On This Day

Year 1953 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 206

  • Jun 19 Larry Dunn [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • Jun 21 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), born in St. Andrew, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • Jun 22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Ralph Ezell, American singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Union, Mississippi
  • Jun 26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 29 Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi & Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
  • Jun 29 Don Dokken, American heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 29 Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • Jun 30 Hal Lindes, American-English rocker (Dire Straits), born in Monterey, California
  • Jul 6 Nanci Griffith, American singer and songwriter (Poet in My Window), born in Seguin, Texas
  • Jul 7 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • Jul 9 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 10 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 11 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Jul 14 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jul 18 Neil Stubenhaus, American session and touring bass guitarist, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut [1]
  • Jul 20 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer (Marcia Shines), born in Boston, Massachessetts
  • Jul 21 Eric Bazilian, American musician (The Hooters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24 Jon Faddis, American jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 26 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Person of interestGeddy Lee

Jul 29 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
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  • Jul 31 Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2018)
  • Aug 1 Robert Cray, American blues singer and songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Aug 3 Ian Bairnson, Scottish musician (Alan Parsons Project; Kate Bush), born in Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Aug 4 Michael Harris, American trumpet and flugelhorn player (The Phenix Horns - Earth, Wind & Fire; Phil Collins)
  • Aug 5 Samantha Sang [Cheryl Lau Sang], Australian pop singer (Emotion), born in Melbourne
  • Aug 6 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 James "J.T." Taylor, American R&B singer (Kool & The Gang - "Ladies' Night"; "Celebration"; "Joanna"), born in Laurens, South Carolina
  • Aug 17 Kevin Rowlands, British rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen), born in Wednesfield, England
  • Aug 23 Bobby Gubby, English rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Aug 24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 27 Alex Lifeson [Živojinović], Serbian-Canadian rock guitarist (Rush - "Limelight"), born in n Fernie, British Columbia
  • Aug 29 Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult, 1981-85)
  • Sep 2 John Zorn, American jazz and avant garde musician and composer, born in New York City
  • Sep 5 Paulie Carmen, American rock vocalist (Champaign), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Sep 7 Ben Bossi, American rock saxophonist (Romeo Void), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 7 Michael Byron, American classical composer (Tidal), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Renée Geyer, Australian singer (It's A Man's Man's World, Stares and Whispers), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, born in Yancey Mills, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 15 Pat Barrett, Canadian pop and doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Sep 16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 16 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Gerald Custer, American choral conductor and composer (I Kiss My Hand to the Stars), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • Sep 25 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon), born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
  • Sep 27 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Sep 27 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sep 28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Sep 30 Deborah Allen, American country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 4 Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 4 Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss new-age harpist (Down to the Moon), born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Oct 5 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 7 Tico Torres, American rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always), born in New York
  • Oct 8 Ricky Lee Phelps, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett"), born in Paragould, Arkansas
  • Oct 8 Robert Saxton, British classical composer (The Circle of Light; Caritas), born in London
  • Oct 10 Midge Ure, Scottish rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Oct 15 Tito Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Oct 16 Tony Carey, American rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Rainbow; Planet P Project), born in Watsonville, California
  • Oct 21 Charlotte Caffey, American rock guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist (The Go-Go's - "We Got The Beat"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 21 Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • Oct 23 Pauline Black [Belinda Magnus], English ska singer (Selecter -"On My Radio"), born in Romford, East London
  • Oct 24 Billy Thomas, American singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You), born in Fort Meyers, Florida
  • Oct 26 Julian Keith Strickland, American drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Nov 3 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • Nov 11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (XTC - "Mayor Of Simpleton"), born in Mtarfa, Malta
  • Nov 11 Kahil El'Zabar [Clifton Blackburn], American jazz percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Vasilis Karras [Kesoglidis], Greek folk singer (Tilefonise Mou), born in Kokkinohori, Greece
  • Nov 12 Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer and guitarist (The Traveller), born in Podor, French West Africa (now Senegal)
  • Nov 13 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English Celtic-punk rock drummer (The Pogues), born in London
  • Nov 14 James Guthrie, English music producer and sound engineer (Pink Floyd), born in Edmonton, England
  • Nov 15 Alexander O'Neal, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 17 Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • Nov 18 Alan Murphy, British rock session guitarist (Kate Bush), born in Islington, London, England (d. 1989)
  • Nov 21 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Nov 22 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 Francis Cabrel, French folk and country singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Agen, France
  • Nov 24 Tod Machover, composer
  • Nov 27 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 30 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California
  • Nov 30 David Sancious, American musician, born in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • Dec 5 John Molo, American rock and jazz drummer (Bruce Hornsby and The Range; Moonalice) ,born in Bethesda, Maryland)
  • Dec 8 Stan Harrison, American rock and jazz saxophonist and woodwind player (Mud Music Ensemble)
  • Dec 8 Ric Sanders, British folk-rock, jazz violinist (Fairport Convention; Stomu Yamash'ta; Soft Machine, born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 10 Diane Schuur, American jazz pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dec 17 Ikue Mori, Japanese experimental drummer and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Dec 17 Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Elliot Easton [Steinberg], American rock lead guitarist (The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Jim "Kimo" West, Canadian guitarist (More Guitar Stories), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 21 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2020)
  • Dec 21 Andras Schiff, Hungarian-British concert pianist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary

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