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Music History May 29

BORN ON MAY 29 1945 – Gary Brooker, English singer-songwriter and pianist (Procol Harum) 1947 – Joey Levine, American singer-songwriter and producer 1949 – Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo) 1953 – Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter, producer (Oingo…

Music History May 27

BORN ON MAY 27 1939 – Don Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pozo-Seco Singers) 1943 – Cilla Black, English singer and actress (d. 2015) 1945 – Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Esquires and The Flying Circus) 1947 –…

Music History May 26

BORN ON MAY 26 1915 – Vernon Alley, American jazz bassist (d. 2004) 1916 – Moondog, American drummer, composer, and poet (d. 1999) 1920 – Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002) 1926 – Miles Davis, American trumpet player…

Music History May 25

BORN ON MAY 25 1943 – Jessi Colter, American singer-songwriter and pianist 1943 – John Palmer, English keyboard player (Family, Eclection, and Blossom Toes) 1944 – Charlie Harper, English singer-songwriter (U.K. Subs) 1947 – Mitch Margo, American singer-songwriter (The Tokens)…

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)…

Music History May 20

BORN ON MAY 20 1940 – Shorty Long, American singer-songwriter (d. 1969) 1944 – Joe Cocker, English singer-songwriter (The Grease Band) (d. 2014) 1954 – Guy Hoffman, American singer, drummer (Violent Femmes, Oil Tasters, and BoDeans) 1958 – Jane Wiedlin,…

Little Steven ‘Soulfire’ Out Now

“I have very little interest in the modern world and I’m not in any way conflicted about that. I grew up in a renaissance period, a very lucky time when the greatest music ever made was also the most commercial….