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STEPHEN STILLS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Stills was born in Dallas to a military family. Moving around as a child, he developed an interest in blues and folk music. He was also influenced by Latin music after spending his youth in Gainesville and Tampa, Florida, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal Zone, where he graduated from high school.

JIMMY PAGE
 
Date Born: Friday 5 January 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Page was born in the suburb of Heston, which today forms part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother was a doctor's secretary. In 1952 they moved to Miles Road, Epsom.

TERRY SYLVESTER
 
Date Born: Monday 8 January 1945
 
Description: Vocal, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Sylvester grew up in the Allerton, Liverpool, only a few hundred yards from his older contemporary, Paul McCartney.

ROD STEWART
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: It has been estimated that Stewart's album and single sales total more than 250 million,earning him a place on the list of best-selling music artists.

MAGGIE BELL
 
Date Born: Friday 12 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
 
Summary: Her song "No Mean City", written by Mike Moran, is the theme music to the TV crime drama Taggart.

ERIC STEWART
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 January 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He Appeared in the following films: Give My Regards to Broad Street (23-Oct-1984) To Sir, With Love (14-Jun-1967

CHRIS BRITTON
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 January 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: They recorded on Page's Page One Records, and Page also leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl". Their most famous hit was the single "Wild Thing" (written by Chip Taylor).

NICK MASON
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 January 1945
 
Description: Drums, UK
 
Summary: The son of the documentary film maker Bill Mason, he was born in Birmingham but brought up in Hampstead, London. P/E

BRIAN KEENAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Keenan was part of The Chambers Brothers from 1965 to 1971.

ROBERT WYATT
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine.

MAX RICHARD
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, Australian
 
Summary: An Australian country singer, songwriter.

TOM SELLECK
 
Date Born: Monday 29 January 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Detroit to a father from north eastern Slovakia Robert Selleck (died 2001) and Scottish-American mother Martha.

MARTY BALIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 January 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Balin was the founder and featured vocalist for Jefferson Airplane from 1965 to 1971.

JOHNNY CYMBAL
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1963, with his smash hit "Mr. Bass Man" all over the top of the charts from the United States to Asia.

PATTI NEWTON
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
 
Summary: Newton has been married to fellow Australian entertainer Bert Newton since 9 November 1974, and often appears with him.

WALTER SCOTT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lead singer for Bob Kuban And The In-Men.

MIA FARROW
 
Date Born: Friday 9 February 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Farrow screen-tested for the role of Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

KING FLOYD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Floyd was born in New Orleans in 1945. His musical career started as a singer at the Sho-Bar in Bourbon Street. No photo available.

RICK KENT
 
Date Born: Friday 16 February 1945
 
Description: Drummer, Producer, Teacher, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaide's most popular drummers during the late sixties etc.

ALAN HULL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 February 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Hull took up the guitar as a boy and became a member of the band The Chosen Few. P/A

OLIVER
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1983, People magazine ran a feature article on Oliver, describing a happily married father who kept his distance from the music industry.

CLIVE SCOTT
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: The band's merits include the million-selling 1975 hit single "Sky High", reaching top placing on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan.

STEVE BERRIOS
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 February 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Steve Berrios was a jazz drummer and percussionist born in New York, New York.

ELKIE BROOKS
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: After she met husband Pete Gage she joined the short-lived fusioneers Dada before forming Vinegar Joe with Gage and Robert Palmer. After three albums, they split up in 1974, and Brooks and Palmer both went solo.

BOB HITE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: As a young man he acquired a job in a record store and collected a huge amount of old Blues records.

ORION
 
Date Born: Monday 26 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist. USA
 
Summary: In 1980, this sonic ruse had succeeded to such an extent that Orion was voted as none other than one of "Cashbox" Magazine's top three male country vocalists in the world

CARL ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, USA
 
Summary: In total, Anderson released nine jazz and Soul albums as a solo artist, including hits "How Deep Does It Go," "Pieces Of A Heart," "Hot Coffee," and the mega-hit from his self-titled 1986 album, "Friends and Lovers" (a duet with Gloria Loring) which reached the number-two spot on the charts that year and endeared Carl to soap opera fans. Anderson also appeared on albums with other leading artists.

