Rock n Roll in History (Part 5)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands - Rockers

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,058

  • 1948-01-23 Anita Pointer, American rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • 1948-01-24 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-26 Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-01-27 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1948-02-05 David Denny, American rock guitar player (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1948-02-07 Jimmy Greenspoon, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-02-19 Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-19 Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
  • 1948-02-23 Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (The Sweet), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1948-02-27 Eddie Gray, American rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue), born in Niles, Michigan
  • 1948-03-02 Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)
  • 1948-03-02 Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-09 Jeffrey Osborne, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1948-03-12 Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
  • 1948-03-12 Les Holroyd, British progressive rock musician (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham England
  • 1948-03-16 Michael Owen Bruce, American rock musician (Alice Cooper), born in Kansas
  • 1948-03-22 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1948-03-26 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)
  • 1948-03-26 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie's Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-03-28 John Evan, British rock keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1948-04-01 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • 1948-05-05 Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply), born in London (d. 1991)
  • 1948-05-15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay), born in Woodbridge, Sussex
  • 1948-05-28 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)

Person of interestJohn Bonham

1948-05-31 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), born in Redditch, England (d. 1980)

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham
  • 1948-06-23 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-06-24 Patrick Moraz, Swiss progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, The Moody Blues), born in Morges, Switzerland
  • 1948-07-04 Jeremy Spencer, British rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well), born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England
  • 1948-07-07 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • 1948-07-12 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-07-17 Brian Glascock, English rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Islington, England
  • 1948-07-18 Cesar Zuiderwijk, Dutch rock drummer (Golden Earring, Radar Love), born in The Hague, Netherlands

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

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
  • 1948-08-28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-08-28 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1948-08-31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer), born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • 1948-09-03 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-09-16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer and vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • 1948-09-16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948-09-29 Mike Pinera, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)

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
  • 1948-10-24 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople), born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England (d. 2016)
  • 1948-11-02 Rich Gooch, American rock bassist (Quarterflash)

Person of interestGlenn Frey

1948-11-06 Glenn Frey, American rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1948-11-09 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1948-11-09 Michel Pagliaro, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-11-14 James Young, rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-11-21 Lonnie Jordan, rock keyboardist and vocalist (War), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948-11-27 Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)
  • 1948-11-28 Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • 1948-12-12 Ray Jackson, English rock musician, born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • 1949-01-05 George Brown, American rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1949-01-11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • 1949-01-29 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • 1949-02-02 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-02-10 Nigel Olsson, British rock guitarist and drummer (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire
  • 1949-02-19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1949-02-21 Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1949-03-12 Bill Payne, American rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1949-03-24 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949-03-24 Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • 1949-03-26 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston- "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-04-07 John Oates, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-09 Chico [David-Allen] Ryan, American rock vocalist (Sha Na Na), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)

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
  • 1949-06-01 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1949-06-07 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1949-06-11 Frank Beard, American country rock drummer (ZZ Top), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 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
  • 1949-06-14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled), born in Pelton, County Durham, England
  • 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
  • 1949-07-15 Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
  • 1949-07-16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist and vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949-07-16 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1949-07-17 Mick Tucker, English rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • 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
  • 1949-07-26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1949-07-28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949-08-16 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1949-08-17 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-08-20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1949-08-25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • 1949-09-14 Steve Gaines, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Seneca, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 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
  • 1949-10-02 Richard Hell, American rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-10-06 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist

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