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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – October 21st

Steve Lukatherguitar/singer/songwriter/arranger/producer – best known for his work with –Toto – 1957

Charlotte Caffey – guitar/songwriter/keyboards – The Go-Go’sThe Graces – 1957

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

Eric Faulkner – guitar/songwriter/singer – The Bay City Rollers – best known for –Saturday Night – 1953

Charlie Lowell – keyboards/accordian/vocals – Jars of Clay – 1973

Steve Cropper – R&B-soul-funk-blues guitarist – best known as a member of the – Stax Records house band – The Blues Brothers – 1941

Elvin Bishopblues-country-rock guitar/singer/songwriter – hits include- Fooled Around & Fell In Love – Travelin’ Shoes – Struttin’ My Stuff – 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as an original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band – 2016 Blues Hall of Fame – 1998 Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – 1942

Josh Ritter – Americana singer/songwriter/musician – The Royal City Band – 1976

Ron Elliott – musician/composer/producer – best known as guitarist for – Beau Brummels – 1943

Lee Loughnane – trumpet/flugelhorn/cornet/singer/songwriter – Chicago – 1946

Jon Carin – musician/artist/singer/producer/engineer – associated acts include – Pink FloydThe WhoIndustry – 1964

Kathy Youngbest known as a 60’s pop singer – hits include – A Thousand Stars – 1945

Cyrus Barrone – guitar – Fearless Vampire Killers – 1988

Drew Woolnough – bass/songwriter – Fearless Vampire Killers – 1988

Nick Oliveri – bass/vocals – associated acts include – KyussQueens of the Stone AgeDwarves – 1971

Lux Interior (Erik Lee Purkhiser) – punk singer – The Cramps – (10/21/1946 – 2/4/2009)

Celia CruzGrammy winning singer/dancer – known as “The Queen of Salsa – (10/21/1925 – 7/16/2003)

Mel Streetcountry singer/songwriter – hits include – Borrowed Angel – Lovin’ On Back Streets – If I Had A Cheating Heart – (10/21/1935 – 10/21/1978)

Owen Bradley – legendary Nashville producer – known for his work with – Patsy ClineConway TwittyLoretta Lynn – and many others – 1974 inductee Country Music Hall of Fame – (10/21/1915 – 1/7/1998)

Dizzy Gillespiejazz trumpet/bandleader/composer/singer – considered one of the great jazz trumpeters of all time – one of the creators of modern jazz – (10/21/1917 – 1/6/1993)

Brent Mydland – keyboards/vocals – best known for time with – The Grateful Dead – (10/21/1952 – 7/26/1990)

RSS Things You Didn’t Know…

  • Things you didn't know
    In 1984, Simon Cowell dressed up as Wonder Dog on various UK TV shows to promote Ruff Mix, a techno tune featuring dogs barking.

RSS Breakin’ The Law…

  • I fought the law
    In 1980, Whispers singer Leaveil Degree was given a two-year prison term for his part in a gem heist.

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RSS They Said It…

  • Quote of the Day
    "Record company drinks? It used to be grams of charlie, now it's bloody tomato juice." Robert Plant, 1990.
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