Birthdays in Music in 1955

  • Jan 3 Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
  • Jan 4 Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Jan 4 Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
  • Jan 8 Mike Reno, rock vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 10 Luci Martin, rocker vocalist (Chic)
  • Jan 10 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • Jan 13 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • Jan 13 Trevor Rabin, rocker (Yes)
  • Jan 13 Paul Kelly, Australian singer
  • Jan 17 Steve Earle, country singer (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 19 Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
  • Jan 20 Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer
  • Jan 23 Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
  • Jan 26 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress and singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Jan 26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • Jan 27 Richard Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Jan 30 Michael Thompson, guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd)
  • Feb 12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
  • Feb 13 Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
  • Feb 13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • Feb 16 Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
  • Feb 23 Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist (Things Can Only Get Better)
  • Feb 24 Bob Abrams, Ohio, rocker (Buckinghams)
  • Feb 27 Garry Christian, rocker
  • Feb 27 Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
  • Feb 28 Randy Jackson, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 1 Jimmy Fortune, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Mar 2 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 2 Jay Osmond, American singer and drummer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Mar 9 Fernando Bujones, ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 10 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Mar 10 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • Mar 14 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • Mar 15 Daniel "Dee" Snider, American sincer, songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister), born in Astoria, Queens
  • Mar 17 Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
  • Mar 26 Dean Dillon, country singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • Mar 28 Reba McEntire, McAlester Ok, country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues)
  • Mar 30 Randy Vanwarmer, vocalist (Just When I Needed You Most), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 31 Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
  • Apr 10 Lesley Garrett, British soprano
  • Apr 13 Louis Johnson, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17 Rob Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
  • Apr 22 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • Apr 28 Edwin "Eddie" Jobson, British rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure), born in Bilingham, England
  • Apr 29 Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • May 1 Nick Feldman, English musician
  • May 2 Jo Callis, English rocker (The Human League), born in Rotherham, Kent
  • May 3 Timmy Cappello, rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys)
  • May 4 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • May 9 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • May 11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)

  • May 11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 16 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • May 20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • May 21 John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
  • May 21 Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 22 Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
  • May 22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey

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May 24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • May 29 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • May 29 Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • May 30 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • May 31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP
  • Jun 1 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • Jun 7 Joey Scarbury, Ontario California, singer (Greatest American Hero)
  • Jun 8 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker
  • Jun 8 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • Jun 23 Glenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits, Samhain, Danzig), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Jun 26 Mick Jones, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • Jun 28 Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • Jul 1 Keith Whitley, Sandy Hook Ky, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes)
  • Jul 3 Neil Clar, rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
  • Jul 3 Marc Bonilla, American guitarist (Keith Emerson Band), born in Contra Costa, California
  • Jul 4 John Waite, vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You)
  • Jul 5 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Jul 9 Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Jul 21 Henry Preistman, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
  • Jul 21 Tacho Ocheriski, singer (Putting on the Ritz)
  • Jul 21 Howie Epstein, American musician (d. 2003)
  • Jul 21 Taco Ockerse, Indonesian singer
  • Jul 29 "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)
  • Jul 30 Rat Scabies [Chris Miller], British rock drummer (the Damned), born in Surrey, England
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Lowe, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 5 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 8 Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • Aug 8 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • Aug 12 Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • Aug 17 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
  • Aug 20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 27 Laura Fygi, Dutch singer
  • Aug 29 Diamanda Galas, composer
  • Aug 30 Martin Jackson, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • Sep 1 Bruce Foxton, rock guitarist (Jam)

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Sep 3 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • Sep 10 Pat Mastelotto, rock drummer (Mr Mister, King Crimson)
  • Sep 13 Joe Morris, American musician
  • Sep 16 Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
  • Sep 19 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • Sep 25 Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna)
  • Sep 25 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • Sep 26 Carlene Carter, country singer (I Fell in Love), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 1 Howard Hewett, rock vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 2 Philip Oakey, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human Leauge-Only Human)
  • Oct 3 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 5 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
  • Oct 7 Yo-Yo Ma, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
  • Oct 12 Pat DiNizio, rock vocalist (The Smithereens), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician (Mimi on the beach), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Oct 19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • Oct 21 Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • Oct 29 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American musical theatre actress
  • Nov 2 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 2 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • Nov 7 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Nov 12 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)

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Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 15 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England
  • Nov 15 Georgie Born, English academic, anthropologist and musician (Henry Cow)
  • Nov 17 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • Nov 18 Carter Burwell, American composer
  • Nov 18 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo and the Bunnymen), born in Borneo (d. 2009)
  • Nov 23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
  • Nov 24 Clement Burke, rock drummer (Blondie)
  • Nov 24 Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)
  • Nov 25 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • Nov 30 Billy Idol, [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
  • Dec 4 Brian Prout, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York
  • Dec 4 Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer
  • Dec 6 Bill Lloyd, Bowling Green Ky, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
  • Dec 6 Rick Buckler, [Paul Richard Buckler], rock drummer (Jam)
  • Dec 6 Tish Hinojosa, country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Dec 9 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician
  • Dec 15 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • Dec 20 Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
  • Dec 21 Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician
  • Dec 25 Alannah Myles, Canadian singer
  • Dec 29 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)
  • Dec 29 Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)
  • Dec 30 Dindo Yogo, Congolese musician (d. 2000)