On This Day

Musicians Born in 1962

  • Jan 1 Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • Jan 3 Guy Pratt, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 4 Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jan 4 Patrick Cassidy, American actor and composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)

Person of interestMichael Houser

Jan 6 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), born in Boone, North Carolina (d. 2002)

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • Jan 8 Chris Marion, American musician, born in Belton, Texas
  • Jan 13 Trace Adkins, American country singer (Ladies Love Country Boys, You're Gonna Miss This), born in Sarepta, Louisiana
  • Jan 14 Patricia Morrison, American musician (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 15 Conrad Lant, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Paul Webb, English rocker (TalkTalk), born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 26 Tom Keifer, American rock guitarist & vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 27 Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • Jan 27 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • Jan 28 Sam Phillips [Leslie Ann Phillips], American singer-songwriter (Martinis & Bikinis, Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), born in Glendale, California

  • Jan 31 Sophie Muller, English music video director, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 1 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist, born in Takasaki, Japan

Person of interestClint Black

Feb 4 Clint Black, American country vocalist (Killin' Time, A Better Man), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black
  • Feb 5 Tommy Skeoch, American guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Feb 6 Axl Rose [William Bailey], American singer & songwriter (Guns & Roses), born in Lafayette, Indiana

Person of interestGarth Brooks

Feb 7 Garth Brooks, American country singer (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Feb 7 David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Feb 9 Anik Bissonnette, Quebec ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • Feb 10 Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)

Person of interestSheryl Crow

Feb 11 Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • Feb 16 Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Feb 16 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • Feb 20 Joel Ellis, American rocker (Heavy Bones)
  • Feb 23 Michael Wilton, American rock guitarist (Queensrÿche), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 24 Michelle Shocked, singer/musician
  • Feb 25 Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
  • Mar 1 Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • Mar 2 Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)

  • Mar 5 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • Mar 7 Taylor Dayne [Leslie Wunderman], NY, vocalist (I'll Always Love You)
  • Mar 10 Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • Mar 10 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • Mar 13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 15 Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Mar 15 Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 17 Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
  • Mar 17 Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 17 Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • Mar 26 Richard Coles, English musician (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way), born in Northampton
  • Mar 28 Ged Grimes, Scottish rocker (Simple Minds), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Mar 30 M C Hammer [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 1 Sara Lazarus, American jazz singer (It's All Right With Me), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 2 Billy Dean [William Harold Dean Jr], American country singer (Young Man, Fire in the Dark), born in Quincy, Florida
  • Apr 3 Mike Ness, American rocker (Social Distortion), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Stan Cullimore, bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • Apr 7 Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
  • Apr 8 Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
  • Apr 12 Art Alexakis, American musician (Everclear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Hillel Slovak, Israeli musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers), born in Haifa, Israel (d. 1988)
  • Apr 15 Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer, born in Bindrakh, Punjab
  • Apr 16 Ian MacKaye, American rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Shirlie Holliman, English pop singer (Wham!, Pepsi & Shirlie), born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
  • Apr 22 Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer, born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • Apr 26 Grahame "Skin" Skinner, Scottish rocker (Hipsway), born in Glasgow
  • Apr 26 Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer (Rock on), born in San Diego, California
  • May 4 Oleta Adams, American soul singer and pianist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 5 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter (Mine, Mine, Mine), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • May 6 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • May 9 Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
  • May 9 John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • May 9 Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (Housemartins), born in Bromborough, England
  • May 10 Garry Daley, keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
  • May 12 Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter and record producer (Bad Religion) (Epitaph)
  • May 14 C. C. DeVille, American rocker (Poison - Talk Dirty to Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 14 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • May 17 Tracey Bryn, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)
  • May 18 Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer
  • May 18 Sandra Cretu, German singer
  • May 19 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • May 26 Colin Vearncombe, singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2016)
  • May 31 Corey Hart, Canadian vocalist (Sunglasses at Night), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 1 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Jun 4 John P. Kee, American Gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jun 7 Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jun 7 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Nick Rhodes [Bates], keyboardist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Jun 8 Kristine W [Weitz], American musician ranked by Billboard as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time (The Advocate), born in Pasco, Washington
  • Jun 9 Eddie Lundon, rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
  • Jun 12 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi), born in Leeds, England
  • Jun 15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
  • Jun 16 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician
  • Jun 17 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Helsinki, Finland

