1945 – Davy Jones of the Monkees is born in Manchester, England. He is a racehorse jockey and an actor before the Monkees are formed. Same Day as Fellow Monkee Mike Nesmith but 3 years apart… weird. Btw… He’s the short one that looks like Chekov!
1945 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding is born in Folkestone, England.
1945 – Steve Mancha, a soul singer with 100 Proof (Aged in Soul), is born in Detroit.
1945 – Lemmy, the leader of Motorhead and a bassist with Hawkwind, is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England as Ian Willis.
1945 – Iron Butterfly drummer Ron Bushy is born in Washington, D.C.
1945 – The Hollies’ guitarist Tony Hicks is born in Nelson, England.
1945 – Born on this day, Robert Martinez, ? & The Mysterians, (1966 US No. 1 & UK No.37 single ’96 Tears’). ’96 Tears’ was a UK No.17 hit for The Stranglers in 1990.
1945 – Bette Midler is born in Paterson, N.J. She is named after actress Bette Davis. She wins a best new artist Grammy in 1974. Her biggest hits are the million-sellers “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “From a Distance.” She is nominated for an Oscar in 1979 for “The Rose” and appears in such films […]
1945 – Doors drummer John Densmore is born in Los Angeles on this day in rock history!