Rock n Roll in History (Part 2)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 1950-12-18 (Randolpho) Randy Castillo, American rock and mariachi drummer (Ozzy Osbourne; Mötley Crüe; Azul), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 2002)
  • 1951-02-19 Alan Merrill [Allan Sachs], American vocalist and songwriter (The Arrows -"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1951-03-23 Phil Keaggy, American rock and contemporary Christian music acoustic and electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Glass Harp), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1951-04-20 Steve Nathan, American rock and country session pianist, Hammond organ, and keyboard player (Muscle Shoals' FAME studio; Nashville's A-Team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1951-05-02 John Glascock, British bass guitarist and singer (Carmen, 1972-75; Jethro Tull, 1976-79 - "Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll, Too Young To Die"), born in Islington, England (d. 1979)
  • 1951-07-27 Tris Imboden, American rock and jazz session and touring drummer (Chicago, 1990-2018; Kenny Loggins, 1979-85; Neil Diamond; Al Jarreau), born in Orange County, California
  • 1951-12-16 Robben Ford, American jazz, rock, and blues guitarist (L.A. Express; Yellowjackets), born in Woodlake, California
  • 1952-01-13 Pekka Pohjola, Finnish rock and jazz-fusion bassist, and composer, born in Helsinki (d. 2008)
  • 1952-01-20 Paul Stanley [Stanley Eisen], American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (KISS - "Rock and Roll All Nite"), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1952-01-29 Kenn Kweder, American rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Diablo"; "Suzy Said So"; "Mommy And Daddy"), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1952-02-25 John Giblin, Scottish session and touring rock and jazz electric and acoustic bass player (Peter Gabriel; Kate Bush; Jon Anderson; Peter Erskine), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1952-03-03 Robyn Hitchcock, British rock and folk singer-songwriter (The Soft Boys - "Balloon Man"; solo - Moss Elixir), born in Paddington, London, England
  • 1952-05-05 Louis Cortelezzi, American rock and jazz saxophonist (Mink DeVille) and film composer (Pokemon), born in New Galilee, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-05-15 Phil Seymour, American rock and power pop musician, singer, and songwriter (The Dwight Twilley Band), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • 1952-09-09 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • 1953-06-12 Jonathan "Rocky" Burnette, American rock and roll vocalist ("Tired of Toein' the Line"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-06-19 Larry Dunn [Dunhill], rock and soul keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • 1953-08-23 Ezra Idlet, American folk, rock, and family music guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Trout Fishing In America - "My Hair Had A Party Last Night"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1953-09-16 Michael Rhodes, American country, rock, and jazz session and touring bass player, born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • 1953-12-05 John Molo, American rock and jazz drummer (Bruce Hornsby and The Range; Moonalice) ,born in Bethesda, Maryland)
  • 1953-12-08 Stan Harrison, American rock and jazz saxophonist and woodwind player (Mud Music Ensemble)
  • 1954-03-28 Bill Bourne, Canadian Juno Award-winning folk, rock, and world music guitarist, and singer-songwriter, born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • 1954-05-19 Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC - Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1954-09-20 Peter White, British rock and smooth jazz guitarist, and songwriter (Al Stewart), born in Luton, England
  • 1954-10-27 Uffe Steen, Danish jazz, rock and blues electric guitarist, born in Odense, Denmark
  • 1954-11-23 Bruce Hornsby, American pop, rock, and bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and piano player ("The Way It Is"), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 1955-03-15 Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge, American rock and soul singer-songwrtier (DeBarge - "Time Will Reveal"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-08-01 Pierre Robert, American rock and roll radio DJ (same station in Philadelphia since 1981), and Deadhead, born in Truckee, California
  • 1956-01-17 Paul Young, British rock and blue-eyed soul vocalist ("Every Time You Go Away"; Band-Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), born in Luton, England
