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123 Rock Stars Over 70 Years Old
Ultimate Classic Rock Staff
December 20, 2017
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As you can see from our gallery below of Rock Stars Over 70 Years Old, time sure flies when you're having fun.

As hard as it is to believe, classic rock has been around for more than five decades now. That means the fresh-faced young upstarts who revolutionized the music world are now the wise elder veterans who set the standard younger generations will forever strive to match.

To commemorate the passing years, we've complied "then and now" photographs of each and every artist. In many cases, the hair has turned gray or retreated a bit. (Smart move by Brian Johnson to latch onto that newsboy hat so early in life, right?)

Their clothing tends to be a bit more conservative -- except for Iggy Pop, of course -- and the lines on each face are much clearer. But look at how the smiles, passion and intensity burns as brightly as ever after all those years. Long live rock!

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Joe Walsh - Nov. 20, 1947
Joe Walsh was born on Nov. 20, 1947, in Wichita, Kan. He is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has played in many successful rock bands, including the Eagles, the James Gang and Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, in addition to his own solo career.

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Donald Roeser - Nov. 12, 1947
Donald Roeser, or Buck Dharma, as he is sometimes known, was born on Nov. 12, 1947, on Long Island, N.Y. The singer-songwriter and guitarist has been a member of Blue Oyster Cult since their inception.

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Roy Wood - Nov. 8, 1946
Roy Wood is the founder of the Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard. He was born Nov. 8, 1946, in Birmingham, England.

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Timothy B. Schmit - Oct. 30, 1947
Timothy B. Schmit was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Oakland, Calif. The singer-songwriter and bassist replaced Randy Meisner in the bands Poco and the Eagles.

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Glenn Tipton - Oct. 25, 1947
Glenn Tipton was born on Oct. 25, 1947, in Staffordshire, England. The songwriter and guitarist is best known for being one of the lead guitarists for Judas Priest.

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Bob Weir - Oct. 16, 1947
Bob Weir was born on Oct. 16, 1947, in San Francisco. The singer-songwriter and guitarist was one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead.

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Sammy Hagar - Oct. 13, 1947
Sammy Hagar was born on Oct. 13, 1947, in Salinas, Calif. The entrepreneur, singer-songwriter and guitarist is best known for replacing David Lee Roth in the band Van Halen, But he's also played with the bands Montrose and Chickenfoot, while also launching several solo albums and business ventures.

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Ian Anderson - Aug. 10, 1947
Ian Anderson is best known as the lead singer, flautist and primary songwriter for Jethro Tull. He was born on Aug. 10, 1947, in Fife, Scotland.

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Brian Johnson - Oct. 5, 1947
Brian Johnson was born on Oct. 5, 1947, in Gateshead, England. He was the third singer for AC/DC, but stepped down from touring in 2016 due to hearing problems.

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Don Felder - Sept. 21, 1947
Don Felder was born on Sept. 21, 1947, in Gainesville, Fla. He joined the Eagles as a lead guitarist in 1974, and was dismissed in 2001.

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James Pankow - Aug. 20, 1947
James Pankow was born on Aug. 20, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo. He is a songwriter and trombonist, best known as a founding member of the band Chicago.

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Don Henley - July 2, 1947
Singer-songwriter, drummer and guitarist Don Henley co-founded the Eagles, who notched six No. 1 albums, five No. 1 singles and 17 Top 40 singles. Henley has also put out several solo albums. He was born on July 2, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas.

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Carlos Santana - July 20, 1947
Carlos Santana was born on July 20, 1947, in Jalisco, Mexico. He rose to fame in the late '60s with his self-named band Santana. Fusing rock, jazz, blues and Latin American music, Santana have won 10 Grammys and three Latin Grammys.

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Brian May - July 19, 1947
Brian May was born on July 19, 1947, in London. In addition to being the lead guitarist for Queen, he is also an astrophysicist who received a PhD in the subject in 2007.

