Birthdays in Music in 1970

  • Jan 2 Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
  • Jan 2 Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian singer
  • Jan 9 Lara Fabian, Belgian singer
  • Jan 9 Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
  • Jan 11 Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer
  • Jan 12 Raekwon, American rapper
  • Jan 12 Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
  • Jan 18 DJ Quik, American rapper
  • Jan 20 Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
  • Jan 21 Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
  • Jan 26 Kirk Franklin, American singer
  • Jan 28 Donald Tardy, American death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • Jan 31 Minnie Driver, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England
  • Feb 3 Richard Kotzen, American rock musician, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician
  • Feb 12 Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Feb 13 Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer
  • Feb 15 Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer-songwriter (Que Hago Aqui?), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Feb 16 Serdar Ortac, Turkish popstar
  • Feb 17 Tim Mahoney, American musician (311)
  • Feb 18 Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
  • Feb 27 Patricia Petibon, French opera singer
  • Mar 5 John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Mar 10 Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
  • Mar 12 Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)

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Mar 18 Queen Latifah, American rapper and actress (Khadijah James-Living Single), born in Newark, New Jersey

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • Mar 22 Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer
  • Mar 27 Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)
  • Apr 5 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • Apr 7 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
  • Apr 10 Matt Barlow, American musician
  • Apr 10 Kenny Lattimore, American singer
  • Apr 10 Mike Mushok, American musician
  • Apr 10 Q-Tip, American musician
  • Apr 11 Delroy Pearson, rock vocalist (Five Star-Between the Lines)
  • Apr 12 Nick Hexum, American musician
  • Apr 14 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer
  • Apr 14 Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer
  • Apr 17 Redman, American rapper
  • Apr 18 Greg Eklund, American musician
  • Apr 19 Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz Mexico, spanish singer
  • Apr 21 Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
  • Apr 22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • Apr 23 Dennis Bayne Culp, American singer/songwriter
  • Apr 25 Tionne Watkins, American singer
  • Apr 26 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • Apr 29 China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
  • May 4 Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
  • May 10 Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
  • May 10 Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas
  • May 15 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)

  • May 15 Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
  • May 17 Jordan Nathaniel M Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
  • May 24 Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)
  • Jun 2 B-Real, American rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • Jun 3 Esther Hart, Dutch singer
  • Jun 3 Julie Masse, French Canadian singer
  • Jun 3 Peter Tägtgren, Swedish musician (Hypocrisy) and producer
  • Jun 4 Richie Hawtin, Canadian musician, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Jun 4 David Pybus, British musician
  • Jun 10 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • Jun 11 Chris Rice, American singer-songwriter, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • Jun 13 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
  • Jun 15 Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano
  • Jun 19 Brian Welch, American guitarist
  • Jun 19 Antonis Remos, Greek singer
  • Jun 21 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer
  • Jun 22 Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Jun 23 Yann Tiersen, French musician
  • Jun 24 Glenn Medeiros, singer (Someday Love)
  • Jun 25 Roope Latvala, Finnish musician
  • Jun 26 Irv Gotti, American record producer
  • Jul 2 Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Jul 2 Monie Love, English rapper

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Jul 3 Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Jul 5 Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • Jul 6 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
  • Jul 6 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
  • Jul 7 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
  • Jul 8 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer (Morning Phase), born in Los Angeles
  • Jul 10 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • Jul 10 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • Jul 10 Jason Orange, English singer and musician (Take That), born in Lancashire, England
  • Jul 13 Steven J Brown, guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Jul 14 Thomas Lauderdale, musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 15 Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
  • Jul 18 Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Jul 23 Sam Waters, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • Jul 28 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
  • Aug 3 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones)
  • Aug 9 Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
  • Aug 10 Jeff Mangum, American musician
  • Aug 11 Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
  • Aug 16 Killah Priest, American rapper
  • Aug 19 Fat Joe, American rapper
  • Aug 20 Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit)
  • Aug 23 Brad Mehldau, American pianist
  • Aug 25 Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
  • Aug 27 Tony Kanal, English-born musician (No Doubt)
  • Aug 28 Rick Recht, Jewish singer
  • Aug 30 Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer
  • Aug 31 Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, singer (Only in My Dreams), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 1 Vanna, Croatian singer
  • Sep 4 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian pop drummer (Sepultura)
  • Sep 5 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Paul Miller, American composer and author
  • Sep 8 Neko Case, American musician
  • Sep 10 Paula Kelley, musician
  • Sep 11 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer
  • Sep 11 Ted Leo, American musician
  • Sep 12 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
  • Sep 14 Craig Montoya, American musician (Everclear)
  • Sep 16 Mark Schultz, American musician
  • Sep 19 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer
  • Sep 22 Mystikal, American rapper
  • Sep 23 Ani DiFranco, American musician
  • Sep 25 Dean Ween [Michael Melchiondo, Jr.], American guitarist (Ween, Moistboyz), born in New Hope, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 27 Mark Caldero, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 5 Audie Pitre, bass guitarist (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 South Park Mexican, American rapper
  • Oct 6 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • Oct 10 Corinna May, German singer
  • Oct 13 Mel Jackson, American actor and R&B musician
  • Oct 13 Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent
  • Oct 15 Eric Benét, American singer
  • Oct 24 Alonza Bevan, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • Oct 25 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Oct 27 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
  • Oct 30 Maja Tatic, Bosnia singer
  • Oct 31 Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Oct 31 Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • Oct 31 Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 31 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 7 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy)
  • Nov 8 Diana King, Jamaican singer
  • Nov 9 Susan Tedeschi, American musician
  • Nov 9 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 10 Warren G, American rapper
  • Nov 11 Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • Nov 15 Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 17 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • Nov 18 Johan Liiva, Sweden vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • Nov 19 Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool)
  • Nov 20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist
  • Nov 20 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016
  • Nov 24 Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
  • Nov 24 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer
  • Dec 6 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • Dec 9 Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer
  • Dec 14 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
  • Dec 14 Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter
  • Dec 18 Cowboy Troy, American rapper
  • Dec 18 DMX, American rapper and actor
  • Dec 19 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), born in Gloucester (d, 2002)
  • Dec 24 Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter
  • Dec 26 James Mercer, American musician (The Shins)
  • Dec 26 Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
  • Dec 29 Aled Jones, Welsh singer
  • Dec 29 Glen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
  • Dec 31 Michel Brunet, Gatineau Quebec, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)