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Music Birthdays - Week of April 4

April 4
1915 – Muddy Waters, American musician (d. 1983)
1932 – Clive Davis, American record producer
1939 – Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
1939 – Hugh Masekela, South African musician
1940 – Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (d. 2002)
1946 – Dave Hill, English guitarist (Slade)
1948 – Berry Oakley, American bassist (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972)
1949 – Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (The Wailers) (d. 1999)
1952 – Gary Moore, Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 2011)
1957 – Graeme Kelling, Scottish musician (Deacon Blue) (d. 2004)
1962 – Craig Adams, English musician (The Sisters of MercyMission UK)
1966 – Mike Starr, American musician (Alice In Chains) (d. 2011)
1970 – Michael Schwartz, American turntablist, known as Mix Master Mike, DJ for the Beastie Boys
1971 – Josh Todd, American lead singer of rock band Buckcherry
1972 – Jill Scott, American soul singer
1972 – Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
1977 – Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer(Killswitch Engage)
1979 – Andy McKee, American musician
1980 – Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight)

April 5

1928 – Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (d. 1992)
1929 – Joe Meek, English record producer (d. 1967)
1932 – Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
1934 – Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2000)
1935 – Peter Grant, British music manager (d. 1995)
1939 – Ronald White, American singer and songwriter (d. 1995)
1941 – Dave Swarbrick, British folk musician (Fairport Convention)
1948 – Les Binks, British musician, former drummer for Judas Priest
1948 – Dave Holland, British musician (Judas Priest)
1950 – Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer (ABBA)
1954 – Stan Ridgway, American musician (Wall of Voodoo)
1964 – Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
1966 – Mike McCready, American musician (Pearl Jam)
1968 – Paula Cole, American musician
1970 – Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
1973 – Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes)
1974 – Sahaj Ticotin, American musician/producer (Ra)

April 6

1900 – Leo Robin, American songwriter (d. 1984)
1927 – Gerry Mulligan, American musician (d. 1996)
1937 – Merle Haggard, American musician
1941 – Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian musician
1953 – Christopher Franke, German musician and composer (Tangerine Dream)
1955 – Blind Mississippi Morris, American delta blues musician
1960 – Warren Haynes, American guitarist and song writer
1960 – John Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, song writer, singer and bandleader
1965 – Frank Black, (aka Black Francis) American singer/songwriter (Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics)
1976 – Georg Hólm, Icelandic musician (Sigur Rós)
1978 – Martin Mendez, Uruguayan-born bassist (Opeth)
1982 – Michael Guy Chislett, Australian-American guitarist (The Academy Is...)
1984 – Max Bemis, American musician/songwriter (Say Anything, Two Tongues)

April 7

1908 – Percy Faith, Canadian composer and musician (d. 1976)
1915 – Billie Holiday, American singer (d. 1959)
1920 – Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player
1935 – Bobby Bare, American musician
1938 – Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (d. 2005)
1947 – Patricia Bennett, American singer (The Chiffons)
1947 – Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1948 – Carol Douglas, American singer
1949 – John Oates, American rock guitarist and lyricst (Hall & Oates)
1951 – Janis Ian, American singer and songwriter
1967 – Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
1975 – Karin Dreijer Andersson, Swedish singer

April 8

1920 – Carmen McRae, American jazz singer (d. 1994)
1928 – Monty Sunshine, English jazz clarinetist
1929 – Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (d. 2000)
1929 – Jacques Brel, Belgian singer/composer (d. 1978)
1941 – Peggy Lennon, American singer (The Lennon Sisters)
1942 – Roger Chapman, British rock singer (FamilyStreetwalkers)
1947 – Steve Howe, English guitarist (YesAsiaGTR)
1956 – Justin Sullivan, English musician (New Model Army)
1962 – Izzy Stradlin, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
1963 – Julian Lennon, English musician and singer
1964 – Biz Markie, American rapper/disc jockey
1972 – Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot)
1974 – Chino XL, American rapper
1975 – Anouk, Dutch singer
1984 – Ezra Koenig, American singer (Vampire Weekend)
1989 – Alex DeLeon, American singer (The Cab)

April 9

1898 – Paul Robeson, American singer and activist (d. 1976)
1904 – Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
1932 – Carl Perkins, American musician (d. 1998)
1941 – Kay Adams, American country singer
1943 – Terry Knight, American music promoter (d. 2004)
1953 – Hal Ketchum, American musician
1961 – Mark Kelly, British keyboard player (Marillion)
1977 – Gerard Way, American singer (My Chemical Romance)
1979 – Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
1986 – Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
1987 – Craig Mabbitt, American singer (Escape the Fate)
1987 – Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer

April 10

1911 – Martin Denny, American musician (d. 2005)
1921 – Sheb Wooley, American actor and singer (d. 2003)
1930 – Claude Bolling, French jazz composer and pianist
1950 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (P-Funk and The Temptations) (d. 1992)
1957 – Steven Gustafson, American musician (10,000 Maniacs)
1959 – Davy Carton, Irish musician (Saw Doctors)
1959 – Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats)
1961 – Joe Cole, American roadie (d. 1991)
1963 – Warren DeMartini, American musician
1965 – Tim Alexander, American musician
1967 – David Rovics, American folksinger
1969 – Mike Mushok, American musician
1970 – Kenny Lattimore, American singer
1970 – Q-Tip, American musician
1973 – Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician
1979 – Shemekia Copeland, American singer
1979 – Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer
1980 – Bryce Soderberg, American musician (Lifehouse)
1981 – Liz McClarnon, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
1984 – Mandy Moore, American singer/actor