On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1946

  • Aug 1 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • Aug 3 John York [Foley], American rock bassist and guitarist, born in White Plains, New York.
  • Aug 4 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English 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/keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • Aug 11 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • 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

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

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  • 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)

About August 1946

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)