On This Day

Musicians Born in 1953

  • Jan 1 Alpha Blondy [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • Jan 1 Kevin Hangon, composer
  • Jan 1 Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
  • Jan 1 Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
  • Jan 5 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers), born in Mojave, California
  • Jan 6 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • Jan 7 Earl Lindo, Jamaican reggae keyboardist (Bob Marley & the Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Jan 10 Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], American singer ("Hit Me with Your Best Shot";"Love Is A Battlefield"; "We Belong"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 15 Bob Clearmountain, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer (Bruce Springsteen; Crowded House), and record producer (Brayn Adams; Bon Jovi), born in Connecticut
  • Jan 15 Chris D. [Desjardins], American punk rock singer, and poet (The Flesh Eaters), born in Riverside, California
  • Jan 19 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Here's Lucy - "Craig", Fakeout, Joyride) & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 22 Myung-Whun Chung, South Korean pianist and conductor (Chung Trio), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 23 Robin Zander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Cheap Trick - "Dream Police"; "I Want You To Want Me"), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Malcolm Green, English-born drummer (Split Enz, 1976-81 - "I Got You"), born in United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Bert Heerink, Dutch rock vocalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 26 Lucinda Williams, American roots singer-songwriter ("Passionate Kisses"; "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road"), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jan 27 Bob Mintzer, American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader (Yellowjackets), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Jan 29 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, born in Baozhong Township, Yunlin, Taiwan
  • Jan 29 Louie F. Pérez, Jr., American lyricist, percussionist, guitarist, and jarana player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive?"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 31 "Big Time" Sarah [Streeter], American blues singer, born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2015)
  • Feb 4 Kitarō [Masanori Takahashi], Japanese New Age composer (Thinking of You), born in Toyohashi, Japan
  • Feb 5 Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Feb 7 Bruce Gaitsch, American session guitarist, songwriter, and record producer (Chicago; Richard Marx; Peter Cetera; Madonna), born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Feb 10 Carl Stone, American electronic composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • Feb 11 Neil Henderson, Scottish pop guitarist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 13 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2018)
  • Feb 14 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • Feb 14 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (David Bowie, Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Feb 16 John "Brad" Bradbury, British ska drummer and record producer (The Specials), born in Coventry, England (d. 2015)
  • Feb 18 Derek Pellicci, English-born Australian rock drummer (Little River Band - "Help Is On The Way"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 18 Robin "Robbie" Bachman, Canadian drummer (Bachman-Turner Overdrive - "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"; "Takin' Care Of Business"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Feb 20 Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symphony), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 20 Poison Ivy {Kristy Wallace], American rock guitarist (The Cramps), born in San Bernadino, California
  • Feb 20 Cindy McTee, American composer (The Twittering Machine; Einstein's Dream; Circle Music), and educator (University of North Texas, 1984-2010) , born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 22 Graham Lewis, English musician (Wire), born in Grantham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 22 John Sparks, British rock bassist (Dr. Feelgood, 1971-82 - "She Does It Right"; "Milk And Alcohol"), born in Canvey, Essex, England
  • Feb 24 Derek St. Holmes, American musician rock guitarist and singer (Ted Nugent band, 1975-78; 2011-14), born in Riverview, Michigan
  • Feb 26 Michael Bolton, American rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 2 William Simmons, American R&B saxophonist and keyboardist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • Mar 3 Dave Amato, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling)
  • Mar 7 Jules Shear, American rock musician and songwriter ("If She Knew What She Wants"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 7 Kenny Aronoff, American drummer (John Mellencamp), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 8 Bob Brozman, American musician
  • Mar 10 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 11 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 11 Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
  • Mar 11 Jimmy Iovine, American record producer (Interscope Records), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 11 Chuck Jackson, Canadian singer and harmonica player (Downchild, 1990-present; Cameo Blues Band, 1978-92), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 12 Labamba [Richard Rosenberg], American rock trombonist (Asbury Jukes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 18 Jamie West-Oram, British rock guitarist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")
  • Mar 19 Billy Sheehan, American rock bassist (Talas; Mr Big - "To Be With You"; David Lee Roth), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 19 Ricky Wilson, American rock guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"; "Love Shack"), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Mar 21 Robert "Shotgun" Johnson, American rock drummer (KC & the Sunshine Band - "That's The Way I Like It")
  • Mar 23 Chaka Khan [Yvette Marie Stevens], American singer and songwriter (Rufus; "I Am Every Woman"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 26 Michael Bonagura, American country singer (Baille & Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 26 Billy Lyall, Scottish rock keyboardist (Bay City Rollers, 1969-71; Pilot, 1973-76; Alan Parsons Project - Irobot), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • Mar 27 Walter "Wally" Stocker, British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Babys - "Missing You"), born in London, England
  • Mar 31 Greg Martin, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mar 31 Sean Hopper, American rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News - "The Power Of Love"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 31 Dennis Kamakahi, Hawaiian Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarist, born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2014)
  • Apr 2 David Robinson, American rock drummer (Cars; The Modern Lovers), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Apr 3 Huub van der Lubbe, Dutch rock singer (Stampei - The Dike), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 3 Craig Taubman, Jewish-American singer (Friday Night Live), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • Apr 3 Pattie D'Arcy, American musical theater, session and touring vocalist (Cher), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Apr 4 Chen Yi, Chinese-American violinist, composer (From the Path of Beauty), and educator (UMKC Conservatory, 2006-present), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Apr 6 Christopher Franke, German musician and composer (Tangerine Dream), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Patrick Doyle, Scottish film composer (Artemis Fowl; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Thor), born in Uddingston, Scotland
  • Apr 9 Hal Ketchum, American country singer ("Small Town Saturday Night"), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 10 Terre Roche, American folk-rock singer (The Roches - "Hammond Song" ), born in New York
  • Apr 11 Branimir "Johnny" Štulić, Croatian rock singer (Azra), born in Skopje, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 12 Tony James, English rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Shepherds Bush, London
  • Apr 16 Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
  • Apr 19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Ollie Brown, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Billy Preston; Ray Parker, Jr.), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 20 James Chance [Siegfried], American punk-jazz saxophonist, keyboard player,(The Contortions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 22 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer, mostly of choral music, born in Jämsänkoski, Finland
  • Apr 25 Zeriiya Zekkariyas [Linda Womack (née Cooke)], American soul songwriter and singer (Womack & Womack -"Teardrops"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 27 Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 28 Kim Gordon, American rock bassist (Sonic Youth - "100%"), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 30 Merrill Osmond, American pop singer, and songwriter (Osmond Brothers - "One Bad Apple"; "Down by the Lazy River"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • May 1 Felix Hanemann, American rocker (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 1 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer (Alanis Morissette; Michael Jackson), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • May 2 Valery Gergiev, Russian conductor (Mariinsky Orchestra, 1988 -present; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, 1995-2008), born in Moscow, USSR
  • May 3 Bruce Hall, American rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • May 8 Billy Burnette, American rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-95), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 8 Alex Van Halen, Dutch-American rock drummer (Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"), born in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
  • May 8 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer, born in Kolding, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • May 10 Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • May 10 Alex Foster, American jazz and session saxophonist (SNL Band; Mingus Big Band), born in Oakland, California
  • May 12 Phil Beer, English multi-instrumentalist and composer (Show of Hands), born in Exminster, Devon
  • May 14 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Red Rider - "Lunatic Fringe"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 15 Mike Oldfield, British musician and composer (Tubular Bells), born in Reading, Berkshire
  • May 16 Richard Page, American singer and bassist (Mr Mister- "Broken Wings"; "Kyrie"), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • May 17 George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 18 (Feliciano) "Butch" Tavares, American R&B singer (Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • May 19 Roddy Lorimer, Scottish session and touring trumpeter and flugelhorn player (Waterboys; Blur; Pete Townshend; Spiritualized; Dr. John), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 22 Stuart Elliott, British rock session drummer (Kate Bush; Alan Parsons Project; Al Stewart) born in London, England
  • May 23 Rick Fenn, British rock guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"; "The Things We Do for Love"), born in Oxford, England
  • May 24 Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director (Billy Joel; Ringo Starr), and corporate entertainment provider born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 25 Rich Alves, American country guitarist (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Pleasanton, California
  • May 28 Arto Lindsay, American guitarist, composer (Lounge Lizards; Ambitious Lovers), and producer (Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Lucas Santtana), born in Richmond, Virginia

Danny Elfman

May 29 Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter (Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"), and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer (The Simspons Theme; Good Will Hunting; Tim Burton films), born in Los Angeles, California

  • May 29 Rick Henderson, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • May 29 Karla DeVito, American stage and screen actress and singer, born in Mokena, Illionis
  • Jun 4 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Thunderclap Newman; Wings), born in Dumbarton, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • Jun 4 Paul Samson [Sansom] British heavy metal and blues guitarist (Samson), born in Norwich, England (d. 2002)
  • Jun 7 Johnny Clegg, South African musician "The White Zulu", born in Bacup, Lancashire (d. 2019)
  • Jun 12 Jonathan "Rocky" Burnette, American rock and roll vocalist ("Tired of Toein' the Line"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 14 David Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Pere Ubu), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 15 Raphael Wallfisch, British concert cellist, born in London, England
  • Jun 16 Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion - "Clutching At Straws"), born in Paddington, London, England
  • Jun 18 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band - "Boogie Shoes"), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Jun 19 Larry Dunn [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • Jun 21 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), born in St. Andrew, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • Jun 22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer ("Girls Just Want To Have Fun"; "Time After Time"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Ralph Ezell, American singer (Shenandoah - "Sunday in the South"), born in Union, Mississippi
  • Jun 26 Robert Davi, American actor (Die Hard; License to Kill), director (The Dukes), and singer ("Davi Sings Sinatra"), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 29 Billy Hinsche, American pop musician, singer, and songwriter (Dino, Desi & Billy; The Beach Boys), born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2021)
  • Jun 29 Don Dokken, American heavy metal rocker (Dokken - "Alone Again"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 29 Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • Jun 30 Hal Lindes, American-English rock guitarist (Dire Straits, 1980-85), and film score composer, born in Monterey, California
  • Jul 6 Nanci Griffith, American singer ("From A Distance"), and songwriter ("Once in a Very Blue Moon"; "Love at the Five and Dime"), born in Seguin, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Jul 7 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • Jul 9 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 10 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 11 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Jul 13 Violeta Dinescu, Romanian pianist, composer (Tabar), and music professor, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jul 14 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jul 18 Neil Stubenhaus, American session and touring bass guitarist, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut [1]
  • Jul 20 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer (Marcia Shines), born in Boston, Massachessetts
  • Jul 21 Eric Bazilian, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Brian Howe, British rock singer (Bad Company, 1986-93 - "This Love"; "Holy Water"), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 23 Chris Pinnick, American session and touring guitarist (Chicago; Herb Alpert), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jul 24 Jon Faddis, American jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 26 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Geddy Lee

