Monday, September 15, 2014

 

Albums Released This Week (September 15 - 21)

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


Sep 15
Otis Redding ------ Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul ► Memphis Soul >> 1965
Jefferson Airplane ------ Jefferson Airplane Takes Off ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1966
The Kinks ------ Something Else By The Kinks ► British Rock >> 1967
The Band ------ Cahoots ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Bobby Womack ------ Communication ► Soul-Funk >> 1971
Deep Purple ------ Fireball ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Grand Funk Railroad ------ Phoenix ► Hard Rock >> 1972
John Denver ------ Rocky Mountain High ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Poco ------ Crazy Eyes ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Hall & Oates ------ Daryl Hall & John Oates ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
David Crosby & Graham Nash ------ Wind On The Water ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Pink Floyd ------ Wish You Were Here ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Frank Zappa ------ Studio Tan ► Art Rock >> 1978
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Sports ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Motörhead ------ No Remorse ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Blood & Chocolate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Ric Ocasek ------ This Side Of Paradise ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Donna Summer ------ All Systems Go ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
The Ramones ------ Halfway To Sanity ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Tiffany ------ Tiffany ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Love And Rockets ------ Express ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1986
Rick Wakeman ------ 2000 A.D. Into The Future ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Michael Penn ------ Free-For-All ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Bad 4 Good ------ Refugee ► Heavy Metal/Teen Metal >> 1992
New Edition ------ Home Again ► Soul-Pop >> 1996
America ------ Human Nature ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Marilyn Manson ------ Mechanical Animals ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal >> 1998
Death ------ Sound Of Perseverance ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
The Human League ------ The Very Best Of The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2003
Ace Frehley ------ Anomaly ► Pop-Metal >> 2009


Sep 16
Neil Diamond ------ Just For You ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Jimi Hendrix Experience ------ Electric Ladyland ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ------ Easy ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Sugar 'N' Spice ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
Diana Ross ------ Baby, It's Me ► Soul - Motown >> 1977
Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane ------ Rough Mix ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Talking Heads ------ Talking Heads: 77 ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1977
Rory Gallagher ------ Top Priority ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
John (Cougar) Mellencamp ------ Nothing Matters (And What If It Did) ► Roots Rock >> 1980
Gary Numan ------ Warriors ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1983
Deep Purple ------ Perfect Strangers ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Kiss ------ Asylum ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Slayer ------ Hell Awaits ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
The Waterboys ------ This Is The Sea ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Lizzy Borden ------ Visual Lies ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1987
Eazy-E ------ Eazy-Duz-It ► Gangsta Rap >> 1988
Talk Talk ------ Spirit Of Eden ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Jonathan Richman ------ I, Jonathan ► College Rock >> 1992
Gloria Estefan ------ Exitos De Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Buena Vista Social Club ------ Buena Vista Social Club ► Afro-Cuban Jazz >> 1997
Brooks & Dunn ------ The Greatest Hits Collection ► Country-Rock >> 1997
Death In Vegas ------ Scorpio Rising ► Electronic Pop >> 2002
Joss Stone ------ The Soul Sessions ► Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2003


Sep 17
Manfred Mann ------ The Manfred Mann Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Colosseum ------ Colosseum Live ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Scorpions ------ In Trance ► Heavy Metal >> 1975
Ringo Starr ------ Ringo's Rotogravure ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Frank Zappa ------ Joe's Garage: Act I ► Art Rock >> 1979
The Doobie Brothers ------ One Step Closer ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Phil Lynott ------ The Phil Lynott Album ► Album Rock >> 1982
General Public ------ All The Rage ► New Wave Ska Pop >> 1984
Thompson Twins ------ Here's To Future Days ► New Wave Dance-pop >> 1985
Yes ------ Big Generator ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Frank Zappa ------ London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2 ► Classical Fusion >> 1987
Cocteau Twins ------ Heaven Or Las Vegas ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Mariah Carey ------ Emotions ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Ozzy Osbourne ------ No More Tears ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Hole ------ Pretty On The Inside ► Grunge >> 1991
Steve Earle ------ Shut Up And Die Like An Aviator ► Alt. Country >> 1991
Uncle Tupelo ------ Still Fear Gone ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1991
Guns N' Roses ------ Use Your Illusion I ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Guns N' Roses ------ Use Your Illusion II ► Hard Rock >> 1991
KMFDM ------ Money ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Cake ------ Fashion Nugget ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 1996
The Cardigans ------ First Band On The Moon ► Power Pop >> 1996
ZZ Top ------ Rhythmeen ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Hall & Oates ------ Marigold Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1997


Sep 18
Fleetwood Mac ------ Kiln House ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Black Sabbath ------ Paranoid ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Elephant's Memory ------ Elephant's Memory ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
Ace Frehley ------ Ace Frehley ► Pop-Metal >> 1978
Hall & Oates ------ Along The Red Ledge ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Twisted Sister ------ Under The Blade ► Hair Metal >> 1982
Dokken ------ Breaking The Chains ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Kiss ------ Lick It Up ► Hard Rock >> 1983
The Replacements ------ Tim ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Glass Tiger ------ Thin Red Line ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Kiss ------ Crazy Nights ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Janet Jackson ------ Rhythm Nation 1814 ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Derek & The Dominos ------ The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Easybeats ------ The Definitive Series ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1992
At The Drive-In ------ El Gran Orgo ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Fantastic Plastic Machine ------ Luxury ► Trip Hop >> 1998
Björk ------ Selmasongs: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Dancer In The Dark [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Trip Hop >> 2000
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 1 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 2 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 3 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 4 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 5 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Billy Idol ------ Original Sound ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Free ------ Chronicles ► Hard Rock/Blues-Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam ------ Live At Lollapalooza 2007 ► Hard Rock >> 2007
Paul Simon ------ Live In New York City ► Folk-Pop >> 2012
Drivin' N' Cryin' ------ Songs About Cars, Space And The Ramones ► Southern Rock >> 2012


Sep 19
Elvis Presley ------ King Creole ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
King Curtis ------ Old Gold ► Soul >> 1961
Mick Jagger ------ Performance [Sndtrk] ► Rock >> 1970
Dave Mason ------ Split Coconut ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Linda Ronstadt ------ Living In The USA ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Country Joe McDonald ------ On My Own ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
White Spirit ------ White Spirit ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1980
Triumph ------ Allied Forces ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Luther Vandross ------ Give Me The Reason ► Smooth Soul >> 1986
Paul McCartney ------ Press To Play ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Cocteau Twins ------ Blue Bell Knoll ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Bon Jovi ------ New Jersey ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Level 42 ------ Staring At The Sun ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1988
Anthrax ------ State Of Euphoria ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1988
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Tender Prey ► Alt Rock >> 1988
Enya ------ Watermark ► Jazz-Pop >> 1988
David Bowie ------ Sound + Vision ► Glam Rock >> 1989
Obituary ------ Cause Of Death ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
The Tragically Hip ------ Day For Night ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Kylie Minogue ------ Kylie Minogue ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
The Flaming Lips ------ Clouds Taste Metallic ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1995
Michael Bolton ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Pink Floyd ------ London '66-'67 [EP] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Son Volt ------ Trace ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1995
AFI ------ The Art Of Drowning ► Hardcore Punk >> 2000
Madonna ------ Music ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Björk ------ Selmasongs: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Dancer In The Dark ► Trip Hop >> 2000
The Church ------ Of Skins And Heart/Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2005
Indigo Girls ------ Despite Our Differences ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Weather Report ------ Forecast: Tomorrow ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2006
The Black Crowes ------ Freak 'N' Roll…Into The Fog ► Southern Rock >> 2006


Sep 20
The Stills-Young Band ------ Long May You Run ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Yes ------ Tormato ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Blizzard of Ozz ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Poco ------ Ghost Town ► Country-Rock >> 1982
Dire Straits ------ Love Over Gold ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1982
Bruce Springsteen ------ Nebraska ► Album Rock >> 1982
Renaissance ------ Time-Line ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers ------ Hero ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Kate Bush ------ Hounds Of Love ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Fore! ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Luther Vandross ------ Any Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1988
BulletBoys ------ BulletsBoys ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
Ween ------ The Pod ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi >> 1991
Seam ------ The Problem With Me ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Liz Phair ------ Whip-Smart ► Indie Rock >> 1994
Jamiroquai ------ 1999 Remixes ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1999
Rae & Christian ------ Blazing The Crop [UK] ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 1999
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus ► Alt Rock >> 2004
Bryan Adams ------ Room Service ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Bon Jovi ------ Have A Nice Day ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Illumination ► Soul-Funk >> 2005
Pearl Jam ------ Pearl Jam Twenty ► Hard Rock >> 2011


