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Here's a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any "UK" entry designates a single different from its US counterpart). June 03 1964 • The Miracles • "I Like It Like That" • Soul-Pop • I Like It Like That • "You're So Fine And Sweet" 1970 • Stevie Wonder • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" • Pop-R&B • Signed, Sealed And Delivered • "I'm More Than Happy (I'm Satisfied)" 1971 • Bob Dylan • "Watching The River Flow" • Blues-Rock • [Single] • "Spanish is the Loving Tongue" 1985 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • "Make It Better (Forget About Me)" • Album Rock • Southern Accents • "Cracking Up" June 04 1962 • The Beach Boys • "Surfin' Safari" • Surfer Pop • Surfin' Safari • "409" 1962 • The Beach Boys • "409" • Hot Rod Pop • Surfin' Safari • [B-Side] 1963 • The Searchers • "Sweets For My Sweet" [UK] • Merseybeat • Meet The Searchers • "It's All Been A Dream" 1965 • The Yardbirds • "Heart Full Of Soul" [UK] • Raga Rock • Having A Rave Up • "Steeled Blues" 1965 • Bob Dylan • "Maggie's Farm" [UK] • Folk-Rock • Bringing It All Back Home • "On The Road Again" 1965 • The Spinners • "I'll Always Love You" • Soul-Pop • [Single] • "Tomorrow May Never Come" 1969 • The Beatles • "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • "Old Brown Shoe" 1970 • The Beatles • "Old Brown Shoe" • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side] 1984 • Tina Turner • "What's Love Got To Do With It" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • "Don't Rush The Good Things" 1985 • Tears For Fears • "Shout" • New Wave Synth-Pop • Songs From The Big Chair • "The Big Chair" 1996 • 2PAC • "How Do U Want It" • Gangsta Rap • All Eyez On Me • "California Love" June 05 1964 • David Bowie (Davie Jones With The King Bees) • "Liza Jane" [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • "Louie, Louie Go Home" 1965 • The Who • "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" • Power Pop • [Single] • "Anytime You Want Me" 1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • "Getting Closer" • Pop-Rock • Back To The Egg • "Spin It On" 1987 • Laura Branigan • "Shattered Glass" • Pop-Rock • Touch • "Statue In The Rain" 1989 • Van Morrison • "Have I Told You Lately" [UK] • Folk-Pop Ballad • Avalon Sunset • "Contacting My Angel" 1995 • U2 • "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Batman Forever • "Themes From 'Batman Forever'" 2006 • David Gilmour • "Smile" [UK] • Prog Rock • On An Island • "Island Jam" June 06 1958 • Buddy Holly • "Rave On" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Buddy Holly • "Take Your Time" 1965 • The Rolling Stones • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" • Blues-Rock • Out Of Our Heads • "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" 1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • "Hungry" • Pop-Rock • The Spirit Of '67 • "There She Goes" 1974 • Dolly Parton • "I Will Always Love You" • Country-Pop • Jolene • "Lonely Comin' Down" 1975 • Peter Frampton • "Show Me The Way" [UK] • Arena Rock • Frampton • "The Crying Clown" 1977 • Elvis Presley • "Way Down" • Rock 'n' Roll • Moody Blue • "Pledging My Love" 1980 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • "Don’t Do Me Like That" [UK] • Album Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • "Century City" 1981 • Rush • "Tom Sawyer" • Prog/Art Rock • Moving Pictures • "Witch Hunt" 1981 • The Jam • "Funeral Pyre" • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • "Disguises" 1989 • Don Henley • "The End Of The Innocence" • Soft Rock • The End Of The Innocence • "If Dirt Were Dollars" 1990 • Aerosmith • "The Other Side" • Hard Rock • Pump • "My Girl" 1994 • Green Day • "Longview" [UK] • Funk-Punk • Dookie • "On The Wagon" 1995 • Madonna • "Human Nature" • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • "Sanctuary" 1995 • Pearl Jam • "Immortality" • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • "Rearview Mirror" [The Frogs] 2004 • U2 • "City Of Blinding Lights" [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • "All Because Of You" [Killahurtz Fly Mix] 2006 • Snow Patrol • "Chasing Cars" • Alt. Rock • Eyes Open • "Play Me Like Your Own Hand" June 07 1963 • The Beach Boys • "Shut Down" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Surfin' U.S.A. • [B-Side] 1963 • The Beach Boys • "Surfin' U.S.A." [UK] • Surf Rock • Surfin' U.S.A. • "Shut Down" 1963 • The Rolling Stones • "Come On" [UK] • Rock 'n' Roll • [Single] • "I Want To Be Loved" 1968 • Fleetwood Mac • "Black Magic Woman" • Blues-Rock • [Single] • "The Sun Is Shining" 1992 • U2 • "Even Better Than The Real Thing" [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Achtung Baby • "Salomé" 1993 • Soul Asylum • "Runaway Train" [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Grave Dancer's Union • "Black Gold" [Live] June 08 1964 • Jan & Dean • "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" • Hot Rod Pop • The Little Old Lady From Pasadena • "My Mighty G.T.O." 1964 • The Ventures • "Walk, Don't Run ('64)" • Rock 'n' Roll Instrumental • Walk, Don't Run, Vol. 2 • "The Cruel Sea" 1964 • The Marvelettes • "You're My Remedy" • Soul-Pop • [Single] • "A Little Bit Of Sympathy, A Little Bit Of Love" 1966 • The Yardbirds • "Over, Under, Sideways, Down" • Blues Rock • Over Under Sideways Down • "Jeff's Boogie" 1966 • Elvis Presley • "Love Letters" • Pop Ballad • [Single] • "Come What May" 1966 • Elvis Presley • "Come What May" • Pop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side] 1968 • The Monkees • "D. W. Washburn" • Pop-Rock • [Single] • "It's Nice To Be With You" 1987 • Genesis • "Throwing It All Away" [UK] • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • "I'd Rather Be You" 1993 • Billy Idol • "Shock To The System" • Hard Rock • Cyberpunk • "Heroin" 1993 • Blind Melon • "No Rain" • Alt. Folk-Rock • Blind Melon • "Tones Of Home" 1999 • Pearl Jam • "Last Kiss" • Grunge Rock • [Single] • "Soldier Of Love" June 09 1967 • Episode Six • "Morning Dew" [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • "Sunshine Girl" 1970 • Edwin Starr • "War" • Soul-Funk • War & Peace • "He Who Picks A Rose" 1977 • The Emotions • "Best Of My Love" • Smooth Soul • Rejoice • "A Feeling Is" 1981 • Carpenters • "Touch Me When We're Dancing" • Easy Listening • Made In America • "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" 1989 • Prince • "Batdance" • Dance-Pop • Batman[Sndtrk] • "200 Balloons" ...

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note): June 03 1967 ● The Ventures ------ Super Psychedelics ► Rock n Roll Instrumental 1969 ● Elton John ------ Empty Sky ► Pop-Rock 1970 ● Deep Purple ------ Deep Purple In Rock ► Hard Rock 1972 ● Pink Floyd ------ Obscured By Clouds ► Prog Rock 1977 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Exodus ► Roots Reggae 1978 ● Peter Gabriel ------ Peter Gabriel [2] ► Prog Rock 1982 ● Raven ------ Wiped Out ► Heavy Metal/NWOBHM 1982 ● George Strait ------ Strait From The Heart ► Classic Country 1983 ● America ------ Your Move ► Folk-Rock 1985 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ The Firstborn Is Dead ► Post-punk Alt Rock 1985 ● Bryan Ferry ------ Boys And Girls ► Prog. Rock 1986 ● Belinda Carlisle ------ Belinda ► Pop-Rock 1986 ● Queen ------ A Kind Of Magic ► Glam Rock 1990 ● Supertramp ------ The Very Best Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock 1991 ● Deacon Blue ------ Fellow Hoodlums ► Alt. Pop-Rock 1991 ● Danii Minogue ------ Love And Kisses ► Dance-Pop 1994 ● Bruce Dickinson ------ Balls To Picasso ► Heavy Metal 1996 ● Manfred Mann's Earth Band ------ Soft Vengeance ► British Rock 1996 ● Tears For Fears ------ Saturnine Martial & Lunatic ► New Wave Synth-Pop 1997 ● Natalie Cole ------ This Will Be: Natalie Cole's Everlasting Love ► Soul-Pop 1997 ● The Tearaways ------ Ground's The Limit ► Power Pop 1997 ● Pat Benatar ------ Innamorata ► Hard Rock 1997 ● Rush ------ Retrospective II ► Prog/Art Rock 1997 ● Steve Winwood ------ Junction Seven ► Album Rock 1998 ● Rod Stewart ------ When We Were The New Boys ► Folk-Rock 1999 ● Phish ------ The Siket Disc [CC] ► Prog Rock/Jam Band 2003 ● Roy Buchanan ------ American Axe: Live In 1974 ► Blues-Rock 2003 ● John Mellencamp ------ Trouble No More ► Roots Rock 2003 ● Roxy Music ------ Roxy Music Live ► Prog Rock 2008 ● Various Artists ------ 90s Rock ► Rock 2008 ● Weezer ------ Weezer (The Red Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop 2008 ● Journey ------ Revelation ► AOR Rock June 04 1969 ● Johnny Cash ------ At San Quentin ► Classic Country 1976 ● Donovan ------ Slow Down World ► Folk-Rock 1977 ● The Moody Blues ------ Caught Live + 5 ► Psychedelic Rock 1980 ● The Kinks ------ One For The Road ► Pop-Rock 1983 ● Motörhead ------ Another Perfect Day ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal 1984 ● Bruce Springsteen ------ Born In the U.S.A. ► Album Rock 1990 ● Wire ------ Manscape ► Post-Punk 1991 ● Indigo Girls ------ Back On The Bus, Y'all ► Folk-Rock 1991 ● Kool Moe Dee ------ Funke, Funke Wisdom ► Rap 1991 ● Paul McCartney ------ Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) ► Pop-Rock 1993 ● Bratmobile ------ Pottymouth ► Punk/Riot Grrl 1994 ● Zard ------ Oh My Love ► Pop-Rock 1996 ● Squirrel Nut Zippers ------ Hot ► Swing Revival 1996 ● Bryan Adams ------ 18 Til I Die ► Pop-Rock 1996 ● Jimmy Buffett ------ Banana Wind ► Folk-Rock 1996 ● Metallica ------ Load ► Heavy Metal 2001 ● The Smiths ------ The Very Best Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock 2002 ● Grand Funk Railroad ------ Live: The 1971 Tour ► Hard Rock 2007 ● The Clash ------ The Singles (2007) ► Punk 2007 ● Paul McCartney ------ Memory Almost Full ► Pop-Rock 2012 ● Heart ------ Strange Euphoria ► Album Rock June 05 1961 ● The Kingston Trio ------ Goin' Places ► Folk-Pop 1962 ● Elvis Presley ------ Pot Luck ► Rock n Roll 1970 ● Barclay James Harvest ------ Barclay James Harvest ► Prog Rock 1970 ● Procol Harum ------ Home ► Prog Rock 1979 ● J. Geils Band ------ Best Of The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock 1981 ● George Harrison ------ Somewhere In England ► Pop-Rock 1982 ● Blondie ------ The Hunter ► New Wave Pop-Rock 1982 ● Heart ------ Private Audition ► Album Rock 1985 ● Five Star ------ Luxury Of Life ► Pop-Rock 1986 ● Alphaville ------ Afternoons In Utopia ► New Wave Synth-Pop 1989 ● Peter Gabriel ------ Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock 1989 ● Paul McCartney ------ Flowers In The Dirt ► Pop-Rock 1990 ● New Kids On The Block ------ Step By Step ► Teen Dance-Pop 1991 ● Trooper ------ Ten ► Hard Rock 1995 ● Van Morrison ------ Days Like This ► Folk-Rock 2000 ● Kasey Chambers ------ The Captain ► Country-Rock 2001 ● Asia ------ Aura ► Prog Rock 2001 ● John Mayer ------ Room For Squares ► Folk-Pop 2001 ● Radiohead ------ Amnesiac ► Alt. Pop-Rock 2001 ● Lucinda Williams ------ Essence ► Alt. Country 2001 ● Blue Öyster Cult ------ Curse Of The Hidden Mirror ► Metal 2001 ● Styx ------ Styx World: Live 2001 ► Prog/Art Rock 2003 ● Metallica ------ St. Anger ► Heavy Metal 2007 ● Poison ------ Poison'd! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal 2007 ● The Police ------ The Police ► New Wave Pop-Rock 2007 ● Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band ------ Live In Dublin ► Folk-Rock 2012 ● The Beach Boys ------ That's Why God Made Radio ► Pop-Rock 2012 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse ------ Americana ► Roots Rock June 06 1967 ● Moby Grape ------ Moby Grape ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) 1970 ● The Soft Machine ------ Third ► Psychedelic Rock 1972 ● David Bowie ------ The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars ► Glam Rock 1972 ● Looking Glass ------ Looking Glass ► Pop-Rock 1975 ● Carpenters ------ Horizon ► Soft Rock 1975 ● The Rolling Stones ------ Made In The Shade ► Blues-Rock 1978 ● The Cars ------ The Cars ► New Wave Pop-Rock 1980 ● Toyah ------ The Blue Meaning ► Punk Rock 1981 ● The Psychedelic Furs ------ Talk, Talk, Talk ► Post-Punk New Wave 1981 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ Juju ► Post-Punk 1983 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash ------ Allies ► Folk-Rock 1986 ● Randy Travis ------ Storms Of Life ► Trad Country 1987 ● Heart ------ Bad Animals ► Album Rock 1988 ● Scritti Politti ------ Provision ► New Wave/Synth-Pop 1988 ● The Moody Blues ------ Sur La Mer ► Prog Rock 1989 ● Jackson Browne ------ World In Motion ► Folk-Rock 1989 ● Van Morrison ------ Avalon Sunset ► Folk-Rock 1989 ● Queen ------ The Miracle ► Glam Rock 1989 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble ------ In Step ► Blues-Rock 1995 ● Laura Branigan ------ The Best Of Branigan ► Dance-Pop 1995 ● The Innocence Mission ------ Glow ► Alt Pop-Rock 1995 ● Soul Asylum ------ Let Your Dim Light Shine ► Alt. Pop-Rock 1995 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders ------ The Essential Ride '63-'67 ► Pop-Rock 1996 ● Belle & Sebastian ------ Tigermilk ► Chamber Pop 1997 ● The Gathering ------ Nighttime Birds ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal 1998 ● Steely Dan ------ Members Edition ► Jazz-Rock 2000 ● Alice Cooper ------ Brutal Planet ► Hard Rock 2000 ● Willie Nelson ------ Me And The Drummer ► Outlaw Country 2000 ● The Tragically Hip ------ Music @ Work ► Folk-Rock 2000 ● Steve Earle ------ Transcendental Blues ► Alt. Country 2005 ● Coldplay ------ X&Y ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop 2005 ● Kraftwerk ------ Minimum-Maximum ► Techno-Rock 2006 ● Cheap Trick ------ Rockford ► Hard Rock/Power Pop 2006 ● Elvis Costello And Allen Toussaint ------ The River In Reverse ► Jazz-Soul 2011 ● Iron Maiden ------ From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of: 1990-2010 ► Heavy Metal 2011 ● New Order ------ Total: From Joy Division To New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock June 07 1972 ● Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles ------ Live! ► Jazz Fusion 1974 ● Cilla Black ------ In My Life ► Pop-Rock 1976 ● Lou Rawls ------ All Things In Time ► Soul (Philly) 1976 ● The Beatles ------ Rock & Roll Music ► Pop-Rock 1982 ● Stray Cats ------ Built For Speed ► Rockabilly 1982 ● Chicago ------ Chicago 16 ► Jazz-Rock 1983 ● The Fleshtones ------ Hexbreaker! ► Punk-Rock 1985 ● Sister Sledge ------ When The Boys Meet The Girls ► Disco 1988 ● EPMD ------ Strictly Business ► East Coast Rap 1990 ● Iggy Pop ------ Brick By Brick ► Alt. Rock / Punk 1990 ● Tiamat ------ Sumerian Cry ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal 1993 ● Tears For Fears ------ Elemental ► New Wave Synth-Pop 1994 ● Boston ------ Walk On ► Arena Rock 1995 ● Paul Weller ------ Stanley Road ► Rock 'N' Soul 1996 ● Robert Miles ------ Dreamland ► Electro-Dream Trance 1999 ● Paul Butterfield's Better Days ------ Live At Winterland Ballroom ► Blues-Rock 1999 ● Therion ------ Crowning Of Atlantis ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal 2004 ● Mike + The Mechanics ------ Rewired ► Brit Pop-Rock 2005 ● Bush ------ The Best Of '94 - '99 ► Grunge Rock 2008 ● My Morning Jacket ------ Evil Urges ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedlia 2011 ● Alice Cooper ------ Old School: 1964-1974 ► Hard Rock 2011 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band ------ Revelator ► Blues-Rock 2011 ● Neil Young With The International Harvesters ------ A Treasure ► Folk-Rock June 08 1961 ● Marvin Gaye ------ The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul - Motown 1963 ● The Ventures ------ Ventures Play The Country Classics ► Rock n Roll Instrumental 1970 ● Bob Dylan ------ Self Portrait ► Folk-Rock 1973 ● Bobby Womack ------ The Facts Of Life ► Soul-Funk 1976 ● Carly Simon ------ Another Passenger ► Pop-Rock 1977 ● Trooper ------ Knock 'Em Dead Kid ► Hard Rock 1979 ● Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Back To The Egg ► Pop-Rock 1982 ● Survivor ------ Eye Of The Tiger ► Album Rock 1984 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ Hyaena ► Glam Rock 1985 ● Bob Dylan ------ Empire Burlesque ► Folk-Rock 1990 ● José José ------ En Las Buenas…Y En Las Malas ► Latin Pop 1993 ● Urge Overkill ------ Saturation ► Alt Hard Rock 1993 ● Van Morrison ------ Too Long In Exile ► Folk-Rock 1994 ● Faith No More ------ Angel Dust ► Hard Rock 1994 ● 2 Live Crew ------ Back At Your Ass For The Nine-4 ► East Coast Rap 1995 ● Black Sabbath ------ Forbidden ► Hard Rock 1998 ● The Delgados ------ Peloton ► Indie Pop-Rock 1998 ● Brandy Norwood ------ Never Say Never ► New Jack Swing 1999 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers ------ Californication ► Alt. Funk-Rock 1999 ● The Apples In Stereo ------ Her Wallpaper Reverie ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop 1999 ● Def Leppard ------ Euphoria ► Hard Rock 1999 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Fetish ► Hard Rock 2004 ● Jerry Lee Lewis ------ Live At The Star Club, Hamburg ► Rock n Roll 2004 ● The Calling ------ Two ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock 2004 ● Various Artists ------ Girls With Guitars ► Pop-Rock 2004 ● The Gremlins ------ Coming Generation: The Complete Recordings 1965-1968 ► Garage Rock/Psych Pop June 09 1969 ● Bonzo Dog Band ------ Urban Spaceman ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy) 1972 ● Jeff Beck Group ------ The Jeff Beck Group [UK] ► Blues-Rock 1972 ● King Crimson ------ Earthbound ► Prog Rock 1977 ● J. Geils Band ------ Monkey Island ► Blues-Rock 1978 ● The Rolling Stones ------ Some Girls ► Blues-Rock 1978 ● The Moody Blues ------ Octave ► Prog Rock 1979 ● Nick Lowe ------ Labour Of Lust ► Pub Rock 1983 ● Peter Gabriel ------ Plays Live ► Prog Rock 1983 ● Diana Ross ------ Ross ► Soul - Motown 1983 ● Frank Zappa ------ London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1 ► Classical Fusion 1984 ● Eurythmics ------ Touch Dance [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop 1986 ● Genesis ------ Invisible Touch ► Prog Rock 1987 ● Goo Goo Dolls ------ Goo Goo Dolls ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge 1987 ● Diana Ross ------ Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ► Pop-Soul 1992 ● Deicide ------ Legion ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal 1992 ● Del Amitri ------ Change Everything ► Alt Pop-Rock 1997 ● Buzzcocks ------ Chronology ► Punk-Rock 1998 ● Brandy Norwood ------ Never Say Never ► Hip Hop-Soul 1998 ● David Lee Roth ------ DLR Band ► Hard Rock 1998 ● John Fogerty ------ Premonition ► Folk-Rock 2008 ● Whitesnake ------ 30th Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock 2009 ● Black Sabbath ------ Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock 2009 ● Elvis Costello ------ Secret, Profane & Sugarcane ► Country-Rock 2015 ● Sparks ------ FFS ► Glam Rock...

Happy Birthday this week to: June 02 1924 ● Maurice Kinn → Music promoter who launched The New Musical Express (NME) in 1952, started first UK singles chart, sold the weekly in 1963, died on 8/3/2000, age 76 1930 ● Vic Firth / (Everett Joseph Firth) → Principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 2002 and founder (in his garage workshop in the early 60s) and former CEO of the Vic Firth Company, the world's largest maker of drumsticks and percussion mallets, died at home from natural causes on 7/26/2015, age 85 1932 ● Sammy Turner / (Samuel Black) → Smooth R&B/soul singer known for two remakes of classics, "Lavender-Blue" (#3, 1959) and "Always" (#19, R&B #2, 1959), recorded with Motown starting in the late 60s with limited success 1934 ● Johnny Carter / (John E. Carter) → First tenor for sophisticated group harmony R&B/doo wop The Flamingos, "I Only Have Eyes For You", (#11, R&B #3, 1959), in 1964 joined R&B/Chicago soul vocal group The Dells, "Oh, What A Night" (#10, R&B #1, 1969), died from lung cancer on 8/21/2009, age 75 1936 ● Otis Williams → Lead vocals and frontman for R&B/doo-wop The Charms, "Ivory Tower" (#11, R&B #5, 1956), left the industry after being drafted in 1960, returned in the 70s as a country music singer, reformed The Charms in the 90s 1937 ● Jimmy Jones → African American country and pop singer/songwriter best known for his one hit wonder rock 'n' roll single "Handy Man" (#2, 1960) 1939 ● Charles Miller → Saxophone and vocals for funk-blues-jazz-rock War, "Cisco Kid" (#2, 1973), murdered in L.A. on 6/14/1980, age 41 1941 ● Charlie Watts → Drummer for Blues Incorporated and since 1963 The Rolling Stones, "Honky Tonk Woman" (#1, 1969), also in boogie-woogie Rocket 88, frontman for various incarnations of the Charlie Watts Band, horse breeder 1941 ● William Guest → Backing vocals in R&B/soul-pop family quartet Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Midnight Train To Georgia" (#1, 1973) 1944 ● Marvin Hamlisch → Grammy-winning film, theater and pop music composer, arranger, "The Entertainer" (#3, 1973), co-wrote "The Way We Were" for Barbra Streisand (#1, 1974) 1946 ● Ian Hunter / (Ian Patterson) → Founding member, songwriter, keyboards and lead singer for early Brit glam-rockers Mott The Hoople, "All The Young Dudes" (#37, 1972), then solo, "Cleveland Rocks" (1979), wrote the book Diary Of A Rock 'n' Roll Star (1974) 1947 ● Steve Brookins → Founding member and original drummer for Southern arena rockers .38 Special, "Hold On Loosely" (Mainstream Rock #3, 1981) 1950 ● Chubby Tavares / (Antone Lee Tavares) → Vocals for five brother R&B/funk-disco Tavares, "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" (#15, 1976) 1950 ● Florian Pilkington-Miksa → Original drummer for Brit prog/avant-garde rock Curved Air, "Back Street Luv" (UK #4, 1974), played in Kiki Dee's band, rejoined Curved Air in 2008 1954 ● Michael Steele / (Susan Nancy Thomas) → Bass and vocals for New Wave pop-rock The Bangles, "Manic Monday" (#2, 1986) 1956 ● Danny Wilde → Singer, songwriter and guitarist for legendary power pop bands The Quick, Great Buildings and The Rembrandts, "I’ll Be There For You" (#17, 1995), the theme song from the TV show Friends 1957 ● Simon Phillips → Rock session and backing drummer for Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno,Toto, Judas Priest and others, toured with The Who, co-produced with Mike Oldfield, plus several solo albums 1960 ● Tony Hadley → Vocals for New Romantic pop-rock Spandau Ballet, "True" (#4, 1983), solo 1962 ● Thor Eldon Jonsson → Guitarist for Icelandic alt pop-rock The Sugarcubes, "Hit" (Modern Rock #1, 1991) 1962 ● David Cole → Songwriter, vocals, producer and one half of the R&B/electro-dance-pop team C+C Music Factory, "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" (#1, 1990), producer for Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and others, died from complications of AIDS and spinal meningitis on 1/25/1995, age 32 1964 ● Kerry King → Rhythm guitar for "Big Four" thrash metal Slayer, "Hate Worldwide" (#2, 2009) 1965 ● Jeremy Cunningham → Bassist for alt folk-Celtic rock The Levellers, "Just The One" (UK #12, 1995) 1968 ● Samantha Sprackling → Vocals for Brit techno-pop Republica, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (Modern Rock #39, 1997) 1970 ● B Real / (Louis Freese) → Vocals and MC for Latino R&B/hip hop Cypress Hill, "Insane In The Brain" (#19, 1994) 1970 ● Dominic Greensmith → Drummer for hard-edged Brit pop Reef, "Place Your Hands" (Mainstream Rock #29, 1997) from the UK #1 album Glow 1974 ● Kelly Jones → Vocalist for Welsh alt rock/trad rock Stereophonics, "Have A Nice Day" (Modern Rock #26, UK #5, 2001) 1976 ● Tim Rice-Oxley → Keyboards for piano-driven pop/rock Keane, "Somewhere Only We Know" (Adult Top 40 #11, 2004) 1980 ● Fabrizio Moretti → Drummer for early 00s garage rock revival The Strokes, "Juicebox" (Modern Rock #9, 2005) 1980 ● Irish Grinsted → Vocals with sister LeMisha in hip hop R&B/dance-pop trio 702, "Where My Girls At?" (#4, 1999), American Music Awards "Best New Soul/R&B Artist" for 2000 1985 ● Tavion La'Corey Mathis → Singer for Miami-based R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky, "Grind With Me" (#7, 2005) June 03 1906 ● Josephine Baker / (Freda Josephine McDonald) → Legendary chanson-singing dancer and actress of the 20s and 30s, one of the most successful African American entertainers of her time, left the demeaning U.S. vaudeville circuit for the open-minded Parisian cabaret scene, became a French citizen, a star and a voice against prejudice while performing exotic dances in risqué costumes (or none at all), starred in movies alongside Bob Hope, Fanny Brice and others, became an outspoken figure in the American Civil Rights movement of the 60s, died from a cerebral hemorrhage on 4/12/1975, age 68 1924 ● Jimmy Rogers / (James A. Lane) → Chicago-style blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player in Muddy Waters' band and with Little Walter Jacobs plus solo, "Walking By Myself" (R&B #14, 1957) and multiple albums including the posthumous Blues Blues Blues (1998) featuring Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Taj Mahal and others, died from colon cancer on 12/19/1997, age 73 1926 ● Allen Ginsburg / (Irwin Allen Ginsburg) → Poet, leading figure in the Beat Generation of the 50s and frequent participant in various hippie events in the 60s, author of the epic poem "Howl," longtime friend of Bob Dylan with whom he often collaborated with poetry set to music, died from liver cancer on 4/5/1997, age 70 1927 ● Boots Randolph / (Homer Randolph III) → Tenor saxophonist and major contributor to the "Nashville Sound" of pop flavoring within country music in the 50s, 60s and 70s, as a solo artist scored 14 Billboard Top 200 albums and the Top 40 single "Yakety Sax" (#35, 1963), died following a brain hemorrhage a month after the release of his final studio album on 7/3/2007, age 80 1940 ● Charles Fizer → Tenor vocals for 50s/60s doo wop quartet The Olympics ("Western Movies," #8, R&B #7, 1958), the band's string of hits largely dried up after he was shot and killed by police during the Watts Riots in Los Angeles on 8/14/1965, age 25 1942 ● Curtis Mayfield → R&B/soul giant, singer, songwriter and composer, member of The Impressions, "It's All Right" (#4, R&B #1, 1963), solo, "Freddie's Dead" (#4, R&B #2, 1972), wrote dozens of R&B and pop hits for others, died on 12/26/1999 after years of steadily declining health following an on-stage accident in 1980, age 57 1943 ● Mike Dennis → Second tenor for doo wop a cappella harmony turned early garage-rock/dance craze The Dovells, "Bristol Stomp" (#2, 1961) 1946 ● Eddie Holman → Philly soul, pop and gospel tenor vocalist best known for "Hey There Lonely Girl" (#2, R&B #4, 1970), largely disappeared from the music business in the 80s, became an ordained Baptist minister and occasionally performed into the 00s 1946 ● Michael Clarke / (Michael Dick) → Drummer for seminal country-rock The Byrds, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (#1, 1965), then Flying Burrito Bros. and light country rock Firefall, "You Are The Woman" (#9, 1976), died of liver failure on 12/19/1993, age 47 1947 ● Dave Alexander → Original bassist for influential proto-punk The Stooges, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (1969), died from pulmonary edema on 2/10/1975, age 27 1947 ● Mickey Finn / (Michael Hearne) → Percussion for proto-glam-rock T. Rex, "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" (#10, 1971), died from suspected liver and kidney failure on 1/11/2003, age 55 1950 ● Niecy Williams / (June Deniece Chandler) → Grammy-winning R&B/soul-funk singer and songwriter, worked as a backing singer with Stevie Wonder's group Wonderlove, then solo, "Let's Hear It For The Boy" (#1, 1984) 1950 ● Suzi Quatro / (Susan Kay Quatrocchio) → Bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, bandleader, iconoclastic if not well-known female rocker, "Stumblin' In" (#4, 1979) 1952 ● Billy Powell → Keyboards for raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" (#8, 1974), died after suffering a heart attack on 6/28/2009, age 56 1954 ● Dan Hill → Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter, "Sometimes When We Touch" (#3, 1978) 1965 ● Mike Gordon → Bass, banjo, piano, harmonica and percussion for improv-rock jam band Phish, "Free" (Mainstream Rock #11, 1996), solo and award-winning filmmaker 1971 ● Ariel Hernandez → With twin brother Gabriel, vocals in dance-pop trio No Mercy, "Where Do You Go" (#5, 1996) 1971 ● Gabriel Hernandez → With twin brother Ariel, vocals in dance-pop trio No Mercy, "Where Do You Go" (#5, 1996) June 04 1937 ● Freddy Fender / (Baldemar Garza Huerta) → Grammy-winning Hispanic country, rockabilly and rock 'n' roll crossover singer and songwriter, his biggest hit "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" (#1, Country #1, 1975) came after a near career-ending stint in prison for marijuana possession, in the 90s joined supergroups The Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven, died from lung cancer on 10/14/2006, age 69 1940 ● Cliff Bennett → Early beat/rock 'n' roll singer and bandleader for The Rebel Rousers, lone hit was a cover of the Lennon/McCartney tune "Got To Get You Into My Life" (UK #6, 1966) 1944 ● Michelle Phillips / (Holly Michelle Gilliam) → Vocals for folk-pop The Mamas & The Papas, "Monday Monday" (#1, 1966), wife of late bandmate John Phillips, film and TV actress, solo artist and backing vocals on various songs and albums by Belinda Carlisle, Cheech & Chong, the movie soundtrack to California Dreaming (1979), and others 1944 ● Roger Ball → Saxophonist for Scottish blue-eyed soul Average White Band, "Pick Up The Pieces" (#1, 1974) 1945 ● Anthony Braxton → Jazz and experimental jazz fusion multi-reedist, bandleader and composer with over 100 albums in a nearly 50 year career, currently a college music professor 1945 ● Gordon Waller → With Peter Asher, one half of the acclaimed British Invasion pop-rock duo Peter & Gordon, "A World Without Love" (#1, 1964) and nine other Top 30 hits in the mid-60s, died of a heart attack on 7/17/2009, age 64 1953 ● Jimmy McCulloch → Scottish rock guitarist and backing vocalist for one hit wonder Brit psych-pop, Pete Townshend-produced Thunderclap Newman, "Something In The Air" (#37, UK #1, 1969), later gigged with John Mayall and Stone The Crows, sessions for John Entwhistle, Peter Frampton and others, played lead guitar for Paul McCartney's Wings 1974-77, died from heart failure due to a heroin overdose on 9/27/1979, age 26 1954 ● Raphael Ravenscroft → Welsh session saxophonist, composer and author, recorded the sax break on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" (#2, 1975), receiving only an hours' union wages and no royalties, later worked with Pink Floyd, ABBA, Robert Plant, America and many other artists, and composed film scores and advertising jingles until his death from a heart attack on 10/19/2014, age 60 1956 ● Reeves Gabrels → Multi-genre American virtuoso guitarist, composer and songwriter, collaborated with David Bowie (1987-2000) in Tin Machine, film score musician/producer, multiple session and other collaborative works 1958 ● Gordon Russell → Lead guitar for the mid-80s lineup of Brit pub-rock Dr. Feelgood, "Milk And Alcohol" (UK #9, 1979) 1958 ● Selwyn Brown → Vocals and keyboards for roots reggae Steel Pulse, "Prodigal Son" (UK #35, 1978) 1961 ● El Debarge / (Eldra Patrick Debarge) → With his sister and three brothers, vocals in R&B/urban contemporary dance-pop sibling quintet Debarge, "All This Love" (#17, 1983) 1962 ● Steve Grimes → Guitarist for Brit synth-pop The Farm, "Groovy Train" (#41, Dance/Club #4, 1991) 1964 ● Chris Kavanagh → Drummer for New Wave glam-punk Sigue Sigue Sputnik, "Love Missile F1-11" (Dance/Club #50, UK #3, 1986) 1974 ● Stefan Lessard → Bassist for pop-funk-rock jam band Dave Matthews Band, "Don't Drink The Water" (#4, 1998) 1976 ● Kasey Chambers → Australian country-rock crossover singer/songwriter with three successive Australian #1 albums and seven Aussie Top 10 hits, including "Not Pretty Enough" (Australia #1, 2002) 1987 ● Mollie King / (Mollie Elizabeth King) → Singer, songwriter and member of electro-pop girl-group The Saturdays, "Missing You" (UK #3, 2010), signed a solo contract with Island Records in 2015 1990 ● Zachary Farro → Drummer for alt rock/pop-punk Paramore, "Misery Business" (#27, 2007) June 05 1926 ● Bill Hayes → Country-pop singer, "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett" (#1, 1955), has played the character Doug Williams on the soap opera Days Of Our Lives continuously since 1970 1941 ● Floyd Lawrence Butler → Vocalist for pop-rock vocal group The Friends Of Distinction, "Grazing In The Grass" (#3, 1969), died after a heart attack on 4/29/1990, age 48 1942 ● Gary DeCarlo / (Gary Richard DeCarlo) → Lead singer on the one hit wonder but enduring sports anthem "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)" (#1, 1969), a song attributed to the non-existent pop-rock band Steam, died from metastatic lung cancer on /28/2017, age 75 1943 ● Michael Davis → Punk rock and heavy metal bass guitarist best known as an original member of Detroit proto-punk rockers MC5 ("Kick Out The Jams," 1969), spent time in the 70s in a federal corrections facility on drug charges, paroled and wrote and performed with art noise Destroy All Monsters and other bands, became a visual and design artist, died of liver failure on 2/17/2012, age 68 1945 ● Don Reid → Lead vocals in country-gospel-pop crossover harmonic quartet The Statler Brothers ("Flowers On The Wall," #4, Country #2, 1965), he and his older brother, Harold were the only brothers in the group and no one was named Statler, following the band's retirement in 2002 began writing fiction novels and autobiographies 1946 ● Freddie Stone → Guitarist with his brother Sly and sisters Rosie and Vet in funk-rock Sly & The Family Stone, "Family Affair" (#1, 1971), now a California pastor 1946 ● John Du Cann → Progressive rock guitarist, played with several hard rock bands and founded psych-rock Andromeda in the 60s, joined Atomic Rooster ("The Devil's Answer," UK #4, 1971) in 1970, then tried a solo career ("Don't Be A Dummy," UK #33, 1979) in between stints for Thin Lizzy and a reformed Atomic Rooster, died from a heart attack on 9/21/2011, age 65 1947 ● Laurie Anderson → Multimedia avant-garde performance artist and one hit wonder pop-rock singer, "O Superman" (UK #2, 1981) 1947 ● Tom Evans → Bass, vocals and founding member of Brit beat The Iveys, which evolved into power pop Badfinger, "Day After Day" (#4, 1972), committed suicide amidst the band's legal and financial troubles on 11/9/1983, age 36 1948 ● Frank Eslersmith → Keyboards for Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, "The One That You Love" (#1, 1981), died on 3/1/1991, age 42 1950 ● Ronnie Dyson / (Ronald Dyson) → Lead actor/singer in the Broadway musical Hair, "Good Morning Starshine" (#3, 1969) and then Philly soul balladeer, "(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?" (#8, R&B #9, 1970), died from heart failure on 11/10/1990, age 40 1954 ● Nicko McBrain / (Michael Henry McBrain) → Drummer for Brit heavy metal Iron Maiden, "Flight Of Icarus" (Mainstream Rock #8, 1983) 1954 ● Pete Erskine / (Peter Erskine) → Session percussionist and journeyman jazz and jazz-rock fusion session drummer, worked with Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Weather Report and the Brecker Brothers, among others 1956 ● Kenny G. / (Kenneth Bruce Gorelick) → Grammy-winning, hugely successful smooth jazz/adult contemporary saxophonist, composer and bandleader, "Songbird" (#4, 1987) 1956 ● Richard Butler → Vocals and frontman for Brit New Wave post-punk The Psychedelic Furs, "Pretty In Pink" (#41, 1981), then formed Love Spit Love, "Am I Wrong?" (#83, 1994) 1964 ● Maggie Dunne / (Margaret Dunne) → Guitar and vocals for all-girl New Wave pop-punk quartet Fuzzbox (originally We've Got A Fuzz Box And We're Gonna Use It), "International Rescue" (UK #11, 1989) 1965 ● Stefan Schönfeldt → Bassist for Swedish alt rock The Wannadies, "You And Me Song" (UK #18, 1996) 1969 ● Brian McKnight → Multi-instrumentalist producer and R&B/smooth soul singer and songwriter, "Back At One" (#1, 1999), collaborator with Mariah Carey, Vanessa Williams, Rascal Flatts, Christina Aguilera and many others, former talk radio host 1970 ● Clause Noreen → Keyboardist for Danish dance-pop Aqua, "Barbie Girl" (#7, 1997), which drew a lawsuit from Mattel for its sexual content 1971 ● Marky Mark / (Mark Wahlberg) → Early member (with brother Donnie) of 90s teen-pop boy band New Kids On The Block, "Step By Step" (#1, 1990), left to front hip hop/pop-rap Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch, "Good Vibrations (#1, 1991), now an acclaimed film actor in Boogie Nights (1997), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Shooter (2007), The Fighter (2010) and others 1974 ● Dominic Chad → Lead guitar and backing vocals for post-Brit-pop hard rock Mansun, "Wide Open Space" (Modern Rock #25, 1997) 1974 ● P-Nut Wills / (Aaron "P-Nut" Wills) → Bassist for alt-rock reggae-rap-metal 311, "All Mixed Up" (Modern Rock #4, 1996), solo, producer 1979 ● Pete Wentz → Bassist for alt rock/punk-pop Fall Out Boy, "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" (#2, 2007) 1981 ● Sebastien Lefebvre → Rhythm guitar and backing vocals for French-Canadian pop-punk Simple Plan, "Perfect" (#24, Canada #5, 2003) 1990 ● Richard Sohl → Keyboardist, songwriter and arranger known for his long-time association with punk-rock Patti Smith Group ("Because The Night," #13, 1978), also session work with Iggy Pop, Nina Hagen and others, composed the score to the punk-rock docudrama Final Reward (1978) June 06 1936 ● Levi Stubbs / (Levi Stubbles) → Vocals for six decade R&B/soul vocal quartet The Four Tops, "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" (#1, 1966), died in his sleep on 10/17/2008 1939 ● Gary "U.S." Bonds (Gary Levone Anderson) / (Gary Levone Anderson) → R&B/soul and rock 'n' roll singer and songwriter, "Quarter To Three" (#1, 1961) and "This Little Girl" (#11, 1981), age 72 1942 ● Howard Kane / (Howard Kirschenbaum) → Vocals for clean cut pop-rock Jay & The Americans, "Cara Mia" (#4, 1965) and nine other Top 30 hits 1943 ● Joe Stampley → Louisiana blues-rock singer, songwriter and bandleader turned country star, fronted swamp rock The Uniques in the late 60s and sang lead on two minor hits, "Not