On This Day

Musicians Born in 1979

  • Jan 1 Koichi Domoto, Japanese J-Pop singer-songwriter (KinKi Kids - "Glass no Shōnen / Glass Boy"), born in Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan
  • Jan 1 Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • Jan 4 Jeph Howard, American rock bass player (The Used), born in Orem, Utah
  • Jan 7 Ryan Tedder, American singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 9 Tomiko Van, Japanese pop-rock singer (Do As Infinity), born in Yamato, Japan
  • Jan 10 Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, American rapper (Kris Kross - "Jump"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 11 Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born in Kampung Awah, Malaysia
  • Jan 15 Young Dro [D'Juan Hart], American rapper (Shoulder Lean), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor & taichi champ, born in Taiwan
  • Jan 16 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jan 16 Rashawn Ross, American trumpeter (Dave Mathews Band), born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Jan 18 Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer & producer, born in New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Jan 19 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime), born in Bow, London
  • Jan 19 Spider Loc [Curtis Williams], American rapper (G-Unit), and actor, born in Compton, California
  • Jan 20 Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park), born in Calabasas, California
  • Jan 20 Asaka Kubo, Japanese singer (A+Jyuc), born in Japan
  • Jan 20 Will Young, British singer-songwriter & actor, born in Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • Feb 1 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer, born in Navojoa, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Feb 1 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • Feb 6 Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer (O-Zone), born in Chișinău, Moldova
  • Feb 8 Josh Keaton, American actor and singer, born in Hacienda Heights, California
  • Feb 10 Daryl Palumbo, American musician, born in Bellmore, New York
  • Feb 11 Brandy [Brandy Rayana Norwood], American singer (Les Miserables, Moisha), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Feb 15 Adam Granduciel [Granofsky], American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer (The War on Drugs - "Thinking Of A Place"; "Holding On": The Violators, 2003-11), born in Dover, Massachusetts
  • Feb 16 Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Feb 19 Mariska [Anna Maria Rahikainen], Finnish rapper, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Feb 19 Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
  • Feb 22 Tom Higgenson, American singer-songwriter (Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah"), born in Villa Park, Illinois
  • Feb 23 D-Roc [D'Angelo Holmes], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 25 Joanna Pascale, American jazz singer (When Lights Are Low) and educator (Temple University), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 26 Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Feb 26 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer & actor, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Mar 4 Jon Fratelli [John Lawler], Scottish rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player (The Fratellis - Costello Music; Here We Stand), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 8 Tom Chaplin, British rock singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Keane), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England
  • Mar 8 Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
  • Mar 9 Chingy [Howard Bailey, Jr.], American rapper (Right Thurr), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 11 Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
  • Mar 11 Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
  • Mar 12 Pete Doherty, British singer-songwriter (The Libertines), born in Hexham, Northumberland, England
  • Mar 13 Spanky G [Michael Guthier], American musician (Bloodhound Gang), born in Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Mar 18 Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5 - "This Love"; "Moves Like Jagger"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 20 Molly Jenson, American musician
  • Mar 22 Aaron North, American musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist (Spiral), born in Hamamatsu, Japan

Norah Jones

Mar 30 Norah Jones, American pop and jazz singer and pianist ("Come Away With Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Mar 30 Simon Webbe, English pop singer
  • Mar 31 Amey Date, Indian playback singer
  • Apr 2 Jesse Carmichael, American musician and songwriter (Maroon 5), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Apr 4 Andy McKee, American fingerstyle guitarist, born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 8 Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut), born in Espoo, Finland (d. 2021)
  • Apr 9 Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese actor and singer (KinKi Kids), born in Nara, Japan
  • Apr 10 Shemekia Copeland, American blues singer (Turn the Heat Up!), born in Harlem, New York
  • Apr 10 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer ("Read My Lips"), born in London
  • Apr 11 Chris Gaylor, American drummer (The All-American Rejects), born in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Apr 11 Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician (Death From Above), born in Mississauga, Canada
  • Apr 13 Tony Lundon, Irish pop singer (Liberty X - "Thinking It Over"), TV presenter (Toast), and film maker, born in Galway, Ireland
  • Apr 18 Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer (La vida son sólo dos días), born in Nerja, Spain

Daniel Johns

Apr 22 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair - "Freak"), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

  • Apr 23 Barry Fratelli [Wallace], Scottish rock bassist (The Fratellis - Costello Music; Here We Stand), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 23 Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer and songwriter (The Rasmus), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Apr 26 Janne Wirman, Finnish progressive metal keyboardist (Children of Bodom), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Apr 26 Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer (Aquanaute - "La barricade"; "Dans un océan"), born in Saint-Romuald, Quebec
  • Apr 27 Will Boyd, American bass guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Apr 29 Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club - "Bring It All Back"), born in Romford, England
  • Apr 29 Matt Tong, English drummer (Bloc Party)
  • May 4 Lance Bass, American pop singer (NSYNC - "Bye, Bye, Bye"), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • May 5 Bodek Janke, Polish jazz drummers, percussionist, and tabla player, born in Warsaw Poland
  • May 9 Pierre Bouvier, Canadian singer and bass player (Simple Plan - "Perfect"; "Welcome To My Life"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 9 Andrew W.K. [Wilkes-Krier], American rock singer, musician, songwriter ("Party Hard"), motivational speaker, and advice columnist, born in Stanford, California
  • May 10 Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
  • May 11 Erin Lang, Canadian alternative rock musician (Feral & Stray; The Tail Lights), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 13 Michael Madden, American rock bassist (Maroon 5, 1994-2020), born in Austin, Texas
  • May 21 Fayçal Salhi, French-Algerian jazz guitarist and oud player, born in Khenchela, Algeria
  • May 21 Gaspard Augé, French musician (Justice)
  • Jun 4 Daniel Lucca Parenti, American jazz bassist, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Jun 5 Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • Jun 5 David Bisbal, Spanish singer, born in Almería, Spain
  • Jun 8 Derek Trucks, American guitarist and founder of Grammy Award-winning The Derek Trucks Band (Tedeschi Truck Band), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 10 Lee Brice, American country singer and songwriter (Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Jun 11 Texito Langa, Mozambican jazz drummer-percussionist, composer, and arranger, born in Maputo, Mozambique
  • Jun 12 Robyn [Robin Carlsson], Swedish pop and dance music singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Show Me Love"; "Dancing On My Own"), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)
  • Jun 26 Nathan Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 27 John Warne, American Christian rock bassist (Relient K, 2004-13; Ace Troubleshooter, 1995-2005), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jun 29 Abs Love [Richard Abidin Breen], English singer (Five), born in London
  • Jun 29 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician ("Gözlerin"/"Your Eyes"), and actor (My Lying Lover), born in Amasra, Turkey (d. 2007)
  • Jun 30 Matisyahu [Matthew Miller], Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer and rapper ("One Day"), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 2 Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
  • Jul 5 Shane Filan, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • Jul 6 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet), born in Dingley, Melbourne, Australia
  • Jul 9 Ella Koon [Yun-na], Hong Kong Canto-pop singer and actress of Hakka heritage, born in Tahita, French Polynesia
  • Jul 9 Tolga Bedir, Turkish jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jul 15 Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
  • Jul 17 Brendan James, American piano player, and singer-songwriter born in Derry, New Hampshire
  • Jul 18 Jermaine Paul, American gospel and R&B singer, winner of "The Voice" (2012), born in Harriman, New York
  • Jul 24 Stat Quo [Stanley Benton], American rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 28 Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Namwon, South Korea
  • Jul 28 Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer, born in Húsavík, Iceland
  • Jul 31 Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 8 Richard Harwood, British cellist
  • Aug 8 Sam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)
  • Aug 19 Dave Douglas, American drummer (Relient K), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 20 Jamie Cullum, English singer-songwriter, pianist and radio presenter, born in Rochford, England
  • Aug 21 Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer ("Milkshake"), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom
  • Aug 24 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Aug 24 (Katherine) "Kaki" King, American guitarist, lap steel guitar player and composer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 27 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian violinist (Arcade Fire), born in British Columbia
  • Aug 28 Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 30 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 31 Simon Neil, Scottish rock musician (Biffy Clyro), born in Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, S
  • Sep 3 Tomo Miličević, Croatian-born American musician (30 Seconds to Mars), born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Sep 4 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese classical, religious, film and video game composer (Requiem to Inês de Castro), born in Funchal, Portugal
  • Sep 4 Poo Bear [Jason Boyd], American songwriter and record producer (Justin Bieber; Lupe Fiasco; Mariah Carey; Zac Brown), born in New Haven Connecticut
  • Sep 6 Foxy Brown [Inga Marchand], Trinidadian-American rapper (Ill Na Na, Broken Silence), born in NYC, New York

