On This Day

Musicians Born in 1964

  • Jan 5 Ted Harris Poley, American rocker (Danger Danger - "Screw It"), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jan 6 Mark O'Toole, English musician (Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 6 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer, born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • Jan 10 Brad Roberts, Canadian rock singer (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Jan 15 Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer, born in Suomussalmi, Finland
  • Jan 19 Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer, born in Jocotenango, Guatemala
  • Jan 26 Susannah Melvoin, American songwriter and vocalist (The Revolution), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 26 Wendy Melvoin, American Emmy Award-winning songwriter and guitarist (Wendy & Lisa - "Nurse Jackie Theme"; The Revolution, 1980-86), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Migi [Miguel Drummond], English pop musician (Curiosity Killed Cat)
  • Jan 29 Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
  • Jan 31 Remi Bouchard, Canadian composer (1989 India Open), born in Manitoba, Canada
  • Jan 31 Jeff Hanneman, American rock guitarist (Slayer), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)
  • Feb 1 Jani Lane [John Oswald], American heavy metal rock songwriter, and singer (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Feb 1 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), born in High Level, Alberta (d. 1995)
  • Feb 1 Mario Pelchat, Canadian francophone singer, born in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec
  • Feb 5 Alexia Vassiliou, Cypriot singer & film score composer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Feb 5 (Michael Andrew) "Duff" McKagan, American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 6 Skip Ewing, American country vocalist (Coast of Colorado), born in Redlands, California
  • Feb 6 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock singer-songwriter and musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • Feb 6 Petras Geniušas, Lithuanian classical pianist, and educator, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, USSR (now Lithuania)
  • Feb 9 Rachel Bolan [James Southworth], American musician and songwriter (Skid Row), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • Feb 14 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing", English musician (The Wonder Stuff), born in Stourbridge, West Midlands (d. 1993)
  • Feb 18 Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers), born in Manchester, England
  • Feb 19 Doug Aldrich, American rock guitarist, born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Feb 20 Terry Ilous, French rock vocalist (Great White, 2010-18; XYZ; The Vagabonds), born in Lyon, France
  • Feb 23 John Norum, Swedish rocker (Europe), born in Vardø, Norway
  • Feb 27 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 28 Rihards Dubra, Latvian composer, primarily of sacred choral works, born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • Feb 29 Jahred Shane, Afro-Brazilian rapper/singer of Hed PE
  • Mar 1 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)
  • Mar 3 Duncan Phillips, Australian Christian-rock drummer (Newsboys, 1993-present), born in Nambour, Australia
  • Mar 6 Reniet Vrieze, Dutch rock singer and guitarist (Pilgrims - "White Men")
  • Mar 6 Madonna Wayne Gacy [Stephen Bier, Jr.], American musician (Marilyn Manson), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Mar 7 Jennifer McCarters, American country singer (McCarters - "The Gift"), born in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • Mar 7 Denyce Graves, American mezzo-soprano (Carmen), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 8 Peter [Ped] Gill, British drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 10 Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 11 Vinnie Paul, American drummer (Pantera), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Mar 12 Tony Terry, American soul singer and actor (With You), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Mar 15 Rockwell [Kennedy Gordy], rock vocalist (Someone Watching Me), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 16 Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter (Downtown Church), born in Old Town, Maine
  • Mar 18 Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
  • Mar 18 Rozalla, Zambian singer
  • Mar 19 Yoko Kanno, Japanese keyboard and accordion player, arranger, jazz, pop music (Seatbelts), and soundtrack composer (Cowboy Bebop), born in Sendai, Japan
  • Mar 20 Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer
  • Mar 24 Patterson Hood, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera; The Unraveling), born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Mar 26 Barry "Baz" Warne, British rock guitarist and singer (The Stranglers, 2000 - present), born in Sunderland, England
  • Mar 27 Clark Datchler, British vocalist, songwriter, and producer (Johnny Hates Jazz - "Shattered Dreams"), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • Mar 30 Tracy Chapman, American singer-songwriter (Fast Car; Give Me One Reason), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 31 Erik Turner, American rock guitarist (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Apr 4 Robbie Rist, American actor (Oliver-Brady Bunch) and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 5 Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
  • Apr 6 Johnny Dee [DiTeodoro], American heavy metal drummer (Britny Fox - "Boys in Heat"; "King Kobra"), born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 8 Biz Markie [Marcel Hall], American rapper, DJ and record producer ("Just A Friend"), born in New York City (d. 2021)
  • Apr 9 Soyo Oka, Japanese musician, born in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo, Japan
  • Apr 10 Reni [Alan John Wren], English pop drummer (Stone Roses - "Fools Gold"), born in Manchester, England
  • Apr 10 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • Apr 11 Steve Azar, American country singer and songwriter ("I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Monday)"), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • Apr 11 Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist and musician, born in Colorado Springs
  • Apr 12 Amy Ray, American folk-rock singer and songwriter (Indigo Girls - "Closer To Fine"), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Apr 13 Bill D'Angelo, American heavy metal guitarist (Femme Fatale), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Apr 16 Dave Pirner, American rocker (Soul Asylum), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 16 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (Seven Days Of Falling), born in Skultuna, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Apr 17 Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool; A Perfect Circle), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Apr 18 Bez [Mark Berry], English percussionist and dancer (Happy Mondays), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • Apr 23 Gen [Simon Matthews], British pop drummer (Jesus Jones - "Right Here, Right Now"), born in Wiltshire, England
  • Apr 25 Andy Bell, English rocker (Erasure - "Oh L'Amour"), born in Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, England
  • Apr 28 Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese video game music composer, born in Matsumoto City, Nagano, Japan
  • Apr 30 Barrington Levy, Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer ("Englishman"), born in Clarendon, Jamaica
  • May 5 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • May 8 Dave Rowntree, British drummer (Blur - "Country House"; Coffee &TV"), and politician, born in Colchester, Essex, England
  • May 16 Boyd Tinsley, American violinist and mandolin player (Dave Matthews Band, 1992-2018; Crystal Garden, 2015-), born in Charlottesville, Virginia

