On This Day

Musicians Born in June 1963

  • Jun 1 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)
  • Jun 1 Shawn Pelton is an American session and touring drummer and percussionist (SNL band; Sheryl Crow; Shawn Colvin: Darryl Hall, Rod Stewart; Roseann Cash), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 7 Roberto Alagna, Italian-French operatic tenor, born in Clichy-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Jun 7 Gordon Gano, American musician (Violent Femmes), born in Connecticut
  • Jun 9 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-British jazz saxophonist, accordion player, bandleader, and author (The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jun 11 Elvis Stanić, Croatian contemporary jazz fusion guitarist, born in Rijeka, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
  • Jun 13 Paul De Lisle, Canadian rock bassist (Smash Mouth - "All Star"; "I'm A Believer"), born in Exeter, Ontario
  • Jun 14 Chris DeGarmo, American guitarist (Queensryche - "Breaking The Silence"), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • Jun 15 Scott Rockenfield, American drummer (Queensryche - "Breaking the Silence"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 18 Darren "Dizzy" Reed, American rock keyboardist (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Girl of Mine"), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Simon Wright, British rock drummer (AC/DC, 1983-89; Dio, 1989-91), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • Jun 20 Amir Derakh [Davidson], American rock guitarist, and synthesizer player (Orgy; Julien-K), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Jun 22 Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • Jun 23 Steve Shelley, American drummer (Sonic Youth), born in Midland, Michigan

George Michael

Jun 25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham! - "Careless Whisper"; "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"; solo - " I Want Your Sex"; "Faith"), born in London, England (d. 2016)

  • Jun 26 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer and composer (The Sundays)
  • Jun 29 Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist (Berlin Phil), born in Rheinfelden, West Germany
  • Jun 30 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden

About June 1963

How Old? 58 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20), Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)