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Music History May 24

BORN ON MAY 24 1935 – Rusty York, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame (d. 2014) 1937 – Archie Shepp, American jazz saxophonist (New York Contemporary Five, Horace Parlan, John Coltrane) 1941 – Bob Dylan,…

Music History May 23

BORN ON MAY 23 1943 – General Johnson, American soul singer-songwriter and producer (Chairmen of the Board) (d. 2010) 1955 – Luka Bloom, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist 1967 – Philip Selway, English drummer and songwriter (Radiohead) 1969 – Mindi Abair,…

Music History May 22

BORN ON MAY 22 1914 – Sun Ra, American pianist, bandleader, poet (d. 1993) 1930 – Kenny Ball, English jazz trumpet player, vocalist, and bandleader (d. 2013) 1942 – Calvin Simon, American R&B/funk singer and percussionist (Parliament and Funkadelic) 1950…

Music History May 21

BORN ON MAY 21 1940 – Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013) 1941 – Martin Carthy, English folk singer-songwriter, guitarist 1941 – Ronald Isley, American singer-songwriter (the Isley Brothers) 1943 – John Dalton, English bass player (The Kinks)…