On This Day

Musicians Born in 1942 (Part 2)

  • Oct 22 Bobby Fuller, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought The Law"), born in Baytown, Texas (d. 1966)
  • Oct 26 Dietmar Polaczek, Austrian composer and writer, born in Bendsburg, Upper Silesia (now Będzin, Poland)
  • 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, England
  • Oct 27 Mike Appel, American musician, songwriter and producer (Sir Lord Baltimore; Bruce Springsteen), born in Flushing, Queens, New York
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Nov 7 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Gerald Alston, American singer (Manhattans-Crazy), born in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina
  • Nov 9 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nov 13 John P Hammond, American blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, American pop-rock musicain and songwriter (Four Seasons - "Sherry"; "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Siegel, American pianist (Chicago Symphony), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Nov 22 Steve Caldwell, American pop singer (Orlons - "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 24 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Nov 27 James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
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Jimi Hendrix
  • Nov 27 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 29 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • Nov 29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • Dec 2 Ted Bluechel, American rock vocalist and drummer (Association), born in San Pedro, California
  • Dec 4 Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • Dec 7 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter (Taxi; Cat's in the Cradle), born in New York City, New York
  • Dec 7 Jonathan D. Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Dec 8 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Dec 8 [Frederick] "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), born in May Pen, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • Dec 10 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 14 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Dave Clark, English rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • Dec 17 Paul Butterfield, blues musician (Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 21 Carla Thomas, American singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
  • Dec 21 Reinhard Mey, German singer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Dec 22 Dick Parry, English saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money'), born in Kentford, Suffolk
  • Dec 23 Friedrich Schenker, composer, born in Zeulenroda, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Dec 25 Barry Goldberg, American blues musician (The Rides), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 26 Earl Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Ernie Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
  • Dec 27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dec 30 Michael Nesmith, American rock musician (The Monkees), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 30 Robert Quine, American guitarist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire