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October – Musical Birthday Notes

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1. Kelly Willis – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1968
1. Kevin Griffin – alt-rock singer/songwriter/guitar/producer – Better Than Ezra – 1968
1. Brian Greenway – rock singer/songwriter/harmonica/guitar – April Wine – Mashmakhan – The Dudes – 1951
1. Keith Duffy – singer/songwriter/drummer/actor – Boyzone – 1974
1. Jerry Martini – saxophone – Sly & The Family Stone – 1943
1. LaTocha Scott – R&B singer/songwriter/actress – Xscape – 1973
1. Rob Davis – guitarist/songwriter – glam rock band – Mud – 1947
1. Howard Hewett – R&B – gospel singer – formerly lead vocalist for – Shalamar – 1955
1. Martin Turner – bass/lead vocals –founding member of – Wishbone Ash – 1947
1. Ellen McIlwaine – singer/songwriter/slide guitar – 1948
1. Barbara Parritt – soul-R&B-pop singer – all girl group – The Toys – best known for – A Lover’s Concerto – 1944
1. Mariska Veres – rock singer/musician – Shocking Blue – (1947-2006)
1. Michael “Cub” Koda – rock singer/songwriter/musician/producer/music critic/writer – Brownsville Station – best known for – Smokin’ In The Boys Room – (1948-2000)
1. Donny Hathaway – soul-R&B-pop singer – hits include duet with Roberta Flack – Where Is The Love – (1945-1979)
1. Albert Collins – blues singer/guitarist – nicknamed “The Master Of The Telecaster” – (1933-1993)
2. Sting – musician/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – best known as lead vocalist and bassist for – The Police – solo – 1951
2. Mike Rutherford – musician/songwriter – Genesis – Mike & The Mechanics – 1950
2. Don McLean – singer/songwriter/musician – best known for – American Pie – 1945
2. Greg Jennings – guitar/backing vocals – country-pop group – Restless Heart – 1954
2. Jo-el Sonnier – native of Rayne, LA – cajun singer/songwriter/accordion/guitar/harmonica – 1946
2. Phillip Oakey – singer/songwriter/producer/musician – Human League – 1955
2. Gillian Welch – country singer/songwriter/musician – 1967
2. “Tiffany” Darwish – pop singer/songwriter/actress – best known by re-make hits – I Think We’re Alone Now – I Saw Her Standing There – 1971
2. George Pettit – rock singer/songwriter/musician – Alexisonfire – Dead Tired – 1982
2. Sigtryggur Baldursson – drummer/singer – founding member of – The Sugarcubes – 1962
2. Chris LeDoux – country-rock singer/songwriter/musician/rodeo competitor – born in Biloxi, MS – (1948-2005)
2. James Root – heavy metal guitarist/songwriter/musician – Slipknot – Stone Sour – 1971
2. Lene Grawford Nystrom – pop-dance singer/songwriter – Aqua – 1973
2. Freddie Jackson – soul singer/musician – hits include – Rock Me Tonight – You Are My Lady – 1956
2. Robbie Nevil – pop singer/songwriter – best known for hit – C’est La Vie – 1958
2. Bud Gaugh – drummer – bands include – Sublime – Long Beach Dub Allstars – Eyes Adrift – 1967
2. Dion Allen – R&B singer – part of the group – Az Yet – 1970
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist – one of the most influential guitarists in the history of the blues – died in a helicopter crash August 27, 1990 at the age of 35 – (1954-1990)
3. Chubby Checker – R&B – rock – singer/songwriter – best known for – The Twist – Limbo Rock – 1941
3. Lindsey Buckingham – singer/songwriter/guitar/bass/producer – Fleetwood Mac – 1951
3. Tommy Lee – rock drummer/songwriter/musician – founding member of – Motley Crue – 1962
3. Gwen Stefani – singer/songwriter/fashion designer/actress – No Doubt – 1969
3. Jack Grondin – drummer – best known as an original member of – 38 Special – 1951
3. Josh Klinghoffer – musician/songwriter/producer – The Red Hot Chili Peppers – 1979
3. Ashlee Simpson – pop singer/songwriter/actress – 1984
3. Jack Wagner – singer/songwriter/musician/soap actor – best known for 1984 hit – All I Need – 1959
3. Kaci – pop singer – best known for the 2001 hit – Paradise -1987
3. Cherrill Green – vocals/mandolin/banjo/guitar – country group – Edens Edge – 1983
3. India Arie – multiple Grammy winning singer/songwriter/actress/musician/producer – 1975
3. Ronnie Laws – jazz-R&B-funk – saxophone/flute – Earth Wind & Fire – 1950
3. Lajon Witherspoon – singer – alt-metal band – Sevendust – 1972
3. Frank Hannon – singer/songwriter/guitar – co-founder of – Tesla – solo – 1966
3. Rik Kenton – bass – glam rock band – Roxy Music – 1945
3. Keb’ Mo’ – multiple Grammy winning blues singer/songwriter/musician – 1951
3. Garrett Dutton – guitar/harmonica/vocals – G. Love & Special Sauce – 1972
3. Nate Wood – musician/songwriter/composer – best known with – The Calling – 1979
3. ASAP Rocky – rapper – 1988
3. Jason Hook – guitar/songwriter/vocals – Five Finger Death Punch – 1970
3. Kevin Richardson – singer/songwriter/model/actor – The Backstreet boys – 1971
3. Talib Kweli – hip-hop/rap – 1975
3. Eddie Cochran – Rock & Roll-rockabilly – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – C’Mon Everybody – Summertime Blues – (1938-1960)
3. Alan O’Day – pop singer/songwriter – best known for the 1977 hit – Undercover Angel – (1940-2013)
4. Jaren Johnston – country-southern rock singer/songwriter/musician – founding member of – The Cadillac Three – 1980
