On This Day

Year 1958 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 193 of 193

  • Aug 1 "Michael Penn, American singer, songwriter, and composer (No Myth), born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • Aug 3 Cindy Nixon, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 6 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Aug 6 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
  • Aug 7 Bruce Dickinson, English heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills), born in Worksop, United Kingdom
  • Aug 9 Greg Chaisson, Canadian heavy metal bassist (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 13 Feargal Sharkey, Irish rocker (The Undertones), born in Derry, Northern Ireland

Person of interestMadonna

Aug 16 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Aug 17 Belinda Carlisle, American singer (Go-Gos, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 22 Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Downpatrick, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 22 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • Aug 25 Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)

Person of interestMichael Jackson

Aug 29 Michael Jackson, American recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller; Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Sep 1 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (d. 2002)
  • Sep 4 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Sep 5 Lars Danielsson, Swedish musician (Summerwind), born in Gothenburg
  • Sep 6 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • Sep 6 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer (Missa Solis- Requiem for Eli), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 7 Nadieh [Karin Meis], Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 David Lewis, American R&B-pop guitarist and singer (Atlantic Starr-Touch A Four Leaf Clover; Always), born in White Plains, New York
  • Sep 8 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Sep 11 Mick Talbot, English rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're The Best Thing), born in Wimbledon, London
  • Sep 15 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 16 Terry McBride, American singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 17 Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), born in Nenzing, Austria
  • Sep 19 Lita Ford, English-American vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • Sep 22 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Person of interestAndrea Bocelli

Sep 22 Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • Sep 23 Danielle Dax, British avant-garde rock musician, producer and album art designer, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • Sep 26 Darby Crash [Jan Paul Beahm], American punk rocker (Germs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • Sep 27 Shaun Cassidy, American actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer (When Words Fail), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea,.
  • Sep 28 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • Sep 28 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Marty Stuart, American country guitarist, singer-songwriter and mandolin player (The Whiskey Ain't Workin'), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Sep 30 Biggie Tembo [Rodwell Marasha], Zimbabwean musician (Bhundu Boys), born in Chinhoye, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe (d. 1995)
  • Oct 1 Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player (Dreams Come True) and composer (Sonic The Hedgehog), born in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 1 Martin Cooper, British new wave keyboard player and saxophonist (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 4 Barbara K [Kooyman-MacDonald], American singer-songwriter (Timbuk 3 - "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Oct 9 Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American musician (Ministry), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 10 Tanya Tucker, American country singer and actress (Follow that Car), born in Seminole, Texas
  • Oct 12 Jeff Keith, American rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Oct 12 Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Oct 13 Joseph Richard Sylvers, American R&B musician (The Sylvers)
  • Oct 13 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Oct 14 Thomas Dolby [Robertson], British new-wave rock singer and musician (She Blinded Me With Science), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek folk and jazz singer, born on Icaria, Greece
  • Oct 17 Alan Jackson, American country singer (Here in the Real World), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • Oct 17 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Cavallermaggiore (d. 2016)
  • Oct 17 Howard Alden, American jazz guitarist (George Van Eps), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 19 Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • Oct 19 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 20 Ivo Pogorelić, Croatian pianist (1978 Casagrande winner), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Oct 20 Mark King, bass/vocalist (Level 42-Standing in the Light, Love Games)
  • Oct 20 Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts)
  • Oct 22 Bobby Blotzer, American rock drummer (Ratt, "Round & Round"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 23 Jonathan Wolff, American musician and TV theme composer (Seinfeld, Will & Grace), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 24 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Oct 25 Mark Miller, American singer (Sawyer Brown), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Bassam Sabam, Lebanese violinist, oud, and nay player (New York Arabic Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble), born in Tripoli, Lebanon (d. 2020)
  • Oct 27 Hazell Dean [Poole], English disco singer (Always Doesn't Mean Forever), born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • Oct 27 Simon Le Bon, English rock vocalist (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • Oct 27 Manu Katché, French session and touring drummer (Peter Gabriel; Preface; Sting), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • Nov 5 Don Falcone, American musician and producer (Spirits Burning)
  • Nov 7 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer (d. 1996)
  • Nov 8 Terry Lee Miall, English rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London
  • Nov 8 Don Byron, American composer and clarinetist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 10 Massimo Morsello, Italian fascist political singer and songwriter, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Brooks Williams, American musician, singer and songwriter, born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Luz Casal, Spanish singer, born in Boimorto, Spain
  • Nov 16 Harry Rushakoff, American drummer (Concrete Blonde), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 24 Carmel [McCourt], English rocker (Storm, More More More), born in Wrawby, England
  • Nov 25 Gary Coveyou, American pop musician (Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods)
  • Nov 28 Tim Mullens, Dutch punk rock singer and guitarist (Ivy green)
  • Nov 30 Stacey Q [Stacey Lynn Swain], American singer (Two of Hearts), born in Fullerton, California
  • Dec 1 Lisa Fischer, American vocalist and songwriter ("How Can I Ease the Pain"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 8 Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
  • Dec 9 Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Dec 11 Nikki Sixx [Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.], American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in San Jose, California
  • Dec 13 Dana Strum, American rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 14 Jan Dijksma, Dutch rock bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • Dec 14 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc; Waterboys - "Rainbow Warrior"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dec 14 Peter "Spider" Tracy, English rock tin whistle player and vocalist (The Pogues - "Fairy Tale Of New York"), born in Eastbourne, England
  • Dec 17 Mike Mills, American rock bassist (R.E.M. - "The One I Love"), born in Berkeley, California
  • Dec 19 Limahl [Christopher Hamill], English pop singer (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy), born in Pemberton, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 19 Steven Isserlis, British cellist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 Frank Gambale, Australian jazz fusion guitarist, born in Canberra, Australia
  • Dec 22 David Heavener, American actor and country musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 23 Victoria Williams, American folk-rock-country singer (Loose), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Dec 24 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer, born in Nara Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 25 Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (Rockinghorse, Black Velvet), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 28 Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2020)
  • Dec 28 Mike McGuire, American country music songwriter and drummer (Shenandoah - "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)"), born in Hamilton, Alabama

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music