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Musical Birthday Notes – February 18th

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 – Angel Of The Morning – 1952

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

Dennis DeYoung – singer/songwriter/musician – Styx solo artist – 1947

Derek Pellicci – drummer – The Little River Band – 1953

Robin “Rob” Bachman – drummer/songwriter – Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) – Brave Belt – songwriting credits include 1975 BTO hit – Roll On Down The Highway – 1953

Irma ThomasGrammy winning R&B-soul singer/songwriter/musician – known as – “Soul Queen of New Orleans” – 1941

John Travoltasinger/dancer/actor – musically best known for 1978 hit – You’re The One That I Want – with Olivia Newton John – 1954

Paul Hanley – drums – The FallThe Lovers – 1964

Jasper Stainthorpe – bassist – best known with – Then Jerico – 1958

Veronica “Randy” Crawfordjazz-R&B singer – songs include – One Day I’ll Fly Away – 1952

Regina Spektor – anti-folk singer/songwriter/piano/guitar/producer – 1980

Bobby Hart (Robert Luke Harshman) – best known with recording and songwriting partner Tommy Boyce as – Boyce & Hart – hits include – I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight – associated acts include – The Monkees – The Tommy Band – 1939

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

Clyde “Skip” Battin – bass/singer/songwriter – The ByrdsThe Flying Burrito BrothersNew Riders of the Purple Sage – (2/18/1934 – 7/6/2003)

Gary C. “Gar” Samuelson – drummer – Megadeth – (2/18/1958 – 7/22/1999)

Yoko Onoavant-garde artist/musician/film-maker/activist – widow of John Lennon – 1933

Keith Knudsen – drummer/singer/songwriter – The Doobie Brothers – (2/18/1948 – 2/8/2005)

David Bluefolk singer/songwriter/guitar/actor – (2/18/1941 – 12/2/1982)

Pee Wee Kingcountry singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Tennessee Waltz – Slow Poke – (2/18/1914 – 3/7/2000)

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