On This Day

Musicians Born in 1941 (Part 2)

  • Sep 26 Joe Bauer, American rock drummer (Youngbloods - "Let's Get Together"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • Sep 29 Don Nix, American 'Memphis Soul' saxophonist (Last Night), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 2 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels - "Just A Little"), born in Oakland, California

Chubby Checker

Oct 3 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter ("The Twist"; "Limbo Rock"), born in Spring Gully, South Carolina.

  • Oct 7 Martin Murray, British rock guitarist (The Honeycombs, 1963-64 - "Have I the Right?"), born in London, England
  • Oct 7 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • Oct 7 Enrique Antonio "Tony" Silvester, Panamanian-American R&B singer-songwriter (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool"), born in Panama (d. 2006)
  • Oct 9 Chucho Valdés [Jesús Valdés Rodríguez], Cuban musician (Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna), born in Quivicán, Cuba
  • Oct 11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • Oct 13 Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter and actor ("Kodachrome"; "One-Trick Pony"; "Graceland"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), born in Prestatyn, Wales (d. 2008)
  • Oct 16 Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra) born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 2017)
  • Oct 16 Erkki Jokinen, Finnish classical composer, noted for his embrace of the accordion, born in Tervakoski, Finland
  • Oct 17 Alan Howard, British rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - "Do You Love Me?")
  • Oct 17 Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer ("Too Many Times"), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Oct 17 Jim Seals, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler (Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"), born in Sidney, Texas
  • Oct 21 Steve Cropper, American rock and soul guitarist (Booker T & MGs; The Blues Brothers), songwriter ("Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"), and producer (Otis Redding), born in Willow Springs, Missouri
  • Oct 22 Valeri Kitka, Ukrainian classical composer (Frescoes of St. Sofia Cathedral of Kiev), and educator, born in Volodymyrivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
  • Oct 25 Helen Reddy, Australian-American rock vocalist ("I Am Woman"; "You And Me Against The World"), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 2020) [1]
  • Oct 28 Curtis Lee, American singer ("Pretty Little Angel Eyes"), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • Oct 28 Glen Moore, American jazz bassist and composer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 28 Hank Marvin [Brian Rankin], British rock guitarist (The Shadows - "Apache"; "Foot Tapper"), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
  • Oct 30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer and songwriter (The Temptations - "Just My Imagination"), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • Nov 1 Johnny Kendall [Johan Donker Kaat], Dutch rock and blues singer (Johnny Kendall & the Heralds), born in The Netherlands
  • Nov 2 Bruce Welch [Cripps], British guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Shadows - "Foot Tapper"; Olivia Newton-John - "Please Mister Please"; Cliff Richard), born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England
  • Nov 3 Brian Poole, English musician (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes), born in Barking, England
  • Nov 4 Richard James Gill, Australian conductor and music educator, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Nov 5 Art Garfunkel, American singer (Simon and Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"), and actor (Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 6 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 6 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 6 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England

Tom Fogerty

Nov 9 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

  • Nov 12 Jenny McLeod, New Zealand composer (Earth and Sky; Seven Tone Clock Pieces; Hohepa), and educator, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 15 Jim Dickinson, American record producer (Mud Boy), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2009)
  • Nov 16 Dan Penn, American songwriter, producer and gospel singer (Out in Left Field), born in Vernon, Alabama
  • Nov 18 Conleth "Con" Cluskey, Irish pop vocalist (The Bachelors - "Diane"; "I Wouldn't Trade You For The World"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 19 Eddie Raynor, New Zealand rock keyboardist (Split Enz; Crowded House), born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 20 Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Nov 20 Gary Karr, American double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 21 David Porter, American producer, arranger and songwriter ("Soul Man"; "Hold On, I'm Coming"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 21 İdil Biret, Turkish concert pianist, born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Nov 21 Andrew Love, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • Nov 22 Ron McClure, American jazz-rock bassist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 22 Jesse Colin Young, American singer songwriter (Youngbloods; Song For Juli), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 24 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American session bassist (Stax; Booker & The MG's; The Blues Brothers), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d, 2012)
  • Nov 24 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)

Pete Best

Nov 24 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

  • Nov 24 Wayne Lamar Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpeter ( Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns), born in West Memphis, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 27 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • Nov 29 Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas & The Papas), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Tom McGuiness, English rocker (The Blues Band), born in Wimbledon, London
  • Dec 6 Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • Dec 6 John Nelson, American conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz), born in San José, Costa Rica
  • Dec 9 Dan Hicks, American singer and songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Dec 10 Chad Stuart, English rock vocalist and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy), born in Windermere, Cumberland, England
  • Dec 10 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • Dec 10 Peter Sarstedt, British pop-folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Where Do You Go To (My Lovely?"; "I Am A Cathedral"), born in New Delhi, British India (d. 2017)
  • Dec 10 Ralph Tavares, Cape Verdean-American R&B and soul singer (Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dec 11 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Bilthoven, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Dec 12 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress and vocalist (Theodorakis), born in Bandoeng, Dutch East Indies
  • Dec 12 Terry Kirkman, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Association), born in Salina, Kansas
  • Dec 12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer - "Boy From New York City"), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 13 Robert Covington, American drummer and singer, born in Yazoo City, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Dec 18 Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
  • Dec 18 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer (Divine Love), born in Leland, Mississippi
  • Dec 19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Tim Hardin, American singer ("If I Were a Carpenter"; "Black Sheep Boy"; "Reason to Believe"), born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Don Pullen, pianist/composer
  • Dec 25 Ronald Perera, composer
  • Dec 25 Ronnie Cuber, American jazz saxophonist, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 27 Leslie Maguire, English pianist (Gerry & the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross the Mersey"), born in Wallasey, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 Michael Thomas "Mike" Pinder, English keyboard player and Mellotron pioneer (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 29 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues - "Legend Of A Mind"), born in Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom (d. 2018)