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    January     - ClassicBands.com


January 1st

1922 - Ray Anthony ("Peter Gunn")
1939 - Joey Powers
("Midnight Mary")
1942 - "Country" Joe McDonald
of Country Joe and The Fish ("Fixing To Die Rag")
1943 - Chris Youlden
- guitar and vocals for Savoy Brown ("She's Got a Ring in His Nose")
1945 - Silvia Tatler
- lead vocalist for The Silkie ("You've Got To Hide Your Love Away")
1950 - Morgan Fisher
- keyboards for Mott the Hoople ("All The Young Dudes")

January 2nd

1936 - Roger Miller
("King Of The Road")
1949 - Chick Churchill
- keyboard player for Ten Years After ("I'd Love To Change The World")
1954 - Glenn Goins
- guitar and vocals for Parliament / Funkadelic ("Dr. Funkenstein")

January 3rd

1926 - George Martin
- the Beatles' producer
1945 - Stephen Stills
- guitarist for Buffalo Springfield ("For What It's Worth")
1946 - John Paul Jones
- bassist for Led Zeppelin ("Whole Lotta Love")
1946 - Robert John
("Sad Eyes")

January 4th

1946 - Arthur Conley
("Sweet Soul Music")
1958 - Marcel King
- vocalist for Sweet Sensation ("Sad Sweet Dreamer")
1960 - Michael Stipe
- vocalist for R.E.M. ("The One I Love")

January 5th

1923 - Sam Phillips
- founder of Sun Records
1929 - Wilbert Harrison
("Kansas City")
1932 - Johnny Adams
("Reconsider Me")
1940 - George Malone
of The Monotones ("Who Wrote The Book Of Love")
1940 - Athol Guy
- bassist for The Seekers ("I'll Never Find Another You")
1941 - Grady Thomas
- vocalist for The Parliaments ("I Just Wanna Testify")
1949 - George Brown
- drummer for Kool and the Gang ("Joanna")
1950 - Chris Stein
- guitarist for Blondie ("The Tide Is High")

January 6th

1937 - Nino Tempo
("Deep Purple" with sister April Stevens)
1937 - Doris Troy
("Just One Look")
1940 - Van McCoy
("Do the Hustle")
1946 - Syd Barrett
- guitarist for Pink Floyd ("Another Brick In The Wall")
1953 - Malcolm Young
- rhythm guitarist for AC/DC ("You Shook Me All Night Long")
1959 - Kathy Sledge
- vocalist for Sister Sledge ("We Are Family")
1959 - Neil Simpson
- bassist for Climax Blues Band ("Couldn't Get It Right")

January 7th

1936 - Eldee Young
- bassist for Young / Holt Unlimited ("Soulful Strut")
1938 - Paul Revere
- keyboards for Paul Revere and the Raiders ("Kicks")
1939 - Lefty Baker
- guitar, banjo, vocals for Spanky and Our Gang ("I'd Like To Get To Know You")
1946 - Andy Brown
- drummer for The Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles")
1946 - Jann Wenner
- founder, editor, publisher of Rolling Stone magazine
1948 - Kenny Loggins
("I'm Alright")
1959 - Kathy Valentine
- bassist for The Go-Go's ("We Got The Beat")

January 8th

1931 - Bill Graham
- concert promoter
1935 - Elvis Presley
("Jailhouse Rock")
1937 - Shirley Bassey
("Goldfinger")
1940 - Anthony Gourdine
- lead singer of Little Anthony and The Imperials ("Tears On My Pillow")
1942 - John Peterson
- drummer for The Beau Brummels ("Laugh, Laugh")
1943 - Marcus Hutson
- vocalist for The Whispers ("And The Beat Goes On")
1946 - Robby Krieger
- guitarist for The Doors ("Light My Fire")
1947 - David Bowie
("Fame")
1947 - Terry Sylvester
- guitarist for The Hollies ("Bus Stop")

January 9th

1941 - Joan Baez
("The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down")
1943 - Scott Engel
- lead vocals for The Walker Brothers ("The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More")
1943 - Dick Yount
- bassist for Harper's Bizarre ("Feelin' Groovy")
1943 - Kenneth Kelly
- vocalist for The Manhattans ("Kiss And Say Goodbye")
1944 - Jimmy Page
- guitarist for Led Zeppelin ("Stairway To Heaven")
1948 - Cassie Gaines
- vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Free Bird")
1948 - Paul King
- guitar / banjo / harmonica for Mungo Jerry ("In The Summertime")
1948 - Bill Cowsill
- guitar / vocals for The Cowsills ("The Rain, The Park And Other Things")
1950 - David Johansen
- vocalist for the New York Dolls ("Trash")
1951 - Crystal Gayle
("Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue")

January 10th

1917 - Jerry Wexler
- producer and co-owner of Atlantic records
1927 - Johnnie Ray
("Just Walking In The Rain")
1927 - Gisele MacKenzie
("Hard To Get")
1935 - Ronnie Hawkins
("Mary Lou")
1939 - Scott McKenzie
("San Francisco")
1943 - Jim Croce
("Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
1945 - Rod Stewart
("Maggie May")
1946 - Bob Lang
- bassist for The Mindbenders ("Groovy Kind Of Love")
1948 - Donald Fagen
- keyboards and vocals for Steely Dan ("Hey 19")
1948 - Fayette Pinkney
- vocalist for The Three Degrees ("When Will I See You Again")
1952 - Scott Thurston
- guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ("You Don't Know How It Feels")
1953 - Pat Benatar
("Hit Me With Your Best Shot")
1955 - Luci Martin
- vocalist for Chic ("Freak Out")

January 11th

1924 - Slim Harpo
("Baby, Scratch My Back")
1942 - Clarence Clemons
- saxophone player with Bruce Springsteen ("Born In The USA")
1946 - Tony Kaye
- keyboard player for Yes ("Roundabout")
1949 - Frederick Dennis Greene
- vocalist for Sha Na Na ('50s tribute group)

January 12th

1926 - Ray Price
("For The Good Times")
1930 - Glenn Yarbrough
("Baby The Rain Must Fall")
1939 - William Lee Golden
- vocalist for The Oak Ridge Boys ("Elvira")
1941 - Long John Baldry
- ("Let the Heartaches Begin")
1945 - Abe Tilmon
- vocalist for The Detroit Emeralds ("Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms")
1946 - Cynthia Robinson
- trumpeter for Sly and the Family Stone ("Dance To The Music")
1947 - Jim Gold
- lead vocals and guitar for Gallery ("Nice To Be With You")
1954 - Felipe Rose
- the American Indian in Village People ("YMCA")

January 13th

1930 - Bobby Lester
- lead singer of The Moonglows ("Sincerely")
1941 - Carl Dobkins Jr.
("My Heart Is An Open Book")
1954 - Trevor Rabin
- guitarist for Yes ("Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
1955 - Fred White
- drummer for Earth, Wind and Fire ("Shining Star")

January 14th

1930 - Johnny Grande
- piano / accordian for Bill Haley and His Comets ("Rock Around The Clock")
1936 - Clarence Carter
("Slip Away")
1938 - Jack Jones
("Wives And Lovers")
1948 - Tim Harris
- drummer for The Foundations ("Baby, Now That I've Found You")
1969 - Dave Grohl
- drummer for Nirvana ("Smells Like Teen Spirit")

January 15th

1941 - Don Van Vliet
- of Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band ("Trout Mask Replica")
1942 - Sonny Bivens
- vocalist for The Manhattans ("Kiss And Say Goodbye")
1945 - Joan Johnson
- vocalist for The Dixie Cups ("Chapel Of Love")
1948 - Ronnie Van Zant
- guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama")
1952 - Melvyn Gale
- cello for Electric Light Orchestra ("Telephone Line"

January 16th

1934 - Bob Bogle
- bass guitarist for The Ventures ("Walk, Don't Run")
1938 - Ray Phillips
- vocalist for The Nashville Teens ("Tobacco Road")
1942 - Barbara Lynn
("You'll Lose A Good Thing")
1942 - Billy Francis
- keyboards for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show ("The Cover of Rolling Stone")
1943 - Ronnie Milsap
("It Was Almost Like A Song")
1944 - Jim Stafford
("Spiders & Snakes")

January 17th

1943 - Chris Montez
("Let's Dance")
1945 - William Hart
- lead vocalist for The Delfonics ("La-La Means I Love You")
1948 - Mick Taylor
- former Rolling Stones guitarist ("Brown Sugar")
1953 - Sheila Hutchinson
- vocalist for The Emotions ("Best Of My Love")
1956 - Paul Young
("Everytime You Go Away")

January 18th

1941 - David Ruffin
of The Temptations ("My Girl")
1941 - Bobby Goldsboro
("Honey")
1953 - Brett Hudson
- bass guitar for The Hudson Brothers ("So You Are A Star")

January 19th

1939 - Phil Everly
of the Everly Brothers ("All I Have To Do Is Dream")
1943 - Janis Joplin
("Me & Bobby McGee")
1944 - Shelley Fabares
("Johnny Angel")
1944 - Laurie London
("He's Got The Whole World In His Hands")
1946 - Dolly Parton
("Nine To Five")
1947 - Rod Evans
- vocalist for Deep Purple ("Hush")
1948 - Harvey Hinsley
- guitarist for Hot Chocolate ("You Sexy Thing")
1949 - Robert Palmer
("Bad Case Of Loving You")
1951 - Dewey Bunnell
- guitar / vocals for America ("A Horse With No Name")
1951 - Martha Davis
- vocalist for The Motels ("Suddenly Last Summer")
1957 - Mickey Virtue
- keyboards for UB40 ("Red Red Wine")

January 20th

1941 - Ron Townson
- vocalist for The Fifth Dimension ("Up, Up And Away")
1942 - William Powell
- vocalist for The O'Jays ("Back Stabbers")
1943 - Rick Evans
- vocals / guitar for Zager and Evans ("In The Year 2525")
1945 - Eric Stewart
- guitarist for 10cc ("I'm Not In Love")
1952 - Paul Stanley
- guitarist for Kiss ("Beth")

January 21st

1931 - Rudi Maugeri
- baritone vocals for The Crew Cuts ("Sh-Boom")
1938 - Wolfman Jack
- pioneer disc jockey
1941 - Richie Havens
("Here Comes The Sun")
1942 - Edwin Starr
("War")
1942 - Mac Davis
("Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me")
1944 - Chris Britton
- lead guitarist for The Troggs ("Wild Thing")
1947 - Jimmy Ibbotson
- multi-instrumentalist for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ("Mr. Bojangles")
1950 - Billy Ocean
("Caribbean Queen")

January 22nd

1931 - Sam Cooke
("Only Sixteen")
1940 - Addie Harris
- vocalist for The Shirelles ("Soldier Boy")
1949 - Steve Perry
- lead singer of Journey ("Who's Crying Now")
1949 - J.P. Pennington
- vocals / guitar for Exile ("Kiss You All Over")
1952 - Teddy Gentry
- vocals / bass for Alabama ("Love In The First Degree")
1960 - Michael Hutchence
- vocalist for INXS ("Need You Tonight")

January 23rd

1940 - Joe Dowell
- ("Wooden Heart")
1948 - Anita Pointer
- vocalist for The Pointer Sisters ("He's So Shy")
1950 - Patrick Simmons
- guitarist for the Doobie Brothers ("Listen To The Music")
1950 - Bill Cunningham
- keyboard player for The Box Tops ("Cry Like A Baby")
1950 - Danny Federici
- keyboard player for The E Street Band ("Dancing In The Dark")
1953 - Robin Zander
- vocalist for Cheap Trick ("I Want You To Want Me")
1959 - Earl Falconer
- bassist for UB40 ("Red Red Wine")

January 24th

1933 - Zeke Carey
- vocalist for The Flamingos ("I Only Have Eyes For You")
1936 - Jack Scott
("My True Love")
1939 - Ray Stevens
("The Streak")
1941 - Neil Diamond
("Song Sung Blue")
1941 - Aaron Neville
("Tell It Like It Is")
1947 - Warren Zevon
("Werewolves Of London")
1949 - John Belushi
- vocalist for The Blues Brothers ("Soul Man")
1953 - Matthew Wilder
("Break My Stride")

January 25th

1925 - Rusty Draper
("The Shifting, Whispering Sands")
1938 - Etta James
("At Last")
1954 - Richard Finch
- bassist for KC and the Sunshine Band ("Shake Your Booty")

January 26th

1934 - Huey "Piano" Smith
("Don't You Just Know It")
1939 - Marshall Lieb
- vocalist / guitarist for The Teddy Bears ("To Know Him Is To Love Him")
1943 - Jean Knight
("Mr. Big Stuff")
1948 - Corky Laing
- drummer for Mountain ("Mississippi Queen")
1949 - Derek Holt
- guitarist for Climax Blues Band ("Couldn't Get It Right")
1951 - David Briggs
- guitarist for The Little River Band ("Lonesome Loser")
1955 - Eddie Van Halen
- guitarist for Van Halen ("Jump")
1963 - Andrew Ridgeley
- of Wham! ("Wake Me Up Before You Go Go")

January 27th

1919 - David Seville
("Witch Doctor")
1930 - Bobby "Blue" Bland
("Turn On Your Lovelight")
1937 - Bruce Tate
- vocalist for The Penguins ("Earth Angel")
1944 - Nick Mason
- drummer for Pink Floyd ("The Wall")
1946 - Nedra Talley
- vocalist for The Ronettes ("Be My Baby")
1951 - Brian Downey
- drummer for Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back In Town")
1951 - Seth Justman
- keyboards / vocals for The J. Geils Band ("Centerfold")
1961 - Margo Timmins
- vocalist for Cowboy Junkies ("Sweet Jane")

January 28th

1929 - Mr. Acker Bilk
("Stranger On The Shore")
1936 - Jack Scott
("What In The World's Come Over You")
1943 - Brian Keenan
- drummer for The Chambers Brothers ("Time Has Come Today")
1946 - Rick Allen
- bassist for The Box Tops ("Soul Deep")

January 29th

1947 - David Byron
- lead singer for Uriah Heep ("Easy Livin'")
1950 - Peter McCann
("Do You Wanna Make Love")
1952 - Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi)
- drummer for The Ramones

January 30th

1928 - Ruth Brown
("Lucky Lips")
1936 - Horst Jankowski
("A Walk In The Black Forest")
1941 - Joe Terranova
of Danny And The Juniors ("At The Hop")
1942 - Marty Balin
- vocalist for Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody To Love")
1940 - Sandy Yagoda
of Jay And The Americans ("This Magic Moment")
1947 - Steve Marriott
- guitarist for The Small Faces and Humble Pie
1949 - William King
- trumpet for The Commodores ("Easy")
1951 - Phil Collins
("Groovy Kind Of Love")

January 31st

1928 - Chuck Willis
("C.C. Rider")
1946 - Terry Kath
of Chicago ("25 or 6 to 4")
1951 - Harry Wayne Casey
of K.C. And The Sunshine Band ("Shake Your Booty")
1956 - Johnny Rotten (John Lydon)
- vocalist for The Sex Pistols ("God Save The Queen")



    February     - ClassicBands.com


February 1st

1934 - Bob Shane
- vocalist for The Kingston Trio ("Tom Dooley")
1937 - Don Everly
- guitar / vocals for The Everly Brothers ("Wake Up Little Suzy")
1937 - Ray Sawyer
- vocalist for Dr. Hook ("The Cover Of The Rolling Stone")
1948 - Rick James
("Super Freak")
1951 - Rich Williams
- guitarist for Kansas ("Dust In The Wind")
1968 - Lisa Marie Presley
- Elvis' daughter

February 2nd

1940 - Alan Caddy
- lead guitarist for The Tornados ("Telstar")
1942 - Graham Nash
- guitar / vocals for Crosby, Stills And Nash ("Suite Judy Blue Eyes")
1943 - Peter Macbeth
- bassist for The Foundations ("Build Me Up Buttercup")
1946 - Howard Bellamy
of The Bellamy Brothers ("Let Your Love Flow")
1946 - Whistling Jack Smith
("I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman")
1947 - Peter Lucia
- drummer for Tommy James And The Shondells ("Crimson and Clover")
1948 - Alan McKay
- guitarist for Earth Wind And Fire ("Shining Star")
1949 - Ross Valory
- bassist for Journey ("Don't Stop Believing")

February 3rd

1939 - Johnny Bristol
("Hang On In There Baby")
1940 - Angelo D'Aleo
- vocalist for The Belmonts ("A Teenager in Love")
1943 - Dennis Edwards
- vocalist for The Temptations ("I Can't Get Next To You")
1945 - Johnny Cymbal
("Mr. Bass Man") who was also Derek ("Cinnamon")
1947 - Melanie Safka
("Brand New Key")
1947 - Dave Davies
- guitarist for The Kinks ("Well Respected Man")

February 4th

1941 - John Steel
- drummer for The Animals ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
1944 - Florence LaRue Gordon
of The Fifth Dimension ("Stoned Soul Picnic")
1947 - Margie Ganser
- vocalist for The Shangri-Las ("Leader of the Pack")
1947 - Mary Ann Ganser
- vocalist for The Shangri-Las ("Give Him a Great Big Kiss")
1948 - Alice Cooper
("Eighteen")
1950 - James Dunn
- vocalist for The Stylistics ("You Make Me Feel Brand New")
1951 - Phil Ehart
- drummer for Kansas ("Carry On Wayward Son")

February 5th

1929 - Hal Blain
- session drummer and member of The Wrecking Crew
1933 - Claude King
("Wolverton Mountain")
1941 - Barrett Strong
("Money")
1942 - Cory Wells
- vocalist for Three Dog Night ("Eli's Coming")
1944 - Al Kooper
- founder of Blood, Sweat & Tears ("More Than You'll Ever Know")
1944 - J.R. Cobb
- guitarist for The Atlanta Rhythm Section ("So Into You")
1948 - David Denny
- guitarist for The Steve Miller Band ("Jet Airliner")

February 6th

1936 - Donnie Brooks
("Mission Bell")
1943 - Fabian
("Tiger")
1943 - Georgeanna Tillman
- vocalist for The Marvelettes ("Please Mr. Postman")
1945 - Bob Marley
("No Woman No Cry")
1950 - Natalie Cole
("This Will Be")
1962 - Axl Rose
- lead singer for Guns N' Roses ("Sweet Child O' Mine")

February 7th

1934 - King Curtis
("Soul Twist")
1943 - Walter Scott
- lead singer for Bob Kuban And The In-Men ("The Cheater")
1946 - Sammy Johns
("Chevy Van")
1948 - Jimmy Greenspoon
- keyboards for Three Dog Night ("One Man Band")
1949 - Alan Lancaster
- bassist for Status Quo ("Pictures Of Matchstick Men")

February 8th

1936 - Larry Verne
("Mr. Custer")
1942 - Terry Melcher
- vocalist for The Rip Chords ("Hey, Little Cobra")
1943 - Creed Bratton
- guitarist for The Grass Roots ("Sooner Or Later")
1946 - Paul Wheatbread
- drummer for Gary Puckett And The Union Gap ("Young Girl")
1946 - Fito De La Parra
- drummer for Canned Heat ("On The Road Again")
1950 - Dan Seals
- vocalist / guitarist for England Dan And John Ford Coley ("I'd Really Love To See You Tonight")

February 9th

1939 - Barry Mann
("Who Put The Bomp?")
1942 - Carole King
("It's Too Late")
1943 - Barbara Lewis
("Hello Stranger")
1951 - Dennis Thomas
- saxophonist for Kool and The Gang ("Celebration")

February 10th

1933 - Don Wilson
- guitarist for The Ventures ("Walk, Don't Run")
1939 - Roberta Flack
("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
1940 - Jimmy Merchant
- vocalist for Frankie Lymon And Teenagers ("Why Do Fools Fall in Love")
1943 - Ral Donner
("You Don't Know What You've Got Until You Lose It")
1949 - Nigel Olsson
- drummer for the Elton John band ("Honky Cat")

February 11th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Gene Vincent
("Be Boppa Lula")
1940 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
("The Monster Mash")
1941 - Sergio Mendes
("The Fool On The Hill")

February 12th - ClassicBands.com

1914 - Lorne Greene
("Ringo")
1935 - Gene McDaniels
("A Hundred Pounds Of Clay")
1939 - Ray Manzarek
- keyboardist for The Doors ("Light My Fire")
1946 - Joe Schermie
- bassist for Three Dog Night ("One Man Band")
1950 - Steve Hackett
- guitarist for Genesis ("A Trick of the Tail")
1951 - Vincent James
- - vocalist for Sweet Sensation ("Sad Sweet Dreamer")
1952 - Michael McDonald
- keyboardist for The Doobie Brothers ("What A Fool Believes")

February 13th - ClassicBands.com

1919 - "Tennessee" Ernie Ford
("Sixteen Tons")
1942 - Peter Tork
- bassist for The Monkees ("Last Train To Clarksville")
1950 - Peter Gabriel
("Solsbury Hill")
1952 - Ed Gagliardi
- bassist for Foreigner ("Cold As Ice")
1961 - Henry Rollins
- lead vocalist for Black Flag ("Six Pack")

February 14th - ClassicBands.com

1922 - Murray "the K" Kaufman
- pioneer disc jockey
1931 - Phyllis McGuire
of The McGuire Sisters ("Sugartime")
1940 - Lillie Bryant
of Billy & Lillie ("La Dee Dah")
1947 - Tim Buckley
- singer/songwriter/guitarist

February 15th - ClassicBands.com

1944 - Mick Avory - drummer for The Kinks ("You Really Got Me")
1945 - John Helliwell
- saxophone / vocals for Supertramp, ("The Logical Song")
1948 - Dill Dennink
- guitar, flute, banjo for The Tee Set ("Ma Belle Amie")
1951 - Melissa Manchester
("Don't Cry Out Loud")
1959 - Ali Campbell
- vocalist for UB40 ("Red Red Wine")
1960 - Mikey Craig
- bassist for Culture Club ("Karma Chameleon")

February 16th - ClassicBands.com

1916 - Bill Doggett
("Honky Tonk")
1934 - Herbert Kalin
- vocalist for The Kalin Twins ("When")
1934 - Harold Kalin
- vocalist for The Kalin Twins ("Forget Me Not")
1935 - Sonny Bono
of Sonny And Cher ("I Got You Babe")
1949 - Lyn Paul
- vocalist for The New Seekers ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing")
1956 - James Ingram
("One Hundred Ways")
1961 - Andy Taylor
- guitarist for Duran Duran ("Hungry Like The Wolf")

February 17th - ClassicBands.com

1922 - Tommy Edwards
("It's All In The Game")
1933 - Bobby Lewis
("Tossin' and Turnin'")
1941 - Gene Pitney
("Town Without Pity")
1947 - Dodi Stevens
("Pink Shoelaces")

February 18th

1933 - Yoko Ono
(John Lennon's widow)
1939 - Bobby Hart
- of Tommy Boyce And Bobby Hart ("I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite")
1941 - Herman Santigo
- vocals for Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers ("Why Do Fools Fall in Love")
1947 - Dennis DeYoung
- keyboards / vocals for Styx ("Babe")
1952 - Juice Newton
("Queen Of Hearts")
1953 - Robbie Bachman
- drummer for Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("Takin' Care Of Business")
1954 - John Travolta
("Let Her In")

February 19th

1936 - Bob Engemann
of The Lettermen ("The Way You Look Tonight")
1940 - Smokey Robinson
- vocalist for The Miracles ("I Second That Emotion")
1943 - Lou Christie
("Lightning Strikes")
1948 - Toni Iommi
- guitarist for Black Sabbath ("Paranoid")
1948 - Mark Andes
- bassist for Spirit ("I Got A Line On You")

February 20th

1940 - Barbara Ellis
- vocalist for The Fleetwoods, ("Come Softly To Me")
1941 - Buffy Sainte-Marie
("Mister Can't You See")
1946 - J. Geils
- guitarist for The J. Geils Band ("Freeze Frame")
1950 - Walter Becker
- guitarist Steely Dan ("Hey Nineteen")
1951 - Randy California
- guitar / vocals for Spirit ("I Got A Line On You")
1955 - Jon Brant
- bassist for Cheap Trick ("I Want You To Want Me")
1967 - Kurt Cobain
- vocals and guitar for Nirvana ("Smells Like Teen Spirit")

February 21st

1943 - David Geffen
(record producer)
1945 - Paul Newton
- bassist for Uriah Heep
1949 - Jerry Harrison
- keyboards for Talking Heads ("Burning Down The House")
1958 - Mary Chapin Carpenter
("Passionate Kisses")

February 22nd

1923 - Hurricane Smith
("Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?")
1936 - Ernie K-Doe
("Mother-in-law")
1945 - Oliver (Swofford)
("Jean")

February 23rd

1944 - Johnny Winter
(Blues/Rock guitarist)
1044 - Mike Maxfield
- lead guitarist for Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas ("Little Children")
1946 - Rusty Young
- steel guitar player for Poco ("Crazy Love")
1952 - Brad Whitford
- guitarist for Areosmith ("Sweet Emotion")

February 24th

1941 - Joanie Sommers
("Johnny Get Angry")
1942 - Paul Jones
- vocalist for Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy")
1944 - Nicky Hopkins
(session piano player)
1947 - Rupert Holmes
("The Pina Colada Song")
1947 - Lonnie Turner
- bassist for The Steve Miller Band ("Jet Airliner")

February 25th

1932 - Faron Young
("Hello Walls")
1942 - Roy Michaels
- bassist for Cat Mother And The All Night News Boys ("Good Old Rock 'N' Roll")
1943 - George Harrison
- lead guitarist for The Beatles ("Something")
1957 - Stuart Wood
- guitarist for The Bay City Rollers ("Saturday Night")

February 26th

1928 - Fats Domino
("Blueberry Hill")
1932 - Johnny Cash
("A Boy Named Sue")
1943 - Paul Cotton
- guitarist for Poco ("Crazy Love")
1945 - Mitch Ryder
("Sock It To Me Baby")
1945 - Bob 'Bear' Hite
- vocalist for Canned Heat ("On The Road Again")
1950 - Jonathan Cain
- keyboards for Journey ("Don't Stop Believin'")
1954 - Michael Bolton
("To Love Somebody")

February 27th

1927 - Guy Mitchell
("Singin' The Blues")
1948 - Eddie Gray
- guitarist for Tommy James And The Shondells ("Hanky Panky")
1950 - Robert Balderrama
- guitarist for ? And The Mysterians ("96 Tears")
1954 - Neal Schon
- guitarist for Journey ("Faithfully")

February 28th

1940 - Joe South
("Games People Play")
1941 - Marty Sanders
- guitarist for Jay And The Americans ("This Magic Moment")
1942 - Brian Jones
- guitarist for The Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction")
1943 - Donnie Iris
- lead vocals for The Jaggerz ("The Rapper")
1945 - Ronnie Rosman
- keyboard player for Tommy James And The Shondells ("I Think We're Alone Now")

February 29th

1904 - Jimmy Dorsey
("So Rare")
1940 - Gretchen Christopher
- vocalist for The Fleetwoods ("Come Softly To Me")



    March     - ClassicBands.com


March 1st

1927 - Harry Belafonte
("The Banana Boat Song")
1944 - Roger Daltrey
- lead singer of The Who ("I Can See For Miles")
1944 - Mike D'Abo
- vocalist for Manfred Mann ("Mighty Quinn")
1957 - Jon Carroll
- keyboards / vocals for The Starland Vocal Band ("Afternoon Delight")

March 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Lawrence Payton
- vocalist for The Four Tops ("I Can't Help Myself")
1943 - Lou Reed
("Walk On The Wild Side")
1948 - Rory Gallagher
("Shadow Play")
1950 - Karen Carpenter
("Rainy Days and Mondays")
1955 - Jay Osmond
- vocalist for The Osmonds ("One Bad Apple")
1956 - John Cowsill
- drummer for The Cowsills ("The Rain, The Park and Other Things")
1962 - Jon Bon Jovi
of Bon Jovi ("You Give Love A Bad Name")

March 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Mike Pender
- guitarist for The Searchers ("Needles and Pins")
1944 - Jance Garfat
- bassist for Dr. Hook ("Sylvia's Mother")
1947 - Jennifer Warnes
("The Right Time Of The Night")

March 4th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Paul Mauriat
- conductor ("Love Is Blue")
1932 - Miriam Makeba
("Pata Pata")
1936 - Eric Allandale
- trombone player for The Foundations ("Build Me Up Buttercup")
1944 - Michael Wilson (Mick)
- drummer for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich ("Legend Of Xanadu")
1944 - Bobby Womack
("Lookin' For A Love")
1948 - Chris Squire
- bassist for Yes ("Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
1951 - Chris Rea
("Fool If You Think It's Over")
1952 - Ron Moss
- bassist for Player ("Baby Come Back")
1954 - St. Clair L. Palmer
- vocalist for Sweet Sensation ("Sad Sweet Dreamer")

March 5th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Paul Evans
("Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat")
1939 - Tommy Tucker
("Hi-Heel Sneakers")
1946 - Murray Head
("One Night In Bangkok")
1947 - Eddie Hodges
("I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door")
1948 - Eddie Grant
- vocalist for The Equals ("Baby Come Back")
1958 - Andy Gibb
("Thicker Than Water")

March 6th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Sylvia Robinson
of Micky And Sylvia ("Love Is Strange")
1939 - Domingo Samudio
- lead vocalist of Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs ("Wooly Bully")
1944 - Mary Wilson
- vocalist for The Supremes ("Back In My Arms Again")
1945 - Hugh Grundy
- drummer for The Zombies ("She's Not There")
1946 - David Gilmour
- guitarist for Pink Floyd ("The Wall")
1947 - Kiki Dee
("Don't Go Breakin' My Heart")

March 7th - ClassicBands.com

1943 - Chris White
- bassist for The Zombies ("She's Not There")
1945 - Arthur Lee
- lead vocalist for Love ("My Little Red Book")
1946 - Peter Wolf
- lead vocalist for The J. Geils Band ("Centerfold")
1946 - Mathew Fisher
- organist for Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade Of Pale")
1947 - Donna Loren
("Beach Blanket Bingo")
1952 - Ernie Isley
- guitarist for The Isley Brothers (It's Your Thing")

March 8th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Ralph Ellis
- guitarist for The Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake")
1945 - Mickey Dolenz
- drummer for The Monkees ("Steppin' Stone")
1946 - Randy Meisner
- bass and vocals for The Eagles ("Take It To The Limit")
1947 - Michael Allsup
- guitarist for Three Dog Night ("Joy To The World")
1948 - Little Peggy March
("I Will Follow Him")

March 9th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Lloyd Price
("Personality")
1942 - Mark Lindsay
- lead singer of Paul Revere And The Raiders ("Kicks")
1945 - Robin Trower
- guitarist for Procol Harum ("Conquistador")
1945 - Ron Wilson
- drummer for The Surfaris ("Wipe Out")
1948 - Jeffrey Osborne
("On The Wings Of Love")
1951 - Frank Rodriguez
- organist for ? And The Mysterians ("96 Tears")

March 10th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Dexter Tisby
- vocalist for The Penguins ("Earth Angel")
1940 - Dean Torrence
of Jan And Dean ("Dead Man's Curve")
1947 - Tom Scholz
- guitarist for Boston ("More Than A Feeling")
1950 - Beverly Bremers
("Don't Say You Don't Remember")

March 11th - ClassicBands.com

1903 - Lawrence Welk
("Calcutta")
1947 - Mark Stein
- keyboards and vocals for Vanilla Fudge ("You Keep Me Hangin' On")
1944 - Rick Rothwell
- drummer for Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders ("The Game Of Love")
1950 - Bobby McFerrin
("Don't Worry, Be Happy")
1951 - Katie Kissoon
of Mac & Katie Kissoon ("Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep")
1957 - Cheryl Lynn
("Got To Be Real")
1961 - Bruce Watson
- guitarist for Big Country ("In A Big Country")

March 12th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Lew DeWitt
of The Statler Brothers ("Flowers On The Wall")
1940 - Al Jarreau
("Moonlighting")
1948 - James Taylor
("Fire and Rain")
1949 - Mike Gibbins
- drummer for Badfinger ("No Matter What You Are")
1956 - Steve Harris
- bassist for Iron Maiden ("Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter")
1957 - Marlon Jackson
- guitarist for The Jackson Five ("ABC")

March 13th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Mike Stoller
- record producer and songwriter
1939 - Neil Sedaka
("Breaking Up Is Hard To Do")
1960 - Adam Clayton
- bassist for U2 ("With Or Without You")

March 14th - ClassicBands.com

1922 - Les Baxter
("Poor People Of Paris")
1931 - Phil Phillips
("Sea Of Love")
1933 - Quincy Jones
- record producer ("We Are The World")
1943 - Jim Pons
- bassist for The Turtles ("Happy Together")
1945 - Walt Parazaider
- sax player for Chicago ("Saturday In The Park")
1945 - Michael Martin Murphy
("Wildfire")
1947 - Jim O'Rourke
- guitarist for John Fred And His Playboy Band ("Judy In Disguise")
1950 - Rick Dees
("Disco Duck")

March 15th - ClassicBands.com

1912 - Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins
- influential Blues guitarist ("T-Model Blues")
1940 - Phil Lesh
- bassist for The Grateful Dead ("Truckin")
1941 - Mike Love
- vocalist for The Beach Boys ("Good Vibrations")
1944 - Sly Stone
- keyboards / lead vocals for Sly And The Family Stone ("Everyday People")
1944 - David Costell
- bassist for Gary Lewis And The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring")
1946 - Howard Scott
- guitar / vocals for War ("Cisco Kid")
1955 - Dee Snider
- lead vocalist for Twisted Sister ("We're Not Gonna Take It")
1955 - Bunny DeBarge
- vocalist for DeBarge ("Who's Holding Donna Now")

March 16th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Jerry Lewis
("Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody")
1942 - Jerry Jeff Walker
- songwriter ("Mr. Bojangles")
1948 - Michael Bruce
- guitarist for The Alice Cooper Band ("School's Out")
1954 - Nancy Wilson
- vocalist for Heart ("Magic Man")

March 17th - ClassicBands.com

1919 - Nat "King" Cole
("Ramblin' Rose")
1941 - Paul Kantner
- guitarist for Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody To Love")
1941 - Clarence Collins
- vocalist for Little Anthony And The Imperials ("Tears On My Pillow")
1944 - John Sebastian
- guitar / lead vocals for The Lovin' Spoonful ("Summer In The City")
1946 - Harold Brown
- drummer for War ("Low Rider")
1948 - Patrick Lloyd
- guitarist for The Equals ("Baby Come Back")
1951 - Scott Gorham
- guitarist for Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back In Town")

March 18th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Robert Smith
- vocalist for The Tams ("What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am")
1938 - Charlie Pride
("Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'")
1941 - Wilson Pickett
("Midnight Hour")
1947 - B.J. Wilson
- drummer for Procul Harum ("Whiter Shade Of Pale")
1950 - John Hartman
- drummer for The Doobie Brothers ("Black Water")
1959 - Irene Cara
("Fame")

March 19th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
("Ain't Got No Home")
1946 - Ruth Pointer
- vocalist for The Pointer Sisters ("Slow Hand")
1946 - Paul Atkinson
- guitarist for The Zombies ("She's Not There")
1955 - Derek Longmuir
- drummer for The Bay City Rollers ("Saturday Night")

March 20th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Jerry Reed
("When You're Hot, You're Hot")
1941 - Vito Picone
- lead vocalist for The Elegants ("Little Star")
1942 - Robin Luke
("Susie Darlin'")
1950 - Carl Palmer
- drummer for Emerson, Lake And Palmer ("Lucky Man")
1951 - Jimmie Vaughan
- guitarist for The Fabulous Thunderbirds ("Tuff Enuff")

March 21st - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Solomon Burke
("Got To Get You Off My Mind")
1945 - Rose Stone
- pianist for Sly And The Family Stone ("Everyday People")
1946 - Ray Dorset
- vocals and guitar for Mungo Jerry ("In The Summertime")
1949 - Eddie Money
- ("Baby Hold On)
1950 - Roger Hodgson
- vocals and guitar for Supertramp ("Give A Little Bit")
1951 - Russell Thomkins Jr.
- lead vocalist for The Stylistics ("You Are Everything")
1951 - Conrad Lozano
- bass player for Los Lobos ("La Bamba")
1953 - Robert Johnson
- drummer for KC And The Sunshine Band ("That's The Way, I Like It")
1961 - Slim Jim Phantom
- drummer for Stray Cats ("Rock This Town")

March 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Roger Whittaker
- ("The Last Farewell")
1943 - Keith Relf
- vocals and harmonica for The Yardbirds ("For Your Love")
1943 - George Benson
("On Broadway")
1944 - Jeremy Clyde
of Chad And Jeremy ("Yesterday's Gone")
1947 - Harry Vanda
- lead guitarist for The Easybeats ("Friday On My Mind")
1947 - Patrick Olive
- percussionist for Hot Chocolate ("You Sexy Thing")
1948 - Randy Hobbs
- bass guitarist for The McCoys ("Hang On Sloopy")
1963 - Susanne Sulley
- vocalist for The Human League ("Don't You Want Me")

March 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1949 - Ric Ocasek
- lead vocalist for The Cars ("My Best Friend's Girl")
1953 - Chaka Khan
("I'm Every Woman")

March 24th - ClassicBands.com

1912 - Nervous Norvus
("Transfusion")
1948 - Lee Oskar
- harmonica / vocals for War ("The Cisco Kid")
1951 - Dougie Thomson
- bassist for Supertramp ("Goodbye Stranger")
1960 - Nena (Gabriele Kerner)
("99 Red Balloons")

March 25th - ClassicBands.com

1934 - Johnny Burnette
("You're Sixteen")
1938 - Hoyt Axton
("Boney Fingers")
1940 - Anita Bryant
("Paper Roses")
1942 - Aretha Franklin
("Respect")
1947 - Elton John
("Crocodile Rock")
1949 - Nick Lowe
("Cruel To Be Kind")
1960 - Steve Norman
- guitar and sax for Spandau Ballet ("True")

March 26th - ClassicBands.com

1917 - Rufus Thomas
("Walkin' The Dog")
1936 - Freddie Parris
- lead vocalist for The Five Satins ("In The Still Of The Night")
1944 - Diana Ross
("Ain't No Mountain High Enough")
1946 - Johnny Crawford
("Cindy's Birthday")
1948 - Richard Tandy
- bassist for Electric Light Orchestra ("Livin' Thing")
1948 - Steven Tyler
- lead vocalist for Aerosmith ("Dream On")
1949 - Vicki Lawrence
("The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia")
1949 - Fran Sheehan
- bassist for Boston ("More Than A Feeling")
1950 - Teddy Pendergrass
of Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes ("If You Don't Know Me By Now")
1950 - Ronnie McDowell
("The King Is Gone")

March 27th - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Sarah Vaughan
("Broken-Hearted Melody")
1950 - Tony Banks
- keyboards for Genesis ("No Son Of Mine")
1953 - Wally Stocker
- lead guitarist for The Babys ("Everytime I Think of You")

March 28th - ClassicBands.com

1945 - Charles Portz
- bassist for The Turtles ("Happy Together")
1948 - John Evans
- keyboards for Jethro Tull ("Aqualung")
1948 - Milan Williams
- keyboards for The Commodores ("Night Shift")
1949 - Sally Carr
- vocalist for Middle Of The Road ("Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep")

March 29th - ClassicBands.com

1944 - Terry Jacks
("Seasons In The Sun")
1945 - Speedy Keen
- drums / vocals for Thunderclap Newman ("Something In The Air")
1947 - Bobby Kimball
- lead singer for Toto ("Rosanna")

March 30th - ClassicBands.com

1913 - Frankie Laine
("Moonlight Gambler")
1930 - Rolf Harris
("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport")
1945 - Eric Clapton
("Tears In Heaven")
1942 - Graeme Edge
- drummer for The Moody Blues ("Nights In White Satin")
1955 - Randy VanWarmer
("Just When I Needed You Most")

March 31st - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Herb Alpert
("This Guy's In Love With You")
1935 - Richard Chamberlain
("Theme From Dr. Kildare")
1937 - Willem Duyn (Mouth)
- vocalist for Mouth And MacNeal ("How Do You Do")
1944 - Rod Allen
- bass / vocals for The Fortunes ("Hear Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again")
1944 - Mick Ralphs
- guitarist for Mott The Hoople ("All The Young Dudes")
1946 - Allan Nichol
- guitarist for The Turtles ("Happy Together")
1947 - Jon Jon Poulos
- drummer for The Buckinghams ("Don't You Care")
1947 - Al Goodman
- vocalist for The Moments ("Love On A Two- Way Street")
1954 - Tony Brock
- drummer for The Babys ("Isn't It Time")
1955 - Angus Young
- guitarist for AC/DC ("You Shook Me All Night Long")



    April     - ClassicBands.com


April 1st - ClassicBands.com

1932 - Debbie Reynolds
("Tammy")
1934 - Jim Ed Brown
- vocalist for The Browns ("Little Jimmy Brown")
1939 - Rudolph Isley
- vocalist for The Isley Brothers ("Shout")
1942 - Phil Margo
- vocalist for The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
1942 - Alan Blakely
- rhythm guitarist for The Tremeloes ("Here Comes My Baby")
1946 - Ronnie Lane
- bassist for The Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park")
1951 - Henry Gross
("Shannon")

April 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Marvin Gaye
("Sexual Healing")
1942 - Leon Russell
("Tight Rope")
1943 - Glen Dale
- guitar / vocals for The Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles")
1945 - David Dundas
("Jeans On")
1946 - Kurt Winter
- guitarist for The Guess Who ("Share The Land")
1952 - Leon Wilkeson
- bassist for Lynryd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama")
1953 - David Robinson
- drummer for The Cars ("Drive")

April 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Doris Day
("Que Sera, Sera")
1928 - Don Gibson
("Oh Lonesome Me")
1941 - Jan Berry
of Jan And Dean ("Little Old Lady From Pasadena")
1941 - Phillipe Wynne
- lead singer for The Spinners ("Could It Be I'm Falling in Love")
1942 - Wayne Newton
("Danke Shoen")
1943 - Richard Manuel
- pianist for The Band ("The Weight")
1944 - Tony Orlando
- lead vocalist for Dawn ("Tie A Yellow Ribbon")
1944 - Barry Pritchard
- guitar / vocals for The Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles")
1945 - Billy Joe Royal
("Down In The Boondocks")

April 4th - ClassicBands.com

1915 - Muddy Waters
- Blues guitarist
1938 - Michael Parks
("Long Lonesome Highway")
1939 - Hugh Masekela
("Grazin' In The Grass")
1941 - Major Lance
("The Monkey Time")
1948 - Berry Oakley
- bassist for The Allman Brothers ("Ramblin' Man")
1948 - David Withers
- drummer for Dire Straits ("Sultans of Swing")
1951 - Pete Haycock
- guitarist for The Climax Blues Band ("Couldn't Get It Right")
1952 - Gary Moore
- guitarist for Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back In Town")
1955 - Mick Mars
- guitarist for Motley Crue ("Live Wire")

