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Music Birthdays - Week of March 21

March 21
1936 – Mike Westbrook, British jazz composer, bandleader and pianist
1940 – Solomon Burke, American R & B singer (d. 2010)
1943 – Vivian Stanshall, English musician (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band) (d. 1995)
1944 – Hideki Ishima, Japanese guitarist (Flower Travellin' Band)
1945 – Rose Stone, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
1946 – Ray Dorset, English musician (Mungo Jerry)
1949 – Eddie Money, American musician
1950 – Roger Hodgson, English musician (Supertramp)
1951 – Russell Thompkins Jr, American singer (The Stylistics)
1956 – Guy Chadwick, English guitarist, vocalist and songwriter (The House of Love)
1959 – Sarah Jane Morris, English singer
1960 – Robert Sweet, American drummer
1963 – Shawn Lane, American musician (d. 2003)
1967 – Maxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)
1967 – Jonas Berggren, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
1968 – DJ Premier, American record producer
1972 – Large Professor, American hip hop artist
1974 – Edsel Dope, American singer (Dope)
1978 – Kevin Federline, American dancer; ex-husband of Britney Spears
1980 – Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
1989 – Rochelle Wiseman, British singer (The Saturdays)

March 22
1941 – Jeremy Clyde, British actor and musician (Chad and Jeremy)
1943 – George Benson, American musician
1943 – Keith Relf, English musician (The Yardbirds) (d. 1976)
1952 – Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer (Patti Smith Group)
1958 – Pete Wylie, British singer/songwriter
1968 – Euronymous, Norwegian musician (d. 1993)
1970 – Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer
1979 – Aaron North, American musician
1980 – Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
1990 – Lisa Mitchell, Australian singer/songwriter

March 23
1938 – Dave Pike, American jazz musician
1939 – Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
1944 – Tony McPhee, English singer and guitarist (The Groundhogs)
1949 – Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer
1958 – El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
1959 – Kevin Paul Godfrey (AKA Epic Soundtracks), English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
1968 – Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, the Bad & the Queen)

March 24
1928 – Byron Janis, American pianist
1937 – Billy Stewart, American singer (d. 1970)
1938 – Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
1949 – Nick Lowe, British musician
1951 – Dougie Thomson, British bassist
1960 – Nena, German pop singer
1970 – Sharon Corr, Irish musician (The Corrs)
1974 – Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
1977 – Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer
1978 – Kaori Mochida, Japanese singer (Every Little Thing)
1982 – Nivea, American singer

March 25
1923 – Bonnie Guitar, American singer
1929 – Cecil Taylor, American jazz pianist
1931 – Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
1934 – Johnny Burnette, American singer (d. 1964)
1938 – Hoyt Axton, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer
1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer
1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter
1950 – Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
1960 – Steve Norman, British saxophonist (Spandau Ballet)
1966 – Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (d. 2008)
1969 – Jeffrey Walker, British Musician (Carcass)
1970 – Teri Moïse, American singer
1973 – Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
1975 – Melanie Blatt, British singer (All Saints)
1976 – Juvenile, American rapper
1984 – Katharine McPhee, American singer and actress
1985 – Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer

March 26
1898 – Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
1906 – Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpeter (d. 1981)
1917 – Rufus Thomas, American musician (d. 2001)
1925 – James Moody, American jazz musician (d. 2010)
1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (Supremes)
1948 – Richard Tandy, British keyboardist (Electric Light Orchestra)
1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)
1949 – Vicki Lawrence, American actress and singer
1950 – Teddy Pendergrass, American singer (d. 2010)
1956 – Charly McClain, American singer
1957 – Paul Morley, English music journalist and musician
1964 – Baz Warne, English guitarist (The Stranglers)
1968 – Kenny Chesney, American singer
1968 – James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
1979 – Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
1981 – Jay Sean, British R&B singer
1986 – Jonny Craig, Canadian singer and songwriter (Emarosa and Dance Gavin Dance)
1987 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1989 – Josiah Leming, American singer-songwriter

March 27
1906 – Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
1909 – Ben Webster, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1973)
1915 – Robert Lockwood, Jr., American blues guitarist (d. 2006)
1924 – Sarah Vaughan, American singer (d. 1990)
1940 – Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
1946 – Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
1957 – Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (d. 1997)
1959 – Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
1960 – Renato Russo, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
1961 – Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
1962 – Jann Arden, Canadian musician
1963 – Dave Koz, American saxophonist
1970 – Mariah Carey, American pop singer
1970 – Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman)
1970 – Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)
1975 – Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
1980 – Cesare Cremonini, Italian singer and songwriter
1984 – Laura Critchley, British singer/songwriter