On This Day

Musicians Born in 1970

  • Jan 2 Robert Fertitta, American operatic countertenor, born in New York City
  • Jan 2 Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian pop singer ("I Admit"), born in Târgu Mureș, Transylvania, Romania.
  • Jan 2 Eric Whitacre, American Grammy Award-winning choral conductor and composer (Lux Aurumque; Deep Field), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Jan 9 Lara Fabian, Canadian-Belgian singer, born in Etterbeek, Belgium
  • Jan 9 Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire), born in Trieste, Italy
  • Jan 11 Joy Nilo, Filipino pianist, conductor, and composer, chiefly of choral music, born in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
  • Jan 12 Raekwon [Corey Woods], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 12 Zack de la Rocha, American rock musician (Rage Against the Machine), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 18 DJ Quik [David Marvin Blake], American rapper (Quik Is the Name), born in Compton, California
  • Jan 20 Mitch Benn, English comedian and musician, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
  • Jan 26 Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer, choir director, and 16 time Grammy Award-winner, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 27 Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist
  • Jan 28 Donald Tardy, American death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • Jan 31 (Amelia) "Minnie" Driver, British-American actress (Good Will Hunting; The Riches), and singer-songwriter (Everything I've Got in My Pocket), born in London, England
  • Feb 2 James Murphy, American electronic dance-punk rock musician and record producer (LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"), born in Princeton Junction, New Jersey,
  • Feb 3 Richard Kotzen, American rock musician, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish heavy metal guitarist (Meshuggah), born in Umeå, Sweden
  • Feb 12 Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Toronto
  • Feb 13 Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Feb 15 Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and songwriter (Que Hago Aqui?), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Feb 16 Serdar Ortaç, Turkish pop singer, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Feb 17 Tim Mahoney, American rock guitarist (311), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 18 Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Feb 27 Patricia Petibon, French opera singer, born in Montargis, France
  • Mar 2 Alexander Armstrong, British comedian, TV presenter and baritone singer (Armstrong and Miller, Pointless), born in Rothbury, Northumberland
  • Mar 5 John Frusciante, American rock guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Zephyr Song"), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 10 Matt Barlow, American heavy metal vocalist (Ashes of Ares; Iced Earth; Pyramaze), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Mar 12 Roy Khan [Khantatat], Norwegian symphonic metal singer (Kamelot, 1997-2011; Conception, since 2018), born in Norway

