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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – MAY 3rd

James Brown – “The Godfather of Soul” – singer/songwriter/producer/dancer/bandleader – best known songs include – Please, Please, Please – Try Me – Papas Got A Brand New Bag – Hot Pants – Living In America – I Got You (I Feel Good) – multiple honors including – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Songwriters Hall of Fame – (5/3/1933 – 12/25/2006)

Eric Church – “The Chief” – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Drink In My Hand – Springsteen – Give Me Back My Hometown – Talladega – 1977

Bruce Hall – singer/songwriter/bass/guitar/piano/producer – REO Speedwagon – 1953

John Driskell Hopkins – multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter  – best known as a founding member of country group – The Zac Brown Band – 1971

Scott “Cactus” Moser – drummer – country group – Highway 101 – 1957

Christopher Cross – Grammy winning pop singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Sailing – Ride Like The Wind – 1951

Franki Valli – pop singer – Franki Valli & The Four Seasons – hits include – Sherry – Big Girls Don’t Cry – Who Loves You – December 1963 (Oh What A Night) – 1990 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1999 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – 1934

David Ball – keyboards/synths/guitar/bass/percussion/vocals – Soft CellThe Grid – 1959

Mary Hopkinfolk singer/ songwriter/musician – best known for her 1968 hit – Those Were The Days – 1950

Dave Dudleycountry singer – best known for his truck driving anthems – Six Days On The Road – Truck Drivin’ Son-Of-A-Gun – (5/3/1928 – 12/22/2003)

Van McLain – guitar/vocals – best known with – Shooting Star – 1953

Bing Crosbysinger/actor – best known for – White Christmas – (5/3/1903 – 10/141977)

Gary “Plantman” Young – drummer – best known with – Pavement – 1953

Peter “Pete” Seeger – celebrated folk singer/songwriter/musician/activist – best known for – Goodnight Irene – If I Had A Hammer – Turn Turn Turn – Where Have All The Flowers Gone – (5/3/1919 – 1/27/2014)

Josey Scott – singer/musician – best known as the lead vocalist for – Saliva – 1972

 

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