Sep 21
Billy Preston ------ Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music ► Funk >> 1973
Thin Lizzy ------ Vagabonds Of The Western World ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Foghat ------ Boogie Motel ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Cheap Trick ------ Dream Police ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1979
Sheena Easton ------ You Could Have Been With Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Luther Vandross ------ Forever, For Always, For Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1982
Janet Jackson ------ Janet Jackson ► Pop-Soul >> 1982
America ------ Perspective ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Various Artists ------ Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 ► Mixed Rock >> 1987
Phish ------ Lawn Boy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1990
Indigo Girls ------ Nomads Indians Saints ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
ABBA ------ Gold: Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1992
Led Zeppelin ------ Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Sting ------ Demolition Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Scorpions ------ Face The Heat ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Nirvana ------ In Utero ► Grunge >> 1993
Led Zeppelin ------ Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Bad Religion ------ Recipe For Hate ► Punk Rock >> 1993
Melissa Etheridge ------ Yes I Am ► Roots Rock >> 1993
Skunk Anansie ------ Paranoid And Sunburnt ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
Diabolical Masquerade ------ Nightwork ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
The Church ------ A Box Of Birds ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
Drivin' N' Cryin' ------ The Essential Live Drivin' N' Cryin' ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Pete Townshend ------ Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit For Maryville Academy ► Prog Rock >> 1999
Tori Amos ------ To Venus And Back ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Green Day ------ American Idiot ► Alt. Rock >> 2004
John Fogerty ------ Déjà Vu All Over Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
John Waite ------ The Hard Way ► Power Pop >> 2004

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

 

This Week's Birthdays (September 14 - 20)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Sep 14
1914 ● Mae Boren Axton → Country songwriter, the "Queen Mother of Nashville," wrote or co-wrote over 200 songs including Elvis Presley's hit "Heartbreak Hotel" (#1, 1956), died on 4/9/1997 from drowning in her bath at home after a suspected heart attack
1946 ● Pete Agnew → Bassist, co-founder and constant member of Scottish hard rock Nazareth, "Love Hurts" (#8, 1976)
1947 ● Jon "Bowzer" Bauman → Vocals for rock 'n' roll revival "greaser" group Sha Na Na
1949 ● Edward C. King → Guitarist for 60s psych-pop-rock Strawberry Alarm Clock, "Incense And Peppermints" (#1, 1967), replaced Leon Wilkeson on bass in raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" (#8, 1974), switched to guitar when Wilkeson returned to the band and created the signature triple-guitar attack sound, left in 1976 but returned to the reunited band in 1987, left for good due to health problems in 1996
1949 ● Fred "Sonic" Smith → Lead guitarist for Detroit proto-punk rockers MC5, "Kick Out The Jams" (1969), married punk singer and poet Patti Smith in 1980, died 11/4/1994 from heart failure
1949 ● Steve Gaines → Guitar for raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" (#8, 1974), wrote "I Know A Little" (1977), died in a plane crash along with other bandmembers on 10/20/1977
1950 ● Paul Kossoff → Guitarist for proto-metal/hard rock Free, "All Right Now" (#4, 1970), formed Back Street Crawler, died on 3/19/1976 from a heart attack resulting from drug abuse on a New York/L.A. commercial flight
1954 ● Barry Cowsill → Vocals for family pop band The Cowsills, "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" (#2, 1967) and theme song from Broadway musical Hair, (#2, 1969), inspiration for the TV show The Partridge Family
1955 ● Steve Berlin → Saxophonist and keyboardist for all-American roots rock The Blasters, in 1984 joined Tex-Mex roots rock Los Lobos, "La Bamba" (#1, 1987), sessions and collaborations
1959 ● Morten Harket → Lead vocals in Norwegian synth-poppers A-ha, "Take On Me" (#1, 1985), solo
1967 ● John Power → Bass and vocals for Brit jangle pop The La's, "There She Goes" (#49, UK #13, 1991)
1970 ● Craig Montoya → Bassist for Pacific Northwest post-grunge/punk Everclear, "Wonderful" (#11, Alt Rock #3, 2000)
1970 ● Mark Webber → Joined alt rock/Britpop Pulp as second guitarist in 1995, "Common People" (UK #2, 1995), now produces avant-garde films
1972 ● Nas (Nasir Jones) → Self-appointed "King of New York," acclaimed and influential hip hop performer and East Coast rapper, "If I Ruled The World" (#53, Rhythmic Top 40 #8, 1996), US #1 album Hip Hop Is Dead (2006)
1981 ● Ashley Roberts → Vocalist for burlesque dance-pop girl troupe The Pussycat Dolls, "Don't Cha" (#2, 2005) featuring Busta Rhymes
1983 ● Amy Winehouse → Grammy-winning R&B/soul-pop and jazz-pop singer and songwriter, "Rehab" (#9, 2007), died from unknown causes at her London home on 7/23/2011

Sep 15
1903 ● Roy Acuff → The "King of Country Music," singer, fiddler and country music promoter credited with "mainstreaming" early country music, co-founder of Acuff-Rose Music, which signed Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and others, died of heart failure on 11/23/1992
1928 ● Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley → High school band director turned renowned, Grammy-winning alto jazz saxophonist, bandleader and solo artist, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (#11, R&B #2, 1967), died of a stroke on 8/8/1975
1931 ● Jac Holzman → Music business executive, founded Elektra Records in 1950 and started other important music labels, signed fledging acts such as The Doors, Carly Simon, Bread and others, went on to various music industry executive positions, including stints with Time-Warner, Sony and Panavision
1933 ● Pat Barrett → High tenor for Canadian pop cover vocal quartet The Crew Cuts, "Sh-Boom" (#1, 1954)
1940 ● Jimmy Gilmer → Frontman and vocals for early rock & roll/surf pioneers The Fireballs, "Sugar Shack" (#1, 1963)
1941 ● Les Braid → Bassist for Brit pop-rock The Swinging Blue Jeans, "Hippy Hippy Shake" (#21, 1964)
1942 ● Lee Dorman → Bassist for psych rock Iron Butterfly, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (#30, 1970), later hard rock Captain Beyond, died of unknown causes at home on 12/21/2012
1946 ● Ola Brunkert → Swedish drummer in the backing band for internationally successful Scandinavian pop group ABBA, "Dancing Queen" (#1, 1976), died 3/17/2008 after hitting his head on a glass door and suffering a slit throat from a shard of broken glass
1956 ● Jaki Graham → UK star but US one hit wonder R&B/dance-pop singer, "Ain't Nobody" (Dance/Club #1,1994)
1958 ● Tim Whelan → Guitar for Brit New Wave synth-pop Furniture, "Brilliant Mind" (UK #21, 1986)
1960 ● Michel "Mitch" Dorge → Drummer, songwriter and producer for Canadian alt pop-rock Crash Test Dummies, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" (#4, 1993)
1976 ● Ivette Sosa → Vocals for all-girl teen dance-pop quintet Eden’s Crush, "Get Over Yourself" (#1, 2001), the first #1 debut single by an all-female group
1976 ● Kingsley "KG" Goldsmith → Lead vocals for Brit R&B/swingbeat soul boy band MN8, "I've Got A Little Something For You" (UK #2, 1995)
1977 ● Paul Thomson → Drummer for Scottish art-pop-rock Franz Ferdinand, "Take Me Out" (Alt Rock #3, 2004)

