On This Day

Year 1978 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 8 Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • Aug 15 Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown), born in Lake Arrowhead, California
  • Aug 17 Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania), born in Sokndal, Norway
  • Aug 22 Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 23 Julian Casablancas, American musician, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 26 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer and songwriter, born in Isleworth, Hounslow, England
  • Aug 28 Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 3 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir), born in Sogndal, Norway (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Cisco Adler, American singer and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 Tony Thaxton, American drummer (Motion City Soundtrack), born in Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Sep 7 Adrian [General Austin] Witcher, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Ben Lee, Australian musician and actor (The Rage in Placid Lake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 12 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, South Wales
  • Sep 12 Ruben Studdard, American singer (American Idol, I Need An Angel), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sep 13 Swizz Beatz [Kasseem Dean], American rapper and record producer (Full Surface Records), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 14 Danielle Peck, American country music singer (Findin' a Good Man), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Sep 16 Matthew Rogers, American TV host and country singer, born in Arcadia, California
  • Sep 20 Patrizio Buanne, Austrian-Italian singer and guitarist, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Sep 20 Sarit Hadad [Sarah Hudadatov], Israeli pop and Mizrahi singer, born in Afula, Israel
  • Sep 27 Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"), born in Escatawpa, Mississippi
  • Sep 28 Bushido [Anis Ferchichi], German rapper, born in Bonn, West Germany
  • Sep 29 Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
  • Sep 29 Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
  • Oct 2 Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese J-pop singer-songwriter (Secret), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Oct 3 Jake Shears [Jason Sellards], American rock singer (Scissor Sisters), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Oct 5 James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Oct 7 Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq), born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
  • Oct 8 Mike Moreno, American jazz musician (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 9 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestUsher

Oct 14 Usher [Raymond IV], American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
  • Oct 14 Justin Brannan, American musician (Most Precious Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 16 Abel Talamántez, American LAtin, pop, and Tex-Max singer (Menudo; Los Super Reyes), born in Pecos, Texas
  • Oct 16 Ethan Luck, American rock musician (The O.C. Supertones; Demon Hunter; Relient K), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 19 Chris Sellers, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 19 Henri "Trollhorn"Sorvali, Finnish heavy metal muscian (Moonsorrow), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Oct 20 Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • Oct 26 Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak), born in Manchester
  • Oct 27 Vanessa-Mae [Vanakorn Nicholson], Singaporean-British violinist and Olympic alpine skier, born in Singapore
  • Oct 27 Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • Oct 28 Justin Guarini [Bell], American pop singer and actor (American Idol), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Nov 6 Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host, born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines
  • Nov 7 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Nov 9 Sisqó [Mark Althavean Andrews], American singer (Dru Hill, Unleash the Dragon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 10 Eve [Jeffers-Cooper], American rapper and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 12 Andrew Kinlochan, English singer and musician
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Fraiture, American rock bassist (The Strokes), born in New York City
  • Nov 16 Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 18 Andris Nelsons, Latvian conductor (Boston Symphony; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Nov 19 Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz vocalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 20 Ryan Leslie, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 20 Freya Lin, Taiwanese singer, born in Taiwan
  • Nov 22 Karen O [Orzolek], American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), born in Busan, South Korea
  • Nov 25 Ringo Shiina [Yumiko Shiina], Japanese singer, songwriter and musician (Tokyo Jihen), born in Urawa, Saitama
  • Nov 26 Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Nov 27 Tim Yeung, American heavy metal drummer (Vital Remains; I Am Morbid), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 27 Mike Skinner, British singer-songwriter and rapper (The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free), born in Chipping Barnet, London, England
  • Nov 30 Clay Aiken, American singer
  • Dec 1 Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
  • Dec 2 Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter (I'm Like a Bird), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Dec 2 Chris Wolstenholme, British musician and bassist (Muse), born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
  • Dec 3 Trina [Katrina Laverne Taylor], American rapper (Glamorest Life), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 4 Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer (Gemilang), born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Dec 6 K. D. Aubert, American actress and singer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Dec 7 Frankie J. [Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr.], Mexican-American singer (Kumbia Kings), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Dec 12 Evren Genis, Turkish composer, born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Dec 12 Louis, Korean singer ("Jung Hwa Ban Jum")
  • Dec 13 Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone), born in Tokyo
  • Dec 14 Radu Sârbu, Moldovan singer (O-Zone), born in Peresecina, Moldova
  • Dec 14 Martina Filjak, Croatian concert pianist, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Dec 15 Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica)
  • Dec 16 Kaine [Eric Jackson], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins - U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta)), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 17 Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer (Three Days Grace), born in Peterborough, Ontario
  • Dec 23 Esthero [Jenny-Bea Englishman] Canadian dance-rock musician and singer, born in Stratford, Ontario

Person of interestJohn Legend

Dec 28 John Legend [Stephens], American singer-songwriter("All Of Me"), producer and actor (Crow: The Legend: Jesus Christ, Superstar), born in Springfield, Ohio

Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend
  • Dec 29 LaToya London, American R&B and soul singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 30 Inferno [Zbigniew Promiński], Polish heavy metal drummer (Behemoth), born in Tczew, Poland
  • Dec 30 Tyrese [Gibson], American R&B singer (Tyrese) and actor (Transformers), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Papoose [Shamele Mackie], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music