On This Day

Musicians Born in September 1947

  • Sep 2 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey In The Jar"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 5 Buddy Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • Sep 5 Mel Collins, British rock saxophonist (King Crimson), born in Isle of Man

Person of interestSylvester James Jr.

Sep 6 Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)

Singer-Songwriter Sylvester James Jr.
Singer-Songwriter
Sylvester James Jr.
  • Sep 8 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • Sep 8 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 David Rosenboom, American composer and educator, born in Fairfield, Iowa
  • Sep 9 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Gerry Conway, British drummer and percussionist (Cat Stevens; Fairport Convention), born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
  • Sep 14 Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 18 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Sep 19 Lol Creme [Lawrence Creme], English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc), born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 19 Ray Cooper, British percussionist (Elton John; Eric Clapton; George Harrison), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Sep 20 Mia Martini, Italian singer, born in Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Sep 21 Donald "Don" Felder, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 21 Geoff Workman, British record producer and engineer (Toto, Queen, The Cars), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 23 Neal Smith, American musician and drummer for rock group "Alice Cooper", born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 23 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, American actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 John Fiddler, English rock vocalist and guitarist (British Lions), born in Darlaston, Wednesbury, England
  • Sep 26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter (Bat Out of Hell), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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, English rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong (Get It On)), born in London (d. 1977)

About September 1947

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

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)