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March – Musical Birthday Notes

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1. Roger Daltrey – singer/songwriter – The Who – 1944

1. Mike D’Abo – singer/songwriter – Manfred Mann – 1944

1. Jerry Fisher – R&B singer – Blood, Sweat & Tears – 1943

1. Janis Oliver (Gill) – country singer – was half of duo – Sweethearts of the Rodeo – with younger sister Kristine – 1954

1. Nik Kershaw – musician/singer/songwriter – 1958

1. Ke$ha – singer/rapper/songwriter – 1987

1. Justin Bieber – pop singer – 1994

2. Larry Stewart – country singer – Restless Heart solo artist – 1959

2. Jon Bon Jovi – singer/songwriter – Bon Jovi – 1962

2. Chris Martin – pop/rock singer – Coldplay – 1977

2. Mark Evans – bassist – AC/DC – 1956

2. Dale Bozzio – lead singer – Missing Persons – 1955

2. Jay Osmond – drummer/singer – The Osmonds – 1955

2. Lou Reed – singer/songwriter/musician – The Velvet Underground – solo artist – (1942-2013)

2. Rory Gallagher – blues rock guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/bandleader –  Taste – (1948-1995)

2. Karen Carpenter – pop singer/drummer – The Carpenters – (1950-1983)

3. Brett Warren – country singer/songwriter – The Warren Brothers – 1971

3. Tone-Loc – Wild Thing – Funky Cold Medina – 1966

3. John Bigham – guitar/keyboards – formerly with – Fishbone – 1969

3. Jennifer Warnes – The Right Time of The Night – I Had The Time Of My Life – 1947

3. Ronan Keating – singer – boys group – Boyzone – 1977

3. Robyn Hitchcock – singer/songwriter/guitarist/actor – The Soft Boys – 1953

3. Jance Garfat – bassist – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – (1944-2006)

4. Chris  “Fish” Squire – bassist – Yes – solo –  (1948-2015)

4. Jason Newsted – bassist – Metallica – 1963

4. Emilio Estefan – musician/producer/actor – best known with –  Miami Sound Machine – 1953

4. Fergal Lawlor –drummer –  The Cranberries – 1971

4. Chris Rea – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known for the hit – Fool If You Think It’s Over – 1951

4. Patrick Hannan – drummer – best known with – The Sundays – 1966

4. Bobby Womack  – R&B-soul-blues singer/songwriter/musician/producer – The Valentinos – Sam Cooke – solo – (1944-2014)

4. Rowland Charles “Boon” Gould – guitar/bass/saxophone/vocals – Level 42 – 1955

4. Evan Dando – singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known as the frontman for the alt-rock group – The Lemonheads – 1967

4. Shakin’ Stevens – rock singer/songwriter – Shakin’ Stevens & The Sunsets – 1948

4. Ron Moss – bassist/actor – Player – hits include – Baby Come Back – 1952

4. Jason Sellers – country singer /songwriter – penned Jason Aldean’s Don’t You Wanna Stay – Joe Nichols’ Sunny And 75 – formerly married to country singer Lee Ann Womack – 1971

4. Eric Allandale – trombone/singer/songwriter – best known with – The Foundations – hits include – Build Me Up Buttercup – (1936-2001)

4. Willie Johnson – blues guitarist – best known as the main guitarist for Howling Wolf from 1948-1953 – (1923-1995)

4. John Duffey Jr – bluegrass singer/mandolin/guitar/dobro – 1996 International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor – (1934-1996)

5. Craig Reid & Charlie Reid – identical twins/musicians – hits include – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers – 1962

5. Alan Clark – keyboards – Dire Straits – 1952

5. John Frusciante – guitarist – best known with The Red Hot Chili Peppers – 1970

5. Paul Evans – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known in the 50’s & 60’s – hits include – Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Backseat – Midnight Special – Happy-Go-Lucky Me – 1938

5. Andy Gibb – pop singer/songwriter/musician/actor –  hits include – Shadow Dancing – I Just Want To Be Your Everything – (1958-1988)

5. Eddy Grant – reggae/rock musician – hits include – Electric Avenue – 1948

5. J.B. Lenoir – blues singer/songwriter/guitarist – active in the 50’s/60’s – (1929-1967)

5. Teena Marie – soul-R&B singer/songwriter/guitar/keyboards/congas/producer – hits include – Lovergirl – (1956-2010)

6. David Gilmour – guitarist/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Pink Floyd – 1946

6. Chris Broderick – guitarist – Megadeth – Nevermore – 1970

6. Kiki Dee – hits include – I Got The Music In Me – Don’t Go Breaking  My Heart (with Elton John) – 1947

6. Hugh Grundy – drummer – best known with – The Zombies – hits include – She’s Not There – Tell Her No – Time Of The Season – 1945

6. Mary Wilson – R&B singer – The Supremes – 1988 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1944

6. Skip Ewing – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Burnin’ A Hole In My Heart – It’s You Again – 1964

6. Clara Henningsen – country singer songwriter – hits as a writer include The Band Perry’s  – You Lie  – All Your Life – 1990

6. Jerry Naylor – rock artist/broadcaster/speaker – became the lead singer of – The Crickets – following the death of Buddy Holly – 1939