Sep 16
1913 ● Florence Greenberg → New Jersey housewife who parlayed an unlikely hit record by an unknown teen group, The Shirelles ("I Met Him On A Sunday" #49, 1958) into an improbable career as a music executive and owner of Scepter Records, the leading independent label of the 60s and home to Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers, B.J. Thomas and many others, sold out and retired in 1976, died from complications of a stoke on 11/2/1995
1925 ● Riley B. "B.B." King → The reigning "King of the Blues" and important electric guitarist, "The Thrill Is Gone" (#15, R&B #1,1970), influenced countless electric blues and rock guitarists, #3 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list
1941 ● Joe Butler → Drummer for 60s hit making folk-rock quartet The Lovin' Spoonful, "Summer In The City" (#1, 1966)
1942 ● Bernard Calvert → Bassist for British Invasion pop-rock The Hollies, "Bus Stop" (#5, 1966)
1944 ● Betty Kelly → Vocals for Motown R&B/soul girl group The Velvelettes, "Needle In A Haystack" (#45, 1964), left to join R&B/pop-soul girl group Martha & The Vandellas, "Dancing In The Street"" (#2, 1964)
1944 ● Winston Grennan → The "Master Drummer of Jamaica," session drummer and bandleader credited with creating the "One Drop" ska and rocksteady-based beat that underlies reggae music and the "Flyers" beat that precursed reggae, worked with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and many other top reggae, ska, soul and pop acts, died from cancer on 10/27/2000
1948 ● Kenney Jones → Drummer for Brit raunch/psych-pop-rock The Small Faces, "Itchycoo Park" (#16, 1968), hard-rockers The Faces, "Stay With Me" (#17, 1971), replaced deceased Keith Moon in 1979 in The Who, "You Better You Bet" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1981)
1948 ● Ron Blair → Original bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (#3, 1981), left in 1982 for session career and rejoined in 2002
1950 ● David Bellamy → With brother Homer, one half of country-pop The Bellamy Brothers, "Let Your Love Flow" (#1, 1976) and 35 other Country Top 40 hits
1953 ● Alan Leslie Barton → Guitarist for Brit pop/rock novelty-party quartet Black Lace, "Agadoo" (UK #2, 1984), joined pop-rock Smokie in 1986 as guitarist and lead vocalist, died 3/23/1995 when the band's tour bus crashed in Germany
1954 ● Colin Newman → Vocals, guitar and songwriting for art/punk then post-punk then electronic Wire, "Eardrum Buzz" (Modern Rock #2, 1989), solo artist, producer and co-founder of the Swim Records label
1961 ● Bilinda Butcher → Guitar and vocals for art-prog-rock, "shoe-gazing" pioneers My Bloody Valentine, "Only Shallow" (Modern Rock #27, 1992)
1962 ● Stephen Jones → Founder, guitarist, vocals and frontman of Brit lounge/melodramatic pop group Babybird, "You're Gorgeous" (UK #3, 1996), solo, novelist
1963 ● Richard Marx → Pop/rock singer and songwriter, "Right Here Waiting" (#1, 1987) turned Grammy-winning adult contemporary balladeer, "Dance With My Father" (Song of the Year 2003)
1968 ● Marc Anthony (Marco Antonio Muñiz) → Multi-talented, Grammy-winning Latin dance-pop ("tropical salsa") singer, "I Need To Know" (#3, 1991), film actor
1969 ● Justine Frischmann → Co-founder guitar and vocals for alt rock/Britpop Suede, left for mixed-gender, post-punk alt rock Elastica, "Connection" (Modern Rock #2, 1994), now an abstract painter
1976 ● Shannon Noll → Australian pop-rock singer, runner-up of the first series of Australian Idol (2003), ten consecutive Aussie Top 10 singles, including "What About Me?" (Aus #1, 2004)
1976 ● Tina Barrett → Vocals for pre-fab teen pop S Club 7, "Never Had A Dream Come True" (#10, 2001)
1977 ● Musiq Soulchild (Talib Johnson) → R&B/neo-soul, funk, blues and gospel fusion hip hop artist, "Halfcrazy" (#16, 2002)
1981 ● Christopher Cester → Drummer and backing vocals for Aussie hard rock/garage punk Jet, "Cold Hard Bitch" (Mainstream Rock #1, 2004)
1984 ● Ketevan "Katie" Melua → Jazz-pop/adult contemporary singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Nine Million Bicycles" (UK #5, 2005), album Piece By Piece (Jazz Albums #3, 2006)
1992 ● Nick Jonas → Singer and songwriter in teen-pop ballad trio the Jonas Brothers, "Burnin' Up" (#5, 2008), actor

Sep 17
1923 ● Hiram King "Hank" Williams → The "Father of Contemporary Country Music" with 35 oft-covered Country Top 10 hits, including "Hey, Good Lookin'" (Country #1, 1951), died in his limo en route to a show on 1/1/1953
1926 ● Bill Black → Early rock 'n roll bassist in Elvis Presley's backing band and his own Bill Black Combo, "Smokie" (1959), died 10/21/1965
1937 ● Phil Cracolici → Lead vocals for one hit wonder blue-eyed doo wop quintet The Mystics, "Hushabye" (#20, 1959)
1939 ● LaMonte McLemore → Founding member and vocals for R&B/soul-pop The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up And Away" (1967), professional photographer for Playboy, Jet, Ebony, Harper's Bizarre and others
1947 ● Jim HodderSteely Dan backing band drummer 1972-74, session drummer for Sammy Hagar and David Soul, drowned in his backyard swimming pool on 6/5/1990
1950 ● John Waldo "Fee" Waybill → Lead singer and songwriter for camp-rock pop-rock satirists The Tubes, "She's A Beauty" (#10, 1978), producer for Bryan Adams, Richard Marx and others
1953 ● Steve Williams → Drummer for early and influential Welsh heavy metal band Budgie, "Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman" (1971)
1959 ● Will Gregory → Vocals and synthesizer with Alison Goldfrapp in Brit electro-dance-pop due Goldfrapp, "Number 1" (Dance/Club #1, 2005)
1961 ● Ty Tabor → Lead guitar, songwriting and vocals for progressive metal/Christian rock King's X, "It's Love" (Mainstream Rock #6, 1990)
1962 ● Benjamin "BeBe" Winans → Grammy-winning R&B/soul and gospel crossover singer in duets with sister CeCe (Priscilla), "Close To You" (R&B/Hip Hop #21, 2009) or solo, "Thank You" (Dance/Club #6, 1998)
1962 ● Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann → Australian screenwriter, film director and one hit wonder novelty-pop/spoken word artist, "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" (#45, Adult Top 40 #10, 1999), directed Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Australia (2008)
1966 ● Doug E. Fresh (Douglas E. Davis) → Rapper, producer and pioneering beat boxer known as "The Human Beat Box" for his near-perfect imitations of drum machines and effects using his mouth, lips, gums and throat, frontman for hip hop Get Fresh Crew, "The Show" (Hip Hop #3, 1985) and solo, "Freaks/I-ight (Alright)" (Dance #3, 1994)
1968 ● Anastacia Lyn Newkirk → R&B/dance-pop singer, "One Day In Your Life" (Dance/Club #1, 2002)
1968 ● John Penney → Vocals for indie punk-rock Ned's Atomic Dustbin, "Not Sleeping Around" (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1968 ● Lord Jamar (Lorenzo Dechalus) → DJ and MC for alt hip hop trio Brand Nubian, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" (#54, Rap #3, 1998)
1969 ● Adam Devlin (Gorecki) → Guitarist and songwriter for indie rock The Bluetones, "Slight Return" (UK #2, 1996)
1969 ● Keith Flint → Vocals for "big beat" electronic dance/rap The Prodigy, "Firestarter" (#30, 1996)
1970 ● Vinnie (Vincent Brown) → Vocals and sampling for pop-rap crossover trio Naughty By Nature, "O.P.P." (#6, 1991) and Grammy-winning Poverty's Property, Best Rap Album for 1995
1976 ● Maile Misajon → Vocals for all-girl teen dance-pop quintet Eden’s Crush, "Get Over Yourself" (#1, 2001), the first #1 debut single by an all-female group
1979 ● Chuck Comeau → Drummer for French-Canadian pop-punk Simple Plan, "Perfect" (#24, Canada #5, 2003)
1979 ● Flo Rida (Tramar Dillard) → Southern rapper, singer/songwriter and MC, "Low" feat. T-Pain (#1, 2007)
1985 ● Jonathan Jacob Walker → Bassist for emo-pop Panic! At The Disco, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" (#7, 2006)

Sep 18
1933 ● James Frederick "Jimmie" Rodgers → Pop and easy listening singer, "Honeycomb" (#1, 1957) and 13 other Top 40 hits in the late 50s and 1960s
1940 ● Frankie Avalon (Francis Thomas Avallone) → Pretty-boy teen idol pop singer, "Venus" (#1, 1959) and 11 other Top 40 hits between 1958 and 1962, then film actor, Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
1945 ● Alan King → Guitar and vocals for Brit pub rock/blue-eyed soul Ace, "How Long" (#3, 1975)
1949 ● Kerry Livgren → Founding member, guitarist and songwriter for prog/heartland rock Kansas, wrote "Carry On Wayward Son" (#11, 1977) and "Dust In The Wind" (#6, 1978), converted to Christianity and formed religious-tinged hard rock AD with other Kansas bandmates, solo
1950 ● Mike Hossack → Drummer for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, "Listen To The Music" (#11, 1972), died from cancer on 3/12/2012
1951 ● Dee Dee Ramone (Doug Colvin) → Bassist for seminal punk rock band The Ramones, "Rockaway Beach" (#66, 1978), died of a drug overdose on 6/5/2002
1961 ● Martin "Frosty" Beedle → Drummer for New Wave pop-rock Cutting Crew, "(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight" (#1, 1987)
1962 ● Joanne Catherall → Vocals for late-70s synth-pop pioneers The Human League, "Don't You Want Me" (#1, 1981)
1962 ● Richard Walmsley → Writer and producer with electro-dance-pop The Beatmasters, "Warm Love" (Dance #16, 1990), the trio also produced hits for Cookie Crew, Yazz and P.P. Arnold, and albums for Erasure, Pet Shop Boys and others
1966 ● Ian "Spike" Spice → Co-founder and drummer for Brit pop-rock Breathe, "Hands To Heaven" (#3, 1988)
1966 ● Nigel Clarke → Lead singer and bassist for goofball Brit power pop trio Dodgy, "Good Enough" (UK #4, 1996)
1967 ● Mike Heaton → Drummer for Brit pop-rock Embrace, "Gravity" (Mainstream Rock #36, UK #7, 2004)
1967 ● Ricky Bell → Vocals for R&B/teen pop then hip hop/new jack swing vocal quartet New Edition, "If It Isn't Love" (#7, 1988), then Bell Biv Devoe, "Poison" (#3, 1990)

