1941 – Session keyboardist Bobby Wood, who has played on albums by Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, is born.
1941 – Neil Diamond is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He scores three No. 1 songs on Chart Toppers’s Hot 100, the biggest of which is the 1978 duet “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” with Barbra Streisand. He stars in and composes the music for “The Jazz Singer” in 1980. He writes the No. 1 songs […]
1941 – Operatic powerhouse Placido Domingo is born in Madrid. Mustv’e influenced Jeff Tate from Queensryche José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE (born 21 January 1941), He is also admired for his acting ability, his musicality and musical intellect, and the number and variety of opera roles that he has mastered. In addition to his singing […]
1941 – The New Christy Minstrels’ Keith Barbour is born. As a solo artist, he enjoyed a 1969 No. 40 hit with “Echo Park.”
1941 – Richie Havens is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The black singer/guitarist is an opening act at the 1969 Woodstock concert.
1941 – Ron Towson of the 5th Dimension (“Up-Up and Away”) is born in St. Louis.
1941 – Singer Bobby Goldsboro is born in Marianna, Fla. His song “Honey” tops Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 for five weeks in 1968. “The Bobby Goldsboro Show” runs as a syndicated TV series from 1972-75.
1941 – Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) is born in Glendale, Calif. He is later to be a high-school friend of Frank Zappa, with whom he forms an unsuccessful band, the Soots.
1941 – English blues singer Long John Baldry is born in London. He gave both Rod Stewart and Elton John their first breaks in the music biz by employing them to play in his band.
1941 – Joan Baez is born in Staten Island, N.Y. She has three top 10 albums and six gold albums (500,000 copies sold).
1941 – Guitarist Jimmy West, who turns up on a lot of “Weird” Al Yankovic albums, is born.