Birthdays in Music in 1946

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 246

  • Jan 2 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)

Person of interestJohn Paul Jones

Jan 3 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • Jan 4 Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)

Person of interestSyd Barrett

Jan 6 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, born in Cambridge, England (d. 2006)

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Jan 7 Jann S Wenner, American publisher (Rolling Stone), born in New York City, New York
  • Jan 8 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 10 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 10 Bob Lang, English bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • Jan 11 Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
  • Jan 11 Tony Kaye [Anthony John Selvidge], English musician (Yes), born in Leicester, England
  • Jan 12 Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2015)
  • Jan 12 George Duke, American keyboard pioneer & composer, born in San Rafael, California (d. 2013)
  • Jan 13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • Jan 16 Katia Ricclarelli, Italian soprano & actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot), born in Rovigo, Italy

Person of interestDolly Parton

Jan 19 Dolly Parton, American country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5), born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton

Person of interestMalcolm McLaren

Jan 22 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)

Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren
  • Jan 28 Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • Jan 29 Bettye LaVette [Betty Jo Haskins], American soul singer (I've Got My Own Hell to Raise), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Jan 31 Terry Kath, American musician & songwriter (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • Feb 2 Howard Bellamy, American pop and country vocalist (Bellamy Bros - Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • Feb 3 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London
  • Feb 6 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Feb 6 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • Feb 8 Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra, Mexican blues-rock drummer (Canned Heat), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Feb 10 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)
  • Feb 12 Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer and actress, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Feb 18 Buddy Cage, American pedal steel guitarist (New Riders of the Purple Sage, Great Speckled Bird), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 19 Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
  • Feb 20 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 23 Norman "Rusty" Young, American rock musician, singer and songwriter (Poco- In the Heart of the Night, Crazy Love), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 1 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
  • Mar 1 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • Mar 5 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • Mar 5 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2007)

Person of interestDavid Gilmour

Mar 6 David Gilmour, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • Mar 7 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
  • Mar 7 Peter Wolf [Blankenfeild], American rock singer (J Giels Band-Centerfold, Freeze Frame), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Mar 8 Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)

  • Mar 9 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • Mar 10 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)

Person of interestLiza Minnelli

Mar 12 Liza Minnelli, American singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • Mar 15 David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
  • Mar 15 Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
  • Mar 16 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • Mar 17 Harold Brown, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 17 Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
  • Mar 19 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 19 Ruth Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)
  • Mar 20 Ranger Doug, [Douglas Green], Ill, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way)
  • Mar 22 Serge, [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer/guitarist (Saskia & Serge)
  • Mar 24 Lee Oskar, Danish rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
  • Mar 24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk), born in Scherfede, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Mar 27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers), born in Madgeburg, Germany
  • Mar 28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • Mar 29 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs), born in Manchester (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Al Nichol, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Apr 1 John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • Apr 1 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • Apr 2 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Apr 3 Dee Murray [David Murray Oates], English bassist (Elton John backing band), born in Gillingham, Kent, England (d. 1992)
  • Apr 4 Dave Hill, English rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You), born in Holbeton, Devon
  • Apr 5 Jennifer Penney, Canadian ballerina, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 5 Larry Frederick Wendt, American composer, born in Napa, California
  • Apr 6 Daniel Kortchmar, American musician, producer and songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2019)
  • Apr 9 Les Gray, English vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In), born in Carshalton, Surrey (d. 2004)
  • Apr 10 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Apr 12 René Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 13 Al Green, American soul singer (Let's Stay Together), born in Forest City, Arkansas
  • Apr 14 Patrick Fairley, guitarist (Marmalade - "Ob La Di, Ob La Da")
  • Apr 18 Skip [Alexander Lee] Spence, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 18 Lenny Baker, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Whitman, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Apr 21 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 24 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, born in Nice, France (d. 2019)
  • Apr 25 Digby Fairweather, British jazz trumpeter, born in Rochford, Essex, England
  • Apr 28 Glenn Ross Campbell, American steel guitarist (The Misunderstood), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 28 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • May 1 Nick Fortuna, American rock bassist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 2 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 7 Bill Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 7 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 10 Graham Gouldman, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), born in Manchester, England
  • May 10 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • May 10 Donovan [Philips Leitch], Scottish musician (Sunshine Superman, Catch the Wind), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 11 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • May 14 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • May 16 Robert Fripp, British guitarist (King Crimson), born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • May 16 Roger Earl, English drummer (Foghat), born in London, England
  • May 17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician, born in Gronau, Westphalia