Sep 19
1921 ● Billy Ward (Robert L. Williams) → Child prodigy pianist and frontman, vocals and arranger for The Dominoes, "Sixty Minute Man" (#1, 1951), died 2/16/2002
1931 ● Brook Benton (Benjamin Franklin Peay) → R&B/soul and early rock 'n' roll singer, "The Boll Weevil Song" (#2, 1961), plus comeback track "Rainy Night In Georgia" (#4, 1979) and 21 other Top 40 hits, died from complications of spiral meningitis on 4/9/1998
1934 ● Brian Epstein → Music entrepreneur, record store owner, manager of The Beatles from 1962 until his death, managed other Liverpool acts including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and The Cyrkle, died from an accidental overdose of barbiturates and alcohol on 8/27/1967
1935 ● Nick Massi (Nicholas Macioci) → Bass guitarist, arranger and vocalist for Top 40 pop vocal quartet The Four Seasons, "Big Girls Don't Cry" (#1, 1962), died of cancer on 12/24/2000
1937 ● Paul Siebel → Greenwich Village folk scene singer/songwriter and guitarist known solely for other artist's cover versions of his songs, including "Louise" and "Any Day Woman," dropped out of sight in the 70s after issuing two critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful albums
1940 ● Bill Medley → Blue-eyed soul singer and, with Bobby Hatfield, one half of hugely successful pop-rock duo The Righteous Brothers, "Unchained Melody" (#4, 1965), solo career including the Grammy-winning "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" (#1, 1987)
1940 ● Paul Williams → Grammy-winning pop songwriter, wrote "An Old Fashioned Love Song" (#4, 1971) for Three Dog Night, "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, and "We've Only Just Begun" (#2, 1970) and "Rainy Days And Mondays" (#2, 1971) for the Carpenters, solo act pop singer ("Waking Up Alone," #60, 1972) and actor
1940 ● Sylvia Tyson (Fricker) → Canadian singer in influential male/female folk harmony vocal duo Ian & Sylvia, wrote "You Were On My Mind" for folk-pop We Five (#32, 1965)
1941 ● "Mama" Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen) → Vocals and percussion for folk-pop The Mamas & The Papas, "Monday Monday" (#1, 1966), died of a heart attack in Harry Nilsson's London apartment on 7/29/1974
1942 ● Danny Kalb → Folk- and blues-rock guitarist, composer and songwriter, co-founded jazz/-blues-rock fusion The Blues Project, "Flute Thing" (1966), solo career with numerous albums and collaborations
1942 ● Freda Payne → R&B/soul-pop singer, "Band of Gold" (#3, 1970), TV and film actress
1943 ● Mike Arnone → Vocals for Italian-American doo wop The Duprees, "You Belong To Me" (#7, 1962)
1945 ● David Bromberg → Multi-string instrumentalist and blues-folk and roots rock singer/songwriter, "The Holdup" (1971), now owns a violin sales and repair shop
1946 ● John Coghlan → Drummer for Brit psych-boogie rock Status Quo, "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" (#12, 1968)
1947 ● Laurence Neill "Lol" Crème → Guitar, vocals and songwriter for soft pop-rock 10cc, "I'm Not In Love" (#2, 1975), co-founded pop duo Godley & Crème, "Cry" (#16, 1985) and joined art-rock/synth-pop Art Of Noise in 1998, now a music video producer.
1949 ● Twiggy (Lesley Hornby) → Iconic 60s model and later stage, screen and TV actress, one hit wonder pop singer, "Here I Go Again" (UK #17, 1976)
1951 ● Daniel Lanois → Canadian record producer, guitarist and composer, produced Peter Gabriel's So and U2's The Joshua Tree, also albums by Brian Eno, Bob Dylan and others, solo album Acadie (1990)
1952 ● Nile Rodgers → Guitarist, co-founder and co-writer for R&B/disco band Chic, "Le Freak" (#1, 1978), influential record producer, composer and arranger, produced albums for David Bowie (Let's Dance), Madonna (Like A Virgin), Mick Jagger (She's The Boss) and others, died from pneumonia after and all-star "tribute" show in Japan on 4/18/1996
1957 ● Rusty Egan → Drummer for New Wave power pop The Rich Kids, "Rich Kids" (UK #24, 1978) and New Romantic synth-pop Visage, "Fade To Grey"(UK #8, 1981), London nightclub DJ
1958 ● Carmelita Rosanna "Lita" Ford → Guitar, vocals and founding member of teenage all-girl hard rock group The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb" (1976), pop-metal solo career, "Close My Eyes Forever" (#8, 1988)
1963 ● Jarvis Crocker → Singer for alt rock/Britpop Pulp, "Common People" (UK #2, 1995)
1964 ● Patricia Lynn "Trisha" Yearwood → Grammy-winning country singer, "How Do I Live" (#23, Country #2, 1996) and 28 other Country Top 40 hits, TV and occasional film actress, cookbook editor
1969 ● Candy Dulfer → Dutch alto saxophonist, "On & On" (Smooth Jazz #13, 2009), sessions and backing bands for Van Morrison, Prince and others, collaborated with Dave Stewart, "Lily Was Here" (UK #6, 1990)
1971 ● Paul Winterhart → Drummer for post-Britpop psych/mystic rock Kula Shaker, "Hush" (Mainstream Rock #19, 1997)
1973 ● Alan Jay "A. Jay" Popoff → Frontman and vocals for post-grunge punk-pop Lit, "My Own Worst Enemy" (#51, Mainstream Rock #6, 1999)
1974 ● Jimmy Fallon → Stand-up comedian, film and TV actor, awards show host, former Saturday Night Live cast member and comedy/satire music singer/songwriter with the Grammy-nominated album The Bathroom Wall (#47, 2002)
1977 ● Ryan Dusick → Drummer for alt funk-rock Maroon 5, "She Will Be Loved" (#5, 2004)

Sep 20
1930 ● Eddie Bo (Edwin Joseph Bocage) → New Orleans-style jazz, blues and funk pianist, singer and prolific songwriter, released over 50 singles, including "Hook And Sling" (R&B #13, 1969) and the seminal funk song "Check Your Bucket," wrote for and recorded with Art Tatum, Etta James and The Neville Brothers, among others, his "I'm Wise" was covered by Little Richard as "Slippin' And Slidin'" (#33, R&B #2, 1956), May 22 is "Eddie Bo Day" in New Orleans, died following a heart attack on 3/18/2009
1945 ● "Sweet Pea" Atkinson → Vocals for eclectic R&B and rock fusion Was (Not Was), "Walk The Dinosaur" (#7, 1989), solo
1946 ● Mick Rogers (Michael Oldroyd) → Guitarist and songwriter with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light" (#1, 1977)
1946 ● Sylvia Peterson → Vocals for top-tier 60s New York girl group The Chiffons, "He's So Fine" (#1, 1963), retired from the group in the mid-90s
1948 ● Chuck Panozzo → Bassist for prototypical arena rockers Styx, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (#9, 1981)
1948 ● John Panozzo → Drummer for prototypical arena rockers Styx, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (#9, 1981), died on 7/16/1996 from cirrhosis of the liver
1954 ● Tony Destra → Original drummer for Philly glam-rock Cinderella, "Shelter Me" (Mainstream Rock #5, 1990), left in 1985 to join glam-metal Britny Fox, "Long Way To Love" (Mainstream Rock #33, 1988), died in car accident on 2/8/1987
1957 ● Alannah Currie → Vocals for New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1983), now a sculptural art-furniture artist
1960 ● David Hemingway → Lead vocals for Brit jangle-guitar pop-rock The Housemartins, "Caravan Of Love" (UK #1, 1986), then co-founded alt pop-rock The Beautiful South, "A Little Time" (UK #1, 1990)
1960 ● Robert "Cowboy" Wiggins → MC and vocals for hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, "The Message" (R&B #4, 1982), the first hip hop group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died from complications of cocaine addiction on 9/8/1989
1966 ● Nuno Bettencourt → Portuguese guitarist and songwriter for funk metal/hard rock Extreme, "More Than Words" (#1, 1991), solo, various collaborations and frontman for several hard rock bands
1967 ● Gunnar Nelson → With twin brother Matthew, one half of the pop-metal sibling act Nelson, "(Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection" (#1, 1990), son of deceased pop-rocker Ricky Nelson
1967 ● Matthew Nelson → With twin brother Gunnar, one half of the pop-metal sibling act Nelson, "(Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection" (#1, 1990), son of deceased pop-rocker Ricky Nelson
1968 ● Ben Shepherd → Bassist in seminal grunge-rock group Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1994)
1979 ● Rick Woolstenhulme → Drummer for post-grunge pop-rock Lifehouse, "Hanging On A Moment" (Billboard Song of the Year 2001) and "You And Me" (#5, 2005)
1981 ● Keith Semple → Vocals in teen pop boy band One True Voice, "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" (UK #2, 2002)

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Monday, September 8, 2014

 

Albums Released This Week (Sepember 8 - 14)

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


Sep 08
Gene Vincent ------ A Gene Vincent Record Date ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Natural Resources ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
The Jackson 5 ------ Third Album ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
LaBelle ------ LaBelle ► Funk >> 1971
Mott The Hoople ------ All The Young Dudes ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Hall & Oates ------ Bigger Than The Both Of Us ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bunny Wailer ------ Blackheart Man ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
Styx ------ Pieces Of Eight ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
David Bowie ------ Stage ► Glam Rock >> 1978
Dave Edmunds ------ Tracks On Wax 4 ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1978
Kate Bush ------ Never For Ever ► Prog Rock >> 1980
The Cure ------ …Happily Ever After ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Peter Gabriel ------ Security ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The B-52's ------ Bouncing Off The Satellites ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Human League ------ Crash ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Mr. Mister ------ Go On… ► L. A. New Wave >> 1987
Rush ------ Hold Your Fire ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Pink Floyd ------ A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Bad Religion ------ Suffer ► Punk Rock >> 1988
Screaming Trees ------ Sweet Oblivion ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1992
Marilyn Manson ------ Antichrist Superstar ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal >> 1996
The Crystal Method ------ Vegas ► Electronic/Industrial >> 1997
Hole ------ Celebrity Skin ► Grunge >> 1998
The Church ------ Hologram Of Baal ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1998
Blonde Redhead ------ In An Expression Of The Inexpressible ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1998
Tristania ------ Beyond The Veil ► Heavy Metal/Gloom Metal >> 1999
Iron Maiden ------ Dance Of Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Washed Out ------ Life Of Leisure [EP] ► Electronica >> 2009
Phish ------ Joy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2009
Phish ------ Party Time ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2009
Queen ------ Queen: Live At The Rainbow '74 ► Glam Rock >> 2014


Sep 09
Marvin Gaye ------ Recorded Live On Stage ► Soul - Motown >> 1963
Manfred Mann ------ Mann Made Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Fleetwood Mac ------ Then Play On ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
John Lennon ------ Imagine ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
John Sebastian ------ Tarzana Kid ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Rush ------ Signals ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Dexy's Midnight Runners ------ Don't Stand Me Down ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1985
Love And Rockets ------ Earth, Sun, Moon ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Jimmy Barnes ------ Two Fires ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 1990
Cross ------ Blue Rock ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Dire Straits ------ On Every Street ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
Catherine Wheel ------ Like Cats And Dogs ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing >> 1996
Amy Grant ------ Behind The Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1997
Incubus ------ S.C.I.E.N.C.E. ► Funk Metal >> 1997
Frank Black And The Catholics ------ Frank Black And The Catholics ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
John Mayer ------ Continuum ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006


Sep 10
Carpenters ------ Golden Prize [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1971
Eric Clapton ------ Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Randy Newman ------ Good Old Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa ------ Roxy & Elsewhere ► Art Rock >> 1974
Kiss ------ Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Bob Dylan ------ Hard Rain ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Billy Joel ------ Songs In The Attic ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Diana Ross ------ Silk Electric ► Soul - Motown >> 1982
Bill Drummond ------ The Man ► Folk-Pop >> 1986
Betty Boo ------ Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Jethro Tull ------ Catfish Rising ► Prog Rock >> 1991
John Cale ------ Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Art Rock >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan ------ Solace ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
John (Cougar) Mellencamp ------ Mr. Happy Go Lucky ► Roots Rock >> 1996
R.E.M. ------ New Adventures In Hi-Fi ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Rush ------ Test For Echo ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1996
Alison Moyet ------ The Essential Alison Moyet ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Alison Moyet ------ Hometime ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002


Sep 11
Manfred Mann ------ The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1964
Chad & Jeremy ------ Of Cabbages And Kings ► Folk-Pop >> 1967
The Beach Boys ------ Smiley Smile ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Bruce Springsteen ------ The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle ► Album Rock >> 1973
Gentle Giant ------ Giant For A Day ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Foreigner ------ Head Games ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Ultravox ------ Rage In Eden ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Falco ------ Falco 3 ► Dance-Pop >> 1985
Triumph ------ The Sport Of Kings ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Jethro Tull ------ Crest Of A Knave ► Prog Rock >> 1987
The Temptations ------ Together Again ► Soul >> 1987
Melissa Etheridge ------ Brave And Crazy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Eurythmics ------ We Too Are One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Warrant ------ Cherry Pie ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Bob Dylan ------ Under The Red Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Stephen Stills ------ Stills Alone ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Blur ------ The Great Escape ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1995
Belinda Carlisle ------ A Man And A Woman ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Mariah Carey ------ Butterfly ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Steps ------ Step One [UK] ► Britpop >> 1998
Boz Scaggs ------ Dig It ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Mariah Carey ------ Glitter [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Bob Dylan ------ Love And Theft ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Bob Dylan ------ Tempest ► Folk-Rock >> 2012


Sep 12
Brenda Lee ------ "Let Me Sing" ► Country-Pop >> 1963
The Rolling Stones ------ Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Jackson 5 ------ G.I.T.: Get It Together ► Soul - Motown >> 1973
Thin Lizzy ------ Fighting ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Electric Light Orchestra ------ A New World Record ► Prog. Rock >> 1976
Chicago ------ Chicago XI ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
XTC ------ Black Sea ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
David Bowie ------ Scary Monsters ► Glam Rock >> 1980
Simple Minds ------ Sister Feelings Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Simple Minds ------ Sons And Fascination ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Saga ------ Heads Or Tales ► Prog. Rock >> 1983
UB40 ------ Labour Of Love ► Reggae-Pop >> 1983
The dB's ------ Like This ► Power Pop >> 1984
Skinny Puppy ------ VIVIsectVI ► Alt. Rock - Industrial >> 1988
Aerosmith ------ Pump ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Annihilator ------ Never, Neverland ► Thrash Metal >> 1990
Disco Inferno ------ D. I. Go Pop ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1994
Lenny Kravitz ------ Circus ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Big Audio Dynamite ------ Planet B.A.D. ► Post-Punk Alt. Rock >> 1995
Jethro Tull ------ Roots To Branches ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Stina Nordenstam ------ Dynamite ► Pop-Rock/Dream Pop >> 1996
Sloan ------ Between The Bridges ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1999
Christina Aguilera ------ Mi Reflejo ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
At The Drive-In ------ Relationship Of Command ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Simple Minds ------ Black & White 050505 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2005
David Gray ------ Life in Slow Motion ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
R.E.M. ------ And I Feel Fine…The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ Face The Promise ► Album Rock >> 2006
Peter Frampton ------ Fingerprints ► Arena Rock >> 2006
Everclear ------ Welcome To The Drama Club ► Grunge-Punk >> 2006
Metallica ------ Death Magnetic ► Heavy Metal >> 2008


Sep 13
Manfred Mann ------ My Little Red Book Of Winners! ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
Bobby Darin ------ If I Were A Carpenter ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Yes ------ Close To The Edge ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Fleetwood Mac ------ Heros Are Hard To Find ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Ronnie Wood ------ I've Got My Own Album To Do ► Hard Rock >> 1974
LaBelle ------ Nightbirds ► Funk >> 1974
Rose Royce ------ Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Disco >> 1976
Kate Bush ------ The Dreaming ► Art Rock >> 1982
Simple Minds ------ New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1982
Kiss ------ Animalize ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Dokken ------ Tooth And Nail ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Stevie Wonder ------ In Square Circle ► Pop-R&B >> 1985
Tanita Tikram ------ Ancient Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Smiths ------ Rank ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
Jeff Healey Band ------ See The Light ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Fishbone ------ Truth And Soul ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1988
Tina Turner ------ Foreign Affair ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Shamen ------ Boss Drum ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1992
The Cure ------ Show ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Blues Traveler ------ Four ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Eric Clapton ------ From The Cradle ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Various Artists ------ If I Were A Carpenter ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield ------ Live ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
The Notorious B.I.G. ------ Ready To Die ► Gangsta Rap >> 1994
The Beatles ------ Yellow Submarine Songtrack ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Bonnie Raitt ------ Souls Alike ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Phil Collins ------ Going Back ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Aerosmith ------ The Essential Aerosmith ► Hard Rock >> 2011
Eric Clapton ------ Play The Blues Live From Jazz At Lincolcn Center ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Bush ------ The Sea Of Memories ► Grunge Rock >> 2011


