American musicians born in 1951

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1951:

Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman (May 16, 1951 Natick-) also known as Jonathon Richman, Richman, Jonathan, Jonathan Michael Richman or Jonathan Richman – Dupap is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and musician. He has one child, Jenny Rae Richman.

His albums include Jonathan Goes Country, Having a Party With Jonathan Richman, ¡Jonathan, te vas a emocionar!, You Must Ask the Heart, Surrender to Jonathan!, Radio On! Stop and Shop With The Modern Lovers, I Must Be King, I'm So Confused, Egyptian Reggae and Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow. His related genres: Rock music, Protopunk, New Wave and Folk music.

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Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd (October 25, 1951 Pittsburgh-) a.k.a. Lloyd, Richard is an American singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist.

His most important albums: Real Time, The Cover Doesn't Matter, Alchemy, Field of Fire, The Jamie Neverts Story and The Radiant Monkey. Genres related to him: Rock music.

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 Chicago-August 11, 2014 Paradise Cay) otherwise known as Robin McLaurin Williams, Marty Fromage, Sudy Nim, Ray D. Tutto, Robin McLaurim Williams or Robin Willaims was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, stand-up comedian, comedian and film producer. He had four children, Zachary Pym Williams, Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams and Zak Williams.

Discography: Reality… What a Concept, Throbbing Python of Love, A Night at the Met, Live 2002, Weapons of Self Destuction, Weapons of Self Destruction and Pecos Bill.

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Janis Ian

Janis Ian (April 7, 1951 Bronx-) also known as Ian, Janis, Janis Eddy Fink or janis_ian is an American writer, singer, author, singer-songwriter, guitarist, songwriter and musician.

Her albums include Between the Lines, Unreleased 3: Society's Child, Souvenirs: The Best of Janis Ian 1972-1981, Billie's Bones, Folk Is the New Black, Breaking Silence, God & The FBI, Janis Ian, Lost Cuts 1 and Miracle Row. Genres she performed include Folk music and Adult contemporary music.

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Mark Heard

Mark Heard (December 16, 1951 Macon-August 16, 1992 Chicago) also known as Ideola, John Mark Heard, Giovanni Audiori, Leroy Cahuenga or Billy B. & The Beez Nees was an American record producer, singer, singer-songwriter and songwriter.

His discography includes: Appalachian Melody, Fingerprint, Stop the Dominoes, Victims of the Age, Eye of the Storm, Ashes and Light, Mosaics, Dry Bones Dance, Second Hand and Satellite Sky. Genres he performed: Christian music and Folk rock.

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Phil Keaggy

Phil Keaggy (March 23, 1951 Youngstown-) a.k.a. Phill Keaggy, Keaggy, Phil, Phil Keaggy & Friends or Keaggy, Phil & Friends is an American singer, guitarist and musician. His children are Ian Keaggy, Olivia Keaggy and Alicia Keaggy.

His albums include Courts of the King, Ph'lip Side, Town to Town, Play Thru Me, Underground, Getting Closer, The Wind and the Wheat, Sunday's Child, The Master & the Musician and Find Me in These Fields. Genres: Contemporary Christian music, Progressive rock, Christian music, Pop music, New-age music, Acoustic music, Christian rock, Folk music, Jazz-funk and Jesus music.

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Max Weinberg

Max Weinberg (April 13, 1951 Newark-) otherwise known as Maxwell Weinberg, Weinberg, Max or Mighty Max is an American drummer, bandleader, author, musician and tv personality. He has two children, Ali Weinberg and Jay Weinberg.

Genres he performed include Rock music, Popular music, Jazz, Big Band and Jump blues.

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Billy Bass Nelson

Billy Bass Nelson (January 28, 1951 Plainfield-) also known as Billy Nelson, William "Billy Bass" Nelson, William Nelson or Billy Bass is an American musician.

His albums: Out of the Dark. Genres he performed: Funk, Psychedelic rock, Psychedelic soul and Soul music.

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Ed McTaggart

Ed McTaggart (July 10, 1951 United States of America-) is an American photographer, drummer, artist and visual artist.

