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Johnny Rabb -- b.2/29/1972 N.S.
Author, Alternative Rock Drummer
Book Titles: Jungle Drum 'N' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set
Group Names: Collective Soul, SheDaisy

Luther Rabb -- b.9/7/1942 d.1/21/2006 (63)
Group Names: War

Eddie Rabbitt -- b.11/27/1941 d.5/7/1998 (56)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Edward Thomas

Trevor Rabin -- b.1/13/1955
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, South African
Group Names: Manfred Mann, Yes

Stevie Rachelle -- b.3/2/1966
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Tuff

Sergei "Serge" Rachmaninov -- b.3/20/1873 Ju-1 or 4/1/1873 N.S. d.3/28/1943 N.S. (69)
Conductor/Composer, Pianist, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Novgorod Province; MN:Wassilievitch; d. in Beverly Hills
Song Titles: Prelude In C# Minor

Roddy Radiation -- b.5/5/1955
Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN: Roderick James Byers
Group Names: The Special A.K.A.

Scott Radinsky -- b.3/3/1968
Punk Rock Singer, MLB Player
Group Names: Pulley

Ronnie Radke -- b.12/15/1983 N.S.
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse

Carl Radle -- b.6/18/1942 N.S. d.5/30/1980 N.S. (37)
Rock & Roll Bassist, British
Misc: a sought after sessionist
Group Names: Derek & the Dominos

Gilda Radner -- b.6/28/1946 N.S. d.5/20/1989 N.S. (42)
Jewish, Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; G.E. Smith's, then Gene Wilder's wife
Misc: National Lampoon troupe member
Arts Titles: PL: Gilda Live!
Song Titles: Let's Talk Dirty To The Animals
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1975-1980 as Emily Letilla, Roseanne Rosanna-Dana, & Baba Wa Wa)
Movie Titles: Witch's Night Out, All You Need is Cash, Hanky Panky, First Family, Haunted Honeymoon, Animalympics, The Woman in Red

Charlotte Rae -- b.4/22/1926 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (92)
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Milwaukee, WI.; RLN:Lubotsky
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Sylvia Schnauser), Hot L Baltimore, Diff'rent Strokes (as Mrs. Edna Garrett), The Facts of Life (as Mrs. Edna Garrett)

Corinne Bailey Rae -- b.2/26/1979
Rhythm and Blues Singer, English

Boyd Raeburn -- b.10/27/1913 d.8/2/1966 (52)
Composer, Saxophonist, Bandleader

Raekwon -- b.1/12/1970
Group Names: Wu Tang Clan

Rick Rael -- b.8/20/1961
Heavy Metal Performer

RaeLynn -- b.5/4/1994 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: RN: Rachael Lynn Woodward Davis

Peter Rafelson -- b.10/30/1960
Screenwriter, Producer, Composer

Gerry Rafferty -- b.4/16/1947 d.1/4/2011 (63)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, Scotish
Group Names: Stealer's Wheel, soloist

Henry Ragas -- b.1/1/1891 d.2/18/1919 (28)
Pianist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Jerry Ragavoy -- b.9/4/1930 d.7/13/2011 (80)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Soul Singer

Alvin "Junior" Raglin -- b.2/16/1917 d.11/10/1955 (38)
Musician, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Duke Ellington band

George Ragni -- b.9/11/1935 N.S. d.7/10/1991 (55)
Dramatist/Playwright, TV/Stage Actor, Songwriter, Singer
Misc: stage: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (co-author)

Randy Ragsdale -- b.6/7/1977
Country Drummer
Group Names: Cross Country Ragweed

A. R. Rahman -- b.1/6/1966
Composer/Songwriter, India

Richard Raines -- b.4/29/1965
Country Performer

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey -- b.4/26/1886 N.S. d.12/22/1939 N.S. (53)
Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett; NN:Mother of the Blues
Misc: some say she was born in September of 1882

Carl Rainge -- b.??/??/???? d.3/6/2011 (74)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spaniels

Ralph Rainger -- b.10/7/1901 d.10/23/1942 (41)
Misc: composer of popular music principally for films

Keech Rainwater -- b.1/24/1963
Country Drummer
Group Names: Lonestar

Marvin Rainwater -- b.7/2/1925 d.9/17/2013 (88)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: LN:Karlton Perry
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee

