Birthdays in Music in 1957

  • Jan 4 Patty Loveless, [Ramey], singer (Blue Side of Town), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Jan 8 Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer and choreographer
  • Jan 9 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in London, England
  • Jan 13 Don Snow, rocker (Squeeze)
  • Jan 19 Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jan 24 Vladimir "Vlatko" Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep
  • Jan 25 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, rocker (Sylvers)
  • Jan 29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jan 29 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • Feb 4 Don Davis, American composer
  • Feb 6 Jerry Marotta, rocker (Orleans-Love Takes Time)
  • Feb 6 Simon Phillips, Drummer of Toto (band)
  • Feb 7 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 13 Doris King, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Feb 14 Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
  • Feb 15 Jake E Lee, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
  • Feb 17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
  • Feb 19 Falco, [John Hoelcel], rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus)
  • Feb 19 Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician
  • Feb 25 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
  • Feb 27 Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)
  • Feb 28 Cindy Wilson, American rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Feb 28 Ian Stanley, keyboardist
  • Feb 28 Phil Gould, rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • Feb 28 Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
  • Mar 1 Jon Carroll, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 5 Mark E Smith, English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)
  • Mar 8 Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • Mar 8 Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Mark Mancina, American composer
  • Mar 11 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • Mar 12 Marlon D Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-Maybe Tomorrow), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 12 Steve Harris, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss), born in London, England
  • Mar 18 Melvin Gentry, vocalits/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Mar 18 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)

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Mar 20 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • Mar 22 Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (Wiz)
  • Mar 27 Billy MacKenzie, rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch)
  • Apr 4 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid)
  • Apr 4 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
  • Apr 4 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star)
  • Apr 7 Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter and producer (Climie Fisher - Love Changes), born in London
  • Apr 9 Ednita Nazario, Ponce PR, spanish singer
  • Apr 10 Steve Gustafson, American musician
  • Apr 12 Vince Gill, country singer (When I Call Your Name), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Wayne Lewis, keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • Apr 19 Belinda Lipscomb, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Apr 19 Bo[as] Watson, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Apr 20 Richenel, [Hubertus R Baars], singer/performer (Turn My Page)
  • Apr 23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer
  • Apr 24 David J, British musician
  • Apr 24 Boris Williams, British musician
  • Apr 28 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • Apr 29 Richie C Robertson, rock bassist/vocalist (Fabulous Poodles)
  • Apr 29 Mark Kendall, American guitarist
  • May 1 Steve Farris, rock guitarist (Mr Mister)
  • May 1 Ko Otani, Japanese composer
  • May 3 Cactus Moser, Montrose Co, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • May 5 Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)

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May 10 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • May 18 Michael Cretu, rocker (Enigma)
  • May 23 Jimmy McShane, singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 1995)
  • May 26 Kristina Olsen, American musician
  • May 30 Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • Jun 2 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • Jun 7 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician
  • Jun 11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American musician
  • Jun 15 Brad Gillis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • Jun 17 Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Martin Dillon, American opera singer (d. 2005)
  • Jun 21 Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • Jun 22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 22 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • Jun 23 Lee John, [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 24 Astro, [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jun 26 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Robert Forster, Australian musician
  • Jul 2 Mick Anker, British rocker and bass guitarist (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Jul 3 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jul 7 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact)
  • Jul 9 [Peter] Marc Almond, Merseyside England, vocalist (Soft Cell)
  • Jul 11 Michael Rose, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 11 Peter Murphy, English singer and musician (Bauhaus), born in Northamptonshire, England
  • Jul 17 Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)
  • Jul 20 Merlina Defranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Jul 24 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • Jul 24 Robbie Grey, English rocker (Modern English)
  • Jul 25 Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
  • Jul 27 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • Jul 29 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • Jul 31 Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus)
  • Aug 2 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
  • Aug 11 Richie Ramone, [Richie Beau], rock drummer (Ramones-Pet Semtary)
  • Aug 16 Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • Aug 18 Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
  • Aug 21 Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • Aug 21 Kim Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 22 Holly Dunn, country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 24 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 26 Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer
  • Aug 29 Pim Kops, rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)
  • Aug 31 Gina Schock, rocker (Gogos-Our Lips Are Sealed)
  • Aug 31 Glenn Tilbrook, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted), born in London, England

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Sep 1 Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga), born in Havana, Cuba

  • Sep 2 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 "Curley" Joe Smyth, Westbrook Me, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • Sep 6 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park)
  • Sep 9 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist
  • Sep 10 Siobhan Fahey, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 10 Carol Decker, UK singer (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • Sep 11 Jon Moss, rock drummerer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • Sep 12 Hans Zimmer, German composer
  • Sep 13 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 20 Alannah Currie, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 22 Johnette Napolitano, rocker (Concrete Blonde)

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Sep 22 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer/Songwriter Nick Cave
Singer/Songwriter
Nick Cave
  • Sep 22 Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford
  • Sep 23 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • Sep 29 Mari Wilson, British singer
  • Sep 29 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • Oct 5 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
  • Oct 7 Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean, Olympic gold 84), born in Nottingham
  • Oct 11 Blair Cunningham, rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 11 Jon Moss, rock drummer (Culture Club)
  • Oct 14 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 19 Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
  • Oct 20 Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • Oct 21 Julian Cope, [Kevin Stapleton], Welsh pop musician (Eve's Volcano)
  • Oct 21 Steve Lukather, US rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)
  • Oct 25 Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
  • Oct 28 Stephen Morris, English pop drummer (Joy Division-Atmosphere)
  • Oct 31 Robert Pollard, American rocker
  • Oct 31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor
  • Nov 1 Lyle Lovett, Klein Tx, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth)
  • Nov 1 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 2 Carter Beauford, American drummer (Dave Matthews Band)
  • Nov 4 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in New York City
  • Nov 5 David Moyse, Adelaide Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)
  • Nov 6 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress
  • Nov 6 Lori Singer, actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Nov 8 Porl Thompson, British musician (The Cure)
  • Nov 10 Chris Joyce, rocker (Simply Red)
  • Nov 14 Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • Nov 15 Joe Leeway, rocker (Thompson Twins)
  • Nov 15 Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)
  • Nov 18 Jenny Burton, American rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 19 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
  • Nov 20 James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Nov 21 Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Nov 22 Sharon Bailey, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • Nov 23 John "Jellybean" Benitez, music producer
  • Nov 24 Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Nov 30 John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)
  • Nov 30 Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • Nov 30 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • Dec 8 Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites), born in London, England
  • Dec 9 Donny Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Dec 12 Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)
  • Dec 12 Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 13 Morris Day, American singer (The Time)
  • Dec 15 Tim Reynolds, Wiesbaden, Germany, guitarist (Dave Matthews Band)
  • Dec 18 John Webster, Canadian rocker (Red Rider - Light in the Tunnel)
  • Dec 19 Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
  • Dec 20 Billy Bragg, English rocker (It Says Here, Ideology), singer/songwriter, born in Barking Essex
  • Dec 20 Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose)
  • Dec 20 Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer
  • Dec 22 Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)
  • Dec 23 Dan Bigras, Canadian singer
  • Dec 24 Ian Burden, S Yorks England, rock bassist (Human League-Only Human)
  • Dec 24 Diane Tell, Quebec singer
  • Dec 25 Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
  • Dec 25 Shane MacGowan, punk rock musician (Pogues-Red Roses For Me), born in Pembury, Kent