Birthdays in Music in 1942

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 238

  • Jan 1 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • Jan 1 George Couroupos, composer
  • Jan 1 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • Jan 4 John McLaughlin [Mahavishnu], American rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy), born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Jan 5 Maurizio Pollini, pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 8 John Peterson, American drummer the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Jan 10 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 11 Clarence Clemons, American rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E Sreet Band), born in Norfolk County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • Jan 15 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • Jan 16 Barbara Lynn, US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing),
  • Jan 16 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • Jan 16 William Francis, rocker
  • Jan 17 Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
  • Jan 19 Michael Crawford [Michael Patrick Smith], British Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Jan 20 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 21 Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
  • Jan 21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jan 27 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Jan 29 Claudine Longet, French former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • Jan 30 Andres, [Dries Holten], Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres)
  • Jan 30 Marty Balin, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 31 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
  • Feb 2 Graham Nash, British-American musician and singer-songwriter (the Hollies, Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Feb 4 Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
  • Feb 5 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 6 John London, American songwriter and bassist (Michael Nesmith band), born in Brazos County, Texas
  • Feb 8 Terry Melcher [Terrence Jorden], American record producer and musician, Doris Day's son (the Rip Chords, The Byrds), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 9 Carole King, American singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 9 Charlie Morrow, composer
  • Feb 9 Milos Stedron, composer
  • Feb 11 Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)
  • Feb 11 Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
  • Feb 11 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
  • Feb 12 Lionel Grigson, British jazz musician, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • Feb 13 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • Feb 16 Gabriel Brncic, composer
  • Feb 20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • Feb 24 Paul Jones, England, rocker (Manfried Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • Feb 28 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • Mar 1 Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • Mar 1 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Mar 1 Michael Giles, British drummer (King Crimson, Giles, Giles & Fripp), born in Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • Mar 2 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • Mar 3 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 7 Tammy Faye Bakker, gospel singer/wife of Jim Baker (PTL)
  • Mar 9 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • Mar 9 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revers & Raiders), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Mar 9 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (the Standells, the Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)

  • Mar 13 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • Mar 15 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • Mar 16 Jerry Jeff Walker [Ronald Clyde Crosby], American country music singer and songwriter (Mr Bojangles), born in Oneonta, New York
  • Mar 17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • Mar 19 Jeff Neighbour, US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Mar 19 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • Mar 23 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)

Person of interestAretha Franklin

Mar 25 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Mar 30 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
  • Apr 1 Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Apr 1 Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
  • Apr 1 Phil Margo, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 2 Leon Russell [Claude Russell Bridges], American musician and singer-songwriter (Tight Rope, Delta Lady, Carney), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Apr 3 Billy Joe Royal, country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Apr 3 Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Apr 3 Herb “Herbie” Greene, American photographer best known for his portraits for rock and roll luminaries (The Grateful Dead), born in Indio, California
  • Apr 4 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Apr 5 Allan Clarke, English rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 6 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Apr 8 Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • Apr 12 Daniel Schmidt, American composer and builder of American gamelan
  • Apr 13 Bill Conti, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Apr 19 Alan Price, England, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • Apr 19 Edwin "Eddie" Kramer, Suth African recording producer and engineer (the Beatles, David Bowie, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Apr 21 Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

Apr 24 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 25 John Martin Dalby, Scottish composer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Apr 26 Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 27 James Lee "Jim" Keltner, American drummer, described as "the leading session drummer in America", born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 4 Ronnie Bond, English drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing), born in Andover, Hampshire

Person of interestTammy Wynette

May 5 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • May 8 Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood [Euclid James Sherwood], American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • May 9 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Bromborough, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • May 9 Tommy Roe, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 9 Val Garay, American record producer and engineer (Bette Davis Eyes), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 10 Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • May 10 Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
  • May 12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • May 12 Billy Swan, Cape Giradeau La, rocker (I Can Help)
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, jazz guitarist
  • May 14 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • May 17 Taj Mahal [Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Real Thing), born in Harlem, New York
  • May 18 Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
  • May 20 Paula, [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • May 22 Calvin Simon, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)
  • May 22 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer
  • May 24 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • May 25 Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
  • May 26 Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • May 27 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
  • Jun 3 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • Jun 3 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Jun 5 Charles Dodge, composer
  • Jun 6 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • Jun 8 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 10 Janet Vogel, rocker (Skyliners)
  • Jun 12 Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 13 James Carr, American singer (To Love Somebody), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Jun 16 Eddie Levert, vocalist (O'Jays-For the Love of Money), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 16 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), born in Birmingham (d. 1973)
  • Jun 17 Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Jun 18 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor

Person of interestPaul McCartney

Jun 18 Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 18 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 19 Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, rocker (Spanky & Our Gang-Lazy Day)

Person of interestBrian Wilson

Jun 20 Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
  • Jun 22 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 24 Michele Lee, American actress and singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 24 Arthur Brown, England, rocker (Fire) [or May 24]
  • Jun 26 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 26 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Jun 27 Bruce Arthur Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 27 John Howard McGuire, American composer, born in Artesia, California
  • Jul 1 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Jul 7 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • Jul 11 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • Jul 12 Richard Stoltzman, American clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 13 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • Jul 13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 13 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 16 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites), born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 Gale Garnett, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20 T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
  • Jul 21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • Jul 23 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • Jul 23 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • Jul 24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • Jul 27 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician
  • Aug 1 Jerry Garcia, American rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 1 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • Aug 5 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • Aug 8 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • Aug 11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • Aug 13 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Aug 14 Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • Aug 15 Peter York, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 20 Isaac Hayes, composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee
  • Aug 22 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • Aug 24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 29 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
  • Sep 3 Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
  • Sep 4 Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 5 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Harry Jack Max, rocker
  • Sep 6 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • Sep 8 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 8 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 9 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 9 Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • Sep 10 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • Sep 11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • Sep 14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Oliver Eugene Lake, jazz saxophonist and composer
  • Sep 15 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, rocker (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • Sep 27 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Luc Ponty, French fusion violinist (Frank Zappa), born in Avranches, France
  • Sep 30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Oct 5 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 12 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Billy Harrison, rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 15 Don Stevenson, rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 16 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 17 Gary Puckett, vocalist (Gary Puckett& Union Gap "Woman Woman"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Oct 21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 22 Robin John Maconie, composer
  • Oct 22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • Oct 26 Dietmar Polaczek, composer
  • Oct 27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 27 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandstrom, composer