Today in Rock n Roll History (Part 2)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands - Rockers

Events in Music

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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,056

  • 1941-02-08 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • 1941-02-28 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1941-03-15 Mike Love, California, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-03 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-18 Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1941-05-09 Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1941-05-11 Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1941-06-10 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • 1941-06-12 Reg[inald] Presley, [Ball], rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing), (d. 2013)
  • 1941-08-24 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • 1941-08-26 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941-09-09 Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-09-19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore Maryland,
  • 1941-09-21 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-26 Joe Bauer, rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941-10-02 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • 1941-10-17 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1941-10-25 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1941-11-17 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-12-10 Chad Stuart, Windermere Cumberland, UK rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
  • 1941-12-12 Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)
  • 1941-12-19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-29 Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • 1942-01-01 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942-01-04 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
  • 1942-01-10 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-01-11 Clarence Clemons, rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
  • 1942-02-05 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942-02-11 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
  • 1942-02-20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • 1942-02-28 Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-09 Mark Lindsay, Eugene Or, rock vocalist/sax (Paul Revers & Raiders)
  • 1942-03-12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • 1942-03-15 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • 1942-03-30 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
  • 1942-04-01 Phil Margo, Bkln, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
  • 1942-04-05 Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe)
  • 1942-04-08 Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • 1942-04-19 Alan Price, England, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1942-04-26 Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-04-29 Klaus Voorman, rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1942-05-12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • 1942-05-22 Calvin Simon, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)
  • 1942-06-03 Curtis Mayfield, rock vocalist (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-07-08 Chuck Negron, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-07-21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • 1942-07-24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1942-08-11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • 1942-08-15 Peter York, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1942-08-24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-08-25 Walter Williams, US, rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl)
  • 1942-09-08 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1942-09-10 Danny Hutton, Ireland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1942-09-16 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • 1942-09-24 Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
  • 1942-09-30 Dewey Martin, Canada, rock vocalist/drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • 1942-10-14 Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)
  • 1942-10-15 Don Stevenson, rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1942-10-21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1942-10-22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)

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1942-11-27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1942-11-29 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • 1942-12-02 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
  • 1942-12-04 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
  • 1942-12-07 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-08 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • 1942-12-14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1942-12-15 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1942-12-27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1942-12-31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1943-01-08 Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1943-01-28 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • 1943-02-05 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1943-02-08 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • 1943-02-28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace}, Ellwood City Pennsylvania, rock musician
  • 1943-03-01 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, rock bassist (Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in New York, NY (d. 2015)
  • 1943-04-02 Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
  • 1943-04-07 Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
  • 1943-04-07 Spencer Dryden, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-04-09 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-05-12 David Walker, rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • 1943-05-21 Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1943-05-28 Tony Mansfield, [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
  • 1943-06-26 Georgie Fame, rock vocalist (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde)
  • 1943-07-04 Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
  • 1943-07-05 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-07-10 Jerry Miller, rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington

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1943-07-12 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • 1943-07-18 Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & Dakotas)
  • 1943-07-25 Jim McCarty, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943-07-25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943-07-26 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1943-08-01 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-04 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • 1943-08-19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England

Weddings in Music

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Divorces in Music

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Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 102 of 102

  • 2016-01-28 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), dies at 74
  • 2016-03-10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71