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June – Musical Birthday Notes

1. Ronnie Dunn – country singer/songwriter/musician – Brooks & Dunn – solo artist – 1953
1. Ron Wood – musician/songwriter – The Rolling Stones – 1947
1. Alanis Morissette – alternative rock singer/songwriter – 1974
1. Simon Gallup – bassist – The Cure – 1960
1. Mike Joyce – drummer – The Smiths – 1963
1. Graham Russell – singer/songwriter/musician – Air Supply – 1950
1. Pat Boone – pop singer in the 50’s – 1934
1. Linda Scott – pop singer in the 60’s/70’s – 1945
2. Charlie Watts – drummer – The Rolling Stones – 1941
2. Steve Brookins – drummer – 38 Special – 1951
2. Tony Hadley – pop singer/musician – Spandau Ballet – 1960
2. Michael Steele – bassist/singer/songwriter – The Bangles – 1954
2. B-Real – hip-hop/rapper – Cypress Hill – 1970
2. Thor Eldon Jonsson – The Sugarcubes – 1962
2. Chubby Tavares – R&B/funk/soul singer – Tavares – 1950
3. Jamie O’Neal – country singer – hits include – There Is No Arizona – When I Think About Angels – 1968
3. Frederick LaBour – western swing singer/musician – “Too Slim” of Riders In The Sky – 1948
3. Ian Hunter – rock singer/songwriter – Mott The Hoople – solo artist – 1939
3. Dan Hill – pop singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Sometimes When We Touch – 1954
3. Suzi Quatro – singer/songwriter/bassist – 1950
3. Deniece Williams – R&B/soul – singer/songwriter/producer – 1950
3. Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez – pop/dance – musicians – twin brothers part of group – No Mercy – 1971
3. Billy Powell – keyboards – Lynyrd Skynyrd – (1952-2009)
3. Curtis Mayfield – funk/soul singer – best known for – Superfly – (1942-1999)
3. Jimmy Rogers – blues singer – part of the Muddy Waters band in the 50’s – solo artist – (1924-1997)
4. Kasey Chambers – country singer – 1976
4. Mollie King – singer with the girl group – The Saturdays – 1987
4. Michelle Phillips – folk singer/songwriter/actress – Mamas & The Papas – 1944
4. Julian Marley – reggae musician – son of reggae pioneer Bob Marley – 1975
4. Olivia Somerlyn – pop singer – 1994
4. El DeBarge – soul/pop/singer/songwriter/musician – lead vocalist for the family group – DeBarge – 1961
4. Nancy Sinatra – pop singer – hits include – These Boots Are Made For Walking – Sugar Town – 1940
4. Roger Ball – saxophonist/keyboards/songwriter/arranger – Average White Band – 1944
4. Freddy Fender – country singer/musician – (1937-2006)
5. Brett James – country songwriter/singer – penned Carrie Underwood’s #1 & Grammy winning hit – Jesus Take The Wheel – 1968
5. Don Reid – singer/songwriter/author – known from country/gospel group – The Statler Brothers – 1945
5. Brian McKnight – R&B singer/songwriter – 1969
5. Nicko McBrain – drummer/songwriter – Iron Maiden – 1952
5. Kenny G – jazz/easy listening – musician/songwriter – 1956
5. Mark Wahlberg – aka Marky Mark – rapper/model/actor – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – 1971
5. Laurie Anderson – experimental art/rock musician – 1947
5. Freddie Stone – guitarist/vocalist – Sly & The Family Stone – 1946
5. Richard Butler – punk/new wave – singer/songwriter/musician – Psychedelic Furs – 1956
5. Aaron “P-Nut” Wills – bassist – alternative rock group – 311 – 1974
5. Sebastien Lefebvre – rhythm guitar/backing vocals – rock group – Simple Plan – 1981
5. Gary DeCarlo – singer/songwriter – best known with – Steam – hits include – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – (6/5/1942 – 6/28/2017)
5. Tom Evans – singer/guitarist/bassist – Badfinger – (1947-1983)
6. Joe Stampley – pop/country singer – The Uniques – solo artist – duets with Moe Bandy – 1943
 6. Steve Vai – rock guitarist – 1960
 6. Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer) – pop singer/songwriter – 1974
 6. Gary “U.S.” Bonds – rock singer/songwriter – 1939
