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Number of Records Matching Query: 194
 
COUNTRY JOE McDONALD
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His mother, Florence McDonald, served for many years on the Berkeley city council. As of 2007, Country Joe still lives in Berkeley.

CHICK CHURCHILL
 
Date Born: Friday 2 January 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Churchill began playing the piano at the age of six and studied classical music until he was fifteen. He became interested in blues and rock music.

JOHN McLAUGHLIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 January 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He played with Miles Davis on his landmark albums In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew.

DANNY WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In the early 1990s he recorded for the Prestige record label and subsequently starred in a Nat "King" Cole tribute show which made several British tours.

BILL GOODWIN - DRUMS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 January 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Grammy Award winning albums "More Live" (Adelphi), "At The Vanguard" (Antilles)

CLARENCE CLEMONS
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 January 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He released several solo albums and in 1985 had a hit single with "You're a Friend of Mine", a duet with Jackson Browne.

CHARO
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Comedienne, USA
 
Summary: Taught guitar by the famous Adres Segovia.

BARBARA LYNN
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She appeared at the Apollo Theatre, twice on American Bandstand, and even had her song "Oh Baby (We've Got A Good Thing Goin')" recorded by The Rolling Stones.

WILLIAM FRANCIS
 
Date Born: Friday 16 January 1942
 
Description: Keyboards, USA
 
Summary: The group formed in Union City, New Jersey

ITA BUTROSE
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1942
 
Description: Magazine editor, fashion journalist
 
Summary: She was the founding editor of Cleo, a high-circulation magazine aimed at women aged 20 to 40.

MUHAMMAD ALI
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1942
 
Description: Boxer, USA
 
Summary: Muhammad Ali defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing.

MICHAEL CRAWFORD
 
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1942
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist
 
Summary: Michael Crawford was invited to attend the Gala Performance of the stage version of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway at the Majestic Theater to celebrate the show becoming the longest running musical in Broadway history (supplanting Cats).

WILLIAM POWELL - SINGER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The O’Jays were one of the top soul vocal acts of their time.

EDWIN STARR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1957 Starr formed a doo-wop group The Future Tones and began his singing career.

MAC DAVIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mac Davis was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. For his contribution to the recording industry, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

BOBBY WILLIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 January 1942
 
Description: Composer, Management, UK
 
Summary: He formed a beat group, Cliff Ward and the Cruisers, and this later became the Secrets.

CLAUDINE LONGET
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 January 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, France
 
Summary: Married Andy Williams on December 15, 1961. She and Williams separated in 1969 but did not formally divorce until 6 years later in 1975.

ERIC HAYDOCK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 February 1942
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Eric Haydock born 3 February 1942, Burnley, Lancashire, was the original bass guitarist with The Hollies.

FARUQ Z. BEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 February 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Bey was known for his work with Griot Galaxy, which played distinct compositions, often by Bey.

CORY WELLS
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Wells, who was born Emil Lowendowski, came from a musical family and began playing in Buffalo-area bands in his teens.

TERRY MELCHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1942
 
Description: Record producer, USA
 
Summary: Terry Melcher, Born, February 8, 1942 – Died, November 19, 2004) was an American musician and record producer.The son of actress singer Doris Day.

CAROLE KING
 
Date Born: Monday 9 February 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born to a Jewish household, King started out playing the piano and then moved on to singing, forming a vocal quartet called "The Co-Sines".

STAN SZELEST
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 February 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Piano/keyboard player Stan Szelest from Buffalo, a well-respected and professional musician that everyone refers to as "the great Stan Szelest", was only seventeen years old when, in early 1960, Ronnie Hawkins hired him.

KENNY DINO
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA

PETER TORK
 
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Washington, D.C. and began studying piano at the age of nine.

GLYN JOHNS
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 February 1942
 
Description: Record Producer, Enginee, UK
 
Summary: Glyn Johns, born in Epsom, Surrey, England) is a musician, recording engineer and record producer.

CHRISTINE KEELER
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 February 1942
 
Description: Showgirls, UK
 
Summary: Her involvement with a British government minister discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963, in what is known as the Profumo Affair.

KAREN GRASSLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 February 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The series ran for nine seasons, from 1974 to 1983.

BRIAN JONES
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 February 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: His middle-class parents, Lewis Blount and Louisa Beatrice Jones, were of Welsh descent. Brian had two sisters: Pamela, who was born in 1943 and who died on 14 October 1945 of leukemia. And Barbara, born in 1946.

ROBIN KENYATTA
 
Date Born: Friday 6 March 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He played with Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Roswell Rudd, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, and Buddy Miles among others.

RALPH ELLIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist. Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The Swinging Blue Jeans were originally founded by Ray Ennis and Les Braid. They performed on many popular TV shows in Great Britain, Scandinavia, and Europe.

MARK LINDSAY
 
Date Born: Monday 9 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Signed by Columbia Records and were produced by Terry Melcher, the son of actress and singer Doris Day. Lindsay and Melcher became friends. They shared a home for a while, which would later become infamous as site of the horrific murders of actress Sharon Tate and others, committed by members of Charles Manson's "family."

BRIAN OHARA
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 March 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Lead guitarist/singer Brian O'Hara and bass guitarist/singer Billy Hatton, friends since grammar school, formed The Blue Jays in 1958. The group changed their name to the Four Jays and made their debut at the Cavern Club on 1 March 1961.

HUGHIE FLINT
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 March 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: In 1970, Flint formed McGuinness Flint with Tom McGuinness, former guitarist with Manfred Mann.

JERRY JEFF WALKER
 
Date Born: Monday 16 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Mr. Bojangles" (written by Walker) is perhaps his most well-known and most-often covered song.

JEFF NEIGHBOR
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 March 1942
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Neighbor took the place of David Garthwaithe in 1970

ROBIN LUKE
 
Date Born: Friday 20 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Robin Luke was discovered by Hawaii entrepreneur Kimo Wilder McVay.

JIMMY MILLER
 
Date Born: Monday 23 March 1942
 
Description: Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: Jimmy Miller will always be most famous for his work with several top British rock groups of the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Jimmy Miller discovered Doug Fieger of THE KNACK?

ARETHA FRANKLIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born to the Rev. C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, and Barbara Siggers Franklin. Aretha's separated when Aretha was six. Siggers died of a heart attack when Franklin was ten. P/E

LARY BUTLER
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 March 1942
 
Description: Producer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: An American country music producer/songwriter. From the mid-1970s through the 1980s, he worked with Kenny Rogers. Butler is the only Nashville producer to win the Grammy Award for Producer of the year.

MICHAEL YORK
 
Date Born: Friday 27 March 1942
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: The son of Florence Edith May, a musician, and Joseph Gwynne Johnson, an ex-army officer and executive with Marks and Spencer department stores.

EDEN KANE
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 March 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Like Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck, Eden Kane was born in India, but returned to Britain as a child.

GRAEME EDGE
 
Date Born: Monday 30 March 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Born in Staffordshire, England) is best known as the drummer and a songwriter for the Moody Blues.

FRANK GARI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: A popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. YOUTUBE: Frank Gari - Princess (1961) Charted at #30 on Billboard Hot 100 in July 1961.

BILLY DEAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1942
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, actor, USA
 
Summary: Singer and songwriter and the nephew of the late legendary Jimmy Dean.

LEON RUSSELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 April 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011, at a black-tie dinner at The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

BILLY JOE ROYAL
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Royal became a local star at Savannah, Georgia's Bamboo Ranch in the 1950s and 1960s.

PETER WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, New Zealand
 
Summary: Member of ROCKONZ Rock Hall of Fame - 2007.

