1941 – Gerry & the Pacemakers bassist Les Maguire is born in Wallasey, England.
1941 – Born on this day, Ron Bushy, Iron Butterfly, (1968 US No.14 single ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida . Ron Bushy (born December 23, 1945) is the drummer of the rock band Iron Butterfly. He was born in Washington, D.C. on December 23, 1945. He grew up in a military family, living in approximately 34 states during his […]
1941 – Songwriter Tim Hardin is born in Eugene, Ore. Better known in versions by others, his songs include “Reason to Believe” and “If I Were a Carpenter.”
1941 – Memphis soul singer Carla Thomas, who recorded several charting duets with Otis Redding, is born.
1941 – The Association’s keyboardist and singer Terry Kirkman is born in Salina, Kan.
1941 – J. Frank Wilson is born in Lufkin, Texas. With his band the Cavaliers, he enjoyed a huge hit with 1964’s melodramatic “Last Kiss.” Pearl Jam later successfully covered the song.
1941 – Dan Hicks, a country-rocker who first found fame with psychedelic group the Charlatans and formed Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, is born in Arkansas. William Powell, an original member of the O’Jays, is born in Canton, Ohio. When he left the group in 1975, Sammy Strain, born exactly a year before, replaced […]
1941 – The Japanese Raid Pearl harbor in a suprise(ahem) attack on the US naval base in Hawaii! After this day… so many people turned to sex to ease their depression… it was a rock n roll frenzy! That’s why so many famous Rock artists were born in 1942. Interesting theory… Paul McCartney… hey… back […]
1941 – Manfred Mann bassist Tom McGuinness is born in Wimbledon, England.