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July – Musical Birthday Notes

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1. Michelle Wright – country singer/songwriter – 1961
1. Debbie Harry – singer/songwriter/actress – Blondie – 1945
1. Fred Schneider – singer/songwriter/musician – The B-52’s – 1951
1. Missy Elliott – R&B/hip-hop singer/songwriter/producer – 1971
1. Roddy Bottum – musician – Faith No More – Imperial Teen – 1963
1. Evelyn King – R&B/disco – singer – 1960
1. Keith Whitley – country singer/musician – (1955-1989)
1. James Cottonblues singer/songwriter/harmonica – (1935-2017)
2. Michelle Branch – pop/country singer/songwriter/guitarist – solo artist – The Wreckers – 1983
2. Johnny Colla – guitarist/saxophonist/songwriter – Huey Lewis & The News – 1952
2. Pete Briquette – bassist/keyboards/composer – Boomtown Rats – Bob Geldof’s band – 1954
2. Dave Parsons – bassist – Bush – 1965
2. Monie Love – rapper – radio personality – 1970
2. William Guest – R&B-pop singer/songwriter/producer – Gladys Knight & The Pips – (1941-2015)
3. Aaron Tippin – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1958
3. Johnny Lee – country singer – 1946
3. Trent Tomlinson – country singer/songwriter – 1975
3. Mike Corby – guitarist/keyboards – The Babys – 1951
3. Kevin Hearn – keyboards – Barenaked Ladies – 1969
3. Stephen Pearcy – singer/actor – Ratt – Arcade – Vicious Delite – Vertex – 1956
3. Vince Clarke – synth-pop musician – Erasure – Depeche Mode – 1960
3. David Lynch – R&B/doo-wop singer – The Platters – (1929-1981)
3. Lara Branigan – pop singer – (1957-2004)
4. John Waite – singer/songwriter/musician – The Babys – Bad English – solo artist – 1955
4. Jeremy Spencer – blues-rock musician/songwriter – Fleetwood Mac – 1948
4. Bill Withers – R&B singer/songwriter/musician/producer – 1938
4. Ralph Johnson – musician/vocals – Earth, Wind & Fire – 1951
4. Kirk Pengilly – guitar/saxophonist – INXS – 1958
4. William Goldsmith – drummer – Foo Fighters – 1972
4. Mark Slaughter – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Slaughter – Vinnie Vincent Invasion – 1964
4. Andrew Creeggan – guitar/piano/percussion – Barenaked Ladies – The Brothers Creeggan – 1971
4. Stephen McNally – singer/songwriter/musician – BBMak – 10 Reasons To Live – 1978
4. Dave Rowberry – singer/songwriter/piano/organ – The Animals – (1940-2003)
5. Dave Haywood – country singer/songwriter/musician – Lady Antebellum – 1982
5. Huey Lewis – singer/songwriter/musician/frontman – Huey Lewis & The News – 1950
5. Jason Wade – lead vocalist/songwriter/guitarist – Lifehouse – 1980
5. Robbie Robertson – singer/songwriter/guitarist – The Band – 1943
5. Henry Lee Summer – singer/songwriter/musician – 1955
5. Bengt Lagerberg – drummer – The Cardigans – 1973
5. Joe (Joseph Lewis Thompson) – R&B singer/musician – 1973
5. Marc Cohn – folk-rock singer/songwriter – 1959
6. John Jorgenson – guitarist – The Desert Rose Band – Nashville session guitarist – 1956
6. Jeannie Seely – country singer/songwriter/ actress – “Miss Country Soul” – 1940
6. Nanci Griffith – folk/country singer/songwriter – 1953
6. Nic Cester – rock singer/guitarist – Jet – The Wrights – solo artist – 1979
6. Rik Elswit – guitarist – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – 1945
6. John Keeble – drummer – Spandau Ballet – 1959
6. 50 Cent – rapper – 1976
6. Tim Bricheno – guitarist/songwriter – Sisters Of Mercy – Tin Star – All About Eve – 1963
6. Bill Haley – early rock singer/frontman/musician – Bill Haley & His Comets – (1925-1981)
7. Maddie Marlow – country singer/songwriter – part of the duo Maddie & Tae – 1995
7. Ringo Starr – drummer/singer/songwriter/actor – The Beatles – solo artist – Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band – 1940
7. Ashton Irwin – pop singer/drummer – 5 Seconds Of Summer – 1994
7. Vonda Shepard – pop singer/musician/actress – 1963
7. Mark White – bassist – Spin Doctors – 1962
