On This Day

Musicians Born in 1951

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 297

  • Jan 4 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Kim Wilson, American musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 8 Paul Dresher, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 Crystal Gayle, American country singer ("Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"; "One From The Heart"), born in Paintsville, Kentucky
  • Jan 12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star - "In The Street"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1978)
  • Jan 12 Larry Hoppens, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Orleans - "Still the One"; "Dance With Me"), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2012)

Charo

Jan 15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne (Chico and the Man: The Love Boat), and flamenco guitarist , born in Murcia, Spain

  • Jan 15 Peter Collins, British sound engineer and record producer (Rush; October Project; Jermaine Stewart), born in London
  • Jan 16 Richard "Rick" Thompson, American funk-disco guitarist (B. T. Express - "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)")
  • Jan 19 Martha Davis, American rock singer-songwriter (Motels - "Only the Lonely"; "Shame"), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jan 20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor and composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 22 Dick Sims, American Hammond B-3 organist (Bob Seger; Eric Clapton), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • Jan 26 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star, 1971-73), born in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Jan 26 David Briggs, Australian rock guitarist (Little River Band, 1976-81 - "Lonesome Loser"), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 26 Christopher North, American rock keyboardist (Ambrosia - "The Biggest Part Of Me"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 27 Brian Downey, Irish rock drummer (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back in Town"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 27 Seth Justman, American rock keyboardist (J Geils Band - "Freeze Frame"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 William "Billy Bass" Nelson Jr, American funk-rock-soul bassist (Funkadelic), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Jan 29 Stevie "Keys" Roseman, American session and touring rock keyboardist (Journey), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 29 Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera, 2000-07), born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • Jan 30 (Clifford) "Andy" Anderson, British session and touring drummer (Steve Hillage; The Cure, 1983-84), born in Essex, England (d. 2019)

Phil Collins

Jan 30 Phil Collins, British Oscar, Grammy, Novello, and Brit Award-winning rock drummer, pop singer-songwriter (Genesis - "Invisible Touch"; "I Can't Dance"; solo - "In The Air Tonight"; "Against All Odds"), and actor (Buster), born in Chiswick, England

