1948 – Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner is born in Flint, Mich. He later gave up rock for a gospel career. Mark Fredrick Farner (born September 29, 1948 in Flint, Michigan) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, and later as a Contemporary […]
1948 – Olivia Newton-John is born in Cambridge, England.
1948 – Drummer Kenny Jones is born in London. He will go on to beat skins for the Faces and the Who.
1948 – Elvis Presley, age 13, moves with his parents to Memphis, Tenn.
1948 – Dennis Tufano, vocalist with ’60s rockers the Buckinghams (“Kind of a Drag”), is born in Chicago.
1948 – Troubadour John Martyn is born in Glasgow, Scotland. With his Echoplex, he was able to loop his own guitar onstage – essentially playing with himself.
1948 – Grand Funk Railroad drummer Don Brewer is born in Flint, Mich.