On This Day

Musicians Born in 1976

  • Jan 5 Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars), born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 9 Svitlana Azarova, Ukrainian-Dutch contemporary classical music composer (Momo and the Time Thieves), born in the Ukrainian SSR
  • Jan 12 Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress & singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 17 Aga Zaryan [Agnieszka Skrzypek], Polish jazz singer (A Book of Luminous Things), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 18 Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter (Australian Idol 2006), born in Dublin, Ireland

Emma Bunton

Jan 21 Emma Bunton [Baby Spice], English singer (Spice Girls), born in London

  • Jan 23 Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress & singer, born in Alor Setar, Malaysia
  • Jan 26 Willie Adler, American rock guitar player (Lamb Of God), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jan 27 Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Jan 28 Jarrod Montague, American rock drummer (Taproot), born in Linden, Michigan
  • Jan 28 Rick Ross [William Leonard Roberts II] American rapper and songwriter (Port Of Miami), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • Feb 4 Cam'ron [Cameron Ezike Gile], American rapper, born in East Harlem, New York

Chen Kun

Feb 4 Chen Kun, Chinese actor (Painted Skin), and singer ("Power to Go"), born in Chongqing, China

  • Feb 10 Kev Brown, American rapper & hip hop producer, born in Landover, Maryland
  • Feb 11 Gretchen Parlato, American jazz singer, and songwriter (The Lost And Found), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 13 Feist [Leslie Feist], Canadian singer & songwriter, born in Amherst, Canada
  • Feb 13 Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator), born in Canada
  • Feb 14 Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes), born in Stavanger, Norway

Brandon Boyd

Feb 15 Brandon Boyd, American rock singer (Incubus - Make Yourself), born in Van Nuys, California

  • Feb 15 Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American drummer (The Killers), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 16 Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
  • Feb 20 Ed Graham, British drummer (The Darkness, 2000-14), born in Great Yarmouth, England
  • Feb 20 Fulvia di Domenico, Italian jazz and world music singer-songwriter, born in Rome, Italy
  • Feb 24 Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
  • Feb 24 Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
  • Feb 25 Chris Pitman, rocker (Zaum, Tool)
  • Feb 25 Rashida Jones, American actress (Parks and Recreation), writer, model, and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Chad Urmston, American musician, born in Sherborn, Massachusetts

Ja Rule

Feb 29 Ja Rule, American rapper (Between Me and You, Always on Time) and actor, born in NYC, New York

