1949 – Swamp rocker Charles Mann is born in Atlanta, Ga. In 1990 he was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame.
1949 – Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor is born in Worcester, England.
1949 – Mott the Hoople guitarist Ariel Bender is born.
1949 – Twin brothers Maurice and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees are born in Isle of Man, U.K.
1949 – Twins Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees are born in Manchester, England.
1949 – Paul Rodgers, whose hard-rockin’ tones have graced records by Free and Bad Company, is born in Middlesborough, England.
1949 – Guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is born in Houston, Tx.
1949 – AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams is born in Romford, England.
1949 – Tom Waits is born in Pomona, Calif. He claims that he was born in the back of a moving taxi.
1949 – Legendary folk/blues balladeer Leadbelly dies in New York from Huntington’s disease. He was 61. Two years later, the Weavers’ successful cover of his song “Goodnight Irene” would help kick-start the folk revival.
1949 – Actor Jeff Bridges is born in Los Angeles, Calif. At the age of 16, Bridges writes a song that is included on the soundtrack to the 1969 film “John and Mary.” He later sells two songs to Quincy Jones. Bridges has penned over 200 songs, and in late 1999 he releases his debut […]