On This Day

Musicians Born in 1946

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 315

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

John Paul Jones

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

  • Jan 4 Arthur Conley, American soul singer ("Sweet Soul Music"), born in McIntosh County, Georgia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer, born in Berkeley, California (d. 2001)

Syd Barrett

Jan 6 Syd Barrett, British guitarist and singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd, 1964-68 - "See Emily Play"; solo -"The Madcap Laughs"), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2006)

  • Jan 7 Jann S. Wenner, American publisher (Rolling Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Andy Brown, British rock drummer (The Fortunes, 1963-77 - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 7 John Tropea, American session and smooth jazz guitarist, born in New York City
  • Jan 8 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "Hello, I Love You"), 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), born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 (Diana) "Naomi" Judd, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Judds - "Why Not Me"), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 2022)
  • Jan 11 Tony Kaye [Anthony John Selvidge], British progressive rock piano and organ player (Yes, 1968-71; 1983-94; 2018–19), 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 Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, born in San Rafael, California (d. 2013)
  • Jan 13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • Jan 16 Katia Ricclarelli, Italian soprano and actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot), born in Rovigo, Italy
  • Jan 17 Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter (All My Dues Are Paid), born in Millen, Georgia (d. 2020)

Dolly Parton

Jan 19 Dolly Parton, American country singer-songwriter ("Jolene"; ""I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"), actress, and literacy advocate, born in Sevierville, Tennessee

  • Jan 19 John David [Williams], Welsh bassist, songwriter, and producer (Dave Edmunds; Shakin' Stevens), born in Cardiff, South Wales

Malcolm McLaren

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

  • Jan 28 Rick Allen, American rock bass player and keyboardist (The Box Tops - "Cry Like A Baby"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jan 28 Gailene Stock, Australian ballerina, teacher, and dance school director, born in Ballarat, Victoria (d. 2014)
  • 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 rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Chicago - "Make Me Smile"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Feb 1 Carol Neblett, American operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1979-93), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 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 3 Eva Maros, Hungarian classical harpist, born in Pécs, Hungary
  • 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 Paul Wheatbread, American musician (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 8 Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra, Mexican blues-rock drummer (Canned Heat), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Feb 10 Kenny Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys; Bryndle), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, born in Piflas, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 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 (d. 2020)
  • Feb 19 Paul Dean, Canadian rock guitarist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox; Focus -"Hocus Pocus"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Alexander Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (Russian Requiem; Symphony No. 7 - Quarantine), born in Moscow, USSR
  • Feb 20 (John) J. Geils, American rock guitarist (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 23 Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron"; "Crazy Love"), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2021)
  • Feb 24 Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic, 1990-92 & 2012-17; Prague Philharmonia, 1993-2005; BBC Symphony, 2006-12), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • Feb 28 Pierre Dørge, Danish avant-garde and jazz-fusion guitarist (Thermaenius; New Jungle Orchestra), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mar 1 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn, England (d. 2001)
  • Mar 1 Gerry Boulet, French Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Ralph Kirshbaum, American cellist (RNCM Manchester International Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • Mar 5 Murray Head, British singer (Jesus Vhrist Superstar; "One Night in Bangkok"), born in London
  • Mar 5 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)

David Gilmour

Mar 6 David Gilmour, British rock guitarist, and vocalist (Pink Floyd, 1968-2014 - "Comfortably Numb"), born in Cambridge, England

  • Mar 7 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in London, England
  • Mar 7 Peter Wolf [Blankenfield], American rock singer (J. Geils Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in the Bronx, New York City
  • Mar 8 Randy Meisner, American rock bassist and vocalist (Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band; Linda Ronstadt; Eagles, 1971-77- "Take It To The Limit"), born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
  • Mar 9 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • Mar 10 Gaylord Birch, American drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)

Liza Minnelli

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

  • Mar 15 David Wall, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet, 1966-84), and director (Royal Academy of Dancing, 1985-91) born in Chiswick, London (d. 2013)
  • Mar 15 Howard Scott, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (War, 1969-94 - "Cisco Kid"; "Why Can’t We Be Friends?"), born in San Pedro, California
  • Mar 16 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • Mar 17 Harold Brown, American rock drummer (War, 1969-94 - "Summer": "Low Rider"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 17 Michael Peter Finnissey, English composer, born in London, England
  • Mar 19 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), and record company executive, born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 19 Ruth Pointer, American singer-songwriter (Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California
  • Mar 20 Ranger Doug [Green], American Western swing music, singer, guitarist, and yodeler (Riders in the Sky - Cowboy Way), born in Great Lakes, Illinois
  • Mar 20 Barry “Frosty” Smith, American rock, country and blues touring and session drummer (Lee Michaels; Roky Erikson; Doug Sahm), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Mar 21 Ray Dorset, British rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Mungo Jerry - "In The Summertime"), born in Ashford, England
  • Mar 22 Serge [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer and guitarist (Saskia & Serge), born in Den Helder, Netherlands
  • Mar 24 Lee Oskar [Levitin], Danish rock and soul harmonica player (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mar 24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Kraftwerk; Neu!), born in Scherfede, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Mar 26 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Mar 27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers), born in Madgeburg, Germany
  • Mar 27 Andy Bown, British rock keyboard player (Peter Frampton; Status Quo., born in Beckenham, England
  • 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, American rock guitarist and keyboard player (Turtles - "Elenore"), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Apr 1 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, English 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 (David) Dee Murray [Oates], British 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 Danny Kortchmar, American session guitarist, producer and songwriter (James Taylor, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Don Henley), born in New York City
  • 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 - "Tiger Feet"), born in Carshalton, Surrey (d. 2004)
  • Apr 10 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch folk singer ("Ben ik te min" -"Am I Not Good Enough?"; "Blommenkinders" - "Flower Children"), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Anne Boyd, Australian classical composer (As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams), and educator, born in Sydney
  • Apr 12 René Krijnen, Dutch rock keyboardist (Les Baroques - "Such A Cad")
  • Apr 13 Al Green, American soul singer ("Let's Stay Together"; "Love And Happiness"), born in Forest City, Arkansas
  • Apr 14 Patrick Fairley, Scottish guitarist (Marmalade - "Ob La Di, Ob La Da")
  • Apr 16 Pēteris Vasks, Latvian contemporary classical composer, and double bassist (Distant Light; The Fruit Of Silence), born in Aizpute, Latvia
  • Apr 18 (Alexander) "Skip" Spence, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Moby Grape - "Omaha"), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 18 Lennie Baker, American rock saxophonist musician (Sha Na Na, 1970-99), born in Whitman, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Apr 18 Tommy Shannon [Smedley], American blues-rock bassist (Johnny Winter; Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 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 27 Gordon Haskell, British pop, rock and blues musician (Fleur De Lys; King Crimson, 1970; Harry's Bar), born in Verwood, Dorset, England (d. 2020)
  • Apr 28 Glenn Ross Campbell, American steel guitarist (The Misunderstood), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 28 Ginette Reno [Raynault], Canadian Juno and pop singer, songwriter ("Beautiful Second Hand Man"), and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 1 Jerry Weiss, American jazz musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1 Nick Fortuna, American rock bassist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 2 Lesley Gore [Goldstein], American pop 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, English bassist and singer-songwriter (10cc), born in Manchester, England
  • May 10 Dave Mason, British guitarist and singer-songwriter ("We Just Disagree"), born in Worcester, England

Donovan Philips Leitch

May 10 Donovan [Philips Leitch], Scottish guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Sunshine Superman"; "Mellow Yellow"; "Season Of The Witch"), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • May 11 (Michel) "Plume" Latraverse, Canadian rock and blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 14 Alan David Marks, American concert pianist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • May 16 Robert Fripp, British progressive rock guitarist, composer (King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"; Fripp & Eno; Bowie - "Heroes"), record producer (Roches; Peter Gabriel; Darryl Hall), and Mr. Toyah Wilcox, born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • May 16 Roger Earl, British drummer (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), born in Hampton Court Palace, London, England
  • May 17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician, born in Gronau, Westphalia

Cher

May 20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer ("I Got You Babe"; "If I Could Turn Back Time"), and actress (Mask; Moonstruck), born in El Centro, California

