Birthdays in Music in 1976

  • Jan 5 Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • Jan 12 Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 21 Emma Bunton, "Baby Spice", singer (Spice Girls), born in London, England

Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
  • Jan 23 Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Jan 26 Willie Adler, American guitar player
  • Jan 27 Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Jan 28 Jarrod Montague, American drummer (Taproot)
  • Feb 4 Cam'ron, American rapper
  • Feb 10 Kev Brown, American rapper/producer
  • Feb 13 Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Feb 13 Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
  • Feb 14 Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 15 Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus), born in Van Nuys, California

Musician Brandon Boyd
Musician
Brandon Boyd
  • Feb 15 Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers)
  • Feb 16 Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
  • Feb 20 Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
  • Feb 24 Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
  • Feb 24 Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
  • Feb 25 Chris Pitman, rocker (Zaum, Tool)
  • Feb 25 Rashida Jones, American actress (Parks and Recreation), writer, model, and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Chad Urmston, American musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 29 Ja Rule, American rapper (Between Me and You, Always on Time) and actor, born in NYC, New York

Rapper Ja Rule
Rapper
Ja Rule
  • Mar 4 Scott Sturgeon (Stza Crack), American musician (Choking Victim and Leftover Crack)
  • Mar 10 Kisaki, Japanese musician
  • Mar 10 Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
  • Mar 12 Simon Young, English music journalist
  • Mar 13 James Dewees, musician
  • Mar 17 Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 19 Zach Lind, American drummer (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Mar 20 Chester Bennington, American singer and songwriter (Linkin Park), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2017)
  • Mar 25 Juvenile, American rapper
  • Mar 25 Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
  • Mar 27 Tia Fuller, American jazz musician (Beyoncé backing band), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Mar 28 David Keuning, American guitar player (The Killers)
  • Mar 30 Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
  • Apr 3 Drew Shirley, American musician
  • Apr 6 Georg Hólm, Icelandic musician
  • Apr 14 Christian Älvestam, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
  • Apr 16 Lukas Haas, actor (Witness, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17 Monet Mazur, American actress and musician
  • Apr 18 Fayray, Japanese singer
  • Apr 19 Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation)
  • Apr 27 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer
  • Apr 29 Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
  • Apr 30 Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
  • May 8 Martha Wainwright, Canadian American musician and songwriter
  • May 8 Ian "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps)
  • May 10 Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • May 10 Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • May 14 Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI)
  • May 17 Lee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
  • May 21 Deron Miller, American rock musician
  • May 21 Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
  • May 24 Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician
  • May 25 Sandra Nasic, German singer (Guano Apes)
  • May 26 Justin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • May 29 David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • Jun 2 Adrian Carlos Olivares, Mexico City, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Jun 2 Tim Rice-Oxley, English musician (Keane), born in Oxford, England
  • Jun 3 Yuri Ruley, American drummer
  • Jun 6 aKido, Canadian musician
  • Jun 7 Necro, Jewish American rapper
  • Jun 11 Tai Anderson, American musician (bass player for Third Day)
  • Jun 13 Kym Marsh, English singer, actress, & T.V. presenter
  • Jun 13 Jason 'J' Brown, English Singer
  • Jun 15 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
  • Jun 18 Blake Shelton, American Country Singer
  • Jun 20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Jun 21 Mike Einziger, American musician
  • Jun 22 Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • Jun 23 Joe Becker, American musician
  • Jun 29 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician
  • Jul 3 Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 5 Bizarre, American rapper (D12)
  • Jul 8 David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
  • Jul 10 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • Jul 12 Tracie Spencer, rocker
  • Jul 15 Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper
  • Jul 20 Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • Jul 23 Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • Jul 28 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach), born in Mariposa, California
  • Jul 31 Joshua Cain, American musician (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • Aug 8 JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • Aug 8 Drew Lachey, American singer
  • Aug 11 Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • Aug 12 Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
  • Aug 12 Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
  • Aug 14 Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
  • Aug 26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • Aug 26 Zemfira, Russian singer
  • Aug 31 Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer
  • Sep 2 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • Sep 4 Katreeya English, Thai singer, actress, model
  • Sep 6 N.O.R.E., American rapper
  • Sep 6 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer
  • Sep 8 Brendan Kelly, American musician (The Lawrence Arms)
  • Sep 9 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar)
  • Sep 11 Elephant Man, Jamaican musician
  • Sep 12 Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • Sep 15 Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Sep 16 Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Sep 16 Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
  • Sep 19 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
  • Sep 20 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
  • Sep 21 Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • Sep 27 Dean Butterworth, English musician
  • Oct 2 Mandisa, American singer
  • Oct 6 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 7 Taylor Hicks, American musician
  • Oct 15 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
  • Oct 20 Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)
  • Oct 21 Josh Ritter, American musician
  • Oct 22 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Oct 28 Karl Tremblay, Canadian singer (Les Cowboys Fringants)
  • Nov 6 Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx)
  • Nov 6 Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter
  • Nov 11 Jesse Keeler, Canadian musician
  • Nov 12 Judith Holofernes, German singer (Wir sind Helden)
  • Nov 18 Shagrath, Norwegian singer (Dimmu Borgir)
  • Nov 19 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Nov 22 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • Nov 27 Tyrone Sutton, American singer (Perfect gentlemen) and Muslim chaplain
  • Nov 27 Jean Grae, South African-born rapper
  • Dec 4 Amie Comeaux, American singer (d. 1997)
  • Dec 8 Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter
  • Dec 12 Dan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness)
  • Dec 25 Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish keyboardist and songwriter