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Birthdays in Music in 1976

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars), born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • Jan 18 Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter (Australian Idol 2006), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestEmma Bunton

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

Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
  • Jan 23 Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress & singer, born in Alor Setar, Malaysia
  • Jan 26 Willie Adler, American guitar player
  • Jan 27 Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Jan 28 Jarrod Montague, American drummer (Taproot)
  • Feb 4 Cam'ron, American rapper

Person of interestChen Kun

Feb 4 Chen Kun, Chinese actor (Painted Skin), born in Chongqing, China

Actor and Singer Chen Kun
Actor and Singer
Chen Kun
  • Feb 10 Kev Brown, American rapper and hip hop producer
  • 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

Person of interestBrandon Boyd

Feb 15 Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus), born in Van Nuys, California

Musician Brandon Boyd
Musician
Brandon Boyd

  • Feb 15 Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 16 Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
  • Feb 20 Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
  • 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

Person of interestJa Rule

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

Rapper Ja Rule
Rapper
Ja Rule
  • Mar 4 Scott Sturgeon (Stza Crack), American musician (Choking Victim and Leftover Crack)
  • Mar 10 Kisaki, Japanese musician
  • 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 singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 19 Zach Lind, American drummer (Jimmy Eat World)
  • 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 musician (All Together Separate, Switchfoot), 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 27 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 29 Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
  • Apr 30 Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
  • May 8 Martha Wainwright, Canadian American musician and songwriter
  • May 8 Ian "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps)
  • May 10 Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • May 10 Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • 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
  • May 21 Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
  • May 24 Alessandro Cortini, Italian 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 singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • May 29 David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • 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 6 aKido, Canadian musician
  • Jun 7 Necro [Ron Braunstein], Jewish American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 11 Tai Anderson, American musician (bass player for Third Day), born in Georgia
  • Jun 13 Kym Marsh, English singer, actress, & T.V. presenter
  • Jun 13 Jason 'J' Brown, English Singer
  • Jun 15 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
  • Jun 18 Blake Shelton, American Country Singer (Doin' What She Likes), born in Ada, Oklahoma
  • Jun 20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Jun 21 Mike Einziger, American musician
  • Jun 22 Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • Jun 23 Joe Becker, American musician
  • Jun 29 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Concords), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 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 10 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • Jul 12 Tracie Spencer, rocker
  • Jul 15 Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper

Person of interestLuke Bryan

Jul 17 Luke Bryan, American country singer (I'll Stay Me), born in Leesburg, Georgia

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
  • Jul 20 Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • Jul 23 Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • Jul 28 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach), born in Mariposa, California
  • Jul 31 Joshua Cain, American musician (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • 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 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, Lebanese actress and singer, born in Minyara, Lebanon
  • Aug 26 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • Aug 26 Zemfira, Russian singer
  • 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 musician (The Lawrence Arms)
  • Sep 9 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar), 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)
  • Sep 16 Andres Javier Blazquez, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Sep 16 Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club 7), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 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
  • Sep 21 Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
  • Sep 27 Dean Butterworth, English musician
  • Oct 2 Mandisa, American singer
  • Oct 6 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 7 Taylor Hicks, American musician, 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
  • Oct 20 Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)
  • Oct 21 Josh Ritter, American musician

  • Oct 22 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • Oct 28 Karl Tremblay, Canadian singer (Les Cowboys Fringants)
  • 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
  • Nov 12 Judith Holofernes [Holfelder-Roy], German singer (Wir sind Helden), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nov 18 Shagrath, Norwegian singer (Dimmu Borgir)
  • Nov 19 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Nov 22 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • Nov 27 Tyrone Sutton, American singer (Perfect gentlemen) and Muslim chaplain
  • Nov 27 Jean Grae, South African-born rapper
  • 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 8 Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter
  • Dec 12 Dan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness), born in Chertsey, England
  • Dec 25 Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish keyboardist and songwriter, born in Kitee, Finland

About 1976

How Old? 42 or 43 years old
Generation: Generation X

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