4. Heidi Newfield – country singer/songwriter/musician – part of group – Trick Pony – solo – 1970
4. Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard – keyboards – country group – Sawyer Brown – 1960
4. Barbara K. MacDonald – singer/songwriter/musician – part of – Tinbuk 3 – best known for – The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta WearShades – 1958
4. Chris Lowe – keyboards/vocals – Pet Shop Boys – 1959
4. Jon Secada – pop-Latin singer/songwriter – 1961
4. Marc Roberge – guitarist/vocals – O.A.R. – 1978
4. Jim Fielder – bassist – Blood Sweat & Tears – The Mothers of Invention – Buffalo Springfield – Neil Sedaka- 1947
4. Leo Barnes – saxophone – Hothouse Flowers – 1965
4. Rich Homie Quan – rapper – 1989
4. Cubbie Fink – bass – indie-pop group – Foster the People – 1983
4. Lena Katina – singer/songwriter/musician – t.A.T.u. – 1984
4. Jody Stephens – drummer/vocals – Big Star – 1952
4. Fred “Skip” Heller – singer/songwriter/guitarist – 1965
4. Lil Mama – hip-hop – rapper – 1985
4. Leroy Van Dyke – country singer/guitarist – best known for hits – Auctioneer – Walk On By – 1929
5. Brian Johnson – singer/songwriter – AC/DC – 1947
5. James Valentine – guitar/vocals – Maroon 5 – 1978
5. Sir Bob Geldof – singer/songwriter/musician/activist – The Boomtown Rats – 1951
5. Steve Miller – blues-rock-pop singer/guitar/harmonica/keyboard – The Steve Miller Band – hits include – The Joker – Take The Money and Run – Fly Like An Eagle – 1943
5. Russel Mael – rock singer – Sparks – 1948
5. Paul Thomas – bass – Good Charlotte – 1980
5. Colin Meloy – indie-rock singer/songwriter/musician – The Decemberists – 1974
5. Troy Luccketta – drummer – Tesla – 1959
5. Kevin Olusola – musician/singer – Pentatonix – 1988
5. Richard Street – R&B-pop-soul singer – The Temptations – (1942-2013)
5. B.W. Stevenson – country-pop singer/songwriter/musician – best known for hit – My Maria – (1949-1988)
5. Lee “Kix” Thompson – songwriter/saxophone – Madness – 1957
5. Lucius “Tawl” Ross – guitar – Funkadelic – 1948
5. Richard Kermode – keyboards – Santana – 1946
5. Carlo Mastrangelo – do-wop singer – original member of – Dion & The Belmonts – The Belmonts – 1938
5. Delroy George Wilson – reggae singer/songwriter – (1948-1995)
5. Johnny Duncan – country singer – several hits in the 70’s including – She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime) – (1938-2006)
5. Audie Pitre – metal bass/backing vocals – Acid Bath – (1970-1997)
5. Brian Connolly – singer/songwriter/musician – best known as the lead singer of – Sweet – (1945-1997)
6. Kevin Cronin – singer/songwriter/musician/producer – REO Speedwagon – 1951
6. William Pierce “Will” Butler – multi-instrumentalist/composer – 1982
6. David Hidalgo – singer/songwriter/musician – Los Lobos – 1954
6. Matthew Sweet – alt-rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1964
6. Tommy Stinson – bass/songwriter/vocals – The Replacements – 1966
6. Lloyd Roberts – punk rock guitarist – Neck Deep – 1994
6. Joanna Pacitti – singer/songwriter/actress – City (Comma) State – 1984
6. Richard Jobson – singer/songwriter – Skids – 1960
6. Thomas McClary – singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer – The Commodores – 1949
6. Glenn Branca – guitar/composer – 1948
6. Cees Veerman – rock singer/guitar/composer – The Cats – (1943-2014)
7. John Mellencamp – singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Small Town – Pink Houses – Jack and Diane – 2008 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1951
7. Tico Torres – drummer – Bon Jovi – 1953
7. David Hope – bass – best known for his time with – Kansas – 1949
7. Kevin Godley – singer/musician/music video director – 10cc – Godley & Creme – 1945
7. Toni Braxton – pop-soul-R&B singer/songwriter/musician – 1968
7. Kieran Kane – country singer/songwriter/musician – The O’Kanes – 1949
7. Taylor Hicks – blue-eyed soul singer – winner of season 5 of American Idol – 1976
7. Colin Cooper – singer/harmonica – The Climax Blues Band – 1939
7. Martin Murry – guitar – pop group – The Honeycombs – 1941
7. Thom Yorke – singer/musician – Radiohead – Atoms For Peace – 1968
7. Leeroy Thornhill – electronic/rave – The Prodigy – 1969
7. Michael W. Smith – multiple Grammy and Dove Award winning Christian singer/songwriter – 1957
7. Damian Kulash – singer/guitarist – OK Go – 1975
7. Tony Sylvester – soul-pop-R&B singer – The Main Ingredient – solo – (1941–2006)
7. Chet Powers (Dino Valenti) – singer/guitarist – Quicksilver Messenger Service – (1940-1994)
8. Ricky Lee Phelps – country singer – Kentucky Headhunters – Brother Phelps – 1953
8. Bruno Mars – Grammy winning pop/R&B singer – 1985
8. Hamish Stuart – guitar/bass/singer/composer/producer – Average White Band – 1949
8. Cece Winans – Gospel singer/songwriter/actress – 1964
8. Ray Royer – guitar –Procol Harum – 1945
8. Tony Wilson – bass/songwriter/vocals – Hot Chocolate – 1947
8. Larry Crane – musician/songwriter – best known as guitarist for – John Mellencamp – 1956
8. C-Jay Ramone (Christopher Joseph Ward) – bass/vocals – The Ramones – 1965
8. Robert “Kool” Bell – singer/songwriter/musician – 1950
8. Susan Raye – country singer – best known for the 70’s crossover hit – L.A. International Airport – 1944