6. Tony Klatka – trumpet/horns – best known with – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1946

6. Donald “Donny” York – vocalist – Sha Na Na – hits include – Get A Job – 1949

6. James Robert “Bob” Wills – “King of Western Swing” – western swing musician/songwriter/bandleader – 1968 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – (1905-1975)

6. Stephen Bier (Madonna Wayne Gacy) – best known as former keyboardist for – Marilyn Manson – 1964

6. Suzanne Crough – actress/tambourine – TV’s singing/band group – The Partridge Family – (1963-2015)

6. Dorothy Ann “Dolly” Collins – folk musician/arranger/composer – piano/portative organ – 1933

7. Randy Guss – drummer –  Toad The Wet Sprocket – hits include – Walk On The Ocean – All I Want – 1967

7. Peter Wolf – singer/musician –  J Geils Band – solo artist – hits include – Centerfold – Freeze Frame – Must Of Got Lost – Love Stinks – 1946

7. Christopher Taylor “Chris” White – bass/songwriter – best known with 60’s group – The Zombies – 1943

7. Matt Frenette – drummer – Sweetheart – best known with – Loverboy – 1954

7. Matthew Fisher – keyboards/songwriter/producer – best known for the Hammond organ on – Whiter Shade of Pale – with Procol Harum – 1969

7. Francis Rocco Prestia – bass – best known with – Tower Of Power – 1951

7. Ernie Isley – singer/songwriter/guitar/drums/bass – The Isley Brothers – hits include – Fight The Power – It’s Your Thing – 1952

7. Taylor Dayne – pop singer /songwriter – Tell It To My Heart – Love Will Lead You Back – 1962

7. Jules Shear – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known for writing hits – All Through The Night/Cyndi Lauper – If She Knew What She Wants/The Bangles – 1952

7. Thomas Erak – multi-instrumentalist – best known as guitarist with – The Fall of Troy – Chiodos – 1985

7. Arthur Taylor Lee – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Love – (1945-2006)

7. Townes Van Zandt – singer/songwriter – best known for penning hits for others including – Pancho and Lefty/Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson – If I Needed You – Emmylou Harris & Don Williams – (1944-1997)

8. Shawn Mullins – singer/songwriter – hits include – Beautiful Wreck – Lullaby – All In My Head – 1968

8. Mickey Dolenz – drummer/singer – The Monkees – hits include – Stepping Stone – I’m A Believer – Pleasant Valley Sunday – Last Train To Clarksville – 1945

8. Michael Allsup –guitarist –  3 Dog Night –  1947

8. Randy Meisner – singer/songwriter/bass – founding member of – Poco – The Eagles – solo – 1946

8. Clive Burr – drummer – best known with – Iron Maiden – (1957-2013)

8. Gary Numan – singer/composer/musician – best known for hit – Cars – 1958

8. Melville John “Mel” Galley – rock guitarist – Whitesnake – Trapeze – Finders Keepers – Phenomena – (1948-2008)

8. Peter Gill –  drummer – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – best known for hit – Relax – 1964

8. Little Peggy March – pop singer – best known for the 1963 hit – I Will Follow Him – 1948

8. Johnny Dollar – country-rockabilly singer/songwriter/guitarist – (1922-1986)

8. Kameelah Williams – R&B/hip-hop singer – 1978

8. Mississippi John Hurt – country-blues singer/guitarist – (1892-1966)

9. Jimmy Fadden – drummer/singer/harmonica – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – hits include – Mr. Bojangles – Fishin’ In The Dark – 1948

9. Robin Trower – rock/blues guitarist – Procol Harum – solo – 1945

9. Mickey Gilley – pianist/country singer – Ferriday LA native – cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and reverend Jimmy Swaggart – hits include – Room Full Of Roses – Stand By Me – Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time – 1936

9. Mark Lindsay – lead singer/musician – Paul Revere & The Raiders – hits include – Indian Reservation – Kicks – 1942

9. Jeffrey Osborne – funk-R&B singer/songwriter/drummer – L.T.D. – solo artist – 1948

9. Robert Sledge – singer/bass/Moog synth – Ben Folds Five – 1968

9. Shannon Leto – drummer – 30 Seconds To Mars – 1970

9. Martin Fry – lead singer/songwriter/musician/producer – ABC – 1958

9. John Cale – singer/songwriter/composer/producer/musician – best known with – Velvet Underground – 1942

9. Johnny Kelly – drummer – best known with – Type O Negative – also associated with Danzig – A Pale Horse Named Death – Kill Devil Hill – 1968

9. Brendan Canty – musician/producer/composer/film-maker – best known as the drummer for – Fugazi – 1966

10. Tom Scholz – guitarist/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – Boston –  hits include – Long Time – More Than A Feeling – Don’t Look Back – Amanda – Peace Of Mind – 1947

10. Jeff Ament – bass/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – best known with – Pearl Jam – 1963

10. Edie Brickell – singer/songwriter/guitar – Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians – best known for the 1988 hit – What I Am – 1966

10. Carrie Underwood – Grammy winning country singer/ songwriter/actor – 1983

10. Dean Torrence – singer/songwriter – surf music – Jan & Dean – pioneers of the California sound and vocal surf music – 1940

