On This Day

Musicians Born in 1954 (Part 2)

  • Nov 12 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, born in Bombay, India (d. 2018)
  • Nov 14 Yanni [Chryssomallis], Greek new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance), born in Kalamata, Greece
  • Nov 14 Tawatha Agee, American singer-songwriter ("Juicy Fruit"), session and touring vocalist (James Mtume; Dave Matthews Band), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • Nov 15 Mitch Easter, American record producer (REM), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 15 Tony Thompson, American session and touring drummer (Chic; LaBelle; The Power Station), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Nov 18 Carter Burwell, American film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City
  • Nov 19 Annette Guest, American pop singer (First Choice - "Smarty Pants"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 19 Tom Scheckel, American rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Frank Marino, Canadian rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 23 Bruce Hornsby, American pop, rock, and bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and piano player ("The Way It Is"), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Nov 24 Emir Kusturica, Serbian-French filmmaker (When Father Was Away on Business; Black Cat, White Cat), and punk rock bassist (No Smoking), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Nov 30 George McArdle, Australian rock bassist (Little River Band), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 30 June Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2006)
  • Dec 2 Danielle Alexander, American country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 3 Paul Gregg, American country bassist (Restless Heart - "Big Dreams In A Small Town"; "The Bluest Eyes In Texas"), born in Altus, Oklahoma
  • Dec 6 Chris Stamey, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Dec 7 Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Dec 9 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American Clavé), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Dec 9 Jack Sonni, American guitarist (Dire Straits, 1984-88), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 10 Jack Hues, English musician (Wang Chung), born in Gillingham, Kent, England
  • Dec 10 Geoff Deane, British pop singer (Modern Romance), born in London
  • Dec 11 Jermaine Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; solo - "Let's Get Serious"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Dec 11 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic musician, born in Iceland
  • Dec 11 Vicki Randle, American singer-songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 13 John Anderson, American country singer and actor ("I've Got a Feelin'";"Money in the Bank"), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Dec 13 Steve Forbert, American singer-songwriter ("Romeo's Tune"; "Going Down To Laurel"), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Dec 14 Ib Andersen, Danish ballet dancer, born in Copenhagen
  • Dec 25 Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist andguitarist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"),born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 25 Steve Wariner, American country singer (Small Town Girl), born in Noblesville, Indiana
  • Dec 26 Peter Woods, American rock guitarist (Romeo Void - '"A Girl in Trouble")
  • Dec 26 Palmolive [Paloma Romero McLardy] Spanish-British punk rock drummer and songwriter (The Slits, The Raincoats), born in Melilla, Spain
  • Dec 29 Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Get Used To It"), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2003)
  • Dec 29 John "JR" Robinson, American session drummer appearing on over 50 Grammy winning recordings, born in Creston, Iowa
  • Dec 31 Sylvie Bodorová, Czech contemporary classical composer (Dignitas homini; Ventimiglia), born in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)