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Rock Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for December 4

Last Updated 02-09-2021

🎵🎸John J. Cale -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1940
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Cellist, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer, Angolian
Misc: viola; not to be confused with J.J. Cale; some say b. Mar 9 1942
Group Names: The Velvet Underground, soloist

🎵🎸Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1936
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Frederick Picariello
Misc: some say b. 1939, 1940 or 1942
Group Names: Danny & the Juniors, soloist

🎵🎸Vinnie Dombroski -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1962
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Sponge

🎵🎸Chris Hillman -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1944
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Guitarist, Mandolin, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Group Names: The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Desert Rose Band

🎵🎸Mark Kingsmill -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1956
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: The Hoo Doo Gurus

🎵🎸"Southside" Johnny Lyon -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1948
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (lead)

🎵🎸Bob Mosley -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1942
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Moby Grape

🎵🎸Mike Powers -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1966
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Michael Ervin
Group Names: McQueen Street

🎵🎸Michael Rickfors -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1948
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Swedish
Group Names: Bamboo, The Hollies

🎵🎸Gary Rossington -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Jacksonville, FL
Group Names: Rossington Collins Band, Lynard Skynard

🎵🎸Chris Stamley -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.12/4/1954
Alternative Rock Performer

🎵🎸Johnny Byrne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/4/1939 d.8/18/1999 (59)
Rock & Roll Bassist
Names/Places: aka Johnny Guitar
Misc: briefly teamed with Ringo Starr in the band called Rory Storm

🎭🎵🎸Wally George -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/4/1931 d.10/5/2003 (71)
TV Talk Show Host, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Conservative; Janis' hubby
Misc: Korean war 1951-53; radio show; some of his sound bits pop up in Whimsical Will's Demented News
TV Shows: Hot Seat (host)

🎵🎸Tommy Bolin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1951 d.12/4/1976 (25)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Deep Purple, Zephyr, soloist

✍⚖🎭🎵🎸Frank Zappa -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1940 d.12/4/1993 (52)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Satirist, Philosopher, Politician, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Novelty Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; Gail's hubby; RFMN:Frances Vincent Jr.; NN:The Master of Avant-Garde Rock
Misc: Rock Blues and Jazz Music satarist; now has a planet in the galaxy, Zappafrank, named in his memory
Group Names: lead of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention; soloist
Song Titles: Disco Boy, I Don't Wanna Get Drafted, Joe's Garage, Baby Snakes, Bleepies and Beer, I'm The Slime, Let's Make The Water Turn Black, Don't Eat The Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs It, Montana, Dancin' Fool, Valley Girl
Album Titles: Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For The Money, Uncle Meat, 200 Motels, Over-Nite Sensation, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, You Are What You Is, Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, Zappa in New York, Freak Out!, Apostrophe ('), Roxy and Elsewhere, One Size Fits All

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