CARL ANDERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 February 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Anderson was one of 12 children of James and Alberta Anderson. During his junior year of high school, Carl enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a communications technician for two years.

WILFRED GIBSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 February 1945
 
Description: Violinist, UK
 
Summary: ELO's violinist from February 1972 to July 1973.Before joining ELO he played with the jazz-rock band Centipede

JIM SHARMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 2 March 1945
 
Description: Director and Writer, Australia
 
Summary: The son of boxing tent entrepreneur Jimmy Sharman, is a director and writer for film and stage with over 70 productions to his credit.

HATTIE WINSTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 March 1945
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hattie Mae Winston was born in Lexington, Mississippi, on March 3, 1945, to Selena Thurmond Winston and Roosevelt Love Winston. Winston was raised by her grandmother, Cora Thurmond, in nearby Greenville, Mississippi.

HUGH GRUNDY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 March 1945
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Keyboardist Rod Argent, guitarist Paul Atkinson, and drummer Hugh Grundy met at St. Albans school U.K. in 1961 and began experimenting musically. They brought on bassist Paul Arnold, who introduced the others to the talented singer Colin Blunstone.

RANDY MEISNER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Meisner was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Throughout his professional musical career, Meisner's main activity has been as bass guitarist and backup vocalist.

ROB REINER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 March 1945
 
Description: Actor, Director, Writer, USA
 
Summary: The son of Estelle, an actress, and Carl Reiner, a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.When Reiner was about 13, the family moved to the Los Angeles area, where Reiner attended Beverly Hills High School and the University of California, Los Angeles.

ARTHUR LEE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer
 
Summary: Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of the Los Angeles rock band Love, best known for the critically acclaimed 1967 album, Forever Changes. Youtube: Love with Arthur Lee - Alone Again Or

BRUCE COCKBURN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Canadian
 
Summary: Many of his albums from the 1970s refer to his Christian belief, which in turn informs the concerns for human rights and environmentalism expressed on his 1980s albums.

MICKY DOLENZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 March 1945
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Los Angeles, California, the son of George Dolenz, a Hollywood character actor, and his wife Janelle Johnson.

ROBIN TROWER
 
Date Born: Friday 9 March 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1962, Robin Trower formed a group that would come to be known as The Paramounts, later including fellow Southend High School pupil Gary Brooker.

RON WILSON - DRUMS
 
Date Born: Friday 9 March 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He and fellow members of the band performed at the now demolished "Centenial Hall" in Adelaide, South Australia and other states. This I remember as I was there the night of their performance.

JOHNNY YOUNG
 
Date Born: Monday 12 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He compared the 'Go Show' and also compared the well known 'Young Talent Time'.

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He is mainly known for the hit "Wild Fire" in 1975.

WALTER PARAZAIDER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 March 1945
 
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Early practice sessions at Parazaider's house included guitarist Terry Kath and drummer Danny Seraphine, who were both friends during his teenage years.

ROD STONE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 March 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, NZ/ Australia
 
Summary: Worked extensively as a session musician on both pop recordings and radio/TV jingles

ERIC WOOLFSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: The record producer for the Rolling Stones, Andrew Oldham, signed him up as a songwriter.

ROSE STONE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: After the band's dissolution in 1975, "Sister Rose" (as she was also known) married Sly Stone's former bodyguard Bubba Banks.

JOHN KEEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 March 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: He is famous among fans of The Who for writing "Armenia City in the Sky" for the group.

ERIC CLAPTON
 
Date Born: Friday 30 March 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The son of 16 year old Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer, a 24 year old soldier from Montréal, Canada.Clapton grew up with his grandmother, Rose, and her second husband Jack, believing they were his parents and that his mother was his older sister.

GABE KAPLAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 31 March 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He is best known for his role as Gabriel "Gabe" Kotter in the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, but he has become more visible in recent years in relation to the popularity of poker.

KENNY BUTTREY
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 April 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Buttrey was born in Nashville, Tennessee, became a professional musician at age 11 and went on his first world tour at the age of 14 with Chet Atkins.