Lenny Kravitz

May 26 Lenny Kravitz, American musician who holds the record for most Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1999-2002), born in Manhattan, New York

  • May 28 Phil Vassar, American country music singer-songwriter ("Just Another Day In Paradise"), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • May 30 Wynonna Judd [Christina Ciminella], American country singer (The Judds), born in Ashland, Kentucky

Tom Morello

May 30 Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave; Rage Against the Machine), born in NYC, New York

  • May 31 Darryl "DMC" Matthews McDaniels, American Hip Hop musician (Run-DMC), born in NYC, New York
  • May 31 Scotti Hill [Mulvehill], American rock guitarist (Skid Row - "18 And Lie": "I Remember You"), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jun 3 Kerry King, American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 3 Dorothee "Doro" Pesch, German heavy metal singer and songwriter (Warlock), known as the 'Metal Queen', born in Düsseldorf, West German
  • Jun 4 Chris Kavanagh, British rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F-111"), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • Jun 5 Magz [Maggie Dunne], English musician (Fuzzbox), born in Solihull, England
  • Jun 5 Karl Sanders, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Nile), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Jun 6 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Andris Vecumnieks, Latvian contemporary classical composer (Concertino Art-I-Shock), conductor, teacher, and musicologist, born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • Jun 9 Wayman Tisdale, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns) and smooth jazz bassist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Jun 10 Gary Wallis, British session and touring drummer, percussionist, and musical director (Pink Floyd; 10cc; Il Divo; Mike + The Mechanics; Tom Jones; Jean-Michel Jarre; and Schiller), born in Westminster, London, England
  • Jun 11 Antti Sarpila, Finnish swing jazz clarinetist, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 13 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer and organist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jun 22 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves - "Reprobate's Hymn")
  • Jun 22 Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones - "Devil You Know")
  • Jun 22 Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)
  • Jun 23 Joey Allen [Cagle], American glam-metal rock guitarist (Warrant, 1987-94, 2004–present) - "Cherry Pie"), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jun 25 John McCrea, American singer and musician (Cake), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jun 27 James Sanders, American classical, and jazz violinist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Michel Bénébig, New Caledonian jazz Hammond B3 organ, and accordion player, born in Nouméa City, New Calédonia
  • Jun 29 Stedman Pearson, English pop vocalist (Five Star - "Rain OR Shine"; "The Slightest Touch"), born in Islington, London
  • Jul 1 Pol Burton, British rock drummer (Transvision Vamp - "Baby I Don't Care"; "I Want Your Love")
  • Jul 2 Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
  • Jul 3 Gary Ryan [Moss], American rock bassist (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), born in California
  • Jul 4 Mark Allen Slaughter, American guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 5 Toni Halliday, British rock singer and lyricist (Curve; Chatelaine) born in Parsons Green, London, England

