On This Day

Musicians Born in 1947 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 288 of 288

  • 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)
  • Oct 1 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Oct 1 Martin Turner, Martin Turner, British rock bassist, songwriter and singer (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Torquay, Devon, England
  • Oct 1 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)), born in London
  • Oct 3 Ben Cauley, American musician (The Bar-Kays) and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Oct 3 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead - "Eyes Of The World"), born near Cora, Wyoming (d. 2018)
  • Oct 4 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • Oct 4 Frank "Skip" Konte, American rock keyboardist (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Three Dog Night, 1973-76), born in Canon City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 4 Jim Fielder, American bassist, (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Denton, Texas
  • Oct 5 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • Oct 6 Paul Martinez, British session bass player and songwriter (Cat Stevens; Robert Plant; Groove Holmes), born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Oct 7 Philip Malcolm "Pip" Williams, British record producer and arranger (Status Quo; Moody Blues), born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
  • Oct 8 Tony Wilson, Trinidadian rock songwriter, bassist, and vocalist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Trinidad
  • Oct 8 Sheila Ferguson, American pop singer and songwriter (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Oct 9 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 11 Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
  • Oct 11 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Chester, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Oct 12 George Lam, Hong Kong veteran Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 13 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Salinas, California
  • Oct 16 Bob Weir, American guitarist and singer (Grateful Dead - "I Need A Miracle", "Sugar Magnolia"; RatDog; Dead & Company), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 18 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 19 Wilbert Hart, American singer (Delfonics - "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)";"La-La Means I Love You"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 22 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • Oct 23 Greg Ridley, British rock bassist (Spooky Tooth; Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 25 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Blackheath, England
  • Oct 27 Edgar Broughton, British rocker ("Out Demons, Out!"), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • Oct 30 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles - "I Can't Tell You Why"; Poco - "Cimmarron Rose"), born in Oakland, California

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Nov 1 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

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  • Nov 1 Bob Weston, English, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), born in Devon (d. 2012)
  • Nov 2 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 2 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Nov 2 Hilary Tann, Welsh composer (Shakkei), and educator (Union College, 1980-present), born in Llwynypia, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Nov 3 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", born in Ybor City, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Nov 5 Peter Noone, English rock singer, sometimes known as "Herman" (Herman's Hermits - "I'm Into Something Good"; "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
  • Nov 8 Minnie Ripperton, American singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Bournemouth (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Brad Lee Sexton, American bass guitarist (Little Charlie and the Night Cats), born in North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Nov 12 Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Nov 12 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 13 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • Nov 14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 18 Michael Carabello, American percussionist and songwriter (Santana, 1968-71), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 20 Joe Walsh, American guitarist ("Life's Been Good"; "Rocky Mountain Way"; Eagles - "In The City"), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Nov 22 Rod "The Bottle" Price, British electric and slide guitarist (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), born in Willesden, North London, England (d. 2005)
  • Nov 24 Dave Sinclair, British progressive rock keyboard player (Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England
  • Nov 28 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • Nov 28 Maria Farantouri, Greek folk and jazz singer, born in Athens
  • Nov 29 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • 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 (The 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 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