  • May 23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Famoudou Don Moye, American jazz percussionist and drummer (Art Ensemble of Chicago), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 24 Steve Upton, British-Welsh rock drummer (Wishbone Ash, 1969-90 - There's the Rub; Locked In), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • May 25 Timothy "Tim" Hinkley, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Jody Grind), born in London
  • May 26 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople; The Spiders From Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1993)
  • May 27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz double bassist, born in Osted, Zealand, Denmark (d. 2005)
  • Jun 1 Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Holman, American singer ("Hey There Lonely Girl"; "You Make My Life Complete"), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jun 4 S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Telegu playback singer (The Jewel of Shiva), born in Nellore, Madras Presidency, British India (d. 2020)
  • Jun 5 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone - "Dance To The Music"), born in Vallejo, California
  • Jun 6 Tony Levin, American bassist and Chapman Stick player (King Crimson; Peter Gabriel; Paul Simon; Asia), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 7 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • Jun 9 Stuart Edwards, British guitarist (Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes"), born in England (d. 2016)
  • 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, American pop vocalist (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 (Neville) "Noddy" Holder, British rock vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist (Slade - "Cum On Feel The Noize"), born in Walsall, England
  • Jun 15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2015)
  • Jun 15 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Jun 16 Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Jun 17 B. J. Cole, British session and touring pedal steel guitarist and dobro player (Cochise; Humble Pie; k.d. lang; John Cale; Sting), born in Enfield, England
  • Jun 20 André Watts, American-Hungarian concert pianist, and educator, born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Jun 21 Brenda Holloway, American singer and songwriter ("When I'm Gone"), born in Atascadero, California
  • Jun 22 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist and singer (Buena Vista Social Club), born in Loma de la Avispa, Cuba
  • Jun 23 Russ "Rusty" Thacker, American stage actor and singer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 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, British rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson, 1968-69; Foreigner, 1976-80), born in Osterly, Middlesex, England (d. 2022) [1]
  • Jun 27 Daria Semegen, German-American electro-acoustic and classical composer, and educator, born in Bamberg, West Germany [1]
  • Jun 27 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder; Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • Jun 28 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American classical composer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 30 Billy Brown, American rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Jul 1 June Montiero, American pop vocalist (Toys - "A Lover's Concerto"), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 3 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 3 Johnny Lee [Ham], American country music singer ("Lookin' For Love"), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Jul 8 Cynthia Gregory, American ballerina (NY Ballet Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 8 Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), born in Finland (d. 2017)
  • Jul 9 (Ronald) "Bon" Scott, Scottish-Australian rock lead singer and lyricist (AC/DC - "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"; "Highway To Hell"), born in Forfar, Scotland (d. 1980)
  • Jul 11 John Lawton, British rock singer (Lucifer's Friend, 1970-76, 1981-82, 2014–21; Uriah Heep, 1977-79), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
  • Jul 11 Cuthbert Johnson, English musician and Benedictine abbot, born in County Durham, England (d. 2017)
  • Jul 13 Rodney Mills, American mastering engineer (The Doobie Brothers; Pearl Jam; Gucci Mane), born in Douglas, Georgia
  • Jul 13 Andrew Pryce Jackman, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger and composer (d. 2003)

Linda Ronstadt

Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt, American rock/country/pop/Latin/opera singer ("Different Drum"; "It's So Easy"; "What's New?") 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 Steve Wolownik, American ethno-musicologist, balalaika player, arranger, and co-founder of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • Jul 22 Mireille Mathieu, French pop and 'chanson réaliste' singer ("Pourquoi mon amour"; "La dernière valse"; "So Ein Schoner Abend"), born in Avignon, Vaucluse, France
  • Jul 23 Andy MacKay, British rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Keith Ferguson, American blues-rock bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jul 23 Khan Jamal [Warren Cheeseboro], American jazz vibraphonist and marimba player (Sounds of Liberation; Creative Art Ensemble), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2022) [1]
  • Jul 25 José Areas, Nicaraguan percussionist (Santana, 1969-77, 1987-89), born in Leon, Nicaragua
  • Jul 25 Rita Marley (née Alpharita Anderson), Jamaican singer (I Threes), and the widow of Bob Marley, born in Santiago de Cuba
  • Jul 28 Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter ("Sunshine"), born in Aitkin, Minnesota
  • Jul 29 Neal Doughty, American rock piano, Hammond organ, and Moog synthesizer player (REO Speedwagon - "Can't Fight This Feeling"'; "One Lonely Night" ), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Jul 30 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Jul 31 Gary Lewis [Levitch], American drummer, and singer (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock bassist, and singer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bad Company, 1973-82), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Aug 3 John York [Foley], American rock bassist and guitarist, born in White Plains, New York.
  • Aug 4 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], British ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1994)
  • Aug 4 Max Middleton, British rock keyboard player (Jeff Beck Group), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Aug 5 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • Aug 6 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • Aug 9 Marinus "Rinus" Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist, and keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • Aug 11 John Conlee, American country singer ("Common Man"), born in Versailles, Kentucky
  • Aug 11 Michael Fonfara, Canadian rock and blues keyboard player (The Electric Flag; Lou Reed), born in Stevensville, Ontario
  • Aug 14 Larry Graham Jr., American bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Aug 15 Jimmy Webb, American singer and 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, born in Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Aug 20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Krefeld, Germany

Keith Moon

Aug 23 Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), born in London, England (d. 1978)

  • Aug 26 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • Aug 26 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 26 Ladislav Kubík, Czech-American composer (Aulos; Subterranean River) and educator (Florida State University, 1990-2017), born in Prague (d. 2017)

Barry Gibb

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

  • Sep 1 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone, 1966-71 - "Dance To The Music"; "Everyday People"; Jerry Garcia Band, 1974-84), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 2 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Sep 4 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Diego, California (d. 2019)
  • Sep 4 Greg Elmore, American rock drummer (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Coronado Naval Air Station, California

Freddie Mercury

Sep 5 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

  • Sep 5 Loudon Wainwright III, American folk singer-songwriter (Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)), actor and humorist, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Sep 5 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), born in Coatbridge, Scotland (d. 2018) [1]
  • Sep 6 Buizen Beernd [Bennie Jolink], Dutch singer and musician (Normal), born in Hummelo, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Alfa Anderson, American R&B vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 8 Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • Sep 9 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)

About 1946

How Old? 75 or 76 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

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