Sep 14
Doris Day ------ The Doris Day Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop >> 1964
The Byrds ------ (Untitled) ► Country-Rock >> 1970
Supertramp ------ Crisis? What Crisis? ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Jethro Tull ------ Stormwatch ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Genesis ------ Abacab ► Prog Rock >> 1981
Faith No More ------ Introduce Yourself ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Mick Jagger ------ Primitive Cool ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Meat Beat Manifesto ------ Armed Audio Warfare ► Techno-Industrial >> 1990
Blind Melon ------ Blind Melon ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Jethro Tull ------ A Little Light Music [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Counting Crows ------ August And Everything After ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Prince ------ The Hits/The B-Sides ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Teddy Pendergrass ------ A Little More Magic ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Bryan Adams ------ Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Millenium ► Soul-Funk >> 1993
Squeeze ------ Some Fantastic Place ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1993
dEUS ------ In A Bar, Under The Sea [UK] ► Avant Grunge >> 1996
Luis Miguel ------ Amarte Es Un Placer ► Latin Pop >> 1999
Iggy Pop ------ Avenue B ► Retro Rock >> 1999
Gov't Mule ------ Deja Voodoo ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2004
Joni Mitchell ------ Dreamland ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
David Gray ------ Draw The Line ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2009
Weezer ------ Hurley ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

 

This Week's Birthdays (September 7 - 13)

Happy Birthday this week to:

Sep 07
1920 ● Al Caiola → Session musician, conductor and arranger, film and TV theme song composer, "Bonanza" (#19, 1961), career includes numerous easy listening instrumental albums in the 60s, 70s and 80s
1930 ● Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins → Grammy-winning jazz tenor saxophonist, session musician and bandleader, "St. Thomas" (1956) and others are now considered jazz standards
1934 ● Little Milton (James Milton Campbell, Jr.) → Electric blues and R&B/soul guitarist and singer, "We're Gonna Make It" (#25, R&B #1, 1965), died 8/4/2005 following a stroke
1936 ● Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley) → Rock 'n' roll immortal, singer/songwriter, guitarist and bandleader with The Crickets, "That'll Be The Day" (#1, 1957), died along with Ritchie Valens and J. R. "The Big Bopper" Richardson in an Iowa plane crash on the night of 2/3/1959
1940 ● Ronnie Dove → Early pop-rock and adult contemporary singer, frontman for The Belltones, solo, "A Little Bit Of Heaven" (#16, 1965), revived his career with several Country Top 100 hits in the 70s and 80s
1946 ● Alfa Anderson → Lead vocals for top R&B/disco band Chic, "Le Freak" (#1, 1978)
1949 ● Gloria Gaynor (Fowles) → Top-tier, Grammy-winning R&B/disco diva, "I Will Survive" (#1, 1979), later small part TV and Broadway actress
1951 ● Chrissie Hynde → Vocals, guitar and frontwoman for post-punk New Wave hard pop-rock The Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang" (#5, 1982)
1954 ● Benmont Tench → Keyboards for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin'" (#7, 1989), session work with Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Roy Orbison, U2 and others
1956 ● Diane Warren → Prolific rock/pop songwriter with three Grammys, five ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards, two BMI Songwriter of the Year awards and over 80 Top 40 hits by artists such as Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Jefferson Starship and Tina Turner
1957 ● Jermainne Stewart → R&B/soul-pop backing vocalist for Shalamar, Tavares and others, then solo, "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" (#5, 1986), died of cancer on 3/17/1997
1957 ● Margot Chapman → Singer in one hit wonder folk-pop Starland Vocal Band, "Afternoon Delight" (1976)
1958 ● Hamilton Lee → Drummer in Brit New Wave synth-pop Furniture, "Brilliant Mind" (UK #21, 1986)
1960 ● Brad Houser → Bassist for folk-pop Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, "What I Am" (# , 1989)
1961 ● Gary Lee "LeRoi" Moore → Saxophonist and founding member of pop-funk-rock jam band Dave Matthews Band, "Don't Drink The Water" (#4, 1998), died 9/19/2008 from complications of an accident on his Virginia farm in late June 2008
1964 ● Eazy-E (Eric Wright) → Rapper in seminal hip hop/gangsta rap group N.W.A., "Express Yourself" (#37, Rap #2, 1989), solo, "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" (#42, Rap #7, 1994), died on 3/26/1995 from complications of AIDS
1966 ● Chris Acland → Drummer for alt pop/shoegazing band Lush, "Sweetness & Light" (Modern Rock #4, 1990), committed suicide by hanging on 9/7/1996
1967 ● David Guetta → French house and electronic music DJ, "When Love Takes Over" (Dance/Club #1, 2009), producer, including The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" (#1, 2009)
1970 ● Chad Sexton → Drummer in alt-rock reggae-rap-metal 311, "All Mixed Up" (Modern Rock #4, 1996)
1986 ● Spectacular Blue Smith → Singer with Miami-based R&B/hip-hop sibling quartet Pretty Ricky, "Grind With Me" (#7, 2005)

Sep 08
1925 ● Peter Sellers → Comedy actor in many films, notably The Pink Panther series (first 1963) and Dr. Strangelove (1964), novelty/comedy spoken word singer, "A Hard Day's Night" (UK #14, 1965), died of a heart attack on 7/24/1980
1932 ● Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) → Country super-diva and first country singer to crossover to pop, "I Fall To Pieces" (1961), died in a place crash on 3/5/1963
1941 ● Donald "Dante" Drowty → Singer and de facto frontman for one hit wonder pop group Dante & The Evergreens, "Alley Oop" (#15, 1960), later wrote and produced songs for Herb Alpert, The Isley Brothers and others
1942 ● Brian Cole → Bassist for light pop-rock vocal group The Association, "Along Comes Mary" (#7, 1966), died of heroin overdose on 8/2/1972
1942 ● Sal Valentino (Salvatore Spampinato) → Co-founder, frontman and lead singer in influential but underrated 60s folk-, psych- and country-rock The Beau Brummels, "Laugh, Laugh" (#15, 1964)
1945 ● Michael William "Kelly" Groucutt → Bass and vocals for pop-rock Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down" (#4, 1979) and 26 other Top 40 hits, died from a heart attack on 2/19/2009
1945 ● Ron "Pigpen" McKernan → Founding member, keyboards and occasional vocals for rock's longest, strangest trip Grateful Dead, "Turn On Your Love Light" (1969), died 3/8/1973 from liver failure due to alcohol abuse
1946 ● Dean Daughtry → Keyboards for soft rock Classics IV, "Spooky" (#3, 1968), morphed into Southern rock Atlanta Rhythm Section, "So Into You" (#7, 1977)
1946 ● George Tickner → Former member of 60s San Francisco psych-rock Frumious Bandersnatch, then co-founded, played rhythm guitar and co-wrote several early songs for hard rock/arena rock Journey, left to attend Stanford Medical School but remained active in Journey side projects into the 00s
1947 ● Benjamin Orr (Orzechowski) → Co-founder, occasional lead vocals and bassist for hugely successful synth-pop-rock The Cars, "Shake It Up" (#4, 1982), died from pancreatic cancer on 10/3/2000
1958 ● David Lewis → Vocals for 80s urban contemporary soul Atlantic Starr, "Always" (#1, 1987), now a Christian minister
1960 ● Aimee Mann → Bassist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, first with one hit wonder post-New Wave pop-rock 'Til Tuesday, "Voices Carry" (#8, 1985), then largely unsuccessful solo career except for "Save Me" from the film Magnolia (1999)
1960 ● David "Shuffle" Steele → Bassist for multi-racial ska revivalist The English Beat, "Hand's Off…She's Mine" (#22, UK #9, 1983), later co-founded synth-pop Fine Young Cannibals, "She Drives Me Crazy" (#1, 1989)
1969 ● Andie Rathbone → Former car salesman and third and last drummer for post-Brit-pop hard rock Mansun, "Wide Open Space" (Modern Rock #25, 1997) and Blondie tribute band Into The Bleach, now a drum teacher
1975 ● Richard Hughes → Drummer in piano-driven pop/rock Keane, "Somewhere Only We Know" (Adult Top 40 #11, 2004)
1979 ● Pink (Alecia Beth Moore) → Teen dance-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist, "Get The Party Started" (#4, 2001)
1980 ● Slim Thug (Stayve Jerome Thomas) → Rapper, "I Run" (Rhythmic Top 40 #30, 2009), contributed to tracks by Beyonce ("Check On It", #1, 2006), Gwen Stefani, LeToya Luckett and others, solo
9/8/1897 ● James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgers → Often called the "man who started it all", very early country star and yodeler, original inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, influenced Merle Haggard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Morrison and others, died from tuberculosis on 5/26/1933

