On This Day

Musicians Born in 1960

  • Jan 4 Michael Stipe, American rock vocalist and songwriter (R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion"; "Stand"; "Everybody Hurts"), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Jan 9 Haukur Tómasson, Icelandic classical composer (Gudruns 4th Song; Strati), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Jan 10 Samira Said, Moroccan pop singer, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • Jan 15 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer, born in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Michael Hutchence

Jan 22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist (INXS - "Devil Inside": "New Sensation"), and actor (Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1997)

  • Jan 26 Charlie Gillingham, American rock Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, piano, and keyboard player (Counting Crows - "Accidentally In Love"), born in Torrance, California
  • Jan 29 Cho-Liang Lin, American classical violinist (Queen Sophia prize, 1977), and teacher (Juilliard, 1991-present) born in Hsinchu, Taiwan [1]
  • Jan 29 James "JG" Thirlwell, Australian musician, composer and record producer, born in Melbourne
  • Feb 4 Tim Booth, British rock singer (James - "Sit Down"), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Feb 4 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 5 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor, born in Athens, Greece
  • Feb 7 Steve Bronski Scottish rock keyboard player (Bronski Beat - "Smalltown Boy"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 9 Holly Johnson, British rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Relax"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 10 Lionel Cartwright, American country music artist (I Watched it on the Radio, Leap of Faith), born in Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Feb 13 Michael Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Feb 15 Mikey Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Feb 16 Peter "Pete" Willis, British musician and songwriter (Def Leppard), born in Sheffield, England
  • Feb 20 Kee Marcello [Kjell Hilding Löfbom], Swedish rock guitarist (Europe - Final Countdown; Easy Action), born in Ludvika, Sweden
  • Feb 21 Steve Wynn, American singer-songwriter (The Dream Syndicate), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Paul Humphreys, English singer & musician (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Johnny Roy Van Zant, American rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 29 Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
  • Feb 29 Khaled, Algerian raï musician
  • Mar 5 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • Mar 5 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Arcade Fire; Kate Bush; Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • Mar 7 Chris Rodriguez, American pop and country session and touring guitarist and vocalist, and contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 12 (Christopher) "Kipp" Lennon, American rock singer-songwriter (Venice), born in Venice, California
  • Mar 12 Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
  • Mar 12 Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)

Adam Clayton

Mar 13 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2 -"I Will Follow"), born in Chinnor, England

  • Mar 18 Anita Lane, Australian rock singer-songwriter (The Bad Seeds - "From Her To Eternity"), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Mar 19 Eliane Elias, Brazilian jazz pianist, singer, composer and arranger (Dreamer; Around The City), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Mar 21 Guy Chadwick, English singer/songwriter (House of Love)
  • Mar 21 Robert Sweet, American drummer
  • Mar 24 Nena [Gabrielle Kerner], German pop singer ("99 Luftballons"- "99 Red Balloons"), born in Hagen, West Germany
  • Mar 25 Steve Norman, British rock saxophone player (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in London, England
  • Apr 3 Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch progressive rock singer-songwriter, and musician (Ayreon), born in Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Marie Denise Pelletier, Canadian pop singer (Entre la tête et le cœur), born in Montréal, Québec
  • Apr 4 Jane Eaglin, English dramatic soprano, born in Lincoln, England
  • Apr 6 Warren Haynes, American rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Apr 6 John Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, vocalist, and record producer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Apr 10 Katrina Leskanich, American musician and singer (Katrina and the Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 14 Brian Forster, American child actor and fictional drummer (Partridge Family - "Chris" the second one), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 18 Mick Sweda, American rocker (Bulletboys), born in Gowanda, New York
  • Apr 23 Steve Clark, English rock guitarist (Def Leppard), born in Hillsborough, England (d. 1991)
  • Apr 26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Apr 27 Wally Langdon, British bassist (Herman Brood & His Wild Romance), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Apr 29 Gerard Joling, Dutch singer ("Love Is In Your Eyes")
  • Apr 29 Phil King, English bassist (Lush), born in London, England
  • May 6 Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • May 6 John Flansburgh, American alt-rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (They Might Be Giants - "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"; "Birdhouse Of Your Soul"), born in Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • May 6 Phyllis Treigle, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 7 Adam Bernstein, American music video and television director, born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • May 8 Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella - "Heartbreak Station"; "Nobody's Fool"), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • May 9 Jim Reilly, Northern Irish drummer (Red Rockers), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Bono

