On This Day

Musicians Born in June 1949

  • Jun 1 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 3 Stephen Ruppenthal, American trumpet player and composer (Kakao-Poetic Lippudenies of the Ungumptious), born
  • Jun 6 Edgar Warren Williams, American composer, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 6 Holly Near, American folksinger, actress and activist, born in Ukiah, California
  • Jun 7 Jack Ryland, American rock bassist (Three Dog Night, 1973-75 - "The Show Must Go On"; "Play Something Sweet") (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 Emanuel Ax, Polish-American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jun 8 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • Jun 9 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air; Sky), born in Hampstead, North London
  • Jun 9 George Bunnell, American rock songwriter, guitarist and bass player (Strawberry Alarm Clock - "Incense And Peppermints"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Jun 11 Frank Beard, American blues-rock drummer (ZZ Top - "Legs"), born in Frankton, Texas
  • Jun 12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • Jun 13 Dennis Locorriere, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Dr. Hook - "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'"), born in Union City, New Jersey
  • Jun 14 Alan White, English rock drummer (John Lennon; Yes, 1972-present; solo - Ramshackled), born in Pelton, County Durham, England
  • Jun 14 Jim Lea, British musician (Slade), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
  • Jun 14 Papa Wemba [Wembadio Kikumba], Congolese singer, known as the "King of Rumba Rock", born in the Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • Jun 15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 15 Michael Lutz, American bassist, singer, guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room"), and producer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jun 16 Peppy Castro [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 "Prince" Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter ("Humanity"; "Daughters Of Zion"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • Jun 20 Bob Andrews, English rock keyboardist and producer (Brinsley Schwarz; The Rumour), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Lionel Richie

Jun 20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, 1968-82; "Easy"; "Three Times A Lady"; solo -"Hello"; "All Night Long"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-21), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Jun 22 Alan Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jun 22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 22 Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Jun 24 John Illsley, British rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 30 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet - "Love Is Like Oxygen"), born in Wrexham, Wales

About June 1949

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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