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Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins (October 26, 1951 Cincinnati-) also known as William Collins, William "Bootsy" Collins, Bootsy Coolins, Zillatron, William Bootsy Collins, Bootsy Collins & The Rubber Band, William Earl Collins, Boosty Collins or William Earl "Bootsy" Collins is an American musician, record producer, actor, composer, songwriter, bassist, film score composer and singer.

His albums: Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy, Glory B Da' Funk's on Me!: The Bootsy Collins Anthology, Party Lick-A-Ble's, Play With Bootsy (feat. Kelli Ali), Christmas Is 4 Ever, Do The Freak, Lord of the Harvest, Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band, Ultra Wave and The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away. Genres: Funk, Funk rock, Deep funk, Soul music, Rhythm and blues, Funk metal and Psychedelic soul.

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Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley (April 27, 1951 The Bronx-) also known as Paul Daniel Frehley or Frehley, Ace is an American songwriter, musician and guitarist.

Discography: Ace Frehley, 12 Picks, Loaded Deck, Trouble Walkin', Live+1, Frehley's Comet, Greatest Hits Live, Anomaly, Second Sighting and Take Me to the City / Dementikon keppihumppa. Genres he performed: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal and Glam rock.

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Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius (December 1, 1951 Norristown-September 21, 1987 Fort Lauderdale) also known as Jaco Pastorious, Pastorius, Jaco, John Francis Pastorius III or John Francis Anthony Pastorius III was an American musician, songwriter, record producer, professor, teacher, bassist and composer.

His albums include Jaco Pastorius, The Birthday Concert, Invitation, Broadway Blues, Curtain Call, Golden Roads, Heavy'n Jazz, Holiday for Pans, Honestly Live - Solo and Jaco Pastorius. Genres: Jazz, Kozmigroov, Funk, Jazz fusion, Jazz-funk, Big Band and Folk jazz.

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John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp (October 7, 1951 Seymour-) otherwise known as John Cougar Mellencamp, John Cougar, Johnny Cougar, John Couger or John J Mellencamp is an American musician, singer-songwriter, actor and painter. His children are called Hud Mellencamp, Speck Mellencamp, Michelle Mellencamp, Justice Mellencamp and Teddi Jo Mellencamp.

His most well known albums: Freedom's Road, Our Country / Jack & Diane / My Aeroplane, Skin It Back, The Kid Inside, Nothin' Matters and What If It Did, A Biography, Whenever We Wanted, John Mellencamp, Trouble No More and Love and Happiness. His related genres: Hard rock, Roots rock, Folk music, Rock music, Heartland rock, Americana and Folk rock.

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Lance Loud

Lance Loud (June 26, 1951 La Jolla-December 22, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Alanson Russell Loud or Alanson Russell 'Lance' Loud was an American writer and musician.

Genres: New Wave.

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Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke (June 30, 1951 Philadelphia-) also known as Stanley Clark, Clarke, Stanley or Stanley Marvin Clarke is an American musician, songwriter, composer, bassist and film score composer.

Discography: Live at the Greek, At the Movies, Children of Forever, East River Drive, Hideaway, If This Bass Could Only Talk, Let Me Know You, Passenger 57, School Days and Stanley Clarke Live 1976-1977. Genres: Jazz, Jazz fusion, Funk, Rock music, Rhythm and blues and Pop music.

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Bun E. Carlos

Bun E. Carlos (June 12, 1951 Rockford-) also known as Carlos, Bun E., Brad M. Carlson or Brad Carlson is an American drummer.

Genres: Rock music.

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Tommy Bolin

Tommy Bolin (August 1, 1951 Sioux City-December 4, 1976 Miami) also known as Bolin, Tommy or Thomas Richard Bolin was an American guitarist, songwriter and musician.

His albums include Teaser, Private Eyes, The Ultimate: The Best of Tommy Bolin, The Bottom Shelf, Snapshot, Energy, Whips and Roses, Live At Ebbets 1976, Live at Northern Lights and Shake the Devil. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Jazz fusion, Rock music, Blues rock, Funk rock and Heavy metal.