WAYNE NEWTON
 
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Newton was born to Evelyn Marie and Patrick Newton, who was an auto mechanic. His father was of Irish-Powhatan descent and his mother of German-Cherokee ancestry. While his father was in the U.S. Navy.

MAJOR LANCE
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His one time backing group in the U.K. was a band by the name ’Bluesology’ with a young Reg Dwight (Elton John).

ALLAN CLARKE
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A retired British singer who was one of the founding members of The Hollies. He retired in 1999.

BARRIE McASKILL
 
Date Born: Monday 13 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia.
 
Summary: In the early 60’s ’Barrie McAskill and the Drifters’ reigned over the Rock and Roll scene in Adelaide and Barrie was crowned,Adelaides King of Rock and Roll.

ROBERT CHRISTGAU
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 April 1942
 
Description: Music journalist, USA
 
Summary: One of the earliest professional rock critics, Christgau is known for his terse capsule reviews, published since 1969 in his Consumer Guide columns.

ALAN PRICE
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboadist, UK
 
Summary: He participated in three re-unions of the The Animals in 1968, 1977 also 1983 and in July 1983 The Animals started their sold-out world-tour playing over 20 songs at each concert.

GENYA RAVAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Singer, producer and leader of all girl group rock bands such as TEN WHEEL DRIVE.

RICHARD DELVY
 
Date Born: Monday 20 April 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He was known for being one of the first pioneers of surf music.Delvy helped produce many known and unknown artists and was involved in all aspects of the music business.

BOBBY McLURE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: McClure was raised in St. Louis and sang in church and gospel groups in his youth.

SANDRA DEE
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 April 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born to John and Mary in Bayonne, New Jersey, who later divorced. Her mother was of Rusyn ancestry.

BARBRA STREISAND
 
Date Born: Friday 24 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Director, USA
 
Summary: Barbara Streisand was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family. Her father, Emanuel Streisand, a grammar school teacher who emigrated from Vienna, Austria, died when she was 15 months old, she had a turbulent relationship with her stepfather, Louis Kind. She has a half-sister from her mother's second marriage, Roslyn Kind, who was also a performer.

BOBBY RYDELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 April 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, he portrayed Hugo Peabody in the movie version of Bye Bye Birdie with Ann Margret and Dick Van Dyke.

JIM KELTNER
 
Date Born: Monday 27 April 1942
 
Description: Drummer - USA
 
Summary: He and Starr were the drummers on the Concert for Bangladesh, rock music's first charity benefit, initiated by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, in August 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

CHARLIE ALLEN
 
Date Born: Friday 1 May 1942
 
Description: Musician, singer, songwriter
 
Summary: Allen was originally the drummer for the Pacific Gas And Electric Blues Band.

RONNIE BOND
 
Date Born: Monday 4 May 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Their most famous songs include, "Wild Thing", "Love Is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You".

JIM KING
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, Harmonica, Vocalist
 
Summary: King formed the Farinas, a blues based rock and roll group, with guitarist Charlie Whitney in Leicester in 1962.

TAMMY WYNETTE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Her father was a farmer and local musician. He died of a brain tumor when Wynette was nine months of age. Her mother worked in an office, as a substitute school teacher, as well as on the family farm.

LORRIE COLLINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: She made her debut on January 22, 1958 in an episode entitled "The Picture in Rick's Notebook"

JACK BLANCHARD AND MISTY MORGAN
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
 
Summary: Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan is an American country music duo from Florida.

JAMES MOTORHEAD SHERWOOD
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone,
 
Summary: Sherwood and Zappa met in high school in 1956. Sherwood was in a class with Zappa's brother Bobby, who introduced the two after learning that Sherwood was a collector of blues records.

JIM SHERWOOD
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Saxophonist,USA
 
Summary: An American rock musician notable for playing soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone.

MIKE MILLWARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Rhythm guitarist/singer Mike Millward ex-The Undertakers

CARL DOUGLAS
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1998, a re-recording of his most famous song, billed as Bus Stop featuring Carl Douglas, reached number 8 in the UK.

