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KEVIN LAMB - Florence, Alabama
-In 1985 joined Maypop Music Group publishing
-In 1993 established Peermusic's Nashville publishing company

JAKE LANDERS - Town Creek, Alabama
-One of Bluegrass music's premier songwriters with classics "Secret of the Waterfall," and cross-over hit "Walk Softly On This Heart of Mine"
-Played with Bill Monroe, Jim & Jessie, Vassar Clements, Dixie Gentlemen

SAM LAY - Birmingham, Alabama
-Developed the "double shuffle" drum beat
-During the 60's played with Paul Butterfield Blues Band, also heard on Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
-Worked with Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, etc

CHUCK LEAVELL-- Birmingham, Alabama
-Played keyboard for the Allman Brothers, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Mick Jaggar, and Eric Clapton
-Founder of Sea Level

LENNY LEBLANC - Sheffield, Alabama
-Co-wrote and recorded hit "Falling" in the late 1970's with LeBlanc-Carr Band
-Christian music producer/songwriter during the 1990's

AL LESTER - Muscle Shoals, Alabama
-Original member of the Dixie Gentlemen
-Recordings with Boz Scaggs, Liza Minelli, Mac Davis, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, etc.
-Fiddle & mandolin repair for Vassar Clements and Kenny Baker

EDDIE LEVERT - Birmingham, Alabama -Original member of the O'Jays
-First hit "Lonely Drifter" 1963
-Popular 70's hit "Love Train"

JOE LIGON-- Troy, Alabama
-Original member of The Mighty Clouds of Joy
-Released over 30 albums on several record labels and earned two Grammy awards
-Shared the stage with such performers as Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind and Fire, Al Green, and Ray Charles

FREDERICK "SHORTY" LONG - Birmingham, Alabama
-His "Devil With The Blue Dress On" was a hit for Mitch Ryder and Bruce Springsteen
-His "Here Comes the Judge" reached top 5 on the charts in 1968

THE LOUVIN BROTHERS-- Henager, Alabama
-Famous for both country and gospel
-Their songs "Weapon of Prayer," "Cash on the Barrelhead" and "If I Could Win Your Love" were recorded by such artists as Graham Parsons, The Notting Hillbillies and Emmylou Harris

SAMMY LOWE - Birmingham, Alabama
-Trumpet/arranger with Erskine Hawkins, Cab Calloway, Illinois Jaquet
-Later musical director for rock n roll bands
-A&R man for Platinum Records 1971

SHELBY LYNNE - Jackson, Alabama
-Sang on George Jones' "If I Could Bottle This Up" single in 1988
-Several Top 40 singles of her own in the early 1990's including "Things Are Tough All Over"

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
Lacey, WillieBluesGuitar2/25/15Selma, AL
Lacy, NoahSacred HarpFiddle, VocalsState Arts Council "Folk Artist"19087/93Henagar, AL
Lagman, Francis BellDixieland JazzTrumpetMobile, AL
Lamb, KevinCountryPublisherAlabama's MayPop PublishingFlorence, AL
Landers, JakeBluegrassGuitar, Vocals,SongwriterBill Monroe8/14/38Town Creek, AL
Landreth, Eugene B. "Gene"Marching BandConductorBand Masters Hall of Fame 1983Talladega, AL
Lane, AndrewR&B, JazzKeyboardsFlorence, AL
Lanier, MarkGospelVocalsPerfect HeartCentral, AL
Lantrip, MikeCountrySongwriterChance JonesHelena, AL
Larkins, JesseJazzPianoBirmingham, AL
Larson, NicoletteRock, PopVocals1952Birmingham, AL
Lawler, Everett N.JazzPianoBirmingham, AL
Lawrence, EddyFolkGuitar, Vocals1955Birmingham, AL
Lawson, BillyCountrySongwriterFlorence, AL
Lay, SamBlues, RockDrumsPaul Butterfield, Bob Dylan3/20/35Birmingham, AL
Lay, SlimCountryFiddleCullman, AL
Lay, Virgil L.CountryGuitar1/2/27Vina, AL
LeBlanc & CarrPopGroupSheffield, AL
LeBlanc, LennyPop, ChristianGuitar, Vocals,SongwriterFLSheffield, AL
LeCroix, TonyCountryGlen Frey, Dickey BettsMuscle Shoals, AL
LeFevre, MikeGospelVocals9/17/61Atlanta, GA
Leavell, ChuckRockKeyboardsRolling Stones, Allman Bros.4/28/52Birmingham, AL
Leberte, Nuncie A.JazzAL Jazz Hall of FameBirmingham, AL
Ledford, Lonnie "Butch"CountryMuscle Shoals StudiosMuscle Shoals, AL
Lee, BillJazzBassSpike Lee's father7/23/28Snow Hill, AL
Lee, BillyCountry, PopMarshall Tucker BandHuntsville, AL
Lee, BobR&BVocals4/12/30Tuscaloosa, AL
Lee, JoeBluegrassFiddle18951964Birmingham, AL
Lee, JohnBluesVocals, Guitar5/24/15Mount Willing, AL
Lee, KennyPop, CountryGuitarTV Show in AtlantaAlexander City, AL
Leigh, KeriBluesVocals4/21/69Birmingham, AL
Lester, ALBluegrassFiddleDixie GentlemenMuscle Shoals, AL
Lett, EarlR&B, CountrySaxophoneIke & Tina TurnerMonroeville, AL
Levert, EddieR&BVocals, SongwriterThe O'JaysBirmingham, AL
Lewey, Marie TomlinsonCountry, PopBackground VocalsMuscle Shoals StudiosFlorence, AL
Lewis, AngieChristianVocalsFairhope, AL
Lewis, CalvinR&BSongwriterPercy SledgeSheffield, AL
Lewis, JohnieBluesGuitar, Harmonica, Vocals10/8/08Eufaula, AL
Lickety SplitBluegrassGroup
Ligon, JoeGospelVocalsMighty Clouds of Joy9/11/42Troy, AL
Limbo, SonnyCountry, PopSongwriter, Producer, EngineerBertie Higgins, AlabamaHuntsville, AL
Limestone Creek BandCountry, PopGroupAthens, AL
Lindsey, ThomasJazzTrumpetAL Jazz Hall of Fame1/8/16Sylacauga, AL
Little Red RocketRockGroupBirmingham, AL
Litton, LovellJazzPianoBirmingham, AL
Lockhart, EdJazzBirmingham, AL
Locklear, HeathCountryVocalsFort Payne, AL
Locklin, HankCountryVocals, Guitar2/15/18McClellan, FLBrewton, AL
Lockmiller, RichardFolk, CountryRichard & JimGadsden, AL
Loehr, MattBroadwayVocalsA Chorus Line - BroadwayMobile, AL
Long, ClayCountryVocals, GuitarSkillet Lickers191812/20/61AL
Long, FrancesCountry, PopSongwriterSonny JamesHaleyville, AL
Long, Frederick "Shorty"R&BVocals, Songwriter5/20/40Birmingham, AL
Long, John MaloyMarching BandBandmasterAL Bandmaster Hall of FameGuntersville, AL
LonzoCountryComedianLonzo & Oscar aka Lloyd GeorgeHalleyville, AL
Loposer, AveryJazzTrombone19024/3/67AL
Louvin BrothersCountry, GospelGroupCharlie & IraSection, AL
Louvin, CharlieCountry, GospelVocals, GuitarLouvin Brothers7/7/27Section, AL
Louvin, IraCountry, GospelVocals, MandolinLouvin Brothers4/21/246/20/65Section, AL
Love, WillieGospelFairfield FourFairfield, AL
Lovelace, KennethCountryGuitarJerry Lee Lewis8/18/36Florence, AL
Loveless, HenriettaBroadwayVocals"Showboat"Montgomery, AL
Lowe, Albert "Junior"R&B, CountryGuitar, BassWilson Pickett, Percy Sledge1940Florence, AL
Lowe, James L.JazzReedsAL Jazz Hall of Fame19147/23/98Birmingham, AL
Lowe, JimCountrySongwriter, PublisherMarty Robbins, Ray PriceHenagar, AL
Lowe, MundellGuitar, SongwriterMobile, AL
Lowe, Samual M. "Sammy"JazzTrumpet, ArrangerCab Calloway, Erskine Hawkins5/14/182/17/93Birmingham, AL
Lowery, DonnyCountrySongwriter5/8/50Florence, AL
Lowery, GregCountry, PopKeyboards, VocalsHands of TimeFayette, AL
Lucas, Alonzo "Buddy"Jazz, R&BVocals, Tenor Sax, HarmonicaAL
Luker, RebeccaBroadwayVocals"The Sound of Music"Helena, AL
Lyman, Alice W.ClassicalPiano, ViolinMontevallo, AL
Lynch, ClaireBluegrassVocalsFront Porch Band1954Hazel Green, AL
Lynn, BillyCountryEngineerEast Avalon StudiosMuscle Shoals, AL
Lynne, ShelbyCountryVocals10/22/68Quantico, VAJackson, AL
Lynyrd SkynyrdRockGroupMSS StudiosGA
Lyons, Willie JamesBluesGuitarPeter Dames' Rhythm Flames12/5/38AL

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