On This Day

Musicians Born in 1948 (Part 2)

  • Oct 9 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Oct 9 Jackson Browne, American rock vocalist (Lawyers in Love), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oct 9 Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), born in London, England
  • Oct 10 Cyril Neville, American singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 10 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • Oct 10 Ed Volker, American musician (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 12 Rick Parfitt, English pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo-Wanderer), born in Surrey, England
  • Oct 13 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 16 Jim Ed Norman [Edward James Norman], American musician and record producer, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Oct 19 Chester "Chet" Biscardi, Italian-American composer, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Oct 19 Patrick Simmons, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers - "Blackwater"), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • Oct 24 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople), born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England (d. 2016)
  • Oct 24 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers and singers, born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 27 Byron Allred, American rock keyboardist (Steve Miller Band), born in Logan, Utah
  • Oct 27 Sherman Robertson, American blues guitarist (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • Oct 28 Rickie Lee Reynolds, American country guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)

  • Oct 28 Telma Hopkins, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), and actress (Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 29 Ricky Reynolds, American musician (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Nov 2 Rich Gooch, American rock bassist (Quarterflash)
  • Nov 3 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 5 Peter Hammill, English singer and songwriter (Patient), born in Ealing, London
  • Nov 5 Rick Cobb, American hard rock drummer (Bloodrock)

Person of interestGlenn Frey

Nov 6 Glenn Frey, American rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Nov 6 Rushton Moreve [Morey], American bass player (Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • Nov 7 Turner Stephen Bruton, American country songwriter and musician (Crazy Heart), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2009)
  • Nov 9 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Nov 9 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 9 Joe Bouchard, American guitarist and bassist, born in Watertown, New York
  • Nov 11 Robert John "Mutt" Lange, South African songwriter and producer for rock, pop and country artists (Boomtown Rats; AC/DC; Def Leppard; Bryan Adams; Shania Twain), born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)
  • Nov 16 Chi Coltrane, American pop and new wave rock pianist, singer, and songwriter born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Nov 20 Rance Allen, American gospel singer and musician (Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker), born in Monroe, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Nov 21 Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Nov 21 John "Rabbit" Bundrick, American keyboardist and organist (The Who, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 27 Dave Winthrop, American saxophonist (Supertramp, 1970-73), born in New Jersey

  • Nov 28 Beeb Birtles [Gerard Birtlekamp], Dutch-Australian rock guitarist (Little River Band - Diamantina Cocktail), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dec 3 Diane Kurys [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist

Person of interestOzzy Osbourne

Dec 3 Ozzy Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • Dec 4 Southside Johnny [Lyons], American rocker (Asbury Jukes - I Don't Want Go Home), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • Dec 6 Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German rocker (Stinker), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Dec 7 Gary Morris, American country singer and actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 7 Yoko Morishita, Japanese prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Dec 7 Mads Vinding, Danish bassist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dec 11 Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 12 Ray Jackson, English rock musician, born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Dec 13 Davy O'List, English rocker (Roxy Music), born in Chiswick, London
  • Dec 17 Jim Alexander, American musician (The Bar-Kays)
  • Dec 17 Jim Bonfanti, rocker (Raspberries-Go All the Way)
  • Dec 18 Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • Dec 18 Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
  • Dec 20 Stevie Wright, Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 20 Alan Parsons, English audio engineer & music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be), born in London, England
  • Dec 21 Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician, born in Stinatz, Austria
  • Dec 25 Barbara Mandrell, American country singer and TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer and actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 27 Larry Byrom, rocker (Steppenwolf-Hour of the World)

Person of interestDonna Summer

Dec 31 Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Dec 31 Stephen Cleobury, British organist and music director (King's College - Cambridge, 1982-2019), born in Bromley, England (d. 2019)