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May – Musical Birthday Notes

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1. Tim McGraw – multi-award winning country singer/songwriter/guitar/producer/actor  – 1967
1. John Colt – bassist – The Black CrowesTrainLynyryd Skynyrd – 1966
1. Judy Collins – solo folk singer/songwriter – 1939
1. Ray Parker Jr. – pop singer/songwriter – 1954
1. Rita Coolidge – singer/songwriter/musician – 1945
1. D’Arcy Wrestsky-Brown – Smashing Pumpkins – 1968
2. Lou Gramm – Foreigner – solo artist – 1950
2. Ty Herndon – country artist – 1962
2. Prescott Niles – bassist – The Knack – 1954
2. Jo Callis – The Human League – 1955
2. Larry Gatlin – Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers – 1948
2. Engelbert Humperdinck – pop singer – 1936
3. Eric Church – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1977
3. John Hopkins – The Zac Brown Band – 1971
3. Christopher Cross – pop singer/songwriter/musician – 1951
3. Scott “Cactus” Moser – Highway 101 – 1957
3. Franki Valli – Franki Valli & The Four Seasons – solo artist – 1934
4. Raelynn – country singer/songwriter – 1994
4. Randy Travis – country artist – 1959
4. Lance Bass – N’Sync – 1979
4. Dallon Weekes – Panic At The Disco – 1981
4. Jackie Jackson – The Jacksons – 1951
4. Mick Mars – Motley Crue – 1951
4. George Wadenius – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1945
4. Mike Dirnt – Green Day – 1972
4. Nick Ashford – Ashford & Simpson – (1941-2011)
5. Adele – singer/songwriter – 1988
5. Ian McCulloch – Echo & The Bunnymen – 1959
5. Tammy Wynette – country artist – (1942-1998)
5. Bill Ward – Black Sabbath – 1948
5. Chris Brown – pop artist – 1989
5. Craig David – pop/hip-hop artist – 1981
6. Bob Seger – rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1945
6. Mark Bryan – Hootie & The Blowfish – 1967
6. Colin Earl – Foghat – Mungo Jerry – 1942
6. Tony Scalzo – Fastball – 1964
6. John Flansburgh – They Might Be Giants – 1960
7. Eagle-Eye Cherry – pop/rock artist – 1971
7. Phil Campbell – Motorhead – 1961
7. Marty Willson-Piper – The Church – 1959
7. Anne Dudley – Art Of Noise – 1956
7. Matt Helders – Arctic Monkeys – 1986
7. Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone/violin/singer – best known with – Doobie BrothersSteely Dan – (5/7/1945- 2/3/2004)
8. Joe Bonamassa – blues/rock guitarist/singer – 1977
8. Alex Van Halen – Van Halen – 1953
8. Del Gray – drummer – country group – Little Texas – 1968
8. Darren Hayes – Savage Garden – 1972
8. Phillip Bailey – Earth Wind & Fire – 1951
8. Enrique Iglesias – pop singer – 1975
8. Toni Tennille – Captain & Tennille – 1940
8. Ricky Nelson – pop/country singer/songwriter – (1940-1985)
8. Chris Frantz – The Talking Heads – Tom Tom Club – 1951
8. Anthony Field – The Wiggles – 1963
8. Gary Glitter – glam rocker – 1944
9. Billy Joel – singer/songwriter/musician – 1949
9. Dave Gahan – Depeche Mode – 1962
9. Pierre Bouvier – Simple Plan – 1979
9. Danny Duncan – We The Kings – 1986
10. Bono (Paul David Hewson) –  U2 – 1960
10. Dave Mason – Traffic – solo artist – 1946
10. Donovan – singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1946
10. Young M.C. – hip-hop/rap artist – Bust A Move – 1967
10. Danny Carey – Tool – 1961
10. Krist Novoselic – Nirvana – 1965
10. Jason “Jase” Dalyrimple – Soul For Real – 1980
10. Cameron Leahy – The Downtown Fiction – 1989
10 . Ashley Poole – Dream – 1985
10. Sid Vicious – The Sex Pistols – (1957-1959)
11. Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks – drummer – one of the founding members of – The Allman Brothers Band – associated acts include – Les Brers – Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band – (1947-2017)
11. Eric Burdon – The AnimalsWar – 1941
11. Mark Herndon – drummer – best known with country group – Alabama – 1955