7. David Hodo – pop singer/construction worker character – The Village People – 1947
7. Synster Gates – metal guitarist – Avenged Sevenfold – Pinkly Smooth – 1981
7. Jamie Cook – guitarist – Arctic Monkeys – 1985
7. Sevyn Streeter – R&B singer/songwriter – 1986
7. Mary Ford – singer/guitarist – was wife of famed guitarist and guitar maker Les Paul – (1924-1977)
7. Charlie Louvin – country singer/songwriter – The Louvin Brothers – (1927-2011)
7. James “Jim” Rodford – bassist/vocals – best known with – The Kinks – The Swinging Blue Jeans – ArgentThe Zombies – (7/7/1941 – 1/20/2018)
8. Toby Keith – country singer/songwriter/producer/actor – 1961
8. Drew Womack – country singer/frontman – Sons of the Desert – 1970
8. Fred Young – drummer – The Kentucky Headhunters – 1958
8. Joan Osborne – country-blues singer/songwriter – 1962
8. Beck – singer/songwriter/mulit-instrumentalist – 1970
8. Andy Fletcher – (aka-Fletch) musician – Depeche Mode – 1961
9. David Ball – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1953
9. Pat Allingham – country fiddler – Emerson Drive – 1978
9. Emily West – country singer – 1981
9. Jack White – musician/producer/actor – The White Stripes – 1975
9. Josh Devine – drummer – One Direction – 1991
9. James “Jim” Kerr – singer/musician – Simple Minds – 1959
9. Marc Almond – singer/songwriter/musician – Soft Cell – 1957
9. Debbie Sledge – R&B/soul singer – Sister Sledge – 1954
9. Courtney Love – singer/actress – Hole – 1964
9. Mitch Mitchell – drummer – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – (1947-2008)
9. Bon Scott – rock singer/frontman – AC/DC – (1946-1980)
10. Gary LeVox – (born Gerald Vernon) lead singer of Rascal Flatts – 1970
10. Ken Mellons – country singer/songwriter – 1965
10. Bela Fleck – banjo player – New Grass Revival – Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – 1958
10. Joshua Scott Jones – country singer – Steel Magnolia – 1980
10. Arlo Guthrie – singer/songwriter – son of Woody Guthrie – 1947
10. Jessica Simpson – pop singer/actress – 1980
10. Greg Kihn – musician/novelist/radio personality – The Greg Kihn Band – 1949
10. Neil Tennant – singer/songwriter/musician – Pet Shop Boys – 1954
10. Mavis Staples – gospel/soul/R&B singer – The Staple Singers – 1939
10. Perrie Edwards – singer – best known for girl group – Little Mix – 1993
10. Jason Orange – singer – best known from British boy group – Take That – 1970
10. Ronnie James Dio – rock singer/songwriter – Black Sabbath – Rainbow – Dio – (1942-2010)
10. Erik Cartwright – guitarist/slide guitar – best known as the guitarist who replaced original Foghat guitarist Rod Price in 1981 – associated acts include – Dan HartmanPat Travers – The Kneetremblers – (7/10/1950 – 7/9/2017)
11. Jeff Hanna – singer/songwriter – one of the founding members of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – 1947
11. Ritchie Sambora – guitarist/songwriter – rock band Bon Jovi – 1959
11. Scott Shriner – bassist/vocals – Weezer – 1965
11. Suzanne Vega – singer/songwriter – 1959
11. Bonnie Pointer – R&B singer – The Pointer Sisters – solo artist – 1950
11. Lil Kim – rapper – 1974
12. Kimberly Perry – country singer/songwriter/musician – The Band Perry – 1983
12. Troy Olsen – country singer/songwriter – 1973
12. Butch Hancock – country singer – The Flatlanders – solo artist – 1945
12. Christine McVie – singer/songwriter/keyboardist – Fleetwood Mac – solo artist – 1943
12. Robin Wilson – singer/musician/producer – Gin Blossoms – Gas Giants – 1965
12. Dan Murphy – musician/songwriter – Soul Asylum – Golden Smog – 1962
12. John Petrucci – metal guitarist – Dream Theater – 1967
12. Tracie Spencer – R&B singer/songwriter/actress – 1976
12. Sandi Patti – contemporary Christian singer – 1956
12. Eric Adams – rock singer/frontman – Manowar – 1954
12. Eric Carr – drummer – KISS – (1950-1991)
13. Rhonda Vincent – country-bluegrass musician/singer – 1962
13. Neil Thrasher – country songwriter/singer – Thrasher Shiver – 1965
13. Louise Mandrell – country musician/singer – 1954