10. Rachel Reinert – country singer – member of group – Gloriana – hits include – Wild At Heart – 1989

10. Douglas Ardito – guitar/bass/vocals –  Puddle Of Mudd – 1970

10. Gaylord Birch – drummer – Santana – Graham Central Station – Cold Blood – Pointer Sisters – Herbie Hancock – (1946-1996)

10. Daryle Singletary – country singer – 90’s hits include – I Let Her Lie – Too Much Fun – Amen Kind Of Love – 1971

10. Robin Thicke – R&B singer/songwriter/producer – hits include – Blurred Lines – 1977

10. Ricky Seagall – musician/actor – The Partridge Family – 1969

10. Neneh Cherry – hip hop singer/songwriter/rapper – 1964

10. Timbaland – music producer/singer/songwriter/rapper – artists include Jay-Z – Beck – Ludacris – 1972

11. George Kooymans – guitar/vocals – Golden Earring – hits include – Twilight Zone – 1948

11. Mark Stein – keyboards/composer/arranger – Vanilla Fudge – Tommy Bolin – Alice Cooper – 1947

11. Bobby McFerrin – multi-Grammy winning singer – best known for hit – Don’t Worry Be Happy – 1950

11. Dylan Keefe –bass – founding member of – Marcy Playground – 1970

11. Jimmy Fortune – country singer/songwriter – The Statler Brothers – 1955

11. Bruce Watson – gutar/mandolin/sitar/vocals – best known as a founding member of – Big Country – 1961

11. Vinnie Paul – drummer – Pantera – Damageplan – 1964

11. Lisa Loeb – singer/songwriter/guitarist/actor – 1968

11. Mike Percy – bass – Dead of Alive – 1961

11. Cheryl Lynn – disco/R&B/soul singer – best known for hit – Got To Be Real – 1957

12. James Taylor –Multi-Grammy winning folk/pop/singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Fire And Rain – You’ve Got A Friend – Up On The Roof – Shower The People – Handy Man – 2000 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1948

12. Bill Payne – keyboards/songwriter/producer – co-founder of – Little Feat – played and recorded with many artists – 1949

12. Steve Harris – bass/keyboards/songwriter/vocals – Iron Maiden – solo – 1957

12. Michael George “Mike” Gibbins – drummer/singer/songwriter – best known with – Badfinger – (1949-2005)

12. Jack Green – rock guitar/bass/vocals – associated acts include – T. Rex – Rainbow – The Pretty Things – 1951

12. Al Jarreau – Grammy winning jazz/R&B singer – (1940-2017)

12. Marlon Jackson – The Jackson 5 – solo artist – 1957

12. Holly Williams – country singer/songwriter/guitar/keyboards – hits include – Keep The Change – Mama – grand-daughter of Hank Williams Sr. – daughter of Hank Williams Jr – 1981

12. Danny Jones – pop-rock guitarist/vocals – McFly – 1986

12. Graham Coxon – guitar/singer/songwriter – Blur – 1969

12. Liza Minnelli – singer/actor – 1946

12. Lew DeWitt – singer/songwriter/guitarist – founder and original tenor of – The Statler Brothers – solo – (1938-1990)

13. Adam Clayton – multi-award winning bass/songwriter/singer – U2 – 1960

13. Neil Sedaka – pop singer/songwriter/musician/multi-instrumentalist/producer – hits include – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Laughter In The Rain – 1939

13. David Draiman – singer/songwriter/producer – Disturbed – 1973

13. Ronnie Rogers – guitar/songwriter – T’Pau – hits include – Heart And Soul – 1959

13. Jan Howard – country singer/songwriter/actress – popular in the 60’s & early 70’s – hits include – Evil On Your Mind – 1930

13. Roy Haynes – jazz drummer – 1925

13. Erma Franklin – R&B-gospel singer – older sister of Aretha Franklin – (1938-2002)

14. Michael Martin Murphy – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – hits include – Wildfire – What’s Forever For – Carolina In The Pines – 1945

14. Jim Pons – bass/vocals –60’s pop/rocker – The Leaves – The Turtles – The Mothers Of Invention – 1943

14. Walter Parazaider – sax/flute/woodwinds – best known as a founding member of  – Chicago – 1945

14. Kristian Bush – country singer/songwriter/musician – Sugarland – solo artist – 1970

14. Phil Phillips (Philip Baptiste) – swamp pop singer/songwriter – best known for 1959 hit – Sea Of Love – Louisiana Music Hall of Fame – 1926

14. Taylor Hanson – pop singer/keyboards – Hanson – Tinted Windows – 1983

14. Jann Browne – singer – best known with western swing group – Asleep At The Wheel – 1954

14. Quincy Jones – multi-award winning record/TV producer/musician/arranger/composer – 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1933

14. Zella Lehr – country singer/entertainer – hits include – Two Doors Down – Feedin’ The Fire – 1951

14. Michael Bland – drummer – Prince – Chaka Khan – Soul Asylum – 1969

14. Colby O’Donis – pop/R&B – singer/songwriter/musician – 1989

15. Mike Love – singer/songwriter/musician – frontman for –  The Beach Boys – 1988 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1941

15. Phil Lesh – bass player and founding member of -The Grateful Dead – 1940

15. Bret Michaels – singer/songwriter/musician – best known with pop/rock band – Poison – solo – hits include – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn – 1963