Queen Latifah

Mar 18 Queen Latifah [Dana Owen], American rapper and actress (Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Mar 22 Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • Mar 24 Sharon Corr, Irish celtic pop-rock violinist (The Corrs - "What Can I Do"), born Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • Mar 24 Pasemaster Mase [Vincent Mason], American rapper (De La Soul - "Me Myself and I"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 27 Brendan Hill, American drummer (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in London, England
  • Apr 2 Deva Premal [Jolantha Fries], German singer known for setting ancient Tibetan and Sanskrit mantras into contemporary new age music, born in Nürnberg, Germany
  • Apr 5 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • Apr 7 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian classical pianist, born in Karmøy, Norway
  • Apr 9 Josh Todd [Gruber], American musician, singer (Buckcherry), and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Kenny Lattimore, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Never Too Busy"; "For You"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 10 Mike Mushok, American rock guitarist (Staind; Newsted; Saint Asonia), born in Ludlow, Massachusetts
  • Apr 10 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • Apr 11 Delroy Pearson, English rock vocalist (Five Star - "Between The Lines"), born in Islington, London
  • Apr 12 Nick Hexum, American singer and songwriter (311), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Apr 14 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 14 Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Apr 17 Redman [Reginald Noble], American rapper, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 18 Greg Eklund, American drummer (Everclear, 1994-2003), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Apr 19 Luis Miguel, Puerto Rican-Mexican spanish singer (Me Gustas Tal Como Eres), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 21 Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Falling Slowly), born in Ballymum
  • Apr 22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • Apr 23 Dennis Culp, American singer and songwriter, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 26 T-Boz [Tionne Watkins], American R&B-pop singer (TLC -"Waterfalls"; "No Scrubs"), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Apr 26 Shane Evans, American drummer (Collective Soul, 1992-2005 - "Shine"; "The World I Know"), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Apr 29 China Forbes, American singer-songwriter (Pink Martini), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • May 4 Gregg Alexander, American pop-rock musician, songwriter, and producer (New Radicals- "You Get What You Give"), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • May 10 Perry Blake, Irish singer-songwriter (The Hunchback of San Francisco), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • May 10 Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas, Venezuala
  • May 10 Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 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 Knight, American singer-songwriter (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • May 23 Matt Flynn, American drummer (Maroon 5, since 2006 - "Moves Like Jagger"), born in Woodstock, New York
  • May 24 Tommy Page, American pop singer ("I'll Be Your Everything"), born in Glenridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Jun 1 Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 2 B-Real [Louis Freese], American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Karen Mok, Hong Kong actress and singer (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Hong Kong
  • 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, British-Canadian electronic musician (Plastikman), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Jun 4 David Pybus, British extreme heavy metal bassist (Cradle Of Death), born in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 5 Claus Norreen, Danish songwriter and record producer (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Charlottenlund, Denmark
  • Jun 6 James Shaffer, American rock guitarist (Korn - "Here To Stay"), born in Rosedale, California
  • Jun 8 "Seu" Jorge [da Silva], Brazilian musical artist, songwriter, singer, and actor (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), born in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 10 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • Jun 11 Chris Rice, American contemporary Christian and folk music singer-songwriter ("When Did You Fall (In Love With Me)"), poet, and visual artist, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • Jun 13 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer - "Buddy Holly"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 15 Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano, born in Marseille, France
  • Jun 19 Brian Welch, American guitarist
  • Jun 19 Antonis Remos, Greek singer
  • Jun 21 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 22 Steven Page, Canadian singer/songwriter (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Jun 23 Yann Tiersen, French musician
  • Jun 24 Glenn Medeiros, American pop singer ("Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"; "She Ain't Worth It"), born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • Jun 25 Roope Latvala, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 26 Irv Gotti [Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.], American record producer, born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 29 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and singer (Black Flag), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Jul 2 Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Jul 2 Monie Love, English rapper

Audra McDonald

Jul 3 Audra McDonald, American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Private Practice, The Good Wife) born in West Berlin

