Musicians Born in 1946 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 329 of 329

  • 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

Billy PrestonBilly Preston (1946-2006)

Sep 2 American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Houston, Texas

  • 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
  • Sep 5 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), born in Coatbridge, Scotland (d. 2018) [1]

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury (1946-1991)

Sep 5 British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar

  • 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 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 Bruce Palmer, Canadian bassist (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia (d. 2004)
  • Sep 9 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 9 Doug Ingle, American rock vocalist and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly - "In A Gadda Da Vida"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 9 Pete Gavin [Rowney], British drummer (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London. England
  • Sep 9 Trevor Oakes, British pop-rock guitarist (Showaddywaddy, 1973-2008 - "Three Steps to Heaven"; "Under The Moon Of Love"), born in Leicester, England
  • Sep 11 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams - "Kind of a Drag"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 12 Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, American rock guitarist (Redbone), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d. 2009)
  • Sep 14 Pete Agnew, Scottich rock bassist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 15 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer (Perdóname, El Amor De Mi Vida), born in Alcoy, Spain (d. 2019)
  • Sep 17 Rhys Clark, New Zealand-American session and touring drummer (The Executives; Billy Joel, 1971-75; Hoyt Axton; Freddy Fender), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 18 Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan jazz saxophonist, arranger and teacher, born in Galicia, Spain (d. 2014)
  • Sep 19 John Coghlan, British rock drummer (Status Quo, 1963-81 - "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in London, England
  • Sep 20 Mick Rogers [Michael Oldroyd], British rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), born in Dovercourt, Essex, England
  • Sep 22 King Sunny Adé [Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye], Nigerian jùjú and Afrobeat singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player (Jùjú Music; Synchro System; Odu), born in Oshogbo, Nigeria
  • Sep 23 Aubrey "Po" Powell, British co-founder of album cover design company "Hipgnosis" (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Yes), born in Sussex, England
  • Sep 24 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Sep 24 Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer (Fairport Convention; The Hellecasters), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • Sep 24 Marc Neikrug, American pianist, conductor and composer (Los Alamos), born in New York City
  • Sep 28 Helen Shapiro, British pop and jazz vocalist ("You Don't Know"), born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Sep 29 (Doyle) "Nick" Taylor, American rock guitarist (Bloodrock), born in Slayton, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Sep 29 Ian Wallace, British session and touring rock and jazz drummer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bob Dylan, 1977-78; Crimson Jazz Trio, 2005-07), born in Bury, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • Sep 30 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer, born in Machuelo Abajo, Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1993)
  • Sep 30 Sylvia Peterson, American pop vocalist (Chiffons - "He's So Fine"), born on The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 2 Jo-El Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • Oct 3 P.P. Arnold [Patricia Ann Cole], American soul singer (Ike and Tina Turner revue; "The First Cut Is The Deepest"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 3 Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia), born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 Richard Kermode, American rocker (Kozmic Blues Band), born in Wyoming (d. 1996)
  • Oct 6 Millie Small, Jamaican ska singer, and songwriter ("My Boy Lollipop"), born in Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • Oct 7 Bernard Lavilliers [Oulion], French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Étienne, France
  • Oct 10 Ben Vereen, American Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Pippin; Roots; Tenspeed and Brown Shoe; Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Hello in There"; "Angel From Montgomery"; "Summer's End"), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Oct 10 Willard White, Jamaican-British operatic bass baritone, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 11 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates - "Sara Smile"; "She's Gone"), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 11 Gary Mallaber, American drummer (The Steve Miller Band - "Abracadbra"; "The Joker"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 12 Daryl Runswick, British composer, arranger, musician, producer and educator, born in Leicester, England
  • Oct 13 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Dorothy Moore, American blues, gospel, and R&B singer ("Misty Blue"), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Oct 13 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer ("Crazy Blue Eyes"), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania [1]
  • Oct 14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish rock vocalist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 2022)
  • Oct 14 Justin Hayward, British rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"; "Your Wildest Dreams"), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England
  • Oct 15 Richard Carpenter, American pop pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer (The Carpenters - "Close to You"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 17 James Ray "Jim" Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Oct 18 Howard Shore, Canadian television and film composer (Lord of the Rings trilogy; 1st music director of Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Oct 21 Lee Loughnane, American horn player and songwriter (Chicago), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • Oct 21 Lux Interior [Erick Lee Purkhiser], American punk rock singer (The Cramps), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Oct 21 Phil Chen, Chinese-Jamaican rock session and touring bassist (Jeff Beck, 1974-76; Rod Stewart, 1977-80; Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • Oct 21 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Tetsu Yamauchi, Japanese rock bass guitarist (Free; The Faces), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Oct 23 Gerda Havertong, Surinam-Dutch singer and actress (Sesame Street), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Oct 24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), born in Oshawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • Oct 24 John Bettis, American lyricist ("Top Of The World"; "Crazy For You"; "Slow Hand"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 25 Peter Lieberson, American contemporary classical composer (Red Garuda; Neruda Songs), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 26 Keith Hopwood, British rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England
  • Oct 27 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oct 29 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • Oct 30 Chris Slade [Rees], Welsh drummer (Manfred Mann's Earth Band; The Firm; AC/DC, 1989-94), born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Oct 30 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), born in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Nov 2 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata; Lou Salomé), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 3 Tommy Dee [DeGeneres], American R&B keyboard player (John Fred & His Playboys - “Judy in Disguise"), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 5 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • Nov 5 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 Loleatta Holloway, American disco singer ("Love Sensation"; "Hit And Run"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Nov 6 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • Nov 8 Roy Wood, British rock cellist, bassist, woodwind player, vocalist and songwriter (The Move, 1965-72; ELO, 1970-72; Wizzard; 1972-75), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 10 Bill Bryson, American singer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Queen; The Cars; Smashing Pumpkins), born in Hampstead, London
  • Nov 11 (Len) "Chip" Hawkes, British bassist (The Tremeloes - "Do You Love Me"), born in London, England
  • Nov 13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 13 Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country and blues-rock singer-songwriter, born on Soper, Oklahoma
  • Nov 15 Janet Lennon, American pop singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Culver City, California
  • Nov 16 Edward Higginbottom, British organist, choirmaster and conductor, born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England
  • Nov 17 Lawrence "Black" Ardoin, American zydeco accordionist and drummer, born in Duralde, Louisiana
  • Nov 17 Martin Barre, British rock guitarist (Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"), born in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England
  • Nov 18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • Nov 18 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Nov 19 Joe Correro, American rock drummer (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1967-71), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Nov 20 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Nov 20 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer (Soul Children; Taxi), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Nov 20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford, England
  • Nov 21 Jónas Tómasson, Icelandic composer, teacher, and conductor, born in Ísafjörður, Westfjords, Iceland
  • Nov 22 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • Nov 26 Bert Ruiter, Dutch bassist (Earth & Fire; Focus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 26 Ray Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Nov 27 Betty Weiss, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Jamaica, Queens, NYC
  • Nov 29 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and musician (Nueva Trova movement), born in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba
  • Dec 1 (Raymond) "Gilbert" O'Sullivan, Irish singer-songwriter ("Alone Again Naturally"), born in Waterford, Ireland

