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Marcus "The Magificent" Malone - played percussion with the original Santana Blues Band

Junior Mance - jazz pianist

Tony Markellis - Trey Anastasio Band bassist

Andrea Martin - Brooklyn-borrn R&B singer-songwriter

Pat Martino (nee Patrick Azzara) - jazz guitarist

Gerry Marsden - Gerry & the Pacemakers singer-songwriter and guitarist

Bob Matthews - Grateful Dead sound engineer and roadie

Elliot Mazer - engineer/producer

Clarence "Mac" McDonald - studio keyboard player and pop producer 

Phyllis McGuire - McGuire Sisters lead singer 

Les McKeown - Bay City Rollers lead singer

MC Kevin (nee Kevin Bueno) - Brazilian pop singer

Fritz McIntyre - Simply Red keyboard player

Ellen Mcllwaine - Nashville-born blues singer/guitarist

Shawn McLemore - gospel singer

Will Mecum - Karma to Burn guitarist

Jameel Moondoc - avant-garde jazz saxophonist

Bob Moore - Nashville-born basssist, played with Elvis Presley, Roger Miller and others

Jorge Morel - Argentine classical guitarist

George Mraz - Czech jazz bassist, played with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and others

Reed Mullins - Corrosion of Conformity co-founder and drummer

Murdock (nee David Turner) - member of Brooklyn Zu hip-hop group



Napolian (nee Ian Evans) - EDM producer

Phil Naro - lead singer with Buffalo band Talas

Juan Nelson - Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals bassist



OTF DThang (nee Dontay Banks Jr.) - Chicago rapper


RIP: Lee "Scratch Perry (photo by Michael Weintrob) and Charlie Watts


Johnny Pacheco - salsa bandleader/Fania Records founder

Alvin "Secco" Patterson (nee Franciso Willie) - Bob Marley & the Wailers percussionist 

Lee "Scratch" Perry (nee Rainford Perry) - legendary reggae performer and producer

Bennie Pete -co-founder and sousaphone player with New Orleans-based Hot 8 Brass Brand

Ralph Peterson Jr. - jazz drummer

Florian Pilkington-Miksa - British drummer with Curved Air

Ricky Powell - hip-hop photographer known as the fourth Beastie Boy

Lloyd Price - '50s and '60s R&B singer, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998

Prince Markie Dee (nee Mark Morales) - member of New York hip-hop group, Fat Boys

James Purify - half of R&B duo James & Bobby Purify



Lars Ratz - bassist with German band Metalium

redruM 781 (nee Jermaine Carter) - L.A.-born rapper

Pat Rizzo - played saxophone with Sly & the Family Stone

Roberto Roena - Puerto Rican percussionist, played with El Gran Combo and the Fania All-Stars

Barry Ryan - British pop singer


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