1959 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 158 of 158

  • Jul 29 John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
  • Jul 31 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 1 Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Aug 1 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
  • Aug 3 Martin Atkins, English drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry
  • Aug 5 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), born in Bebington (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)
  • Aug 9 Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
  • Aug 9 Kurtis Blow, American rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)
  • Aug 11 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
  • Aug 13 Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Aug 19 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 22 Juan Croucier, Cuban-born American heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Aug 29 Eddi Reader, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Aug 29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • Aug 31 Tony DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Sep 2 Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Sep 7 Jermaine Stewart, rocker
  • Sep 8 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • Sep 9 Eric Serra, French composer
  • Sep 14 Morten Harket, Konigsberg Norway, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)
  • Sep 21 Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
  • Sep 23 D-Roc the Executioner [Dennis Miles], American heavy metal musician (Body Count), born in the US (d. 2004)
  • Sep 28 Angela Groothuizen, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Sep 30 Basia Trzetrzelevska, Polish jazz singer (Time & Life)
  • Oct 1 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking the tree)
  • Oct 3 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Oct 4 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 5 Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Oct 8 Gavin Friday, [Fionan Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes)
  • Oct 10 Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
  • Oct 13 Marie Osmond, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 14 A J Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Oct 16 Gary Kemp, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer
  • Oct 22 Marc Shaiman, American composer

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

Oct 23 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Oct 28 Neville Henry, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Nov 1 Eddie MacDonald, rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door)

Person of interestBryan Adams

Nov 5 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer (Heaven), born in Kingston, Ontario

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • Nov 9 Thomas Quasthoff, German singer
  • Nov 10 Frank Maudsley, rock bassist/vocalist (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • Nov 14 Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • Nov 25 Steve Rothery, Brampton, guitarist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • Nov 27 Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
  • Dec 1 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • Dec 8 Marty Raybon, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Sanford, Florida
  • Dec 8 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • Dec 12 Belouis Some, rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People)
  • Dec 14 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
  • Dec 16 Steven Irvine, rock drummer (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
  • Dec 17 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements), born in Waconia, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Dec 28 Ana Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)
  • Dec 29 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Tracey Ullman, Slough England, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
  • Dec 31 Paul Westerberg, singer (The Replacements)
  • Dec 31 Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician

Deaths in Music