On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1945 (Part 2)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 243 of 243

  • Oct 29 Melba Moore [Beatrice], American singer and actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 31 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music, Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Nov 1 Rick Grech, British rock musician (Blind Faith, Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1990)
  • 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, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, 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), 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, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 16 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 20 Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (2009)

  • Nov 20 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • Nov 24 Lee Michaels, rocker (Do You Know What I Mean), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 24 Bev [Beverley] Bevan, rock drummer (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 26 John McVie, British rock bassist (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
  • 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, LA, drummer (Doors-C'mon Light My Fire)

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, 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 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