Birthdays in Music in 1968

  • Jan 1 Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
  • Jan 5 DJ Bobo [Peter Baumann], Swiss singer, born in Kölliken
  • Jan 5 Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer
  • Jan 9 Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.)
  • Jan 11 Tom Dumont, American musician
  • Jan 12 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
  • Jan 13 Chara, Japanese singer and actress

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Jan 14 LL Cool J, [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper (Bigger & Deffer)

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • Jan 19 Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • Jan 22 Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • Jan 24 Michael Kiske, German musician
  • Jan 27 Mike Patton, Eureka Ca, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
  • Jan 27 Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
  • Jan 27 Tricky, English rapper
  • Jan 28 Sarah McLachlan, folk singer (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)
  • Jan 28 DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
  • Jan 28 Rakim, born William Michael Griffin Jr., American rapper
  • Jan 30 Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
  • Feb 2 Simon Wickham-Smith, composer and Mongolist
  • Feb 5 Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • Feb 5 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
  • Feb 6 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • Feb 7 Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
  • Feb 8 Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
  • Feb 9 Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer
  • Feb 12 Chynna Phillips, vocalist (Wilson Philips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Grégory Charles, French Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host
  • Feb 15 Axelle Red, Belgian singer and songwriter
  • Feb 17 Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)
  • Feb 19 Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • Feb 22 Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime) (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Evridiki, Greek Cypriot singer
  • Mar 4 Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)
  • Mar 6 Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
  • Mar 8 Shawn Mullins, American musician
  • Mar 9 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative)
  • Mar 15 John Tardy, US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
  • Mar 15 Sabrina [Salerno], Genoa Italy, Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys)
  • Mar 15 Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
  • Mar 15 Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 15 Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
  • Mar 22 Euronymous, Norwegian black metal musician (d. 1993)
  • Mar 26 Kenny Chesney, American singer
  • Mar 26 James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 28 Jon Lee, British drummer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 29 Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist, born in Ottawa, Ontario

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Mar 29 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless

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Mar 30 Celine Dion, Canadian singer (I'm Your Woman), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
  • Apr 1 Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
  • Apr 3 Sebastian Philip Clerk Bach, Bahamas, rock (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • Apr 5 Paula Cole, American musician
  • Apr 6 Vanessa Lann, American composer
  • Apr 15 Ed O'Brien, English musician and songwriter (Radiohead), born in Oxford
  • Apr 19 Pascal Kleiman, Spanish DJ, producer, musician
  • Apr 24 Aaron Comes, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • Apr 28 Howard Donald, British musician
  • Apr 29 Carnie Wilson, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)
  • May 1 Mark Scott, Paramus NJ, rock drummer (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • May 1 D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • May 2 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
  • May 3 Jay Darlington, keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • May 3 Shane Minor, American singer
  • May 4 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
  • May 6 Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab)
  • May 13 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician
  • May 13 PMD [Parrish J. Smith], American rapper (EPMD), from Brentwood, New York
  • May 15 Seth Putnam, American musician
  • May 16 Ralph Tresvant, singer (New Editon), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 21 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)

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May 28 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • May 30 Tim Burgess, English rock vocalist (Charlatans-Only One I Know)
  • Jun 1 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • Jun 3 Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
  • Jun 4 Al B. Sure, American R&B singer
  • Jun 6 Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
  • Jun 10 The D.O.C., American rapper
  • Jun 12 Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
  • Jun 13 Deniece Peterson, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Jun 13 David Gray, British musician
  • Jun 21 Sonique [Sonia Marina Clarke], British musician and DJ, born in London
  • Jun 28 Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
  • Jun 30 Philip Anselmo, American musician
  • Jul 4 Jack Frost, American musician
  • Jul 5 Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • Jul 19 Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head)
  • Jul 23 Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
  • Jul 24 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
  • Jul 29 Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • Jul 30 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Aug 1 Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
  • Aug 5 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
  • Aug 7 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot)
  • Aug 9 Sam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
  • Aug 10 Michael Bivins, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 11 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • Aug 11 Veda Hille, Canadian singer
  • Aug 16 Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
  • Aug 19 Mark McGuinn, country music singer
  • Aug 20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Aug 22 Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys)
  • Aug 24 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • Aug 25 Rafet El Roman, Turkish singer and composer
  • Aug 25 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musician (Belle & Sebastian)
  • Aug 25 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer
  • Aug 25 Spider One, American musician (Powerman 5000)
  • Sep 5 Brad Wilk, American musician (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)
  • Sep 7 Kyle Stevens, NJ, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • Sep 10 Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
  • Sep 11 Kay Hanley, American musician
  • Sep 12 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, Richmond, California, American guitarist (Primus-Frizzle Fry)
  • Sep 16 Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • Sep 17 Lord Jammer, rocker (Brand Nubian)
  • Sep 17 Anastacia, American singer
  • Sep 18 Cappadonna, American rapper
  • Sep 20 Tim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter
  • Sep 21 Trugoy, rocker (De La Soul)
  • Sep 21 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)

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Sep 25 Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Sep 28 Bess Singh, [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • Sep 29 Luke Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • Sep 29 Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • Oct 2 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer/songwriter
  • Oct 7 Thom Yorke, British musician and lead singer of Radiohead ('Creep', 'Paranoid Android''), born in Wellingborough

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Oct 12 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, Real Steel), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 13 Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)
  • Oct 14 Johnny Goudie, American musician
  • Oct 15 Jyrki 69, Finnish musician The 69 Eyes
  • Oct 17 Ziggy Marley, reggae performer and son of Bob Marley
  • Oct 19 Sinitta, British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 22 Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)

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Oct 22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], reggae rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
Shaggy
  • Oct 29 Tsunku, Japanese music producer
  • Nov 2 Ultra Naté, American musician
  • Nov 7 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne)
  • Nov 9 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist
  • Nov 11 Jo Kittsee, Germany, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • Nov 11 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
  • Nov 11 David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer
  • Nov 12 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride)
  • Nov 15 Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
  • Nov 15 Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor and music producer
  • Nov 21 Alex James, English bassist
  • Nov 25 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist
  • Nov 28 Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Raleigh Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
  • Nov 30 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer (Feel So High, You Gotta Be, Life)
  • Dec 2 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
  • Dec 3 Montell Jordan, American singer and record producer
  • Dec 9 Michael Foster, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 12 Tatianna, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 18 Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
  • Dec 23 Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician
  • Dec 24 Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist