Birthdays in Music in 1949

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 249

  • Jan 1 Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • Jan 2 Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • Jan 5 George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
  • Jan 6 Richard Horowitz, composer
  • Jan 7 John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
  • Jan 7 Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
  • Jan 11 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • Jan 11 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • Jan 12 Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
  • Jan 12 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 19 Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
  • Jan 22 James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
  • Jan 22 Steve Perry, Hanford California, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
  • Jan 24 John Belushi, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • Feb 2 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • Feb 2 Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
  • Feb 2 Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • Feb 3 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • Feb 3 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Feb 5 Nigel Olsson, British rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire
  • Feb 7 Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
  • Feb 10 Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • Feb 11 Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
  • Feb 12 Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
  • Feb 14 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • Feb 15 Christopher Rouse, composer
  • Feb 15 Hans Graf, Austrian conductor
  • Feb 17 Fred Frith, English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew)
  • Feb 19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • Feb 21 Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 23 Larry Demps, US R&B vocalist (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
  • Feb 23 Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist
  • Feb 26 Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
  • Feb 28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • Mar 1 Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • Mar 2 Alain Chamfort, French singer
  • Mar 4 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter
  • Mar 6 Donald York, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Mar 9 Kalevi Aho, Finnish composer, born in Forssa,
  • Mar 9 Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
  • Mar 11 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
  • Mar 12 Bill Payne, rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero), born in Waco, Texas
  • Mar 12 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • Mar 13 Julia Migenes, American soprano
  • Mar 16 Elliott Murphy, US singer/songwriter
  • Mar 18 Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • Mar 20 Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
  • Mar 21 Eddie Money, [Mahoney], singer/guitarist (Take Me Home Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 23 Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)

  • Mar 24 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 24 Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • Mar 25 Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
  • Mar 26 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston-More than a Feeling), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Milan Williams, US keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady)
  • Mar 29 Michael Brecker, rocker (Brecker Brothers)
  • Mar 30 Dana [Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein] Gillespie, English actress and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar), born in Surrey, England
  • Apr 1 Gill Scott-Heron, American writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
  • Apr 3 Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart)
  • Apr 3 Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights)
  • Apr 4 Larry Lingle, rocker (The Four Seasons)
  • Apr 7 John Oates, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 9 Chico Ryan, rock vocalist (Sha Na Na)
  • Apr 9 Steve Gadd, jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz)
  • Apr 10 Frank de Leeuw, Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color)
  • Apr 15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • Apr 21 Patti LuPone, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On), born in Northport, New York
  • Apr 24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter
  • Apr 25 Michael Brown, American keyboardist (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
  • May 1 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • May 4 Zal Cleminson, Scottis guitarist (Alex Harvey Band), born in Glasgow

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May 9 Billy Joel, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • May 13 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian/actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Jane Glover, British conductor
  • May 15 Eric J Beekes, actor/singer (Hunk)
  • May 17 Bill Bruford, English drummer (Yes, King Crimson-Red, Genesis)
  • May 17 Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel), born in Guilford
  • May 18 Bill Wallace, rocker/actor (Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate)
  • May 18 Rick Wakeman, English, rock keyboardist (Yes), born in London
  • May 18 William Wallace, rocker (Guess Who)
  • May 19 Dusty Hill, rocker (ZZ Top)
  • May 21 Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
  • May 21 Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)
  • May 24 John Illsley, rocker (Dire Straits)

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May 26 Hank Williams Jr, country singer (Honky Tonk), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • May 28 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • May 29 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • May 31 Nancy Shade, American soprano
  • Jun 1 Mike Levine, rock keyboardist/bassist (Triumph)
  • Jun 3 Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
  • Jun 6 Edgar Warren Williams, composer
  • Jun 6 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • Jun 7 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • Jun 8 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jun 11 Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)
  • Jun 12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • Jun 13 Dennis Locorriere, Union City NJ, rock guitarist (Dr Hook)
  • Jun 14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • Jun 14 Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • Jun 14 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • Jun 15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 15 Michael Lutz, bassist (Brownsville Station)
  • Jun 16 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • Jun 20 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist

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Jun 20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Jun 22 Alan Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jun 22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 22 Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
  • Jun 24 John Illsley, Leicester England, rock bassist (Dire Straits)
  • Jun 30 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • Jul 1 John Farnham, Australian singer
  • Jul 2 Roy Bittan, rocker (E Street Band)
  • Jul 3 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 4 Tonio K, American singer
  • Jul 10 Dave Smally, rocker (Raspberries)
  • Jul 10 Wally Bryson, NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries)
  • Jul 10 Greg Kihn U.S. pop musician & radio personality.
  • Jul 10 John Whitehead, American singer and record producer
  • Jul 14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 15 John Arthur Casken, composer
  • Jul 15 Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
  • Jul 16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Jul 16 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • Jul 17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • Jul 17 Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • Jul 17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

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Jul 22 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Jul 26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • Jul 27 David Muse, rocker (Firefall)

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Jul 27 Maureen McGovern, singer (Got To Be a Morning After), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • Jul 28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • Jul 28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • Jul 28 Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Joyce Jones, US singer (1st Choice)
  • Jul 30 Duck Baker, American guitarist
  • Aug 1 Primous, III Fountain, composer
  • Aug 2 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
  • Aug 3 Morris "B B" Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • Aug 7 Carlo Novi, Mexican songwriter and saxopone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City (d. 2010)
  • Aug 8 Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
  • Aug 10 Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • Aug 11 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 12 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 13 Sheralee, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 15 Kate Taylor, American singer-songwriter (It's in His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 16 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Aug 16 Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • Aug 17 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
  • Aug 20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 20 Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (d. 1988)
  • Aug 23 John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
  • Aug 23 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 23 Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • Aug 24 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • Aug 25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • Aug 25 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Cyprus
  • Aug 27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
  • Aug 27 Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • Aug 28 Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • Aug 29 Peter John Wiegold, composer
  • Aug 30 Peter Maffay, German musician
  • Aug 31 Rick Roberts, rocker (Firefall)
  • Sep 2 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • Sep 4 [Adolf] Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time, Dragonfly), born in Siverić)
  • Sep 5 David "Clem" Clempson, English rocker (Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Litherland, rocker (Mitarbeit)
  • Sep 7 Gloria Gaynor, disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 10 Barriemore Barlow, rocker (Jethro Tull)
  • Sep 12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • Sep 14 Steve Gaines, Seneca Mo, rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Sep 14 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
  • Sep 14 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer
  • Sep 18 Kerry Livgren, American rock guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Sep 20 Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
  • Sep 22 David Coverdale, English singer (Whitesnake, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
  • Sep 23 Bruce Springsteen [The Boss], American singer, songwriter and rock musician (Born to Run, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Sep 26 Martin Delray, Texarkana Ar, country singer (Get Rhythm))
  • Sep 27 Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer
  • Sep 29 George Dalaras, Greek singer

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Oct 2 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • Oct 2 Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 3 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist/lead singer (Fleetwood Mac), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 5 B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)
  • Oct 6 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
  • Oct 7 Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)
  • Oct 7 Kieran Kane, singer (O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 8 Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)
  • Oct 8 Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)
  • Oct 11 Greg Douglas, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 13 Craig McGregor, rocker (Foghat)
  • Oct 17 Maurice Willis Wright, composer
  • Oct 18 Gary Richrath, guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), born in Peoria Illinois, (d. 2015)
  • Oct 18 Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
  • Oct 21 Shulamit Ran, composer
  • Oct 22 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)