Rockers in Music History (Part 3)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,430

  • 1942-05-22 Calvin Simon, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove), born in Beckley, West Virginia
  • 1942-05-25 Brian "Blinky" Davison, British rocker (The Nice), born in Leicester, England (d. 2008)
  • 1942-05-26 Ray Ennis, British rock guitarist (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good), born in Huyton, England
  • 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, English 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, British rock singer and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire), born in Whitby, Yorkshire
  • 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
  • 1942-07-21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • 1942-07-24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1942-08-01 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1942-08-08 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1942-08-24 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-08-25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1942-09-06 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-09-08 Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1972)
  • 1942-09-09 Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • 1942-09-10 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1942-09-16 Bernie Calvert, English rock bassist (Hollies), born in Brierfield, England
  • 1942-09-24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-09-24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1942-09-30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • 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, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1942-10-21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1942-10-22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • 1942-11-17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-11-22 Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1942-11-29 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • 1942-12-02 Ted Bluechel, American rock vocalist and drummer (Association), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1942-12-04 Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • 1942-12-07 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in New York City, New York
  • 1942-12-14 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1942-12-30 Michael Nesmith, American rock musician (The Monkees), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1942-12-31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1943-01-09 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)

Person of interestJanis Joplin

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
  • 1943-01-28 Dick Taylor, English guitarist (the Pretty Things), born in Dartford, England
  • 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 Larry Tamblyn, American rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-02-08 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • 1943-02-26 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-02-28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-03-01 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1943-03-02 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943-03-07 Leon Sylvers III, American rocker and producer (The Sylers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1943-04-02 Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
  • 1943-04-07 Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
  • 1943-04-16 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1943-04-17 Roy Estrada, American rocker (Mothers Of Invention), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1943-05-07 Rick West [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • 1943-05-09 Bruce Milner, American musician (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1943-05-12 David Walker, rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • 1943-05-14 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Leeds, England (d. 1994)
  • 1943-05-21 Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun) born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • 1943-05-25 John "Poli" Palmer, British rocker (Family), born in Evesham, Worcestershire
  • 1943-06-03 Mike Dennis, rocker (Dovells)
  • 1943-07-04 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1943-07-05 Robbie Robertson [Jamie], Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943-07-10 Jerry Miller, American songwriter and rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestChristine McVie

1943-07-12 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • 1943-07-18 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), born in Nairn, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1943-07-23 Tony Joe White, American rocker (Polk Salad Annie), born in Oak Grove, Louisiana (d. 2018)

Person of interestMick Jagger

1943-07-26 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1943-07-27 Allan Ramsey, American rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring) (d. 1985)
  • 1943-08-04 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • 1943-08-11 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1943-08-19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943-08-24 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1943-08-28 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2019)
  • 1943-08-29 Richard Halligan, American rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1943-09-02 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-09-05 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American rocker (Impalas), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestRoger Waters

1943-09-06 Roger Waters [George Roger Waters], English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 1943-09-23 Walter Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1943-09-25 Gary Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1943-09-25 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1943-09-27 Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • 1943-09-27 Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)
  • 1943-09-27 Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful)
  • 1943-09-28 Nick St Nicholas, rock bassist (Steppenwolf), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1943-09-29 Manuel Fernandez, rocker
  • 1943-10-05 Steve Miller, American rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1943-10-10 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1943-10-16 C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • 1943-10-18 Russ Giguere, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1943-11-12 Brian Hyland, American rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943-11-12 John Maus, American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-11-24 Robin Williamson, rocker (Incredible String Band)
  • 1943-11-30 Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)
  • 1943-12-14 Frank Allen, English rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • 1943-12-23 Derek Small, British heavy metal bassist (Spinal Tap), born in Nilford-on-Null, West Midlands

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 223 of 223

  • 2017-04-11 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J. Geils Band - Centerfold), dies at 71
  • 2017-09-02 Dave Hlubek, American rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 66

Person of interestWalter Becker

2017-09-03 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), dies of esophageal cancer at 67

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • 2017-09-19 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), dies at 76
  • 2017-10-02 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), dies of an accidental overdose at 66
  • 2017-10-17 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), dies of glioblastoma at 53
  • 2017-11-24 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), dies of natural causes at 70
  • 2017-12-12 Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), dies from ill health at 62
  • 2018-01-04 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), dies at 76
  • 2018-01-16 Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), dies at 69
  • 2018-01-20 James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), dies after a fall at 76
  • 2018-01-24 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), dies after a long illness at 60
  • 2018-03-02 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), dies at 62 from West Nile virus
  • 2018-03-12 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • 2018-07-02 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), dies at 70
  • 2018-08-22 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2018-10-24 Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer (Polk Salad Annie), dies at 75
  • 2018-12-23 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), dies at 75
  • 2019-03-26 Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat, General Public), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2019-10-05 Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), dies at 70
  • 2020-04-19 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), dies at 78
  • 2020-05-15 Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), dies at 75
  • 2020-06-04 Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (The Sweet), dies at 72