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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November

November 1
Keith Emerson – Emerson Lake and Palmer – 1944
Rick Grech – Blind Faith, Traffic – 1945 – 1990

November 2
Dave Pegg – Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention – 1947
J.D. Souther – Souther Hillman Furay Band – 1946

November 9
Joe Bouchard – Blue Öyster Cult – 1948
Tom Fogerty – Creedence Clearwater Revival – 1941-1990
Alan Gratzer – REO Speedwagon – 1948

November 10
Greg Lake – Emerson Lake and Palmer – 1947
Ronnie Hammond – Atlanta Rhythm Section – 1950

November 11
Chris Dreja – The Yardbirds – 1945
Vince Martell – Vanilla Fudge – 1945

November 12
Neil Young – 1945
Buck Dharma – Blue Öyster Cult – 1947
November 13
Roger Steen – The Tubes – 1949

November 14
James Young – Styx – 1949

November 15
Steve Fossen – Heart – 1949

November 17
Gene Clark – Byrds – 1944 – 1991
Martin Barre – Jethro Tull – 1946

November 18
Graham Parker – 1950
John McFee – Doobie Brothers – 1953

November 19
Ray Collins – Mothers of Invention – 1937
Fred Lipsius – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1943

November 20
George Grantham – Poco – 1947
Duane Allman – Allman Brothers – 1946 – 1971
Joe Walsh – Eagles- 1947

November 21
Lonnie Jordan – War – 1948
Gary Pihl – Boston

November 22
Little Steven Van Zandt – E Street Band – 1950
Rod Price – Foghat – 1947 – 2005

November 23
Bruce Hornsby – 1954

November 24
Pete Best – Beatles- 1941

November 25
Roy Lynes – Status Quo – 1953
Bev Bevan – Electric Light Orchestra – 1946

November 26
John McVie – Fleetwood Mac – 1945
Tina Turner – 1939

November 27
Jimi Hendrix – 1942 – 1970
November 28
Beeb Birtles – Little River Band – 1948

November 29
John Mayall – Bluesbreakers – 1933
Denny Doherty – Mamas and the Papas – 1940
Felix Cavaliere – The Rascals – 1944 Ronnie Montrose – 1947
Barry Goudreau – Boston – 1954

November 30
Dick Clark – 1929
George McArdle – Little River Band – 1954
Leo Lyons – Ten Years After – 1944
Roger Glover – Deep Purple – 1945
Billy Idol – 1955

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October

October 1
Scott McKenzie – 1939
Jerry Martini – Sly & The Family Stone – 1943

October 2
Don McLean – 1945
Mike Rutherford – Genesis – 1950
Sting – 1951

October 3
Chubby Checker – 1941
Lindsey Buckingham – Fleetwood Mac – 1949
Tommy Lee – Motley Crue – 1962

October 4
Jim Fielder – Blood, Sweat & Tears; Buffalo Springfield – 1947

October 5
Brian Johnson – AC/DC – 1947
Steve Miller – Steve Miller Band – 1943
Bob Geldof – Boomtown Rats – 1951
Brian Connolly – Sweet – 1945

October 6
Kevin Cronin – REO Speedwagon – 1951

October 13
Paul Simon – 1941
Sammy Hagar – Van Halen – 1947
Robert Lamm – Chicago – 1944

October 14
Justin Hayward – Moody Blues – 1946
Cliff Richard – 1940

October 16
Bob Weir – Grateful Dead – 1947
C.F. Turner – Bachman Turner Overdrive – 1943

October 17
Gary Puckett – Union Gap – 1942
Jim Seals – Seals & Crofts – 1941

October 18
Chuck Berry – 1926
Keith Knudsen – Doobie Brothers – 1949
Gary Richrath- REO Speedwagon – 1949
Laura Nyro – 1947

October 20
Tom Petty – 1950

October 21
Steve Lukather – Toto – 1957
Manfred Mann – Earth Band – 1940
Elvin Bishop – 1942
Lee Loughnane – Chicago – 1946

October 22
Bobby Fuller – Bobby Fuller Four – 1942
Leslie West – Mountain – 1945
Eddie Brigati – Young Rascals – 1946

October 24
Bill Wyman – Rolling Stones – 1936

October 25
Jon Anderson – Yes – 1944
Glenn Tipton – Judas Priest – 1948

October 27
Simon LeBon – Duran Duran – 1958

October 28
Charlie Daniels – 1936
Wayne Fontana – The Mindbenders – 1945

October 29
Peter Green – Fleetwood Mac – 1946
Denny Laine – Wings; Moody Blues – 1944

October 30
Grace Slick – Jefferson Airplane – 1939
Chris Slade – Uriah Heep, AC/DC – 1946
Timothy B. Schmit – Eagles – 1947

October 31
Larry Mullen – U2 – 1961
Russ Ballard – Argent – 1947

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September

September 1
Greg Errico – Sly & The Family Stone – 1946

September 2
Mik Kaminski – Electric Light Orchestra – 1951

September 3
Steve Jones – Sex Pistols – 1955
Donald Brewer – Grand Funk Railroad – 1948
Eric Bell – Thin Lizzy – 1947
George Biondi – Steppenwolf – 1945
Al Jardine – Beach Boys – 1942

September 4
Dweezil Zappa – 1969

September 6
Roger Waters – Pink Floyd – 1944
Dave Bargeron – Blood, Sweat & Tears – 1942

September 7
Chrissie Hynde – Pretenders – 1951
Buddy Holly – 1936

September 8
Brian Cole – Association – 1942
Ben Orr – Cars – 1947
Kelly Groucutt – Electric Light Orchestra – 1945
Dean Daughtry – Atlanta Rhythm Section – 1946

September 9
Dave Stewart – Eurythmics – 1952
Doug Ingle – Iron Butterfly – 1946
Billy Preston – 1946
Otis Redding – 1941

September 10
Jose Feliciano – 1945
Joe Perry – Aerosmith – 1950
Danny Hutton – Three Dog Night – 1942

September 11
Tommy Shaw – Styx – 1953
Mickey Hart – Grateful Dead – 1943

September 12
Neal Peart – Rush – 1952
Liam Gallagher -Oasis – 1972

September 13
Peter Cetera – Chicago – 1944
David Clayton-Thomas – Blood Sweat & Tears – 1941
Randy Jones – Village People – 1952
Dave Quincy – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – 1939
Steve Gaines – Lynyrd Skynyrd- 1949

September 14
Steve Berlin – Los Lobos – 1955

September 15
Lee Dorman – Iron Butterfly – 1945

September 16 Bernard Calvert – Hollies – 1943
B.B. King – 1925

September 17
Fee Waybill – Tubes – 1950

September 18
Kerry Livgren – Kansas – 1949

September 19
“Mama” Cass Elliot – 1934
Brian Epstein – Beatles manager – 1934
Bill Medley – Righteous Brothers – 1940

September 20
Chuck Panozzo – Styx – 1947

September 21
Don Felder – Eagles – 1947
Leonard Cohen – 1934
Don Preston – Mothers of Invention – 1932
Moon Zappa – 1967 September 21
Don Felder – Eagles – 1947
Leonard Cohen – 1934
Don Preston – Mothers of Invention – 1932
Moon Zappa – 1967

September 22
Joan Jett – 1961
David Coverdale – Whitesnake – 1949

September 23
Ray Charles – 1930
Bruce Springsteen – 1949

September 24
Linda McCartney – 1941

September 26
Cesar Rosas – Los Lobos – 1954
Craig Chaquico – Jefferson Starship – 1954
Olivia Newton-John – 1948

September 27
Randy Bachman – Bachman Turner Overdrive – 1943
Don Cornelius – Soul Train – 1936
Meat Loaf – 1947

September 28
Nick St. Nicholas – Steppenwolf – 1943

September 29
Jerry Lee Lewis – 1935
Mark Farner – Grand Funk Railroad – 1948
Mike Pinera – Iron Butterfly – 1948

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August

August 1
Jerry Garcia – Grateful Dead – 1942
Tim Bachman – Bachman Turner Overdrive – 1951
Rick Anderson – Tubes – 1947
Joe Elliot – Def Leppard – 1959
Rick Coonce – Grassroots – 1947
Boz Burrell – Bad Company – 1946