Courtney Love

Jul 9 Courtney Love, American muscian (Hole), and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

  • Jul 13 Damon Johnson, American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Jul 17 Craig Morgan [Greer], American singer ("My Kind of Livin'"), born in Kingston Springs, Tennessee
  • Jul 20 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden; Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Jul 22 Will Calhoun, American jazz and rock drummer (Living Colour - "Love Rears Its Ugly Head"), born in the Bronx, New York City
  • Jul 27 Rex Brown, American heavy metal bassist (Pantera), born in Graham, Texas
  • Jul 27 Ron Jackson, American jazz guitarist, composer, arranger (Flubby Dubby), and educator, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jul 31 Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs - "What Can I Do"), born in Dundalk, Ireland
  • Aug 1 Nick Christian Sayer, British rock guitarist (Transvision Vamp - "Velveteen"; "Baby I Don't Care"), born in England
  • Aug 1 Adam Duritz, American rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones"; "Accidentally in Love"), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Adam Yauch

Aug 5 MCA [Adam Yauch], American rap-rock vocalist (Beastie Boys -"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

  • Aug 10 Aaron Hall, American songwriter
  • Aug 11 Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas - "Riding on the Train")
  • Aug 13 Ian Haugland, Norwegian heavy metal drummer (Europe - "The Final Countdown"), born in Storslett, Nordreisa, Norway
  • Aug 17 Colin James, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Aug 18 Edith Frost, American singer and songwriter, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 19 Tom Rust, British jazz vocalist, born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 20 Miljenko "Dino" Dvornik, Croatian singer known as "the Croatian King of Funk", born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • Aug 24 Pebbles [Perri Reid (née McKissack)], American pop singer ("Girlfriend"), minister, and gospel singer, born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 24 Oteil Burbridge, American bassist (Allman Brothers Band, 1997-2014; Dead & Company, 2015-present), born in Washington, D.C.

Keanu Reeves

Sep 2 Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; The Matrix), and rock bassist (Dogstar), born in Beirut, Lebanon

  • Sep 3 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), born in Karachi, West Pakistan (d. 2016)
  • Sep 4 René Pape, German opera singer (bass), born in Dresden, East Germany
  • Sep 5 Kevin Saunderson, American music producer and disc jockey, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 7 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper (N.W.A.), born in Compton, California (d. 1995)
  • Sep 8 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (Jokke & Valentinerne), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2000)
  • Sep 11 Victor Wooten, American Grammy Award-winning jazz-fusion, funk, and bluegrass bass guitarist and producer (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones), born in Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Sep 15 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein [Paul Caiafa], American musician, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits, born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 David Michael Sabo, American rocker (Skid Row - "Psycho Love"), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Sep 18 Marco Masini, Italian singer and songwriter, born in Florence, Italy
  • Sep 18 Luca Belcastro, Italian classical music composer, born in Como, Italy

Trisha Yearwood

Sep 19 Trisha Yearwood, American country singer ("Believe Me Baby (I Lied)"; "How Do I Live"), cookbook author, and TV host (Trisha's Southern Kitchen), born in Monticello, Georgia

