On This Day

Year 1957 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 21 Budgie [Peter Edward Clarke], English rock drummer (Siouxsie and the Banshees; The Creatures), born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 21 Kim Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 21 Mark Pender, American trumpet player (Miami Horns; Southside Johnny), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 22 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 24 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 26 "Dr." Alban [Nwaba], Nigerian-Swedish hip-hop reggae singer, born in Oguta, Imo, Federation of Nigeria
  • Aug 29 Pim Kops, Dutch rock piano, organ and accordion player (De Dijk - Bloedend Hart; Avalanche Quartet), born in The Netherlands
  • Aug 31 Gina Schock, American rock drummer (The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"; "Vacation"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 31 Glenn Tilbrook, British rock singer, guitarist, songwriter (Squeeze - "Black Coffee In Bed"), born in London, England

Person of interestGloria Estefan

Sep 1 Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga), born in Havana, Cuba

  • Sep 2 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 Joe Smyth, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Portland, Maine
  • Sep 6 Paul Harrhy, Welsh actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), born in South Wales (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Margot Chapman, American singer (Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 9 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French concert pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • Sep 10 Siobhan Fahey, Irish rock singer and musician (Bananarama - "Venus"; Shakespears Sister - "Stay"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 10 Carol Decker, British rock singer (T'Pau - "China In Your Hand"), born in Huyton, Merseyside, England
  • Sep 11 Jon Moss, English rock drummer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), born in Wandsworth, South London
  • Sep 12 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • Sep 13 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 20 Alannah Currie, New Zealander rock xylophone player and vocalist (Thompson Twins - "Hold Me Now"), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 22 Johnette Napolitano, rocker (Concrete Blonde)

Person of interestNick Cave

Sep 22 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer and Songwriter Nick Cave
Singer and Songwriter
Nick Cave
  • Sep 22 Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford
  • Sep 23 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • Sep 29 Mari Wilson, British singer
  • Sep 29 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • Oct 4 Russell Simmons, American Music magnate (Def Jam), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 5 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness - "Baggy Trousers", "Our House"), born in St Pancras, London, England
  • Oct 11 Blair Cunningham, American rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 14 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 17 Giuseppe Henry "Pino" Palladino, Italian-Welsh session and touring rock bassist (Paul Young; The Who; John Mayer Trio), born in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Oct 19 Karl Wallinger, Welsh rocker (World Party - "Give It All Away"), born in Prestatyn Wales, UK
  • Oct 20 Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • Oct 21 Julian Cope [Kevin Stapleton], British pop musician (Eve's Volcano), born in Deri, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Oct 21 Steve Lukather, American rock singer, guitarist, arranger, producer (Toto - "Africa"; Ringo's All-Starr Band), born in San Fernando Valley, California
  • Oct 25 Robbie Macintosh, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Pretenders), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • Oct 28 Stephen Morris, English pop drummer (Joy Division-Atmosphere)
  • Oct 31 Robert Pollard, American rock singer-songwriter (Guided by Voices), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American Broadway singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 1 Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter (Joshua Judges Ruth; The Road To Ensenada), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 1 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1988)
  • Nov 2 Carter Beauford, American drummer (Dave Matthews Band), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Nov 4 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 5 Michael "Mike" Score, British rock guitarist (A Flock Of Seagulls), born in Beverly, Yorkshire, England
  • Nov 5 David Moyse, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Nov 6 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress (Roisin Connor-Bad Girls), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 6 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Nov 7 John "Jellybean" Benitez, American musician, songwriter, club DJ, remixer and music producer (The Mexican), born in South Bronx, New York
  • Nov 8 Pearl Thompson, British musician (The Cure), born in Surrey, England
  • Nov 10 Chris Joyce, British drummer (Simply Red), born in Chorlton, Manchester
  • Nov 14 Frank Affolter, Dutch pianist, songwriter and singer (If Nobody Does), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nov 15 Kevin Eubanks, American jazz bandleader and composer (The Tonight Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 18 Jenny Burton, American rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 19 Ofra Haza, Yemeni-Israeli singer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2000)
  • Nov 21 Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Nov 22 Sharon Bailey, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • Nov 24 Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Nov 29 Jennifer Batten, American session and touring rock and jazz guitarist (Michael Jackson; Jeff Beck), born in New York City
  • Nov 30 John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)
  • Nov 30 Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • Nov 30 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • Dec 8 Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - "Love Bites"), born in London, England
  • Dec 9 Donny Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Dec 10 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician ("19"; "Don't Waste My Time"), born in Kensington, London
  • Dec 12 Cy Curnin, English rock vocalist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero"), born in Wimbledon, England
  • Dec 12 Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 13 Morris Day, American singer (The Time), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 15 Tim Reynolds, German guitarist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Dec 18 John Webster, Canadian rocker (Red Rider)
  • Dec 19 Doug Johnson, Canadian rock keyboardist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • Dec 20 (Stephen William) "Billy" Bragg, English singer-songwriter ("Greetings To The New Brunette"; "Sexuality"; "California Stars"), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • Dec 20 Mike Watt, American rock bassist (Firehose), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Dec 20 Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer, born in Pyla, Cyprus
  • Dec 20 Arturs Maskats, Latvian classical composer and music director (Rainis Dailes Theatre; Latvian National Opera), born in Valmiera, Latvia
  • Dec 22 Richard "Ricky" Ross, Scottish rock vocalist (Deacon Blue), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Dec 23 Dan Bigras, Canadian rock singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 24 Ian Burden, English rock keyboard player and bassist (Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • Dec 24 Diane Tell, Canadian pop-jazz singer-songwriter, born in Québec City, Quebec
  • Dec 25 Jan Rot, Dutch composer (Wrong Nights; St. Matthew's Passion),born in Makassar, Indonesia
  • Dec 25 Shane MacGowan, punk rock musician (Pogues - "Red Roses For Me"), born in Pembury, Kent
  • Dec 26 Guy Barker, British jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger (The Amadeus Project) born in Chiswick, London, England

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music