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Music Birthdays - Week of April 18

April 18
1901 – Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967) "Blueberry Hill"
1918 – Tony Mottola, American guitarist (d. 2004)
1919 – Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
1924 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (d. 2005)
1942 – Robert Christgau, American music critic
1946 – Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (d. 1999)
1964 – Jim Ellison, American musician (d. 1996) (Material Issue)
1964 – Mark Berry, aka Bez, dancer in Happy Mondays
1970 – Greg Eklund, American musician (Everclear)
1971 – Fredro Starr, American rapper (Onyx)
1974 – Mark Tremonti, American musician (Creed)
1982 – Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer

April 19

1920 – Gene Leis, American Jazz guitarist and educator (d. 1993)
1928 – Alexis Korner, English musician (d. 1984)
1940 – Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
1941 – Alan Price, English musician (The Animals, The Alan Price Set)
1944 – Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (P Funk)
1947 – Murray Perahia, American pianist
1947 – Mark Volman, American musician (The Turtles, The Mothers Of Invention)
1953 – Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger)
1954 – Bob Rock, Canadian record producer & musician (The Payolas)
1965 – Suge Knight, American record producer
1967 – Dar Williams, American musician and songwriter
1976 – Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation)
1989 – Fiona MacGillivray, Canadian vocalist (The Cottars)

April 20

1895 – Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
1908 – Lionel Hampton, American musician (d. 2002)
1923 – Tito Puente, American musician (d. 2000)
1939 – Johnny Tillotson, American singer
1947 – Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
1948 – Craig Frost, American musician (Grand Funk & Bob Seger)
1951 – Luther Vandross, American singer (d. 2005)
1961 – Barry Smolin, American radio host, writer, and musician
1965 – April March, American musician
1967 – Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold)
1971 – Tina Cousins, English singer
1972 – Stephen Marley, Jamaican musician
1980 – Jasmin Wagner, German singer

April 21

1907 – Wade Mainer, American singer and banjoist
1918 – Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer and guitarist
1919 – Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
1924 – Ira Louvin, Country music singer, songwriter, and musician (d. 1965)
1947 – Iggy Pop, American musician (The Stooges)
1948 – Paul Davis, American singer (d. 2008)
1959 – Jerry Only, American musician (The Misfits)
1959 – Robert Smith, British musician (The Cure)
1959 – Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)
1966 – Michael Franti, American musician
1970 – Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
1972 – Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
1975 – Tha Trademarc, American hip hop artist
1977 – Doseone, American rapper
1978 – Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
1978 – Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid, The Used)

April 22

1912 – Kathleen Ferrier, British singer (d. 1953)
1922 – Charles Mingus, American musician (d. 1979)
1927 – Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
1935 – Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
1936 – Glen Campbell, American musician
1937 – Jack Nitzsche, American composer (d. 2000)
1945 – Demetrio Stratos, Italian musician (d. 1979)
1950 – Peter Frampton, English musician
1951 – Paul Carrack, English musician
1966 – Fletcher Dragge, American guitarist (Pennywise)
1974 – Shavo Odadjian, Armenian/American bassist (System of a Down)
1977 – Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
1978 – Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)
1979 – Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair)
1984 – Amelle Berrabah, English singer (Sugababes)
1985 – Matt Ballinger, American singer (Dream Street)

April 23

1924 – Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (d. 2007)
1935 – Bunky Green, American musician
1936 – Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
1939 – Ray Peterson, American singer (d. 2005)
1947 – Glenn Cornick, British musician (Jethro Tull)
1949 – David Cross, British violinist (King Crimson)
1960 – Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)
1970 – Dennis Bayne Culp, American singer/songwriter
1974 – Carlos Dengler, American musician (Interpol)
1975 – Jón Þór Birgisson, Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós)
1979 – Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis)
1979 – Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer (The Rasmus)

April 24

1706 – Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (d. 1780)
1930 – Jerome Callet, American musician
1933 – Freddie Scott, American singer (d. 2007)
1937 – Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
1941 – John Williams, Australian guitarist
1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer and actor
1943 – Richard Sterban, American singer
1944 – Tony Visconti, American record producer
1945 – Doug Clifford, American drummer
1945 – Robert Knight, American singer
1945 – Doug Riley, Canadian musician (d. 2007)
1945 – Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
1947 – Claude Dubois, Canadian singer and songwriter
1954 – Jack Blades, American musician, bassist for Night Ranger, Rubicon (1970s band) and others
1954 – Captain Sensible, British guitarist (The Damned)
1957 – David J, British musician
1957 – Boris Williams, British musician (The Cure)
1963 – Paula Frazer, American singer/songwriter
1963 – Billy Gould, American musician (Faith No More)
1974 – Brian Marshall, American bassist (Creed, Alter Bridge)
1982 – Kelly Clarkson, American singer