Famous Songwriters in Music History (Part 10)

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Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,565

  • 1961-04-11 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms - "Til I Hear It From You"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1961-05-02 Doctor Robert [Bruce Robert Howard], Scottish singer-songwriter (The Blow Monkeys), born in Haddington, Scotland

Person of interestEnya

1961-05-17 Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain), born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya
  • 1961-05-29 Melissa Etheridge, American singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)

Person of interestBoy George

1961-06-14 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club), born in Bexley, Kent, England

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • 1961-08-15 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England
  • 1961-09-12 Kadim Al Sahir, Iraqi singer-songwriter (Ana Wa Laila - Me and Laila), born in Mosul, Iraq
  • 1961-10-02 Robbie Nevil, American pop singer-songwriter and producer (A Place Like This), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-10-04 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1961-11-04 Les Sampou, American singer and songwriter, born in Massachusetts
  • 1961-11-06 Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • 1961-12-29 Jim Reid, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (The Jesus and Mary Chain; Freeheat), born in East Kilbride, Scotland
  • 1962-01-04 Peter Steele [Petrus Ratajczyk], American heavy metal singer-songwriter, and bassist (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1962-01-28 (Leslie Ann) "Sam" Phillips, American singer-songwriter (Martinis & Bikinis; Gilmore Girls; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Glendale, California

Person of interestAxl Rose

1962-02-06 Axl Rose [William Bailey], American singer & songwriter (Guns & Roses), born in Lafayette, Indiana

Rocker and Singer-Songwriter Axl Rose
Rocker and Singer-Songwriter
Axl Rose

Person of interestSheryl Crow

1962-02-11 Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 1962-02-17 David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Triffids, 1976-89; d The Blackeyed Susans, 1989–93), born in Perth, Australia (d. 1999)
  • 1962-02-24 Michelle Shocked, American singer-songwriter
  • 1962-03-02 Jon Bon Jovi [John Bongiovi], American rock singer-songwriter (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"; "Who Says You Can't Go Home"), born in Sayreville, New Jersey
  • 1962-03-10 Gary Clark, Scottish rock singer-songwriter and record producer (Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"), born in Dundee, Scotlaand
  • 1962-04-03 Simon Raymonde, British bassist, songwriter, and record producer (Cocteau Twins), born in Lewisham, London, England
  • 1962-05-05 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter (Mine, Mine, Mine), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1962-05-09 Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (Housemartins), born in Bromborough, England
  • 1962-05-12 Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter and record producer (Bad Religion) (Epitaph)
  • 1962-05-26 Colin Vearncombe, singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2016)
  • 1962-06-09 Eddie Lundon, British rock guitarist, singer , and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Kirby, Liverpool, England

Person of interestPaula Abdul

1962-06-19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 1962-07-01 Marti[n] Frederiksen, American songwriter, record producer, and musician, born in Hawthorne, California.
  • 1962-07-13 Rhonda Vincent, American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and musician born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1962-08-02 Lee Mavers, British singer and songwriter (The La's -"There She Goes"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1962-09-12 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer and songwriter, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1962-10-16 Durga McBroom, American singer-songwriter (Blue Pearl -"Naked In The Rain"; Pink Floyd; Steve Hackett), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-11-29 Andy LaRocque [Anders Allhage], Swedish musician and songwriter (King Diamond), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1963-01-26 Andrew Ridgeley, British pop guitarist, songwriter and producer (Wham - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"), born in Windlesham, Surrey, England
  • 1963-02-08 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter

Person of interestSeal

1963-02-19 Seal [Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel], English singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "Kiss From A Rose"; "Love's Divne"), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • 1963-03-10 Jeff Ament, American rock bassist, and songwriter (Pearl Jam - "Jeremy"), born in Havre, Montana
  • 1963-03-13 Fito Paez, Argentine singer-songwriter and pianist (La Conquista Del Espacio), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1963-03-15 Bret Michaels, American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Poison - "Talk Dirty to Me"), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-04-08 Julian Lennon, English singer-songwriter ("Too Late for Goodbyes"), philanthropist (The White Feather Foundation), photographer, and son of John, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1963-04-08 Donita Sparks, American singer, guitarist, and songwriter (L7), and podcaster (The Hi-Low Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-04-10 Mark Oliver Everett, American singer-songwriter, musician and author (Eels), born in Virginia
  • 1963-04-20 Kal Swan, Scottish heavy metal singer-songwriter (Bad Moon Rising), born in Raleigh, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-05-17 Page McConnell, American songwriter and keyboardist (Phish), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestGeorge Michael

