On This Day

Musicians Born in 1941

  • Jan 4 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Jan 5 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 7 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Jan 7 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 8 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Joan Baez, American folk singer ("Diamonds & Rust"), and human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 12 "Long" John Baldry, English blues vocalist ("Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll"), born in East Haddon, United Kingdom (d. 2005)
  • Jan 15 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American singer-songwriter (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • Jan 17 Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist, born in Martinborough, New Zealand
  • Jan 18 Bobby Goldsboro, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("Honey"), born in Marianna, Florida
  • Jan 18 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations ("My Girl"; "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"), born in Whynot, Mississippi (d. 1991)
  • Jan 20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)

Plácido Domingo

Jan 21 Plácido Domingo, Spanish opera and Latin tenor, conductor and artistic director (Verdi's "Otello"), born in Madrid, Spain

  • Jan 21 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes the Sun"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 Aaron Neville, American singer & keyboardist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 24 Michael Chapman, English musician (Looking for 11), born in Leeds, England

Neil Diamond

Jan 24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter ("Sweet Caroline"; "I'm A Believer"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Jan 27 Bobby Hutcherson, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player ("Little B's Poem"; SFJAZZ Collective), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 28 King Tubby [Osbourne Ruddock], Jamaican sound engineer and record producer, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1989)
  • Jan 31 Jerry Scheff, American session and touring bassist (Elvis Presley, 1969 to 1977), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 2 Serge Tcherepnin, French American composer (Serge Modular synthesizer.), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • Feb 3 Angelo D'Aleo, American pop tenor (Dion & Belmonts - "Teenager In Love"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3 Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
  • Feb 4 John Steel, British rock drummer (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Gateshead, County Durham, England
  • Feb 4 Mike Deasy, American rock and jazz session guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 5 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • Feb 6 Stephen Albert, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 8 Tom Rush, American folk and blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Circle Game"; "No Regrets"), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Feb 11 Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and pop pianist, composer, and band leader (Brazil '66/'77/'88), born in Niterói, Brazil
  • Feb 14 Big Jim Sullivan [Tomkins], British session and touring rock guitarist, sitar, and banjo player, born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England (d. 2012)
  • Feb 15 Brian Holland, American pianist, songwriter and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 17 Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter ("Town Without Pity"; "Hello Mary Lou"; "He's A Rebel"), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • Feb 18 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician (Cupid's Arrow), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1982)
  • Feb 18 Herb Santiago, American pop vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love")
  • Feb 18 Irma Thomas [Lee], American R&B and soul vocalist (It's Raining), born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana
  • Feb 19 Carlos Roqué Alsina, French-Argentinian pianist & composer, born in Buenos Aries
  • Feb 19 Francisco Feliciano, Filipino conductor and composer (Pokpok Alimpako), born in Morong, Rizal, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • Feb 20 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Indigenous Canadian-American folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in the Piapot 75 reserve, Saskatchewan
  • Feb 24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • Feb 25 Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
  • Feb 28 Marty Sanders [Kupersmith], American rock guitarist (Jay and the Americans - "This Magic Moment"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 6 Peter Brötzmann, German free jazz saxophonist and clarinet player, born in Remscheid, Germany
  • Mar 8 Ivana Loudová, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), born in Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Bohemia (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, American pianist & composer
  • Mar 10 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Piotr Warzecha, composer
  • Mar 15 Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"; "California Girls"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • Mar 17 Clarence Collins, American doo-wop singer (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 17 Edward Harper, composer

Wilson Pickett

Mar 18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer ("In The Midnight Hour"; "Funky Broadway"), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

  • Mar 21 John Boylan, American record producer (Pure Prairie League; Commander Cody; Little River Band), born in New York City
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 28 Charles Ray "Charlie" McCoy, American Grammy-winning session musician and harmonica player (Hee Haw), born in Oak Hill, West Virginia
  • Apr 3 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean - "Surf City"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Apr 3 Philippé Wynne, American soul singer ("I'll Be Around"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • Apr 5 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler, and songwriter (Fairport Convention; Martin Carthy), born in New Malden, Surrey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian pan lute player, born in Găești, Romania
  • Apr 6 (William) Louis Shelton, American session guitarist and music producer, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Apr 8 Peggy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 8 Murray Khouri, New Zealand classical clarinet player (Australia Ensemble), writer, and broadcaster, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • Apr 9 (Princetta) Kay Adams, American country singer ("I Cried At Your Wedding,"; "Little Pink Mack"), born in Knox City, Texas
  • Apr 12 Julio Euson, Aruban-Dutch singer ("I Use The Soap"), born in Aruba
  • Apr 17 Adolphus Hailstork, American composer (EarthRise (A Song of Healing); Ghosts in Grey and Blue), and educator, born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 19 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter (Louco por você), born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil
  • Apr 21 [Alfred] "Pee Wee" Ellis, American jazz, funk, and rock saxophonist, arranger (James Brown; Van Morrison; Gotham; Maceo Parker), and songwriter ("The chicken; "Cold Sweat"), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Apr 23 Jacqueline Boyer [Eliane Ducos], French pop singer ("Tom Pillibi"), born in Paris
  • Apr 24 John Williams, Australian classical guitarist, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Apr 26 John Mitchell, American classical composer, born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 27 Friedrich Goldmann, German composer and conductor, born in Siegmar-Schönau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Apr 27 Judith Blegen, American opera singer (Magic Flute - "Papagena"), born in Missoula, Montana
  • Apr 30 Johnny Farina, American rocker (Santo & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 30 Wilfried Jentzsh, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • Apr 30 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana; Malo; Azteca), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • May 1 Juraj Hatrick, composer
  • May 4 David LaFlamme [Gary Posie], American electric rock violinist (It's A Beautiful Day - "White Bird"), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • May 4 Nickolas "Nick" Ashford, American songwriter, record producer("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"; "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"), and singer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in Fairfield, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • May 5 Stanley Cowell American jazz pianist (Heath Brothers), record label co-founder (Strata-East), and educator, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • May 6 Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, born in Pleven, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 2005)
  • May 8 Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [some sources cite May 18]
  • May 9 Pete Birrell, British rock bassist (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now") born in Wythenshawe, Cheshire, England
  • May 10 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors - "At The Hop"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • May 11 Eric Burdon, British rock vocalist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"; "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"; War - "Spill The Wine"), born in Walker-on-Tyne, England
  • May 12 Anthony Newman, American harpsichordist and organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 12 Ruud de Wolff, Dutch Indonesian singer and guitarist (Blue Diamonds), born in Batavia
  • May 13 Joe Brown, British singer, guitarist and ukulele player ("A Picture of You"; "I'll See You In My Dreams"), born in Swarby, England
  • May 13 Ritchie Valens [Valenzuela], American singer ("Donna"; "La Bamba"), born in Pacoima, California (d. 1959)
  • May 15 K. T. Oslin, American country singer (80's Ladies), born in Crossett, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • May 15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Richard Edward Wilson, composer
  • May 16 Maurice Henry Weddington, composer
  • May 17 David Cope, American composer, born in San Francisco, California
  • May 17 Malcolm Hale, musician (Spanky and Our Gang), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1968)
  • May 18 Lobby Loyde [John Lyde], Australian rock guitarist and songwriter (The Purple Heart; Wild Cherries; Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs), born in Longreach, Queensland (d. 2007)
  • May 19 Marc-Antonio Consoli, composer
  • May 21 Ronald Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers - "Twist and Shout"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • May 21 Martin Carthy, English folk musician, born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire
  • May 22 Sebastian Forbes, British conductor, composer and music professor (The Aeolian Singers), born in Buckinghamshire, England
  • May 23 Jackson Hill, American composer and educator (Voices of Autumn), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 23 General Norman Johnson, American soul singer, (Chairmen of the Board - "Give Me Just a Little More Time"), and songwriter ("Patches"; "Want Ads"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)

