Famous Songwriters in Music History (Part 6)

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Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,550

  • 1946-02-10 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)
  • 1946-02-23 Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron"; "Crazy Love"), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2021)
  • 1946-03-15 Howard Scott, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (War, 1969-94 - "Cisco Kid"; "Why Can’t We Be Friends?"), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1946-03-19 Ruth Pointer, American singer-songwriter (Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1946-03-21 Ray Dorset, British rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Mungo Jerry - "In The Summertime"), born in Ashford, England
  • 1946-04-06 Danny Kortchmar, American session guitarist, producer and songwriter (James Taylor, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Don Henley), born in New York City
  • 1946-04-28 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • 1946-05-10 Graham Gouldman, English bassist and singer-songwriter (10cc), born in Manchester, England
  • 1946-05-10 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • 1946-08-15 Jimmy Webb, American singer and songwriter (MacArthur Park; Up Up & Away), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • 1946-08-26 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-08-26 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada

Person of interestBarry Gibb

1946-09-01 Barry Gibb, English singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees), born in Douglas, Isle of Man

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

1946-09-05 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
  • 1946-09-05 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), born in Coatbridge, Scotland (d. 2018) [1]
  • 1946-10-10 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1946-10-11 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-10-21 Lee Loughnane, American horn player and songwriter (Chicago), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • 1946-11-05 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • 1946-11-26 Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1946-12-22 Rick Nielsen, American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (Cheap Trick- "I Want You to Want Me"), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1946-12-25 Jimmy Buffet, American yacht rock singer-songwriter ("Margaritaville"), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1946-12-29 Marianne Faithfull, English folk-rock singer-songwriter ("As Tears Go By"), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1947-01-06 Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England

Person of interestDavid Bowie

1947-01-08 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust"), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1947-01-16 James "Sandy" Pinkard, American country music songwriter, born in Abbeville, Louisiana
  • 1947-01-21 Michel Jonasz, French pop and jazz singer-songwriter, and composer, born in Drancy, France
  • 1947-01-24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter & musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1947-01-26 Michel Sardou, French pop singer and songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • 1947-01-29 David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), born in Epping, England (d. 1985)
  • 1947-01-30 Steve Marriott, English musician & songwriter (Small Faces, 1965-68, 75-78); Humble Pie, 1969-75, 79-83 - Eat It), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • 1947-01-31 Earl Okin, British jazz guitarist, songwriter and comic (Musical Genius and Sex Symbol), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • 1947-02-03 Melanie [Safka], American singer-songwriter ("Brand New Key"; "What Have They Done to My Song Ma"; "Candles in Rain"), born in Astoria, Queens, New York
  • 1947-02-09 Joe Ely, American country singer-songwriter (Honky Tonk Masquerade), born in Amarillo,Texas
  • 1947-02-14 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1947-03-01 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Thicke of the Night; Growing Pains), and TV theme song composer (Doff'rent Strokes; The Facts Of Life), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 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
  • 1947-03-22 Harry Vanda [Vandenberg], Dutch-Australian rock guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Easybeats - "Friday On My Mind"), born in Voorburg, Netherlands

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
  • 1947-04-13 Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter and record producer (Chinn & Chapman), born in Nambour, Australia
  • 1947-04-19 Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (the Turtles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-05-13 Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish singer-songwriter, born in St Andrews, Fife
  • 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 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • 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
  • 1947-07-15 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)
  • 1947-07-26 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ - "Ridin' In My Car"), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1947-08-08 Brenda Lee Eager, American gospel and soul singer and songwriter, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1947-09-21 Donald "Don" Felder, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1947-09-27 Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], American rock musician and singer-songwriter (Bat Out of Hell), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-10-01 Martin Turner, Martin Turner, British rock bassist, songwriter and singer (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Torquay, Devon, England
  • 1947-10-01 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)), born in London
  • 1947-10-05 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • 1947-10-06 Paul Martinez, British session bass player and songwriter (Cat Stevens; Robert Plant; Groove Holmes), born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • 1947-10-08 Tony Wilson, Trinidadian rock songwriter, bassist, and vocalist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Trinidad
  • 1947-10-08 Sheila Ferguson, American pop singer and songwriter (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-10-18 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter ("Wedding Bell Blues"; "Stoned Soul Picnic"; "And When I Die"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)

Person of interestJim Steinman

1947-11-01 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • 1947-11-01 Bob Weston, English, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), born in Devon (d. 2012)
  • 1947-11-18 Michael Carabello, American percussionist and songwriter (Santana, 1968-71), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger, French singer & songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947-12-05 Jim Messina, American guitarist and songwriter (Buffalo Springfield; Poco: Loggins & Messina - "Your Mamma Don't Dance"), born in Maywood, California
  • 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

Person of interestDonald Fagen

1948-01-10 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter (Steely Dan - "Reelin' In The Years"), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • 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
  • 1948-01-26 Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec

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
  • 1948-02-18 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (Doobie Brothers), born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1948-03-02 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Born on the Wrong Side of Time"), born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1948-03-09 Jeffrey Osborne, American soul singer-songwriter ("On the Wings of Love"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1948-03-11 George Kooymans, Dutch rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Golden Earring - Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1948-03-12 James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Fire And Rain"; "You've Got A Friend"; "Shower The People"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948-03-18 Robert "Bobby" Whitlock, American singer, songwriter and musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1948-03-23 David Olney, American folk singer-songwriter, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2020)
  • 1948-04-05 Hans Theessink, Dutch blues guitarist, mandolin player, singer-songwriter, born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • 1948-05-26 Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1948-06-19 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (Back to Fruit Tree), born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1974)
  • 1948-07-17 Ron Asheton, American guitarist and songwriter (The Stooges), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2009).
  • 1948-07-25 Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1948-07-27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus), born in Athens (d. 1990)
  • 1948-08-17 Rod MacDonald, American singer-songwriter, born in Southington, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-19 Susan Jacks [Pesklevits], Canadian singer and songwriter), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1948-08-21 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1948-09-02 Linda "Tui" Tillery, American singer-songwriter (The Loading Zone), born in San Francisco
  • 1948-09-04 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer-songwriter, born in Xiguan, Guangzhou, Republic of China
  • 1948-09-29 Mark Farner, American musician, songwriter and vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-10-01 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit Michigan (d. 2000)
  • 1948-10-01 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1948-10-19 Patrick Simmons, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers - "Blackwater"), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • 1948-11-03 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-11-05 Peter Hammill, English singer and songwriter (Patient), born in Ealing, London
  • 1948-11-07 Turner Stephen Bruton, American country songwriter and musician (Crazy Heart), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2009)
  • 1948-11-11 Robert John "Mutt" Lange, South African songwriter and producer for rock, pop and country artists (Boomtown Rats; AC/DC; Def Leppard; Bryan Adams; Shania Twain), born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)
  • 1948-11-16 Chi Coltrane, American pop and new wave rock pianist, singer, and songwriter born in Racine, Wisconsin

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