Birthdays in Music in 1948

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 257

  • Jan 2 Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • Jan 3 Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
  • Jan 5 Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz)
  • Jan 7 Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
  • Jan 7 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jan 9 Bill Cowsill, rock guitarist/vocals (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • Jan 9 Paul King, Dagenham Essex, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Jan 10 Cyril Neville, US singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 10 Donald Fagen, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jan 10 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
  • Jan 14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 14 Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
  • Jan 15 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Jan 17 Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
  • Jan 17 Anne Queffélec, French pianist
  • Jan 19 Harvey Hinsley, rocker
  • Jan 20 Mel Pritchard, English rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Jan 22 Gilbert Levine, American conductor
  • Jan 23 Anita Pointer, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 24 Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • Jan 26 Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
  • Jan 27 Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
  • Jan 27 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • Jan 29 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
  • Jan 29 Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • Jan 29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, Canada

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Feb 1 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • Feb 2 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • Feb 2 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)

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Feb 4 Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • Feb 4 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 4 Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • Feb 5 David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • Feb 5 Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
  • Feb 7 Jimmy Greenspoon, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 8 Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)
  • Feb 10 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • Feb 14 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • Feb 17 José José, Mexican singer and actor
  • Feb 18 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (Doobie Brothers), born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Mark Andes, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
  • Feb 20 Barry Wordsworth, conductor
  • Feb 20 Billy Zoom, American guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Tim Staffell, English singer
  • Feb 24 Neil Hubbard, British guitarist (Juicy Lucy, Jesus Christ Superstar)
  • Feb 27 Eddie Gray, rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • Mar 1 Burning Spear, [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
  • Mar 1 Norman Connors, singer (You Are My Starship)
  • Mar 2 Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)
  • Mar 2 Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)
  • Mar 4 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • Mar 5 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • Mar 5 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • Mar 5 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • Mar 5 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • Mar 8 Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
  • Mar 9 Jeffrey Osborne, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 9 Jimmy Fadden, singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 10 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • Mar 11 George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
  • Mar 12 Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
  • Mar 12 James Taylor, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 12 Les Holroyd, Oldham England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Mar 16 Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
  • Mar 17 Fran Byrne, musician (Ace), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London

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Mar 22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • Mar 22 Randy Hobbs, rocker (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys)
  • Mar 23 David Olney, American musician
  • Mar 25 Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
  • Mar 25 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 26 Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
  • Mar 26 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)
  • Mar 26 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 28 John Evans, (Aka Evan) rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ball, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • Mar 30 Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)
  • Mar 31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
  • Apr 1 Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer
  • Apr 1 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Apr 2 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 4 Berry Oakley, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • Apr 12 Sandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
  • Apr 13 Peter [Piet] Swevel, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), (d. 1990)
  • Apr 14 Larry Ferguson, Nassau, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 14 Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 17 Jan Hammer, composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)
  • Apr 18 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 27 Katie Pierson, NJ, vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness)
  • May 1 James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
  • May 2 Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • May 5 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 5 Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
  • May 7 Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
  • May 11 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • May 12 Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
  • May 15 Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
  • May 18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • May 19 Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
  • May 21 Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
  • May 25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • May 26 Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 27 Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • May 28 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • May 29 Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
  • May 29 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • May 31 John Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in Redditch, England
  • May 31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 5 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • Jun 5 Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
  • Jun 6 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • Jun 9 Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • Jun 11 Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
  • Jun 12 Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • Jun 19 Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 20 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • Jun 22 Todd Rundgren, singer and guitarist (Hello it's Me), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 23 Nigel Osborne, composer
  • Jun 24 Patrick Moraz, Morges, Switzerland, progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues)
  • Jun 27 Camile Baudoin, American musician
  • Jun 29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • Jun 29 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet)
  • Jun 29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer(White Snake, Deep Purple)
  • Jun 29 Loncoln Gordon, rocker
  • Jul 2 Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • Jul 3 Peter Ruzicka, composer
  • Jul 4 Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
  • Jul 7 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • Jul 8 Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • Jul 12 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 14 Tommy Matola, rock manager/CEO (CBS records)
  • Jul 15 Alicia Bridges, American singer
  • Jul 16 Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • Jul 16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
  • Jul 17 Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jul 17 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Phillip Harris, rocker
  • Jul 17 Ron Asheton, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • Jul 18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
  • Jul 18 Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
  • Jul 19 Keith Godchaux, rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead)

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Jul 21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Jul 25 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Jul 28 Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
  • Jul 31 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
  • Aug 2 Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 12 Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

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Aug 20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 21 Robert Hazard, American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), (d. 2008)
  • Aug 23 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Aug 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • Aug 27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  • Sep 3 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 4 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
  • Sep 6 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Sep 11 John Martyn, British musician, born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
  • Sep 14 Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
  • Sep 16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 19 Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
  • Sep 22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 24 Heinz Chur, German composer

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Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, singer (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, singer
  • Sep 29 Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
  • Sep 29 Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
  • Sep 29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • Oct 1 Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • Oct 1 Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 2 Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
  • Oct 5 Delroy George Wilson, singer