May 1 celebrity birthdays - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

May 1 celebrity birthdays

(KFVS) -

The morning birthday list has a musical theme. 

He's a platinum selling singer/songwriter who has had eleven number one albums on the country charts.  His hits include: Don't Take the Girl, Live Like You Were Dying, Just to See You Smile, the list goes on and on.  His 2006 Soul2Soul tour with his wife Faith Hill is one of the biggest grossing tours of all time.  Tim McGraw is 50 today.

She's known as "Judy Blue Eyes".  This Grammy winning folk singer is known for such hits as: Chelsea Morning, Both Sides Now and Send in the Clowns.  She even had a hit with a haunting performance of Amazing Grace. Judy Collins is 78 today.

This Grammy winning singer was once married to Kris Kristofferson.  She's had hits on Billboard's Country, Pop, Adult Contemporary and Jazz charts.  There are accounts she was the person who wrote the piano solo heard in the classic rock song Layla by Derek and the Dominoes.  Her hits include: Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher, We're All Alone and An All Time High which was the theme song to the James Bond movie Octopussy.  Rita Coolidge is 72 today.

He got his start as a guitarist in Stevie Wonder's band.  He went solo in the late 70's and had a pretty good career himself with numerous hits including: Jack and Jill, The Other Woman and A Woman Needs Love.  But his signature song is the theme from the Ghostbusters movie.  He's the one who came up with the line "Who You Gonna Call."  Let's dial in Ray Parker Jr. who's 63 today.

She stars in the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.  She's has the role of Dawn on the show.
Lizzy Greene is 14 today.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • This week in music: 1979 Donna Summer

    This week in music: 1979 Donna Summer

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:55:37 GMT

    Let's dip into the music archives and check out the biggest selling records on this date in 1979. The summer of '79 was the summer of disco. 

    Let's dip into the music archives and check out the biggest selling records on this date in 1979. The summer of '79 was the summer of disco. 

  • 5 children injured, 1 driver wanted after collision in McCracken Co., KY

    5 children injured, 1 driver wanted after collision in McCracken Co., KY

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:24:13 GMT
    Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
    Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

    A two-vehicle crash on Clarks Road in McCracken County, Kentucky left 5 children injured according to the sheriff's office on June 18. Officials are still searching for one of the drivers involved.

    A two-vehicle crash on Clarks Road in McCracken County, Kentucky left 5 children injured according to the sheriff's office on June 18. Officials are still searching for one of the drivers involved.

  • Missing Carbondale man found safe after leaving on foot

    Missing Carbondale man found safe after leaving on foot

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:01:38 GMT
    Tommy L. Ellis went missing from his home at 900 block of West Burton Street in Carbondale on Monday, June 18. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)Tommy L. Ellis went missing from his home at 900 block of West Burton Street in Carbondale on Monday, June 18. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

    Carbondale Police Department reported that a missing man was found safe as of Tuesday, June 19.

    Carbondale Police Department reported that a missing man was found safe as of Tuesday, June 19.

Powered by Frankly