Too Long Ago" (#66, 1965) and "All These Things" (#97, 1966), converted to honky tonk country with a recut of "All These Things" (Country #1, 1976) and 28 other Country Top 10 hits between 1971 and 1989 1944 ● Edgar Froese → Founder, frontman, keyboards and guitarist of atmospheric space/new age electro-synth proto-Kraut rock Tangerine Dream, solo 1944 ● Peter Albin → Guitarist for 60s Janis Joplin-fronted, psych-rock Big Brother & The Holding Company, "Piece Of My Heart" (#12, 1968) and her solo albums 1951 ● Dwight Twilley → Power pop bandleader, singer and songwriter best known for his Top 20 hit "I'm On Fire" (#16, 1975) and an otherwise unremarkable career leading the Dwight Tilley Band plus solo efforts 1955 ● Mikel Wallace → Keyboards for reggae/R&B-funk fusion band Third World, "Now That We've Found Love" (#47, R&B #9, 1979), shot dead on 7/6/1999, age 44 1959 ● Bobby Bluebell / (Robert Hodgens) → Guitar and frontman for Scottish jangle-pop-rock The Bluebells, "Young At Heart" (UK #1, 1993) 1960 ● Steve Vai → Grammy-winning virtuoso rock guitarist, first with Frank Zappa's band, then hard rock Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth's band, Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again" (#1, 1987), plus numerous albums as solo and bandleader, "I Would Love To" (Mainstream Rock #38, 1990) 1961 ● Dee C. Lee / (Diane Catherine Sealy)) → Vocals for New Wave dance-pop Wham!, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (#1, 1984), left to join sophisti-pop-soul The Style Council, "My Ever Changing Moods" (#29, UK #5, 1984), then solo "See The Day" (UK #3, 1985) 1961 ● Tom Araya / (Tomas Enrique Araya) → Bass and vocals for "Big Four" thrash metal Slayer, "Hate Worldwide" (#2, 2009) 1964 ● Jay Dee Bentley → Co-founder, bassist and songwriter for hardcore punk Bad Religion, "Infected" (Mainstream Rock #33, 1995) 1965 ● David White → Guitar and vocals for Brit soul/pop boy band Brother Beyond, "The Harder I Try" (UK #2, 1988) 1966 ● Gary Newby → Guitar, vocals and songwriting for Brit alt rock/power pop The Railway Children, "Every Beat Of The Heart" (Alt Rock #1, 1990) 1970 ● Munky Shaffer / (James Shaffer) → Guitarist for Nu metal Korn, "Here To Stay" (Mainstream #4, 2002) 1974 ● Uncle Kracker / (Matthew Shafer) → Long time vocals and DJ in Kid Rock's band, then rock/hip hop fusion solo career, "Follow Me" (#5, 2001), now country-rock, "Smile" (#31, 2009) 1978 ● Carl Barât → Co-founder, vocals, lead guitar and songwriter for indie/punk revival The Libertines, "Can't Stand Me Now" (UK #2, 2004), solo and pub owner 1978 ● Jeremy Gara → Drummer for Grammy-winning Canadian alt/indie rock Arcade Fire, "Keep The Car Running" (Alt #32, 2007) 1984 ● Chris Tomson → Drummer for New York indie Afro-pop/rock Vampire Weekend, "Cousins" (Alt Rock #18, 2009) 1987 ● Kyle Falconer → Lead guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist for Scottish retro-rock/ska punk The View, "Same Jeans" (UK #3, 2007) June 07 1917 ● Dean Martin / (Dino Paul Crocetti) → Film, TV and stage actor, singer, "Memories Are Made Of This" (#1, 1956) and 15 other Top 40 singles, cultural icon and member of the Rat Pack, died of lung cancer on 12/25/1995, age 78 1938 ● Michael Goldstein → Rock music publicist and artist PR agent who represented and promoted multiple top acts in the late 60s and early 70s, including Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead (and claimed to have 10 different acts as clients at the 1969 Woodstock festival), left PR to found The Soho Weekly News in New York City in 1973 as a competitor to The Village Voice, folded the paper in 1982 and tried numerous entrepreneurial ventures over the years until his death from pancreatic cancer on 5/19/2018, age 79 1940 ● Tom Jones / (Tom Woodward) → Grammy-winning, Welsh heartthrob vocalist "She's A Lady" (#2, 1971) plus 15 other Top 40 singles and, in the 80s, nine Country Top 40 hits 1942 ● Gary Burger → With four other American G.I.'s stationed in Germany, lead guitar for 60s avant-garde garage rock/proto-punk The Monks (1966 LP Black Monk Time), the band broke up in 1968 but reformed in 1999 when their album became a cult classic, died of pancreatic cancer on 3/17/2014, age 71 1944 ● Clarence White / (Clarence LeBlanc) → Acadian guitarist for progressive bluegrass sibling group Kentucky Colonels, then seminal country-pop-rock The Byrds, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (#1, 1965), session work for Jackson Browne, Randy Newman and others, killed by a drunken driver on 7/15/1973, age 29 1948 ● Dave Torbert → Bass guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Bay Area country-rock New Riders Of The Purple Sage, co-wrote "Contract" and many other NRPS songs, co-founded country-rock Kingfish with Matthew Kelly and Bob Weirr (Grateful Dead), died of a heart attack on 12/7/1982, age 34 1953 ● Johnny Clegg → The "White Zulu", guitarist, songwriter, co-founder and frontman for multiracial Afro-Euro-dance pop World music band Juluka and Zulu-dance-pop Savuka 1955 ● Joey Scarbury → One hit wonder Canadian pop singer, "Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)" (#2, 1981) 1957 ● Paddy McAloon / (Patrick Joseph McAloon) → Guitar and vocals for Brit indie pop Prefab Sprout, "If You Don't Love Me" (Dance/Club #3, 1992) 1958 ● Prince / (Prince Rogers Nelson) → Mega-talented, multi-instrumentalist songwriter, singer, actor, producer and pop-rock/soul-funk bandleader, "When Doves Cry" (#1, 1984) and 30 other Top 40 singles, seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Ward-winning movie, Purple Rain (1984) and multiple hits for others, including "Manic Monday" by The Bangles (#2, 1986), collapsed at home and died from a prescription painkiller overdose on 4/21/2016, age 57 1964 ● Ecstasy / (John Fletcher) → Vocals for rap/R&B "new jack swing" Whodini, "Five Minutes Of Funk" (1984) from the acclaimed album Escape 1966 ● Eric Kretz → Drummer for alt hard rock Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song" (#18, 1994) 1967 ● Dave Navarro / (David Michael Navarro) → Founding member and lead guitarist for alt rock/post-punk Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing" (Mainstream Rock #29, 1990), in mid-90s joined funk-rock Red Hot Chili Peppers, released two solo albums with one Top 10 hit, "Rexall" (Mainstream Rock #9, 2001), in 2012 began as celebrity judge on the tattoo competition reality TV show Ink Master 1974 ● T-Low / (Terry Brown) → Vocals in contemporary R&B/smooth soul brother duo Next, "Too Close" (#1, 1998) 1985 ● Chaz Simo / (Charles Robert Simpson) → Guitar and vocals for Brit pop-punk boyband Busted, "You Said No" (UK #1, 2003) 1990 ● Iggy Azalea / (Amethyst Amelia Kelly) → Australian rapper, songwriter and fashion model, "Fancy" (#1, 2014) and three other US Top 40 hits June 08 1918 ● Robert Preston / (Robert Meservy) → Tony-winning Broadway stage and screen (mostly Westerns) actor who landed the role of a lifetime as the lead in The Music Man on stage in 1957 and film in 1962, died of lung cancer on 3/21/87, age 68 1936 ● James Darren / (James William Ercolani) → Early pop-rock teen idol singer, "Goodbye Cruel World" (#3, 1961), film actor (Gidget, 1959, Venus In Furs, 1969 and others), TV actor in The Time Tunnel (1966-67) and T. J. Hooker (1982-85) 1940 ● Nancy Sinatra → Sultry, sexy MOR pop singer, "These Boots Were Made for Walking" (#1, 1966), duet with father Frank "Somethin' Stupid" (#1, 1967), the only father/daughter #1 hit ever 1940 ● Sherman Garnes → Bass vocals for R&B/doo wop Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (1956), died during open heart surgery on 2/26/1977, age 36 1941 ● Fuzzy Haskins / (Clarence Haskins) → Guitar and vocals for R&B/soul-funk ("P-Funk") Parliament-Funkadelic, "One Nation Under A Groove" (#31, 1978) 1942 ● Chuck Negron → Co-founder and one of three lead vocalists for top-tier pop-rock k Three Dog Night, "Joy To The World" (#1, 1971) and ten other Top 10 hits between 1969 and 1974 1944 ● Boz Scaggs / (William Royce Scaggs) → Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, first with early Steve Miller Band, then a long solo career starting with "Lowdown" (#3, 1976) and "Lido Shuffle" (#11, 1977) 1944 ● Don Grady / (Don Louis Agrati) → TV actor, musician, singer and songwriter starting as a Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Show and then as Robbie Douglas, the teenage heart-throb and oldest of three brothers on the 60s wholesome sitcom My Three Sons (1960-1972), joined short-lived, one hit wonder sunshine pop band The Yellow Balloon ("Yellow Balloon," #25, 1967) and later wrote TV themes and soundtracks, died of bone cancer on 06/27/2012, age 68 1947 ● Annie Haslam / (Anne Haslam) → Vocalist and songwriter best known for her 45 year tenure as lead singer for Brit folk/prog rock Renaissance ("Northern Lights," UK #10, 1978), plus 18 solo albums and an annual Christmas concert in Sellersville near Philadelphia, PA 1947 ● Julie Driscoll → Brit pop diva with Brian Auger & The Trinity, "This Wheel's On Fire" (UK #5, 1968), solo prog rock albums, now jazz-improv vocals 1949 ● Jimmie King → Guitarist and founding member of soul/funk The Bar-Kays, "Soul Finger" (#17, R&B #3, 1967), which also served as Stax Records' in-house session group and Otis Reddingg's backing band, died in the Wisconsin plane crash that killed Redding and four Bar-Kays bandmates on 12/10/1967, age 18 1951 ● Bonnie Tyler / (Gaynor Hopkins) → Welsh-born raspy-voiced pop-rock solo singer, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (#1, 1983), plus session backing vocals for Cher and others 1953 ● Jeff Rich → Drummer for blues-rock Climax Blues Band and psych-boogie rock Status Quo, "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" (#12, 1968) 1954 ● Greg Ginn → Founder, frontman, lead singer and principal songwriter for 80s nihilistic L.A. hardcore punk-rock Black Flag ("Thirty And Miserable," 1981), ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 guitarists of all time 1956 ● Steve Walwyn / (Stephen Martin Walwyn) → Lead guitarist since 1989 for Brit pub-rock Dr. Feelgood, "Milk And Alcohol" (UK #9, 1979) 1960 ● Mick Hucknall / (Michael James Hucknall) → Frontman, singer and songwriter for Brit soul-pop Simply Red, "Holding Back The Years" (#1, 1986), solo 1962 ● Nick Rhodes / (Nick Bates) → Keyboards for New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (#3, 1982) 1965 ● Rob Pilatus → Singer and one half of the scandalous, lip-synching dance-pop vocal duo Milli Vanilli, the pair were stripped of their 1989 Grammy Award when in 1990 it was revealed that they never actually sang on their albums or in concert, committed suicide on 4/2/1998, age 32 1966 ● Doris Pearson → Vocals for Brit family R&B/dance-pop quintet 5 Star, "Can't Wait Another Minute" (#41, Dance/Club #7, 1986) and fifteen Top 40 singles in native England 1967 ● Neil Mitchell → Keyboards for Scottish pop-rock Wet Wet Wet, "Love Is All Around" (#41, UK #1, 1994) 1970 ● Nicci Gilbert / (Nichole Gilbert) → Vocals in urban contemporary R&B girl trio Brownstone, "If You Love Me" (#8, 1994), solo 1971 ● Jef Streatfield → Guitarist for Brit hard/raunch rock The Wildhearts, "Sick Of Drugs" (UK #14, 1995) 1973 ● Gabe Ford / (Gabriel Ford) → Current drummer for Southern-fried blues-boogie rock Little Feat, "Dixie Chicken" (1973) and "Hate To Lose Your Lovin'" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1988) replacing founding drummer Richie Hayward, who left in 2009 with liver cancer 1977 ● Kanye West → Hip hop producer for Jay-Z and others, then solo rap star, "Gold Digger" (#1, 2005), five-time Grammy winner in 2007 1979 ● Derek Trucks → Blues-rock and world music guitarist and songwriter, nephew of Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, frontman for Grammy-winning The Derek Trucks Band, member of The Allman Brothers Band since 1999, formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2010 with wife Susan Tedeschi 1981 ● Alex Band → Founder, vocals and leader of post-grunge alt rock The Calling, "Wherever You Will Go" (#5, 2001), solo 1985 ● Jamie Shaw → Vocals in teen pop boy band One True Voice, "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" (UK #2, 2002) 1989 ● Richard Fleeshman → English TV actor (Craig Harris on the long-running Coronation Street) and singer-songwriter, "Coming Down" (UK #78, 2007)...

Here's a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any "UK" entry designates a single different from its US counterpart). May 27 1958 • The Crickets • "Think It Over" • Rock 'n' Roll • [Single] • "Fool's Paradise" 1966 • The Yardbirds • "Over, Under, Sideways, Down" [UK] • Blues Rock • Roger The Engineer • "Jeff's Boogie" 1966 • The Beatles • "Paperback Writer" [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • "Rain" 1966 • The Beatles • "Rain" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side] 1976 • KC & The Sunshine Band • "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Your Booty" • Disco • Part 3 • "Boogie Shoes" 1976 • Aerosmith • "Last Child" • Funk Rock • Rocks • "Combination" 1977 • The Sex Pistols • "God Save The Queen" [UK] • Punk-Rock • Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols • "No Feeling" 1977 • Elvis Costello • "Alison" [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • My Aim Is True • "Welcome To The Working Week" 1977 • Supertramp • "Give A Little Bit" • Prog/Art Rock • Even In The Quietest Moments • "Downstream" 1982 • Billy Idol • "Hot In The City" • Hard Rock • Billy Idol • "Hole In The Wall" 1983 • Bryan Adams • "Cuts Like A Knife" • Pop-Rock • Cuts Like A Knife • "Lonely Nights" 1986 • Bruce Hornsby & The Range • "Every Little Kiss" • Pop-Rock • The Way It Is • "The Red Plains" 1986 • Janet Jackson • "Nasty" [UK] • Dance-Pop • Control • "You'll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)" 1996 • Matchbox Twenty • "Push" • Post-Grunge • Yourself Or Someone Like You • "Busted" [Acoustic] / "Tired" May 28 1965 • The Supremes • "Back In My Arms Again" [UK] • Soul-Pop • More Hits By The Supremes • "Whisper You Love Me Boy" 1965 • The Moody Blues • "From the Bottom of My Heart (I Love You)" [UK] • British Beat • [Single] • "And My Baby's Gone" 1965 • Donovan • "Colours" [UK] • Folk-Rock • Fairytale • "To Sing For You" 1969 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • "Doggone Right" • Soul - Pop • Time Out For Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • "Here I Go Again" 1971 • Carpenters • "Rainy Days And Mondays" [UK] • Easy Listening • Carpenters • "Saturday" 1982 • A Flock Of Seagulls • "Space Age Love Song" [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • A Flock Of Seagulls • "Windows" 1982 • The Cars • "Since You're Gone" [UK] • Rock Ballad • Shake It Up • "Maybe Baby" May 29 1964 • Peter & Gordon • "Nobody I Know" [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • "You Don't Have To Tell Me" 1971 • James Taylor • "You've Got A Friend" • Folk-Rock • Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon • "You Can Close Your Eyes" 1971 • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • "You've Got A Friend" • Pop-Soul • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway • "Gone Away" 1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • "Mary Had A Little Lamb" • Pop/Children's • [Single] • "Little Woman In Love" 1978 • The Cars • "Just What I Needed" • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • "I'm In Touch With Your World" 1981 • Toni Basil • "Mickey" [UK] • Pop-Dance • Word Of Mouth • "Hanging Around" 1982 • Survivor • "Eye Of The Tiger" • Album Rock • Eye Of The Tiger • "Take You On A Saturday" 1985 • Fine Young Cannibals • "Johnny Come Home" [UK] • R&B Ska • Fine Young Cannibals • "Good Times And Bad" 1989 • Guns N' Roses • "Sweet Child O' Mine" [UK] • Hard Rock • Appetite For Destruction • "It's So Easy" [Live] May 30 1965 • The Beatles • "Paperback Writer" • Power Pop • Rubber Soul • "Rain" 1967 • The Rascals • "You Better Run" • Blue-Eyed Soul • Groovin' • "Love Is A Beautiful Thing" 1969 • The Beatles • "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • "Old Brown Shoe" 1969 • Procol Harum • "A Salty Dog" [UK] • Prog Rock • A Salty Dog • "Long Gone Geek" 1969 • The Beatles • "Old Brown Shoe" [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side] 1969 • The Bee Gees • "Tomorrow Tomorrow" [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • "Sun In My Morning" 1970 • The Beatles • "Rain" • Pop-Rock • Hey Jude • [B-Side] 1975 • Smokey [Smokie] • "If You Think You Know How To Love Me" [UK] • Soft Rock • [Single] • "'Tis Me" 1987 • George Michael • "I Want Your Sex (Rhythm 1: Lust)" [UK] • Dance-Pop • Faith • ""I Want Your Sex" ("Rhythm Two: Brass in Love") May 31 1968 • Donovan • "Jennifer, Juniper" • Folk-Rock • Hurdy Gurdy Man • "Teen Angel" 1975 • The Isley Brothers • "Fight The Power Part 1" • Soul-Funk • The Heat Is On • "Fight The Power Part 2" 1977 • Suzy And The Red Stripes • "Seaside Woman" • Reggae-Pop • [Single] • "B-Side To Seaside" 1994 • Pink Floyd • "Take It Back" • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • "Astronomy Domine" [Live] 1995 • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson • "Scream" • New Jack Swing • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • "Childhood" June 01 1959 • Sam Cooke • "Only Sixteen" • Soul • [Single] • "Let's Go Steady Again" 1962 • Aretha Franklin • "Don't Cry, Baby" • Soul • The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin, • "Without The One You Love" 1965 • The Temptations • "You've Got To Earn It" • Soul • Temptin' Temptations • [B-Side] 1965 • The Temptations • "Since I Lost My Baby" • Soul Ballad • Temptin' Temptations • "You've Got To Earn It" 1968 • The Rolling Stones • "Jumpin' Jack Flash" • Rock 'n' Roll • [Single] • "Child Of The Moon" 1973 • Paul McCartney & Wings • "Live And Let Die" [UK] • Symphonic Rock • Live And Let Die[Sndtrk] • "I Lie Around" 1977 • Kiss • "Christine Sixteen" • Pop-Rock • Love Gun • "Shock Me" 1977 • Kiss • "Shock Me" • Hard Rock • Love Gun • [B-Side] 1979 • The Ramones • "Rock 'N' Roll High School" • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • "Do You Wanna Dance?" [Live] 1979 • Paul McCartney & Wings • "Old Siam, Sir" [UK] • Hard Rock • Back To The Egg • "Spin It On" 1988 • Patti Smith • "People Have The Power" • Heartland Rock • Dream Of Life • "Wild Leaves" 1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • "Vasoline" • Grunge • Purple • "Meat Plow" / "Andy Warhol" / "Crackerman" 1996 • Patti Smith • "Summer Cannibals" • Hard Rock • Gone Again • "Come Back Little Sheby" / "Gone Again" / "People Have The Power" 1999 • Blondie • "Nothing Is Real But The Girl" [UK] • Alt. Dance-Rock • No Exit • "Nothing Is Real But The Girl" [Remix] 1999 • Madonna • "Beautiful Stranger" • Psychedelic Pop • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me[Sndtrk] • "Beautiful Stranger" [Album Version] 2010 • Rush • "Caravan" • Progressive Metal • Clockwork Angels • "BU2B" June 02 1967 • The Small Faces • "Here Comes The Nice" [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • "Talk To You" 1975 • David Bowie • "Fame" • Glam Rock • Young Americans • "Right" 1982 • The Rolling Stones • "Going To A Go-Go" • Rock 'n' Roll • Still Life • "Beast Of Burden" [Live] 1994 • The Beastie Boys • "Sure Shot" • Funk Rap • Ill Communication • "Mullett Head" 2001 • Aerosmith • "Fly Away From Here" • Hard Rock • Just Push Play • "Fly Away From Here" [Album Version] 2008 • R.E.M. • "Hollow Man" • Alt. Rock • Accelerator • "Horse To Water" ...

