On This Day

Musicians Born in 1968

  • Jan 1 Miki Higashino, Japanese video game composer (Suikoden series), born in Japan
  • Jan 1 Rick J. Jordan [Hendrik Stedler], German keyboardist, composer, producer, and audio engineer (Scooter, 1993-2014 - "Jumping All Over the World"), born in Hanover, West Germany
  • Jan 5 DJ Bobo [Peter Baumann], Swiss pop-eurodance singer-songwriter, and producer ("Somebody Dance With Me";"Let The Dream Come True"), born in Kölliken, Switzerland
  • Jan 5 Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer (In Living Color; Dancing With The Stars), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 9 Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.), born in Oneida County, New York
  • Jan 11 Tom Dumont, American musician
  • Jan 12 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Jan 13 Chara [Miwa Watabiki], Japanese singer and actress (Swallowtail Butterfly), born in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan

LL Cool J

Jan 14 LL Cool J [James Todd Smith], American rapper (Bigger and Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

  • Jan 19 Whitfield Crane [William Whitfield Crane IV], American rock musician (Ugly Kid Joe - "Mad Man"; "Too Bad"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jan 20 Fantastic Negrito [Xavier Dphrepaulezz], American blues singer-songwriter (The Last Days of Oakland; Please Don't Be Dead), born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • Jan 22 Heath [Hiroshi Morie], Japanese musician, singer and songwriter (X Japan), born in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
  • Jan 24 Michael Kiske, German musician, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 25 Heinrich "Haini" Wolfgramm, Polynesian-American actor & musician (The Jets), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 27 Mike Patton, American rocker (Faith No More - "The Real Thing"), born in Eureka, California
  • Jan 27 Tracy Lawrence, American country singer (Sticks & Stones), born in Atlanta, Texas
  • Jan 27 Tricky, English rapper
  • Jan 27 Éric Tanguy, French contemporary classical composer, born in Caen, France
  • Jan 28 Sarah McLachlan, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning folk singer-songwriter (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy; "I Will Remember You"), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Jan 28 DJ Muggs [Lawrence Muggerud], American DJ, and record producer (Cypress Hill), born in Queens, New York City
  • Jan 28 Rakim [William Michael Griffin, Jr.], American rapper, born in Wyandanch, Long Island, New York
  • Jan 30 Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle; Fantômas; Secret Chiefs 3), born in Eureka, California

Lisa Marie Presley

Feb 1 Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, American singer-songwriter ("Lights Out"), and daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Feb 2 Simon Wickham-Smith, British composer and Mongolist, born in England
  • Feb 5 Chris Barron, American singer & songwriter (Spin Doctors), born in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Feb 5 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Feb 6 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer, born in Niigata, Japan
  • Feb 7 (Salvatore) "Sully" Erna, American heavy metal singer, and rhythm guitarist (Godsmack), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Feb 8 Claudette Pace (Buttigieg), Maltese pop singer ("Desire"), and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Naxxar, Malta
  • Feb 9 Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican rock singer ("Volverte a Amar"), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Feb 12 Chynna Phillips, American pop vocalist (Wilson Philips - "Hold On"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 15 Axelle Red, Belgian singer and songwriter, born in Hasselt, Belgium
  • Feb 17 Patrick Uterwijk, Dutch heavy metal guitarist (Pestilence - Consuming Impulse), born in The Netherlands
  • Feb 18 Don Rigsby, American bluegrass mandolin player, fiddler, guitarist, and producer (Lonesome River Band), born in Isonville, Kentucky
  • Feb 19 Frank Watkins, American heavy metal bassist (Obituary - "Cause of Death"), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Evridiki [Theokleous], Greek Cypriot rock and electro-pop singer, born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • Feb 26 Tim Commerford, American bass player (Rage Against the Machine), born in Irvine, California
  • Feb 29 Gareth Farr, New Zealand percussionist, and composer (From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs; Chemin des Dames), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mar 6 Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
  • Mar 8 Shawn Mullins, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Lullabye"), born in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Mar 9 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 11 Lisa Loeb, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Stay (I Missed You)"), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Mar 15 John Tardy, American heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
  • Mar 15 Sabrina [Salerno], Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Mar 15 Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
  • Mar 15 Mark McGrath, American rock singer (Sugar Ray - "Every Morning"), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 15 Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
  • Mar 20 Ultra Naté, American musician (If You Could Read My Mind), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • Mar 21 Vincent Courtois, French classically trained jazz cellist, born in Paris, France
  • Mar 22 Euronymous [Øystein Aarseth], Norwegian black-metal guitaits and producer (Mayhem), born in Surnadal, Norway (d. 1993)
  • Mar 23 Damon Albarn, English rock singer-songwriter, and musician (Blur - "Girls & Boys"; "Country House"; Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood"; "Feels Good, Inc."), born in Whitechapel, London
  • Mar 26 Kenny Chesney, American country music singer ("Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 26 James Iha, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Smashing Pumpkins; A Perfect Circle), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 27 Stacey Kent, American jazz singer (Breakfast On The Morning Tram), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Mar 28 Jon Lee, Welsh drummer (Feeder), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 2002)
  • Mar 29 Sue Foley, Canadian blues singer and guitarist, born in Ottawa, Ontario

