Birthdays in Music in 1966

  • Jan 3 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • Jan 4 Deana Carter, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 5 Kate Schellenbach, musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • Jan 6 A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
  • Jan 7 Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
  • Jan 8 Andrew Wood, Columbus Mississippi, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
  • Jan 17 Rexton Gordon, Jamaican dj/rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
  • Jan 17 Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
  • Jan 19 Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
  • Jan 20 Tracii Guns, rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
  • Jan 31 Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
  • Feb 4 Spike, rocker [or Sep 18]
  • Feb 6 Rick Astley, rock vocalist (Never Gonna Give You Up)
  • Feb 9 Amanda Roocroft, opera singer
  • Feb 9 James "Rachel" Bolan, Pt Pleasant NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • Feb 13 Freedom Williams, rock vocalist (C&C Music Factory-Everbody Dance Now)
  • Feb 17 Melissa Brooke-Belland, rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)
  • Feb 17 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Michael Lepond, American musician
  • Feb 19 Prince Markie D, [Mark Morale], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • Feb 21 Tommy Hendricks, rocker
  • Feb 21 Wendy James, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in London, England
  • Feb 22 Suave [Waymond Anderso], American R&B singer (covered The Temptations' "My Girl"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • Feb 26 Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
  • Mar 2 Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)
  • Mar 3 Tone-Loc, [Anthony Terrell Smith], rocker (Let's Do It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 3 Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • Mar 4 Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)
  • Mar 4 Grand Puba, American rapper
  • Mar 9 Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
  • Mar 10 Edie Brickell, Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
  • Mar 10 Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer
  • Mar 18 Jerry Cantrell, US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
  • Mar 19 James "Big Jim" Wright, American record producer
  • Mar 20 Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
  • Mar 25 Jeff Healey, Canadian blind pop guitarist (See the Light)
  • Mar 28 Salt [Cheryl James], American singer (Salt-n-Pepa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 30 Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
  • Apr 2 Garnet Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
  • Apr 4 Mike Starr [Michael], musician (Alice in Chains bassist), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2011)
  • Apr 11 Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer (Around the World)
  • Apr 13 Marc Ford, American musician
  • Apr 15 Graeme Clark, bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around)
  • Apr 15 Samantha Karen Fox, East End singer (Touch Me), born in London, England
  • Apr 19 Véronique Gens, French soprano
  • Apr 21 Michael Franti, American musician
  • Apr 28 Too Short, American rapper
  • May 1 Johnny Colt, Cherry Point NC, rock bassist (Black Crowes)
  • May 5 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
  • May 8 Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer

  • May 11 Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
  • May 12 Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian singer
  • May 13 Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 13 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician (Goldfrapp), born in London
  • May 14 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus)
  • May 14 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • May 14 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!)

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May 16 Janet Jackson, singer, Michael's sister (Control), born in Gary, Indiana

  • May 18 Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  • May 22 Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
  • May 27 Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
  • May 30 Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)
  • Jun 2 Pedro Guerra, Spanish songwriter and singer
  • Jun 4 Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano
  • Jun 6 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Jun 6 Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • Jun 8 Doris Pearson, Essex, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Jun 15 Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer
  • Jun 23 Chico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge)
  • Jun 23 Richie Ren, Taiwanese actor (Breaking News, Life Without Principle), born in Changhua, Taiwan
  • Jul 7 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist
  • Jul 11 Mel Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
  • Jul 13 Gerald Levert, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 14 Tayna Donelly, rocker (Belly)
  • Jul 14 Ellen Reid, Canadian musician (Crash Test Dummies)
  • Jul 25 Maureen Herman, American bassist
  • Jul 25 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
  • Jul 28 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter
  • Jul 29 Martina McBride, country singer
  • Aug 7 Kristin Hersch, US singer/songwriter (Throwing Muses)
  • Aug 10 Hansi Kürsch, German singer
  • Aug 15 Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 17 Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer
  • Aug 19 Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • Aug 20 Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist (Pantera)
  • Aug 22 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • Aug 22 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
  • Aug 26 Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • Aug 28 Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • Aug 29 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • Sep 2 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • Sep 4 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace
  • Sep 7 Christopher Acland, musician
  • Sep 8 Carola, Swedish singer
  • Sep 8 Peter Furler, musician (Newsboys)
  • Sep 12 Ben Folds, American musician
  • Sep 14 Mike Cooley, American guitarist
  • Sep 18 Spike, guitarist (Ian Spice Breathe, Flash Cadillac) [or Feb 4]
  • Sep 20 Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • Sep 22 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • Sep 26 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer
  • Sep 27 Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer (Jovanotti)
  • Oct 3 Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Oct 7 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer
  • Oct 10 Kevin Paige, vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out)
  • Oct 12 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author
  • Oct 15 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • Oct 20 Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Oct 26 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • Oct 31 Annabella Lwin [Myant Aye], singer (Bow Wow Wow), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • Oct 31 Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz], American rocker (Beastie Boys), born in New York City
  • Nov 1 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (d. 2002)
  • Nov 4 Kool Rock, [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • Nov 6 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer (Mr. Big), born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Nov 16 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • Nov 17 Jeff Buckley, musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim California (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • Nov 20 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)
  • Nov 24 Russell Watson, British singer
  • Nov 25 Stacy Lattisaw, disco singer (Million Dollar Baby), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 25 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
  • Dec 4 Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
  • Dec 4 Masta Ace, American rapper
  • Dec 5 Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant)

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Dec 8 Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer-songwriter (Nothing Compares 2 U), born in Glenageary, Ireland

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  • Dec 11 Terry Sharpe, rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets)
  • Dec 11 Leon Lai, Hong Kong Cantonese singer/actor
  • Dec 14 Tim Skold, Swedish/American musician
  • Dec 18 Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • Dec 18 Tracy Byrd, country singer
  • Dec 18 Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
  • Dec 20 Chris Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 20 Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
  • Dec 22 Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction)
  • Dec 29 Jason Gould, Son of actor Elliott Gould and singer and actress Barbra Streisand, born in NYC, New York