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Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951 New York City-July 1, 2005 Edison) also known as Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr., Vandross, Luther or Luther Vandeross was an American singer, record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor.

Discography: The Night I Fell in Love, Greatest Hits 1981-1995, Your Secret Love, Luther Vandross, Dance With My Father, Every Year, Every Christmas, One Night With You: The Best of Love, Songs, The Ultimate Luther Vandross and Always & Forever: The Classics. Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Quiet Storm, Soft rock, Smooth jazz, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Adult contemporary music, Soul jazz and Pop music.

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Fred Schneider

Fred Schneider (July 1, 1951 Newark-) otherwise known as Fred Schneider & the Shake Society, Schneider, Fred, The B-52s, Fred Schneider III, Frederick W. Schneider III or Frederick William Schneider III is an American singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, musician and voice actor.

His albums: Fred Schneider & The Shake Society and Just Fred. His related genres: Pop rock, Rock music and New Wave.

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Jackie Jackson

Jackie Jackson (May 4, 1951 Gary-) also known as Sigmund Esco Jackson, Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson or Jackie is an American singer, musician, songwriter, dancer and film score composer. He has two children, Sigmund Esco Jackson, Jr. and Brandi Jackson.

His albums include Jackie Jackson and Be the One. Genres: Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music and New jack swing.

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Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde (September 7, 1951 Akron-) otherwise known as Chrissie Ellen Hynde, chrissie_hynde, Hynde, Chrissie, Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde, The Pretenders or Pretenders is an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor, musician and voice actor. She has two children, Yasmin Kerr and Natalie Ray Hynde.

Her albums: Love Can Build a Bridge, Stockholm and 2000 Miles (Stockholm 2014 Version). Genres she performed include Rock music, New Wave and Punk rock.

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Yvonne Elliman

Yvonne Elliman (December 29, 1951 Honolulu-) also known as Yvonna Elliman, Yvonne Ellerman, Yvonne Marianne Elliman or Yvone Eliman is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Her children are called Sage Hyman and Ben Hyman.

Discography: The Best of Yvonne Elliman, The Very Best of Yvonne Elliman, Love Me, Food of Love and 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Yvonne Elliman. Genres she performed: Ballad, Disco, Popular music and Pop music.

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Tom Hamilton

Tom Hamilton (December 31, 1951 Colorado Springs-) also known as Thomas William "Tom" Hamilton, Thomas William Hamilton, Thomas Hamilton or Mr. Sweet Emotion is an American musician, songwriter and bassist. He has two children, Julian Hamilton and Sage Hamilton.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Blues rock and Heavy metal.

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Lloyd Maines

Lloyd Maines (June 28, 1951 Lubbock-) also known as Maines, Lloyd is an American musician, record producer and songwriter. His child is Natalie Maines.

Genres he performed: Country, Folk music, Bluegrass and Alternative country.

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Bobby Caldwell

Bobby Caldwell (August 15, 1951 Manhattan-) also known as Caldwell, Bobby is an American musician, songwriter, singer and film score composer.

His most recognized albums: Cat in the Hat, Carry On, August Moon, Soul Survivor, Bobby Caldwell's Greatest Hits, Come Rain or Come Shine, Heart of Mine, Stuck on You, Timeline: The Anthology, Part 1 and Perfect Island Nights. His related genres: Quiet Storm, Smooth jazz, Pop rock, Blue-eyed soul and Adult contemporary music.

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Andrew Gold

Andrew Gold (August 2, 1951 Burbank-June 3, 2011 Los Angeles) also known as A. Gold, Andrew Maurice Gold or Wax was an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, film score composer, musician and music arranger. His children are Emily Gold, Victoria Gold and Olivia Gold.

His albums: All This and Heaven Too, Never Let Her Slip Away: 14 Classic Tracks, Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music, Thank You for Being a Friend: The Best of Andrew Gold, The Best of Andrew Gold, What's Wrong With This Picture?, Copy Cat, The Essential Collection, Andrew Gold and Andrew Gold/What's Wrong With This Picture?/All This and Heaven Too/Whirlwind. Genres he performed: Pop music, Pop rock and Soft rock.