15. Mark Hoppus – lead singer/bass – pop/punk band – Blink-182 – 1972

15. Ry Cooder – multi-instrumentalist – best known for exceptional slide guitar – 1947

15. Sly Stone – frontman for soul/funk/psychedelic group Sly and The Family Stone – 1993 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1943

15. Dee Snider – frontman/singer/songwriter/TV & radio personality/actor – best known with metal group – Twisted Sister – songs include – We’re Not Gonna Take It – I Wanna Rock – 1955

15. Mark McGrath – singer/frontman for pop group – Sugar Ray – 1968

15. Terence Trent D’Arby – singer/songwriter – hits include – Wishing Well – Sign Your Name – 1962

15. Howard Scott – funk/rock guitarist/songwriter – War – 1946

15. Rockwell – pop/sythpop – hits include – Somebody’s Watching Me – 1964

15. will.i.am – rapper/hip hop – The Black Eyed Peas – 1975

15. Etterlene “Bunn” DeBarge – soul singer/songwriter – best known with Motown family group – DeBarge – 1955

15. Carl Smith – country-rockabilly singer/songwriter – known as “Mister Country” – member of The Grand Ole Opry – Country Music Hall of Fame – (1927-2010)

15. Preston Hubbard – bassist – best known with – The Fabulous Thunderbirds – (1953-2016)

15. Sam John “Lightnin'” Hopkins – blues singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist – 1980 Blues Hall of Fame – (1912-1982)

16. Nancy Wilson – guitarist/harmony vocals/songwriter – Heart – 1954

16. Ray Benson – musician/singer/songwriter – Asleep At The Wheel – 1951

16. Patty Griffin – Grammy winning singer/songwriter – 2007 AMA Artist of the Year – 1964

16. Jerry Jeff Walker – country singer/songwriter – best known for – Mr. Bojangles – Desperados Waiting For A Train – Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother – 1942

16. Stan Thorn – keyboards/backing vocals – best known with country group – Shenandoah – 1959

16. Jimmy Degrasso – metal drummer – associated with many acts including – Ozzy Osbourne – White Lion – Lita Ford – Megadeth – Black Star Riders – 1963

16. Bryan Lee – New Orleans blues singer/guitarist – blindness earned him the nickname – “Braille Blues Daddy” – The Jump Street Five – 1943

16. Flavor Flav – rapper with Public Enemy – 1959

17. Paul Kantner – guitar/singer/songwriter – Jefferson Airplane – Jefferson Starship – 1996 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1941-2016)

17. Nat King Cole – jazz-swing-traditional pop singer/piano/TV personality – known for his rich soft baritone voice –  inducted in numerous Hall of Fames – (1919-1965)

17. Paul Overstreet – country singer/songwriter – Mississippi native – hits include – Daddy’s Come Around – Heroes – Ball and Chain – 1955

17. Hozier – indie rock-soul-blues singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Take Me To Church – 1990

17. John Sebastian – pop-rock/singer/songwriter/musician – The Lovin’ Spoonful –   solo – 2000 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1944

17. Scott Gorham – guitarist/songwriter – Thin Lizzy – 1951

17. Keifer Thompson – country singer/songwriter – half of the duo – Thompson Square – with wife Shawna – hits include – Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – If I Didn’t Have You – 1976

17. Mike Lindup –  keyboards/singer – jazz/funk/pop-rock band – Level 42 – 1959

17. Harold Brown – musician/singer – founding member of – War – 1946

17. Billy Corgan – singer/musician/songwriter –  Smashing Pumpkins – 1967

17. Janet Gardner – rock singer/guitar – best known as lead vocalist for all-girl group – Vixen – 1962

17. Roxie Petrucci – drummer – best known with – Madam X – Vixen – 1962

17. Melissa Auf der Maur – singer/songwriter/musician/actress – Hole – 1972

17. Miles Kane – singer/guitar – alternative rocker – The Rascals – The Last Shadow Puppets – 1986

17. Pat McAuley – keyboards/drums – Them – 1944

17. Tamar Braxton – R&B-pop-soul singer/actresss – The Braxtons – solo – 1977

17. Fran Byrne – drummer – best known with – Ace – 1948

17. Adam Wade – singer/drummer/actor – hits include – Take Good Care Of Her – Ruby – As If I Didn’t Know – 1935

17. Clarence “Wa-Hoo” Collins – R&B-soul-doo wop singer – founder of – Little Anthony & The Imperials – hits include – Tears On My Pillow – 1942

17. Pat Lloyd – guitar – The Equals – 1948

17. Ian Gomm – singer/songwriter/guitar – 1947

17. Vito Picone – lead singer of – The Elegants – 1941

17. Q T Macon – blues singer/guitar – best known for – Blow Wind – (1934-1994)

18. Adam Levine – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/actor – frontman for pop group – Maroon 5 – judge on The Voice – 1979

18. Wilson Pickett – R&B-soul-rock singer/songwriter – hits include – Mustang Sally – In The Midnight Hour – Land of 1000 Dances – 1991 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1941-2006)

18. Phillip Sweet – member of the country quartet – Little Big Town – hits include – Pontoon – Little White Church – Girl Crush – 1974

