Rockers in Music History (Part 2)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,209

  • 1940-12-06 Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940-12-21 Frank Zappa, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1940-12-23 Jorma Kaukonen, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940-12-25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-01-07 Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
  • 1941-01-15 Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
  • 1941-01-24 Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)
  • 1941-01-30 Joe Terranoua, rocker (Danny & The Juniors)
  • 1941-02-08 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • 1941-04-18 Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1941-04-25 Chris Augustine, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1941-04-30 Johnny Farina, rocker (Santo & Johnny)
  • 1941-05-09 Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1941-05-10 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-05-24 Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1941-05-25 Bill Young, rocker, born in Daingerfield, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1941-05-29 Roy Crewsdon, Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1941-06-09 Billy Hatton, English rocker (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • 1941-06-30 Larry Hall, rocker (Tape Heads)
  • 1941-07-10 Ian Whitcomb, England, rocker (You Turn Me On)
  • 1941-07-18 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), born in Aurora, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1941-07-22 George Clinton, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1941-07-22 Thomas Wayne, rocker (Tragedy)
  • 1941-07-26 Brenton Wood, rocker (Gimme Little Sign), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1941-08-14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941-09-09 Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
  • 1941-10-07 Martin Murray, rocker (Honeycombs), born in London, England
  • 1941-10-07 Tony Sylvester, rocker (Main Ingredient)
  • 1941-10-08 George Bellamy, rocker (Tornados)
  • 1941-10-17 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1941-10-28 Hank Marvin, England, [Brian Rankin], rocker
  • 1941-11-02 Bruce Welch [Bruce Cripps], English rocker (Shadows Bognor Regis), born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England

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1941-11-09 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1941-11-12 Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • 1941-11-22 Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1941-11-24 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
  • 1941-11-29 Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)
  • 1941-12-02 Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)
  • 1941-12-18 Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
  • 1941-12-27 Leslie Maguire, rocker (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersey)
  • 1941-12-27 Michael 'Mike' Pinder, rocker (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1942-01-01 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942-01-04 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
  • 1942-01-16 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • 1942-01-16 William Francis, rocker
  • 1942-01-31 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
  • 1942-02-04 Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
  • 1942-02-24 Paul Jones, England, rocker (Manfried Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1942-03-01 Jerry Fischer, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1942-03-19 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • 1942-04-01 Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1942-04-01 Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
  • 1942-05-08 Euclid "Motorhead" Sherwood, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1942-05-09 Tommy Roe, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942-05-12 Billy Swan, Cape Giradeau La, rocker (I Can Help)
  • 1942-05-18 Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
  • 1942-05-25 Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
  • 1942-06-06 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1942-06-10 Janet Vogel, rocker (Skyliners)
  • 1942-06-12 Len Barry, [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-06-16 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), born in Birmingham (d. 1973)
  • 1942-06-17 Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1942-06-19 Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, rocker (Spanky & Our Gang-Lazy Day)
  • 1942-06-24 Arthur Brown, England, rocker (Fire) [or May 24]
  • 1942-06-26 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-07-13 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • 1942-07-13 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-07-24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1942-08-01 Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia)
  • 1942-08-08 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1942-08-24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-09-06 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-09-06 Harry Jack Max, rocker
  • 1942-09-09 Inez Foxx, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1942-09-09 Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • 1942-09-16 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • 1942-09-24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, rocker (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1942-09-30 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-10-14 Billy Harrison, rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1942-10-21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1942-10-27 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • 1942-11-17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-11-22 Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)

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1942-11-27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1942-12-04 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
  • 1942-12-14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1942-12-30 Michael Nesmith, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1942-12-31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1943-01-08 Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
  • 1943-01-09 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)

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1943-01-19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1943-01-30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-02 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1943-02-05 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • 1943-02-05 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1943-02-08 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • 1943-02-26 Paul Cotton, rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-02-28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-03-02 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 131 of 131

  • 2007-10-13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2009-07-04 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2010-03-10 Mickey Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies at 63
  • 2011-03-18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2012-01-02 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
  • 2012-02-08 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2013-02-04 Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • 2013-02-18 Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
  • 2013-03-06 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • 2013-03-07 Peter Banks, English rocker, dies at 65
  • 2013-05-17 Alan O'Day, American rocker, dies from brain cancer at 72
  • 2013-05-25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • 2013-07-26 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-08-14 Allen Lanier, American rocker, dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • 2014-07-30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • 2014-08-28 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist, dies from heart failure at 67
  • 2014-08-31 Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2014-12-02 Chris White, American rock bassist, dies at 78
  • 2014-12-03 Ian McLagan, English rocker, dies from a stroke at 69

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2014-12-22 Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 2015-05-05 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2015-06-27 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016-01-23 Peter [Piet] Swevel, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 2016-03-10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016-04-04 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2016-04-05 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), dies at 71
  • 2016-04-16 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), dies at 64
  • 2016-04-21 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), dies at 74
  • 2017-01-31 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72
  • 2017-04-11 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J. Geils Band - Centerfold), dies at 71