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Birthdays in Music in August 1946

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • Aug 4 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool, England (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., 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
  • Aug 20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Krefeld, Germany

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

About August 1946

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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