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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – October 20th

Jimi Westbrook – country singer/songwriter – Little Big Town – hits include – Little White Church – Pontoon – Boondocks – Day Drinking – Girl Crush – 1970

Tom Petty – singer/songwriter/musician/producer/actor – 2002 inductee Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersTraveling Wilburyssolo artist – hits include – Free Fallin’ – American Girl – Runnin’ Down A Dream – Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Into The Great Wide Open  – (10/20/1950 – 10/2/2017)

Jim “Soni” Sonefeld – drums/percussion/backing vocals – founding member of – Hootie & The Blowfish – solo artist – 1964

Mark King – pop funk jazz-fusion new wave – lead singer/bass – Level 42 – 1958

Alan “Al” Greenwood – keyboards – founding member of – Foreigner – other act affiliations include – SpysRainbow – 1951

Tom Wisniewski – guitar/vocals – MxPx – 1976

Fred Coury – best known as the drummer for the glam rock band – Cinderella – 1967

Ricky Byrd – guitar/vocals – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 1958

Dannii Minogue – pop singer – sister of pop singer – Kylie Minogue – 1971

Ric Lee – drummer – The Jaybirds – Ten Years AfterChicken Shack – 1945

Norman Blake – singer/instrumentalist/songwriter – Teenage Fanclub – 1965

Jay Siegel – doo-wop singer – lead vocalist – The Tokens – best known for – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – 1939

Wanda Jacksoncountry singer/songwriter/piano/guitar – known as the “Queen of Rockabilly”/ ”First Lady of Rockabilly” – 1937

Mitch Lucker – metal singer – Suicide Silence – (10/20/1984 – 11/1/2012)

Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jonescountry musician/entertainer – best known from TV’s – Hee Haw – 1978 inductee Country Music Hall of Fame – (10/20/1913 – 2/19/1998)

Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” MortonNew Orleans ragtime-jazz pianist/composer/band leader – (10/20/1890 – 7/10/1941)

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    In 1984, Simon Cowell dressed up as Wonder Dog on various UK TV shows to promote Ruff Mix, a techno tune featuring dogs barking.

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

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