On This Day

Musicians Born in December 1943

  • Dec 2 Dave Munden, English rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • Dec 6 Mike Smith, English musician (Dave Clark 5 - "Glad All Over"), born in London, England (d. 2008)

Person of interestJim Morrison

Dec 8 Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, born in Melbourne, Florida (d. 1971)

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Dec 9 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 10 Jessica Cleaves, American singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • Dec 12 Dickey Betts, American guitarist (The Allman Brothers band - Ramblin' Man), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Dec 12 Grover Washington Jr., American jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 13 Margaret "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
  • Dec 14 Frank Allen, English rock vocalist (Searchers - "Needles & Pins"), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • Dec 17 Dave Dee, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 2009)
  • Dec 17 William Brooks, composer, educator, and musicologist
  • Dec 17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and avant-garde, symphonic rock, and film score composer, born in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Dec 18 Bobby Keys, American saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)

Person of interestKeith Richards

Dec 18 Keith Richards, English guitarist and songwriter (The Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
  • Dec 21 Albert Lee, English guitarist, born in Lingen, Herefordshire
  • Dec 23 Derek Small, British heavy metal bassist (Spinal Tap), born in Nilford-on-Null, West Midlands
  • Dec 23 Ross Edwards, Australian composer (Dawn Mantras), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 25 Trevor Lucas, Australian folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Fairport Convention), born in Bungaree, Victoria (d. 1989)
  • Dec 27 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish musician
  • Dec 27 Peter Sinfield, British lyricist (King Crimson; Emerson, Lake, & Palmer; Celine Dion), and haiku poet, born in Fulham, London, England
  • Dec 28 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London, England
  • Dec 28 Bobby Comstock, rocker
  • Dec 29 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - "Stage Fright"), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • Dec 30 Rolf Gehlhaar, German-American electronic and avant-garde composer, born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland) (d. 2019)
  • Dec 30 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Dec 31 Pete Quaife, English rock bassist (The Kinks), born in Tavistock, England (d. 2010)

Person of interestJohn Denver

Dec 31 John Denver, American country singer ("Sunshine On My Shoulders"; "Thank God I'm A Country Boy"), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

About December 1943

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)