13. Victoria Shaw – country songwriter/singer – 1962
13. Will Champion – multi-instrumentalist – Coldplay – 1978
13. Roger McGuinn – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – The Byrds – 1942
13. Stephen Bladd – drums/percussion/vocals – The J. Geils Band – 1942
13. Deborah Cox – R&B/hip-hop singer – actress – 1974
13. Tim Spencer – country-western singer/musician – Sons of the Pioneers – (1908-1974)
14. Jamey Johnson – country singer/songwriter – 1975
14. Dan Reynolds – singer/frontman – Imagine Dragons – 1987
14. Dan Smith – rock singer/songwriter – Bastille – 1986
14. Taboo – rapper/singer/actor – Black Eyed Peas – 1975
14. Ellen Reid – musician/singer – Crash Test Dummies – 1966
14. Tameka Cottle – R&B singer/songwriter – Xscape – 1975
14. Tanya Donnelly – singer/songwriter/guitarist – The Breeders – Throwing Muses – Belly – 1966
14. Woody Guthrie – folk singer/songwriter – (1912-1967)
14. Del Reeves – 60’s country singer – (1932-2007)
15. Linda Ronstadt – country-pop singer – 1946
15. Mac MacAnally – country singer/songwriter – 1957
15. Jeff Carlisi – guitarist/singer/songwriter – 38 Special – 1952
15. Joe Satriani – rock guitarist – 1956
15. Marky Ramone – drummer/songwriter – The Ramones – 1956
15. Ray Toro – guitarist – My Chemical Romance – 1977
16. Stewart Copeland – drummer – The Police – 1952
16. Luke Hemmings – guitarist/vocalist – 5 Seconds of Summer – 1996
16. Ed Kowalczyk – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Live – 1971
16. James Maslow – singer – Big Time Rush – 1990
16. Luke Potter – pop singer – 1991
16. Ryan McCombs – metal singer/musician – SOil – Drowning Pool – 1974
16. Denise LaSalle – soul-R&B singer/songwriter/producer – since the death of Koko Taylor, known as “The Queen of Blues” – songs include – Trapped By A Thing Called Love – (7/26/1939 – 1/8/2018)
17. Luke Bryan – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1976
17. Craig Morgan – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1965
17. Chet McCracken – drummer/songwriter/producer – The Doobie Brothers – 1952
17. Terry “Geezer” Bulter – bassist/songwriter – Black Sabbath – 1949
17. Regina Belle – R&B-soul-jazz/ singer/songwriter – producer – actress – 1963
17. Tom Fletcher – pop singer/frontman – McFly – 1985
17. Phoebe Snow – folk-blues-jazz/singer/songwriter/guitarist – (1950-2011)
17. Nicolette Larson – pop-country/singer/guitarist – (1952-1997)
17. “Little” Jimmy Scott – jazz singer – (1925-2014)
17. Damon Harris – R&B singer – The Temptations – (1950-2013)
17. Red Sovine – country singer/musician – (1918-1980)
18. Ricky Skaggs – country-bluegrass/singer/songwriter/musician – 1954
18. Martha Reeves – R&B-pop singer – Martha and the Vandellas – 1941
18. Jack Irons – drummer – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Pearl Jam – Eleven – The Wallflowers – 1962
18. Terry Chambers – drummer – XTC – Dragon – 1955
18. Keith Levene – songwriter/musician – The Clash – Public Image Ltd – 1957
18. Cesar Zuiderwijk – drummer – Golden Earring – 1950
18. Daron Malakian – metal guitarist/songwriter – System Of A Down – 1975
18. Ryan Cabrera – pop singer – 1982
18. Nigel Twist – drummer – The Alarm – 1958
18. Tony Fagenson – songwriter/drummer/producer – Eve 6 – 1978
18. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – blues singer/musician/actor – (1929-2000)
19. Bernie Leadon – songwriter/singer/multi-instrumentalist – The Eagles – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – 1947
19. Brian May – guitarist/singer/songwriter – Queen – 1947
19. Alan Gorrie – singer/multi-instrumentalist – Average White Band – 1946
19. Benn Suede – guitarist/songwriter/back-up vocals – Crown The Empire – 1994
19. Kevin Haskins – drummer – Bahaus – Tones On Tail – Love and Rockets – 1960
19. Robert Flynn – metal singer/guitarist – Machine Head – 1968
19. George Hamilton IV – country singer/musician – (1937-2014)
19. Keith Godchaux – keyboardist – The Grateful Dead – (1948-1980)
