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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 6

April 6

Donald Myrick – American saxophonist. He played alto, tenor and soprano sax and was a member of Earth, Wind & Fire’s original horn section, The Phenix Horns Esq. from 1975 through 1982. Previously, Myrick had been a member of the musical group The Pharaohs.

Richard “Popcorn” Wylie – American pianist, bandleader, songwriter, occasional singer, and record producer who was influential in the early years of Motown Records and was later known for his work on many records in the Northern soul genre.

Charlie Rouse – American hard bop tenor saxophonist and flautist. His career is marked by his collaboration with Thelonious Monk, which lasted for more than ten years.


April 6