IAN DURY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Ian Dury was born at his parents home at 43 Weald Rise, Harrow Weald, Harrow. He lived with the effects of polio, which he contracted at the age of seven — very likely, he believed, from a swimming pool at Southend on Sea during the 1949 polio epidemic.

TAJ MAHAL
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Taj Mahal has received two Grammy Awards (nine nominations) over his career.

RODNEY DILLARD
 
Date Born: Monday 18 May 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: The Dillards are notable for being among the first bluegrass groups to have electrified their instruments in the mid-1960s.

DAVE PINCOMBE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He achieved prominence in the late '70s and early '80s as a country music singer and composer winning a Golden Guitar in 1980.

FRED WEDLOCK
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In early 1981 "The Oldest Swinger in Town", reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.

DEREK QUINN
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 May 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Born in Manchester, England and Member of "Freddie and The Dreamers"

SARAH DASH
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dash's most experimental musical endeavor was the recording she made on the Rap record, Satisfaction, for High Fidelity Three in 1985.

BRIAN DAVISON
 
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: The band "Nice" was formed in 1967 lasting two and a half years.

LEVON HELM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1942
 
Description: Drums, USA
 
Summary: Helm was born in Arkansas and grew up in Turkey Scratch, a hamlet west of Helena, Arkansas where he began playing the guitar at the age of eight.

PETER MILLER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He has toured with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and most of the rest of the British Invasion.

LENNY DAVIDSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 May 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The second British group to appear on ’The Ed Sullivan Show’. NP

ANITA HARRIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, UK
 
Summary: Best known in Britain as a singer and entertainer.She became known as a variety entertainer, and appeared in a number of the Carry On films, notably Follow That Camel and Carry on Doctor.

CURTIS MAYFIELD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 June 1942
 
Description: Musician, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wells High School. He dropped out of high school early to become lead singer and songwriter for "The Impressions".

ROBIE PORTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 June 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Producer, Composer, Management
 
Summary: During the early sixties Porter was known as Rob E.G. A regualar on Australian Bandstand recording many hits that were mainly instrumentals.

LARRY TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 June 1942
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He is the brother of drummer for The Ventures, Mel Taylor

JANET VOGEL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Janet Vogel was a member of "The Skyliners".

JOHN ROSTILL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 June 1942
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He worked with several artists before joining The Shadows, including The Interns, The Flintstones? and a stint in the backing group of Zoot Money.

CARL RADLE
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1942
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Radle can be seen in the famous concert film, The Concert for Bangladesh.

JILL GIBSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Jill Gibson was studying at University High School in Los Angeles, California when she met Jan Berry of Jan & Dean fame in 1959. Gibson and Berry wrote over a dozen songs and through Berry, Gibson began to get more involved with the music scene.

PAUL McCARTNEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Paul McCartney's instrumentd mainly played include. Hofner 500/1 bass guitar. Rickenbacker 4001 bass. Gibson Les Paul. Epiphone Casino.

BRIAN WILSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 June 1942
 
Description: Keyboards, Bass, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Early influences included The Four Freshmen and Chuck Berry, among others.

ARTHUR BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Reputed to have a four-octave vocal range, Brown attended the University of London and the University of Reading and studied philosophy and law, but he gravitated to music instead.

JOE CHAMBERS
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 June 1942
 
Description: Drummer,USA
 
Summary: In 2008, he was hired to be the Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

BRUCE JOHNSTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: A Grammy award winner for writing 'I Write The Songs'.Billboard number one, Barry Manilow.

FRANK MILLS
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1942
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Quebec
 
Summary: The sheet music version of "Music Box Dancer" has sold in excess of 3 million copies.

DOUG ASHDOWN
 
Date Born: Monday 29 June 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer
 
Summary: Doug began his career in Adelaide with the band "The Beaumen" with Bobby Bright around 1965 playing lead guitar and surf music in a surf club filled with sand.

