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Marshall Chapman
 
Date Born: Friday 7 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: Her memoir, published in 2003, titled "Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller", has received critical acclaim in the music press.

Daryl Braithwaite
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Mainly known as the lead vocalist of Sherbet, with many hit singles with the band include,"How's That".He was crowned Australia's King of Pop by TV Week over three consecutive years from 1975 to 1977. As a child, he attended Punt Road Primary School in South Yarra, Victoria and then Christ Church Grammar, also in Punt Road, where he sung in the school choir, and for a time was in the same class as Olivia Newton-John.

Dennis Greene
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Greene sang lead in the song "Tears on My Pillow".

Charlie Tumahai
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Bass, Composer, New Zealand
 
Summary: An acclaimed bass player and singer originally from New Zealand.

Lamar Williams
 
Date Born: Friday 14 January 1949
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: He played for "The Allman Brothers Band" in late 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley.

Ronnie Van Zant
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Mike Westhues
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Westhues set off to see the world, ending up in Finland, where he was extremely active

Steve Perry
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 January 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Also a member in his early days with 'Alien Project'.During his tenure with Journey, Perry sang backing vocals on several Sammy Hagar songs, including the 1980 track "Run For Your Life," and duetting with Kenny Loggins on the 1982 #17 hit single "Don't Fight It." Perry also worked with other musicians such as Sheena Easton, Clannad and Jon Bon Jovi during the height of his career.

John Belushi
 
Date Born: Monday 24 January 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois to Agnes B. Samaras, a first-generation Albanian American,and Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant.

Frank Ricotti
 
Date Born: Monday 31 January 1949
 
Description: Vibraphonist, UK
 
Summary: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ricotti led his own jazz quartet.

Arthur Kane
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1949
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Arthur Kane was a musician and librarian best known as the bassist for the pioneering glam punk band the New York Dolls.

Linda Hargrove
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: In the mid-'70s, she was one of the first Nashville artists to blend country sounds with a modern pop/rock.

Nigel Olsson
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 February 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: In 1971, Olsson produced and released the solo album "Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra and Chorus".

Norman Barratt
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Barratt's band were one of the first fully professional Christian rock (CR) bands in the United Kingdom, all members having worked as professional musicians in mainstream rock and pop.

Alan Lancaster
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Bass player, singer/songwriter.

Bert Sommer
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Singer and Actor, Starred in the Broadway show ’Hair’, also sang ’We’re All Playing In The Same Band’ charting in the seventies.

Joe English
 
Date Born: Monday 7 February 1949
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A native of Rochester, New York, Joe English was a member of Jam Factory.

Tom Jans
 
Date Born: Wednesday 9 February 1949
 
Description: Singer, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Known mainly folk songs including "Old Time Feeling" that Johnny Cash would make famous.

Stanley Knight
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Stanley Knight - lead guitar, steel guitar, organ, vocals 1965-1976 for The Black Oak Arkansas".

Lyn Paul
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Lyn began her career in show business as a child actress with a small part in the television drama Coronation Street in 1960 which led her to be in the first ever episode.NPA

Lynda Laurence
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 February 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of The Supremes who formed in 1960. Laurence replaced Cindy Birdsong in 1972.

Rory Gallagher
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 March 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland, and raised in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Bill Payne
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 March 1949
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Payne an accomplished songwriter whose credits include co-writing, with Lowell George, the Little Feat classic, "Oh, Atlanta."

Little Pattie
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 March 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Pattie was educated at King Street Primary School and Sydney Girls High School.At the age of 11 she commenced singing lessons with Gwen Parsons, who also taught Noeleen Batley

Patrick Duffy
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 March 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1976, Duffy landed the role of Mark Harris in the short-lived television series Man from Atlantis.

Nick Lowe
 
Date Born: Friday 25 March 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer
 
Summary: An English singer-songwriter, bassist and producer who records and performs in a number of different musical styles. He currently lives in Brentford, London.

Jon English
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 March 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Actor, Composer
 
Summary: He played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. In 1978, he starred as Jonathan Garrett in the television miniseries Against the Wind. From 1990-1993, he played the main role of Bobby Rivers in the TV sitcom All Together Now.

Vicki Lawrence
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 March 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress , Comedian
 
Summary: As a comedienne and actress, she is best known for her work on The Carol Burnett Show, of which she was a part from 1967 to 1978.

Phil Carr
 
Date Born: Friday 1 April 1949
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: Phil is probably remebered for his time in the Adelaide band "The Harts" and also "Trick" during the sixties.

