December

While you’re celebrating the festive holidays, don’t forget to hoist a glass to the classic rockers who were born in the last month of the year.

December 1
Eric Bloom (Blue Öyster Cult) (1944)
John Densmore (The Doors) (1944)

December 2
Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) (1952)
Tom McGuinness (Manfred Mann) (1941)

December 3
Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath) (1948)
Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) (1949)

December 4
Chris Hillman (Byrds) (1944)
Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (1951)

December 5
J.J. Cale (1938)
Jim Messina (Loggins & Messina) (1947)

December 6
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) (1947)

December 7
Tom Waits (1949)

December 8
Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) (1947)
Jim Morrison (The Doors) (1943-1971)

December 9
Rick Danko (The Band) (1942-1999)

December 12
Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band)(1943)
Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) (1946)

December 13
Skunk Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) (1948)
Ted Nugent (1948)

December 14
Cliff Williams (AC/DC) (1949)

December 15
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus) (1946)
Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five) (1942)
Alan Freed (1922-1965)

December 16
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) (1949)

December 17
Paul Butterfield (1942-1987)
Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) (1949)

December 18
Sam Andrew (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
Chas Chandler (The Animals) (1938-1996)
Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) (1943)

December 19
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After) (1944)

December 20
Bobby Colomby (Blood Sweat & Tears) (1944)
Peter Criss (Kiss) (1945)

December 21
Frank Zappa (Mothers Of Invention) (1940-1993)

December 22
James Gurley (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
Barry Jenkins (The Animals) (1944)
Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) (1946)

December 23
Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly) (1945)
Luther Grosvenor (Mott the Hoople) (1946)
Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane) (1940)

December 24
Jan Akkerman (Focus) (1946)

December 25
Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) (1945-2003)

December 26
Phil Spector (1940)

December 27
Larry Byrom (Steppenwolf) (1948)
Mick Jones (Foreigner) (1944)
David Knopfler (Dire Straits) (1952)
Mike Pinder (Moody Blues) (1941)
Pete Quaife (The Kinks) (1943)

December 28
Alex Chilton (Box Tops) (1950)
Edgar Winter (Edgar Winter Group) (1946)

December 29
Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath) (1947-1998)
Marianne Faithfull (1946)
Ray Thomas (Moody Blues) (1941)

December 30
Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) (1947)
Felix Pappalardi (Mountain) (1939-1983)

December 31
Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) (1947)
Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) (1951)
Andy Summers (Police) (1942)
George Thorogood (1951)

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