LINDA HUNT
 
Date Born: Monday 2 April 1945
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of Elsie (née Doying), a piano teacher who taught at the Westport School of Music and accompanied the Saugatuck Congregational Church choir, and Raymond Davy Hunt, the long-time vice president of Harper Fuel Oil in Long Island.

RICHARD MANUEL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 April 1945
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Richard Manuel was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. His father Ed was a Chrysler mechanic and his mother was a schoolteacher.

ANNA RABSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Singer, USA
 
Summary: She had been nominated eight times for a Blues Music Award (formerly W.C. Handy Award) as Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year.

LOWELL GEORGE
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1945
 
Description: Guitariist, Musician, Songwriter, Producer, USA
 
Summary: George was also a respected producer, with his most famous work being the production of the Grateful Dead's 1978 album Shakedown Street.

TONY DOW
 
Date Born: Friday 13 April 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He played Beavers brother played by Gerry Mathers as Wally Cleaver.

RITCHIE BLACKMORE
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 April 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He was influenced in his youth by early rockers like Hank Marvin and Gene Vincent, and later, country pickers like Chet Atkins.

BOB MARLEY
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Gutarist, Composer, Jamaica
 
Summary: Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

STEFAN GROSSMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Herbert and Ruth Grossman. Grossman described his upbringing, in Queens, New York.

MICHAEL STEWART
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Bonjoist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Stewart eventually became a successful record producer, with one of his biggest successes being Billy Joel's Piano Man.

CLEVE FRANCIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He went to college with a masters degree in biology he moved to medical college in Virginia.

DOUG CLIFFORD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 April 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A member of Creedence Clearwater Revival. After CCR broke up, Clifford and former CCR bassist Stu Cook joined Don Harrison in the Don Harrison Band and also issued a solo album.

ROBERT KNIGHT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, USA
 
Summary: His first recording, "Everlasting Love", written by label owners Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden.

STU COOK
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 April 1945
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Stu Cook, born in Stanton, California and played bass guitar for American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

JOHN WOLTERS
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: John Wolters joined the band in 1973. Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show was a pop-country rock band formed around Union City, New Jersey in 1968.

HUGH HOPPER
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1945
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Starting in 1963 as bassist with The Daevid Allen Trio, alongside drummer Robert Wyatt, he alternated between free jazz and rhythm and blues. YOUTUBE: "Big Bombay" Composed by Hugh Hopper, in loving memory. Performed by BONE: Nick Didkovsky - guitar Hugh Hopper - bass John Roulat - drums

TAMMI TERRELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 April 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: From 1967 onwards she recorded a series of duets with Marvin Gaye.

MIKE DEACON
 
Date Born: Monday 30 April 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Mike Deakon was a member "Juicy Lucy" before joining the blues-rock group 'Vinegar Joe' in September 1972,

RITA COOLIDGE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Rita, singer songwriter, Daughter of a Baptist Minister and Cherokee Indian.

GOLDY McJOHN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, Canadian
 
Summary: A Canadian keyboard player best known as the original keyboardist for rock group Steppenwolf. Originally a classically trained pianist, he was a pioneer in the early use of the electronic organ.

JUDGE DREAD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Singer - U.K.
 
Summary: Hughes was introduced to Jamaican music when he lodged as a teenager in a West Indian household in Brixton, South West London.

KIM BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Brown was born in Birmingham, England, but lived much of his life in Finland, where he made a career in rock music.

RANDY CAIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Brothers William and Wilbert Hart formed the group with Randy Cain in high school in the early 1960s.

BOB SEGER
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bob Seger was born at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and lived in the area until age 6 when his family moved to the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seger attended Tappan Middle School and Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer High School) in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1963.

JIMMIE DALE GILMORE
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalsit, Composer, Actor, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Gilmore is a native of the Texas Panhandle, having been born in Tulia, Texas and raised in Lubbock, Texas.

HANS POULSEN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: One of Australia's most successful singers and songwriters during the sixties and the seventies.

JERRY NOLAN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1945
 
Description: Drummer , USA
 
Summary: An American rock drummer, best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers

KEITH JARRETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1945
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Jazz pianist started playing in the sixties unit `THE CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET`and also playing with Miles Davis in the seventies.

