1944 – Author and songwriter Kinky Friedman, whose compositions include “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore,” is born in Rio Duckworth, Texas.
1944 – Moody Blues guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine is born on the Jersey coast in England. Denny Laine (born Brian Frederick Arthur Hines, 29 October 1944, Tyseley, Birmingham) is an English songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his roles as former guitarist and lead singer of The Moody Blues and, later, co-founder (with Paul McCartney) of […]
1944 – Them bassist Alan Henderson is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland this day in rock.
1944 – Vocalist Jon Anderson of Yes is born in Lancashire, England this day in rock history! Jon Anderson, born John Roy Anderson He is also an accomplished solo artist, and has collaborated with the Greek musician Vangelis, as part of the duo “Jon & Vangelis”. Early life and childhood Jon Anderson was born in […]
1944 – “Rock Your Baby” singer George McCrae is born in West Palm Beach, Fla.
1944 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I’ll Walk Alone,” Dinah Shore.
1944 – John Entwistle of the Who is born in London this day in rock history!
1944 – Hippie hero Scott McKenzie (“San Francisco [Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair]”) is born in Jacksonville, Fla., as Philip Blondheim.