1956 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 156 of 156

  • Aug 29 GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • Sep 4 Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P.
  • Sep 5 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Sep 7 Michael J Feinstein, pianist (Isn't It Romantic)
  • Sep 7 Diane Warren, American song writer
  • Sep 8 Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Fingers, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Hickman, American musician
  • Sep 12 Brian Robertson, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 12 Barry Andrews, British musician
  • Sep 12 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Sep 13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Sep 15 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter, born in Birmingham
  • Sep 15 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • Sep 15 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer
  • Sep 16 Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)
  • Sep 16 Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
  • Sep 22 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Sep 22 Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • Sep 23 June Forester, country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sep 29 Suzzy Roche, rocker (Roches)
  • Oct 2 Freddie Jackson, US R&B singer/songwriter (Rock Me Tonight)
  • Oct 8 Larry Crane, Seymour, Indiana, American rocker (John Mellencamp band)
  • Oct 12 David Vanian, British singer (The Damned), born in Hemel Hempstead, England
  • Oct 23 Dwight Yoakam, country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Oct 25 Matthias Jabs, rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • Oct 26 Rita Wilson, American actress and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 28 Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
  • Nov 4 James Honeyman-Scott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
  • Nov 4 Jeff Watson, rock guitarist (Night Ranger)
  • Nov 4 Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater)
  • Nov 5 Rob Fisher, Bath England, rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes)
  • Nov 7 Denise Jannah, [Zeefuik], Suriname jazz singer (Farmer's Market)
  • Nov 11 Billy Smith, Reidsville NC, country singer (Billy & Terry Smith)
  • Nov 11 Ian Craig Marsh, England, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • Nov 13 Aldo Nova, rocker (Blood on the Bricks)
  • Nov 20 Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Nov 22 Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • Nov 28 Kristine Arnold, American singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • Nov 29 Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • Dec 1 Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
  • Dec 1 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • Dec 4 Herbert Groenemeyer, German rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
  • Dec 5 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
  • Dec 6 Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
  • Dec 6 Randy Rhoads, Heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
  • Dec 9 Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)
  • Dec 13 Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer
  • Dec 20 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger, born in New Windsor, Maryland (d. 2009|)
  • Dec 21 Lee Roy Parnell, country singer (Oughta be a Law), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Dec 23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • Dec 28 Kenneth Grant, bass/vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking, Operator)
  • Dec 28 Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
  • Dec 29 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
  • Dec 30 Suzy Bogguss, singer (I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart), born in Aledo, Illinois

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music