1948 Births And Deaths
I know it’s August, but for today, it’s January, for I’m in a new year. 1948 Births And Deaths, will have new performers and singers to my website. this list is who was born and who died, but I’m not doing all of them, just the ones that I like.
Performers And Singers Birth
January 2— Kerry Minnear, rock keyboardist (Gentle Giant).
January 7— Kenny Loggins, singer and songwriter (Loggins and Messina).
January 8— Paul King (Mungo Jerry).
January 10— Donald Fagen, singer and songwriter (Steely Dan).
January 14— T-Bone Burnett, record producer, artist.
January 15— Ronnie Van Zant, singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (died 1977).
January 16— John Carpenter, film-maker and composer.
January 22— Gilbert Levine, American conductor and academic.
January 23— Anita Pointer (The Pointer Sisters).
January 26— Corky Laing (Mountain).
January 27— Kim Gardner (Ashton, Gardner and Dyke) (d. 2001).
January 31— Joyce Moreno, Brazilian singer-songwriter.
February 1— Rick James, singer, songwriter and record producer (d. 2004).
February 2— Al McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire).
February 4— Alice Cooper, lead singer (Alice Cooper Band).
David Denny (Steve Miller Band).
Christopher Guest, actor and musician (This Is Spinal Tap).
February 7— Jimmy Greenspoon, American keyboard player (Three Dog Night).
Dan Seals, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (England Dan & John FordColey) (d. 2009).
Ron Tyson, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), lead singer (The Ethics).
February 18— Keith Knudsen, American singer-songwriter and drummer (The DoobieBrothers) (Southern Pacific) (d. 2005).
February 19— Tony Iommi, English heavy metal lead guitarist and songwriter (BlackSabbath).
February 28— Geoff Nicholls, English heavy metal keyboard player (Black Sabbath)(d. 2017).
March 2— Rory Gallagher, musician, songwriter and bandleader (d. 1995).
March 4— Chris Squire, bassist (Yes) (The Syn) (d. 2015).
Eddy Grant, singer and songwriter.
Richard Hickox, conductor.
March 8— Little Peggy March, singer.
Jeffrey Osborne, singer and songwriter.
Jimmie Fadden, folk rock percussionist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band).
Chris Thompson, singer & guitarist (Manfred Mann‘s Earth Band).
March 12— James Taylor, singer-songwriter.
March 17— Fran Byrne (Ace).
Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer.
Randy Hobbs (The McCoys).
March 24— Lee Oskar (War).
March 25— Michael Stanley, singer-songwriter and DJ.
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith).
Richard Tandy (Electric Light Orchestra).
John Evans (Jethro Tull).
Milan Williams (Commodores).
March 30— Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas).
Jimmy Cliff, reggae singer.
Simon Crowe (The Boomtown Rats).
Pick Withers, drummer (Dire Straits).
Berry Oakley, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972).
April 7— John Oates (Hall & Oates).
Chico Ryan (Sha Na Na).
Phil Wright (Paper Lace).
April 17— Jan Hammer, composer, pianist and keyboard player.
April 20— Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad).
April 21— Paul Davis, singer (d. 2008).
April 27— Kate Pierson (The B-52‘s).
April 30— Wayne Kramer (MC5).
May 2— Larry Gatlin, country singer.
May 5— Bill Ward (Black Sabbath).
May 6— Mary MacGregor, singer.
Ivan Kral, guitarist (Patti Smith Group).
Steve Winwood, R&B singer (Blind Faith).
May 15— Brian Eno, synthesizer virtuoso and composer.
May 19— Tom Scott, American saxophonist, composer and bandleader.
May 21— Leo Sayer, singer-songwriter.
May 24— Ernst Jansz (Doe Maar).
May 25— Klaus Meine (Scorpions).
May 26— Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter (Fleetwood Mac).
May 27— Pete Sears, keyboard player (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna).
May 29— Michael Berkeley, composer and broadcaster.
May 31— John Bonham, rock drummer (Led Zeppelin).
June 16— Nick Drake, singer-songwriter.
June 20— Alan Longmuir, pop guitarist (Bay City Rollers) (d. 2018).
June 21— Joey Molland, rock composer-guitarist (Badfinger).
June 22— Todd Rundgren, singer and producer.
June 24— Patrick Moraz, keyboard player (Yes) (The Moody Blues).
June 25— Kenji Sawada, rock singer and songwriter.
June 29— Ian Paice (Deep Purple).
July 3— Paul Barrere (Little Feat).
July 4— Jeremy Spencer, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac).
July 7— Larry Reinhardt (Iron Butterfly).
July 12— Walter Egan, rock musician.
July 18— Philip Harris (Ace).
July 19— Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead).
July 21— Cat Stevens, singer-songwriter.
July 25— Steve Goodman, folk singer-songwriter (d. 1984).