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note): May 27 1963 ● Bob Dylan ------ The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock 1975 ● Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Venus And Mars ► Pop-Rock 1976 ● Aretha Franklin ------ Sparkle [Sndtrk] ► Soul 1977 ● Dixie Dregs ------ Free Fall ► Jazz-Rock 1977 ● Neil Young ------ American Stars 'N Bars ► Folk-Rock 1983 ● Mike Oldfield ------ Crises ► Progressive Rock 1986 ● Journey ------ Raised On Radio ► Prog/Art Rock 1993 ● Eric Clapton ------ Stages ► Blues-Rock 1994 ● Future Sound Of London ------ Lifeforms ► Ambient Techno 1997 ● Snot ------ Get Some ► Punk Metal/Funk Metal 1997 ● Turbonegro ------ Ass Cobra ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal 1997 ● Various Artists ------ Poptopia! 70s Power Pop Classics ► Power Pop 1997 ● Various Artists ------ Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '80s ► Power Pop 1997 ● Various Artists ------ Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s ► Power Pop 2003 ● Led Zeppelin ------ How The West Was Won ► Hard Rock 2008 ● John Hiatt ------ Same Old Man ► Roots Rock 2008 ● Cyndi Lauper ------ Bring Ya To The Brink ► Dance-Pop May 28 1971 ● Graham Nash ------ Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock 1974 ● 10cc ------ Sheet Music ► Pop-Rock 1977 ● Peter Frampton ------ I'm In You ► Arena Rock 1977 ● Cat Stevens ------ Izitso ► Folk-Pop 1978 ● Streetheart ------ Meanwhile Back In Paris ► Hard Rock/Prairie Rock 1982 ● Cher ------ I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock 1982 ● Chic ------ I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock 1982 ● Glenn Frey ------ No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock 1982 ● Heatwave ------ Current ► Funk/Disco 1989 ● The Jacksons ------ 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop 1991 ● Electronic ------ Electronic ► Alt Dance/House 1991 ● Sam Phillips ------ Cruel Intentions ► AltRock/Secular 1991 ● The Smashing Pumpkins ------ Gish ► Hard Rock 1996 ● The Brian Jones Massacre ------ Take It From The Man! ► Neo-Psychedelia 1996 ● The Anti-Nowhere League ------ The Horse Is Dead ► Punk Rock 2004 ● The Electric Prunes ------ California ► Psychedelic Rock 2011 ● Weather Report ------ Live In Berlin 1975 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion 2012 ● The Who ------ Pinball Wizard: The Collection ► British Rock 2013 ● John Fogerty ------ Wrote A Song For Everyone ► Folk-Rock May 29 1969 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash ------ Crosby, Stills & Nash ► Folk-Rock 1976 ● Poco ------ Rose of Cimarron ► Country-Rock 1981 ● Amy Grant ------ Amy Grant In Concert ► Pop-Rock/Christian 1984 ● Tina Turner ------ Private Dancer ► Pop-Rock 1985 ● Warlock ------ Hellbound ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal 1986 ● Chris De Burgh ------ Into The Light ► Soft Rock 1987 ● John Hiatt ------ Bring The Family ► Roots Rock 1989 ● Trooper ------ The Last Of The Gypsys ► Hard Rock 1991 ● Dismember ------ Like An Ever Flowing Stream ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal 1995 ● Teenage Fanclub ------ Grand Prix ► Power Pop 1995 ● Rod Stewart ------ A Spanner In The Works ► Pop-Rock 2000 ● Bright Eyes ------ Fevers And Mirrors ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock 2001 ● Goo Goo Dolls ------ What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge 2002 ● Hammer, Jan ------ Miami Vice: The Complete Collection [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock May 30 1964 ● The Rolling Stones ------ England's Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock 1966 ● The Kingston Trio ------ Children Of The Morning ► Folk-Pop 1972 ● Bobby Womack ------ Understanding ► Soul-Funk 1972 ● The Velvet Underground ------ Live At Max's Kansas City ► Alt. Rock 1973 ● George Harrison ------ Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock 1977 ● Heatwave ------ Too Hot To Handle ► Funk/Disco 1979 ● Peter Frampton ------ Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock 1980 ● Peter Gabriel ------ Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock 1981 ● Echo & The Bunnymen ------ Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk 1984 ● Jefferson Starship ------ Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock 1988 ● Bob Dylan ------ Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock 1988 ● Earth, Wind & Fire ------ The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2 ► Soul-Funk 1995 ● Eddie Money ------ Love And Money ► Album Rock 1995 ● Kansas ------ Freaks Of Nature ► Prog/Arena Rock 1997 ● Dimmu Borgir ------ Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal 1998 ● Dredg ------ Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental 2000 ● Billy Bragg & Wilco ------ Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock 2000 ● Iron Maiden ------ Brave New World ► Heavy Metal 2004 ● Frank Zappa ------ Joe's Corsage ► Art Rock 2005 ● Oasis ------ Don't Believe The Truth ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop 2006 ● Manfred Mann's Earth Band ------ Alive In America ► Hard Rock 2006 ● The Radio Dept. ------ Pet Grief ► Dream Pop May 31 1965 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars ------ Shotgun ► Soul - Motown 1980 ● Whitesnake ------ Ready An' Willing ► Arena Rock 1983 ● Talking Heads ------ Speaking In Tongues ► New Wave Art-Rock 1985 ● A-Ha ------ Hunting High And Low ► Synth-Pop 1988 ● Boogie Down Productions ------ By All Means Necessary ► East Coast Rap 1993 ● No Use For A Name ------ The Daily Grind ► Punk-Rock 1994 ● Stone Temple Pilots ------ Purple ► Arena Rock 1994 ● The Church ------ Sometime Anywhere ► Alt. Power Pop 1994 ● Various Artists ------ The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock/World 1994 ● Elton John ------ The Lion King [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock 1995 ● Gary Moore ------ Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock (Irish) 1999 ● Mike + The Mechanics ------ M6 ► Brit Pop-Rock 2004 ● PJ Harvey ------ Uh Huh Her ► Indie Rock 2005 ● The Butterfield Blues Band ------ Live ► Blues-Rock 2005 ● Little Feat ------ Barnstormin' Live, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock 2010 ● Queen ------ The Singles Collection: Volume 3 ► Glam Rock June 01 1959 ● The Kingston Trio ------ At Large ► Folk-Pop 1963 ● The Ventures ------ Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental 1966 ● The Hollies ------ Would You Believe? ► Pop-Rock 1967 ● https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BeatlesllThe Beatles ------ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ► Pop-Rock 1970 ● The Monkees ------ Changes ► Pop-Rock 1972 ● Gary Glitter ------ Touch Me ► Glam Rock 1972 ● Aretha Franklin ------ Amazing Grace ► Gospel-Soul 1974 ● Carpenters ------ Big Star [Japan] ► Easy Listening 1974 ● James Taylor ------ Walking Man ► Folk-Rock 1976 ● The Runaways ------ The Runaways ► Punk Rock 1982 ● Genesis ------ Three Sides Live ► Prog Rock 1982 ● The Rolling Stones ------ Still Life ► Rock n Roll 1983 ● The Police ------ Synchronicity ► New Wave Pop-Rock 1985 ● Sting ------ The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ► Pop-Rock 1991 ● Massive Attack ------ Blue Lines ► Trip-Hop 1993 ● Pat Benatar ------ Gravity's Rainbow ► Hard Rock 1995 ● Nine Inch Nails ------ Further Down The Spiral ► Industrial Metal 1996 ● The Hives ------ Oh Lord! When? How? ► Garage Rock 1998 ● Shed Seven ------ Let It Ride ► Alt Rock 1999 ● Blaque ------ Blaque ► Dance-Rap 1999 ● Spin Doctors ------ Here Comes The Bride ► Alt Pop-Rock 1999 ● The Doobie Brothers ------ Best Of The Doobie Brothers Live ► Pop-Rock 2000 ● Michelle Branch ------ Broken Bracelet ► Alt Pop-Rock 2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band ------ Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, San Francisco, July 29 & 30, 1977 ► Roots Rock 2009 ● The Pretenders ------ The Best Of The Pretenders ► Post-Punk 2009 ● Paul Simon ------ This Better Be Good ► Folk-Pop 2010 ● Jack Johnson ------ To The Sea ► AA Folk-Rock 2012 ● Richard Marx ------ Inside My Head ► AA Pop-Rock June 02 1958 ● The Kingston Trio ------ The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop 1967 ● David Bowie ------ David Bowie ► Pop-Rock 1967 ● The Small Faces ------ From The Beginning ► British Rock 1974 ● Cockney Rebel ------ The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock 1978 ● Bruce Springsteen ------ Darkness On The Edge Of Town ► Album Rock 1978 ● Thin Lizzy ------ Live And Dangerous ► Hard Rock 1978 ● Teddy Pendergrass ------ Life Is A Song Worth Singing ► Soul-Pop 1980 ● Cold Chisel ------ East ► Pub Rock 1980 ● Cheap Trick ------ Found All The Parts [EP] ► Hard Rock/Power Pop 1987 ● Estefan, Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine ------ Let It Loose ► Latin Pop 1992 ● Mariah Carey ------ MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock 1992 ● Wilson Phillips ------ Shadows And Light ► Pop-Rock 1993 ● Buzzcocks ------ Trade Test Transmissions ► Punk-Rock 1997 ● Sarah Brightman ------ Timeless ► Showtunes 1997 ● Bob Dylan ------ The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock 1998 ● Brooks & Dunn ------ If You See Her ► Country-Rock 1998 ● The Smashing Pumpkins ------ Adore ► Hard Rock 1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Lyve From Steel Town ► Southern Rock 2009 ● Iggy Pop ------ Préliminaires ► Alt. Rock / Punk 2009 ● Neil Young ------ The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972 ► Folk-Rock 2015 ● Whitesnake ------ Icon ► Arena Rock 2017 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ The Broadcast Archive Radio Broadcast 1975/1994 ► Southern Rock...

Happy Birthday this week to: May 26 1886 ● Al Jolson / (Asa Yoelson) → Pre-eminent traditional and Tin Pan Alley pop singer, Broadway actor, radio host, comedian, early sound-era movie star and self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Entertainer," recorded dozens of still-popular songs, including "Swanee" (1921), "April Showers" (1924) and "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" (1927), starred in he first "talkie" film, The Jazz Singer (1927), continued to perform and record until his death from a heart attack on 10/23/1950, age 64 1904 ● George Formby / (George Hoy Booth) → Widely popular Brit stage/screen actor, singing comedian and ukulele player, recorded more than 200 albums and appeared in 20 films, best known for the song "Leaning On A Lamp Post," died after a heart attack on 3/6/1961, age 56 1909 ● Papa Charlie McCoy / (Charles McCoy) → Delta blues guitarist and songwriter, frontman for The Mississippi Hot Footers and partner is several bands with his older brother, Kansas Joe McCoy, with whom he recorded the earliest version of the now-standard "Sweet Home Chicago," died from paralytic brain disease on 7/26/1950, age 41 1920 ● Peggy Lee / (Norma Deloris Egstrom) → Sultry, distinctive singer, pop-jazz-big band songwriter and actress, "Fever" (#8, 1958), Grammy-winner, worked with Benny Goodman, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones and others, died from complications of diabetes and a heart attack on 1/21/2002, age 81 1922 ● Frank Guida → Sicilian-American record store owner turned songwriter and record producer credited with crafting the 60s lo-fi, dance-party "Norfolk Sound," discovered and produced hits for doo-wop/soul Gary U.S. Bonds, including "Quarter To Three" (#1, 1961), also co-wrote and produced "If You Wanna Be Happy" for Jimmy Soul (#1, 1963), died on 5/19/2007, age 85 1926 ● Miles Davis / (Miles Dewey Davis III) → Jazz bandleader, trumpeter and composer, major influence on jazz and fusion music, 8-time Grammy winner, including his 1970 album Bitches Brew, died on 9/28/1991, age 65 1938 ● Jaki Liebezeit / (Hans Liebezeit) → Quietly influential, minimalist rock drummer and core member of early Kraut rock, experi-pop/avant-garde Can, "I Want More" (UK #26, 1976), died from pneumonia on 1/22/2017, age 78 1940 ● Levon Helm / (Mark Lavon Helm) → Arkansas farm boy, drummer and vocalist with four Canadian bandmates in seminal roots rock The Band ("Up On Cripple Creek," #25, 1970), issued seventeen solo albums, produced albums for others, acted in nearly two dozens films, including Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), and hosted the weekly Midnight Ramble music revue at his home near Woodstock, NY, from the late 90s until his death from cancer on 4/19/2012. 1941 ● Art Sharp → Guitar and vocals for British Invasion pop-rock The Nashville Teens, "Tobacco Road" (#16, 1964) 1942 ● Ray Ennis → Vocals and guitar for British Invasionn pop-rock The Swinging Blue Jeans, "Hippy Hippy Shake" (#24, 1964) 1944 ● Verden Allen / (Terence Allen) → Keyboards for early Brit glam-rockers Mott The Hoople, "All The Young Dudes" (#37, 1972) 1945 ● Garry Peterson → Long-time drummer for Canadian rockers The Guess Who, "American Woman" (#1, 1970) and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (#1, 1974) 1946 ● Ronnie Harkai → Drummer for garage/horn rock The Outsiders, "Time Won't Let Me" (#5, 1966), now a recording engineer, producer and music consultant 1946 ● Mick Ronson / (Michael Ronson) → Guitarist, songwriter and producer, worked with David Bowie as one of the Spiders from Mars, session work for Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter, Morrissey and others, Rolling Stone magazine's 64th greatest guitarist of all time, died of liver cancer on 4/29/1993, age 46 1948 ● Stevie Nicks / (Stephanie Lynn Nicks) → Hugely successful female rock/pop vocalist, achieved fame with blues-rock turned mega-star band Fleetwood Mac, "Go Your Own Way" (#10, 1977), successful solo career, "Talk To Me" (#4, 1985) 1949 ● Hank Williams, Jr. / (Randall Hank Williams, Jr.) → Country-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, "Honky Tonkin'" (1982), son of country music legend Hank Williams, Sr. 1958 ● Wayne Hussey / (Jerry Lovelock) → Guitarist for New Wave dance-pop Hi-NRG group Dead Or Alive, "You Spin Me 'Round (Like A Record)" (#11, 1985), then goth-metal The Sisters of Mercy, "Temple Of Love" (UK #3, 1992), and The Mission, "Deliverance" (Mainstream Rock #27, 1990) 1962 ● Colin Vearncombe → Frontman and singer/songwriter for Brit pop-rock Black, "Wonderful Life" (UK #8, 1987), solo 1964 ● Lenny Kravitz / (Leonard Albert Kravitz) → Grammy-winning multi-instrumental singer, songwriter, "Fly Away" (#12, 199), session musician and singer with Mick Jagger, Madonna, David Bowie and others 1966 ● Tommy Stewart → Drummer for funk metal/hard rock Extreme, "More Than Words" (#1, 1991), also with Everclear, Fuel, Halloween and other bands 1967 ● Kristen Pfaff → Bass guitarist for Minneapolis post-hardcore Janitor Joe, recruited to Seattle grunge rock girl group Hole in 1993, planned to return to Janitor Joee but died from a suspected but unconfirmed opium overdose on 6/16/1994, age 27 1968 ● Phillip Rhodes → Drummer for power-pop Gin Blossoms, "Found Out About You" (Modern Rock #1, 1994), solo 1971 ● Joey Kibble → Vocals in a cappella gospel Take 6, "I L-O-V-E U" (R&B #19, 1990) 1972 ● Alan White → Drummer (1994-2005, replacing Tony McCarroll) in Grammy-nominated Britpop Oasis, "Wonderwall" (#8, 1996), the band had 22 consecutive UK Top 10 hits 1978 ● Jaheim Hoagland → R&B/dance-pop singer, "My Place" with Nelly (#4, Rap #4, 1992) 1981 ● Isaac Slade → Co-founder, lead singer, pianist and chief songwriter of mainstream/piano rock The Fray, "How To Save A Life" (#3, 2006) May 27 1922 ● Christopher Lee → Decorated World War II RAF veteran, 70-year film actor (mostly villainous roles or in horror films) and singer with a late-in-life career as a heavy metal vocalist, often interpreting classical pieces in a hard rock mode, issued several "symphonic metal" albums and, at age 91, became the oldest living performer to score a chart hit with his seasonal "Jingle Hell" (#18, 2013) from the album A Very Metal Christmas (2013), continued to record until just before his death on 6/7/2015, age 93 1932 ● Junior Parker / (Hermon Parker, Jr.) → Memphis blues/soul vocalist, "Driving Wheel" (R&B #5, 1961), co-wrote Elvis Presley's "Mystery Train" (Country #11, 1956), died during surgery to remove a brain tumor on 11/18/1971 1935 ● Ramsey Lewis → Grammy-winning jazz/pop pianist, bandleader and composer, "The In Crowd" (#5, 1965) 1939 ● Don Williams / (Donald Ray Williams) → Country's "Gentle Giant," mild-mannered, deep baritone mainstream countrypolitan singer and songwriter with 17 Country #1 hits, including "I Believe In You" (#24, Country #1, 1980), his songs have been covered by Eric Clapton ("Tulsa Time," #30, 1980), Bonnie Raitt, Pete Townshend and multiple others, died from emphysema on 9/8/2017, age 78 1943 ● Cilla Black / (Priscilla Maria Veronica White) → Working-girl-made-good Swinging Sixties light pop Brit singer, actress and TV/radio personality with a 50-year career in music and entertainment, recorded 11 UK Top 10 singles, including "You're My World" (#26, UK #1, 1964), hosted or guested on various BBC TV programs through the early 10s, died following a fall and stroke on 8/1/2015, age 72 1944 ● Billy Adamson → Drummer for Merseybeat band The Searchers, "Needles And Pins" (#13, 1963), retired from the band in 1998 and died from undisclosed causes on 11/11/2013, age 69 1945 ● Bruce Cockburn → Canadian folk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, "Wondering Where The Lions Are" (#21, 1980) 1947 ● Marty Kristian → Guitar and vocals for folk-sunshine pop The New Seekers, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (#7, 1972) 1947 ● Peter Knight → Violin for Brit electric folk-rock revival band Steeleye Span, "All Around My Hat" (UK #5, 1975) 1948 ● Pete Sears → Journeyman bassist and keyboardist, session work for Rod Stewart in 70s, 1974-1987 with Jefferson Starship, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" (#1, 1987), then Hot Tuna, David Nelson Band, Moonalice and session work 1949 ● James Mitchell → Vocals for R&B/soul quartet The Detroit Emeralds, "Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)" (#24, R&B #4, 1972), left to co-found R&B/quiet storm The Floaters, "Float On" (#2, 1977) 1957 ● Eddie Harsch → Keyboards for roots/raunch rock The Black Crowes, "Hard To Handle" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1991) 1957 ● Siouxsie Sioux / (Susan Dallion) → Vocals and frontwoman for punk then dance-rock Siouxsie & The Banshees, "Kiss Them For Me", (#23, 1991), side project The Creatures, "Right Now" (UK #14, 1983) 1958 ● Neil Finn → Guitar, vocals and songwriting for Aussie New Wave pop-rock Split Enz, "I Got You" (#53, UK #12, 1980), left to form Crowded House, "Don't Dream It's Over" (#2, 1987), solo and Finn Brothers, "Won't Give In" (UK #6, 2004) 1966 ● Sean Kinney → Drummer in alterna-metal/hard rock Alice In Chains, "No Excuses" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1994) 1971 ● Left Eye Lopes / (Lisa Nicole Lopes) → Vocals for R&B/urban soul-dance-pop girl trio TLC, "Creep" (#1, 1994), died in a car accident on 4/25/2002, age 30 1975 ● André 3000 / (André Benjamin) → Half of hip hop duo OutKast, "Ms. Jackson" (#1, 2001) and "Hey Ya" (#1, 2004), solo May 28 1910 ● T. Bone Walker / (Aaron Thibeaux Walker) → Electric blues pioneer, "Stormy Monday" (1947), influenced Albert Collins, B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Freddie King and many others, #47 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists list, died of bronchial pneumonia following a stoke on 3/16/1975, age 64 1917 ● Papa John Creach / (John Henry Creach) → Fiddler for 60s psych-rock Jefferson Airplane, "Somebody To Love" (#5, 1967), then folk-rock Hot Tuna and mainstream arena rock Jefferson Starship, "Miracles" (#3, 1975), died after suffering a heart attack during the Northridge earthquake on 2/22/1994, age 76 1929 ● Sonny Burgess / (Albert Austin Burgess) → The "Arkansas Wild Man," freewheeling Sun Records boogie woogie and rockabilly singer, guitarist and frontman for The Pacers ("We Wanna Boogie," 1956), chart success eluded him but he performed and recorded for four decades (except for a stint as a sewing supplies salesman in the 70s), hosted a weekly rockabilly nostalgia radio show in Arkansas in the 90s, fell in his home and died a month later on 8/18/2017, age 88 1943 ● Tony Mansfield → Drummer for 60s British Invasion pop-rock Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, "Little Children" (#7, 1964) 1944 ● Billy Vera / (William McCord, Jr.) → Rock historian, songwriter and singer, duet with Judy Clay, "Storybook Children" (#20, 1968) and solo as frontman for pop-rock The Beaters, "At This Moment" (#1, 1986), featured on the TV show Family Ties 1944 ● Gladys Knight → The "Empress of Soul", Grammy-winning R&B vocals and frontwoman for The Pips, "Midnight Train To Georgia" (#1, 1973), solo 1944 ● Gary Stewart → Outlaw country singer and songwriter mixing honky tonk and Southern rock sounds for nine Country Top 20 among nearly 30 charting songs, including "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" (Country #1, 1975), collaborated with Gregg Allman and Dicky Betts on Cactus And A Rose (1980), committed suicide a month after the death of his wife of 43 years on 12/16/2003, age 59 1945 ● John Fogerty → Frontman, songwriter, guitar and vocals for roots rock/"swamp" rock Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Down On The Corner" (#3, 1969), Grammy-winning solo career (album Centerfield, #1, 1985) and bandleader for The Blue Ridge Rangers 1946 ● Stacy Sutherland / (Stacy Keith Sutherland) → Guitarist and songwriter in legendary Austin, Texas acid/garage rock The 13th Floor Elevators (the first band to use the term to describe their music - and their LSD/stoner lifestyle), the band's 3-year stint led to four albums, seven singles and a lone charting hit ("You're Gonna Miss Me," #55, 1966), left in 1969 to form his own group (Ice), spend times behind bars and fall deeper into drug and alcohol addiction, his estranged wife Bunny accidentally shot and killed him during a domestic dispute on 8/24/1978, age 32. 