Rosa Raisa -- b.5/30/1893 d.9/28/1963 (70)
Opera Singer, Polish

Bonnie Raitt -- b.11/8/1949
Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues-Rock Performer
Names/Places: MN:Lynn; b. in Los Angeles; John's daughter, Michael O'Keefe's ex-wife
Song Titles: Keep This Heart in Mind, No Way to Treat a Lady, Thing Called Love, Something to Talk About, Slow Ride, Love Sneakin' Up on You, I Can't Make You Love Me
Album Titles: Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in Their Hearts

John Raitt -- b.1/29/1917 N.S. d.2/20/2005 N.S. (88)
Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Santa Ana, California, Bonnie's father
Misc: AP says b. Jan 29

Rakim -- b.1/28/1968

Kevin Raleigh -- b.2/27/1952
Singer, Keyboardist
Group Names: Michael Stanley Band

Sheryl Lee Ralph -- b.12/30/1956
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: It's a Living (as Ginger St. James), Designing Women (as Etienne Toussant Bouvier), Moesha (as Dee Mitchell), George (as Maggie Foster), Instant Mom (as Maggie Turner)
Movie Titles: Oliver and Company, Dreamgirls

Mick Ralphs -- b.5/31/1944
Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Misc: many say b. Mar 31 1948 or Mar 31 1944
Group Names: Mott the Hopple, Bad Company

Buck Ram -- b.11/21/1907 d.1/1/1991 (83)
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Samuel
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: The Penguins (manager), The Platters (manager)
Song Titles: I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer)

Eros Ramazzotti -- b.10/26/1963
Songwriter, Singer, Italian

Eddie Rambeau -- b.6/30/1943
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Flurie

Jean-Phillippe Rameau -- b.9/25/1683 d.9/12/1764 (80)
Composer, French
Misc: music theorist

James Ramey -- b.8/17/1944 d.10/28/1970 (26)
Names/Places: NN:Baby Huey

Samuel Ramey -- b.3/28/1942
Opera Basso

Sid Ramin -- b.1/22/1919
Conductor/Composer, Arranger
Misc: TV Music

Bobby Ramirez -- b.??/??/1949 d.7/24/1972 (23)

Efren Ramirez -- b.10/2/1973
Actor, Producer, Composer
TV Shows: Eastbound and Down (as Catuey)
Movie Titles: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, Crank, Napoleon Dynamite

Louis Ramirez -- b.2/24/1938 d.6/7/1993 (55)
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Keyboardist, Vibes, Bandleader
Misc: Timbales; Salsa performer

C. J. Ramone -- b.10/8/1965
Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: RN:Chris Ward
Group Names: The Ramones

Dee Dee Ramone -- b.9/18/1952 d.6/5/2002 (49)
Guitarist, Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Douglas Colvin
Group Names: The Ramones

Joey Ramone -- b.5/19/1952 d.4/15/2001 (48)
Drummer, Punk Rock Singer
Names/Places: RN:Jeffrey Hyman
Misc: b. 1951?
Group Names: The Ramones

Johnny Ramone -- b.10/8/1948 d.9/15/2004 (55)
Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: RN:John Cummings
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: The Ramones

Marky Ramone -- b.7/15/1956
Punk Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Marc Bell
Group Names: The Ramones

Philip "Phil" Ramone -- b.1/5/1934 N.S. d.3/30/2013 N.S. (79)
Music Producer, Composer, Musical Engineer, Violinist

Richie Ramone -- b.8/11/1957
Punk Rock Drummer
Names/Places: RLN:Reinhardt
Group Names: The Ramones

Tommy Ramone -- b.1/29/1952 d.7/11/2014 (62)
Bassist, Punk Rock Drummer, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Erdelyi
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: The Ramones

Jackie Ramos -- b.11/8/1963
Rock & Roll Musician

Larry Ramos Jr. -- b.4/19/1942 d.4/30/2014 (72)
Singer, Guitarist
Group Names: The Association

Michael Ramos -- b.11/18/1958
Music Figure
Group Names: Bo Deans

Nathalia Ramos -- b.7/3/1992 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, Spanish
TV Shows: House of Anubis (as Nina)
Movie Titles: Bratz (as Yasmin)

Rudy Ramos -- b.9/19/1950
Actor, Musician
TV Shows: The High Chaparral (as Wind)
Movie Titles: Colors, The Enforcer, Beverly Hills Cop II, The Driver

Jean-Pierre Rampal -- b.1/7/1922 N.S. d.5/20/2000 N.S. (78)
Flutist, French

Robert Rampy -- b.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

Al Ramsey -- b.7/27/1943
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Gary Lewis & the Playboys