Lucy Lawless

Mar 29 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Celine Dion

Mar 30 Celine Dion, Canadian singer ("My Heart Will Go On"; "The Power Of Love"; "Tell Him" ), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

  • Apr 1 Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
  • Apr 3 Sebastian Bach [Bierk], Canadian heavy metal singer (Skid Row - "I Remember You"; "Psycho Love"), born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • Apr 5 Paula Cole, American pop singer ("I Don't Want To Wait"), born in Rockport, Massachussetts
  • Apr 6 Vanessa Lann, American composer (Dancing to an Orange Drummer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Ed O'Brien, British musician and songwriter (Radiohead - OK Computer), born in Oxford, England
  • Apr 19 Pascal Kleiman, French DJ, producer and musician, born in Toulouse, France
  • Apr 23 Stan Frazier, American drummer, record producer, and singer- songwriter (Sugar Ray, 1986-2012 - "Every Morning", born in Newport Beach, California
  • Apr 24 Aaron Comess, American drummer (Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 28 Howard Donald, British pop musician (Take That - "Back For Good"), born in Droylsden, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 29 Carnie Wilson, American pop singer (Wilson Phillips - "Hold On"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)
  • May 1 Mark Scott, American rock drummer (Trixter - Give It To Me Good), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • May 1 D'arcy Wretzky, American rock bassist (The Smashing Pumpkins), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • May 2 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress, born in Merlimau, Malacca, Malaysia
  • May 3 Jay Darlington, English keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • May 3 Shane Minor, American country music singer, born in Modesto, California
  • May 4 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh, born in Leeds, England
  • May 6 Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab), born in Vincennes, France
  • May 7 Eagle Eye Cherry, Swedish pop rock singer-songwriter ("Save Tonight"), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 8 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), born in The Bronx New York (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Sławomir Dobrzański, Polish concert pianist and music professor, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • May 13 PMD [Parrish J. Smith], American rapper (EPMD), from Brentwood, New York
  • May 15 Seth Putnam, American hard-core punk vocalist and songwriter, born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • May 16 Ralph Tresvant, American singer (New Edition), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 16 Patrick Waite, British reggae-rock bassist (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1993)
  • May 16 Andrew Nethsingha, British organist, choral conductor, and music director (St John's College, Cambridge, 2007-), born in Exeter, England
  • May 17 Dave Abbruzzese, American drummer (Pearl Jam), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • May 21 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, born in Quezon City, Philippines (d. 1985)

Kylie Minogue

May 28 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop singer-songwriter ("Can't Get You Out of My Head"), and actress, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • May 30 Tim Burgess, English rock vocalist (Charlatans - "Only One I Know"), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • Jun 1 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • Jun 3 Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
  • Jun 4 Al B. Sure! [Albert Joseph Brown III], American R&B singer-songwriter (In Effect Mode - "Nite And Day"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 6 Alan Licht, American avant garde and pop guitarist, composer, and journalist, born in New Jersey
  • Jun 10 The D.O.C. [Tracy Curry], American rapper and producer (N.W.A.), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 12 Bobby Sheehan, American bassist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Jun 13 [Denise] Deniece Pearson, English singer-songwriter (Five Star), born in Islington, London
  • Jun 13 David Gray, British singer-songwriter, and guitarist (White Ladder), born in Sale, Cheshire
  • Jun 21 Sonique [Sonia Marina Clarke], British musician and DJ, born in London
  • Jun 21 (Reginald) "Jett" Pangan, Filipino Pinoy rock singer and guitarist (The Dawn), and actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jun 28 Chayanne [Elmer Figueroa Arce], Puerto Rican singer, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 30 Philip Anselmo, American heavy metal musician (Pantera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 3 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jul 4 Jack Frost [John Dempsey], American heavy metal guitarist (Seven Witches), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Kenji Ito, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 9 Manoel Cruz, Brazilian jazz acoustic bassist, composer, arranger and producer, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Jul 19 Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 20 Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 23 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), born in Munich, West Germany (d. 2016)
  • Jul 24 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress (Wicked), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Jul 29 Paavo Lötjönen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica), born in Kuopio, Finland
  • Jul 30 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • Aug 1 Dan Donegan, American rock guitarist (Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Aug 5 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer-songwriter, and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 7 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), born in Manhasset, New York (d. 1998)
  • Aug 9 Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Michael Bivins, American pop vocalist (New Edition - "Cool It Now"; Bell Biv Devoe - "Do Me!"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 10 Andile Yenana, South African jazz pianist, born in King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Aug 11 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • Aug 11 Veda Hille, Canadian singer
  • Aug 16 Donovan Leitch Jr., American actor (I Shot Andy Warhol) and musician (Camp Freddy), born in London, England
  • Aug 19 Mark McGuinn, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mrs. Steven Rudy") , born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 22 Paul Colman, British-Australian guitarist (Newsboys, 2006-09), born in London
  • Aug 24 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura), born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • Aug 25 Rafet El Roman [Yaşdut], Turkish pop singer and songwriter (Gençliğin Gözyaşı - The Tears of the Youth), born in at Uzunköprü. Turkey
  • Aug 25 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer and songwriter (Belle & Sebastian), born in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Aug 25 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese rock bassist (The Mad Capsule Markets), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Aug 25 Spider One [Michael David Cummings], American musician (Powerman 5000), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Aug 27 Eric "Bobo" Correa, American percussionist (Beastie Boys; Cypress Hill), born in Queens, New York City
  • Sep 5 Brad Wilk, American drummer (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 7 Kyle Stevens, American rock guitarist (Bang Tango, 1988-1993; 2019-present - "Dancin' on Coals")
  • Sep 10 Big Daddy Kane [Antonio Hardy], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Kay Hanley, American singer-songwriter (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 12 [Reid Laurence] Larry LaLonde, American guitarist (Primus - "Frizzle Fry"), born in Richmond, California
  • Sep 13 John Roderick, American indie-rock musician, singer-songwriter (The Long Winters),and podcaster (Omnibus; Friendly Fire), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 14 Vincent Ghadimi, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Rocourt, Liège, Belgium
  • Sep 16 Marc Anthony [Marco Antonio Muñiz], American sala singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Lord Jamar [Lorenzo Dechalus], American rapper (Brand Nubian), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Sep 17 Anastacia [Newkirk], American pop singer ("Left Outside Alone"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 18 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Sep 20 Tim Rogers, Australian singer and songwriter ("You Am I"), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia,
  • Sep 21 Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 21 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)