8. Stephen “Steve” Perry – singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – 1963
8. Michael Rosen – trumpet – Average White Band – 1949
8. Nick Cannon – rapper/actor – 1980
8. Fred Cash – soul singer – The Impressions – 1940
8. George Bellamy – rhythm guitar/vocals – The Tornados – 1941
8. Jon Stevens – singer/songwriter – INXS – The Dead Daisies – 1961
8. Chad Petree – guitar/vocals – indie-rock group – Shiny Toy Guns – PC Quest – 1978
8. Ted Kooshian – jazz piano/keyboards/composer – 1961
8. Cliff Adams – trombone – Kool & The Gang – (1952-2015)
8. Doc Green – baritone singer – The Drifters – (1934-1989)
8. Al Duncan – studio blues drummer – recorded with many of the early blues greats including – John Lee Hooker – Little Walter – Jimmy Reed – (1927-1995)
8. Lonnie Pitchford – Delta blues-country musician/instrument maker from Lexington, MS – (1955-1998)
8. Johnny Ramone (John William Cummings) – punk rock guitar/songwriter – The Ramones – (1948-2004)
9. Scotty McCreery – country singer – won American Idol 10th season – hits include – See You Tonight – I Love You This Big – 1993
9. Jackson Browne – country/rocker – 2004 member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – best known for The Pretender – Running On Empty – Doctor My Eyes – 1948
9. Chase Bryant – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Take It On Back – 1993
9. Kurt Neumann – singer/songwriter/multiple instruments – The BoDeans – 1961
9. Sean Lennon – musician/composer – son of music legend John Lennon – 1975
9. Brandy Clark – country singer/songwriter – 1977
9. Tommy Shane Steiner – country singer – hits include – What If She’s An Angel – 1973
9. P.J. Harvey – alt-indie rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1969
9. Al Jourgensen – industrial-metal singer/songwriter/musician – 1958
9. Dennis Stratton – guitar – Iron Maiden – Praying Mantis – Lionheart – 1952
9. Wanz – R&B/pop/hip-hop singer – 1961
9. Lil Durk – rapper – 22
9. John Entwistle – singer/songwriter/musician – was original bass player for – The Who – 1990 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (1944-2002)
9. John Lennon – singer/songwriter/musician – The Beatles – solo – Songwriters Hall of Fame – twice in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Beatles and solo artist – (1940-1980)
10. Tanya Tucker – country singer – had her first #1 hit – Delta Dawn – at age 13 – 1958
10. John Prine – country-folk singer/songwriter – 1946
10. David Lee Roth – rock singer – Van Halen – solo artist – 1955
10. Eric Martin – singer/songwriter – Mr. Big – 1954
10. Mike Malinin – drummer – Goo Goo Dolls – 1967
10. Martin Kemp – bassist – Spandau Ballet – 1961
10. Ed “Zeke” Volker – singer/songwriter/keyboards – The Radiators – 1948
10. Vinnie Tattanelli – drummer – Nine Days – 1972
10. Alan Cartwright – former bassist for – Procul Harum – 1945
10. Huey “Piano” Smith – New Orleans R&B pianist – best known for – Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu – 1934
10. Mya – R&B-hip hop –soul – singer/songwriter/dancer/actress – 1979
10. Una Healy – singer – all girl band – The Saturdays – 1981
10. Lzzy Hale – singer/guitar/frontwoman – Halestorm – 1984
10. Cupid – R&B singer – best known for – Cupid Shuffle – 1982
10. Gabriella Cilmi – singer/songwriter – 1991
10. Michael Bivens – singer/rapper – New Edition – Bell Biv Devoe – 1968
10. Midge Ure – singer/songwriter/musician – Ultravox – Thin Lizzy – Rich Kids – Visage – 1953
10. Louis Gottlieb – bass – The Limeliters – (1923-1996)
10. Denis D’Ell – lead singer/harmonica – The Honeycombs – (1943-2005)
10. Ivory Joe Hunter – R&B – blues – boogie-woogie country singer/songwriter/musician – best known for – Since I Met You Baby – (1914-1974)
10. Milton “Tippy” Larkin – jazz singer/trumpet/band-leader – (1910-1996)
10. Thelonious Monk – jazz pianist/composer – (1917-1982)
11, Daryl Hall – blue-eyed soul singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Hall & Oates – solo – hits include – Sara Smile – Rich Girl – She’s Gone – Kiss Is On My List – 2004 Songwriters Hall of Fame – 1946
11. Blair Cunningham – drummer – Echo & The Bunnymen – Haircut 100 – 1957
11. Jon Moss – drummer – Culture Club – The Nips – London – The Damned – Adam & The Ants – 1957
11. Petra Haden – violin/singer – The Decemberists – Tito & Tarantula – That Dog – many other credits – 1971
11. Gary Mallaber – drummer/singer/keyboards/composer – The Steve Miller Band – The Greg Kihn Band – 1946
11. Mike Smith – guitar/vocals – Snot – Limp Bizkit – TheStart – Evolver – 1973
11. Al Atkins – singer – best known for his time with – Judas Priest – 1947
11. Andrew Woolfolk – musician – Earth Wind & Fire – 1950
11. Wesley Magoogan – vocals/guitar – The English Beat – 1951
11. Gabe Saporta – singer – Cobra Starship – Midtown – 1979
11. Todd Snider – Americana – alt-country – folk singer/songwriter – 1966
11. Paulette Carlson – country singer/songwriter – Highway 101 – solo – hits include Cry, Cry, Cry – The Bed You Made For Me – Whiskey, If You Were A Woman– 1953
11. Gene Watson – country singer – hits include – Love In The Hot Afternoon – Farewell Party – Fourteen Carat Mind – 1943
11. Dottie West (Dorothy Marsh) Grammy winning country singer/songwriter – hits include – Country Sunshine – A Lesson In Leavin’”- (1932-1991)
12. Pat DiNizio – guitar/harmonica/vocals/songwriter – The Smithereens – 1955
12. Martie Seidel – fiddle/vocals/songwriter/producer – The Dixie Chicks – 1969
12. Shane McAnally – country singer/songwriter – 1974
12. Jeff Keith – singer/songwriter/musician – Tesla – Bar 7 – 1958
12. Rick Parfitt – singer/songwriter/guitar/keyboards – Status Quo – (1948-2016)
12. Bob Mould – alt-rock singer/songwriter/musician/producer – Husker Du – Sugar – 1960
12. Sam Moore – Grammy winning R&B singer/songwriter/musician – Sam & Dave – solo – in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Grammy Hall of Fame – 1935
12. Melvin “Blue” Franklin – bass R&B singer – The Temptations – (1942-1995)
12. “Guitar Gabriel” Robert Lewis Jones – blues guitar/singer/ songwriter – (1925-1996)
13. Paul Simon – pop-folk singer/songwriter/musician – Simon & Garfunkel – solo – 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1941
13. Sammy Hagar – “The Red Rocker” – singer/songwriter/guitarist – Van Halen – solo – 1947
13. Robert Lamm – singer/songwriter/keyboard/guitar/keytar – Chicago – 1944
13. Marie Osmond – country singer/TV personality – 1959
13. Lacy J. Dalton – country singer/songwriter – hits include – 16th Avenue – Black Coffee – Takin’ It Easy – 1946
13. Rhett Akins – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – That Ain’t My Truck – Don’t Get Me Started – father of country artist Thomas Rhett – 1969
14. Sir Cliff Richard (Harry Rodger Webb) – multiple award winning pop singer/musician/actor/philanthropist – hits include – Devil Woman – We Don’t Talk Anymore – 1940
14. Natalie Maines – country singer/songwriter/musician – The Dixie Chicks – 1974
14. Doug Virden – bass/backing vocals – country group – Sons of the Desert – 1970
14. Thomas Dolby – new wave – synth-pop singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – She Blinded Me With Science – Hyperactive! – 1958
14. Karyn White – R&B – soul – singer/songwriter – hits include – Superwoman – Romantic – 1965
14. Justin Hayward – singer/songwriter/musician – The Moody Blues – hits include – Knights In White Satin – Tuesday Afternoon – 1946
14. Dan McCafferty – singer/songwriter/musician – Nazareth – 1946
14. Colin Hodgkinson – bass – associated acts include – Whitesnake – Spencer Davis Group – Jon Lord – Ten Years After – 1945
14. Billy Harrison – guitar/vocals – Them – 1942
14. Robert Parker – New Orleans R&B singer/musician – best known for the hit – Barefootin’ – 1930
14. Melba Montgomery – country – pop singer/songwriter – 1970 #1 hit – No Charge – also known for duets with George Jones and Gene Pitney – 1938
14. Kenny Neal – New Orleans blues guitar/singer/harmonica – 1957
14. Shaznay Lewis – soul – R&B – hip-hop – singer/songwriter/actress – All Saints – 1975
14. Usher – R&B – pop singer/songwriter/musician/actor/dancer – 1978
14. Marcia Barrett – R&B singer – Boney M – 1951
14. Savannah Outen – pop – rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1992
14. Justin Brannan – musician – Most Precious Blood – Indecision – 1978
14. A J Pero – drummer – Twisted Sister – Adrenaline Mob – (1959-2015)
15. Kimberly Schlapman – country singer – Little Big Town – hits include – Girl Crush – Boondocks – Day Drinking – 1969
15. Richard Carpenter – singer/musician/composer – best known as half of – The Carpenters – with his sister Karen – 1946
15. Chris DeBurgh – singer/songwriter/piano – best known for – The Lady In Red – 1948
15. Tito Jackson – singer/songwriter/musician – The Jackson 5 – The Jacksons – 1953
15. Keyshia Cole – R&B – hip-hop singer/songwriter/producer/actress – 1981
15. Erin McKeown – alt-folk-rock singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – 1977
15. Ginuwine – R&B singer/songwriter/dancer/actor – 1970
15. Don Stevenson – drummer/singer/songwriter – Moby Grape – 1942
15. Dax Riggs – rock singer/songwriter/musician – associated acts include – Agents of Oblivion – Acid Bath – 1973
15. Eric Benet – R&B-soul singer/songwriter/musician – 1970
15. Dean Miller – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Nowhere USA – son of country star Roger Miller – 1965
15. Mickey “Guitar” Baker – R&B – rock guitarist – (1925-2012)
16. John Mayer – Grammy winning pop-rock singer/songwriter/guitar/producer – 1977
16. Bob Weir – rock singer/songwriter/guitar – groups include – The Grateful Dead – The Dead – Kingfish – Dead & Company – 1947
16. Flea – bass/actor – best known with – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1962
16. C.F. Turner – rock singer/songwriter/bass/rhythm guitar – Bachman Turner Overdrive – Brave Belt – Bachman and Turner – 1943
16. Gary Kemp – new wave singer/songwriter/musician – Spandau Ballet – 1959
16. Wendy Wilson – pop singer/TV personality – best known with trio – Wilson Phillips – 1969
16. Tony Carey – singer/songwriter/musician/producer/composer – associated acts include – Rainbow – Planet P Project – 1953
16. Chad Gray – metal singer/songwriter/musicain – Mudvayne – Hellyeah – 1971
16. John & Edward Grimes – pop singers – identical twins – Jedward – 1991
16. Roy Hargrove – jazz grumpet – 1969
16. Bob Mould – alt-rock singer/songwriter/musician – Husker Du – Sugar – 1960
16. Dave Lovelady – drummer/singer – The Fourmost – Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes – 1942
16. Emile Ford – rock-pop singer/guitar – Emile Ford & The Checkmates – 1937
16. Nico – alt-rock singer/songwriter/musician/model/actress – best known with – The Velvet Underground – solo – (1938-1988)
16. Cordell “Boogie” Mosson – bass – Parliament-Funkadelic – (1952-2013)
17. Alan Eugene Jackson – multiple award winning country singer/songwriter/musician – member of the Grand Ole Opry – 2001 inductee Georgia Music Hall of Fame – 1958
17. James “Jim” Seals – folk-pop-soft rock singer/songwriter/musician – best known as half of the duo – Seals & Crofts – hits include – Summer Breeze – Diamond Girl – Get Closer – 1941
17. Gary Puckett – singer/songwriter/guitar – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – solo – hits include – Young Girl – Over You – Lady Willpower – 1942
18. Chuck Berrymultiple award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist – pioneer of Rock & Roll known for his solos and showmanship – hits include – Johnny B. Goode – Maybellene – Roll Over Beethoven – among the first inductees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (10/18/1926 – 3/18/2017)
18. Gary Richrath – rock guitar/vocals/songwriter/producer – best known as guitarist for – REO Speedwagon – (10/18/1949 – 9/13/2015)
18. William “Billy” Cox – bassist – best known for performing with – Jimi Hendrix – 1941
18. Wynton MarsalisNew Orleans jazz-big band-dixieland jazz trumpet/composer/educator – 1961
18. Josh Gracincountry singer/guitar – hits include – Nothin’ To Lose – 1980
18. Peter Svensson – songwriter/producer/guitarist – best known with – The Cardigans – 1974
18. Russ Giguere – guitar/vocals/percussion – best known with – The Association – hits include – Windy – Never My Love – Cherish – 1943
18. Esperanza Spaldingmulti-Grammy winning jazz bassist/singer – 1984
18. Joe Egan – singer/keyboards/acoustic guitar – Steelers Wheel – 1946
18. Sarah Blackwood – aka – Sarah Sin – singer/songwriter/guitar/ukulele/piano – associated acts include – The Creepshow –  Walk Off The Earth – 1980
18. Tommy Joe Ratliff – guitarist – best known as a member of Adam Lambert‘s band – 1981
18. Jessie Mae Hemphillcountry-blues guitarist/singer/songwriter – one of the earliest successful female blues musicians –  (10/18/1923 – 7/22/2006)
18. Laura Nyro singer/songwriter/pianist – 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (10/18/1947 – 4/8/1997)
18. Ronald David “Ronnie” Bright – bass doo wop singer – best known with – The Coasters – associated acts include – The CadillacsThe ValentinesThe Deep River Boys – (10/18/1938 – 11/26/2015)
18. Anita O’Day (Anita Belle Colton) – jazz singer – (10/18/1919 – 11/23/2006)
19. Patrick Simmons – singer/songwriter/musician – The Doobie Brothers – hits include – China Grove – Listen To The Music – Long Train Runnin’ – Minute By Minute – Takin’ It To The Streets – 1948
19. Jeannie C. Riley – country singer – best known for the 1968 crossover hit – Harper Valley P.T.A. – written by Tom T. Hall – 1945
19. Pete Loeffler – singer/guitar – Chevelle – 1976
19. Jennifer Holliday – R&B – soul singer/actress – 1960
19. Dan Woodgate – songwriter/composer/producer/drummer – Madness – Voice of the Beehive – 1960
19. Sinitta – R&B-pop singer/TV personality – 1968
19. Nino DeFranco – vocals/guitar – pop group – The DeFranco Family – 1955
19. Karl Wallinger – musician/songwriter/producer – World Party – The Waterboys – 1957
19. Keith Reid – lyricist/songwriter – Procol Harum – 1946
19. Wilbert Hart – R&B-soul singer – The Delfonics – The Four Gents – hits include – La-La (Means I Love You) – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – Ready or Not Here I Come – 1947
19. George McCrae – soul-disco singer – best known for hit – Rock Your Baby – 1944
19. Dave Guard – folk-pop singer/songwriter/musician – founding member of – The Kingston Trio – The Whiskeyhill Singers – solo – (1934-1991)
19. Peter Tosh – reggae singer/songwriter/musician – (1944-1987)
20. Tom Petty – singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actor – 2002 inductee Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Traveling Wilburys – solo artist – (10/20/1950 – 10/2/2017)
20. Jimi Westbrook – country singer/songwriter – Little Big Town – hits include – Little White Church – Pontoon – Boondocks – Day Drinking – 1970
20. Jim “Soni” Sonefeld – drums/percussion/backing vocals – founding member of – Hootie & The Blowfish – solo – 1964
20. Mark King – pop funk jazz-fusion new wave – lead singer/bass – Level 42 – 1958
20. Alan “Al” Greenwood – keyboards – founding member of – Foreigner – other act affiliations include – Spys – Rainbow – 1951
20. Tom Wisniewski – guitar/vocals – MxPx – 1976
20. Fred Coury – best known as the drummer for the glam rock band – Cinderella – 1967
20. Ricky Byrd – guitar/vocals – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 1958
20. Dannii Minogue – pop singer – sister of pop singer Kylie Minogue – 1971
20. Ric Lee – drummer – The Jaybirds – Ten Years After – Chicken Shack – 1945
20. Norman Blake – singer/instrumentalist/songwriter – Teenage Fanclub – 1965
20. Jay Siegel – doo-wop singer – lead vocalist – The Tokens – best known for – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – 1939
20. Wanda Jackson – country singer/songwriter/piano/guitar – known as the “Queen of Rockabilly”/ ”First Lady of Rockabilly” – 1937
20. Mitch Lucker – metal singer – Suicide Silence – (10/20/1984 – 11/1/2012)
20. Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jones – country musician/entertainer – best known from TV’s – Hee Haw – 1978 inductee Country Music Hall of Fame – (10/20/1913 – 2/19/1998)
20. Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton – New Orleans ragtime-jazz pianist/composer/band leader – (10/20/1890 – 7/10/1941)
21. Steve Lukather – guitar/singer/songwriter/arranger/producer – best known for his work with -Toto – 1957
21. Charlotte Caffey – guitar/songwriter/keyboards – The Go-Go’s – The Graces – 1957
21. Manfred Mann – keyboards – best known as founding member of – Manfred Mann – Manfred Mann Chapters Three – Manfred Mann & His Earth Band – hits include – Doo Wah Diddy Diddy – Mighty Quinn – Blinded By The Light – 1940
21. Eric Faulkner – guitar/songwriter/singer – The Bay City Rollers – best known for –Saturday Night – 1953
21. Charlie Lowell – keyboards/accordian/vocals – Jars of Clay – 1973
21. Steve Cropper – R&B-soul-funk-blues guitarist – best known as a member of the – Stax Records house band – The Blues Brothers – 1941
21. Elvin Bishop – blues-country-rock guitar/singer/songwriter – hits include- Fooled Around & Fell In Love – Travellin’ Shoes – Struttin’ My Stuff – 1942
21. Josh Ritter – Americana singer/songwriter/musician – The Royal City Band – 1976
21. Ron Elliott – musician/composer/producer – best known as guitarist for – Beau Brummels – 1943
21. Lee Loughnane – trumpet/flugelhorn/cornet/singer/songwriter – Chicago – 1946
21. Jon Carin – musician/artist/singer/producer/engineer – associated acts include – Pink Floyd – The Who – Industry – 1964
21. Kathy Young – best known as a 60’s pop singer – hits include – A Thousand Stars – 1945
21. Cyrus Barrone – guitar – Fearless Vampire Killers – 1988
21. Drew Woolnough – bass/songwriter – Fearless Vampire Killers – 1988
21. Nick Oliveri – bass/vocals – associated acts include – Kyuss – Queens of the Stone Age – Dwarves – 1971
21. Lux Interior (Erik Lee Purkhiser) – punk singer – The Cramps – (1946-2009)
21. Celia Cruz – Grammy winning singer/dancer – known as “The Queen of Salsa – (1925-2003)
21. Mel Street – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Borrowed Angel – Lovin’ On Back Streets – If I Had A Cheating Heart – (1935-1978)
21. Owen Bradley – legendary Nashville producer – known for his work with – Patsy Cline – Conway Twitty – Loretta Lynn – and many others – 1974 inductee Country Music Hall of Fame – (1915-1998)
21. Dizzy Gillespie – jazz trumpet/bandleader/composer/singer – considered one of the great jazz trumpeters of all time – one of the creators of modern jazz – (1917-1993)
21. Brent Mydland – keyboards/vocals – best known for time with – The Grateful Dead – (1952-1990)
22. Shelby Lynne – Grammy winning alt-country singer/songwriter/musician/producer – 1968
22. Leslie West – rock guitar/singer/songwriter – Mountain – solo – hits include – Mississippi Queen – 1945
22. Zac Hanson – pop singer/musician – Hanson – 1985
22. Robert John “Bobby” Blotzer – drummer – Ratt – hits include – Round And Round – 1958
22. Jon Foreman – singer/songwriter/guitar – co-founder of – Switchfoot – 1976
22. Eddie Brigati – singer/songwriter/musician – The Rascals – 1945
22. Acacia Brinley – pop singer – Watercolor – 1997
22. John Wesley Harding (Wesley Stace) – folk-pop singer/songwriter/author – 1965
22. Darryl Jenifer – bass – Bad Brains – The White Mandingos – 1960
22. Stiv Bators – punk rock singer/guitarist – The Dead Boys – The Lords of the New Church – (1949-1990)
22. Bobby Fuller – singer/songwriter/musician – The Bobby Fuller Four – best known for – I Fought The Law – (1942-1966)
22. Annette Funicello – singer/actress – best known from – The Mickey Mouse Club – Beach Party movies with Frankie Avalon – (1942-2013)
23. Dwight Yoakam – multiple award winning singer/songwriter/musician/actor/film director – known for his edgy honky-tonk roots country sound – hits include – Fast As You – Guitars, Cadillacs – Ain’t That Lonely Yet – 1956
23. Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic – singer/songwriter/musician/parodist – 1959
23. Jimmy Wayne – country singer/songwriter – hits include – Do You Believe Me Now – 1972
23. Dianne Reeves – Grammy winning jazz singer – 1956
23. Freddie Marsden – drummer – Gerry & The Pacemakers – 1940
23. Wurzel (Michael Burston) – rock guitarist – Motorhead – (1949-2011)
23. Milford Dolliole – considered a pioneer jazz drummer – (1903-1994)
23. Charlie Foxx – R&B-soul singer/guitar – performed as a duo with his sister Inez Foxx – best known for – Mockingbird – (1939-1998)
23. Greg Ridley – rock bassist/guitar/vocals – founding member of Humble Pie – Spooky Tooth – (1947-2003)
23. Ellie Greenwich – pop-rock songwriter/singer/record producer – (1940-2009)
24. Bill Wyman – musician/vocals/producer – best known as bassist for – The Rolling Stones – Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – 1936
24. Billy Thomas – drums/vocals – country group – McBride & The Ride – 1953
24. Adrienne Bailon – pop singer/songwriter/actress/dancer – 3LW – The Cheetah Girls – 1983
