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Birthdays in Music in 1965

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-English dancer and judge (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • Jan 4 David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
  • 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 9 Eric Erlandson, American musician (Hole), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 10 Nathan Moore, English musician (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret), 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, 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., American musician & singer (The Offspring), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 20 John Michael Montgomery, American country music singer, born in Danville, Kentucky
  • Jan 21 Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • Jan 22 Jazzy Jeff Townes, American rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Ray Mayhew, English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Steven Adler, American musician (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 16 Dave Lombardo, Cuban drummer (Slayer)

Person of interestDr. Dre

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

Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre
  • Feb 23 Sylvie Guillem, French ballerina (Royal Ballet), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 25 Brian Baker, American guitarist
  • Feb 27 Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist, born in Duisburg, West Germany
  • Mar 4 WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
  • Mar 12 Liza Umarova, Chechen singer and actress, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Mar 18 Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Mar 23 Marti Pellow, Scottish musician (Wet, Wet, Wet - "Love is All Around"), born in Glasgow
  • Mar 27 Johnny April, American bass guitarist and vocalist (Staind), born in Enfield, Connecticut
  • Apr 1 Robert Steadman, English composer
  • 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 10 Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • Apr 15 Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer (4 Non Blondes, What's Up), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 16 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian-American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • Apr 18 Diana Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets)
  • Apr 18 Sylvia Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets)
  • Apr 18 Vicky Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets)
  • Apr 19 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 19 Suge Knight, American record producer (co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records), born in Compton, California

  • Apr 25 Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 9 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance)
  • May 11 Greg Dulli, American musician
  • May 13 Tasmin Little, English violinist
  • 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 bassist (Nirvana)

Person of interestTrent Reznor

May 17 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor
  • May 18 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (d. 1995)
  • May 25 Mark Knight, American rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals), born in California
  • May 25 Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist and vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • May 28 Chris Ballew, American musician
  • Jun 3 Mike Gordon, American musician
  • Jun 3 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • Jun 5 Sandrine Piau, French soprano
  • Jun 6 David Whyte, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Jun 8 Rob Pilatus, German model and dancer (Milli Vanilli, Girl You Know It's True), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 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 17 David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • Jun 23 Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
  • Jun 29 Barry D [Iain Bakker], English pop musician (Jesus Jones)
  • Jun 29 Tripp Eisen, American musician (Static-X), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist, born in Israel
  • Jul 9 Frank Bello, American heavy metal musician (Anthrax)
  • Jul 10 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • Jul 11 Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
  • Jul 12 Robin Wilson, American rocker (Gin Blossoms), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 20 Stone Gossard, musician with Pearl Jam
  • Jul 23 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England
  • Jul 25 Marty Brown, American country singer (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), born in Massachusetts
  • Aug 5 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
  • Aug 6 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
  • Aug 8 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • Aug 9 Kyle Kyle [Kyle Keiderling], American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 13 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese video game and anime composer, born in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Aug 17 Glen Goldsmith, rocker (What You See is What You Get)
  • Aug 17 Steve Gorman, Hopkinsville Ky, rock drummer (Black Crowes)
  • Aug 18 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Aug 20 KRS-One [Lawrence Parker], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits) (d. 1993)

Person of interestShania Twain

Aug 28 Shania Twain, Canadian singer (You're Still the One), born in Windsor Ontario

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • Sep 3 Todd Lewis, musician (Toadies)
  • Sep 11 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York
  • Sep 12 John Norwood Fisher, American musician (Fishbone)
  • Sep 13 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • Sep 17 Guy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)
  • Sep 17 Bryan Singer, American director

  • Sep 19 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • Sep 22 Andy Cairns, Irish musician
  • Sep 24 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords)
  • Sep 28 Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)
  • Sep 29 Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos/Neth dancer (Josephine)
  • Oct 4 Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 8 C. J. Ramone [Christopher Ward], American musician (The Ramones), 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 14 Karyn White, American singer (Superwoman, Romantic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Constantine Koukias, Australian composer
  • 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 musician and novelist (Here Comes The Groom), born in Hastings, East Sussex
  • Oct 26 Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 29 Steven Sweet, Wadsworth Ohio, heavy metal artist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Oct 30 Gavin Rossdale, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush), born in Marylebone, London
  • Nov 4 Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)
  • Nov 4 Malandra Burrows, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Woolton, Liverpool
  • 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. 2015)
  • Nov 9 Bryn Terfel, Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer, born in Pant Glas, United Kingdom
  • Nov 17 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • Nov 20 Mike D[iamond], American rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Sen Dog, Cuban rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • Nov 20 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama

Person of interestBjörk

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

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk
  • Nov 27 Fiachna O'Braonain, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • Nov 29 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • Dec 4 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
  • 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 J Mascis, American musician
  • Dec 18 Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
  • Dec 19 Chuckii Booker, rocker
  • Dec 21 Gabrielle Glaser, musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • Dec 24 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Dec 29 Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring), born in Garden Grove, California

About 1965

How Old? 53 or 54 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Feb 1), Snake (Feb 2 - Dec 31)