On This Day

Musicians Born in January 1955

  • Jan 4 Kathy Forester, American country singer (Forester Sisters - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • Jan 4 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 8 Mike Reno [Ryanoski], Canadian rock vocalist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Jan 10 Michael Schenker, German heavy metal guitarist (MSG; UFO; Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • Jan 13 Fred White, American drummer (Earth Wind & Fire, 1974-84 - "Shining Star"; "September"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 13 Trevor Rabin, South African-American rock guitarist (Yes, 1983-94 - "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"), and film score composer (National Treasure), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jan 13 Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter (The Messengers), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Jan 17 Steve Earle, American roots-rock singer-songwriter (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 17 Kazumasa Akiyama, Japanese jazz-fusion guitarist (Dig My Style), born in Tokyo
  • Jan 19 Simon Rattle, English orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Hiromi Ōta, Japanese pop singer (Momen no handkerchief), born in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 23 Reginald Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 26 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress & singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Eddie Van Halen

Jan 26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"; "Jump"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)

  • Jan 27 Richard Young, American country singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Jan 28 Dan Higgins, American session saxophone and woodwind player, born in Boston, Massachusetts

About January 1955

How Old? 66 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Jan 1 - Jan 23), Goat/Sheep (Jan 24 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)