Rock and Roll Birthdays May 9th

1937 – Dave Prater of Sam and Dave (“Soul Man”)
1937 – Sonny Curtis
 – guitarist for The Crickets (“That’ll Be The Day”)
1939 – Nokie Edwards
 – bassist for The Ventures (“Walk Don’t Run”)
1941 – Danny Rapp 
– lead singer for Danny and The Juniors (“At The Hop”)
1941 – Pete Birrell
 – bassist for Freddie and the Dreamers (“I’m Telling You Now”)
1942 – Tommy Roe 
(“Sheila”)
1943 – Bruce Milner
 – keyboards for Every Mother’s Son (“Come On Down To My Boat”)
1944 – Don Dannemann
 – lead vocals / rhythm guitar for The Cyrkle (“Red Rubber Ball”)
1944 – Richie Furay 
– guitarist for Poco (“Crazy Love”)
1945 – Steve Katz 
– guitarist for Blood, Sweat and Tears (“Spinning Wheel”)
1946 – Clint Holmes 
(“Playground In My Mind”)
1949 – Billy Joel 
(“Just The Way You Are”)
1950 – Tom Petersson
 – bassist for Cheap Trick (“I Want You To Want Me”)