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Birthdays in Music in 1973

Birthdays in Music

  • 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 18 Crispian Mills, English singer-songwriter & 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, US 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 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 25 Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees)
  • Feb 25 Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer
  • Feb 27 Roderick "Pooh" Clark, American R&B singer (High-5)
  • Mar 1 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • Mar 3 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • Mar 7 Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • Mar 8 Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Mar 10 John LeCompt, American guitarist
  • Mar 13 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 16 Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
  • Mar 22 Beverley Knight, English singer
  • Mar 25 Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
  • Mar 30 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Apr 3 Kelly Price, American R&B vocalist (Friend of Mine), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestPharrell Williams

Apr 5 Pharrell Williams, American music producer (The Neptunes), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Apr 6 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • Apr 10 Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician (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], 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
  • May 7 Kristian Lundin, record producer
  • May 14 Shanice, [Wilson], vocalist (Discovery, Loving You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • May 17 Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter
  • May 17 Steve Barakatt, Canadian composer
  • May 20 Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
  • May 24 Ruslana [Lyzhychko], Ukrainian singer and songwriter, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • May 29 Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • Jun 10 Faith Evans, American singer
  • Jun 13 Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
  • Jun 13 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
  • 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 singer and songwriter (Moloko), born in Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
  • Jul 11 Andrew Bird, American musician
  • Jul 15 John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
  • 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 musician (Savage Garden)
  • Jul 22 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • Jul 23 Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis)
  • Jul 23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • Jul 25 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jul 27 Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jul 29 Wanya Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), 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 14 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 22 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys), 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, Canadian singer (INXS)
  • Sep 3 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
  • 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 18 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi), born in Tokyo
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Sep 23 Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist
  • Sep 26 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 27 Chris Demakes, American singer/guitarist (Less Than Jake)
  • Sep 28 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • Sep 29 Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter
  • Oct 2 Lene, Norwegian singer (Aqua)

  • Oct 9 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 9 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody), born in Pisa, Italy
  • 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 composer
  • Oct 21 Charlie Lowell, American Musician
  • Nov 3 Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz), American musician
  • Nov 3 Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • 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 13 Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer
  • Nov 14 Moka Only, Canadian musician
  • Nov 18 Steve Christopher Petree, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • Nov 28 Jade Puget, American musician (AFI)
  • Nov 30 John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • Dec 1 Jon Theodore, American musician
  • 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)
  • Dec 14 Tia Texada, American actress and singer, born in Louisiana
  • Dec 16 Mariza [Marisa dos Reis Nunes], Portuguese singer (fado genre), born in Maputo, Portuguese Mozambique
  • Dec 21 Karmen Stavec, German-born Slovenian singer, born in West Berlin
  • 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? 45 or 46 years old
Generation: Generation X

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