1948 ● Ray Laidlaw → Drummer for Brit folk-rock Brethren, which became Lindisfarne, "Lady Eleanor" (UK #3, 1971) 1949 ● Wendy O. Williams → Mohawk hairdo-sporting, controversial singer and frontwoman for outrageous punk/heavy metal Plasmatics, "Butcher Baby" (UK #55, 1980), solo, actress in sexploitation film Reform School Girls (1986), committed suicide on 4/6/1998, age 48 1952 ● JoJo Billingsley / (Deborah Jo Billingsley White) → Backing vocals for raunchy Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" (#8, 1974), only bandmember not aboard the fatal flight on 10/20/1977, claimed to have been born again by the event and turned to Christian music, died from cancer on 6/24/2010, age 58 1955 ● Eddie Jobson / (Edwin Jobson) → Respected journeyman violinist and synthesizer player with Frank Zappa's band, long-lived Brit folk-rock Jethro Tull, "Living In The Past" (#11, 1973), Roxy Music, U.K., Yes, solo 1955 ● John McGeoch → Scottish guitarist, singer and co-founder of post-punk Magazine, "Shot By Both Sides" (UK #41, 1978), then with punk then dance-rock Siouxsie & The Banshees, "Kiss Them For Me", (#23, 1991), Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd., died in his sleep ion 3/4/2004, age 48 1959 ● Steve Strange / (Stephen Harrington) → Frontman and vocals for New Romantic synth-pop Visage, "Fade To Grey" (UK #8, 1980), nightclub host and promoter 1961 ● Roland Gift → Lead singer for Fine Young Cannibals, "She Drives Me Crazy" (#1, 1989) 1964 ● Wes Burt-Martin → Guitarist for folk-pop Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, "What I Am" (# , 1989) 1965 ● Chris Ballew → Co-founder, bass and vocals for post-grunge alt rock The Presidents Of The United States Of America, "Lump" (Mainstream Rock #7, 1995), currently performs children's music under the pseudonym Caspar Babypants 1968 ● Kylie Minogue → Grammy-winning, widely-popular Aussie pop singer, songwriter and actress, "The Loco-Motion" (#3, 1988) 1970 ● Jimi Goodwin → Vocals, bass and guitar for dance-pop/house music Sub Sub, "Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use)" (UK #3, 1993), disbanded and reformed as alt rock Doves, "There Goes The Fear" (UK #3, 2002) 1970 ● Mark Richardson → Drummer for Brit alt rock/metal Skunk Anansie, "All I Want" (UK #14, 1996) 1981 ● Mark Feehily → Vocals for Irish pop boy band Westlife, "Swear It Again" (#20, 2000) and 17 UK Top 10 hits 1985 ● Colbie Caillat → Pop singer and guitarist, "Bubbly" (2007), daughter of Ken Caillat who co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Tusk albums May 29 1939 ● Sir Monti Rock III / (Joseph Montanez Jr.) → Flamboyant Puerto Rican-American performer, musician and 60s TV entertainment show guest, opened the disco era with the LP Disco Tex And His Sex-O-Lettes (1975) with producer Bob Crewe (The Four Seasons), scored the hit "Get Dancin'" (#10, 1975) and several others, performed on the Vegas club circuit through the 00s 1941 ● Roy Crewsdon → Guitarist for British Invasion novelty/comedy pop-rock 'n' roll Freddie & The Dreamers, "I'm Telling You Now" (#1, 1965), now operates a bar in Tenerife 1945 ● Gary Brooker → Chief songwriter, keyboardist and vocals for prog/psych rock Procol Harum, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (#5, 1967), solo plus session work for Eric Clapton 1947 ● Joey Levine → Unabashed bubblegum pop music songwriter, record producer and vocalist, as part of the Jerry Kasenetz/Jeffrey Katz team sang lead vocals for studio group Ohio Express ("Yummy Yummy Yummy," #4, 1968) and other groups comprised of studio musicians, wrote and produced multiple pop hits by The 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Music Explosion and others, formed his own branding company and wrote jingles for national or global brands including Pepsi, Chevrolet and Anheuser-Busch 1947 ● Junior Campbell / (William Campbell, Jr.) → Lead guitar for pop/rock the Gaylords, then Marmalade, "Reflections Of My Life" (#10, 1970) 1947 ● Larry Harris / (Larry Alan Harris) → Music industry executive and co-founder of Casablanca Records with his second cousin, Neil Bogart, signed and launched the careers of Kiss, Donna Summer, Village People and others, plus less flamboyant acts as Cher, funk band Parliament, and comedians Robin Williams and Rodney Dangerfield, left after the disco craze ended and the label fell into decline to work for other labels and open a comedy club in Seattle, died from an abdominal aneurysm on 122/18/2017, age 70 1949 ● Francis Rossi → Co-founder and lead guitarist for Brit psych-boogie rock Status Quo, "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" (#12, 1968), solo 1950 ● Rebbie Jackson / (Maureen Reillette Jackson Brown) → Eldest of the Jackson family of musicians, performed with her brothers beginning in 1974 on stage and on the TV variety show The Jacksons, issued four solo albums and charted several singles, including "Centipede" (#24, R&B #4, 1984) 1952 ● Karl Bartos → Percussionist for German electro-rock pioneers Kraftwerk, "Autobahn" (#25, 1975), left in 1990 for solo career and collaborations 1953 ● Danny Elfman → Grammy-winning TV and film score composer, frequently in collaboration with Tim Burton (Batman, 1989), singer/songwriter and leader of New Wave ska-pop/alt rock Oingo Boingo, "Weird Science" (#45, Dance/Club #21, 1985) 1955 ● Mike Porcaro → Session musician who joined his brothers Jeff and Steve Porcaro in 1982 as bassist in pop/arena rock Toto ("Africa," #1, 1982), retired from the band in 2007 and died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, on 3/15/2015, age 59 1956 ● La Toya Jackson → Background vocals for her brothers' band The Jackson 5, then largely unsuccessful and unnoticed solo singing career 1959 ● Danny Pearson / (Daniel Pearson) → Bassist for critically acclaimed but light selling alt pop-rock American Music Club (1991 album Everclear) 1959 ● Mel Gaynor → Drummer for Scottish New Wave pop-rock Simple Minds, "(Don't You) Forget About Me" (#1, 1985) 1960 ● Jesse Johnson → Guitarist for R&B/soul-funk The Time, wrote "Jungle Love" (#20, Dance/Club #9, 1984), then solo, "Crazay" (Dance/Club #12, 1986) 1961 ● David Palmer → Drummer for New Wave synth-pop ABC, "Be Near Me" (#9, 1982) 1961 ● Melissa Etheridge → Grammy-winning alt-heartland rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, "I'm The Only One" (#8, 1993), gay activist 1962 ● John Pedder → Bassist in Brit lounge/melodramatic pop group Babybird, "You're Gorgeous" (UK #3, 1996) 1963 ● Blaze Bayley / (Bayley Alexander Cooke) → Lead vocalist for heavy metal Wolfsbane from 1984 to 1994, Iron Maiden ("The Angel And The Gambler", Mainstream Rock #24, 1998) from 1994 to 1999, solo and frontman for Blaze 1964 ● Fresh Kid Ice / (Christopher Wong Won) → Asian-American rapper of Trinidadian and Chinese decent, founding member of notorious hip hop group 2 Live Crew ("Banned In The USA," #20, Rap #1, 1990), their sexually-explicit lyrics resulted in arrests and sparked a national debate about obscenity and the legal limits of artistic expression, died from an unspecified "medical condition" at a Veterans Administration hospital on 7/13/2017, age 53 1967 ● Noel Gallagher → Singer, songwriter and guitarist for Grammy-nominated Brit pop Oasis, "Wonderwall" (#8, 1996), the band had 22 consecutive UK Top 10 hits 1969 ● Chad Kinchla / (Chandler Kinchla) → Guitarist for blues-rock jam band Blues Traveler, "Run-Around" (#8, 1995) 1975 ● Melanie Brown → Vocals and "Scary Spice" in pop-rock girl-group Spice Girls, "Wannabe" (#1, 1997) 1976 ● Dave Buckner → Founding member and original drummer for alt metal/rap metal Papa Roach ("Scars, #15, Alt Rock #2, 2004), left the band in 2007 for rehabilitation 1978 ● Daniel Pearce → Vocals in teen pop boy band One True Voice, "Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" (UK #2, 2002) 1980 ● Andrew John Hurley → Drummer for alt rock/punk-pop Fall Out Boy, "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" (#2, 2007) May 30 1909 ● Benny Goodman → The "King of Swing" and most popular figure of the early Swing Era bandleaders, clarinetist, film actor (playing himself), died from a heart attack on 6/13/1986, age 77 1915 ● Maxine Powell → African American child actress turned finishing school owner who became the etiquette and style coach for Berry Gordy's Motown Records in the 60s, the only such training program offered at any record label at any time, died after a long period of declining health on 10/14/2013, age 98 1926 ● Johnny Gimble → Grammy-winning virtuoso country and Western swing fiddler, played with Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys in the 50s, as a session musician appeared on numerous albums by Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins and others in the 60s, toured with Willie Nelson, worked with Asleep At The Wheel and acted in films and on TV in the 70s and 80s, died following a stroke on 5/9/2015, age 88 1928 ● Herb Oscar Anderson / (Herbert Oscar Anderson) → Beloved, crooning Top 40 music radio DJ, member of the "Swingin' 7" team of announcers on world-famous WABC-am in New York City during the 60s, left when 60s pop turned to 70s harder rock, continued to host music radio programs in different markets, including a weekly show on a Vero Beach, Florida station until his death from kidney failure on 1/29/2017, age 88 1944 ● Lenny Davidson → Guitarist and vocals for British Invasion pop-rock Dave Clark Five, "Catch Us If You Can" (#4, 1965) and 11 other Top 25 hits in the US 1944 ● Gladys Horton → Founder and lead vocals for Motown pop-soul girl group The Marvelettes, "Please Mr. Postman" (#1, 1961) and nine other Top 40 singles, died following a stroke on 1/26/2011, age 66 1955 ● Topper Headon / (Nicholas Bowen Headon) → Drummer and occasional vocals for influential and acclaimed punk-ska-dance-rock The Clash, wrote "Rock The Casbah" (#8, 1982) 1958 ● Marie Fredriksson → Vocals for Swedish pop-rock duo Roxette, "The Look" (#1, 1989), solo 1960 ● Stephen Duffy → Founding member, guitarist, vocals and songwriting for New Wave synth-pop Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (#3, 1982) 1964 ● Tom Morello → Guitarist for Grammy-winning punk/hip hop/thrash metal Rage Against The Machine, "Guerrilla Radio" (Modern Rock #6, 1999) 1964 ● Wynonna Judd / (Christina Ciminella) → Country singer/songwriter in duo The Judds (with mother Naomi), "Girl's Night Out" (Country #1, 1984) and 17 other Top 10 country hits, solo, "To Be Loved By You" (Adult Contemporary #25, Country #1, 1996) 1967 ● Sven Pipien → Bassist for roots/raunch rock The Black Crowes, "Hard To Handle" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1991) 1968 ● Tim Burgess → Vocals for "Madchester" alt rock The Charlatans UK, "The Only One I Know" (Mainstream Rock #37, 1991), solo 1971 ● Patrick Dalheimer → Bassist for alt rock Live, "Lightning Crashes" (Modern Rock #5, 1995) and The Gracious Few 1974 ● Cee Lo Green / (Thomas Callaway) → Singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer, member of pioneering Dirty South rap group Goodie Mob, "Cell Therapy" (#13, Rap #1, 1995), then Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy" (#2, 2006) and solo, "F**k You" (#2, 2010) May 31 1930 ● Clint Eastwood / (Clinton Eastwood, Jr.) → Wannabe jazz pianist turned globally-acclaimed actor, film director, politician and film score composer, wrote the music to Mystic River (2003), Flags Of Our Fathers (2006) and J. Edgar (2011), among other films, co-wrote "Why Should I Care" (1999) for Diana Krall, nominated for or won numerous awards for other music compositions 1935 ● Herb Alpert / (Herbert Alpert) → Nine time Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader for The Tijuana Brass, the only artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart with a vocal single ("This Guy's In Love With You," #1, 1968) and an instrumental song ("Rise," #1, 1979), founder and former executive of A&M Records with partner Jerry Moss 1936 ● Gayle Shepherd / (Joyce Gayle Shepherd) → With three of her sisters, vocals in 50s-60s one hit wonder girl group The Shepherd Sisters, "Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)" (#18, 1957) was their lone charting song despite multiple appearances on American Bandstand and several years touring with Alan Freed's America's Greatest Teenage Recording Stars show, retired from the music industry in the mid-60s to start a family, died from dementia on 5/7/2018, age 81 1938 ● Peter Yarrow → Vocals and guitar for seminal folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" (#2, 1963) 1938 ● Johnny Paycheck / (Donald Eugene Lytle) → Gruff-voiced "outlaw" country music singer with 21 Country Top 20 hits, mostly in the 70s, best known for rendition of "Take This Job And Shove It" (Country #1, 1978), his career was cut short by drug, alcohol and prison troubles, died in Nashville from emphysema on 2/19/2003, age 64 1940 ● Augie Meyers / (August Meyers) → Founding member of early country-rock Sir Douglas Quintet ("She's About A Mover," #13, 1965) and later the Tejano (fusion of rock, country and various Mexican styles) supergroupTexas Tornados with Doug Sahm, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez 1943 ● Wayne Carson / (Wayne Head) → Grammy-winning country and pop songwriter, musician and record producer, wrote "Somebody Like Me" (#53, Country #1, 1966) for Eddy Arnold and "The Letter" (#11, 1967) for The Box Tops, co-wrote "Always On My Mind" which has been recorded over 300 times, most notably by Willie Nelson (#5, Country #1, 1982), died from congestive heart failure on 7/20/2015, age 72 1948 ● Bonzo Bonham / (John Henry Bonham) → Original drummer for influential hard rock Led Zeppelin, "Whole Lotta Love" (#4, 1970), #1 on Rolling Stone magazine's readers' poll of the "best drummers of all time", died after choking on his own vomit on 9/25/1980, age 32 1954 ● Vicki Sue Robinson → Theater and film actress turned one hit wonder R&B/disco singer, "Turn The Beat Around" (#10, 1976), died of cancer on 4/27/2000, age 45 1962 ● Corey Hart → Canadian singer/songwriter with 27 Canada Top 40 hits, including "Never Surrender" (#3, Canada #1, 1985) 1963 ● Wendy Smith → Guitar and vocals for Brit pop-rock Prefab Sprout, "If You Don't Love Me" (Dance/Club #3, 1992) 1964 ● D.M.C. / (Darryl McDaniels) → MC and rapper for premier hardcore rap group Run-D.M.C., "Walk This Way" (#4, 1986) 1964 ● Scotti Hill / (Scott Lawrence Mulvehill) → Longtime guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for New Jersey-based hair metal/pop-metal Skid Row ("I Remember You," #6, 1989) 1965 ● Steve White → Drummer for sophisti-pop-soul The Style Council, "My Ever Changing Moods" (#29, UK #5, 1984), then sessions, The Players, Trio Valore and stand-in for drummer/brother Alan White of Oasis for several shows June 01 1921 ● Nelson Riddle → Jazz, blues, swing and pop composer, orchestrator, bandleader, producer and arranger for Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt and others, died from liver failure on 10/6/1985, age 64 1925 ● Hazel Dickens → Bluegrass singer, songwriter and guitarist known for her pro-union and feminist songs and activism in support of coal miners, one of the first women to release a bluegrass album, appeared in the documentary film Harlan County, USA and contributed four songs to the film's soundtrack, died from complications of pneumonia on 4/22/2011, age 85 1934 ● Pat Boone → Adult contemporary pop and later gospel singer, TV host, author, Billboard magazine's second biggest charting artist of the 1950s behind Elvis Presley, "Love Letters In The Sand (#1, 1957) 1945 ● James William McCarty → Blues-rock and rock 'n' roll guitarist with Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Jenny Take A Ride" (#10, 1966), funk-rock Buddy Miles Express, hard/boogie rock supergroup Cactus, blues-rock The Rockets, formed Mystery Train 1945 ● Linda Scott / (Linda Joy Sampson) → Brill Building early 60s pop singer, "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star" (#3, 1961) 1947 ● Ron Wood → Guitarist for Jeff Beck Group, then raunch-rock The Faces, "Stay With Me" (#17, 1971), in 1975 joined The Rolling Stones, "Miss You" (#1, 1978) 1949 ● Michael Stephen Levine → Bassist and keyboardist for Canadian power rock trio Triumph ("All The Way," Mainstream Rock #2, 1983), left the band to pursue other interests in 1993, returned in 2008 and still tours 1950 ● Charlene Marilyn D'Angelo → One hit wonder R&B/soul-pop singer, "I've Never Been To Me" (#3, 1982) 1950 ● Graham Russell → Guitar and vocals for Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, "The One That You Love" (#1, 1981) 1950 ● Tom Robinson → Bassist, bandleader, singer and songwriter, first acoustic folk-rock Café Society, then fronting the punk/hard politicized rock Tom Robinson Band, "2-4-6-8 Motorway" (UK #5, 1977) and "Glad To Be Gay" (1978), then Sector 27 and solo, "War Baby" (UK #6, 1983) 1952 ● John Ellis → Guitarist for punk-rock The Vibrators, "Automatic Lover" (UK #35, 1978) 1953 ● Ronnie Dunn → Singer and songwriter, one-half of astronomically successful country-pop vocal duo Brooks & Dunn, "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" (#25, Country #1, 2001), solo 1958 ● Barry Adamson → Bassist for post-punk Magazine, "Shot By Both Sides" (UK #41, 1978), New Romantic synth-pop Visage, "Fade To Grey" (UK #8, 1980), alt rock Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (Australia #2, UK #11, 1995), solo 1959 ● Alan Wilder → Vocals and keyboards for electro-dance/synth-pop Depeche Mode, "Enjoy The Silence" (#8, 1990), then founder and frontman for experimental electro-synth art rock Recoil, producer 1960 ● Simon Gallup → Bassist for post-punk art-glam-goth rock The Cure, "Friday I'm In Love" (Modern Rock #1, 1992) 1963 ● Mike Joyce → Drummer for definitive Brit indie rock The Smiths, "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" (UK #10, 1984) 1967 ● Roger Sanchez → Grammy-winning House music DJ, "Lost" (Dance/Club #1, 2006), producer 1968 ● Jason Donovan → Aussie TV soap opera actor and teen idol singer, "Especially For You" (Australia #2, UK #1, 1988) 1968 ● Stefani Sargent → Founding member and guitarist for Seattle grunge/punk girl group 7 Year Bitch ("Antidisestablishmentarianism," 1992), died at the onset of the band's peak potential after asphyxiating on her own vomit while passed out from alcohol and heroin on 6/27/1992, age 24 1969 ● Damon Minchella → Bassist for Britpop/trad rock Ocean Colour Scene, "The Day We Caught The Train" (UK #4, 1996) plus 16 other UK Top 40 singles 1974 ● Alanis Morissette → Canadian-American teenage dance-pop singer turned Grammy-winning alt rock singer/songwriter and guitarist, "Ironic" (#4, Mainstream Rock #1, 1996) from the album Jagged Little Pill, the #1 selling album of the 90s...