  • Jan 31 KC [Harry Wayne Casey], American disco and funk singer-songwriter and producer (KC & the Sunshine Band - ""That's the Way (I Like It)"; "Get Down Tonight"), born in Opa-locka, Florida
  • Jan 31 Phil Manzanera, English rock guitarist and record producer (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Dave Benton, Aruban-born musician, born in Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Feb 1 Clide "Sonny" Landreth, American blues and zydeco slide guitar player, born in Canton, Mississippi
  • Feb 2 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian Persian-pop singer and musician, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Feb 5 Elizabeth Swados, American composer and playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 6 Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell], Irish singer, born in County Donegal, Ireland
  • Feb 9 David Pomeranz, American singer, composer, lyricist, and writer for musical theater ("On This Day"), born in New York City
  • Feb 9 Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, American funk saxophonist (Kool & The Gang - "Who's Gonna Take The Weight"), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2021) [1]
  • Feb 12 Gil Moore, Canadian hard rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph) and recording studio owner (Metalworks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 13 Greg Fulginiti, American recording and mastering engineer, born in North Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Feb 14 Michael Doucet, singer & musician (Beausoleil)
  • Feb 14 Sylvain Sylvain [Mizrahi], Egyptian-American rock guitarist (New York Dolls), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2021)
  • Feb 15 Melissa Manchester, American pop singer ("Don't Cry Out Loud"; "Midnight Blue"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Feb 16 Super Chikan [James Johnson], American blues guitarist (Chikadelic), born in Darling, Mississippi
  • Feb 19 Alan Merrill [Allan Sachs], American vocalist and songwriter (The Arrows -"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • Feb 20 Kathy Baillie, American country vocalist (Baille Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Feb 20 Randy California [Wolfe], American guitarist (Spirit - "I Got A Line On You"; "Taurus"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Feb 20 Patrice Fisher, American jazz, pop, and Celtic harpist, and teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 20 Anthony Davis, American pianist, Pulitzer Prize winning composer (The Central Park Five; X), and professor of music (University of California), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Feb 21 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"; Grateful Dead, 1990-95), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • Feb 27 Steve Harley, British pop and glam-rock singer-songwriter (Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" ), born in Kent, England
  • Feb 28 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • Mar 1 Scott Ross, American-French harpsichordist (recorded all 555 sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Mar 3 Lindsay Cooper, British bassoonist, oboe player, and composer (Henry Cow; News from Babel), born in Hornsey, North London, England (d. 2013)
  • Mar 3 Rustee Allen, American funk and jazz fusion bass guitar player (Sly and the Family Stone, 1972-75; Robin Trower; Bobby Womack), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Mar 4 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer ("Fool (If You Think It Is Over)"), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Mar 4 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer ("Nerai uchi"), and actress (Kamen Island), born in Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Mar 6 Walter Trout, American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter (Canned Heat; Bluesbreakers), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Mar 7 (Francis) Rocco Prestia, American funk-rock bassist (Tower of Power),born in Sonora, California (d. 2020)
  • Mar 9 Zakir Hussain, Punjabi tabla virtuoso, composer, producer (Global Drum Project), and film actor, born in Mahim, India
  • Mar 11 Katie Kissoon [Farthing], Trinidadian-British pop singer ("Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"), and session and touring backing vocalist (Van Morrison; Eric Clapton; Roger Water; Mark Knopfler), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Mar 12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, 1973-74; The Pretty Things, 1974-76), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 16 Ray Benson, American country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Ritchie Teeter, American drummer (The Dictators, 1976-79; Twisted Sister, 1980-81) (d. 2012)
  • Mar 17 Scott Gorham, American rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"; "21 Guns"), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 18 Bill Frisell, American jazz guitarist, composer, and band leader, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 18 Tret Fure, American contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and audio engineer, born in Iowa
  • Mar 19 Derek Longmuir, Scottish rock drummer (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Mar 20 Guy Perry [Adrian Peritore], American rock guitarist (Motels, 1982-87 - "Only the Lonely"; "Suddenly Last Summer"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 20 Jimmie Vaughan, American blues-rock guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds - "Wrap It Up"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 20 Suzanne Lynch (née Donaldson), New Zealand pop singer (The Chicks), and session vocalist (Car Stevens), born in New Zealand
  • Mar 21 Russell Thompkins Jr, American soul tenor, lead singer (Stylistics - "Betcha by Golly, Wow"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 21 Conrad Lozano, American rock bass player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 22 Howard Reitzes, American rocker (Iron Butterfly). born in Southgate, California
  • Mar 23 Karen Young, American disco singer ("Hot Shot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Phil Keaggy, American rock and contemporary Christian music acoustic and electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Glass Harp), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Mar 24 Dougie Thompson, Scottich bassist (Supertramp - "Bloody Well Right"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 25 Bob Pelander, American rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band, 1976-87), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Maisie Williams, British vocalist (Boney M), born in Brades, Montserrat, British West Indies
  • Mar 28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballet dancer, 1973-97 (Moscow International Ballet Competition, 1973), and artistic director (National Ballet of Canada, 2005-21), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1995)
  • Mar 31 Henry Spinetti, Welsh session and touring drummer (Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Katie Melua), born in in Cwm, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Apr 1 Henry Gross, American guitarist (Sha Na Na, 1969-70), and singer-songwriter ("Shannon"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Steve Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • Apr 5 Everett Morton, Nevisian-born English drummer and percussionist (English Beat), born in Saint Kitts, West Indies (d. 2021)