18. John Hartman – co-founder and original drummer for – The Doobie Brothers – 1950

18. Jeff LaBar – guitarist – best known with – Cinderella – 1963

18. Barrie James “B.J.” Wilson – drummer – best known with – Procol Harum – (1947-1990)

18. Charley Pride – country singer – born in Sledge, Mississippi – 1st African American to have major success as a country singer – over 50 hits including – Kiss An Angel Good Morning – Mississippi Cotton Pickin’ Delta Town – 2000 Country Music Hall of Fame – 1938

18. Jerry Cantrell – guitarist/songwriter/vocals – Alice In Chains – solo – 1966

18. Scott Saunders – keyboard player for country group Sons of the Desert – hits include – Whatever Comes First – Leaving October – 1964

18. Irene Cara – singer/songwriter/actress – Flashdance – Fame – 1959

18. Queen Latifah – R&B singer/songwriter/rapper/TV personality/actress – 1970

18. Vanessa Williams – former Miss America/singer/actress – 1963

18. Devin Lima – LFO (Lyte Funkie Ones) – 1999 hit – Summer Girls – 1977

19. Billy Sheehan – iconic bass guitarist – associated acts include – Talas – Steve Vai – Mr. Big – David Lee Roth –  Niacin – The Winery Dogs – 1953

19. Paul Atkinson – guitarist – founding member of – The Zombies – (1946-2004)

19. Derek Longmuir – drummer – founding member of – The Bay City Rollers – 1951

19. Ricky Wilson – guitarist/singer/songwriter – founding member of – The B-52’s – (1953-1985)

19. Brann Dailor – drummer/vocals/songwriter – best known with – Mastodon – 1975

19. Ruth Pointer – Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter – The Pointer Sisters – 1946

19. Clarence “Frogman” Henry – New Orleans R&B singer/piano/trombone – hits include – (I Don’t Know Why) But I Do – You Always Hurt The One You Love – Ain’t Got No Home – 1937

20. Jerry Reed – award winning country singer/songwriter/guitarist/actor – hits include – Amos Moses – Eastbound and Down – When You’re Hot You’re Hot – (1937-2008)

20. Jimmie Vaughan –blues-rock guitarist/singer/songwriter – The Fabulous Thunderbirds – 1951

20. Marcia Ball – blues singer/pianist – 1949

20. Carl Palmer – drummer/songwriter – best known with – Asia – Atomic Rooster – Emerson Lake & Palmer – Crazy World of Arthur Brown – 1989 Modern Drummer Hall of Fame – 1950

20. Jim Seales – guitarist – best known with country group – Shenandoah – hits include – Two Dozen Roses – The Church on Cumberland Road – Next To You-Next To Me – Janie Bakers Love Slave – 1954

20. Guy Perry – guitar/vocals – best known with – The Motels – 1951

20. Phil Judd – singer/songwriter/musician – best known with – Split Enz – The Swingers – 1953

20. Paul Mirkovich – vocals/keyboards/musical director – associated with – Cher – Whitesnake – Nelson – Paul Stanley – TV’s “The Voice” – 1963

20. Doug Green – singer/songwriter/composer/author – best known as Ranger Doug of the western group Riders In The Sky – 1946

20. Chester Bennington – musician/singer/songwriter/actor – Linkin Park – (3/20/1976 – 7/20/2017)

20. Lindsay Ell – country singer/guitarist/pianist – 1989

20. Don Edwards – western-cowboy singer/guitar – 1939

20. Matt Barnes – bassist – You Me At 6 – 1989

21. Eddie Money – rock singer/songwriter/musician – Baby Hold On – Two Tickets To Paradise – Shakin’ – I Wanna Go Back – 1949

21. Roger Hodgson – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – founding member of – Supertramp – hits include – Give A Little Bit – Dreamer – Breakfast In America – Take The Long Way Home – 1950

21. Andrew Copeland – musician/vocals/songwriter – Sister Hazel – hits include – All For You – Champagne High – Change Your Mind –  1968

21. Slim Jim Phantom – drummer – best known with – The Stray Cats – 1961

21. Rosemary Stone – singer/keyboards – Sly & The Family Stone – solo – hits include – Family Affair – Dance To The Music –  1945

21. Jonas “Joker” Berggren – singer/musician/songwriter – Ace Of Base – 1967

21. Sharon “Share” Pederson Ross – bass – best known with – Vixen – Contraband – 1963

21. Sean Dickson – vocals/guitar – best known with – The Soup Dragons – 1967

21. Conrad Lozano – bassist – Los Lobos – 1951

21. Ray Dorset – singer/songwriter/guitar – founder of – Mungo Jerry – hits include – In The Summertime – 1946

21. Russell Thompkins Jr – soul singer –  best known his high pitched tenor and falsetto vocals with – The Stylistics – hits include – Break Up To Make Up – You Make Me Feel Brand New – 1951

21. Robert “Shotgun” Johnson – drummer – K.C. & The Sunshine Band – 1953

21. Deryck Whibley – singer/songwriter/guitar/producer – punk rock band – Sum 41 – 1980

21. Guy Chadwick – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known with – House of Love – 1956

21. MC Maxim – rave/electronic musician – Prodigy – 1967

22. George Benson – Grammy winning jazz guitarist/singer/songwriter – hits include – Breezin’ – This Masquerade – On Broadway – 1943

