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Music Birthdays - Week of January 17

January 17

1927 – Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
1943 – Chris Montez, American singer
1948 – Jim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
1949 – Mick Taylor, British musician (The Rolling Stones)
1955 – Steve Earle, American musician
1956 – Paul Young, English musician
1959 – Susanna Hoffs, American musician
1966 – Stephin Merritt, American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies)
1967 – Richard Hawley, English singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Pulp, The Longpigs)
1971 – Kid Rock, American singer
1980 – Zooey Deschanel, American actress and singer (She & Him)

January 18

1941 – Bobby Goldsboro, American country/pop singer
1941 – David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
1970 – DJ Quik, American rapper
1973 – Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker)
1974 – Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
1977 – Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
1982 – Quinn Allman, American Guitarist, The Used
1982 – Joanna Newsom, American harpist

January 19

1917 – John Raitt, American singer and actor (d. 2005)
1939 – Phil Everly, American musician
1943 – Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
1944 – Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer
1945 – Trevor Williams, English Bass Guitarist (Audience)
1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
1947 – Rod Evans, British musician (Deep Purple)
1949 – Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
1963 – Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul)
1968 – Whitfield Crane, American musician (Ugly Kid Joe)
1971 – John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
1975 – Noah Georgeson, American musician (The Pleased, Devendra Banhart)

January 20

1924 – Slim Whitman, American singer
1929 – Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer
1933 – Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension) (d. 2001)
1945 – Eric Stewart, English musician and songwriter (10cc)
1948 – Mel Pritchard, British Musician (Barclay James Harvest) (d. 2004)
1951 – Ian Hill, British musician (Judas Priest)
1952 – Paul Stanley, American musician (Kiss)
1960 – Scott Thunes, American musician (Frank Zappa)
1966 – Tracii Guns, American guitarist
1969 – Nicky Wire, British musician (Manic Street Preachers)
1971 – Derrick Green, American singer (Sepultura)
1971 – Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, American drummer (The Roots)
1977 – Sid Wilson, American Musician, (Slipknot)

January 21

1938 – Wolfman Jack, American disk jockey and actor (d. 1995)
1941 – Richie Havens, American musician
1942 – Edwin Starr, American singer (d. 2003)
1942 – Mac Davis, American musician
1947 – Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
1950 – Billy Ocean, West Indian musician
1965 – Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
1966 – Robert Del Naja, English musician (Massive Attack)
1970 – Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
1972 – Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
1976 – Emma Bunton, English singer (Spice Girls)
1978 – Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American singer (Dru Hill)
1979 – Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit

January 22

1931 – Sam Cooke, American singer (d. 1964)
1946 – Malcolm McLaren, British music manager (d. 2010)
1949 – Steve Perry, American singer and musician (Journey)
1952 – Teddy Gentry, American musician (Alabama)
1956 – Steve Riley, American drummer (W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns)
1960 – Michael Hutchence, Australian singer (INXS) (d. 1997)
1961 – Daniel Johnston, American singer-songwriter and artist
1965 – Steven Adler, American drummer (Guns N' Roses)
1965 – DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor
1980 – Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)

January 23

1940 – Joe Dowell, American singer
1940 – Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
1948 – Anita Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
1950 – Danny Federici, American musician (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) (d. 2008)
1953 – Robin Zander, American singer (Cheap Trick)
1965 – Louie Clemente, American drummer (Testament)