On This Day

Musicians Born in 1948 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 303 of 303

  • Sep 4 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer-songwriter, born in Xiguan, Guangzhou, Republic of China
  • Sep 6 Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Sep 6 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson, American rock drummer (MC5 -"Kick Out the Jams"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 11 John Martyn [Iain McGeachy], British folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("May You Never"), born in New Maldon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • Sep 12 Luis Lima, Argentinian operatic tenor, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Sep 14 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5 - "Kick Out the Jams"), born in West Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Amalie Malling, Danish concert pianist, and educator (Royal Danish Academy of Music, 1981-present), born in Lübeck, Germany
  • Sep 16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer and vocalist (Small Faces; The Who), born in London, England
  • Sep 16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 1976-82 & 2002-17), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 20 Chuck Panozzo, American rock bassist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 John Panozzo, American rock drummer (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Sep 23 Tomas Ulrich, American classical, jazz and rock cellist and composer (Diller-Quaile String Quartet), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 23 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana (d. 2013)
  • Sep 24 Heinz Chur, German composer, born in Essen, Germany
  • Sep 25 "Kathi" McDonald, American blues and rock singer (Ike & Tina Turner revue; Big Brother & The Holding Company), and songwriter, born in Anacortes, Washington (d. 2012)

Olivia Newton-John

Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease) born in Cambridge, England

  • Sep 26 Tiran Porter, American bass and guitar player, and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers, 1972-80 and 1987-92 - "Listen to The Music"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Russ Kunkel, American session and touring drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash; Jackson Browne; Carly Simon; Lyle Lovett; Tracy Chapman; Dan Fogelberg; Linda Ronstadt), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 28 Steven Gerber, American classical composer (Music in Dark Times), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2015)
  • Sep 29 Mark Farner, American musician, songwriter and vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 29 Mike Pinera, American rock guitarist and singer (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Iron Butterfly), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist, born in Bottrop, Germany
  • Oct 1 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • Oct 1 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter, and slide guitarist ("Honky Tonky Angel"; “In My Time of Dying"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • Oct 2 Chris LeDoux, American country singer ("Ridin' for a Fall"), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Oct 5 Delroy Wilson, Jamaican ska and reggae singer ("Cool Operator"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 Lucius "Tawl" Ross, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove"), born in Wagram, North Carolina
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 6 Glenn Branca, American avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 6 Paula Scher, American graphic designer, album cover designer (Boston; Bob James), painter and art educator, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 7 Nathaniel Rateliff, American roots-rock, R&B, and folk singer- songwriter (The Night Sweats - "S.O.B"), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Johnny Ramone

Oct 8 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American punk rock guitarist and songwriter (Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

  • Oct 9 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Oct 9 Jackson Browne, American rock singer-songwriter ("Running On Empty"; "The Pretender"), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oct 9 Caleb Quayle, British session and touring rock guitarist (Elton John; 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 swamp-rock keyboardist (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 12 Rick Parfitt, British pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo - "Wanderer"; "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in Surrey, England (d. 2016)
  • Oct 13 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 13 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani qawwal (Sufi devotional music) vocalist, and composer, born in Lyallpur, Pakistan (d. 1997)
  • Oct 13 Pete Spencer, British drummer and songwriter (Smokie, 1973-86 - "This Time We'll Get It Right"; "San Francisco Bay"), born in Leeds, England
  • 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 - "All Young Dudes"), 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 southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - "Jim Dandy (To the Rescue)"), born in Manila, Arkansas (d. 2021)
  • Oct 28 Telma Hopkins, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn - "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"), and actress (Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 30 Toby Scott, American audio engineer and sound mixer (Bruce Springsteen), born in California
  • Nov 1 Calvin Russell [Kosler], American blues, roots, and rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dream Of The Dog), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Nov 2 Rich Gooch, American rock bassist (Quarterflash - "Harden My Heart")
  • Nov 2 Dmitri Smirnov, Russian-British classical composer (Solo for Harp; The; Red Bells), and teacher, born in Minsk, USSR (now Belarus) (d. 2020)
  • Nov 3 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"; "The Boat That I Row"), actress (To Sir, With Love), and television personality, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 4 Heber Bartolome, Filipino folk-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bandurria and kubing player (Banyuhay - "Nena"), born in Cabanatuan, Philippines (d. 2021)
  • Nov 5 Peter Hammill, British singer and songwriter (Van Der Graff Generator; solo - "Patient"), born in Ealing, London
  • Nov 5 Rick Cobb, American hard rock drummer (Bloodrock, 1970-74), born in Texas

Glenn Frey

Nov 6 Glenn Frey, American Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer-songwriter (The Eagles - "Take it Easy"; "Heartache Tonight";"Tequila Sunrise"; solo - "Smuggler's Blues"; "The Heat Is On"), and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

  • 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 16 Sammy Figueroa, American jazz-funk-Latin-rock session and touring percussionist (Raíces; Chic; Sonny Rollins; Average White Band), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Nov 17 Iain Sutherland, Scottish folk-soft rock vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - "Arms of Mary"; "(I Don't Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway"), born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 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

Ozzy Osbourne

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

  • 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 jazz double-bassist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dec 10 Jessica Cleaves, American soul singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"; Earth, Wind & Fire; Parliament Funkadelic), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • Dec 11 Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 11 Chester Thompson, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Frank Zappa; Genesis; Chester Thompson Trio), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 12 Ray Jackson, English rock musician, born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Dec 13 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan; The Doobie Brothers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 13 Ted Nugent, American rock guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever; Damn Yankees) and right-wing gun advocate, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 13 Davy O'List, English rocker (Roxy Music), born in Chiswick, London
  • Dec 17 James Alexander, American R&B bassist (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger"; "Shaft)
  • Dec 17 Jim Bonfanti, American drummer (Raspberries - "Go All the Way"), born in Windber, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 18 Bill Nelson, British progressive rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Be-Bop Deluxe), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 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, British music producer (The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot) and recording engineer (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 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer (Ray Charles; Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter") and actress, born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 27 Larry Byrom, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf, 1969-71), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Dec 27 Martin Birch, British sound engineer and record producer (Whitesnake; Iron Maiden), born in Woking, Surrey, England (d. 2020)

Donna Summer

Dec 31 Donna Summer [LaDonna Gaines], American disco and pop singer-songwriter ("Love to Love You, Baby"; "On the Radio"; "Last Dance"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

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