We have a list of musical celebrities who ring in another year today....

Frankie Avalon is 79!

Francis Thomas Avallone is an American actor, singer, and former teen idol who charted many songs on the US Billboard charts from 1958 to late 1962, including the top hits Venus and Why.

  • Venus
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Asher Book aka Asher Monroe Book turns 31…

American singer-songwriter, dancer and actor Asher Monroe starred in a number of musicals and then went solo with Love struck. His two singles Here with you and Hush hush came 6 years later, after which he started collaborating with Chris Brown and Sean Kingston in Los Angeles.

  • Here with you
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Keith Morris is 65!

The American singer and songwriter who fronted hardcore punk bands Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Off! was born and raised in California. He has been part of the three bands and also works as guest vocalist on projects with various other artistes.

  • Depression
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Jimmie Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933)

James Charles Rodgers,  American singer-songwriter and musician, was known for his rhythmic yodels. He was cited as an inspiration by many future country artistes. Rodgers was often called ‘The Singing Brakeman’, ‘The Blue Yodeler’, and ‘The Father of Country Music’.

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Michael Franks turns 75 today!

American singer and songwriter Michael Franks is often touted as a leader of the quiet storm movement. He has made records with well-known artistes like Patti Austin, Art Garfunkel, Brenda Russell, Claus Ogerman, and David Sanborn. His songs have been done by well-known musicians like Shirley Bassey, The Carpenters, Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Patti LaBelle, Lyle Lovett, The Manhattan Transfer, Carmen McRae and Ringo Starr.

  • The lady wants to know
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Joanne Catherall is 57!

The English singer Joanne Catherall is one of the two female vocalists in the English synth-pop band the Human League. She was an unknown 18-year-old schoolgirl when she and her best friend Susan Ann Sulley were discovered in a nightclub by Philip Oakey, lead singer and founding member of the band. Catherall has been with the Human League since and is a joint business partner.

  • Fascination
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Ricky Bell turns 52…

Ricardo "Ricky" Bell, aka Slick, is best known as a founding member of the R&B/pop group New Edition. He doubles as the lead singer of Bell Biv DeVoe. As a solo artiste, he made the album Ricardo Campana in 2000.

  • Poison
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Megan Joy is 34 today!

Megan Joy Knudsen who was a Corkrey before marriage, is an American singer-songwriter and actress who competed on Season 8 of American Idol. Using crowdfunding, she composes her self-titled debut EP in 2012. Her debut album, Megan Joy, came out a few days later. She uses YouTube to great effect and has sung on Another man by Jonny ‘Itch’ Fox in 2014.

  • Put your records on
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