20. Radney Foster – country singer/songwriter – Foster & Lloyd – solo act – hits include Just Call Me Lonesome – Nobody Wins – 1959
20. Kim Carnes – country/pop singer – Grammy winner – best known for Bette Davis Eyes – 1946
20. Carlos Santana – Latin rock guitarist/songwriter – multiple Grammy winner – group – Santana -1947
20. T.G. Sheppard – country singer/songwriter – born Bill Browder – hits include – Slow Burn – I Loved’em Every One – 1944
20. Julianne Hough – dancer/actress/country singer – rose to fame on Dancing With The Stars – 1988
20. Chris Cornell – singer/songwriter/guitar/drums – Soundgarden –  AudioslaveTemple of the Dog – solo artist – (7/20/1964 – 5/17/2017)
20. John Lodge – bassist/vocalist/songwriter – The Moody Blues – 1945
20. Stone Gossard – guitarist/founding member of rock band Pearl Jam – 1966
20. Mick McNeil – keyboardist/songwriter – Simple Minds – 1958
20. Paul Cook – drummer – The Sex Pistols – 1956
20. Vitamin C – pop singer – 1972
21. Paul Brandt – country singer – best known for hit – My Heart Has A History – 1972
21. Brad Mates – country singer – lead vocalist for – Emerson Drive – 1978
21. Emerson Hart – singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer – Tonic – 1969
21. Cat Stevens – folk singer/songwriter – hits include – Wild World – Peace Train – 1948
21. Eric Bazilian – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – The Hooters – 1953
21. John Paul Young – pop singer – 1950
21. Paloma Faith – singer/actress – best known for hit – Stone Cold Sober – New York – 1981
21. Korey Cooper – guitarist/keyboardist/backing vocals – Christian rock group – Skillet – 1972
21. Damian Marley – reggae artist – 1978
22. Don Henley – drummer/singer/songwriter – founding member of The Eagles – solo artist – 1947
22. Brian Howe – rock singer – Bad Company – solo artist – 1953
22. Bobby Sherman – 60’s teen singing idol – 1943
22. Richard Davies – singer/songwriter/keyboardist – Supertramp – 1944
22. George Clinton – singer/songwriter/producer – funk icon – 1941
22. Selena Gomez – actress/pop singer – 1992
22. Emily Saliers – singer/songwriter/musician – Indigo Girls – 1963
22. Daniel Jones – pop-rock singer – Savage Garden – 1973
22. Pat Badger – bassist – Extreme – Tribe of Judah – 1967
22. Keith Sweat – R&B singer – 1961
22. Rufus Wainwright – singer/songwriter/composer – 1973
23. Neil Perry – mandolin/drums/accordion/singer – The Band Perry – 1990
23. Danielle Bradbery – country singer – 1996
23. Alison Krauss – country-bluegrass singer/songwriter/fiddler – Alison Kraus & Union Station – 1971
23. Dave Pichette – fiddler – Emerson Drive – 1977
23. Slash – rock guitarist/songwriter/producer – Guns N’ Roses – Velvet Revolver – Slash’s Snakepit – 1965
23. David Essex – pop singer/songwriter/drummer – 1947
23. Tim Kellett – musician/songwriter/producer – Simply Red – 1964
23. Martin Gore – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Depeche Mode – 1961
23. Nick Menza – drummer – Megadeth – 1964
23. Blair Thornton – guitarist/singer/songwriter – Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Crosstown Bus – 1950
23. Kem – R&B singer – 1969
23. Michelle Williams – pop singer/songwriter – Destiny’s Child – 1980
23. Bri Bagwell – country singer – 1987
23. Roc Royal – R&B/hip hop/pop singer – Mindless Behavior – 1997
23. Steve Jocz – drummer/songwriter/video producer – Sum 41 – 1981
23. Sam Watters – hip-hop – R&B singer/songwriter/producer – Color Me Badd – 1970
23. Janis Siegel – singer – The Manhattan Transfer – 1952
23. Chad Gracey – drummer – Live – The Gracious Few – 1971
23. Dalvin DeGrate – R&B/soul/rap – musician/singer – Jodeci – 1971
23. Andy Mackay – multi-instrumentalist – Roxy Music – 1946
23. Gary Stites – 50’s/60’s pop singer – 1940
24 Jerrod Niemann – country singer/songwriter – hits include Lover Lover – Drink To That All Night – 1979
24. Pam Tillis – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Don’t Tell Me What To Do – Shake The Sugar Tree – 1957
