On This Day

Musicians Born in 1965

  • Jan 4 Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-English dancer and judge (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • Jan 4 David Glasper, Welsh rock singer (Breathe - "Hands To Heaven"), born in Cardigan, Wales
  • Jan 4 Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead), born in Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Jan 4 Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues), born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Jan 7 Five for Fighting [Vladimir John Ondrasik], American soft rock-pop pianist, singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Superman (It's Not Easy)"; "100 Years"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Rossen Milanov, Bulgarian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 2000-11; Princeton Symphony, 2009-present; Columbus, 2015-present), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Jan 9 Eric Erlandson, American rock guitarist (Hole), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 10 Nathan Moore, English pop singer (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep A Secret?"), and actor, born in Stamford Hill, London
  • Jan 12 Mark Moore, British dance music record producer & DJ (S'Express-Winter Course), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 Rob Zombie [Cummings], American musician & filmmaker, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Jan 15 Derek B, British rapper (Bullet From A Gun), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2009)
  • Jan 20 Greg K. [Kreisel], American rock bassist (The Offspring, 1984-2018), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 20 John Michael Montgomery, American country music singer, born in Danville, Kentucky
  • Jan 21 Cordell Crockett, American rock bassist (Ugly Kid Joe - America's Least Wanted), born in Alameda, California
  • Jan 21 Robert Del Naja, British trip-hop singer-songwriter (Massive Attack), and artist, born in Bristol, England
  • Jan 22 "DJ Jazzy" Jeff [Townes], American rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Ray Mayhew, English new wave rock drummer (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, 1985-89 - "Love Missile F-111"), born in Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Steven Adler [Michael Coletti], American rock drummer and songwriter (Guns & Roses, 1985-90), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 4 Petr Muk, Czech new-wave and pop musician, and singer-songwriter (Oceán; Shalom), born in Český Krumlov, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)
  • Feb 10 Dana Winner [Chantal Vanlee], Belgian pop singer, born in Hasselt, Belgium

Dr. Dre

Feb 18 Dr. Dre [Andre Romelle Young], American rapper & record producer (Still D.R.E., The Next Episode), born in Compton, California

  • Feb 22 Dean Karr, American photographer, album cover designer, and music video and television advertisement director, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 23 Sylvie Guillem, French ballerina (Royal Ballet), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 25 Brian Baker, American punk rock guitarist (Bad Religion), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 27 Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist, born in Duisburg, West Germany
  • Feb 28 Markus Stenz, German conductor (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, 2012-19), born in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, West Germany
  • Mar 2 Wolfgang Muthspiel, Austrian jazz guitarist, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • Mar 4 WestBam [Maximillian Lenz], German rave techno DJ
  • Mar 11 Andy Sturmer, American pop-rock singer, songwriter and producer (Jellyfish; Puffy AmiYumi), born in Los Angeles County, California
  • Mar 12 Liza Umarova, Chechen singer and actress, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Mar 18 Jeff Labar, American glam rock guitarist (Cinderella, 1985-2014 - "Nobody's Fool"; "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)"), born in Darby, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Mar 23 Marti Pellow [Mark McLachlan], Scottish pop singer, and musical theater performer (Wet, Wet, Wet - "Love Is All Around"), born in Clydebank, Scotland
  • Mar 27 Johnny April, American bass guitarist (Staind - "It's Been A While"), born in Enfield, Connecticut
  • Mar 28 Steve Turner, American grunge rock guitarist (Mudhoney), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 1 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers - "People"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 1 Robert Steadman, English composer, born in Chiswick, London
  • Apr 3 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2000)
  • Apr 6 Black Francis [Charles Thompson IV], American singer and songwriter (Pixies; Frank Black), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 15 Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer (4 Non Blondes - "What's Up"; Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 16 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian-American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • Apr 18 Diana Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 18 Sylvia Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 18 Vicky Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 19 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 19 Marion "Suge" Knight, American record producer, and label executive (Death Row Records), born in Compton, California
  • Apr 19 Lilya Zilberstein, Russian concert pianist (Busoni Prize, 1987), born in Moscow, USSR
  • Apr 25 Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 27 Rob Squires, American rock bassist (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 2 Matthew Barley, British classical, contemporary, and jazz cellist (The Peasant Girl), born in London, England
  • May 6 Nathalie Stutzmann (née Dupuy), French concert contralto and conductor (Orfeo 55, 2009-19), born in Suresnes, France
  • May 11 Greg Dulli, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Afghan Whigs), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • May 13 Tasmin Little, English classical violinist, born in London, England
  • May 13 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be A Star winner- 1988), born in Dunedin, Florida (d. 2018)
  • May 16 Krist Novoselic, American rock bassist, and accordion player (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Giants In The Trees), born in Compton, California

