Famous Songwriters in Music History (Part 7)

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Person of interestOzzy Osbourne

1948-12-03 (John) "Ozzy" Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1948-12-10 Jessica Cleaves, American soul singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"; Earth, Wind & Fire; Parliament Funkadelic), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1949-01-14 Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 1949-01-19 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), born in Batley, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • 1949-01-28 Gene McFadden, American singer, songwriter, and record producer (Philadelphia International Records; McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006) [1]
  • 1949-02-10 Maxime Le Forestier, French pop and folk singer-songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-02-13 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), born in London (d. 2020)
  • 1949-02-28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter ("I Want You"), brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • 1949-03-02 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French rock singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-03-04 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter, born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
  • 1949-03-16 Elliott Murphy, American singer/songwriter
  • 1949-03-21 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1949-03-24 Nick Lowe, British rock bassist, singer, songwriter (Brinsley Schwarz - "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding"; Rockpile - "Teacher, Teacher"; solo-"Cruel To Be Kind"), and producer (Elvis Costello; Graham Parker), born in , Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 1949-03-29 Dave Greenfield, British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"), born in Brighton, England (d. 2020)
  • 1949-03-30 Lene Lovich, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Lucky Number), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-04-02 Joseph "Joe" Vitale, American singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist (Roller Coaster Weekend), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949-04-03 Richard Thompson, English singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Tear-Stained Letter"; "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"), born in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • 1949-04-14 Sonja Kristina [Shaw], English songwriter and actress (Hair; Curved Air), born in Brentwood, England
  • 1949-04-24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • 1949-04-25 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • 1949-05-01 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), born in Canada (d. 2010)
  • 1949-05-29 Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1949-06-08 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1949-06-09 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air, Sky), born in Hampstead, North London
  • 1949-06-30 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1949-07-18 Craig Fuller, American singer-songwriter (Pure Prairie League - "Amie"), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1949-08-07 Carlo Novi, Mexican songwriter and saxophone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2010)
  • 1949-08-15 Kate Taylor, American singer and songwriter (It's In His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-08-31 Rick Roberts, American singer-songwriter (Flying Burrito brothers; Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1949-09-14 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese rock singer and songwriter, born in Hiroshima, Japan

Person of interestBruce Springsteen

1949-09-23 Bruce Springsteen [The Boss], American singer, songwriter and rock musician (Born to Run, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1949-10-03 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1949-10-08 Jay Graydon, American songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Al Jarrau), born in Burbank, California
  • 1949-10-18 Gary Richrath, guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), born in Peoria Illinois, (d. 2015)
  • 1949-10-18 Joe Egan, Scottish singer-songwriter (Stealers Wheel - "Stuck In The Middle With You"), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 1949-10-25 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1949-11-05 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter, born in Phenix City, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1949-11-08 Bonnie Raitt, American blues country singer-songwriter (Nick of Time, Something To Talk About), born in Burbank, California
  • 1949-11-26 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer and songwriter, born in Alonei Abba, Israel
  • 1949-11-29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1949-12-06 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1949-12-07 Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter and piano player (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law) born in Pomona, California

Person of interestMaurice Gibb

1949-12-22 Maurice Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and bassist (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb

Person of interestRobin Gibb

1949-12-22 Robin Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and producer (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2012)

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 1949-12-25 Joe Louis Walker, American as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1950-01-09 David Johansen [Buster Poindexter], American singer-songwriter & actor (Hot! Hot! Hot!), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1950-01-28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician (Squalls; Jolly Beggars), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan t
  • 1950-02-04 Phil Ehart, American rock drummer, and songwriter (Kansas - "Point of Know Return"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • 1950-02-19 Andy Powell, British rock guitarist and songwriter (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in London, England

