Birthdays in Music in 1952

  • Jan 2 Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
  • Jan 2 Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
  • Jan 8 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • Jan 10 Scott Thurston, keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Jan 11 Lee Ritenour, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 12 Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
  • Jan 13 Cornelius Bumpus, saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Bros), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Jan 15 Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
  • Jan 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
  • Jan 18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • Jan 19 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • Jan 20 Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • Jan 20 Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • Jan 22 Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • Jan 25 Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • Jan 27 Peter Garland, composer
  • Jan 29 Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Feb 4 Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • Feb 5 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • Feb 7 Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • Feb 8 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • Feb 12 Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 13 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 16 James Ingram, American vocalist (Just Once), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 18 Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], American vocalist (Angel of the Morning), born in Virginia
  • Feb 18 Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
  • Feb 21 Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • Feb 23 Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)
  • Feb 25 Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
  • Feb 27 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause)
  • Feb 27 Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Feb 28 Eddie Manion, saxophonist
  • Feb 28 William Finn, American composer
  • Mar 3 Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)
  • Mar 4 Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
  • Mar 5 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • Mar 7 Ernie Isley, US vocalist/guitarist (It's Your Thing, Heat is On)
  • Mar 12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • Mar 13 Wolfgang Hihm, composer
  • Mar 17 Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • Mar 19 Derek Longmuir, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Mar 21 Chris O'Connell, rocker
  • Mar 22 Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • Mar 27 Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)
  • Apr 2 Leon Wilkerson, rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Apr 4 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman)
  • Apr 6 Udo Dirkshneider, heavy metal rocker (Accept-Balls to the Wall, Udo)
  • Apr 7 Bruce Gary, rock drummer (Knack-My Sharona), born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 8 Adam Woods, rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
  • Apr 9 Magnar Åm, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim
  • Apr 12 J D Nicholas, English guitarist (Heatwave, Commodores)
  • Apr 14 Kenny Aaronson, rocker
  • Apr 18 Jim Scholten, Midland Mich, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • Apr 19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 23 Narada, [Michael Walden], Mich, rocker (Don't Want Nobody Else)
  • Apr 25 Cory Day, rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 25 Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist
  • Apr 29 Nora Dunn, comedienne (SNL, Miami Blues, Working Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 2 Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
  • May 5 Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
  • May 10 Sly Dunbar, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • May 10 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • May 10 Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
  • May 11 Renaud Séchan, French composer
  • May 14 David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
  • May 17 Jody Pijper, Dutch (background) singer
  • May 18 George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)
  • May 19 Barbara Loomis, rocker (BT Express)
  • May 20 Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)
  • May 23 James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • May 23 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • May 26 David Meece, Christian musician
  • May 30 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • May 31 Karl Bartos, German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
  • Jun 3 Billy Powell, keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)
  • Jun 5 Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • Jun 6 Yukihiro Yakahashi, rocker (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • Jun 9 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • Jun 11 Donnie Van Zant, rock vocalist (.38 Special)
  • Jun 12 Dale Krantz, singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Knussen, composer (Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • Jun 16 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer (Living Inside Myself), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 16 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)
  • Jun 25 Brian MacLeod, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • Jun 25 Tim Finn, rocker (Split Enz, Crowded House, Puberty Blues)
  • Jul 1 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 2 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • Jul 3 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • Jul 5 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Jul 6 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • Jul 9 John Tesh, New age pianist/TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • Jul 10 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist/singer
  • Jul 12 Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Jul 12 Phil Kramer, Youngtown Oh, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • Jul 12 Philip Taylor Kramer, Bass Guitar Player (d. 1995)
  • Jul 14 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • Jul 14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 15 Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • Jul 15 Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jul 15 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • Jul 16 Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)
  • Jul 17 Chet McCracken, rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 17 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 17 Phoebe Snow, singer (Theme from "It's a Different World")
  • Jul 19 Alan Collins, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Jul 19 Dominic Muldowney, composer
  • Jul 23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 4 Moya Brennan, Irish singer
  • Aug 6 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Aug 6 Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)
  • Aug 7 Richard Joswick, rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods)
  • Aug 10 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 11 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)
  • Aug 13 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group)
  • Aug 16 Gianna Rolandi, American soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 18 Patrick Swayze, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 20 John Hiatt, US singer/songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me)
  • Aug 20 Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • Aug 21 Joe Strummer, lead singer of the British punk band The Clash (Rock the Casbah)
  • Aug 21 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
  • Aug 22 Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)
  • Aug 23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
  • Aug 25 Geoff Downes, English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia)
  • Aug 26 Billy Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)
  • Aug 31 Bruce Soboroff, Chic Il, rocker (Buckinghams)
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer)
  • Sep 6 [Steven] Buddy Miller, American singer, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • Sep 9 David Stewart, rock guitarist (Eurtyhmics-Here Comes the Rain Again)
  • Sep 9 Manuel Göttsching, German musician (Ash Ra Tempel)
  • Sep 12 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • Sep 12 Neil Peart, Canada, musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)
  • Sep 13 Karen Wyman, singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
  • Sep 13 Don Was, American singer
  • Sep 15 Kelly Keagy, rock vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Sep 17 Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • Sep 19 Nile Rodgers, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 19 Rhys Chatham, composer
  • Sep 22 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • Sep 24 Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999)
  • Sep 30 Frank Zincavage, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • Oct 2 John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Oct 2 Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer
  • Oct 4 Jody Stephens, rock drummer (Big Star)
  • Oct 4 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England
  • Oct 8 Clifford Adams, American trombone player, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 Sharon Osbourne, English/American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Oct 14 Daisy Eshuijs, singer/pianist/composer (Eye to Eye)
  • Oct 14 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer/pianist
  • Oct 16 Boogie Mosson, American musician (P Funk)
  • Oct 19 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexico, spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • Oct 21 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead), born in Munich,Germany
  • Oct 21 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter
  • Oct 23 Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)
  • Oct 28 Tommy Dobeck, rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Oct 29 Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
  • Oct 31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Nov 2 Maxine Nightingale, English soul singer
  • Nov 10 Pat Severs, Camden SC, country singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
  • Nov 11 Paul Cowsill, rock keyboardist (The Cowsills-We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nov 21 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Nov 23 Bill Troiano, musician
  • Nov 27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • Nov 30 Mandy Patinkin, actor/singer (Yentl, Alien Nation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 3 Don Barnes, rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • Dec 3 Duane Roland, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • Dec 5 Bobby Barth, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Axe)
  • Dec 8 Richie Morales, drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Dec 14 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), born in Breitungen, Thuringia (d. 1996)
  • Dec 17 Mickey Jones, rock bassist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 23 Hans Abrahamsen, composer
  • Dec 25 Desireless, French singer
  • Dec 26 Andre-Michel Schub, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 27 Karla Bonoff, rock singer (New World, Restless Nights)
  • Dec 30 June Anderson, American soprano