August 2
Garth Hudson – The Band – 1937

August 3
John Graham – Earth, Wind & Fire – 1951

August 5
Rick Derringer – Edgar Winter Group, McCoys – 1947
Greg Leskiw – Guess Who – 1947

August 7
Bruce Dickenson – Iron Maiden – 1958

August 8
The Edge (David Evans) – U2 – 1961
John David – Dr. Hook – 1942
Rikki Rocket – Poison – 1961

August 10
Ian Anderson – Jethro Tull – 1947

August 11
Eric Carmen – Raspberries – 1949
Jim Kale – Guess Who – 1943
Mike Hugg – Manfred Mann – 1942
Erik Brann/Braunn – Iron Butterfly – 1951

August 12
Mark Knopfler – Dire Straits – 1949

August 14
Slim Dunlap – The Replacements – 1951
David Crosby – Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Byrds – 1941
Dash Crofts – Seals & Crofts – 1940

August 16
Barry Hay – Golden Earring – 1948

August 17
Sib Hashian – Boston – 1949

August 18
Dennis Elliot – Foreigner – 1950

August 19
Ginger Baker – Cream – 1939
Ian Gillan – Deep Purple – 1945
John Deacon – Queen – 1951

August 20
Robert Plant – Led Zeppelin – 1948
James Pankow – Chicago – 1947
Isaac Hayes – 1942
Phil Lynott – Thin Lizzy – 1949

August 21
Glenn Hughes – Deep Purple – 1952
Joe Strummer (John Graham Mellor) – The Clash – 1952

August 23
Keith Moon – The Who – 1947
Steve Clark – Def Leppard – 1960
Rick Springfield – 1949

August 24
John Cipollina – Quicksilver Messenger Service – 1943
Ken Hensley – Uriah Heep – 1945
Mike DeRosier – Heart – 1951
Malcolm Duncan – Average White Band – 1945
Jim Capaldi – Traffic – 1944

August 25
Gene Simmons – KISS – 1949
Rob Halford – Judas Priest – 1951
Elvis Costello – 1954

August 27
Alex Lifeson – Rush – 1953
Glen Matlock – Sex Pistols – 1956

August 28
Dave Hlubek – Molly Hatchet – 1952
Daniel Seraphine – Chicago – 1948

August 29
Chris Copping – Procol Harum – 1945
Rick Downey – Blue Oyster Cult – 1953
Dick Halligan – Blood, Sweat & Tears – 1943

August 30
Micky Moody – Whitesnake – 1950
“Papa” John Phillips – Mamas & the Papas – 1935

August 31
Gina Schock – The Go-Go’s – 1957
Van Morrison – 1945

July

July 2
Pete Briquette – Boomtown Rats – 1954
Johnny Colla – Huey Lewis & The News – 1952

July 4
Ralph Johnson – Earth, Wind & Fire – 1951

July 5
Robbie Robertson – The Band – 1943
Huey Lewis – Huey Lewis & the News – 1950

July 6
Rik Elswit – Dr. Hook – 1945
Bill Haley – 1925

July 7
Ringo Starr- 1940

July 9
Bon Scott -AC/DC – 1946

July 11
Richie Sambora – Bon Jovi – 1959

July 12
Christine McVie – Fleetwood Mac- 1943
Eric Carr – KISS – 1950
Phil Kramer – Iron Butterfly – 1952

July 13
Roger McGuinn – Byrds – 1942
Stephen Bladd – J. Geils Band – 1942

July 15
Marky Ramone – Ramones – 1956
Linda Ronstadt – 1946
Jeff Carlisli – .38 Special – 1952
Joe Satriani – 1956

July 16
Stewart Copeland – Police – 1952

July 17
Geezer Butler – Black Sabbath – 1949
Chet McCracKen – Doobie Brothers – 1952
Mick Tucker – Sweet – 1947
Spencer Davis – Spencer Davis Group – 1939