24. Jennifer Lopez – hip hop/R&B artist – 1969
24. Mitch Grassi – singer/musician – Pentatonix – 1992
24. Mary Ann “Lady Bug Mecca” Vieira – jazz rapp/hip-hop artist – Digable Planets – 1973
24. Paul Geary – drummer/singer – Extreme – 1961
25. Verdine White – bassist/singer/songwriter – Earth Wind & Fire – Level 42 – 1951
25. Thurston Moore – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Sonic Youth – 1958
25. Kyla La Grange – pop singer – 1986
25. Steve Goodman – folk singer/songwriter – (1948-1984)
26. Mick Jagger – singer/songwriter/frontman – The Rolling Stones – 1943
26. Roger Taylor – drummer/singer/songwriter – Queen – 1949
26. Gary Cherone – rock singer – Extreme – Van Halen – 1960
26. Brenton Wood – R&B/soul – singer/songwriter/musician – 1941
26. Dave Baksh – guitarist/songwriter/producer – Sum 41 – Brown Brigade – 1980
26. Dobie Gray – R&B/soul – singer/songwriter – best known for – Drift Away – (1940-2011)
26. Bobby Hebb – R&B singer/songwriter/musician – best known for – Sunny – (1938-2010)
27. Bobbie Gentry – born Roberta Streeter – singer/songwriter – Mississippi native known for 1967 hit – Ode To Billie Joe – 1944
27. Duncan Cameron – country-rock guitarist – The Amazing Rhythm Aces – Sawyer Brown – 1956
27. Zane Williams – country singer/songwriter – 1977
27. Maureen McGovern – singer/actress – best known for 70’s hit – The Morning After – 1949
27. Brad Simpson – pop singer/guitarist – The Vamps – 1995
27. Karl Mueller – bassist – Soul Asylum – (1962-2005)
27. Rick Wright – keyboardist/singer/composer – Pink Floyd – (1943-2008)
28. Todd Anderson – drummer – country group – Heartland – 1975
28. Steve Morse – guitarist/singer/keyboards/banjo/composer – Deep Purple – Dixie Dregs – Kansas – 1954
28. Simon Kirke – drummer/vocals – Bad Company – Free – 1949
28. George Cummings – guitarist/songwriter – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – The Chocolate Papers – 1938
28. Jonathan Edwards – country-folk singer/songwriter/musician – best known for 1971 hit – Sunshine – 1946
28. Jacoby Shaddix – singer/rapper – Papa Roach – 1976
29. Martina McBride –country singer – 1966
29. James Otto – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1973
29. Geddy Lee – bassist/keyboardist/singer/songwriter – Rush – 1953
29. John Sykes – guitarist/singer – Whitesnake – Thin Lizzy – Blue Murder – 1959
29. Patti Scialfa – singer/songwriter/musician – E Street Band – 1953
29. Neal Doughty – keyboardist/songwriter – REO Speedwagon – 1946
29. Chris Gorman – drummer – Belly – 1967
29. Wanya Morris – R&B singer – Boyz II Men – 1973
30. Buddy Guy – blues guitarist/singer – 1936
30. Neil McCoy – country singer – 1958
30. Ron Block – country/bluegrass banjo – Alison Krauss & Union Station – 1964
30. David Sanborn – jazz saxophone/piano – 1945
30. Paul Anka – pop singer/songwriter – 1941
30. Andy Scott – singer/musician – Sweet – 1949
30. Brad Hargreaves – drummer – Third Eye Blind – 1972
30. Kate Bush – singer/songwriter/musician – 1958
31. Zac Brown – Grammy winning country singer/guitarist – frontman for The Zac Brown Band – 1978
31. Chad Brock – former pro wrestler – country singer – best known for 90’s hit Yes! – 1963
31. Bonnie Brown – country singer – was a member of 50’s trio – The Browns – (1937-2016)
31. Will Champion – drummer/backing vocals – Coldplay – 1978
31. John 5 – guitarist – David Lee Roth – Marilyn Manson – Rob Zombie – solo artist – 1971
31. Gary Lewis – pop/rock singer/frontman – 60’s group – Gary Lewis & The Playboys – 1946
31. Bill Berry – drummer/multi-instrumentalist – R.E.M. – Hindu Love Gods – 1958
31. Hugh MacDowell – cellist – ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) – 1953
31. Daniel Ash – singer/songwriter/musician – Love & Rockets – 1957
31. Matt Shadows – stage name M Shadows – lead singer of heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold – 1981

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