24. Ben Gillies – drummer – alt-rock group – Silverchair – 1979
24. Monica – R&B singer/producer/actress – 1980
24. Dale “Buffin” Griffin – drummer – Mott The Hoople – British Lions – 1948
24. Alonza Bevan – bass – Kula Shaker – 1970
24. Ted Templeman – musician/singer/producer – some artists production credits include – Carly Simon – The Doobie Brothers – Montrose – Van Halen – Little Feat – Eric Clapton – Michael McDonald – Aerosmith – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 1944
24. J.P. Richardson “The Big Bopper” – rock-rockabilly-country singer/musician – best known for – Chantilly Lace – (1930-1959)
24. Jerry Edmonton – drummer – Steppenwolf – (1946-1993)
24. Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell)– blues singer/harmonica – (1911-1986)
25. Mark Miller – lead singer and founding member of country group – Sawyer Brown – hits include – All These Years – Step That Step – Some Girls Do – The Walk – 1958
25. Chely Wright – award winning country singer/songwriter/author/producer – hits include – Single White Female – Shut Up And Drive – country genre’s first openly gay artist – 1970
25. Jon Anderson – rock singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – best know for his association with – Yes – 1944
25. Katy Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) – pop singer/songwriter/musician/actress – 1984
25. Austin Winkler – singer/songwriter/musician – Hinder – solo – 1981
25. Matthias Jabs – rock guitar/songwriter – Scorpions – 1955
25. Ed Robertson – singer/songwriter/guitar – Barenaked Ladies – 1970
25. Glenn Tipton – guitar/sonwriter – Judas Priest – 1947
25. Helen Reddy – pop singer/songwriter/musician/actress – hits include – I Am Woman – 1941
25. Brian Calzini – metal singer – Sleeping With Sirens – We Are Defiance – 1985
25. Chad Smith – drummer – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 1961
25. John Leven – musician/vocals – best known as bassist for – Europpe – 1963
25. Ciara Harris – R&B singer/songwriter/actress/model – 1985
25. Robbie Macintosh – guitar/composer – session guitarist – also worked with – The Pretenders – Paul McCartney – John Mayer – The Robbie Macintosh Band – 1957
25. Kathy “Taffy” Danoff – singer/songwriter – best known with – Starland Vocal Band – hits include – Afternoon Delight – 1944
25. Richard Lloyd – singer/songwriter/guitar – rock group – Television – 1951
25. Roy Lynes – keyboards/vocals – Status Quo – 1943
25. Robin Eubanks – jazz trombone – 1955
25. Eddie Lang (aka – Blind Willie Dunn) – jazz guitar – often referred to as “The Father of Jazz Guitar” – (1902-1933)
25. Walter Hyatt – singer/songwriter – Uncle Walt’s Band – (1949-1996)
25. Minnie Pearl (Sarah Colley) – country comedian – appeared on TV’s Hee Haw – long time member of the Grand Ole Opry – known for her saying – “Howdeee! I’m just so proud to be here!” – and the price tag that dangled from her hat – 1975 Country Music Hall of Fame – (1912-1996)
26. Keith Urban – multiple award winning country singer/songwriter/musician/producer/TV personality – 1967
26. Natalie Merchant – alt-rock singer/songwriter/musician – 10,000 Maniacs – solo – 1963
26. Keith Strickland – multi-instrumentalist/composer – founding member of – The B-52’s – 1953
26. Kristen Hall – country singer/songwriter/musician – founding member of Sugarland – solo – 1962
26. David Was (David Weiss) – musician – Was Not Was – hits include – Walk The Dinosaur – 1952
26. Keith Hopwood – singer/songwriter/composer/producer – best known as rhythm guitar and backing vocals for 60’s pop group – Herman’s Hermits – 1946
26. Bootsy Collins – singer/songwriter/musician – best known for bass and vocals with – James Brown – Parliament-Funkadelic – solo – 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – 1951
26. Mark Barry – pop singer – BBMak – 1978
26. Mike Piano – folk rock group – The Sandpipers – 1944
26. Neal Matthews, Jr. – country singer – The Jordanaires – best known for backing up Elvis Presley – (1929-2000)
26. Mahalia Jackson – New Orleans gospel singer – referred to as “The Queen of Gospel” – (1911-1972)
27. Simon Lebon – singer/songwriter/musician – Duran Duran – Arcadia – 1958
27. Lee Greenwood – country singer/songwriter – best known for hit – God Bless The U.S.A. – 1942
27. Jack Daniels – country guitarist – Highway 101 – 1949
27. Scott Weiland – singer/songwriter/musician – Stone Temple Pilots – Velvet Revolver – (1967-2015)
27. Kenneth K.K. Downing – guitarist/songwriter – founding member of – Judas Priest – 1951
27. Garry W Tallent – bass/vocals/producer – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 1949
27. Byron Allred – keyboards – The Steve Miller Band – 1948
27. Casey Moreta – guitar/vocals – Hey Violet – Cherri Bomb – 1995
27. Floyd Cramer – American Hall of Fame pianist – best known for his “slip note” piano style – hits include – Last Date – On The Rebound – (1933-1997)
28. Charlie Daniels – southern rock/country singer/songwriter/musician – 2008 became a member of The Grand Ole Opry – hits include – The South’s Gonna Do It Again – Long Haired Country Boy – The Devil Went Down To Georgia – 1936
28. Brad Paisley – country singer/songwriter/guitar – winner of Grammy – ACM’s – CMA awards – member of the Grand Ole Opry – 1972
