Birthdays in Music in 1944

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 239

  • Jan 2 Peter Eotvos, composer
  • Jan 3 David Atherton, English conductor
  • Jan 4 Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)
  • Jan 6 Van McCoy, US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
  • Jan 7 Mike McGear, singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England

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Jan 9 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • Jan 9 Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • Jan 10 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Jan 11 York Georg Holler, composer
  • Jan 12 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • Jan 16 Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
  • Jan 17 Françoise Hardy, French singer
  • Jan 18 Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
  • Jan 19 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
  • Jan 19 Laurie London, English singer
  • Jan 21 Neely Bruce, American composer
  • Jan 23 Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • Jan 24 Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
  • Jan 27 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • Jan 27 Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • Jan 28 Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • Jan 28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 28 John Tavener, composer (The Whale), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 28 Martin Fried, rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
  • Jan 30 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
  • Feb 1 Tommy Duffy, rocker (Echos)
  • Feb 2 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
  • Feb 2 Ursula Oppens, American pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 3 Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
  • Feb 4 Florence LaRue Gordon, Penn, rocker (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)
  • Feb 5 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
  • Feb 5 J R Cobb, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 10 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
  • Feb 10 Rufus Reid, American musician
  • Feb 12 Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)
  • Feb 15 Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)
  • Feb 17 Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
  • Feb 20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 23 Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 23 Mike Maxfield, rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • Feb 24 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)
  • Feb 29 David Briggs, record producer
  • Mar 1 Mike D'Abo, rock vocalist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • Mar 1 Roger Daltrey, English rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy)
  • Mar 2 Leif Segerstam, composer
  • Mar 4 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Mar 5 Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 6 Kiri Te Kanawa, Gisborne NZ, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni)
  • Mar 6 Mary Wilson, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 7 Townes Van Zandt, Texas, singer/songwriter (Kathleen, Loretta), (d. 1997)
  • Mar 8 Carole Bayer Sager, NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
  • Mar 8 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • Mar 8 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • Mar 11 Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
  • Mar 15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), born in Winchester, Hampshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 15 Ralph MacDonald, rock percussionist (Graceland)
  • Mar 17 John Sebastian, American singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 17 Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
  • Mar 19 Joseph Celli, composer
  • Mar 19 Myung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, cellist (Chung Trio)
  • Mar 21 Henrik Colding-Jorgensen, composer
  • Mar 21 Jamary Oliveira, composer
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English musician (Chad and Jeremy) and actor, born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 23 Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
  • Mar 26 Diana Ross, [Earle], (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 31 Rod Allen, [B Rodney Bainbridge] rock bassist/vocalist (Fortunes)
  • Mar 31 Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
  • Apr 3 Barry Pritchard, rock guitarist (Fortunes)
  • Apr 3 Tony Orlando, American singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • Apr 5 Nicholas Caldwell, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Felicity Palmer, British mezzo-soprano
  • Apr 10 Danny Woods, US musician (CEO of the Board)
  • Apr 12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], Tilsit, East Prussia, rock vocalist (Steppenwolf)
  • Apr 12 Karel Kryl, folk singer
  • Apr 13 Jack Casady, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 15 Dave Edmunds, Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You)
  • Apr 15 Gerard Schoenaker, Dutch singer (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 16 Dennis Russell Davies, composer
  • Apr 17 John Lill, professor/pianist
  • Apr 18 Rudy Shackelford, composer
  • Apr 19 Bernie Worrell, US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 22 Joshua Rifkin, composer
  • Apr 24 [Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun], US singer (Rock the Boat)
  • Apr 27 Cuba Gooding, US singer (Everybody Plays the Fool)
  • Apr 27 Herb Pedersen, Berkley Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • May 1 Rita Coolidge, Nashville Tn, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone)
  • May 4 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • May 7 Alison Margaret Bauld, composer
  • May 9 Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
  • May 10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • May 12 James Purify, US singer (I'm Your Puppet)
  • May 13 Carolyn Franklin, US singer/songwriter (Baby Baby Baby, Angel)
  • May 14 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 15 Ian "Tich" Amey, British rock musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury Wiltshire
  • May 16 Billy Cobham, Panama, jazz artist (Same Ole Love)
  • May 17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • May 17 Paul Crossley, concert pianist
  • May 18 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • May 20 Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer (Good night mister president)
  • May 20 Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter

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May 20 Joe Cocker, English rock vocalist (With a Little Help from My Friends), born in Sheffield England, (d. 2014)

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • May 21 Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City
  • May 23 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • May 24 Patti LaBelle, [Holt], singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 26 Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
  • May 28 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • May 28 Gladys Knight, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 2 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer/pianist (Sting, Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 3 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 4 Charlie Whitney, rock guitarist (Family)
  • Jun 4 Michelle Phillips, singer/actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 4 Roger Ball, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • Jun 5 Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • Jun 6 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Vienna Austria
  • Jun 7 Clarence White, guitarist (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • Jun 8 Boz Scaggs, [William Royce], rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 12 Maurice Jackson, US singer (Independents-Leaving You)
  • Jun 18 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • Jun 18 Sandy Posey, American singer
  • Jun 18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • Jun 19 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 21 Jon Hiseman, English drummer, born in London
  • Jun 21 Ray Davies, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing), born in London, England
  • Jun 22 Peter Asher, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • Jun 22 Steve Weber, guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal)
  • Jun 23 Rosetta Hightower, American singer (Don't Hang Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 24 Jeff Beck, Surrey England, singer/guitarist (Jeff Beck Group)
  • Jun 25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer
  • Jun 27 Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows)
  • Jun 30 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 7 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 8 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
  • Jul 15 Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
  • Jul 19 Commander Cody, singer/pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
  • Jul 22 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 22 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Dino Danelli, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 24 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • Jul 24 Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
  • Jul 26 Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 27 Bobbie Gentry, Mississippi, singer/songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe)
  • Jul 30 Teresa Cahill, opera singer
  • Aug 2 Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong)
  • Aug 8 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • Aug 8 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • Aug 8 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • Aug 9 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • Aug 12 Peter Hofmann, German tenor
  • Aug 13 David Mahler, composer
  • Aug 14 Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
  • Aug 15 Frederick Knight, US singer (I've been lonely so long)
  • Aug 15 Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian pop singer
  • Aug 18 Carl Wayne, rocker (Move)
  • Aug 19 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • Aug 20 John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • Aug 21 Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
  • Aug 27 Barry Conyngham, composer
  • Aug 27 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • Aug 30 Charles Colbert, rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 John Surman, jazz musician
  • Sep 1 Archie Bell, US singer (& the Drells-Tighten up)
  • Sep 1 Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Concert Orch, Neth), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 3 Gary Leeds, rocker (Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 4 Gene Parsons, rock drummer (Byrds, Gene Clark Group)
  • Sep 10 Thomas Allen, British opera singer

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Sep 12 Barry White, singer (Love's Theme), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • Sep 13 Peter Cetera, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Joey Heatherton, Rockville Center NY, dancer/actress (Bluebeard)
  • Sep 16 Betty Kelly, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 18 Michael Franks, rocker
  • Sep 18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Sep 21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • Sep 25 Eugenia Zukerman, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • Sep 30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • Oct 1 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)
  • Oct 1 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • Oct 4 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Oct 7 Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)
  • Oct 8 Susan Raye, American singer
  • Oct 9 John Entwistle, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England
  • Oct 9 Nona Hendryx, R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
  • Oct 10 Stephen Scott, composer
  • Oct 13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 George McCrae, US singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
  • Oct 19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
  • Oct 20 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • Oct 24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Oct 25 Jon Anderson, English rock singer for Yes
  • Oct 25 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 26 Mike Piano, rocker (Sandpipers)
  • Oct 28 Dennis Franz, Maywood Ill, actor (Buntz-Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue)
  • Oct 29 Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)
  • Oct 29 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue)
  • Oct 31 Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
  • Nov 2 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Nov 4 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist/conductor (WB Collective)
  • Nov 6 Bill Henderson, rock vocalist/guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia