1947 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 239

  • Apr 28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Tommy James, singer (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver)
  • May 8 Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)
  • May 11 Butch Trucks, drummer (the Allman Brothers), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • May 13 Pete "Overend" Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • May 13 Toy Caldwell, rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • May 14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 15 Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • May 16 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • May 19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 24 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • May 27 Liana Alexandra, composer
  • May 28 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 31 Junior [William] Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jun 1 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
  • Jun 2 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Joan La Barbara, composer
  • Jun 8 Mick Box, rock guitarist (Uriah Heep)
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, R&B singer (Temptations)
  • Jun 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, composer
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, composer
  • Jun 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • Jun 20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • Jun 21 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestMick Fleetwood

Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • Jun 30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • Jul 1 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 3 Betty Buckley, Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)
  • Jul 7 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • Jul 9 Mitch Mitchell, drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  • Jul 9 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire)
  • Jul 9 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician
  • Jul 10 Arlo Guthrie, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 15 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), born in Chipping Barnet, London (d. 2013)
  • Jul 16 Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
  • Jul 17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Jul 19 Bernie Leadon, guitarist/vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 19 Brian May, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England

Person of interestCarlos Santana

Jul 20 Carlos Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman), born in Autlán de Navarro

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana
  • Jul 22 Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
  • Jul 23 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • Jul 24 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Jul 31 Karl Green, English rock bassist (Herman's Hermits), born in Salford, England
  • Aug 1 Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
  • Aug 1 Ricky Coonce, rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 2 Massiel, Spanish singer
  • Aug 4 Paul Leyton, English musician and rocker (Seekers), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Aug 4 Klaus Schulze, German composer
  • Aug 5 Rick Zehringer, American musician (McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • Aug 5 Rick Derringer [Ricky Dead Zehringer], American guitarist, songwriter and producer (The McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
  • Aug 10 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland
  • Aug 11 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • Aug 14 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • Aug 15 Geraldo Velez, Puerto Rican musician and jazz congas player (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Puerto Rico
  • Aug 17 Gary Talley, rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 19 Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orchestra)
  • Aug 21 Carl Giammarese, rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Donna Godchaux, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Aug 23 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Terje Rypdal, composer
  • Aug 23 Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England
  • Sep 2 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland
  • Sep 6 Sylvester [James Jr], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • Sep 8 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • Sep 9 David Rosenboom, composer
  • Sep 14 Jon "Bowser" Bauman, singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 18 Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast)
  • Sep 19 Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc)
  • Sep 20 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • Sep 23 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
  • Sep 26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer (Answer Me), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • Sep 30 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • Oct 1 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)
  • Oct 1 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • Oct 3 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • Oct 5 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • Oct 8 Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)
  • Oct 9 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 11 Al Atkins, West Bromwich UK, English musician (Judas Priest)
  • Oct 12 George Lam, Hong Kong veteran Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 13 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Monterey California
  • Oct 16 Bob Weir, guitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 18 Laura Nyro, singer/songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York

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