Birthdays in Music in 1963

  • Jan 4 Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
  • Jan 5 Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
  • Jan 6 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
  • Jan 7 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer
  • Jan 13 Tim Patrick Kelly, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jan 17 Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
  • Jan 19 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
  • Jan 25 Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Jan 26 Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
  • Jan 26 Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
  • Jan 28 Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
  • Feb 2 Eva Cassidy, American singer, born in Washington D.C (d. 1996)
  • Feb 8 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • Feb 9 Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)
  • Feb 14 D'Wayne Wiggins, singer (Tony! Toni! Tone!)
  • Feb 17 Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)

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Feb 19 Seal, English singer-songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • Feb 20 Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
  • Feb 23 Robert Collins, keyboard player
  • Mar 1 Robert James Affuso, Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • Mar 1 Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
  • Mar 1 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer

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Mar 4 Jason Newsted, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Nothing Else Matters), born in Battle Creek, Michigan

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • Mar 4 MDV, [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • Mar 4 Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
  • Mar 6 Suzanne Crough, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • Mar 7 Denyce Graves, American singer
  • Mar 9 David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
  • Mar 10 Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • Mar 10 Rick Rubin, American record producer
  • Mar 15 Bret Michaels, Harrisburg Pa, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
  • Mar 16 Jimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer
  • Mar 17 Nick Peros, Canadian composer
  • Mar 18 Vanessa L Williams, Millwood NY, Actress, singer and 1st African American Miss America (1983)
  • Mar 20 Paul Mirkovich, rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • Mar 21 Sharon June Howe Pederson, Glencoe Mn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 22 Suzanne Sulley, Sheffield S Yorks, rocker (Human Leauge-Human)
  • Mar 27 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • Mar 27 Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
  • Mar 28 Andy Cousin, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet & Other Stories)
  • Mar 30 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • Mar 31 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
  • Apr 3 Criss Oliva, American musician (d. 1993)
  • Apr 3 Tsuyoshi Sekito, Japanese composer
  • Apr 4 David Gavurin, English pop guitarist/composer (Sundays, Blind)
  • Apr 4 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), born in Birmingham (d. 1992)
  • Apr 8 Julian Lennon, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John, born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 10 Warren DeMartini, heavy metal musician (Ratt)
  • Apr 16 Jimmy Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Donnie & Marie)
  • Apr 20 Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)
  • Apr 20 Kal Swan, heavy metal rocker
  • Apr 24 Billy Gould, rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 24 Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath)
  • Apr 24 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2010)
  • Apr 24 Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
  • Apr 26 Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
  • Apr 27 Arther van Dijk, drummer (Ivy Green)
  • May 5 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
  • May 7 Johnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage & Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
  • May 9 Sanja Doležal, Croatian singer (Novi fosili)
  • May 12 Charles Pettigrew, American singer (Charles and Eddie) (d. 2001)
  • May 13 Julian Brookhouse, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
  • May 17 Page McConnell, American songwriter and keyboardist (Phish), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 21 Kevin Shields, Musician (My Bloody Valentine)
  • May 24 Gene Anthony Ray, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York
  • May 24 Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
  • May 28 Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
  • May 29 Blaze Bayley, British singer (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • May 31 Wendy Smith, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • May 31 Wesley Willis, American musician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 1 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
  • Jun 7 Roberto Alagna, French tenor
  • Jun 8 Kino Haitsma, pianist/arrangeur (Josephine)
  • Jun 8 Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • Jun 9 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
  • Jun 13 Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth)
  • Jun 14 Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jun 15 Scott Rockenfield, drummer (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jun 18 Darren "Dizzy" Reed, US musician (Guns n' Roses-Sweet Girl of Mine)
  • Jun 20 Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
  • Jun 22 Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • Jun 23 Steve Shelley, American musician (Crucifucks and Sonic Youth)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • Jun 26 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer/composer (The Sundays)
  • Jun 29 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil)
  • Jun 30 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist
  • Jul 1 Roddy Bottum, rock keyboardist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor
  • Jul 7 Perry Richardson, SC, bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
  • Jul 7 Vonda Shepard, American singer
  • Jul 13 Bobby Rock, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 22 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
  • Jul 24 Paul Geary, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 26 Andrew C Timmons, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Jul 31 Norman Cook, English musician and record producer (Housemartins, Fatboy Slim), born in Bromley

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 1 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], American rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen Pennsylvania

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio

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Aug 3 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • Aug 3 Kyoko Chan Cox, American musician, daughter of Yoko Ono
  • Aug 3 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Marcus Lewis, Pontiac Mich, singer (Sing me a Song)

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Aug 9 Whitney Houston, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Aug 12 Sir Mix A Lot, American rapper
  • Aug 13 Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • Aug 19 Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • Aug 22 Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)
  • Aug 24 John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous)
  • Aug 29 Greg Steele, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
  • Aug 29 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
  • Aug 31 Reb Beach, heavy metal rocker (Winger-17)
  • Sep 1 Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN-Bad bad woman)
  • Sep 4 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
  • Sep 6 Mark Chesnutt, country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Sep 7 Eric Eazy-E Wright, rapper
  • Sep 10 David Titlow, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
  • Sep 10 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and musician
  • Sep 16 Richard Marx, rock musician (Hold on to the Night), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 17 Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
  • Sep 19 Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp)
  • Sep 29 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer/bassist (Primus-Suck on This)
  • Sep 30 Reb Beach, rocker (Winger)
  • Oct 14 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
  • Oct 26 Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)
  • Oct 28 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician/songwriter (Adesso Te)
  • Oct 30 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real)
  • Oct 31 Johnny Marr, rocker (Smiths-Ask, Girl Afraid)
  • Oct 31 Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead
  • Nov 1 Rick Allen, rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • Nov 1 Kenny Alphin, American guitarist (Big & Rich)
  • Nov 2 Bobby Dall American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
  • Nov 4 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon)
  • Nov 4 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • Nov 6 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (d. 1998)
  • Nov 16 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
  • Nov 25 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer
  • Nov 26 Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
  • Dec 3 Joe Lally, American musician (Fugazi)
  • Dec 7 Barbara Weathers, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Dec 11 Jon Brion, American musician/record producer
  • Dec 12 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Dec 16 Jeff Carson, American singer
  • Dec 18 Pauline Ester, French singer
  • Dec 19 Jennifer Beals, actress (Flashdance, Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 24 Mary Ramsey, singer (10,000 Maniacs)
  • Dec 26 Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
  • Dec 28 Mel Stottlemyre Jr, pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays)
  • Dec 31 Scott Ian, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man), born in Queens, New York