On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1947

  • 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 4 John King, American rock drummer (Steve Miller Band, 1972-74), born in Kingsport, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Jan 6 Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • Jan 6 Jacques Bolognesi, French jazz trombonist and accordion player (Hermetotico), born in Gap, France
  • Jan 7 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands

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 8 Terry Sylvester, English guitarist & singer (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 Bill Narum, American counter-culture figure, illustrator and rock poster and album art designer (ZZ Top), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2009) [1]
  • Jan 13 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, England
  • Jan 13 Drew Abbott, American rock guitarist (Silver Bullet Band, 1974-83), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Jan 13 Chris Thomas, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Pink Floyd; Procol Harem; Elton John; The Pretenders), born in Brentford, Middlesex, England
  • Jan 15 Pete Waterman, English record producer (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Stoke Heath, Coventry
  • Jan 16 James "Sandy" Pinkard, American country music songwriter, born in Abbeville, Louisiana
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Dove, American dancer & choreographer, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)

  • Jan 19 Roderic "Rod" Evans, English rocker (The Maze, Deep Purple), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Jan 20 George Grantham, American drummer and vocalist (Poco - "Crazy Eyes"), born in Cordell, Oklahoma
  • Jan 21 Jimmy Ibbotson, American country and folk-rock singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Pye [Julian] Hastings, British singer and musician (Caravan - In The Land of Grey and Pink), born in Tomnavoulin, Banffshire, Scotland
  • Jan 21 Michel Jonasz, French pop and jazz singer-songwriter, and composer, born in Drancy, France
  • Jan 24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter & musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jan 26 Michel Sardou, French pop singer and songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 27 Nedra Telley, American pop and Christian music vocalist (Ronettes - "Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 27 Calvin "Cal" Schenkel, American illustrator, graphic designer, and album cover designer (Frank Zappa; Captain Beefheart; Tom Waits), born in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • 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, German composer, born in Detmold, Germany
  • Jan 30 Steve Marriott, English musician & songwriter (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • Jan 31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

About January 1947

How Old? 73 or 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Jan 21), Pig (Jan 22 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)