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Your pick for greatest musician born on this date? (Final day of the poll)


John Coltrane (jazz saxophonist) 1926
Ray Charles 1930
Roy Buchanan (blues guitarist) 1939
Jerry Cole (guitarist for Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Little Richard, many others) 1939
Tim Rose (singer/songwriter) 1940
Julio Iglesias (pop singer) 1943
Aubrey Powell (co-founder of Hipgnosis, designers of album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, many others) 1946
Neal Smith (Alice Cooper Group) 1947
Don Grolnick (jazz pianist & session musician for Linda Ronstadt and others) 1947
Dangerous Dan Toler (guitarist for Dickey Betts, Gregg Allman, Allman Bros. Band) 1948
Bruce Springsteen 1949
Danielle Dax (new wave/art-rock singer) 1958
Ani DiFranco (indie rock singer/songwriter) 1970

Todays list is pretty amazing, with at least 3 legit GOAT candidates depending on what kind of music you like (Coltrane is the GOAT of jazz in my book) and several others who are significant in their own way. I forget why exactly I was looking this up a year ago today - might have been Nick Cave's birthday the day before, he's a fave of mine too - but I thought the Lounge needed something like the "Greatest Athlete Born Today" poll somebody ran on the sub board for a while. Anyway, I'm retiring it today so as not to repeat. Hope everybody had fun!

Posted: 09/23/2021 at 06:44AM



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Current Thread:
  BRUUUUUUCE ** -- LonghornHokie 09/23/2021 12:21PM
  Ray Charles... ** -- ChazB 09/23/2021 10:43AM
  …captain beefheart -- chumley 09/23/2021 10:27AM
  Ray Charles -- Wo xin Hokie 09/23/2021 10:17AM
  (1) Coltrane, (2) Charles, (3) Springsteen ** -- Guy LeDouche 09/23/2021 10:02AM
  The BOSS! with Ray Charles as a close second. ** -- KeithHokie89 09/23/2021 09:42AM
  John Coltrane. What a wowowow list! I hate not picking... -- VToncologyNurse 09/23/2021 09:24AM
  The Boss ** -- HortHokie 09/23/2021 09:24AM
  Play that every July 4th -- `lag 09/23/2021 09:18AM
  Coltrane/Charles/Springsteen all at top BUT... -- UpperQuadVet 09/23/2021 08:59AM
  Coltrane ** -- No Clue 09/23/2021 08:43AM
  Ray Charles for today. Thanks for doing this. ** -- radhokie1 09/23/2021 08:33AM
  Thanks! It's been fun.... Going with Ray Charles. ** -- Hokie CPA 09/23/2021 08:28AM
  Thanks for doing this! I have hardly voted... -- HokieNoMaterWhat 09/23/2021 08:23AM
  Ray ** -- OXVT 09/23/2021 08:16AM
  Ray Charles ** -- JoesterVT 09/23/2021 08:11AM
  Should have said Ray would win at least 350 other days ** -- Flemington Hokie 09/23/2021 08:12AM
  Coltrane. ** -- Femoyer Hokie 09/23/2021 07:49AM
  Indeed, was a great run and will be missed ** -- Happy Dog 09/23/2021 08:05AM
  Bruce ** -- great2bahokie 09/23/2021 07:48AM
  Springsteen ** -- scoop76cs 09/23/2021 07:39AM
  Roy Buchanan. Phenomenal guitarist. ** -- millmtnhokie 09/23/2021 07:38AM
  Wow, this one is loaded: Coltrane, Boss, Ray Charles -- Happy Dog 09/23/2021 07:36AM
  Coltrane. Thanks for doing it. I enjoyed it -- HokieR 09/23/2021 07:13AM
  Coltrane. (More) -- BobG 09/23/2021 07:09AM
  Ray Charles. ** -- RoswellGAHokie 09/23/2021 07:02AM
  Coltrane/Charles. Anybody else but BS. ** -- PhotoHokieNC 09/23/2021 06:51AM
  Ditto ** -- EDGEMAN 09/23/2021 07:07AM
  The Boss ** -- Stork 09/23/2021 06:49AM

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