May 10 Bono [Paul Hewson], Irish rock singer and lyricist (U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"; "Desire"; "Beautiful Day"; "One"), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • May 14 Anne Clark, British poet and avant garde recording artist, born in Croydon, Surrey, England
  • May 19 Yazz [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • May 20 Susan Cowsill, American rock vocalist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • May 24 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straits), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • May 24 Ken Schaphorst, American jazz composer, performer, big band leader and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • May 25 Wallace Roney, American post-bop jazz trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]
  • May 30 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
  • Jun 1 Simon Gallup, British rock bassist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Duxhurst, Surrey, England
  • Jun 2 Tony Hadley, rock vocalist (Spandau Ballet - "True")
  • Jun 6 Steve Vai, American rock guitarist, and composer (Frank Zappa; David Lee Roth Band; Whitesnake), born in Carle Place, New York
  • Jun 6 Pelle Alsing, Swedish drummer (Roxette - "Listen to Your Heart"), born in Vantörs Församling, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Jun 7 Aldo Brizzi, Italian conductor, and contemporary classical-world fusion composer, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • Jun 8 Mick Hucknall, English singer-songwriter (Simply Red "If You Don't Know Me by Now"), born in Manchester, England
  • Jun 11 Nick Hallam, British DJ and producer (Stereo MCs - "Connected"), born in Nottingham, England
  • Jun 18 West Arkeen, American guitarist and songwriter (for Guns N' Roses - "It's So Easy,"; "The Garden"), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1997)
  • Jun 19 Luke Morley, British rock guitarist (Thunder), born in Chamberwell, London
  • Jun 20 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Jun 22 Arturo O’Farrill, Mexican Latin jazz musician (Four Questions), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jun 23 Donald Harrison, American jazz saxophonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 23 Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese arcade game musician and programmer, born in Japan
  • Jun 25 Zorica Kondža, Croatian pop singer (Stijene), born in Split, Yugoslavia
  • Jun 26 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jun 29 "The Caveman" Kevin Shirley, South African music producer and mixer (Journey, Iron Maiden, Europe, Led Zeppelin), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles), born in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 30 Brendan O'Brien, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer and record producer (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Cornell, and Bruce Springsteen), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 1 Evelyn "Champagne" King, American disco singer ("Shame"; "I'm in Love"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 1 Anthony "Ted Key"British rock bassist (The Housemartins; The Kingstons), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Jul 1 Erik Friedlander, American classical and avant garde jazz cellist and composer (John Zorn; Masada String Trio), born in New York City
  • Jul 1 Tony Miceli, American jazz vibraphonist and educator (Monkadelphia), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jul 11 David Baerwald, American singer/songwriter (David + David - "Welcome To The Boomtown": "Swallowed By The Cracks"), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • Jul 12 Corynne Charby [Corinne Charbit], French model, actress and pop singer ("Pile ou face" - "Heads Or Tails"), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 14 Ray Herndon, American guitarist (Lyle Lovett's Large Band), and country singer-songwriter (McBride & Ride - "Can I Count On You"), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

Jane Lynch

Jul 14 Jane Lynch, American actress (Best In Show; Glee; Two and a Half Men; Criminal Minds), singer and comedian, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

