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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – MAY 8th

Ricky Nelsonrock-pop-rockabilly-country singer/songwriter/musician/actor – hits include – Poor Little Fool – Garden Party – 1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Rockabilly Hall of Fame – (5/8/1940 – 12/31/1985)

Robert Johnsonlegendary blues singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1986 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (5/8/1911 – 8/16/1938)

Joe Bonamassablues/rock guitarist/vocalist – 1977

Alex Van Halen – drummer – Van Halen – 1953

John FredLouisiana swamp pop – blue-eyed soul singer/songwriter/musician – best known for hit – Judy In Disguise – 2007 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame – Delta Music Museum – (5/8/1941 – 4/14/2005)

Del Gray – drummer – country group – Little Texas – 1968

Philip Bailey – singer/songwriter/musician/actor – Earth Wind & Fire – 1951

Toni Tennille – pop singer/songwriter – Captain & Tennille – hits include – Love Will Keep Us Together – solo artist – 1940

Jim “Motorhead” Sherwood – saxophone/tambourine/vocals – Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention – (5/8/1942 – 12/25/2011)

Chris Frantz – drummer – The Talking HeadsTom Tom Club – 1951

Paul Samwell-Smith – founding member – original bassist of 60’s pop-rock group – The Yardbirds – 1943

Darren Hayes – singer/songwriter – Savage Garden – 1972

Billy Burnette – singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known with – Fleetwood Macsolo artist – 1953

Dave Rowntree – drummer – best known with rock group – Blur – 1964

Eric Brittingham – bassist – Cinderella – 1960

Phil Sawyer – musician/writer/producer – best known with – The Spencer Davis Group – 1947

Enrique Iglesiaspop singer/songwriter/musician/actor – 1975

 

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