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July 15 - At 72, Linda's Still Got Something To Say...But Not In Song

The most popular female singer of the ’70s is now in her seventies. Happy 72nd birthday, Linda Ronstadt! Long before Madonna, let alone Katy or Beyonce, Linda was the “It” girl of pop music, selling over 100 million albums. 252 more words

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July 15 - When Scotland Became A Big Country

A big start for a band from a smallish country- Big Country! The Scot power-pop band put out their debut, The Crossing on this day in… 201 more words

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July 12 - Fleetwood Mac Songbird Turns 75!

Wow, look who’s 75! Happy birthday “Songbird” Christine McVie! The British half of the female voices on Fleetwood Mac traces her love of music back to early rock & roll- and her dad who was both a concert pianist and music teacher. 232 more words

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July 10 - Kim Mitchell's Max Career

Happy 66th birthday to another artist who in many ways parallels Kihn- Kim Mitchell. Like Greg Kihn, Mitchell is a guitarist associated strongly with one city who left a decent recording career to work in radio.  163 more words

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July 10 - 'Roc-Kihn' The Bay Area For Decades

Happy 69th birthday to a multi-talented artist, Greg Kihn. Greg was born in Baltimore and says like “just about every rock & roll musician my age…one cultural event inspired him to take up music in the first place- The Beatles on… 192 more words

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July 9 - Third Man's Man Has A Birthday

Happy 43rd birthday to a musician who’s an old soul, musically- Jack White. He was John Gillis to his Catholic parents in Michigan and surprisingly, almost became a priest himself! 283 more words

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July 8 - Bill's Music Doesn't Wither

While we often celebrate stars who were child prodigies, today we praise one who started late- Bill Withers. Withers, who turned 80 earlier this week, had done a stint in the Navy and worked in a factory for years before getting serious about being a musician. 161 more words

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