Rockers in Music History (Part 4)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,827

  • 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. 2018)
  • 1943-08-29 Richard Halligan, American jazz multi-instrumentalist and arranger (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1943-09-02 Rosalind Ashford, American rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas - "Heat Wave"; "Dancing In The Street"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-09-05 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American doo-wop vocalist (Impalas - "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestRoger Waters

1943-09-06 [George] Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Another 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, American singer (Whispers- "And the Beat Goes On"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1943-09-23 Steve Boone, American rock bassist and vocalist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe In Magic"), born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • 1943-09-25 Jules [Gary] Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association - "Cherish"), 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, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Guess Who - "American Woman"; Bachman-Turner Overdrive "Takin' Care Of Business"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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 Charles Frederick "C.F." Turner, Canadian rock bassist and songwriter (Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "Let It Ride"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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
  • 1943-12-25 Trevor Lucas, Australian folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Fairport Convention), born in Bungaree, Victoria (d. 1989)
  • 1943-12-28 Bobby Comstock, rocker
  • 1943-12-31 Pete Quaife, English rock bassist (The Kinks), born in Tavistock, England (d. 2010)
  • 1944-01-04 Volker Hornback, German saxophone player and violinist (Tangerine Dream, 1967-69)
  • 1944-01-08 Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, American country-rock keyboardist (Charlie Daniels Band), born in Southbridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Person of interestJimmy Page

1944-01-09 Jimmy Page, English rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944-01-18 Larry "Legs" Smith, British rocker (Bonzo Dog Band - "Urban Spaceman"), born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1944-01-28 Marty Fried, American rock drummer (The Cyrkle - "Red Rubber Ball"), born in Wayside, New Jersey
  • 1944-02-04 Florence LaRue, American pop and R&B vocalist (5th Dimension - "Up, Up, And Away"), born in Plainfield, New Jersey,
  • 1944-02-05 Al Kooper [Alan Peter Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears, Super Session), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-23 Mike Maxfield, British rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1944-02-29 Geoff Nicholls, British rock keyboardist (Black Sabbath, 1980-2013), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1944-03-01 Mike D'Abo, British rock vocalist (Manfred Mann - "Mighty Quinn"; Jesus Christ Superstar - "Herod"), and songwriter ("Handbags and Gladrags"), born in Betchworth, Surrey, England
  • 1944-03-17 Pat McCauley, Northern Irish rock keyboardist and drummer (Them - "Here Comes The Night") (d. 1984)
  • 1944-03-19 Tom Constanten, American rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead, 1968-70 - Aoxomoxoa), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1944-03-23 Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl"; "Shake It Up"; "You Are The Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1944-03-31 Rod Allen [Bainbridge] British pop-rock singer and bassist (Fortunes - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here It Comes Again"), born in Leicester, England (d. 2008)
  • 1944-03-31 Mick Ralphs, British rock guitarist (Mott the Hoople - "All The Young Dudes"; Bad Company - "Can't Get Enough"), born in Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England
  • 1944-04-03 Barry Pritchard, British rock guitarist (Fortunes - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here It Comes Again"; "This Golden Ring"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1999)
  • 1944-04-12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • 1944-04-13 Jack Casady, American rock bassist (Hot Tuna - "Hesitation Blues"; Jefferson Airplane -"Volunteers"; "White Rabbit"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1944-04-15 Dave Edmunds, Welsh rock singer and guitarist (Rockpile - "Girls Talk"; "I Knew The Bride"), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1944-04-16 Mike Mitchell, American rock guitarist (The Kingsmen -"Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • 1944-05-09 Richard Furay, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Buffalo Springfield; Poco), born in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • 1944-05-14 Gene Cornish, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals - "Good Lovin'"), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1944-05-18 Albert Hammond, British singer-songwriter ("It Never Rains In Southern California"), born in London, England

Person of interestJoe Cocker

1944-05-20 (John) "Joe" Cocker, English rock vocalist ("With A Little Help From My Friends"; "Cry Me A River"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Sheffield, England, (d. 2014)