April 5th - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Tony Williams
- vocalist for The Platters ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes")
1932 - Billy Bland
("Let The Little Girl Dance")
1939 - Ronnie White
- vocalist for The Miracles ("The Tears Of A Clown")
1942 - Allan Clarke
- lead vocalist for The Hollies ("Long Cool Woman")
1944 - Crispian St. Peters
("The Pied Piper")
1950 - Agnetha Faltskog-Ulvaeus
- vocalist for ABBA ("Dancin' Queen")

April 6th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Merle Haggard
("Okie from Muskogee")
1943 - Julie Rogers
("The Wedding")
1947 - Tony Connor
- drummer for Hot Chocolate ("You Sexy Thing")
1951 - Ralph Cooper
- drummer for Air Supply ("All Out Of Love")

April 7th - ClassicBands.com

1908 - Percy Faith
("Theme From A Summmer Place")
1935 - Bobby Bare
("Detroit City")
1937 - Charlie Thomas
- vocalist for The Drifters ("There Goes My Baby")
1938 - Spencer Dryden
- drummer for Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody To Love")
1947 - Patricia Bennett
- vocalist for The Chiffons ("He's So Fine")
1949 - John Oates
- guitar / vocals for Hall And Oates ("Sara, Smile")
1948 - Carol Douglas
- ("Doctor's Orders")
1951 - Janis Ian
("Society's Child")
1951 - Bruce Gary
- drummer for The Knack ("My Sharona")

April 8th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - J. J. Jackson
("But It's Alright")
1941 - Peggy Lennon
- vocalist for The Lennon Sisters ("Tonight You Belong To Me""
1947 - Steve Howe
- guitarist for Yes ("Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
1951 - Mel Schacher
- bassist for Grand Funk ("Bad Time")
1963 - Julian Lennon
("Too Late For Goodbyes")

April 9th - ClassicBands.com

1932 - Carl Perkins
("Blue Suede Shoes")
1943 - Terry Knight
("I Who Have Nothing")
1948 - Phil Wright
- drums / vocals for Paper Lace ("The Night Chicago Died")

April 10th - ClassicBands.com

1921 - Sheb Wooley
("The Purple People Eater")
1932 - Nate Nelson
- lead vocalist for The Flamingos ("I Only Have Eyes For You")
1936 - Bobby Smith
- vocalist for The Spinners ("Rubberband Man")
1947 - Karl Russell
- vocalist for The Hues Corporation ("Rock The Boat")
1959 - Brian Setzer
- guitar / lead vocals for Stray Cats ("Rock This Town")
1960 - Katrina Leskanich
of Katrina And The Waves ("Walking On Sunshine")

April 11th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Richard Berry
- composer of "Louie, Louie"
1958 - Stuart Adamson
- guitarist / vocalist for Big Country ("In A Big Country")

April 12th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Ned Miller
("From A Jack To A King")
1933 - Tiny Tim
("Tiptoe Through The Tulips")
1940 - Herbie Hancock
("Watermelon Man")
1944 - John Kay
- lead singer of Steppenwolf ("Magic Carpet Ride")
1950 - David Cassidy
- lead singer of The Partridge Family ("I Think I Love You")
1951 - Alex Briley
- the sailor in the Village People ("YMCA")

April 13th - ClassicBands.com

1934 - Horace Kay
- vocalist for The Tams ("What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am")
1940 - Lester Chambers
- vocalist for The Chambers Brothers ("Time Has Come Today")
1941 - John McElrath
- lead vocalist for The Swingin' Medallions ("Double Shot Of My Baby's Love")
1942 - Bill Conti
- ("Gonna Fly Now")
1943 - Eve Graham
- vocalist for The New Seekers ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing")
1944 - Jack Cassidy
- bassist for Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody To Love")
1945 - Lowell George
- singer and guitarist for Little Feat ("Hate To Lose Your Lovin'")
1946 - Al Green
("Let's Stay Together")
1951 - Peabo Bryson
("If Ever You're In My Arms Again")
1951 - Max Weinberg
- drummer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band ("Born To Run")
1954 - Jimmy Destri
- keyboards for Blondie ("Heart Of Glass")

April 14th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Tony Burrows
- lead singer for Edison Lighthouse("Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes")
1945 - Ritchie Blackmore
- lead guitarist for Deep Purple ("Smoke On The Water")
1946 - Patrick Fairley
- guitarist for Marmalade "(Reflections Of My Life")
1948 - Larry Ferguson
- keyboards for Hot Chocolate ("You Sexy Thing")

April 15th - ClassicBands.com

1918 - Eddie Arnold
("Make The World Go Away")
1933 - Roy Clark
("Yesterday When I Was Young")
1937 - Bob Luman
("Let's Think About Living")
1940 - Clarence Satchell
- guitar and sax for The Ohio Players ("Fire")
1944 - Dave Edmunds
("I Hear You Knockin'")

April 16th - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Henry Mancini
("Moon River")
1924 - Rudy Pompilli
- tenor saxophone for Bill Haley And His Comets ("Rock Around The Clock")
1929 - Roy Hamilton
("You Can Have Her")
1935 - Bobby Vinton
("Blue Velvet")
1939 - Dusty Springfield
("I Only Want To Be With You")
1943 - Dave Peverett
- guitar and vocals for Foghat ("Slow Ride")
1947 - Gerry Rafferty
("Baker Street")
1962 - Jason Scheff
- bass and vocals for Chicago ("Will You Still Love Me")
1963 - Jimmy Osmond
("Long Haired Lover From Liverpool")

April 17th - ClassicBands.com

1932 - Don Kirshner
- Rock concert promoter
1941 - Billy Fury
("Halfway To Paradise"")
1943 - Roy Estrada
- bassist for The Mothers Of Invention ("Freak Out")
1944 - Bobby Curtola
("Take Good Care Of My Baby")
1948 - Jan Hammer
("Miami Vice Theme")

April 18th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Lenny Baker
- saxophonist for Sha Na Na
1942 - Mike Vickers
- guitarist for Manfred Mann ("Blinded By The Light"
1944 - Skip Spence
- drummer for Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody To Love")
1946 - Hayley Mills
("Let's Get Together")
1946 - Tommy Shannon
- bassist for Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble ("Texas Flood")
1947 - Polly Brown
("Up In A Puff Of Smoke")

April 19th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Bobby Russell
("Saturday Morning Confusion")
1942 - Alan Price
- keyboard player for The Animals ("House Of The Rising Sun")
1942 - Larry Ramos, Jr.
- guitarist for The Association ("Along Comes Mary")
1944 - Bernie Worrell
- keyboard player for Parliament / Funkadelic ("On Nation Under A Groove")
1947 - Mark Volman
- vocalist for The Turtles ("She'd Rather Be With Me")

April 20th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Johnny Tillotson
("Poetry In Motion")
1948 - Craig Frost
- keyboardist for Grand Funk Railroad ("Bad Time")
1951 - Luther Vandross
("How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye")

April 21st - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Ernie Maresca
("Shout! Shout! Knock Yourself Out")
1947 - Iggy Pop
- vocalist for The Stooges ("I Wanna Be Your Dog")
1947 - Alan Warner
- lead guitar for The Foundations ("Baby Now That I've Found You")
1949 - Paul Davis
("'65 Love Affair")
1959 - Robert Smith
- vocalist for The Cure ("Love Song")

April 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Glen Campbell
("Rhinestone Cowboy")
1943 - Mel Carter
("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me")
1946 - Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia
of Cannibal And The Headhunters ("Land of 1000 Dances")
1948 - Larry Groce
("Junk Food Junkie")
1950 - Peter Frampton
("Show Me The Way")
1951 - Paul Carrack
- lead vocalist for Ace ("How Long")

April 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1930 - Dale Houston
of Dale And Grace ("I'm Leaving It Up To You")
1936 - Roy Orbison
("Pretty Woman")
1939 - Ray Peterson
("Tell Laura I Love Her")
1947 - Glenn Cornick
- bassist for Jethro Tull ("Bungle In The Jungle")
1960 - Steve Clark
- guitarist for Def Leppard ("Love Bites")

April 24th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Freddie Scott
("Hey Girl")
1942 - Barbra Streisand
("Stoney End")
1945 - Robert Knight
("Everlasting Love")
1945 - Doug Clifford
- drummer for Creedance Clearwater Revival ("Green River")
1947 - Ann Kelly
- vocalist for The Hues Corporation ("Rock The Boat)
1951 - Nigel Harrison
- bassist for Blondie ("The Tide Is High")

April 25th - ClassicBands.com

1923 - Albert King
- "Born Under A Bad Sign"
1933 - Jerry Leiber
- (co-wrote "Hound Dog", "Stand By Me", "Charlie Brown")
1944 - Michael Kogel
- lead vocalist for Los Bravos ("Black Is Black")
1945 - Bjorn Ulvaeus
- guitarist for ABBA ("Waterloo")
1945 - Stu Cook
- bassist with Creedance Clearwater Revival ("Fortunate Son")
1946 - Ronnie Gilbert
- bassist for Blues Magoos ("We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet")
1949 - Michael Brown
- keyboardist for The Left Banke ("Walk Away Rene")
1950 - Steve Ferrone
- drummer for Average White Band ("Pick Up The Pieces")

April 26th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Maurice Williams
("Stay")
1938 - Duane Eddy
("Rebel Rouser")
1941 - Claudine Clark
("Party Lights")
1942 - Bobby Rydell
("Volare")
1943 - Gary Wright
("Dream Weaver")
1945 - Tony Murray
- bassist for The Troggs ("Wild Thing")
1946 - Ronny Dayton
- leader of Ronny & The Daytonas ("G.T.O.")
1960 - Roger Taylor
- drummer for Duran Duran ("Hungry Like The Wolf")

April 27th - ClassicBands.com

1932 - Casey Kasem
- disc jockey for the radio show American Top 40
1944 - Cuba Gooding Sr.
- lead vocalist for The Main Ingrediant ("Everybody Plays The Fool")
1947 - Peter Ham
- guitarist for Bad Finger ("No Matter What")
1947 - Ann Peebles
("I Can't Stand The Rain")
1949 - Herb Murrell
- vocalist for The Stylistics ("You Make Me Feel Brand New")
1951 - Paul "Ace" Frehley
- guitarist for KISS ("Hotter Than Hell")
1959 - Sheena Easton
("Morning Train")

April 28th - ClassicBands.com

1943 - Fantastic Johnny C
("Boogaloo Down Broadway")
1945 - John Wolters
- drummer for Dr. Hook ("Sexy Eyes")
1946 - Bev Bivens
- lead vocalist for We Five ("You Were On My Mind")

April 29th - ClassicBands.com

1899 - Duke Ellington
("It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing")
1928 - Carl Gardner
of The Coasters ("Charlie Brown")
1931 - Lonnie Donegan
("Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour")
1936 - April Stevens
of Nino Tempo And April Stevens ("Deep Purple")
1943 - Duane Allen
- vocalist for The Oak Ridge Boys ("Elvira")
1945 - Tammi Terrell
("Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing") with Marvin Gaye
1947 - Tommy James
("I Think We're Alone Now")
1949 - Francis Rossi
- guitar / vocals for Status Quo ("Pictures Of Matchstick Men")
1968 - Carnie Wilson
of Wilson-Phillips ("Hold On")

April 30th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Johnny Horton
("Sink The Bismark")
1933 - Willie Nelson
("You Were Always On My Mind")
1941 - Johnny Farina
of Santo And Johnny ("Sleep Walk")
1943 - Bobby Vee
("The Night Has A Thousand Eyes")
1948 - Wayne Kramer
- guitarist for The MC Five ("Kick Out The Jams")
1953 - Merrill Osmond
- vocalist for The Osmonds ("One Bad Apple ")



    May     - ClassicBands.com


May 1st - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Sonny James
("Young Love")
1939 - Judy Collins
("Both Sides Now")
1944 - Rita Coolidge
("Higher and Higher")
1946 - Nick Fortune
- bassist for The Buckinghams ("Mercy, Mercy, Mercy")
1954 - Ray Parker Jr.
("Ghost Busters")
1957 - Steve Farris
- guitarist for Mr. Mister ("Broken Wings")

May 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1929 - Link Wray
("Rumble")
1936 - Englebert Humperdinck
("Release Me")
1945 - Goldie McJohn
- keyboard player for Steppenwolf ("Born To Be Wild")
1945 - Robert Henrit
- drummer for Argent ("Hold Your Head Up")
1945 - Randy Cain
- vocalist for The Delfonics ("La- La Means I Love You")
1946 - Leslie Gore
("It's My Party")
1950 - Lou Gramm
- lead singer of Foreigner ("Waiting for a Girl Like You")
1951 - Prescott Niles
- bassist for The Knack ("My Sharona")
1951 - Jo Callis
- guitar and keyboards for Human League ("Don't You Want Me")

May 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Dave Dudley
("Six Days On The Road")
1933 - James Brown
("I Feel Good")
1937 - Frankie Valli
("My Eyes Adored You")
1938 - Napoleon XIV
("They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!")
1944 - Pete Staples
- bass guitarist for The Troggs ("Wild Thing")
1950 - Mary Hopkin
("Those Were the Days")
1951 - Christopher Cross
("Never Be The Same")
1953 - Bruce Hall
- bass guitarist for REO Speedwagon ("Keep On Loving You")
1955 - Steve Jones
- guitar and vocals for The Sex Pistols ("God Save The Queen")
1959 - David Ball
- keyboards for Soft Cell ("Tainted Love")

May 4th - ClassicBands.com

1934 - Ace Cannon
("Tuff")
1937 - Dick Dale
("Let's Go Trippin'")
1938 - Tyrone Davis
("Turn Back The Hands Of Time")
1941 - Richard Burns
of The Hondells ("Little Honda")
1942 - Nicholas Ashford
of Ashford And Simpson ("Solid")
1942 - Ronnie Bond
- drummer for The Troggs ("Wild Thing")
1951 - Jackie Jackson
- vocalist for The Jackson Five ("ABC")

May 5th - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Marshall Grant
- bassist for Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three ("I Walk The Line")
1938 - Johnnie Taylor
("Who's Makin' Love To Your Old Lady")
1942 - Tammy Wynette
("Stand By Your Man")
1947 - Robin McNamara
("Lay A Little Lovin' On Me")
1948 - Bill Ward
- drummer for Black Sabbath ("Paranoid")
1950 - Maggie MacNeal
- vocalist for Mouth And MacNeal ("How Do You Do">
1951 - Rex Goh
- guitarist for Air Supply ("Lost In Love")

May 6th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Herbie Cox
- leader of The Cleftones ("Heart & Soul")
1942 - Colin Earl
- keyboard player for Mungo Jerry ("In The Summertime")
1945 - Bob Seger
("Like A Rock")
1948 - Mary McGregor
("Torn Between Two Lovers")

May 7th - ClassicBands.com

1927 - Jim Lowe
("Green Door")
1931 - Teresa Brewer
("A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl")
1939 - Johnny Maestro
- lead singer of The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen")
1939 - Jimmy Ruffin
("What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted")
1943 - Rick West
- guitarist for The Tremeloes ("Silence Is Golden")
1946 - Thelma Houston
("Don't Leave Me This Way")
1946 - Bill Danoff
- vocalist for The Starland Vocal Band ("Afternoon Delight")
1949 - Keith (James Keefer)
("98.6")

May 8th - ClassicBands.com

1917 - Papa John Creech
- fiddle player for Jefferson Airplane
1940 - Rick Nelson
("Hello Mary Lou")
1940 - Gary Glitter
("Rock and Roll Part II")
1941 - John Fred
- vocalist for John Fred and The Playboy Band ("Judy In Disguise")
1943 - Toni Tennille
of The Captain and Tennille ("Love Will Keep Us Together")
1943 - Paul Samwell-Smith
- bassist for The Yardbirds ("For Your Love")
1951 - Phil Bailey
- vocalist for Earth, Wind and Fire ("Shining Star")
1953 - Alex Van Halen
- drummer for Van Halen ("Jump")

May 9th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Dave Prater
of Sam and Dave ("Soul Man")
1937 - Sonny Curtis
- guitarist for The Crickets ("That'll Be The Day")
1939 - Nokie Edwards
- bassist for The Ventures ("Walk Don't Run")
1941 - Danny Rapp
- lead singer for Danny and The Juniors ("At The Hop")
1941 - Pete Birrell
- bassist for Freddie and the Dreamers ("I'm Telling You Now")
1942 - Tommy Roe
("Sheila")
1943 - Bruce Milner
- keyboards for Every Mother's Son ("Come On Down To My Boat")
1944 - Don Dannemann
- lead vocals / rhythm guitar for The Cyrkle ("Red Rubber Ball")
1944 - Richie Furay
- guitarist for Poco ("Crazy Love")
1945 - Steve Katz
- guitarist for Blood, Sweat and Tears ("Spinning Wheel")
1946 - Clint Holmes
("Playground In My Mind")
1949 - Billy Joel
("Just The Way You Are")
1950 - Tom Petersson
- bassist for Cheap Trick ("I Want You To Want Me")

May 10th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Larry Williams
("Boney Maronie")
1938 - Henry Fambrough
- vocalist for The Spinners ("Working My Way Back To You")
1946 - Dave Mason
("We Just Disagree")
1946 - Donovan
("Mellow Yellow")
1946 - Graham Gouldman
- guitarist for 10cc ("I'm Not In Love")
1957 - Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie)
- bassist for The Sex Pistols ("God Save The Queen")
1960 - Bono (Paul David Hewson)
- guitar and vocals for U2 ("Sunday Bloody Sunday")

May 11th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Eric Burdon
- lead singer of The Animals ("House Of The Rising Sun")
1943 - John Chadwick
- bassist for Gerry and The Pacemakers ("Ferry Cross The Mersey")
1943 - Arnie Satin
- vocalist for The Dovells ("The Bristol Stomp")
1947 - Butch Trucks
- drummer for The Allman Brothers ("Ramblin' Man")

May 12th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Billy Swan
("I Can Help")
1943 - David Walker
- keyboardist for Gary Lewis and The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring")
1944 - James Purify
- vocalist for James and Bobby Purify ("I'm Your Puppet")
1946 - Ian McLagan
- keyboardist for The Faces ("Itchycoo Park")
1948 - Steve Winwood
- keyboardist for The Spencer Davis Group ("Gimme Some Lovin")
1950 - Billy Squier
- ("The Stroke")

May 13th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Ritchie Valens
("La Bamba")
1943 - Mary Wells
("My Guy")
1945 - Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz
- harmonica for The J. Geils Band ("Centerfold")
1947 - Peter Overend Watts
- bassist for Mott The Hoople ("All The Young Dudes")
1950 - Stevie Wonder
("I Just Called To Say I Love You")
1951 - Paul Thompson
- drumer for Roxy Music ("Love Is The Drug")

May 14th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Bobby Darin
("Mack The Knife")
1936 - Charlie Gracie
("Butterfly")
1940 - Troy Shondell
("This Time (We're Really Breaking Up")
1945 - Derek Leckenby
- guitarist for Herman's Hermits ("Mrs Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter")
1943 - Jack Bruce
- bassist for Cream ("Sunshine Of Your Love")
1945 - Gene Cornish
- guitarist for The Rascals ("Groovin")
1946 - Dixie Lee Innes
- lead vocalist for The Original Caste ("One Tin Soldier")
1947 - Al Ciner
- guitarist for The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me")
1952 - David Byrne
- lead singer and guitarist for Talking Heads ("Burning Down The House")

May 15th - ClassicBands.com

1918 - Eddy Arnold
("Make The World Go Away")
1937 - Trini Lopez
("Lemon Tree")
1938 - Lenny Welch
("Since I Fell For You")
1944 - Ian Amey (Tich)
- guitarist for Dave Dee, Dozey, Beaky, Mick and Tich ("Legend Of Xanadu")
1947 - Graham Goble
- guitarist for The Little River Band ("Lonesome Loser")
1948 - Gary Thain
- bassist for Uriah Heep ("Easy Livin'")
1948 - Brian Eno
- synthesiser player for Roxy Music ("Love Is The Drug")

May 16th - ClassicBands.com

1946 - Robert Fripp
- guitarist for King Crimson ("In the Court of the Crimson King")
1946 - Roger Earl
- drummer for Foghat ("Slow Ride")
1947 - Darrell Sweet
- drummer for Nazareth ("Love Hurts")
1965 - Krist Novoselic
- bassist for Nirvana ("Smells Like Teen Spirit")
1966 - Janet Jackson
("All For You")

May 17th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Pervis Jackson
- vocalist for The Spinners ("Then Came You")
1941 - Malcolm Hale
- lead guitarist for Spanky And Our Gang ("Sunday Will Never Be The Same")
1948 - Bill Bruford
- drummer for Yes ("Owner Of A Lonely Heart")

May 18th - ClassicBands.com

1912 - Perry Como
("Catch A Falling Star")
1942 - Albert Hammond
("It Never Rains In Southern California")
1949 - Rick Wakeman
- keyboard player for Yes ("Roundabout")
1949 - Bill Wallace
- bassist for The Guess Who ("Clap for the Wolfman")
1953 - Butch Tavares
- vocalist for Tavares ("Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel")

May 19th - ClassicBands.com

1945 - Pete Townshend
- guitarist for The Who ("Can't Explain")
1947 - Jerry Hyman
- trombone player for Blood, Sweat and Tears ("Spinning Wheel")
1949 - Dusty Hill
- guitarist and vocalist for ZZ Top
1951 - Joey Ramone
of The Ramones ("I Wanna Be Sedated")

