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Music Birthdays - Week of March 28

March 28
1890 – Paul Whiteman, American bandleader (d. 1967)
1899 – August Anheuser Busch, Jr., American brewer and baseball executive (d. 1989)
1923 – Thad Jones, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1986)
1933 – Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
1947 – John Landecker, American disk jockey
1948 – John Evan, British musician (Jethro Tull)
1948 – Milan Williams, American musician (The Commodores) (d. 2006)
1955 – Reba McEntire, American country singer and actress
1968 – Jon Lee, British drummer (d. 2002)
1969 – Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter
1971 – Mr. Cheeks, American rapper
1973 – Matt Nathanson, American singer-songwriter
1974 – Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
1976 – Dave Keuning, American guitar player (The Killers)
1984 – Ol Drake, English guitarist (Evile)
1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter and dancer

March 29
1918 – Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress (d. 1990)
1940 – Ray Davis, American musician (d. 2005) (The Parliaments, Parliament, and Funkadelic)
1943 – Eric Idle, English actor, writer, and composer (Monty Python, The Rutles)
1943 – Vangelis, Greek musician and composer
1944 – Terry Jacks, Canadian musician, songwriter, and activist
1946 – Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
1947 – Bobby Kimball, American singer (Toto)
1949 – Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2007)
1949 – Dave Greenfield, English Keyboardist of The Stranglers
1956 – Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996) (The Waitresses)
1967 – John Popper, American musician (Blues Traveler)
1968 – Sue Foley, Canadian blues singer and guitarist

March 30
1750 – John Stafford Smith, English composer (d. 1836) (Wrote tune for "Star Spangled Banner")
1902 – Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
1913 – Frankie Laine, American singer (d. 2007)
1914 – Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (d. 1948)
1941 – Graeme Edge, British musician (Moody Blues)
1943 – Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)
1945 – Eric Clapton, British guitarist
1945 – Johnnie Walker, British DJ
1955 – Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
1962 – MC Hammer, American rap musician
1966 – Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer
1976 – Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
1979 – Norah Jones, American musician
1979 – Simon Webbe, English singer
1984 – Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter
1994 – Sarah Solovay, American singer-songwriter

March 31
1908 – Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
1928 – Lefty Frizzell, American singer and songwriter (d. 1975)
1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress
1934 – John D. Loudermilk, American singer and songwriter
1935 – Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader
1938 – Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
1944 – Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1955 – Angus Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
1959 – Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
1974 – Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)
1981 – Ryan Bingham, American singer/songwriter
1982 – Ryland Blackinton, American guitarist (Cobra Starship)
1982 – Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter
1987 – Georg Listing, German bassist (Tokio Hotel)

April 1
1895 – Alberta Hunter, American singer (d. 1984)
1909 – Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1951)
1927 – Amos Milburn, American pianist (d. 1980)
1939 – Rudolph Isley, American singer (The Isley Brothers)
1945 – John Barbata, American drummer (The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, CSNY)
1946 – Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997) (The Faces)
1947 – Robin Scott, English singer (M)
1948 – Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican musician
1949 – Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and composer
1954 – Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (d. 1992)(Toto, session drummer)
1958 – D. Boon, American musician (d. 1985) (The Minutemen)
1963 – Teddy Diaz, Filipino Rock Guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
1966 – Chris Evans, English disc jockey
1967 – Phil Demmel, American musician
1971 – Method Man, American rapper
1972 – Jesse Tobias, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morissette, Splendid, Morrissey)
1974 – Richard Christy, American Heavy Metal drummer (Death, Howard Stern Show)
1975 – John Butler, Australian singer and musician (The John Butler Trio)

April 2
1912 – Herbert Mills, American singer (The Mills Brothers) (d. 1989)
1928 – Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (d. 1991)
1938 – Booker Little, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1961)
1939 – Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)
1941 – Dr. Demento, American radio personality
1942 – Leon Russell, American blues-rock pianist/guitarist
1946 – Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who) (d. 1997)
1947 – Emmylou Harris, American singer
1949 – David Robinson, American musician (The Modern Lovers, The Cars)
1952 – Pat Drummond, Australian singer-songwriter
1952 – Leon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2001)
1961 – Keren Woodward, English singer (Bananarama)
1966 – Garnet Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
1967 – Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)
1979 – Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
1983 – Yung Joc, American rapper

April 3
1920 – Stan Freeman, American composer and lyricist (d. 2001)
1922 – Doris Day, American actress, singer and animal rights activist
1928 – Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
1936 – Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist (d. 2008)
1941 – Jan Berry, American musician (d. 2004) (Jan & Dean)
1941 – Philippé Wynne, American musician (d. 1984)
1942 – Wayne Newton, American singer
1942 – Billy Joe Royal, American singer
1944 – Tony Orlando, American musician
1949 – Richard Thompson, English musician and songwriter
1962 – Mike Ness, American musician (Social Distortion)
1963 – Criss Oliva, American musician (d. 1993) (Savatage)
1968 – Sebastian Bach, Canadian musician (Skid Row)
1974 – Drew Shirley, American musician (Switchfoot)
1981 – Aaron Bertram, American musician (Suburban Legends)
1985 – Leona Lewis, English singer
1987 – Julie Sokolow, American musician