# CCXI…Milestone for a Beautiful Voice…

Upon perusing today’s list (yesterday), I noticed that July 12th is the birthday of another member of the band Within Temptation (as you all know, guitarist Ruud Jolie celebrates mine, April 19)…angelic lead vocalist Sharon den Adel celebrates her 40th birthday (1974).  As I have in the past, I cannot continue to elaborate on just how this woman soothes the soul of the savage beasts, as you would pretty much have to hear and experience her vocal range to truly appreciate it.

From the stunning ballads (“Somewhere”, “Jillian (I’d Give My Heart)”, “Memories”, etc.) to the symphonic masterpieces (“Faster”, “The Howling”, “Aquarius”, and so on…), Ms. den Adel’s awe-inspiring voice is in a class by itself.  She has even been fortunate enough to be featured in duets with a host of other vocalists, like Keith Caputo (former Life of Agony vocalist…) and British artist Chris Jones on the awesome ballad “Utopia”, among others.  She has an impressive mezzo-soprano range and can just move mountains with her voice.

A new-age spin on an old genre that is truly a shot-in-the-arm for rock-n-roll…Happy birthday, Ms. den Adel…and many happy more!!

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Also, on today’s list are:  late comedian/actor Milton Berle (1908-2002), the ubiquitous jack-of-all-trades Bill Cosby (1937), Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie (1943), fitness guru Richard Simmons (1948), late KISS drummer Eric Carr (1950-1991), former Charlie’s Angels star Cheryl Ladd (1951), pugilist Julio Cesar Chavez (1962), Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci (1967), figure skating icon Kristi Yamaguchi (sorry, old habits LOL) (1971), former wrestler Gregory Helms (1974), New York Ranger defender (and former San Jose Shark) Dan Boyle was born in 1976, WWE brute Brock Lesnar (who, in case you didn’t know, ended The Undertaker’s win streak for WrestleMania) was born in 1977 and That 70’s Show‘s Topher Grace came to us in 1978.

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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