  • Jul 14 Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter ("Djin, Djin"; "Eve"; "IFÉ"), and human rights activist, born in Ouidah, Republic of Dahomey (now Benin)
  • Jul 16 Eus van Someren, Dutch pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw), born in Beverwijk, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 Dawn Upshaw, American soprano (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jul 22 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 27 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in Victoria, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Jul 31 Malcolm Ross, Scottish rock guitarist (Aztec Camera, 1984 - "All I Need Is Everything"), born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Aug 1 Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 2 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard; Transatlantic), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 2 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid; The Jesus Lizard), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 4 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist and vocalist (Ratt - "Round & Round"), born in La Jolla, California (d. 2002)
  • Aug 5 Seth Swirsky, American pop songwriter ("Tell It To My Heart") , born in Connecticut
  • Aug 6 Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2001)
  • Aug 7 Jacquie O'Sullivan, English singer and songwriter (Bananarama-Venus), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Aug 12 Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)
  • Aug 13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and music director for Nintendo, born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • Aug 14 Sarah Brightman, English actress and singer (Phantom of the Opera), born in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
  • Aug 14 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy
  • Aug 16 Flood [Marc Ellis], British record producer and audio engineer, born in London, England
  • Aug 17 Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer, born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
  • Aug 26 Branford Marsalis, American jazz, classical and funk saxophonist (Sting; Tonight Show, 1992-95), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • Aug 26 Nancy Martinez, French Canadian pop-dance singer (Move Out), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 26 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 26 Pharez Whitted, American jazz, funk, and soul trumpeter, and educator, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 30 Chalino Sánchez, Mexican musician, born in Alturas Del Sur Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • Aug 31 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Sep 1 (Richard) "Cass" Lewis, British bassist, songwriter, and producer (Skunk Anansie - "Hedonism"), born in London, England
  • Sep 4 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 8 David Steele, British musician (The Beat; Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • Sep 8 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 10 David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Camper Van Beethoven; Cracker), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 11 Neal X [Whitmore], English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F-111"), born in Henley-on-Thames, England
  • Sep 15 Michel "Mitch" Dorge, Canadian drummer and producer (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 21 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, born in Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze), born in London
  • Sep 28 Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter ("Destiny"; "Ring of Ice")
  • Sep 30 Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020)
  • Oct 2 Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • Oct 2 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 4 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Oct 4 Malcolm Burn, Canadian musician and record producer (Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl), born in Cornwall, Ontario
  • Oct 6 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • Oct 7 Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese rock singer-songwriter, born in Takasaki, Japan
  • Oct 7 Viktor Lazlo [ Sonia Dronier], French-Belgian pop singer ("Breathless"), born in Lorient, France
  • Oct 10 Eric Martin, American rocker (Mr Big), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 10 Simon Townshend, British guitarist and songwriter, born in Chiswick, London
  • Oct 13 Joey Belladonna [Bellardini], American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax, 1984-92 - "I Am The Law"), born in Oswego, New York
  • Oct 16 Bob Mould, American rock guitarist, songwriter and vocalist (Hüsker Dü; Sugar), born in Malone, New York
  • Oct 19 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, British rock drummer (Madness - "Our House"; Voice of Beehive), born in Kensington, West London, England
  • Oct 19 Jennifer Holliday, American Grammy and Tony Award-winning stage actress, and pop, R&B, and gospel singer (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 19 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist, born in London
  • Oct 20 Lepa Brena 'Yugoslavia’s Madonna', Yugoslav singer, born in Tuzla, Yugoslavia
  • Oct 22 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 22 Cris Kirkwood, American cow-punk bassist, singer, and songwriter (Meat Puppets - "Backwater"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 24 Carolien de Windt, Surinamese-Dutch singer (Mai Tai), born in Suriname
  • Oct 27 Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), born in Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • Nov 4 Kim Forester, American country singer (Forester Sisters - "Men"), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Nov 4 Frl. Menke, German pop singer (Neue Deutsche Welle), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 5 René Froger, Dutch singer ("Everything Can Make a Man Happy"), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 5 Ken Coomer, American drummer and producer (Uncle Tupelo; Wilco), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nov 7 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 9 Joëlle Ursull, French-Guadeloupean singer, born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Nov 12 Maurane, Belgian Francophone singer, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • Nov 13 Wayne Parker, Canadian bass player (Glass Tiger - "Don't Forget Me"), born in Ontario
  • Nov 14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • Nov 14 Piet Swerts, Belgian classical pianist, composer (Rotations; Zodiac), and educator, born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • Nov 15 Dann Huff, American songwriter, session musician, producer (Michael Jackson), born in Nashville, Tennessee

RuPaul

Nov 17 RuPaul [Andre Charles], American drag queen, actor, singer and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California

  • Nov 18 Kim Wilde, English pop singer ("Kids in America"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in London
  • Nov 19 Matt Sorum, American rock drummer (Guns N' Roses, 1990-97; Velvet Revolver, 2002-08), born in Orange County, California
  • Nov 22 (Francis) "Eg" White, British cow punk and pop-rocker (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep a Secret"), songwriter, and [producer (with Adele -"Chasing Pavements"), born in England
  • Nov 24 Edgar Meyer, American classical, jazz, and bluegrass bassist, and composer, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Nov 25 Amy Grant, American gospel and rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Nov 25 Kasey Smith, American heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 27 Ashley Ingram, British soul and R&B guitarist and bass player (Fizzz; Imagination - "Just An Illusion"), born in Northampton, England
  • Nov 27 Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota
  • Dec 2 Rick Savage, English bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Dec 2 Razzle [Nicholas Dingley], British drummer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 1984)
  • Dec 5 Jack Russell, American rocker (Great White-Twice Shy), born in Montebello, California
  • Dec 5 Les Nemes, English rock bassist (Haircut 100), born in Croydon, England
  • Dec 5 Brian Bromberg, American jazz bass player (You Know That Feeling), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Dec 7 Craig Scanlon, English rock guitarist (The Fall), born in Manchester, England
  • Dec 11 Rachel Portman, English film score composer (Emma; Chocolat), born in Haslemere, England
  • Dec 12 Jaap van Zweden, Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 15 Doug Phelps, American singer (Ky Headhunters - Davy Crockett), born in Leachville, Arkansas
  • Dec 15 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • Dec 21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, English classical pianist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 (Emil) Wakin Chau, Hong Kong-born singer and actor, born in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Dec 22 Luther Campbell, American rap artist (2 Live Crew), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 23 William Sinnot, Scottish techno-dance pop singer and musician (Shamen - "Move Any Mountain"), born in Glasgow (d. 1990)
  • Dec 27 Donald Nally, American choral conductor (The Crossing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 28 Marty Roe, American country singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet in the Middle"), born in Lebanon Ohio,

About 1960

How Old? 60 or 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

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