On This Day

Musicians Born in 1974

  • Jan 4 Ian Moor, English singer, born in North Ferriby, United Kingdom
  • Jan 10 Akari Kaida, Japanese composer, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • Jan 10 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor & musician (Flight of the Conchords - "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)"), born in Masterton, New Zealand
  • Jan 10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor & dancer (Bang Bang!, Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mel C

Jan 12 Melanie Chisholm, English singer "Sporty Spice" (Spice Girls - "Wannabee"), born in Whiston, England

  • Jan 17 Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician, born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Jan 18 Christian Burns, British rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (BBMak), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 25 Jonathan Bryan Colling, American pop singer (4 Fun - Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 26 Rokia Traoré, Bambara Afro-beat and folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Tchamantché), born in Kolokani, Mali
  • Feb 7 J Dilla [James Dewitt Yancey], American rapper and producer (Donuts), born in Detroit Michigan (d. 2006)
  • Feb 8 Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Daft Punk -"Get Lucky"), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Feb 10 Ivri Lider, Israeli singer, born in Givat Haim (Ihud), Israel
  • Feb 11 D'Angelo [Michael Eugene Archer], American singer, songwriter, and record producer, born in Richmond, Virginia

Robbie Williams

Feb 13 Robbie Williams, English singer (Take That, Feel, She's the One), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Feb 14 Filippa Giordano, Italian singer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • Feb 15 Mr. Lordi [Tomi Petteri Putaansuu], Finnish singer (Lordi), born in Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Feb 16 Kimberly Whipkey, American pop singer (pcQuest - "Can't You See?"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Feb 17 Kaoru, Japanese musician, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • Feb 17 Bryan White, American singer, born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Feb 21 Wish Bone [Charles C. Scruggs], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 22 James Blunt, English musician, born in Hampshire, England
  • Feb 23 Jaime Villarreal, Mexican musician
  • Feb 24 Chad Hugo, American musician and producer (The Neptunes)
  • Feb 24 Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
  • Mar 4 ICS Vortex [Simen Hestnæs], Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus)
  • Mar 6 Guy Garvey, British singer-songwriter (Elbow) and presenter (BBC 6 Music), born in Bury, Lancashire. England
  • Mar 7 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician (Buffy the Vampire Slyer), born in Marysville, California
  • Mar 7 Hugo Ferreira, Portuguese-American rock singer-songwriter (Tantric), born in Luanda, Portuguese Angola
  • Mar 11 Adam Wakeman, British session and touring rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Black Sabbath; Rick Wakeman; Headspace), and television score composer, born in Windsor, England
  • Mar 15 John "Beatz" Holohan, American musician
  • Mar 24 Chad Butler, American Christian rock drummer (Switchfoot - "Mess Of Me"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Mar 25 Finley Quaye, Scottish reggae singer and musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Mar 27 Aubrey Haynie, American bluegrass fiddler, mandolin player, and songwriter, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 29 Alex Cuba [Alexis Puentes], Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter (Mendó), born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • Mar 31 Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 1 Richard Christy, American heavy metal drummer (Charred Walls of the Damned), and radio personality (The Howard Stern Show), born in Fort Scott, Kansas, U.S.
  • Apr 2 Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician (Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 5 Sahaj Ticotin, American musician/producer (Ra)
  • Apr 8 Chino XL [Derek Keith Barbosa], American rapper and actor, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 10 Helen Jane Long, British pianist and contemporary classical and film score composer (Embers; Vessel of Light), born in Hampshire, England
  • Apr 14 Shawntae Harris, American rapper, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Apr 16 Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Apr 16 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director, born in Beijing, China

Victoria Beckham

Apr 17 Victoria Beckham [Adams], English singer and fashion designer (Posh of The Spice Girls), born in Harlow, Essex

  • Apr 17 Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 18 Mark Tremonti, American rock guitarist (Creed - "With Arms Wide Open"; Alter Bridge -"Isolation"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 18 Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer (De Hoy en Adelante), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 18 Madeleine Peyroux, American French jazz and blues singer-songwriter, born in Athens, Georgia
  • Apr 21 Michael Leonhart, American jazz and session trumpeter (Steely Dan; Yoko Ono; Rufus Wainwright), born in New York City
  • Apr 22 Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-American heavy metal bassist (System of a Down), born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Apr 23 Carlos Dengler, American musician (Interpol), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 24 Brian Marshall, American rock bassist (Creed - "With Arms Wide Open"), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Apr 29 Anggun [Sasmi], Indonesian-French pop, rock, and world music singer-songwriter (Snow in the Sahara; In Your Mind), television personality, and U.N. global ambassador, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Apr 29 Jasper Wood, Canadian concert violinist, born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • May 2 Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • May 13 Tim McMahon, American hardcore punk rock singer (Mouthpiece:, Hands Tied: Triple Threat), born in New Jersey
  • May 15 Ahmet Zappa, American musician, actor (2 Hip 4 TV), novelist, and film maker (The Odd Life Of Timothy Green), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
  • May 16 Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • May 21 Havoc [Kejuan Muchita], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Queensbridge, Queens, New York