May 20th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Sal Mineo
("Start Movin' In My Direction")
1940 - Shorty Long
("Here Comes The Judge")
1942 - Jill Jackson
of Paul & Paula ("Hey Paula")
1944 - Joe Cocker
("The Letter")
1946 - Cher
("Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves")
1959 - Susan Cowsill
- vocalist for the Cowsills ("The Rain, The Park and Other Things")

May 21st - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Ronald Isley
of The Isley Brothers ("Shout")
1943 - Hilton Valentine
- guitarist for The Animals ("House Of The Rising Sun")
1943 - Vincent Crane
- keyboardist for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown ("Fire")
1944 - Marcie Blane
("Bobby's Girl")
1948 - Leo Sayer
("When I Need You")

May 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1930 - Kenny Ball
- trumpet player for Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen ("Midnight In Moscow")
1939 - Ian Robertson Underwood
- keyboardist for the Mothers of Invention
1948 - Des Dyer
- lead vocalist for Jigsaw ("Sky High")
1950 - Bernie Taupin
(Elton John's songwriting partner)

May 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Rosemary Clooney
("Sentimental Journey")
1934 - Dr. Robert Moog
(inventor of the Moog synthesizer)
1944 - Raymond Fulwood
- drummer for The Parliaments ("I Wanna Testify")
1944 - Norman Johnson
- lead singer for The Chairmen Of The Board ("Give Me Just A Little More Time")
1946 - Daniel Klein
- bassist for The J. Geils Band ("Centerfold")
1947 - Bill Hunt
- keyboardist for Electric Light Orchestra ("Don't Bring Me Down")
1955 - Dean Friedman
("Ariel")

May 24th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Tommy Chong
of Cheech and Chong ("Earache My Eye")
1941 - Bob Dylan
("Lay Lady Lay")
1942 - Derek Quinn
- lead guitarist for Freddie & the Dreamers ("I'm Telling You Now")
1944 - Patti LaBelle
("Lady Marmalade")
1947 - Albert Bouchard
- drummer for Blue Oyster Cult ("Don't Fear The Reaper")
1955 - Roseanne Cash
("Seven Year Ache")

May 25th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Tom T Hall
("I Love")
1947 - Jessi Colter
("I'm Not Lisa")
1947 - Mitch Margo
- vocalist for The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
1950 - Robby Steinhardt
- strings for Kansas ("Dust In The Wind")

May 26th - ClassicBands.com

1920 - Peggy Lee
("Fever")
1940 - Levon Helm
- drummer for The Band ("The Weight")
1940 - Ray Ennis
- guitarist and vocalist for The Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake")
1941 - Art Sharp
- vocalist for The Nashville Teens ("Tobacco Road")
1944 - Verden Allen
- keyboardist for Mott the Hoople ("All the Young Dudes")
1945 - Gary Peterson
- drummer for The Guess Who ("These Eyes")
1946 - Mick Ronson
- guitarist for David Bowie's Spiders From Mars ("Ziggy Stardust")
1948 - Stevie Nicks
- vocalist for Fleetwood Mac ("Say You Love Me")

May 27th

1935 - Ramsey Lewis
("The In Crowd")
1939 - Don Williams
- guitar / vocals for The Pozo-Seco Singers ("I Can Make It With You")
1943 - Cilla Black
("Anyone Who Had A Heart")
1945 - Bruce Cockburn
- Folk singer
1947 - Marty Kristian
- vocalist for The New Seekers ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing")
1948 - Pete Sears
- bass / keyboards for Jefferson Starship ("Miracles")

May 28th

1943 - Tony Mansfield
- drummer for Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas ("Little Children")
1944 - Gladys Knight
("I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
1945 - John Fogerty
("Centerfield")
1949 - Wendy O Williams
- vocalist for The Plasmatics

May 29th

1936 - Sylvia Vanderpool
of Mickey and Sylvia ("Love Is Strange")
1941 - Roy Crewsdon
- guitarist for Freddie & the Dreamers ("I'm Telling You Now")
1945 - Gary Brooker
- keyboards and vocals for Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade Of Pale")
1952 - Andrea True
of The Andrea True Conection ("More, More, More")
1955 - Mike Porcaro
- bassist for Toto ("Rosanna")
1961 - Melissa Etheridge
("Come To My Window")

May 30th

1944 - Lenny Davidson
- guitarist for The Dave Clark Five ("Over and Over")
1955 - Nicky 'Topper' Headon
- drummer for The Clash ("Rock The Casbah")

May 31st

1938 - Peter Yarrow
of Peter, Paul and Mary ("Puff The Magic Dragon")
1938 - Johnny Paycheck
("Take This Job And Shove It")
1948 - John Bonham
- drummer for Led Zepplin ("Whole Lotta Love")
1954 - Vicki Sue Robinson
("Turn The Beat Around")
1962 - Corey Hart
("Never Surrender")



    June     - ClassicBands.com


June 1st

1934 - Pat Boone
("Love Letters In The Sand")
1945 - Linda Scott
("Every Little Star")
1945 - Jim McCarty
- guitarist for Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels ("Jenny Take A Ride")
1947 - Ron Wood
- guitarist for The Rolling Stones
1950 - Graham Russell
- guitarist for Air Supply ("Lost In Love")
1950 - Charlene (D'Angelo)
- ("I've Never Been To Me")

June 2nd

1937 - Jimmy Jones
("Handy Man")
1941 - Charlie Watts
- drummer for The Rolling Stones
1941 - William Guest
of Gladys Knight and The Pips ("Midnight Train To Georgia")
1944 - Marvin Hamlisch
("The Entertainer")
1948 - Johnny Bee Badanjek
- drummer for Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels ("Sock It To Me Baby")
1950 - Chubby Tavares
- vocalist for Tavares ("Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel")
1960 - Tony Hadley
- vocalist for Spandau Ballet ("True")

June 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1927 - Boots Randolph
("Yakety Sax")
1942 - Curtis Mayfield
("Superfly")
1943 - Michael Clarke
- drummer for The Byrds ("Mr. Tambourine Man")
1946 - Eddie Holman
("Hey There Lonely Girl")
1946 - Ian Hunter
- vocals / guitar for Mott The Hoople ("All The Young Dudes")
1947 - Mickey Finn
- percussion for T-Rex ("Get It On")
1950 - Suzie Quatro
("Stumblin' In")
1951 - Deniece Williams
("Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" with Johnny Mathis)
1952 - Billy Powell
- keyboards for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama")
1954 - Dan Hill
("Sometimes When We Touch")

June 4th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Freddy Fender
("Wasted Days and Wasted Nights")
1944 - Michelle Phillips
- vocalist for The Mamas and Papas ("Dedicated To The One I Love")
1944 - Roger Ball
- saxophonist for The Average White Band ("Pick Up The Pieces")
1945 - Gordon Waller
of Peter and Gordon ("World Without Love")
1953 - Jimmy McCulloch
- guitarist for Thunderclap Newman ("Something In The Air")
1961 - El Debarge
- lead vocalist for Debarge ("Rhythm of the Night")

June 5th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Bill Hayes
("The Ballad Of Davy Crockett")
1941 - Floyd Butler
- vocalist for The Friends Of Distinction ("Grazing In The Grass")
1943 - Michael Davis
- bassist for The MC5 ("Kick Out The Jams")
1945 - Don Reid
- lead vocalist for The Statler Brothers ("Flowers On The Wall")
1946 - Freddie Stone
- guitarist for Sly and The Family Stone ("Everyday People")
1948 - Frank Eslersmith
- keyboardist for Air Supply ("All Out Of Love")
1950 - Ronnie Dyson
("Why Can't I Touch You")
1954 - Nicko McBrain
- drummer for Iron Maiden ("Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter")
1956 - Kenny G
("Songbird")

June 6th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Levi Stubbs
of The Four Tops ("Baby, I Need Your Loving")
1939 - Gary U.S. Bonds
("Quarter To Three")
1942 - Howie Kane
- of Jay and the Americans ("Cara Mia")
1944 - Peter Albin
- bassist for Big Brother and the Holding Co. ("Piece Of My Heart"

June 7th - ClassicBands.com

1917 - Dean Martin
("Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime")
1940 - Tom Jones
("It's Not Unusual")
1944 - Clarence White
- guitarist for The Byrds ("Mr. Tambourine Man")
1955 - Joey Scarbury
("The Greatest American Hero")
1958 - Prince
("Little Red Corvette")

June 8th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - James Darren
("Goodbye Cruel World")
1940 - Nancy Sinatra
("These Boots Are Made For Walkin'")
1940 - Sherman Garnes
- vocalist for Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love")
1942 - Chuck Negron
- vocalist for Three Dog Night ("Joy To The World")
1944 - Boz Scaggs
("Lido Shuffle")
1947 - Mick Box
- guitarist for Uriah Heep ("Easy Livin")
1953 - Bonnie Tyler
("Total Eclipse Of The Heart")

June 9th - ClassicBands.com

1915 - Les Paul
("Vaya Con Dios" with partner Mary Ford)
1929 - Johnny Ace
("Pledging My Love")
1934 - Jackie Wilson
("Higher and Higher")
1941 - Jon Lord
- keyboardist for Deep Purple ("Hush")
1946 - Stuart Edwards
- guitarist for Edison Lighthouse ("Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes")
1950 - Trevor Bolder
- bassist for Uriah Heep ("Easy Livin")

June 10th - ClassicBands.com

1910 - Howlin' Wolf
- ("Smokestack Lightning")
1941 - Shirley Owens
- lead singer of The Shirelles ("Dedicated To The One I Love")
1941 - Micky Jones
- drummer for The First Edition ("Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town")
1942 - Janet Vogel
- vocalist for The Skyliners ("Since I Don't Have You")

June 11th - ClassicBands.com

1934 - Pookie Hudson
- vocalist for The Spaniels ("Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite")
1936 - Jud Strunk
("A Daisy A Day")
1940 - Joey Dee
("The Peppermint Twist")
1949 - Frank Beard
- drummer for ZZ Top ("La Grange")

June 12th - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Vic Damone
("On The Street Where You Live")
1942 - Len Barry
("1-2-3")
1943 - Reg Presley
- leader of The Troggs ("Wild Thing")
1948 - Barry Bailey
- guitarist for The Atlanta Rhythm Section ("So In To You")
1951 - Brad Delp
- lead singer for Boston ("More Than A Feeling")
1951 - Bun E. Carlos
- drummer for Cheap Trick ("I Want You To Want Me")
1953 - Rockey Burnette
("Tired Of Toein' The Line")

June 13th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Billy "Crash" Craddock
("Rub It In")
1940 - Bobby Freeman
("C'mon and Swim")
1949 - Dennis Locorriere
- vocalist for Dr Hook ("The Cover Of The Rolling Stone")
1954 - Bo Donaldson
("Billy Don't Be A Hero")

June 14th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Renaldo "Obie" Benson
- vocalist for The Four Tops ("Reach Out I'll Be There")
1941 - Jr. Walker
- leader of Jr. Walker and the All Stars ("Shotgun")
1945 - Rod Argent
- keyboardist for The Zombies ("She's Not There")
1948 - Steve Hunter
- guitarist for the Alice Cooper Group ("Billion Dollar Babies")
1949 - Alan White
- drummer for Yes ("Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
1961 - Boy George
- lead singer of Culture Club ("Karma Chameleon")

June 15th - ClassicBands.com

1910 - David Rose
("The Stripper")
1929 - Nigel Pickering
- rhythm guitar and vocals for Spanky And Our Gang ("Sunday Will Never Be The Same")
1937 - Waylon Jennings
("Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard")
1941 - Harry Nilsson
("Everybody's Talkin'")
1943 - Muff Winwood
- bassist for The Spencer Davis Group ("Gimme Some Lovin")
1946 - Janet Lennon
- vocalist for The Lennon Sisters ("Tonight You Belong To Me")
1949 - Russell Hitchcock
- guitarist for Air Supply ("Lost In Love")
1949 - Michael Lutz
- guitarist for Brownsville Station ("Smokin' In The Boys' Room")
1951 - Steve Walsh
- keyboard player for Kansas ("Dust In The Wind")
1954 - Terri Gibbs
("Somebody's Knockin'")

June 16th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Lamont Dozier
(song writer with Holland-Dozier-Holland)
1942 - Edward Lavert
- vocalist for The O'Jays ("Back Stabbers")
1946 - Ian Matthews
- vocalist for Matthews Southern Comfort ("Woodstock")
1949 - Peppy Castro
- guitarist for Blues Magoos ("We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet")
1950 - James Smith
- vocalist for The Stylistics ("You Make Me Feel Brand New")
1952 - Gino Vannelli
("I Just Want To Stop")

June 17th - ClassicBands.com

1930 - Cliff Gallup
- guitarist for Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps ("Be-Bop-A-Lula")
1942 - Norman Kuhlke
- drummer for The Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake")
1943 - Barry Manilow
("Mandy")
1947 - Greg Rolie
- keyboardist for Santana ("Evil Ways")



June 18th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Paul McCartney
("My Love")
1942 - Carl Radle
- bassist for Derek And The Dominos ("Layla")
1947 - Sandy Posey
("Born A Woman")
1953 - Jerome Smith
- guitarist for KC and The Sunshine Band ("Get Down Tonight")

June 19th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Charlie Drake
("My Boomerang Won't Come Back")
1936 - Tommy de Vito
- vocalist for The Four Seasons ("Walk Like A Man")
1939 - Al Wilson
("Show And Tell")
1942 - Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane
- lead singer of Spanky & Our Gang ("Sunday Will Never Be The Same")
1950 - Ann Wilson
- lead vocalist for Heart ("Barracuda")
1953 - Larry Dunn
- keyboards for Earth Wind & Fire ("Shining Star")
1959 - Mark DeBarge
- vocalist for DeBarge ("Who's Holding Donna Now")
1962 - Paula Abdul
("Straight Up")

June 20th - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Chet Atkins
- session guitarist
1936 - Billy Guy
of The Coasters ("Yakety Yak")
1937 - Jerry Keller
("Here Comes Summer")
1938 - Mickey Most
- English record producer
1942 - Brian Wilson
of The Beach Boys ("Good Vibrations")
1945 - Anne Murray
("You Needed Me")
1949 - Lionel Richie
("All Night Long")
1953 - Alan Longmuir
- bassist for The Bay City Rollers ("Shang-A-Lang")
1955 - Michael Anthony
- bassist for Van Halen ("Jump")

June 21st - ClassicBands.com

1932 - O.C. Smith
("Little Green Apples")
1944 - Ray Davies
- rhythm guitarist for The Kinks ("Well Respected Man")
1944 - Miguel Vicens
- guitarist for Los Bravos ("Black Is Black")
1948 - Joey Molland
- guitarist and keyboardist for Badfinger ("No Matter What")
1949 - Greg Munford
- vocalist for Strawberry Alarm Clock ("Incense and Peppermints")
1950 - Joey Kramer
- drummer for Aerosmith ("Walk This Way")
1950 - John Paul Young
("Love Is In The Air")

June 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Kris Kristofferson
("Why Me")
1943 - Jimmy Castor
("Troglodyte")
1944 - Peter Asher
of Peter and Gordon ("World Without Love")
1947 - Howard Kaylan
- vocalist for The Turtles ("Happy Together")
1948 - Todd Rundgren
("Hello, It's Me")
1949 - Alan Osmond
- vocalist for The Osmonds ("Lazy River")
1953 - Cyndi Lauper
("Girls Just Want To Have Fun")
1956 - Derek Forbes
- bassist for Simple Minds ("Don't You Forget About Me")

June 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1929 - June Carter Cash
("Jackson)" with husband Johnny Cash
1937 - Niki Sullivan
- guitarist for The Crickets ("Peggy Sue")
1940 - Stu Sutcliffe
- original bassist for The Beatles
1944 - Rosetta Hightower
- vocalist for The Orlons ("Don't Hang Up")
1956 - Randy Jackson
- bassist for Journey and American Idol judge

June 24th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Paul 'Oz' Bach
- bassist / vocalist for Spanky And Our Gang ("I'd Like To Get To Know You")
1942 - Mick Fleetwood
- drummer for Fleetwood Mac ("Say You Love Me")
1942 - Arthur Brown
- vocalist for The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown ("Fire")
1944 - Jeff Beck
- guitarist for The Yardbirds ("Heart Full Of Soul")
1944 - Chris Wood
- sax / flute for Traffic ("Mr. Fantasy")
1945 - Colin Blunstone
- guitarist / vocalist for The Zombies ("She's Not There")

June 25th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Eddie Floyd
("Knock On Wood")
1939 - Harold Melvin
- leader of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes ("If You Don't Know Me By Now")
1940 - Clint Warwick
- bassist for The Moody Blues ("Go Now")
1945 - Carly Simon
("Anticipation")
1946 - Ian McDonald
- guitarist for Foreigner ("I Want To Know What Love Is")
1946 - Allen Lanier
- guitar / keyboards for Blue Oyster Cult ("Don't Fear The Reaper")
1954 - David Paich
- keyboards / vocals for Toto ("Rosanna")
1963 - George Michael
- vocalist for Wham ("Wake Me Up Before You Go")

June 26th - ClassicBands.com

1909 - Colonel Tom Parker
(Elvis' manager)
1940 - Billy Davis Jr.
- vocalist for The Fifth Dimension ("Up, Up and Away")
1942 - Larry Taylor
- bassist for Canned Heat ("On The Road Again")
1943 - Georgie Fame
("The Ballad Of Bonnie and Clyde")
1950 - Junior Daye
- vocalist for Sweet Sensation ("Sad Sweet Dreamer")
1955 - Mick Jones
- guitar / vocals for The Clash ("Rock The Casbah")
1959 - Stef Burns
- guitar / vocals for Huey Lewis and the News ("The Heart Of Rock and Roll")

June 27th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Frank Mills
("Music Box Dancer")
1944 - Bruce Johnston
- vocals and guitar for The Beach Boys ("Good Vibrations")
1945 - Joey Covington
- drummer for Hot Tuna

June 28th - ClassicBands.com

1943 - Bobby Harrison
- drummer and vocalist for Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade Of Pale")
1945 - Dave Knights
- bass player for Procol Harum ("Conquistador")
1945 - David Miner
- guitarist for The Great Society
1951 - David "Frankie" Toler
- drummer for The Gregg Allman Band

June 29th - ClassicBands.com

1945 - Little Eva (Boyd)
("The Locomotion")
1947 - Carlo Santanna
- guitarist for Paper Lace ("The Night Chicago Died")
1948 - Ian Paice
- drummer for Deep Purple ("Smoke On The Water")
1948 - Derv Gordon
- vocalist for The Equals ("Baby Come Back")
1948 - Lincoln Gordon
- guitarist for The Equals ("Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys")
1953 - Colin Hay
- lead vocalist for Men At Work ("Down Under")
1960 - Evelyn "Champagne" King
- ("Shame")

June 30th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Lawrence Henley
- lead singer for The New Beats (Bread and Butter)
1943 - Florence Ballard
- vocalist for The Supremes ("Baby Love")
1943 - Eddie Rambeau
- ("Concrete And Clay")
1944 - Glenn Shorrock
- lead vocalist for The Little River Band ("The Other Guy")
1949 - Andy Scott
- guitarist for Sweet ("Little Willy")
1953 - Hal Lindes
- guitarist for Dire Straits ("Sultans of Swing")
1956 - Adrian Wright
- keyboards for The Human League ("Don't You Want Me")



    July     - ClassicBands.com


July 1st - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Bobby Day
("Rockin' Robin")
1939 - Delaney Bramlett
- guitarist for Delaney & Bonnie & Friends ("Never Ending Song Of Love")
1945 - Deborah Harry
- vocalist for Blondie ("Heart Of Glass")
1946 - June Montiero
- vocalist for The Toys ("A Lover's Concerto")
1952 - Dan Aykroyd
- vocalist for The Blues Brothers ("Soul Man")

July 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Marvin Rainwater
("Gonna Find Me A Bluebird")
1934 - Tom Springfield
of The Springfields ("Silver Threads and Golden Needles")
1939 - Paul Williams
of The Temptations ("My Girl")
1942 - Leapy Lee
("Little Arrows")
1948 - Gene McFadden
- vocalist for McFadden and Whitehead ("Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now")
1952 - Johnny Colla
- saxophone for Huey Lewis And The News ("The Power Of Love")

July 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1929 - David Lynch
- vocalist for The Platters ("The Great Pretender")
1943 - Judith Durham
- lead singer for The Seekers ("I'll Never Find Another You")
1940 - Fontella Bass
("Rescue Me")
1946 - Johnny Lee
("Lookin' For Love")
1957 - Laura Branigan
("Gloria")

July 4th - ClassicBands.com

1900 - Louie Armstrong
("Wonderful World")
1938 - Bill Withers
("Use Me Up")
1943 - Al Wilson
- harmonica player for Canned Heat ("Going Up The Country")
1951 - Ralph Johnson
- drummer for Earth, Wind and Fire ("Shining Star")
1952 - John Waite
- lead vocalist for The Babys ("Every Time I Think Of You")

July 5th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Darron Stankey
- vocalist for Kathy Young & The Innocents ("A Thousand Stars")
1944 - Robbie Robertson
- guitarist for The Band ("Up On Cripple Creek")
1945 - Dick Scoppettone
- guitarist for Harper's Bizarre ("Feelin' Groovy")
1950 - Michael Monarch
- guitarist for Steppenwolf ("Born To Be Wild")
1950 - Huey Lewis
("Happy To Be Stuck With You")

July 6th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Bill Haley
("Rock Around The Clock")
1937 - Gene Chandler
("The Duke Of Earl")
1940 - Dave Rowberry
- organist for The Animals ("Don't Bring Me Down")
1943 - Jan Bradley
("Mama Didn't Lie")
1945 - Rik Elswit
- guitarist for Dr. Hook ("The Cover of Rolling Stone")
1949 - Mike Shrieve
- drummer for Santana ("Evil Ways")
1959 - John Keeble
- drummer for Spandau Ballet ("True")

July 7th - ClassicBands.com

1927 - Doc Severinsen
(Tonight Show bandleader)
1940 - Ringo Starr
- drummer for The Beatles ("Yellow Submarine")
1944 - Warren Entner
- guitarist and vocalist for The Grass Roots ("Temptation Eyes")
1945 - Jim Rodford
- bassist for Argent ("Hold Your Head Up")
1947 - David Hodo
- vocalist for The Village People ("Y.M.C.A.")

