On This Day

Year 1946 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 290

  • May 16 Robert Fripp, British guitarist (King Crimson), born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • May 16 Roger Earl, English drummer (Foghat), born in London, England
  • May 17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician, born in Gronau, Westphalia

Person of interest Cher

May 20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • May 23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Steve Upton, British-Welsh rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • May 25 Timothy "Tim" Hinkley, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Jody Grind), born in London
  • May 26 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople; The Spiders From Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1993)
  • May 27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Debbie Moore, founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)
  • Jun 1 Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jun 4 S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Telegu playback singer (The Jewel of Shiva), born in Nellore, Madras Presidency, British India (d. 2020)
  • Jun 5 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • Jun 6 [Anthony Frederick] Tony Levin, American bassist and Chapman Stick player (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 7 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • Jun 12 Eelco Gelling, Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby + Blizzards), born in Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • Jun 13 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 15 Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
  • Jun 15 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • Jun 15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2015)
  • Jun 15 Duris Maxwell [a.k.a. Ted Lewis], Canadian drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 16 Tom Harrell. American jazz musician (Time's Mirror), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Jun 20 André Watts, American-Hungarian concert pianist and educator, born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Jun 21 Brenda Holloway, American singer and songwriter (When I'm Gone), born in Atascadero, California
  • Jun 22 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • Jun 25 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jun 25 Ian McDonald, English rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson, Foreigner), born in Osterly, Middlesex
  • Jun 27 Daria Semegen, American composer, born in Bamberg, Germany
  • Jun 27 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder, Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • Jun 28 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American classical composer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 30 Billy Brown, American rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Jul 1 June Montiero, American vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 3 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 3 Johnny Lee [John Lee Ham], American country music singer (Lookin' for Love), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Jul 8 Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
  • Jul 9 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), born in Forfar, Scotland (d. 1980)
  • Jul 11 John Lawton, British rock singer (Lucifer's Friend & Uriah Heep), born in Halifax, England
  • Jul 11 Cuthbert Johnson, English musician and Benedictine abbot, born in County Durham, England (d. 2017)
  • Jul 13 Rodney Mills, American mastering engineer (The Doobie Brothers, Pearl Jam, Gucci Mane), born in Douglas, Georgia

Person of interestLinda Ronstadt

Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt, American rock/country/pop/Latin/opera singer (Different Drum; What's New?) and actress (Pirates of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • Jul 19 Alan Gorrie, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Average White Band), born in Perth, Scotland
  • Jul 22 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • Jul 22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Andy MacKay, English rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London
  • Jul 23 Keith Ferguson, American blues bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jul 25 José Areas, Nicaraguan percussionist (Santana), born in Leon, Nicaragua
  • Jul 28 Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter (Sunshine), born in Aitkin, Minnesota
  • Jul 29 Neal Doughty, American rock keyboardist (REO Speedwagon), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Jul 30 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Jul 31 Gary Lewis [Levitch], American singer (Gary Lewis & the Playboys), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • Aug 3 John York [Foley], American rock bassist and guitarist, born in White Plains, New York.
  • Aug 4 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1994)
  • Aug 4 Max Middleton, British rock keyboard player (Jeff Beck Group), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Aug 5 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
  • Aug 6 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • Aug 9 Marinus "Rinus ' Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • Aug 11 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • Aug 11 Michael Fonfara, Canadian rock and blues keyboard player (The Electric Flag; Lou Reed), born in Stevensville, Ontario
  • Aug 14 Larry Graham Jr., American bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Aug 15 Jimmy Webb, American singer and songwriter (MacArthur Park; Up Up & Away), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 17 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
  • Aug 19 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor, born in Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Aug 20 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Krefeld, Germany

Person of interestKeith Moon

Aug 23 Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • Aug 26 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • Aug 26 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 26 Ladislav Kubík, Czech-American composer (Aulos; Subterranean River) and educator (Florida State University, 1990-2017), born in Prague (d. 2017)

Person of interestBarry Gibb

Sep 1 Barry Gibb, English singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees), born in Douglas, Isle of Man

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb
  • Sep 1 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 2 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Sep 4 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Diego, California (d. 2019)
  • Sep 4 Greg Elmore, American rock drummer (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Coronado Naval Air Station, California

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

Sep 5 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (d. 1991)

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • Sep 5 Loudon Wainwright III, American vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Sep 5 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), born in Coatbridge, Scotland (d. 2018) [1]
  • Sep 6 Buizen Beernd [Bennie Jolink], Dutch singer and musician (Normal), born in Hummelo, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Alfa Anderson, American R&B vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 8 Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • Sep 9 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 9 Doug Ingle, American rock vocalist and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly - "In A Gadda Da Vida"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 9 Bruce Palmer, Canadian bassist (Buffalo Springfield), born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia (d. 2004)
  • Sep 11 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 12 Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, American rock guitarist (Redbone), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d. 2009)
  • Sep 14 Pete Agnew, Scottich rock bassist (Nazareth -"Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 15 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer, born in Alcoy, Spain
  • Sep 19 John Coghlan, English rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • Sep 20 Mick Rogers [Michael Oldroyd], British rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), born in Dovercourt, Essex, England
  • Sep 22 King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • Sep 23 Aubrey "Po" Powell, British co-founder of album cover design company "Hipgnosis" (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Yes), born in Sussex, England
  • Sep 24 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Sep 24 Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer (Fairport Convention, The Hellecasters), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • Sep 24 Marc Neikrug, American pianist, conductor and composer (Los Alamos), born in New York City
  • Sep 28 Helen Shapiro, British pop and jazz vocalist ("You Don't Know"), born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Sep 29 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • Sep 29 Ian Wallace, English drummer (King Crimson), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2007)

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