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Bernie Leadon - July 19, 1947
Guitarist and songwriter Bernie Leadon was one of the founders of the Eagles, as well as a member of several other bands, including the Flying Burrito Brothers. He was born on July 19, 1947 in Minneapolis.

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Mick Fleetwood - June 27, 1947
Michael "Mick" John Kells Fleetwood was born on June 27, 1947, in Cornwall, England. He is the founding drummer of Fleetwood Mac, which were half-named after him.

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Gregg Rolie - June 17, 1947
Gregg Rolie was born on June 17, 1947, in Seattle. He is best known as the co-founder, singer and keyboardist for Journey and Santana. He now performs with the Gregg Rolie Band.

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Ronnie Wood - June 1, 1947
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ronnie Wood was born on June 1, 1947, just outside of London. He has played guitar for the Rolling Stones since 1975. He was previously a member of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, and has recorded seven solo studio albums.

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Bill Champlin (Chicago) - May 21, 1947
Bill Champlin is a singer and keyboardist who played with Chicago from 1981-2009 and, before that, in the Sons of Champlin. He was born May 21, 1947, in Oakland, Calif.

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Iggy Pop - April 21, 1947
James Newell Osterberg Jr., better known as Iggy Pop, was born on April 21, 1947. The Godfather of Punk is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor and producer, known for both his solo albums and his work as the frontman for the Stooges.

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Steve Howe - April 8, 1947
Steve Howe is a guitarist, songwriter and producer best known for his work with the progressive rock band Yes. He was born on April 8, 1947, in London.

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Elton John - March 25, 1947
Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, Sir Elton John, as he is commonly known, is a British singer, composer and pianist. He has long worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin in a career that has spanned pop music, film scores and Broadway shows.

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Tom Scholz - March 10, 1947
Musician and songwriter Tom Scholz was born on March 10, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio. Founder of the band Boston, Scholz also invented his own line of guitar effects, which helped define the sound of guitar rock in the late '70s and '80s.

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Dennis DeYoung - Feb. 18, 1947
Dennis DeYoung was born on Feb. 18, 1947. The singer-songwriter, musician and producer was a founding member of Styx, for which he played keyboards and sang. He wrote seven of the band's eight Top 10 hits until he parted ways with them in 1999.

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Dave Davies - Feb. 3, 1947
Dave Davies was born Feb. 3, 1947, in London. He is the founding lead guitarist of the Kinks, and has intermittently pursued a solo career, most successfully with the U.K. No. 3 hit, "Death of a Clown," in 1967.

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Edgar Winter - Dec. 28, 1946
Edgar Winter was born on Dec. 28, 1946, in Beaumont, Texas. The singer and multi-instrumentalist rose to fame in the '70s with his band the Edgar Winter Group.

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Martin Barre - Nov. 17, 1946
Martin Barre was born on Nov. 17, 1946, in Birmingham, England. The multi-instrumentalist is best known for his work with Jethro Tull, whom he joined for their second album and performed and recorded with until they disbanded in 2012.

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Chris Slade - Oct. 30, 1946
Welsh drummer Chris Slade was born Christopher Rees on Oct. 30, 1946. He's enjoyed several stints with the band AC/DC, and previously performed with Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Tom Jones, among others.

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Lee Loughnane - Oct. 21, 1946
Lee Loughnane was born on Oct. 21, 1946, in the Chicago area. The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is the founding trumpet player for the band Chicago.

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Justin Hayward - Oct. 14, 1946
Justin Hayward is best known as the guitarist, lead singer and songwriter for the Moody Blues. He was born on Oct. 14, 1946, in Wiltshire, England.

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Ian McDonald (King Crimson / Foreigner) - June 25, 1946
Born on June 25, 1946, in Osterley, Middlesex, England, Ian McDonald played saxophone on King Crimson's debut, 'In the Court of the Crimson King,' and 1974's 'Red.' He also co-founded Foreigner, staying for four years before leaving in 1980, and played on T. Rex's "Get It On (Bang a Gong)."