August 8— Andy Fairweather-Low, singer (Amen Corner).
August 10— Patti Austin.
August 12— Tony Santini (Sha Na Na).
August 13— Kathleen Battle, opera singer.
August 16— Barry Hay (Golden Earring).
Susan Jacks, pop singer.
Elliot Lurie (Looking Glass).
August 20— Robert Plant, singer (Led Zeppelin).
August 24— Jean Michel Jarre, composer.
August 28— Daniel Seraphine (Chicago).
September 3— Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad).
September 6— Claydes Smith (Kool & the Gang).
September 11— John Martyn, singer.
September 13— Nell Carter, US singer and actress.
September 14— Fred “Sonic“ Smith, American guitarist (Husband of Patti Smith) (D.1994).
September 16— Kenney Jones, drummer (The Faces, The Who).
September 26— Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress,entrepreneur and activist.
September 29— Mark Farner (Terry Knight and the Pack, Grand Funk Railroad).
October 1— Cub Koda (Brownsville Station).
October 5— Delroy Wilson, reggae artist (d. 1995).
October 8— Johnny Ramone, guitarist (Ramones) (d. 2004).
October 10— Cyril Neville, The Neville Brothers.
October 12— Rick Parfitt, rock musician (Status Quo) (d. 2016).
October 13— Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Qawwalisinger (d. 1997).
October 15— Chris de Burgh, singer and songwriter.
October 22— Bo Holten, composer and conductor.
Rick Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas).
Telma Hopkins (Tony Orlando and Dawn).
November 3— Lulu, singer and actress.
Glenn Frey (Eagles) (d. 2016).
George Young (The Easybeats).
Rushton Moreve (Steppenwolf).
Chi Coltrane, American singer-songwriter and pianist.
Robert John “Mutt“ Lange, South African record producer and songwriter (ShaniaTwain, Stevie Vann).
November 20— Martti Wallén. opera singer.
November 21— Lonnie Jordan, funk singer-songwriter (War).
November 22— Dennis Larden, sunshine pop singer-guitarist (Every Mother‘s Son).
December 1— Eric Bloom, hard rock singer-songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult).
December 3— Ozzy Osbourne, rock singer (Black Sabbath), husband of Sharon Osbourne and father of Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne).
December 4— Southside Johnny (John Lyon), singer-songwriter.
December 10— Jessica Cleaves, The Friends of Distinction.
Jeff ‘Skunk‘ Baxter, rock guitarist (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan).
Ted Nugent, singer-songwriter.
December 17— Jim Bonfanti, rock drummer (Raspberries).
December 20— Stevie Wright, The Easybeats.
December 23— Jim Ferguson, American guitarist, composer, author, educator andmusic journalist.
December 25— Barbara Mandrell, country music singer.
December 28— Larry Byrom, rock guitarist Steppenwolf.
Stephen Cleobury, English organist and director of music.
Donna Summer, American soul and disco singer-songwriter, actor and painter (d.2012).
Performers And Singers Deaths
January 8— Richard Tauber, operatic tenor, 56 (lung cancer).
January 15— Jack Guthrie, popular singer, 32 (tuberculosis).
January 21— Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer of comic operas, 72.
January 26— Ignaz Friedman, pianist and composer, 65.
February 21— Frederic Lamond, pianist, 80.
April 21— Carlos López Buchardo, composer, 66.
April 24— Manuel Maria Ponce, composer, 65.
April 25— Fritz Crome, composer and music writer, 68.
Olga Samaroff, pianist and music critic, 67.
David Evans, composer, 74.
June 1— José Vianna da Motta, pianist and composer.
June 6— Henrik Lund, lyricist.
June 14— John Blackwood McEwen, Scottish composer and educator, 80.
June 17— Beryl Wallace, singer, dancer and actress, 35.
June 20— George Frederick Boyle, composer, 61.
June 27— George Templeton Strong, composer, 92.
Lucille Bogan, blues singer, 51.
Emmy Hennings, cabaret performer, 63.
August 13— Elaine Hammerstein, Broadway star, 51 (car accident).
August 20— David John de Lloyd, composer, 65.
September 3— Mutt Carey, jazz trumpeter, 61.
September 12— Rupert D’Oyly Carte, impresario, 70.
September 14— Vernon Dalhart, US singer, 65.
October 10— Mary Eaton, dancer, 47 (liver failure).
October 24— Franz Lehár, composer, 78.
November 12— Umberto Giordano, composer, 81.
December 2— Chano Pozo, percussionist, 33 (murdered).
December 5— Kerry Mills, US violinist and songwriter, 79.
December 14— R. O. Morris, British composer and teacher, 62.
December 18— William Arms Fisher, music historian, 87.
December 22— Donald Brian, actor, dancer and singer, 71.
date unknown— Boris Fomin, Russian folk composer (b. 1900).