Rockers in Music History (Part 2)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,424

  • 1939-12-08 Jerry Butler, American rock vocalist (Never Give You Up), born in Sunflower, Mississippi
  • 1939-12-11 David Gates, American rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1939-12-15 Cindy Birdsong, American rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-23 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath], American rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1940-02-10 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall In Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-20 Barbara Ellis, American rocker (Fleetwoods), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1940-03-01 Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
  • 1940-03-15 Phil Lesh, [Chapman], American rock bassist (Grateful Dead), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1940-03-20 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1940-03-26 Rod Lauren, rocker (If I Had a Girl)
  • 1940-03-29 Raymond Davis, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1940-04-18 Mike Vickers, British rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Southampton, Hampshire
  • 1940-05-19 Mickey Newbury, rocker
  • 1940-06-08 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1940-06-23 Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish rocker who was the original bassist for the Beatles, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1962)
  • 1940-07-04 Dave Rowberry, English rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2003)
  • 1940-07-23 Gary Stites, American rock vocalist (Lonely For You), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1940-08-10 Bobby Hatfield, American rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1940-08-19 Johnny Nash, Amercian rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940-08-20 John Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
  • 1940-09-02 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • 1940-09-09 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1940-09-24 Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-10-07 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1940-10-08 Fred Cash, American rocker (Impressions), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Person of interestCliff Richard

1940-10-14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • 1940-10-21 Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)
  • 1940-10-23 Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter (Da Doo Ron Ron, Leader of the Pack), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1940-11-10 Screaming Lord [David Edward] Sutch, English rocker and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • 1940-11-14 Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1940-12-21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • 1940-12-23 Jorma Kaukonen, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940-12-25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-01-05 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941-01-07 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1941-01-24 Michael Chapman, English musician (Looking for 11), born in Leeds, England
  • 1941-02-03 Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
  • 1941-02-08 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-30 Johnny Farina, American rocker (Santo & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-09 Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1941-05-10 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-05-11 Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 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 Crewdson, English rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers), born in Manchester
  • 1941-06-09 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017)
  • 1941-06-10 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • 1941-06-12 Reg Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter, born in Andover, Hampshire, England (d. 2013)
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter and rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin', One, Without You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1941-06-30 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), born in Hamlet, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1941-07-07 James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire (d. 2018)
  • 1941-07-10 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2020)
  • 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, American singer (Tragedy) (d. 1971)
  • 1941-07-26 Brenton Wood [Alfred Smith], American rock musician (Gimme Little Sign), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1941-08-10 George Bellamy, English rocker (The Tornados), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1941-08-14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-24 Ernest Wright Jr, American rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist and drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-09-19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • 1941-10-07 Martin Murray, English rocker (Honeycombs), born in London, England
  • 1941-10-17 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1941-10-25 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1941-10-28 Hank Marvin [Brian Rankin], English rocker (the Shadows), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
  • 1941-11-02 Bruce Welch [Bruce Cripps], English rocker (Shadows Bognor Regis), born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England

Person of interestTom Fogerty

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

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
  • 1941-11-12 Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • 1941-11-17 [Harold Eugene] Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)
  • 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, English rocker (The Blues Band), born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1941-12-10 Chad Stuart, English rock vocalist and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy), born in Windermere, Cumberland, England
  • 1941-12-12 Terry Kirkman, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Association), born in Salina, Kansas
  • 1941-12-18 Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
  • 1941-12-29 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), born in Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1942-01-01 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942-01-04 John McLaughlin [Mahavishnu], American rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy), born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • 1942-01-10 Jim Croce, American rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1942-01-16 Billy Francis, American rocker (Dr Hook), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1942-01-31 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
  • 1942-02-04 Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
  • 1942-02-05 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-09 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revers & Raiders), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1942-03-19 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • 1942-04-01 Alan Blakley, English rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1942-04-01 Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
  • 1942-04-01 Phil Margo, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-05 Allan Clarke, English rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1942-04-08 Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • 1942-04-19 Alan Price, English rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Fatfield, Washington, England
  • 1942-04-26 Bobby Rydell, American rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-05-08 Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood [Euclid James Sherwood], American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • 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)

Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 220

  • 1997-06-20 Lawrence Payton, rocker (4 Tops-I'll Be There), dies at 59
  • 1997-09-24 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), dies at 57

Person of interestMichael Hutchence

1997-11-22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock singer and actor (INXS), commits suicide at 37

