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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – June 17th

Russell Smith – country singer/songwriter/musician – The Amazing Rhythm Acessolo artist – hits include – 3rd Rate Romance – The End Is Not In Sight – 1949

Barry Manilowmulti-award winning pop singer/songwriter/musician/producer – hits include – Mandy – Can’t Smile Without You – Copacabana – 1943

Paul Young – singer/songwriter – Mike + The MechanicsSad Café – hits include – All I Need Is A Miracle – (6/17/1947 – 7/15/2000)

Chris Spedding – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/composer – 1944

Kevin Thornton – R&B singer – Color Me Badd – 1969

Jello Biafra – punk rock singer – best known with – Dead Kennedyssolo artist – 1958

Rikrokreggae singer – best known for the song – It Wasn’t Me – 1972

Philip Chevron – singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known with – The PoguesThe Radiators – (6/17/1957 – 10/8/2013)

George S. Clintoncomposer/songwriter/arranger/session musician – 1947

Red Foleycountry singer/songwriter/musician – veteran of The Grand Ole Opry – 1967 Country Music Hall of Fame – (6/17/1910 – 9/19/1968)

David “Stringbean” Akeman banjoist/comedian – best known from – Hee Haw – Grand Ole Opry – (6/17/1915 – 11/10/1973)

 

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