Rock and Roll Birthdays April 29th

1899 – Duke Ellington (“It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”)
1928 – Carl Gardner 
of The Coasters (“Charlie Brown”)
1931 – Lonnie Donegan 
(“Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour”)
1936 – April Stevens 
of Nino Tempo And April Stevens (“Deep Purple”)
1943 – Duane Allen
 – vocalist for The Oak Ridge Boys (“Elvira”)
1945 – Tammi Terrell
 (“Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing”) with Marvin Gaye
1947 – Tommy James 
(“I Think We’re Alone Now”)
1949 – Francis Rossi
 – guitar / vocals for Status Quo (“Pictures Of Matchstick Men”)
1968 – Carnie Wilson 
of Wilson-Phillips (“Hold On”)