Jewel Kilcher

May 23 Jewel Kilcher, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Pieces Of You"; "You Were Meant For Me"; "Standing Still"), born in Payson, Utah

  • May 23 Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer, born in Figueres, Spain
  • May 23 Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Seven Swords), born in Hong Kong
  • May 25 Frank Klepacki, American video game composer (Command & Conquer: Red Alert), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 30 Cee-Lo Green [Thomas Callaway], American Grammy winning singer-songwriter (Crazy, F*** You), reality TV judge (The Voice), record producer, and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 30 Big L [Lamont Coleman], American rapper (Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1999)
  • May 31 Adrian Tomine, American contemporary cartoonist (Optic Nerve; The New Yorker), and album art creator (The Eels; Yo La Tango), born in Sacramento, California

Alanis Morissette

Jun 1 Alanis Morissette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Kelly Jones

Jun 3 Kelly Jones, Welsh rock singer (Stereophonics), born in Cwmaman, Wales

  • Jun 4 Stefan Lessard, American bassist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Anaheim, California
  • Jun 6 Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer], American singer and rapper ("Follow Me"; "Drift Away"), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • Jun 9 Samoth [Tomas Haugen], Norwegian black metal guitarist, drummer (Emperor, Zyklon), and arsonist, born in Hammerfest, Norway
  • Jun 13 Selma Bjornsdottir, Icelandic singer (All Out of Luck), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Jun 17 Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducet, Jamaican-British singer (with Shaggy - "It Wasn't Me"), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • Jun 21 Neely Jenkins, American indie rocker (Tilley and the Wall), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Vijay

Jun 22 [C. Joseph] Vijay, Indian actor and singer (Poove Unakkaga), born in Madras (now Chennai), India

  • Jun 25 Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira), born in Strongsville, Ohio
  • Jun 25 Mario Calire, American drummer (Wallflowers; Ozomatli), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 26 Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 26 Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer (The 4 Cats), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jun 28 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African operatic tenor, born Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jul 2 Rocky Gray, American musician
  • Jul 8 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • Jul 9 Nikola Šarčević, Swedish rock bassist and singer (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Jul 10 Imelda May [Higham, née Clabby], Irish rockabilly singer-songwriter, guitarist and bodhrán player ("It's Good To Be Alive"; "Mayhem"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 12 Sharon den Adel, Dutch symphonic metal singer-songwriter (Within Temptation - "Stand My Ground"), and fashion desiner, born in Waddinxveen, Netherlands
  • Jul 13 Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 15 Chot Ulep, Filipino musician, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Jul 17 Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Jul 22 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer ("Meet Me at the Movies"), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • Jul 25 Paul Epworth, British Grammy and Academy Award-winning record producer, musician, and songwriter (Adele, Florence and the Machine, and Rihanna), born, Bishop's Stortford, England
  • Jul 26 Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
  • Jul 27 Pete Yorn, American musician (Musicforthemorningafter), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey
  • Jul 28 Hannah Waddingham, British actress (Ted Lasso; Game of Thrones, 2015-16), and musical theater singer, born in London, England
  • Aug 1 Chris Shinn, American singer and songwriter (Live, 2012-16; Unified Theory, 1998-2001), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 2 Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 11 Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani pop star
  • Aug 14 Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai), born in Blantyre, United Kingdom
  • Aug 14 Ana Matronic [Lynch], American alt-pop singer (Scissor Sisters), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 16 Killah Priest [Walter Reed], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 17 Tony Hajjar, Lebanese-American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Aug 20 Maxim Vengerov, Russian-Israeli violinist, born in Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Amy Adams

Aug 20 Amy Adams, American actress and singer (Arrival, Man of Steel, American Hustle), born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