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Dave Mason - May 10, 1946
Dave Mason was born on May 10, 1946, in Worcester, England. He rose to fame with the band Traffic, but has also had a prolific solo career, and collaborated with numerous respected musicians. He wrote the song "Feelin' Alright," which was a hit for Joe Cocker.

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Bill Kreutzmann - May 7, 1946
Drummer Bill Kreutzmann played with the Grateful Dead for their entire 30-year run, and continues to perform with members of the band. He was born on May 7, 1946, in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Randy Meisner - March 8, 1946
Bassist-singer Randy Meisner founded Poco in 1968, but left a year later, before the release of their debut, 'Pickin' Up the Pieces.' He then played in Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band before joining the Eagles in 1971, where he stayed until 1977. He was born on March 8, 1946, in Scottsbluff, Neb.

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Peter Wolf - March 7, 1946
Peter Blankfield, better known as Peter Wolf, was the singer for the the J. Geils Band. He also put out eight solo records. Wolf was born on March 7, 1946, in the Bronx.

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David Gilmour - March 6, 1946
David Gilmour was born on March 6, 1946, in Cambridge, England. He is best known as a guitarist, singer and songwriter for Pink Floyd and has put out several solo albums.

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Aynsley Dunbar - Jan. 10, 1946
Aynsley Dunbar was born on Jan. 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England. He is a drummer who has worked with the likes of Frank Zappa, Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake, Journey and more, as well as his own band, the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation.

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Robby Krieger - Jan. 8, 1946
Robby Krieger was born on Jan. 8, 1946, in Los Angeles. He is best known as a guitarist for the Doors.

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John Paul Jones - Jan. 3, 1946
The British multi-instrumentalist and arranger is best known as the bassist and keyboardist for Led Zeppelin. Prior to that, he was an in-demand session musician in London, and has also been in Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. He was born on Jan. 3, 1946.

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Peter Criss - Dec. 20, 1945
George Peter John Criscuola, better known as Peter Criss, was born on Dec. 20, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Criss was the co-founder and original drummer for Kiss, and developed the "Catman" character as his band persona.

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Roger Glover - Nov. 30, 1945
Bassist Roger Glover has had two stints in Deep Purple, from 1969-73 and from 1984 to the present. He was also in Rainbow from 1979-84. Glover was born on Nov. 30, 1945, in Brecon, Wales.

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John McVie - Nov. 26, 1945
Born on Nov. 26, 1945, bass player John McVie began his career with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. He then went on to help form Fleetwood Mac, who are half-named after him.

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Neil Young - Nov. 12, 1945
Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young was born on Nov. 12, 1945. He began his career with Buffalo Springfield, and later played in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, but has released a steady stream of solo albums, some where he's backed by Crazy Horse, since 1969.

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Van Morrison - Aug. 31, 1945
Van Morrison was born on Aug. 31, 1945, in Belfast, Ireland. He rose to fame as the lead singer of Them before going on to record dozens of solo records, including the classics 'Astral Weeks' and 'Moondance.'

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Ian Gillan - Aug. 19, 1945
Ian Gillan is now in his third stint as the lead singer of Deep Purple. He was born on Aug. 19, 1945 in London.

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John Lodge - July 20, 1945
John Lodge was born on July 20, 1945, in Birmingham, England. He has been the bassist for the Moody Blues since 1966.

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Debbie Harry - July 1, 1945
Angela Tremble, better known as Debbie Harry, was born on July 1, 1945, in Miami. The singer-songwriter and actress is best known as the singer for Blondie.

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John Fogerty - May 28, 1945
John Fogerty was born on May 28, 1945, in Berkeley, Calif. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival, who had nine Top 10 singles and eight gold albums in late '60s and early '70s. He also has released solo albums after they disbanded.

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Pete Townshend - May 19, 1945
Born in London on May 19, 1945, Pete Townshend is the guitarist and primary songwriter for the Who. He has also enjoyed an acclaimed solo career, with one Top 10 hit, "Let My Love Open the Door," to his name.

