On This Day

Musicians Born in 1945 (Part 2)

  • Oct 16 Roger Hawkins, American drummer (the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Oct 16 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Oct 19 Jeannie C. Riley, American country singer (Harper Valley P.T.A.; Hee Haw), 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, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • 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
  • Oct 23 Kim Larsen, Danish rock singer (In the Middle of the Night), born in Copenhagen (d. 2018)
  • 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 (Russell Glyn) "Russ" Ballard, British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Argent - "Liar"; "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 Robert "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), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Donna Fargo, American country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • Nov 11 Chris Dreja, British rock guitartist and bass player (Yardbirds), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • Nov 11 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestNeil Young

Nov 12 Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; "The Needle And The Damage Done"; "Harvest Moon"), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Nov 15 Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-born Swedish singer-songwriter (ABBA), 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, 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 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)
  • Dec 1 John Densmore, American drummer (The Doors-C'mon Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBette Midler

Dec 1 Bette Midler, American actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler
  • Dec 3 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 7 Marion Rung, Finnish pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 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, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • 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 Ronald Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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 Noel Redding, rocker (The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze)
  • Dec 25 Steve Mancha [Clyde Wilson], American singer/songwriter (Too Many Cooks)
  • Dec 28 Dwight Bement, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl)

Person of interestDavy Jones

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

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • Dec 30 Preston Andrew Trombly, composer