  • Sep 21 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan pop singer and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Sep 22 Marq Torien, American hard rocker (Bullet Boys - "For Love of Money"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 23 Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
  • Sep 25 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer, born in Clontarf, Ireland
  • Sep 26 Nicki French, English singer, born in Carlisle, United Kingdom
  • Sep 26 Artūras Anusauskas Lithuanian classically trained jazz pianist, composer, and professor, born in Šiauliai. Lithuania SSR
  • Sep 27 Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter and gutairist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Indio, California
  • Sep 30 Robby Takac, American rock Bassist (Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 30 (Ernest Joseph) "Trey" Anastasio III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Phish), born in Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Oct 1 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer and broadcaster, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Oct 3 Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Filipino prima ballerina, 1984-2014 (Kirov Ballet; Philippine Ballet Theatre; Ballet Manila), artistic director, and educator, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Oct 4 Francis Magalona, Filipino Pinoy hip-hop rapper, songwriter, and television personality (Eat Bulaga!, 1995-2009), born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2009)
  • Oct 7 Sam Brown, English singer & songwriter ("Stop!"), born in Stratford, United Kingdom
  • Oct 8 (Priscilla) "CeCe" Winans (Love), American 23-time Dove and 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 20 Zap Mama [Marie Daulne], Belgian-Congolese Afro-pop and world music singer-songwriter, born in Isiro, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Oct 21 Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd; The Who), born in New York, New York
  • Oct 22 TobyMac [Kevin McKeehan], American Christian-hip-hop rapper, singer and songwriter (DC Talk), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Oct 23 Robert Trujillo, American musician and songwriter (Metallica), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 25 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • Oct 25 Nicole [Hohloch], German pop singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1982), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Oct 28 Costantino Mastroprimiano, Italian classical pianist, educator, and musicologist, born in Foggia, Italy
  • Oct 31 Darryl Worley, American country singer (Hard Rain Don't Last), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 1 Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter ("Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover"), born in New York, New York
  • Nov 6 Corey Glover, American rock guitarist and singer (Living Colour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 6 Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 7 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry"), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 12 Dave Ellefson, American heavy metal bassist (Megadeth), born in Jackson, Minnesota
  • Nov 12 Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2009)
  • Nov 14 Andrew Banfield, British pop and R&B singer (The Pasadenas - "Riding On A Train"; "I'm Doing Fine Now"), born in London, England
  • Nov 14 Joseph "Run" Simmons, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Nov 24 Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)
  • Nov 25 Mark Lanegan, American grunge-rock singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees; Queens of the Stone Age), born in Ellensburg, Washington (d. 2022)
  • Nov 28 Jesse Cook, French Canadian jazz-flamenco guitarist (Free Fall), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 4 Sertab Erener, Turkish singer (Sakin Ol!), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dec 7 Duncan Millar, English pop and jazz pianist (Blue Mercedes - Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • Dec 8 James Blundell, Australian country singer
  • Dec 8 Sandy Burnett, English record producer
  • Dec 9 Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein), born in Berlin
  • Dec 11 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri - "Roll To Me"), born in Glasgow
  • Dec 11 Dave Schools, American musician (Widespread Panic), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 11 Cosy Sheridan, American singer (The Pomegranate Seed), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Dec 12 Rockin' Jeff [Jeff Aaron Brown], British rock musician (The Pasadenas - "Riding on a Train")
  • Dec 13 Hide [Hideto Matsumoto], Japanese rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (X Japan; Zilch), born in Midorigaoka, Japan (d. 1998)
  • Dec 13 (Judge) "Lucky" Peterson, American contemporary blues, soul, and R&B musician ("The Son of A Bluesman"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2020)
  • Dec 14 C. J. Snare, American vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17 Ginger Wildheart [David Leslie Walls], British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wildhearts), born in Suth Shields, Tyne & Wear, England
  • Dec 18 Robson Green, English actor and singer
  • Dec 23 Eddie Vedder, American rock singer (Pearl Jam - Ten; "Jeremy"), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Tim Royes, English-American music video director, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Dec 30 Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)

About 1964

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Feb 12), Dragon (Feb 13 - Dec 31)