On This Day

Musicians Born in 1966

  • Jan 3 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • Jan 4 Deana Carter, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 5 Kate Schellenbach, American musician (Luscious Jackson), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 6 A. R. Rahman, Indian composer, born in Madras, India
  • Jan 7 Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jan 8 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1990)
  • Jan 17 Shabba Ranks [Rexton Gordon], Jamaican dancehall musician & reggae deejay (X-tra Naked), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • Jan 19 Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer, born in Vetlanda, Sweden
  • Jan 20 Tracii Guns, American musician (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 31 Al Jaworsky [Alan Doughty], English musician & bassist (Jesus Jones), born in Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Feb 2 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Feb 6 Rick Astley, English singer & songwriter (Never Gonna Give You Up), born in Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom
  • Feb 9 Amanda Roocroft, opera singer
  • Feb 13 Freedom Williams, US hip hop and dance music performer (C&C Music Factory-Everbody Dance Now), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 Wendy James, English 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, American guitarist (Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • Feb 26 Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer, born in Zahlé, Lebanon
  • Feb 28 Edward Shearmur, English film composer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Charlie's Angels), born in London, England
  • 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), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 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), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • 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 Garnett Silk [Garnet Damion Smith], Jamacian reggae musician, born in Manchester, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • Apr 4 Mike Starr [Michael], musician (Alice in Chains bassist), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2011)
  • Apr 5 Michael "Mike" McCready, American musician and lead guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Apr 11 Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer (Around the World), born in Manchester, England
  • Apr 13 Marc Ford, American musician (The Black Crowes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Graeme Clark, Scottish bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around), born in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • Apr 15 Samantha Karen Fox, East End singer (Touch Me), born in London, England
  • Apr 19 Véronique Gens, French operatic soprano, born in Orléans, France
  • Apr 28 Too Short [Todd Shaw], American rapper, born in South Central Los Angeles, California
  • May 1 Johnny Colt [Charles Brandt], American rock bassist (Black Crowes), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • May 5 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 8 Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer (De Mujer a Mujer), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 11 Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein), born in Pankow, East Germany
  • May 12 Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian-American pop and bossa nova singer, born in New York City
  • 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 and dancer (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus), born in Paris, France
  • May 14 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • May 14 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!), born in Oakland California

Person of interestJanet Jackson

May 16 Janet Jackson, American singer (Control), sister of Michael, born in Gary, Indiana

  • May 18 Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  • May 22 Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 singer-songwriter, born in Güímar, Tenerife
  • Jun 4 Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 6 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Jun 6 Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • Jun 8 Doris Pearson, English singer (5 Star), born in London, England
  • Jun 15 Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer
  • Jun 19 Brian Vander Ark, American singer-songwriter (The Verve Pipe), born in Holland, Michigan
  • Jun 19 Silje Nergaard, Norwegian jazz singer (Tell Me Where You're Going), born in Steinkjer, Norway
  • Jun 23 Chico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge)
  • Jul 7 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist, born in Göttingen, Germany
  • Jul 11 Mel Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
  • Jul 13 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Jul 14 Tayna Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses; Belly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Jul 14 Ellen Reid, Canadian keyboard and accordion player (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • Jul 25 Maureen Herman, American bassist (Babes in Toyland) and writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 25 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer, born in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 28 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 29 Martina McBride, American country singer and songwriter (Evolution), born in Sharon, Kansas
  • Aug 7 Kristin Hersch, American singer and songwriter (Throwing Muses), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 10 Hansi Kürsch, German singer
  • Aug 14 David Hallyday, French singer-songwriter and actor (He's My Girl), born in Boulougne, France
  • Aug 15 Shirley Kwan [Kwan Suk Yee] Chinese Canto-pop singer ("Happy Are Those In Love"), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 17 Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 19 Lee Ann Womack, American country singer (I Hope You Dance), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Aug 20 "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, American heavy metal guitarist (Pantera), born in Arlington, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 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 (Dream Theater; Sons Of Apollo), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Aug 26 Shirley Manson, Scottish rock singer (Garbage), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 28 Jerry Fehily, Irish drummer (Hothouse Flowers - "Don't Go"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Cork, Ireland

  • Aug 29 Dan Truman, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in St. George, Utah
  • Sep 2 Dino Cazares, American heavy metal guitarist (FearFactor), born in El Centro, California
  • Sep 4 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace, France
  • Sep 7 Christopher Acland, English drummer (Lush), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Holly Golightly [Smith], British rock singer-songwriter, born in London
  • Sep 8 Carola Häggkvist, Swedish singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 8 Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • Sep 12 Ben Folds, American singer and songwriter (Ben Folds Five), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Sep 14 Mike Cooley, American guitarist (Drive-By Truckers), born in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • Sep 18 Ian "Spike" Spice, English guitarist (IBreathe, Flash Cadillac) (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese-American rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal
  • Sep 22 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • Sep 26 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer, born in Kaisariani, Greece
  • Sep 27 Jovanotti [Lorenzo Cherubini], Italian singer-songwriter and rapper, born in Rome
  • Oct 3 Frank Hannon, American blues and rock guitarist (Tesla - The Great Radio Controversy), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 7 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer (3:10 To Yuma; The Hurt Locker; Logan), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 10 Kevin Paige, American vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 12 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 15 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • Oct 20 Fred Coury, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Johnston, New York
  • Oct 26 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • Oct 31 Annabella Lwin [Myant Myant Aye], Anglo-Burmese singer (Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • Oct 31 Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz], American rocker (Beastie Boys), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 1 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Nov 4 Sam Rosenthal, American electronic musician and composer (Black Tape for a Blue Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Kool Rock-ski [Damon Wimbley], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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, American musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim, California (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer

  • Nov 20 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (Giaraffe; Tuesday Night Music Club), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Charlie Grover, American drummer (Sponge)
  • Nov 24 Russell Watson, British singer
  • Nov 25 Stacy Lattisaw, Americam 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 comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Dec 4 Masta Ace [Duval Clear], American rapper (Born To Roll), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 5 Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant), born in Forbach, Lorraine, France
  • Dec 6 Armin Kircher, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor, born in Kufstein, Austria (d. 2015)

Person of interestSinead O'Connor

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

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
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  • Dec 11 Terry Sharpe, Irish rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 11 Leon Lai, Chinese-born Hong Kong actor and singer, born in Beijing, China
  • Dec 14 Tim Sköld, Swedish-American musician, born in Skövde, Sweden
  • 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, American rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 20 Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer, born in Farsta, Stockholm
  • Dec 22 Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction), born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Dec 29 Jason Gould, son of actor Elliott Gould and singer and actress Barbra Streisand, born in NYC, New York

About 1966

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

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 20), Horse (Jan 21 - Dec 31)