On This Day

Musicians Born in 1949 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 334 of 334

  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital), born in Balmain, New South Wales
  • Aug 23 John Bauldie, British music journalist, born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 23 Woody Paul [Paul Chrisman], American singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 24 Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composer's Forum), born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Aug 25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • Aug 25 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 25 Henry Paul, American southern rock and county guitarist and singer (Outlaws - "Green Grass And High Tides"; Blackhawk), born in Kingston, New York
  • Aug 26 Bob Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Aug 26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician ("Seduced"; "Theme to Mr. Belvedere"), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • Aug 27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist and educator, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Aug 27 Jeff Cook, American country guitarist, singer and fiddler (Alabama - "Mountain Music"), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • Aug 28 Hugh Cornwell, Britsh punk singer-songwriter (The Stranglers - "Dreamtime"), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • Aug 28 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie, 1975-80; Stevie Wonder), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Aug 28 Imogen Cooper, British concert pianist, born in North London, England
  • Aug 29 Peter Wiegold, British composer (Earth & Stars; Kafka's Wound), born in Ilford, Essex, England
  • Aug 30 Peter Maffay, Romanian-German musician, born in Brașov, Romania
  • Aug 31 Rick Roberts, American singer-songwriter (Flying Burrito Brothers; Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Sep 2 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • Sep 4 Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time; Dragonfly), born in Nova Gradiška, Croatia
  • Sep 5 David "Clem" Clempson, British rock guitarist (Colosseum; Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Litherland, English rocker (Mitarbeit), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 10 Barriemore Barlow, English drummer (Jethro Tull, 1971-80 - "Skating Away"; "Bungle In the Jungle"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Sep 10 Rick Rosas, American session and touring bassist (Neil Young; Joe Walsh; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), born in East Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat; Savoy Brown), born in London
  • Sep 13 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • Sep 14 Steve Gaines, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1976-77 - "You Got That Right"), born in Miami, Oklahoma (d. 1977)
  • Sep 14 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician and singer (Sir Henry and His Butlers), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • Sep 14 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese rock singer and songwriter, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Sep 14 Ed King, American psychedelic rock guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (Strawberry Alarm Clock, 1967-71 - "Incense and Peppermints"; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1972-75 & 1987-96 - "Sweet Home Alabama"; "Saturday Night Special"), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • Sep 18 Kerry Livgren, American rock guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Sep 20 Jan Hendriks, Dutch guitarist (Doe Maar), born in Mill, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • Sep 21 Raimo Kangro, Estonian composer (Butterflies in the Stone), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2001)
  • Sep 22 David Coverdale, British rock singer (Whitesnake;, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

Bruce Springsteen

Sep 23 Bruce Springsteen, American singer, songwriter and rock musician, known as "The Boss" (Born to Run;, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Sep 26 Martin Delray, American country singer ("Get Rhythm"), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Sep 26 Toby Myers, American session and touring bass player (Roadmaster; John Mellencamp, 1982-99), born in Indiana
  • Sep 27 Jahn Teigen, Norwegian pop-rock singer (Popol Ace; Eurovison Song Contest, 1978, 1982 & 1983), born in Tønsberg, Norway (d. 2020)
  • Sep 29 George Dalaras, Greek singer and musician, born in Piraeus, Greece
  • Sep 30 Eleanor Alberga, Jamaican contemporary music composer, based in London (Arise, Athena!), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 1 Hans Pålsson, Swedish concert pianist, and educator ("Dead Masters, Live Music"), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Oct 1 André Rieu, Dutch violinist and conductor (Johann Strauss Orchestra), born in Maastricht, Netherlands

Annie Leibovitz

Oct 2 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone magazine), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

