On This Day

Year 1962 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • Jun 30 Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
  • Jul 1 Marti[n] Frederiksen, American songwriter, record producer, and musician, born in Hawthorne, California.
  • Jul 7 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jul 13 Rhonda Vincent, American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and musician born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Jul 14 Jeff Olson, American rock musician, born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Jul 18 Jack Irons, American drummer (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 21 Lee Aaron, Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Canada
  • Jul 22 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac), born in Pasedena, California
  • Jul 22 Martine St. Clair [Nault], Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 28 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Aug 2 Lee Mavers, British singer and songwriter (The La's -"There She Goes"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 3 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 4 Joey Huffman, American rock keyboard and organ player (Soul Asylum), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Aug 7 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois pop singer, born in Charlesbourg, Quebec City, Canada
  • Aug 9 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • Aug 10 Dan Donovan, English musician (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • Aug 17 Gilby Clarke, American guitarist (Guns n' Roses), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 19 Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • Aug 22 James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale)
  • Aug 25 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal singer (Def Leppard), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Aug 29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 6 Doug Boyle, English guitarist and composer (Robert Plant; Nigel Kennedy), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England
  • Sep 8 René Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 12 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer and songwriter, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sep 18 Joanne Catherall, English rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • Sep 25 Chris Sheldon, British record producer (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Garbage), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sep 26 Tracey Thorn, English rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl), born in Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
  • Sep 28 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • Sep 29 Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist
  • Sep 30 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa
  • Oct 2 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes), born in Norway

Person of interestTommy Lee

Oct 3 Tommy Lee [Bass], American drummer (Mötley Crüe - "Girls, Girls, Girls"), born in Kypseli, Athens, Greece

Rock Star and Drummer Tommy Lee
Rock Star and Drummer
Tommy Lee
  • Oct 4 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • Oct 5 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Chris Botti, American jazz musician (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 16 Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 16 Durga McBroom, American singer-songwriter (Blue Pearl -"Naked In The Rain"; Pink Floyd; Steve Hackett), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 20 Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
  • Oct 29 Einar Örn [Benediktsson], Icelandic rock singer (The Sugarcubes; Ghostdigital), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Nov 1 Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian keyboardist and vocalist (Aha - "Take On Me"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 1 Anthony Kiedis, American rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow (Hey Oh)"; "Give It Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Nov 2 Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
  • Nov 2 Mireille Delunsch, French soprano, born in Mulhouse, France
  • Nov 2 Graham Waterhouse, English cellist and composer (Chieftan's Salute), born in London
  • Nov 3 Marilyn [Peter Robinson], Jamaican-British pop singer (You Don't Love Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 5 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 6 Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer, born in Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
  • Nov 7 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • Nov 11 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist (Europe), born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden
  • Nov 11 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 16 Josh Silver, American rock keyboard player (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 17 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • Nov 18 Kirk Hammett, American heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica - Master of Puppets; "Enter Sandman"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 20 Steve Alexander, Welsh drummer (Brother Beyond - Get Even), born in Ystradgynlais, Penrhos, Wales
  • Nov 21 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • Nov 22 Sumi Jo, South Korean lyric coloratura soprano, born in Changwon, South Korea
  • Nov 23 Calvin Hayes, British drummer (Johnny Hates Jazz - Turn Back the Clock), born in London
  • Nov 24 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • Nov 27 Charlie Benante, American rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 27 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, American rock drummer (Faith No More), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 28 Matt Cameron, American drummer (Soundgarden; Pearl Jam), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 29 Andy LaRocque [Anders Allhage], Swedish musician and songwriter (King Diamond), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dec 5 José Cura, Argentine tenor, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Dec 6 Ben Watt, British rocker (Everything but the Girl - "I Don't Want To Talk About It"; Idlewood), born in Marylebone, London
  • Dec 8 Marty Friedman, American heavy metal guitarist (Megadeath), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 8 Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Venezuelan conductor (Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, 2003-present), born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Dec 11 Curtis "Fitz" Williams, American keyboard player (Kool & The Gang)
  • Dec 11 Paul Haslinger, Austrian musician and composer, born in Linz, Austria
  • Dec 11 Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer (Zabranjeno pušenje), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dec 18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • Dec 21 Christy Forester, American musician (Forester Sisters-Men), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Dec 23 Sonny Emory, American session and touring drummer (Earth, Wind & Fire, 1987-99), and music professor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 24 Michael Ray, American jazz trumpeter, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Dec 26 James Kottak, American rock drummer (Scorpians, 1996-2016), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 28 Rachel Z [Nicolazzo], American jazz and rock pianist ("Tokyo Blue"; Ozmosys), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 28 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), born in Orange, France (d. 1999)
  • Dec 30 Paul Crowder, British musician (The Adventures), sound engineer (Wham!), and filmmaker (Last Play At Shea), born in London
  • Dec 31 Jennifer Higdon, American classical music composer (2010 Pulitzer; 3 Grammy Awards) and educator (Curtis Institute of Music, 1994 - present), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music