  • Apr 6 Ralph Cooper, Australian drummer (Air Supply - "All Out of Love")
  • Apr 7 Janis Ian [Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician ("At Seventeen"; "Society's Child"), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 John Dittrich, American country music drummer (Restless Heart - "Wheels"; "The Bluest Eyes In Texas"), born in Union, New Jersey
  • Apr 8 Mel Schacher, American bassist (Grand Funk Railroad - "Some Kind of Wonderful"'; "We're An American Band"), born in Owosso, Michigan
  • Apr 8 Phil Schaap, American Grammy Award-winning jazz historian, DJ, author and educator, born in Queens, New York City (d. 2021)
  • Apr 9 Andrzej Krzanowski, Polish classical composer and accordionist (The Wind Carries the Echo Across a Wood Clearing), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland (d. 1990)
  • Apr 11 Robbie House, American country-rockabilly guitarist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • Apr 11 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), born in United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • Apr 12 Jakson Spires, American rock drummer (Blackfoot), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Apr 13 Max Weinberg, American rock drummer (E Street Band; Conan O'Brien Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Peabo Bryson, American R&B, soul, and pop vocalist ("Show and Tell"; "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"; "A Whole New World"), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Apr 14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, Zairen rock guitarist (Zaika Langa-Langa) (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), born in London
  • Apr 16 John Bentley, English bass guitarist (Fabulous Poodles), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Apr 16 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer, born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • Apr 16 Mordechai Ben David, American Jewish singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 20 Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 20 Steve Nathan, American rock and country session pianist, Hammond organ, and keyboard player (Muscle Shoals' FAME studio; Nashville's A-Team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 21 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Apr 21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • Apr 22 Paul Carrack, English rock singer (Ace - "How Long"; Mike + The Mechanics - "The Living Years"; Squeeze - "Tempted"), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 24 Nigel Harrison, British rock bassist and songwriter (Blondie, 1978-82 - "One Way Or Another"), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • Apr 26 Diego Verdaguer [Miguel Boccadoro], Argentine-Mexican singer-songwriter, bandoneón player, and trumpeter ("Volveré"; "Voy a Conquistarte"), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2022)
  • Apr 27 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American rock guitarist (Kiss; Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 2 John "Jo" Callis, British punk-rock songwriter and musician (The Rezillos; The Human League), born in Rotherham, England
  • May 2 John Glascock, British bass guitarist and singer (Carmen, 1972-75; Jethro Tull, 1976-79 - "Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll, Too Young To Die"), born in Islington, England (d. 1979)
  • May 3 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme"; "Think Of Laura"; "Sailing"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 4 (Sigmund) "Jackie" Jackson, American pop singer and songwriter (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "I Want You Back"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 4 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel), born in London
  • May 4 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • May 5 Rex Goh, Singaporean-Australian rock guitarist (Air Supply -"The One That You Love"), born in Singapore
  • May 6 Davey Johnstone, Scottish guitarist, and musical director (Elton John's band, 1971–1977, 1982–present), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 7 Carlos Alomar, Puerto Rican-American guitarist, composer, and arranger (David Bowie), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • May 7 Mic Gillette, American trumpet, trombone, and flugelhorn player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Chris Frantz, American rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • May 8 Philip Bailey, American R&B and pop singer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"; solo - "Easy Lover"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 9 Joy Harjo, American poet and musician (first Native American US Poet Laureate, 2019-), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 9 Charley Drayton, American session and touring drummer, bass player (X-pensive Winos; DiVinyls; Paul Simon; Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul; Bob Dylan), and record producer, born in New York City
  • May 10 Ron Banks, American R&B singer and songwriter (Dramatics - "Whatcha See is Whatcha Get"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • May 13 Paul Thompson, British rock drummer (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug")
  • May 13 Guus Janssens, Dutch jazz and classical pianist, harpsichordist, and composer, born in Heiloo, Netherlands
  • May 14 Jay Beckenstein, American saxophonist (Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 (Dennis) "Fergie" Frederiksen, American rock singerr (Toto, 1984-85), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Jonathan Richman, American rock singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers - "Road Runner"), born in Natick, Massachusetts
  • May 18 Mike Baird, American session drummer (Donna Summer; Rick Springfiel; Eddie Money; Richard Marx; Kenny Rogers), born in South Gate, California
  • May 19 Joey Ramone [Jeffrey Hyman], American punk rock singer and musician (The Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"; Blitzkrieg Bop"; solo -"What a Wonderful World") (d. 2001)
  • May 19 James Boyer, American audio engineer and record producer (Peter Cetera; Billy Joel; George Benson), born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • May 21 Arthur Russell, American experimental classical-pop fusion cellist, and composer, born in Oskaloosa, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • May 23 Judy Rodman, American country singer ("Girls Ride Horses Too"), born in Riverside, California
  • May 24 Rob Baker, Canadian rock drummer (Red Rider, 1975-85 - "Lunatic Fringe"; "White Hot"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 25 Chuck Ruff, American rock drummer (Edgar Winter Group - "Frankenstein"), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2011)
  • May 29 Ron Levy [Reuvin Levi], American blues Hammond organist, and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • May 30 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer, born in Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
  • May 31 Jimmy Nalls, American session and touring rock-jazz-fusion guitarist (Sea Level), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Steve Brookins, American rocker (.38 Special)
