On This Day

Birthdays in Music in January 1960

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
  • Jan 10 Samira Said, Moroccan 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

Person of interestMichael Hutchence

Jan 22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist & actor (INXS, Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1997)

  • Jan 26 Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • Jan 29 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • Jan 29 Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Jan 29 J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician

About January 1960

How Old? 59 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 14), Pig (Feb 8 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)