LEAPY LEE
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: The song "Little Arrows", written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood, was also the title track of his first album, released in 1968. NP

IZORA RHODES ARMSTEAD
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Half of the 1980s pop group Two Tons O' Fun, who would later be renamed The Weather Girls.

JOHN LABORIEL
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Mexico
 
Summary: At 16 years old, in 1958 he joined the Rock n' Roll group "Los Rebeldes del Rock

RONNIE JAMES DIO
 
Date Born: Friday 10 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, US A
 
Summary: Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the only child of Italian parents.

HARRISON FORD
 
Date Born: Monday 13 July 1942
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ford was born to mother, Dorothy October 17, 1917–February 10, 2004, was a homemaker and former radio actress, and his father, Christopher Ford November 20, 1906–February 10, 1999, was an advertising executive and former actor.

ROGER McGUINN
 
Date Born: Monday 13 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Roger McGuinn was born to James and Dorothy, were involved in journalism and public relations, and during his childhood, they had written a bestseller titled Parents Can't Win.

STEVE GIBBONS
 
Date Born: Monday 13 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: An Elvis Presley fan, Steve Gibbons' first performance with The Dominettes was at The California Pub near Weoley Castle.

DESMOND DEKKER
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Jamaica
 
Summary: He was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica and grew up in Kingston, where he attended the Alpha Boys' School.

GEORGE BOYER
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 July 1942
 
Description: Violinist, Pianist
 
Summary: Born in Budapest, Hungary, George was taught the violin by his mother and also the piano.

GALE GARNETT
 
Date Born: Friday 17 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, NZ
 
Summary: Garnett appeared twice on ABC's Shindig! and The Lloyd Thaxton Show at the height of her singing fame in the mid 1960s.

SPENCER DAVIS
 
Date Born: Friday 17 July 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: A musician and multi instrumentalist, and the founder of the 1960s rock band, the "Spencer Davis Group".

KIM FOWLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 July 1942
 
Description: Composer, Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: He also co wrote 1966 novelty record "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!".

MADELINE BELL
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her first major solo hit was a cover version of Dee Dee Warwick's single "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me".

HEINZ
 
Date Born: Friday 24 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Germany
 
Summary: A member of "The Tornados" who charted with the Joe Meek produced hit "Telstar". Bassist.

BRUCE WOODLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Banjoist and Mandolinist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: "I Am Australian" written by Bruce Woodley must be one of the best songs relating to the Australian and Australia the country.

DANIEL BOONE - SINGER
 
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Born Peter Charles Green, 31 July 1942, Birmingham, England) is an English pop musician who became a one-hit wonder in the U.S.

RICK HUXLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 August 1942
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Rick Huxley was one of the best known bass players during the sixties, his name recognition is only a little behind that of Paul McCartney.

BJ THOMAS
 
Date Born: Friday 7 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Thomas was reared in and around Houston, Texas. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, Thomas sang in a church choir as a teenager then joined the musical group The Triumphs.

JOHN DAVID
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The group named "Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show" formed in Bay City, New Jersey in 1968.

MERV BENTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In the Melbourne dance circuit, Merv Benton gained national attention and quickly became one of the most popular male singers in the country appearing on all national television programes.

TREVOR PRIDHAM
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's first of many rock singers to begin their careers on Adelaide television.

PETER YORK
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 August 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He was one of the original members of the "Spencer Davis Group" along with Spencer Davis and the brothers, Steve and Muff Winwood.

ISAAC HAYES
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, Producer,
 
Summary: Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy and Academy awards for the theme to the 1971 film "Shaft".

CARL MANN
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, singer. USA
 
Summary: Mann was raised in rural Tennessee; his parents owned a lumber business. He sang in church and did country songs for local talent shows, playing guitar and piano.

KEITH ALLISON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 August 1942
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: One time member of "Paul Revere and The Raiders" bass guitar/songwriter)

VIC DANA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 August 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: As a young boy, Dana trained as a dancer, and at the age of 11 was spotted, performing in Buffalo, by Sammy Davis Jnr.