28. Telma Hopkins – pop singer/actress – Tony Orlando & Dawn – 1948
28. William Reid – guitar/composer/singer – Jesus & Mary Chain – 1958
28. Stephen Morris – drummer – New Order – Joy Division – The Other Two – Bad Lieutenant – 1957
28. Dave Wyndorf – songwriter/vocals/guitar – Monster Magnet – 1956
28. Tommy Dobeck – drummer – The Michael Stanley Band – 1952
28. Ricki Lee Reynolds – guitar/vocals – southern rock group – Black Oak Arkansas – 1948
28. Wayne Fontana – rock-pop singer – The Mindbenders – best known for hit – Game of Love – 1945
28. Ben Harper – folk-blues-rock singer/songwriter/musician – 1969
28. Curtis Lee – doo-wop-pop singer/songwriter – hits include – Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Under The Moon Of Love – (1939-2015)
28. Ted Hawkins – Biloxi, MS soul-blues singer/songwriter/guitar – (1936-1995)
29. Kenneth Harris – guitar/songwriter – Panic! At the Disco – 1980
29. Roger O’Donnell – keyboards/composer – The Cure – The Thompson Twins – The Psychedelic Furs – 1955
29. Randy Jackson – singer/songwriter/musician – The Jacksons – 1961
29. Einar Orn Benediktsson – singer/trumpet – The Sugarcubes – Ghostigital – 1962
29. Peter Timmins – drummer – Cowboy Junkies – 1965
29. Steven Sweet – drums/keyboards/vocals – Warrant – Plain Jane – 1965
29. Guy Gelso – drums/vocals – Zebra – 1951
29. Arnell Carmichael – musician – best known with – Raydio – 1952
29. Melba Moore – R&B singer/songwriter/musician/actress – 1945
29. Denny Laine – singer/songwriter/guitar – The Moody Blues – Wings – 1944
29. Robbie van Leeuwen – guitar/sitar/backing vocals/songwriter – The Motions – The Shocking Blue – best known for the hit – Venus – 1944
29. Peter Stampfel – singer/songwriter/musician – The Holy Modal Rounders – 1938
29. David Paton – bass/guitar/vocals – Pilot – The Alan Parsons Project – Camel – 1949
29. Peter Green – blues singer/guitar/harmonica/bass/songwriter – founder of – Fleetwood Mac – 1998 inducted in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1946
29. James Williamson – guitar/songwriter/producer – Iggy & The Stooges – 1949
29. David Brigati – singer – The Starliters – The Rascals – 1940
29. Kevin DuBrow – singer/songwriter/musician – Quiet Riot – (1955-2007)
29. Zoot Sims – jazz saxophonist – (1925-1985)
30.Timothy B. Schmit – bass/vocals/songwriter – The Eagles – Poco – solo – 1998 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1947
30. T. Graham Brown – country singer – hits include – Darlene – Hell and High Water – I Tell It Like It Used To Be – 1954
30. Grace Slick – singer/songwriter/musician – The Great Society – Jefferson Airplane – Jefferson Starship – Starship – 1939
30. Kassidy Osborn – country singer – part of the trio – SHeDAISY – with sisters Kelsi and Kristyn – 1976
30. Vanessa White – R&B-pop singer/songwriter/musician/actress – The Saturdays – 1989
30. Otis Williams – R&B singer/songwriter/producer – The Temptations – 1941
30. Joey Belladonna – vocalist for thrash metal group Anthrax – 1960
30. Jerry De Borg – guitar – Jesus Jones – 1963
30. Gavin Rossdale – best known as singer/rhythm guitarist for Bush – 1965
30. Chris Slade – drummer – associated acts include – AC/DC – The Firm – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Asia – Tom Jones – Toomorrow – 1946
30. Eddie Holland – R&B singer/songwriter/producer – best known as a lyricist – 1939
30. David Green – bass – Air Supply – 1949
31. Darryl Worley – country singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – I Miss My Friend – Have You Forgotten – 1964
31. Larry Mullen – drummer/songwriter/actor – U2 – 1961
31. Johanna Soderberg – Grammy winning folk-indie rock/musician/singer – First Aid Kit – 1990
31. Griffin Tucker – pop singer – hits include – Girlfriend – 2001
31. Vanilla Ice – rapper/producer/actor/TV personality – Ice Ice Baby – 1968
31. Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz – vocals/guitar – Beastie Boys – 1966
31. Johnny Marr – singer/songwriter/musician – The Smiths – 1963
31. Annabella Lwin – singer/songwriter/producer – Bow Wow Wow – hits include – I Want Candy – 1966
31. Rogers Stevens – guitar – Blind Melon – 1970
31. Johnny Moeller – guitar – The Fabulous Thunderbirds – 1970
31. Linn Berggren – singer/songwriter – Ace Of Base – 1970
31. Frank Iero – alt-rock guitar/bass/vocals – associated acts include – My Chemical Romance – Leathermouth – Deathspells – solo – 1981
31. Gabe Barham – drummer – Sleeping With Sirens – 1989
31. Mikkey Dee – drummer – associated acts include – Dokken – King Diamond – Motorhead – 1963
31. Russ Ballard – singer/songwriter/musician – Argent – 1945
31. Bob Siebenberg – drummer – Supertramp – 1949
31. Anita Kerr – country-pop singer/songwriter/arranger/composer/producer – The Anita Kerr Singers – 1927
31. Bernard Edwards – bass – Chic – The Power Station – (1952-1996)
31. Norman Wright – singer – doo-wop group – The Del-Vikings – hits include – Come Go With Me – 2005 Vocal Group Hall of Fame – (10/31/1937 – 4/23/2010)
31. Dale Evans – singer/songwriter/actress – 1947 married western singer/actor Roy Rogers – best known for writing their TV theme show – Happy Trails – (1912-2001)

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