Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.  While Jewish composers of Broadway and classical music are rather well known, there are also many musicians of popular and rock music who are at least partly of Jewish heritage (though some do not practice the Jewish religion):

Paula Abdul
Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert

Bangles: Susanna Hoffs
Barenaked Ladies: Steven Page
The Beastie Boys: Adam Yauch
Blondie: Chris Stein, guitar
Michael Bolton
The Doors: Robby Krieger, guitar & songwriter
Bob Dylan
Maroon 5: Adam Levine
The Ramones: Joey Ramone (originally Jeffry Hyman)
Carly Simon
Paul Simon
Steely Dan: Donald Fagen, Walter BeckerBarbra Streisand
Van Halen: David Lee Roth

For more information about Jewish music and musicians, click below to find books on
Jews -- Music History and Criticism

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