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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – JUNE 11th

Donnie Van Zant – southern rock/country rock – singer/songwriter – 38 SpecialVan Zant – 1952

Frank Beard – drummer/songwriter – ZZ Top – 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1949

Dan Lavery – bassist/songwriter – TonicThe Fray – 1969

Glenn Leonard – R&B/soul singer – The Temptations – 1947

Charlie Robisonalt-country singer/songwriter – 1966

Graham Russell – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Air Supply – 1950

Kyle Jahnke – folk singer – half of the duo – Penny and Sparrow – 1986

Chris Roetter – metal singer – best known with – Like Moths to Flames – 1989

Joey Dee – singer – Joey Dee & The Starliters – best known for 1961 hit – The Peppermint Twist – 1940

Samuel “Tai” Anderson – bass/backing vocals – best known with – Third Day – 1976

Chris Ricechristian rock-folk – singer/songwriter – 1970

Steven Drozd – singer/actor/multi-instrumentalist – The Flaming LipsElectric Wurms – 1969

Skip Alan (Alan Skipper) – drummer – ThemPretty Things – 1948

Bernard Lee “Pretty” Purdieinnovative funk drummer – known for the “Purdie Shuffle” – 2013 Modern Drummer Hall of Fame – 1941

John Bernard Riley – jazz drummer – associated acts include – Miles DavisWoody Herman – 1954

Thornton James “Pookie” Hudson – doo wop singer – The Spaniels – best known for the 1954 hit – Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite  – (6/11/1934 – 1/16/2007)

Wilma Burgesscountry singer – hits include  – Misty Blue – Baby – Don’t Touch Me – (6/11/1939 – 8/26/2003)

Shelly Manne – jazz drummer – associated acts include – Duke EllingtonJohnny Hodges – (6/11/1920 – 9/26/1984)

 

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