On This Day

Musicians Born in June 1948

  • Jun 4 Paquito D'Rivera, Cuban-American Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, saxophonist and jazz and classical composer, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 5 Gail Davies, American country singer and producer ("I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)"; "Blue Heartache"), born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma
  • Jun 6 Richard Sinclair, British progressive rock bassist, singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Caravan -"In the Land of Grey and Pink"), born in Canterbury, England
  • Jun 6 Phil Jones, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Tom Petty; Cracker; Pegi Young), born in Oskaloosa, Iowa
  • Jun 9 Nathaniel Rosen, American cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978), born in Altadena California
  • Jun 11 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them - "G-L-O-R-I-A", Pretty Things - "S.F. Sorrow"), born in Westminster, London
  • Jun 11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 11 Bob Roetker, American jazz guitarist (Jazz Ambassadors), and teacher (Armed Forces School of Music), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 12 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Stephen John Hunter, American guitarist, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Jun 15 Leah Kunkel (née Cohen), American singer-songwriter (Coyote Sisters), session vocalist (Jackson Browne; Art Garfunkel), and entertaimnet lawyer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 19 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (Pink Moon), born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1974)
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show; One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 20 Nigel Morris, British Jazz-fusion drummer (Isotope), born in London, England
  • Jun 20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Jun 22 Todd Rundgren, American rock singer-songwriter ("We Gotta Get You A Woman"; "Hello It's Me"; "Bang The Drum All Day"), multi-instrumentalist and producer (The Tubes; XTC; Grand Funk Railroad), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 23 Nigel Osborne, British composer, teacher and music therapist, born in Manchester, England
  • Jun 24 Patrick Moraz, Swiss progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, 1974-77; The Moody Blues, 1978-91), born in Morges, Switzerland
  • Jun 27 Camile Baudoin, American guitarist (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 27 Bill Summers, American jazz, fusion, and Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist and conguero (Herbie Hancock's Headhunters; Sonny Rollins; Quincy Jones), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 29 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • Jun 29 Bill Kirchen, American singer and guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - "Hot Rod Lincoln"), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jun 29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer (White Snake; Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"), born in Nottingham, England

About June 1948

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Signs: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20), Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)