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Birthdays, Deaths and other announcements

Bob Dylan was 79 on 5/24


Stevie Nicks is 72 today 5/26

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Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning Italian film composer, dies aged 91



"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Also born July 6th:


Bill Haley, deceased

Rick Elswit (Dr. Hook)

Michael Schrieve (Santana)

50 Cent

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July 6


Gene Chandler          80


Nanci  Griffith.           67


John Keeble.             61

(Spandau Ballet)

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Also born July 5th:


Smiley Lewis (R&B singer, songwriter), deceased 

Dick Scoppettone (Harpers Bizarre)

Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf)

Cassie Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd), deceased

Jimmie Crespo (Aerosmith, others)

Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum)

Nick O’Malley (Arctic Monkeys)



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July 5


Robbie Robertson.      77


Huey Lewis.         70


Marc Cohn          61


Bengt Lagerberg (Cardigans)    47

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If you didn't get a chance to listen to the Sirius XM top 200 American groups, here is the top 10 (as voted by listeners):


10.  Supremes


 9.  Roy Orbison


 8.  Righteous Brothers


 7.  Mamas and Papas


 6.  Creedence


 5.  Neil Diamond


 4.  Elvis


 3.  Simon and Garfunkel


 2.  4 Seasons


 1.  Beach Boys

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A new album by Dion will be released on July 14th.

It is called Blues With Friends. It has an incredibly group joining him (Bruce, Van, Jeff Beck to name a few).


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Also born July 4th:


Mitch Miller (conductor)

Bill Withers, deceased

Dave Rowberry (Animals, Kinks), deceased

Alan Wilson (Canned Heat)

Harvey Brooks (Session bassist played

with Dylan, Doors, others)

Jeremy Spencer (former member of the Mac)

Andy Creegan (Barenaked ladies)

Post Malone



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July 4:


Annette Beard  (A Vandella)    77


Ralph Johnson (Earth, Wind and Fire).   69


John Waite    68


Kirk Pengilly  (INXS)    62


Matt Malley  (Counting Crows).  57

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Omg that’s so exciting! Ringo, Paul and

Joe together singing, I can’t wait! Thanks

for sharing @MaVolta 

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AXS TV Concert:  Ringo's Big Birthday Show

July 7th at 8E / 7C


Ringo with Joe Walsh hosting, and guest appearance by Sir Paul!!  I'll be there!



"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Also born July 3rd:


David Lynch (Platters), deceased

Tommy Tedesco (session guitarist who worked

with Beach Boys, Elvis, Supremes, others),


Fontella Bass, deceased

Top Topham (Yardbirds)

Paul Barrere (Little Feat), deceased

Johnnie Wilder (Heatwave)

Andy Fraser (John Mayall Bluesbreakers,

Free), deceased

Mike Corby (Babys)

Laura Branigan, deceased

Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode)



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July 3


Judith Durham (Seekers).   77


Johnny Lee       74


Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies)  51

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I will honor his request gladly! Thank you

@MaVolta for sharing!

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Sir Ringo made this announcement on his birthday . . .


"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Happy Birthday, Bob!



"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Happy Birthday Bob! 🎈🎉🎂

Also born July 2nd:


Lee Allen (worked with Fats Domino, Little

Richard), deceased

Tom Springfield (The Springfields, group

including his sister Dusty)

David Palmer (Jethro Tull)

Paul Williams (Temptations), deceased

Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis&the News)

Pete Briquette (Boomtown Rats)

Rocky Gray (Evanescence)

Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical)


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July 2


Roy Bittan  (E Street Band)  71


It is also my birthday. I am also 71.

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On Friday July 3rd, Sirius XM 60s on 6, will begin their countdown of the top 200 American groups as voted by listeners, at 7 PM.

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Also born July 1st:

Fred Schneider (B-52’s)

Willie Dixon (wrote over 500 songs,

influence for Stones, Led Zeppelin), deceased

Bobby Day (Rockin’ Robin), deceased

Delaney Bramlett (Delaney&Bonnie), deceased

June Monteiro (The Toys)

Leon Chancler (worked with Donna

Summer, Santana, Michael Jackson,

others), deceased

Dan Akroyd (Blues Brothers)

Phil Solem (Rembrandts)

Missy Elliot

Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes)









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July 1


Deborah Harry    75


Victor Willis (Village People).    69


Evelyn (Champagne) King   60




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Also born June 30th:


Florence Ballard (Supremes), deceased

Billy Brown (The Moments)

Andy Scott (Sweet)

Stanley Clarke (Santana, Sir Paul, others)

Adrian Wright (Human League)

Fantasia Barrino




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June 30


Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band).   76


Hal Lindes (Dire Straits).    67


Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra)   51



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Also born June 29th:

Little Eva, deceased

Eric Wrixon (Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy), deceased

Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls)

Sam Farrar (Maroon Five)



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June 29


Ian Paice (Deep Purple).      72


Don Dokken.       67


Colin Hay (Men At Work)   67



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Also born June 28th:


Bobby Harrison (drummer, Procol Harum)

Alan Pasqua (session musician who

worked with Dylan, Santana, others)

Charles Clouser (Nine inch nails)

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June 28


Dave Knights (Procol Harum)    75


Kellie Pickler        34

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Also born June 27th:


Doc Pomus (Songwriter), deceased

Joey Covington (Jefferson Airplane/Starship,

Hot Tuna), deceased

Jim Fuller (The Safaris), deceased

Gilson Lavis (Squeeze, also worked with

Chuck Berry, JerryLee Lewis, Dolly Parton)


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June 27


Bruce Johnstone (Beach Boys).    78


Draco Rosa (Menudo).      51

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Also born June 26th:


Colonel Tom Parker (Elvis Manager), deceased

Larry Taylor (Canned Heat), deceased

Colin Greenwood (Radiohead)

Ryan Tedder (songwriter One Republic,

Madonna,U2, others)