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Music Birthdays - Week of January 31

January 31
1915 – Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
1928 – Chuck Willis, American singer and songwriter (d. 1958)
1937 – Philip Glass, American composer
1944 – Charlie Musselwhite, American musician
1946 – Terry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (d. 1978)
1951 – Harry Wayne Casey, American singer and musician (KC and the Sunshine Band)
1951 – Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
1954 – Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch musician (Whitesnake)
1956 – John Lydon, English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)
1961 – Lloyd Cole, British singer
1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer

February 1
1934 – Bob Shane, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
1937 – Don Everly, American musician (Everly Brothers)
1937 – Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
1946 – Chris Clark, Motown Soul singer
1950 – Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1951 – Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
1956 – Exene Cervenka, American musician (X, The Knitters)
1968 – Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress
1969 – Patrick Wilson, American musician (Weezer)
1975 – Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)

February 2
1927 – Stan Getz, American Jazz musician (d. 1991)
1942 – Graham Nash, British-born American musician (The Hollies, Crosby, Stills & Nash)
1948 – Al McKay, American guitarist and songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1949 – Ross Valory, American musician (Journey)
1977 – Shakira, Colombian singer
1983 – Will South, British musician (Thirteen Senses)

February 3
1918 – Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
1941 – Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
1943 – Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)
1943 – Shawn Phillips, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
1947 – Dave Davies, English musician (The Kinks)
1947 – Melanie Safka, American singer-songwriter
1949 – Arthur Kane, American musician (d. 2004)
1949 – Donald Palma, American musician
1956 – Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
1959 – Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
1959 – Lol Tolhurst, English musician (The Cure)
1982 – Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)

February 4
1948 – Alice Cooper, American musician
1951 – Phil Ehart, American musician (Kansas)
1952 – Jerry Shirley, drummer (Humble Pie)
1960 – Tim Booth, British singer (James)
1962 – Clint Black, American Country musician
1964 – Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
1969 – Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
1974 – Eric Townsend, American musician and record producer
1975 – Natalie Imbruglia, Australian musician and actress
1977 – Gavin DeGraw, American musician

February 5
1942 – Cory Wells, American singer (Three Dog Night)
1944 – Al Kooper, American musician
1954 – Cliff Martinez, American musician (Captain Beefheart, Lydia Lunch, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1964 – Duff McKagan, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
1965 – Keith Moseley, American musician (The String Cheese Incident)
1969 – Bobby Brown, American R & B singer
1971 – Sara Evans, American Country singer
1975 – Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)

February 6
1944 – Willie Tee, American R&B/Soul singer and songwriter (d. 2007))
1945 – Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
1946 – Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (d. 2010)
1947 – Bill Staines, American Folk singer and songwriter
1950 – Natalie Cole, American singer
1957 – Simon Phillips, drummer (Toto)
1962 – W. Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N' Roses)
1964 – Gordon Downie, Canadian musician (The Tragically Hip)
1966 – Rick Astley, British singer
1967 – Anita Cochran, American Country singer
1981 – Jens Lekman, Swedish musician