6. Tom Araya – bassist/vocals – metal group Slayer – 1961
6. James “Munky” Shaffer – guitarist/songwriter/ producer – Korn – 1970
7. Randy Ragsdale – drummer – alt-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed – 1977
7. Iggy Azalea – pop/hip-hop singer – 1990
7. Dave Navarro – guitarist/singer/songwriter/actor – Jane’s Addiction – 1967
7. Prince – funk/rock singer/songwriter/musician – (1958-2016)
7. Eric Kretz – drummer – Stone Temple Pilots – 1966
7. Tom Jones – pop singer – 1940
7. Joey Scarbury – pop/soft rock singer – 1981 hit – Believe It Or Not – 1955
8 .Randy Ragsdale – drummer – alt-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed – 1977
 8.Iggy Azalea – pop/hip-hop singer – 1990
 8. Dave Navarro – guitarist/singer/songwriter/actor – Jane’s Addiction – 1967
 8. Prince – funk/rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1958
 8. Eric Kretz – drummer – Stone Temple Pilots 1966
 8. Tom Jones – pop singer – 1940
 8. Joey Scarbury – pop/soft rock singer – 1981 hit – Believe It Or Not – 1955
9.Wes Scantlin – singer/guitarist/frontman – Puddle Of Mudd – 1972
9.Dean Dinning – bassist – Toad The Wet Sprocket – 1967
9. Ed Simons – The Chemical Brothers – 1970
9. Matthew Bellamy – singer/songwriter/musician – Muse – 1978
9. Jon Lord – keyboards/composer/vocals – Deep Purple – (1941-2012)
9. Jackie Wilson – R&B/soul singer – nicknamed “Mr. Excitement” – (1934-1984)
10. Lee Brice – country singer/songwriter – 1979
10. Faith Evans – R&B singer – 1973
10. Jimmy Chamberlain – drummer/songwriter/producer – Smashing Pumpkins – 1964
10. Kim Deal – singer/songwriter/musician – The Breeders – The Pixies – 1961
10. Kelley Deal – guitarist – The Breeders – solo artist – 1961
10. Joey Santiago – guitarist/composer – The Pixies – The Martinis – 1965
10. Maxi Priest – reggae musician – 1961
10. Shirley Owens – pop/soul singer – The Shirelles – 1941
10. Howlin’ Wolf – blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player – (1910-1976)
10. Mickey Jones – drummer/actor – associated acts include – The First EditionKenny RogersBob DylanJohnny RiversTrini Lopez – (6/10/1941 – 2/7/2018)
11. Charlie Robison – alt-country singer/songwriter – 1966
11. Frank Beard – drummer/songwriter – ZZ Top – 1949
11. Donnie Van Zant – southern rock/country rock – singer/songwriter – 38 Special – Van Zant – 1952
11. Dan Lavery – bassist/songwriter – Tonic – The Fray – 1969
11. Glenn Leonard – R&B/soul singer – The Temptations – 1947
12. Chris Young – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1985
12. Jamieson “Junior” Brown – country singer/musician – best known for his instrumentals and self-designed guit-steel guitar – 1952
12. Kenny Wayne Shepherd – blues-rock guitarist/singer/songwriter – 1977
12. Meredith Brooks – alt-rock guitarist/singer – 1958
12. Bun E. Carlos – drummer – Cheap Trick – 1951
12. John Wetton – bassist/singer/songwriter/producer/session musician – associated acts include – Asia – King Crimson – Mogul Thrash – Larry Norman – Family – Roxy Music – Gordon Haskell –  Icon – Uriah Heep – Wishbone Ash – U.K. – Jack-Knife – Qango – Icon –  (1949-2017)
12. Michael Hausman – drummer – ‘Til Tuesday – 1960
12. John Linnell – singer/songwriter/musician – They Might Be Giants – 1959
12. Chic Corea – jazz/fusion keyboardist – 1941
12. Robyn – pop singer – 1979
12. Brad Delp – rock vocalist – Boston – (1951-2007)
12. Bobby Sheehan – bassist/singer/songwriter – (1968-1999)
12. Vic Damone traditional pop-big band singer/songwriter/radio-TV presenter – songs include – You’re Breaking My Heart – On The Street Where You Live – (6/12/1928 – 2/11/2018)
13. Jason Michael Carroll – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Alyssa Lies – Livin’ Our Love Song – 1978
13. Rivers Cuomo – singer/songwriter/musician – Weezer – 1970
