1951 – Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is born in Dublin, Ireland. Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was a singer, bassist, instrumentalist, and songwriter, who first came to prominence as the frontman of Thin Lizzy. Early life Lynott was born in Hallam Hospital (now Sandwell General Hospital) in West Bromwich […]
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]
1946 – Herman’s Hermits drummer Barry Whitwam is born in Manchester, England.
1946 – Singer Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not in Love”) is born in Manchester, England. He also wrote the Yardbirds’ “For Your Love.”
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!
1943 – Jack Bruce of Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker is born this day in rock history! From Wikipedia John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce (born 14 May 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. He is best-known as an electric bass guitarist, harmonica player and pianist, and was most famous as a […]
1934 – Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ future manager, is born in Liverpool, England. Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: /?bra??n ?epsta?n/) (19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. Through his family’s company, NEMS (North End Music Stores) he also managed several other musical artists such as Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy […]