On This Day

Musicians Born in 1942 (Part 2)

  • Sep 15 Lee Dorman, American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, English rock bassist (Hollies), born in Brierfield, England
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American pop and soul singer ("Band Of Gold") and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 23 Daniel Perlongo, American classical music composer, and educator, born in Gaastra, Michigan
  • Sep 23 Jeremy Steig, American jazz flutist ("Howlin' for Judy"; "Wayfaring Stranger"), born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2016)
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - "My Boyfriend's Back"), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 John Taylor, British jazz pianist, born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 25 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 27 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer ("Jealous Mind"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz-fusion electric violinist (Frank Zappa; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Cosmic Messenger; Tchokola), born in Avranches, France
  • Sep 29 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Sep 30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Chesterville, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Sep 30 (Angus) "Gus" Dudgeon, British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Oct 1 Herb Fame, American pop and soul singer (Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 5 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations, 1971-93 - "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale; Lord Jim), and singer, born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Oct 12 Melvin Franklin, American R&B bass vocalist (The Temptations, 1960-94 - "Ball of Confusion"), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Billy Harrison, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 15 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer, singer, and songwriter (Moby Grape - "Ohama"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 15 Chris Andrews, British-German songwriter (Adam Faith; Sandie Shaw), singer ("Yesterday Man"), and record producer, born in Romford, Essex, England
  • Oct 16 Dave Lovelady, English drummer (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Litherland, United Kingdom
  • Oct 17 Gary Puckett, American pop vocalist (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - "Woman, Woman"; "Lady Willpower"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Oct 20 Joe Bourne, American jazz singer ("Upbeat and Sweet"), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 21 Elvin Bishop, American blues-rock guitarist and songwriter ("Fooled Around and Fell in Love"), born in Glendale, California,
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Party movies), and singer ("Tall Paul"; "O Dio Mio"), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 22 Robin John Maconie, New Zealand pianist, electro-acoustic film and concert composer, and musicologist (Stockhausen), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 22 Bobby Fuller, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought The Law"), born in Baytown, Texas (d. 1966)
  • Oct 25 Terumasa Hino, Japanese jazz, avant-garde, and jazz-fusion trumpeter, cornetist and flügelhorn player, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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"; "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)"), born in South Gate, California
  • Oct 27 Mike Appel, American musician, songwriter and producer (Sir Lord Baltimore; Bruce Springsteen), born in Flushing, Queens, New York
  • Oct 27 Philip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist (Chet Baker; Stephane Grappelli; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen; Jean-Luc Ponty), born in London, England
  • 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"), and record producer, 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, Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish concert pianist and conductor (Orchestre de Paris, 1975-89; Chicago Symphony, 1991-2006; Staatskapelle and Berlin Opera, 1992-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, American Tony Award-winning actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, American pop-rock musician 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, Filipino-American musician and composer (Batong-Buhay), born in Manilla, Philippines

Jimi Hendrix

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

  • Nov 27 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 29 Felix Cavaliere, American rock singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Rascals - "Lonely Too Long", "People Got to Be Free"), born in Pelham. New York
  • Nov 29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone opera singer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 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 (d. 1981)
  • Dec 7 Jonathan D. Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Dec 8 Bobby Elliott, British 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, American blues singer and harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Dec 19 Cornell Dupree, American jazz and R&B session guitarist (Atlantic Records - Aretha Franklin), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 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 session and touring rock 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, American country singer and piano player (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks),born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Dec 26 Ernie Cate, American country singer and guitarist (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Dec 26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch pop singer (Put A Candle In Your Window), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dec 27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dec 30 Michael Nesmith, American rock guitarist (The Monkees), and singer-songwriter ("Different Drum"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 30 Robert Quine, American rock guitarist (Lou Reed; Matthew Sweet; John Zorn), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire