On This Day

Musicians Born in 1969

  • Jan 3 Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • Jan 5 Marilyn Manson, American musician & artist, born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Jeff Abercrombie, American bassist, born in Kenton, Tennessee
  • Jan 8 Teresa Salguerio, Portuguese singer (Madredeus), born in Lisbon, Portugal

Person of interestDave Grohl

Jan 14 Dave Grohl, American drummer, singer-songwriter (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), born in Warren, Ohio

Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl
  • Jan 17 Tiësto [Tijs Michiel Verwest], Dutch DJ and record producer considered the "Godfather of EDM", born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Jan 18 Jesse L. Martin, American actor & singer (Rent, The Flash), born in Rocky Mount, Virginia
  • Jan 20 Nicky Wire, British musician (Manic Street Preachers), born in Blackwood, United Kingdom
  • Jan 25 Jesse Harte, American heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • Jan 25 Kina Cosper, American singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 27 Cornelius [Keigo Oyamada], Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 27 Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
  • Jan 29 Hyde [Hideto Takarai], Japanese singer, born in Wakayama
  • Feb 1 Joshua Redman, American jazz saxophonist & composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 1 Patrick Wilson, American musician (Drummer for Weezer), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Feb 4 Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)

  • Feb 5 Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative"), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • Feb 12 Meja [Meja Anna Pernilla Kullersten], Swedish singer-songwriter (How Crazy Are You?), born in Nynäshamn, Stockholm County
  • Feb 12 Byron Stroud, Canadian bassist, born in New Westminster, Canada
  • Feb 13 Ahlam [Ahlah Ali Al Shamsi], Bahraini singer, born in Manama, Bahrain
  • Feb 15 Birdman [Bryan Williams], US record executive and rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 19 Burton C. Bell, American vocalist
  • Feb 21 James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • Feb 21 Eric Wilson, American musician, born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 21 Corey Harris, American blues & reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 22 Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer, born in Córdoba, Spain
  • Feb 26 Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 27 Brad Vander Ark, American musician, born in Holland, Michigan
  • Feb 28 Elisa Fiorillo, singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming)
  • Feb 28 Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)
  • Mar 1 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • Mar 4 Jason Townsend, American artist and record producer
  • Mar 5 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • Mar 7 Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
  • Mar 10 Ricky Seagall, American actor and singer (The Partridge Family), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 11 Rami Jaffee, American musician (keyboardist for The Foo Fighters), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Mar 11 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
  • Mar 12 Graham Coxon, singer (Blur)
  • Mar 15 Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
  • Mar 19 Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter
  • Mar 25 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Mar 28 James Atkin, rocker (EMF-Unbelievable), born in Birmingham
  • Mar 28 Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter (Honesty), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 30 Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)
  • Apr 11 Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer and songwriter (Catatonia), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Apr 11 Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer, born in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
  • Apr 14 Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • Apr 22 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • Apr 27 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • Apr 27 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London
  • Apr 30 Joey Restivo, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 30 Warren Defever, American musician (His Name Is Alive), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • May 9 Amber [Marie-Claire Cremers], Dutch-born German singer-songwriter, born in Ubbergen, the Netherlands
  • May 13 Buckethead [Brian Carroll], American underground guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 André Schmechta, German musician (X Marks the Pedwalk, Scarecrow), born in Germany
  • May 14 Danny Wood, American musician (New Kids), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 15 Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
  • May 17 Alan Doyle, Canadian musician and actor (Great Big Sea), born in Petty Harbour. Newfoundland
  • May 17 Ryan Anthony, American trumpet player (Canadian Brass, 2000-03; Dallas Symphony, 2006-20), born in Whittier, California (d. 2020)
  • May 18 Martika [Marta Marrero], Cuban-American singer (Toy Soldiers), born in Whittier, California
  • May 24 Rich Robinson, American rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 29 Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
  • Jun 3 Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
  • Jun 5 Brian McKnight, American musician
  • Jun 6 Douglas Lee Mitchell, Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)
  • Jun 9 Mitch McLee [Douglas Lee Mitchell], Miles Mi, drummer (Southgang)
  • Jun 11 Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer (Josephine)
  • Jun 11 Steven Drozd, American drummer (The Flaming Lips), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 12 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Omen, Bikini), born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary (d. 2007)
  • Jun 13 Jamie Walters, American actor and singer (The Heights, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 13 Søren Rasted, Danish musician (Aqua), born in Blovstrød
  • Jun 14 MC Ren [Lorenzo Jerald Patterson], American rapper, born in Compton, California

Person of interestIce Cube

Jun 15 Ice Cube [O'Shea Jackson], American rapper and actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda), born in Los Angeles, California

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • Jun 17 Kevin Thornton, American vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • Jun 18 Pål Pot Pamparius, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • Jun 23 Noa [Achinoam Nini], Israeli singer (There Must Be Another Way), born in Bat Yam, Israel
  • Jun 24 Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian pop/operatic soprano singer, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Jun 26 Colin Greenwood, English musician (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England

Person of interestJenni Rivera

Jul 2 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • Jul 3 Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • Jul 5 RZA [Robert Fitzgerald Diggs], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 6 Michael Grant, British vocalist (Musical Youth)
  • Jul 7 Nathalie Simard, French-Canadian singer, born in Île d'Orléans, Canada
  • Jul 8 Sugizo [Yasuhiro Sugihara], Japanese guitarist and singer, born in Hadano, Kanagawa
  • Jul 11 David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • Jul 12 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death), born in Sonora, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Jul 12 Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist (d. 2007)
  • Jul 20 Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies), born in Auburn, Washington
  • Jul 21 Emerson Hart, American singer-songwriter (Tonic -"If You Could Only See"), born in Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Despina Vandi [Malea], Greek pop singer ("Ipofero"), born in Tübingen, Germany

Person of interestJennifer Lopez

Jul 24 Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez, American actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

  • Jul 25 Trevor Peres, American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 2 Jan Axel Blomberg, Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem), born in Trysil Municipality, Norway
  • Aug 2 Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 4 Max Cavalera, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist and singer (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Aug 6 Elliott [Steven] Smith, American musician (Oscar nominee for "Miss Misery" from Good Will Hunting), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • Aug 8 Faye Wong, Hong Kong cantopop singer-songwriter and actress (Chungking Express), born in Beijing, China
  • Aug 11 Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Aug 11 Jonah Matranga, American singer
  • Aug 17 Donald E Wahlberg Jr, American rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Masta Killa [Elgin Turner], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 18 Everlast [Erik Francis Schrody], American musician (House Of Pain), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Aug 19 Nate Dogg [Nathaniel Dwayne Hale], American rapper ("Regulate"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Aug 19 Clay Walker, American country singer ("Dreaming With My Eyes Open"), born in Vidor, Texas
  • Aug 28 Mary McCartney, English photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney, born in London
  • Aug 28 Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 29 Me'Shell Ndegéocello [Michelle Johnson], American singer-songwriter (If That's Your Boyfriend...), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 30 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek classical pianist, born in Athens, Greece
  • Sep 2 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • Sep 4 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • Sep 5 Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist and son of Frank Zappa, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 6 CeCe Peniston, American singer (Finally) and beauty queen (Miss Black Arizona 1989), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 7 Jimmy Urine [Euringer], American electro-punk singer (Mindless Self Indulgence), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 11 Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), born in Hollywood, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 15 DJ Kay Gee [Kier Gist], American musician (Naughty by Nature), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Kathi Wolfgram, American rocker (Jets-You Got it All), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 16 Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica), born in Kensington, London

Person of interestKeith Flint

Sep 17 Keith Flint, English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), born in London, England (d. 2019)

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint
  • Sep 18 Johanna Doderer, Austrian composer, born in Bregenz, Austria
  • Sep 19 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist (Lily Was Here), born in Amsterdam, Holland

  • Sep 19 Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Sep 19 Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer (Sethian), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • Sep 21 Billy Porter, American actor and singer (Kinky Boots), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 22 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals)
  • Sep 23 Patrick Fiori [Patrick Jean-François Chouchayan] French pop-rock singer-songwriter of Armenian descent, born in Marseille
  • Sep 24 Gene Hunt, American R&B musician (Acid Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 24 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sep 24 Donald DeGrate, Jr. [DeVante Swing], American music producer, born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Sep 26 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer, born in Longueuil, Canada
  • Sep 29 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer
  • Oct 1 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • Oct 2 Badly Drawn Boy [Damon Gough], British singer-songwriter (Have You Fed The Fish?), born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

Person of interestGwen Stefani

Oct 3 Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter (No Doubt), born in Fullerton, California

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • Oct 3 Tetsuya, Japanese rock bassist (L'Arc-en-Ciel), born in Hikone, Shiga, Japan
  • Oct 7 Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 9 P.J. Harvey, English musician, singer and songwriter, born in Bridport, Dorset, England
  • Oct 12 Martie Maguire, American country musician (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 16 Wendy Wilson, American popvocalist (Wilson Phillips - 'Hold On"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 16 Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter, born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 17 Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
  • Oct 19 (Randolph Severn) "Trey" Parker [III], American actor, animator and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado
  • Oct 22 Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • Oct 28 Ben Harper, American blues and reggae musician and singer-songwriter (No Mercy In This Land), born in Pomona, California
  • Oct 30 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan
  • Oct 30 Snow [Darrin O'Brien], Canadian rapper ("Informer"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 2 Reginald Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Robert Miles, Swiss record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music.

Person of interestPuff Daddy

Nov 4 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come To Me; I'll Be Missing You), born in NYC, New York

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 7 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Nov 9 Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Partyline), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 12 Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 14 Bradley "Butch" Walker, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (SouthGang - "Tainted Angel"; The Marvelous 3), born in Rome, Georgia
  • Nov 16 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd - "I Want to Sex You Up"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 18 Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter (Barely Breathing), born in Monclair, New Jersey
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer, born in Singapore
  • Nov 24 Rob Nicholson, American musician
  • Dec 3 Bill Steer, British guitarist

Person of interestJay-Z

Dec 4 Jay-Z [Shawn Carter], American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Dec 9 Jakob Dylan, American musician (The Wallflowers), son of Bob Dylan, born in New York City
  • Dec 13 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer, born in Almaty, Kaszakhstan (d. 2007)
  • Dec 24 Kenny "Damn" Kelly, rapper (Riff-Judy had a Boyfriend), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Dec 30 Jay Kay, English musician (Jamiroquai)

About 1969

How Old? 50 or 51 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Feb 16), Rooster (Feb 17 - Dec 31)