22. Jay Dee Daugherty – drummer/songwriter – best known with – The Patti Smith Group – The Church – 1952

22. Patrick Olive – bass/percussionist/backing vocals – Hot Chocolate – hits include – You Sexy Thing – 1947

22. Keith Relf – best known as vocalist/harmonica with – The Yardbirds – (1943-1976)

22. Stephanie Mills – Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter – 1957

22. Randy Hobbs – rock bassist – best know with – The McCoys – Edgar and Johnny Winter – Montrose – (1948-1993)

22. Suzanne Sulley – pop singer – best known with synth-pop group – The Human League – 1963

22. Jeremy Clyde – singer/actor – half of the folk duo – Chad & Jeremy – hits include – Yesterday’s Gone – 1941

22. Howard Reitzes – keyboards/vocals – best known with – Iron Butterfly – 1951

22. James House – country singer/songwriter/musician – best known for the 1994 hit – This Is Me Missing You – 1955

22. Charles “Chuck” Jackson – pop-R&B singer – best known with – The Independents – hits include – Leaving Me – 1945

22. Matt Nicholls – drummer/percussionist – Bring Me The Horizon – 1986

22. Harry Vanda – musician/songwriter/producer – best known as a member of 60’s rock group – The Easybeats – 1946

23. Ric Ocasek – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – best known with – The Cars – solo – 1949

23. Chaka Khan – multiple Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter – front-woman for – Rufus – solo – hits include – Tell Me Something Good – I Feel For You – I’m Every Woman – 1953

23. Brett Eldredge – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Don’t Ya – Beat Of The Music – Mean To Me  Lose My Mind – 1986

23. Damon Albarn – singer/songwriter – alt-rock band – Blur – Gorillaz – 1968

23. Marti Pellow – singer/songwriter – Wet Wet Wet – 1965

23. Breaunna Womack – (aka Miss Baby Doll) – pop singer – OMG GIrlz – 1995

24. Mike Kellie – drummer – Spooky Tooth – The Only Ones – The V.I.P.’s – (1947-2017)

24. Nick Lowe – power pop singer/songwriter/musician/producer – hits include – Cruel To Be Kind – 1949

24. Douglas Campbell “Dougie” Thomson – bass – best known with – Supertramp – 1951

24. Steve Lang – bass/backing vocals – best known with – April Wine – (1949-2017)

24. Lee Oskar – harmonica – best known with – War – The Lowrider Band – 1948

24. Chad Butler – drummer – Switchfoot – 1974

24. Holger Czukay – multi-instrumentalist – best known as the bassist for krautrock group – Can – (3/24/1938 – September 2017)

24. Natalie Hemby – country songwriter – hits for:  Lady “A” /Downtown – Little Big Town/Pontoon – Tornado – Miranda Lambert/White Liar – Baggage Claim – 1977

24. Nena – German pop singer/songwriter/comedian –  best known for 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons) – 1960

24. Sharon Corr – Iris singer/songwriter/TV personality – The Corrs – 1970

24. Dave Appell – musician/arranger/producer – (1922-2014)

25. Elton John – multiple Grammy winning pianist/singer/songwriter – hits include – Rocket Man – Candle In The Wind – Crocodile Rock – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – 1947

25. Jeff Healey – blind jazz-blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist – hits include – Angel Eyes – The Jeff Healy Band – solo – (1966-2008)

25. Aretha Franklin – multiple Grammy winner – The Queen of Soul – hits include – Respect – (You Make Me Fell Like) A Natural Woman – Freeway Of Love – 1942

25. Johnny Burnette – rockabilly singer/songwriter/guitarist – hits include – The Train Kept A-Rollin’ – You’re 16 – (1934-1964)

25. Joe King – guitar/songwriter/backing vocals – co-founder of – The Fray – 1980

25. Hoyt Axton – singer/songwriter/musician/actor – best known for penning hits – Joy To The World – Never Been To Spain – Greenback Dollar – (1938-1999)

25. Ryan Lewis – musician/rapper – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 1988

25. Steve Norman – musician/producer/songwriter – Spandau Ballet – 1960

25. Melanie Blatt – English singer/songwriter/actress – All Saints – 1975

25. Michael Stanley – singer/songwriter/musician/radio personality – The Michael Stanley Band – 1948

25. Steve Norman – saxophone/guitar/percussion – Spandau Ballet – hits include – True – Gold – 1960

25. Ronnie McDowell – country singer – The King Is Gone – Older Women – You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation – 1950

25. Charley Bagnall – bass/vocals – Rixton – 1986

25. Bob Pelander – keyboards/vocals – The Michael Stanley Band – 1951

25. Larry Gales – jazz double bassist – (1936-1995)

26. Steven Tyler – Grammy winning singer/songwriter/musician – frontman for – Aerosmith – hits include – Dream On – Sweet Emotion – Walk This Way – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Janie’s Got A Gun – Love In An Elevator – 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame (with Joe Perry) – 1948

26. Fran Sheehan – bass/guitar/moog bass – Boston – hits include – More Than A Feeling – Peace Of Mind – Foreplay/Long Time – Don’t Look Back – Amanda – 1949

26. Jon English – singer/songwriter/musician/actor –  (1949-2016)

26. Richard Tandy – multiple instruments – ELO – 1948

26. Kenny Chesney – multiple award winning country superstar – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – The Boys Of Fall – You And Tequila – American Kids – Pirate Flag – Save It For A Rainy Day – 1968

26. Charly McClain – country singer – 80’s hits include – Who’s Cheatin’ Who – Radio Heart – 1956

26. Fred Paris – doo-wop singer – The Five Satins – best known for the 1956 hit – In The Still Of The Night – 1936

26. Dean Dillon – country singer/songwriter – penned multiple hits for artist like – George Strait – Vern Gosdin – Steve Wariner – Keith Whitley – 1955

26. Diana Ross – Motown singer – The Supremes – solo artist – hits include – Where Did Our Love Go – Come See About Me – Stop! In The Name Of Love – You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Theme From Mahogany – 2007 Kennedy Center Honors – 2012 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – 1944

26. Jay Sean – English R&B singer/songwriter – 1981

26. Teddy Pendergrass – singer/songwriter/musician/composer – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – solo – hits include – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – The Love I Lost – Love TKO – Turn Off The Lights – (1950-2010)

26. Baz Warne – singer/songwriter/guitarist – The Stranglers – Toy Dolls – 1964

26. Michael Bonagura – country singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known with – Baillie & The Boys – 1953

26. James Iha – guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer – best known with – The Smashing Pumpkins – 1968

26. Rufus Thomas Jr. – R&B-blues-funk-soul singer/songwriter/dancer/entertainer – hits include – Walking The Dog – Do The Funky Chicken – (Do The) Push And Pull – (1917-2001)

27. Tony Banks – musician/composer – Genesis – 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1950

27. Brendan Hill – drummer – Blues Traveler – hits include – Hook – Runaround – 1970

27. Andrew Farris – multi-instrumentalist/vocals/composer – INXS – 1959

27. Wally Stocker – guitarist/vocals – best known with – The Babys – 1953

27. Janis Martin – rockabilly-country singer – nicknamed “The Female Elvis” for her on-stage dance moves – (1940-2007)

27. Mariah Carey – multiple award winning pop singer – one of the best selling artists of all time – hits include – One Sweet Day – We Belong Together – Touch My Body – 1970

27. Fergie – pop singer/musician – Black Eyed Peas – solo – hits include – Boom Boom Pow – I Gotta Felling -1975

27. Johnny April – bassist – Staind – 1965

27. Rocky Maffit – drums/percussion – Champaign – group best known for the 1981 hit – How ‘Bout Us – 1952

27. Taylor Humphries – producer/writer/actor/director – associated acts include – Barenaked Ladies – 1980

27. Johnny Copeland – blues guitarist/singer – 1983 named Blues Entertainer of the Year by The Blues Foundation – (1937-1997)

27. Jessie J – R&B-pop singer/songwriter/musician – 1988

27. Robert Junior Lockwood – Delta blues guitarist – (1915-2006)

28. Reba McEntire – multiple award winning country singer/songwriter/producer/actress – hits include – I’m Not That Lonely Yet – Can’t Even Get The Blues – Little Rock – New Fool At An Old Game – Fancy – Is There Life Out There – 1955

28. Lady Gaga – multiple award winning pop singer/songwriter/actress/piano – flair for the dramatic – 1986

28. Chuck Portz – bassist – best know with – The Turtles – hits include – It Ain’t Me Babe – Happy Together – 1945

28. Rodney Atkins – country singer/songwriter – hits include – These Are My People – Cleaning This Gun – Farmers Daughter – If You’re Going Through Hell – Take A Back Road – Watching You – 1969

28. John Evan –  keyboards – Jethro Tull – 1948

28. Charlie McCoy – country singer/multi-instrumentalist – celebrated session musician – associated acts include – Barefoot Jerry – Area Code 615 – 1941

28. David Keuning – rock guitarist – best known with – The Killer – 1976

28. James Atkin – vocals/guitar – EMF – 1967

28. Andy Cousin – bass/guitar – best known with – All About Eve – The Mission – The Lucy Nation – 1963

28. Milan Williams – keyboards – founding member of – The Commodores – hits include – Three Times A Lady – Too Hot To Trot – Machine Gun – Brick House – (1948-2006)

28. Jon Lee – drummer – best known with the British rock band – Feeder – (1968-2002)

29. John Popper – harmonica/vocals/guitar – Blues Traveler – John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours – solo – hits include – Hook – Run-Around – 1967

29. Bobby Kimball – singer/songwriter/musician – Toto – solo – hits include – Hold The Line – Africa – Rosanna – 1947

29. Chad Allan – musician/singer/songwriter – The Guess Who – Brave Belt – 1943

29. Terry Jacks – singer/songwriter/producer/environmentalist – best known the the 1974 hit – Seasons In The Sun – 1944

29. Perry Farrell – singer/songwriter/musician – Jane’s Addiction – 1959

29. Sue Foley – multi-award winning blues singer/guitarist – 1968

29. Brady Seals – keyboards/vocals/songwriter – Little Texas – solo artist – Hot Apple Pie – 1969

29. Donny Conn – drummer – The Playmates – 50’s hits include – Jo-Ann – Beep Beep – What Is Love – (1930-2015)

29. Vangelis – composer/musician – best known for Chariots of Fire – 1943

29. Raymond “Ray” Davis – bass singer – The Parliaments – Parliament Funkadelic – P-Funk – 1997 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1940-2005)