KEITH JARRETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1945
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: In 2003, Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first (and to this day only) recipient not to share the prize with a co-recipient,and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. In 2008, he was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in the magazine's 73rd Annual Readers' Poll.

IAN McLAGAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: English keyboards instrumentallist, best known as a member of Small Faces, and Faces.

PETE TOWNSHEND
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 May 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: His career with The Who spans more than forty years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the rock era.

PRISCILLA PRESLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 May 1945
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Anna Lillian and James Frederick Wagner. Her biological father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was an infant. Her mother then married Paul Beaulieu, also a United States Air Force officer. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla and is known as her father.

TERRY CALLIER
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He learned piano, was a childhood friend of Curtis Mayfield, Major Lance and Jerry Butler, and began singing in doo-wop groups in his teens.

GARY PETERSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Drummer for the Canadian rock band, The Guess Who, ever since its inception in the mid-1960s.

JOHN FOGERTY
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his time with the swamp rock or roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

GARY BROOKER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboadist, UK
 
Summary: Brooker grew up in the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, as did most of the other founding members of Procol Harum. As a youngster, he learned to play piano, cornet and trombone.

GLADYS HORTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Pop singer, famous for being the founder and lead singer of the popular Motown all-female vocal group The Marvelettes

LINDA SCOTT
 
Date Born: Friday 1 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in Queens, New York, Scott was 11 when she moved with her family to Teaneck, New Jersey and was still in school (Teaneck High School Class of '63)

DAVID DUNDAS
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Dundas is the son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland, and was educated at Harrow and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

GORDON WALLER
 
Date Born: Monday 4 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Mainly known as "Gordon" of 1960s duo "Peter & Gordon", whose biggest hit was "World Without Love" written by Paul McCartney.

FREDDIE STONE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Sly & The Family Stone: one of the most innovative groups popular music has ever known, a band that instigated a musical revolution.

MARTIN WESLEY-SMITH
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 June 1945
 
Description: Keyboards, Australia
 
Summary: Most musicians especially from Adelaide remember his work with "The Wesley Three" during his early days in South Australia.

RODNEY ARGENT
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 June 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: While attending St Albans School, he met Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy. The three of them joined up with Colin Blunstone and Chris White to form The Zombies.

MIKE RUDD
 
Date Born: Friday 15 June 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer
 
Summary: Spectrum released four LPs and several 7" singles, including their national #1 hit single "I'll Be Gone", which has remained one of the best-known songs of the period.

ROBERT PALMER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for his song "Addicted to Love".

ANNE MURRAY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Anne Murray was born in the small town of Springhill, Nova Scotia. Her father, James Carson Murray, was a doctor and her mother, Marion Murray, was a registered nurse.

COLIN BLUNSTONE
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Blunstone's voice was one of the factors making The Zombies single, "She's Not There" (written by fellow band member Rod Argent), such a big hit worldwide.

CARLY SIMON
 
Date Born: Monday 25 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Author, USA
 
Summary: Simon's father was Richard L. Simon co founder of Simon & Schuster, Inc, a pianist who often played Chopin and Beethoven at home. Her mother was Andrea Louise Simon, a biracial black and white Jewish civil rights activist and singer.

HARRY WOMACK
 
Date Born: Monday 25 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A Member of "The Valentinos".

JOEY COVINGTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 June 1945
 
Description: Drummer, Songwriter, Producer, US
 
Summary: A self-taught drummer since the age of 10, Covington (also know in his childhood as Joey Michno) helped found Blues-rock group Hot Tuna in 1969, alongside Jefferson Airplane members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen

DAVE KNIGHTS
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 June 1945
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He played bass on the hit single "A Whiter Shade of Pale".

LITTLE EVA
 
Date Born: Friday 29 June 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Known by the stage name of Little Eva after a character from Uncle Tom's Cabin, was an American singer. As a teenager, she worked as a maid and earned extra money as a babysitter for songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

DEBBIE HARRY
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 July 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Harry was adopted when she was three months old by a family from Hawthorne, New Jersey, and attended Hawthorne High School, where she graduated in 1963.

