Famous Songwriters in Music History (Part 8)

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Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,736

  • 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
  • 1949-11-23 Charlie Black, American country music songwriter (Anne Murray - "Shadows in the Moonlight"; K.T. Oslin - "Come Next Monday"), born in Cheverly, Maryland (d. 2021)
  • 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
  • 1950-04-24 Rob Hyman, American rock singer-songwriter, keyboardist, melodica and accordion player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • 1950-05-02 Lou Gramm [Grammatico], American rock singer-songwriter (Foreigner - "Hot Blooded"; "Cold As Ice"), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1950-05-12 Billy Squier, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("The Stroke"; "My Kind Of Lover"), born in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • 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"; "Sir Duke"), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1950-05-16 Jock Bartley, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Firefall - "Just Remember I Love You"), born in Hutchinson, Kansas
  • 1950-05-18 Mark Mothersbaugh, American new wave rock singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Devo - "Whip It"), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1950-05-27 Dee Dee Bridgewater (née Garrett), American Grammy Award winning jazz singer-songwriter, Tony Award-winning stage actress (The Wiz), and radio host (NPR's "JazzSet"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 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
  • 1951-04-20 Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1951-04-22 Paul Carrack, English rock singer (Ace - "How Long"; Mike + The Mechanics - "The Living Years"; Squeeze - "Tempted"), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1951-04-24 Nigel Harrison, British rock bassist and songwriter (Blondie, 1978-82 - "One Way Or Another"), born in Stockport, Cheshire, 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"; "Think Of Laura"; "Sailing"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1951-05-04 (Sigmund) "Jackie" Jackson, American pop singer and songwriter (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "I Want You Back"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951-05-10 Ron Banks, American R&B singer and songwriter (Dramatics - "Whatcha See is Whatcha Get"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1951-05-16 Jonathan Richman, American rock singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers - "Road Runner"), born in Natick, Massachusetts
  • 1951-06-06 Dwight Twilley, American power pop singer-songwriter ("I'm On Fire"; "Girls"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 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 rock 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.
  • 1951-11-14 Stephen Bishop, American singer-songwriter ("On And On"; "Save It For A Rainy Day"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1951-11-25 Bill Morrissey, American folk singer-songwriter (Inside) born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • 1951-12-03 Mike Stock, British songwriter and producer (Stock, Aitken & Waterman; Rick Astley; Bananarama; Kylie Minogue), born in Margate, Kent, England
  • 1951-12-03 Kimberley Rew, British rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Katrina and the Waves - "Walking on Sunshine"), born in Bristol, England
  • 1951-12-08 Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1951-12-29 Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress (Jesus Christ Superstar - "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1952-01-18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1952-01-20 Paul Stanley [Stanley Eisen], American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (KISS - "Rock and Roll All Nite"), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1952-01-25 Sara Mandiano [Françoise Castellani], French singer & songwriter, born in France
  • 1952-01-28 George Green, American songwriter ("Hurts So Good", "Rain On The Scarecrow"), born in Seymour, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1952-01-29 Kenn Kweder, American rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Diablo"; "Suzy Said So"; "Mommy And Daddy"), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1952-02-05 Daniel Balavoine, French singer -songwriter, born in Alençon, France (d. 1986)
  • 1952-02-16 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1952-02-18 (Judy) "Juice" Newton, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("Queen of Hearts'), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1952-03-12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1952-03-15 Howard Devoto [Trafford], British singer-songwriter (Buzzcocks; Magazine; Luxuria), born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1952-04-10 Mark Goldenberg, American session and touring guitarist (Jackson Browne; Cher), songwriter (Pointer Sisters; Peter Frampton), and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-05-03 Keiji Haino, Japanese rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter ( Fushitsusha), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1952-05-14 David Byrne, Scottish-American rock singer-songwriter (Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"; "Psycho Killer"), born in Dumbarton Scotland
  • 1952-05-15 Phil Seymour, American rock and power pop musician, singer, and songwriter (The Dwight Twilley Band), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • 1952-05-26 David Meece, American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Humble, Texas
  • 1952-05-28 Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1952-05-31 Jim Vallance, Canadian songwriter, arranger and producer (Bryan Adams - "Cuts Like a Knife"; "Heaven"; "Summer of '69"), born in Chilliwack, British Columbia

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