Birthdays in Music in 1960

  • Jan 4 Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
  • Jan 10 Samira Said, Moroccan singer
  • Jan 15 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
  • Jan 16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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Jan 22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist/actor (INXS, Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1997)

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • Jan 26 Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • Jan 29 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • Jan 29 Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jan 29 J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
  • Feb 4 Tim Booth, British singer (James)
  • Feb 4 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 5 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
  • Feb 7 Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • Feb 9 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 10 Lionel Cartwright, Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)
  • Feb 13 Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)
  • Feb 15 Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • Feb 20 Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
  • Feb 20 Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)
  • Feb 20 Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
  • Feb 21 Steve Wynn, American singer (
  • Feb 26 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham
  • Feb 27 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
  • Feb 27 Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
  • Feb 29 Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
  • Feb 29 Khaled, Algerian raï musician
  • Mar 5 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • Mar 12 Kipp Lennon, American singer
  • Mar 12 Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
  • Mar 12 Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
  • Mar 13 Adam Clayton, Oxfordshire, rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow)
  • Mar 21 Guy Chadwick, English singer/songwriter (House of Love)
  • Mar 21 Robert Sweet, American drummer
  • Mar 22 Laurie Sargent, rock vocalist (Face To Face)
  • Mar 24 Nena, German pop singer
  • Mar 25 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • Apr 3 Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch musician
  • Apr 3 Marie Denise Pelletier, Quebec singer
  • Apr 4 Jane Eaglin, English soprano
  • Apr 6 Warren Haynes, rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Apr 10 Katrina Leskanich, American musician
  • Apr 14 Brian Forster, rocker (Partridge Family Drums)
  • Apr 18 Ocl Sweda, rocker (Bulletboys)
  • Apr 23 Steve Clark, Hillsborough England, rock guitarist (Def Leppard)
  • Apr 26 Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Apr 28 Wally Langdon, bassist (Bob Color)
  • Apr 29 Gerard Joling, Dutch singer (Love is in Your Eyes)
  • Apr 29 Phil King, English bassist
  • May 6 Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • May 6 Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • May 6 John Flansburgh, American musician
  • May 6 Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
  • May 7 Adam Bernstein, American music video/television director
  • May 8 Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Salisbury, Maryland

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May 10 Bono [Paul Hewson], rocker (U2-Joshua Tree), born in Dublin, Ireland

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • May 14 Anne Clark, English singer
  • May 19 Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • May 20 Susan Cowsill, rock vocalist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • May 29 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • May 30 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
  • Jun 1 Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • Jun 2 Tony Hadley, rock vocalist (Spandau Ballet-True)
  • Jun 6 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • Jun 8 Mick Hucknall, rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
  • Jun 19 Simon Wright, heavy metal drummer (AC/DC)
  • Jun 19 Luke Morley, British guitarist
  • Jun 20 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Jun 23 Donald Harrison, American musician
  • Jun 23 Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese musician and programmer
  • Jun 26 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist
  • Jun 30 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)
  • Jul 1 Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 11 David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
  • Jul 12 Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
  • Jul 14 Ray Herndon, Scottsdale Ar, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
  • Jul 16 Eus van Someren, pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw)
  • Jul 17 Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
  • Jul 21 Matt Mulhern, actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage)
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
  • Aug 1 Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)
  • Aug 2 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
  • Aug 2 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
  • Aug 4 Robbin Crosby, heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round)
  • Aug 5 Calvin Hayes, British musician (Johnny Hates Jazz)
  • Aug 5 Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Aug 5 Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
  • Aug 7 Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
  • Aug 12 Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)
  • Aug 13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
  • Aug 14 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Aug 14 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • Aug 15 Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man)
  • Aug 17 Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer
  • Aug 19 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
  • Aug 26 Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
  • Aug 26 Nancy Martinez, rocker
  • Aug 30 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (d. 1992)
  • Aug 31 Chris Whitley, American musician (d. 2005)
  • Sep 4 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
  • Sep 7 David Steele, rock keyboardist (Fine Young Cannibals), born in Birmingham, England
  • Sep 8 Aimee Mann, American musician
  • Sep 10 David Lowery, American musician
  • Sep 11 Neal X, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Sep 23 John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
  • Sep 28 Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
  • Oct 2 Django Bates, jazz musician
  • Oct 2 Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
  • Oct 4 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Oct 6 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • Oct 7 Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer
  • Oct 7 Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer
  • Oct 10 Eric Martin, rocker (Mr Big)
  • Oct 13 Joey Belladonna, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • Oct 16 Bob Mould, American musician
  • Oct 19 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England
  • Oct 19 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 19 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist
  • Oct 20 Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • Oct 22 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains)
  • Oct 24 Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • Nov 3 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue-Pay Day)
  • Nov 3 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • Nov 4 Kim Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Nov 4 Frl. Menke, German pop singer of the Neue Deutsche Welle
  • Nov 5 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy)
  • Nov 7 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss)
  • Nov 9 Joëlle Ursull, a Guadeloupean singer
  • Nov 12 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • Nov 14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer

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Nov 17 RuPaul Andre Charles, American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • Nov 18 Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)
  • Nov 19 Matt Sorum, US pop drummer (Guns n' Roses, Like a Suicide) [or Nov 2]
  • Nov 22 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Nov 24 Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
  • Nov 25 Amy Grant, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Nov 25 Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 27 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion)
  • Dec 2 Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • Dec 2 Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • Dec 5 Jack Russell, rocker (Great White-Twice Shy)
  • Dec 5 Les Nemes, rock bassist (Haircut 100)
  • Dec 7 Craig Scanlon, English guitarist (The Fall)
  • Dec 11 Rachel Portman, English film composer
  • Dec 12 Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
  • Dec 15 Doug Phelps, American singer (Ky Headhunters - Davy Crockett), born in Leachville, Arkansas
  • Dec 15 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • Dec 21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
  • Dec 22 Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
  • Dec 22 Luther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew)
  • Dec 23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
  • Dec 27 Donald Nally, American choral conductor
  • Dec 28 Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)