  • 1997-12-16 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), dies from brain seizure at 45
  • 1998-02-06 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1998-07-26 Chico [David-Allen] Ryan, American rock vocalist (Sha Na Na), dies at 50
  • 1999-05-18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), dies at 44
  • 1999-06-16 Screaming Lord [David Edward] Sutch, English rocker and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), committed suicide at 58
  • 1999-06-27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 1999-08-25 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), dies at 42
  • 2000-02-07 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), dies of complications from cancer at 56
  • 2000-03-27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • 2000-11-30 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • 2000-12-24 Nick Massi, American rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), dies at 65
  • 2001-07-18 Mimi Fariña, American rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), dies at 56
  • 2001-10-24 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2001-12-16 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country), dies at 43
  • 2002-01-02 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • 2002-04-05 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt), dies at 34
  • 2002-06-06 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist and vocalist (Ratt-Round & Round), dies at 42
  • 2002-06-27 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
  • 2003-03-02 Hank Ballard [John Henry Kendricks], American rocker (The Midnighters - "The Twist" - pre-Chubber Checker), dies at 75
  • 2003-06-06 Dave Rowberry, English rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun), dies at 62
  • 2003-09-07 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), dies of pleural mesothelioma at 56
  • 2004-04-01 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58
  • 2005-08-29 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed to have drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 2006-06-02 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes, Grateful Dead), commits suicide at 55
  • 2006-07-22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • 2006-08-03 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006-08-04 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), dies of cancer at 62
  • 2006-09-21 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 2006-11-24 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • 2006-12-02 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • 2006-12-17 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), dies at 63
  • 2007-01-06 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), dies at 72
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • 2007-07-04 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, dies of complications after a car accident at 28
  • 2007-08-06 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo), dies at 38
  • 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
  • 2007-12-16 Dan Fogelberg, American rocker (Same Old Lang Syne), dies at 56
  • 2008-04-15 Brian "Blinky" Davison, British rocker (The Nice), dies at 65
  • 2008-04-17 Daniel "Danny" Federici, American rocker and musician (E Street Band), dies of melanoma at 58
  • 2008-12-27 Delaney Bramlett, American rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie), dies at 69
  • 2009-07-04 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2010-02-13 Dale Hawkins, American rock singer and songwriter (Susie Q), dies at 73
  • 2010-03-10 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies of a brain tumour at 63
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge), dies at 70
  • 2010-07-06 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), dies at 80
  • 2011-02-06 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman), dies at 58
  • 2011-03-18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2011-06-03 Andrew Gold, American rocker (Lonely Boy), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 2011-06-12 Carl Gardner, American rock vocalist (Coasters-Yakety Yak), dies at 83
  • 2011-07-12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67
  • 2011-07-24 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), dies at 60
  • 2011-09-29 Sylvia Robinson, American rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange), dies at 76
  • 2011-12-25 Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood [Euclid James Sherwood], American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), dies at 69
  • 2012-01-02 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, American rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
  • 2012-02-08 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
  • 2012-03-03 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 64
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - Up On Cripple Creek), dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2012-04-23 John Christopher "Chris" Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2012-05-16 Doug Dillard, American country rock musician (The Dillards, Gene Clark, Dillard & Clark) and actor (Clem-Popeye), dies of a lung infection caused by a collapsed lung at 75
  • 2012-11-07 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), dies at 78
  • 2013-02-04 Reg Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter, 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 [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 2013-05-21 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), dies from cancer at 62
  • 2013-05-25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • 2013-07-26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-08-14 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • 2014-01-18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • 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, American rocker (Survivor), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2014-11-19 Riff West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 64
  • 2014-12-03 Ian McLagan, English rocker, dies from a stroke at 69

Person of interestJoe Cocker

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

Rocker Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
  • 2015-03-15 Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), dies from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59
  • 2015-05-05 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2015-05-21 Louis Johnson, American rock bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), dies at 60
  • 2015-06-27 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2015-09-09 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), dies at 72
  • 2015-09-28 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], American rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), dies at 76
  • 2015-10-20 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), dies at 74
  • 2016-01-23 Peter Sweval, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 2016-01-28 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), dies following a heart attack at 74
  • 2016-03-10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016-04-02 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), dies at 71
  • 2016-04-04 Carlo Mastrangelo, Italian-American rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), dies of cancer at 78
  • 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
  • 2016-12-07 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2017-01-22 Jaki Liebesit, German rocker (Can), dies at 78
  • 2017-01-31 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2017-01-31 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72
  • 2017-04-09 Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), dies at 72
  • 2017-04-10 Banner Thomas, American rocker (Molly Hatchet), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2017-04-11 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J. Geils Band - Centerfold), dies at 71