Here's a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any "UK" entry designates a single different from its US counterpart). May 20 1955 • Bill Haley & His Comets • "Rock Around The Clock" • Rock 'n' Roll • Shake, Rattle And Roll • "Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)" 1960 • Buddy Holly • "True Love Ways" [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • "Moondreams" 1977 • Queen • "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy" [UK] • Glam Rock • Queen's First E.P.[EP] • "Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To)" / "Tenement Funster" / "White Queen (As It Began)" 1979 • Kiss • "I Was Made For Lovin' You" • Disco-Rock • Dynasty • "Hard Times" 1983 • Big Country • "In A Big Country" [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Crossing • "All Of Us" 1983 • The Police • "Every Breath You Take" • New Wave Pop-Rock • Synchronicity • "Murder By Numbers" 1991 • Bonnie Raitt • "Something To Talk About" • Blues-Rock • Luck Of The Draw • "One Part Be My Lover" May 21 1963 • Stevie Wonder • "Fingertips, Pt. 1" • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • "Fingertips, Pt. 2" 1963 • Stevie Wonder • "Fingertips, Pt. 2" • Soul-Pop • Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius • [B-Side] 1964 • Marvin Gaye • "Try It Baby" • Soul • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) • "If My Heart Could Sing" 1964 • The Beatles (Die Beatles) • "Sie Liebt Dich" • Brit Beat • [Single] • "I'll Get You" 1965 • The Who • "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" [UK] • Power Pop • [Single] • "Daddy Rolling Stone" 1965 • The Hollies • "I'm Alive" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Hear! Here! • "You Know He Did" 1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • "Some Things You Never Get Used To" • Soul-Pop • [Single] • "You've Been So Wonderful To Me" 1968 • Elvis Presley • "Let Yourself Go" • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side] 1968 • Elvis Presley • "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby" • Pop-Rock • [Single] • "Let Yourself Go" 1969 • The Isley Brothers • "I Turned You On" • Soul-Funk • The Brothers: Isley • "I Know Who You Been Socking It To" 1976 • Carpenters • "I Need To Be In Love" • Easy Listening • A Kind Of Hush • "Sandy" 2001 • The Calling • "Wherever You Will Go" • Alt Rock/Post-Grunge • Camino Palmero • "Adrienne" 2004 • Rush • "Summertime Blues" • Prog/Art Rock • Feedback • [None] May 22 1964 • Dave Clark Five • "Bits And Pieces" [UK] • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • "All Of The Time" 1967 • The Byrds • "Have You Seen Her Face" • Folk-Rock • Younger Than Yesterday • "Don't Make Waves" 1967 • Aretha Franklin • "Lee Cross" • Soul • Take It Like You Give It • "Until You Were Gone" 1967 • The Byrds • "Don't Make Waves" • Folk-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side] 1970 • Christie • "Yellow River" • Pop-Rock • Christie • "Down The Mississippi Line" 1979 • Diana Ross • "The Boss" • Disco • The Boss • "I'm In The World" 1994 • Stone Temple Pilots • "Big Empty" • Arena Rock • Purple • "Lounge Fly" May 23 1975 • 10cc • "I'm Not In Love" [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • The Original Soundtrack • "Good News" 1978 • Bruce Springsteen • "Prove It All Night" • Heartland Rock • Darkness On The Edge Of Town • "Factory" 1980 • U2 • "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • "Touch" 1987 • Bob Seger • "Shakedown" • Album Rock • Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] • "The Aftermath" 1988 • The Moody Blues • "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" • Prog Rock • Sur La Mer • "Miracle" 2011 • Blondie • "Mother" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Panic Of Girls • "Mother" [Instrumental] May 24 1963 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • "I Like It" [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • "It Happened To Me" 1968 • The Rolling Stones • "Jumpin' Jack Flash" [UK] • Rock n Roll • [Single] • "Child Of The Moon" 1973 • Led Zeppelin • "Over The Hills And Far Away" • Hard Rock • Houses Of The Holy • "Dancing Days" 1974 • Elton John • "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Caribou • "Sick City" 1974 • 10cc • "The Wall Street Shuffle" [UK] • Art Pop-Rock • Sheet Music • "Gismo My Way" 1976 • The Beach Boys • "Rock And Roll Music" • Rock 'n' Roll • 15 Big Ones • "T M Song" 1982 • Glenn Frey • "I Found Somebody" • Pop-Rock • No Fun Aloud • "She Can't Let Go" 1986 • AC/DC • "Who Made Who" • Hard Rock • Who Made Who • "Guns For Hire" [Live] 1993 • AC/DC • "Big Gun" • Hard Rock • Last Action Hero[Sndtrk] • "Back In Black" [Live] 2012 • Aerosmith • "Legendary Child" • Hard Rock • Music From Another Dimension! • [None] May 25 1957 • Buddy Holly • "That'll Be The Day" • Rock n Roll • [Single] • "I'm Looking For Someone To Love" 1961 • Marvin Gaye • "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" • Soul • The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye • "Never Let You Go (Sha-Lu Bop)" 1971 • Elvis Presley • "Life" • Gospel-Pop • [Single] • "Only Believe" 1973 • Mott The Hoople • "Honaloochie Boogie" [UK] • Glam Rock • Mott • "Rose" 1973 • George Harrison • "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Living In The Material World • "Miss O'Dell" 1997 • Sublime • "Wrong Way" • Ska Punk • Sublime • "Wrong Way" [Album Version] May 26 1961 • Jerry Lee Lewis • "Cold Cold Heart" • Rock n Roll • [Single] • "It Won't Happen With Me" 1965 • Elvis Presley • "(Such An) Easy Question" • Pop-Rock • [Single] • "It Feels So Right" 1967 • The Hollies • "Carrie Anne" • Pop-Rock • Evolution • "Signs That Will Never Change" 1967 • The Hollies • "Carrie Anne" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Evolution • "Signs That Will Never Change" 1971 • The Doobie Brothers • "Nobody" • Pop-Rock • The Doobie Brothers • "Slippery Paul" 1975 • Glen Campbell • "Rhinestone Cowboy" • Country-Pop • Rhinestone Cowboy • "Lovelight" 1978 • The Rolling Stones • "Miss You" [UK] • Disco-Pop • Some Girls • "Far Away Eyes" 1978 • Talking Heads • "Pulled Up" [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talking Heads: 77 • "Don't Worry About The Government" 1978 • The Cars • "My Best Friend's Girl" [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • "Moving In Stereo" 1981 • J. Geils Band • "Angel In Blue" • Blues-Rock • Freeze-Frame • "River Blindness" 1987 • Richard Marx • "Don't Mean Nothing" • AA Pop-Rock • Richard Marx • "The Flame Of Love " ...

Here's a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note): May 20 1974 ● Climax Blues Band ------ Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock 1976 ● David Bowie ------ Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock 1977 ● The Jam ------ In The City ► Punk-Rock 1977 ● Genesis ------ Spot The Pigeon [EP] ► Prog Rock 1980 ● Kiss ------ Unmasked ► Hard Rock 1981 ● Elton John ------ The Fox ► Pop-Rock 1985 ● Savatage ------ Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal 1987 ● Various Artists ------ Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock 1996 ● Manic Street Preachers ------ Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock 1996 ● Soilwork ------ Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal 1997 ● Peter Cetera ------ You're The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock 1997 ● Blues Brothers ------ Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock 1997 ● Foo Fighters ------ The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock 1997 ● Millencolin ------ For Monkeys ► Euro-punk 1997 ● The Tragically Hip ------ Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock 1997 ● John Fogerty ------ Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock 1997 ● Michael Jackson ------ Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop 1997 ● James Taylor ------ Hourglass ► Folk-Rock 2000 ● Bracket ------ When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock 2003 ● Jack Bruce ------ Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall '75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion 2003 ● Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band 2003 ● Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band 2003 ● Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band 2003 ● Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band 2003 ● Whitesnake ------ The Silver Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock 2003 ● Jesse Colin Young ------ Walk The Talk ► Folk-Rock 2003 ● Earth, Wind & Fire ------ The Promise ► Soul-Funk 2003 ● Kansas ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Prog/Arena Rock 2003 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock 2003 ● Boz Scaggs ------ But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock 2011 ● Whitesnake ------ Live At Donington 1990 ► Arena Rock 2016 ● The Blues Magoos ------ Mercury Singles 1966-1968 ► Garage Rock 2016 ● Mudcrutch ------ Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock 2016 ● Various Artists ------ Day Of The Dead ► Jam Band/Space Rock 2016 ● Eric Clapton ------ I Still Do ► Blues-Rock 2016 ● Bob Dylan ------ Fallen Angels ► Folk-Rock 2016 ● Tom Petty & Bob Dylan ------ Live On Air 1986 ► Folk-Rock 2016 ● Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks ------ Leather And Lace: Radio Broadcast, 1983 ► Album Rock 2016 ● The Zombies ------ The BBC Radio Sessions ► Art Rock May 21 1963 ● Stevie Wonder ------ Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul - Pop 1971 ● Marvin Gaye ------ What's Going On ► Soul - Motown 1971 ● Paul & Linda McCartney ------ Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock 1973 ● Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Head To The Sky ► Soul-Funk 1976 ● Blue Öyster Cult ------ Agents Of Fortune ► Metal 1979 ● Saxon ------ Saxon ► Heavy Metal 1980 ● Paul McCartney ------ McCartney II ► Pop-Rock 1982 ● John Waite ------ Ignition ► Power Pop 1983 ● Joe Walsh ------ You Bought It - You Name It ► Blues-Rock 1988 ● Cinderella ------ Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal 1988 ● Poison ------ Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal 1990 ● Soul II Soul ------ Vol. II: 1990 - A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic 1991 ● Helloween ------ Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal 1991 ● The Doors ------ In Concert ► Blues-Rock 1996 ● Everything But The Girl ------ Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop 1996 ● The Wallflowers ------ Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock 1996 ● Jason Becker ------ Perspective ► Hard Rock 1996 ● Bobby Patterson ------ Second Coming ► Texas Soul 1996 ● Scorpions ------ Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock 1996 ● Soundgarden ------ Down On The Upside ► Grunge Rock 1996 ● The Cure ------ Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk 1999 ● Arch Enemy ------ Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal 2002 ● Kool & The Gang ------ Too Hot Live ► Funk 2002 ● Phil Lesh & Friends ------ There And Back Again ► Country-Rock 2002 ● Poison ------ Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal 2002 ● Bad Company ------ In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock 2002 ● Three Dog Night ------ Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul 2012 ● Soundgarden ------ The Classic Album Selection ► Grunge Rock 2013 ● The Beach Boys ------ Live - The 50th Anniversary Tour ► Pop-Rock May 22 1967 ● The Monkees ------ Headquarters ► Pop-Rock 1975 ● Minnie Riperton ------ Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop 1979 ● Smokey Robinson ------ Where There's Smoke… ► Soul - Motown 1980 ● Diana Ross ------ Diana ► Soul - Motown 1981 ● Toyah ------ Anthem ► Punk Rock 1989 ● David Bowie & Tin Machine ------ Tin Machine ► Hard Rock 1990 ● Andrew Ridgeley ------ Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop 1990 ● Madonna ------ I'm Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop 1990 ● The Pretenders ------ Packed! ► Post-Punk 1992 ● Spiritualized ------ Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze 1992 ● Ringo Starr ------ Time Takes Time ► Pop-Rock 2001 ● Stabbing Westward ------ Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock 2002 ● The Tubes ------ Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock 2006 ● Natalie Cole ------ Leavin' ► Soul-Pop 2007 ● Ozzy Osbourne ------ Black Rain ► Hard Rock 2012 ● The Knack ------ Havin' A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 ► Power Pop 2012 ● Sade ------ Bring Me Home: Live 2011 ► Quiet Storm May 23 1966 ● Brenda Lee ------ Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop 1966 ● Marvin Gaye ------ Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul - Motown 1969 ● The Who ------ Tommy ► British Rock 1969 ● Cilla Black ------ Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat 1971 ● Rory Gallagher ------ Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock 1972 ● The Jackson 5 ------ Lookin' Through The Windows ► Soul - Motown 1975 ● Elton John ------ Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock 1979 ● Kiss ------ Dynasty ► Hard Rock 1979 ● Diana Ross ------ The Boss ► Disco 1980 ● Graham Parker ------ The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock 1980 ● Roxy Music ------ Flesh + Blood ► Prog Rock 1983 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Confrontation ► Roots Reggae 1988 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock 1988 ● The Kinks ------ Live: The Road ► British Rock 1988 ● Rod Stewart ------ Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock 1989 ● Wang Chung ------ The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop 1989 ● The Ramones ------ Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock 1994 ● Stevie Nicks ------ Street Angel ► Pop-Rock 1995 ● Bad Brains ------ God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore 1995 ● Jerry Lee Lewis ------ Young Blood ► Rock n Roll 1995 ● The Rembrandts ------ LP ► Pop-Rock 1995 ● Squirrel Nut Zippers ------ The Inevitable ► Swing Revival 1995 ● Chicago ------ Night & Day ► Big Band 1995 ● Chris Isaak ------ Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock 1995 ● Warren Zevon ------ Mutineer ► Pop-Rock 1998 ● Aretha Franklin ------ A Rose Is Still A Rose ► Soul 2000 ● Eminem ------ The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop 2000 ● The Go-Go's ------ VH1 Behind The Music: Go-Go's Collection ► Alt. Pop-Rock 2000 ● Matchbox Twenty ------ Mad Season ► Alt. Rock 2000 ● Rae & Christian ------ Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix 2000 ● Charlie Watts ------ Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion 2000 ● Wilson Phillips ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock 2000 ● XTC ------ Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock 2000 ● Don Henley ------ Inside Job ► Pop-Rock 2006 ● Huey Lewis & The News ------ Greatest Hits & Videos ► Pop-Rock 2007 ● Jeff Beck ------ Official Bootleg USA '06 ► Instrumental Rock 2011 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section ------ With All Due Respect ► Southern Rock 2014 ● Kiss ------ Kiss 40 ► Hard Rock May 24 1968 ● The Small Faces ------ Ogden's Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock 1974 ● Robert Hunter ------ Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock 1974 ● Harry Nilsson ------ Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock 1974 ● David Bowie ------ Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock 1986 ● AC/DC ------ Who Made Who ► Hard Rock 1986 ● Neil Diamond ------ Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock 1988 ● Camper Van Beethoven ------ Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion 1988 ● Van Halen ------ OU812 ► Hard Rock 1993 ● ABBA ------ More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop 1993 ● Natalie Cole ------ Take A Look ► Soul-Pop 1993 ● Guns N' Roses ------ The "Civil War" [EP] ► Hard Rock 1993 ● Rod Stewart ------ Unplugged…And Seated ► Blues-Rock 1993 ● The Doobie Brothers ------ Listen to the Music: The Very Best of the Doobie Brothers ► Pop-Rock 1994 ● The Beastie Boys ------ Ill Communication ► Rap 1994 ● Jeru The Damaja ------ The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap 1994 ● Jimmy Buffett ------ Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock 2004 ● Dark Tranquility ------ Exposures - In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal 2004 ● Avril Lavigne ------ Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk 2011 ● Journey ------ Eclipse ► AOR Rock May 25 1965 ● Chad & Jeremy ------ Before And After ► Folk-Pop 1968 ● The Ventures ------ Flights Of Fancy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental 1972 ● Young-Holt Unlimited ------ Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul 1973 ● Mike Oldfield ------ Tubular Bells ► Instrumental 1978 ● David Gilmour ------ David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock 1978 ● AC/DC ------ Powerage ► Hard Rock 1982 ● Spandau Ballet ------ Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop 1982 ● Queen ------ Hot Space ► Glam Rock 1983 ● Dio ------ Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal 1984 ● Spandau Ballet ------ Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop 1987 ● Death ------ Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal 1989 ● Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam ------ Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop 1990 ● Jeff Healey Band ------ Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock 1992 ● Mellow Man Ace ------ The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House 1993 ● Anthrax ------ The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal 1993 ● Marc Cohn ------ The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary 1993 ● Donald Fagen ------ Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock 1994 ● Talisman ------ Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock 1995 ● The Pietasters ------ Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul 1998 ● Tricky ------ Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop 1999 ● Anti-Flag ------ A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock 2002 ● Kylie Minogue ------ Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop 2004 ● Wilson Phillips ------ California ► Pop-Rock 2004 ● Three Dog Night ------ The Complete Hit Singles ► Blue-Eyed Soul 2009 ● Iron Maiden ------ Flight 666 ► Heavy Metal 2009 ● Simple Minds ------ Graffiti Soul ► New Wave Alt. Pop 2015 ● Yes ------ Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two ► Prog Rock May 26 1967 ● The Mothers Of Invention ------ Absolutely Free ► Art Rock 1969 ● George Harrison ------ Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock 1969 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono ------ Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock 1969 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes ------ Let The Sunshine In ► Soul - Motown 1972 ● Weather Report ------ I Sing The Body Electric ► Jazz-Rock Fusion 1987 ● The Cure ------ Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk 1992 ● Los Lobos ------ Kiko ► Roots Rock 1992 ● Queen ------ Live At Wembley '86 ► Glam Rock 1997 ● The Jam ------ Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock 1998 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock 1998 ● Wilson Phillips ------ The Best Of Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock 1998 ● The B-52's ------ Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock 2009 ● Procol Harum ------ Procol Harum Live: In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra And Choir ► Prog Rock 2009 ● 10,000 Maniacs ------ Extended Versions ► Folk-Rock...