11. Keith West – country group – Heartland – 1968
11. Jonathan Jeczalik – Art Of Noise – 1955
12. Kix Brooks – country duo – Brooks & Dunn – solo artist – 1955
12. Steve Winwood – The Spencer Davis Group – Blind Faith – Traffic – solo artist – 1948
12. Billy Squier – solo rock artist – Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band – 1950
12. Billy Swan – country artist – 1942
12. Burt Bacharach – composer/songwriter/musician – 1928
12. Alex Ebert – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – 1978
13. Darius Ruker – Hootie & The Blowfish – country artist – 1966
13. Lari White – country singer/songwriter/piano/guitar/producer/actor – hits include – That’s My Baby – Now I Know – (5/13/1965 – 1/23/2018)
13. Stevie Wonder – solo artist – 1950
13. John Paul White – The Civil Wars – solo artist – 1973
13. Paul Thompson – Roxy Music – 1951
13. Ritchie Valens – Chicano pop/rock singer – (1941-1959)
13. Pete Overend Watts – bassist/singer/producer – Mott the Hoople – (1947-2017)
13. Corki Casey O’Dell – trailblazing female guitarist – according to The Tennessean she was a life long friend and side-kick of Duane Eddy who called her “the first side-chick of rock and roll” – (5/13/1936 – 5/11/2017)
14. Dustin Lynch – country artist – 1985
14. David Byrne – The Talking Heads – 1952
14. C.C. DeVille – Poison – 1962
14. Ian Astbury – The Cult – 1962
14. Jack Bruce – Cream – 1943
14. Mike Inez – Alice In Chans – 1966
14. Shanice – R&B artist – 1973
14. Tom Cochrane – Red Rider – solo artist – 1953
14. Danny Wood – New Kids On The Block – 1969
14. Fabrice Morvan – Milli Vanilli – 1966
14. Natalie Appleton – All Saints – 1973
14. Bobby Darin – 60’s pop singer – (1936-1973)
15. K.T. Oslin – 80’s country artist – 1942
15. Graham Goble – The Little River Band – 1944
15. Phil Seymour – The Dwight Twilley Band – 1952
15. Brian Eno – Roxy Music -1948
15. Mike Oldfield – progressive rock/composer/musician – 1953
15. Ashley Gearing – country artist – 1991
15. Eddy Arnold – 60’s country artist – (1918-2008)
15. Dennis “Fergie” Fredericksen – Toto -(1951-2014)
16. Rick Trevino – country artist – 1971
16. Janet Jackson – pop singer -1966
17. Pat Flyn – New Grass Revival – studio musician – 1952
17. Taj Mahal – blues musician/songwriter – 1942
17. Bill Bruford – drummer – Yes – 1949
17. George “Lightnin’ Licks Johnson – The Brothers Johnson – 1953
17. Dave Abbruzzese – drummer/songwriter – Pearl Jam – 1968
17. Paul Di’Anno – singer – Iron Maiden – 1959
17. Trent Reznor – singer/songwriter/producer – Nine Inch Nails – 1965
17. Enya – singer/songwriter – 1961
17. Darnell Van Rensalier – R&B singer – Shai – 1970
17. Jordan Knight – singer/songwriter/musician – New Kids On The Block – 1970
17. Kandi Burruss – dance/hip-hop singer/songwriter/TV personality – Xscape – 1976
17. Homer O’Dell – R&B/soul – guitarist – Mint Condition – 1965
18. George Strait – country singer – 1952
18. David Nail – country singer – 1979
18. Rick Wakeman – keyboards – Yes – 1949
18. Joe Bonsall – country singer – The Oak Ridge Boys – 1948
18. Jack Johnson – rock singer – 1975
18. William “Bill” Wallace – bassist/singer/songwriter – best known with – The Guess Who – 1949
18. Eric Bellinger – pop singer/songwriter – 1986
18. Page Hamilton – metal singer – Helmet – 1960
18. Martika – pop singer/songwriter – 1969
18. Big Joe Turner/blues singer – (1911-1985)
19. Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings – country artist – 1979
19. Sam Smith – pop singer – 1992
19. Dusty Hill – bassist/songwriter/vocalist – ZZ Top -1949
19. Pete Townshend – guitarist/songwriter/vocals – The Who – solo artist – 1945
19. Phillip Rudd – drummer – AC/DC – 1954
19. Grace Jones – pop singer – 1952
19. Iain Harvie– guitarist – Del Amitri – 1962