Paul Gambaccini
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1949
 
Description: Broadcaster on BBC Radio 1 in 1973
 
Summary: "The Great Gambo" as he was later known, started broadcasting on BBC Radio 1 in 1973 as a music reporter.

Ron Palillo
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 April 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Paolillo was an American television and film actor and teacher. He was best known as Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter

Patrick Hernandez
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 April 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, France
 
Summary: Patrick had sold an incredible 52 gold and platinum records from amny country's at the end of the year of 1979.

Wells Kelly
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 April 1949
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: "Dancing In The Moonlight". A song written by Wells' brother Sherman Kelly

Alex Sadkin
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1949
 
Description: Producer, USA

Tonino Accolla
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 April 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Italy
 
Summary: He dubbed over are Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hanks, Mickey Rourke, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Carrey, etc

Loni Ackerman
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 April 1949
 
Description: Actress, singer, USA
 
Summary: she made her Broadway debut in George M! in 1968, then replaced Xernadette Peters in the hit Off-Broadway production of Dames at Sea.

Christopher Hitchens
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 April 1949
 
Description: Writer, journalist
 
Summary: Christopher Hitchens (1949 - 2011) was an Anglo-American author and journalist.

Sonja Kristina Linwood
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 April 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: An English musician most recognizable as the vocalist for Curved Air.

Jessica Lange
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 April 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Known for the role of the late country singer Patsy Cline in the film ’SWEAT DREAMS’ - 1985

John Miles
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 April 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Miles was a member of a local band called The Influence, which also included Paul Thompson, later drummer with Roxy Music.

Michael Brown
 
Date Born: Monday 25 April 1949
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is best known as the principal songwriter for the 1960s baroque pop outfit "The Left Banke" and for writing their two hits Walk Away Renee and Pretty Ballerina.

Jim Clench
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 May 1949
 
Description: Bassist, CA
 
Summary: In 1978, Clench was asked to join Bachman Turner Overdrive to replace Randy Bachman.

Billy Joel
 
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Joel was raised in Hicksville, New York. His father Howard born Helmut was originally from Germany, where his father Billy Joel's grandfather Karl Amson Joel had owned a department store which he was forced to sell under value to avoid being dispossessed by the Nazis. The new owners turned this into a large mail order business in the 1950s Neckermann. His mother, Rosalind Nyman, was born in England, to a Jewish family Philip and Rebecca Nyman. His parents divorced in 1960, and his father moved back to Vienna, Austria.

Phillip Manning
 
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , South Australia
 
Summary: Phil became the lead singer of Adelaide's "Exiles" with his brother Derek during the sixties.

Claudio Pompili
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Sound Designer, Music Consultan, Australia
 
Summary: He is a composer and music consultant currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland.

Keith
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Keefer earned his first recording contract with Columbia Records

Dusty Hill
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 May 1949
 
Description: Bassist, America
 
Summary: Associated acts ZZ Top, Willy & the Wolves, Freddie King, The Warlocks, The Cellar Dwellers, American Blues

Hank Williams Jr.
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The son of country music pioneer Hank Williams, he is the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hillary Williams, Samuel, and Katie Williams.

Mick Ronson
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Ronson is probably known for his Glam Rock days with David Bowie during the seventies. Throughout his career with Bowie, Ronson used a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty".

Wendy O Williams
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Williams was born in Webster, New York. She attended R.L. Thomas High School in Webster at least partway through the tenth grade, but apparently left school before graduating.

Francis Rossi
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Rossi is known for his trademark green Fender Telecaster, which has been his main guitar since he bought it for £70 in 1968.

John Farnham
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 June 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australian
 
Summary: It was around the late seventies he changed his stage name to John Farnham. His one recording hit in this period was a reworking of the Beatles' "Help!" in 1980.

Clive Shakespeare
 
Date Born: Friday 3 June 1949
 
Description: Guitarist,Vocalist, Compose, Producer, Australia
 
Summary: With his family he migrated to Australia and settled in Sydney. As lead guitarist, he joined various bands including The Road Agents in 1968 in Sydney with Terry Hyland on vocals.

Gordy Garris
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 June 1949
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The Frost were an American rock band from Alpena, Michigan in the late 1960s, led by singer-guitarist Dick Wagner.

Frank Beard
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 June 1949
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Beard was formerly with the bands The Cellar Dwellars, who originally were a three-piece band, The Hustlers, The Warlocks, and American Blues.

Archie Bleyer
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 June 1949
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: He was born in the Corona section of the New York City borough of Queens.

Dennis Locorriere
 
Date Born: Monday 13 June 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dennis Locorriere was a founding member of Dr Hook.

