On This Day

Musicians Born in 1943 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 326 of 326

  • Aug 7 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 8 Daniel Börtz, Swedish classical composer, born in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Griffin, American pop singer, guitarist and songwriter, (Bread), and Academy Award winner ("For All We Know"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Aug 10 Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], American pop singer (The Ronettes -"Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • Aug 11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London (d. 2006)
  • Aug 11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • Aug 11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter, "Philadelphia Soul" producer ("Me & Mrs Jones"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 11 Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland
  • Aug 12 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
  • Aug 12 Lesley Duncan (Cox), British session singer (Pink Floyd; Jesus Christ Superstar), and singer-songwriter ("Love Song"; "Sing Children Sing"), born in Stockton-On-Tees, England (d. 2010)
  • Aug 14 Terry Ellis, British record producer, artist manager (Jethro Tull; Paula Cole: Baby Animals), and label executive (co-founder of Chrysalis Records) ,born in, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • Aug 17 Edward Cowie, English composer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 17 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues singer, and guitarist, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • Aug 19 Billy J. Kramer, British pop rock vocalist (The Dakotas - "Bad To Me"), born in Bootle, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer ("Oh Happy Day"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • Aug 21 Clydie Mae King, American session and touring vocalist (Ray Charles; Bob Dylan; Humble Pie; Lynyrd Skynrd), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Aug 24 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Aug 28 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • Aug 28 David Soul [Solberg], American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer (Don't Give Up On Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Dick Halligan, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger (Blood Sweat & Tears, 1967-72 - "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie"), born in Troy, New York
  • Aug 30 David Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

Robert Crumb

Aug 30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time; Fritz Cat) and album cover artist (Janis Joplin; Grateful Dead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 2 Joe Simon, American singer ("Power of Love")
  • Sep 2 Rosalind Ashford, American rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas - "Heat Wave"; "Dancing In The Street"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 2 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), born in Vladimirci, German-occupied Serbia (d. 2007)
  • Sep 3 Mark Wirtz, French pop music record producer, and composer ("Excerpt From A Teenage Opera"). born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2020)
  • Sep 5 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American doo-wop vocalist (Impalas - "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)

Roger Waters

Sep 6 [George] Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall"), born in Cambridge, England

