949

21. Paul Newton – bass/vocal – original bassist for Uriah Heep – other acts include – Shinn – The Gods – 1948

21. Zach Swon – country singer – sings lead in duo – The Swon Brothers – 1985

21. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Grammy winning country singer/songwriter – hits include – Down At The Twist and Shout – Shut Up and Kiss Me – He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – I Feel Lucky – 1958

21. Eric Heatherly – country singer/rockabilly guitar style/multi-instrumentalist – known for hit in 2000 for a re-make of the Statler Brothers classic Flowers On the Wall – 1970

21. Jean-Jacques “JJ” Burnel – bass/songwriter – best known with – The Stranglers – 1952

21. Charlotte Church – Welsh soprano singer/songwriter – classical and pop music – 1986

21. Ranking Roger – singer/musician – Two Tone –  The Beat (The English Beat) – General Public – 1963

21. Steven Lawrence “Steve” Wynn – musician/songwriter – The Dream Syndicate – solo – 1960

21. Eric Wilson – bass/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Sublime – 1970

21. Chantal Claret – pop-rock singer/songwriter/actress – best known with – Morningwood – 1982

21. James Dean Bradfield – alt-rock singer/songwriter/guitar – best known with – Manic Street Preachers – 1969

21. Vince Welnick – keyboards/vocals  – The Tubes – The Grateful Dead – (1951-2006)

21. Nina Simone – award winning singer/songwriter/musician/arranger/composer/activist – (1933-2003)

22. Thomas Scott “Flip” Phillips – drummer/songwriter/producer – Creed – Alter Bridge – Projected – 1973

22. Tom Higgenson – singer/guitarist/founding member of Plain White T’s – 1979

22. Bobby Hendricks – singer/songwriter – The Swallows – The Flyers – The Drifters – solo – 1938

22. James Blunt – British singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – known for You’re Beautiful – 1974

22. Oliver (William Oliver Swofford) – pop singer – best known for 1969 hit – Good Morning Starshine – (1945-2000)

22. Del Wood – country-rag time pianist – (1920-1989)

22. Ernie K-Doe – New Orleans R&B singer – best known for the 1961 hit – Mother-In-Law – (1936-2001)

23. Johnny Winter (John Dawson Winter III) – award winning blues-rock singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – 63rd on the list of Rolling Stone Magazines “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” – 1988 Blues Hall of Fame – 2003 Blues Foundation Hall of Fame – (1944-2014)

23. Brad Whitford – guitarist/songwriter – Aerosmith – 1952

23. Jeff Beres – bass/songwriter/vocals – Sister Hazel – 1971

23. Rusty Young – musician/vocals/songwriter – Poco – 1946

23. Terry “Tex” Comer – bass – best known with – Ace –  best known for 1975 hit – How Long (Has This Been Going On) – 1949

23. Michael “The Whip” Wilton – guitarist/co-founder of Queensryche – 1962

23. Steve Holy – country artist – hits include – Good Morning Beautiful – Brand New Girlfriend – 1972

23. John Norum – guitarist/songwriter/vocals – founder of rock group – Europe – known for hit – The Final Countdown – 1964

23. Howard Jones – keyboardist/singer/songwriter – best known for 80’s hits including – No One Is To Blame – Things Can Only Get Better – What Is Love – 1955

23. Steve Priest – singer/songwriter/keyboards/harmonica/bass – founding member of – The Sweet – 1948

23. Lars-Olof Johansson – keyboards/guitar – The Cardigans – Up The Mountain – 1973

23. Skylar Grey/Holly Brook Hafermann – singer/songwriter/musician – 1986

23. Chris Vrenna – producer/engineer/songwriter/musician – associated acts include – 9 Inch Nails – Marilyn Manson – Tweaker – 1967

23. Larry “Squirrel” Demps – R&B-soul-pop singer – The Dramatics – hits include – Me & Mrs. Jones – In The Rain – Whatcha See Is Whatya  Get – 1949

