On This Day

Musicians Born in December 1951

  • Dec 1 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report; Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Dec 3 Mike Stock, British songwriter and producer (Stock, Aitken & Waterman; Rick Astley; Bananarama; Kylie Minogue), born in Margate, Kent, England
  • Dec 3 Nicky Stevens [Helen Maria Thomas], Welsh pop singer (Brotherhood of Man - "Save Your Kisses For Me"), born in Carmarthen, Wales, U.K.
  • Dec 3 Kimberley Rew, British rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Katrina and the Waves - "Walking on Sunshine"), born in Bristol, England
  • Dec 4 Gary Rossington, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 7 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Dec 8 Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Dec 10 Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer (You Made Me Feel I Could Fly), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 10 Lary Fast, American keyboard and synthesizer player, and composer (Synergy; Peter Gabriel), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Dec 15 Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)
  • Dec 16 Robben Ford, American jazz, rock, and blues guitarist (L.A. Express; Yellowjackets), born in Woodlake, California
  • Dec 17 Wanda Hutchinson, American pop-R&B singer (The Emotions - "So I Can Love You"; "Best Of My Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 20 Gilbert Montagné, French pop piano player and singer ("The Fool"), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 23 Johnny Contardo, American doo-wop singer (Sha Na Na), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 23 Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London, England
  • Dec 23 Doug Stegmeyer, American rock bassist (Billy Joel Band, 1976-87), born in Flushing, Queens, New York (d. 1995)
  • Dec 29 Laurel Massé, American jazz and Celtic singer (Manhattan Transfer, 1972-79 - "Operator"), born in Holland, Michigan
  • Dec 29 Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress (Jesus Christ Superstar - "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dec 29 Georges Thurston, Canadian reggae and R&B singer, born in Bedford, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • Dec 30 Nancy LaMott, American singer, born in Midland, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Dec 31 Fermin Goytisolo, American musician (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • Dec 31 Tom Hamilton, American rock bassist (Aerosmith - "Dream On"), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado

About December 1951

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)