  • Mar 4 Stza Crack [Scott Sturgeon], American punk rock musician (Choking Victim; Leftover Crack), born in New York
  • Mar 8 (Gareth) "Gaz" Coombes, British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (Supergrass - "Alright"), born in Oxford, England
  • Mar 10 Kisaki, Japanese progressive rock musician (Phantasmagoria)
  • Mar 10 Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
  • Mar 12 Simon Young, English music journalist
  • Mar 13 James Dewees, American musician (The Get Up Kids), born in Liberty, Missouri
  • Mar 16 Blu Cantrell [Tiffany Cobb], American singer-songwriter (Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!), Breathe), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 17 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What"), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • Mar 19 Zach Lind, American drummer (Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle")
  • Mar 20 Chester Bennington, American singer and songwriter (Linkin Park), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2017)
  • Mar 25 Juvenile [Terius Gray], American rapper (The Hot Boys), born in Magnolia, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 25 Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
  • Mar 25 Gigi Leung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Tempting Heart), born in Hong Kong
  • Mar 27 Tia Fuller, American jazz musician (Beyoncé backing band), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Mar 28 David Keuning, American guitar player (The Killers), born in Pella, Iowa
  • Mar 30 Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
  • Apr 3 Drew Shirley, American Christian-rock guitarist (All Together Separate; Switchfoot, 2003-present), born in Key West, Florida
  • Apr 6 Georg Hólm, Icelandic musician
  • Apr 14 Christian Älvestam, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry), born in Sweden
  • Apr 16 Lukas Haas, American actor and musician (Witness, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17 Monet Mazur, American actress and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 18 Fayray, Japanese singer (Taiyō no Gravity), born in Tokyo
  • Apr 19 Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Apr 23 Aaron Dessner, American songwriter, musician and producer (The National),
  • Apr 26 José Pasillas, American drummer (Incubus - "Meglomaniac"; "Drive"), born in Calabasas, California
  • Apr 27 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 29 Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
  • Apr 30 Amanda Palmer, American performance artist, pianist, singer, and lyricist (The Dresden Dolls), born in New York City
  • May 8 Martha Wainwright, Canadian-American musician and songwriter, born in Montréal, Quebec
  • May 8 Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh pop singer (Steps - "Heartbeat"; "Stomp"), actor, and television personality, born in Llwynypia, Wales
  • May 10 Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • May 10 Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • May 12 Matt Mangano, American country-rock bass player (Zac Brown Band), born in Visalia, CA
  • May 14 Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI)
  • May 17 Lee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
  • May 21 Deron Miller, American rock musician (CKY), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • May 21 Kardinal Offishall [Jason Drew Harrow], Canadian rapper, born in Scarsborough, Ontario
  • May 24 Alessandro Cortini, Italian rock musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Bologna, Italy
  • May 25 Sandra Nasić, German singer (Guano Apes), born in Göttingen, Germany
  • May 26 Justin Pierre, American punk-pop singer and guitarist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in Mahtomedi, Minnesota
  • May 29 David Buckner, American drummer (Papa Roach, 1993-2007 - "Last Resort"), born in Vacaville, California
  • Jun 2 Adrian Carlos Olivares, singer (Menudo - "Cannonball"), born in Mexico City
  • Jun 2 Tim Rice-Oxley, English musician (Keane), born in Oxford, England
  • Jun 3 Yuri Ruley, American drummer
  • Jun 4 Kasey Chambers, Australian country singer-songwriter and musician ("Not Pretty Enough"), born in Mount Gambier, South Australia
  • Jun 6 Akido [Kim Gaboury], Canadian musician (Dancing in Chains), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Jun 7 Necro [Ron Braunstein], Jewish American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 11 Tai Anderson, American contemporay Christian rock bass player (Third Day, 1992-2015), born in Georgia
  • Jun 13 Kym Marsh, British pop singer (HearSay), actress (Coronation Street), and BBC TV presenter (Morning Live), born in Whiston, Merseyside, England
  • Jun 13 (Jason) "J" Brown, British singer and rapper (Five), born in Aldershot, England
  • Jun 15 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"), born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Blake Shelton

Jun 18 Blake Shelton, American country singer-songwriter ("Boys 'Round Here"; "God Gave Me You"; "Honey Bee"), and TV personality (The Voice), born in Ada, Oklahoma

  • Jun 20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino-American rock keyboardist (Switchfoot), born in Pasay, Philippines
  • Jun 21 Mike Einziger, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Incubus), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 22 Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • Jun 23 Joe Becker, American rock guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Leigh Nash, American pop singer and songwriter (Sixpence None The Richer -"Kiss Me"), born in New Braunfels, Texas
  • Jun 29 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Conchords - "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)"), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jul 1 Aleah [Julia Stanbridge], South African metal musician (Trees of Eternity), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Jul 3 Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 5 Bizarre, American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 8 David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
  • Jul 9 Dan Estrin, American rock guitarist (Hoobastank - "The Reason"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 10 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • Jul 12 Tracie Spencer, American pop and R&B singer ("This House"), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Jul 13 Huw Watkins, British pianist and contemporary classical music composer, born in South Wales
  • Jul 15 Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper

Luke Bryan

Jul 17 Luke Bryan, American country singer ("I'll Stay Me"), and television personality (American Idol), born in Leesburg, Georgia

