On This Day

Year 1966 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 8 Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • Sep 12 Ben Folds, American singer and songwriter (Ben Folds Five), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Sep 14 Mike Cooley, American guitarist (Drive-By Truckers), born in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • Sep 18 Ian "Spike" Spice, English guitarist (IBreathe, Flash Cadillac) (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese-American rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal
  • Sep 22 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • Sep 26 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer, born in Kaisariani, Greece
  • Sep 27 Jovanotti [Lorenzo Cherubini], Italian singer-songwriter and rapper, born in Rome
  • Oct 1 Brian Asawa, Japanese-American countertenor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Oct 3 Frank Hannon, American blues and rock guitarist (Tesla - The Great Radio Controversy), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 7 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer (3:10 To Yuma; The Hurt Locker; Logan), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 10 Kevin Paige, American vocalist (Don't Shut Me Out), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 12 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 15 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • Oct 20 Fred Coury, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Johnston, New York
  • Oct 26 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • Oct 31 Annabella Lwin [Myant Myant Aye], Anglo-Burmese singer (Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • Oct 31 Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz], American rocker (Beastie Boys), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 1 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Nov 4 Sam Rosenthal, American electronic musician and composer (Black Tape for a Blue Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Kool Rock-ski [Damon Wimbley], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 6 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer (Mr. Big), born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Nov 16 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • Nov 17 Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim, California (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • Nov 20 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (Giaraffe; Tuesday Night Music Club), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Charlie Grover, American drummer (Sponge)
  • Nov 24 Russell Watson, British singer
  • Nov 25 Stacy Lattisaw, American disco singer ("Million Dollar Baby"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 25 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
  • Dec 4 Fereydun "Fred" Armisen, American comedian (Saturday Night Live), actor, writer (Portlandia), and musician (8G Band), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Dec 4 Masta Ace [Duval Clear], American rapper (Born To Roll), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 5 Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant), born in Forbach, Lorraine, France
  • Dec 6 Armin Kircher, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor, born in Kufstein, Austria (d. 2015)

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Dec 8 Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer-songwriter (Nothing Compares 2 U), born in Glenageary, Ireland

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  • Dec 11 Terry Sharpe, Irish rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 11 Leon Lai, Chinese-born Hong Kong actor and singer, born in Beijing, China
  • Dec 14 Tim Sköld, Swedish-American musician, born in Skövde, Sweden
  • Dec 18 Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • Dec 18 Tracy Byrd, country singer
  • Dec 18 Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
  • Dec 20 Chris Robinson, American rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 20 Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer, born in Farsta, Stockholm
  • Dec 22 Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction), born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Dec 29 Jason Gould, American actor and singer, son of actor Elliott Gould and singer and actress Barbra Streisand, born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music