Alan White - Yes
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 June 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: For the song "Owner of a Lonely Heart", White played the first recording only with the bass drum and snare, because all the other drums were being packed up as the group played.

Allan Longmuir
 
Date Born: Monday 20 June 1949
 
Description: Bassist, Scotland
 
Summary: He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the elder brother of the group's drummer, Derek Longmuir.

Lionel Richie
 
Date Born: Monday 20 June 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Alabama, Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. His grandfather's house was across the street. His family moved to Illinois where he graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus, in Joliet.

Lionel Rose
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 June 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Boxer, Australian
 
Summary: Mainly known and remembered for his Boxing career.

Alan Osmond
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 June 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Alan and his wife Suzanne Osmond have eight sons who perform as The Osmonds - Second Generation.

Lindsay Wagner
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 June 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Wagner was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents divorced and her mother moved with her to the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock, near Pasadena.

Meryl Streep
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 June 1949
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Streep was born the daughter of Mary W. Streep, a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep, Jr., a pharmaceutical executive.Streep's mother had Swiss, Irish, and English ancestry, and her father's family was of Dutch descent, with distant Sephardic Jewish ancestors from Spain.

Maureen Mcgovern
 
Date Born: Monday 27 June 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her influences include Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick.

Barry Lee Hall Jr.
 
Date Born: Thursday 30 June 1949
 
Description: Trumpeter, music director and band leader
 
Summary: A trumpeter, music director and band leader of the Duke Ellington Small Band.

Bb Dickerson
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 July 1949
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: He performs with Howard E. Scott, Lee Oskar and Harold Brown as the "Lowrider Band".

John Verity
 
Date Born: Sunday 3 July 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: The group mainly known for "Hold Your Head Up".

Shelley Duvall
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 July 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Bobbie Ruth Crawford, a real estate broker, and Robert Richardson Duvall, a defense attorney.

Colin Walker
 
Date Born: Friday 8 July 1949
 
Description: Celloist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: He was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra, between 1972 and 1973.

Dave Smalley
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 July 1949
 
Description: Bass, USA
 
Summary: Smalley was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania and moved to Cleveland in his youth.

Tommy Mattola Jr.
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 July 1949
 
Description: Known as a mentor and former talent manager.
 
Summary: During his tenure, he transformed Sony into one of the most successful global music companies, expanding its businesses into over 60 countries, while creating one of the strongest management teams in the industry.

Geezer Butler
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 July 1949
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Butler is noted as being one of the first bassists to use a Wah-wah pedal on his bass, as showcased at the beginning of "N.I.B." which inspired many later bassists, such as Cliff Burton who cited him as an influence.

Roger Meddows Taylor
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 July 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Dummer, UK
 
Summary: Roger was born to Winifred and Michael Taylor, in Dersingham Norfolk, England. Several years later he and his family along with younger sister Clare, born 1953 moved to Cornwall.

Maury Chaykin
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 July 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Two of Chaykin's early motion picture roles brought him public recognition: computer programmer Jim Sting in WarGames and prosecution witness Sam Tipton in My Cousin Vinny.

Peter Doyle
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Peter started his career at the age of 9 appearing on a children's television talent show called Swallow's Juniors and appeared as a regular on that show for the next five years.

Simon Kirke
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Kirke spent his early years living in the borderlands of Wales. Leaving school at 17, he returned to London and set about finding a drumming job in the booming blues scene.

Steve Peregrine Took
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 July 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He took his name from the hobbit Peregrin Took in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Penne Hackforth-jones
 
Date Born: Friday 5 August 1949
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Born in the U.S. but raised in Australia, where her great-grandmother Barbara Baynton had been a famous novelist.

Tim Renwick
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 August 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Renwick started playing guitar in the 1960s. He performed with many bands, including Little Women, Wages of Sin, Junior's Eyes, The Hype, Quiver, etc. YOUTUBE: Paul Carrack on lead vocals and keyboards, Paul Young on backing vocals, Mike Rutherford and Tim Renwick on guitar.

Keith Carradine
 
Date Born: Monday 8 August 1949
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Carradine was born the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel and actor John Carradine.

Eric Carmen
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Carmen had been obsessed with music since early childhood. At age two, he was entertaining his parents, Ruth and Elmer Carmen, with impressions of Tony Bennett and Johnnie Ray.

Lou Martin
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
 
Description: Pianist, Ireland
 
Summary: Martin started learning the piano at the age of six, and joined his first professional band, Killing Floor, in April or May 1968.

Mark Knopfler
 
Date Born: Friday 12 August 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Mark Knopfler was born to an English mother and a Hungarian Jewish father, who was an architect whose communist sympathies forced him to flee his native Hungary.