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Magic Dick (J. Geils Band) - May 13, 1945
Using the stage name "Magic Dick," Richard Salwitz gained fame as the harmonica player in the J. Geils Band. He was born on May 13, 1945, in New London, Conn.

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Bob Seger - May 6, 1945
Bob Seger was born on May 6, 1945, in Detroit. As a singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist, as well as the leader of the Silver Bullet Band, he has put out 18 solo albums.

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Stu Cook - April 25, 1945
Stu Cook was born on April 25, 1945. He was the bass player for Creedence Clearwater Revival, for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Doug Clifford - April 24, 1945
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford was born on April 24, 1945. He was the founding drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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Ritchie Blackmore - April 14, 1945
Ritchie Blackmore rose to fame as the guitarist for Deep Purple, then went on to form Rainbow and the traditional folk band Blackmore's Night. He was born April 14, 1945, in Weston-super-Mare, England.

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Eric Clapton - March 30, 1945
Rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton was born on March 30, 1945, in Surrey, England. He is the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: as a solo act, and as members of the Yardbirds and Cream.

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Walter Parazaider - March 14, 1945
Walter Parazaider was born on March 14, 1945, in Maywood, Ill. He is the founding saxophonist for the band Chicago, and he also plays several other woodwind instruments.

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Rod Stewart - Jan. 10, 1945
Rod Stewart was born on Jan. 10, 1945, in London. A member of the Jeff Beck Group and then Faces, whom he fronted while simultaneously pursuing a solo career, he's had six consecutive No. 1 albums and 62 hit singles in the U.K. Stewart was knighted in 2016.

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Stephen Stills - Jan. 3, 1945
Singer-guitarist Stephen Stills rose to fame in Buffalo Springfield and became a superstar in Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young). He also had a Top 20 solo hit with "Love the One You're With." Stills was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in Dallas.

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Mick Jones - Dec. 27, 1944
Mick Jones is the leader of the band Foreigner. The guitarist, songwriter and producer was born on Dec. 27, 1944, in Plymouth, England.

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John Densmore - Dec. 1, 1944
John Densmore served as the drummer for the Doors from 1965 until 1973. He was born on Dec. 1, 1944, in Los Angeles.

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Eric Bloom - Dec. 1, 1944
Eric Bloom was born on Dec. 1, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has released more than 20 albums with Blue Oyster Cult, the band for which he is a singer and guitarist.

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Bev Bevan - Nov. 25, 1945
Beverley "Bev" Bevan was born on Nov. 25, 1945, in Birmingham, England. He was the drummer and founding member of the Move and Electric Light Orchestra. He's also played with Black Sabbath.

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Jon Anderson - Oct. 25, 1944
Jon Anderson is best known as the co-founder and former lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. He also released more than a dozen solo albums and numerous collaborative records. He was born on Oct. 25, 1944, in Lancashire, England.

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Robert Lamm - Oct. 3, 1944
Robert Lamm was born on Oct. 3, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The singer-songwriter and keyboardist is a founding member of the band Chicago, and wrote some of their biggest hits, including "Saturday in the Park," "25 or 6 to 4" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"

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Peter Cetera - Sept. 13, 1944
Peter Cetera was born on Sept. 13, 1944, in Chicago. He was the lead singer of Chicago from their inception in 1967 until 1985. Cetera also had several Top 40 hits during his solo career.

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Jai Johanny Johanson - July 8, 1944
Born on July 8, 1944 in Ocean Springs, Miss., Jai Johanny Johanson (also known as Jaimoe) was one of two drummers for the Allman Brothers Band throughout their entire history. He's also been the leader of Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.

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Jeff Beck - June 24, 1944
Geoffrey Beck was born on June 24, 1944, in Wallington, England. He replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds, before forming the Jeff Beck Group, which launched the careers of Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood. In his solo career, he helped define jazz-rock fusion and had a minor hit in 1985 with a cover of the Impressions' "People Get Ready," featuring Stewart on vocals.

