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[Rock Star's Digest]


LaBelle, Patti

Real name:  Patricia Louise Holt
Best known at:  Labelle, vocal. »Lady Marmalade», US #1, UK #17 (1975).
Birthday:  May 24, 1944
Place of birth:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

LaCroix, Jerry

Best known at:  Blood, Sweat & Tears, vocal
Birthday:  Oct. 10, 1943
Place of birth:  Alexandria, Louisiana, USA

Laine, Denny

Real name:  Brian Arthur Hines
Best known at:  The Moody Blues and Wings, guitar, vocal
Birthday:  Oct. 29, 1944
Place of birth:  Tyseley, Birmingham, England

Laine, Cleo

Real name:  Clementina Dinah Campbell
Best known at:  UK singer and actress
Birthday:  Oct. 28, 1927
Place of birth:  England

Lake, Greg

Best known at:  Emerson, Lake & Palmer, bass
Birthday:  Nov. 10, 1948
Place of birth:  Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Lakind, Bobby

Best known at:  The Doobie Brothers, congas
Birthday:  circa 1945
Place of birth:  USA
Death:  1992
Cause of death:  Inoperable brain cancer

Lancaster, Alan

Best known at:  Status Quo, bass
Birthday:  Feb. 7, 1949
Place of birth:  London, England

Lane, Christy

Real name:  Eleanor Johnston
Best known at:  »One Day at a Time», US C & W #1 (1980)
Birthday:  Jan. 8, 1940
Place of birth:  USA

LaRosa, Julius

Best known at:  »Eh Cumpari», US #2 (1953)
Birthday:  Jan. 2, 1930
Place of birth:  USA

Larson, Nicolette

Best known at:  »Lotta Love», US #8 (1978)
Birthday:  July 17, 1952
Place of birth:  Helena, Montana, USA
Death:  Dec. 17, 1997
Cause of death:  Due to complications from a cerebral edema.
More:  A Tribute to Nicolette Larson

Lauper, Cyndi

Real name:  Cynthia Anne Stephanie Lauper
Best known at:  »True Colors», US #1, UK #12 (1986)
Birthday:  June 20, 1953
Place of birth:  New York, USA

Lawton, John

Best known at:  Lucifer's Friend, Uriah Heep, vocal
Birthday:  June 11, 1946
Place of birth:  England

Le Bon, Simon

Best known at:  Duran Duran, vocal
Birthday:  Oct. 27, 1958
Place of birth:  Bushey, Hertshire, England


Real name:  Huddie Ledbetter
Best known at:  original »The Midnight Special»
Birthday:  Jan. 20, 1889 ?
Place of birth:  Mooringsport ?, Louisiana, USA
Death:  Dec. 6, 1949
Cause of death:  Lateral sclerosis

Leadon, Bernie

Best known at:  The Eagles, guitar, vocal
Birthday:  July 19, 1947
Place of birth:  Minneapolis, USA

LeDoux, Chris

Best known at:  US country artist, who wrote many songs about cowboys and rodeo life.
Birthday:  Oct. 2, 1948
Place of birth:  Biloxi, Missisippi, USA
Death:  Mar. 9, 2005
Cause of death:  Complications of liver cancer
Trivia:  In 1976, LeDoux became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's (PRCA) world champion in bareback riding.
More:  Chris LeDoux Home Page

Lee, Alvin

Best known at:  Ten Years After, guitar, vocal
Birthday:  Dec. 19, 1944
Place of birth:  Nottingham, England
Trivia:  On Aug. 15, 1969, Ten Years After made quite an impact while playing in Woodstock Festival. A highlight was 11-minute version on »I'm Going Home». This famous act is also seen on the official Woodstock film.
More:  Alvin Lee

Lee, Barbara

Real name:  Barbara Lee Jones
Best known at:  The Chiffons, vocal
Birthday:  May 16, 1947
Place of birth:  Bronx, New York, USA
Death:  May 15, 1992
Cause of death:  Heart attack

Lee, Brenda

Real name:  Brenda Mae Tarpley
Best known at:  »I’m Sorry», UK #1 (1960)
Birthday:  Dec. 11, 1944
Place of birth:  Lithonia, Georgia, USA

Lee, Johnny

Real name:  John Lee Ham
Best known at:  »Lookin' for Love» (1980)
Birthday:  July 3, 1945
Place of birth:  USA

Lee, Peggy

Real name:  Norma Delores Egstrom
Best known at:  »Fever» (1958)
Birthday:  May 26, 1920
Place of birth:  Jamestown, North Dakota, USA
Death:  Jan. 21, 2002
Cause of death:  Heart attack, a result of the stroke she suffered three years earlier.
More: – the official site of Miss Peggy Lee

Lee, Ric

Best known at:  Ten Years After, drums
Birthday:  Oct. 20, 1945
Place of birth:  Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
More:  Ten Years After – Ric Lee

Leeds, Gary

Best known at:  The Walker Brothers, drums
Birthday:  Sep. 3, 1944
Place of birth:  Glendale, California, USA

Lees, John

Best known at:  Barclay James Harvest, guitar, vocals
Birthday:  Jan. 13, 1947
Place of birth:  Oldham, England

Leeuwen, Robbie van

Best known at:  Shocking Blue, guitar, songwriting
Birthday:  Oct. 29, 1944
Place of birth:  Hague, Holland

Legend, Bill

Real name:  William Arthur Fifield
Best known at:  T.Rex, drums
Birthday:  May 8, 1944
Place of birth:  Barking, Essex, England
More:  Bill·


Real name:  Ian Fraser Kilmister
Best known at:  Motorhead, bass, vocal
Birthday:  Dec. 24, 1945
Place of birth:  Stoke-on-Trent, Staffshire, England

Leiber, Jerry

Best known at:  Legendary compose team Leiber–Stoller
Birthday:  Apr. 25, 1933
Place of birth:  Baltimore, USA
Death:  Aug. 22, 2011 (aged 78)
Cause of death:  Cardiopulmonary failure
More:  Jerry Leiber Obituary

Lennon, John

Birthday:  Oct. 9, 1940
Place of birth:  Woolton, Liverpool, England
Death:  Dec. 8, 1980
Cause of death:  Shot by a loser called Mark Chapman.

Lennon, Julian

Birthday:  Apr. 8, 1963
Place of birth:  Liverpool, England
Trivia:  son of John and Cynthia Lennon.

Lennox, Annie

Best known at:  Eurythmics, vocal
Birthday:  Dec. 25, 1954
Place of birth:  Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland

Lewis, Aaron

Best known at:  Staind, vocal
Birthday:  Apr. 13, 1972
Place of birth:  ?

Lewis, Huey

Real name:  Hugh Anthony Cregg
Best known at:  »The Power of Love» (1985)
Birthday:  July 5, 1950
Place of birth:  USA

Lewis, Jerry Lee

Birthday:  Sep. 29, 1935
Place of birth:  Ferriday, Louisiana, USA

Lewis, Smiley

Real name:  Overton Amos Lemons
Best known at:  Original »One Night» and »I Hear You Knocking»
Birthday:  July 5, 1920
Place of birth:  Union, Louisiana, USA
Death:  Oct. 7, 1966
Cause of death:  Stomach cancer

Lightfoot, Gordon

Best known at:  »Sundown», US #1 (1974)
Birthday:  Nov. 17, 1938
Place of birth:  Orillia, Ontario, Canada

Lightnin' Hopkins

Real name:  Sam Hopkins
Best known at:  US blues singer, guitarist and songwriter
Birthday:  Mar. 15, 1912
Place of birth:  Centerville, Texas, USA
Death:  Jan. 30, 1982
Cause of death:  Cancer

Lilker, Dan

Best known at:  Athrax, orig. bass
Birthday:  Oct. 18, 1964
Place of birth:  Queens, New York, USA

Lipsius, Fred

Best known at:  Blood, Sweat & Tears, piano, alto saxophone
Birthday:  Nov. 19, 1943
Place of birth:  New York, USA

Little Anthony

Real name:  Anthony Gourdine
Best known at:  Little Anthony & the Imperials
Birthday:  Jan. 8, 1941
Place of birth:  New York City, USA

Little Eva

Real name:  Eva Narcissus Boyd
Best known at:  »The Locomotion» (1962)
Birthday:  June 29, 1945
Place of birth:  Bell Haven, North Carolina, USA
Death:  Apr. 10, 2003
Cause of death:  Cervical cancer
More:  Little Eva Page

Little Richard

Real name:  Richard Wayne Penniman
Birthday:  Dec. 5, 1932
Place of birth:  Macon, Georgia, USA

Little Walter

Real name:  Marion Walter Jacobs
Best known at:  US blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player
Birthday:  May 1, 1930
Place of birth:  Marksville, Louisiana, USA
Death:  Feb. 15, 1968
Cause of death:  Died of a head injury after a fight.


Real name:  Kent Lavoie
Best known at:  »I'd Love You to Want Me» (1972)
Birthday:  July 31, 1943
Place of birth:  USA

Locorriere, Dennis

Best known at:  Dr. Hook (and the Medicine Show), guitar
Birthday:  June 13, 1949
Place of birth:  Union City, New Jersey, USA

Lodge, John

Best known at:  The Moody Blues, bass, vocal
Birthday:  July 20, 1945
Place of birth:  Birmingham, England

Lofgren, Nils

Birthday:  June 21, 1952
Place of birth:  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Logan, Johnny

Real name:  Sean Patrick O'Hara
Best known at:  Eurovision Song Contest double-winner, for Ireland. »What's Another Year» (1980) and »Hold Me Now» (1987).
Birthday:  May 13, 1955
Place of birth:  Australia

Loggins, Kenny

Best known at:  Loggins & Messina. »Your Mama Don't Dance» US #4 (1973)
Birthday:  Jan. 7, 1948
Place of birth:  Everett, Washington, USA

Lomax, Jackie     New  

Real name:  John Richard Lomax
Best known at:  A longtime friend and collaborator of the Beatles and Eric Clapton. On his own, »Sour Milk Sea» US #117 (1968).
Birthday:  May 10, 1944
Place of birth:  Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Death:  Sep. 15, 2013 (aged 69)
Cause of death:  After a short illness.
More:  Jackie Lomax Obituary and