Trent Reznor

May 17 Trent Reznor, American rock singer-songwriter (Nine Inch Nails - Hurt; The Downward Spiral), Grammy and Academy Award-winning film score composer (The Social Network), born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

  • May 18 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (Helloween), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1995)
  • May 18 Christopher Hall, American rock vocalist (Stabbing Westward; The Dreaming), born in Illinois
  • May 19 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, British pop singer (Curiosity Killed Cat - Keep Your Distance), born in Earls Court, London, England
  • May 25 Mark Knight, American rock guitarist (Bang Tango - "Dancin' On Coals"), born in California
  • May 25 Remco Prins, Dutch rockabilly guitarist, mandolin player, and vocalist (Stringcaster; Burma Shave)
  • May 28 Chris Ballew, American alt rock singer-songwriter, and bassist (The Presidents Of The United States -"Lump"; Caspar Babypants), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 31 Steve White, British session and touring drummer (The Style Council; Paul Weller), born in Southwark, London, England
  • Jun 3 Mike Gordon, American rock bassist, banjo player (Phish), and filmmaker, born in Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • Jun 3 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • Jun 5 Stefan Schönfeldt, Swedish guitarist (The Wannadies - "You & Me Song"), born in Skellefteå, Sweden
  • Jun 6 David White, British pop-rock guitarist (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep a Secret?"), born in Highbury, London, England
  • Jun 8 Rob Pilatus, American-German model, dancer, and de-frocked Grammy Award winner (Milli Vanilli - "Girl You Know It's True"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jun 8 Dine Doneff [Kostas Theodorou], Macedonian jazz double bassist, arranger, and composer, born in West Germany
  • Jun 11 Gioia Bruno, Italian-American rocker (Exposé), born in Bari, Puglia, Italy
  • Jun 12 Cindy Lee Berryhill, American singer and songwriter (Baby), born in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), born in Prague (d. 2013)
  • Jun 13 Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 14 Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age; Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Jun 14 Nicolás Ledesma, Argentine pianist, tango composer, and bandleader, born in General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina
  • Jun 17 David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • Jun 21 Saša Britvić, Croatian conductor (Croatian Baroque Ensemble, 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) (d. 2015)
  • Jun 23 Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
  • Jun 29 Tripp Eisen [Tod Salvador], American musician (Static-X), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist (88 Fingers), born in Israel
  • Jul 9 Frank Bello, American heavy metal bassist (Anthrax), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Jul 10 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • Jul 11 Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
  • Jul 12 Robin Wilson, American rock singer (Gin Blossoms - "Hey Jealousy"; "Allison Road"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 19 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish marimba player, percussionist, and bagpiper, born in Methlick, Aberdeenshire Scotland
  • Jul 20 Stone Gossard, American guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Seattle, Washington

Slash

Jul 23 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child o' Mine"), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Jul 25 Marty Brown, American country singer ("It Must Be The Rain"; "Wildest Dreams"), born in Maceo, Kentucky
  • Jul 26 Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise), born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • Jul 28 Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 28 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 30 Tex [Anthony] Axile, English rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in Crawley, Sussex, England
  • Aug 5 Jeff Coffin, American musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Dave Matthews Band), born in Massachusetts
  • Aug 5 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboardist, and progressive rock and video game music composer, born in Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 6 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese film, anime, and video game music composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 7 Johnny Solinger, American rock singer-songwriter (Skid Row, 1999 to 2015), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Aug 8 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • Aug 9 Kyle Keiderling, American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Akiko Pavolka, Japanese-American jazz singer, composer (House Of Illusion), and educator, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 13 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese video game and anime composer, born in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Aug 17 Glen Goldsmith, British singer-songwriter ("What You See Is What You Get"), born in High Wycombe, England
  • Aug 17 Steve Gorman, American rock drummer (Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), and radio personality, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Aug 18 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Aug 19 Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, born in Rustenburg, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 KRS-One [Lawrence Parker], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1993)

Shania Twain

Aug 28 Shania Twain, Canadian country music singer ("You're Still The One"), born in Windsor Ontario