  • Jul 20 Andrew Stockdale, Australian rock musician (Wolfmother), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Jul 23 Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent), born in Streetsville, Ontario
  • Jul 28 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach), born in Mariposa, California
  • Jul 31 Joshua Cain, American guitarist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 8 JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • Aug 8 Drew Lachey, American singer
  • Aug 9 Leigh Kakaty, Canadian singer (Pop Evil), born in Kingston, Canada
  • Aug 11 Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • Aug 11 Brendan Bayliss, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Umphrey's McGee), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Aug 12 Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
  • Aug 12 Wednesday 13 [Joseph Poole], American punk rock musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls), born in Lexington, North Carolina
  • Aug 14 Maya Nasri [Asmar], Lebanese actress and singer, born in Minyara, Lebanon
  • Aug 16 Dave Ockun, American concert producer, born in Syosset, New York
  • Aug 26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa), born in Irun, Spain
  • Aug 26 Zemfira [Ramazanova], Russian rock singer (Forgive Me My Love), born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, Soviet Union
  • Aug 31 Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer
  • Sep 2 Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
  • Sep 4 Katreeya English, Thai singer and actress, born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Sep 6 N.O.R.E. [Victor Santiago, Jr.], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 6 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer, born in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Sep 8 Brendan Kelly, American punk rock bassist and singer (The Lawrence Arms), born in Missouri
  • Sep 9 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist and musician (Ulver; Arcturus), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Sep 11 Elephant Man [Oneal Bryan], Jamaican musician ("Let's Get Physical"), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sep 12 Bizzy Bone [Bryon Anthony McCane], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 15 Ivette Sosa, American pop singer (Eden's Crush - "Get Over Yourself"), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Andres Javier Blazquez, singer (Menudo - "Cannonball")
  • Sep 16 Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club 7), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Sep 17 Maile Misajon, American pop singer (Eden's Crush - "Get Over Yourself"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 19 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In; Sparta), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Sep 20 Yui Horie, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 20 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 21 Jonas Bjerre, Danish rock singer and guitarist (Mew; Apparatjik), and visual artist, born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sep 27 Dean Butterworth, British drummer and percussionist (Morrissey; Good Charlotte), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England
  • Oct 2 Mandisa [Hundley] American gospel and contemporary Christian singer (Overcomer), born in Citrus Heights, California
  • Oct 6 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 7 Taylor Hicks, American pop and blue-eyed soul singer-songwriter (American Idol, 2006), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 12 Sarah Lane, American television personality and ballet dancer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 15 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer (Fighting Girl), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • Oct 19 Joseph Andrew Duplantier, French-American heavy metal guitarist and vocalist (Gojira), born in Paris
  • Oct 19 Pete Loeffler, American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (Chevelle - "The Red"; "Jar"), born in Grayslake, Illinois
  • Oct 20 Tom Wisniewski, American Christian-punk guitarist (MxPx), born in Dunoon, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Josh Ritter, American singer-songwriter (Sermon On The Rocks), born in Moscow, Idaho
  • Oct 22 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Oct 28 Karl Tremblay, Canadian folk-rock singer (Les Cowboys Fringants), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 3 Jake Shimabukuro, Japanese-American ukulele virtuoso ("While My Guitar Gently Weeps"), and composer (Saidoweizu/Sideways), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx), born in Bremerton, Massachusetts
  • Nov 6 Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Ceduna, Australia
  • Nov 11 Jesse Keeler, Canadian musician (Death From Above; MSTRKRFT), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 12 Judith Holofernes [Holfelder-Roy], German singer (Wir sind Helden), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nov 16 Harry Waters, British progressive rock and jazz piano and Hammond organ player, born in England
  • Nov 18 Shagrath [Stian Tomt Thoresen], Norwegian heavy metal singer (Dimmu Borgir), born in Jessheim, Akershus
  • Nov 19 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Setagaya, Japan
  • Nov 22 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • Nov 23 Joe Sumner, British rock bassist and singer-songwriter (Fiction Plane), born in England
  • Nov 26 Jean Grae [Tsidi Ibrahim], South African-American rapper (The Evil Jeanius), born in Capetown, South Africa
  • Nov 27 Tyrone Sutton, American pop and R&B singer (Perfect Gentlemen - “Ohh La La (I Can’t Get Over You)”) and Muslim chaplain, born in Massachussetts
  • Nov 30 Martin Kasík, Czech concert pianist, born in Frenštát, Czech Republic
  • Dec 4 Amie Comeaux, American country music singer, born in Brusly, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Dec 5 Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese-American Mando-pop singer, born in Longview, Texas
  • Dec 7 Mark Duplass, American filmmaker and musician (The Morning Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 8 Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Dec 12 Dan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness), born in Chertsey, England
  • Dec 25 Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish rock keyboardist and songwriter (Nightwish), born in Kitee, Finland

About 1976

How Old? 44 or 45 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 30), Dragon (Jan 31 - Dec 31)