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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – MAY 1st

Tim McGraw – multi-award winning country singer/songwriter/actor – married to Faith Hill – hits include – Live Like You Were Dying – Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Humble and Kind – 1967

Judy Collins – “Judy Blue Eyes” – Grammy winning folk singer – hits include – Both Sides Now – Send In The Clowns – Someday Soon – 1939

John Colt – bassist – associated with – The Black CrowesTrainLynyrd Skynyrd – 1966

Rita Coolidge – multi-Grammy winning singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – We’re All Alone – (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher – 1945

Glen Ballard – Grammy winning songwriter/lyricist/producer/musician – 1953

Ray Parker Jr.singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer – multiple top 40 hits – best known for theme song for movie  – Ghostbusters – 1954

Nick Fortuna – bass/vocals – The Buckinghams – hits include – Kind Of A Drag – Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song) – Don’t You Care – 1946

D’Arcy Wretsky-Brown – bassist/vocals – best known with – The Smashing Pumpkins – 1968

Cory MorrowTexas country singer/songwriter/guitar – part of the Red Dirt music scene – 1972

Jerry Weis – trumpet/flugelhorn/bass/keyboards – best known with – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1946

Sonny James – “The Southern Gentleman – country singer/songwriter/guitar – best known for the 1957 hit – Young Love – 1961 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and co-hosted the 1st Country Music Association awards show – 2007 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1928-2016)

Wayne Hancockcountry singer/songwriter/ guitar – 1965

Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs – blues singer/songwriter/harmonica/guitar – 2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the sideman category – (1930-1968)

James Wise – funk-R&B-soul singer – best known with the group – Archie Bell & The Drells – 1948

Steve Farris – guitarist – best known with – Mr. Mister – hits include – Broken Wings – Kyrie – 1957

Felix Hanemann – keyboards/bass/vocals – best known with – Zebra – solo – Harry Slash & The Slashtones – Hindenberg – 1953

Mark “Gus” Scott – drummer – Trixter – 1968

Dan Regan – trombonist – best known with – Reel Big Fish – 1977

Nick Feldman – bass/keyboards/guitar/vocals – best known with – Wang Chung – 1955

Tony Ashton – piano/keyboards/composer/producer/singer/artist – (1946-2001)

Charley “Charlie” Patton – blues guitarist/slide guitar – considered “The Father of the Delta Blues” – (1891-1934)

 

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    In 1967, folk singer Joan Baez was sentenced to 45 days in prison for talking part in a anti- war demo.

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    "I'll give The Rolling Stones about another two years. I'm saving for the future, I bank all my song royalties for a start." Mick Jagger, 1964.
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