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Music Birthdays - week of April 11

April 11
1889 – Nick LaRocca, American musician (d. 1961)
1935 – Richard Berry, American singer and composer (d. 1997)
1950 – Tom Hill, English bass guitarist (Geordie)
1951 – Paul Fox, English guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)
1955 – Michael Callen, American musician (d. 1993)
1955 – Neville Staple, Jamaican musician
1958 – Stuart Adamson, British musician (Big Country) (d. 2001)
1961 – Doug Hopkins, American musician (d. 1993)
1964 – Steve Azar, American singer-songwriter
1966 – Lisa Stansfield, English singer
1970 – Delroy Pearson, former singer Five Star
1971 – Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein)
1974 – David Jassy, Swedish musician, songwriter, and music producer
1978 – Tom Thacker, Canadian musician
1979 – Chris Gaylor, American drummer
1979 – Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician
1982 – Danja, American record producer, composer, and songwriter

April 12

1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets record "Rock Around the Clock" in New York City.

1917 – Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
1919 – Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)
1932 – Tiny Tim, American musician (d. 1996)
1940 – Herbie Hancock, American musician and composer
1944 – John Kay, German-born musician (Steppenwolf)
1954 – Pat Travers, Canadian musician
1957 – Vince Gill, American musician
1958 – Will Sergeant, English musician
1961 – Lisa Gerrard, Australian musician
1962 – Art Alexakis, American musician (Everclear)
1964 – Amy Ray, American musician
1967 – Sarah Cracknell, English singer (Saint Etienne)
1967 – Mellow Man Ace, Afro-Cuban rapper
1970 – Nick Hexum, American musician (311)
1978 – Guy Berryman, British musician (Coldplay)
1980 – Brian McFadden, Irish singer
1987 – Brendon Urie, American musician (Panic at the Disco)

April 13

1942 – Bill Conti, American composer
1944 – Brian Pendleton, musician (d. 2001)  (The Pretty Things)
1945 – Lowell George, American singer/guitarist (d. 1979)
1946 – Al Green, American singer and pastor
1951 – Peabo Bryson, American singer
1951 – Max Weinberg, American drummer  (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
1954 – Jimmy Destri, American keyboardist
1961 – Hiro Yamamoto, American rock bassist
1966 – Marc Ford, American musician (Burning Tree, The Black Crowes)
1972 – Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind)
1975 – Lou Bega, German-born musician and artist ("Mambo #5")
1982 – Nellie McKay, American singer

April 14

1924 – Shorty Rogers, American jazz musician (d. 1994)
1925 – Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
1932 – Loretta Lynn, American country musician/singer
1945 – Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Deep Purple)
1965 – Kirk Windstein, American guitarist (Crowbar, Down)
1967 – Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
1969 – Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician (Porno For Pyros)
1974 – Shawntae Harris, American rapper
1980 – Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)

April 15

1894 – Bessie Smith, American blues singer (d. 1937)
1908 – Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (d. 1995) ("Nature Boy")
1933 – Roy Clark, American musician
1937 – Bob Luman, American country singer (d. 1978)
1939 – Marty Wilde, British singer
1944 – Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
1947 – Woolly Wolstenholme, British musician
1948 – Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
1949 – Tonio K, American singer
1965 – Linda Perry, American musician (4 Non Blondes)
1966 – Samantha Fox, English singer
1967 – Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)
1968 – Ed O'Brien, British musician (Radiohead)
1975 – Phil Labonte, American vocalist (All That Remains)
1982 – Anthony Green, American musician
1984 – Ben Kasica, guitarist (rock band Skillet)

April 16

1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer (d. 1994)
1924 – Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)
1929 – Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)
1929 – Ed Townsend, American singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
1930 – Herbie Mann, American jazz flute player (d. 2003)
1935 – Bobby Vinton, American singer
1939 – Dusty Springfield, English singer (d. 1999)
1943 – Dave Peverett, English musician (FoghatSavoy Brown) (d. 2000)
1947 – Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (d. 2011)
1953 – Peter Garrett, Australian singer (Midnight Oil)
1962 – Ian MacKaye, American musician, (Fugazi and Minor Threat)
1963 – Jimmy Osmond, American pop singer (The Osmonds)
1964 – Dave Pirner, American rock singer (Soul Asylum)
1971 – Selena, American Tejano singer (d. 1995)
1973 – Akon, American singer and song writer
1973 – Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
1974 – Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah)
1979 – Sean Costello, American blues musician

April 17

1882 – Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist (d. 1951)
1930 – Chris Barber, British jazz band leader
1934 – Don Kirshner, American composer (d. 2011)
1940 – Billy Fury, British singer (d. 1983)
1947 – Linda Martin, Irish singer
1954 – Michael Sembello, American musician
1954 – Lester Square, Canadian musician
1955 – Pete Shelley, British musician
1964 – Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
1967 – Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter
1970 – Redman, American rapper
1974 – Victoria Beckham, English singer (Spice Girls)
1974 – Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth)
1977 – Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon)