Birthdays in Music in 1945

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 231

  • Jan 3rd Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 4th Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • Jan 8th John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
  • Jan 8th Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies)

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Jan 10th Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • Jan 12th Maggie Bell, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 14th Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator
  • Jan 17th William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
  • Jan 17th Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
  • Jan 19th Charles Amirkhanian, composer
  • Jan 19th Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
  • Jan 20th Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10cc-I'm Not in Love)
  • Jan 21st Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
  • Jan 26th Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
  • Jan 28th José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • Jan 28th Robert Wyatt, English musician
  • Jan 30th Robert Wittinger, composer
  • Jan 31st Noah Creshevsky, composer
  • Feb 1st Ole Buck, composer
  • Feb 2nd Ronnie Goodson, rocker
  • Feb 3rd Johnny Cymbal, rocker (Mr Bass Man)
  • Feb 3rd Willeke Alberti, [Verbruggen], Dutch vocalist/actress (Small Truth)

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Feb 6th Bob [Robert Nesta] Marley, Nine Mile St Ann, Jamaican reggae musician and singer-songwriter (Wailers-No Woman)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Feb 12th Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
  • Feb 13th Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
  • Feb 13th King Floyd, rocker
  • Feb 13th Roy Dyke, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 14th Gregory Hines, actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 14th Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • Feb 15th John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
  • Feb 20th Alan Hull, singer/composer
  • Feb 21st Paul Newton, rock bassist
  • Feb 22nd Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Feb 25th Elkie Brooks, Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer)
  • Feb 26th Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
  • Feb 28th Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
  • Mar 4th Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • Mar 6th Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
  • Mar 7th Arthur Lee, rocker (Vindicator)
  • Mar 8th Micky Dolenz, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 8th Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • Mar 9th Laura Lee, [Rundless], singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights)
  • Mar 9th Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • Mar 11th Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
  • Mar 12th Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
  • Mar 14th Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • Mar 14th Michael Martin Murphey, country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 14th Walt Parazaider, rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 17th Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
  • Mar 18th Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • Mar 21st Rosemary Stone, vocalist/pianist (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • Mar 21st Vernon Guy, US gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees)
  • Mar 22nd Alan Opie, baritone (Boughton Bethlehem, Britten 5 Canticles)
  • Mar 22nd Charles "Chuck" Jackson, US singer (Playboy, Independents)
  • Mar 22nd Jeremy Clyde, England, rocker (Chad & Jeremy-Yesterday's Gone)
  • Mar 23rd Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • Mar 28th Chuck Portz, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together), born in Santa Monica, California

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Mar 30th Eric Clapton, Ripley England, singer/guitarist (Tears in Heaven)

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Apr 3rd Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band-Up on Cripple Creek)
  • Apr 7th Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer
  • Apr 9th Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13th Lowell George, rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero)
  • Apr 13th Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 13th Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)

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Apr 14th Ritchie Blackmore, England, guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple)

  • Apr 16th Stefan Grossman, country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20th Jimmy Winston, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park), born in London, England
  • Apr 21st Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 24th Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • Apr 24th Eugene O'Brien, composer
  • Apr 24th Doug Riley, Canadian musician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 25th Bjorn Ulvaeus, rock vocalist/guitarist (ABBA-Waterloo, Dancing Queen)
  • Apr 25th Stu Cook, rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • Apr 26th Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (150 gold discs)
  • Apr 29th Tammi Terrell, soul singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough)
  • Apr 29th [Thomasina] Tammi Terrell, [Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mt High)
  • May 2nd Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
  • May 2nd Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
  • May 2nd Randy Cain, US soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics)
  • May 2nd Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
  • May 2nd Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • May 4th George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • May 5th Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
  • May 5th Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)
  • May 6th Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, rock & Roll artist (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)
  • May 6th Victoria Bond, composer
  • May 8th Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)
  • May 9th Steve Katz, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • May 10th Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • May 12th Jayotis Washington, rocker
  • May 12th Willie Parnell, US singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
  • May 12th Ian McLagan, English rocker (Faces), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, (d. 2014)
  • May 15th Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
  • May 16th Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)

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May 19th Peter Townshend, England, rock guitarist/vocalist/composer (The Who-Tommy)

  • May 23rd Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)
  • May 26th Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
  • May 27th Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)
  • May 28th Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)
  • May 28th John Fogerty, Berkeley California, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • May 29th Gary Brooker, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum)
  • May 30th Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 1st Linda Scott, singer (Hey Look at Me Now)
  • Jun 2nd Bob Benrit, rocker
  • Jun 4th Anthony Braxton, jazz musician
  • Jun 4th Gordon Waller, Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
  • Jun 5th Don Reid, Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Jun 10th Martin Wesley-Smith, composer
  • Jun 14th Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • Jun 20th [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
  • Jun 21st Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • Jun 22nd Howard Kaylan, rocker (Flo & Eddie/Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • Jun 23rd Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 25th Carly Simon, singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26th Barry Schrader, composer
  • Jun 28th Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • Jun 29th Johnnie Richardson, R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe)
  • Jul 1st Deborah Harry, singer (Blondie-Heart of Glass), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 2nd James Orville Fulkerson, composer
  • Jul 7th James Rodford, English rock vocalist/bassist (Kinks-Mr Pleasant)
  • Jul 10th Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist
  • Jul 11th Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques)
  • Jul 14th Peter James Leonard Klatzow, composer
  • Jul 15th Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 20th John Lodge, bassist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 20th Kim Carnes, Pasadena Ca, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes)
  • Jul 20th Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 23rd Harold W Hennep, Arubians/Dutch dancer/actor (Plus Echo)
  • Jul 25th Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
  • Jul 30th David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
  • Jul 31st Tomas Vackar, composer
  • Aug 7th Patrice Mestral, composer
  • Aug 15th Charlemagne Palestine, composer
  • Aug 16th Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16th Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
  • Aug 16th Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 17th Katri Helena, Finnish singer
  • Aug 18th Sarah Dash, Trenton NJ, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds)
  • Aug 18th Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • Aug 19th Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)
  • Aug 21st Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22nd Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Aug 24th Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • Aug 24th Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • Aug 28th Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • Aug 29th Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
  • Aug 30th David Schiff, composer
  • Aug 31st Bob Welch, rock vocalist/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 31st Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
  • Aug 31st [George I] Van Morrison, Belfast, singer (Here Comes the Night)
  • Aug 31st Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician
  • Sep 3rd George Biondo, rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 3rd Mike Harrison, keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Sep 4th Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist
  • Sep 5th Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 7th Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands
  • Sep 8th Kelly Groucutt, rocker
  • Sep 8th Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • Sep 9th Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10th Jose Feliciano, Lares, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
  • Sep 11th Leo Kottke, Athens Ga, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse)
  • Sep 12th John Mauceri, conductor (Wash DC Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 13th Alain Louvier, composer
  • Sep 15th Jessye Norman, US, opera singer (Carmen)
  • Sep 19th David Bromberg, Phila, musician (Demon in Disguise)
  • Sep 20th Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • Sep 23rd Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 25th Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
  • Sep 25th Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
  • Sep 26th Bryan Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • Sep 26th Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
  • Sep 27th Misha Dichter, Shanghai China, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966)
  • Sep 29th Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer
  • Oct 1st Donny Hathaway, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 2nd Don McLean, New Rochelle NY, singer/songwriter (American Pie, Vincent)
  • Oct 3rd Rik Kenton, rocker
  • Oct 4th Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 5th Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 5th Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • Oct 7th Kevin Godley, Manchester England, rock vocalist (10cc)
  • Oct 8th Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)
  • Oct 9th Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
  • Oct 9th Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10th Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • Oct 13th Karen Akers, singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 13th Christophe, French singer
  • Oct 14th Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)
  • Oct 19th Keith Reid, rocker (Procol Harum) [or 10/10/46]
  • Oct 20th Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • Oct 20th Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • Oct 21st Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)
  • Oct 22nd Leslie West, [Weinstein] rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen)
  • Oct 23rd Kim Larsen, Danish singer
  • Oct 27th Peter Martins, Copenhagen, dancer-choreographer
  • Oct 28th Wayne Fontana, Manchester England, rocker (Groovy Kind of Love)
  • Oct 29th Melba Moore, [Beatrice], singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 1st Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)
  • Nov 8th Arnold Rosner, composer
  • Nov 8th Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
  • Nov 10th Donna Fargo, NC, country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA)