Rockers in Music History (Part 5)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music


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Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,751

  • 1945-05-09 Steve Katz, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-05-12 Ian McLagan, English rock keyboardist (Small Face; Faces), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, (d. 2014)

Person of interestPete Townshend

1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1945-05-26 Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1945-05-27 Bruce Cockburn, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1945-05-28 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1945-05-29 Gary Brooker, English rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum), born in Hackney, London
  • 1945-06-23 Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • 1945-06-28 Dave Knights, British rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • 1945-07-15 Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-07-20 Kim Carnes, American rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1945-08-16 Gary Loizzo, American rock guitarist and singer (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1945-08-16 Kevin Ayers, British progressive rocker (Soft Machine; Joy of a Toy), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-08-18 Sarah Dash, American rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1945-08-19 Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Jesus Christ Superstar), born in London
  • 1945-08-22 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies - "Sugar, Sugar"), and producer (Barry Manilow), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1945-08-24 Ken Hensley, English songwriter and rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep), born in Plumstead, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945-08-29 Chris Copping, English rock bassist (Procol Harum), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • 1945-08-31 Bob Welch, American rock vocalist, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1945-09-05 Al Stewart, Scottish rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-09-08 Kelly Groucutt, English musician (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Coseley, England (d. 2009)
  • 1945-09-08 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in San Bruno, California (d. 1973)
  • 1945-09-26 Bryan Ferry, English rocker (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together), born in Washington, County Durham, England
  • 1945-10-03 Antonio Martinez, Spanish rock guitarist (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black", born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1990)
  • 1945-10-07 Kevin Godley, English rock drummer, vocalist, and producer (10cc - "I'm Not On Love"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945-10-08 Ray Royer, English rock guitarist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in The Pinewoods, Essex
  • 1945-10-10 Alan Cartwright, English rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), born in London
  • 1945-10-19 Keith Reid, British lyricist and poet (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale" ), born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1945-10-21 Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)
  • 1945-10-22 Leslie West [Weinstein], American rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • 1945-10-23 Kim Larsen, Danish rock singer (In the Middle of the Night), born in Copenhagen (d. 2018)
  • 1945-10-28 Wayne Fontana [Glyn Geoffrey Ellis], British rocker (The Mindbenders - "The Game Of Love"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945-10-31 (Russell Glyn) "Russ" Ballard, British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Argent - "Liar"; "You Can Do Magic"), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1945-11-01 Rick Grech, British rock musician (Blind Faith, Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1990)
  • 1945-11-11 Chris Dreja, British rock guitartist and bass player (Yardbirds), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • 1945-11-11 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-11-24 Lee Michaels, rocker (Do You Know What I Mean), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-11-26 John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
  • 1945-11-30 Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six; Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Rainbow), born near Brecon, Wales
  • 1945-12-16 Tony Hicks, British rock guitarist (The Hollies), born in Nelson, England
  • 1945-12-19 John McEuen, American bluegrass, folk-rock fiddler, guitarist, banjo, and mandolin player (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Steve Martin), born in Oakland, California
  • 1945-12-25 (David) Noel Redding, British rock bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Purple Haze"), born in Folkstone, England (d. 2003)
  • 1945-12-28 Dwight Bement, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl)

Person of interestJohn Paul Jones

1946-01-03 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • 1946-01-28 Rick Allen, American rock bass player and keyboardist (The Box Tops - "Cry Like A Baby"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1946-02-19 Paul Dean, Canadian rock guitarist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1946-02-20 (John) J. Geils, American rock guitarist (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1946-02-23 Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron"; "Crazy Love"), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2021)

Person of interestDavid Gilmour

1946-03-06 David Gilmour, British rock guitarist, and vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Comfortably Numb"), born in Cambridge, England

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 1946-03-07 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in London, England
  • 1946-03-07 Peter Wolf [Blankenfeild], American rock singer (J. Giels Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1946-03-08 Randy Meisner, American rock bassist and vocalist (Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band; Linda Ronstadt; Eagles, 1971-77- "Take It To The Limit"), born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
  • 1946-03-09 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • 1946-03-15 Howard Scott, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (War, 1969-94 - "Cisco Kid"; "Why Can’t We Be Friends?"), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1946-03-19 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • 1946-03-31 Al Nichol, American rock guitarist and keyboard player (Turtles - "Elenore"), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1946-04-01 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, English rock bassist (Small Faces - "Hey Girl"), born in London, England
  • 1946-04-04 Dave Hill, English rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You), born in Holbeton, Devon
  • 1946-05-01 Nick Fortuna, American rock bassist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-05-23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-26 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople; The Spiders From Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1993)
  • 1946-06-05 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone), born in Vallejo, California
  • 1946-06-07 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • 1946-06-15 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • 1946-06-25 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1946-06-25 Ian McDonald, English rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson, Foreigner), born in Osterly, Middlesex
  • 1946-06-30 Billy Brown, American rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1946-07-11 John Lawton, British rock singer (Lucifer's Friend & Uriah Heep), born in Halifax, England
  • 1946-07-19 Alan Gorrie, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Average White Band), born in Perth, Scotland
  • 1946-07-29 Neal Doughty, American rock keyboardist (REO Speedwagon), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1946-07-30 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1946-08-01 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 2006)
  • 1946-08-03 John York [Foley], American rock bassist and guitarist, born in White Plains, New York.
  • 1946-08-09 Marinus "Rinus ' Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love"), born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 1946-09-04 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Diego, California (d. 2019)
  • 1946-09-07 Alfa Anderson, American R&B vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-09-08 Dean Daughtry, American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Kinston, Alabama
  • 1946-09-09 Doug Ingle, American rock vocalist and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly - "In A Gadda Da Vida"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1946-09-11 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-09-12 Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy, American rock guitarist (Redbone), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d. 2009)
  • 1946-09-14 Pete Agnew, Scottich rock bassist (Nazareth -"Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1946-09-20 Mick Rogers [Michael Oldroyd], British rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), born in Dovercourt, Essex, England
  • 1946-09-28 Helen Shapiro, British pop and jazz vocalist ("You Don't Know"), born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1946-10-14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish rock vocalist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1946-10-17 James Ray "Jim" Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-10-21 Lux Interior [Erick Lee Purkhiser], American punk rock singer (The Cramps), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1946-10-21 Tetsu Yamauchi, Japanese rock bass guitarist (Free; The Faces), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1946-10-22 Eddie Brigati, American rock vocalist (The Young Rascals - "Groovin'"), born in Garfield, New Jersey
  • 1946-10-26 Keith Hopwood, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England
  • 1946-10-30 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), born in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1946-11-06 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1946-11-08 Roy Wood, English rock vocalist and cellist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1946-11-17 Martin Barre, British rock guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1946-11-18 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1946-11-20 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • 1946-12-09 Dennis Dunaway, American rocker (Alice Cooper), born in Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • 1946-12-09 Bill Church, American rock bass guitarist (Van Morrison; Sammy Hagar)
  • 1946-12-12 Denny Dias, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-12-15 Harry Ray, American soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown - "Special Lady"), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1946-12-20 Douglass Lubahn, psychedelic rock and jazz rock bassist (d. 2019)

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