19. Jenny Berggren – singer/songwriter – Ace Of Base – 1972
19: Joey Ramone – The Ramones – (1951-2001)
20. John Pardi – country singer/songwriter – 1985
20. Cher – pop singer/actress – 1946
20. Jane Wiedlin – guitar/vocals – The Go-Go’s – 1958
20. Dan Wilson – singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer – Semisonic – 1961
20. Nick Heyward – frontman – Haircut 100 – 1961
20. Naturi Naughton – singer/songwriter/rapper/actress – 3LW – 1984
20. Tom Garman – guitar – alternative rock band – Belly – 1966
20. Busta Rhymes – rapper – 1972
20. Joe Cocker – blues-rock singer – (1944-2014)
21. Stan Lynch – musician/songwriter –original drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – 1955
21. Gotye – rock singer – hits include – Somebody That I Used To Know – 1980
21. Bill Champlin – singer/guitarist/keyboards/songwriter – Chicago – 1947
21. Leo Sayer – pop singer/songwriter/musician – 1948
21. Hilton Valentine – blues-rock musician/songwriter – original guitarist for The Animals – 1943
21. Ronald Isley – singer/songwriter – The Isley Brothers – 1941
21. Notorious B.I.G. – rapper – (1972-1997)
22. Dana Williams – bass/vocals – country group Diamond Rio – 1961
22. Jesse Valenzuela – guitarist/vocals – Gin Blossoms – solo artist – 1962
22. Bernie Taupin – songwriter/poet/singer – best known for collaborations with Elton John – 1950
22. Alan Ashby – rhythm guitarist – metal group Of Mice And Men – 1991
22. Morrissey – singer/songwriter – The Smiths – 1959
22. Julia Pierce – singer/guitarist – all girl rock group – Cherri Bomb – solo artist – 1997
22. Johnny Gill – singer/songwriter/actor – singer/songwriter/actor – R&B/pop group New Edition – 1966
22. Dan Roberts – bassist – Crash Test Dummies – 1967
23. Jewel – pop/country singer/songwriter – 1974
23. Shelly West – country singer – daughter of country legend Dottie West – 1958
23. Jim Mankey – guitarist – Concrete Blonde – solo artist – 1955
23. Maxwell – R&B singer – 1973
23. Phil Selway – drummer – Radiohead – 1967
24. Bob Dylan – singer/songwriter/musician – 1941
24. Rosanne Cash – country singer/songwriter – daughter of Johnny Cash – 1955
24. Mike Reid – country singer/songwriter – 1947
24. Billy Gilman – pop/country singer – 1988
24. Rich Robinson – blues-rock guitarist/songwriter – The Black Crowes – 1969
24. Pattie LaBelle – R&B/disco – singer/songwriter – 1944
24. Albert Bouchard – drummer/guitarist/singer/songwriter – founding member of Blue Oyster Cult – 1947
24. Dave Moody – country musician/singer/songwriter – The Moody Brothers – session player – 1962
24. G-Easy – rapper – 1989
24. Heavy D – rapper – (1967-2011)
25. Jessi Colter – country singer/songwriter/musician – best known for hit – I’m Not Lisa – 1943
25. Tom T. Hall – country singer/musician/songwriter/storyteller – 1936
25. Cody Canada – country-rock singer/songwriter/musician – Cross Canadian Ragweed – The Departed – 1976
25. Adam Gontier – rock singer/guitarist/songwriter – Three Days Grace – 1978
25. Klaus Meine – rock singer – Scorpions – 1948
25. Lauryn Hill – singer/songwriter/wrapper – The Fugees – solo artist – 1975
25. Paul Weller – singer/songwriter – The Jam – The Style Council – 1958
26. Hank Williams Jr. – country singer/songwriter – 1949
26. Dave Robbins – keyboards/vocals/songwriter – Blackhawk – 1959
26. Lenny Kravitz – rock/funk – singer/songwriter/musician – 1964
26. Stevie Nicks – singer/songwriter – Fleetwood Mac – solo artist – 1948
26. Garry Peterson – drummer – The Guess Who – 1945
26. Levon Helm – singer/songwriter/musician – The Band – (1942-2012)
27. Don Williams – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1939
27. Eddie Harsch – keyboards/bass – The Black Crowes – Bulldog – Detroit Cobras – 1957
27. Neil Finn – singer/songwriter/musician – Crowded House – 1958