July 8th

1932 - Jerry Vale
("You Don't Know Me")
1935 - Steve Lawrence
("Go Away Little Girl")
1944 - Johnny Johanson
- drummer for The Allman Brothers ("Ramblin' Man")
1947 - Peter Tetteroo
- lead vocalist for The Tee Set ("Ma Belle Amie")

July 9th

1927 - Ed Ames
("My Cup Runneth Over")
1929 - Lee Hazlewood
("Summer Wine" with Nancy Sinatra)
1946 - Joe Micelli
- drummer John Fred and His Playboy Band ("Judy In Disguise")
1946 - Bon Scott
- lead singer for AC/DC ("You Shook Me All Night Long")
1947 - Mitch Mitchell
- drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience ("Foxy Lady")
1954 - Debbie Sledge
- vocalist for Sister Sledge ("We Are Family")
1957 - Marc Almond
- vocalist for Soft Cell ("Tainted Love")
1959 - Jim Kerr
- vocalist for Simple Minds ("Don't You Forget About Me")

July 10th

1933 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons
("Haunted House")
1941 - Ian Whitcomb
("You Turn Me On")
1942 - Ronnie James Dio
- vocalist for Elf, Rainbow and Black Sabbath
1944 - John Dymond (Beaky)
- rhythm guitarist for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich ("Legend Of Xanadu")
1947 - Arlo Guthrie
("Alice's Restaurant")
1949 - John Whitehead
- vocalist for McFadden & Whitehead ("Ain't No Stopping Us Now")
1950 - Greg Kihn
- guitar / vocals for The Greg Kihn Band ("Jeopardy")

July 11th

1931 - Thurston Harris
("Little Bitty Pretty One")
1931 - Tab Hunter
("Young Love")
1947 - Jeff Hanna
- guitarist for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ("Mr. Bojangles")
1951 - Bonnie Pointer
- vocalist for The Pointer Sisters ("Fire")
1953 - Benny DeFranco
- guitarist for The DeFranco Family ("Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat")
1953 - Peter Brown
("Dance With Me")
1959 - Richie Sambora
- lead guitarist for Bon Jovi ("You Give Love A Bad Name")

July 12th

1938 - Bill Cosby
("Little Ole Man")
1943 - Christine McVie
- keyboards for Fleetwood Mac ("You Make Lovin' Fun")
1945 - Prudence Ann McIntyre
- vocalist for Patience And Prudence ("Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now")
1946 - Jeff Christie
- bass and vocals for Christie ("Yellow River")
1948 - Walter Egan
("Magnet and Steel")
1950 - Eric Carr
- drummer for Kiss ("Lick It Up")
1952 - Liz Mitchell
- vocalist for Boney M ("Rivers Of Babylon")
1952 - Phil Kramer
- bassist for Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida")

July 13th

1942 - Roger McGuinn
- lead guitar for The Byrds ("Turn, Turn Turn")
1942 - Stephen Jo Bladd
- drummer for The J. Geils Band ("Centerfold")
1942 - Jay Uzzell
- lead vocalist for The Corsairs ("Smokey Places")
1945 - Diane Renay
("Navy Blue")
1946 - Richard "Cheech" Marin
- of Cheech and Chong ("Sister Mary Elephant")

July 14th

1909 - Burl Ives
("A Little Bitty Tear")
1912 - Woody Guthrie
("Ain't Got No Home")
1952 - Bob Casale
- keyboards and guitar for Devo ("Whip It")

July 15th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Tommy Dee
("Three Stars")
1946 - Linda Ronstadt
("Different Drum")
1948 - Artimus Pyle
- drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Freebird")
1952 - Johnny Thunders
- guitarist for The New York Dolls ("Trash")
1953 - Alicia Bridges
("I Love The Night Life")
1953 - David Pack
- singer / guitarist for Ambrosia ("How Much I Feel")

July 16th - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Tony Jackson
- bass guitar / vocals for The Searchers ("Needles and Pins")
1941 - Desmond Dekker
("The Israelites")
1944 - Tom Boggs
- drummer for The Box Tops ("Sweet Cream Ladies")
1952 - Stewart Copeland
- drummer for The Police ("Every Breath You Take")

July 17th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Brian Auger
- keyboardist for Steampacket ("This Wheel's On Fire")
1941 - Spencer Davis
- guitar / vocals for The Spencer Davis Group ("Gimme Some Lovin'")
1942 - Gale Garnett
("We'll Sing In The Sunshine")
1947 - Mick Tucker
- drummer for Sweet ("Ballroom Blitz")
1948 - Ron Asheton
- guitarist for Iggy Pop And The Stooges ("I Wanna Be Your Dog")
1949 - Mike Vale
- bassist for Tommy James and the Shondells ("I Think We're Alone Now")
1949 - Terry "Geezer" Butler
- bassist for Black Sabbath ("War Pigs")
1952 - Chet McCracKen
- drummer for The Doobie Brothers ("Real Love")
1952 - Phoebe Snow
("Poetry Man")
1952 - Nicolette Larson
("Lotta Love")

July 18th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Johnny Funches
- lead singer for The Dells ("Stay In My Corner")
1939 - Dion DiMucci
("Abraham, Martin and John")
1939 - Brian Auger
- keyboards for Brian Auger and Trinity ("This Wheel's On Fire")
1941 - Martha Reeves
- lead singer for Martha & The Vandellas ("Heat Wave")
1943 - Robin McDonald
- guitarist for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas) ("Little Children")
1945 - Danny McCullock
- guitarist for The Animals ("House Of The Rising Sun")
1948 - Phil Harris
- guitarist for Ace ("How Long")
1949 - Wally Bryson
- guitarist for The Raspberries ("Go All The Way")
1950 - Glenn Hughes
- the leather clad biker in The Village People ("Macho Man")

July 19th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Sue Thompson
("Norman")
1941 - Vicki Carr
("It Must Be Him")
1944 - George Frayne
- aka Commander Cody ("Hot Rod Lincoln")
1946 - Alan Gorrie
- bass and vocals for The Average White Band ("Pick Up The Pieces")
1947 - Bernie Leadon
- banjo / steel guitar for The Eagles ("Take It Easy")
1947 - Brian May
- guitarist for Queen ("We Will Rock You")
1948 - Keith Godchaux
- keyboard player for The Grateful Dead ("Working Man's Dead")
1952 - Allen Collins
- lead guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama")

July 20th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Buddy Knox
("Party Doll")
1943 - John Lodge
- singer / guitarist for The Moody Blues ("Tuesday Afternoon")
1946 - Kim Carnes
("Bette Davis Eyes")
1947 - Tony Thorpe
- vocalist for The Rubettes ("Sugar Baby Love")
1947 - Carlos Santana
("Evil Ways")
1956 - Paul Cook
- drummer for The Sex Pistols ("God Save The Queen")
1958 - Michael McNeil
- keyboards for Simple Minds ("Don't You Forget About Me")

July 21st - ClassicBands.com

1922 - Kay Starr
("Rock and Roll Waltz")
1945 - Rosie Hamlin
of Rosie and the Originals ("Angel Baby")
1946 - Barry Whitwam
- drummer for Herman's Hermits ("Henry VIII")
1948 - Cat Stevens
("Wild World")

July 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1940 - George Clinton
- vocals / keyboards for The Parliaments ("I Wanna Testify")
1941 - Thomas Wayne
("Tragedy")
1943 - Bobby Sherman
("Little Woman")
1944 - Estelle Bennett
- vocalist for The Ronettes ("Be My Baby")
1944 - Rick Davies
- vocals and keyboards for Supertramp ("The Logical Song")
1947 - Don Henley
- drummer for The Eagles ("Hotel California")

July 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Cleveland Duncan
- vocalist for The Penguins ("Earth Angel")
1942 - Madeline Bell
("I'm Gonna Make You Love Me")
1943 - Tony Joe White
("Polk Salad Annie")
1945 - Dino Danelli
- drummer for The Rascals ("Good Lovin")
1946 - Andy Mackay
- sax player for Roxy Music ("Love Is The Drug")
1947 - David Essex
("Rock On")
1950 - Blair Thornton
- guitarist for Bachman Turner Overdrive ("You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet")
1950 - Ian Thomas
("Painted Ladies")
1952 - Janis Siegel
- vocalist for Manhattan Transfer ("Boy From New York City")

July 24th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Barbara Love
- vocalist for The Friends Of Distinction ("Grazing In The Grass")
1942 - Heinz Burt
- bass guitarist for The Tornados ("Telstar")
1943 - Tony Joe White
- ("Polk Salad Annie")
1947 - Alan Whitehead
- drummer for Marmalade ("Reflections Of My Life")
1948 - Kim Berly
- drummer for The Stampeders ("Sweet City Woman")

July 25th - ClassicBands.com

1894 - Walter Brennan
("Old Rivers")
1941 - Manny Charlton
- guitarist for Nazareth ("Love Hurts")
1942 - Bruce Woodley
- vocalist for The Seekers ("I'll Never Find Another You")
1943 - Jim McCarty
- drummer for the Yarbirds ("Heart Full Of Soul")
1944 - Tom Dawes
- guitarist / lead vocalist for The Cyrkle ("Red Rubber Ball")
1951 - Verdine White
- bassist for Earth, Wind and Fire ("After the Love Has Gone")

July 26th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Darlene Love
("The Boy I'm Gonna Marry")
1938 - Bobby Hebb
("Sunny")
1941 - Brenton Wood
("The Oogum Boogum Song")
1943 - Dobie Gray
("Drift Away")
1943 - Mick Jagger
of The Rolling Stones ("Get Off Of My Cloud")
1949 - Roger Taylor
- drummer for Queen ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love")

July 27th - ClassicBands.com

1929 - Harvey Fuqua
- leader of Harvey and the Moonglows ("Ten Commandments Of Love")
1933 - Nick Reynolds
- singer / guitarist for The Kingston Trio ("Tom Dooley")
1944 - Bobby Gentry
("Ode To Billy Joe")
1943 - Al Ramsey
- guitarist for Gary Lewis and the Playboys ("Just My Style")
1949 - Maureen McGovern
("The Morning After")
1950 - Michael Vaughn
- guitarist for Paper Lace ("The Night Chicago Died")

July 28th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - George Cummings
- guitarist for Dr. Hook ("The Cover Of The Rolling Stone")
1943 - Mike Bloomfield
- guitarist for The Electric Flag ("Killing Floor")
1945 - Rick Wright
- keyboardist for Pink Floyd ("The Wall")
1946 - Jonathan Edwards
("Sunshine")
1949 - Simon Kirke
- drummer for Free ("All Right Now")
1949 - Peter Doyle
- guitarist / vocalist for The New Seekers ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing")

July 29th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Randy Sparks
- guitar and vocals for The New Christy Minstrels ("Green Green")
1946 - Neal Doughty
- keyboardist for REO Speedwagon ("Can't Fight This Feeling")
1947 - Carlo Paul Santanna
- lead vocals / guitar for Paper Lace ("The Night Chicago Died")
1953 - Geddy Lee
- guitarist for Rush ("The Spirit of Radio")
1954 - Patti Scialfa
- vocalist for The E-Street Band ("Born In The USA")

July 30th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Edward Byrnes
("Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb")
1941 - Paul Anka
("Puppy Love")
1946 - Jeffrey Hammond
- bassist for Jethro Tull ("Bungle In The Jungle")

July 31st - ClassicBands.com

1938 - John R. West
- guitarist for Gary Lewis and The Playboys ("Everybody Loves A Clown")
1942 - Daniel Boone
("Beautiful Sunday")
1943 - Lobo
("Me and You and A Dog Named Boo")
1945 - Gary Lewis
- drummer for Gary Lewis and The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring")
1946 - Bob Welch
("Sentimental Lady")
1947 - Karl Green
- guitarist for Herman's Hermits ("A Kind Of Hush")
1953 - Hugh McDowell
- cellist for Electric Light Orchestra (Don't Bring Me Down")



    August     - ClassicBands.com


August 1st - ClassicBands.com

1898 - Morris Stoloff
("Moonglow and Theme From Picnic)
1942 - Jerry Garcia
- guitar / vocals for The Grateful Dead ("Touch Of Grey")
1946 - Boz Burrell
- bassist for Bad Company ("Can't Get Enough")
1947 - Ronnie King
- bassist for The Stampeders ("Sweet City Woman")
1947 - Ricky Coonce
- drummer for The Grass Roots ("Midnight Confessions")
1951 - Tim Bachman
- guitar / vocals for Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("Takin' Care Of Business")

August 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Garth Hudson
- keyboards for The Band ("The Weight")
1939 - Edward Patten
- vocalist for Gladys Knight & The Pips ("Midnight Train To Georgia")
1941 - Doris Kenner
- of The Shirelles ("Dedicated To The One I Love")
1943 - Kathy Lennon
- vocalist for The Lennon Sisters ("Tonight You Belong To Me")
1944 - Jim Capaldi
- drummer for Traffic ("Hole In My Shoe"}
1951 - Andrew Gold
- ("Lonely Boy")

August 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Gordon Stoker
- first tenor for The Jordanaires (Elvis' backup group)
1926 - Tony Bennett
("I Left My Heart In San Francisco")
1939 - Jimmy Nicol
- played 9 gigs with The Beatles when Ringo was hospitalised with tonsillitis
1941 - Beverly Lee
- vocalist for The Shirelles ("Will You Love Me Tomorrow?")
1951 - Johnny Graham
- guitarist for Earth, Wind and Fire ("Shining Star")

August 4th - ClassicBands.com

1901 - Louis Armstrong
("Hello Dolly")
1936 - Elsberry Hobbs
- bass vocalist for The Drifters ("Save The Last Dance For Me")
1939 - Frankie Ford
("Sea Cruise")
1940 - Larry Knechtel
- keyboardist for Bread ("Make It With You")
1941 - Timi Yuro
("Hurt")
1943 - David Carr
- keyboardist for The Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles")
1947 - Paul Layton
- bassist for The New Seekers ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing")
1947 - Dave Manders
- guitar / lead vocals for Paper Lace ("The Night Chicago Died")
1951 - Roy Flowers
- drummer for Sweet Sensation ("Sad Sweet Dreamer")

August 5th - ClassicBands.com

1930 - Damita Jo
("I'll Be There")
1942 - Rick Huxley
- guitarist for The Dave Clark Five ("Glad All Over")
1943 - Sammi Smith
("Help Me Make It Through The Night")
1947 - Rick Derringer
- guitarist for The McCoys ("Hang On Sloopy")
1947 - Greg Leskiw
- guitarist for The Guess Who ("Share The Land")
1953 - Samantha Sang
("Emotion")

August 6th - ClassicBands.com

1929 - Mike Elliot
- sax player for The Foundations ("Build Me Up Buttercup")
1958 - Randy DeBarge
- bassist for DeBarge ("Who's Holding Donna Now?")

August 7th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Charles Pope
- vocalist for The Tams ("What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am")
1942 - B.J. Thomas
("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head")
1945 - Kerry Chater
- bassist for Gary Puckett and The Union Gap ("Young Girl")
1952 - Andy Fraser
- bassist for Free ("Free Fallin")

August 8th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Connie Stevens
("Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb")
1933 - Joe Tex
("Skinny Legs & All")
1942 - John David
- drummer for Dr. Hook ("Sylvia's Mother")
1944 - Michael Johnson
("Bluer Than Blue")
1949 - Keith Carradine
("I'm Easy")
1949 - Airrion Love
- vocalist for The Stylistics ("You Make Me Feel Brand New")

August 9th - ClassicBands.com

1913 - Harry Mills
- vocalist for The Mills Brothers ("Cab Driver")
1939 - Billy Henderson
of The Spinners ("It's A Shame")
1947 - Barbara Mason
("Yes I'm Ready")
1963 - Whitney Houston
("I Will Always Love You")

August 10th - ClassicBands.com

1909 - Leo Fender
- inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar
1928 - Jimmy Dean
("Big Bad John")
1940 - Bobby Hatfield
- vocalist for The Righteous Brothers ("Unchained Melody")
1943 - Ronnie Spector
- vocalist for The Ronettes ("Be My Baby")
1943 - James Griffin
- guitarist for Bread ("Make It With You")
1945 - Larry Larden
- guitarist for Every Mother's Son ("Come On Down To My Boat")
1946 - Mick Clarke
- bassist for The Rubettes ("Sugar Baby Love")
1947 - Ian Anderson
- guitar / flute for Jethro Tull ("Living in the Past")
1948 - Peter Beckett
- guitar / vocals for Player ("Baby Come Back")

August 11th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Mike Douglas
("The Men In My Little Girl's Life")
1942 - Mike Hugg
- drummer for Manfred Mann (Do Wah Diddy Diddy")
1943 - Jim Kale
- bassist for The Guess Who ("American Woman")
1943 - Dennis Payton
- sax player for The Dave Clark Five ("Glad All Over")
1949 - Eric Carman
- singer / guitarist for The Raspberries ("Go All The Way")
1950 - Eric Braunn
- guitarist for Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida")
1952 - Bob Mothersbaugh
- guitarist for Devo ("Whip It")
1954 - Bryan Bassett
- guitarist for Wild Cherry ("Play That Funky Music")
1954 - Joe Jackson
("Is She Really Going Out With Him?")

August 12th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Joe Jones
("You Talk Too Much")
1929 - Buck Owens
("Tiger By The Tail")
1949 - Mark Knopfler
- guitarist for Dire Straits ("Sultans Of Swing")
1953 - Jerry Speiser
- drummer for Men At Work ("Down Under")

August 13th - ClassicBands.com

1930 - Don Ho
("Tiny Bubbles")
1938 - Dave "Baby" Cortez
("The Happy Organ")
1949 - Cliff Fish
- bassist for Paper Lace ("The Night Chicago Died")
1951 - Dan Fogelberg
("Longer")

August 14th - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Dash Crofts
of Seals & Crofts ("Summer Breeze")
1941 - David Crosby
- guitarist for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young ("Marrakesh Express")
1945 - Steve Martin
("King Tut")
1946 - Larry Graham
- bassist for Sly and The Family Stone ("Dance To The Music")

August 15th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Bill Pinkney
- vocalist for The Drifters ("Save The Last Dance For Me")
1933 - Bobby Helms
("Jingle Bell Rock")
1933 - Floyd Ashman
- vocalist for The Tams ("What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am")
1941 - Johnny Thunder
("Loop De Loop")
1942 - Peter York
- drummer for The Spencer Davis Group ("I'm A Man")
1942 - Patience Ann McIntyre
- vocalist for Patience and Prudence ("Tonight You Belong To Me")
1948 - Tom Johnson
- guitarist for The Doobie Brothers ("Listen To The Music")
1951 - Bobby Caldwell
("What You Won't Do For Love")

August 16th - ClassicBands.com

1931 - Eydie Gorme
("Blame It On The Bossa Nova")
1945 - Gary Loizzo
- guitarist / lead vocals for The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me")
1946 - Gordon Fleet
- drummer for The Easybeats ("Friday On My Mind")
1949 - Scott Asheton
- drummer for The Stooges ("Search And Destroy")
1953 - JT Taylor
- lead singer for Kool and The Gang ("Celebration")
1958 - Madonna
("Material Girl")

August 17th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Mark Dinning
("Teen Angel")
1944 - John Seiter
- drums and vocals for Spanky and Our Gang ("Sunday Will Never Be The Same")
1947 - Gary Talley
- guitarist for The Box Tops ("Cry Like A Baby")
1949 - Sib Hashian
- drummer for Boston ("More Than A Feeling")
1953 - Kevin Rowland
- lead vocalist for Dexy's Midnight Runners ("Come On Eileen")
1957 - Ron Strykert
- lead guitarist for Men At Work ("Down Under")

August 18th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Johnny Preston
("Running Bear")
1945 - Barbara Harris
- lead singer for The Toys ("A Lover's Concerto")
1945 - Nona Hendryx
- vocalist for Labelle ("Lady Marmalade")
1950 - Dennis Elliott
- drummer for Foreigner ("Waiting for a Girl Like You")

August 19th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Ginger Baker
- drummer for Cream ("White Room")
1940 - Johnny Nash
("I Can See Clearly Now")
1942 - Bob Kuban
- drummer for Bob Kuban And The In-Men ("The Cheater)
1943 - Billy J. Kramer
("Bad To Me")
1945 - Ian Gillan
- vocalist for Deep Purple ("Hush")
1948 - Elliott Lurie
- guitarist / lead singer for Looking Glass ("Brandy, You're A Fine Girl")
1948 - Susan Jacks
- vocalist for The Poppy Family ("Which Way You Goin' Billy?")
1951 - John Deacon
- bassist for Queen ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
1972 - Elizabeth Wolfgramm
- vocalist for The Jets ("You Got It All")

