Today's Birthdays - May 30

Happy Birthday to these contributors to rock and pop music of 60s ,70s and 80s-the BEST music ever made!

Birth Year Name Full name Bio
1909
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman The "King of Swing" and most popular figure of the early Swing Era bandleaders, clarinetist, film actor (playing himself), died from a ...
1915
Maxine Powell
Maxine Powell African American child actress turned finishing school owner who became the etiquette and style coach for Berry Gordy's Motown Records ...
1926
Johnny Gimble
Johnny Gimble Grammy-winning virtuoso country and Western swing fiddler, played with Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys in the 50s, as a session musici...
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 ...
1944
Lenny Davidson
Lenny Davidson Guitarist and vocals for British Invasion pop-rock The Dave Clark Five, "Catch Us If You Can" (#4, 1965) and 11 other Top 25 hits in th...
1944
Gladys Horton
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, ...
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
Gun-Marie Fredriksson Pop singer and songwriter who balanced a successful solo career in Sweden and international acclaim as lead singer with Per Gessle in p...
1960
Stephen Duffy
Stephen Duffy Founding member, guitarist, vocals and songwriting for New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, "Hungry Like The Wolf" (#3, 1982) and "(Reach Up ...
1964
Tom Morello
Tom Morello Guitarist for Grammy-winning punk/hip hop/thrash metal Rage Against The Machine, "Guerrilla Radio" (Modern Rock #6, 1999)...
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