On This Day

Musicians Born in December 1946

  • Dec 1 Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer (Alone Again Naturally)

Person of interestJosé Carreras

Dec 5 José Carreras, Spanish opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors), born in Barcelona

Opera Singer José Carreras
Opera Singer
José Carreras
  • Dec 6 Dean Parks, American session guitarist (Kenny Loggins; Steely Dan; Lyle Lovett), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 8 John Rubinstein, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Pippin; Family: Grumpy Old Men (The Musical)), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 Dennis Dunaway, American rocker (Alice Cooper), born in Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Dec 9 Bill Church, American rock bass guitarist (Van Morrison; Sammy Hagar)
  • Dec 10 Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 10 Gloria Loring, American actress and singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Clive Bunker, British rock drummer (Jethro Tull), born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • Dec 12 Denny Dias, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 13 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Dec 14 Jackie McAuley, Irish rock pianist (Them - "Here Comes The Night"), born in Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 14 Jane Birkin, British pop singer ("Je t'aime... moi non plus") and actress (Dust; Death On The Nile), born in Marylebone, London, England
  • Dec 14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, American pop singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 15 Carmine Appice, American musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 15 Harry Ray, American soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown - "Special Lady"), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1992)

  • Dec 16 Benny Andersson, Swedish pop composer and musician (ABBA), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 16 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist (The English Concert), born in Canterbury, England
  • Dec 20 Douglass Lubahn, psychedelic rock and jazz rock bassist (d. 2019)
  • Dec 21 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne California (d. 1998)
  • Dec 21 Christopher Keene, American conductor (La Traviata), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1995)
  • Dec 21 Kevin Peek, Australian guitarist, born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Rick Nielsen, American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (Cheap Trick- "I Want You to Want Me"), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Dec 24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 25 Jimmy Buffet, American yacht rock singer-songwriter ("Margaritaville"), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Dec 28 Edgar Winter, American rock musician ("Frankenstein"; "Free Ride"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Dec 29 Marianne Faithfull, English folk-rock singer-songwriter ("As Tears Go By"), born in Hampstead, England
  • Dec 30 Patti Smith, American poet and punk rock vocalist (Horses; "Because The Night"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 30 Clive Bunker, British drummer (Jethro Tull, 1967-71), born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England

About December 1946

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

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)