1942 – Born on this day, Sterling Morrison, guitar, Velvet Underground, (1968 song ‘White Light White Heat’). Morrison died of cancer on 30th August 1995. Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. (August 28, 1942 – August 30, 1995) was one of the founding members of the rock group The Velvet Underground, usually playing electric guitar, occasionally bass […]
1942 – Daryl Dragon (Captain & Tennille, 1942) is born this day in rock history!
1942 – Born on this day, Walter Williams, The O’Jays, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.9 single ‘Love Train’). The O’Jays are a Canton, Ohio based soul and R&B group, originally consisting of Walter Williams (born August 25, 1942), Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, William Powell (January 20, 1942–May 26, 1977) and Eddie Levert (b. June 16, […]
1942 – Joe Chambers, guitarist with the ace black psychedelia band the Chambers Brothers (“Time Has Come Today”), is born in Scott County, Miss.
1942 – The well-named R&B belter Jimmy Soul (“If You Wanna Be Happy”) is born in New York.
1942 – Isaac Hayes is born in Covington, Texas. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, composer, and actor. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an […]
1942 – Drummer Peter York of the Spencer Davis Group is born in Middlesborough, England.
1942 – Born on this day, Lionel Morton, The Four Pennies, (1964 UK No.1 single ‘Juliet’).
1942 – Rick Huxley, bass guitarist with the Dave Clark Five, is born.
1942 – Jerry Garcia (Jerome John Garcia) of the Grateful Dead is born in San Francisco. The original group members are part of Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions and later the Warlocks. A flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Cherry Garcia, is named after the singer.