Longmuir, Alan

Best known at:  The Bay City Rollers, bass
Birthday:  June 20, 1953
Place of birth:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Longmuir, Derek

Best known at:  The Bay City Rollers, drums
Birthday:  Mar. 19, 1955
Place of birth:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Lopes, Lisa »Left Eye»

Real name:  Lisa Nicole Lopes
Best known at:  US hip-hop group TLC, vocal
Birthday:  May 27, 1971
Place of birth:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Apr. 26, 2002
Cause of death:  Car accident. Died after sustaining a blow to the head.
More:  Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Killed in Car Accident

Lord, Jon

Best known at:  Deep Purple, keyboards
Birthday:  June 9, 1941
Place of birth:  Leicester, England
Death:  July 16, 2012 (aged 71)
Cause of death:  A pulmonary embolism after suffering from pancreatic cancer.
More:  Jon Lord Obituary and Jon Lord – the Official Website

Lordan, Jerry

Best known at:  Wrote hits like »Apache», »Atlantis» and »Wonderful Land» for The Shadows.
Birthday:  Apr. 30, 1934
Place of birth:  England

Louvin, Ira

Real name:  Lonnie Ira Loudermilk
Best known at:  US country singer
Birthday:  Apr. 21, 1924
Place of birth:  Rainesville, Alabama, USA
Death:  June 20, 1965
Cause of death:  Car accident

Love, Airrion

Best known at:  The Stylistics, vocals. »Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)», UK #1 (1975)
Birthday:  Aug. 8, 1949
Place of birth:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Love, Courtney

Real name:  Michelle Love Harrison  [some sources: Love Michelle Harrison]
Best known at:  Hole, vocal, guitar
Birthday:  July 9, 1964  [some sources: 1965]
Place of birth:  San Francisco, California, USA
Trivia:  Courtney Love is pretty controversial person. While some say she's good and personal rock singer, some think she's just another rip-off who would be nothing without her peculiar relationship with Kurt Cobain. Hard to say, you judge. There are also plenty of rumours that at the time Love had something to do with Cobain's death. Nothing's proven, though
More:  My Version of a Hole Bio

Love, Mike

Best known at:  The Beach Boys, vocal and sax
Birthday:  Mar. 15, 1941
Place of birth:  Los Angeles, USA

Lovering, David

Best known at:  The Pixies, drums, vocals
Birthday:  Dec. 6, 1961
Place of birth:  Boston, USA

Lowe, Chris

Best known at:  Pet Shop Boys, keyboards
Birthday:  Oct. 4, 1959
Place of birth:  Blackpool, Lancashire, England
More: – Pet Shop Boys

Lowe, Nick

Best known at:  Brinsley Schwarz, Rockpile, bass, vocal, songwriting
Birthday:  Mar. 24, 1949
Place of birth:  Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, England

Lucas, Trevor

Best known at:  Fotheringay and Fairport Convention, guitar
Birthday:  Dec. 25, 1943
Place of birth:  Australia
Death:  Mar.? 4, 1989
Cause of death:  Heart attack

Lukather, Steve

Best known at:  Toto, lead guitar
Birthday:  Oct. 21, 1957
Place of birth:  Los Angeles, California, USA


Real name:  Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Best known at:  »To Sir With Love», UK #1 (1967)
Birthday:  Nov. 3, 1948
Place of birth:  Lennoxtown, Strathclyde, Scotland

Lyall, Billy

Best known at:  Pilot, keyboards, flute, vocals
Birthday:  Mar. 26, 1953
Place of birth:  Edinburgh, Scotland
Death:  Dec. 1989
Cause of death:  AIDS-related illness

Lymon, Frankie

Best known at:  Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, »Why Do Fools Fall in Love» (1956)
Birthday:  Sep. 30, 1942
Place of birth:  Washington Heights, New York City, USA
Death:  Feb. 28, 1968
Cause of death:  Overdose of heroin

Lynch, David

Best known at:  The Platters, tenor vocals
Birthday:  July 3, 1929
Place of birth:  St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Death:  Jan. 2, 1981
Cause of death:  Cancer

Lyngstad, Anni-Frid

Best known at:  Abba, vocal, face
Birthday:  Nov. 15, 1945
Place of birth:  Narvik, Norway

Lynn, Loretta

Real name:  Loretta Webb
Best known at:  US country singer
Birthday:  Apr. 14, 1935
Place of birth:  Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA

Lynne, Jeff

Best known at:  Move, ELO, vocals, guitar
Birthday:  Dec. 30, 1947
Place of birth:  Birmingham, England

Lynott, Phil

Best known at:  Thin Lizzy, vocal, bass. »Whisky in the Jar» (1973)
Birthday:  Aug. 20, 1951
Place of birth:  Birmingham, England
Death:  Jan. 4, 1986
Cause of death:  Pneumonia and heart failure after drug overdose.

Lyons, Leo

Best known at:  Ten Years After, bass
Birthday:  Nov. 30, 1943
Place of birth:  Standbridge, Bedfordshire, England
More:  Leo Lyons