Birthdays in Music in 1947

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 243

  • Jan 1 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer
  • Jan 1 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  • Jan 4 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Jan 6 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • Jan 7 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor

Person of interestDavid Bowie

Jan 8 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jan 13 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
  • Jan 21 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • Jan 21 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • Jan 21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • Jan 24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jan 26 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • Jan 27 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 29 David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), born in Epping, England (d. 1985)
  • Jan 29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • Jan 30 Martin Christoph Redel, composer
  • Jan 30 Steve Marriott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces)
  • Jan 31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston
  • Feb 1 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
  • Feb 1 Normie Rowe, Australian singer
  • Feb 2 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • Feb 2 Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • Feb 3 Chose Alberts, [Krommenhoek], vocalist (Yet Many Years)
  • Feb 3 Dave Davies, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola), born in London, England
  • Feb 3 Koos Alberts, [Krommenhoek], Dutch vocalist (Many More Years to Come)
  • Feb 3 Melanie, [Safka], Astoria, vocalist/songwriter (Candles in Rain)
  • Feb 9 Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
  • Feb 9 Major Harris, American R&B singer (Love Won't Let Me Wait), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Feb 10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • Feb 10 John Christopher "Chris" Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • Feb 12 Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
  • Feb 13 Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)
  • Feb 14 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • Feb 15 John Adams, composer (Nixon in China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 15 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana) (d. 2000)
  • Feb 17 Ben Cramer, Dutch vocalist (Clown)
  • Feb 18 Dennis De Young, vocalist (Styx-Babe), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • Feb 24 Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • Feb 27 Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
  • Feb 27 Louis Clark, British musical arranger and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England
  • Mar 1 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
  • Mar 5 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Mar 5 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • Mar 6 Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
  • Mar 7 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 8 Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)

  • Mar 8 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter (On My Own, That's What Friends Are For) and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Mar 10 Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • Mar 11 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Mar 13 Lesley Collier, English ballet dancer, born in Orpington, England
  • Mar 13 Beat Richner, Swiss physician (founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia) and cellist, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Mar 15 Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
  • Mar 15 Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
  • Mar 17 Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
  • Mar 17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • Mar 18 Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
  • Mar 18 Elliot Ray Scheiner, American Grammy winning music producer, mixer and engineer (History of the Eagles), born in the US
  • Mar 20 Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
  • Mar 21 Franco Mussida, Italian progessive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan
  • Mar 22 Harry Vanda, [Vandenberg], Hague Neth, rock guitarist (Easybeats)
  • Mar 24 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Mar 24 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress

Person of interestElton John

Mar 25 Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], English singer (Rocketman), born in Pinner, Middlesex

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Mar 26 Carmen Krolis, Suriname/Neth singer
  • Mar 31 Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • Apr 1 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • Apr 2 Emmylou Harris, American country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 4 Salvatore Sciarrino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • Apr 6 Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 7 Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)
  • Apr 7 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Apr 7 Charles 'skip' Pitts, soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8 Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
  • Apr 8 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Apr 10 Bunny Wailer [Neville O'Riley Livingston], Jamaican vocalist and percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 13 Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter and record producer (Chinn & Chapman), born in Nambour, Australia
  • Apr 13 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister
  • Apr 15 Bojoura [Raina van Melzen], Dutch singer and wife of Hans Cleuver, born in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Apr 15 Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, British keyboardist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Chadderton, Lancashire (d. 2010)
  • Apr 16 Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)
  • Apr 17 Linda Martin, Irish singer
  • Apr 19 Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (the Turtles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 20 Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede), born in Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden
  • Apr 20 Ken Scott, British record producer and engineer (The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd), born in London, England

Person of interestIggy Pop

Apr 21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • Apr 21 John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • Apr 22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • Apr 23 Saskia, [Trudy van den Berg], singer (S & Serge, Spinning Wheel)
  • Apr 23 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 24 Ann Kelly, American singer (Hues Corporation Rock the boat), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • Apr 25 Bill Fontana, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 27 Ann Peebles, American singer (I Can't Stand the Rain), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 27 Herbie Murrell, American soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything), born in Lane, South Carolina
  • Apr 27 Pete Ham, Welsh rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Apr 28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Tommy James, singer (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver)
  • May 8 Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)
  • May 11 Butch Trucks, drummer (the Allman Brothers), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • May 13 Pete "Overend" Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • May 13 Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish singer-songwriter, born in St Andrews, Fife
  • May 14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 15 Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • May 16 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • May 19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 21 William "Bill" Champlin, American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago, Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California
  • May 24 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • May 24 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • May 24 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session musician, composer and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Liana Alexandra, composer
  • May 28 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 31 Junior [William] Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jun 1 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
  • Jun 2 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 8 Mick Box, English rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, composer
  • Jun 16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, composer
  • Jun 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • Jun 20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • Jun 21 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan, American rock and roll musician and writer (The Turtles), born in New York City, New York

Person of interestMick Fleetwood

Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • Jun 30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • Jul 1 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 3 Betty Buckley, American actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats), born in Big Spring, Texas
  • Jul 4 William "Bill" Schnee, American musician, music producer, and audio engineer, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jul 7 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • Jul 9 Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience), born in Ealing, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 9 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 10 Arlo Guthrie, American singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 15 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), born in Chipping Barnet, London (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Jul 19 Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 19 Brian May, English rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England

Person of interestCarlos Santana

Jul 20 Carlos Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman), born in Autlán de Navarro

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana
  • Jul 22 Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
  • Jul 23 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist and actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • Jul 24 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Jul 31 Karl Green, English rock bassist (Herman's Hermits), born in Salford, England
  • Aug 1 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 1 Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • Aug 2 Massiel, Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 4 Paul Leyton, English musician and rocker (Seekers), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Aug 4 Klaus Schulze, German composer
  • Aug 5 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • Aug 5 Rick Derringer [Ricky Dead Zehringer], American guitarist, songwriter and producer (The McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
  • Aug 10 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland
  • Aug 11 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • Aug 14 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • Aug 15 Geraldo Velez, Puerto Rican musician and jazz congas player (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Puerto Rico
  • Aug 17 Gary Talley, rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 19 Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orchestra)
  • Aug 21 Carl Giammarese, rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Donna Godchaux, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Aug 23 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Terje Rypdal, composer
  • Aug 23 Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England
  • Sep 2 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland
  • Sep 6 Sylvester [James Jr], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • Sep 8 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • Sep 9 David Rosenboom, composer
  • Sep 14 Jon "Bowser" Bauman, singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 18 Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast)
  • Sep 19 Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc)
  • Sep 20 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • Sep 23 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
  • Sep 26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer (Answer Me), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • Sep 30 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • Oct 1 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)
  • Oct 1 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • Oct 3 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • Oct 5 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • Oct 8 Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)
  • Oct 9 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)