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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – October 26th

Keith Urbanmultiple award winning country singer/songwriter/musician/producer/TV personality – 1967

Natalie Merchant – alt-rock singer/songwriter/musician – 10,000 Maniacssolo artist – 1963

Keith Strickland – multi-instrumentalist/composer – founding member of – The B-52’s – 1953

Kristen Hall – country singer/songwriter/musician – founding member of Sugarland solo artist – 1962

David Was (David Weiss) – musician – Was Not Was – hits include – Walk The Dinosaur – 1952

Keith Hopwood – singer/songwriter/composer/producer – best known as rhythm guitar and backing vocals for 60’s pop group – Herman’s Hermits – 1946

Bootsy Collins – singer/songwriter/musician – best known for bass and vocals with – James BrownParliament-Funkadelic solo artist – 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – 1951

Mark Barry – pop singer – BBMak – 1978

Mike Piano – folk rock group – The Sandpipers – 1944

Neal Matthews, Jr. – country singer – The Jordanaires – best known for backing up Elvis Presley – (10/26/1929 – 4/21/2000)

Mahalia JacksonNew Orleans gospel singer – referred to as “The Queen of Gospel” – (10/26/1911 – 1/27/1972)

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    In 1993 Wilson Pickett was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of drink driving.

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  • Quote of the Day
    "I think rock and roll is media manipulation and exploitation and corruptness and bullshit." Sex Pistol, John Lydon, 1980.
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