Rockers in Music History (Part 7)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

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Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,741

  • 1948-11-09 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-11-21 Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948-11-28 Beeb Birtles [Gerard Birtlekamp], Dutch-Australian rock guitarist (Little River Band - Diamantina Cocktail), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1948-12-04 Southside Johnny [Lyons], American rocker (Asbury Jukes - I Don't Want Go Home), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • 1948-12-06 Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German rocker (Stinker), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1948-12-13 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan; The Doobie Brothers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-12-13 Ted Nugent, American rock guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever; Damn Yankees) and right-wing gun advocate, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948-12-13 Davy O'List, English rocker (Roxy Music), born in Chiswick, London
  • 1948-12-17 Jim Bonfanti, American drummer (Raspberries - "Go All the Way"), born in Windber, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-12-27 Larry Byrom, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf, 1969-71), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1949-01-02 Michael "Chick" Churchill, British blues-rock keyboardist (Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home"), born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
  • 1949-01-11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian pop singer (Sherbert), born in Melbourne
  • 1949-01-22 James "J.P." Pennington, American country-pop singer and guitarist (Exile), born in Berea, Kentucky
  • 1949-01-26 Derek Holt, British rock guitarist (Curved Air; Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England
  • 1949-02-02 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-02-02 Tom Tripplehorn, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • 1949-02-10 Nigel Olsson, British rock touring and session drummer and backing vocalist (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England
  • 1949-02-12 Stanley Knight, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - High on the Hog), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • 1949-02-14 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • 1949-02-21 Jerry Harrison, American rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), and record producer (Kenny Wayne Shepherd; The String Cheese Incident), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1949-03-02 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French rock singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-03-06 Donald York, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1949-03-12 Bill Payne, American rock keyboardist (Little Feat - "Time Loves a Hero"), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1949-03-21 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1949-03-24 Steve Lang, Canadian rock bassist (April Wine, 1976-84 - "Just Between You And Me"), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2017)
  • 1949-03-24 Nick Lowe, British rock bassist, singer, songwriter (Brinsley Schwarz - "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding"; Rockpile - "Teacher, Teacher"; solo-"Cruel To Be Kind"), and producer (Elvis Costello; Graham Parker), born in , Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 1949-03-25 Neil Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Amen Corner - "Bend Me Shape Me"), born in Llanbradach, South Wales (d. 2018)
  • 1949-03-26 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-03-29 Dave Greenfield, British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"), born in Brighton, England (d. 2020)
  • 1949-04-04 Larry Lingle, American rock guitarist (The Four Seasons, 1979-93), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1949-04-07 John Oates, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Hall & Oates - "Rich Girl"; "Maneater"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-09 (David Allan) "Chico" Ryan, American rock bassist and singer (Sha Na Na), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1949-04-26 Jimmy Hall, American rocker (Wet Willie), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Person of interestBilly Joel

1949-05-09 Billy Joel, American rock vocalist (Piano Man, Just the Way You Are), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • 1949-05-18 Rick Wakeman, English, rock keyboardist (Yes), born in London
  • 1949-05-18 William Wallace, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1949-05-19 Dusty Hill, rocker (ZZ Top)
  • 1949-06-01 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1949-06-07 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1949-06-12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • 1949-06-13 Dennis Locorriere, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Dr Hook), born in Union City, New Jersey
  • 1949-06-15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-06-16 Peppy Castro [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-20 Bob Andrews, English rock keyboardist and producer (Brinsley Schwarz; The Rumour), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • 1949-06-22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949-06-22 Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1949-06-24 John Illsley, English rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • 1949-07-10 Dave Smalley, American rocker (Raspberries)
  • 1949-07-15 Trevor Horn, British rock musician/producer (Buggles-"Video Killed The Radio star";Yes-Drama; Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Durham, England
  • 1949-07-16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist and vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949-07-16 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1949-07-17 Mike Vale, American rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • 1949-07-17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949-07-18 Wally Bryson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1949-07-27 David Muse, American rocker (Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Rome, Georgia
  • 1949-08-07 Tim[othy] Renwick, British rock guitarist (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver), born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  • 1949-08-11 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949-08-16 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1949-08-18 Nigel Griggs, English musician (Split Enz), born in Hatfield, United Kingdom
  • 1949-08-20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock singer and bass player (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town"), born in West Bromwich, England. (d. 1986)
  • 1949-08-25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • 1949-08-28 Hugh Cornwell, English rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • 1949-08-31 Rick Roberts, American singer-songwriter (Flying Burrito brothers; Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1949-09-05 David "Clem" Clempson, British rock guitarist (Colosseum; Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
  • 1949-09-06 Jimmy Litherland, English rocker (Mitarbeit), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1949-09-10 Barriemore Barlow, English drummer (Jethro Tull), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949-09-12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1949-09-13 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1949-09-14 Steve Gaines, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Seneca, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1949-09-14 Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese rock singer and songwriter, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1949-09-14 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • 1949-09-18 Kerry Livgren, American rock guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas

Person of interestBruce Springsteen

1949-09-23 Bruce Springsteen [The Boss], American singer, songwriter and rock musician (Born to Run, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1949-09-27 Jahn Teigen, Norwegian pop-rock singer (Popol Ace; Eurovison Song Contest, 1978, 1982 & 1983), born in Tønsberg, Norway (d. 2020)
  • 1949-10-02 Richard Hell, American rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-10-06 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
  • 1949-10-07 Dave Hope, American rock bassist and retired priest (Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1949-10-11 Greg Douglass, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949-10-13 Rick Vito, American session and touring rock guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-91, born Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-10-27 Garry Tallent, American rock bassist and producer (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-10-30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-10-31 Bob Siebenberg, American rock drummer (Supertramp - Crime Of The Century), born in Glendale, California
  • 1949-11-09 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1949-11-12 Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker
  • 1949-11-13 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1949-11-13 Terry Reid, English rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), born in Huntingdon, England
  • 1949-11-14 James "J.Y." Young, American rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-11-20 William Harry "Billy" Jones, American rock guitarist (The Outlaws), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1949-11-28 Hugh McKenna, British rock keyboardist (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), born in Coatsbridge, England (d. 2019)
  • 1949-11-30 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1949-12-03 Mickey Thomas, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Starship - "Jane"; Starship -"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • 1949-12-07 Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter and piano player (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law) born in Pomona, California
  • 1949-12-13 Tom Verlaine, American rock vocalist (Television), born in Denville, New Jersey
  • 1949-12-14 Cliff Williams, English rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Romford, Essex, England
  • 1949-12-16 Billy Gibbons, American jazz-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-12-17 Paul Rodgers, English-Canadian rock singer and musician (Bad Company - "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"; The Firm; + Queen), born in Middlesbrough, England

Person of interestMaurice Gibb

1949-12-22 Maurice Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and bassist (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
  • 1949-12-22 Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), born in Florida (d. 1984)

Person of interestRobin Gibb

1949-12-22 Robin Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and producer (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2012)

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 1949-12-23 Luther Grosvenor, English rock musician (Spooky Tooth), born in Evesham, United Kingdom

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