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