Mary Ramsey -- b.12/24/1963
Modern Rock Singer
Group Names: 10,000 Maniacs

Matthew Ramsey -- b.10/21/1977 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Old Dominion

Lee Ranaldo -- b.2/3/1956
Writer, Music Producer, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Sonic Youth

Frankie Randall -- b.1/11/1938 d.1/4/2015 (76)
Actor, Singer

Freddy Randall -- b.5/6/1921 d.5/18/1999 (78)
Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter, English

Jon Randall -- b.2/17/1969
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

Levi Randall -- b.12/11/1993 N.S.
Actor, Singer/Guitarist, Canadian

Tony Randall -- b.2/26/1920 d.5/17/2004 (84)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, Okla.; RN:Leonard Rosenberg; Florence's hubby
TV Shows: One Man's Family (as Mac, Mr. Peepers' Harvey Weskit), The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger), Tony Randall Show (as Judge Walter Franklin), Love-Sydney (as Sidney Shorr)

Teddy Randazzo -- b.5/13/1937 d.11/21/2003 (66)
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer

Jimmie Randell -- b.2/14/1949
Rock & Roll Performer

Boots Randolph -- b.6/3/1927 d.7/3/2007 (80)
Composer, Saxophonist
Names/Places: b. in Paducah, KY
Misc: Yakety Sax; his music was often used in the children's show Wonderama; also for Benny Hill Show; some say b. 1926
Song Titles: Yakety Yak

"Cookie" Chainsaw Randolph -- b.??/??/1955
Radio Disc Jock

Bernard Rands -- b.3/2/1934
Composer, English

Jimmy Raney -- b.8/20/1927 d.5/10/1995 (67)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Stan Getz (his quartet)

Wayne Raney -- b.8/17/1921 d.1/23/1993 (71)
Singer, Harmonicaist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

Heidi Range -- b.5/23/1983 N.S.
Pop Singer, English
Group Names: Sugarbabes, Atomic Kitten, soloist

Andrew Ranken -- b.11/13/1953
Drummer, Alternative Rock Performer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Clobberer
Group Names: The Pogues

Billy Rankin -- b.4/25/1959
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Keyboardist, British
Names/Places: RN:Brinsley Schwarz
Group Names: Nazareth, soloist

Kenny Rankin -- b.2/10/1940 d.6/7/2009 (69)
Jazz Singer

Mark Rankin -- b.??/??/????
Heavy Metal Singer, Scotish
Group Names: Gun

Alan Rankine -- b.5/17/1958
Music Producer, Keyboardist, New Wave Guitarist, Scotish
Group Names: The Associates

Shabba Ranks -- b.1/17/1966
Rapper, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN: Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon

Michael Raphael -- b.2/8/1968
Rock & Roll Musician

Joe Raposo -- b.2/8/1937 d.2/5/1989 (51)
Music Producer, Composer
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph G.
TV Shows: Sesame Street (songwriter & co-creator)

Danny Rapp -- b.5/10/1942 N.S. d.4/4/1983 N.S. (40)
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
Group Names: Danny and the Juniors (lead)

Tom Rapp -- b.3/8/1947 d.2/11/2018 N.S. (70)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer

Bob Rappaport -- b.??/??/1943
Group Names: Ran-Dells

Steve Rappaport -- b.12/5/1942 d.7/4/2007 (64)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Ran-Dells
Song Titles: Martian Hop

Herman Rarebell -- b.11/18/1949
Songwriter, Hard Rock Drummer, German
Misc: AP says b. 1949
Group Names: Scorpions

Moses Rascoe -- b.7/27/1917 d.3/6/1994 (76)
Misc: Country-Blues

Phylicia Rashad -- b.6/19/1948
Vegetarian, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Ahmad's wife, Debbie's sister, RLN:Ayers-Allen
TV Shows: Little Bill, The Cosby Show (as Clair Huxtable), Cosby (as Ruthie Lucas)
Movie Titles: Creed

Ali Rashied -- b.7/1/1933 d.8/12/2009 (76)
Jazz Drummer
Misc: free jazz and avant garde jazz drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane

Judith Raskin -- b.6/21/1928 d.12/21/1984 (56)
Actress, Opera Soprano

Milt Raskin -- b.1/27/1916 d.10/16/1977 (61)
Composer, Pianist
Misc: Jazz-Swing style