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Ray Davies - June 21, 1944
Ray Davies was born on June 21, 1944, in London. He was the lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, whom he formed along with his younger brother, Dave.

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Boz Scaggs - June 8, 1944
William Royce "Boz" Scaggs was born on June 8, 1944, in Canton, Ohio. The singer-songwriter and guitarist rose to prominence with the Steve Miller Band, and has put out nearly two dozen solo albums, most famously 1976's 'Silk Degrees,' which went to No. 2.

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Richie Furay - May 9, 1944
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Richie Furay was born on May 9, 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He is best known as a founding member of the bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco.

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Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) - April 13, 1944
Bassist Jack Casady was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane, and formed Hot Tuna with fellow Airplane member Jorma Kaukonen. He was born in Washington, D.C., on April 13, 1944.

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Mick Ralphs - March 31, 1944,
Guitarist Mick Ralphs was born on March 31, 1944, in Herefordshire, England. He founded Mott the Hoople in 1969 and left in 1973 to form Bad Company, with whom he still plays.

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Roger Daltrey - March 1, 1944
Roger Daltrey was born on March 1, 1944, in London. He's been the singer of the Who since their inception, and has also had numerous acting roles, most notably in the film adaptation of the Who's rock opera 'Tommy.'

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Mick Avory - Feb. 15, 1944
Michael Charles "Mick" Avory was born on Feb. 15, 1944, in Surrey, England. He served as the drummer for the Kinks from 1964-84.

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Nick Mason - Jan. 27, 1944
Drummer Nick Mason was born on Jan. 27, 1944. He is one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, and the only member to appear on every album released by the band.

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Jimmy Page - Jan. 9, 1944
Born in the London suburbs on Jan. 9, 1944, Jimmy Page was an accomplished studio guitarist before joining the Yardbirds in 1966. After their dissolution two years later, he formed Led Zeppelin and became one of the biggest rock stars in the world. Since their 1980 breakup, he's worked with singers Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale, released a solo album and composed film scores.

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Keith Richards - Dec. 18, 1943
Keith Richards was born on Dec. 18, 1943 in Kent, England. He co-founded the Rolling Stones in 1962 and has become one of the most influential guitarists in rock history, with his riffs powering many of their best-loved songs. He's also released several solo albums with a band he dubbed the X-Pensive Winos.

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Dickey Betts - Dec. 12, 1943
Singer-songwriter Dickey Betts was born on Dec. 12, 1943, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The guitarist was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, for which he wrote some of the band's biggest hits, including "Jessica" and "Ramblin' Man." He parted ways with the band in 2000.

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Joni Mitchell - Nov. 7, 1943
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell was born on Nov. 7, 1943, in Saskatchewan, Canada. She became one of the most important figures of the '70s singer-songwriter movement on the strength of classic albums like 'Blue' and 'Court and Spark,' and she is an innovative guitarist through her use of open tunings.

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Fred Turner - Oct. 16, 1943
Fred Turner was born on Oct. 16, 1943, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The singer-songwriter and bass player was a founding member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, whose first five albums all went gold or platinum.

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Steve Miller
Steve Miller was born on Oct. 5, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisc. The singer-songwriter and blues-rock guitarist formed and led the Steve Miller Band.

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Randy Bachman
Randy Bachman is best known as a founding guitarist and songwriter for the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. Born on Sept. 27, 1943, in Winnipeg, Canada, Bachman, who is also a radio personality, has released many solo albums as well.

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Mickey Hart
Drummer and musicologist, Mickey Hart was born on Sept. 11, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is known as one of the Grateful Dead's two drummers.

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Roger Waters
Roger Waters was born on Sept. 6, 1943, in Surrey, England. The singer-songwriter and bassist co-founded Pink Floyd, and has released a handful of solo records over the years.

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Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger rose to fame as the singer of the Rolling Stones. He was born on July 26, 1943 in Kent, England.

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Christine McVie
The British singer-songwriter and keyboardist was born Christine Perfect on July 12, 1943. After marrying bassist John McVie, she joined Fleetwood Mac. She's also released solo albums, and an LP with Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham.

