On This Day

Musicians Born in 1953 (Part 2)

  • 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
  • Nov 15 Alexander O'Neal, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Criticize"), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Nov 17 Jilly Johnson, British model and pop vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in England
  • Nov 18 Alan Murphy, British rock session guitarist (Kate Bush), born in Islington, London, England (d. 1989)
  • Nov 21 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Nov 22 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 Francis Cabrel, French folk and country singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Agen, France
  • Nov 24 Tod Machover, composer
  • Nov 27 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 30 (Johnny) "Shuggie" Otis [Veliotes], American rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("Strawberry Letter 23"; "Inspiration Information"), born in Los Angeles California
  • Nov 30 David Sancious, American session and touring keyboardist (E Street Band, 1972-74; Peter Gabriel; Stanley Clarke; Zuccchero), born in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • Dec 5 John Molo, American rock and jazz drummer (Bruce Hornsby and The Range; Moonalice) ,born in Bethesda, Maryland)
  • Dec 8 Stan Harrison, American rock and jazz saxophonist and woodwind player (Mud Music Ensemble)
  • Dec 10 Diane Schuur, American jazz pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dec 17 Ikue Mori, Japanese experimental drummer and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Dec 17 Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Elliot Easton [Steinberg], American rock lead guitarist (The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Jim "Kimo" West, Canadian guitarist (More Guitar Stories), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 21 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2020)
  • Dec 21 Andras Schiff, Hungarian-British concert pianist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 22 David Leisner, American classical guitarist and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 26 Henning Schmitz, German recording engineer & keyboardist (Kraftwerk, 1991-present), born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • Dec 28 Richard Clayderman, French pop instrumental pianist (Amour, Romantic America), born in Paris
  • Dec 28 Roberto Cacciapaglia, Italian pianist and composer of electronic and classical music, born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 28 Martha Wash, American disco singer-songwriter (Two Tons O' Fun; The Weather Girls - "It's Raining Men"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 29 Gali Atari, Israeli pop singer (Milk And Honey) and actress, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • Dec 30 Graham Vick, British opera director (Birmingham Opera Company, 1987-2020), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 2021)
  • Dec 31 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)