Carmen Rasmusen -- b.3/25/1985
TV Shows: American Idol (Finalist #6 2003)

Søren Rasted -- b.6/13/1969
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Danish (Denmark)
Group Names: Aqua

Nathaniel Rateliff -- b.10/7/1978 N.S.
Soul Singer
Group Names: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Jackson Rathbone -- b.12/14/1984 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Composer, Singaporian
TV Shows: 411 (interview show)
Movie Titles: The Last Airbender, Twilight (series)

Mike Ratledge -- b.4/6/1943
Flutist, Organist, Pianist, Synthesizer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Misc: Genres of psychedelic rock, progressive rock, Canterbury scene, jazz, free jazz, jazz fusion, music for commercials, and new-age
Group Names: Soft Machine

Mishon Ratliff -- b.2/3/1993 N.S.
Actor, Dancer, Singer
TV Shows: Lincoln Heights

Sir Simon Rattle -- b.1/19/1955
Conductor, English

Rattlesnake Annie -- b.12/26/1941
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Annie McGowan

Fritz Rau -- b.3/9/1930 d.8/19/2013 (83)
Music Figure, German
Misc: music promoter who was influential in the development of the appreciation of jazz and blues music in Europe in the 1950s and 1960s.

Doug Rauch -- b.9/14/1950 d.4/23/1979 (28)
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Santana

Jasen Rauch -- b.4/24/1981
Christian/Contemporary Performer
Group Names: Red

Leon Rausch -- b.10/2/1927
Singer, Country Performer
Group Names: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

Jogy Rautenberg -- b.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Slew Siskin

Genya Ravan -- b.4/19/1940
Music Producer, Harmonicaist, Rock Singer, Polish
Group Names: The Escorts, Goldie and the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive

Bruno Ravel -- b.5/1/1964
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Danger Danger

Maurice Joseph Ravel -- b.3/7/1875 d.12/28/1937 (62)
Composer, French
Names/Places: b. in Cibourne; d. in Paris
Song Titles: Bolero

Eddy Raven -- b.8/19/1944
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

Lou Rawls -- b.12/1/1933 d.1/6/2006 (72)
Baptist, Actor, Music Producer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
Misc: some say b. 1934, 1935, 1937, or 1938

Amy Ray -- b.4/12/1964
Folk Performer, Lesbian
Group Names: Indigo Girls

Diane Ray -- b.9/1/1942
Pop Singer

Harry Milton Ray -- b.12/15/1946 d.10/1/1992 (45)
Actor, Singer
Group Names: Ray, Goodman and Brown

James Ray -- b.??/??/1941 d.??/??/1964
Rhythm and Blues Singer

Johnnie Ray -- b.1/10/1927 d.2/24/1990 (63)
Actor, Songwriter, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, OR; RN:John Alvin Ray; NN:The Prince of Wails

Kelby Ray -- b.10/19/1980 N.S.
Country Bassist
Group Names: The Cadillac Three

Michael (Country) Ray -- b.4/29/1988 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer

Michael (Rhythm And Blues) Ray -- b.12/24/1962
Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Kool & the Gang

Rita Ray -- b.12/11/1954

Satyajat Ray -- b.5/2/1921 d.4/23/1992 (70)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, Composer, India

Wade Ray -- b.4/13/1913 N.S. d.11/11/1998 N.S. (85)
Fiddler, Country Singer
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Marty Raybon -- b.12/8/1959
Country Singer
Group Names: Shenandoah

Tim Raybon -- b.5/11/1963
Musician, Country Singer
Group Names: Raybon Brothers

Collin Raye -- b.8/22/1960
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Floyd Elliot Wray
Group Names: The Wrays, soloist

Martha Raye -- b.8/27/1916 d.10/19/1994 (78)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Variety Show Hostess, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Butte, MT; NN:Martha the Mouth; RN:Margaret Theresa Yvonne Reeds
Misc: wed 6x's
TV Shows: Martha Raye Show, The Bugaloos, McMillan & Wife (as Agatha), Alice (as Carrie Sharples 1982-4)

Susan Raye -- b.10/8/1944
TV/Movie Actress, Country Singer

Robert "Bob" Raymond -- b.3/4/1946 d.2/11/2016 N.S. (69)
Music Figure, Bassist
Group Names: Sugarloaf

Eddie Rayner -- b.11/19/1952
New Wave Keybordist, New Zealand
Group Names: Split Enz