  • 1956-02-05 Vincent "Vinnie" Colaiuta, American touring and session rock and jazz drummer (Frank Zappa; Joni Mitchell; Sting), born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-04-28 Jimmy Barnes [Swan], Scottish-Australian rock and blues singer-songwriter ("For the Working Class Man"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956-06-05 Mindy Jostyn, American session and touring vocalist, violinist, guitarist, accordionist, and harmonica player (New York Rock and Soul Revue; Billy Joel; Andreas Vollenweider; Carly Simon; Cyndi Lauper), and singer-songwriter ("Five Miles From Hope"; "Coming Home"), born in Long Island City, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1956-08-03 Kirk Brandon, British punk rock and new wave singer-songwriter (Theatre of Hate; Spear of Destiny - Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • 1956-10-06 Michael Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1957-08-11 Ross Halfin, British rock and heavy metal concert tour and portrait photographer, born in london, England
  • 1957-11-29 Jennifer Batten, American session and touring rock and jazz guitarist (Michael Jackson; Jeff Beck), born in New York City
  • 1957-12-15 Vinx [Parrette], American rock and world music percussionist and singer-songwriter (Sting; Jungle Funk), born in Fairfield, California
  • 1958-02-03 Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1958-09-22 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-05-28 Léon Klaassen, Dutch session and touring rock and jazz drummer (Powerplay; The Pilgrims; D'Wys), born in The Netherlands
  • 1959-08-19 Ivan Neville, American funk-rock and R&B keyboardist, singer, and songwriter (Dumpstaphunk), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-04-06 Warren Haynes, American rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1961-04-13 (Clarence) "Butch" Taylor, American rock and jazz keyboardist and composer (Dave Matthews Band, 1998-2008), born in Shawsville, Virginia
  • 1962-08-17 Gilby Clarke, American rock guitarist (Guns N' Roses, 1991-94; Rock Star Supernova), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962-11-17 Dédé Fortin, Canadian rock and ska singer (Les Colocs), born in Saint-Thomas-Didyme, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 1963-03-15 Bret Michaels [Sychak], American rock and country singer-songwriter, guitarist (Poison - "Talk Dirty to Me"), and television personality, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-05-31 Wendy Smith, British guitarist, keyboardist, and singer (Prefab Sprout - "The King of Rock 'n' Roll"; "When Love Breaks Down), and educator, born in Middlesborough, England
  • 1963-07-31 Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter ("Where Does It Go"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1963-12-12 Eric Schenkman, American-Canadian rock and blues guitarist (Spin Doctors - "Pocket Full of Kryptonite"), born in Massachusetts
  • 1964-06-22 Dicky Barrett, American rock and ska singer (Mighty Mighty Bosstones), and TV announcer (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, 2004-2022), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1965-08-05 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboardist, and progressive rock and video game music composer, born in Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • 1966-08-22 Mark Michaels, American rock and jazz session guitarist, educator, and author (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • 1967-04-14 Barrett Martin, American rock and jazz drummer and composer, born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1967-09-29 Brett Anderson, British alt-rock and Britpop singer and lyricist (Suede - "Trash"; "Electricity"), born in Lindfield, Sussex, England
  • 1968-02-25 Evridiki [Theokleous], Greek Cypriot rock and electro-pop singer, born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • 1969-01-25 Kina Cosper, American rock and R&B singer (Brownstown), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972-12-10 Dimitri Tikovoi, French pop, rock, and dance musician and record producer, born in Paris
  • 1974-04-29 Anggun [Sasmi], Indonesian-French pop, rock, and world music singer-songwriter (Snow in the Sahara; In Your Mind), television personality, and U.N. global ambassador, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1975-05-18 Jem [Jemma Griffiths], Welsh pop-rock and "folktronica" singer-songwriter, and keyboard player, born in Penarth, Wales
  • 1976-11-16 Harry Waters, British progressive rock and jazz piano and Hammond organ player, born in England
  • 1977-06-04 Roman Miroshnichenko, Russian jazz-fusion, rock, and world music guitarist, and composer, born in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • 1977-09-12 Jeff Irwin, American rock and jazz bassist, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • 1979-11-25 Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
  • 1980-02-24 Anton Gustafsson, Swedish Iron Maiden fan and tribute artist, born in Kinna, Sweden (d. 2003)

Rami Malek

1981-05-12 Rami Malek, American actor (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1982-04-06 Michael Guy Chislett, Australian-American rock and Christian music guitarist (The Academy Is...2007-11; Hillsong United, 1998-present), born in Skipton, Australia
  • 1992-02-17 Meaghan Martin, American pop singer (Camp Rock), and actress (10 Things I Hate About You), born in Fallon, Nevada

Demi Lovato

1992-08-20 Demi Lovato, American actress (Camp Rock) and singer-songwriter ("Unbroken"), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music