DARYL DRAGON
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Dragon is the son of conductor, composer, and arranger, Carmen Dragon.

STERLING MORRISON
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 August 1942
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He met Lou Reed, a fellow English student. Although the two jammed together, they drifted apart after Morrison quit his studies and Reed graduated in 1964.

DIANE RAY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Very little is known regarding Diane Ray with only one major hit to her name.By the time she was 12 years old, she started taking voice lessons with a well known vocal teacher/coach in Philadelphia

AL JARDINE
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A founding member of the Beach Boys, their occasional lead vocalist, and one of their guitarists.

GARY WALKER
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 September 1942
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Mainly remembered for the hit - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" - 1966 with The Waker Brothers.

KENNY PICKETT
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Kenny Pickett was the original lead singer and member of "The Mark Four". In March 1968 Pickett left and was replaced by Ronnie Wood.

MERALD KNIGHT
 
Date Born: Friday 4 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The older brother of lead singer Gladys Knight, knick named "Bubba". He served as the unofficial leader of the group, and was instrumental in handling the groups business matters. YOUTUBE: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

TOMMY ROE
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He formed his own band called ’THE SATINS’ in High School during the fifties.

ANDREW WHITE
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 September 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He was primarily the electric bassist with the singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, from 1968 through August 1970, concurrent with his position as oboist with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. YOUTUBE: Julius Hemphill Sextet : The Hard Blues with Andrew Whate.

MEL McDANIEL
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 September 1942
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA
 
Summary: The son of a truck driving father, McDaniel grew up in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

LUTHER SIMMONS Jr
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The were a black vocal trio from New York.Simmons re-formed the Main Ingredient in 1999 with new lead singer Carlton Blount; this line-up recorded Pure Magic in 2001.

LEE DOORMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 September 1942
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Lee Dorman played with "Iron Butterfly" and "Captain Beyond".

LEE DORMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 September 1942
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Dorman was found dead in his Orange County, CA home. He was 70 years old.

GABRIELLA FERRI
 
Date Born: Friday 18 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: During her career, she also performed Neapolitan and Latin American pieces.

FREDA PAYNE
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, US
 
Summary: She she understudied Leslie Uggams for the Broadway show Hallelujah Baby in 1967. She also was a chorus singer for Pearl Baily.

MIKE PATTO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Patto was a progressive jazz-rock band formed in England in 1970 consisting of Mike Patto.

BARBARA ALLBUT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Angels were the most successful of the early Sixties girl groups.

GERRY MARSDEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1962 Gerry and the Pacemakers were signed by manager Brian Epstein as his second group after the Beatles

LINDA McCARTNEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, UK, USA
 
Summary: Before her marriage to Paul McCartney, she served as the house photographer for the Fillmore East in New York City.

MIKE BERRY
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor , UK
 
Summary: Best known for his appearances as Mr. Spooner on the British sitcom, Are You Being Served?.

PHYLLIS ALLBUT
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Angels were the most successful of the early Sixties girl groups.

ALVIN STARDUST
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Stardust has been married three times: firstly to Iris Caldwell (sister of Rory Storm), who was an ex-girlfriend of both George Harrison and Paul McCartney.

JEAN LUC PONTY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 September 1942
 
Description: Violinist , French
 
Summary: He first appearing in the U.S.A. at the Monterey Jazz Festival in the late sixties. He has worked with the likes of Frank Zappa and Elton John etc.

MADELINE KAHN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 September 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Kahn is a two time Oscar nominee and is known primarily for her comedic roles in films such as Paper Moon, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Clue.

FRANKIE LYMON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 September 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Frankie Lymon was born to a truck driver father and a domestic mother. Lymon's father, Howard Lymon, also sang in a gospel group known as the Harlemaires.

GUS DUDGEON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 September 1942
 
Description: Producer, UK
 
Summary: Gus was responsible for the mixing of the 80-plus member Melbourne Symphony Orchestra which toured Australia with Elton John in late 1986. The final show of the tour was released as a live album.

MIKE HARRISON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 September 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: The group Spooky Tooth, an English progressive rock band principally active, with intermittent breakups, between 1967 to 1974.

RICHARD STREET
 
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1942
 
Description: Singer, dancer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: An American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of Motown vocal group The Temptations from 1971 to 1993. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Street was the first member of the Temptations to actually be a native of the city which served as Motown's namesake and hometown.

BRITT EKLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 October 1942
 
Description: Actress, Sweden
 
Summary: Ekland published a beauty and fitness book in 1984, followed by a fitness video in 1992.

GARY PUCKETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The band's gimmicks was that the members often performed dressed in Civil War era Union Army uniforms.

DALIAH LAVI
 
Date Born: Monday 12 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Israele
 
Summary: Fluent in several languages, she has also been in German-, French-, Italian-, Spanish- and English-language films.

PAUL SIMON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Paul Simon is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2001, and in 1990 as half of Simon and Garfunkel.

CHRIS ANDREWS
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: An English singer-songwriter, whose musical career started in the 1960s.

ALAN FEHLBERGE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 October 1942
 
Description: Rhythm guitarist, Vocals, Australia
 
Summary: South Australian rhythm guitarist of "The Drifters". NOTE NAME: Some use the wording "THE DRIFTORS" so as not to be confused with the USA DRIFTERS. This may be disputed.

DAVE LOVELADY
 
Date Born: Friday 16 October 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: In the summer of 1963, the group - now called The Fourmost - signed a management contract with Brian Epstein. This led to their being auditioned by George Martin and signed to EMI's Parlophone record label.

EARL HINDMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 October 1942
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Hindman's most famous and enduring pre-Home Improvement role was as Bob Reid in Ryan's Hope.

JUDITH SHEINDLIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 October 1942
 
Description: Judge Judy, American
 
Summary: Judy Sheindlin court room shows her popularity covering the Americas and loved in Australia. The show seemingly enters the relms of reality thought this may be disputed.

ELVIN BISHOP
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 October 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American blues and rock and roll musician and guitarist.

ANNETTE FUNICELLO
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hits included "Train of Love" (written by Paul Anka) and "Pineapple Princess".

MICHAEL CRICHTON
 
Date Born: Friday 23 October 1942
 
Description: Author, film producer, film director, screenwriter, television producer
 
Summary: In 1994 Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively).

TERUMASA HINO
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 October 1942
 
Description: Trumpeter, Japan
 
Summary: He became an idol in Japan later giving all the trimmings and such up and moving to the United States.

LEE GREENWOOD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 October 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: His beginings were playing the saxophone and in the late sixties he became a member of 'The Chester Smith Band'.

STEPHANIE POWERS
 
Date Born: Monday 2 November 1942
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: As an actress, Powers appeared in several motion pictures in the early 1960s.

JEAN SHRIMPTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 November 1942
 
Description: Actress, Model, Autho, rUK
 
Summary: Sixties super model 'THE SHRIMP’ gave Australia a good glimpse of her legs when the mini skirt was coming into fashion.

JOHNNY RIVERS
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 November 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: On June 12, 2009, Johnny Rivers was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

BOB GAUDIO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 November 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Former member of vocal group "THE FOUR SEASONS" and also record producer. In 1975, Gaudio wrote "Who Loves You" and "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" with his future wife Judy Parker.

MARTIN SCORSESE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 November 1942
 
Description: Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, USA
 
Summary: Martin Scorsese grew up in New York City. His father, Charles Scorsese (1913–1993), and mother, Catherine Scorsese (born Cappa; 1912–97), both worked in New York's Garment District.

LINDA EVANS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 November 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: A Golden Globe-winning and Emmy nominated American actress known primarily for her roles on television.

