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Music Birthdays - Week of January 10th

January 10
1917 – Jerry Wexler, American record producer (d. 2008)
1924 – Max Roach, American musician and composer (d. 2007)
1927 – Johnnie Ray, American singer (d. 1990)
1935 – Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
1939 – Scott McKenzie, American singer
1943 – Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)
1945 – Rod Stewart, Scottish singer
1946 – Aynsley Dunbar, English musician
1948 – Donald Fagen, American musician (Steely Dan)
1952 – Scott Thurston, American musician (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1953 – Pat Benatar, American singer
1955 – Michael Schenker, German guitarist (UFO)
1956 – Shawn Colvin, American singer/songwriter
1964 – Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
1978 – Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown)

January 11
1924 – Slim Harpo, American musician (d. 1970)
1942 – Clarence Clemons, American musician (E Street Band)
1946 – Naomi Judd, American Country singer
1946 – Tony Kaye, British piano and organ player (Yes)
1952 – Lee Ritenour, American musician and composer
1956 – Robert Earl Keen, American singer
1958 – Vicki Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
1971 – Mary J. Blige, American singer

January 12
1904 – Fred McDowell, American blues musician (d. 1972)
1905 – Tex Ritter, American country singer and actor (d. 1974)
1916 – Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
1917 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
1923 – Ira Hayes, US Marine (d. 1955)
1926 – Ray Price, American Country singer
1928 – Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
1941 – Long John Baldry, British blues singer (d. 2005)
1946 – Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
1951 - Chris Bell, American musician (Big Star) (d. 1978)
1954 – Howard Stern, American radio personality and author
1959 – Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
1965 – Mark Moore, British record producer
1965 – Rob Zombie, American musician and film director (White Zombie, Solo)
1968 – Keith Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
1970 – Raekwon, American rapper
1970 – Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against The Machine)
1973 – Matthew Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
1975 – Jason Freese, American musician (Green Day)
1978 – Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)

January 13
1929 – Joe Pass, U.S. jazz guitarist (d. 1994)
1947 – John Lees, English Musician (Barclay James Harvest)
1954 – Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)
1955 – Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter
1959 – James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
1961 – Wayne Coyne, American singer (The Flaming Lips)
1961 – Suggs, English singer (Madness)
1962 – Trace Adkins, American country music singer-songwriter
1981 – Jason James, Welsh bassist (Bullet For MyValentine)

January 14
1938 – Allen Toussaint, American singer
1948 – T-Bone Burnett, American musician and producer
1959 – Geoff Tate, American musician (Queensrÿche)
1965 – Ellis Paul, American singer-songwriter and folk musician
1967 – Zakk Wylde, American musician (Black Label Society)
1968 – LL Cool J, American rapper and actor
1969 – David Grohl, American drummer and composer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures)

January 15
1909 – Gene Krupa, American drummer (d. 1973)
1941 – Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart), American musician and visual artist
1948 – Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
1959 – Pete Trewavas, English musician
1965 – Adam Jones, American musician (Tool)
1981 – Howie Day, American singer
1987 – Aria C Jalali, American musician (Railcarz)

January 16
1946 – Ronnie Milsap, American singer
1965 – Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
1970 – Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
1980 – Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) Just to see if you were paying attention
1981 – Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)