Pop Music in History (Part 3)

Pop Music: Pop Bands

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Birthdays 201 - 300 of 758

  • 1946-12-14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, American pop singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947-01-01 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer, born in Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • 1947-01-26 Michel Sardou, French pop singer and songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • 1947-02-01 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus (d. 1975)
  • 1947-02-01 Normie Rowe, Australian pop singer ("Que Sera Sera"), and stage and TV actor (Sons and daughters), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1947-02-17 Dodie Stevens [Geraldine Pasquale], American pop singer ("Pink Shoe Laces"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-03-06 Kiki Dee [Pauline Matthews], British pop singer ("Don't Go Breaking My Heart"), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 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
  • 1947-05-27 Marty Kristian [Vernang] British pop singer, guitarist, and banjo player (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"; Peter, Paul & Marty), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • 1947-08-02 Massiel [Maria Santamaria], Spanish pop singer (La, la, la), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1947-10-04 (Paul) Julien Clerc, French chanson and pop singer-songwriter, and pianist, born in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 1947-11-02 Dave Pegg, British folk and rock bassist and producer (Fairport Convention 1969-79 & 1985-present; Jethro Tull, 1980-85), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, and record producer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947-12-20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian pop singer (Eurovision, 1964), born in Verona, Italy
  • 1948-02-04 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1948-02-04 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1948-04-21 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1948-05-06 Mary MacGregor, American pop singer ("Torn Between Two Lovers"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1948-07-04 Tommy Körberg, Swedish pop singer, musician, and stage actor (Chess), born in Norsjö, Sweden
  • 1948-07-15 Alicia Bridges, American pop singer ("I Love The Nightlife"), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1948-08-15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer ("It'll All Come Around"), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • 1948-08-29 Annisette [Koppel] (neé Hansen), Danish avant-pop singer (Savage Rose), and activist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1948-09-04 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer-songwriter, born in Xiguan, Guangzhou, Republic of China

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John (1948-2022)

1948-09-26 British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), born in Cambridge, England

  • 1948-10-05 Lucius "Tawl" Ross, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove"), born in Wagram, North Carolina
  • 1948-10-12 Rick Parfitt, British pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo - "Wanderer"; "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in Surrey, England (d. 2016)
  • 1948-12-28 Mary Weiss, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Jamaica, Queens, NYC

Donna SummerDonna Summer (1948-2012)

1948-12-31 American disco and pop singer-songwriter ("Love to Love You, Baby"; "On the Radio"; "Last Dance"), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1949-01-11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian pop singer (Sherbert), born in Melbourne
  • 1949-01-22 James "J.P." Pennington, American country-pop singer and guitarist (Exile), born in Berea, Kentucky
  • 1949-04-03 Jan Keizer, Dutch pop singer (BZN - "Rhythm of My Heart"), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • 1949-05-15 Eric Beekes, Dutch pop singer (Kater), and actor (Lily Was Here), born in Surabaya, Dutch East Indies (now Jawa Timur, Indonesia)
  • 1949-07-10 Dave Smalley, American power pop guitarist and bassist (Raspberries - "Go All The Way"; "Tonight"), born in Oil City, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician ("The Break-Up Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"; "Jeopardy"), radio personality (KFOX, 1996-2012), and novelist, born in Baltimore, Maryland

Maureen McGovernMaureen McGovern (73 years old)

1949-07-27 American Academy Award-winning pop singer ("The Morning After"), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • 1949-07-28 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Melbourne (d. 2001)
  • 1949-09-02 Albert West [Albertus Westelaken], Dutch pop singer (The Shuffles - "Cha-La-La, I Need You"; Stars on 45), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1949-09-17 Didith Reyes [Maria Avenila], Filipino pop singer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2008)
  • 1949-12-15 Don Johnson, American actor (Miami Vice - "Sonny Crockett"; Nash Bridges), and pop singer ("Heartbeat"), born in Flatt Creek, Missouri
  • 1950-04-10 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "Uncle Jam Wants You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1950-05-04 Darryl Hunt, British celtic-rock bassist (The Pogues - "Fairytale of New York"), born in Christchurch, Hampshire, England (d. 2022)
  • 1950-06-03 (Susan} "Suzi" Quatro, American rock singer and bassist (Stumblin' In), and actress (Happy Days - "Leather Tuscadero"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-06-03 Deniece Williams [Chandler], American pop singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1950-07-11 Bonnie Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (The Pointer Sisters - "Jump"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • 1950-08-21 Patrick Juvet, Swiss pop singer, born in Montreux, Switzerland
  • 1950-10-02 Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England
  • 1950-10-11 Andrew Woolfolk, American pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"), born in Texas
  • 1950-10-23 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch folk-pop guitarist and composer (Around the Corner; Meta Sequoia), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1950-11-22 Art Sullivan [Marc Liénart van Lidth de Jeude], Belgian pop singer-songwriter ("Un océan de caresses"), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2019)

Phil CollinsPhil Collins (72 years old)

1951-01-30 British Oscar, Grammy, Novello, and Brit Award-winning rock drummer, pop singer-songwriter (Genesis - "Invisible Touch"; "I Can't Dance"; solo - "In The Air Tonight"; "Against All Odds"), and actor (Buster), born in Chiswick, England