13. Paul DeLisle – bassist – Smash Mouth – 1963
13. Dennis Locorriere – singer/songwriter/guitarist – founding member of Dr. Hook – solo artist – 1949
13. David Gray – alt-rock singer – 1968
13. Luke James – R&B singer/songwriter – 1984
13. Soren Rasted – musician/songwriter/producer – Aqua – 1969
13. Bobby Freeman – R&B/soul singer – 1940
13. Rolf Brendel – drummer – The Stripes – Nena – 1957
13. Raz-B – rapper – B2K – 1985
14. Lucy Hale – country singer/actress – 1989
14. Boy George – pop singer – Culture Club – 1961
14. Alan White – drummer – Yes – 1949
14. Ray Luzier – drummer – Korn – 1970
14. Rod Argent – The Zombies – Argent – 1945
14. Nick Van Eede – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Cutting Crew – 1958
14. Chis DeGarmo – guitarist – Queensryche – 1963
14. Junior Walker – R&B singer/saxophonist – Junior Walker & The All Stars – (1931-1995)
15. Michael Britt – country guitarist – Lonestar – 1966
15. Terri Gibbs – country singer/pianist  – 1954
15. Wayne Sermon – guitarist – Imagine Dragons – 1984
15. Steve Walsh – rock singer/songwriter/keyboardist – Kansas – 1951
15.Russell Hitchcock – pop singer/musician – Air Supply – 1949
15. James Smith – The Stylistics – 1950
15.Ice Cube – rapper/actor – 1969
15. Noddy Holder – singer/songwriter/frontman – Slade – 1946
15. Gary Lightbody – singer/songwriter/musician – Snow Patrol – 1976
15. Scott Rockenfield – drummer/keyboardist/composer – Queensryche – 1963
15. Billy Martin – guitarist/keyboardist/vocals – alt-rock – Good Charlotte – 1981
15. Dryden Mitchell – rock vocalist – Alien Ant Farm – 1976
15. Waylon Jennings – country singer/songwriter/musician – played bass for rocker Buddy Holly – part of the original outlaw country movement – occasionally partnering with fellow country legend Willie Nelson – (1937-2002)
16. Billy “Crash” Craddock – country/rockabilly singer – 1939
16. Gino Vanelli – pop/funk/jazz/soul singer/songwriter – 1952
16. Nathan Followill – drummer/backup vocals – Kings Of Leon – 1979
16. Garry Roberts – guitarist – The Boomtown Rats – 1954
16. Edward Levert – singer/songwriter/producer/musician –  The O’Jays – 1942
16. MC Ren – hip hop/rap – NWA – 1966
16. Ian Matthews – folk-rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1946
16. Tupac Shakur – 2pac – rapper – (1971-1996)
17. Russell Smith – country singer/songwriter/musician – The Amazing Rhythm Aces – solo artist – 1949
17. Barry Manilow – pop singer/songwriter/musician – 1946
17. Kevin Thornton – R&B singer – Color Me Badd – 1969
17. Jello Biafra – punk rock singer – The Dead Kennedys – solo artist – 1958
17. Rikrok – reggae singer – 1972
17. Paul Young – singer/songwriter – Mike + The Mechanics – Sad Café – (1947-2000)
17. Red Foley – country singer/songwriter/musician – Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967 – (1910-1968)
18. Blake Shelton – country singer/musician/TV personality – 1976
18. Paul McCartney – singer/songwriter/musician – The Beatles – Wings – The Quarrymen – solo artist – 1942
18. Jude Cole – pop-rock singer/songwriter/producer – 1960
18. Dizzy Reed – rock keyboardist/percussionist/actor – Guns N’ Roses – 1963
18. Carl Radle – bassist – associated acts include – Derek & The Dominos – Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Eric Clapton – Joe Cocker – George Harrison – Leon Russell – Buddy Guy – Delaney Bonnie and Friends – (6/18/1942 – 5/30/1980)
18. Alison Moyet – singer/songwriter – 1961
18. Nathan Morris – R&B singer – Boys II Men – 1971
18. Silkk The Shocker – rapper/actor – 1975
19. Doug Stone – country singer – changed last name from Brooks to Stone to avoid confusion with Garth Brooks – 1956
19.Ann Wilson – rock singer/songwriter/musician – Heart – 1950
19. Paula Abdul – pop singer/dance choreographer/TV personality – 1962
19. Brian Welch – guitarist – Korn – 1969
19. Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) – rapper – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 1983
19. Brian Vander Ark – singer/songwriter/guitarist – The Verve Pipe – 1964
19. Lester Flatt – bluegrass guitarist/mandolinist – The Foggy Mountain Boys – also known as Flatt & Scruggs – (1914-1979)
20. Chris Thompson – drummer – The Eli Young Band – 1980
20. Dan Tyminski – country singer/guitarist – Allison Krauss’ Union Station – sang lead on The Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow – 1967
20. Anne Murray – country/pop singer – 1945
20. Brian Wilson – pop-rock singer/songwriter/musician/producer – The Beach Boys – 1942
20. Michael Anthony – bassist – Van Halen – Sammy Hagar – 1954
20. Lionel Richie – pop singer/songwriter – The Commodores – solo artist – 1949
20. John Taylor – bassist – Duran Duran – The Power Station – 1960
20. Murphy Karges – bassist – Sugar Ray – 1968
20. Twiggy Ramirez – musician/vocals – Marilyn Manson – 1972
20. Chet Atkins – country guitarist/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist – known as Mr. Guitar and The Country Gentleman – 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1945-2001)
21. Porter Howell – country guitarist/songwriter/singer – Little Texas – 1964
21. Kathy Mattea – country singer/songwriter/musician – Grammy winner – two time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year – 1959
21. Allison Moorer – country singer – best known for hit – A Soft Place
To Fall – younger sister of Shelby Lynne – 1972
21. Ray Davies – rock singer/songwriter/musician – The Kinks – 1944
21. Joey Kramer – rock drummer/songwriter – Aerosmith – 1950
21. Kip Winger – rock singer/songwriter/musician – Winger – 1961
21. Joey Molland – rock guitarist/singer/songwriter – Badfinger – 1947
21. Brandon Flowers – rock singer/songwriter/musician – The Killers – solo artist – 1981
21. Lana Del Rey – pop singer – 1986
21. Mike Einziger – rock musician/songwriter – Incubus – solo artist – 1976
21. Pat Sansone – musician/songwriter – Wilco – The Autumn Defense – 1969
21. Mike Brzezicki – drummer – best known with Big Country – The Cult – 1957
22. Kris Kristofferson – country songwriter/singer/musician/actor – The Highwaymen – solo artist – 1936
22. Todd Rundgren – rock singer/songwriter/musician/producer – 1948
22. Cyndi Lauper – pop singer/songwriter/activist – 1953
22. Gary Beers – bassist/songwriter/producer – INXS – 1957
22. Steven Page – lead singer/songwriter – Barenaked Ladies – 1970
22. Alan Anton – bassist – Cowboy Junkies – 1959
22. Mike Edwards – singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboards – Jesus Jones – 1964
22. Alan Osmond – The Osmonds – 1949
22. Howard Kaylan – pop-rock singer – The Turtles – 1947
22. Derek Forbes – bassist/vocals/guitarist – Simple Minds – 1956
22. Jimmy Somerville – singer/songwriter – Bronski Beat – The Communards – 1961
22. Dicky Barrett – singer – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – 1964
22. Bobby Harrison – drummer – Procol Harum – 1939
23. Jason Mraz – singer/songwriter/musician – 1977
23. Randy Jackson – musician/singer/producer/TV personality – 1956
23. Steve Shelley – drummer – Sonic Youth – 1962
23. Duffy – soul singer – 1984
23. Glenn Danzig – rock singer/songwriter/frontman – Misfits – Danzig – 1955
23. Caitlin Rose – country/folk singer/songwriter – 1987
23. Chico DeBarge – R&B/Motown singer – DeBarge – 1966
23. June Carter – country singer/songwriter – was part of The Carter Family – solo artist – married to Johnny Cash – (1929-2003)
23. Stuart Sutcliffe – bassist – first bassist for The Beatles just prior to their big break – (1940-1962)
24. Jeff Beck – rock legend – guitarist – The Yardbirds – The Jeff Beck Group – 1944
24. Mick Fleetwood – drummer/actor – Fleetwood Mac – 1942
