Birthdays in Music in 1972

  • Jan 1 DJ Shadow, American DJ and songwriter
  • Jan 2 Christopher Lennertz, American composer
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, composer
  • Jan 3 Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • Jan 5 Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer
  • Jan 6 Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • Jan 8 Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • Jan 14 Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor
  • Jan 16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
  • Jan 17 Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Jan 21 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • Jan 21 Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • Jan 24 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • Jan 24 Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Mark Owen, English pop singer
  • Feb 1 Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
  • Feb 2 Dana International, Israeli singer
  • Feb 2 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • Feb 14 Mayne One, rocker (Young Nation)

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Feb 14 Rob Thomas, American lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty, born in Landstuhl, West Germany

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rocker
Rob Thomas

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Feb 17 Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/musician (Green Day), born in Oakland, California

  • Feb 17 Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
  • Feb 17 Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
  • Feb 20 K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • Feb 21 Seo Taiji, Korean musician
  • Feb 23 Steve Holy, American country singer
  • Feb 29 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
  • Mar 5 Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • Mar 7 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • Mar 8 Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
  • Mar 15 Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
  • Mar 17 Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
  • Mar 17 Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • Mar 20 Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Apr 1 Jesse Tobias, American musician
  • Apr 2 Chico Slimani, Moroccoan-British singer
  • Apr 4 Jill Scott, American soul singer
  • Apr 4 Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • Apr 8 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot)
  • Apr 12 Sebnem Ferah, Turkish singer
  • Apr 13 Jeroen Thesseling, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
  • Apr 13 Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind)
  • Apr 20 Stephen Marley, Jamaican musician
  • Apr 21 Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer
  • Apr 28 Joseph Bruce, American musician

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May 4 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • May 19 Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • May 21 Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • May 21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

  • May 27 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • May 29 Stanislas Renoult, French singer
  • Jun 4 Nikka Costa, American singer
  • Jun 5 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • Jun 6 Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • Jun 9 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 13 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • Jun 17 Sebastian White, musician and artist
  • Jun 19 Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
  • Jun 25 Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback)
  • Jun 26 Garou, Canadian singer
  • Jun 29 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
  • Jul 1 Alex Machacek, Austrian musician
  • Jul 6 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer
  • Jul 6 Mark Gasser, British pianist
  • Jul 10 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • Jul 11 Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
  • Jul 12 Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
  • Jul 15 Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
  • Jul 16 Mindy Carson, American vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 19 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • Jul 20 Vitamin C [Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick], American singer, born in Old Bridge, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 2 Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
  • Aug 5 Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)

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Aug 6 Geri Horner [Halliwell], British pop singer "Ginger Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Watford, England

Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner
  • Aug 8 Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 9 Juanes, Colombian singer
  • Aug 9 A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 10 Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
  • Aug 12 Del "The Funkee Homosapian", rapper
  • Aug 15 Mikey Graham, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 16 Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
  • Aug 18 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer (Globe), born in Oita, Japan
  • Aug 18 Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 19 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
  • Aug 19 Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Aug 19 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer
  • Sep 6 Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
  • Sep 15 Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • Sep 21 Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis)
  • Sep 21 David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
  • Sep 23 Jermaine Dupri, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Sep 26 Shawn Stockman, [Slim], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
  • Oct 3 Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
  • Oct 6 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • Oct 6 Daniel Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England

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Oct 17 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph , Missouri

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • Oct 17 Tarkan, Turkish singer
  • Oct 19 Pras, American musician
  • Oct 21 Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)
  • Oct 24 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 27 Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
  • Oct 27 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
  • Oct 28 Brad Paisley, American musician
  • Nov 2 Samantha Janus, British singer and actress (EastEnders), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Nov 13 Shom-Rock, rocker (Young Nation)
  • Nov 13 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
  • Nov 14 Edyta Górniak, Polish singer
  • Nov 17 Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • Nov 18 Jessi Alexander, American country music singer/songwriter
  • Nov 21 Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • Nov 23 Kurupt, rapper (Tha Dogg Pound)
  • Dec 9 Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
  • Dec 10 Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
  • Dec 10 Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer
  • Dec 12 Kevin Parent, French Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Dec 14 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor
  • Dec 18 Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • Dec 20 Anders Odden, Norwegian musician
  • Dec 21 Erwin Schrott, Uruguayan opera singer
  • Dec 25 Josh Freese, American drummer
  • Dec 27 Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • Dec 29 Evan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor
  • Dec 31 Joseph Mulrey McIntyre, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)