Phil Lynott
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 August 1949
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: A life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street, off Grafton Street, Dublin in 2005.

Donna Godchaux
 
Date Born: Monday 22 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Prior to 1970, Donna Jean Godchaux had worked as a back up singer in Muscle Shoals

Jim Sohns
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: By mid 1967, the only original member remaining was vocalist Jim Sohns, who, through simple default, inherited the band's name and legacy.

Rick Springfield
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Actor, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Springfield grew up in a military family and frequently moved as his father was posted to various military bases throughout Australia and Great Britain.

Shelley Long
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Long was born to Evandine, a school teacher, and Leland Long, who worked in the rubber industry before becoming a teacher.

Vicky Leandros
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Greek
 
Summary: She achieved worldwide fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972 with the song "Après Toi"

Julie Anthony
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: She sang the Australian National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Human Nature. It is still considered one of the best renditions of a National Anthem at an Olympic event.

Gene Simmons
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Simmons was born to Florence Klein a Jewish Hungarian immigrant and the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. His father is Feri Witz, also Jewish.

Hugh Cornwell
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 August 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Cornwell grew up in Tufnell Park and Kentish Town and attended William Ellis School in Highgate, where he played bass in a band with Richard Thompson, later a member of Fairport Convention.

Martin Lamble
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 August 1949
 
Description: Drummer, UK

Richard Gere
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 August 1949
 
Description: Actor, Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Born to Doris Anna, a homemaker, and his father, Homer George Gere, was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and had originally intended to become a minister.

Darryl Cotton
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1989, Cotton was awarded the Advance Australia Award for his services to the community, acknowledging his keen support and assistance to numerous charities and public organisations.

Clem Clemson
 
Date Born: Monday 5 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Originally trained as a classical pianist, Dave”Clem” Clempson first became known in 1968 around the British Rock scene as the gutarist and vocalist for the blues/rock power trio Bakerloo

Gloria Gaynor
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: "Never Can Say Goodbye" became the first song to top Billboard magazine's dance chart.

Fred "sonic" Smith
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 September 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Patti Smith's 1996 album Gone Again features a tribute to her late husband.

Maury Muehleisen
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Muehleisen was born into a large and close family in New Jersey. He received classical piano training at an early age of nine, and began playing guitar when he was seventeen.

Steve Gaines
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 September 1949
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: He began playing guitar after seeing The Beatles in concert as a teenager.

Twiggy
 
Date Born: Monday 19 September 1949
 
Description: Actress, Model, UK
 
Summary: Twiggy remains in the forefront of fashion for women of her age. She was the only one of the famous celebrities to survive being cut from the Mark & Spencer fashion team in 2010, when Dannii Minogue joined her for the spring/summer women's wear campaign.

David Coverdale
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Coverdale formed Whitesnake and during the late seventies and early eighties, with ever changing line-ups

Bruce Springsteen
 
Date Born: Friday 23 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The E Street Band is considered to have started in October 1972, even though it was not officially known as such until September 1974.

Bruce Springsteen
 
Date Born: Friday 23 September 1949
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The E Street Band is considered to have started in October 1972, even though it was not officially known as such until September 1974.

Andre Rieu
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 October 1949
 
Description: Conductor, violinist
 
Summary: He was raised in a musical family (six children) and his father was also a musical Conductor. From an early age he developed a fascination with the Orchestra form.

Lindsey Buckingham
 
Date Born: Monday 3 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1981, Buckingham released his first solo album Law and Order playing nearly every instrument and featuring guest appearances by bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie.

Bw Stevenson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 October 1949
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: He later turned to the composing of songs during the late eighties in Nashville. Recorded for RCA records in the seventies.

Bobby Farrell
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1949
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: He appeared as a dancer in late 2005 in the Roger Sanchez videoclip of Turn on the Music.

Sid Mcginnis
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He is the only member of the CBS orchestra who wears headphones during each performance.

Hamish Stuart
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer. UK
 
Summary: A member of the Average White Band from 1972 to 1982.

Sigourney Weaver
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1949
 
Description: Actress
 
Summary: She began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963, aged fourteen, after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby.

Greg Douglass
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 October 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Douglass also worked with blues harmonica great Paul Butterfield, Country Joe MacDonald, ex-Byrd Gene Clark, country/bluegrass giant Peter Rowan, ex-Creedence guitarist/singer Tom Fogerty.

Greg Anderson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 October 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Greg began singing at the age of ten and in his teens was a performing on the Melbourne scene in the sixties.

Rick Vito
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 October 1949
 
Description: Guitar, vocals, bass guitar,keyboards, USA
 
Summary: Vito and Billy Burnette took over as guitarists after Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac.

