On This Day

Musicians Born in 1973

  • Jan 5 Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 7 Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • Jan 8 Mark Knight, British musician, born in Brighton, England
  • Jan 9 Sean Paul, Jamaican dancehall singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 12 Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay), born in Hampton, Massachusetts
  • Jan 12 Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish), born in Hilo, Hawaii
  • Jan 12 Hande Yener, Turkish singer, born in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jan 12 Brian Culbertson, American smooth jazz, funk, and funk keyboardist, composer, and producer ("Nice & Slow"; "Colors Of Love"), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Jan 18 Crispian Mills, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • Jan 19 Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist, born in Tampere, Finland
  • Feb 1 Yuri Landman, Dutch instrument inventor & musician, born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Feb 2 Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Feb 5 Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 11 Ethan Iverson, American pianist, composer, and critic, born in Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • Feb 11 Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Feb 21 Heri Joensen, Faroese musician, born in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Feb 21 Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer & TV host, born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 22 Scott "Flip" Phillips, American songwriter, drummer and record producer (Creed; Alter Bridge), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Huskvarna, Sweden
  • Feb 24 James Michael Kennedy, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 24 Chris Fehn, American percussionist (Slipknot)
  • Feb 25 Justin Jeffre, American boy-band singer (98 Degrees - "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)"), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • Feb 25 Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish model and pop singer ("One More Chance"), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Mar 1 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • Mar 3 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • Mar 7 Sébastien Izambard, French operatic pop singer (Il Divo), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 8 Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Mar 10 John LeCompt, American hard rock guitarist (Evanescence, 2002-07 - "Lithium"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mar 13 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 16 Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
  • Mar 17 Caroline Corr, Irish Celtic folk rock singer, drummer, and bodhrán player (The Corrs - "What Can I Do", born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • Mar 22 Beverley Knight, English singer and actress, born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Mar 23 Stefon Harris, American jazz vibraphonist (The Grand Unification Theory; The Classical Jazz Quartet), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 25 Anders Fridén, Swedish singer ("In Flames"), born in Askim, Sweden
  • Mar 30 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Apr 3 Kelly Price, American R&B and gospel vocalist ("Friend of Mine"), born in Queens, New York