Sep 09
1926 ● Jacob "Jake" Carey → Founding member and bass vocals for sophisticated group harmony R&B/doo wop The Flamingos, "I Only Have Eyes For You", (#11, R&B #3, 1959)
1940 ● Joe Negroni → Founding member and baritone vocals for R&B/doo wop Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (#6, 1956), died on 9/5/1978 from a cerebral hemorrhage
1941 ● Otis Redding → The "King of Soul," highly-influential and talented Southern soul vocalist, Stax Records artist and rising crossover star, "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" (#1, 1968), died in a plane crash on 12/10/1967
1942 ● Inez Foxx → With brother Charlie, one half of the one hit wonder R&B/soul duo Inez & Charlie Foxx, "Mockingbird" (#7, 1963)
1942 ● Luther Simmons, Jr. → Founding member and vocals for R&B/romantic soul The Main Ingredient, "Everybody Plays The Fool" (#3, 1972)
1945 ● Dee Dee Sharp (Dione LaRue) → Early black female teen idol R&B/soul singer, "Mashed Potato Time" (#2, 1962)
1945 ● Doug Ingle → Founding member, keyboards, vocals and primary songwriter for psych-rock Iron Butterfly, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (#30, 1970)
1945 ● Andrea Simpson → With partner Lois Wilkinson, one half of the British Invasion pop-rock girl duo The Caravelles, "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" (#3, 1963)
1946 ● Bruce Palmer → Original bassist Buffalo Springfield, "For What It's Worth" (1967), died 10/1/2004 after suffering a heart attack
1946 ● Trevor Oakes → Guitarist for Brit rock 'n' roll revival Showaddywaddy, "Under The Moon Of Love" (UK #1, 1976) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles
1947 ● Wilton Frederick "Freddy" Weller → Session guitarist, then lead guitar for hard-edged rock 'n' roll Paul Revere & The Raiders, "Just Like Me" (#11, 1965), songwriter who worked with and co-wrote hits for and with Reba McEntire, Joe South, Tommy James and others
1948 ● Pamela Des Barres (Miller) → Rock groupie, singer, author and magazine writer known for her numerous sexual partners including Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page and Grams Parsons and her memoir I'm With The Band (1987), performed with Frank Zappa-sponsored musical group The GTOs and had small parts in several films, TV shows and commercials, once married to Michael Des Barres, lead singer in hard rock Detective
1950 ● John McFee → Guitarist for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, "Listen To The Music" (#11, 1972), then co-founded country-rock Southern Pacific, "New Shade Of Blue" (Country #2, 1988)
1952 ● David Allan Stewart → Guitarist, songwriter and producer, one half of groundbreaking synth-pop duo Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams" (Are Made Of This)" (#1, 1983), then solo and multiple collaborations, co-writing and side projects
1967 ● Chris Caffery → Guitarist, singer and songwriter for heavy metal Savatage ("Edge Of Thorns", Mainstream Rock #26, 1993) and prog metal Trans Siberian Orchestra, plus several solo albums
1970 ● Andre "Krazy Drazyz" Weston → One half of hip hop streaming nonsense lyrics duo Das EFX, "Straight From The Sewer" (Rap #3, 1993)
1970 ● Macy Gray (Natalie Renee McIntyre) → Grammy-winning R&B/neo-soul vocalist, "I Try" (#5, 2000)
1975 ● Michael Bublé → Canadian jazz-pop, swing , big band and adult contemporary crooner, "Haven't Met You Yet" (#23, 2009)
1977 ● Stuart Price → British electronic musician, songwriter, producer and remixer, bassist for electro-dance-pop trio Zoot Woman, producer for Madonna, Missy Elliott, The Killers, Gwen Stefani, Seal and others

Sep 10
1898 ● Waldo Lonsbury Semon → Chemist and inventor of the synthetic polymer compound polyvinyl chloride (PVC), commonly known as vinyl, the substance used in millions of music records since the 1940s
1925 ● Roy Brown → Pioneering R&B/gospel and rock 'n' roll singer and songwriter, wrote and recorded the oft-covered "Good Rockin' Tonight" (R&B #13, 1947) and other rock standards, died of a heart attack on 5/25/1981
1939 ● Cynthia Lennon (Powell) → First wife of John Lennon, married on 8/23/1962, mother of Julian Lennon, divorced on 11/8/1968
1940 ● Roy Ayers → Jazz-funk-soul (and proto-rap) vibraphonist, composer and bandleader, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, "Move To Groove" (1972)
1942 ● Danny Hutton → Lead vocals for pop-rock Three Dog Night, "Joy To The World" (#1, 1971) and nine other Top 10 hits between 1969 and 1973
1945 ● Jose Feliciano → Latino folk-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist, covered The Doors' "Light My Fire" (#3, 1968), won seven Grammys over a 40 year recording career
1949 ● Barriemore Barlow → Drums and percussion for long-lived Brit folk-rock Jethro Tull, "Living In The Past" (#11, 1973), session work and producer
1950 ● Don Powell → Drummer for Brit glam-metal Slade, "Run Runaway" (#20, 1984)
1950 ● Joe Perry → Guitarist for Grammy-winning, venerable hard rockers Aerosmith, "Dream On" (#6, 1976), "Angel" (#3, 1988), "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (#1, 1998), "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Mainstream Rock #7, 2004), solo and bandleader
1951 ● Peter Tolson → Guitarist for raunchy R&B/blues-rock British Invasion band The Pretty Things, "Don't Bring Me Down" (UK #10, 1964)
1955 ● Lee Patrick "Pat" Mastelotto → Drums and percussion for 80s atmospheric pop-rock quartet Mr. Mister, "Kyrie" (#1, 1985)
1956 ● Johnnie Fingers (Moylett) → Founding member and pianist for Irish pop-punk Boomtown Rats, "I Don't Like Mondays" (#73, 1979) and "Rat Trap" (UK #1, 1979), the first rock song by an Irish band to reach #1 in the UK
1957 ● Carol Decker → Vocals for New Wave pop-rock T'Pau, "Heart And Soul" (#4, 1987)
1957 ● Siobhan Fahey → Vocals for hugely successful Brit synth-dance-pop girl group Bananarama, covered "Venus" (#1, 1986), then for R&B/synth-pop duo Shakespear's Sister, "Stay" (#4, 1992)
1960 ● David Lowery → Singer, songwriter, guitarist and frontman for eclectic alt rock pop-ska-punk-folk fusion Camper Van Beethoven, "Take The Skinheads Bowling" (1985), later founded and fronted roots rock Cracker, "I Hate My Generation" (Mainstream Rock #24, 1996)
1966 ● Miles Zuniga → Guitars, vocals and songwriting for alt rock/power pop Fastball, "Out Of My Head" (#20, Adult Top 40 #3, 1999)
1966 ● Robin Goodridge → Drummer for alt-rock Bush, "Glycerine" (Mainstream #4, 1995)
1968 ● Big Daddy Kane (Antonio Hardy) → Early and influential sophisticated rapper, first with East Coast rap consortium Juice Crew, then solo, "Smooth Operator" (Rap #1, 1989)
1980 ● Mikey Way → Bass guitar in 00s alt rock/emo band My Chemical Romance, "Welcome To The Black Parade" (#9, 2006)
1984 ● Cameron Matthew Followill → Lead guitar for Southern blues-indie rock Kings Of Leon, "Sex On Fire" (Modern Rock #1, 2008)
1985 ● Matthew Johnson → Vocals in teen pop boy band One True Voice, "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" (UK #2, 2002)

Sep 11
1938 ● Charles Patrick → Lead vocals for one hit wonder R&B/doo wop sextet The Monotones, "(Who Wrote) The Book Of Love" (#5, 1958)
1940 ● Bernie Dwyer → Drummer for British Invasion novelty/comedy pop-rock 'n' roll Freddie & The Dreamers, "I'm Telling You Now" (#1, 1965), died of lung cancer on 12/4/2002
1943 ● Mickey Hart → Drums and percussion for Grateful Dead, "Touch Of Grey" (# 9, 1987), bandleader for Rolling Thunder Review, solo career with two Grammy-winning world music albums, author and film score composer
1945 ● Leo Kottke → Virtuoso acoustic folk guitar singer and songwriter with 21 albums and numerous collaborations with John Fahey, Lyle Lovett, Mike Gordon, Rickie Lee Jones and others
1946 ● Dennis Tufano → Original lead singer for Chicago-based pop-horn-rock The Buckinghams, "Kind Of A Drag" (#1, 1967), continues with the band on the oldies circuit
1947 ● Richard Jaeger → Session and backing band percussionist for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Paul McCartney, The Pointer Sisters, Ringo Starr and others, died on 8/27/2000
1948 ● John Martyn (Iain David McGeachy) → Largely overlooked, innovative folk-blues-jazz rock fusion singer, songwriter and guitarist, Brit folk genre-defining album Solid Air (1970) and 19 other studio discs, died from pneumonia on 1/29/2009
1953 ● Tommy Shaw → Guitar for prototypical arena rockers Styx, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (#9, 1981), then in pop metal/arena rock supergroup Damn Yankees, "High Enough" (#3, 1990)
1957 ● Jon Langford → Co-founder, guitar, vocals and one of two constant members of long-running punk rock The Mekons, "Never Been In A Riot" (1978), solo plus visual and comic artist
1957 ● Jon Moss → Drummer for new romantic synth-pop Culture Club, "Karma Chameleon" (#12, 1984) and first-wave punk rockers The Damned, "Eloise" (UK #3, 1986)
1958 ● Mick Talbot → Keyboards for New Wave pop-rock Dexys Midnight Runners, "Come On Eileen" (#1, 1983), then sophisti-pop-soul The Style Council, "My Ever Changing Moods" (#29, UK #5, 1984) and The Bureau
1959 ● Rory Lyons → Drummer for rockabilly revival ("psychobilly") King Kurt, "Destination Zululand" (UK #38, 1983)
1964 ● Victor Wooten → Composer, author, producer and Grammy-winning bassist with progressive folk-bluegrass Béla Fleck And The Flecktones, "The Sinister Minister" (Best Pop Instrumental, 1997), collaborations with Stanley Clarke and others, three-time winner of Bass Player magazine's "Bassist of the Year" award
1965 ● Moby (Richard Melville Hall) → Multi-instrumentalist one man band techno-dance-pop artist, "South Side" (#14, 2000), producer, descendent of Moby Dick author Herman Melville
1966 ● Greg Kane → Scottish pianist and co-member with brother Pat in contemporary dance-pop/electronica Hue And Cry, "Labour Of Love" (UK #6, 1987)
1967 ● Harry Connick, Jr. → Three-time Grammy-winning big band and jazz-pop singer, "Hear Me In The Harmony" (Adult Contemporary #18, 1996)
1971 ● Richard Ashcroft → Guitar and vocals for neo-psych-pop The Verve, "Bittersweet Symphony" (#12, 1998), solo
1975 ● Brad Fischetti → Vocals for pop/rap trio LFO (Lyte Funkie Ones or Low Frequency Oscillator), "Summer Girls" (#3, 1999)
1977 ● Jon Buckland → Lead guitarist for Brit-pop/anthem rock Coldplay, "Speed Of Sound" (#8, 2005)
1977 ● Ludacris (Christopher Brian Bridges) → Grammy-winning "Dirty South" movement rapper, "Stand Up" (#1, 2004), co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace label, actor and philanthropist

