Saturday, 24/2/2018 | 4:16 UTC-6
The Frog Holler

Musical Birthday Notes – February 17th

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

Rickey Medlocke – guitar/vocals/multi-instrumentalist – best known with southern rock groups – BlackfootLynyrd Skynyrd – 2008 Native American Music Hall of Fame – 1950

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

Bryan Whitecountry singer/songwriter/guitar/drums – 90’s hits include – Someone Else’s Star – Look At Me Now – 1974

Taylor Hawkins – drummer – Foo Fighters – 1972

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

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

Chante MooreR&B singer – Old School Lovin’ – Alright – 1967

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

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

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

Bobby Lewisrock-R&B singer/musician – best known for the the 1961 hit – Tossin’ & Turnin’ – 1933

Tommy EdwardsR&B-jazz-pop singer/songwriter – best known for the 1958 hit – It’s All In The Game – (2/17/1922 – 10/22/1969)

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 – (2/17/1940 – 4/5/2006)

Orville “Hoppy” Jones – traditional pop-R&B bass singer/cello-bass – The Ink Spots – 1989 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1999 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (2/17/1905 – 10/18/1944)

 

#HappyBirthday #RockandRoll #popmusic #bluegrass #countrymusic #funk #soul #blues #jazz #RandB #indierock #alternativemusic #heavymetal #punk #newwave #Americanamusic #retro #vintage #classic #music #cool #musicians

RSS Things You Didn’t Know…

  • Things you didn't know
    Keith Moon was set to have a part in Monty Python's film Life of Brian and was with the Python members in the Caribbean as they wrote the script, but Moon died before it began filming. The published edition of the screenplay to Life of Brian is dedicated to the Who drummer.

RSS Breakin’ The Law…

  • I fought the law
    In 1974, during a tour of America the members of Emerson Lake and Palmer were arrested in Salt Lake City after swimming naked in the hotel pool, they were each fined $75.

RSS Classic Rock Beat

RSS They Said It…

  • Quote of the Day
    "You don't think I take this seriously, do you? It's just a fucking rock and roll band." Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones
%d bloggers like this: