Birthdays in Music in 1947

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 226

  • Jan 1 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer
  • Jan 1 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  • Jan 4 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Jan 6 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • Jan 7 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor

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Jan 8 David Bowie [Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jan 13 John Lees, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
  • Jan 21 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • Jan 21 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • Jan 21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • Jan 26 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • Jan 27 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 29 David Byron, vocalist (Uriah Heep)
  • Jan 29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • Jan 30 Martin Christoph Redel, composer
  • Jan 30 Steve Marriott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces)
  • Jan 31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston
  • Feb 1 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
  • Feb 1 Normie Rowe, Australian singer
  • Feb 2 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • Feb 2 Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • Feb 3 Chose Alberts, [Krommenhoek], vocalist (Yet Many Years)
  • Feb 3 Dave Davies, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola), born in London, England
  • Feb 3 Koos Alberts, [Krommenhoek], Dutch vocalist (Many More Years to Come)
  • Feb 3 Melanie, [Safka], Astoria, vocalist/songwriter (Candles in Rain)
  • Feb 9 Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
  • Feb 9 Major Harris, US R&B-singer (Love won't Let me wait)
  • Feb 10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • Feb 11 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • Feb 12 Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
  • Feb 13 Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)
  • Feb 14 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • Feb 15 John Adams, composer (Nixon in China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 15 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana) (d. 2000)
  • Feb 17 Ben Cramer, Dutch vocalist (Clown)
  • Feb 18 Dennis De Young, vocalist (Styx-Babe), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • Feb 24 Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • Feb 27 Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
  • Mar 1 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
  • Mar 5 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Mar 5 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • Mar 6 Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
  • Mar 7 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 8 Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
  • Mar 8 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter (On My Own, That's What Friends Are For) and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Mar 10 Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • Mar 11 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Mar 13 Lesley Collier, British ballet dancer
  • Mar 13 Beat Richner, Swiss physician and cellist
  • Mar 15 Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
  • Mar 15 Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
  • Mar 17 Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
  • Mar 17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • Mar 18 Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
  • Mar 20 Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
  • Mar 21 Franco Mussida, Italian progessive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan
  • Mar 22 Harry Vanda, [Vandenberg], Hague Neth, rock guitarist (Easybeats)
  • Mar 24 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Mar 24 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress

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Mar 25 Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], English singer (Rocketman), born in Pinner, Middlesex

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Mar 26 Carmen Krolis, Suriname/Neth singer
  • Mar 31 Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • Apr 1 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • Apr 2 Emmylou Harris, country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 4 Salvatore Sciarrino, composer
  • Apr 6 Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 7 Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)
  • Apr 7 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Apr 7 Charles 'skip' Pitts, soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8 Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
  • Apr 8 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Apr 10 Bunny Wailer, vocalist/percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 13 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister
  • Apr 15 Bojoura, [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
  • Apr 15 Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)
  • Apr 15 Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • Apr 15 Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Apr 16 Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)
  • Apr 17 Linda Martin, Irish singer
  • Apr 19 Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)

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Apr 21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • Apr 21 John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • Apr 22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • Apr 23 Saskia, [Trudy van den Berg], singer (S & Serge, Spinning Wheel)
  • Apr 23 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 24 Hubert Ann Kelly, US singer (Hues Corporation/Rock the boat)
  • Apr 25 Bill Fontana, composer
  • Apr 27 Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)
  • Apr 27 Herbie Murrell, US soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything)
  • Apr 27 Pete Ham, Welsh rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Apr 27 Peter Gena, American composer
  • Apr 28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Tommy James, singer (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver)
  • May 8 Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)
  • May 11 Butch Trucks, drummer (the Allman Brothers), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • May 13 Pete "Overend" Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • May 13 Toy Caldwell, rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • May 14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 15 Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • May 16 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • May 19 Jerry Hyman, Bkln, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  • May 24 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • May 25 Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)
  • May 27 Liana Alexandra, composer
  • May 28 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 1 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
  • Jun 2 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 8 Joan La Barbara, composer
  • Jun 8 Mick Box, rock guitarist (Uriah Heep)
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, R&B singer (Temptations)
  • Jun 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, composer
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, composer
  • Jun 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • Jun 20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • Jun 21 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England

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Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • Jun 30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • Jul 1 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 3 Betty Buckley, Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)
  • Jul 7 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • Jul 9 Mitch Mitchell, drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  • Jul 9 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire)
  • Jul 9 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician
  • Jul 10 Arlo Guthrie, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 16 Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
  • Jul 17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Jul 19 Bernie Leadon, guitarist/vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 19 Brian May, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • Jul 20 Carlos Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman), born in Autlán de Navarro
  • Jul 22 Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
  • Jul 23 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • Jul 24 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Al Anderson, Windsor, Connecticut, guitarist (NRBQ)
  • Jul 27 Betty Thomas, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 31 Karl Greene, Manchester, rock bassist, (Herman's Hermits)
  • Aug 1 Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
  • Aug 1 Ricky Coonce, rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 2 Massiel, Spanish singer
  • Aug 4 Klaus Schulze, German composer
  • Aug 5 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
  • Aug 11 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • Aug 14 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • Aug 15 Geraldo Velez, jazz congas (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Aug 17 Gary Talley, rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 19 Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orch)
  • Aug 21 Carl Giammarese, rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • Aug 23 Rex Allen Jr, country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Terje Rypdal, composer
  • Sep 2 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland
  • Sep 8 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • Sep 9 David Rosenboom, composer
  • Sep 14 Jon "Bowser" Bauman, singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 18 Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast)
  • Sep 19 Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc)
  • Sep 20 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • Sep 23 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
  • Sep 26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer/harmonicaist (Family)
  • Sep 30 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • Oct 1 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)
  • Oct 1 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • Oct 3 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • Oct 5 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • Oct 8 Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)
  • Oct 9 France Gall, French singer
  • Oct 11 Al Atkins, West Bromwich UK, English musician (Judas Priest)
  • Oct 12 George Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • Oct 13 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Monterey California
  • Oct 16 Bob Weir, guitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 18 Laura Nyro, singer/songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 19 Wilbert Hart, US singer (Four Gents, Delfonics-Didn't I)
  • Oct 22 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • Oct 23 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland (d. 2003)
  • Oct 25 Glenn Tipton, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • Oct 30 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • Nov 1 Jim Steinman, American songwriter
  • Nov 1 Bob Weston, Devon, England, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)(d. 2012)
  • Nov 2 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 2 David Anthony Ahern, composer
  • Nov 6 Doug Young, musician (Flash In The Pan)
  • Nov 6 George Young, rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland