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 8 Rossen Milanov, Bulgarian orchestral conductor (Philadelphia, 2000-11; Princeton, 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 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

Person of interestDr. Dre

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

Rapper and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
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
  • 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 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 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People), 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), 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 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 6 Nathalie Stutzmann (née Dupuy) French concert contralto and conductor (Orfeo 55, 2009-19), born in Suresnes, France
  • May 9 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, English musician and actor (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance), born in London, England
  • May 11 Greg Dulli, American rock musician (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 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 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 Tripp Eisen [Tod Salvador], 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 19 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
  • Jul 20 Stone Gossard, American guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 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, born in Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 6 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
  • Aug 8 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • Aug 9 Kyle Kyle [Keiderling], American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 13 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese video game and anime composer, born in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Aug 17 Glen Goldsmith, English singer-songwriter (What You See is What You Get), High Wycombe, England
  • Aug 17 Steve Gorman, American rock drummer (Black Crowes), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 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), born in Louisville, Kentucky (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 Vaden Todd Lewis, American musician (Toadies), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 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
  • 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/Neth 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 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, 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 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 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), 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 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[iamond], American rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan

Person of interestBjörk

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

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk
  • 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 & vocalist (The Other Woman), born in Quebec
  • 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 (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? 55 or 56 years old
Generation: Generation X

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