23. David Sylvian – singer/songwriter/musician – Japan – solo – 1958

23. Mike Maxfield – guitar – The Dakotas – best known for – Cruel Sea – 1944

23. Robert “Rob” James Collins – keyboards – The Charlatans – (1963-1996)

23. Maria Petronella “Ria” Brieffies – singer – best known with all girl group – The Dolly Dots – (1957-2009)

24. Sammy Kershaw – country singer/guitar – Louisiana native – 90’s hits include She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful -Cadillac Style – Don’t Go Near the Water – 1958

24. George Thorogood – rock/blues guitar/singer/harmonica – best known for 1982 hit – Bad To The Bone – 1950

24. Paul Jones – singer/harmonica/actor/ TV & radio personality – associated acts include – Manfred Mann – 1942

24. Bob Abrams – guitar/vocals – best known with – The Buckinghams  – solo – 1955

24. John Nolan – singer/piano/guitar/ukulele – Taking Back Sunday – Straylight Run – 1978

24. Chris Fehn – bass/drummer – Slipknot – 1973

24. Rupert Holmes –  singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Escape (the Pina Colada Song) – Him – 1947

24. Tim Staffell – bass/vocals/harmonica – best known with – Smile – the group included guitarist Brian May and Roger Taylor – they later joined singer/musician Freddie Mercury and  John Deacon to form – Queen – 1948

24. Adam Slack – guitar – alt rock group – The Struts – 1991

24. Michelle Shocked – singer/songwriter/guitar – 1962

24. Lonnie Turner – bass/songwriter – The Steve Miller Band – Eddie Money – (1947-2013)

24. Nicky Hopkins – rock piano/organ/backing vocals – associated with many acts including – The Rolling Stones – The Kinks – The Jeff Beck Group – (1944-1994)

25. George Harrison – “The Quiet Beatle” – singer/songwriter/guitarist/music & film producer – The Beatles – solo – The Traveling Wilburys – Harrison penned tunes include – Something – While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Here Comes The Sun – Taxman – (1943-2001)

25. Dennis Diken – drummer – co-founder of – The Smithereens – 1957

25. Daniel Powter – singer/songwriter/pianist – best known for 2005 hit – Bad Day – 1971   

25. Justin Jeffre – pop-R&B singer –  98 Degrees – 1973

25. Mike Peters – vocals/guitar/songwriter – The Alarm – Big Country – solo – 1959

25. Stuart John “Woody” Wood – guitar/songwriter/producer – best known with – The Bay City Rollers – 1957

25. Brian Baker – punk rock guitar/songwriter/vocals – associated acts include – Minor Threat – Bad Religion – 1965

25. Emitt Lynn Rhodes – multi-instrumentalist – associated acts include – The Palace Guard – The Merry-Go-Round – 1950

25. Shawna McIlwain Thompson – country singer – married to duo partner Keifer Thompson – together they perform as Thompson Square – hits include Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinkin’ About – 1978

25. Ralph Stanley – “Dr. Ralph Stanley” –  bluegrass singer/banjo – a pioneering act in bluegrass – The Stanley Brothers – Clinch Mountain Boys – awards & honors include – International Bluegrass Hall of Honor – Grand Ole Opry – (1927-2016)

25. Faron Young – country singer/songwriter/musician/actor – hits include – Hello Walls – If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’) – 2000 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1932-1996)

26. Johnny (J.R.) Cash – multiple award winning rock-country-rockabilly singer/songwriter/guitar/actor/writer – “The Man In Black” – one of the best selling music artists of all time – hits include – Walk The Line – Folsom Prison Blues – A Boy Named Sue – Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down – (1932-2003)

26. Fats Domino –New Orleans rock-R&B pianist/singer/songwriter – hits include – Blueberry Hill – I Want To Walk You Home – Ain’t  That A Shame – I’m Walkin’ – (2/26/1928 – 10/24/2017)

