Rock n Roll in History (Part 2)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands - Rockers

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,088

  • 1940-09-11 Bernie Dwyer, rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1940-09-24 Barbara Allbut, rock vocalist (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-10-07 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)

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1940-10-14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • 1940-10-23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-12-20 Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1940-12-23 Jorma Kaukonen, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941-01-05 Grady Thomas, US rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain)
  • 1941-02-03 Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
  • 1941-02-04 John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1941-02-08 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • 1941-02-28 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1941-03-15 Mike Love, California, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-03 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-18 Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1941-05-09 Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1941-05-11 Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1941-06-10 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • 1941-06-12 Reg[inald] Presley, [Ball], rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing), (d. 2013)
  • 1941-08-24 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • 1941-08-26 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941-09-09 Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-09-19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore Maryland,
  • 1941-09-21 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-26 Joe Bauer, rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941-10-02 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • 1941-10-17 Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1941-10-25 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1941-11-17 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-12-10 Chad Stuart, Windermere Cumberland, UK rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
  • 1941-12-12 Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)
  • 1941-12-19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-29 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), born in Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1942-01-01 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942-01-04 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
  • 1942-01-10 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-01-11 Clarence Clemons, American rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E Sreet Band), born in Norfolk County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • 1942-02-05 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942-02-11 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
  • 1942-02-20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • 1942-02-28 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-09 Mark Lindsay, Eugene Or, rock vocalist/sax (Paul Revers & Raiders)
  • 1942-03-12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • 1942-03-15 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • 1942-03-30 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
  • 1942-04-01 Phil Margo, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-05 Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe)
  • 1942-04-08 Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • 1942-04-19 Alan Price, England, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1942-04-26 Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-05-08 Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood [Euclid James Sherwood], American rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • 1942-05-12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • 1942-05-22 Calvin Simon, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)
  • 1942-06-03 Curtis Mayfield, rock vocalist (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-06-08 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-07-21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • 1942-07-24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1942-08-11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • 1942-08-15 Peter York, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1942-08-24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-08-25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1942-09-08 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1942-09-08 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942-09-10 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1942-09-16 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • 1942-09-24 Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
  • 1942-09-30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • 1942-10-14 Billy Harrison, rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1942-10-15 Don Stevenson, rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1942-10-21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1942-10-22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)

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1942-11-27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

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Jimi Hendrix
  • 1942-11-29 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • 1942-12-02 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
  • 1942-12-04 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
  • 1942-12-07 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-08 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • 1942-12-14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1942-12-15 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1942-12-27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1942-12-31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1943-01-08 Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1943-01-28 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • 1943-02-05 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1943-02-08 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • 1943-02-28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-03-01 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, rock bassist (Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943-04-02 Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
  • 1943-04-03 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock pianist and vocalist (The Band), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1986)
  • 1943-04-07 Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
  • 1943-04-07 Spencer Dryden, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-04-09 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-05-12 David Walker, rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • 1943-05-21 Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1943-05-28 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], British rock drummer (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)

Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 130 of 130

  • 2012-02-08 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
  • 2012-03-12 Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2012-04-19 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), dies under mysterious circumstances at 58
  • 2013-05-25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • 2013-06-24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2013-07-26 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2014-01-18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • 2014-07-11 Tommy Ramone [Erdélyi Tamás], Hungarian-American punk rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2014-07-30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • 2014-08-28 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist, dies from heart failure at 67
  • 2014-12-02 Chris White, American rock bassist, dies at 78

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2014-12-22 Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

Rocker Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
  • 2015-05-05 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2015-06-27 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2015-09-28 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], American rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), dies at 76
  • 2015-10-20 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), dies at 74
  • 2015-11-11 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • 2016-01-28 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), dies at 74
  • 2016-03-10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016-12-07 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2017-01-31 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2017-01-31 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72
  • 2017-03-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), dies at 90
  • 2017-04-11 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J. Geils Band - Centerfold), dies at 71
  • 2017-10-02 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), dies of an accidental overdose at 66

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2017-10-24 Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), dies from natural causes at 89

Singer Fats Domino
Fats Domino
  • 2017-11-09 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), dies from cancer at 69
  • 2017-12-12 Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), dies from ill health at 62
  • 2018-01-04 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), dies at 76