Jul 29 Geddy Lee, Canadian rock vocalist, and bassist (Rush - "Tom Sawyer"; "The Trees"; "New World Man"), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Jul 31 Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra - "Strange Magic"; "Evil Woman"), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2018)
  • Aug 1 Robert Cray, American Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, and singer ("Smoking Gun"; "The Forecast Calls for Pain"), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Aug 3 Ian Bairnson, Scottish musician (Alan Parsons Project; Kate Bush), born in Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Aug 4 Michael Harris, American trumpet and flugelhorn player (The Phenix Horns - Earth, Wind & Fire; Phil Collins)
  • Aug 5 Samantha Sang [Cheryl Lau Sang], Australian pop singer (Emotion), born in Melbourne
  • Aug 6 Pat MacDonald, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Timbuk 3 - "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Aug 12 Peter Ostroushko, American fiddler, mandolin player, and composer (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 James "J.T." Taylor, American R&B singer (Kool & The Gang - "Ladies' Night"; "Celebration"; "Joanna"), born in Laurens, South Carolina
  • Aug 17 Kevin Rowlands, British rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"), born in Wednesfield, England
  • Aug 19 Luis Muñoz, Costa Rican jazz percussionist, composer, and bandleader, born in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Aug 23 Bobby Gubby, English rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Aug 24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 24 John Cowan, American rock, progressive bluegrass session and touring bass player, and vocalist (New Grass Revival, 1974-89; Doobie Bothers, 1993-95), born in Minerva, Ohio
  • Aug 27 Alex Lifeson [Živojinović], Serbian-Canadian rock guitarist (Rush - "Limelight"), born in n Fernie, British Columbia
  • Aug 27 John Sambataro, American session and touring rock vocalist and guitarist (Andy Gibb; McQuinn, Clark & Hillman; Dave Mason), born in South Florida
  • Aug 29 Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult, 1981-85)
  • Sep 2 John Zorn, American jazz and avant garde musician and composer, born in New York City
  • Sep 5 Paulie Carmen, American rock vocalist (Champaign), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Sep 7 Ben Bossi, American rock saxophonist (Romeo Void), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 7 Michael Byron, American classical composer (Tidal), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Tommy Shaw, American rock guitarist, and singer (Styx - "Come Sail Away"; Damn Yankees), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Renée Geyer, Australian singer ("It's A Man's Man's World"; "Stares and Whispers"), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, born in Yancey Mills, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 15 Pat Barrett, Canadian pop and doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Sep 16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 16 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 16 Michael Rhodes, American country, rock, and jazz session and touring bass player, born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Sep 18 Gerald Custer, American choral conductor and composer (I Kiss My Hand to the Stars), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • Sep 25 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon), born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
  • Sep 27 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Sep 27 Heather Watts, American ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie - "DJ Riot"), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sep 28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Sep 30 Deborah Allen, American country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 4 Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario [some sources give birth date as Feb. 12, 1951]
  • Oct 4 Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss new-age harpist (Down to the Moon), born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Oct 5 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 7 (Hector) "Tico" Torres, American rock drummer (Bon Jovi - "Livin' On A Prayer";"It's My Life"), born in New York City
  • Oct 8 Ricky Lee Phelps, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett"), born in Paragould, Arkansas
  • Oct 8 Robert Saxton, British classical composer (The Circle of Light; Caritas), born in London
  • Oct 10 (James) "Midge" Ure, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and synth player ("Dear God"; Ultravox - "We Came to Dance"; Band Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Oct 15 Tito Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "Never Can Say Goodbye"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Oct 16 Tony Carey, American rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Rainbow; Planet P Project), born in Watsonville, California
  • Oct 21 Charlotte Caffey, American rock guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist (The Go-Go's - "We Got The Beat"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 21 Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • Oct 23 Pauline Black [Belinda Magnus], English ska singer (Selecter -"On My Radio"), born in Romford, East London
  • Oct 24 Billy Thomas, American singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You), born in Fort Meyers, Florida
  • Oct 26 Julian Keith Strickland, American drummer (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Oct 28 Desmond Child [John Barrett], American-Hungarian songwriter (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer"; Aerosmith - "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"; Ricky Martin - "Livin' la Vida Loca"), and producer, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Nov 3 Helios Creed [Barry Johnson], American hard rock guitarist (Chrome), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (XTC - "Mayor Of Simpleton"), born in Mtarfa, Malta
  • Nov 11 Kahil El'Zabar [Clifton Blackburn], American jazz percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Vasilis Karras [Kesoglidis], Greek folk singer (Tilefonise Mou), born in Kokkinohori, Greece
  • Nov 12 Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer and guitarist (The Traveller), born in Podor, French West Africa (now Senegal)
  • Nov 13 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English Celtic-punk rock drummer (The Pogues), born in London
  • Nov 14 James Guthrie, English music producer and sound engineer (Pink Floyd), born in Edmonton, England

About 1953

How Old? 67 or 68 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Feb 13), Snake (Feb 14 - Dec 31)