  • Jun 2 Dave Flett, Scottish rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band; Thin Lizzy), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Jun 6 Dwight Twilley, American power pop singer-songwriter ("I'm On Fire"; "Girls"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jun 8 Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], Welsh rocker ("Total Eclipse Of The Heart"), born in Skewen, Neath, Wales
  • Jun 8 Tony Rice, American bluegrass guitarist (J.D. Crowe and the New South), born in Danville, Virginia (d. 2020) [1]
  • Jun 9 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 9 Terry Uttley, British rock bassist (Smokie - "Living Next Door to Alice"), born in Birkenshaw, England
  • Jun 12 Bun E. Carlos [Brad Carlson], American rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Jun 12 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Jun 13 Liz Phillips, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 13 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 15 Steve Walsh, American progressive rock singer (Kansas), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 15 Joe Pizzulo, American session and touring vocalist (Alice Cooper; Sérgio Mendes - "Never Gonna Let You Go"), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jun 20 Peter Gordon, American composer (Love of Life Orchestra), born in New York City
  • Jun 21 Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer-songwriter, accordionist (Neil Young; Grin; E Street Band, since 1984), and tap dancer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Rindy Ross, American rock vocalist and saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 26 Tony Currenti, Italian-Australian drummer (AC/DC), born in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Italy
  • Jun 27 Gilson Lavis, British session and touring rock drummer (Squeeze; Jools Holland), born in Bedford, England
  • Jun 28 David “Frankie” Toler, American drummer and percussionist (Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana, USA), (d. 2011)
  • Jun 30 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Stanley Clarke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz/fusion bassist (Return To Forever - "No Mystery"; solo -""School Days"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 1 Fred Schneider, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 1 Anne Feeney, American political activist and singer, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 1 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Jul 2 Joe Puerta, American rock bassist (Ambrosia; The Range), born in Lomita, California [1]
  • Jul 3 Mike Corby, British guitarist and keyboardist (The Babys- "Every Time I Think Of You"), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • Jul 4 Ralph Johnson, American rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • Jul 5 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, born in Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Jul 8 Greg T. Walker, American rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • Jul 8 Ned Sublette, American composer and musician, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jul 9 Eugeniusz Knapik, Polish pianist and classical music composer (Islands; Up Into The Silence), born in Ruda Śląska, Poland
  • Jul 10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland
  • Jul 12 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jul 17 Lucie Arnaz, American actress (Here's Lucy - "Kim": The Jazz Singer), and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 22 Richard Bennett, American session and touring guitarist (Neil Diamond; Mark Knopfler), and record producer (Steve Earle; Emmylou Harris; Marty Stuart), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 25 Vanessa [Connie Witteman], Dutch model and singer, born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • Jul 25 Verdine White, American soul-funk, and R&B bassist songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire - "Mighty, Mighty"; "That's The Way Of The World"), and philanthropist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Tris Imboden, American rock and jazz session and touring drummer (Chicago, 1990-2018; Kenny Loggins, 1979-85; Neil Diamond; Al Jarreau), born in Orange County, California
  • Jul 28 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords - "Sahara"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 T. M. Stevens, American rock, pop, and R&B session and touring bass guitarist (Shocka Zooloo; The Pretenders, 1986-87), born in New York City
  • Jul 29 Dean Pitchford, American songwriter ("Fame"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), and screenwriter (Footloose), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jul 31 Carlo Karges, German guitarist and songwriter (Nena - "99 Luftballons"0, born in Hamburg, germany (d. 2002)
  • Aug 1 Robin Heifetz, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 1 Tommy Bolin, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Deep Purple), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1976)
  • Aug 1 Tim Bachman, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Brave Belt; Bachman–Turner Overdrive), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Aug 2 Andrew Gold, American singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Lonely Boy"; "Thank You for Being a Friend" , born in Burbank, California (d. 2011)
  • Aug 2 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Joe Lynn Turner [Linquito], American hard rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (Fandango; Rainbow), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Johnny Graham, American guitarist and singer (Earth Wind & Fire), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 5 Jemeel Moondoc, American improvisational jazz saxophonist (Ensemble Muntu; Jus Grew Orchestra), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 8 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Pender, Nebraska (d. 2013) [1]
  • Aug 13 Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter ("Same Old Lang Syne"; "Leader of the Band"; "The Power of Gold"), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Aug 14 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 15 Bobby Caldwell, American singer ("What You Won't Do for Love"), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 16 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 19 John Deacon, British rock bassist (Queen - "Another One Bites The Dust"), born in Leicester, England
  • Aug 19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine Academy Award-winning film composer (Brokeback Mountain), born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • Aug 21 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers, 1965-69; Trapeze, 1969-73, 1991-94: Deep Purple, 1973-76), born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • Aug 22 Teresa Davis, American soul singer (The Emotions), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Jimi Jamison, American rock singer (Survivor - "High On You"), born in Durant, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Aug 23 Mark Hudson, American television personality (The Hudson Brothers), musician, songwriter, and record producer (Aerosmith; Hanson; Ringo Starr; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 24 Michael Derosier, Canadian drummer (Heart, 1976-82 - "Barracuda")
  • Aug 24 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)

About 1951

How Old? 70 or 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Jan 1 - Feb 5), Rabbit (Feb 6 - Dec 31)