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Music Birthdays - Week of March 7

March 7
1917 – Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer (d. 2008)
1943 – Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
1944 – Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)
1945 – Arthur Lee, American musician (Love) (d. 2006)
1946 – Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)
1946 – Peter Wolf, American musician (The J. Geils Band)
1951 – Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
1952 – Ernie Isley, American musician (The Isley Brothers)
1969 – Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)

March 8
1892 – Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist (d. 1966)
1927 – Dick Hyman, American pianist and composer
1937 – Richard Farina, American folksinger (d. 1966)
1945 – Micky Dolenz, American musician (The Monkees)
1946 – Randy Meisner, American musician (The Eagles)
1947 – Mike Allsup, American musician (Three Dog Night)
1947 – Carole Bayer Sager, American composer
1953 – Bob Brozman, American musician
1954 – Cheryl Baker, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
1957 – Clive Burr, British musician (Iron Maiden)
1957 – Billy Childs, composer/pianist
1958 – Gary Numan, British singer
1964 – Cheryl James, American performer (Salt-n-Pepa)
1968 – Shawn Mullins, American musician
1973 – Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
1976 – Gaz Coombes, English singer (Supergrass)
1979 – Tom Chaplin, English singer (Keane)
1979 – Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
1980 – Charli Delaney, Australian singer (Hi-5)
1981 – Timothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (d. 2005)

March 9
1930 – Ornette Coleman, American jazz musician
1932 – Keely Smith, American singer
1933 – Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy", "Stagger Lee", "Personality")
1936 – Mickey Gilley, American country musician and singer
1942 – John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
1942 – Mark Lindsay, American musician (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
1945 – Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
1945 – Robin Trower, British rock musician (Procol Harum)
1946 – Jim Cregan, British rock musician (Family, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Rod Stewart)
1948 – Jeffrey Osborne, American singer
1958 – Martin Fry, English pop singer (ABC)
1966 – Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
1968 – Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative) 
1969 – Stefie Shock, Quebec singer and songwriter
1969 – Rob Dukes, American musician {Exodus}
1970 – Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)
1971 – C-Murder, American rapper
1980 – Chingy, American rapper

March 10
1903 – Bix Beiderbecke, American musician (d. 1931)
1919 – Marion Hutton, American singer (d. 1987)
1940 – Dean Torrence, American singer (Jan and Dean)
1947 – Tom Scholz, American songwriter and guitarist (Boston)
1957 – Jim White, American folk singer-songwriter
1963 – Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
1963 – Rick Rubin, American record producer
1964 – Neneh Cherry, Swedish musician
1966 – Edie Brickell, American singer
1970 – Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
1971 – Timbaland, American rapper
1975 – Jerry Horton, American guitarist (Papa Roach)
1977 – Colin Murray, British radio DJ
1977 – Robin Thicke, American singer
1978 – Ben Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
1983 – Carrie Underwood, American country singer

March 11
1903 – Lawrence Welk, American musician (d. 1992)
1939 – Flaco Jiménez, American musician
1945 – Harvey Mandel, American guitarist
1950 – Bobby McFerrin, American singer
1955 – Nina Hagen, German singer
1964 – Vinnie Paul, American drummer (Pantera)
1968 – Lisa Loeb, American singer-songwriter
1979 – Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
1979 – Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
1981 – Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party)
1981 – LeToya Luckett, American singer (ex-Destiny's Child)
1981 – Paul Wall, American rapper

March 12
1912 – Paul Weston, American pianist, arranger and conductor (d. 1996)
1940 – Al Jarreau, American singer
1948 – James Taylor, American musician
1957 – Marlon Jackson, American singer and musician (The Jackson 5)
1960 – Kipp Lennon, American singer
1960 – Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
1960 – Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
1969 – Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur)
1975 – Kelle Bryan, English singer (Eternal)
1978 – Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
1979 – Pete Doherty, English musician (The Libertines, Babyshambles)
1988 – La Roux, English singer

March 13
1910 – Sammy Kaye, American musician (d. 1987)
1925 – Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer
1930 – Jan Howard, American country singer
1933 – Mike Stoller, American songwriter
1938 – Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002) (Aretha Franklin's sister)
1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter
1960 – Adam Clayton, Irish bassist (U2)
1972 – Common, American rapper
1973 – David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed)
1976 – James Dewees, American musician (Coalesce, The Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect, New Found Glory, My Chemical Romance)
1979 – Spanky G, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)