  • Oct 2 Richard Hell [Meyers], American punk rock bassist (Television, 1973-75; Volvoids), and writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 3 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 5 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • Oct 6 Bobby Farrell, Aruban disco vocalist (Boney M), born in San Nicolaas, Aruba (d. 2010)
  • Oct 6 Sid McGinnis, American session and touring guitarist (David Letterman; Peter Gabriel; Leonard Cohen; Paul Simon), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Dave Hope, American rock bassist and retired priest (Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Oct 7 Kieran Kane, American country singer (O'Kanes - "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You"), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 7 Gabriel Yared, Lebanese-French film score composer (Betty Blue; The English Patient), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Oct 8 Hamish Stuart, Scottish guitarist and singer (Average White Band; Paul McCartney), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 8 Jay Graydon, American songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Al Jarrau), born in Burbank, California
  • Oct 9 Rod Temperton, British pop musician and songwriter ("Boogie Nights"; "Thriller"; "Give Me the Night"; "Yah Mo B There"), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2016)
  • Oct 11 Greg Douglass, American rock guitarist, and vocalist (Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 13 Rick Vito, American session and touring rock guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-91, born Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 13 Robert Sirota, American classical composer, born in New York, New York
  • Oct 15 Chris De Burgh {Davison], British-Irish pop and art rock singer-songwriter ("The Lady In Red"), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Oct 17 Maurice Willis Wright, American classical composer (The Trojan Conflict) and educator (Temple University, 1980-present), born in Front Royal, Virginia
  • Oct 18 Gary Richrath, guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), born in Peoria Illinois, (d. 2015)
  • Oct 18 Joe Egan, Scottish singer-songwriter (Stealers Wheel - "Stuck In The Middle With You"), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Shulamit Ran, composer
  • Oct 22 Stiv Bators [Steven Bator], American punk rock singer and guitarist (The Dead Boys), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1990)
  • Oct 23 Würzel [Michael Burston], British musician (Motörhead), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2011)
  • Oct 23 John Leckie, British audio engineer and record producer (XTC; Muse; Stone Roses; Radiohead), born in Paddington, London, England
  • Oct 23 Tony Wright, British graphic artist and album cover designer ( Traffic - "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"; Steve Winwood - "Arc Of A Diver"; The B-52's), born in London, England
  • Oct 24 Mike D. Stone, American recording engineer (Frank Zappa, Joe Walsh, Bee Gees, America), born (d. 2017)
  • Oct 25 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Oct 27 Garry Tallent, American rock bassist and producer (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 27 Jack Daniels, American country guitarist (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"; "Who's Lonely Now?"), born in Choctaw, Oklahoma,
  • Oct 28 Kenny Passarelli, American touring and session bass guitarist (Joe Walsh; Elton John; Dan Fogelberg; Hall & Oates), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 29 James Williamson, American guitarist (The Stooges), born in Castroville, Texas
  • Oct 29 David Paton, Scottish rock session and touring bass player and singer (Pilot; Alan Parsons Project), born in Edinburgh
  • Oct 30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 31 Bob Siebenberg, American rock drummer (Supertramp - Crime Of The Century), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 31 Odaline de la Martinez, Cuban-American composer, born in Matanzas, Cuba
  • Nov 1 David Foster, Canadian musician, composer, and record producer (Chicago; Celene Dion, Andrea Bocelli; "The Prayer"), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Nov 5 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter ("You Must Be Laughing Somewhere"), born in Phenix City, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Nov 5 Bram Beekman, Dutch organist, composer and teacher (Brabants Conservatory, 1980-2012), born in Vlissingen, The Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Nov 6 Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • Nov 7 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1988-2009), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 7 (Susan) "Su" Pollard, British stage and screen actress (Hi-de-Hi!), and singer-songwriter ("Starting Together"), born in Nottingham, England
  • Nov 8 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • Nov 8 Bonnie Raitt, American 10-time Grammy Award-winning rock-blues guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Nick of Time"; "Something To Talk About"), born in Burbank, California
  • Nov 9 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • Nov 10 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz; Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020) [1]
  • Nov 12 Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, American R&B musician (Taveres - "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Nov 13 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • Nov 13 Terry Reid, English rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), born in Huntingdon, England