Happy Birthday this week to: May 19 1894 ● Moms Mabley / (Loretta Mary Aitken) → Hugely successful stand-up comedienne from the vaudeville era with 17 charting albums in the 60s and one hit, a cover of "Abraham, Martin And John" (#35, R&B #18, 1969), for a time making her the oldest living person to have a Billboard Top 40 hit, died from heart failure on 5/23/1975, age 82 1932 ● Alma Cogan / (Alma Cohen) → 50s and early 60s rising star Brit traditional pop female vocalist, "Dreamboat" (UK #1, 1955) plus 20 other UK Top 40 hits, died of stomach cancer on 10/26/1966, age 34 1940 ● Mickey Newbury / (Milton Sims Newbury, Jr.) → Prolific country music songwriter with dozens of hit songs performed by others, including Top 20 songs on four charts simultaneously, "Here Comes the Rain, Baby" (Eddy Arnold, Country #4, 1968), "Sweet Memories" (Andy Williams, Easy Listening #4, 1968), "Time Is A Thief" (Solomon Burke, R&B #15, 1968) and "Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In)" (Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, Pop #5, 1968), plus a solo hit single "An American Trilogy" (#26, 1972), died 9/29/2002, age 62 1945 ● Pete Townshend / (Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend) → Guitarist, songwriter, rock opera composer and vocalist for Brit rock 'n' roll The Who, "I Can See For Miles" (#9, 1967) and 14 other US Top 40 singles, rock opera albums Tommy (1969) and Quadrophenia (1973), Grammy-winning solo career, "Face The Face" (#26, Mainstream Rock #3, 1985) 1947 ● Jerry Hyman → Trombonist for jazz-rock/pop-rock horn band Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (#2, 1969) 1947 ● Paul Brady → Irish folk-pop singer/songwriter and guitarist with The Johnstons and Planxty, then long solo career, "Nobody Knows" (1990) 1947 ● Gregory Herbert → Alto saxophone for jazz-rock/pop-rock fusion band Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Spinning Wheel" (#2, 1969), died of a drug overdose on 1/31/1978, age 30 1947 ● Steve Currie → Bassist for proto-glam-rock T. Rex, "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" (#10, 1971), sessions, died in a car crash on 4/28/1981, age 33 1948 ● Tom Scott → Grammy-winning jazz-pop-rock multi-reedist, composer, session musician and bandleader, co-founder of the Blues Brothers Band and jazz-rock The L. A. Express, which backed Joni Mitchell, Carole King, George Harrison and others, solo "Tom Cat" (R&B #93, 1975), composer of film soundtracks and TV shows, including the theme song for Starsky And Hutch 1948 ● Paul Williams → Music journalist and writer, founder and editor of college-rag turned national publication Crawdaddy, the first journal to be entirely devoted to in-depth commentary about rock music and which started the careers of a generation of rock writers and critics, died from complications of a brain injury suffered in a 1995 bicycle accident on 3/27/2013 , age 64 1949 ● Dusty Hill / (Joe Michael Hill) → Bass, vocals and keyboards for venerable Texas blues/boogie rock trio ZZ Top, "Legs" (#8, 1984) 1950 ● Mike Wedgewood → Bassist for Brit prog/avant-garde rock Curved Air, "Back Street Luv" (UK #4, 1974) 1950 ● Romeo Challenger → Drummer for Brit rock 'n' roll revival Showaddywaddy, "Under The Moon Of Love" (UK #1, 1976) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles 1951 ● Joey Ramone / (Jeffrey Hyman) → Cultural icon, lead vocals and songwriter for seminal punk rock band The Ramones, "Rockaway Beach" (#66, 1978), died from lymphatic cancer on 4/15/2001, age 49 1952 ● Barbara Joyce Lomas → Vocals for 70s R&B/soul-funk-disco B.T. Express, "Do It ('Til Your Satisfied)" (#2, R&B #1, 1974) 1952 ● Grace Jones / (Grace Mendoza) → Severely androgynous "Queen of the Gay Discos" and R&B/dance-pop-disco diva, "Pull Up To The Bumper" (R&B #5, Dance/Club #2, 1981), actress 1954 ● Phil Rudd / (Phillip Rudd) → Drummer for Aussie power chord hard rockers AC/DC, "For Those About To Rock" (Mainstream Rock #4, 1982), left in 1983 1956 ● Teddy Bear Ware / (Martyn Ware) → Founding member of late-70s synth-pop pioneers The Human League, "Don't You Want Me" (#1, 1981), left to form 80s synth-pop Heaven 17, "Temptation" (UK #2, 1983) and "Contenders" (Dance/Club #6, 1987) 1962 ● Iain Harvie → Founder, guitarist and songwriter for pop and country-rock Del Amitri, "Roll To Me" (#10, 1995) 1963 ● Yazz / (Yasmin Evans) → Brit dance-pop singer often credited as Yazz And The Plastic Population, "The Only Way Is Up" (#96, Dance/Club #2, 1988) 1965 ● Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot → Vocals for Brit teen-pop blue-eyed soul Curiosity Killed The Cat, "Down To Earth" (UK #3, 1986) 1968 ● Paul Hartnoll → With brother Phil, Brit electronic dance music duo Orbital, "The Box" (UK #11, 1996) 1970 ● Stuart Cable → Original drummer for Welsh alt rock/trad rock Stereophonics, "Have A Nice Day" (Modern Rock #26, UK #5, 2001), left in 2003 and hosted cable TV show in Wales and BBC Radio Wales, choked to death on 6/7/2010 1972 ● Jenny Berggren → Singer and songwriter for Swedish pop-rockers Ace Of Base, "All That She Wants" (#2, 1993) 1992 ● Sam Smith / (Samuel Frederick Smith) → Four-time Grammy-winning R&B/pop singer with the 2014 Song of the Year, "Stay With Me" (#2, UK #1, 2014) May 20 1901 ● Jimmy Blythe / (James Louis Blythe) → Chicago R&B/blues and boogie woogie piano player credited with over 200 piano roll tunes and for recording one of the first full-length boogie-woogie songs ("Chicago Stomp," 1924), died from meningitis on 6/14/1931, age 30 1925 ● Vic Ames / (Victor Urick) → Chicago R&B/blues and boogie woogie piano player credited with over 200 piano roll tunes and for recording one of the first full-length boogie-woogie songs ("Chicago Stomp," 1924), died from meningitis on 6/14/1931, age 30 1940 ● Shorty Long / (Frederick Earl Long) → Overlooked Motown R&B/pop singer, "Here Comes The Judge" (#8, R&B #4, 1968), producer and song craftsman, drowned in a Detroit River boating accident on 6/29/1969 1942 ● Jill Jackson → Vocals in pop duo Paul & Paula, "Hey Paula" (#1, 1963) 1944 ● Joe Cocker / (John Robert Cocker) → Gravelly-voiced, blue-eyed soul pub-rock/blues-pop-rock vocalist and hard partying rock star, "A Little Help From My Friends" (#68, UK #1, 1968), "The Letter" (#7, 1970) and duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong" (#1, 1982), died from lung cancer on 12/22/14, age 70 1946 ● Cher / (Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre) → Singer and TV and film actress, first with husband Sonny Bono in pop-rock duo Sonny & Cher, "I Got You Babe" (#1, 1965) and later as a five-decade solo act with 33 charting singles (22 in the Top 4), including "Believe" (#1, 1999) 1950 ● Stephen Alex Broughton → Drummer for Brit blues-rock then prog rock Edgar Broughton Band, "Apache Dropout" (UK #33, 1970) 1950 ● Andy Johns → Brit sound engineer and record producer, worked on albums by Free (Highway, 1970), The Rolling Stones (Exile On Main Street, 1972), Television (Marquee Moon, 1977) and many others, died from complications of a stomach ulcer on 4/7/2013, age 62 1952 ● Warren Cann → Drummer for New Wave electro-synth-pop pioneers Ultravox, "Vienna" (UK #2, 1980) and 15 other UK Top 40 singles 1954 ● Guy Hoffman / (Guy Edward Hoffman) → Drummer for roots rock The BoDeans, "Closer To Free" (#16, 1993) 1954 ● Jimmy Henderson → Guitarist for Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, "Jim Dandy To The Rescue" (Top 30, 1973) 1955 ● Steve George → Keyboardist for 80s atmospheric pop-rock quartet Mr. Mister, "Kyrie" (#1, 1985) 1958 ● Jane Wiedlin → Guitar, songwriting and vocals for top New Wave pop-rock all-girl group The Go-Go’s, "We Got The Beat (#2, 1982) and solo, "Rush Hour" (#9, 1988) 1959 ● Susan Cowsill → Sub-teen vocalist for family pop band The Cowsills, "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" (#2, 1967) and theme song from Broadway musical Hair, (#2, 1969), inspiration for the TV show The Partridge Family, backing vocalist for various artists in the 80s, then formed alt country-rock supergroup Continental Drifters in 1991, solo 1961 ● Dan Wilson → Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for post-grunge alt rock Semisonic, wrote "Closing Time" (Modern Rock #4, 1998), producer 1961 ● Nick Heyward → Guitar and vocals for New Wave funk-pop Haircut 100, "Love Plus One" (#37, 1982) 1963 ● Nasher / (Brian Nash) → Backing vocals and guitarist for Brit New Wave pop/rock Frankie Goes To Hollywood, "Relax" (#10, 1984) 1964 ● Patti Russo / (Patricia Russo) → Singer/songwriter and actress best known as the female lead vocalist with Meat Loaf's touring band, Neverland Express from 1993 to 2013 1966 ● Tom Gorman → Guitarist for alt pop-rock Belly, "Feed The Tree" (#1, Modern Rock, 1993) 1967 ● Kit Clark → With brother Gary Clark, founding member and vocals for Scottish pop-rock Danny Wilson, "Mary's Prayer" (#23, Adult Contemporary #6, 1987) 1972 ● Busta Rhymes / (Trevor Smith, Jr.) → Grammy-nominated, idiosyncratic speed rapper, first with Leaders Of The New School, "What's Next" (Rap #1, 1993), then solo, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check " (#8, Rap #1, 1996) 1981 ● Sean Conlon → Vocals for Brit dance-pop boy band 5ive (aka Five), "When The Lights Go Out" (#10, 1998) 1984 ● Naturi Naughton → Vocals for R&B/dance-teen-pop 3LW (aka 3 Little Women), "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" (#23, 2001) May 21 1904 ● Fats Waller / (Thomas Wright Waller) → Jazz and ragtime pianist, co-wrote "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1929), the oft-covered classic now included in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, died 12/15/1943 from pneumonia, age 39 1926 ● Al Grossman / (Albert Bernard Grossman) → Chicago folk club owner and later promoter and manager for Bob Dylan (1962-70), Peter, Paul & Mary, The Band, Paul Butterfield, Janis Joplin and others, built Bearsville Studios near Woodstock, NY and founded Bearsville Records, died of a heart attack while flying to London on the Concorde to sign unknown British rock singer on 1/25/1986, age 59 1928 ● Tom Donahue → Rock Hall of Fame-inducted pioneering "free format" FM rock DJ on KSAN (San Francisco) and other stations, night club owner, concert producer/promoter, record label executive, died of a heart attack on 4/28/1975 1940 ● Tony Sheridan / (Anthony McGinnity) → Britbeat pop-rock bandleader, frontman for The Beat Brothers and collaborator with The Beatles in Hamburg in the early 60s, recorded several tracks with the Fab Four, including "My Bonnie" in June 1961, which reached #5 in West Germany, retired from the music business in the mid-70s, died following heart surgery on 2/16/2013, age 72 1941 ● Ronald Isley → Vocals for six-decade, multi-generation R&B/soul family group The Isley Brothers, "That Lady, Pts. 1-2" (#6, 1973) 1943 ● Hilton Valentine → Guitarist for British Invasion hard/blues-rock The Animals, "House Of The Rising Sun" (#1, 1964) 1943 ● John Dalton → Bass guitarist for British Invasion pop-rock The Kinks, "Lola" (#9, 1970), replaced Pete Quaiffe in 1969, left the band in 1976 and periodically appears with the Kast Off Kinks 1943 ● Vincent Crane / (Vincent Cheesman) → Keyboards and songwriter for Brit psych-rock The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, "Fire" (#12, 1987), left with bandmate Carl Palmer to form prog/art rock Atomic Rooster, "The Devil's Answer" (UK #4, 1971), died from an overdose of painkillers on 2/14/1989, age 45 1944 ● Marcie Blaine / (Marcia Blank) → One hit wonder pop singer, "Bobby's Girl" (#3, 1962) 1947 ● Bill Champlin → Singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and frontman for psych-rock Sons Of Champlin, joined pop-rock/horn band Chicago, "You're The Inspiration" (#3, 1984) in 1981 and has played and toured with the band since, also solo and side projects 1948 ● Leo Sayer / (Gerard Hugh Sayer) → Grammy-winning blue-eyed R&B/pop-disco singer, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (#1, 1977) 1954 ● Marc Ribot → Multi-genre guitarist and composer, session work for dozens of artists from Norah Jones to Elvis Costello to Tom Waits, member of New York City avant-garde The Lounge Lizards 1955 ● Stan Lynch → Drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin'" (#7, 1989) 1963 ● Kevin Shields → Founding member and guitarist for art-prog-rock, "shoe-gazing" pioneers My Bloody Valentine, "Only Shallow" (Modern Rock #27, 1992) 1963 ● Tim Lever → Keyboards for New Wave dance-pop Hi-NRG group Dead Or Alive, "You Spin Me 'Round (Like A Record)" (#11, 1985) 1964 ● Martin Blunt → Bass for "Madchester" alt rock The Charlatans UK, "The Only One I Know" (Mainstream Rock #37, 1991) 1972 ● The Notorious B.I.G. / (Christopher Wallace) → Street hustler turned East Coast hip hop star, "Mo Money Mo Problems" (#1, 1997), murdered in a drive-by shooting in L.A. on 3/9/1997, age 24 1975 ● Lee Gaze → Lead guitarist for Welsh alt hard rock Lostprophets, "Last Train Home" (Mainstream Rock #10, 2004) 1978 ● Adam Wade Gontier → Lead singer and guitarist in Canadian punk/metal Three Days Grace, "Just Like You" (Mainstream Rock #1, 2004) 1985 ● Mutya Buena → Singer in Brit multi-racial pop girl group Sugababes, "Hole In The Head" (Dance/Club #1, 2004), quit the group in 2005 for solo, "Real Girl" (UK #2, 2006) May 22 1924 ● Charles Aznavour / (Shahnour Aznavourian) → The "French Frank Sinatra", world-known French-Armenian music hall singer, songwriter, actor and diplomat, "She" (UK #1, 1974) 1930 ● Jimmy Keyes → Founding member and first tenor vocals for one hit wonder R&B/doo wop The Chords, one of the earliest black groups to cross over to the pop charts with "Sh-Boom" (#9, R&B #3, 1954), died on 7/22/1995, age 65 1937 ● Kenny Ball → Brit traditional jazz trumpeter and bandleader, Kenny Ball & His Jazzman, "Midnight In Moscow" (#2, 1962) 1941 ● Bruce Rowlands → Drummer in Joe Cocker's backing group The Grease Band, then joined renowned Brit folk-rock Fairport Convention, "Si Tu Dos Partir" (UK #21, 1969) 1941 ● Jackie Jackson / (Jackie Landry Jackson) → Vocals for early R&B/pop girl group trio The Chantels, "Maybe" (#15, R&B #2, 1958), one of the definitive songs of the genre, became a stenographer in the Bronx (NY) court system following her music career, died from breast cancer on 12/23/1997, age 56 1942 ● Calvin Simon → Vocals for R&B/doo wop The Parliaments, "(I Wanna) Testify" (#20, R&B #3, 1967), then R&B/soul-funk ("P-Funk") giants Parliament-Funkadelic, "One Nation Under A Groove" (#31, 1978) 1949 ● Chris Butler → Lead guitarist and chief songwriter for New Wave pop-rock The Waitresses, "I Know What Boys Like" (Mainstream Rock #23, 1982), solo and record producer/executive 1950 ● Bernie Taupin → Lyricist and renowned songwriting partner of Elton John with dozens of collaborative hits, also co-wrote Jefferson Starship's "We Built This City" (#1, 1985), Heart's "These Dreams" ( #1, 1986), and songs for Rod Stewart, Cher, The Motels, John Waite, Alice Cooper and multiple others 1954 ● Jerry Dammers → Founding member and keyboard play for ska revival/punk rock The Specials, "Ghost Town" (UK #1, 1981), producer and co-founder of 2 Tone Records 1955 ● Iva Davies → Welsh singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer and film score composer, frontman for Aussie New Wave synth-pop/pub rock Icehouse, "Electric Blue" (#7, 1987) 1955 ● Mary Black → Irish folk and contemporary pop-rock-blues singer and songwriter, "Columbus" (1989) 1959 ● Morrissey / (Steven Patrick Morrissey) → Vocalist and lyricist, frontman for definitive Brit indie rock The Smiths, "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" (UK #10, 1984), solo, "Suedehead" (UK #5, 1988) and over 15 other UK Top 40 singles 1962 ● Jesse Valenzuela → Vocals and guitar for power-pop Gin Blossoms, "Found Out About You" (Modern Rock #1, 1994), solo 1966 ● Johnny Gill → R&B/hip hop "new jack swing" singer, "Super Love" (#29, 1983), joined New Edition, "If It Isn't Love" (#7, 1988), returned to solo recording, "Rub You The Right Way" (#3, 1990) 1967 ● Dan Roberts → Bassist for Canadian alt pop-rock Crash Test Dummies, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" (#4, 1993) 1979 ● Russell Pritchard → Bass guitarist for Brit indie rock The Zutons, "Valerie" (UK #9, 2006) 1981 ● Su-Elise Nash → Vocals in "UK urban" R&B/dance-pop trio Mis-Teeq, "One Night Stand" (Dance/Club #4, 2004), now a performing arts school director May 23 1910 ● Artie Shaw / (Arthur Jacob Arshawsky) → Big Band-era bandleader, composer and one of the most-renowned clarinetists of all time, his version of Cole Porter's "Begin The Beguine" (#3, 1938) is one of the most popular and enduring songs of the Swing Era, retired from touring in the early 50s, returned briefly in the mid-80s and died of natural causes on 12/30/2004, age 94 1918 ● Bumps Blackwell / (Robert Blackwell) → Early rock 'n' roll and soul music producer, Specialty Records executive, managed Little Richard and co-wrote several hits, including "Long Tall Sally" (#6, R&B #1, 1956), guided multiple other R&B/soul acts including Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Sly & The Family Stone, died of pneumonia on 1/27/1985, age 66 1921 ● Humphrey Lyttleton → Jazz bandleader, trumpeter, composer and BBC Radio 4 host, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, died of an aortic aneurysm on 4/25/2008, age 86 1928 ● Rosemary Clooney → Immensely popular 40s-50s adult pop singer, "Mangos" (#10, 1957), stage and film actress, died of lung cancer on 7/29/2002, age 74 1933 ● Gary Burden → Grammy-winning designer of music album covers for many rock and pop luminaries, including The Doors, the Eagles, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, as well as 40 covers for Neil Young beginning with After The Gold Rush (1970) and continuing for over 35 years, died from undisclosed causes on 3/7/2018, age 84 1934 ● Robert Moog → Keyboard musician and inventor of the synthesizer, built his first electronic instrument - the Theremin - at age 14 and in 1970 produced the MiniMoog "the first compact, easy-to-use synthesizer," died on 8/21/2005 four months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, age 71 1941 ● General Norman Johnson → Frontman and lead singer for R&B/soul-pop Chairmen Of The Board, "Give Me Just A Little More Time" (#3, 1970), left for a successful songwriting career, including the Grammy-winning "Patches" for Clarence Carter (#4, R&B #2, 1971) and "Want Ads" for Honey Cone (#1, R&B #1, 1971), died from lung cancer on 10/13/2010, age 69 1944 ● Tiki Fulwood / (Raymond Fulwood) → Drummer for R&B/soul-funk ("P-Funk") giants Parliament-Funkadelic, "One Nation Under A Groove" (#31, 1978), died from stomach cancer on 10/29/1979, age 35 1945 ● Misty Morgan → With husband Jack Blanchard, one-half of the country-pop vocal duo Jack & Misty, scored two crossover hits, including the Grammy-nominated "Tennessee Bird Walk" (#23, Country #1, 1970) among 15 country chart hits, continued to record and perform without chart success into the 00s 1946 ● Danny Klein → Bassist for boogie-blues-rock 'n roll bar band J. Geils Band, wrote "Centerfold" (#1, 1982) 1946 ● Ruth Underwood / (Ruth Komanoff) → Marimba, vibraphone, xylophone and general percussionist for Frank Zappa and his backing band, The Mothers Of Invention ("Brown Shoes Don't Make It," 1967) in the 60s and 70s, also did session work for pop-rock Ambrosia, jazz-fusion George Duke and others, retired from music in the 80s 1947 ● Bill Hunt → Horns and keyboards for pop-rock Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down" (#4, 1979) and 26 other Top 40 hits 1953 ● Rick Fenn → Guitarist and vocals for soft pop-rock 10cc, "I'm Not In Love" (#2, 1975), session work with Mike Oldfield, Rick Wakeman and others 1955 ● Jim Mankey → Guitarist with post-punk alt rock Concrete Blonde, "Joey" (Modern Rock #1, 1990) 1955 ● Thereza Bazar → Singer for Brit cabaret-pop Guys N' Dolls, "There's A Whole Lot Of Loving" (UK #2, 1975), then formed pop duo Dollar with David Van Day, "Mirror, Mirror" (UK #4, 1981), solo 1957 ● Jimmy McShane → Irish-born frontman and lead singer for Italian New Wave synth-pop Baltimora, "Tarzan Boy" (#13, UK #6, 1985), died from AIDS-related causes on 3/29/1995, age 37 1965 ● Simon Gilbert → Drummer in Britpop indie rock Suede, "Trash" (UK #3, 1996) 1967 ● Junior Waite / (Frederick Waite, Jr.) → Vocals for ska/reggae band Musical Youth, "Pass The Dutchie" (#10, 1982) 1967 ● Phil Selway → Drummer for alt/indie rock Radiohead, "There There" (Modern Rock #14, 2003) 1970 ● Matt Flynn → Drummer for alt funk-rock Maroon 5, "She Will Be Loved" (#5, 2004) since 2006, previously played with The B-52's, Chicago and others 1973 ● Maxwell / (Gerald Maxwell Rivera) → Leading R&B/neo-soul singer, "Fortunate" (#4, R&B #1, 1999) 1974 ● Jewel / (Jewel Kilcher) → Singer/songwriter and guitarist, "You Were Meant For Me" (#3, 1997) 1974 ● Richard Jones → Bassist for Welsh alt rock/trad rock Stereophonics, "Have A Nice Day" (Modern Rock #26, UK #5, 2001) 1978 ● Mad Dog / (Scott Raynor) → Drummer for pop-punk Blink-182, "All The Small Things" (#6, 2000) 1983 ● Heidi Range → Original member and vocalist for Brit dance-pop vocal trio Atomic Kitten, "Whole Again" (UK #1, 2000), then multi-racial pop girl group Sugababes, "Hole In The Head" (Dance/Club #1, 2004) May 24 1928 ● Max Bennett → Jazz and rock bass guitarist, session musician and bandleader, member of the acclaimed Wrecking Crew group of L.A. studio musicians, played on numerous albums by The Monkees, The Partridge Family, Frank Zappa and many others, co-founded the jazz-rock L.A. Express in the 70s and currently fronts Private Label 1938 ● Tommy Chong → Canadian-American comedian, TV and film actor, voice artist, director and one-half the groundbreaking stoner duo Cheech & Chong, "Santa Claus And His Old Lady" (#3, 1972), performed in various venues with and without his comedic partner through to their reunion in the 00s, became the oldest contestant to make the semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars in September 2014 1938 ● Prince Buster / (Cecil Bustamonte Campbell) → One of the most important figures in the development of ska and rocksteady music in Jamaica and beyond, hugely influential reggae/ska perfumer, producer and solo artist over a nearly 40 year career, scored UK ("Al Capone," UK #18, 1967) and US hits ("Ten Commandments Of Man," #81, R&B #17, 1967), dropped out of the industry in the late 70s and recorded and performed only sporadically up to his death following a stroke on 9/8/2016, age 78 1941 ● Bob Dylan / (Robert Allen Zimmerman) → Vastly influential and popular folk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with 29 Top 20 albums and five Top 20 singles, including "Like A Rolling Stone" (#2, 1965) 1941 ● Tony Valentino / (Emilio Bellissimo) → Co-founding member, vocals and guitar for garage/proto-punk The Standells, "Dirty Water" (#11, 1966), toured and performed with the band into the 80s, now an L.A.-area restaurateur 1942 ● Derek Quinn → Guitar and harmonica for British Invasion novelty/comedy pop-rock 'n' roll Freddie & The Dreamers, "I'm Telling You Now" (#1, 1965) 1944 ● Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt) / (Patricia Holt) → Soul diva and the "Queen of Rock and Soul", first with R&B/gospel-doo wop The Blue Belles, "Down The Aisle (The Wedding Song)" (#37, R&B #14, 1963), then as frontwoman for LaBelle, "Lady Marmalade" (#1, 1975), then a long solo career, including a duet with Michael McDonald, "On My Own" (#1, 1986) and a comeback single "New Day" (Dance/Club #11, 2004) 1945 ● Dave Peacock → Bass and vocals for Brit pop-"rockney" duo Chas & Dave, "Gertcha" (UK #20, 1979) 1946 ● Steve Upton → Drummer (1970-1989) for Brit prog-rock Wishbone Ash, "Time Was" (1972) 1947 ● Albert Bouchard → Drummer, guitarist and songwriter for hard rock/pop metal Blue Öyster Cult, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (#12, 1976) 1947 ● Plaster Caster / (Cynthia Caster) → Rock groupie known for making plaster casts of rock star’s penises and breasts, including Jimi Hendrix and members of MC5, Television, The Kinks, various road managers and other rock stars 1947 ● Waddy Wachtel / (Robert Wachtel) → High-profile L.A. session musician, composer and record producer, worked in the studio and on tour with Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, James Taylor, Iggy Pop, Jackson Browne and many others, composed scores for multiple films, wrote or co-wrote dozens of songs and produced dozens of records by artists from Bryan Ferry to Warren Zevon 1955 ● Rosanne Cash → Country-pop singer/songwriter, "Seven Year Ache" (#22, Country #1, 1981), daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash 1956 ● Larry Blackmon → Leader, drummer, producer and principal songwriter for R&B/funk Cameo, "Word Up" (#6, 1986) 1960 ● Guy Fletcher → Multi-instrumentalist with prog rock Roxy Music, "Love Is The Drug" (#30, 1976), session work for Bryan Ferry, Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler and others 1962 ● Gene Anthony Ray → Actor, dancer and choreographer, played "Leroy’ in the movie and TV series Fame, danced on The Weather Girls' video of "It's Raining Men," died from a stroke related to HIV on 11/14/2003, age 41 1967 ● Heavy D / (Dwight Myers) → Rapper, singer and MC for R&B/hip hop The Boyz, "Now That We Found Love" (#11, 1991), moved to reggae-rap fusion, died after collapsing outside his L.A. condo on 11/8/2011, age 44 1969 ● Rich Robinson → Guitarist for roots/raunch rock The Black Crowes, "Hard To Handle" (Mainstream Rock #1, 1991) 1969 ● Tommy Page → Twelve-album, one hit wonder dance-teen-pop singer, "I'll Be Your Everything" (#1, 1990), producer 1976 ● Alessandro Cortini → Keyboards for industrial rock Nine Inch Nails, "The Day The World Went Away" (#17, 1999) 1988 ● Billy Gilman → Country-pop singer and youngest Country Top 20 artist in history, "One Voice" (#38, Country #20, 2000) May 25 1921 ● Hal David → Pop/MOR lyricist, co-wrote dozens of hits, often in collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach, including "(They Long To Be) Close To You" for the Carpenters (#1, 1970), "Walk On By" for Dionne Warwick (#6, 1964), won two Oscars for film score to Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) and for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from the soundtrack (B. J. Thomas, #1, 1969), died from a stroke on 9/1/2012, age 91 1922 ● Kitty Kallen / (Katherine Kalinsky) → Pop vocalist with 21 Top 40 hits in the 40s and 50s, including "Little Things Mean A Lot" (#1, 1954), retired from singing in 1955 to nurse paralyzed vocal cords but returned in 1959 to score two additional hits before Beatlemania sank her career 1927 ● Norman Petty → Musician and record producer best known for his work in the 50s with Buddy Holly and his backing band, The Crickets, as coach, recording engineer, producer, band manager and occasional co-writer of numerous hit songs, including "Peggy Sue" (#3, 1957), also fronted his own band and produced albums for Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs and others, died from leukemia on 8/15/1984, age 57 1927 ● Paul Oliver / (Paul Hereford Oliver) → Brit architectural historian whose sideline interest in blues music led him to author several early and authoirtative books on the subject, including "The Story Of The Blues" (1969), wrote multiple biographies and narratives about indigenous American music over 40 years, left an unfinished 1,400 page manuscript on Texas blues when he died from natural causes on 8/15/2017, age 90 1936 ● Tom T. Hall → Grammy-winning country storytelling songwriter and singer, wrote "Harper Valley P.T.A." for Jeannie C. Riley (#1, 1968) and as a solo artist recorded 21 Country Top 10 hits, including "I Love" (#12, Country #1, 1973) 1936 ● Donnie Elbert → R&B/Northern soul singer with a lone 50s minor hit, "What Can I Do?" (#61, R&B #12, 1957), left for the UK and recorded there with some success in the 60s, returned to the US in 1970 and had eight charting singles in eight years, including "Where Did Our Love Go" (#15, R&B #6, 1971), died of a stroke on 1/26/1989, age 52 1942 ● Blinky Davison / (Brian Davison) → Drummer for 60s Brit prog rock The Nice, "America" (1968), prog rock Refugee and space-rock Gong, died 4/15/2008, age 65 1943 ● Jessi Colter / (Miriam Johnson) → Singer/songwriter and lone female star from the "outlaw country" genre, "I'm Not Lisa" (#4, Country #1, 1975), wife of Waylon Jennings, teamed with Waylon, Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser on the 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws, the first country music album to sell over a million copies 1943 ● Poli Palmer / (John Michael Palmer) → Piano and vibraphone for blues/art rock Family, "In My Own Time" (UK #4, 1971) 1945 ● Dave Lee Travis / (David Patrick Griffin) → BBC Radio 1 and TV host, with fellow DJ Paul Burnette released "Convoy GB" (UK #4, 1976) as Laurie Lingo & The Dipsticks, a parody of . McCall's "Convoy" (#1, Country #1, 1975) 1947 ● Mitch Margo / (Mitchell Stuart Margo) → Tenor vocals and piano for blue-eyed R&B/doo-wop group The Tokens, was just 14 years old when the band released it's biggest hit, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (#1, 1961), later helped produce albums for the Chiffons and Tony Orlando & Dawn, wrote songs for others, including "Laugh " (1967) for The Monkees and "Slow Dance" (1989) for The Carpenters, performed with various Tokens lineups, composed TV scores and painted for album covers and children's books until his death from natural causes on 11/24/2017, age 70 1948 ● Klaus Meine → Lead vocals and frontman for German hard rock/metal Scorpions, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" (#25, 1984) 1949 ● Clarence Burke Jr. → With his four siblings, lead singer in the "First Family of Soul," Chicago R&B/soul The Five Stairsteps "O-o-h Child" (#7, R&B #14, 1970), worked with Billy Preston and George Harrison's Dark Horse label, reformed the Stairsteps with two brothers as R&B/disco The Invisible Man's Band ("All Night Thing," Dance/Club #10, 1980), continued to perform until just before his death from undisclosed causes on 5/26/2013, age 64 1950 ● Jean Millington → Vocals and guitar with sister June in pioneering all-girl rock quartet Fanny ("Butter Boy," #29, 1975), one of the earliest women-only rock bands and the first to release an album on a major record label (Fanny, Reprise, 1970), broke up in 1975 but continued to record and perform with her sister as a duet and in various Fanny reunions, including as Fanny Walks The Earth with an eponymous album in 2018. 1950 ● Robby Steinhardt / (Robert Eugene Steinhardt) → Co-lead singer and violinist for prog/heartland rock Kansas, "Carry On Wayward Son" (#11, 1977), solo 1951 ● Chuck Ruff / (Charles Frederick Carson Ruff) → Rock drummer best known as a founding member of hard rock Edgar Winter Group ("Frankenstein," #1, 1973 and "Free Ride," #14, 1973), later played on albums by Sammy Hagar ("Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" (#13, 1983) and worked in various solo and collaboration bands, died after a long illness on 10/14/2011, age 60 1955 ● John Grimaldi → Guitarist for hard/art rock Argent, "Hold Your Head Up" (#5, 1972) 1958 ● Paul Weller / (John William Weller) → Co-founder, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for punk rock/modcon trio The Jam, "Going Underground" (UK #1, 1980), then co-founded sophisti-pop-soul The Style Council, "My Ever Changing Moods" (#29, UK #5, 1984), then solo "Peacock Suit" (UK #5, 1996) and 28 other UK Top 40 singles 1959 ● Rick Smith / (Richard Smith) → Keyboards for electro/trance/dance-pop Underworld, "Two Months Off" (Dance/Club #2, 2002) 1975 ● Lauryn Hill → Grammy-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter with R&B/jazz-rap The Fugees, "Killing Me Softly" (#1, 1996), solo, "Doo Wop (That Thing" (#1, 1998) 1980 ● Joe King → Co-founder, guitar, backing vocals and songwriter of mainstream/piano rock The Fray, "How To Save A Life" (#3, 2006)...

Here's a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any "UK" entry designates a single different from its US counterpart). May 13 1966 • The Supremes • "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Supremes A Go-Go • "He's All I Got" 1966 • The Rolling Stones • "Paint It, Black" [UK] • Raga Rock • Aftermath • "Long Long While" 1967 • Scott McKenzie • "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" • Folk-Pop • Voice Of Scott McKenzie • "What's The Difference" 1967 • The Grass Roots • "Let's Live For Today" • Pop-Rock • Let's Live For Today • "Depressed Feeling" 1968 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • "Yester Love" • Soul - Pop • Special Occasion • "Much Better Off" 1972 • Tanya Tucker • "Delta Dawn" • Country-Pop • Delta Dawn • "I Love the Way He Loves Me" 1977 • The Clash • "Remote Control" [UK] • Punk-Rock • The Clash • "London's Burning" 1991 • Jane's Addiction • "Classic Girl" [UK] • Neo-Psychedelia • Ritual De Lo Habitual • "No One's Leaving" / "Ain't No Right" 1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • "Plush" • Grunge Rock • Core • "Sin" May 14 1963 • Aretha Franklin • "Here's Where I Came In (Here's Where I Walk Out)" • Soul • [Single] • "Say It Ain't So" 1969 • Neil Young With Crazy Horse • "Down By The River" • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • "The Losing End (When You're On)" 1971 • The Hollies • "Hey Willie" [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • "Row The Boat Together" 1978 • Blondie • "One Way or Another" • New Wave Pop-Rock • Parallel Lines • "Just Go Away" 1982 • Men At Work • "Who Can It Be Now?" [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Business As Usual • "Anyone For Tennis" [Instrumental] 1984 • Wham! • "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" [UK] • Dance-Pop • Make It Big • "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" [Instrumental] May 15 1970 • Carpenters • "(They Long To Be) Close To You" • Easy Listening • Close To You • "I Kept On Lovin' You" 1982 • Rush • "Subdivisions" [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Signals • "Red Barchetta" 1982 • Genesis • "Paperlate" • Prog Rock • 3 X 3 • "You Might Recall" 1984 • R.E.M. • "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" • Alt. Pop-Rock • Reckoning • "Walters Theme" 1984 • Michael Jackson • "Farewell My Summer Love" • Pop-Soul • Farewell My Summer Love • "Call On Me" 1985 • Prince & The Revolution • "Raspberry Beret" • Pop-Rock • Around The World In A Day • "She's Always in My Hair" 1989 • Paula Abdul • "Forever Your Girl" [UK] • Dance-Pop • Forever Your Girl • "Next To You" 1990 • Mariah Carey • "Vision Of Love" • R&B-Dance • Mariah Carey • "Prisoner" May 16 1960 • Brenda Lee • "I'm Sorry" • Country-Pop • Brenda Lee • "That's All You Got To Do" 1961 • Sam Cooke • "Cupid" • Soul • [Single] • "Farewell My Darling" 1969 • Elton John • "It's Me That You Need" [UK] • Light Pop • [Single] • "Just Like Strange Rain" 1973 • Carpenters • "Yesterday Once More" • Easy Listening • Now & Then • "Road Ode" 1975 • Paul McCartney & Wings • "Listen To What The Man Said" • Pop-Rock • Venus And Mars • "Love In Song" 1975 • The Bee Gees • "Jive Talkin'" [UK] • Disco • Main Course • "Wind Of Change" 1980 • The Ramones • "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?" • Punk-Rock • End Of The Century • "Let's Go" 1980 • Hall & Oates • "Running From Paradise" [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • X-Static • "Bebop" / "Drop" 1980 • Sheena Easton • "9 To 5 (Morning Train)" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Sheena Easton • "Moody (My Love)" 1984 • Prince & The Revolution • "When Doves Cry" • Dance-Pop • Purple Rain • "17 Days" 1994 • Pearl Jam • "Dissident" [UK] • Grunge Rock • Vs. • "Rearview Mirror" [Live] 1994 • Pearl Jam • "Dissident" • Grunge Rock • Vs. • "Rearview Mirror" [Live] 1994 • Pink Floyd • "Take It Back" [UK] • Prog Rock • The Division Bell • "Astronomy Domine" [Live] May 17 1963 • Jan & Dean • "Surf City" • Surfer • Surf City • "She's My Summer Girl" 1963 • The Hollies • "(Ain't That) Just Like Me" [UK] • Brit Beat • [Single] • "Hey What's Wrong With Me" 1972 • The Hollies • "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" • Pop-Rock • Distant Light • "Look What We've Got" 1993 • Tears For Fears • "Break It Down Again" • Synth-Pop • Elemental • "Bloodletting Go" 2004 • Jimmy Buffett • "Hey Good Lookin'" • Neo-Trad Country • License To Chill • [None] May 18 1972 • Looking Glass • "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" • Pop-Rock • Looking Glass • "One By One" 1979 • Joe Jackson • "One More Time" [UK] • Post-Punk Hard Rock • Look Sharp! • "Don't Ask Me" 1987 • Thompson Twins • "Long Goodbye" [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Close To The Bone • "Dancing In Your Shoes" 2014 • The Flaming Lips feat. Miley Cyrus • "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" • Pop-Rock • With A Little Help From My Friends • "" [None] May 19 1958 • Bobby Darin • "Splish Splash" • Novelty Pop • [Single] • "Judy Don't Be Moody" 1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • "Fools Like Me" • Rockabilly • Jerry Lee Lewis • [B-Side] 1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • "High School Confidential" • Rockabilly • Jerry Lee Lewis • "Fools Like Me" 1972 • Sweet • "Little Willy" [UK] • Pop-Rock • Sweet • "Man from Mecca" 1973 • Paul Simon • "Kodachrome" • Folk-Pop • There Goes Rhymin' Simon • "Tenderness" 1975 • Eagles • "One Of These Nights" • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • "Visions" 1975 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • "Saturday Night Special" • Southern Rock • Nuthin' Fancy • "Made In The Shade" 1975 • Aerosmith • "Sweet Emotion" • Hard Rock • Toys In The Attic • "Uncle Salty" 1978 • Dire Straits • "Sultans Of Swing" [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Dire Straits • "Eastbound Train" [Live Version] 1981 • The Moody Blues • "Gemini Dream" • Prog Rock • Long Distance Voyager • "Painted Smile" 1986 • Bananarama • "Venus" • New Wave Dance-Pop • True Confessions • "White Train" 1986 • Genesis • "Invisible Touch" • Prog Rock • Invisible Touch • "The Last Domino" ...