- Ritchie Valens, singer – 1941 (died February 1959: The Day The Music Died)
- Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz, harmonica, The J. Geils Band – 1945
- Overend Watts, bass, Mott The Hoople, - 1947
- Stevie Wonder, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist – 1950
- Peter Gabriel, singer, Genesis, solo -1950
- Darius Rucker [www.dariusrucker.com/], Hootie & The Blowfish, solo – 1966
And yes, I know that Darius Rucker isn't Hootie. But I couldn't resisit the alliteration w/ Happy.