August 20th - ClassicBands.com

1923 - Jim Reeves
("He'll Have To Go")
1931 - Paul Robi
- vocalist for The Platters ("The Great Pretender")
1937 - Sky Saxon
- lead singer of The Seeds ("Pushin' Too Hard")
1940 - John Lantree
- bassist for The Honeycombs ("Have I The Right")
1942 - Isaac Hayes
("Shaft")
1947 - James Pankow
- trombone player for Chicago ("Saturday In The Park")
1948 - Robert Plant
- vocalist for Led Zeppelin ("Whole Lotta Love")
1949 - Phil Lynott
- bassist for Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back In Town")
1952 - Doug Fieger
- guitarist for The Knack ("My Sharona")

August 21st - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Kenny Rogers
("The Gambler")
1944 - Jackie DeShannon
("Put A Little Love In Your Heart")
1947 - Carl Giammarese
- guitar and vocals for The Buckinghams ("Don't You Care")
1952 - Joe Strummer
- singer / guitarist for The Clash ("Rock The Casbah")
1957 - Kim Sledge
- vocalist for Sister Sledge ("We Are Family")

August 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1917 - John Lee Hooker
- ("Boom Boom")
1926 - Bob Flanagan
- vocalist for The Four Freshmen ("Graduation Day")
1938 - Dale Hawkins
("Susie-Q")
1939 - Fred Milano
- first tennor for The Belmonts ("A Teenager in Love")
1945 - Ron Dante
- lead vocalist of The Archies ("Sugar, Sugar")
1946 - Gary Withem
- keyboards for The Union Gap ("Lady Willpower")
1947 - Donna Godchaux
- vocalist for The Grateful Dead
1948 - David Marks
- guitarist for The Beach Boys ("Surfin' Safari")

August 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Rudy Lewis
- vocalist for The Drifters ("Up On The Roof")
1941 - Pete Shannon
- bassist for The Nashville Teens ("Tobacco Road")
1946 - Jim Sohns
- vocalist for The Shadows Of Knight ("Gloria")
1946 - Keith Moon
- drummer for The Who ("Can't Explain")
1949 - Rick Springfield
("Jessie's Girl")
1951 - Mark Hudson
of The Hudson Brothers ("So You Are A Star")
1951 - Jimi Jamison
- vocalist for Survivor ("Eye Of The Tiger")

August 24th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Mason Williams
("Classical Gas")
1941 - Ernest Wright
- vocalist for Little Anthony and The Imperials ("Tears On My Pillow")
1942 - Jimmy Soul
("If You Wanna Be Happy")
1942 - Marshall Donald Thompson
- vocalist for The Chi-Lites ("Have You Seen Her")
1943 - John Cipollina
- guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service
1945 - Ken Hensley
- guitar / keyboards for Uriah Heep ("Easy Livin")
1945 - Malcolm Duncan
- saxophonist for The Average White Band ("Pick Up The Pieces")
1947 - Jimmy Fox
- drummer for The James Gang ("Walk Away")

August 25th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Christopher Augustine
- drummer for Every Mother's Son ("Come On Down To My Boat")
1942 - Walter Williams
- vocalist for The O'Jays ("Back Stabbers")
1949 - Gene Simmons
- bass / vocals for Kiss ("Rock And Roll All Nite")
1951 - Rob Halford
- vocalist for Judas Priest ("Living After Midnight")

August 26th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Chris Curtis
- drums / vocals for The Searchers ("Needles And Pins")
1942 - Vic Dana
("Red Roses For A Blue Lady")
1944 - Maureen "Moe" Tucker
- drummer for The Velvet Underground
1946 - Valerie Simpson
of Ashford And Simpson ("Solid")
1949 - Bob Cowsill
- guitar / vocals for The Cowsills ("The Rain, The Park and Other Things")
1949 - Dick Cowsill
- guitar / vocals for The Cowsills ("Indian Lake")

August 27th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Tommy Sands
("Teen-Age Crush")
1942 - Daryl Dragon
- keyboards for The Captain and Tennille ("Love Will Keep Us Together")
1944 - Tim Bogert
- bassist for Vanilla Fudge ("You Keep Me Hanging On")
1953 - Alex Lifeson
- guitarist for Rush ("New World Man")

August 28th - ClassicBands.com

1931- John Perkins
- lead vocals for The Crew Cuts ("Sh-Boom")
1937 - Clem Cattini
- drummer for The Tornados ("Telstar")
1943 - Honey Lantree
- drummer for The Honeycombs ("Have I The Right")
1943 - David Soul
("Don't Give Up On Us")
1948 - Danny Seraphine
- drummer for Chicago (" Saturday In The Park")
1951 - Wayne Osmond
- vocals for The Osmonds ("One Bad Apple")

August 29th - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Dinah Washington
- ("What A Diff'rence A Day Makes")
1942 - Sterling Morrison
- guitar / vocals for The Velvet Underground
1943 - Dick Halligan
- keyboards for Blood, Sweat and Tears ("Spinning Wheel")
1958 - Michael Jackson
("Billy Jean")

August 30th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - John Phillips
- guitarist for The Mamas and Papas ("Monday, Monday")
1941 - John McNally
- guitarist for The Searchers ("Sweets For My Sweet")
1944 - Charles Colbert
- bassist for The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me")
1954 - Ronald Beitle
- drummer for The Average White Band ("Play That Funky Music")

August 31st - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Jerry Allison
- drummer for Buddy Holly and The Crickets ("Peggy Sue")
1945 - Van Morrison
("Brown Eyed Girl")
1952 - Bruce Soboroff
- keyboards for The Buckinghams ("Kind Of A Drag")
1960 - Tony DeFranco
- lead vocals for the DeFranco Family ("Heartbeat- It's A Lovebeat")



    September     - ClassicBands.com


September 1st - ClassicBands.com

1927 - Tommy Evans
- vocalist for The Drifters ("Save The Last Dance For Me")
1933 - Conway Twitty
("It's Only Make Believe")
1941 - Roy Head
("Treat Her Right")
1944 - Archie Bell
("Tighten Up")
1946 - Barry Gibb
- guitar / vocals for The Bee Gees ("Jive Talkin'")
1946 - Greg Errico
- drummer for Sly and the Family Stone ("Everyday People")
1957 - Gloria Estefan
("Don't Wanna Lose You")

September 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Hugo Montenegro
("The Good The Bad And The Ugly")
1939 - Bobby Lee Dickey
of James and Bobby Purify ("I'm Your Puppet")
1940 - Jimmy Clanton
("Venus In Blue Jeans")
1943 - Joe Simon
("Drowning In The Sea Of Love")
1943 - Rosalind Ashford
- singer for Martha and the Vandellas ("Heat Wave")
1946 - Marty Grebb
- keyboards for The Buckinghams ("Kind Of A Drag")
1946 - Billy Preston
- ("Will It Go 'Round In Circles")
1951 - Mik Kaminksi
- Violin for The Electric Light Orchestra ("Livin' Thing")
1957 - Steve Porcaro
- keyboards for Toto ("Rosanna")

September 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Al Jardine
- rhythm guitarist for The Beach Boys ("Help Me Rhonda")
1944 - Gary Leeds
- drummer for The Walker Brothers ("The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore")
1947 - Eric Bell
- guitarist for Thin Lizzy ("Whisky In The Jar")
1948 - Don Brewer
- drummer for Grand Funk Railroad ("Some Kind Of Wonderful")
1955 - Steve Jones
- guitarist and vocalist for The Sex Pistols ("God Save The Queen")

September 4th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Merald "Bubba" Knight
of Gladys Knight and The Pips ("Midnight Train To Georgia")
1946 - Gary Duncan
- guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service
1946 - Greg Elmore
- drummer for Quicksilver Messenger Service
1950 - Ronald LaPread
- bassist for The Commodores ("Brickhouse")

September 5th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - John Stewart
- guitar / vocals for The Kingston Trio ("Where Have All The Flowers Gone")
1943 - Joe "Speedo" Frazier
- vocalist for The Impalas ("Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)")
1945 - Al Stewart
("The Year Of The Cat")
1946 - Buddy Miles
- drummer for The Electric Flag ("Killing Floor")
1946 - Freddie Mercury
- vocalist for Queen ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love")
1946 - Loudon Wainwright III
("Dead Skunk")
1949 - Clem Clempson
- guitarist for Humble Pie ("30 Days In The Hole")

September 6th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Mel McDaniel
("Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On")
1944 - Roger Waters
- bassist for Pink Floyd ("The Wall")
1948 - Claydes Smith
- guitarist for Kool and the Gang ("Joanna")

September 7th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Ronnie Dove
("One Kiss For Old Times Sake")
1936 - Buddy Holly
("That'll Be The Day")
1948 - Dennis Thompson
- drummer for The MC5 ("Kick Out The Jams")
1949 - Gloria Gaynor
("I Will Survive")
1951 - Morris Albert
("Feelings")
1951 - Chrissie Hynde
- guitar and vocals for The Pretenders ("Back On The Chain Gang")
1957 - Margot Chapman
- vocalist for The Starland Vocal Band ("Afternoon Delight")

September 8th - ClassicBands.com

1932 - Patsy Cline
("Crazy")
1942 - Sal Valentino
- vocalist for The Beau Brummels ("Laugh, Laugh")
1942 - Brian Cole
- bassist for The Association ("Along Comes Mary")
1945 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
- harmonica / vocals for the Grateful Dead ("Touch Of Grey")
1945 - Kelly Groucutt
- bass / vocals for Electric Light Orchestra ("Telephone Line")
1945 - Cathy Jean Giordano
of Cathy Jean And The Roommates ("Please Love Me Forever")
1946 - Dean Daughtry
- keyboards for The Atlanta Rhythm Section ("So Into You")

September 9th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Jake Carey
- vocalist for The Flamingos ("I Only Have Eyes For You")
1940 - Joe Negroni
- vocalist for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love")
1941 - Otis Redding
("Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay")
1942 - Luther Simmons
- vocalist for The Main Ingredient ("Everybody Plays The Fool")
1945 - Dee Dee Sharp
("Mashed Potato")
1946 - Billy Preston
("Will It Go Round in Circles")
1946 - Doug Ingle
- keyboards for Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida")
1946 - Bruce Palmer
- bassist for Buffalo Springfield ("For What It's Worth")
1947 - Freddy Weller
- guitarist for Paul Revere and The Raiders ("Mr Sun, Mr Moon")

September 10th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Danny Hutton
- singer for Three Dog Night ("Liar")
1945 - Jose Feliciano
("Light My Fire")
1946 - Don Powell
- drummer for Slade ("Coz I Luv You")
1949 - Barrie Barlow
- drummer for Jethro Tull ("Living In The Past")
1950 - Joe Perry
- guitarist for Aerosmith ("Dream On")

September 11th - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Bernie Dwyer
- drummer for Freddie and The Dreamers ("I'm Telling You Now")
1943 - Mickey Hart
- drummer for The Grateful Dead ("Touch Of Grey")
1946 - Dennis Tufano
- guitar / vocals for the Buckinghams ("Mercy, Mercy, Mercy")
1953 - Tommy Shaw
- guitarist for Styx ("Babe")

September 12th - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Jewel Akens
("The Birds And The Bees")
1943 - Maria Muldaur
("Midnight At The Oasis")
1944 - Barry White
("Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up")
1946 - Tony Bellamy
- lead guitarist for Redbone ("Come And Get Your Love")
1946 - Dickie Peterson
- guitar and vocals for Blue Cheer ("Summertime Blues")
1952 - Gerry Beckley
- guitarist for America ("A Horse With No Name")
1952 - Neil Peart
- drummer for Rush ("New World Man")

September 13th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - David Clayton Thomas
- vocalist for Blood, Sweat and Tears ("Spinning Wheel")
1944 - Peter Cetera
- bass and vocals for Chicago ("Saturday In The Park")
1952 - Randy Jones
- the cowboy in The Village People ("Y.M.C.A.")
1952 - Don Was
- bassist for Was (Not Was) ("Walk The Dinosaur")
1957 - Joni Sledge
- vocalist for Sister Sledge ("We Are Family")

September 14th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Ivory Tilmon
- vocalist for The Detroit Emeralds ("Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms")
1946 - Pete Agnew
- bass guitarist for Nazareth ("Love Hurts")
1947 - John "Bowser" Bauman
- bass vocalist for Sha Na Na
1948 - Fred "Sonic" Smith
- guitarist for The MC5 ("Kick Out The Jams")
1949 - Steve Gaines
- guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama")
1950 - Paul Kossoff
- guitarist for Free ("All Right Now")
1954 - Barry Cowsill
- bass guitarist for The Cowsills ("The Rain, The Park and Other Things")
1955 - Steve Berlin
- sax and keyboards for Los Lobos ("La Bamba")

September 15th - ClassicBands.com

1928 - Cannonball Adderley
("Mercy, Mercy, Mercy")
1933 - Pat Barrett
- tenor for The Crew Cuts ("Sh-Boom")
1939 - Jimmy Gilmer
("Sugar Shack")
1941 - Les Braid
- bassist for The Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake")
1942 - Lee Dorman
- bassist for Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida")

September 16th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - B.B. King
("The Thrill Is Gone")
1942 - Bernie Calvert
- bassist for The Hollies ("Bus Stop")
1943 - Joe Butler
- drummer for The Lovin' Spoonful ("Summer In The City")
1944 - Betty Kelly
- vocalist for Martha and the Vandellas ("Jimmy Mack")
1948 - Kenney Jones
- drummer for The Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park")
1950 - David Bellamy
- vocals / guitar for The Bellamy Brothers ("If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body")
1954 - Frank Reed
- lead vocalist for The Chi-Lites ("Oh Girl")

September 17th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Bill Black
- bassist for Bill Black's Combo ("White Silver Sands")
1939 - Lamonte McLemore
- vocalist for The Fifth Dimension ("Up, Up and Away")
1942 - Bill Burkette
- lead vocalist for The Vogues ("Five O'Clock World")
1950 - Mike Hossack
- drummer for The Doobie Brothers ("China Grove")
1950 - John "Fee" Waybill
- lead singer of The Tubes ("She's A Beauty")

September 18th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Jimmie Rodgers
("Kisses Sweeter Than Wine")
1939 - Frankie Avalon
("Venus")
1946 - Alan King
- guitarist for Ace ("How Long")
1949 - Kerry Livgren
- guitarist for Kansas ("Carry On Wayward Son")
1951 - Dee Dee Ramone
- bassist for The Ramones ("Baby, I Love You")

September 19th - ClassicBands.com

1931 - Brook Benton
("A Rainy Night In Georgia")
1934 - Brian Epstein
- The Beatles' manager
1935 - Nick Massi
- bass guitar / vocals for The Four Seasons ("Big Girls Don't Cry")
1940 - Bill Medley
- vocalist for the Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'")
1940 - Paul Williams
- songwriter ("We've Only Just Begun", "Old Fashioned Love Song")
1941 - Cass Elliot
- vocalist for the Mamas & the Papas ("Dream A Little Dream")
1945 - Freda Payne
("Band Of Gold")
1945 - Austin Roberts
("Something's Wrong With Me")
1946 - John Coghlan
- drummer for Status Quo ("Pictures Of Matchstick Men")
1947 - Lol Creme
- multi-instrumentalist for 10cc ("I'm Not In Love")
1951 - Nile Rodgers
- guitarist for Chic ("Le Freak")

September 20th - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Gogi Grant
("The Wayward Wind")
1925 - Billy Nunn
- vocalist for The Coasters ("Charlie Brown")
1949 - John Panozzo
- drummer for Styx ("Babe")
1949 - Chuck Panozzo
- bassist for Styx ("The Best Of Times")

September 21st - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Dickey Lee
("I Saw Linda Yesterday")
1945 - George Cameron
- lead singer of The Spinners ("It's a Shame")
1947 - Don Felder
- guitarist for The Eagles ("Hotel California")

September 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1930 - Joni James
("How Important Can It Be?")
1931 - George Chambers
- bassist for The Chambers Brothers ("Time Has Come Today")
1956 - Debbie Boone
("You Light Up My Life")
1958 - Joan Jett
("I Love Rock & Roll")

September 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1930 - Ray Charles
("Georgia On My Mind")
1943 - Steve Boone
- bassist for The Lovin' Spoonful ("Nashville Cats")
1943 - Julio Iglesias
("To All The Girls I've Loved Before")
1945 - Paul Peterson
("My Dad")
1947 - Jerry Corbetta
- vocals / keyboards for Sugarloaf ("Green Eyed Lady")
1947 - Neal Smith
- drummer for Alice Cooper ("School's Out")
1949 - Bruce Springsteen
"(Born In The USA")

September 24th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Mel Taylor
- drummer for The Ventures ("Hawaii Five-0")
1935 - James Sheppard
- lead singer of Shep and The Limelites ("Daddy's Home")
1936 - Jim Henson
("Rainbow Connection")
1940 - Barbara Allbut
- vocalist for The Angels ("My Boyfriend's Back")
1941 - Linda McCartney
- keyboards / vocals for Wings ("Let 'em In")
1942 - Phyllis Allbut
- vocalist for The Angels ("Till")
1942 - Gerry Marsden
- guitar / vocals for Gerry and The Pacemakers ("Ferry Cross The Mersey")
1944 - Rosa Lee Hawkins
- vocalist for The Dixie Cups ("Chapel of Love")

September 25th - ClassicBands.com

1943 - John Locke
- keyboardist for Spirit ("I Got A Line On You")
1943 - Gary Alexander
- guitar / vocals for The Association ("Never My Love")
1945 - Onnie McIntire
- rhythm guitar The Average White Band ("Pick Up the Pieces")
1946 - Bryan MacLean
- guitarist for Love ("My Little Red Book")
1954 - Craig Chaquico
- guitarist for Jefferson Starship ("We Built This City")

September 26th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Marty Robbins
("El Paso")
1926 - Julie London
("Cry Me A River")
1940 - Creadel Jones
- vocalist for The Chi-Lites ("Have You Seen Her")
1941 - Joe Bauer
- drummer for The Youngbloods ("Get Together")
1945 - Bryan Ferry
- vocalist for Roxy Music ("Love is a Drug")
1947 - Lynn Anderson
("I Never Promised You A Rose Garden")
1948 - Olivia Newton-John
("Let Me Be There")

September 27th - ClassicBands.com

1943 - Randy Bachman
- guitarist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("Takin' Care Of Business")
1947 - Meat Loaf
("Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad")
1953 - Greg Ham
- saxophone for Men At Work ("Who Can It Be Now")
1959 - Shaun Cassidy
("Da Do Ron Ron")

September 28th - ClassicBands.com

1902 - Ed Sullivan
- host of The Ed Sullivan Show
1938 - Ben E. King
("Stand By Me")
1943 - Nick St. Nicholas
- bassist for Steppenwolf ("Magic Carpet Ride")
1946 - Helen Shapiro
("Walkin Back To Happiness")
1950 - Paul Burgess
- drummer for 10CC ("I'm Not In Love")

September 29th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis
("Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On")
1939 - Tommy Boyce
of Boyce and Hart ("I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight")
1943 - Manuel Fernandez
- keyboards for Los Bravos ("Black Is Black")
1944 - Mike Post
("The Rockford Files")
1948 - Mark Farner
- guitarist for Grand Funk ("Bad Time")
1948 - Mike Pinera
- guitarist for Blues Image ("Ride Captain Ride")

September 30th

1935 - Johnny Mathis
("Chances Are")
1935 - Jill Corey
("Love Me To Pieces")
1940 - Dewey Martin
- drummer for Buffalo Springfield ("For What Its Worth")
1942 - Frankie Lymon
("Why Do Fools Fall In Love")
1943 - Marilyn McCoo
- vocalist for The Fifth Dimension ("Stoned Soul Picnic")
1946 - Sylvia Peterson
of The Chiffons ("He's So Fine")
1947 - Marc Bolan
- guitar / vocals for T-Rex ("Get It On")



    October     - ClassicBands.com


October 1st

1930 - Richard Harris
("MacArthur Park")
1934 - Geoff Stephens
- lead vocalist for The New Vaudeville Band ("Winchester Cathedral")
1942 - Herb Fame
- vocalist for Peaches and Herb ("Reunited")
1943 - Jerry Martin
- sax player for Sly and the Family Stone ("Dance To The Music")
1944 - Barbara Parritt
- vocalist for The Toys ("A Lover's Concerto")
1945 - Donny Hathaway
("Where Is the Love?" with Roberta Flack)
1948 - Mariska Veres
- vocalist for Shocking Blue ("Venus")
1948 - Michael "Cub" Koda
- vocals and guitar for Brownsville Station ("Smokin' In The Boys Room")

October 2nd

1939 - Lolly Vegas
- guitar and lead vocals for Redbone ("Come And Get Your Love")
1941 - Ron Meagher
- bassist for The Beau Burmmels ("Laugh, Laugh")
1945 - Don McLean
("American Pie")
1950 - Mike Rutherford
- guitarist for Genesis ("Throwing It All Away")
1951 - Sting
- bassist and vocalist for Police ("Every Breath You Take")
1955 - Phil Oakey
- lead vocalist for Human League (Don't You Want Me")

October 3rd


1938 - Eddie Cochran
("Summertime Blues")
1940 - Alan O'Day
("Undercover Angel")
1941 - Chubby Checker
("The Twist")
1945 - Antonio Martinez
- lead guitarist for Los Bravos ("Black Is Black")
1949 - Lindsey Buckingham
- guitarist for Fleetwood Mac ("Go Your Own Way")
1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan
- rock / blues guitarist
1962 - Tommy Lee
- drummer for Motley Crue ("Dr. Feelgood")

