Birthdays in Music in 1962

  • Jan 1 Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • Jan 4 Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jan 4 Patrick Cassidy, actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)

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Jan 6 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), born in Boone, North Carolina (d. 2002)

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • Jan 8 Chris Marion, American musician
  • Jan 14 Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • Jan 15 Conrad Lant, English musician
  • Jan 16 Jan Koster, Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
  • Jan 16 Paul Webb, rocker (TalkTalk)
  • Jan 16 Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 26 Tom Keifer, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Jan 27 Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • Jan 27 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • Jan 28 Sam Phillips, singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
  • Jan 31 Sophie Muller, Music video director
  • Feb 1 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
  • Feb 4 Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man)
  • Feb 5 Tommy Skeoch, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Feb 6 Axl Rose, [William Bailey], Lafayette In, vocalist (Guns & Roses)

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Feb 7 Garth Brooks, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Feb 7 David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Feb 9 Anik Bissonnette, Quebec ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • Feb 10 Cliff Burton, bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)

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Feb 11 Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • Feb 16 Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Feb 16 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • Feb 20 Joel Ellis, American rocker (Heavy Bones)
  • Feb 23 Michael Wilton, American rock guitarist (Queensrÿche), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 24 Michelle Shocked, singer/musician
  • Feb 25 Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
  • Mar 1 Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • Mar 2 Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Mar 5 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • Mar 7 Taylor Dayne, [Leslie Wunderman], NY, vocalist (I'll Always Love You)
  • Mar 10 Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • Mar 10 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • Mar 13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 15 Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Mar 15 Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 17 Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
  • Mar 17 Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 17 Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • Mar 26 Richard Coles, English musician (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way), born in Northampton
  • Mar 28 Ged Grimes, [Danny Wilson], rocker (Mary's Prayer)
  • Mar 30 M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 2 Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid)
  • Apr 3 Mike Ness, rocker (Social Distortion)
  • Apr 6 Stan Cullimore, bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • Apr 7 Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
  • Apr 8 Izzy Stradlin, [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
  • Apr 12 Art Alexakis, American musician
  • Apr 13 Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 15 Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
  • Apr 16 Ian MacKaye, rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • Apr 18 Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
  • Apr 18 Shirlie Hollman, rocker (Pepsi & Shirley-All Right Now)
  • Apr 26 Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
  • Apr 26 Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer (Rock on), born in San Diego, California
  • May 4 Oleta Adams, American singer
  • May 5 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • May 6 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • May 9 Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
  • May 9 John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • May 9 Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • May 12 Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter and record producer (Bad Religion) (Epitaph)
  • May 14 C C Deville, rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
  • May 14 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • May 17 Tracey Bryn, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)
  • May 18 Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer
  • May 18 Sandra Cretu, German singer
  • May 19 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • May 26 Colin Vearncombe, singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2016)
  • May 31 Corey Hart, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 1 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Jun 4 John P. Kee, American Gospel singer
  • Jun 7 Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jun 7 Michael Cartellone, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Jun 8 Nick Rhodes, [Bates], keyboardist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Jun 8 Kristine W, American musician
  • Jun 9 Eddie Lundon, rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
  • Jun 12 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
  • Jun 15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
  • Jun 16 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician
  • Jun 17 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)

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Jun 19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • Jun 21 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician
  • Jun 22 Ruby Turner, rocker (No Where to Run)
  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • Jun 30 Julianne Regan, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
  • Jul 7 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces)
  • Jul 13 Rhonda Vincent, American singer
  • Jul 14 Jeff Olson, American musician
  • Jul 18 Jack Irons, American drummer
  • Jul 22 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
  • Jul 22 Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer
  • Jul 27 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (d. 2005)
  • Jul 28 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jul 30 Monique Gabrielle, actress (Flashdance, Night Shift), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 3 Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, British musician
  • Aug 7 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
  • Aug 9 Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
  • Aug 10 Dan Donovan, rocker (Bad)
  • Aug 17 Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)
  • Aug 22 James Debarge, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Aug 25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 25 Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)
  • Aug 29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
  • Sep 8 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue)
  • Sep 12 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer
  • Sep 18 Joanne Catherall, rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • Sep 26 Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl)
  • Sep 28 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • Sep 29 Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist
  • Sep 30 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
  • Oct 2 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
  • Oct 3 Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
  • Oct 4 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • Oct 5 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Chris Botti, American jazz musician
  • Oct 16 Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Oct 16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • Oct 20 Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
  • Nov 1 Anthony Kiedis, rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Nov 1 Maga Furuholmen, rocker
  • Nov 2 Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
  • Nov 2 Mireille Delunsch, French soprano
  • Nov 3 Marilyn, rocker (You Don't Love Me)
  • Nov 5 Brian Wheat, rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Nov 6 Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer
  • Nov 7 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • Nov 11 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist
  • Nov 11 James Morrison, Australian musician
  • Nov 16 Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • Nov 17 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • Nov 18 Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)
  • Nov 20 Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Nov 21 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • Nov 24 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • Nov 27 Calvin Hayes, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
  • Nov 27 Charlie Benante, rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 27 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, SF, rock drummer (Faith No More)
  • Nov 28 Matt Cameron, musician (Soundgarden)
  • Nov 29 Andy LaRocque Swedish musician (King Diamond)
  • Dec 5 José Cura, Argentine tenor
  • Dec 6 Ben Watt, rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
  • Dec 8 Marty Friedman, American guitarist
  • Dec 11 Curtis Williams, rocker
  • Dec 11 Paul Haslinger, Austrian-born composer
  • Dec 11 Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer
  • Dec 18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • Dec 21 Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Dec 24 Michael Ray, American jazz trumpeter, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 Darren Wharton, British Keyboardist (Thin Lizzy and Dare)
  • Dec 28 Rachel Z, American pianist
  • Dec 30 Paul Crowder, rocker (The Adventures-Sea of Love)