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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – October 18th

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)

Gary Richrath – rock guitar/vocals/songwriter/producer – best known as guitarist for – REO Speedwagon – (10/18/1949 – 9/13/2015)

William “Billy” Cox – bassist – best known for performing with – Jimi Hendrix – 1941

Wynton MarsalisNew Orleans jazz-big band-dixieland jazz trumpet/composer/educator – 1961

Josh Gracincountry singer/guitar – hits include – Nothin’ To Lose – 1980

Peter Svensson – songwriter/producer/guitarist – best known with – The Cardigans – 1974

Russ Giguere – guitar/vocals/percussion – best known with – The Association – hits include – Windy – Never My Love – Cherish – 1943

Esperanza Spaldingmulti-Grammy winning jazz bassist/singer – 1984

Joe Egan – singer/keyboards/acoustic guitar – Steelers Wheel – 1946

Sarah Blackwood – aka – Sarah Sin – singer/songwriter/guitar/ukulele/piano – associated acts include – The Creepshow –  Walk Off The Earth – 1980

Tommy Joe Ratliff – guitarist – best known as a member of Adam Lambert‘s band – 1981

Jessie Mae Hemphillcountry-blues guitarist/singer/songwriter – one of the earliest successful female blues musicians –  (10/18/1923 – 7/22/2006)

Laura Nyro singer/songwriter/pianist – 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – (10/18/1947 – 4/8/1997)

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)

Anita O’Day (Anita Belle Colton) – jazz singer – (10/18/1919 – 11/23/2006)

RSS Things You Didn’t Know…

RSS Breakin’ The Law…

  • I fought the law
    In 1995, INXS singer Michael Hutchence pleaded guilty to punching photographer Jim Bennett outside a London hotel. He was fined £400 and ordered to pay £1,875 costs.

RSS Classic Rock Beat

RSS They Said It…

  • Quote of the Day
    "I gave up drugs when the doctor told me I had 6 months to live." Keith Richards
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