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Apr 5 Pharrell Williams, American singer, songwriter ("Happy"), music producer (The Neptunes), and film producer (Hidden Figures), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Apr 6 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Apr 10 Aidan Moffat, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (Arab Strap), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • Apr 14 David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Apr 16 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Nantan, Kyoto, Japan
  • Apr 16 Akon [Thiam], Senegalese American singer-songwriter and producer ("Trouble"; "Lonely"; "Smack That"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 25 Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Apr 29 Mike Hogan, Irish rock bassist (The Cranberries - "Zombie", "Linger"), born in, County Limerick, Ireland
  • May 4 Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Lithuanian composer (In Search Of Lost Beauty...), born in Leningrad, Russia
  • May 14 Shanice [Wilson], American R&B and soul vocalist ("I Love Your Smile"; "Saving Forever For You"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Natalie Appleton, Canadian pop singer (All Saints -"Never Ever"), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • May 17 Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter
  • May 17 Steve Barakatt, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • May 17 Jenny Scheinman, American jazz and session violinist (Bill Frisell; Allison Miller), and singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • May 20 Elsa [Lunghini], French singer ("T'en va pas" - "Don't Go Away") and actress, born in Paris, France
  • May 23 (Gerald) Maxwell [Rivera], American Grammy Award-winning neo-soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer ("Fortunate"; "Pretty Wings"), born in Brooklyn New York City
  • May 24 Ruslana [Lyzhychko], Ukrainian pop singer and songwriter, born in Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine)
  • May 29 Mark Lee, American contemporary Christian guitarist (Third Day - "Nothing At All"; "Soul On Fire"), born in Powder Springs, Georgia
  • May 29 Massimo Tagliata, Italian jazz accordionist and composer, born in Syracuse, Sicily
  • Jun 5 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish progressive rock songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist (Pain of Salvation; The Flower Kings), born in Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • Jun 7 Nihad Hrustanbegović, Bosnian-Dutch concert and jazz accordionist, and composer, born in Bijeljina, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Jun 10 Faith Evans, American singer-songwriter, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Jun 13 Ville Laihiala, Finnish heavy metal singer (Sentenced, Poisonblack), born in Oulu, Finland
  • Jun 13 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer and actress, born in Sulejówek, Poland
  • Jun 14 Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • Jun 20 Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones)
  • Jun 23 Marie N, Latvian singer
  • Jun 26 Gretchen Wilson, American country music singer (Redneck Woman), born in Pocahontas, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor and band leader (Cochise), born in Szczecinek, Poland
  • Jun 26 Amen [Jussi Antero Sydänmaa], Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Jul 4 Gackt, Japanese singer, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Jul 5 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Róisín Murphy, Irish dance-pop singer, songwriter, and record producer (Moloko), born in Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
  • Jul 11 Andrew Bird, American indie rock singer/musician/songwriter (Are You Serious), born in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Jul 15 John Dolmayan, Armenian-American heavy metal drummer (System Of A Down, since 1997 - "Chop Suey!"; "Toxicity"), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jul 17 Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer, born in Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Jul 19 Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Jul 22 Daniel Jones, Australian rock musician (Savage Garden - "Truly, Madly, Deeply"), born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • Jul 22 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian-American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • Jul 23 Omar Epps, American actor (House) and rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 23 Fran Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis), born in Stafford, England
  • Jul 23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Gujarat, India
  • Jul 25 Dani Filth [Daniel Davey], British lyricist, and heavy metal singer (Cradle of Filth), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jul 27 Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jul 29 Wanyá Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men - "I'll Make Love to You"; "End Of The Road"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 29 James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Jul 30 Sonu Nigam, Indian playback singer, born in Haryana, India
  • Jul 31 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rican singer (Abriendo Puertas), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 8 Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • Aug 12 Grey DeLisle, American country singer-songwriter, autoharp player, voice actress (The Fairly OddParents; The Loud House), and comedienne, born in Fort Ord, California
  • Aug 14 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 22 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way"), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Aug 28 DJ Assault [Craig De Shan Adams], American musician, born in Detroit
  • Aug 29 Vincent Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 1 J. D. Fortune [Jason Bennison], Canadian rock singer (INXS, 2005-11) born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Sep 3 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 5 Paddy Considine, English actor and musician, born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Sep 13 Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 14 Nas [Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones] American rapper (It Was Written; "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 18 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Sep 23 Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian concert pianist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 26 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 27 Chris Demakes, American singer/guitarist (Less Than Jake), born in Florida
  • Sep 28 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • Sep 29 Scout Niblett, British singer-songwriter, born in Stone, England
  • Oct 2 Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian Eurodance-pop singer (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • Oct 2 Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Oct 9 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 9 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody), born in Pisa, Italy
  • Oct 9 Steve Burns, American actor, television host (Blues Clues, 1996-2002), and musician, born in Boyertown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 11 Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot; Limp Bizkit), born in Middle River, Maryland
  • Oct 11 Brendan B. Brown (BBB), American musician (Wheatus), born in Northport, New York
  • Oct 13 Roger Lima [Manganelli], Brazilian ska singer and bassist (Less Than Jake), born in Porto Alegre
  • Oct 15 Dax Riggs, American musician (Acid Bath), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Oct 19 Laurent Brancowitz [Mazzalai], French guitarist (Phoenix), born in Versailles, France
  • Oct 21 Lera Auerbach, Russian-American pianist, composer, and poet, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Oct 21 Charlie Lowell, American Musician
  • Nov 2 Tobias Ringborg, Swedish violinist and conductor, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 3 Sticky Fingaz [Kirk Jones], American hardcore rapper (Oynx), born in the Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City
  • Nov 3 Mick Thomson, American heavy metal guitarist (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 9 Nick Lachey, American singer, born in Harlan, Kentucky
  • Nov 10 Khiry Abdul Samad, rocker (Boys-Dial My Heart, Lucky Charm), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 11 Jason White, American punk rock guitarist (Green Day), born in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Nov 13 Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 14 Moka Only [Daniel Denton], Canadian rapper, born in Langford, British Columbia
  • Nov 14 Adina Howard, American R&B and hip-hop singer-songwriter ( "Freak Like Me"; "What's Love Got To Do With It"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Nov 18 Steve Christopher Petree, American pop singer (pc Quest- "After The Summer's Gone" ), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Nov 27 Twista [Carl Terrell Mitchell], American rapper, one-time fastest English language rapper (Guinness World Record, 1992), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Jade Puget, American rock guitarist (AFI), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Nov 30 John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • Dec 1 Jon Theodore, American drummer ( Queens of the Stone Age), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 4 Racci Shay, American musician, born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Dec 4 Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 4 Kate Rusby, English folk singer and songwriter, born in Barnsley, England
  • Dec 8 Corey Taylor, American singer (Slipknot, Stone Sour), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 11 Valentina Lisitsa, Ukrainian-American concert, pianist born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Dec 11 Mos def [Yasiin Bey], American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 14 Tia Texada, American actress and singer, born in Louisiana
  • Dec 16 Mariza [Marisa dos Reis Nunes], Portuguese fado singer, born in Maputo, Portuguese Mozambique
  • Dec 21 Karmen Stavec, German-born Slovenian singer, born in West Berlin
  • Dec 22 Katarzyna Duda, Polish concert violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Dec 27 Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer
  • Dec 28 Herborg Kråkevik, Norwegian singer and actress, born in Jondal, Norway
  • Dec 31 Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap), born in Dumfries, United Kingdom

About 1973

How Old? 47 or 48 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 2), Ox (Feb 3 - Dec 31)