Bob Dylan

May 24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter ("Blowin' In The Wind"; "The Times They Are A-Changin'"; "Positively Fourth Street") and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

  • May 24 Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, born in Berlin (2014)
  • May 24 Tony Valentino, Italian-American rock guitarist (Standells - "Dirty Water"), born in Sicily, Italy
  • May 24 Charles Earland, American jazz Hammond organist, and bandleader, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • May 25 Bill Young, rocker, born in Daingerfield, Texas (d. 1999)
  • May 26 Imants Kalniņš, Latvian classical, choral and rock composer ("Hey, You There!"), born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • May 26 Art Sharp, British rock singer (Nashville Teens - "Tobacco Road") born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • May 29 Roy Crewdson, British rock guitarist (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Manchester, England
  • May 31 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist, pianist, musicologist, and professor (Barnard College, Brooklyn, NYC ), born in New York City (d.2021)
  • Jun 1 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)

Charlie Watts

Jun 2 Charlie Watts, British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England (d. 2021)

  • Jun 2 William Guest, American soul singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 4 George Jinda, Hungarian-American smooth jazz and world music percussionist (Special EFX), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
  • Jun 5 Martha Argerich, Argentine-Swiss classical piano prodigy (concert debut at age 8; Chopin Competition winner, 1964), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 7 Jaime Laredo, Bolivian violinist (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Prize, 1959), conductor (Vermont Symphony, 1999-), and educator, born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Jun 7 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in Crawford, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jun 8 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop singer (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Elkins, West Virginia
  • Jun 9 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017) [1]
  • Jun 9 Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 10 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • Jun 10 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"; "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Jun 10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Jun 12 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Jun 12 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], British rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, born in Andover, Hampshire, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 12 Roy Harper, English musician (Folkjokeopus), born in Rusholme, Manchester
  • Jun 13 Esther Ofarim, Israeli pop singer ("T'en vas pas"; "Cinderella Rockerfella"), born in Safed, British Palestine
  • Jun 13 Marv Tarplin American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles , 1958-1973 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), Atlanta, Georgia, (d. 2011)
  • Jun 15 Harry Nilsson, American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 16 Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 16 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist, born in Fiume, Italy (d. 1974)
  • Jun 21 Mitty Collier, American gospel and R&B singer ("I Had A Talk With My Man"), and church pastor, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Box Of Rain"; "Ripple"; "Friend Of The Devil"; "Truckin'"), and singer-songwriter, born in Arroyo Grande, California (d. 2019)
  • Jun 30 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), born in Hamlet, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Jun 30 Mike Leander, English songwriter and record producer, born in Walthamstow, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 John Gould, British composer and musical comic
  • Jul 1 Twyla Tharp, American dancer and choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe), born in Portland, Indiana
  • Jul 2 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • Jul 7 Jim Rodford, British rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2018)
  • Jul 9 Don McPherson, American R&B singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), born in Indianapolis (d. 1971)
  • Jul 10 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2020)
  • Jul 10 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire; Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Jul 13 Steve Gibbons, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (The Ugly's - "Wake Up My Mind"; solo - "Tulane"), born in Harbourne, Birmingham, England
  • Jul 15 Geoffrey Burgon, British jazz trumpeter, and film, television and concert composer (City Adventures), born in Hampshire, England (d. 2010)
  • Jul 16 Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician (Mojoj vjernoj publici), born in Tribunj, Croatia
  • Jul 18 Jack Jersey, Indonesian-Dutch singer and producer, born in Cimahi, Indonesia (d. 1997)
  • Jul 18 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), born in Aurora, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Martha Reeves, American singer (Martha & the Vandellas - "Dancing in the Street"), born in Eufaula, Alabama
  • Jul 19 Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • Jul 19 Phil Upchurch, American jazz, blues, and session guitarist ("You Can't Sit Down"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 22 George Clinton, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Jul 24 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 25 Manuel "Manny" Charlton, Spanish hard rock guitarist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in La Línea, Andalusia, Spain
