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Music Birthdays - Week of March 14

March 14
1864 – Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900) [Subject of many songs]
1912 – Les Brown, American bandleader (d. 2001)
1914 – Lee Elhardt Hays, American folk singer (d. 1981)
1931 – Phil Phillips, American singer and songwriter
1933 – Quincy Jones, American musician and composer
1945 – Michael Martin Murphey, American country music singer
1950 – Rick Dees, American disc jockey
1983 – Taylor Hanson, American musician, member of Hanson
1989 – Colby O'Donis, American musician

March 15
1912 – Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (d. 1982)
1916 – Harry James, American musician and band leader (d. 1983)
1927 – Carl Smith, American singer (d. 2010)
1929 – Cecil Taylor, American jazz pianist
1936 – Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
1940 – Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
1940 – Mel Phillips, American radio programmer
1941 – Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
1944 – Sly Stone, American musician
1946 – Howard E. Scott, American musician (War)
1947 – Ry Cooder, American guitarist
1955 – Dee Snider, American singer (Twisted Sister)
1962 – Terence Trent D'Arby, American singer
1963 – Bret Michaels, American musician (Poison)
1968 – Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
1968 – Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer
1968 – Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
1969 – Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
1969 – Apollo Papathanasio, Swedish vocalist
1972 – Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
1977 – Joe Hahn, American musician (Linkin Park)
1981 – Young Buck, American rapper
1982 – Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
1986 – Adrianne Leon, American singer-songwriter and actress
1988 – Chris Lent, American drummer and keyboardist

March 16
1902 – Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
1930 – Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (d. 2001)
1931 – Betty Johnson, American singer
1936 – Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
1942 – Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
1948 – Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
1949 – Elliott Murphy, American Singer-Songwriter
1954 – Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
1963 – Jimmy Degrasso, American musician (F5)
1964 – Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
1966 – Hans Peter Geerdes, German musician (Scooter)
1970 – Joakim Berg, Swedish singer (Kent)
1973 – Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
1991 – Wolfgang Van Halen, American musician

March 17
1884 – Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
1916 – Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
1919 – Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
1938 – Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)
1941 – Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
1944 – Pattie Boyd, British photographer and model (Ex-wife George Harrison & Eric Clapton) 1944 – John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter
1949 – Daniel Lavoie, French Canadian singer and songwriter
1950 – Patrick Adams, American record producer and songwriter
1951 – Scott Gorham, American musician (Thin Lizzy)
1959 – Paul Black, American rock singer
1961 – Alexander Bard, Swedish artist, singer (Army Of Lovers), music producer, and philosopher
1967 – Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
1972 – Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician (Hole)
1972 – Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
1973 – Rico Blanco, Filipino singer (Rivermaya)
1973 – Caroline Corr, Irish singer and musician
1974 – Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro)
1975 – Puneet Rajkumar, Indian (Kannada) actor, singer and director
1975 – Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
1975 – Mason Jennings, American folksinger

March 18
1893 – Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
1911 – Smiley Burnette, American singer and songwriter (d. 1967)
1927 – John Kander, American songwriter
1930 – Pat Halcox, British musician
1938 – Charley Pride, American musician
1941 – Wilson Pickett, American singer (d. 2006)
1947 – B.J. Wilson, English drummer (d. 1990)
1950 – John Hartman, American drummer (Doobie Brothers)
1951 – Bill Frisell, American jazz musician
1962 – James McMurtry, American folk singer and songwriter
1962 – Irene Cara, American singer and actress
1964 – Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
1966 – Jerry Cantrell, American musician (Alice In Chains)
1967 – Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)
1969 – Andy Cutting, English folk musician and composer
1970 – Queen Latifah, American singer and actress
1979 – Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)

March 19
1937 – Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American musician
1946 – Paul Atkinson, English guitarist (The Zombies) (d. 2004)
1946 – Ruth Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
1953 – Billy Sheehan, American bassist (Mr. Big)
1953 – Ricky Wilson, American musician (The B-52's) (d. 1985)
1959 – Terry Hall, British singer
1969 – Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter
1969 – Tom McRae, British singer and songwriter
1983 – Ana Rezende, Brazilian film director and musician (CSS)

March 20
1906 – Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)
1918 – Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist
1921 – Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer (d. 1973)
1936 – Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
1937 – Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
1948 – Marva Wright, American blues singer (d. 2010)
1950 – Carl Palmer, English drummer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
1951 – Jimmie Vaughan, American blues guitarist
1961 – Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)
1972 – Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
1976 – Chester Bennington, American musician (Linkin Park)
1979 – Molly Jenson, American musician
1984 – Winta, Norwegian musician