On This Day

Musicians Born in 1969

  • Jan 3 Nikki Nelson, American country singer (Highway 101 - "Cry Cry Cry"; "Whose Lonely Now"), born in La Mesa, California
  • Jan 5 Marilyn Manson [Brian Warenr], American shock-rock singer-songwriter (Marilyn Manson - "The Dope Show"; "Tainted Love"), artist and actor, born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Maria Salgueiro, Portuguese folk and world music singer, and songwriter (Madredeus, 1987-2007), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jan 8 Jeff Abercrombie, American rock bassist (Fuel, 1989-2010 - "Shimmer"), born in Kenton, Tennessee
  • Jan 8 Teresa Salguerio, Portuguese singer (Madredeus), born in Lisbon, Portugal

Dave Grohl

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

  • 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 and singer (Rent; The Flash), born in Rocky Mount, Virginia
  • Jan 20 Nicky Wire [Jones], Welsh rock bassist and lyricist (Manic Street Preachers), born in Llanbadoc, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Jan 25 Jesse Harte, American heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • Jan 25 Kina Cosper, American rock and R&B singer (Brownstown), 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-songwriter (James, 1997-2001), and record producer born in Oakville, Ontario
  • Jan 29 Hyde [Hideto Takarai], Japanese singer, born in Wakayama
  • Feb 1 Joshua Redman, American jazz saxophonist, and composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 1 Patrick Wilson, American drummer (Weezer - "Buddy Holly"), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Feb 4 Duncan Coutts, Canadian rock bassist (Our Lady Peace), born in St. Catharine, Ontario
  • 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 heavy metal bassist, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Feb 13 Ahlam [Ahlah Ali Al Shamsi], Bahraini singer, born in Manama, Bahrain
  • Feb 13 Joyce DiDonato (née Flaherty), American Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano (La Scala, 2000; New York Metropolitan Opera, 2006), born in Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Feb 15 Birdman [Bryan Williams], American record executive and rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 19 Burton C. Bell, American heavy metal vocalist (Fear Factor), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 21 James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • Feb 21 Eric Wilson, American bassist and songwriter (Sublime, 1988-96), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 21 Corey Harris, American blues and 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 guitarist, singer-songwriter (The Verve Pipe), and actor, born in Holland, Michigan
  • Feb 28 Elisa Fiorillo, American pop and jazz singer ("Forgive Me For Dreaming"; "On The Way Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 28 Pat Monahan, American rock singer, songwriter, and musician (Train - "Drops Of Jupiter"; Hey, Soul Sister"), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 1 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh rock drummer (Super Furry Animals), and producer, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Mar 4 Jason Townsend, American artist and record producer
  • Mar 5 MC Solaar [Claude M'Barali], Chadian-French rapper ("Hasta la vista"), born in Dakar, Senagal
  • Mar 10 Ricky Segall, American actor and singer (The Partridge Family - "Ricky"), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 11 Rami Jaffee, American rock keyboardist (The Foo Fighters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 11 Terrence Howard, American actor (Mr. Holland's Opus; Hustle & Flow; Empire), and singer-songwriter ("Shine Through It"; "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 11 Soraya [Lamilla], Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, arranger and record producer ("Amor En Tus Ojos / Love In Your Eyes"'; "Casi"), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 12 Graham Coxon, British pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blur - "Country House"), born in Rinteln, West Germany
  • Mar 13 Susanna Mälkki, Finnish cellist and conductor (Ensemble InterContemporain, 2006-13; La Scala, 2011; Helsinki Philharmonic, 2016-23), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Mar 15 Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
  • Mar 19 Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter, born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 25 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress

Mariah Carey

Mar 27 Mariah Carey, American pop singer-songwriter ("Without You"; "All I Want For Christmas Is You"; "Hero"; "We Belong Together"), born in Huntington, Long Island, New York

  • Mar 28 James Atkin, British rock singer, and guitarist (EMF - "Unbelievable"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Mar 28 Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter (Honesty), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 30 Marco Foddis, Italian-Dutch heavy metal drummer (Pestilence), born in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Apr 3 Jeremy Huw Williams, Welsh baritone opera singer, born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 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, Scottish rock bassist (Bros.), songwriter, producer, label executive, and artist manager, born in Scotland
  • 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, American pop-rock percussionist (Linear - "Sending All My Love"), 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 Sevren Ni-Arb [André Schmechta], German techno-trance musician (X Marks the Pedwalk), born in Germany
  • May 13 Patricia Leonard, American classical composer (My Dearest Friend; Strangely Close, Yet Distant), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 14 Danny Wood, American singer, guitarist, and choreographer (New Kids On The Block), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • May 14 Greg Kurstin, American record producer, and songwriter (Lily Allen; Sia; P!nk; Foo Fighters; Adele; Paul McCartney; Bird and The Bee), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 15 Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
  • May 17 Alan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea), and actor, 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 18 Ettore Carucci, Italian jazz pianist and composer, born in Taranto, Italy
  • May 24 Rich Robinson, American rock guitarist (Black Crowes - "Shake Your Money Maker"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 29 Chan Kinchla, Canadian rock guitarist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jun 3 Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
  • Jun 5 Brian McKnight, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 6 Douglas Lee Mitchell, American heavy metal artist (Southgang), born in Miles, Michigan
  • Jun 9 Mitch McLee [Douglas Lee Mitchell], American rock drummer (Southgang - "Tainted Angel"), born in Georgia
  • Jun 11 Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer (Josephine)
  • Jun 11 Steven Drozd, American rock singer-songwriter, and drummer (The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??"), 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 (The Heights; Beverly Hills 90210), and singer ("How Do You Talk To An Angel?"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 13 Søren Rasted, Danish musician (Aqua), born in Blovstrød, Denmark