  • Jul 26 Brenton Wood [Alfred Smith], American rock musician ("Gimme Little Sign"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jul 26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer ("He's a Rebel"; "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" ), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Andrew McMaster, Scottish keyboardist, and songwriter (The Motors - "Airport"; "Tenement Steps"), born in Calton, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 27 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, born in Bensheim, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Jul 28 Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1980-92; La Scala, 1986-2005; Chicago Symphony 2010-present), born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy
  • Jul 30 Paul Anka, Canadian singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Aug 1 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)
  • Aug 2 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • Aug 2 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter (Be What You Are), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Aug 3 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Aug 5 Airto Moreira, Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist (Quarteto Novo, Miles Davis, Return to Forever), born in Itaiópolis, Brazil
  • Aug 6 (Doris) "Sorrel" Hays, American pianist and composer (The Glass Woman), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Aug 7 Howard Johnson, American jazz baritone saxophonist and tuba player (SNL band), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Aug 10 George Bellamy, English rocker (The Tornados), born in Sunderland, England
  • Aug 11 John Simon, American record producer (The Band), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Aug 12 Craig Douglas [Terence Perkins], British pop singer ("Only Sixteen"), born in Newport, England
  • Aug 14 Connie Smith, American singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • Aug 14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Guinnevere"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15 Don Rich, American guitarist and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Olympia, Washington (d. 1974)
  • Aug 19 Milford Graves, American avant-garde and free jazz drummer, percussionist (New York Art Quartet), and educator (Bennington College, Vermont, 1973-2012), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • Aug 20 Dave Brock, British progressive rock singer, and multi-instrumental musician (Hawkwind), born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England
  • Aug 21 Jackie DeShannon [Sharon Lee Myers], American singer-songwriter ("What the World Needs Now Is Love"; "When You Walk In The Room"), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • Aug 21 Tom Coster, American rock and jazz keyboard player (Santana), born in Detroit Michigan
  • Aug 21 Tony Clarke, British rock musician and producer (Moody Blues), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 2010) [1]
  • Aug 24 Ernest Wright Jr, American R&B vocalist (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"; "Goin' Out of My Head"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Aug 26 Chris Curtis [Crummey], British rock drummer, songwriter and vocalist (The Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2005)
  • Aug 27 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • Aug 28 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 30 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 31 Emanuel Nunes, composer
  • Sep 3 Billy Hawks [Hawkes], American R&B and jazz Hammond B3 organist, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Monica Mason, England's ballerina, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 6 Michael "Micky" Waller, British blues and rock drummer (Long John Baldry; Jeff Beck Group), born in Hammersmith, London, England (d. 2008)
  • Sep 8 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 9 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Sep 9 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)

Otis Redding

Sep 9 Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter ("(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"; "Respect"), born in Dawson, Georgia (d. 1967)

  • Sep 12 Hans-Karsten Raecke, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany
  • Sep 13 David Clayton-Thomas [Thomsett], Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
  • Sep 14 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan jazz drummer, composer and arranger, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2020)
  • Sep 15 Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane ("Chauffeur Blues"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Sep 16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist and drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Sep 18 Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Icelandic cellist, and composer (Herma), born in Akureyri, Iceland
  • Sep 19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American pop vocalist (Mamas & The Papas - "California Dreaming"; "Mondy, Monday"; solo -"Dream A little Dream Of Me"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • Sep 21 Tony Moon, American doo-wop singer, arranger, guitarist (Dante & the Evergreens - "Alley Oop"), producer, and songwriter ("Soldier of Love"), born in Los Angeles, California

Linda McCartney

Sep 24 Linda McCartney (née Eastman), American photographer and musician (Wings) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in New York City (d. 1998)


About 1941

How Old? 79 or 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation

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