On This Day

Musicians Born in 1951

  • Jan 4 Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (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), born in Paintsville, Kentucky
  • Jan 12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Larry Hoppens, American musician (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestCharo

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

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • Jan 16 Richard Thompson, American rocker (B. T. Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Jan 19 Martha Davis, American rock singer-songwriter (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jan 20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor & composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 26 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 26 David Briggs, Australian rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help Is On Its Way), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 27 Brian Downey, Irish rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 27 Seth Justman, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
  • Jan 30 Andy Anderson, English drummer (Cure), born in Essex, England

  • Jan 30 Phil Collins, English drummer & singer (Genesis-Against All Odds), born in Chiswick, England
  • Jan 31 Harry Wayne Casey [K.C.], American musician (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It), born in Opa-locka, Florida
  • Jan 31 Phil Manzanera, English musician & record producer (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Dave Benton, Aruban-born musician, born in Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Feb 2 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian 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 Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
  • Feb 12 Gil Moore, Canadian hard rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph) and recording studio owner (Metalworks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 13 Greg Fulginiti, US recording & mastering engineer, born in North Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Feb 14 Michael Doucet, singer & musician (Beausoleil)
  • Feb 15 Melissa Manchester, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 20 Kathy Baillie, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Feb 20 Randy [Wolfe] California, American guitarist (Spirit), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Feb 21 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes, Grateful Dead), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • Feb 27 Steve Harley, English rocker (Come Up & See Me), born in Kent, England
  • Feb 28 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 3 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • Mar 4 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over), born in Middlesbrough, England

  • Mar 4 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
  • 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 musician (Tower of Power)
  • Mar 12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • Mar 16 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Ritchie Teeter, American drummer (The Dictators, Twisted Sister), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 17 Scott Gorham, American rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 19 Derek Longmuir, Scottish rock drummer (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Mar 20 Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Mar 20 Jimmie Vaughan, American guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Dallas County, Texas
  • Mar 21 Russell Thompkins Jr, US soul singer (Stylistics-Sing Baby Sing)
  • Mar 22 Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • Mar 24 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • Mar 25 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Mar 25 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Mar 28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1995)
  • 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
  • Apr 6 Ralph Cooper, Australian drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
  • Apr 7 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • Apr 8 Mel Schacher, American bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Owosso, Michigan
  • Apr 11 Robbie House, American rocker (Snuff)
  • 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 vocalist (I'm So Into You), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Apr 14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, Zairean musician (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
  • 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 rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 21 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Apr 21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • Apr 22 Paul Carrack, English musician and singer-songwriter (Ace, Mike + the Mechanics, Squeeze), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 27 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American heavy metal 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 3 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 4 Jackie Jackson [Sigmund], American rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), 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), born in Singapore
  • May 6 Davey Johnstone, Scottish guitarist (Elton John's guitarist), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 7 Carlos Alomar, Puerto Rican-American guitarist, composer, and arranger (David Bowie), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • May 8 Chris Frantz, American rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • May 8 Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • May 9 Joy Harjo, American poet and musician (first Native American US Poet Laureate 2019-), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 10 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • May 13 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • May 14 Jay Beckenstein, American saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Jonathan Richman, American musician (Modern Lovers), born in Natick, Massachusetts
  • May 19 Joey Ramone [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)

  • May 23 Judy Rodman, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too), born in Riverside, California
  • May 24 Rob Baker, Canadian rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • May 25 Chuck Ruff, American rock drummer (Frankenstein), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2011)
  • May 30 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer, born in Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
  • 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, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), 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 acoustic guitarist
  • 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 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 singer (Kansas), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 20 Peter Gordon, composer
  • Jun 21 Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (E Street Band), 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 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 jazz/fusion bassist (Return To Forever - No Mystery), 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, English guitarist and keyboardist (The Babys), 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, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • Jul 8 Pleas Ned Sublette, composer
  • 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 and singer (Here's Lucy-Kim: The Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 25 Vanessa [Connie Witteman], Dutch model and singer, born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • Jul 25 Verdine White, American bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 28 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 29 Dean Pitchford, American songwriter ("Fame"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 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 and Bachman–Turner Overdrive), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Aug 2 Andrew Gold, American rocker (Lonely Boy), 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 8 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Pender, Nebraska (d. 2013) [1]
  • Aug 13 Dan Fogelberg, American rocker (Same Old Lang Syne), 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 film composer (2005 Academy Award for "Brokeback Mountain"), born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • Aug 21 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple), 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 24 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)

  • Aug 25 Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest - Got Another Thing), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • Aug 25 Bob Mayo, American session keyboardist (Peter Frampton), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • Aug 28 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Aug 28 Wayne Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Aug 28 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese songwriter and record producer (Moonriders), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 30 Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and actress (Flight of the Doves), born in Islington, London, England
  • Sep 2 Mike Kaminski, English musician (ELO), born in Harrogate
  • Sep 4 Martin Chambers, English rock drummer (Pretenders), born in Hereford, United Kingdom
  • Sep 5 Jamie Oldaker, American musician (461 Oceans Boulevard), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Person of interestChrissie Hynde

Sep 7 Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), born in Akron, Ohio

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde
  • Sep 7 Morris Albert [Maurício Alberto Kaisermann], Brazilian singer (Feelings), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sep 7 Mark Isham, American musician and film composer (The Hitcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer and songwriter, born in Piraeus, Attica, Greece
  • Sep 9 Corry Konings, Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • Sep 9 Tom Wopat, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), born in Lodi, Wisconsin,
  • Sep 10 Peter Tolson, English rock guitarist (Pretty Things), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • Sep 18 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada
  • Sep 21 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist (Nits), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • Sep 21 John "Willie" Wilcox Born, American drummer (Utopia)
  • Sep 25 Burleigh Drummond, American rocker (Ambrosia), born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Sep 26 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Sep 27 Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 1 Brian Greenway, Canadian rock guitarist and vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestSting

Oct 2 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 3 Jack Grondin, American rock drummer (.38 Special, 1974-91)
  • Oct 3 Keb' Mo' [Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 3 Jack Harris, British rock vocalist (The Alan Parsons Project), born in, Shoreditch, Hackney, London

Person of interestBob Geldof

Oct 5 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist (Live Aid), born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Oct 6 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)

  • Oct 7 Táta Vega [Carmen Rosa Vega], American vocalist (Color Purple soundtrack), born in Queens, Long Island
  • Oct 7 John "Cougar" Mellencamp, American musician (Jack & Diane) & actor (Falling From Grace), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Oct 14 Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
  • Oct 15 Frank Dimino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 20 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
  • Oct 23 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • Oct 25 Ransom Wilson, American conductor and flutist (Soliste NY)
  • Oct 25 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 26 [William] Bootsy Collins, American guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 K. K. Downing, British rock guitarist (Judas Priest - "Breakin' The Law"), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • Oct 29 Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
  • Oct 29 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
  • Nov 1 Ronald Bell, American rock saxophonist (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Nov 2 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Queensland, Australia
  • Nov 7 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2002)
  • Nov 8 Larry Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Firefall), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 13 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 14 Barry Brandt, American rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.

About 1951

How Old? 68 or 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

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