Ice Cube

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

  • Jun 15 Idalis DeLeón, American singer (Seduction - "Two To Make It Right"), actress (Six Feet Under), and television host (MTV; Extra), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 16 MC Ren [Lorenzo Jerald Patterson], American rapper, born in Compton, California
  • Jun 17 Kevin Thornton, American R&B vocalist (Color Me Badd - "I Wanna Sex You Up")
  • Jun 18 Pål Pot Pamparius, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • Jun 21 Pat Sansone, American rock guitarist, and keyboard player (Wilco, since 2005 -"I Might"), born in Meriden, Mississippi
  • Jun 23 Noa [Achinoam Nini], Israeli singer ("There Must Be Another Way"), born in Bat Yam, Israel
  • Jun 24 Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian pop and operatic soprano singer, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Jun 26 Colin Greenwood, English musician (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • Jul 2 Kevin Hearn, Canadian keyboardist, guitarist, and accordion player (Barenaked Ladies; Thin Buckle), born in Grimsby, Ontario

Jenni Rivera

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

  • Jul 5 RZA [Robert Fitzgerald Diggs], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 6 Michael Grant, British reggae-rock keyboardist and singer (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 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 13 (Mark) "Barney" Greenway, British extreme metal-punk vocalist ( Napalm Death), born in Great Barr, England
  • Jul 19 Gabrielle [Bobb], British pop singer and songwriter ("Dreams"; "Rise"), born in Hackney, London
  • 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
  • Jul 24 Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez, American actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 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 Oscar nominated singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting - "Miss Misery"), 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 12 Tanita Tikaram, British pop-folk singer-songwriter ("Twist in My Sobriety"), born in Münster, West Germany
  • Aug 17 Donnie Wahlberg, American pop singer (New Kids On The Block - "Hangin' Tough"), producer, and actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 17 Linas Rimša, Lithuanian classical and jazz composer, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
  • 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"; "21 Questions"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Aug 19 Clay Walker, American country singer ("Dreaming With My Eyes Open"), born in Vidor, Texas
  • Aug 26 Adrian Young, American drummer (No Doubt - "Don't Speak"), born in Long Beach, California
  • 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, Wales
  • 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

Keith Flint

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

  • Sep 18 Johanna Doderer, Austrian contemporary classical 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 19 Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic theatre, dance, and film score composer (The Theory of Everything), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2018)
  • Sep 21 Billy Porter, American actor and singer (Kinky Boots), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 21 Mic Christopher, Irish rock singer and songwriter (The Mary Janes; solo - "Heyday";"Skylarkin'"), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2001)
  • Sep 22 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 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-songwriter, born in Merida, Mexico
  • Oct 1 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz saxophonist (Bakan Beat box), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Oct 2 Badly Drawn Boy [Damon Gough], British singer-songwriter (Have You Fed The Fish?), born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

Gwen Stefani

Oct 3 Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter (No Doubt - "Just A Girl'; "Don't Talk"), born in Fullerton, California

  • 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 fiddler, songwriter, and vocalist (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks; Court Yard Hounds), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 16 Wendy Wilson, American pop vocalist (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 [Lotigiers], Belgian rock-pop and classical cross-over tenor singer-songwriter, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 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 [Roberto Concina], Swiss musician, record producer, and composer of trance and ambient music ("Children"), born in Fleurier, Switzerland (d. 2017)

Puff 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

  • 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 session and touring heavy metal bassist (Rob Zombie; Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Dec 3 Bill Steer, Scottish-British heavy metal guitarist (Napalm Death; Carcass; Gentlemans Pistols), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England

Jay-Z

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

  • Dec 4 Dionne Farris, American singer-songwriter ("I Know"), born in Plainfield, New Jersey,
  • Dec 9 Johnny Vicious [Coles], American house DJ, re-mixer, and record producer, born in New York City
  • 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 21 Julie Delpy, French-American actress (Before Sunrise; before Sunset; Before Midnight), singer-songwriter, and director born in Paris, France
  • Dec 24 Kenny "Damn" Kelly, rapper (Riff - "Judy Had A Boyfriend"), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Dec 30 Jay Kay [Jason Cheetham], English jazz-funk singer-songwriter (Jamiroquai), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 30 Enno Poppe, German composer (Rundfunk), conductor (ensemble mosaik), and teacher, born in Hemer, Germany
  • Dec 31 David Rawlings, American guitarist and singer, works with Gillian Welch (All the Good Times), born in North Smithfield, Rhode Island

About 1969

How Old? 52 or 53 years old
Generation: Generation X

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