  • Nov 14 James "J.Y." Young, American rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 15 Steve Fossen, American bass guitar player (Heart, 1973-82), born in Kenmore, Washington
  • Nov 16 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • Nov 16 William Ackerman, American guitarist and composer, founder of Windham Hill Records, born in Palo Alto, California
  • Nov 18 Bonnie St. Claire [Bonje Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer ("Tame Me Tiger"; "I Won't Stand Between Them"), born in Rozenburg, Netherlands
  • Nov 18 Herman Rarebell [Hermann Erbel], German rock drummer and lyricist (Scorpions - "Rock You Like A Hurricane"), born in Schmelz, West Germany
  • Nov 20 Billy Jones, American rock guitarist (The Outlaws), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Nov 21 Judith Shatin, American contemporary classical and electronic composer (Hark My Love; Ice Becomes Water), and educator (University of Virginia)
  • Nov 23 Charlie Black, American country music songwriter (Anne Murray - "Shadows in the Moonlight"; K.T. Oslin - "Come Next Monday"), born in Cheverly, Maryland (d. 2021)
  • Nov 24 Anita Louis, American singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
  • Nov 24 Jim Warren, American artist whose work includes album art for Bob Seger and Prince, born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • Nov 26 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Yareakh" / "Moon"), born in Alonei Abba, Israel
  • Nov 28 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • Nov 28 Hugh McKenna, British rock keyboardist (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), born in Coatsbridge, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist and orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Nov 29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • Nov 30 Bill Reichenbach Jr., American jazz and session trombonist, and euphonium player born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Nov 30 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Dec 3 Mickey Thomas, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Starship - "Jane"; Starship -"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • Dec 5 Enrico Pieranunzi, Italian classically trained jazz pianist, and composer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Dec 6 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Dec 7 Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter and piano player (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law) born in Pomona, California
  • Dec 8 Ray Shulman, British musician, born in Portsmouth
  • Dec 10 Ismail "Pops" Mohamed, South African jazz multi-instrumentalist and producer, born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Dec 13 Randy Owen, American country music star (Alabama-Mt Music), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Tom Verlaine, American rock vocalist (Television), born in Denville, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Mark Elf, American Jazz guitarist (Trickynometry), and educator, born in Queens, New York City
  • Dec 14 Cliff Williams, English rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Romford, Essex, England
  • Dec 16 Billy Gibbons, American blues-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks; ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses"; "Legs"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 16 Sugar Blue [Jimmie Whiting], American touring and session blues harmonica player (Louisiana Red; Rolling Stones), born in Harlem, New York City
  • Dec 17 Paul Rodgers, English-Canadian rock singer and musician (Bad Company - "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"; The Firm; + Queen), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Dec 19 Lenny White, American jazz-fusion drummer (Return to Forever), born in Queens, New York City
  • Dec 19 Sebastian [Knud Torben Christensen], Danish musician and composer, born in Sønderborg, Denmark

Maurice Gibb

Dec 22 Maurice Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and bassist (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

  • Dec 22 Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), born in Florida (d. 1984)

Robin Gibb

Dec 22 Robin Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and producer (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2012)

  • Dec 23 Luther Grosvenor, English rock musician (Spooky Tooth), born in Evesham, United Kingdom
  • Dec 23 [Steven] Adrian Belew, American new wave and progressive rock singer and guitarist (Frank Zappa; David Bowie; King Crimson, 1981-2009; The Bears), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • Dec 24 Ray Colcord III, American film & television composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Simone [Bittencourt de Oliveira], Brazilian pop-samba singer born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Dec 25 Joe Louis Walker, American as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 26 Ira Newborn, American orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 26 George Winston, American pop-instrumental pianist and composer (Autumn; December; Winter Into Spring), born in Hart, Michigan
  • Dec 30 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1999)
  • Dec 31 Sara K. [Sara Katherine Wooldridge], American musician (Gypsy Alley), born in Dallas, Texas