October 4th

1929 - Leroy Van Dyke
("Walk On By")
1944 - Marlena Davis
- vocalist for The Orlons ("Don't Hang Up")
1947 - Jim Fielder
- bassist for Blood, Sweat and Tears ("Spinning Wheel")

October 5th

1924 - Jose Jimenez
("The Astronaut")
1938 - Carlo Mastrangelo
- vocalist for Dion And The Belmonts ("A Teenager In Love")
1941 - Wally Lester
of The Skyliners ("Since I Don't Have You")
1942 - Richard Street
of The Temptations ("My Girl")
1943 - Steve Miller
("The Joker")
1945 - Brian Connolly
- vocalist for Sweet ("Ballroon Blitz")
1947 - Brian Johnson
- vocalist for AC/DC ("You Shook Me All Night Long")
1949 - B.W. Stevenson
("My Maria")
1950 - "Fast" Eddie Clarke
- guitarist for Motorhead ("Ace Of Spades")
1951 - Bob Geldof
- vocalist for The Boomtown Rats ("I Don't Like Mondays")

October 6th

1946 - Millie Small
("My Boy Lollipop")
1949 - Thomas McClary
- guitar and vocals for The Commodores ("Night Shift")
1949 - Bobby Farrell
- vocalist for Boney M ("Rivers Of Babylon")
1951 - Kevin Cronin
- keyboards for REO Speedwagon ("Keep On Loving You")

October 7th

1939 - Colin Cooper
- saxophone for The Climax Blues Band ("Couldn't Get It Right")
1941 - Tony Silvester
- vocalist for The Main Ingredient ("Everybody Plays The Fool")
1941 - Martin Murray
- guitarist for The Honeycombs ("Have I The Right")
1945 - Kevin Godley
- drummer for 10cc ("I'm Not In Love")
1949 - David Hope
- bassist for Kansas ("Dust In The Wind")
1951 - John Mellencamp
("Jack and Diane")
1959 - David Taylor
- bassist for Edison Lighthouse ("Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes)

October 8th

1934 - Doc Green
- baritone vocalist for The Drifters ("Save The Last Dance For Me")
1940 - Fred Cash
- vocalist for The Impressions ("It's All Right")
1941 - George Bellamy
- rhythm guitarist for The Tornados ("Telstar")
1942 - Buzz Clifford
("Baby Sittin' Boogie")
1949 - Hamish Stuart
- guitarist / vocalist for The Average White Band ("Pick up the Pieces")
1945 - Butch Rillera
- drummer for Redbone ("Come And Get Your Love")
1948 - Johnny Ramone (John William Cummings)
- guitarist for The Ramones ("Blitzkrieg Bop")
1950 - Robert 'Kool' Bell
- leader of Kool and The Gang ("Celebrate")

October 9th

1937 - Pat Burke
- saxaphone for The Foundations ("Build Me Up Buttercup")
1940 - John Lennon
- singer / guitarist for The Beatles ("All You Need Is Love")
1944 - John Entwistle
- bassist for The Who ("I Can See For Miles")
1946 - Don Baskin
- vocalist for The Syndicate of Sound ("Little Girl")
1948 - Jackson Browne
("Runnin' On Empty")

October 10th

1914 - Ivory Joe Hunter
("Since I Met You Baby")
1940 - Anita Humes
- lead vocalist for The Essex ("Easier Said Than Done")
1943 - Denis D'Ell
- vocalist for The Honeycombes ("Have I The Right")
1948 - Cyril Neville
of The Neville Brothers ("Tell It Like It Is")
1953 - James "Midge" Ure
- guitar and vocals for Ultravox ("Vienna")
1955 - David Lee Roth
- lead singer for Van Halen ("Jump")

October 11th

1946 - Gary Mallaber
- drummer for The Steve Miller Band ("Abracadabra")
1949 - Daryl Hall
- keyboards / vocals for Hall and Oates ("I Can't Go For That")
1949 - Greg Douglas
- guitarist for The Steve Miller Band ("Jungle Love")
1950 - Andrew Woolfolk
- saxophone for Earth Wind and Fire ("Shining Star")
1957 - Jon Moss
- drummer for Culture Club ("Karma Chameleon")

October 12th

1935 - Sam Moore
of Sam and Dave ("Hold On, I'm Comin'")
1942 - Melvin Franklin
of The Temptations ("My Girl")
1948 - Rick Parfitt
- guitar and vocals for Status Quo ("Pictures Of Matchstick Men")
1948 - Steve Martin Caro
- lead singer of The Left Banke ("Walk Away Renee")

October 13th

1941 - Paul Simon
("50 Ways To Leave Your Lover")
1944 - Robert Lamm
- vocals / keyboards for Chicago ("Make Me Smile")
1947 - Sammy Hagar
- vocalist for Van Halen ("Jump")
1947 - Dorothy Moore
("Misty Blue")
1951 - John Ford Coley
of England Dan and John Ford Coley ("I'd Really Love To See You Tonight")
1959 - Marie Osmond
("Paper Roses")

October 14th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Bill Justis
("Raunchy")
1930 - Robert Parker
("Barefootin'")
1940 - Cliff Richard
("We Don't Talk Anymore")
1946 - Justin Hayward
- guitar / vocals for the Moody Blues ("Nights in White Satin")
1946 - Dan McCafferty
- lead vocalist for Nazareth ("Love Hurts")
1948 - Marcia Barrett
- vocalist for Boney M ("Rivers Of Babylon")
1948 - Ivory Tilmon
- guitar and vocals for The Detroit Emeralds ("You Want It, You Got It")

October 15th - ClassicBands.com

1925 - Mickey Baker
of Mickey & Sylvia ("Love Is Strange")
1935 - Barry McGuire
("Eve Of Destruction")
1938 - Marv Johnson
("I Love The Way You Love Me")
1942 - Don Stevenson
- drummer for Moby Grape
1946 - Richard Carpenter
- keyboards for The Carpenters ("We've Only Just Begun")
1948 - Chris De Burgh
("Lady In Red")
1953 - Tito Jackson
- guitarist for The Jackson Five ("ABC")

October 16th - ClassicBands.com

1923 - Bert Kaempfert
("Wonderland By Night")
1937 - Emile Ford
- leader of Emile Ford & The Checkmates ("What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?")
1943 - Fred Turner
- bass / vocals for Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("Takin' Care Of Business")
1947 - Bob Weir
- guitarist for The Grateful Dead ("Uncle John's Band")
1959 - Gary Kemp
- guitarist for Spandau Ballet ("True")

October 17th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Jeanine Deckers (The Singing Nun)
("Dominique")
1941 - Jim Seals
of Seals and Crofts ("Summer Breeze")
1941 - Alan Howard
- bassist for The Tremeloes ("Silence Is Golden")
1942 - Gary Puckett
- lead singer of The Union Gap ("Young Girl")
1946 - Jim Tucker
- guitarist for The Turtles ("Happy Together")
1949 - Bill Hudson
of The Hudson Brothers ("So You Are A Star")

October 18th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Chuck Berry
("Roll Over Beethoven")
1943 - Russ Giguere
- guitarist for The Association ("Along Comes Mary")
1947 - Laura Nyro
(songwriter who wrote "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Eli's Comin")
1949 - Gary Richrath
- guitarist for REO Speedwagon ("Take It On The Run")
1949 - Joe Egan
- keyboards / vocals for Stealers Wheel ("Stuck In The Middle With You")
1952 - Keith Knudson
- drummer for The Doobie Brothers ("What A Fool Believes")

October 19th - ClassicBands.com

1944 - George McCrae
("Rock Your Baby")
1945 - Jeannie C. Riley
("Harper Valley P.T.A.")
1946 - Keith Reid
- lyricist for Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade Of Pale")
1947 - Wilbert Hart
- vocalist for The Delfonics ("La La Means I Love You")
1956 - Nino DeFranco
- vocalist for The DeFranco Family ("Heartbeat It's A Lovebeat")

October 20th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Wanda Jackson
("In The Middle Of A Heartache")
1939 - Jay Siegel
- lead singer of The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
1945 - Ric Lee
- drummer for Ten Years After ("Spider In My Web")
1951 - Al Greenwood
- keyboardist for Foreigner ("Waiting For A Girl Like You")
1953 - Tom Petty
("Don't Do Me Like That")

October 21st - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Norman Wright
- vocalist for The Del Vikings ("Come Go With Me")
1940 - Jimmy Beaumont
- lead singer for The Skyliners ("Since I Don't Have You")
1940 - Michael Lubowitz
- leader of Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy")
1941 - Steve Cropper
- guitarist for Booker T and The MGs ("Green Onions")
1942 - Elvin Bishop
("Fooled Around and Fell In Love")
1943 - Ron Elliott
- guitarist for The Beau Brummels ("Laugh, Laugh")
1945 - Kathy Young
("A Thousand Stars")
1946 - Lee Loughnane
- trumpet for Chicago ("Saturday In The Park")
1952 - Brent Mydland
- keyboards for The Grateful Dead ("Easy To Love You")
1953 - Charlotte Caffey
- guitarist for The Go-Go's ("We Got The Beat")
1955 - Eric Faulkner
- guitarist for The Bay City Rollers ("Saturday Night")
1957 - Steve Lukather
- guitarist for Toto ("Africa")

October 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Ray Jones
- bassist for Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas "(Little Children")
1942 - Annette Funicello
("Tall Paul")
1942 - Bobby Fuller
- guitar / vocals for The Bobby Fuller Four ("I Fought The Law")
1945 - Eddie Brigati
- vocals for The Young Rascals ("How Can I Be Sure")
1945 - Leslie West
- guitarist for Mountain ("Mississippi Queen")
1952 - Carl Carlton
("Everlasting Love")

October 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Fred Marsden
- drummer for Gerry and The Pacemakers ("I Like It")
1943 - Barbara Ann Hawkins
of The Dixie Cups ("Chapel Of Love")
1947 - Greg Ridley
- bassist for Humble Pie ("Natural Born Boogie")
1959 - "Weird" Al Yankovic
- parody artist

October 24th - ClassicBands.com

1930 - J P Richardson
("Chantilly Lace")
1936 - Bill Wyman
- bassist for The Rolling Stones ("Get Off Of My Cloud")
1937 - Santo Farina
- steel guitar player for Santo and Johnny ("Sleep Walk")
1944 - Ted Templeman
- lead singer of Harper's Bizarre ("Feelin' Groovy")
1946 - Jerry Edmonton
- drummer for Steppenwolf ("Born To Be Wild")
1946 - Rob Van Leeuwen
- guitar / vocals for Shocking Blue ("Venus")

October 25th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Helen Reddy
("I Am Woman")
1943 - Roy Lynes
- keyboardist for Status Quo ("Pictures Of Matchstick Men")
1944 - Jon Anderson
- vocalist for Yes ("Roundabout")
1944 - Kathy Danoff
- vocalist for The Starland Vocal Band ("Afternoon Delight"
1946 - John Hall
- drummer for The Equals ("Baby Come Back")
1950 - Chris Norman
("Stumblin' In" with Suzi Quatro)

October 26th - ClassicBands.com

1929 - Neal Mathews
of The Jordanaires - Elvis' backup singers
1936 - Dr. Elmo (Shropshire)
("Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer")
1944 - Michael Piano
of The Sandpipers ("Guantanamera")
1946 - Keith Hopwood
- guitarist for Herman's Hermits ("Wonderful World")

October 27th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Floyd Cramer
("Last Date")
1942 - Lee Greenwood
("I.O.U.")
1949 - Byron Allred
- keyboards for The Steve Miller Band ("The Joker")

October 28th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Charlie Daniels
("The Devil Went Down To Georgia")
1940 - Jay Proctor
- leader of Jay and The Techniques ("Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie")
1941 - Curtis Lee
("Pretty Little Angel Eyes")
1945 - Wayne Fontana
- vocalist for The Mindbenders ("A Groovy Kind Of Love")
1948 - Telma Hopkins
- vocalist for Tony Orlando and Dawn ("Tie A Yellow Ribbon")

October 29th - ClassicBands.com

1944 - Denny Laine
- guitar / vocals for The Moody Blues ("Go Now")
1955 - Kevin DuBrow
- vocalist for Quiet Riot ("Cum On Feel The Noize")
1946 - Peter Green
- guitarist for Fleetwood Mac ("Man of the World")
1949 - James Williamson
- guitarist for The Stooges ("Search And Destroy"{
1961 - Randy Jackson
- vocals for The Jacksons ("ABC")

October 30th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Otis Williams
- vocalist for The Temptations ("My Girl")
1939 - Grace Slick
- lead singer for Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody To Love")
1947 - Timothy B. Schmidt
- bassist for The Eagles ("I Can't Tell You Why")
1949 - David Green
- bassist for Air Supply ("Lost In Love")

October 31st - ClassicBands.com

1934 - Ray Smith
("Rockin' Little Angel")
1947 - Russ Ballard
- vocalist / guitarist for Argent ("Hold Your Head Up")
1952 - Bernard Edwards
- bassist for Chic ("Le Freak")



    November     - ClassicBands.com


November 1st - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Barry Sadler
("Ballad of The Green Berets")
1944 - Chris Morris
- guitarist for Paper Lace ("The Night Chicago Died")
1945 - Rick Gretch
- bassist for Blind Faith ("Had To Cry Today")
1950 - Dan Peek
- guitar / vocals for America ("A Horse With No Name")
1951 - Ronald Bell
- vocalist / saxophonist for Kool & The Gang ("Celebration")

November 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Earl 'Speedo' Carroll
of The Coasters ("Charlie Brown")
1938 - Jay Black
- lead singer for Jay and the Americans ("This Magic Moment")
1941 - Brian Poole
- lead vocalist for The Tremeloes ("Silence Is Golden")
1944 - Keith Emerson
- keyboards for Emerson, Lake and Palmer ("Lucky Man")
1946 - Chip Hawkes
- bassist for The Tremeloes ("Here Comes My Baby")
1952 - Maxine Nightingale
("Right Back Where We Started From")

November 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1945 - J.D. Souther
("You're Only Lonely")
1946 - Nick Simper
- bassist for Deep Purple ("Smoke On The Water")
1946 - Tommy Dee
("Three Stars")
1948 - Lulu
("To Sir With Love")
1954 - Adam Ant
- vocals / guitar for Adam And The Ants ("Stand And Deliver")

November 4th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Harry Elston
- vocalist for Friends Of Distinction ("Grazing In The Grass")
1940 - Delbert McClinton
("Givin' It Up For Your Love")
1956 - James Honeyman-Scott
- guitarist for The Pretenders ("Back On The Chain Gang")

November 5th - ClassicBands.com

1931 - Ike Turner
("Proud Mary")
1941 - Art Garfunkel
("All I Know")
1946 - Gram Parsons
- guitarist for The Byrds ("Sweetheart of the Rodeo")
1947 - Peter Noone
- lead singer for Herman's Hermits ("Henry VIII")
1950 - Dennis Provisor
- keyboards / vocals for The Grass Roots ("Two Divided By Love")
1957 - David Moyse
- guitarist for Air Supply ("Lost In Love")
1957 - Mike Score
- keyboards / vocals for A Flock Of Seagulls ("I Ran")
1959 - Bryan Adams
("Straight From The Heart")

November 6th - ClassicBands.com

1916 - Ray Conniff
("Somewhere My Love")
1932 - Stonewall Jackson
("Waterloo")
1937 - Eugene Pitt
- vocalist for The Jive Five ("My True Story")
1938 - Jim Pike
- vocalist for The Lettermen ("When I Fall In Love")
1938 - P.J. Proby
("Niki Hoeky")
1941 - Doug Sahm
- leader of The Sir Douglas Quintet ("She's About A Mover")
1947 - George Young
- guitarist for The Easybeats ("Friday On My Mind")
1948 - Glenn Frey
- guitar / vocals for The Eagles ("Peaceful, Easy Feeling")

November 7th - ClassicBands.com

1922 - Al Hirt
("Java")
1938 - Dee Clark
("Rain Drops")
1942 - Johnny Rivers
("Poor Side Of Town")
1943 - Joni Mitchell
("Big Yellow Taxi")

November 8th - ClassicBands.com

1942 - Gerald Alston
- lead vocals for The Manhattans ("Kiss And Say Goodbye")
1944 - Bonnie Bramlett
of Delaney and Bonnie ("Never Ending Song Of Love")
1946 - Roy Wood
- guitar and vocals for The Move ("Flowers In The Rain")
1947 - Minnie Riperton
("Lovin' You")
1949 - Bonnie Raitt
("Something To Talk About")
1954 - Rickie Lee Jones
("Chuck E's In Love")

November 9th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Mary Travers
of Peter, Paul and Mary ("Leaving On A Jet Plane")
1941 - Tom Fogerty
- rhythm guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival ("Proud Mary")
1943 - Lee Graziano
- drummer for The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me")
1948 - Alan Gratzer
- drummer for REO Speedwagon ("Keep On Lovin' You")
1948 - Benny Mardones
("Into The Night")
1948 - Joe Bouchard
- bassist for Blue Oyster Cult ("Don't Fear The Reaper")

November 10th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Kyu Sakamoto
("Sukiyaki")
1945 - Donna Fargo
("Funny Face")
1947 - Dave Loggins
("Please Come To Boston")
1947 - Glenn Buxton
- guitarist for Alice Cooper ("School's Out")
1948 - Greg Lake
- guitarist for Emerson, Lake and Palmer ("From The Begining")
1950 - Ronnie Hammond
- singer with The Atlanta Rhythm Section ("So Into You")

November 11th

1929 - LaVern Baker
("Tweedlee Dee")
1938 - Roger Lavern
- keyboards for The Tornados ("Telstar")
1943 - Mac Kissoon
of Mac & Katie Kissoon ("Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep")
1944 - Jesse Colin Young
- guitar / vocals for The Youngbloods ("Get Together")
1945 - Chris Dreja
- rhythm guitarist for The Yardbirds ("Heart Full Of Soul")
1945 - Vincent Martell
- guitarist for Vanilla Fudge ("You Keep Me Hangin' On")
1950 - Jim Peterik
- keyboardist for The Ides Of March ("Vehicle")
1952 - Paul Cowsill
- keyboardist for The Cowsills ("The Rain, The Park & Other Things")
1953 - Marshall Crenshaw
- ("Someday Someway")

November 12th

1917 - Jo Stafford
("It's Almost Tomorrow")
1936 - Charlotte Davis
of The Tune Weavers ("Happy, Happy Birthday Baby")
1937 - Bob Crewe
("Music To Watch Girls By")
1939 - Ruby Nash Curtis
of Ruby and The Romantics ("Our Day Will Come")
1943 - Brian Hyland
("Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini")
1943 - John Maus
- guitarist for The Walker Brothers ("The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More")
1944 - Booker T Jones
- organist for Booker T and The MGs ("Green Onions")
1945 - Neil Young
("Heart Of Gold")
1946 - Wayne Wadhams
- keyboards and lead vocals for The Fifth Estate ("Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead")
1947 - Donald Roeser
- guitarist for Blue Oyster Cult ("Don't Fear The Reaper")
1948 - Errol Brown
- lead singer for Hot Chocolate ("You Sexy Thing")
1952 - Lawrence Juber
- guitarist for Wings ("Goodnight Tonight")

November 13th

1944 - Timmy Thomas
("Why Can't We Live Together")
1949 - Roger Steen
- guitarist for The Tubes ("She's A Beauty")
1948 - Terry Reid
- English guitarist ("Better By Far")
1951 - Bill Gibson
- drummer for Huey Lewis and The News ("Happy To Be Stuck With You")
1956 - Aldo Nova
- ("Fantasy")
1960 - Wayne Parker
- bassist for Glass Tiger ("Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone")

November 14th

1938 - Cornelius Gunter
- tenor for The Coasters ("Charlie Brown")
1940 - Freddie Garrity
- lead singer of Freddie and The Dreamers ("I'm Telling You Now")
1948 - James Young
- guitarist for Styx ("Babe")
1951 - Stephen Bishop
("On & On")

November 15th

1928 - C.W. McCall
("Convoy")
1932 - Petula Clark
("Downtown")
1932 - Clyde McPhatter
("Lover Please")
1937 - Little Willie John
("Need Your Love So Bad")
1945 - Anni-Frid Anderson
- vocalist for ABBA ("Super Trouper")
1945 - David Teegarden
- drums and vocals for Teegarden And Van Winkle ("God, Love And Rock 'n' Roll")
1954 - Tony Thompson
- drummer for Chic ("Le Freak")

November 16th

1940 - John Ryanes
- bass vocals for The Monotones ("Who Wrote The Book Of Love? ")
1943 - Winifred Lovett
of The Manhattans ("Shining Star")
1948 - Chi Coltrane
("Thunder and Lightning")

November 17th

1933 - Jeannie Deckers
- The Singing Nun ("Dominique")
1938 - Gordon Lightfoot
("Sundown")
1942 - Bob Gaudio
- keyboards for The Four Seasons ("Big Girls Don't Cry")
1944 - Gene Clark
- vocalist for The Byrds ("Turn, Turn, Turn")
1946 - Martin Barre
- guitarist for Jethro Tull ("Bungle In The Jungle")
1946 - Bob McBride
- lead vocalist for Lighthouse ("One Fine Morning")
1952 - Dino Martin
- bassist for Dino, Desi & Billy ("I'm A Fool")

November 18th - ClassicBands.com

1936 - Hank Ballard
of The Midnighters ("Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go")
1950 - Graham Parker
- lead vocalist for Graham Parker And The Rumour ("Hold Back the Night")
1953 - John McFee
- guitarist for The Doobie Brothers ("One Step Closer")
1954 - Charles Williams
- trombone player for KC and the Sunshine Band ("Get Down Tonight")
1954 - John Parr
("St. Elmo's Fire")

