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Birthdays in Music in December 1944

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • Dec 3 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)
  • Dec 4 Chris Hillman, American singer (The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 4 Dennis Wilson, American drummer and vocalist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne, California (d. 1983)
  • Dec 4 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 6 Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) and record producer, born in London
  • Dec 7 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 9 George Baker [Johannes Bouwens], Dutch singer and songwriter (Paloma Blanca, Little Green Bag), born in Hoorn, Netherlands
  • Dec 9 Guy Darrell [John Swail], British singer (I've Been Hurt), born in Kent, England
  • Dec 11 Brenda Lee, American singer (I'm Sorry), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 11 David Ashley White, American composer and educator, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Dec 11 Jon Garrison, American tenor, born in Higginsville, Missouri
  • Dec 12 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • Dec 16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 18 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli (d. 2017)
  • Dec 19 Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 19 Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
  • Dec 20 Robert Colomby, American rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Michael Tilson Thomas, American conductor (NY Phil Young People), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 22 Barry Jenkins, English musician (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Dec 24 Mike Curb, American singer (Mike Curb Congregation), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Dec 25 Henry Vestine, American guitarist (Canned Heat), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1997)
  • Dec 25 Emory Gordy Jr., American musician & music producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 27 Mick Jones, English rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Dec 27 Tracy Nelson, American singer, born in Madison, Wisconsin

About December 1944

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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