Rock n Roll in History (Part 6)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands - Rockers

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Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,078


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1949-05-09 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
  • 1949-05-18 Rick Wakeman, English, rock keyboardist (Yes), born in London
  • 1949-06-01 Mike Levine, rock keyboardist/bassist (Triumph)
  • 1949-06-07 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1949-06-11 Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)
  • 1949-06-12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • 1949-06-13 Dennis Locorriere, Union City NJ, rock guitarist (Dr Hook)
  • 1949-06-14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • 1949-06-15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-06-16 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-20 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist
  • 1949-06-22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949-06-22 Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
  • 1949-06-24 John Illsley, Leicester England, rock bassist (Dire Straits)
  • 1949-06-30 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • 1949-07-10 Wally Bryson, NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries)
  • 1949-07-14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949-07-15 Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
  • 1949-07-16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949-07-16 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1949-07-17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-17 Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • 1949-07-17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949-07-26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1949-07-28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949-08-16 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1949-08-17 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-08-20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1949-08-25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • 1949-09-14 Steve Gaines, Seneca Mo, rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1949-09-18 Kerry Livgren, American rock guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1949-09-22 David Coverdale, English singer (Whitesnake, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
  • 1949-09-23 Bruce Springsteen [The Boss], American singer, songwriter and rock musician (Born to Run, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1949-10-02 Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-10-06 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
  • 1949-10-07 Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)
  • 1949-10-11 Greg Douglas, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949-10-30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-11-13 Roger Steen, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
  • 1949-11-13 Terry Reid, rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid)
  • 1949-12-03 Mickey Thomas, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship)
  • 1949-12-13 Tom Verlaine, [Miller], Mt Morris NJ, rock vocalist (Television)
  • 1949-12-14 Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1949-12-22 Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe)
  • 1950-01-01 Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • 1950-01-05 Chris Stein, American rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-01-09 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), (d. 1996)
  • 1950-01-23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • 1950-02-04 Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
  • 1950-02-04 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • 1950-02-06 Punky Meadows, rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1950-02-08 Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1950-02-12 Steve Hackett, rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR)
  • 1950-02-13 Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)
  • 1950-02-17 Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)

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1950-02-20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • 1950-02-23 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
  • 1950-02-26 Jonathan Cain, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-03-03 Re Styles, rock vocalist (Tubes)
  • 1950-03-18 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1950-03-21 Roger Hodgson, rock vocalist (Supertramp-It's Raining Again)
  • 1950-03-27 Tony Banks, English musician and rock keyboardist (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • 1950-03-30 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)
  • 1950-04-01 Billy Currie, English rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield
  • 1950-04-13 Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1950-04-25 Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)
  • 1950-04-26 Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
  • 1950-05-09 Tom Petersson, rock bassist (Cheap Trick), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1950-06-11 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950-07-04 David Jensen, rock British DJ
  • 1950-07-05 Michael Monarch, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-07-12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1950-07-21 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • 1950-07-23 Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
  • 1950-08-02 Ted Turner, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1950-08-11 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-08-18 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • 1950-08-25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1950-09-09 John McFee, Santa Cruz California, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1950-09-10 Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
  • 1950-09-10 Joe Perry, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
  • 1950-09-14 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), born in London, England
  • 1950-09-18 Mike Hossack, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1950-10-15 Chris De Burgh, [Davidson], British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • 1950-10-20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1950-10-24 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • 1950-11-01 Dan Peck, Panama City Fla, rock vocalist/guitarist (America)
  • 1950-11-22 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • 1950-11-30 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • 1950-12-08 Jimmy Farrar, American rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1950-12-27 Terry Bozzio, rock drummer (Missing Persons-Hello I Love You)
  • 1950-12-28 Alex Chilton, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-04 Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (d. 2013)
  • 1951-01-12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-26 David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
  • 1951-01-27 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • 1951-01-27 Seth Justman, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951-01-31 Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • 1951-01-31 Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)

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