1961 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 175 of 175

  • Aug 3 Lee Rocker, [Leon Drucker], rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball)
  • Aug 5 Mark O'Connor, American violinist
  • Aug 8 The Edge, [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • Aug 8 Daniel House, American music executive
  • Aug 8 Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • Aug 12 Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • Aug 12 Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
  • Aug 13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • Aug 15 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England
  • Aug 20 Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 22 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Aug 23 Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Aug 23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 24 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • Aug 24 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • Aug 25 Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
  • Aug 28 Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in London, England
  • Aug 29 Tony MacAlpine, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity)
  • Aug 31 David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)
  • Sep 5 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Sep 6 Pal Waaktaar, rock guitarist/vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Sep 6 Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest)
  • Sep 7 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French Pianist
  • Sep 11 Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 12 Mylene Farmer, french singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 12 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
  • Sep 13 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth)
  • Sep 13 KK Null, Japanese musician
  • Sep 16 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
  • Sep 17 Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Sep 27 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 30 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Oct 2 Robbie Nevil, rocker (A Place Like This)
  • Oct 4 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 5 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • Oct 6 Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
  • Oct 7 Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor
  • Oct 8 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist
  • Oct 10 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • Oct 11 Amr Diab, Egyptian singer
  • Oct 18 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 29 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Oct 31 Larry Mullen Jr, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 31 Kate Campbell, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 1 Magne Furuholmen, keyboardist/vocalist (Aha-Take on Me), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 1 Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System)
  • Nov 2 K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Canadian country singer, born in Consort, Alberta
  • Nov 4 Daron Hagen, American composer
  • Nov 4 Edward Knight, American composer
  • Nov 4 Les Sampou, American musician
  • Nov 4 Edward Knight, Ann Arbor, Michigan, composer
  • Nov 6 Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • Nov 6 Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 8 Leif Garrett, singer/actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 12 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • Nov 16 Corinne Hermès, French singer
  • Nov 18 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 22 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • Nov 27 Princess, rocker (Desirez Heslop, All For Love)
  • Nov 28 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Nov 29 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician
  • Dec 6 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
  • Dec 10 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 11 Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Daniel O'Donnell, singer/Television presented, born in Donegal, Ireland
  • Dec 13 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer
  • Dec 17 Sara Dallin, British musician (Bananarama), born in Bristol, England
  • Dec 18 Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • Dec 20 Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor
  • Dec 21 Ryuji Sasai, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Dec 29 Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)

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