On This Day

Musicians Born in 1945 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 292 of 292

  • Sep 13 Alain Louvier, French classical composer, born in Paris
  • Sep 15 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (Carmen), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 19 David Bromberg, American bluegrass-folk-rock-jazz singer, songwriter, and musician (Demon in Disguise; "The Holdup"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 20 Laurie Spiegel, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Hillard "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, American R&B singer (Was (Not Was)), born in ‎Oberlin, Ohio (d. 2020) [1]
  • Sep 21 J. Peter Robinson, British session pianist, arranger (Phil Collins; Brand-X; Anni-Frid Lyngstad), and composer of scores for film (The World's Fastest Indian; The Bank Job) and television (Charmed), born in Fulton, England
  • Sep 24 John Milford Rutter, English composer, conductor, and arranger, mainly of choral music (Mass Of The Children), born in London.
  • Sep 25 Onnie McIntyre, Scottish guitarist (Average White Band - "Pick Up The Pieces"), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • Sep 25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Sep 26 Bryan Ferry, British singer-songwriter (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"; "Dance Away"), born in Washington, County Durham, England
  • Sep 26 Gal Costa, Brazilian singer, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Sep 27 Misha Dichter, Polish-American concert pianist (Tchaikovsky 2nd prize, 1966), born in Shanghai, China
  • Sep 29 Kyriacos Sfetsas, Greek composer, born in Amfilochia, Greece
  • Sep 29 Tatiana Tauer, Russian classical harpist, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • Oct 1 Donny Hathaway, American 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 3 Antonio Martinez, Spanish rock guitarist (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black", born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1990)
  • Oct 4 Clifton Davis, American actor (That's My Mama; Amen) and singer-songwriter ("Never Can Say Goodbye"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 5 Brian Connolly, Scottish rock singer (Sweet, 1968-79- "The Ballroom Blitz"), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 5 Geoff Leigh, British saxophonist and flute player (Henry Cow), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 7 Kevin Godley, English rock drummer, vocalist, and producer (10cc - "I'm Not On Love"), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 8 Ray Royer, English rock guitarist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in The Pinewoods, Essex
  • Oct 8 Joseph Rescigno, American opera conductor (Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee, 1981-2019), born in Flushing, New York
  • Oct 9 Taiguara [Chalar da Silva], Brazilian singer and songwriter, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10 Alan Cartwright, English rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), 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 session drummer (the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section - Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 2021)
  • Oct 16 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Oct 19 Jeannie C. Riley (née Stephenson), American Grammy and CMA Award-winning pop-country and gospel singer ("Harper Valley P.T.A."), born in Stamford, Texas
  • Oct 19 Keith Reid, British lyricist and poet (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale" ), born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • Oct 20 Ric Lee, British blues-rock drummer (Ten Years After - "Love Like a Man"), born in Mansfield, England
  • Oct 20 Thomas Pasatieri, American opera composer (Frau Margot), born in New York City
  • Oct 21 Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)
  • Oct 22 Leslie West [Weinstein], American rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • Oct 22 Eddie Brigati, American rock vocalist, and songwriter (The Young Rascals, 1964-70 - "Groovin'"; "People Got to Be Free"), born in Garfield, New Jersey
  • Oct 23 Kim Larsen, Danish rock singer ("In the Middle of the Night"), born in Copenhagen (d. 2018)
  • Oct 23 Ernie Watts, American jazz, R&B, and pop session and touring soprano and tenor saxophonist (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Carole King; Frank Zappa; The Rolling Stones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Oct 28 Wayne Fontana [Glyn Geoffrey Ellis], British rocker (The Mindbenders - "The Game Of Love"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 29 Melba Moore [Beatrice], American singer and actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Pamelo Mounk'a, Congolese musician, born in Ouesso, Brazzaville (d. 1996)
  • Oct 31 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music, Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Oct 31 Russ Ballard, British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Argent - "Liar"; "Hold Your Head Up"; "You Can Do Magic"), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • Oct 31 John "Moon" Martin, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Case Of Loving You), born in Altus, Oklahoma (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • Nov 1 Rick Grech, British rock musician (Blind Faith; Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1990)
  • Nov 2 (John David) J.D. Souther, American singer and songwriter ("Heartache Tonight"; "New Kid In Town"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 3 Nick Simper, English bass guitarist (Deep Purple; Warhorse), born in Norwood Green, England
  • Nov 3 Bobby LaKind, American conga player, vocalist, songwriter and occasional backup drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in New York (d. 1992)
  • Nov 8 Arnold Rosner, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 8 Judith Lang Zaimont, American pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 8 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Donna Fargo [Yvonne Vaughn], American country singer ("The Happiest Girl in Whole USA"), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • Nov 11 Chris Dreja, British rock guitarist and bass player (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • Nov 11 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hangin' On"), born in NYC, New York

Neil Young

Nov 12 Neil Young, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and organ player (Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Helpless"; solo - "The Needle And The Damage Done"; "Harvest Moon"), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Nov 15 Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-born Swedish singer-songwriter (ABBA - "Fernando"), born in Bjørkåsen, Norway
  • Nov 16 Martine van Hamel, Dutch ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 16 Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, and songwriter ("Take Me To The River"; "Love And Happiness"), born in Germantown, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Nov 19 Peter Cropper, British violinist (Lindsay Quartet, 1965-2005), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • Nov 20 Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (2009)
  • Nov 20 Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 24 Lee Michaels, American rocker ("Do You Know What I Mean"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 25 Bev Bevan, English drummer (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 26 John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
  • Nov 26 Jim Mullen, Scottish session and touring jazz-rock-funk guitarist (Pete Brown & Piblokto!; Average White Band; Terry Callier), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 26 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • Nov 27 Randy Brecker, American jazz and fusion trumpeter (Brecker Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 30 Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)
  • Nov 30 Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six; Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Rainbow), born near Brecon, Wales
  • Dec 1 John Densmore, American drummer (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "L.A. Woman"), born in Los Angeles, California

Bette Midler

Dec 1 Bette Midler, American singer (The Rose; Wind Beneath My Wings), and actress (Ruthless People; Beaches), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Dec 3 Laura Dean, American choreographer known for her collaborations with composer Steve Reich (Drumming), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Dec 5 Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello) born in Crouch End, North London, England (d. 2018)
  • Dec 7 Marion Rung, Finnish pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Dec 7 Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine ), born inMexico City, Mexico (d. 2018)
  • Dec 9 Michael Nouri, American actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 10 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist and producer
  • Dec 12 Alan Ward, English rock musician, born in Nottingham, England
  • Dec 12 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Dec 16 Tony Hicks, British rock guitarist (The Hollies), born in Nelson, England
  • Dec 19 John McEuen, American bluegrass, folk-rock fiddler, guitarist, banjo, and mandolin player (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Steve Martin), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 23 Georges Aperghis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 23 Ron Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly - “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2021)
  • Dec 24 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 24 John Till, Canadian musician, born in Stratford, Canada
  • Dec 25 (David) Noel Redding, British rock bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Purple Haze"), born in Folkstone, England (d. 2003)
  • Dec 25 Steve Mancha [Clyde Wilson], American singer/songwriter (Too Many Cooks)
  • Dec 28 Dwight Bement, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl)

Davy Jones

Dec 30 Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees), and actor (The Monkees), born in Manchester, England (d. 2012)

  • Dec 30 Preston Andrew Trombly, American classical and jazz clarinetist, and radio broadcaster, born in Hartford, Connecticut