  • 1951-02-04 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian Persian-pop singer and musician, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1951-02-15 Melissa Manchester, American pop singer ("Don't Cry Out Loud"; "Midnight Blue"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1951-03-11 Katie Kissoon [Farthing], Trinidadian-British pop singer ("Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"), and session and touring backing vocalist (Van Morrison; Eric Clapton; Roger Water; Mark Knopfler), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1951-03-20 Suzanne Lynch (née Donaldson), New Zealand pop singer (The Chicks), and session vocalist (Car Stevens), born in New Zealand
  • 1951-05-04 (Sigmund) "Jackie" Jackson, American pop singer and songwriter (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "I Want You Back"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951-05-08 Philip Bailey, American R&B and pop singer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"; solo - "Easy Lover"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1951-06-05 Ellen Foley, American pop singer (with Meatloaf - "Paradise By The Dashboard Light"), and actress (Night Court, 1984-85), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-06-06 Dwight Twilley, American power pop singer-songwriter ("I'm On Fire"; "Girls"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1951-08-19 John Deacon, British rock bassist (Queen - "Another One Bites The Dust"), born in Leicester, England
  • 1951-10-02 Romina Power, American actress (Justine), Euro-pop singer, and daughter of Tyrone Power and Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-11-14 Alec John Such [Szűcs], American rock bassist (Bon Jovi, 1983-94 - "Wanted Dead or Alive"), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2022)
  • 1951-11-17 Dean Paul Martin, Jr, American pop singer (Dino, Desi & Billy), and actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1987)
  • 1951-12-03 Nicky Stevens [Helen Maria Thomas], Welsh pop singer (Brotherhood of Man - "Save Your Kisses For Me"), born in Carmarthen, Wales, U.K.
  • 1952-02-18 (Judy) "Juice" Newton, American country and pop singer-songwriter ("Angel of the Morning"; "Queen of Hearts"), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1952-05-11 Renaud [Séchan], French pop singer, composer, and actor, born in Paris, France
  • 1952-11-18 John Parr, British pop singer ("St. Elmo's Fire"), and songwriter (Roger Daltry - "Under A Raging Moon"), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1953-01-29 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, born in Baozhong Township, Yunlin, Taiwan
  • 1953-02-11 Neil Henderson, Scottish pop guitarist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-02-13 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2018)
  • 1953-04-30 Merrill Osmond, American pop singer, and songwriter (Osmond Brothers - "One Bad Apple"; "Down by the Lazy River"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1953-08-05 Samantha Sang [Cheryl Lau Sang], Australian pop singer (Emotion), born in Melbourne
  • 1953-12-29 Gali Atari, Israeli pop singer (Milk And Honey) and actress, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • 1954-01-01 F.R. David [Elli Fitoussi], French pop singer-songwriter ("Words"), born in Menzel Bourguiba, French Tunisia
  • 1954-02-07 Dieter Bohlen, German pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and television personality, born in Berne, West Germany
  • 1954-04-01 Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician, born in Nakagawa, Adachi, Tokyo
  • 1954-05-03 Patti Boulaye [Komlosy] (née Ebigwei), Nigerian-British pop singer and stage and screen actress (Bisi, Daughter of the River), born in a taxi in Mid-Western Nigeria
  • 1954-05-13 Johnny Logan [Seán Sherrard], Irish celtic-pop singer and songwriter ("Hold Me Now"), born in Frankston, Australia
  • 1954-05-31 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2000)
  • 1954-06-03 Dan Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter ("Sometimes When We Touch"; "Can't We Try"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-08-24 John Ireland [Griffith], South African pop singer-songwriter (I Like), and medical doctor, born in Ireland, or South Africa (details sketchy)
  • 1954-11-19 Annette Guest, American pop singer (First Choice - "Smarty Pants"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-12-10 Geoff Deane, British pop singer (Modern Romance), born in London
  • 1955-01-04 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1955-01-20 Hiromi Ōta, Japanese pop singer (Momen no handkerchief), born in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1955-08-17 Colin Moulding, English pop bassist, and songwriter (XTC - "Generals And Majors"), born in Swindon, England
  • 1955-08-27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-09-08 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-09-25 Steven Severin {Bailey], British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees), born in Highgate, London, England
  • 1955-10-19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian pop guitarist (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1955-12-15 Paul Simonon, British rock bassist (The Clash; Havana 3 AM), and visual artist, born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England
  • 1956-01-17 Cristina [Monet Zilkha], American dance-pop singer songwriter (Sleep It Off), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • 1956-02-19 Peter Holsapple, American rock-pop singer-songwriter (The dB's; Continental Drifters), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1956-02-26 Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese pop singer,songwriter and film score composer, born in Chigasaki, Japan
  • 1956-11-28 David Van Day [David Paul Day], British pop singer (Dollar - "Loves Gotta Hold On Me"), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1956-12-06 Peter Buck, American rock guitarist (R.E.M. - Murmur), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1956-12-09 Sylvia Hutton (née Kirby), American country-pop singer-songwriter (Nobody), born in Kokoma, Indiana
  • 1957-02-25 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scottish pop guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

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