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Birthdays in Music in February 1948

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestRick James

Feb 1 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James

Person of interestAlice Cooper

Feb 4 Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • Feb 4 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 4 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • Feb 5 David Denny, American rock guitar player (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 7 Jimmy Greenspoon, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 7 David Campbell, Canadian composer (worked with Adele, Justin Timberlake), born in Toronto
  • Feb 8 Dan Seals, American country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me), born in McCamey, Texas
  • Feb 10 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • Feb 14 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • Feb 17 José José 'The Prince of Song' [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2019)
  • Feb 18 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (Doobie Brothers), born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
  • Feb 20 Barry Wordsworth, conductor
  • Feb 20 Billy Zoom, American guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Tim Staffell, English singer
  • Feb 24 Neil Hubbard, British guitarist (Juicy Lucy, Jesus Christ Superstar)
  • Feb 27 Eddie Gray, American rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue), born in Niles, Michigan

About February 1948

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 1 - Jan 28), Pig (Jan 22 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)