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Scott Gorham

Scott Gorham (March 17, 1951 Glendale-) also known as Gorham, Scott is an American musician, songwriter and guitarist.

His discography includes: Salute. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Heavy metal, Rock music and Blues rock.

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Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle (January 9, 1951 Paintsville-) a.k.a. Cristal Gayle, Crystal Gale, Brenda Gail Webb or Gayle, Crystal is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

Her albums include Super Hits, 20 Great Love Songs, 20 Love Songs, 50 Original Tracks, Ain't Gonna Worry, All-Time Greatest Hits, Cage the Songbird / Nobody Wants to Be Alone, Crystal Gayle Christmas, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue and Greatest Hits. Her related genres: Jazz, Country pop, Country and Adult contemporary music.

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Frankie Banali

Frankie Banali (November 14, 1951 Cuba-) otherwise known as F. Banali or Banali, Frankie is an American musician, songwriter and drummer.

Genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Instrumental rock and Blues rock.

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Beverly D'Angelo

Beverly D'Angelo (November 15, 1951 Upper Arlington-) also known as Beverly DeAngelo, Beverley D'Angelo, Beverly Heather D'Angelo or Beverly D Angelo is an American singer, actor, cartoonist, television producer, voice actor and musician. She has two children, Anton James D'Angelo and Olivia Rose D'Angelo.

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Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler (July 10, 1951 Lutherville-) otherwise known as Wheeler, Cheryl is an American songwriter, singer and singer-songwriter.

Her albums: Driving Home, Cheryl Wheeler, Circles & Arrows, Defying Gravity, Different Stripe, Half a Book, Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar, Sylvia Hotel, Pointing at the Sun and Cheryl Wheeler Live. Genres she performed: Country and Folk music.

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Dean Paul Martin

Dean Paul Martin (November 17, 1951 Santa Monica-March 21, 1987 San Gorgonio Mountain) also known as Dino Martin Jr, Dean Paul Martin, Jr, Dino, Dean-Paul Martin, Dean Martin Jr., Dino Martin Jr., Desi and Billy Dino or Dino Martin was an American singer, actor, tennis player, fighter pilot and military officer. He had one child, Alexander Martin.

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Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd (July 12, 1951 Huron-) also known as Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor, Cherie Moor, Cheryl Stoppelmoor Ladd or Cheryl Stoppelmoor is an American singer, actor and author. She has one child, Jordan Ladd.

Her albums include The Best of Cheryl Ladd.

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Chris Bell

Chris Bell (January 12, 1951 Memphis-December 27, 1978 Memphis) also known as Bell, Chris, Christopher Branford Bell or Christopher Branford "Chris" Bell was an American singer, musician, songwriter and guitarist.

His most important albums: I Am the Cosmos and I Am the Cosmos / You and Your Sister. Genres he performed include Rock music and Power pop.

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Mick Mars

Mick Mars (May 4, 1951 Huntington-) a.k.a. Mars, Mick is an American guitarist, musician and songwriter. He has three children, Les Paul Deal, Stormy Deal and Erik Deal.

Genres he performed include Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal, Rock music and Blues.

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Derf Scratch

Derf Scratch (October 30, 1951 Monmouth County-July 28, 2010 Camarillo) also known as Frederick C. Milner, Frederick Milner, Derf, Frederick Milner III, Frederick Charles Milner III or Derf "Fred" Scratch was an American actor, musician, bassist, real estate broker and film score composer.

Genres related to him: Punk rock.

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Alec John Such

Alec John Such (November 14, 1951 Yonkers-) also known as Such, Alec John, Alexander John Such or Alexander John Szűcs is an American musician and bassist.

His related genres: Hard rock, Glam metal and Heavy metal.

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Howard Levy

Howard Levy (July 31, 1951 Brooklyn-) also known as Levy, Howard is an American musician and pianist.

His discography includes: . Genres: Jazz, Rock music, World music, Country, Classical music, Latin American music, Swing music, Bebop, Fusion, Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Music of Asia, Celtic music, Funk, Middle Eastern music and Baroque music.