Person of interestPaula Abdul

Jun 19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • Jun 21 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician
  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • Jun 30 Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
  • Jul 1 Marti[n] Frederiksen, American songwriter, record producer, and musician, born in Hawthorne, California.
  • Jul 7 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jul 13 Rhonda Vincent, American bluegrass singer, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Jul 14 Jeff Olson, American rock musician, born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Jul 18 Jack Irons, American drummer (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 21 Lee Aaron, Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Canada
  • Jul 22 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac), born in Pasedena, California
  • Jul 22 Martine St. Clair [Nault], Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 28 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Aug 2 Lee Mavers, British singer and songwriter (The La's -"There She Goes"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 3 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 4 Joey Huffman, American rock keyboard and organ player (Soul Asylum), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Aug 7 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois pop singer, born in Charlesbourg, Quebec City, Canada
  • Aug 9 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • Aug 10 Dan Donovan, English musician (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • Aug 17 Gilby Clarke, American guitarist (Guns n' Roses), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 19 Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • Aug 22 James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale)
  • Aug 25 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal singer (Def Leppard), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Aug 29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 6 Doug Boyle, English guitarist and composer (Robert Plant; Nigel Kennedy), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England
  • Sep 8 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 12 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer and songwriter, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sep 18 Joanne Catherall, English rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England

  • Sep 25 Chris Sheldon, British record producer (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Garbage), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sep 26 Tracey Thorn, English rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl), born in Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
  • Sep 28 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • Sep 29 Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist
  • Sep 30 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
  • Oct 2 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes), born in Norway
  • Oct 3 Tommy Lee [Bass], American drummer (Mötley Crüe - "Girls, Girls, Girls"), born in Kypseli, Athens, Greece
  • Oct 4 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • Oct 5 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Chris Botti, American jazz musician (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 16 Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 16 Durga McBroom, American singer-songwriter (Blue Pearl -"Naked In The Rain"; Pink Floyd; Steve Hackett), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 20 Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
  • Oct 29 Einar Örn [Benediktsson], Icelandic rock singer (The Sugarcubes; Ghostdigital), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Nov 1 Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian keyboardist and vocalist (Aha - "Take On Me"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 1 Anthony Kiedis, American rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow (Hey Oh)"; "Give It Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Nov 2 Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
  • Nov 2 Mireille Delunsch, French soprano, born in Mulhouse, France
  • Nov 2 Graham Waterhouse, English cellist and composer (Chieftan's Salute), born in London
  • Nov 3 Marilyn [Peter Robinson], Jamaican-British pop singer (You Don't Love Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 5 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 6 Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer, born in Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
  • Nov 7 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • Nov 11 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist (Europe), born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden
  • Nov 11 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 16 Josh Silver, American rock keyboard player (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 17 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • Nov 18 Kirk Hammett, American heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica - Master of Puppets; "Enter Sandman"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 20 Steve Alexander, Welsh drummer (Brother Beyond - Get Even), born in Ystradgynlais, Penrhos, Wales

  • Nov 21 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • Nov 22 Sumi Jo, South Korean lyric coloratura soprano, born in Changwon, South Korea
  • Nov 24 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • Nov 27 Calvin Hayes, British musician (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
  • Nov 27 Charlie Benante, rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 27 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, rock drummer (Faith No More), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 28 Matt Cameron, musician (Soundgarden)
  • Nov 29 Andy LaRocque [Anders Allhage], Swedish musician and songwriter (King Diamond), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dec 5 José Cura, Argentine tenor, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Dec 6 Ben Watt, British rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood), born in Marylebone, London
  • Dec 8 Marty Friedman, American guitarist
  • Dec 11 Curtis Williams, American rocker (Kool & The Gang)
  • Dec 11 Paul Haslinger, Austrian musician and composer, born in Linz, Austria
  • Dec 11 Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer (Zabranjeno pušenje), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dec 18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • Dec 21 Christy Forester, American musician (Forester Sisters-Men), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Dec 24 Michael Ray, American jazz trumpeter, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Dec 28 Rachel Z, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Paul Crowder, rocker (The Adventures-Sea of Love)

About 1962

How Old? 57 or 58 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Tiger (Feb 5 - Dec 31)