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Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name June 17

Last Updated 06-22-2019

🎵🎸Jello Biafra -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1958
Songwriter, Punk Rock Singer
Group Names: The Dead Kennedys

🎵🎸Mike Buck -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1952
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Fabulous Thunderbirds

🎵George S. Clinton -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1947
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Musician

🎵Dickie Doo -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1939
Singer, Tenor
Names/Places: RN: Dave Allred
Group Names: Dickie Doo and the Don'ts (lead)

🎵Mickey Guyton -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1983 N.S.
Country Singer

🎭🎵Herculeez -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1983
Actor, Rap Music Performer
Group Names: Herculeez, Big Tyme

🎵🎸Norman Kuhlke -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1942
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: The Swinging Bluejeans

🎵Kendrick Lamar -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1987
Rap Music Performer

🎵Lenny LeBlanc -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1951
Songwriter, Bassist, Pop Singer
Group Names: LeBlanc & Carr

🎵Eric Lewis -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1947
Bassist, Pianist, British

⛪🎭🎵Barry Manilow -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1943
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Director, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Barry Alan Pinkus
Misc: composed the Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, and McDonald's jingles.
Song Titles: Mandy, It's a Miracle, Could It Be Magic, I Write the Songs, Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again, Beautiful Music, Weekend in New England, Looks Like We Made It, Daybreak, It's Just Another New Year's Eve, Can't Smike Without You, Even Now, Copacabana (At the Copa), Ready to Take a Chance Again, Somewhere in the Night, Ships, I Made It Through the Rain, Some Kind of Friend, Bandstand Boogie
Album Titles: Barry Manilow, Barry Manilow II, Tryin' to Get the Feeling, This One's For You, Even Now, One Voice, Barry, If I Should Love Again, Here Comes the Night, 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe, Manilow, Swing Street, Barry Manilow (1989), Singin' with the Big Bands, Summer of '78

🎭🎵Jason Minor -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1977
Actor, Pop Singer
TV Shows: The All-New Mickey Mouse Club

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🎭🎵Joe Piscopo -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1951
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Commercial Actor, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Passaic, NJ
Misc: Miller Beer commercials
Song Titles: I Love Rock and Roll Medley, Witchcraft, Frank Sinatra Medley, The Honeymooners Rap
Album Titles: New Jersey
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Frank Sinatra, sports reporter, Andy Rooney, & others 1980-84), 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd
Movie Titles: Johnny Dngerously, Dead Heat, Wise Guys

🎵🎸Gregg Rolie -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1947
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Organist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Santana, Journey, Bad English

💰🎭🎵🏆Paulina Rubio -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1971 N.S.
Businessperson, Actress, TV Hostess, Panelist, Pop Singer, Model, Mexican
Group Names: Timbiriche, soloist
TV Shows: The X Factor (judge)

🎵Peggy Seeger -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1935
Folk Singer, American
Misc: Music Editor

🎵Russell Smith -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1949
Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: The Amazing Rhythm Aces, soloist

🎵🎷🎸Chris Spedding -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1944
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Jazz Musician, Rock & Roll Musician, English
Names/Places: RN: Peter Robinson
Misc: Jazz-Rock
Group Names: Nucleus, sessionist

🎵🏆Ruby Stewart -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1987
Singer, Model
Names/Places: Kelly Emberg and Rod's girl

🎵Kevin Thornton -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.6/17/1969
New Jack Swing Singer
Group Names: Color Me Badd

🎭🎵David "Stringbean" Akeman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1915 N.S. d.11/10/1973 N.S. (58)
Comedian, Banjoist, Country Singer
TV Shows: Hee Haw

🎵Simone Battle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1989 N.S. d.9/5/2014 N.S. (25)
Pop Singer

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🎵Philip Chevron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1957 d.10/8/2013 (56)
Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Pogues

🎵Gene DePaul -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1919 d.2/27/1988 (68)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist

🎵Sammy Fain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1902 d.12/6/1989 (87)
Composer/Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Names/Places: RN:Samuel Feinberg
Misc: author of 6 million-selling songs

🎵Jerry Fielding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1922 d.2/17/1980 (57)
Composer, Bandleader
Misc: Movie and TV show scorer
TV Shows: Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes

🎭🎵"Red" Foley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1910 d.9/19/1968 (58)
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Host, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Gospel Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: The Founding Father of Country Music, RFN:Clyde Julian
Misc: Radio Host
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee

🎵🎸Clifton E. "Cliff" Gallup -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1930 N.S. d.10/9/1988 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)

🎵Terry Gilkyson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1916 d.10/15/1999 (83)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Hamilton Henry
Group Names: The Easyriders

🎵Charles François Gounod -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1818 N.S. d.10/18/1893 N.S. (75)
Composer, French
Misc: Faust opera composer

🎵August Hyllested -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1858 d.4/5/1946 (87)
Pianist, Swedish

✍⚖🎵James Weldon Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1871 d.6/26/1938 (67)
Novelist, Poet, Attorney/Lawyer, Educator, Lyricist
Misc: first black admitted to Florida Bar

🎵Don Kirkpatrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1905 d.5/13/1956 (50)

🎵🎷Benny Krueger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1899 d.4/29/1967 (67)
Bandleader, Jazz Saxophonist

✍🎭🎵Irene Manning -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1912 d.6/4/2004 (91)
Author, Movie Actress, Singer

🎵🎸Michael Monroe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1962 d.4/30/2010 N.S. (47)
Multi-instrumentalist, Punk Rock Singer, Finnish
Group Names: Hanoi Rocks

🎵Charles Sanford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1905 d.4/22/1977 (71)
Misc: 1950s TV varieties
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows

🎵🎷Tony Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1921 d.3/28/2007 (85)
Composer, Clarinetist, Jazz Performer

🎵🎷Eugene "Honey Bear" Sedric -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1907 N.S. d.4/3/1963 N.S. (55)
Reeds, Tenor-sax, Jazz Clarinetist
Names/Places: aka Gene Sedric

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🎵🎸Snakefinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1949 N.S. d.7/1/1987 N.S. (38)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Alternative Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Philip Charles Lithman
Group Names: The Residents, Chilli Willi and The Red Hot Peppers

✍🎵Igor Stravinsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1882 Ju-1 or 6/17/1882 N.S. d.4/6/1971 N.S. (88)
Author, Composer, Russian
Names/Places: b. near Leningrad; d. in New York City
Song Titles: The Rite Of Spring

🎵Sam Wooding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1895 d.8/1/1985 (90)
Arranger, Pianist, Bandleader

🎵🎸Paul (B. 1947) Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1947 d.7/17/2000 (53)
Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: not to be confused with English solo singer Paul Young
Group Names: Mike & the Mechanics (lead)

🎵Dewey Balfa -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1927 d.6/17/1992 (65)
Misc: Cajun

🎵Billy Bauer -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1915 d.6/17/2005 (89)

✍🎵Arthur Benson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1862 d.6/17/1925 (63)
Essayist, Songwriter, British

🎵🎸Danny Cedrone -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1920 d.6/17/1954 (33)
Hall of Famer, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RFMN:Donato Joseph
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)

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🎵Charles D'Almaine -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1871 d.6/17/1943 (72)
Violinist, British

🎨💰🎵Rebekah West Harkness -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1915 d.6/17/1982 (67)
Sculptor, Philanthropist, Composer
Misc: dance patron

🎵Peter Mennin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.6/17/1983 (60)
Educator, Composer, Musician
Names/Places: RLN:Mennini

🎵🎸Karl Mueller -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1963 d.6/17/2005 (41)
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Soul Asylum

🎵Prince Be -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1970 d.6/17/2016 N.S. (46)
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Hip Hop Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Attrell Cordes; aka Prince Be the Nocturnal
Misc: some sources say b. May 19, but on the Official P.M. Dawn Facebook Page, one of the posts hints that he was born on May 15
Group Names: PM Dawn
Song Titles: Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

🎵Helge Roswaenge -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1897 d.6/17/1972 (74)
Opera Singer, Danish (Denmark)

🎵🎷Johnny Saint Cyr -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1890 d.6/17/1966 (76)
Banjoist, Guitarist, Jazz Performer
Misc: with Louis Armstrong and Joe King Oliver

🎭🎵Kate Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1907 d.6/17/1986 (79)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Singer, Soprano
Names/Places: RFN:Kathryn; d. in Raleigh, N.C.
Misc: some say b. in 1909
TV Shows: Kate Smith Show

🎵Henriette Sontag -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1806 N.S. d.6/17/1854 N.S. (48)
Opera Singer, German

🎵Heitor Villa-Lobos -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1887 d.6/17/1959 (72)
Names/Places: or Hector?

🎵Ronald Winans -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1956 d.6/17/2005 (48)
Gospel Singer
Group Names: The Winans

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