On This Day

Musicians Born in 1966

Birthdays in Music

  • 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 and 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
  • 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 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), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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 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 songwriter and singer
  • 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, Essex, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 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 (d. 2006)
  • Jul 14 Tayna Donelly, rocker (Belly)
  • Jul 14 Ellen Reid, Canadian musician (Crash Test Dummies)
  • 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
  • Jul 29 Martina McBride, country singer
  • Aug 7 Kristin Hersch, American singer/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, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 17 Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer
  • Aug 19 Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • 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
  • Aug 26 Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • Aug 28 Jerry Fehily, Irish rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)

  • Aug 29 Dan Truman, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in St. George, Utah
  • Sep 2 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • Sep 4 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace, France
  • Sep 7 Christopher Acland, English musician (Lush), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1996)
  • 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 Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer (Jovanotti)
  • Oct 3 Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Oct 7 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer, 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, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Oct 26 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • Oct 31 Annabella Lwin [Myant Aye], Anglo-Burmese singer (Bow Wow Wow), 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 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 comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Dec 4 Masta Ace, American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 5 Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant), born in Forbach, Lorraine, France

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
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • Dec 11 Terry Sharpe, rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets)
  • 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? 52 or 53 years old
Generation: Generation X

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