Sep 12
1931 ● George Jones → Hardcore honky tonk and later smooth ballad country star with 70 Country Top 10 hits, including "She Thinks I Still Care" (#1, 1962), married four times including six years to country queen Tammy Wynette, died 4/26/2013 from hypoxic respiratory failure
1943 ● Maria Muldaur (D'Amato) → Greenwich Village folk scene bandmember, then solo folk-pop singer/songwriter, "Midnight at the Oasis" (#6, 1970), backing vocals for Grateful Dead in late-70s
1944 ● Barry White → R&B/soul singer, songwriter, bandleader for the Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (#1, 1974), early disco influences, producer, died from kidney failure on 7/4/2003
1944 ● Colin Young → Lead singer for Brit R&B/soul-pop The Foundations, "Baby Now That I've Found You" (#11, 1967)
1946 ● Anthony "T-Bone" Bellamy (Avila) → Lead guitar, piano and vocals for Native American rockers Redbone, "Come And Get Your Love" (#5, 1974), died from liver failure on 12/25/2009
1952 ● Gerry Beckley → Founding member, guitar, piano, vocals and songwriter for folk-pop America, "A Horse With No Name" (#1, 1972)
1952 ● Neal Peart → Drummer and principal lyricist with Canadian arena rock/power trio Rush, "New World Man" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1982) and 24 other Mainstream Rock Top 20 singles
1956 ● Barry Andrews → Vocals and keyboards for quirky New Wave synth-pop XTC, "Making Plans For Nigel" (UK #17, 1979), left in 1979 for solo career and session work
1956 ● Brian Robertson → Guitar for underrated Irish hard rock Thin Lizzy, "The Boys Are Back In Town" (#12, 1976)
1965 ● John Norwood Fisher → Bass and vocals for alt rock ska-punk-funk fusion Fishbone, "Sunless Saturday" (Modern Rock #7, 1991)
1966 ● Ben Folds → Singer, songwriter, keyboards and frontman for piano-based indie pop-rock Ben Folds Five, "Brick" (1998)
1967 ● Jon Stewart → Guitar for Britpop Sleeper, "Sale Of The Century" (UK #10, 1996)
1968 ● Kenny Thomas → R&B/soul-pop singer, "Thinking About Your Love" (UK #4, 1991), certified acupuncturist
1968 ● Reid Lawrence "Larry" LaLonde → Guitarist in early 80s death metal group Possessed, joined thrash metal Blind Illusion in 1987, now with funk-metal Primus, "N.I.B." (Mainstream Rock #2, 2000)
1974 ● Jennifer Nettles → Two-time Grammy-winning country music star, lead vocals for duo Sugarland, "All I Want To Do" (#18, Country #1, 2008), duet with Jon Bon Jovi, "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Country #1, 2005)
1978 ● Ruben Studdard → R&B/soul-pop and gospel crooner, "Flying Without Wings" (#2, 2003), winner of the second series of American Idol
1981 ● Jennifer Hudson → Third season American Idol finalist, Academy Award-winning actress in Dreamgirls (2006), Grammy-winning R&B/soul-pop singer, "Spotlight" (#24, Dance/Club #8, 2008)

Sep 13
1911 ● Bill Monroe → The "Father of Bluegrass", Grammy-winning singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader for the Blue Grass Boys, solo, "Gotta Travel On" (Country #15, 1959), died 9/9/1996 after suffering a stroke in April
1925 ● Mel Torme → Nicknamed the "Velvet Fog," Grammy-winning jazz-pop nightclub and showroom singer , "Lover's Roulette" (Adult Contemporary #6, 1967)
1933 ● Lewie Steinberg → Original bass player in Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG's, "Green Onions" (#3, 1962), session work outside Stax
1939 ● Dave Quincy → Saxophonist with top notch Brit progressive jazz-rock band If
1941 ● David Clayton-Thomas (David Thomsett) → Canadian-born lead singer in jazz-rock/pop-rock fusion band Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (#2, 1969), solo
1943 ● Ray Elliot → Keyboards, saxophone and flute for Irish garage-rock, proto-punk Them, "Gloria" (#71, 1966)
1944 ● Peter Cetera → Original member, bassist, lead vocals and songwriter for jazz-rock-pop fusion Chicago, wrote "Baby What A Big Surprise" (#4, 1977), solo, "Glory Of Love" (#1, 1986) and four other Top 40 singles, producer
1952 ● Don Was (Donald Fagenson) → Vocals and co-frontman for eclectic R&B and rock fusion Was (Not Was), "Walk The Dinosaur" (#7, 1989), producer for The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Iggy Pop, Stevie Nicks, The Barenaked Ladies and many others
1952 ● Randy Jones → Vocals (and cowboy character) for campy R&B/disco suggestively gay Village People, "Y.M.C.A." (#2, 1978)
1954 ● Denis Hegarty → Bass singer, arranger and music director in Brit doo wop/rock 'n' roll revival vocal group Darts, "Don't Let It Fade Away" (UK #18, 1978), TV actor, BBC Radio 1 DJ
1954 ● Steven John Kilbey → Bass and lead vocals for Aussie New Wave psych-pop then prog rock The Church, "Under The Milky Way" (#30, 1989)
1957 ● Joni Sledge → Lead vocals for family R&B/disco girl-group Sister Sledge, "We Are Family" (#2, 1979)
1961 ● Dave Mustaine → Original lead guitarist and co-songwriter for heavy metal Metallica, fired in 1983 and became founder, chief songwriter, lead guitarist and lead vocalist for thrash-metal Megadeth, "Symphony Of Destruction" (Mainstream #29, 1992)
1965 ● Zak Starkey → Drummer, son of Ringo Starr, third skinman in Grammy-nominated Brit pop Oasis, "Wonderwall" (#8, 1996), unofficial member of The Who since 1996, collaborations with Paul Weller, The Waterboys, The Icicle Works and others
1967 ● Stephen Perkins → Drums and percussion for alt rock/post-punk Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing" (Mainstream Rock #29, 1990), then hard art-rock Porno For Pyros, "Pets" (Mainstream Rock #25, 1993), sessions
1967 ● Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens → Lead singer (1996-2003) for influential "New Wave" heavy metal band Judas Priest, left to join heavy/thrash metal Iced Earth, "I Walk Among You" (#3, 2008)
1972 ● Matt Everitt → Drummer for short-lived, super-hyped 90s Britpop Menswear, "Being Brave" (UK #10, 1996)
1975 ● Joe Don Rooney → Guitar for country-pop Rascal Flatts, "Here Come Goodbye" (#11, Country #1, 2009)
1977 ● Fiona Apple (Maggart) → One hit wonder alt pop-rock singer-songwriter, "Criminal" (#21, 1996) was voted Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1997 Grammy Awards, now a cult artist
1983 ● James Bourne → Co-founder, singer and songwriter in Brit pop-punk boyband Busted, "You Said No" (UK #1, 2003)
1993 ● 'Niall James Horan → Vocals in Brit-Irish boy band quintet One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful" (#4, UK#1, 2011)

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