Chris Karan
 
Date Born: Friday 14 October 1949
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: He was a member of the Harry Stoneham group who did the Michael Parkinson shows on BBC TV accompanying many great artists.

Clifford Antone
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 October 1949
 
Description: Founder of record label, Management.
 
Summary: He was the founder of the blues club in Austin, Texas, "Sixth Street". And also mentor to musicians Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan.

David Paton
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 October 1949
 
Description: Bassist, Scottish
 
Summary: Paton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in the south-eastern suburb of Gilmerton, where he attended Liberton High School.

David Foster
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 November 1949
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Foster's songs have made many famous singers into superstars. Foster's work as a producer has been equally significant.

Frankie Miller
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He first became aware of rock and R&B through his mother’s record collection. She had a fondness for Ray Charles while his sisters introduced him to Little Richard and Elvis Presley.

David S. Ware
 
Date Born: Monday 7 November 1949
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: David Ware first appeared on a privately-produced LP recorded in Boston in 1971 by Abdul Hannah, a serious alto saxophonist from Boston.

Bonnie Raitt
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bonnie went to Harvard's Radcliffe College as a freshman, majoring in African Studies.

Marty Atchinson
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: The Dead Livers formed as a duo with Marty Atchinson and Michael Schack

Sandra Stevens
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Stevens is credited as a co-writer on one of their songs: "Let's Love Together", the B-Side to "Save Your Kisses for Me".

Sandra Stevens
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Stevens sang vocals alongside Eve Graham (later of The New Seekers).

Hugh Mckenna
 
Date Born: Monday 28 November 1949
 
Description: Pianist, UK
 
Summary: The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (often shortened to SAHB) with Hugh McKenna was a member.

Paul Shaffer
 
Date Born: Monday 28 November 1949
 
Description: Keyboardist, Arranger, Band leader, USA
 
Summary: In June 2006, he received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Since 2002, he has been the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. In 2002, a street which surrounds the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium in his hometown was renamed "Paul Shaffer Drive". Shaffer has also received two honorary doctorates.

Garry Shandling
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 November 1949
 
Description: Actor,Writer, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: In 1993, NBC offered Shandling $5 million to take over the late-night comedic talk show Late Night when host David Letterman announced his highly publicized move to CBS, but Shandling declined.

Stan Rogers
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 November 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: His album in 1993 was also nominated for best Posthumous album 'Home In Halifax' for 'Best Roots and Traditional Album'.

Mickey Thomas
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He has also appeared in the 1989 film Dream a Little Dream as well as having recorded the film's titled theme song and its duet version with Mel Tormé for the soundtrack.

Jeff Bridges
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 December 1949
 
Description: Actor,USA
 
Summary: He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 movie Crazy Heart.

John Altman
 
Date Born: Monday 5 December 1949
 
Description: Composer, Arranger, Conductor.
 
Summary: For the latter he arranged the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life for their 1979 film The Life of Brian.

Cathy Wayne
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Dancer, Australia
 
Summary: Cathy Wayne was born as Catherine Anne Warnes on 7 December 1949 in Arncliffe, New South Wales, Australia.

Tom Waits
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Waits was born at Park Avenue hospital in Pomona, California to Jesse Frank Waits and Alma Johnson McMurray, both schoolteachers.

Ray Shulman
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 December 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Shulman was in Gentle Giant from the beginning in 1970 to the last tour in 1980. He would go on to become a record producer in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Teri Garr
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 December 1949
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born into a theatrical family, her father Eddie Garr was a Comic and Actor and her mother Phyllis Lind was a ’Rockette’.

Paul Rodgers
 
Date Born: Monday 12 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: His Grammy-nominated solo CD, Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters was released in 1993.

Don Johnson
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 December 1949
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In addition to being an actor, he is also a singer, songwriter, producer, and director.

Billy Gibbons
 
Date Born: Friday 16 December 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The founder of a goup in Texas "Moving Sidewalks" which recorded many singles.

Maurice Gibb
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Gibb grew up with his family in Manchester, England. In 1958 he and his family moved to Brisbane, Australia, settling in one of the city's poorest suburbs, Cribb Island, which was later demolished to make way for Brisbane Airport.

Robin Gibb
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In 1994, Robin Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 1997 the Bee Gees were inducted as a group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sissy Spacek
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 December 1949
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Spacek began the decade with an Oscar in 1980 for Coal Miner's Daughter, in which she played country music star Loretta Lynn. Film critic Roger Ebert credited the success that was Coal Miner's Daughter, "to the performance by Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn.

 
 
 
 
 
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