Person of interest Cher

May 20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • May 23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
  • May 25 Timothy "Tim" Hinkley, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player, born in London, England
  • May 26 Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • May 27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Debbie Moore, founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)
  • Jun 1 Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jun 5 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • Jun 6 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 7 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • Jun 12 Eelco Gelling, Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby + Blizzards), born in Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • Jun 13 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 15 Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
  • Jun 15 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • Jun 15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2015)

  • Jun 15 Duris Maxwell [a.k.a. Ted Lewis], Canadian drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 16 Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Jun 20 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • Jun 21 Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • Jun 22 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • Jun 25 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jun 25 Ian McDonald, English rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Daria Semegen, American composer, born in Bamberg, Germany
  • Jun 27 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder, Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • Jun 28 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
  • Jun 30 Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • Jul 1 June Montiero, American vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • Jul 3 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 8 Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
  • Jul 9 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), born in Forfar, Scotland, UK
  • Jul 11 John Lawton, British rock singer (Uriah Heep)
  • Jul 13 Rodney Mills, American mastering engineer (The Doobie Brothers, Pearl Jam, Gucci Mane), born in Douglas, Georgia
  • Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt, American singer (Different Drum) and actress (Pirates of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 19 Alan Gorrie, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Average White Band), born in Perth, Scotland
  • Jul 22 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • Jul 22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Andy MacKay, English rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London
  • Jul 23 Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jul 29 Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • Jul 30 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Jul 31 Gary Lewis [Levitch], American singer (Gary Lewis & the Playboys) born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • Aug 4 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool (d. 1994)
  • Aug 5 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • Aug 6 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • Aug 9 Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 11 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • Aug 14 Larry Graham Jr, bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Aug 15 Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • Aug 19 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • Aug 20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)

Person of interestKeith Moon

Aug 23 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • Aug 26 Valerie Simpson, singer, (Ashford & Simpson- "Like a Rock"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Mark Snow, American composer

  • Aug 26 Chantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress

Person of interestBarry Gibb

Sep 1 Barry Gibb, English singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees), born in Douglas, Isle of Man

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb
  • Sep 1 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 2 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Sep 4 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Gary Duncan, [Grubb], rock guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 4 Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

Sep 5 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • Sep 5 Loudon Wainwright III, American vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Sep 6 Buizen Beernd [Bennie Jolink], Dutch singer and musician (Normal), born in Hummelo, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Alfa Anderson, American rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 8 Dean Daughtry, rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Sep 9 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author
  • Sep 9 Doug Ingle, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 11 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
  • Sep 19 John Coghlan, English rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • Sep 22 King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • Sep 23 Aubrey "Po" Powell, British co-founder of album cover design company "Hipgnosis" (Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Yes), born in Sussex, England
  • Sep 24 Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer (Fairport Convention, The Hellecasters), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • Sep 24 Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
  • Sep 28 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • Sep 29 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • Sep 29 Ian Wallace, English drummer (King Crimson), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2007)
  • Sep 30 Sylvia Peterson, US vocalist (Chiffons-He's So Fine)
  • Sep 30 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Jo-el Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • Oct 3 Tristan Keuris, composer
  • Oct 5 Richard Kermode, American rocker (Kozmic Blues Band), born in Wyoming (d. 1996)
  • Oct 6 Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon
  • Oct 7 Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • Oct 10 Ben Vereen, American actor and dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 Charles Dance, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown), born in Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Oct 10 John Prine, American country singer (Hello in There), born in Maywood, Illinois
  • Oct 11 Gary Mallaber, American rocker (The Steve Miller Band-Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 11 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 13 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Oct 14 Justin Hayward, English vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Swindon, Wiltshire England
  • Oct 14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Oct 15 Richard Carpenter, American vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 17 James Ray Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Michael Hossack, American drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Oct 18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • Oct 21 Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps)
  • Oct 21 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • Oct 22 Eddie Brigati, Garfield NJ, rock vocalist (Rascals)
  • Oct 23 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • Oct 24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • Oct 25 Peter Lieberson, composer

About 1946

How Old? 72 or 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 1 - Jan 31), Dog (Feb 1 - Dec 31)