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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – MAY 13th

Darius Rucker – singer/songwriter/musician –  Hootie & The Blowfishsolo artist – hits include – Hold My Hand – Let Her Cry – Wagon Wheel -1966

Lari Whitecountry singer/songwriter/piano/guitar/producer/actor – hits include – That’s My Baby – Now I Know – (5/13/1965 – 1/23/2018)

Stevie Wondersinger/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist – hits include – Sir Duke – Superstition – You Are The Sunshine of My Life – 1950

Ritchie Valenssinger/songwriter/guitarist – rock pioneer – hits include – La Bamba – Donna – 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (5/13/1941 – 2/3/1959)

Paul Thompson – drummer – best known with – Roxy Music – 1951

Pete “Overend” Watts – bassist – founding member of – Mott The Hoople – 1947

John Paul White – singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known with – The Civil Wars – 1973

Mickey Madden – bassist – Maroon 5 – hits include – She Will Be Loved – 1979

Mary Wells singer – known as “The Queen of Motown” – hits include – My Guy – Two Lovers – You Beat Me To The Punch – (1943-1992)

Johnnie Wright – country singer/songwriter – part of the duo – Johnnie & Jack – best known for the 1965 hit – Hello Vietnam – was married to country singer – Kitty Wells – (1914-2011)

Richard Brooks – singer – was part of the multi-award winning group – The Impressions – 1940

Danny Kirwan – singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known with – Fleetwood Mac – from 1968 to 1972 – 1950

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)

 

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