On This Day

Year 1960 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 14 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy
  • Aug 16 Flood [Marc Ellis], British record producer and audio engineer, born in London, England
  • Aug 17 Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer, born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
  • Aug 26 Branford Marsalis, American jazz, classical and funk saxophonist (Sting; Tonight Show, 1992-95), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • Aug 26 Nancy Martinez, French-Canadian pop-dance singer (Move Out), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 26 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 30 Chalino Sánchez, Mexican musician, born in Alturas Del Sur Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • Aug 31 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Sep 4 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 8 David Steele, British musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • Sep 8 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 10 David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Camper Van Beethoven; Cracker), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 11 Neal X [Whitmore], English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Love Missile F-111), born in Henley-on-Thames, England
  • Sep 15 Michel "Mitch" Dorge, Canadian drummer and producer (Crash Test Dummies), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 21 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, born in Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze), born in London
  • Sep 28 Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
  • Sep 30 Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020)
  • Oct 2 Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • Oct 2 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 4 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Oct 4 Malcolm Burn, Canadian musician and record producer (Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl), born in Cornwall, Ontario
  • Oct 6 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • Oct 7 Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer, born in Takasaki, Japan
  • Oct 7 Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer, born in Lorient, France
  • Oct 10 Eric Martin, American rocker (Mr Big), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 10 Simon Townshend, British guitarist and songwriter, born in Chiswick, London
  • Oct 13 Joey Belladonna [Bellardini], American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax, 1984-92 - "I Am The Law"), born in Oswego, New York
  • Oct 16 Bob Mould, American rock guitarist, songwriter and vocalist (Hüsker Dü; Sugar), born in Malone, New York
  • Oct 19 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, British rock drummer (Madness - "Our House"; Voice of Beehive), born in Kensington, West London, England
  • Oct 19 Jennifer Holliday, American singer and actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 19 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist, born in London
  • Oct 20 Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • Oct 22 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 24 Carolien de Windt, Surinamese-Dutch singer (Mai Tai), born in Suriname
  • Oct 27 Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), born in Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • Nov 4 Kim Forester, American country singer (Forester Sisters - "Men"), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Nov 4 Frl. Menke, German pop singer (Neue Deutsche Welle), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 5 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 5 Ken Coomer, American drummer and producer (Uncle Tupelo; Wilco), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nov 7 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 9 Joëlle Ursull, French-Guadeloupean singer, born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Nov 12 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • Nov 13 Wayne Parker, Canadian bass player (Glass Tiger - "Don't Forget Me"), born in Ontario
  • Nov 14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • Nov 15 Dann Huff, American songwriter, session musician, producer (Michael Jackson), born in Nashville, Tennessee

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Nov 17 RuPaul [Andre Charles], American drag queen, actor, singer and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California

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  • Nov 18 Kim Wilde, English pop singer ("Kids in America"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in London
  • Nov 19 Matt Sorum, American rock drummer (Guns n' Roses, 1990-97; Velvet Revolver, 2002-08), born in Orange County, California
  • Nov 22 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Nov 24 Edgar Meyer, American classical, jazz, and bluegrass bassist, and composer, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Nov 25 Amy Grant, American gospel and rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Nov 25 Kasey Smith, American heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 27 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion), born in Northampton, England
  • Nov 27 Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota
  • Dec 2 Rick Savage, English bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Dec 2 Razzle [Nicholas Dingley], British drummer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 1984)
  • Dec 5 Jack Russell, American rocker (Great White-Twice Shy), born in Montebello, California
  • Dec 5 Les Nemes, English rock bassist (Haircut 100), born in Croydon, England
  • Dec 5 Brian Bromberg, American jazz bass player (You Know That Feeling), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Dec 7 Craig Scanlon, English rock guitarist (The Fall), born in Manchester, England
  • Dec 11 Rachel Portman, English film score composer (Emma; Chocolat), born in Haslemere, England
  • Dec 12 Jaap van Zweden, Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 15 Doug Phelps, American singer (Ky Headhunters - Davy Crockett), born in Leachville, Arkansas
  • Dec 15 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • Dec 21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, English classical pianist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 (Emil) Wakin Chau, Hong Kong-born singer and actor, born in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Dec 22 Luther Campbell, American rap artist (2 Live Crew), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 23 William Sinnot, Scottish techno-dance pop singer and musician (Shamen - "Move Any Mountain"), born in Glasgow (d. 1990)
  • Dec 27 Donald Nally, American choral conductor (The Crossing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 28 Marty Roe, American country singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet in the Middle"), born in Lebanon Ohio,

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music