Will Smith

Sep 25 Will Smith, American Grammy Award-winning rapper (DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand"), and actor (Men in Black, Independence Day; Hitch; Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 28 Bess Singh [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • Sep 29 Alexander Skolnick, American heavy metal and jazz guitarist (Testament; Trans-Siberia Orchestra), born in Berkeley, California
  • Sep 29 Luke Goss, English actor (Traffick) and musician (Bros. - "I Owe You Nothing"), born in London, England
  • Sep 29 Matt Goss, English singer-songwriter (Bros. - "I Owe You Nothing"), born in London, England
  • Oct 2 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter (The Tea Party), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Oct 7 Thom Yorke, British musician and singer (Radiohead - "Creep"; "Paranoid Android"), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
  • Oct 9 Vickie Perks, British rock vocalist (Fuzzbox; Vix 'n the Kix), born in Birmingham, England

Hugh Jackman

Oct 12 Hugh Jackman, Australian stage and screen actor and singer (The Boy from Oz; X-Men -"Wolverine"; The Greatest Showman; Kate And Leopold), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 13 Carlos Marín, Spanish pop-opera baritone (Il Divo), born in Mörfelden-Walldorf, West Germany (d. 2021)
  • Oct 14 Johnny Goudie, Cuban American singer-songwriter and musician, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Oct 15 Jyrki 69 [Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi], Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Oct 17 Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae performer and son of Bob Marley, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 22 Shelby Lynne [Moorer], American country singer ("If I Could Bottle This Up"), born in Quantico, Virginia

Shaggy

Oct 22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American Grammy Award-winning reggae rapper and songwriter ( "It Wasn't Me", "Boombastic",), born in Kingston, Jamaica

  • Oct 29 Tsunku [Mitsuo Terada], Japanese music producer and former singer (SHARAM Q), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Oct 29 Stanley Donwood [Dan Rickwood], British writer and album art designer (Radiohead; Thom Yorke). born in Essex, England
  • Nov 7 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
  • Nov 10 Steve Brookstein, English singer who won the first series of The X Factor, born in Mitcham, England
  • Nov 11 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuadorean rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Ecuador
  • Nov 11 David L. Cook, American Christian country singer and comedian, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 12 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • Nov 14 Brian Yale, American bass guitarist (Matchbox Twenty - "If You're Gone"), born in Carmel, California
  • Nov 15 Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
  • Nov 15 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor (Weeds, No Ordinary Family), rapper and music producer (College Boyz - "Victim of the Ghetto"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 21 Alex James, English bassist
  • Nov 24 Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue), born in New London, Connecticut (or 1965)
  • Nov 25 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist (EPMD), born in Brentwood, New York
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nov 30 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer ("Feel So High"; "You Gotta Be"; "Life")
  • Dec 2 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters), born in Richland, Washington
  • Dec 3 Montell Jordan [Barnett], American R&B singer, record producer ("This Is How We Do It"), and pastor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 Michael Foster, American drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 12 Tatianna, Spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 18 Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer (Más), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 23 Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician, born in Wimbledon, London
  • Dec 24 Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist, born in Texas
  • Dec 24 Tariq Hussain, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Splat; Brasstronaut), born in Cowansville, Quebec
  • Dec 29 Carlo Ponti, Jr., Italian orchestral conductor and son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren, born in Geneva, Switzerland

About 1968

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

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Jan 29), Monkey (Jan 30 - Dec 31)