  • Sep 7 Gloria Gaynor [Fowles], American disco singer ("I Will Survive"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 7 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer, born in Klaipėda, Lithuania
  • Sep 10 Garrett List, American classical and jazz composer and trombonist (Julliard Ensemble), born on Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2019)
  • Sep 11 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead; Planet Drum), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • Sep 11 Paul Riser, American session trombonist and musical arranger (Motown's "Funk Brothers"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 12 Maria Muldaur, American folk-blues-pop singer ("Midnight at the Oasis"), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Sep 18 Michael Vetter, German composer, born in Oberstdorf, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Sep 20 Roek Williams [Willemze], Dutch singer (Roek Williams & The Fighting Cats), born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 21 David Hood, American bassist and trombonist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section; Traffic), born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • Sep 22 Toni Basil [Antonia Basilotta], American singer (Mickey), and choreographer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 23 Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • Sep 23 Walter Scott, American R&B singer (The Whispers - "And the Beat Goes On"; "Rock Steady"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 23 Steve Boone, American rock bassist and vocalist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe In Magic"), born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Sep 23 Wallace "Scotty" Scott, American R&B singer (The Whispers - "And the Beat Goes On"; "Rock Steady"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 25 (Jules) Gary Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association - "Cherish"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sep 25 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit - "I Got A Line On You"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Sep 27 Bob Curiano, American rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • Sep 27 Randy Bachman, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Guess Who - "American Woman"; Bachman-Turner Overdrive "Takin' Care Of Business"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 27 Maxwell Boyce, Welsh comedian and singer, born in Glynneath, Wales
  • Sep 28 Nick St Nicholas, rock bassist (Steppenwolf), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Sep 30 Marilyn McCoo, American soul singer (5th Dimension; "You Don't Have To Be A Star") and TV host (Solid Gold), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Oct 1 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone - "Everyday People"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 5 Steve Miller, American rocker ("The Joker"; "Abracadabra"; "Fly Like An Eagler"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 6 Cees Veerman, Dutch pop guitarist and singer (Cats - "Sure He's a Cat"), born in Volendam, Holland (d. 2014)
  • Oct 6 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • Oct 8 James E. Sellars, American composer, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • Oct 9 Tony Tribe [Anthony Mossop], Jamaican-British reggae singer ("Red, Red Wine"), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 10 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • Oct 11 Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist and saxophonist (Les Baroques)
  • Oct 11 Gene Watson, American country singer ("Love in the Hot Afternoon"; "Fourteen Carat Mind"), born in Palestine, Texas
  • Oct 11 Per-Gunnar Alldahl, Swedish composer, born in Solna, Sweden
  • Oct 14 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Larrie Londin [Ralph Gallant], American session drummer (Motown and Nashville), born in Norfolk, Virgina (d. 1992)
  • Oct 16 Charles Frederick "C.F." Turner, Canadian rock bassist and songwriter (Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "Let It Ride"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Oct 17 Susan Davenny Wyner, American soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 18 Russ Giguere, American pop-rock guitarist and singer (The Association -"Windy"; "Cherish"), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Oct 19 Robert Morris, American composer, born in Cheltenham, England
  • Oct 19 Robin Holloway, British composer (Seascape And Harvest), and educator (University of Cambridge, 1974-2011), born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
  • Oct 20 Dunja Vejzovic, Croatian soprano, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Oct 21 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Night Court - "Liz"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 21 Ron Elliott, American guitarist and songwriter (The Beau Brummels - "Just A Little"), born in Healdsburg, California
  • Oct 22 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 22 Robert Long [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • Oct 23 Billy Talbot, American singer-songwriter and bassist (Crazy Horse), born in New York City
  • Oct 25 Roy Lynes, British rock organist (Status Quo), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • Oct 25 Charlie Smalls, American Tony Award-winning composer and songwriter (The Wiz), born in Queens, New York City (d. 1987)
  • Oct 31 Tony Hazzard, British pop songwriter ("hello World"; "Listen To Me"; "(I Think I'm Over) Getting Over You"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Nov 1 Salvatore Adamo, Belgian singer and composer (Tombe la neige), born in Comiso, Sicily, Italy
  • Nov 3 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • Nov 5 Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black"), born in Barcelona, Catalonia

Joni Mitchell

Nov 7 Joni Mitchell [Roberta Joan Anderson], Canadian singer-songwriter, producer ("Both Sides Now"; "River"; "A Case Of You"), and painter, born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • Nov 7 Judith Forst, Canadian mezzo-soprano, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Nov 7 Peter Straker, Jamaican-British stage and screen singer and actor, born in Jamaica
  • Nov 9 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Karin Kent [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch pop singer ("Will You Dance With Me All Night?"), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nov 12 Brian Hyland, American rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 12 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), born in Hopewell, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 12 John Walker [Maus], American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Nov 12 Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • Nov 16 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Nov 17 Richard Anthony Hewson, British musician, poducer, arranger, and conductor (RAH Band - "The Crunch"), born in Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside, England
  • Nov 19 Fred Lipsius, American rock pianist and saxophone player (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 24 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger (Paul Simon - "Slip' Slidin' Away"; Peter Gabriel -"In Your Eyes"; Grover Washington, Jr - "Just The Two Of Us"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Nov 24 Robin Williamson, Scottish folk-rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller (Incredible String Band), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nov 28 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and composer (Short People, You've Got a Friend in Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 30 J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)
  • Nov 30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Nov 30 Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)
  • Nov 30 Oscar Harris, Surinames/Dutch singer (Try a Little Love)
  • 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)

Jim Morrison

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

  • 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)

Keith Richards

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

  • 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)

John Denver

Dec 31 (Henry) John Denver [Deutschendorf], American pop songwriter ("Leaving On A Jet Plane"), country-pop singer ("Sunshine On My Shoulders"; "Calypso"; "Thank God I'm A Country Boy"), and actor (Oh, God!), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)