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Robbie Robertson
Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson was born on July 5, 1943, in Toronto, Ontario. A musician, composer, producer, author and actor, Robertson is most closely associated with his role as the lead songwriter for the Band.

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John Dalton
John Dalton was born on May 21, 1943, in Middlesex, England. He replaced original bassist Pete Quaife in the Kinks in 1966 and from 1969-76.

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Andy Summers
Andrew James Somers, better known as Andy Summers, was born on Dec. 31, 1942, in Lancashire, England. The guitarist and composer, who also is a photographer, is best known for his work with the Police.

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Paul McCartney
James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England. The former Beatle is considered one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, first with the Beatles, then Wings, with his wife Linda, and as a solo artist.

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Eddie Kramer - April 19, 1942
Producer and engineer Eddie Kramer's long list of clients over the years include the Beatles, the Kinks, Led Zeppelin and, most famously, Jimi Hendrix. He was born on April 19, 1942, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Graham Nash - Feb. 2, 1942
Nash, who was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, on Feb. 2, 1942, got his start in the Hollies before teaming up with a pair of American singer-songwriters in Crosby, Stills and Nash (and later Young). He's also released several solo albums over the years.

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Marty Balin
Marty Balin was born on Jan. 30, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The singer-songwriter and musician is best known as one of the lead singers of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.

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Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) - Dec. 29, 1941
Ray Thomas was born in Stourport-on-Severn, England, on Dec. 29, 1941. He's best known as a songwriter and flute player with the Moody Blues.

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Mike Pinder (The Moody Blues) - Dec. 27, 1941
Mike Pinder was a founding member of the Moody Blues, the band's keyboard player until 1978. He was born on Dec. 27, 1941, in Erdington, Birmingham, England.

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Art Garfunkel - Nov 3, 1941
Art Garfunkel was born in Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 3, 1941, and went on to form one of the best-selling groups of all time — the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel — with his elementary-school pal Paul Simon.

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Paul Simon - Oct. 31, 1941
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon was born on Oct. 13, 1941, in Newark, N.J. He formed Simon & Garfunkel with his school friend Art Garfunkel, whom he met when they were both 11.

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Chubby Checker - Oct. 3, 1941
Ernest Evans, better known as Chubby Checker, was born on Oct. 3, 1941, in Spring Gully, South Carolina. He is a singer and dancer who popularized dances like the Twist and the Limbo Rock.

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David Crosby - Aug. 14, 1941
David Van Cortland Crosby was born on Aug. 14, 1941, in Los Angeles. He was a founding member of the Byrds, as well as Crosby Stills and Nash.

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Darlene Love - July 26, 1941
Darlene Wright, better known as Darlene Love, was born on July 26, 1941, in Los Angeles. The actress and singer rose to fame with songs like "He's a Rebel," which was credited to the Crystals. She worked with some of the biggest names in the business, contributing often uncredited vocals to various Phil Spector projects.

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George Clinton - July 22, 1941
George Clinton was born on July 22, 1941, in Kannapolis, N.C. One of the innovators of funk music, Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside 15 members of his groups Parliament and Funkadelic.

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Charlie Watts - June 2, 1941
The Rolling Stones drummer was born on June 2, 1941. Originally a graphic designer, he initially did double duty with the Stones, performing with the band and designing its stages and record sleeves.

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Bob Dylan - May 24, 1941
Born on May 24, 1941, in Minnesota, Robert Zimmerman later became the voice of a generation as Bob Dylan.

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Graeme Edge
Graeme Edge was born on March 30, 1941, in Staffordshire, England. He now leads the Graeme Edge Band but is best known as the drummer for the Moody Blues.

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Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond was born on Jan. 24, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has had more than 38 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

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Jorma Kaukonen
Jorma Kaukonen was born on Dec. 23, 1940, in Washington, D.C. The guitarist is best known for his work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.

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Ringo Starr
Drummer and singer-songwriter Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, was born on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England. Starr replaced Pete Best as the Beatles' drummer before the band hit it big. He's also released many solo albums over the years.

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Phil Lesh
Phil Lesh was born on March 15, 1940, in Berkeley, Calif. He was a bassist and founding member of the Grateful Dead.

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Tina Turner
Anna Mae Bullock, better known as Tina Turner, was born on Nov. 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee. In addition to singing, writing and dancing, Turner has also appeared in movies and wrote a memoir. She is one of the bestselling artists of all time, and has received 11 Grammy Awards.

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Grace Slick - Oct. 30, 1939
Singer-songwriter Grace Slick was born on Oct. 30, 1939, in the suburbs of Chicago. In addition to her work in bands from the San Francisco psychedelic scene, including Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship, as well as sporadic solo efforts, she is also a visual artist and former model.

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Ginger Baker - Aug. 19, 1939
Peter Edward Baker, better known as Ginger Baker, was born on Aug. 19, 1939, in London. He was the founding drummer of the band Cream, and is known as a pioneer in jazz fusion, heavy metal and world music drumming.

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Dion - July 18, 1939
Dion DiMucci, generally known by just his first name, was born on July 18, 1939, in the Bronx. The singer-songwriter combined elements of doo-wop, rock 'n' roll and R&B in his music, earning dozens of hits in the '50s and '60s.

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Spencer Davis - July 17, 1939
Spencer David Nelson Davies was born on July 17, 1939, in South Wales. The musician founded the Spencer Davis Group, and enjoyed a solo career too.

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Gary U.S. Bonds - June 6, 1939
Gary U.S. Bonds was born on June 6, 1939, in Jacksonville, Fla. He initially gained fame for a handful of hit singles in the early '60s. Bruce Springsteen helped resurrect his career in the early '80s.

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Ian Hunter - June 3, 1939
Ian Hunter Patterson was born on June 3, 1939, in Shropshire, England. The singer-songwriter and musician rose to fame as the lead singer of Mott the Hoople before going on to a successful solo career,

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Duane Eddy - April 26, 1938
Duane Eddy was born no April 26, 1938, in Coming, N.Y. The guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee had a string of hit records in the '50s and '60s, and is known for popularizing the twangy guitar sound.

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Wanda Jackson - Oct. 20, 1937
Wanda Jackson, known as the First Lady of Rockabilly, was born on Oct. 20, 1937, in Maud, Okla. The singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist is known for hits like "Let's Have a Party."

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Garth Hudson - Aug 2, 1937
Garth Hudson was born on Aug. 2, 1937, in Ontario, Canada. He is best known as the organist, keyboardist and saxophonist for the Band, but he has also worked as an in-demand session musician over the years.

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Don Everly - Feb. 1, 1937
Isaac Donald "Don" Everly was born on Feb. 1, 1937, in Muhlenberg County, Ky. He was half of the Everly Brothers with his late brother Phil. The duo has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Country Music halls of fame.

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Bill Wyman - Oct. 24, 1936
Bill Wyman was born on Oct. 24, 1936, in London. He is best known as the former bassist for the Rolling Stones, but has also released several solo albums and toured with his own band, the Rhythm Kings. Wyman is also a published author and photographer.

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Jerry Lee Lewis - Sept. 29, 1935
Jerry Lee Lewis was born on Sept. 29, 1935, in eastern Louisiana. Known as "The Killer," the singer-songwriter and pianist is a pioneer of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly music, and first rose to fame with his 1957 hit, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On."

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Frankie Valli - May 3, 1934
Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, better known as Frankie Valli, was born on May 3, 1934, in Newark, N.J. With his group the Four Seasons, as well as a solo artist, Valli scored many Top 40 hits in the '60s and '70s.

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Little Richard - Dec. 5, 1932
Richard Wayne Penniman was born on Dec. 5, 1932. in Macon, Ga. Better known as Little Richard, the singer, songwriter and piano player has been performing for six decades, and is one of rock 'n' roll's true pioneers.
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