1954 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 180 of 180

  • Jul 13 Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
  • Jul 14 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • Jul 18 Ricky Skaggs, Cordell Ky, country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts)
  • Jul 18 Tobias Picker, American composer (Emmeline), born in New York City
  • Jul 20 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 23 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family), born in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 25 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 28 Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
  • Jul 28 Steve Morse, American rocker ( Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto
  • Aug 11 David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Aug 11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • Aug 12 Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)
  • Aug 17 Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • Aug 21 Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock vocalist (Allison), born in Paddington, London
  • Aug 25 Marty Jourard, American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 26 Michael Chetwood, rocker
  • Aug 26 Wally Murphy, American guitarist
  • Aug 29 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Rochester, New York
  • Aug 29 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Sep 6 Banner Thomas, American rocker (Molly Hatchet), born in Orange Park, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Sep 6 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 7 Benmont Tench, American rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 13 Ted Mueller, American rock drummer (Axe) (d. 2012)
  • Sep 14 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • Sep 16 Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
  • Sep 16 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • Sep 17 Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • Sep 21 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), born in Hasland, Chesterfield (d. 2015)
  • Sep 26 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 26 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Sep 28 George Lynch, rock guitarist (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
  • Sep 30 Patrice Rushen, rock vocalist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 2 Greg Jennings, American country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

Oct 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Oct 6 David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • Oct 7 Kenneth Atchley, American composer

Person of interestDavid Lee Roth

Oct 10 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington, Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • Oct 10 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor (El Malek Howwa El Malek), born in Aswan, Egypt
  • Oct 20 Steve Orich, orchestrator
  • Oct 24 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • Oct 24 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
  • Oct 29 Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
  • Oct 30 T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
  • Nov 3 Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (If I Strip For You), born in London, England
  • Nov 4 Chris Difford, British guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze), born in Greenwich, London
  • Nov 8 Rickie Lee Jones, American singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • Nov 8 Ricky Lawson, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Nov 9 Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • Nov 9 Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • Nov 10 Mario Cipollina, California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Nov 14 Yanni [Chryssomallis], Greek new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance), born in Kalamata
  • Nov 15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • Nov 15 Mitch Easter, American record producer (REM), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 18 John Parr, British pop singer (St. Elmo's Fire), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Nov 19 Annette Guest, US singer (First Choice)
  • Nov 19 Tom Scheckel, rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Frank Marino, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 23 Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
  • Nov 30 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne
  • Nov 30 June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited)
  • Dec 2 Danielle Alexander, country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 3 Paul Gregg, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • Dec 6 Chris Stamey, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Dec 7 Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Dec 9 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American Clavé), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Dec 10 Jack Hues, English musician
  • Dec 11 Jermaine Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Dec 11 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic musician, born in Iceland
  • Dec 13 John Anderson, American country singer and actor (I've Got a Feelin', Money in the Bank), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Dec 13 Steve Forbert, American musician (Romeo's Tune), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Dec 14 Ib Andersen, Danish ballet dancer, born in Copenhagen
  • Dec 25 Annie Lennox, Aberdeen Scotld, vocalist (Eurythmics-Sweet Dreams, Why)
  • Dec 25 Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Dec 25 Steve Wariner, Noblesville Indiana, country singer (Small Town Girl)
  • Dec 26 Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
  • Dec 29 Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter & guitarist, born in Sacramento, California

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