1948 (Part 2) in Music History

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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 256

May 7th - Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
May 11th - Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
May 12th - Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
May 15th - Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
May 18th - Joe Bonsall, Phila, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
May 19th - Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
May 19th - Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
May 21st - Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
May 25th - Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
May 26th - Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
May 27th - Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
May 28th - Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
May 29th - Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
May 29th - Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
May 31st - John Bonham, Redditch England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
Jun 5th - Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
Jun 5th - Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
Jun 6th - Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
Jun 9th - Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
Jun 11th - Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
Jun 12th - Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Jun 18th - Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
Jun 19th - Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
Jun 19th - Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
Jun 19th - Dervin Gordon, rocker
Jun 20th - Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
Jun 22nd - Todd Rundgren, Upper Darby PA, singer/guitarist (Hello it's Me)
Jun 23rd - Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
Jun 23rd - Nigel Osborne, composer
Jun 24th - Patrick Moraz, Morges, Switzerland, progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues)
Jun 27th - Camile Baudoin, American musician
Jun 29th - Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet)
Jun 29th - Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer(White Snake, Deep Purple)
Jun 29th - Loncoln Gordon, rocker
Jul 2nd - Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
Jul 3rd - Peter Ruzicka, composer
Jul 4th - Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
Jul 7th - Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
Jul 8th - Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
Jul 12th - Walter Egan, rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
Jul 14th - Tommy Matola, rock manager/CEO (CBS records)
Jul 15th - Alicia Bridges, American singer
Jul 16th - Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
Jul 16th - Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
Jul 17th - Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
Jul 17th - Phillip Harris, rocker
Jul 17th - Ron Asheton, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
Jul 18th - Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love)
Jul 18th - Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
Jul 19th - Keith Godchaux, rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead)
Singer and songwriter Cat StevensSinger and songwriter Cat Stevens (Jul 21st) Jul 21st - Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England
Jul 25th - Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
Jul 27th - Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
Jul 28th - Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
Jul 31st - Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
Aug 2nd - Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
Aug 2nd - Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
Aug 10th - Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
Aug 12th - Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
Aug 13th - Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
Aug 13th - Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser)
Aug 13th - Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
Aug 14th - Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
Aug 15th - Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
Aug 15th - Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
Aug 16th - Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
Aug 17th - Rod MacDonald, American musician
Aug 19th - Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter
Rock Vocalist Robert PlantRock Vocalist Robert Plant (Aug 20th) Aug 20th - Robert Plant, West Bromwich England, rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love)
Aug 23rd - Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
Aug 24th - Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
Aug 26th - Valerie Simpson, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock), born in The Bronx, New York
Aug 27th - Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
Aug 28th - Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
Aug 31st - Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
Sep 3rd - Donald Brewer, Flint Mich, rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad)
Sep 4th - Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer
Sep 6th - Charles "Claydes" Smith, Jersey City NJ, guitarist (Kool & The Gang)
Sep 11th - John Martyn, English musician
Sep 12th - Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
Sep 14th - Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
Sep 16th - Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
Sep 16th - Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
Sep 19th - Mihai Timofti, Director, actor, musician from Moldova-Chisinau
Sep 22nd - Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
Sep 24th - Heinz Chur, German composer
Singer Olivia Newton-JohnSinger Olivia Newton-John (Sep 26th) Sep 26th - Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)
Sep 27th - Barbara Dickson, singer
Sep 29th - Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
Sep 29th - Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
Sep 29th - Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
Oct 1st - Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
Oct 1st - Ellen McIlwaine, Nashville, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel)
Oct 2nd - Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
Oct 5th - Delroy George Wilson, singer
Oct 5th - Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
Oct 5th - Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
Oct 6th - Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist
Oct 8th - Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)
Guitarist Johnny RamoneGuitarist Johnny Ramone (Oct 8th) Oct 9th - Dave Samuels, vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

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