  • Aug 20 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Andy Strachan, Australian musician (The Living End), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Aug 22 Stefano Verderi, Italian guitarist (Le Vibrazioni), born in Milan, Italy
  • Aug 23 Shifty Shellshock [Seth Binzer], American musician (Crazy Town), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 24 Órla Fallon, Irish traditional singer, Celtic harpist, and songwriter (Celtic Woman, 2004-2009; Anúna, 1996), born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Aug 26 Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China
  • Aug 28 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese video game composer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Aug 29 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese video game composer (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Aug 30 Aaron Barrett, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Reel Big Fish), born in San Bernadino, California
  • Aug 30 Rich Cronin, American singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 4 Nona Gaye, American singer and daughter of Marvin Gaye, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 4 Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Sep 9 Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Sep 9 Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer-songwriter and musician, born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  • Sep 12 Jennifer Nettles, American country singer (Sugarland), born in Douglas, Georgia
  • Sep 13 Keith Murray, American rapper (Def Squad), born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York
  • Sep 17 Mirah [Yom Tov Zeitlyn], American singer-songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 18 Xzibit [Alvin Nathaniel Joiner], American rapper and actor (At the Speed of Life, Pimp My Ride), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 21 Taral Hicks, American actress (A Bronx Tale) and R&B singer ("Silly"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 22 Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress (Cool), born in South Korea (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 Daniel Kessler, American musician (Interpol), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Sep 26 Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat, born in Quito, Ecuador
  • Oct 1 Keith Duffy, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 5 Heather Headley, Trinidadian singer, born in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Oct 5 Colin Meloy, American singer (The Decemberists), born in Helena, Montana
  • Oct 7 Charlotte Nilsson, Swedish singer, born in Hovmantorp, Sweden
  • Oct 8 DJ Q-Ball [Harry Dean, Jr.], American musician and actor (Bloodhound Gang), born in Limerick, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 11 Rachel Barton Pine, American violinist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Hawick Lau, Hong Kong Chinese actor (Sealed with a Kiss) and singer, born in Hong Kong

Natalie Maines

Oct 14 Natalie Maines, American country musician (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks), born in Lubbock, Texas

  • Oct 14 Shaggy 2 Dope [Joseph Utsler], American rapper (Psychopathic Records), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 16 Deo Grech, Maltese television presenter and songwriter, born in Kalkara, Malta
  • Oct 17 Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboardist (HIM), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Oct 18 Peter Svensson, Swedish musician and songwriter (The Cardigans - "Lovefool"), born in Huskvarna, Sweden
  • Oct 18 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • Oct 20 SubtractiveLAD [Stephen Hummel] Canadian electronic music composer and performer, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 22 Tim Kinsella, American musician (Cap'n Jazz; Owls), and visual artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 25 Katja Endemann, German jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer. was born in Munich, Germany
  • Oct 26 Lisa [Elizabeth Sakura Narita], Japanese musician (M-Flo), born in Tokyo
  • Oct 31 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2007)
  • Nov 2 Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas
  • Nov 2 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 4 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California
  • Nov 4 Louise Redknapp, English singer-songwriter and TV personality, born in London, England
  • Nov 5 Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Nov 5 Ryan Adams, American musician, singer and songwriter (Whiskeytown - "Don't Be Sad"; solo -"New York, New York"), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Nov 7 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 9 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), born in Taylor, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Niko Hurme, Finnish musician (Stala & so), born in Karkkila, Finland
  • Nov 11 Static Major [Stephen Garrett], American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • Nov 15 Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Nickelback "How You Remind Me"; "Photograph"), born in Hanna, Alberta
  • Nov 16 Eric Judy, American rock bassist (Modest Mouse), born in Issaquah, Washington
  • Nov 19 Tawnie Olson, Canadian contemporary classical composer, and educator
  • Nov 26 Jamie Jones, American singer (All 4 One), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 28 apl.de.ap [Allan Pineda Lindo], Filipino-American rapper and producer (Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"), born in Angeles, Philippines
  • Dec 1 David Ludwig, American composer
  • Dec 7 Nicole Appleton, English-Canadian singer (All Saints), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Dec 8 Cristian Castro, Mexican singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Dec 8 Nick Zinner, American guitarist (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), born in Massachusetts
  • Dec 9 Canibus [Germaine Williams], American rapper, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 10 Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes), born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan
  • Dec 13 Nicholas McCarthy, German-English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand), born in Blackpool, England
  • Dec 17 Sam Loeffler, American rock drummer (Chevelle - "The Red"; "Jar"), born in Grayslake, Illinois
  • Dec 18 Euroboy, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • Dec 19 Mikko "Mige" Paananen, Finnish rock bassist (HIM), born in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Dec 20 Die [Daisuke Andou], Japanese heavy metal rock guitarist (Dir En Grey), born in Mie, Japan

About 1974

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

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Jan 22), Tiger (Jan 23 - Dec 31)