Famous Singers in History (Part 20)

Events in Music


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Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 5,013

  • 1947-03-03 Jennifer Warnes, American singer, arranger, and producer ("Up Where We Belong; "Famous Blue Raincoat"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1947-03-05 (Samuel) "Eddie" Hodges, American stage and screen actor and singer ("High Hopes", The Music Man - "Gary, Indiana"; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1947-03-05 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer (Come Back and Shake Me), born in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
  • 1947-03-06 Kiki Dee [Pauline Matthews], British pop singer ("Don't Go Breaking My Heart"), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1947-03-07 Donna Loren, American singer and actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947-03-08 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter ("On My Own"; "That's What Friends Are For"), and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1947-03-11 Mark Stein, American rock singer, Hammond organ and keyboard player, and songwriter (Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1947-03-14 Jona Lewie [John Lewis], British pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"; "Stop the Cavalry"), born in Southampton, England
  • 1947-03-24 Meiko Kaji [Masako Ohta], Japanese film actress and singer (Lady Snowblood), born in Kanda, Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestElton John

1947-03-25 Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], English singer-songwriter and piano player ("Rocketman"; "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"; "Candle In The Wind"), born in Pinner, Middlesex

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1947-03-26 Carmen Krolis, Suriname Dutch singer
  • 1947-03-31 Al Goodman, American pop-soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown - "Special Lady"), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1947-04-01 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • 1947-04-02 Emmylou Harris, American country singer ("Together Again"; "Blue Kentucky Girl"), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1947-04-06 Rosemary Ann Butler, American session singer (Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne), born in California
  • 1947-04-07 Patricia Bennett, American singer (Chiffons - "He's So Fine"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-04-15 Bojoura [Raina van Melzen], Dutch singer and wife of Hans Cleuver, born in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 1947-04-17 Linda Martin, Irish singer and TV presenter, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947-04-20 Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede), born in Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden

Person of interestIggy Pop

1947-04-21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American singer and lyricist known as "The Godfather of Punk" (The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog"; solo - "Lust For Life"), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • 1947-04-23 Saskia [Trudy van den Berg], Dutch singer (S & Serge; Spinning Wheel), born in Grootebroek, North Holland
  • 1947-04-24 Ann Kelly, American singer (Hues Corporation Rock the boat), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • 1947-04-27 Ann Peebles, American singer (I Can't Stand the Rain), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-27 Herbie Murrell, American soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything), born in Lane, South Carolina
  • 1947-04-29 Tommy James, American singer-songwriter (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1947-05-13 Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish singer-songwriter, born in St Andrews, Fife
  • 1947-05-16 Barbara Lee, American singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine), (d. 1992)
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-21 William "Bill" Champlin, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago, Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947-05-24 Mike Reid, American country singer (Walk on Faith), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-05-24 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • 1947-05-31 Junior [William] Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1947-06-06 Terry Williams, American singer-songwriter (The First Edition),
  • 1947-06-08 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • 1947-06-11 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1947-06-17 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • 1947-06-19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • 1947-06-20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • 1947-06-24 Marianne Delgorge, Dutch singer and actress (Ice Cream Soda), born in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • 1947-07-09 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1947-07-10 Arlo Guthrie, American singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-07-11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947-07-15 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)
  • 1947-07-29 Lenny Zakatek [du Platel], Indian-English rock singer (Alan Parsons Project; Gonzalez), born in Karachi, British India
  • 1947-08-02 Massiel, Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1947-08-08 Brenda Lee Eager, American gospel and soul singer and songwriter, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1947-08-09 Barbara Mason, American R&B singer (Yes, I'm Ready), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-08-10 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland
  • 1947-08-14 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band), born in Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • 1947-08-22 Donna Godchaux, American singer (Grateful Dead, 1972-79), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1947-08-23 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestSylvester James Jr.

1947-09-06 Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)

Singer-Songwriter Sylvester James Jr.
Singer-Songwriter
Sylvester James Jr.
  • 1947-09-08 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1947-09-09 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1947-09-14 Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • 1947-09-18 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • 1947-09-20 Mia Martini, Italian singer, born in Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1947-09-23 Mary Kay Place, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Loretta"), and country singer ("Baby Boy"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1947-09-26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • 1947-09-27 Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter (Bat Out of Hell), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-09-27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer (Answer Me), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1947-09-28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • 1947-10-01 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1947-10-01 Martin Turner, Martin Turner, British rock bassist, songwriter and singer (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Torquay, Devon, England
  • 1947-10-04 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • 1947-10-05 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • 1947-10-08 Sheila Ferguson, American pop singer and songwriter (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-10-09 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1947-10-12 George Lam, Hong Kong veteran Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1947-10-16 Bob Weir, American guitarist and singer (Grateful Dead - "I Need A Miracle", "Sugar Magnolia"; RatDog; Dead & Company), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-10-18 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter ("Wedding Bell Blues"; "Stoned Soul Picnic"; "And When I Die"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1947-10-19 Wilbert Hart, American singer (Delfonics - "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)";"La-La Means I Love You"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-10-30 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles - "I Can't Tell You Why"; Poco - "Cimmarron Rose"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947-11-03 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", born in Ybor City, Florida (d. 2014)
  • 1947-11-05 Peter Noone, English rock singer, sometimes known as "Herman" (Herman's Hermits - "I'm Into Something Good"; "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
  • 1947-11-08 Minnie Ripperton, American singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-11-14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947-11-28 Maria Farantouri, Greek folk and jazz singer, born in Athens
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger, French singer & songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947-11-29 Clare H. Torry, British session singer (Pink Floyd - "The Great Gig in the Sky"), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1947-12-01 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • 1947-12-19 Janie Fricke, American country music singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy), born in South Whitley, Indiana
  • 1947-12-20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian pop singer, born in Verona, Italy
  • 1947-12-30 Jeff Lynne, British rock singer-songwriter and record producer (ELO - "Livin' Thing", Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"; Beatles - "Free As A Bird"), born in Shard End, Birmingham, England
  • 1947-12-31 Burton Cummings, Canadian rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Guess Who - "These Eyes"), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1947-12-31 Rita Lee [Jones], Brazilian rock singer, songwriter and musician (Os Mutantes), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1947-12-31 June Tabor, British folk singer, born in Warwick, England
  • 1948-01-07 Kaz Lux, Dutch singer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • 1948-01-07 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1948-01-09 Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "The Rain, The Park, And Other Thing"), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)
  • 1948-01-10 Fayette Pinkney, American pop-soul singer (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again?"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1948-01-22 Todd Rundgren, American rock singer-songwriter ("Hello It's Me"; "Bang The Drum All Day"), multi-instrumentalist and producer (The Tubes; XTC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-01-24 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-27 Chuck Larsen, American country-rockabilly singer and banjo player (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • 1948-01-29 Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • 1948-01-29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestAlice Cooper

1948-02-04 Alice Cooper [Vincent Furnier], American theatrical rock singer and songwriter ("School's Out") , born in Detroit, Michigan

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • 1948-02-04 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1948-02-04 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)

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