Rockers in Music History (Part 9)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music


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Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,430

  • 1953-05-01 Felix Hanemann, American rocker (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1953-05-03 Bruce Hall, American rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-05-10 Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1953-05-14 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-05-16 Richard Page, American singer and bassist (Mr Mister), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • 1953-05-17 George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-05-18 [Feliciano] Butch Tavares, rocker (Tavares)
  • 1953-05-28 Arto Lindsay, American musician and producer (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1953-06-21 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), born in St. Andrew, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • 1953-06-29 Don Dokken, American heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-06-30 Hal Lindes, American-English rocker (Dire Straits), born in Monterey, California
  • 1953-07-07 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • 1953-07-10 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-08-06 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • 1953-08-16 James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
  • 1953-08-17 Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)
  • 1953-08-23 Bobby Gubby, English rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • 1953-08-27 Alex Lifeson, rock guitarist (Rush), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-09-05 Paulie Carmen, American rock vocalist (Champaign), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1953-09-07 Ben Bossi, American rocker (Romeo Void), born in San Francsico, California
  • 1953-09-15 Pat Barrett, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 1953-09-20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-10-05 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1953-10-10 Midge Ure, Scottish rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-10-16 Tony Carey, American rocker musician, singer-songwriter (Rainbow, Planet P Project), born in Fresno, California
  • 1953-10-21 Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go's)
  • 1953-11-11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
  • 1953-11-15 Alexander O'Neal, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1953-11-17 Dino Martin Jr, rocker
  • 1953-12-12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-17 Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-12-18 Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], rock guitarist (Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-01-01 Fr David, rocker, born in Paris, France
  • 1954-01-09 Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 1954-01-31 Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch rock guitarist (Whitesnake), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • 1954-02-19 Frances Bucholz, rocker (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • 1954-02-19 Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
  • 1954-02-20 Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
  • 1954-02-27 Neal Schon, American rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English), born in Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  • 1954-03-08 Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • 1954-03-09 Charmain Elaine Sylvers, American rocker (The Sylvers), born in Watts, Los Angeles
  • 1954-03-16 Nancy Wilson, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954-03-17 Rena Jones, rock vocalist
  • 1954-04-12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-04-13 Jimmy Destri, American rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-04-24 Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1954-04-29 Deborah Iyall, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1954-05-01 Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-05-05 Angelo Kimball, American rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-05-11 Edgar Riley Jr, rocker (Axe K)
  • 1954-05-18 Wreckless Eric, rocker (Waxworks, Be Stiff)
  • 1954-06-02 Michael Steele, rocker (Bangles-Eternal Flame, Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • 1954-06-09 Pete Byrne Bath, English rocker (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1954-06-13 Bo [Robert] Donaldson, American rock vocalist (Billy Don't Be a Hero), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954-06-16 Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • 1954-06-20 Michael Anthony [Sobolewski], American rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-06-22 Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1954-06-25 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto-Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-07-20 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-07-25 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-07-28 Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
  • 1954-07-28 Steve Morse, American rocker ( Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1954-08-25 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock vocalist (Allison), born in Paddington, London
  • 1954-08-26 Michael Chetwood, rocker
  • 1954-09-06 Banner Thomas, American rocker (Molly Hatchet), born in Orange Park, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1954-09-06 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-07 Benmont Tench, American rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1954-09-14 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • 1954-09-26 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954-09-28 George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
  • 1954-09-30 Patrice Rushen, rock vocalist, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDavid Lee Roth

1954-10-10 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington, Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1954-10-24 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, American rocker, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1954-11-03 Adam Ant [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (Goody Two Shoes, Antmusic), born in London
  • 1954-11-09 Dennis Stratton, British rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London
  • 1954-11-10 Mario Cipollina, American rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News), born in San Rafael, California
  • 1954-11-15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • 1954-11-23 Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
  • 1954-11-30 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne
  • 1954-12-26 Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
  • 1955-01-10 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • 1955-01-13 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • 1955-01-13 Trevor Rabin, South African rock guitarist and film score composer (Yes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Person of interestEddie Van Halen

1955-01-26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • 1955-02-13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1955-02-24 Bob Abrams, American rocker (Buckinghams), born in Ohio
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, American rock musician (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-10 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1955-03-14 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 1955-03-31 Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
  • 1955-04-13 Louis Johnson, American rock bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1955-05-03 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1955-05-20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • 1955-05-21 John Galvin, American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1955-05-22 Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist (Icehouse), born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955-05-29 Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1955-06-08 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker
  • 1955-06-26 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1955-07-03 Neil Clark, Scottish rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

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