Rockers in Music History (Part 6)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

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Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,751

  • 1946-12-21 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne California (d. 1998)
  • 1946-12-22 Rick Nielsen, American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (Cheap Trick- "I Want You to Want Me"), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1946-12-25 Jimmy Buffet, American yacht rock singer-songwriter ("Margaritaville"), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1946-12-29 Marianne Faithfull, English folk-rock singer-songwriter ("As Tears Go By"), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1946-12-30 Patti Smith, American poet and punk rock vocalist (Horses; "Because The Night"), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestDavid Bowie

1947-01-08 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust"), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1947-01-13 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, England
  • 1947-01-13 Drew Abbott, American rock guitarist (Silver Bullet Band, 1974-83), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1947-01-19 Roderic "Rod" Evans, English rocker (The Maze, Deep Purple), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1947-01-21 Jimmy Ibbotson, American country and folk-rock singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-02-03 Dave Davies, British rock guitarist and vocalist (The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"; "Lola"; "Living On A Thin Line"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England [1]
  • 1947-02-10 John Christopher "Chris" Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2012)
  • 1947-03-08 Mike Allsup, American rock guitarist (Three Dog Night - "Joy To The World"), born in Modesto, California
  • 1947-03-10 Tom Scholz, American rock guitarist, singwriter, and inventor (Boston - "More Than a Feeling"), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1947-03-11 Mark Stein, American rock singer, Hammond organ and keyboard player, and songwriter (Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1947-03-17 Ian Gomm, British rock guitarist
  • 1947-03-21 Franco Mussida, Italian progressive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1947-03-22 Harry Vanda [Vandenberg], Dutch-Australian rock guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Easybeats - "Friday On My Mind"), born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • 1947-03-31 Al Goodman, American pop-soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown - "Special Lady"), born in Jackson, Mississippi

Person of interestSteve Howe

1947-04-08 Steve Howe, English progressive rock guitarist (Yes - "Roundabout"; Asia - "Heat Of The Moment"), born in London, England

Rock Guitarist Steve Howe
Rock Guitarist
Steve Howe
  • 1947-04-18 Walt Richmond, American rock keyboardist (The Tractors; J.J. Cale; Bob Seger; Eric Clapton), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1947-04-23 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull, 1967-70; Wild Turkey), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • 1947-04-27 Pete Ham, Welsh rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1947-05-13 Pete Overend Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Yardley, Birmingham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1947-05-14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-05-15 Graeham Goble, Australian rock guitarist (Little River Band - Reminiscing), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-01 Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
  • 1947-06-05 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • 1947-06-08 Mick Box, English rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London
  • 1947-06-21 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-07-15 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), born in Chipping Barnet, London (d. 2013)
  • 1947-07-19 Brian May, English rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England

Person of interestCarlos Santana

1947-07-20 Carlos Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman), born in Autlán de Navarro

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana
  • 1947-07-23 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist and actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1947-07-29 Lenny Zakatek [du Platel], Indian-English rock singer (Alan Parsons Project; Gonzalez), born in Karachi, British India
  • 1947-07-31 Karl Green, English rock bassist (Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown You Have A Lovely Daughter"), born in Salford, England
  • 1947-08-01 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1947-08-17 Gary Talley, American rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1947-08-21 Carl Giammarese, American rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-09-03 Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey In The Jar"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947-09-08 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1947-09-09 Freddy Weller, American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1947-09-19 Lol Creme [Lawrence Creme], English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc), born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • 1947-09-25 John Fiddler, English rock vocalist and guitarist (British Lions), born in Darlaston, Wednesbury, England
  • 1947-09-30 Marc Bolan, English rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong (Get It On)), born in London (d. 1977)
  • 1947-10-04 Frank "Skip" Konte, American rock keyboardist (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Three Dog Night, 1973-76), born in Canon City, Oklahoma
  • 1947-10-08 Tony Wilson, Trinidadian rock songwriter, bassist, and vocalist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Trinidad
  • 1947-10-13 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Salinas, California
  • 1947-10-25 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Blackheath, England
  • 1947-10-27 Edgar Broughton, British rocker ("Out Demons, Out!"), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • 1947-11-10 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Bournemouth (d. 2016)
  • 1947-11-12 Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1947-11-13 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1947-11-29 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • 1947-12-28 Dick Diamonde [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
  • 1947-12-31 Rita Lee [Jones], Brazilian rock singer, songwriter and musician (Os Mutantes), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Person of interestDonald Fagen

1948-01-10 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter (Steely Dan - "Reelin' In The Years"), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • 1948-01-17 Mick Taylor, British rock guitarist (John Mayhall' Bluesbreakers, 1967-69; Rolling Stones, 1969-74 - "Brown Sugar", "Honky Tonk Woman"), born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-22 Todd Rundgren, American rock singer-songwriter ("Hello It's Me"; "Bang The Drum All Day"), multi-instrumentalist and producer (The Tubes; XTC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-01-23 Anita Pointer, American pop vocalist (Pointer Sisters - "He's So Shy"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1948-01-24 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-27 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1948-02-19 Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, 1968-74, 84, 89; Firefall, 1976-79; Heart, 1982-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-19 Tony Iommi, American rock guitarist (Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"; "Iron Man"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-02-20 Billy Zoom [Stuart Kindell], American punk rock guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • 1948-02-23 Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England (d. 2020)
  • 1948-02-27 Eddie Gray, American rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue), born in Niles, Michigan
  • 1948-03-02 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Born on the Wrong Side of Time"), born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1948-03-03 Terence "Snowy" White, British rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy, 1980-82; Roger Waters), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, British progressive rock bassist, founding and longest serving member of Yes, 1969-2014 ("The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"), born in Kingsbury, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-09 Jeffrey Osborne, American soul singer-songwriter ("On the Wings of Love"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1948-03-11 George Kooymans, Dutch rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Golden Earring - Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1948-03-12 Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
  • 1948-03-16 Michael Owen Bruce, American rock musician (Alice Cooper), born in Kansas
  • 1948-03-26 Richard Tandy, British rock bassist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-03-26 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"; "Dude Looks Like A Lady"), born in New York City
  • 1948-03-28 John Evan, British rock keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1948-03-31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch rock singer, organist, and flutist (Focus - "Hocus Pocus"; Introspection), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948-04-17 Jan Hammer, Czech-American rock keyboardist (Mahavishnu Orchestra; Jeff Beck), and composer ("Miami Vice Theme"), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1948-04-21 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1948-06-20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1948-06-23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-07-04 Jeremy Spencer, British rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England
  • 1948-07-12 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestCat Stevens

1948-07-21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 1948-07-27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus), born in Athens (d. 1990)
  • 1948-08-13 Tony Santini [Scott Powell], American rocker (Sha Na Na), born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestRobert Plant

1948-08-20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • 1948-08-31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • 1948-09-06 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1948-09-16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948-09-20 Chuck Panozzo, American rock bassist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-09-23 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana (d. 2013)
  • 1948-09-29 Mike Pinera, American rock guitarist and singer (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Iron Butterfly), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1948-10-01 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit Michigan (d. 2000)

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

1948-10-08 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 1948-10-09 Jackson Browne, American rock vocalist (Lawyers in Love), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1948-10-09 Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), born in London, England
  • 1948-10-19 Patrick Simmons, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers - "Blackwater"), born in Aberdeen, Washington

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