29. Billy Thorpe – singer/songwriter/producer/musician – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs – solo – hits include – Children of the Sun – (1946-2007)

30. Eric Clapton – multiple award winning-legendary rock/blues guitarist/songwriter/singer/producer – 3 time inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – with Cream – The Yardbirds – and as a solo artist – other associated acts include – Blind Faith – Derek & The Dominos – 1945

30. Norah Jones – jazz singer/songwriter/actress/musician – Don’t Know Why – 1979

30. Jim Dandy Mangrum – singer/washboard – frontman for – Black Oak Arkansas – 1948

30. Celine Dion – multi-award winning pop singer/songwriter/actress – sold over 200 million albums – 1968

30. Graeme Edge – musician/songwriter/percussionist – The Moody Blues – 1941

30. Tracy Chapman – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Fast Car – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution – Give Me One Reason – 1964

30. Thomas Rhett – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – It Goes Like This – Make Me Wanna – Crash and Burn – T-Shirt – 1990

30. Dave Ball – guitarist – best known with – Procol Harum – (1950-2015)

30. Justin Moore – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Small Town USA – Point At You – If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away – 1984

30. Rupert Greenall – keyboards – The Fixx – 1950

30. Jay Traynor – singer – The Mystics – Jay & The Americans – solo – (1943-2014)

30. MC Hammer – rapper – hits include – U Can’t Touch This – 2 Legit 2 Quit – 1962

30. Randy VanWarmer – singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known for 1979 hit – Just When I Needed You Most – (1955-2004)

30. Joey Castillo – musician/songwriter – best known as drummer for – Queens of the Stone Age – 1966

30. Harold Burrage – blues-soul singer/pianist – (1931-1966)

30. Ken Forssi – original bassist for – Love – (1943-1998)

30. John Lee Curtis “Sonny Boy” Williamson – blues harmonica/singer/songwriter – best known for – Good Morning, School Girl – Sugar Mama – Early In The Morning – Stop Breaking Down – (1914-1948)

31. Mick Ralphs – guitarist/songwriter/vocals – Mott The Hoople – Bad Company – hits include – Can’t Get Enough – Shooting Star – Feel Like Making Love – Good Lovin’ Gone Bad – Movin’ On – 1944

31. Angus Young – guitarist/songwriter/producer – AC/DC – best known songs include – Shook Me All Night Long – Highway To Hell – Back In Black – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – 2003 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1955

31. Thomas Allen “Tommy” Heath – vocals/rhythm guitar/keyboards – best known as lead vocalist of – Tommy Tutone – hits include – 867-5309/Jenny – 1947

31. Al Nichol – guitar/vocals – Turtles – hits include – Happy Together – It Ain’t Me Babe – She’d Rather Be With Me – 1946

31. Tony Brock – drummer/vocals – best known with – The Babys – hits include – Isn’t It Time – Every Time I Think Of You – Back On My Feet Again – 1954

31. Greg Martin – guitar/vocals – The Kentucky Headhunters – hits include – Dumas Walker – Oh Lonesome Me – Walk Softly – 1953

31. Erik Turner – rhythm guitar/songwriter/vocals/piano – best known with – Warrant – hits include – Heaven – Cherry Pie – 1964

31. Jack Antonoff – singer/songwriter/guitarist – alt-rock band – Fun – Bleachers – Steel Train – hits include – We Are Young – 1984

31. Robert Holmes – guitarist/singer/songwriter – Til Tuesday – best known for the 1985 hit – Voices Carry – 1959

31. Sean Hopper – keyboards/back-up vocals – Huey Lewis & The News – hits include – The Power Of Love – If This Is It – The Heart Of Rock & Roll – Heart And Soul – I Want A New Drug – 1953

31. William Orville “Lefty” Frizzell – country singer/songwriter/guitarist – revered honky-tonk singer – 1982 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1928-1975)

31. Pat McGlynn – rhythm guitarist – The Bay City Rollers – solo – hits include – SATURDAY Night – 1958

31. Etta Baker – blues guitarist/singer/banjo – (1913-2006)

31. Thijs van Leer – singer/songwriter/producer/flautist/organ/yodels/whistles – best know with progressive rock band – Focus – solo – hits include – Hocus Pocus – 1948

31. John D. Loudermilk – singer/songwriter/guitar – best known for writing hits for others including – Abilene/George Hamilton IV – Indian Reservation/Paul Revere & The Raiders – Ebony Eyes/The Everly Brothers – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye/top 10 for the Casinos – #1 for Eddy Arnold – (1934-2016)

31. Shirley Jones – The Partridge Family – hits include – I Think I Love You – 1934

31. Jon-Jon Poulos – drummer – The Buckinghams – hits include – Kind Of A Drag – (1947-1980)

31. Herb Alpert – trumpet/piano/vocals/songwriter/producer/artist – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – 1935

31. Lennon Murphy – rock-metal singer/songwriter/producer – 1982

31. Richard Hughes – drummer – best known with – The Johnny Winter Band –  (1950-1983)

31. Al Goodman – R&B singer – best known with the group – Ray, Goodman & Brown – hits include – Look At Me (I’m In Love) – Sexy Mama – Love On A Two Way Street – (1943-2010)

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