July 18
Cesar Zuiderwijk – Golden Earring – 1950

July 19
Brian May – Queen – 1947
Bernie Leadon – Eagles – 1947

July 20
John Lodge – Moody Blues- 1943
Carlos Santana- 1947

July 21
Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) – 1947

July 22
Don Henley – Eagles – 1947
Rick Davies – Supertramp – 1944

July 23
Blair Thornton – BTO – 1950
Dino Danelli – Rascals – 1944
Slash – Guns ‘N Roses – 1965
Andy Mackay – Roxy Music – 1946

July 25
Jim McCarty – Yardbirds, Renaissance – 1940

July 26
Roger Taylor – Queen – 1949
Gary Cherone – Van Halen – 1960
Mick Jagger – Rolling Stones- 1943

July 28
Rick Wright -Pink Floyd – 1945
Steve Morse – Deep Purple – 1948
Simon Kirke – Bad Company – 1949

July 29
John Sykes – Whitesnake – 1959
Patty Scialfa – E Street Band – 1953
Neal Doughty – REO Speedwagon -1946
Geddy Lee – Rush – 1953

July 31
Bob Welch -Fleetwood Mac – 1946
Bill Berry – R.E.M. – 1959
Hugh McDowell – Electric Light Orchestra – 1953

June

June 1
Ron Wood – Rolling Stones, Faces – 1947

June 2
Charlie Watts – Rolling Stones – 1941
Steve Brookins – .38 Special – 1951

June 3
Billy Powell – Lynyrd Skynyrd – 1952
Ian Hunter – Mott the Hoople – 1939
Suzi Quatro – 1950

June 4
Michelle Phillips – Mamas & The Papas – 1944
Roger Ball – Average White Band – 1944

June 5
Nicko McBrain – Iron Maiden – 1954
Freddie Stone – Sly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station – 1946

June 8
Boz Scaggs – 1944
Chuck Negron – Three Dog NIght – 1942

June 9
Les Paul – 1915
Jon Lord – Deep Purple, Whitesnake – 1941
Mick Box – Uriah Heep – 1947
Trevor Bolder – Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash – 1950

June 11
Frank Beard – ZZ Top – 1949
Donnie Van Zant – .38 Special, Van Zant – 1952

June 12
Bun E. Carlos – Cheap Trick – 1951
Brad Delp – Boston – 1951

June 13
Dennis Locorriere – Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show – 1949

June 14
Rod Argent – Zombies, Argent – 1945
Barry Melton – Country Joe & the Fish, Dinosaurs – 1947
Alan White – Yes – 1949

June 15
Harry Nilsson – 1941
Bernie Shaw – Uriah Heep – 1956
Steve Walsh – Kansas, Streets – 1951

June 16
Garry Roberts – Boomtown Rats – 1954

June 18
Paul McCartney – 1942

June 19
Ann Wilson – Heart – 1950

June 20
Michael Anthony – Van Halen – 1954
Brian Wilson – Beach Boys – 1942

June 21
Ray Davies – Kinks – 1944
Joey Kramer – Aerosmith – 1950
Nils Lofgren – Grin, E Street Band, All Starr Band – 1951
Joey Molland – Badfinger – 1947

June 22
Todd Rundgren – Nazz, Utopia, New Cars – 1948
Cyndi Lauper – 1953
Howard Kaylan – Turtles, Mothers of Invention, Flo & Eddie – 1947

June 24
Mick Fleetwood – Fleetwood Mac – 1942
Jeff Beck – Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group – 1944
Colin Blunstone – Zombies, Manfred Mann – 1945
Patrick Moraz – Yes,Moody Blues – 1948

June 25
Carly Simon – 1945
Allen Lanier – Blue Öyster Cult – 1946
David Paich – Toto -1954
Ian McDonald – Foreigner, King Crimson – 1946

June 26
Chris Isaak – 1956
Mick Jones – The Clash – 1955

June 28
David Knights – Procol Harum – 1945
Bobby Harrison – Procol Harum – 1943

June 29
Ian Paice – Deep Purple, Whitesnake – 1948

June 30
Glenn Shorrock – Little River Band – 1944
Andy Scott – Sweet – 1949