27. Sean Kinney – drums/percussion/piano – Alice In Chains – 1966
27. Andre 3000 – rapper/singer/songwriter/musician – OutKast – solo artist -1975
27. Siouxsie Sioux – singer/songwriter/frontwoman – Siouxsie & The Banshees – 1957
27. Jace Everett – country singer/songwriter – 1972
27. Peter Knight – folk/rock musician – Steeleye Span – 1947
27. Bruce Cockburn – folk/rock guitarist/singer/songwriter – 1945
28. John Fogerty – singer/songwriter/musician – Creedence Clearwater Revival – solo artist – 1945
28. Phil Vassar – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1962
28. Jerry Douglas – dobro player – Nashville session musician – 1956
28. Brent Rowan – guitarist – Nashville session musician – 1956
28. Roland Gift – singer/actor/frontman – Fine Young Cannibals – 1962
28. Gladys Knight – R&B/soul singer – “The Empress of Soul” – Gladys Knight & The Pips – 1944
28. Billy Vera – singer/songwriter/musician – Billy Vera & The Beaters – 1944
28. Sonny Burgessrockabilly singer/guitarist – Sun Records recording artist – associated groups include – Rock Road Ramblers – The Moonlighters – The Pacers – The Legendary Pacers – 1999 Europe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2002 Rockabilly Hall of Fame – (5/28/1929 – 8/18/2017)
28. Kylie Minogue – pop singer/songwriter/actress – 1968
28. Colbie Caillat – pop singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist – 1985
28. Mark Feehily – singer/songwriter – boy band Westlife – 1980
28. Mark Richardson – drummer – Skunk Anansie – Little Angels – Feeder – 1970
28. T-Bone Walker – blues guitarist/singer – 1987/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1910-1975)
28. Gary Stewart – country singer/musician – (1944-2003)
29. Melissa Etheridge – pop/rock – singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1961
29. Noel Gallagher – singer/songwriter/musician – Oasis – 1967
29. Melanie Brown – Scary Spice of The Spice Girls – 1975
29. Danny Elfman – singer/songwriter/musician/composer – Oingo Boingo – 1955
29. Chan Kinchla – guitarist – Blues Traveler -1969
29. Gary Brooker – songwriter/musician – Procul Harum – Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band – 1945
29. Mel Gaynor – drummer – Simple Minds – 1959
29. Larry Blackmon – musician/singer/frontman – soul-funk group Cameo – 1956
29. Jesse Johnson – guitarist – The Time – 1960
29. Bayley Cooke – aka Blaze Bayley- rock singer – Iron Maiden – solo artist – 1963
29. Francis Rossi – vocalist/guitarist/frontman – founding member of rock group Status Quo – 1949
29. Mike Procaro – bassist – Toto – (1955-2015)
30. Wynonna – country artist – The Judds – solo artist – 1964
30. Marie Fredriksson – pop singer/songwriter/pianist – Roxette – 1958
30. Sven Pipien – bassist – The Black Crowes – 1967
30. Topper Headon – drummer/songwriter – The Clash – 1955
30. Tom Morello – aka The Night Watchman – singer/songwriter/musican – Rage Against The Machine – Audioslave – 1964
30. Cee Lo Green – R&B singer – 1974
30. Patrick Dalheimer – bassist – Live – The Gracious Few – 1971
30. Tim Burgess – singer/songwriter – The Charlatans – solo artist – 1967
30. Johnny Gimble – western swing fiddler – (1926-2015)
30. Gladys Horton – R&B singer – group The Marvelettes (1945-2011)
31.Casey James – country singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1982
31. Andy Hurley – drummer – Fall Out Boy – 1980
31. Corey Hart – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – 1962
31. Steve White – drummer – The Style Council – 1965
31. Darryl McDaniel – hip-hop/rap/rock group Run-D.M.C. – 1964
31. Peter Yarrow – folk singer/songwriter/musician – Peter, Paul & Mary – 1938
31. John Bonham – drummer – Led Zeppelin – (1948-1980)
31. Johnny Paycheck – country singer/songwriter/musician – (1938-2003)

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