Happy Birthday to John Dalton – born May 21, 1943

Happy Birthday to John Dalton! – born May 21, 1943

John Dalton (born May 21. 1943, Enfield, Middlesex) is a British bass guitar player, best known as a member of The Kinks from 1966 & 1969 to 1976, replacing original member Pete Quaife.


John Dalton was educated at Cheshunt Secondary Modern School at the same time as Harry Webb (who later found fame as Cliff Richard). Dalton’s desire was to be a full-time musician, and in 1959 he joined “Danny King and The Bluejacks” as bass guitarist (although he claimed in a 2009 interview that he couldn’t play a note when he joined.) He played alongside Norman Mitham who had just left Cliff Richard’s first band.

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