Person of interestWalter Becker

1950-02-20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker
  • 1950-02-22 Genesis P-Orridge [Neil Megson], British avant-garde rock singer-songwriter, and performance artist (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1950-02-25 Emitt Rhodes, American rock singer-songwriter, musician (Merry-Go-Round), sound engineer, and record producer, born in Decatur, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1950-03-21 Roger Hodgson, British rock singer-songwriter (Supertramp - "Take The Long Way Home"; "Breakfast In America"), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1950-05-13 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac- "Albatross"), born in London, England (d. 2018)

Person of interestStevie Wonder

1950-05-13 Stevie Wonder [Stevland Hardaway Morris], American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Life), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1950-07-17 Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter (Poetry Man), born in New York City (d. 2011)
  • 1950-07-19 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950-07-23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1950-09-07 Mark "Moogy" Klingman, American rock musician and songwriter (Utopia), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1950-09-08 Zachary Richard, American Cajun and zydeco singer-songwriter, guitarist, and accordion player, born in Scott, Louisiana
  • 1950-09-17 [John] Fee Waybill, American rock snger and songwriter (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1950-11-11 Jim Peterik, American rock musician and songwriter (Survivor - "Eye Of The Tiger"), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • 1950-11-18 Graham Parker, British singer-songwriter (Squeezing Out Sparks - "Local Girls"; "Mercury Poisoning"), born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1950-11-21 Livingston Taylor, American singer-songwriter (I Will Be In Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-11-21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter (Greatest American Hero), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1950-11-22 "Little" Steven Van Zandt, American guitarist, songwriter, producer (E-Street Band; Asbury Jukes), and actor (The Sopranos), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1950-12-08 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America"), born in West Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1950-12-13 Don Dixon, American musician, songwriter and record producer (R.E.M.; Smithereeens; Marti Jones; Hootie & The Blowfish; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • 1950-12-20 Don Heffington, American touring and session drummer, singer, songwriter and producer (Lone Justice; Watkins Family Hour; Emmylou Harris), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1950-12-21 Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1951-01-12 Larry Hoppens, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Orleans - "Still the One"; "Dance With Me"), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1951-01-19 Martha Davis, American rock singer-songwriter (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1951-01-31 KC [Harry Wayne Casey], American disco and funk singer-songwriter and producer (KC & the Sunshine Band - ""That's the Way (I Like It)"; "Get Down Tonight"), born in Opa-locka, Florida
  • 1951-02-19 Alan Merrill [Allan Sachs], American vocalist and songwriter (The Arrows -"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1951-03-04 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer ("Fool (If You Think It Is Over)"), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1951-03-06 Walter Trout, American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter (Canned Heat; Bluesbreakers), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • 1951-03-23 Phil Keaggy, American rock and contemporary Christian music acoustic and electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Glass Harp), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1951-04-01 Henry Gross, American guitarist (Sha Na Na, 1969-70), and singer-songwriter ("Shannon"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-04-07 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician ("At Seventeen"; "Society's Child"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-04-22 Paul Carrack, English musician and singer-songwriter (Ace, Mike + the Mechanics, Squeeze), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1951-05-02 John "Jo" Callis, British punk-rock songwriter and musician (The Rezillos, The Human League), born in Rotherham, England
  • 1951-05-03 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1951-06-21 Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-07-10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland
  • 1951-07-22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1951-07-29 Dean Pitchford, American songwriter ("Fame"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1951-08-01 Tommy Bolin, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Deep Purple), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1976)
  • 1951-08-02 Joe Lynn Turner [Linquito], American hard rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (Fandango; Rainbow), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1951-08-16 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-25 Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest - Got Another Thing), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • 1951-08-28 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese songwriter and record producer (Moonriders), born in Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestChrissie Hynde

1951-09-07 Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), born in Akron, Ohio

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde
  • 1951-09-08 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer and songwriter, born in Piraeus, Attica, Greece
  • 1951-09-21 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist (Nits), born in Amsterdam, Holland

Person of interestSting

1951-10-02 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1951-10-03 Keb' Mo' [Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-11 Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer-songwriter & music record producer, born in Paris, France
  • 1951-10-26 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1951-11-07 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2002)
  • 1951-11-08 Larry Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Firefall), born in Washington, D.C.

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