26. Michael Bolton – multiple award winning singer/songwriter/musician – 1953

26. Jonathan Cain – keyboards/songwriter/singer – The Babys – Bad English – Journey – 1950

26. Paul Cotton – guitarist/singer/songwriter – Poco – hits include – In The Heart Of The Night – 1943

26. Mitch Ryder – blue-eyed soul singer/musician – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – hits include – Devil With The Blue Dress On – Sock It To Me – 1945

26. Erykah Badu – R&B singer/songwriter/musician – 1971

26. John Foster – aka Jon Jon – singer –  Bronski Beat – 1961

26. Nate Ruess – Grammy winning singer – group ‘fun’ – We Are Young – 1982

26. Corinne Bailey Rae – Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter/guitar – 1979

26. Bob “The Bear” Hite – singer/songwriter/musician – Canned Heat – best known for – Going Up The Country – (1943-1981)

27. Johnny Van Zant – southern rock singer – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Johnny Van Zant Band – Van Zant – 1959

27. Neil Schon – guitarist/songwriter/singer – Journey – Bad English – Santana – 1954

27. Eddie Gray – guitar – best known with – Tommy James & The Shondells – 1948

27. Paul Humphreys – keyboards/songwriter/backing vocals – Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark (O.M.D.) – 1960

27. Adrian Smith – metal guitar/songwriter/backing vocals – best known as a member of – Iron Maiden – 1957

27. Josh Groban – pop/classical musician – best known for – You Raise Me Up -1981

27. Chuck Glaser – award winning country singer –  best known with – Tompall & The Glaser Brothers – 1936

27. Kevin Raleigh – keyboards/vocals – best known with – The Michael Stanley Band – 1952

27. Jeremy Dean – keyboards – The Nine Days – 1972

27. Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas – member of hip-hop group TLC – 1971

28. Brian Jones – multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/composer – founder and original leader of – The Rolling Stones – (1942-1969)

28. Pat Monahan – multiple Grammy winning singer/songwriter/musician – Train – hits include – Hey Soul Sister – Drops Of Jupiter -Calling All Angels – Meet Virginia – Marry Me – 1969

28. Jason Aldean – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Dirt Road Anthem – She’s Country – My Kinda Party – Burnin’ It Down – 1977

28. Cindy Wilson – singer – The B-52’s – hits include – Love Shack – Roam – 1957

28. Ian Stanley – musician/songwriter/producer –  Tears For Fears – 1957

28. Phillip Gould – drums/piano/vocals –  Level 42 – 1957

28. Marty Sanders – guitar – Jay & The Americans – 1941

28. Joe South – singer/songwriter/guitar/producer – best known songwriting – winning Grammy for song of the year in 1970 for – Games People Play – and in 1972 for – Rose Garden – 1979 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame – 1981 Georgia Music Hall of Fame – (1940-2012)

28. Randy Jackson – singer/frontman/guitar – best known with – Zebra – Long Island Music Hall of Fame – Louisiana Music Hall of Fame – 1955

29. Chris Conley – singer/songwriter/guitar/bass – associated acts include – Saves The Day – Two Tongues -solo – 1980

29. Mark Foster – singer/multi-instrumentalist – best known as the frontman for indie rock group – Foster The People – 1984

29. Dave “Stage” Williams – rock singer/frontman – best known with – Drowning Pool – (1972-2002)

29. Charles Cochran – pianist – well known Nashville session musician/arranger – played on hits for – Waylon Jennings – Charlie Pride – Don Williams – Johnny Cash – Crystal Gayle – Garth Brooks – and more – (1936-2007)

29. Ruby Wilson – blues-gospel singer/actress – know as “The Queen of Beale Street – (1948-2016)

29. Dinah Shore – traditional pop singer/actress/TV personality – multiple hits in the 40’s & 50’s – (1916-1994)

29. David Briggs – music producer – best known for work with – Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse – (1944-1995)

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