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 1944-05-26 (Terence) Verden Allen, Welsh rock keyboardist (Mott the Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Crynant, Neath, Wales
  • 1944-05-28 Billy Vera, American rock singer-songwriter (Billy & The Beaters - "At This Moment"; "Into the Night"), born in Riverside, California
  • 1944-06-07 Clarence White, American session and country-rock guitarist (The Byrds, 1968-73 - "Ballad of Easy Rider"), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1944-06-24 Charlie Whitney, English rock guitarist (Family), born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
  • 1944-06-24 Jeff Beck, British rock guitarist (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group), born in Wallington, Surrey
  • 1944-06-30 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-07-07 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1944-07-22 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1944-07-24 Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1944-08-08 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • 1944-08-09 Viv Prince, British drummer (Pretty Things - "Honey I Need"), born in Loughborough, England
  • 1944-08-27 Tim Bogert, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge; Jeff Beck), born in NYC, New York [1]
  • 1944-08-30 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-08-30 William "Smitty" Smith, American rock keyboardist and session musician (Motherlode - "When I Die"), born in Belleville, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1944-09-16 Betty Kelly, American rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Attalla, Alabama
  • 1944-10-09 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who - "Baba O'Riley"), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1944-10-13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-10-25 Jon Anderson, English rock singer (Yes - Roundabout; Close To The Edge), born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • 1944-10-26 Mike Piano, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1944-10-29 Denny Laine [Brian Hines], British rock guitarist (The Moody Blues; Wings), born in Tyseley, Birmingham, England
  • 1944-11-01 Richard "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-11-02 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1944-11-06 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1944-11-08 Bonnie Bramlett, American rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie), born in Granite City, Illinois
  • 1944-11-08 Rodney Slater, English rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1944-11-09 Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Dartford, Kent (d. 2020)
  • 1944-11-17 (Harold Eugene) Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"), born in Tipton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1944-11-19 Charlie Coe, American rock guitarist and bassist (Paul Revere & the Raiders, 1963-68), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1944-11-26 Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2017)
  • 1944-11-26 Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes), born in Belzoni, Mississippi
  • 1944-11-30 Rob Grill, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-12-01 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • 1944-12-12 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock singer (MC5 - Kick Out The Jams), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • 1944-12-18 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli (d. 2017)
  • 1944-12-19 Alvin Lee, British rock vocalist and guitarist (10 Years After), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2013)
  • 1944-12-19 Zal Yanovsky, Canadian rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe in Magic?"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1944-12-27 Mick Jones, English rock guitarist (Foreigner - "I Want to Know What Love Is"), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1944-12-27 Tracy Nelson, American blues rock singer (Mother Earth), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1945-01-12 Maggie Bell, Scottish rock vocalist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-01-21 Chris Britton, British rock guitarist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), born in Watford, England
  • 1945-01-28 Robert Wyatt, English progressive rock musician (Soft Machine), born in Bristol, England
  • 1945-02-03 Johnny Cymbal, rocker (Mr Bass Man)
  • 1945-02-14 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • 1945-02-25 Elkie Brooks [Elaine Bookbinder], British rock singer ("Pearl's A Singer"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945-02-26 Mitch Ryder, American rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress), born in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • 1945-02-28 Ronnie Rosman, American rock organist, and accordion player (Tommy James & The Shondells - "I Think We're Alone Now"; "Crystal Blue Persuasion"), born in Greensburg, PA
  • 1945-03-07 Arthur Lee, American rock singer-songwriter (Love - "Forever Changes"; "Vindicator"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2006)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 301 - 315 of 315

  • 2020-06-04 Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (The Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), dies at 72
  • 2020-08-06 Wayne Fontana [Glyn Geoffrey Ellis], British rocker (The Mindbenders - "The Game Of Love"), dies at 74
  • 2020-09-02 Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers), dies at 62
  • 2020-09-29 Helen Reddy, Australian-American rock vocalist ("I Am Woman"; "You And Me Against The World"), dies at 78 [1]

Person of interestEddie Van Halen

2020-10-06 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"; "Jump"), dies of throat cancer at 65 [1]

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen
  • 2020-10-06 Johnny Nash, American rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), dies at 80 [1]
  • 2020-10-19 Tony Lewis, British rock singer-songwriter and bass player (The Outfield - "Your Love"), dies at 62
  • 2020-11-04 Ken Hensley, English songwriter and rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep), dies at 75
  • 2020-12-23 Leslie West [Weinstein], American rock guitarist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"; "Theme for an Imaginary Western"), dies of cardiac arrest at 75 [1]
  • 2021-01-14 Sylvain Sylvain [Mizrahi], Egyptian-American rock guitarist (New York Dolls), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2021-01-29 Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), dies at 77
  • 2021-03-05 Michael Stanley [Gee], American rocker (Michael Stanley Band- "My Town"), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 2021-03-15 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), dies at 74
  • 2021-04-16 Mike Mitchell, American rock guitarist (The Kingsmen -"Louie, Louie"), dies on his 77th birthday
  • 2021-04-28 Anita Lane, Australian rock singer-songwriter (The Bad Seeds - "From Her To Eternity"), dies at 61

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