On This Day

Year 1963 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music

  • Dec 28 "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Merle Haggard's 1st appearance on country music chart with "Sing a Sad Song"

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir play music together for the 1st time

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • Jul 7 Vonda Shepard, American singer, born in New York
  • Jul 13 Bobby Rock [Brock], rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 22 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls - "Closer to Fine"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 26 Andy Timmons, American guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Jul 27 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train"), born in Minneapolis (d. 2005)
  • Jul 27 Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas
  • Jul 31 Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], English musician and record producer (Housemartins, Fatboy Slim), born in Bromley, England

Person of interestCoolio

Aug 1 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], American rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen Pennsylvania

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio

Person of interestJames Hetfield

Aug 3 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • Aug 3 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Aug 5 Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Aug 7 Marcus Lewis, American soul singer (Sing Me A Song), born in Pontiac, Michigan

Person of interestWhitney Houston

Aug 9 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

  • Aug 11 Thornetta Davis, American blues singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 12 Sir Mix A Lot [Anthony Ray], American rapper (Baby Got Back), born in Auburn, Washington
  • Aug 13 Tigg Ketler, American drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals), born in Chula Vista, California
  • Aug 19 Joey Tempest [Rolf Larsson], Swedish rocker (Europe - "The Final Countdown'), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Aug 22 Tori Amos [Myra Ellen Amos], American pianist and vocalist (Under The Pink), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • Aug 24 John Bush, American heavy metal singer (Armored Saint, Anthrax), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 29 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer (Cocteau Twins), born in Grangemouth, Scotland
  • Aug 30 Paul Oakenfold, British record producer and DJ, born in Mile End, London
  • Aug 31 Richard "Reb" Beach, American heavy metal guitarist (Winger; Whitesnake), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 1 Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN-Bad bad woman)
  • Sep 4 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Sep 6 Mark Chesnutt, American country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Sep 7 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper, born in Compton, California (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 W. Earl Brown, American actor, writer, and musician (Deadwood, Scream, Stovall-Operation Petticoat), born in Golden Pond, Kentucky
  • Sep 10 Bill Stevenson, American music producer and drummer (The Descendants), born in Torrance, California
  • Sep 16 Richard Marx, American rock musician (Hold on to the Night), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 17 Steven Dye, English singer-songwriter and bassist (Scarlet Party - 101-Dam-Nations), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • Sep 18 John Powell, British film score composer, based in America (Happy Feet; Bourne films), born in London
  • Sep 19 Alessandra Martines, Italian-French dancer and actress (Chance or Coincidence), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 19 Jarvis Cocker, English musician (Pulp), born in Sheffield, England
  • Sep 29 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer-songwriter and bassist (Primus; The Claypool Lennon Delirium), born in Richmond, California
  • Oct 10 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Oct 14 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean rock singer, born in Seoul
  • Oct 17 Petri Alanko, Finnish classical flute player (Finnish RSO, 1988-2012) and educator (Sibelius Academy, since 2012), born in Joensuu, Finland
  • Oct 26 Natalie Merchant, American singer and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Oct 28 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician and songwriter (Adesso Te), born in Cinecittà Est, Rome, Italy
  • Oct 30 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real), born in Kentish Town, London
  • Oct 31 Johnny Marr, British guitarist and songwriter (The Smiths - "This Charming Man"; "Ask"), born in Ardwick, Manchester, England
  • Oct 31 Mikkey Dee [Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou], Swedish rock musician and drummer [Motörhead, Scorpions], born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Nov 1 Rick Allen, English one-armed rock drummer (Def Leppard - "Hysteria"; "Pour Some Sugar On Me"), born in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Nov 1 "Big" Kenny [Alphin], American country singer (Big & Rich - Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace), born in Culpeper, Virginia
  • Nov 2 Bobby Dall, American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 4 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon), born in Mascouche, Quebec
  • Nov 4 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid
  • Nov 6 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), born in Pomona, California (d. 1998)
  • Nov 6 Paul Brindley, British rock bassist (The Sundays), born in Bristol, England
  • Nov 7 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 16 Mani [Gary Mournfield], English rock bassist (Stone Roses; Primal Scream), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England
  • Nov 25 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer (Temptation), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Nov 26 Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 3 Joe Lally, American rock bassist (Fugazi), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Dec 7 Barbara Weathers, American vocalist (Atlantic Starr - "Secret Lovers"), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Dec 11 Jon Brion, American musician and record producer, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo
  • Dec 12 Eric Schenkman, American-Canadian rock and blues guitarist (Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite), born in Massachusetts
  • Dec 16 Jeff Carson, American country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Dec 18 Pauline Ester, French singer
  • Dec 24 Mary Ramsey, American singer & violinist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 26 Lars Ulrich, Danish heavy metal drummer (Metallica - ....And Justice for All), born in Gentoffe, Denmark
  • Dec 31 Scott Ian, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man), born in Queens, New York

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music