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Charlie Dominici

Charlie Dominici (June 16, 1951 Brooklyn-) a.k.a. Dominici, Charlie is an American singer and musician.

His most important albums: O3: A Trilogy. Genres: Progressive metal and Hard rock.

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Johnny Rodriguez

Johnny Rodriguez (December 10, 1951 Sabinal-) a.k.a. Juan Raoul Davis Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Johnny, Jonny Rodriguez or Rodriguez, Jonny is an American singer, songwriter and musician.

His albums: Johnny Rodriguez, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Rodriguez, Run for the Border, All I Ever Meant to Do Was Sing, Super Hits, Introducing Johnny Rodriguez and Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through). Genres he performed: Outlaw country and Country.

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Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley (June 5, 1951 St. Louis-) is an American singer, actor and voice teacher. Her children are Timothy Bernstein and Henry Bernstein.

Her most recognized albums: Night Out, Spirit of St. Louis, The Very Best Of and Another Breath. Genres she performed include Rock music.

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Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 Peoria-December 16, 2007 Deer Isle) a.k.a. Dan Folgelberg, Daniel Grayling Fogelberg, dan_fogelberg, Fogelberg, Dan, Dan Vogelberg or Vogelberg, Dan was an American singer, musician, keyboard player, record producer, actor and singer-songwriter.

His most well known albums: Home Free, Phoenix, Greatest Hits, Full Circle, 36 All Time Favorites!, High Country Snows, Promises, River of Souls, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...and some Blues and Super Hits. Genres he performed include Folk rock, Rock music and Soft rock.

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Alan Merrill

Alan Merrill (February 19, 1951 The Bronx-) otherwise known as A. Merrill or Merrill, Alan is an American songwriter and singer.

His albums include A Merrilly Christmas, Aleecat, At the Candy Shop, Cupid Deranged and Never Pet a Burning Dog. Genres he performed: Glam rock and Pop music.

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Larry Fast

Larry Fast (December 10, 1951 United States of America-) also known as Fast, Larry or Lawrence Roger Fast is an American keyboard player.

Genres he performed include Electronic music.

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Karla Bonoff

Karla Bonoff (December 27, 1951 Santa Monica-) also known as Bonoff, Karla is an American singer, singer-songwriter and songwriter.

Her albums include Karla Bonoff, Restless Nights, Wild Heart of the Young, New World, All My Life: The Best of Karla Bonoff and Live. Genres she performed: Folk rock, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock and Easy listening.

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Scott Ross

Scott Ross (March 1, 1951 Pittsburgh-June 13, 1989) also known as Ross, Scott was an American harpsichordist.

Related albums: Goldberg Variations, Goldberg variations BWV 988, 6 Partitas, L'Art de Scott Ross, Fandango / 9 Sonates, Toccatas, Complete Keyboard Works, , Le Clavier bien tempéré, livre II (feat. harpsichord: Scott Ross) and Italian Concerto / Chromatic fantasia and fugue / Overture in the French Style / 4 Duette.

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Verdine White

Verdine White (July 25, 1951 Chicago-) is an American musician, bassist, film score composer, actor and record producer.

His related genres: Rhythm and blues, Disco, Funk, Jazz, Soul music and Jazz fusion.

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Johnny Jackson

Johnny Jackson (March 3, 1951 Gary-March 1, 2006) was an American musician.

Genres he performed: Rhythm and blues, Dance music, Rock music and Pop music.

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Chris Jasper

Chris Jasper (December 30, 1951 Cincinnati-) also known as Christopher Howard Jasper, Christopher H. Jasper or Jasper, Chris is an American keyboard player, composer, record producer, musician and singer-songwriter.

Genres he performed include Soul music, Rhythm and blues and Jazz.

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David Starobin

David Starobin (September 27, 1951 New York City-) is an American guitarist. He has two children, Robert Joseph Starobin III and Allegra Rose Starobin.

His albums include Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor - Les plus belles pages, New Music With Guitar, Volume 4 (guitar: David Starobin) and .

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