SUSAN SULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 November 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: An American actress, known for several notable roles on various television programs.

NORMAN GREENBAUM
 
Date Born: Friday 20 November 1942
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: He was inspired to write the song after observing Porter Wagoner singing a song about a preacher on television.

BILLY CONNOLLY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 November 1942
 
Description: Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor.
 
Summary: His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder (specifically a boilermaker) in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to pursue a career as a folk singer in the Humblebums and subsequently as a soloist.

BOB LIND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 November 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Lind is best known for his transatlantic chart , which was a #5 hit in 1966.

JIMI HENDRIX
 
Date Born: Friday 27 November 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Hendrix often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar feedback. P/E

CHRIS HILLMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 4 December 1942
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Along with frequent collaborator Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman was a key figure in the development of country rock, virtually defining the genre through his seminal work in The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and later became the leader of the country act Desert Rose Band.

LEN BARRY
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: One time lead singer of the ’Dovells’and during the mid sixties charted with ’Like a Baby’.

BENT FABRIC
 
Date Born: Monday 7 December 1942
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Denmark
 
Summary: ALLEY CAT - The song was re-released worldwide under the name "Alley Cat" on Atco Records the following year, and went to #1 in Australia and #49 in Germany.

HARRY CHAPIN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, US
 
Summary: Chapin's first formal introduction to music was while singing in the Brooklyn Boys Choir.

DONNA MILLS
 
Date Born: Friday 11 December 1942
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: It has been said that "Sandy" in the film "Grease" was based on Mills life when growing up in Baltimore.

DAVE CLARK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 15 December 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Dave Clark is an English musician. He was the drummer and leader of the highly successful 1960s group, The Dave Clark Five.

NOEL WATSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Noel Watson is a character in himself who seems to enjoy his life to the hilt. His songs can be described as straight from the heart.

PAUL BUTTERFIELD
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1942
 
Description: Harmonica, Vocalist
 
Summary: Paul Butterfield was the first white harmonica player to develop a style original and powerful enough to place him in the pantheon of true blues greats.

CARLA THOMAS
 
Date Born: Monday 21 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1993, Thomas was awarded the prestigious Pioneer Award, along with such musical heavyweights as James Brown and Solomon Burke, from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in honor of her career achievements.

THE CATE BROTHERS
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 December 1942
 
Description: Duo and Band, USA
 
Summary: The Cate Brothers are the singer-songwriter-musician duo of Earl and Ernie Cate, twin brothers from Fayetteville, Arkansas.

LES MAGUIRE
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 December 1942
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: The group are remembered for many top hits such as HOW DO YOU DO IT.

MIKE HERON
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, UK
 
Summary: A Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work in the Incredible String Band in the 1960s and 1970s.

RAY HOFF AND THE OFFBEATS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Australian rock'n'roll star of the late 1950s and throughout the beat and soul-funk era of the 1960s and beyond

RAY THOMAS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, flautist
 
Summary: Although he most commonly plays flute, Thomas is actually a multi-instrumentalist, playing various other woodwind instruments, such as the oboe.

YUK HARRISON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 December 1942
 
Description: Bassist, Australia/NewZealand
 
Summary: A New Zealand born bass player who was mainly noted for playing with "Max Merritt and The Meteor's and Barry McAskill's Levi Smiths Clef's.

MICHAEL NESMITH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Nesmith was an only child, born to Warren Audrey Nesmith and Bette Nesmith Graham, separated when he was very young. Nesmith's mother worked as a secretary. Their fortunes changed when Bette invented typewriter correction fluid, later known commercially as Liquid Paper.

ROBERT QUINE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 December 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Quine is number 80 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list.

ANDY SUMMERS
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 December 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Summers also was briefly a member in 1987 of the group Rush Hour, which became Animal Logic. Summers achieved international prominence as the guitarist for The Police, most notably on popular hits such as "Message in a Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close to Me", and "Every Breath You Take".

 
 
 
 

 
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