  • Jul 5 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, born in Oakland, California (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, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Jul 6 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?), born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer, born in Queens, New York City
  • Jul 8 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer ("Loser"; "Where It's At"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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, American rock guitarist (Trixter - "Give It To Me Good"), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Thomas Lauderdale, American musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 15 Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 17 Mandy Smith, English singer ("I Just Can't Wait"), born in Tottenham, England
  • Jul 18 Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting For You"), born on Long Island, New York
  • Jul 21 Michael Fitzpatrick, French-American musician (Fitz and The Tantrums), born in Montluçon, France
  • Jul 23 Sam Watters, American R&B singer and songwriter (Color Me Badd - "Wanna Sex You Up"), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • Jul 26 Joan Wasser, American rock violinist, guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer (Joan As Police Woman; Antony and the Johnsons), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Jul 28 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
  • Aug 2 Zelma Davis, Liberian-American singer (C+C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • Aug 3 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones), born in Sacramento, California
  • Aug 9 Arion Salazar, American rock bassist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 10 Jeff Mangum, American psychodelic-pop, folk-rock musician, and singer-songwriter (Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea") born in Ruston, Louisiana
  • Aug 11 Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
  • Aug 14 Kevin Rene Cadogan, American singer-songwriter (Third Eye Blind), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 19 Fat Joe [Cartagena], American rapper ("Wat's Luv?"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Aug 20 Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Aug 23 Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 25 Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer (I'm Alright), born in, in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 27 Tony Kanal, Indian-American bassist and songwriter (No Doubt - "Don't Speak"), born in Kingsbury, London, England
  • Aug 28 Rick Recht, Jewish-American singer ("Tear Down The Walls"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 30 Michael Wong, Chinese Malaysian singer, born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • 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 musician (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Sep 5 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), American electronic and experimental hip hop musician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 8 Neko Case, American singer-songwriter (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Sep 10 Paula Kelley, American pop-rock musician and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 11 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 11 Ted Leo, American musician (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Sep 12 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One), born in Maryland
  • Sep 14 Craig Montoya, American bass player (Everclear), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 16 Mark Schultz, American Christian musician, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Sep 19 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop-rock singer (T.M.Revolution), born in Yasu, Japan
  • Sep 22 Mystikal [Michael Tyler], American rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 23 Ani DiFranco, American alt-folk-pop singer songwriter and founder of Righteous Babe Records, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 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
  • Sep 27 Jana Boušková, Czech concert harpist (Czech Philharmonic, 2005-present), and pedagogue, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Oct 5 Audie Pitre, American bass guitarist (Acid Bath), born in Lousiana (d. 1997)
  • Oct 5 South Park Mexican [Carlos Coy], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 5 Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer (Tord Gustavsen Trio), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 6 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • Oct 10 Corinna May, German blind singer ("I Can't Live Without Music"), born in Bremen, Germany
  • Oct 13 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Paul Potts, British pop-opera singer and 1st winner of Britain's Got Talent (2007), born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England
  • Oct 15 Eric Benét, American singer and songwriter ("Love Don't Love Me"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 21 Tony Mortimer, British pop singer and songwriter (East 17 - "Stay Another Dy"), born in Stepney, London
  • Oct 24 Alonza Bevan, English bassist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • Oct 25 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Oct 27 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Oct 28 Kurt Rosenwinkel, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 29 Toby Smith [Grafftey-Smith], British keyboardist and songwriter (Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 Maja Tatić, Serbian-Bosnian singer, born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Oct 31 Nicholas "Nicky" Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor and martial arts expert (Xiao Hu Dui/Little Tiger Team), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Oct 31 Linn Berggren, Swedish pop 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 4 Malena Ernman, Swedish opera singer, born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Nov 7 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 8 Diana King, Jamaican singer and songwriter ("Shy Guy", "I Say a Little Prayer" remake), born in St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • Nov 9 Susan Tedeschi, American musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 9 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 9 Chris Jericho [Irvine], American-Canadian professional wrestler and heavy metal rock singer (Fozzy), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Nov 10 Warren G [Griffen], American rapper (Regulate), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 11 Derry Brownson, British rock keyboardist (EMF - "Unbelievable"), born in Gloucester, England
  • Nov 15 Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 17 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • Nov 18 Johan Liiva, Sweden heavy metal vocalist (Arch Enemy; Hearse), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Nov 19 Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool), born in London, England
  • Nov 20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Nov 20 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor], American rapper (A Tribe Called Quest - "Check the Rhime"; "I Legft My Wallet In El Segundo"), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 24 Chad Taylor, American rock guitarist (Live - "Lightning Crashes"), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 24 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer
  • Dec 3 Amy Helm, American singer-songwriter (Ollabelle), born in Woodstock, New York
  • Dec 6 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish pop singwriter and keyboardist (Ace of Base - "All That She Wants"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dec 9 Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer, born in Ossining, New York
  • Dec 14 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish jazz, pop and world music singer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Dec 14 Beth Orton, English singer and songwriter, born in East Dereham, Norfolk, England
  • Dec 14 Nicholas Angelich, American concert pianist, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2022)
  • Dec 17 DJ Homicide [Craig Bullock], American musician, rapper, DJ, and record producer (Sugar Ray), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 18 Cowboy Troy [Troy Lee Coleman III], American country rapper (MuzikMafia, Big & Rich), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Dec 18 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die) , born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Dec 18 Roman Glick, American rock bassist (Brother Cane; Jackyl), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 19 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), born in Gloucester (d. 2002)
  • Dec 24 Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 26 James Mercer, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Shins - Wincing The Night Away), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dec 26 Krissada Terrence, Thai-American pop singer & actor, born in Thailand
  • Dec 29 Aled Jones, Welsh pop-opera singer, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Dec 29 Glen Phillips, American rock singer-songwriter (Toad The Wet Sprocket), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Dec 30 Sister Bliss [Ayalah Bentovim], British elcectronia and trip-hop keyboardist and DJ (Faithless), born in London, England

About 1970

How Old? 51 or 52 years old
Generation: Generation X

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