24. Curt Smith – pop singer – Tears For Fears – solo artist – 1961
24. Jeff Cease – guitarist – The Black Crowes – Better Pills – Bucky Covington – Eric Church – 1957
24. Colin Blunstone – singer/songwriter/musician – The Zombies – TheAlan Parsons Project – 1945
24. Mario Calire – drummer – The Wallflowers – Ozomatli – 1974
24. John Illsley – bassist/songwriter/producer – Dire Straits – 1949
24. Richard Kruspe – guitarist – Rammstein – 1967
24. Astro – rapper/musician – UB40 – 1957
24. Glenn Medeiros –pop singer – 1970
24. Andy McCluskey – singer/musician/producer – O.M.D. (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) – 1959
24. Gustav Wood – singer – Young Guns – 1987
24. Solange Knowles – R&B singer – model – younger sister of Beyonce – 1986
24. Levi Roots – reggae musician – 1958
24. Chris Wood – musician – was a long time member of the psychedelic rock group Traffic – solo artist – (1944-1983)
25. George Michael – pop singer – Wham! – solo artist – (1963-2016)
25. David Paich – singer/keyboards/songwriter/producer – Toto – 1954
25. Ian McDonald – musician – King Crimson – Foreigner – 1946
25. Carly Simon – singer/songwriter – 1945
25. Tim Finn – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Split Enz – Crowded House – The Finn Brothers – 1952
25. Mike Kroeger – bassist/back-up vocals – Nickelback – 1972
25. Allen Lanier – musician/songwriter – Blue Oyster Cult – (1946-2013)
26. Gretchen Wilson – country singer/songwriter – 1973
26. Ariana Grande – pop singer/actress – 1993
26. Ryan Tedder – pop-rock singer/songwriter/frontman – OneRepublic – 1979
26. Chris Isaak – singer/songwriter/musician/actor/talk show host – 1956
26. Terri Nunn – singer/actress – Berlin – 1961
26. Mick Jones – songwriter/musician – The Clash – 1955
26. Patty Smyth – singer/songwriter/musician – Scandal – solo artist – 1957
26. Colin Greenwood – bassist/composer/musician – Radiohead – 1969
26. Mark Decloedt – drummer – EMF – 1967
26. Billy Davis Jr. – pop-R&B singer – Fifth Dimension – 1938
27. Lorrie Morgan – country singer – 1959
27. Bruce Johnston – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – The Beach Boys – 1942
27. Gilson Lavis – drummer – Squeeze – 1951
27. Margo Timmins – lead vocalist/musician – Cowboy Junkies – 1961
27. Leigh Nash – singer/songwriter/musician – Sixpence None The Richer – 1976
28. Kellie Pickler – country singer/songwriter – 1986
28. David Knights – bassist – Procul Harum – 1945
28. Kelly Harper – pop singer – 1982
28. Lloyd Maines – country singer/songwriter/producer – father of Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks – 1951
29. Ian Paice – drummer/songwriter – Deep Purple – Paice Ashton Lord – Whitesnake – Gary Moore Band – 1948
29. Colin Hay – singer/songwriter/musician – Men At Work – solo artist – 1953
29. John Feldmann – guitarist/songwriter/composer – Goldfinger – 1967
29. Nicole Scherzinger – singer/songwriter/actress – Pussycat Dolls – 1978
29. Stedman Pearson – singer/songwriter/dancer – Five Star – 1964
Don Dokken – rock singer – Dokken – 1953
30. Cole Swindell – country songwriter/singer – 1983
30. Dwayne O’Brien – guitarist for country group Little Texas – 1963
30. Yngwie Malmsteen – singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1963
30. Tom Drummond – bassist/backing vocals – Better Than Ezra – 1969
30. Glenn Shorrock – pop-rock singer/songwriter/musician – The Little River Band – Axiom – The Twilights – 1944
30. Stanley Clarke – jazz/fusion bassist – 1951
30. Andy Scott – vocalist/guitarist/songwriter – Sweet – 1951
30. Hal Lindes – guitarist/songwriter – Dire Straits – 1953
30. Adrian Wright – keyboardist/composer – The Human League – 1956
30. Phil Anselmo – rock singer – Pantera – Down – 1968
30. Fantasia Barrino – R&B singer – winner of American Idol in 2004 – 1984

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