Birthdays in Music in 1946

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 213

  • Jan 2 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)

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Jan 3 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • Jan 4 Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)

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Jan 6 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, born in Cambridge, England (d. 2006)

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Jan 7 Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • Jan 7 Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
  • Jan 8 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 10 Bob Lang, rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • Jan 11 Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
  • Jan 12 Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • Jan 13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician

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Jan 19 Dolly Parton, American country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5), born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • Jan 22 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jan 27 Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
  • Jan 28 Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • Jan 29 Bettye LaVette [Betty Jo Haskins], American soul singer (I've Got My Own Hell to Raise), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Howard Bellamy, vocalist (Bellamy Bros - Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • Feb 3 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London, UK
  • Feb 6 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk muisc singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Feb 12 Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
  • Feb 19 Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
  • Feb 20 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 23 Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist (Poco- In the Heat of the Night)
  • Mar 1 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
  • Mar 1 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • Mar 5 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London

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Mar 6 David Gilmour, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • Mar 7 Matthew Fisher, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
  • Mar 7 Peter Wolf, rock singer (J Giels Band-Centerfold, Freeze Frame)
  • Mar 8 Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • Mar 9 Jim Cregan, British rock musician
  • Mar 10 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)

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Mar 12 Liza Minnelli, American singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • Mar 15 David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
  • Mar 15 Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
  • Mar 16 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • Mar 17 Harold Brown, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 17 Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
  • Mar 19 Paul Atkinson, rock guitarist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • Mar 19 Ruth Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)
  • Mar 20 Ranger Doug, [Douglas Green], Ill, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way)
  • Mar 22 Serge, [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer/guitarist (Saskia & Serge)
  • Mar 24 Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
  • Mar 24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
  • Mar 27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
  • Mar 28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • Mar 29 Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Al Nichol, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Apr 1 John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • Apr 1 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • Apr 4 Dave Hill, English rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You), born in Holbeton, Devon
  • Apr 5 Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
  • Apr 7 Barbara Benary, composer
  • Apr 9 Les Gray, vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In)
  • Apr 10 Armand, [Herman van Loenhout], singer (Blommenkinders)
  • Apr 10 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Apr 12 René Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 13 Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
  • Apr 14 Patrick Fairley, guitarist (Marmalade - "Ob La Di, Ob La Da")
  • Apr 18 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
  • Apr 21 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
  • Apr 24 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
  • Apr 25 Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
  • Apr 28 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • May 1 Nick Fortune, [Nicholas Fortuna], rock bassist (Buckinghams Chicago)
  • May 2 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 7 Bill Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 7 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 10 Graham Gouldman, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), born in Manchester, England
  • May 10 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • May 10 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • May 11 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • May 14 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • May 14 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits-Kinda Hush)
  • May 16 Robert Fripp, guitarist (King Crimson)
  • May 17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician

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May 20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • May 23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
  • May 26 Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • May 27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Debbie Moore, founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)
  • Jun 1 Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jun 5 Fred Stone, rock guitarist (Sly & Family Stone-Stand)
  • Jun 6 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 7 Mickey Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • Jun 15 Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
  • Jun 15 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • Jun 15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer, born in Alexandria Egypt
  • Jun 16 Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Jun 20 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • Jun 21 Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • Jun 22 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • Jun 25 Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 25 Ian McDonald, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Daria Semegen, composer
  • Jun 27 Janice Giteck, composer
  • Jun 28 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
  • Jun 30 Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • Jul 1 June Montiero, US, vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • Jul 3 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 9 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), born in Forfar, Scotland, UK
  • Jul 11 John Lawton, British rock singer (Uriah Heep)
  • Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 19 Alan Gorrie, Scotland, rock bassist/singer (Average White Band)
  • Jul 22 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • Jul 22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Andy MacKay, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Jul 27 Ricardo Anasagasti, [Ricardo M Meul], Curacao, dancer/actor
  • Jul 29 Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • Jul 30 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
  • Jul 31 Gary Lewis, Jerry's son, singer, (& The Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • Aug 4 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool (d. 1994)
  • Aug 5 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • Aug 6 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • Aug 9 Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 11 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • Aug 14 Larry Graham Jr, bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Aug 15 Jimmy Webb, American songwriter and singer (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • Aug 19 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • Aug 20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)

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Aug 23 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • Aug 26 Valerie Simpson, singer, (Ashford & Simpson- "Like a Rock"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Mark Snow, American composer
  • Aug 26 Chantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress
  • Sep 1 Barry Gibb, guitarist/singer (Bee Gees), born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 1 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 2 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 4 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Gary Duncan, [Grubb], rock guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 4 Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 5 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)

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Sep 5 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • Sep 5 Loudon Wainwright III, vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn)
  • Sep 6 Buizen Beernd, [Bennie Jolink], singer/guitarist/pianist (Normal)
  • Sep 7 Alfa Anderson, rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 8 Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Sep 9 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author
  • Sep 9 Doug Ingle, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 11 Dennis Tufano, rock guitarist/vocalist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • Sep 19 John Coghlan, rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • Sep 22 King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • Sep 24 Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
  • Sep 28 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • Sep 29 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • Sep 30 Sylvia Peterson, US vocalist (Chiffons-He's So Fine)
  • Sep 30 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
  • Oct 3 Tristan Keuris, composer
  • Oct 6 Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon
  • Oct 7 Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • Oct 8 Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
  • Oct 10 Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor/director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • Oct 10 John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
  • Oct 11 Gary Mallaber, rocker (Steve Miller Band-Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 11 Daryl Hall, [Hohl], Penn, rocker/songwriter (Hall & Oates-Sara Smile)
  • Oct 13 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop)
  • Oct 14 Justin Hayward, England, vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • Oct 14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • Oct 15 Richard Carpenter, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 17 James Ray Tucker, rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • Oct 21 Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps)
  • Oct 22 Eddie Brigati, Garfield NJ, rock vocalist (Rascals)
  • Oct 23 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • Oct 24 Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • Oct 25 Peter Lieberson, composer
  • Oct 26 Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)
  • Nov 2 Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor/composer (Sunnyata), born in Venice, Italy
  • Nov 5 Herman Brood, Dutch painter/singer/pianist (Sleepin' Bird)
  • Nov 8 Roy Wood, rock vocalist/cellist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 10 Bill Bryson, Evanston Ill, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • Nov 11 Len "Chip" Hawkes, English musician (the Tremeloes)
  • Nov 13 Martin Bresnick, composer
  • Nov 15 Janet Lennon, Culver City California, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • Nov 17 Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • Nov 18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • Nov 19 Joe Correro, Greenwood Ms, rock drummer (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
  • Nov 20 Duane Allman, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nov 20 John "Blackfoot" Colbert, US singer (Soul Children, Taxi)
  • Nov 20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford
  • Nov 21 Jonas Tomasson, composer
  • Nov 22 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • Nov 26 Bert Bouquet, bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus)
  • Dec 1 Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ireland, singer (Alone Again Naturally)
  • Dec 5 Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)
  • Dec 8 John Rubinstein, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 10 Gloria Loring, American actress/singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • Dec 14 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)