TOP TOPHAM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 July 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He couldn't devote himself to the Yardbirds full-time, and thus he had to leave. His replacement was a fellow art student from the same secondary school, Eric Clapton.

RIK ELSTWIT
 
Date Born: Friday 6 July 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The band formed in 1968 in Union City, New Jersey,USA.

ROOT BOY SLIM
 
Date Born: Monday 9 July 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Many songs released were banned such as ’Boogie’Till You Puke’.

JIM GORDON
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 July 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Jim Gordon was one of the top session drummers in the '60s. After backing the Everly Brothers in 1963 at age 17, he went to California. Hal Blaine, king of session drummers, began to send Gordon his overflow work.

DANNY McCULLOCH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 July 1945
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: After the release of The Twain Shall Meet in May of 1968, Briggs and McCullough left the band. They were replaced by keyboardist Zoot Money and guitarist Andy Summers.

DINO DANELLI
 
Date Born: Monday 23 July 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The Rascals initially known as The Young Rascals were an American soul and rock group of the 1960s.

RICHARD WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 July 1945
 
Description: Keyboards, UK
 
Summary: He was a founding member of The Pink Floyd Sound as they were then called in 1965.Wright was educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's School and the Regent Street Polytechnic College of Architecture, where he met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason. YOUTUBE: tribute to Richard Wright a founding member of Pink Floyd. song writer singer keyboard and piano player 1943-2008.

DAVID SANBORN
 
Date Born: Monday 30 July 1945
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He has been a highly regarded session player since the late 1960s, playing with an array of well-known artists, such as Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, etc.

ADAM YAUCH
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 August 1945
 
Description: Bass Guitarist, Vocalist
 
Summary: He learned to play the bass, and played his first show with the Beastie Boys.

RANDY HOBBS
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 August 1945
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Bass player for the Rock group The McCoys Hang On Sloopy. Also Played bass for Johnny Winter from 1970-1976.

JOHN CONGAS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, South Africa
 
Summary: "He's Gonna Step On You Again" is cited in the Guinness Book of Records as being the first song to ever use a sample.

JOHN KONGAS
 
Date Born: Monday 6 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, South Africa.
 
Summary: He gained notoriety with a new musical generation in 1990, when Madchester pioneers Happy Mondays reworked "He's Gonna Step On You Again" into their baggy era defining hit "Step On",

JOSE FELICIANO
 
Date Born: Friday 10 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 1970, he wrote and released an album of Christmas music, "Felíz Navidad," and this has probably become his most famous recording.P/E

STEVE MARTIN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 August 1945
 
Description: Actor, Banjoist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Martin was born the son of Mary Lee Martin, and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and an aspiring actor.

GARY LOIZZE
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The group are mainly remembered for ’BEND ME SHAPE ME’ 1967

KEVIN AYERS
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
 
Summary: Kevin Ayers the eccentric singer, founded the ’WILD FLOWERS’ group also was a member of ’SOFT MACHINE’.

SNOWY FLEET
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Snowy Fleet, became a successful builder in Perth, Western Australia.

BARBARA HARRIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Barbara started singing in her hometown churches at an early age, and moved to Queens, New York at the age of eleven.

NONA HENDRYX
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Record producer, Songwriter, Author,
 
Summary: Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle.

VINCE MALOUNEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 August 1945
 
Description: Lead Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: He was the lead guitarist on their first three albums; Bee Gees' 1st, Horizontal, and Idea.

IAN GILLAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Gillan was born of a family of Scottish descent, his father was from the Govan area of Glasgow.

RITA PAVONE
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: In the summer of 1964 she had chart success in the United States with a record sung in English called "Remember Me", backed with "Just Once More".

KEN HENSLEY
 
Date Born: Friday 24 August 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: A keyboard and a Hammond organ player, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970s. YOUTUBE: Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) - The Last Dance

CHRIS COPPING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 August 1945
 
Description: Voice, Bassist, Guitarist,UK
 
Summary: Copping was a member of "The Paramounts" and later replaced Mathew Fisher in "Procal Harum".

VAN MORRISON
 
Date Born: Friday 31 August 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Northern Ireland
 
Summary: Morrison was born the only child of George Morrison, a shipyard worker and Violet Stitt Morrison, a singer and tap dancer in her youth.

DANNY GATTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 September 1945
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Gatton's playing combined musical styles such as jazz, blues and rockabilly in an innovative fashion, and he was known by some as "the telemaster" a portmanteau of "Telecaster", Gatton's guitar of choice, and "Master".

AL STEWART
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 September 1945
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Scotland
 
Summary: Stewart grew up in the coastal resort town of Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

KELLY GROUCUTT
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 September 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Spotted by ELO's Jeff Lynne; and after Lynne, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy had watched him play, he was invited to join ELO.

RON PIGPEN McKERNAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 September 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist , USA
 
Summary: The son of a San Francisco Bay Area R&B and blues disc jockey. He grew up with many black friends, and felt very strongly connected to black music and culture. As a youth, McKernan taught himself blues piano.

DOUG INGLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 September 1945
 
Description: Keyboards, US
 
Summary: He authored the band's biggest hit, the epic seventeen-minute "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida."

DENNIS BURKLEY
 
Date Born: Monday 10 September 1945
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He played a small role in the television series My Name Is Earl.

DAVID BROMBERG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 September 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

RON BUSHY
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 September 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Ron is also highly skilled in the graphic arts and has created most of the logos and artwork as seen on the Iron Butterfly merchandise and advertising.

BRYAN FERRY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 September 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Model, Composer, UK.
 
Summary: Lead singer with Roxy Music that were formed in 1971 in London were a stepping stone for Ferry.

DONNY HATHAWAY
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, producer, USA
 
Summary: At first, Hathaway worked as songwriter, session musician and producer. He is mainly known for the hit duet song ’Where Is The Love’ with Roberta Flack.

DON McLEAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 2001 "American Pie" was voted No. 5 in a poll of the 365 Songs of the Century compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

KEVIN GODLEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Drums, UK
 
Summary: He has recently reunited with another former 10cc member, Graham Gouldman to form the band, GG/06

RAY ROYER
 
Date Born: Monday 8 October 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The group would have many personnel changes.

DEE DEE SHARP
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She had a brief career resurgence during the disco era and hit the charts again with her version of 10 CC's "I'm Not In Love." She also joined Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays and Archie Bell) as a member of the Philadelphia International All Stars

ALAN CARTWRIGHT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1945
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Joined the band in joined 1972 leaving the Band 1977

JEANNIE C RILEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Harper Valley PTA" was released in 1968. The song immediately became a gigantic hit for Riley and went to number one on both the Billboard Pop and Country charts.

RICHARD CARPENTER
 
Date Born: Monday 15 October 1945
 
Description: Piano, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Richard helped in the productions of the documentaries "Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters" (1997) and "Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story" (2007).

RIC LEE
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 October 1945
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Lee was a founding member of his first band, The Falcons. He was also a drummer for Ricky Storm and The Mansfields.

EDDIE BRIGATI
 
Date Born: Monday 22 October 1945
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The (Young) Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

ERNIE WATTS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 October 1945
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Ernie also was also a featured soloist on many of Marvin Gaye's original albums on Motown during the 1970s.

JACLYN SMITH
 
Date Born: Friday 26 October 1945
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the iconic television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run.

LESLIE WEST
 
Date Born: Friday 26 October 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Member and founder of hard rock band ’MOUNTAIN’

ELTON DEAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 October 1945
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: Elton Dean was born in Nottingham in 1945. He started taking piano and violin lessons at a very early age, and bought his first saxophone when he reached 18.

HENRY WINKLER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 30 October 1945
 
Description: Actor, director, producer, and author. US
 
Summary: In October 1973, he was cast for the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, nicknamed The Fonz or Fonzie, in the TV show Happy Days.

JOHN WILLIAMSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 November 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Many of his albums have gone gold and platinum and continue to do so. He has sold more than 2,000,000 albums in Australia alone.

JD SOUTHER
 
Date Born: Friday 2 November 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist,USA
 
Summary: Souther is probably best known for his well-crafted songwriting abilities, especially in the field of country rock.

DON MURRAY
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 November 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Drummer for ’The Turtles’, a popular sixties group charting with such hits as ’Happy Together’ etc.

