On This Day

Year 1970 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 21 Michael Fitzpatrick, French-American musician (Fitz and The Tantrums), born in Montluçon, France
  • Jul 23 Sam Watters, American R&B singer and songwriter (Color Me Badd - "Wanna Sex You Up"), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • Jul 28 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
  • Aug 2 Zelma Davis, Liberian-American singer (C+C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • Aug 3 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones), born in Sacramento, California
  • Aug 9 Arion Salazar, American rock bassist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 10 Jeff Mangum, American musician
  • Aug 11 Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
  • Aug 14 Kevin Rene Cadogan, American singer-songwriter (Third Eye Blind), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 19 Fat Joe [Cartagena], American rapper ("Wat's Luv?"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Aug 20 Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Aug 23 Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 25 Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer (I'm Alright), born in, in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 27 Tony Kanal, Indian-American bassist and songwriter (No Doubt), born in Kingsbury, London, England
  • Aug 28 Rick Recht, Jewish-American singer (Tear Down The Walls), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 30 Michael Wong, Chinese Malaysian singer, born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Aug 31 Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, singer (Only in My Dreams), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 1 Vanna, Croatian singer
  • Sep 4 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian musician (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Sep 5 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), American electronic and experimental hip hop musician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 8 Neko Case, American singer-songwriter (The New Pornographers), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Sep 10 Paula Kelley, American pop-rock musician and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 11 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 11 Ted Leo, American musician (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Sep 12 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One), born in Maryland
  • Sep 14 Craig Montoya, American bass player (Everclear), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 16 Mark Schultz, American Christian musician, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Sep 19 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop-rock singer (T.M.Revolution), born in Yasu, Japan
  • Sep 22 Mystikal, American rapper
  • Sep 23 Ani DiFranco, American alt-folk-pop singer songwriter and founder of Righteous Babe Records, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 25 Dean Ween [Michael Melchiondo, Jr.], American guitarist (Ween; Moistboyz), born in New Hope, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 27 Mark Caldero, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 5 Audie Pitre, American bass guitarist (Acid Bath), born in Lousiana (d. 1997)
  • Oct 5 South Park Mexican [Carlos Coy], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 5 Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer (Tord Gustavsen Trio), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 6 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • Oct 10 Corinna May, German blind singer (I Can't Live Without Music), born in Bremen, Germany
  • Oct 13 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Paul Potts, British opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2007, born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England
  • Oct 15 Eric Benét, American singer and songwriter (Love Don't Love Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 21 Tony Mortimer, British pop singer and songwriter (East 17 - "Stay Another Dy"), born in Stepney, London
  • Oct 24 Alonza Bevan, English bassist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • Oct 25 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Oct 27 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Oct 29 Toby Smith [Grafftey-Smith], British keyboardist and songwriter (Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 Maja Tatić, Serbian-Bosnian singer, born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Oct 31 Nicholas "Nicky" Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor and martial arts expert (Xiao Hu Dui/Little Tiger Team), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Oct 31 Linn Berggren, Swedish pop singer (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Oct 31 Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • Oct 31 Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 31 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 7 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 8 Diana King, Jamaican singer and songwriter ("Shy Guy", "I Say a Little Prayer" remake), born in St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • Nov 9 Susan Tedeschi, American musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 9 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 10 Warren G, American rapper (Regulate), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 11 Derry Brownson, British rock keyboardist (EMF - "Unbelievable"), born in Gloucester, England
  • Nov 15 Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 17 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • Nov 18 Johan Liiva, Sweden heavy metal vocalist (Arch Enemy; Hearse), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Nov 19 Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool), born in London
  • Nov 20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Nov 20 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor], American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016
  • Nov 24 Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
  • Nov 24 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer
  • Dec 3 Amy Helm, American singer-songwriter (Ollabelle), born in Woodstock, New York
  • Dec 6 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish pop singwriter and keyboardist (Ace of Base - "All That She Wants"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dec 9 Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer, born in Ossining, New York
  • Dec 14 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish musician and singer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Dec 14 Beth Orton, English singer and songwriter, born in East Dereham, Norfolk, England
  • Dec 17 DJ Homicide [Craig Bullock], American musician, rapper, DJ, and record producer (Sugar Ray), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 18 Cowboy Troy [Troy Lee Coleman III], American country rapper (MuzikMafia, Big & Rich), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Dec 18 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die) , born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Dec 18 Roman Glick, American rock bassist (Brother Cane; Jackyl), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 19 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), born in Gloucester (d. 2002)
  • Dec 24 Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 26 James Mercer, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Shins - Wincing The Night Away), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dec 26 Krissada Terrence, Thai-American pop singer & actor, born in Thailand
  • Dec 29 Aled Jones, Welsh pop-opera singer, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Dec 29 Glen Phillips, American rock singer-songwriter (Toad The Wet Sprocket), born in Santa Barbara, California

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music