José CarrerasJosé Carreras (76 years old)

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

  • 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 Bill Church, American rock bass guitarist (Van Morrison; Montrose; Sammy Hagar)
  • Dec 9 Dennis Dunaway, American rock bassist and songwriter (Alice Cooper - "School's Out"), born in Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • 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 Denny Dias, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan, 1972-77), 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)

Benny AnderssonBenny Andersson (76 years old)

Dec 16 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 18 Alex Ligertwood, Scottish session and touring singer and guitarist (Santana, 1979-94 - "Winning"; Go Ahead), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dec 20 Douglass Lubahn, American psychedelic rock and jazz rock bassist (d. 2019)
  • Dec 21 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"), 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 Mary McCaslin, American contemporary folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and banjo player ("Prairie In The Sky"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2022)
  • Dec 23 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2021)
  • Dec 24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus - "Can't Stand Noise"), born in Amsterdam

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett (76 years old)

Dec 25 American country rock singer-songwriter ("Margaritaville") and restaurant entrepreneur (Margaritaville Cafe), born in Mobile, Alabama

  • Dec 25 L V Johnson, American session soul and R&B guitarist and Chicago blues singer-songwriter ("Don't Cha Mess with My Money, My Honey or My Woman"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Dec 28 Edgar Winter, American rock musician ("Frankenstein"; "Free Ride"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Dec 29 Marianne Faithfull, British folk-rock and jazz singer-songwriter ("As Tears Go By"; "Broken English"), and actress, born in Hampstead, England
  • Dec 30 Clive Bunker, British rock drummer (Jethro Tull, 1968-71; Aviator; Blodwyn Pig), born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • Dec 30 Patti Smith, American poet and punk rock vocalist (Horses; "Because The Night"), born in Chicago, Illinois