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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – MAY 9th

Billy JoelGrammy winning singer/songwriter/pianist – 1992 Songwriters Hall of Fame – 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2006 Long Island Music Hall of Fame – 1949

Tom Petersson – bassist/songwriter – Cheap Trick – 1950

Dave Gahan – singer/songwriter –  Depeche Mode – 1962

Steve Katz – guitar/vocals/harmonica – best known with – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1945

Hank Snowcountry singer/songwriter/guitarist – hits include – Moving On – Hello Love – I’ve Been Everywhere – member of – Country Music Hall of Fame – Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame – Canadian Music Hall of Fame – (5/9/1914 – 12/20/1999)

Richard “Richie” Furay – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Buffalo SpringfieldPoco – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1944

Pierre Bouvier – singer/musician – Simple Plan – 1979

Sonny Curtis – singer/songwriter/guitarist – best known with – Buddy Holly & The Crickets – has written many hits for other artists – 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 2007 Musicians Hall of Fame – 1937

Tommy Roesinger/songwriter/guitar – hits include – Hooray For Hazel – Dizzy – Sheila – 1942

Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan – bassist – best known with – Oasis – 1971

Nokie Edwards – guitarist – best known for his work with – The Ventures – 1935

Bruce Milner – pianist/organist – Every Mother’s Son – best known for 1967 hit – Come On Down To My Boat – 1943

Grant Austin Taylor – rock-blues guitarist/singer/harmonica – Grant Austin Taylor Band – solo artist – 1995

Dave Prater – multi-award winning soul-R&B singer – Sam & Dave – hits include – Hold On (I’m Coming) – Soul Man – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Vocal Group Hall of Fame – Grammy Hall of Fame – (5/9/1937 – 4/9/1988)

Tamia Hillsoul/hip-hop singer/songwriter – 1975

Linda Laflamme – psychedelic-folk rock singer – It’s A Beautiful Day – 1947

Pete Birrell – bassist – best known with the Mersey rock group – Freddie & the Dreamers – 1941

Danny Duncan – drummer – punk group – We The Kings – 1986

Andrew W.K.singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer – hits include – Party Hard – We Want Fun – 1979

Dick Morrisseyjazz-rock saxophonist/flute – (5/9/1940 – 11/8/2000)

 

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