Birthdays in Music in 1945

About 1945

How Old? 72 or 73 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Feb 12), Rooster (Feb 13 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 246

  • Jan 3 Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 4 Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • Jan 7 Dave Cousins [David Joseph Hindson], English singer-songwriter (Strawbs), born in Hounslow, England
  • Jan 8 John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
  • Jan 8 Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies)

Person of interestRod Stewart

Jan 10 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • Jan 12 Maggie Bell, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 13 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Jan 14 Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator
  • Jan 17 William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
  • Jan 17 Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
  • Jan 19 Charles Amirkhanian, composer
  • Jan 20 Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10cc-I'm Not in Love)
  • Jan 21 Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
  • Jan 26 Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
  • Jan 28 José Luis Perales, Spanish singer

  • Jan 28 Robert Wyatt, English musician
  • Jan 30 Robert Wittinger, composer
  • Jan 31 Noah Creshevsky, composer
  • Feb 1 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen
  • Feb 2 Ronnie Goodson, American singer (Hi-Lites), born in New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Feb 3 Johnny Cymbal, rocker (Mr Bass Man)
  • Feb 3 Willeke Alberti, [Verbruggen], Dutch vocalist/actress (Small Truth)

Person of interestBob Marley

Feb 6 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician and singer-songwriter (Wailers-No Woman), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica (d. 1981)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Feb 12 Joe Schermie, US bass player (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 2002)
  • Feb 13 Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
  • Feb 13 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13 Roy Dyke, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 14 Gregory Hines, American actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 14 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • Feb 15 John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
  • Feb 16 Pete Christlieb, American jazz bebop saxophonist (Deacon Blues, Unforgettable), born Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 20 Alan Hull, singer/composer
  • Feb 22 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Feb 25 Elkie Brooks, rocker (Pearl's a Singer), born in Manchester, England
  • Feb 26 Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
  • Feb 28 Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
  • Mar 2 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), born in Reading, England (d. 2013)
  • Mar 4 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • Mar 6 Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
  • Mar 7 Arthur Lee, rocker (Vindicator)

  • Mar 8 Micky Dolenz, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 8 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • Mar 9 Laura Lee, American soul and gospel singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 9 Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • Mar 11 Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
  • Mar 12 Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
  • Mar 14 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • Mar 14 Michael Martin Murphey, country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 14 Walt Parazaider, rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 17 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
  • Mar 18 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • Mar 21 Rosemary Stone, vocalist/pianist (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • Mar 21 Vernon Guy, US gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees)
  • Mar 22 Alan Opie, baritone (Boughton Bethlehem, Britten 5 Canticles)
  • Mar 22 Chuck Jackson, American singer (Playboy, Independents), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Mar 23 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • Mar 28 Chuck Portz, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 29 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), born in Ealing, London (d. 2002)

Person of interestEric Clapton

Mar 30 Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Tears in Heaven), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Apr 1 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Apr 7 Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer
  • Apr 9 Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 12 Willie Parnell, American singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 13 Lowell George, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat - Dixie Chicken), born in Hollywood, CA (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 13 Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)

Person of interestRitchie Blackmore

Apr 14 Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • Apr 16 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), born in Pendleton, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • Apr 19 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer and co-founder and guitarist for We Five, born in Riverside County, California (d. 2002)
  • Apr 20 Jimmy Winston [James Langwith], British organist and actor (Doctor Who, Small Faces), born in London, England
  • Apr 21 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 24 Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Apr 24 Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Apr 24 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Apr 24 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Apr 25 Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish songwriter, producer and singer (ABBA), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 25 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • Apr 25 Stu Cook, American rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 26 Michael "Mike" Finnigan, American keyboard player and vocalist, born in Troy, Ohio
  • Apr 29 Tammi Terrell [Thomasina Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • May 1 Rita Coolidge, American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 2 Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2017)
  • May 2 Randy Cain, American soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • May 2 Judge Dread, English reggae musician, born in Kent, England (d. 1998)
  • May 4 Georg Wadenius, Swedish rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 5 Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
  • May 6 Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, rock & Roll artist (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)
  • May 6 Victoria Bond, composer
  • May 7 Christy Moore, Irish folk singer and songwriter, born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
  • May 8 Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)
  • May 9 Steve Katz, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • May 10 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • May 12 Jayotis Washington, rocker
  • May 12 Ian McLagan, English rocker (Faces), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, (d. 2014)
  • May 13 Magic Dick [Richard Salwitz], American harmonicaist and musician (J Geils Band- "Centerfold"), born in New London, Connecticut
  • May 13 Louis "Blue Lou" Marini, American saxophonist, arranger, and composer (Blues Brothers), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 15 Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
  • May 16 Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)

Person of interestPete Townshend

May 19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • May 23 Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)
  • May 26 Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
  • May 27 Bruce Cockburn, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • May 28 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • May 29 Gary Brooker, English rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum), born in Hackney, London
  • May 30 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 1 Linda Scott, singer (Hey Look at Me Now)
  • Jun 4 Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Gordon Waller, Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)

  • Jun 5 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall), born in Staunton, Virginia
  • Jun 10 Martin Wesley-Smith, composer
  • Jun 14 Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • Jun 16 John Dawson [a.k.a. Marmaduke], American musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jun 19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Jun 19 Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 20 [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
  • Jun 21 Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • Jun 23 Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 25 Carly Simon, American singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 28 Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • Jul 1 Deborah Harry, singer (Blondie-Heart of Glass), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 2 James Orville Fulkerson, composer
  • Jul 10 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist, born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • Jul 11 Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques)
  • Jul 14 Peter James Leonard Klatzow, composer
  • Jul 15 Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 James William Guercio, American music producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 20 John Lodge, English bassist, vocalist, and songwriter(The Moody Blues), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 20 Kim Carnes, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 20 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 23 Harold W Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • Jul 25 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • Jul 30 David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 31 Tomas Vackar, composer
  • Aug 7 Patrice Mestral, composer
  • Aug 12 Ron Mael, American songwriter, composer and record producer (Sparks), born in Culver City, California

Person of interestSteve Martin

Aug 14 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • Aug 15 Charlemagne Palestine, composer
  • Aug 16 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
  • Aug 16 Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 16 Suzanne Farrell, ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 17 Katri Helena, Finnish singer
  • Aug 18 Sarah Dash, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Aug 18 Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • Aug 19 Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer-songwriter (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor), born in London
  • Aug 21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (The Hunt For Red October), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York

  • Aug 24 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • Aug 24 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • Aug 28 Bob Segarini, American musician and radio personality, born in Stockton, California
  • Aug 29 Chris Copping, English rock bassist (Procol Harum), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 30 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • Aug 30 Fred Tackett, American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Little Feat), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Aug 31 Bob Welch, rock vocalist/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 31 Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
  • Aug 31 [George Ivan] "Van" Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter (Astral Weeks, Moondance), born in Bloomfield, Belfast
  • Sep 3 George Biondo, American rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 3 Mike Harrison, English keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About), born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England
  • Sep 4 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1994)
  • Sep 5 Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 7 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled in Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Sep 8 Kelly Groucutt, rocker
  • Sep 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • Sep 9 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Jose Feliciano, Lares, Puerto Rican singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
  • Sep 11 Leo Kottke, American guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Sep 12 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 12 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • Sep 13 Alain Louvier, French composer, born in Paris
  • Sep 15 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (Carmen), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 19 David Bromberg, American musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 20 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • Sep 23 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 25 Onnie McIntyre, Scottish guitarist (Average White Band), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • Sep 25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Sep 26 Bryan Ferry, English rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together), born in Washington, County Durham, England
  • Sep 26 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Sep 27 Misha Dichter, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966), born in Shanghai, China
  • Sep 29 Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer
  • Oct 1 Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • Oct 2 Don McLean, American singer and songwriter (American Pie, Vincent), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Oct 4 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 5 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 5 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • Oct 7 Kevin Godley, rock vocalist (10cc), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 8 Ray Royer, English rock guitarist (Procol Harum), born in The Pinewoods, Essex
  • Oct 9 Jeannie C. Riley, American singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw), born in Stamford, Texas
  • Oct 9 Taiguara, Brazilian singer and songwriter, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10 Alan Cartwright, English rocker (Procul Harum), born in London
  • Oct 13 Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 13 Christophe [Daniel Bevilacqua], French singer (Aline), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Paris
  • Oct 14 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake), born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Oct 16 Roger Hawkins, American drummer (the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Oct 19 Keith Reid, rocker (Procol Harum) [or 10/10/46]
  • Oct 20 Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Pasatieri, composer