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Music Birthdays - Week of January 24

January 24
1936 – Doug Kershaw, American musician
1939 – Ray Stevens, American musician
1941 – Neil Diamond, American singer
1941 – Aaron Neville, American singer
1947 – Warren Zevon, American musician (d. 2003)
1948 – Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
1958 – Jools Holland, English musician
1967 – Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
1967 – John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)

January 25
1923 – Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
1924 – Speedy West, American musician (d. 2003)
1938 – Etta James, American singer
1954 – Richard Finch, American bass player (KC and the Sunshine Band)
1955 – Terry Chimes, English musician (The Clash)
1956 – Andy Cox, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals)
1981 – Alicia Keys, American singer

January 26
1943 – Jean Knight, American singer
1953 – Lucinda Williams, American singer
1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician (Van Halen)
1958 – Anita Baker, American singer
1960 – Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
1961 – Tom Keifer, American musician (Cinderella)
1976 – Willie Adler, American guitar player (Lamb of God)

January 27
1756 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1885 – Jerome Kern, American composer (d. 1945)
1918 – Skitch Henderson, English bandleader (d. 2005)
1918 – Elmore James, American blues musician (d. 1963)
1919 – Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American musician (d. 1972)
1930 – Bobby Blue Bland, American blues singer
1942 – Kate Wolf, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
1944 – Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd)
1946 – Nedra Talley, American singer (Ronettes)
1951 – Brian Downey, Irish musician (Thin Lizzy)
1957 – Janick Gers, British guitarist (Iron Maiden)
1961 – Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)
1968 – Mike Patton, American singer (Faith No More)
1968 – Tricky, English rapper
1969 – Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
1971 – Lil Jon, American rapper and producer

January 28
1943 – Dick Taylor, English musician (The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things)
1945 – Robert Wyatt, English musician (Soft Machine)
1950 – Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician (The Squalls)
1953 – Chris Carter, English musician (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey)
1959 – Dave Sharp, Welsh guitarist (The Alarm)
1962 – Sam Phillips, American singer
1963 – Dan Spitz, American musician, guitarist (Anthrax)
1968 – Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer and songwriter
1968 – DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
1968 – Rakim (William Michael Griffin Jr.), American rapper
1971 – Anthony Hamilton, American soul singer
1976 – Jarrod Montague, American drummer (Taproot)
1976 – Rick Ross, Rapper 1977 – Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
1977 – Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
1980 – Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1980 – Brian Fallon, American musician (The Gaslight Anthem) [Confirmed via Tweet]

January 29
1930 – Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
1936 – James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
1943 – Tony Blackburn, English disc jockey
1944 – Andrew Loog Oldham, English rock and roll producer
1947 – David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
1952 – Tommy Erdelyi (aka Tommy Ramone), Hungarian-born musician and record producer (The Ramones)
1953 – Louie Pérez, American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist (Los Lobos)
1953 – Charlie Wilson, American singer (The Gap Band)
1976 – Chris Castle, American singer-songwriter
1981 – Jonny Lang, American musician
1985 – Mikey Hachey, American musician (Suburban Legends)

January 30
1911 – Roy Eldridge, American jazz musician (d. 1989)
1942 – Marty Balin, American musician
1947 – Steve Marriott, English musician (Humble Pie, The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
1951 – Phil Collins, English musician (Genesis)
1959 – Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
1959 – Jody Watley, American singer
1967 – Jay Gordon, American musician
1968 – Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
1980 – Josh Kelly, American musician