  • Sep 3 Vaden Todd Lewis, American musician (Toadies), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 4 Greg Fidelman, American guitarist, sound engineer (Rick Rubin productions), and record producer (Metallica)
  • Sep 7 Ron Blake, American jazz saxophonist, (SNL band; Christian McBride Big Band; Art Farmer), band leader, composer, and music educator (Juilliard), born in the Virgin Islands
  • Sep 11 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York
  • Sep 12 John Norwood Fisher, American ska-funk bassist (Fishbone), born in California
  • Sep 13 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer (Oasis; The Who), son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • Sep 17 Guy Picciotto, American punk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rites of Spring; Fugazi), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 19 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • Sep 22 Andy Cairns, Irish musician, born in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 24 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot; Great White; Rough Cutt; House of Lords), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Sep 28 Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)
  • Sep 29 Iain Baker, English pop musician (Jesus Jones), born in Charshalton, England
  • Sep 29 Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos-Dutch dancer (Josephine)
  • Oct 4 [Fred] "Skip" Heller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 8 C. J. Ramone [Christopher Ward], American rock bassist, and vocalist (The Ramones, 1989-95 - "Scattergun"), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 10 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress, singer and songwriter, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 10 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan
  • Oct 11 Alexander Hacke, German musician (Einstürzende Neubauten), born in Berlin
  • Oct 13 Charlie Jones, British session bass player, songwriter, and record producer (Robert Plant), born in Bristol, England [some sources cite 1963]
  • Oct 14 Karyn White, American singer (Superwoman, Romantic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Constantine Koukias, Tasmanian composer and opera director, born in Hobart, Australia
  • Oct 18 Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist ("I Wonder Why"), born in Bloise, Idaho
  • Oct 19 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Oct 19 Todd Park Mohr, American musician (Big Head Todd and the Monsters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 20 Norman Blake, Scottish musician (Teenage Fanclub), born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire
  • Oct 22 John Wesley Harding [Wesley Stace], British singer-songwriter ("Here Comes The Groom"), and novelist (Wonderkid), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England
  • Oct 26 Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 26 Sakari Oramo, Finnish conductor (City of Birmingham Symphony, 1998-2008; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, 2008-21; BBC Symphony, 2013-23), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Oct 28 Charles David Denler, American composer, born in Hartford, Connecticut 
  • Oct 29 Steven Sweet, American heavy metal artist (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Oct 29 Peter Timmons, Canadian alt-rock-folk drummer (Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 30 Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter (Bush - "Sixteen Stone") and actor, born in London, Englnd
  • Nov 4 Gregory Scott [Koenig], American guitarist (Signs of Life), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Nov 4 Pata [Tomoaki Ishizuka], Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Chiba, Japan
  • Nov 4 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Nov 5 Paris Grey [Shanna Jackson], American techno-dance-pop singer ("Good Life"; "Big Fun"), born in Glencoe, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Bryn Terfel, Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer, born in Pant Glas, United Kingdom
  • Nov 10 Igor Krivokapič, Slovenian composer, tuba player, and instrument inventor, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nov 17 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • Nov 20 Mike D [Diamond], American rap vocalist (Beastie Boys - "You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party"), born in New York City
  • Nov 20 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan

Björk

Nov 21 Bjork, Icelandic singer (Like Someone in Love), born in Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Nov 22 Sen Dog [Senen Reyes], Cuban-American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Nov 27 Fiachna O'Braonáin, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 29 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese pop musician, born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan (d. 1992)
  • Dec 1 Chantal Chamberland, Canadian jazz guitarist and vocalist ("The Other Woman"), born in Quebec
  • Dec 4 Rob Smits, Dutch experimental rock drummer (Kong) and album cover artist (Broken Hope), born in The Netherlands
  • Dec 5 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 5 Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician (Under Mi Sleng Teng), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 8 Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress and singer (Days of Being Wild), born in Suzhou, China
  • Dec 10 (Joseph) "J" Mascis, American rock singer and guitarist (Dinosaur Jr), born in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Dec 18 Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
  • Dec 19 (Eugene) Chuckii Booker, American R&B musician, songwriter, and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Gabrielle Glaser, American musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • Dec 24 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Dec 29 (Bryan) "Dexter" Holland, American rock singer-songwriter (The Offspring), born in Garden Grove, California

About 1965

How Old? 56 or 57 years old
Generation: Generation X

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