On This Day

Musicians Born in December 1947

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • Dec 3 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 4 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span), born in Dublin
  • Dec 5 Kim Simmonds, Welsh guitarist (Savoy Brown), born in Newbridge, Wales
  • Dec 6 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 8 Gregg Allman, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Christopher Parkening, American guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17 Jim Hodder, American drummer (Steely Dan), born in Bethpage, New York (d. 1990)
  • Dec 19 Roderic "Rod" Evans, British rocker (The Maze, Deep Purple), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • Dec 19 Janie Fricke, American country music singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy), born in South Whitley, Indiana
  • Dec 20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer, born in Verona, Italy
  • Dec 21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician, born in Algeciras, Spain (d. 2014)
  • Dec 27 Janet Perry, American soprano
  • Dec 28 Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
  • Dec 29 Cozy Powell, English rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP), born in Cirencester, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • Dec 31 Burton Cummings, Canadian musician (Guess Who-These Eyes), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Dec 31 Rita Lee, Brazilian musician, born in São Paulo, Brazil

About December 1947

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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