DONNA FARGO
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 November 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Recognized as one of the leading country songwriters of the era, Fargo's songs have been recorded by Tammy Wynette, Sonny James, Kitty Wells, Tanya Tucker, Jody Miller, Marty Robbins, Dottie West and other artists. Additionally, almost everything Fargo recorded for years was self-penned.

VINCE MARTELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 November 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Martell was born in the Bronx to parents who played the guitar and encouraged him to play as well. While in his teens, Martell joined the Navy, where he discovered his skills as a guitarist.

NEIL YOUNG
 
Date Born: Monday 12 November 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Canada
 
Summary: In 1976, Young performed with The Band, Joni Mitchell, and other rock musicians in the high profile all-star concert The Last Waltz.

ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 November 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Norway
 
Summary: A Swedish singer of Norwegian and German origin. She was one of the four members of Swedish pop group ABBA.

ALAN TARNEY
 
Date Born: Monday 19 November 1945
 
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, Arranger, Composer, Instrumentalists,
 
Summary: A member of "The James Taylor Move" - 1967. This group could have been recognised as Adelaide’s first super group. They were a regular fixture at Adelaides "Big Daddies". Disco.

DANNY McBRIDE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 November 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: McBride was best known as a lead guitarist for Sha Na Na during their heyday on their own TV series of the same name.

GOLDIE HAWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 November 1945
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: The cute girl in the Bikini that messed every joke up on ’LAUGH IN’ in the sixties TV show became the most popular star on the show.

DARRYL SAMBELL
 
Date Born: Monday 26 November 1945
 
Description: Manager, Promoter, Australia
 
Summary: Adelaide-born, Darryl entered show business as manager of Adelaide singer Bev Harrell, and gave up his job as an accountant in a concreting business to manage his 18 year old discovery John Farnham.

JOHN McVIE
 
Date Born: Monday 26 November 1945
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: He joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation by guitarist Peter Green in 1967, replacing the band's first bassist, Bob Brunning.

ROGER GLOVER
 
Date Born: Friday 30 November 1945
 
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Glover joined Deep Purple in 1969 replacing Nick Semper. Glover left in 1973 replaced by Glenn Hughes. The Group formed in 1968 in Hertford, England.

BETTE MIDLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Midler was born the daughter of Ruth, a seamstress and housewife, and Fred Midler, a house painter who worked at a Navy base in Hawaii. Her parents were from Paterson, New Jersey and moved to Honolulu shortly before Midler was born.

TONY WILLIAMS - Drummer
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 December 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz drummer.

JOHN McEUEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist,, Guitarist, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: A broad spectrum of music Americana, with a bit of "the old country" music thrown in for good measure, has made John McEuen known as America's instrumental poet.

DIANE SAWYER
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 December 1945
 
Description: Actress, TV host, US
 
Summary: She attended one semester of law school at the University of Louisville before turning to journalism.

LEE MICHAELS
 
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, US
 
Summary: Michaels went into semi-retirement from the music business by the end of the decade, which was also influenced by his severe hearing loss.

LEMMY
 
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1945
 
Description: Guitarist,UK
 
Summary: attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones school in Amlwch, where he was nick-named Lemmy, although he is unsure why, and it would later be claimed that it originated from the phrase "Lemmy a quid till Friday"

ALICE COOPER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, US
 
Summary: Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage, The Rolling Stone Album Guide going so far as to refer to him as the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer".

TREVOR LUCAS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 December 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Trevor George Lucas (December 25, 1943 - February 4, 1989) was an influential folk artist, a member of Fairport Convention and one of the founders of Fotheringay.

NEIL MERRYWEATHER
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: Merryweather began his career in Toronto during the early ‘60s performing under the name Bobby Neilson.

DAVY JONES
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Jones was born in Manchester, England on December 30, 1945, but is in the process of becoming a United States citizen. He lost his mother to a protracted illness by the time he was 14.

JIM HERMEL
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Jim is a great vocalist and a brilliant musician. His stage act comprises the combination of vocals, lead guitar, and a wailing blues harmonica.

 
 
 
 

 
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