Pink

Sep 8 Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer ("Get the Party Started"; "Try"; "Just Give Me A Reason"), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 10 Jacob Young, American actor (All My Children), and singer, born in Renton, Washington
  • Sep 13 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic), born in Heuvelland, Belgium
  • Sep 17 Chuck Comeau, Canadian drummer (Simple Plan), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 17 Flo Rida [Tramar Dillard], American rapper, born in Carol City, Florida
  • Sep 22 Emilie Autumn {Liddell], American singer-songwriter, violinist, and harpsichordist (Fight Like A Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 23 Red, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 30 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sep 30 Vince Chong, Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter and actor, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Oct 2 Maja Ivarsson, Swedish new wave rock singer (The Sounds - "Living In America"), born in Åhus, Scania, Sweden
  • Oct 8 (Gregori) Chad Petree, American indie-rock singer-songwriter (Shiny Toy Guns - "You Are The One"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Oct 9 Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 10 Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 10 Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct 11 Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Oct 12 Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Oct 17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican heavy metal singer and violinist (Stream of Passion; MaYans), born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Oct 18 Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], American pop and R&B singer and songwriter, born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Oct 19 Brian Robertson, American ska-punk-rock trombonist (Suburban Legends), born in Orange County, California
  • Oct 24 Ben Gillies, Australian drummer (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Oct 28 Aki Hakala, Finnish rock drummer (The Rasmus), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Nov 3 Tim McIlrath, American punk-metal guitarist (Rise Against; The Killing Tree), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nov 5 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Nov 7 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Nov 10 Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 10 Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 13 Subliminal [Ya'akov Shimoni], Israeli rapper and producer, born in Tel Aviv
  • Nov 14 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • Nov 19 Keith Buckley, American punk rock singer (Every Time I Die), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 20 Ericson Alexander Molano, Colombian gospel singer, born in Pereira, Colombia
  • Nov 21 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • Nov 22 Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • Nov 25 Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 27 Hilary Hahn, American classical violinist, born in Lexington, Virginia
  • Nov 27 Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 28 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 29 The Game [Jayceon Taylor], American rapper ("Hate It or Love It"), born in Compton, California
  • Dec 2 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress, born in Erfurt, East Germany
  • Dec 3 Daniel Bedingfield, English-New Zealand pop singer-songwriter ("Gotta Get Thru This"), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 7 Sara Bareilles, American pop singer ("Love Song"; "Brave"), born in Eureka, California
  • Dec 8 Ingrid Michaelson, American folk-pop singer-songwriter (Lights Out), born in New York City
  • Dec 9 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer, born in Naha, Japan
  • Dec 12 Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist, born in Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark
  • Dec 14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model, born in London
  • Dec 16 Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer-songwriter ("Tornerò"), born in Constanța, Romania
  • Dec 17 Ryan Key, American musician and songwriter (Yellowcard), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 19 Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter (Brother's Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 21 Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 26 Chris Daughtry, American rock singer, born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Dec 26 Mzbel [Nana Akua Amoah], Ghanaian singer (16 Years, Saucy Girl), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Dec 28 Senna Guemmour, German singer-songwriter (Monrose), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dec 31 Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly), born in Downers Grove, Illinois

About 1979

How Old? 41 or 42 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Jan 1 - Jan 27), Goat/Sheep (Jan 28 - Dec 31)