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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1942

Musical Events Making the News in 1942


Thursday 1st January 1942
Country Joe McDonald was born.
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Sunday 4th January 1942
Guitarist John Mclaughlin born
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Sunday 11th January 1942
Clarence Clemons, saxophone player with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, was born.
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Thursday 29th January 1942
1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC
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Friday 30th January 1942
Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane was born.
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Monday 9th February 1942
American artist Carole King was born.
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Tuesday 17th February 1942
Singer Gene Pitney was born.
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Saturday 28th February 1942
Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones was born.
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Monday 2nd March 1942
Louis Firbank (aka Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground) was born.
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Monday 9th March 1942
John Cale was born
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Wednesday 25th March 1942
Soul singer Aretha Franklin was born
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Wednesday 15th April 1942
Allan Clarke of the Hollies was born.
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Sunday 19th April 1942
Keyboardist Alan Price from the Animals born
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Tuesday 5th May 1942
Tammy Wynette was born.
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Tuesday 12th May 1942
British artist Ian Dury was born.
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Tuesday 26th May 1942
Levon Helm, drummer for The Band, was born.

 
Thursday 4th June 1942
Capitol Records was launched.

 
Thursday 18th June 1942
Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool.

 
Saturday 20th June 1942
Beach Boys songwriter, singer and musician Brian Wilson was born.

 
Friday 17th July 1942
Spencer Davis was born.

 
Saturday 1st August 1942
Jerry Garcia, vocalist and guitarist of the Grateful Dead, was born.

 
Friday 27th November 1942
Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix was born.

 
Tuesday 15th December 1942
Dave Clark, drummer and leader of the Dave Clark 5, was born.

 
Sunday 27th December 1942
Mike Pinder, keyboardist and vocalist for the Moody Blues, was born.

 
Tuesday 29th December 1942
Ray Thomas, flautist and vocalist for the Moody Blues was born.

 
Thursday 31st December 1942
Andy Summers, guitarist for the Police, was born.

 

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