Birthdays in Music in 1951

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 223

  • Jan 4 Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Jan 8 Paul Dresher, composer
  • Jan 9 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • Jan 12 Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Larry Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • Jan 14 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat), born in Murcia, Spain

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • Jan 15 Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
  • Jan 16 Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Jan 20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
  • Jan 26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 26 David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
  • Jan 27 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • Jan 27 Seth Justman, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
  • Jan 30 Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker (Cure)
  • Jan 30 Marv Ross, rocker (Quarterflash)
  • Jan 30 Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • Jan 31 Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • Jan 31 Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • Jan 31 Dave Benton, Aruban-born singer
  • Feb 2 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
  • Feb 5 Elizabeth Swados, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 6 Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer
  • Feb 9 Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
  • Feb 12 Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
  • Feb 14 Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
  • Feb 15 Melissa Manchester, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 20 Kathy Baillie, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Feb 20 Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
  • Feb 21 Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)
  • Feb 21 Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)
  • Feb 27 Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
  • Feb 28 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 3 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • Mar 4 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over)
  • Mar 4 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
  • Mar 7 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • Mar 12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • Mar 16 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Ritchie Teeter, rocker
  • Mar 17 Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
  • Mar 20 Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Mar 20 Jimmie Vaughan, American guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Dallas County, Texas
  • Mar 21 Russell Thompkins Jr, US soul singer (Stylistics-Sing Baby Sing)
  • Mar 22 Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • Mar 24 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • Mar 25 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Mar 25 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • Apr 3 Mel Schacher, MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • Apr 4 Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • Apr 5 Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
  • Apr 6 Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
  • Apr 7 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • Apr 11 Robbie House, rocker (Snuff)
  • Apr 11 Paul Fox, English guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)
  • Apr 12 Jackson Spires, rock drummer (Blackfoot)
  • Apr 13 Max Weinberg, rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show)
  • Apr 13 Peabo Bryson, R&B vocalist (I'm So into You), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Apr 14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician
  • Apr 14 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
  • Apr 16 John Bentley, English rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • Apr 16 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer
  • Apr 16 Mordechai Ben David, Jewish singer
  • Apr 20 Luther Vandross, American rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 21 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Apr 21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • Apr 22 Paul Carrack, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 27 Ace Frehley, heavy metal rocker (Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 27 Boris Kinberg, rock percussionist (Mink Deville)
  • May 3 Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
  • May 3 Chris Cross, American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 4 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 4 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • May 4 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • May 4 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • May 5 Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • May 8 Chris Frantz, Ky, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
  • May 8 Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • May 10 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • May 13 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • May 14 Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • May 15 Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
  • May 19 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • May 23 Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
  • May 24 Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • May 25 Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • May 30 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
  • Jun 2 Steve Brookins, rocker (.38 Special)
  • Jun 3 Deniece Williams, [Chandler], IN, singer (Love Wouldn't Let Me Wait)
  • Jun 6 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jun 8 Bonnie Tyler, [Gaynor Hopkins], rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
  • Jun 8 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • Jun 9 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer
  • Jun 12 Bun E Carlos, [Brad Carlson], rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
  • Jun 12 Brad Delp, guitarist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • Jun 13 Liz Phillips, composer
  • Jun 15 Steve Walsh, American singer (Kansas)
  • Jun 15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 20 Peter Gordon, composer
  • Jun 21 Nils Lofgren, guitarist/singer/songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 25 Michael Francis, rocker
  • Jun 26 Rindy Ross, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 30 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper/singer (We Love Orange)
  • Jun 30 Stanley Clarke, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 1 Fred Schneider, Newark Ga, vocalist/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
  • Jul 1 Anne Feeney, American protest singer
  • Jul 1 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • Jul 2 Joey Puerta, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 3 Mike Corby [Michael John], Windsor, Berkshire, English guitarist/keyboardist (The Babys)
  • Jul 4 Ralph Johnson, rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
  • Jul 5 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • Jul 5 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
  • Jul 8 Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • Jul 8 Pleas Ned Sublette, composer
  • Jul 10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter
  • Jul 12 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
  • Jul 17 Lucie Arnaz, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 25 Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
  • Jul 25 Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Jul 28 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 29 Dean Pitchford, rocker
  • Aug 1 Robin Heifetz, composer
  • Aug 2 Andrew Gold, rocker (Lonely Boy), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 2 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
  • Aug 3 Jon Graham, rock guitarist/vocalist (Earth Wind & Fire-Celebrate)
  • Aug 13 Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
  • Aug 14 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • Aug 15 Bobby Caldwell, American rocker, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 16 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • Aug 19 John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
  • Aug 19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • Aug 22 Teresa Davis, American Soul singer (The Emotions)
  • Aug 23 Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), born in Durant, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Aug 24 Jimmy Farrar, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 25 Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest - Got Another Thing), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • Aug 28 Dave Hlubek, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • Aug 28 Wayne Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
  • Aug 28 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • Aug 30 Dana, singer/actress (Flight of the Doves)
  • Sep 2 Mike Kaminski, English musician (ELO), born in Harrogate
  • Sep 4 Martin Chambers, rock drummer (Pretenders)
  • Sep 7 Chrissie Hynde, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Morris Albert, Brazilian singer
  • Sep 7 Mark Isham, American composer
  • Sep 8 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • Sep 9 Corry Konings, Dutch singer
  • Sep 9 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • Sep 10 Peter Tolson, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2016)
  • Sep 18 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Daniel Lanois, Canadian record producer
  • Sep 21 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
  • Sep 22 David Coverdale, English singer
  • Sep 25 Burleigh Drummond, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Sep 26 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician
  • Sep 27 Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage)
  • Oct 1 Brian Greenway, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 2 Sting, [Gordon Sumner], rock vocalist (Police-Roxanne)/actor (Dune)
  • Oct 3 Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
  • Oct 3 Keb' Mo', American singer
  • Oct 3 Keb' Mo'[Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 5 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist (Live Aid), born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Oct 6 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)
  • Oct 7 Carmen R "Tata" Vega, US soul singer (Color Purple soundtrack)
  • Oct 7 John Cougar Mellencamp, Seymour Indiana, rocker (Jack & Diane)
  • Oct 11 Wesley Magoogan, rocker
  • Oct 13 John Ford Coley, rocker (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
  • Oct 13 Olympia-Ann Sylvers, rocker
  • Oct 14 Marcia Barrett, St Catherine's Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Oct 15 Frank Dimino, rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 20 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
  • Oct 23 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • Oct 25 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • Oct 25 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
  • Oct 26 [William] Bootsy Collins, guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Maggie Roche, American singer-songwriter (Roches) (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 K K Downing, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • Oct 29 Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
  • Oct 29 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
  • Nov 1 Ronald Bell, rock sax (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 2 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens)
  • Nov 8 Larry Burnette, rocker (Firefall)
  • Nov 13 Bill Gibson, California, rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Nov 13 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • Nov 14 Barry Brandt, rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • Nov 14 Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist
  • Nov 14 Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • Nov 21 Nick Gilder, singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London, England
  • Nov 22 Kent Nagano, American conductor
  • Nov 22 Kent Nagano, Conductor, born in Berkeley, California
  • Nov 25 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • Nov 27 Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27]