November 19th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Hank Medress
- vocalist for The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
1937 - Ray Collins
- vocalist for The Mothers Of Invention ("Valley Girl")
1939 - Pete Moore
- bass vocalist for The Miracles ("Ain't That Peculiar")
1944 - Fred Lipsius
- saxophonist for Blood, Sweat and Tears ("Spinning Wheel")

November 20th - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Tony Butalo
- vocalist for The Lettermen ("The Way You Look Tonight")
1942 - Norman Greenbaum
("Spirit In The Sky")
1946 - Duane Allman
- guitarist for The Allman Brothers ("Ramblin' Man")
1947 - Joe Walsh
- guitarist for The Eagles ("Hotel California")
1947 - George Grantham
- drummer for Poco ("Crazy Love")
1954 - Frank Marino
- lead guitarist for Mahogany Rush ("Child Of The Novelty")

November 21st - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Dr. John
("Right Place, Wrong Time")
1948 - Lonnie Jordan
- keyboard player for War ("Spill The Wine")
1950 - Livingston Taylor
("I Will Be In Love With You")

November 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Terry Stafford
("Suspicion")
1941 - Steve Wahrer
- drummer and vocalist for The Trashmen ("Surfin' Bird")
1942 - Steve Caldwell
- vocalist with The Orlons ("Don't Hang Up")
1943 - Floyd Sneed
- drummer for Three Dog Night ("Old Fashion Love Song")
1947 - Rod Price
- lead guitarist for Foghat ("Slow Ride")
1948 - Dennis Larden
- lead vocalist for Every Mother's Son ("Come On Down To My Boat")
1950 - Steve Van Zandt
- guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band ("Born In The USA")
1950 - Tina Weymouth
- bassist for Talking Heads ("Burning Down The House")

November 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Betty Everett
("The Shoop Shoop Song")
1954 - Bruce Horsby
("Mandolin Rain")

November 24th - ClassicBands.com

1939 - Jim Yester
- guitarist for The Association ("Cherish")
1941 - Donald "Duck" Dunn
- bassist for Booker T and The MGs ("Green Onions")
1941 - Pete Best
- the Beatles' drummer before Ringo
1944 - Bev Bevan
- drummer for The Electric Light Orchestra ("Can't Get You Out Of My Head")
1945 - Lee Michaels
("Do You Know What I Mean")
1955 - Clement Burke
- drummer for Blondie ("The Tide Is High")
1957 - Chris Hayes
- guitarist for Huey Lewis and the News ("The Power Of Love")

November 25th - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Percy Sledge
("When A Man Loves A Woman")
1944 - Bob Lind
("Elusive Butterfly")

November 26th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Phil Humphrey
- guitarist for The Fendermen ("Mule Skinner Blues")
1937 - Jim Sundquist
- guitarist for The Fendermen ("Mule Skinner Blues")
1939 - Tina Turner
("What's Love Got To Do With It?")
1944 - Jean Terrell
- vocalist for The Supremes ("Stoned Love")
1945 - John McVie
- bassist for Fleetwood Mac ("Go Your Own Way")

November 27th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - Al Jackson
- drummer for Booker T. and The MGs ("Green Onions")
1942 - Jimi Hendrix
("Purple Haze")
1944 - Eddie Rabbitt
("I Love A Rainy Night")
1944 - Trevor Davies
(Dozy) - bassist for Dave Dee, Dozey, Beaky, Mick and Tich ("Legend Of Xanadu")
1945 - Randy Brecker
- trumpeter for Blood Sweat & Tears ("And When I Die")
1948 - Dave Winthrop
- vocals, flute, saxophone for Supertramp ("The Logical Song")

November 28th - ClassicBands.com

1929 - Berry Gordy Jr.
- Motown Records founder
1932 - Ray Perkins
- vocalist for The Crew Cuts ("Sh-Boom")
1939 - Gary Troxel
- vocalist for The Fleetwoods ("Mr. Blue")
1940 - Bruce Channel
("Hey, Baby")
1940 - Clem Curtus
- vocalist for The Foundations ("Baby Now That I've Found You")
1943 - Randy Newman
("Short People")
1943 - R.B. Greaves
("Take A Letter Maria")
1948 - Beeb Birtles
- guitar / vocals for The Little River Band ("Reminiscing")
1949 - Paul Shaffer
- David Letterman's band leader

November 29th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - John Mayall
- rock / blues guitarist
1939 - Meco (Domenico Monardo)
("The Theme From Star Wars")
1940 - Chuck Mangione
("Feels So Good")
1941 - Denny Doherty
- vocalist for The Mamas and Papas ("California Dreamin'")
1944 - Felix Cavaliere
- vocalist and keyboards for The Young Rascals ("Good Lovin'")
1947 - Ronnie Montrose
- guitarist for The Edgar Winter Group ("Frankenstein")
1951 - Barry Goudreau
- guitarist for Boston ("More Than A Feeling")

November 30th - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Allan Sherman
("Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!")
1929 - Dick Clark
- host of American Bandstand
1937 - Frank Ifield
("I Remember You")
1937 - Paul Stookey
- vocalist / guitarist for Peter, Paul and Mary ("I Dig Rock and Roll Music")
1943 - Leo Lyons
- bassist for Ten Years After ("I'd Love To Change The World")
1944 - Rob Grill
- bass / vocals for The Grassroots ("Midnight Confession")
1944 - Luther Ingram
("If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right")
1949 - Ruby Starr
- vocalist for Black Oak Arkansas ("Jim Dandy")
1953 - June Pointer
of The Pointer Sisters ("Fire")



    December     - ClassicBands.com


December 1st - ClassicBands.com

1934 - Billy Paul
("Me and Mrs. Jones")
1935 - Lou Rawls
("You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine")
1938 - Sandy Nelson
("Teen Beat")
1939 - Diane Lennon
- vocalist for The Lennon Sisters ("Tonight You Belong To Me")
1944 - John Densmore
- drummer for The Doors ("Light My Fire")
1944 - Eric Bloom
- guitar and vocals for Blue Oyster Cult ("Don't Fear The Reaper")
1945 - Bette Midler
("The Wind Beneath My Wings")
1946 - Gilbert O'Sullivan
("Alone Again, Naturally")

December 2nd - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Tom McGuinness
- bassist for Manfred Mann ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy")
1942 - Ted Bluechel
- drummer for The Association ("Cherish")
1960 - Rick Savage
- guitarist for Def Leppard ("Love Bites")

December 3rd - ClassicBands.com

1927 - Andy Williams
("Moon River")
1927 - Ferlin Husky
("Wings Of A Dove")
1948 - Ozzy Osbourne
of Black Sabbath ("War Pigs")
1949 - Mickey Thomas
- vocalist for The Elvin Bishop Band ("Fooled Around and Fell in Love")
1951 - Nicky Stevens
- vocalist for Brotherhood Of Man ("United We Stand")
1952 - Don Barnes
- guitarist for 38 Special ("Caught Up In You")
1952 - Duane Roland
- guitarist for Molly Hatchet ("Dreams I'll Never See")

December 4th - ClassicBands.com

1933 - Wink Martindale
("Deck Of Cards")
1940 - Freddy Cannon
("Palisades Park")
1944 - Chris Hillman
- bassist for The Byrds ("Mr. Tambourine Man")
1944 - Dennis Wilson
- drummer for The Beach Boys ("Good Vibrations")
1948 - John Lyon
- leader of Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes
1951 - Gary Rossington
- guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama")

December 5th - ClassicBands.com

1932 - Little Richard
("Tutti Frutti")
1936 - Chad Mitchell
of The Chad Mitchell Trio ("The John Birch Society")
1938 - J.J. Cale
("Crazy Mama")
1945 - Eduardo Serrato
- drummer for ? & The Mysterians ("96 Tears")
1946 - Andy Kim
("Rock Me Gently")
1947 - Jim Messina
- guitarist for Loggins and Messina ("Your Mama Don't Dance")
1947 - Kim Simmonds
- guitarist for Savoy Brown ("Street Corner Talking")

December 6th - ClassicBands.com

1920 - Dave Brubeck
("Take Five")
1935 - George Williams
- lead vocalist for The Tymes ("So Much In Love")
1939 - Steve Alaimo
("Everyday I Have To Cry Some")
1943 - Mike Smith
- keyboards and lead singer for The Dave Clark Five ("Glad All Over")
1944 - Jonathan King
("Everyone's Gone To The Moon")
1955 - Rick Buckler
- drummer for The Jam ("Town Called Malice")
1956 - Peter Buck
- guitarist for R.E.M. ("Losing My Religion")
1956 - Randy Rhoades
- guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne ("Crazy Train")

December 7th - ClassicBands.com

1924 - Bent Fabric
("Ally Cat")
1942 - Harry Chapin
("Cat's In The Cradle")
1949 - Tom Waits
("The Piano Has Been Drinking")

December 8th - ClassicBands.com

1944 - George Baker
- vocalist for The George Baker Selection ("Little Green Bag")
1925 - Sammy Davis Jr.
("The Candy Man")
1939 - Jerry Butler
("Only The Strong Survive")
1942 - Bobby Elliot
- drummer for The Hollies ("Bus Stop")
1943 - Jim Morrison
- lead singer of The Doors ("Hello, I Love You")
1944 - Bertie Higgins
("Key Largo")
1944 - Mike Botts
- drummer for Bread ("Make It With You")
1947 - Gregg Allman
- keyboards and vocals for The Allman Brothers Band ("Ramblin' Man")
1947 - Geoff Daking
- drummer for Blues Magoos ("We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet")
1950 - Dan Hartman
- ("I Can Dream About You")

December 9th - ClassicBands.com

1935 - David Houston
("Almost Persuaded")
1939 - Sammy Strain
- vocalist for The O'Jays ("Use ta Be My Girl")
1943 - Kenny Vance
- vocalist for Jay And The Americans ("She Cried")
1944 - Shirley Brickley
- vocalist for The Orlons ("Don't Hang Up")
1946 - Dennis Dunaway
- bassist for Alice Cooper ("School's Out")
1957 - Donny Osmond
("Puppy Love")

December 10th

1943 - Chad Stewart
- guitar / vocals for Chad and Jeremy ("Yesterday's Gone")
1946 - Walter Orange
- drummer for The Commodores ("Nightshift")
1948 - Ralph Tavares
of Tavares ("Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel")
1952 - Susan Dey
of The Partridge Family ("I Think I Love You")

December 11th

1940 - David Gates
- guitar / vocals for Bread ("Diary")
1941 - J. Frank Wilson
("Last Kiss")
1944 - Brenda Lee
("Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree")
1954 - Jermaine Jackson
- vocalist for The Jackson Five ("ABC")
1958 - Nikki Sixx
- bassist for Motley Crue ("Dr. Feelgood")

December 12th

1915 - Frank Sinatra
("My Way")
1938 - Connie Francis
("Lipstick On Your Collar")
1940 - Dionne Warwick
("Do You Know The Way To San Jose?")
1941 - Tim Hauser
- vocalist for The Manhattan Transfer ("Boy From New York City")
1941 - Terry Kirkman
- keyboards / vocals for The Association ("Never My Love")
1943 - Dickey Betts
- guitar / vocals for The Allman Brothers Band ("Ramblin' Man")
1943 - Dave Munden
- drummer for The Tremeloes ("Silence Is Golden")
1944 - Rob Tyner
- vocalist for The MC5 ("Kick Out The Jams")
1945 - Alan Ward
- guitarist for The Honeycombs ("Have I The Right?")
1947 - Ralph Scala
- keyboard player for Blues Magoos ("We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet")

December 13th

1940 - Tony Gomez
- keyboard player for The Foundations ("Baby Now that I've Found You")
1946 - Skip Prokop
- drummer and vocalist for Lighthouse ("Sunny Days")
1948 - Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter
of The Doobie Brothers ("Listen To The Music")
1948 - Ted Nugent
- lead guitarist for The Amboy Dukes ("Journey To The Center Of The Mind")

December 14th

1932 - Charlie Rich
("The Most Beautiful Girl")
1937 - Warren Ryanes
- vocalist for The Monotones ("Who Wrote The Book Of Love")
1946 - Joyce Vincent-Wilson
of Tony Orlando and Dawn ("Knock Three Times")
1946 - Patty Duke
("Don't Just Stand There")
1949 - Cliff Williams
- bassist for AC/DC ("You Shook Me All Night Long")

December 15th

1921 - Alan Freed
- the disc jockey who popularized the phrase "rock and roll"
1928 - Jerry Wallace
("Primrose Lane")
1932 - Jesse Belvin
("Goodnight My Love")
1939 - Cindy Birdsong
of The Supremes ("Stoned Love")
1942 - Dave Clark
- drummer for The Dave Clark Five ("Glad All Over")
1946 - Carmine Appice
- drummer for Vanilla Fudge ("You Keep Me Hangin' On")
1955 - Paul Simonon
- bassist for The Clash ("Train In Vain")

December 16th - ClassicBands.com

1943 - Tony Hicks
- guitarist for The Hollies ("Long Cool Woman")
1946 - Benny Andersson
- keyboardist for ABBA ("Super Trouper")
1950 - Billy Gibbons
- guitarist for ZZ Top ("Sleeping Bag")

December 17th - ClassicBands.com

1937 - Art Neville
- keyboards / vocals for The Neville Brothers ("Tell It Like It Is")
1939 - Eddie Kendricks
- vocalist for The Temptations ("My Girl")
1942 - Paul Butterfield
- vocals / harmonica for The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ("Drivin' Wheel")
1943 - Dave Dee
- vocalist for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich ("Legend Of Xanadu")
1948 - Jim Bonfanti
- drummer for The Raspberries ("Go All The Way")
1949 - Paul Rodgers
- vocalist for Free ("All Right Now")
1950 - Carlton Barrett
- drummer for Bob Marley & The Wailers ("No Woman No Cry")
1951 - Wanda Hutchison
- vocalist for The Emotions ("Best Of My Love")

December 18th - ClassicBands.com

1938 - Chas Chandler
- bass guitarist for The Animals ("House Of The Rising Sun")
1941 - Sam Andrew
- guitarist for Big Brother and The Holding Company ("Piece Of My Heart")
1943 - Keith Richards
- guitarist for The Rolling Stones ("Get Off Of My Cloud")
1953 - Elliot Easton
- guitarist for The Cars ("Drive")

December 19th - ClassicBands.com

1920 - Little Jimmy Dickens
("May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose")
1940 - Phil Ochs
- folk singer
1941 - Maurice White
- vocalist / drummer for Earth, Wind and Fire ("After The Love Has Gone")
1944 - Alvin Lee
- guitarist for Ten Years After ("I'd Love To Change The World")
1944 - Zal Yanovsky
- lead guitarist for The Lovin' Spoonful ("Summer In The City")
1945 - John McEuen
- guitarist for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ("Mr. Bojangles")
1952 - Jeff Davis
- bassist for The Amazing Rhythm Aces ("Third Rate Romance")
1952 - Walter Murphy
("A Fifth Of Beethoven")

December 20th - ClassicBands.com

1944 - Bobby Colomby
- drummer for Blood, Sweat and Tears ("Spinning Wheel")
1947 - Peter Criss
- drummer for Kiss ("Rock And Roll All Nite")
1948 - Stephen Wright
- lead singer for The Easybeats ("Friday On My Mind")
1948 - Alan Parsons
- keyboard player for The Alan Parsons Project ("Eye In The Sky")
1956 - Anita Ward
("Ring My Bell")

December 21st - ClassicBands.com

1940 - Frank Zappa
("Vally Girl")
1940 - Ray Hildebrand
of Paul and Paula ("Hey Paula")
1942 - Carla Thomas
("Gee Whiz")
1943 - Gwen McCrae
("Rockin' Chair")
1946 - Carl Wilson
- lead guitar for The Beach Boys ("Surfin' USA")
1951 - Nick Gilder
("Hot Child In The City")
1953 - Betty Wright
("Clean Up Woman")

December 22nd - ClassicBands.com

1939 - James Gurley
- guitarist for Big Brother And The Holding Company ("Piece Of My Heart")
1944 - Barry Jenkins
- drummer for The Nashville Teens ("Tobacco Road")
1946 - Rick Nielson
- guitarist for Cheap Trick ("I Want You To Want Me")
1948 - Alan Williams
- lead vocalist for The Rubettes ("Sugar Baby Love")
1949 - Maurice Gibb
- bass / keyboards for The Bee Gees ("To Love Somebody")
1949 - Robin Gibb
- vocalist for The Bee Gees ("Massachusetts")

December 23rd - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Harold Dorman
("Mountain Of Love")
1935 - Esther Phillips
("What A Difference A Day Makes")
1939 - Johnny Kidd
- lead singer for Johnny & The Pirates ("Shakin' All Over")
1940 - Jorma Kaukonen
- lead guitarist for Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody To Love")
1940 - Tim Hardin
- songwriter ("If I Were A Carpenter - Reason To Believe")
1940 - Eugene Record
- lead singer of The Chi-Lites ("Have You Seen Her")
1945 - Ron Bushy
- drummer for Iron Butterfly ("In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida")
1946 - Robbie Dupree
("Steal Away")
1956 - Dave Murray
- guitarist for Iron Maiden ("The Trooper")

December 24th - ClassicBands.com

1926 - Lee Dorsey
("Workin In The Coal Mine")
1945 - Lemmy Kilmister
- bassist for Motorhead ("Overkill")
1957 - Ian Burden
- keyboardist for Human League ("Don't You Want Me")

December 25th - ClassicBands.com

1929 - Billy Horton
- lead singer of The Silhouettes ("Get A Job")
1929 - Chris Kenner
("I Like It Like That")
1937 - O'Kelly Isley
- vocalist for The Isley Brothers ("Twist And Shout")
1944 - Henry Vestine
- guitarist for Canned Heat ("On The Road Again")
1945 - Noel Redding
- bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience ("Foxy Lady")
1946 - Jimmy Buffett
("Margaritaville")

December 26th - ClassicBands.com

1920 - Steve Allen
("Autumn Leaves")
1935 - Abdul Fakir
- vocalist for The Four Tops ("I Can't Help Myself")
1940 - Phil Spector
- record producer
1946 - Bob Carpenter
- keyboards for The Dirt Band ("Make a Little Magic")

December 27th - ClassicBands.com

1931 - Scotty Moore
- Elvis's guitarist ("Hound Dog")
1941 - Les Maguire
- pianist for Gerry And The Pacemakers ("Ferry Cross The Mersey")
1941 - Mike Pinder
- keyboard player for The Moody Blues ("Nights In White Satin")
1947 - Mick Jones
- guitarist for Foreigner ("Waiting For A Girl Like You")
1948 - Larry Byrom
- guitarist for Steppenwolf ("Who Needs Ya")

December 28th - ClassicBands.com

1914 - Roebuck 'Pops' Staples
- vocalist and guitarist for The Staple Singers ("Let's Do It Again")
1921 - Johnny Otis
("Willie & the Hand Jive")
1932 - Dorsey Burnette
("There Was A Tall Oak Tree")
1938 - Charles Neville
- vocalist for The Neville Brothers ("Bird On A Wire")
1946 - Edgar Winter
("Frankenstein")
1947 - Dick Diamond
- bassist for The Easybeats ("Friday On My Mind")
1950 - Alex Chilton
- lead singer of The Box Tops ("Cry Like A Baby")

December 29th - ClassicBands.com

1941 - Ray Thomas
- flautist and vocalist for The Moody Blues ("Go Now")
1942 - Rick Danko
- bassist for The Band ("Up On Cripple Creek")
1942 - Jerry Summers
of The Dovells ("The Bristol Stomp")
1945 - Rusty Day
- vocalist for Cactus ("Token Chokin'")
1946 - Marianne Faithfull
("As Tears Go By")
1947 - Cozy Powell
- session drummer
1948 - Charlie Spinosa
- trumpet player for John Fred And His Playboy Band ("Judy In Disguise")
1950 - Robert Parissi
- lead vocals and guitar for Wild Cherry ("Play That Funky Music")
1951 - Yvonne Elliman
("If I Can't Have You")
1955 - Neil Giraldo
- guitarist for the Pat Benatar group ("Hit Me With Your Best Shot")

December 30th

1928 - Bo Diddley
("Hey Bo Diddley")
1931 - Skeeter Davis
("End Of The World")
1934 - Del Shannon
("Runaway")
1939 - Felix Pappalardi
- bass and vocals for Mountain ("Mississippi Queen")
1942 - Mike Nesmith
- guitarist for the Monkees ("Steppin' Stone")
1945 - Davy Jones
- vocalist for the Monkees ("Valleri")
1946 - Patti Smith
- ("Because The Night")
1947 - Jeff Lynne
- guitarist for Electric Light Orchestra ("Livin' Thing")

December 31st

1928 - Ross Barbour
- vocalist for The Four Freshmen ("Graduation Day")
1942 - Andy Summers
- guitarist for The Police ("Every Breath You Take")
1943 - John Denver
("Rocky Mountain High")
1943 - Pete Quaife
- bass player for The Kinks ("Lola")
1947 - Burton Cummings
- piano/lead vocals for The Guess Who ("American Woman")
1948 - Donna Summer
("Love To Love You Baby")
1948 - Steve Farmer
- guitarist for The Amboy Dukes ("Journey To The Center Of The Mind")
1951 - Fermin Goytisolo
- percussionist for KC And The Sunshine Band ("Shake Your Booty")
1951 - Tom Hamilton
- bassist for Aerosmith ("Dream On")