Raz B -- b.6/13/1985
Group Names: B2K

Andy Razaf -- b.12/16/1895 d.2/3/1973 (77)

Chris Rea -- b.3/4/1951
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, English
Misc: Balladeer

Eddi Reader -- b.8/29/1959
Folk Singer, Scotish
Group Names: Fairground Attraction, soloist

Lynn Ready -- b.12/3/1944 N.S. d.2/26/2018 N.S. (73)
Actor, Singer
Misc: retired from acting in 1964
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (as Lynn)

Paul Reaney -- b.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Tommy James & the Shondells

Johnny Reardon -- b.4/8/1930 d.4/16/1988 (58)
TV/Stage Actor, Baritone, Opera Singer

Vladimir Rebikov -- b.5/31/1866 N.S. or 5/19/1866 Ju-1 d.10/1/1920 N.S. (54)
Composer, Russian

Eugene Record -- b.12/23/1940 N.S. d.7/22/2005 N.S. (64)
Songwriter, Singer, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Chi-Lites
Song Titles: Have You Seen Her

Ben Rector -- b.11/6/1986
Songwriter, Singer

Red Rector -- b.12/15/1929 d.5/31/1990 (60)
Mandolin, Country Performer

Red -- b.9/23/1979
Rap Music Performer
Group Names: Another Bad Creation

Red River Dave -- b.12/15/1914 d.1/15/2002 (87)
Singer, Country Performer

Tampa Red -- b.12/25/1900 d.3/19/1987 (86)
Guitarist, Blues Singer

Leon Redbone -- b.8/26/1949
Blues Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Misc: Troubadour
Album Titles: On the Track (1975), Double Time (1977), Champagne Charlie (1978), From Branch to Branch (1981), Red to Blue (1985), Christmas Island (1987), No Regrets (1988), Sugar (1990), Up a Lazy River (1992), Whistling in the Wind (1994), Any Time (2001), Flying By (2014)

Chris Redburn -- b.3/14/1957
Bassist, British

Sharon Redd -- b.10/19/1945 d.5/1/1992 N.S. (46)
Misc: findagrave says d. Jan 5, 1992

Noel Redding -- b.12/25/1945 d.5/11/2003 (57)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Jimi Hendrix Experience

Otis Redding -- b.9/9/1941 N.S. d.12/10/1967 N.S. (26)
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Dawson, GA; d. in the crash of his private plane in Wisconsin
Song Titles: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

John Reddington -- b.3/21/1957
Alternative Rock Singer, British
Group Names: Kung Kurt
Song Titles: Destination Zululand

Helen Reddy -- b.10/25/1941
Variety Show Hostess, Songwriter, Adult-Pop Singer, Australian
Names/Places: b. in Melbourne
Misc: some say b. 1942
Song Titles: I Am Woman, Delta Dawn, Leave Me Alone, Angie Baby, Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady
TV Shows: The Helen Reddy Show (hostess)

Jochim C. Redeker -- b.6/12/1970

Redfoo -- b.9/3/1975 N.S.
Hip-Pop Musician, Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Stefan Kendal Gordy
Misc: Dance-rock musician
Group Names: LMFAO

Louise Redknapp -- b.11/4/1974 N.S.
Pop Singer, English
Group Names: Eternal

Redman -- b.4/17/1970
Actor, Music Producer, Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Reginald "Reggie" Noble
Group Names: Method Man and Redman, soloist

Dewey Redman -- b.5/17/1931 d.9/2/2006 (75)
Teacher, Composer, Reeds, Saxophonist, Jazz Musician

Don Redman -- b.7/29/1900 d.11/30/1964 (64)
Arranger, Composer, Singer, Reeds, Bandleader, Jazz Saxophonist
Misc: large orchestra evolution pioneer

Joshua Redman -- b.2/1/1969
Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: Dewey's son

Red Redmond -- b.7/25/1970
Country Drummer
Group Names: Rushlow, Jason Aldean

Jean Redpath -- b.4/28/1937 d.8/21/2014 (77)
Singer, Children's Performer, Folk Performer, Scotish

Terry Ree -- b.7/3/1949
Comedian, Country Performer
Misc: of the (Bruce) Williams and (Terry) Ree comedy duo, aka The Indian and the White Guy.

Chris Reece -- b.7/28/1959
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Social Distortion

David Reece -- b.8/10/1960
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Bangalore

Dizzy Reece -- b.1/5/1931
Jazz Trumpeter, Jamaican

Alan Reed -- b.8/20/1907 d.6/14/1977 (69)
TV/Radio Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Allen's Alley (as Falstaff Openshaw, radio 1932-49); Fred Allen Show, Life with Luigi, Mr. Adams & Eve (as JB Hafter), Peter Loves Mary (as Happy), The Flintstones (as Fred Flintstone, Where's Huddles (as Mad Dog Maloney)

B. Mitchell Reed -- b.6/10/1926 d.3/16/1983 (56)
Radio Disc Jock

Dan Reed -- b.2/17/1963
Actor, Music Figure

Darren "Dizzy" Reed -- b.6/18/1963 N.S.
Heavy Metal Keybordist
Group Names: Guns 'n Roses

Frank Reed -- b.9/16/1954 N.S. d.2/26/2014 N.S. (59)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Chi-Lites (lead)

Herb Reed -- b.8/7/1928 d.6/4/2012 (83)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

Ishmael Reed -- b.2/22/1938
Writer, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Essayist, Poet, Publisher, Editor, Songwriter

Jerry Reed -- b.3/20/1937 N.S. d.8/31/2008 N.S. (71)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta, GA; RLN:Hubbard
Song Titles: When You're Hot You're Hot, Amos Moses
TV Shows: Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour, Nashville 99
Movie Titles: Smokey & the Bandit

Jimmy Reed -- b.9/6/1925 d.8/29/1976 (50)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RN:Mathis James Reed Leland

Johnny Reed -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/1950
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Orioles

Les Reed -- b.7/24/1935
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, English

Lou Reed -- b.3/2/1942 d.10/27/2013 (71)
Actor, Composer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Louis Firbank
Misc: some say b. 1943 or '44
Group Names: The Velvet Underground, soloist
Song Titles: Walk on the Wild Side, Sweet Jane, Vicious, I Love You Suzanne, No Money Down

William Reed -- b.??/??/???? d.10/25/1976

Byron Reeder -- b.10/8/1979
Group Names: Mista

Scott Reeder -- b.5/16/1965
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Kyuss, The Obsessed, Sun and the Sali Club

John Rees -- b.??/??/1957
Rock & Roll Bassist, Australian
Group Names: Men at Work

Della Reese -- b.7/6/1931 N.S. d.11/19/2017 N.S. (86)
Minister, Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Gospel Singer, Adult-Pop Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RN:Delloreese Patricia Early Taliaferro
Misc: some say b. 1932, but AP corrected to 1931
Group Names: Mahalia Jackson's Troupe, soloist
TV Shows: Chico & the Man (as Della Rogers), The A-Team (as Mr. T's ma), It Takes Two, Charlie & Company, The Royal Family (as Victoria Royal), Touched By An Angel (as Tess)

Janet Reese -- b.4/19/????

Jim Reese -- b.12/7/1941 d.10/26/1991 (49)
Rhythm Guitarist
Group Names: The Bobby Fuller Four

Del Reeves -- b.7/14/1932 d.1/1/2007 (74)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1933 or b. 1934?

Dianne Reeves -- b.10/23/1956
Jazz Singer

Emily Taylor Reeves -- b.6/23/1992
Names/Places: Melissa & Scott's girl

Jim Reeves -- b.8/20/1923 d.7/31/1964 (41)
Actor, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Carthage, TX; NN:Gentleman
Misc: some say b. 1924; Pioneer of the Nashville Sound

Lois Reeves -- b.4/12/1948
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Martha and the Vandellas

Martha Reeves -- b.7/18/1941 N.S.
Politician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit
Group Names: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (lead)
Song Titles: Nowhere to Run, Heat Wave, Jimmy Mack, Dancing in the Street

Ronna Reeves -- b.9/21/1966
Country Performer

Tony Reeves -- b.4/18/1943
Bassist, Flautist, Jazz Musician, English
Group Names: Colosseum

Dan Regan -- b.5/9/1977
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Reel Big Fish

Julianne Regan -- b.6/30/1962
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN: Julie Anne Regan
Misc: was acclaimed by AllMusic as one of the more talented singers of the late 1980s goth rock scene
Group Names: All About Eve

Phil Regan -- b.5/28/1906 d.2/11/1996 (89)
Movie Actor, Singer

Max Reger -- b.3/19/1873 d.5/11/1916 (43)

Steve Reich -- b.10/3/1936

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