Today's Birthdays - July 14

Happy Birthday to these contributors to rock and pop music of 60s ,70s and 80s-the BEST music ever made!

Birth Year Name Full name Bio
1912
Woody Guthrie

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Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
Legendary and highly influential American music giant, folk singer and songwriter, "This Land Is Your Land" (1940) and hundreds of othe...
1926
Lowman Pauling

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Lowman Pauling
Guitarist, singer and songwriter for gospel, jump blues and doo wop fusion quintet The "5" Royales, "Tears Of Joy" (R&B #9, 1957), co-w...
1932
Del Reeves

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Franklin Delano Reeves
Country music singer and songwriter with 25 Country Top 40 hits in the 60s and 80s, including "Girl On The Billboard" (Country #1, 1965...
1938
Bob Scholl

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Bob Scholl
Lead vocals for R&B/doo wop one hit wonder quintet The Mello-Kings, "Tonite, Tonite" (#77, 1957), died in a boating accident on 8/27/19...
1939
Vince Taylor

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Brian Maurice Holden
Early and flamboyant Brit rock 'n' roll singer with The Playboys and solo, career cut short by drug and alcohol abuse and erratic behav...
1945
Jim Gordon

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Jim Gordon
Top session drummer in the 60s and 70s, co-wrote "Layla" (#10, 1972) with Eric Clapton, worked with The Byrds, The Everly Brothers, The...
1948
Tommy Mottola

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Tommy Mottola
CEO of Sony Music Entertainment and Columbia Records, mentored Hall & Oates, John Mellencamp, Diana Ross, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer ...
1952
Chris Cross

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Christopher St. John
Bass and synthesizer for New Wave electro-synth-pop pioneers Ultravox, "Vienna" (UK #2, 1980) and 15 other UK Top 40 singles...
1952
Bob Casale, Jr.

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Bob Casale, Jr.
Guitarist and keyboardist for quirky 80s pop-rock Devo, "Whip It" (#14, 1980), left in the mid-80s for a career in music and TV sound e...
1965
Igor Khoroshev

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Igor Khoroshev
Keyboardist replacing Rick Wakeman in archetypal, pioneer progressive rock band Yes, "Roundabout" (#13, 1971), solo...
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