January Soul Music Birthdays

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    January 1

    Diane Warren (1956)
    Michael Wycoff (1956)
    Rachelle Ferrell (1961) 

    January 2

     Glenn Goins of Parliament (1954)

    January 3

    Van Dyke Parks (1941) 

    January 4

    Michael Stipe of REM (1960) 

    January 5

     Sam Phillipe of Sun Records (1923) (d. 2003)
    Grady Thomas of Funkadelic (1941)
    George Brown of Kool & the Gang (1949)

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    January 1

    Diane Warren (1956)
    Michael Wycoff (1956)
    Rachelle Ferrell (1961) 

    January 2

     Glenn Goins of Parliament (1954)

    January 3

    Van Dyke Parks (1941) 

    January 4

    Michael Stipe of REM (1960) 

    January 5

     Sam Phillipe of Sun Records (1923) (d. 2003)
    Grady Thomas of Funkadelic (1941)
    George Brown of Kool & the Gang (1949)

    January 6

     Wilbert Harrison (1929)
    Van McCoy (1944) (d.1979)
    Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge (1959)
    Beau Williams (1950) 

    January 7

     Kenny Loggins (1948)

     January 8

    Elvis Presley (1935) (d.1977)
    Shirley Bassey (1937)
    Little Anthony (1941)
    Marcus Hutson of the Whispers (1943)
    R. Kelly (1969)
    Sean Paul (1973) 

     January 9

    Kenneth Kelley of the Manhattans (1943)
    Haddaway (1965) 

     January 10

    Jerry Wexler (1917) (d. 2008)
    Rod Stewart (1945)
    Cyril Neville (1948)
    Donald Fagen (1948)
    Luci Martin of Chic (1955)
    Aerlee Taree of Arrrested Development (1973)
    Chris Smith of Kris Kross (1979)

     January 11

     Clarence Clemons (1942) (d. 2011)
    Mary J. Blige (1971)
    Rahsaan Patterson (1974)
    Lee Ritenour (1952)

    January 12

    Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone (1946)
    Felipe Rose of the Village People (1954)
    Mel C of the Spice Girls (1974)
    George Duke (1946)
    Brian Culbertson (1973)
    Phil Perry (1952)

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    January 14

    Clarence Carter (1936)
    Alain Toussaint (1938)
    Linda Jones (1944) (d.1972)
    L.L. Cool J (1968)
    Marc Broussard (1982)

    January 15

     Sonny Bivens of the Manhattans (1942)
    Lisa Lisa (1967)

    January 16

     Maxine Jones of En Vogue (1962)
    Aaliyah (1979) (d. 2001)
    Sade (1959)
    Barbara Lynn

    January 17

    Eartha Kitt (1927) (d. 2008)
    Will Hart of the Delfonics (1945)
    Sheila Hutchinson of the Emotions (1953)
    Paul Young (1956)
    Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles (1959)
    Kid Rock (1971) 

    January 18

    David Ruffin (1941) (d.1991)
    Angela Winbush (1955)

    January 19

    Harvey Hinsley of Hot Chocolate (1948)
    Robert Palmer (1949) (d.2003)
    Trey Lorenz (1969) 

    January 20

    Leadbelly (1889) (d. 1949)
    Ron Townson of the 5th Dimension (1933) (d. 2001)
    Billy Powell of the O'Jays (1942) (d.1982)
    Jose James (1978)

    January 21

     Edwin Starr (1942) (d.2003)
    Billy Ocean (1950)
    Jam Master Jay of Run DMC (1965) (d.2002)
    Nokio of Dru Hill (1979)

    January 22

    Sam Cooke (1931) (d. 1964)
    DJ Jazzy Jeff (1965)

    January 23

     Jerry Lawson of the Persuasions (1944)
    Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters (1948)
    Reggie Calloway (1955)

    January 24

    Aaron Neville (1941)  

    January 25

    Etta James (1938) (d. 2012) 
    Alicia Keys (1980)

    January 26

    Anita Baker (1958)
    Andrew Ridgeley of Wham (1963)
    Jazzie B of Soul II Soul (1963) 
    Thom Bell (1943)
    Kirk Franklin (1970)

    January 27

    Bobby Bland (1930) 

    January 28

    William Nelson of Funkadelic (1951)
    Marvin Sapp (1967) 

    January 29

    James Jamerson of the Funk Brothers (1938) (d. 1983)
    Charlie Wilson (1953) 

    January 30

     Ruth Brown (1928) (d. 2006)
    William King of the Commodores (1949)
    Jody Watley (1961)

    January 31

     Harry Casey, a.k.a. KC of KC and the Sunshine Band (1951)
    Justin Timberlake (1981)

     
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