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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – September 12th

Neil Peart – multi-award winning rock drummer/lyricist/author – Rush – 1983 Modern Drummer Hall of Fame – 1994 Canadian Music Hall of Fame – 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 1952

Kelsea Ballerinicountry singer/songwriter/musician – hits include – Love Me Like You Mean It – Dibs – Peter Pan – 1993

Gerry Beckley – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – America – 1952

Jennifer Nettles – country singer/songwriter/musician – Sugarlandsolo artist – 1974

Barry Andrews – piano/keyboards/vocals – best known for work with – XTC – 1956

Ben Folds – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – The Ben Folds Five – solo artist – 1966

Jennifer Hudson – R&B/soul/pop singer/actress – 1981

Emmy Rossum – singer/songwriter/actress – 1986

Carly Smithson – singer/songwriter/actress – We Are The Fallen – 1983

Gus G. – metal guitarist/songwriter – associated acts include – Firewind – Ozzy Osbourne – 1980

Ruben Studdard – R&B/pop/gospel singer – 1978

Michael Paget “Padge” – singer/songwriter/guitarist – metal band – Bullet For My Valentine – 1978

Jeff Irwin “The Yeti” – multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer – 1977

James Louis McCartney – multi-instrumentalist/songwriter – son of Paul and Linda McCartney – 1977

Nathan Larson – guitarist/singer/songwriter/composer – The Cardigans – 1970

Reid Laurence “Larry” LaLonde – musician/songwriter – best known as guitarist of – Primus – 1968

John Norwood Fisher – bassist – founding member of Fishbone – 1965

Brian David “Robbo” Robertson – guitarist – best known with – Thin Lizzy – Motorhead – 1956

Tony “Tone” Stevens – bassist/songwriter – best known with – Foghat – Savoy Brown – Nobodys Business – 1949

Maria Muldaur – folk/blues singer – best known for 1974 pop hit – Midnight At The Oasis – 1943

Colin Young – soul singer – The Foundations – solo –  best known for hit – Build Me Up Buttercup – 1944

Barry White – Grammy winning – R&B/soul/funk/disco singer/songwriter/producer/arranger – (1944-2003)

George “The Possum” Jones – country singer/songwriter – 1992 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame – (1931-2013)

Helen Carter – country singer/musician – member of the group – Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters – also know as The Carter Family – (1927-1998)

Bryon Anthony McCane II “Bizzy Bone” – rapper – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – 1976

2 Chainz – rapper – 1977

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