1963-06-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1963-06-30 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1963-08-03 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 1963-09-17 Steven Dye, English singer-songwriter and bassist (Scarlet Party - 101-Dam-Nations), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • 1963-09-29 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer-songwriter and bassist (Primus; The Claypool Lennon Delirium), born in Richmond, California
  • 1963-10-26 Natalie Merchant, American singer and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1963-10-28 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician and songwriter (Adesso Te), born in Cinecittà Est, Rome, Italy
  • 1963-10-31 Johnny Marr, British guitarist and songwriter (The Smiths - "This Charming Man"; "Ask"), born in Ardwick, Manchester, England
  • 1964-01-26 Susannah Melvoin, American songwriter and vocalist (The Revolution), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-02-01 Jani Lane [John Oswald], American heavy metal rock songwriter, and singer (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1964-02-06 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock singer-songwriter & musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1964-02-09 Rachel Bolan [James Southworth], American musician and songwriter (Skid Row), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • 1964-03-01 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)
  • 1964-03-10 Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1964-03-16 Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter (Downtown Church), born in Old Town, Maine
  • 1964-03-24 Patterson Hood, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera; The Unraveling), born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • 1964-03-27 Clark Datchler, British vocalist, songwriter, and producer (Johnny Hates Jazz - "Shattered Dreams"), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1964-03-30 Tracy Chapman, American singer-songwriter (Fast Car; Give Me One Reason), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1964-04-11 Steve Azar, American country singer and songwriter ("I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Monday)"), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1964-04-12 Amy Ray, American folk-rock singer and songwriter (Indigo Girls - "Closer To Fine"), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • 1964-05-28 Phil Vassar, American country music singer-songwriter (Just Another Day In Paradise), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1964-07-13 Damon Johnson, American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1964-08-10 Aaron Hall, American songwriter
  • 1964-08-17 Colin James, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1964-08-18 Edith Frost, American singer and songwriter, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1964-09-18 Marco Masini, Italian singer and songwriter, born in Florence, Italy
  • 1964-09-27 Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter and gutairist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Indio, California
  • 1964-09-30 (Ernest Joseph) "Trey" Anastasio III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Phish), born in Ft. Worth, Texas
  • 1964-10-07 Sam Brown, English singer & songwriter (Stop!), born in Stratford, United Kingdom
  • 1964-10-22 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • 1964-11-01 Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter ("Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover"), born in New York, New York
  • 1964-11-25 Mark Lanegan, American grunge-rock singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees), born in Ellensburg, Washington
  • 1964-12-17 Ginger Wildheart [David Leslie Walls], British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wildhearts), born in Suth Shields, Tyne & Wear, England
  • 1965-01-22 Steven Adler [Michael Coletti], American rock drummer and songwriter (Guns & Roses, 1985-90), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1965-03-11 Andy Sturmer, American pop-rock singer, songwriter and producer (Jellyfish; Puffy AmiYumi), born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1965-04-03 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2000)
  • 1965-04-06 Black Francis [Charles Thompson IV], American singer and songwriter (Pixies; Frank Black), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-04-15 Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer (4 Non Blondes - "What's Up"; Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1965-06-12 Cindy Lee Berryhill, American singer and songwriter (Baby), born in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
  • 1965-06-12 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), born in Prague (d. 2013)
  • 1965-07-23 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England
  • 1965-08-17 Glen Goldsmith, English singer-songwriter (What You See is What You Get), High Wycombe, England
  • 1965-09-17 Guy Picciotto, American punk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rites of Spring; Fugazi), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-10-04 [Fred] "Skip" Heller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-10-10 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress, singer and songwriter, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1965-10-30 Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter (Bush - Sixteen Stone) and actor, born in London, Englnd
  • 1965-12-05 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965-12-19 (Eugene) Chuckii Booker, American R&B musician, songwriter, and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965-12-24 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1965-12-29 (Bryan) "Dexter" Holland, American rock singer-songwriter (The Offspring), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1966-01-20 Tracii Guns [Tracy Ulrich], American rock guitarist and songwriter (L.A. Guns - "It's Over Now"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-02-02 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1966-02-06 Rick Astley, English singer & songwriter (Never Gonna Give You Up), born in Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom
  • 1966-03-10 Edie Brickell, American rock singer-songwriter (New Bohemians '"What I Am"), married to Paul Simon, born in Oak Cliff, Texas
  • 1966-03-18 Jerry Cantrell, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (Alice in Chains - Dirt), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1966-03-28 Salt [Cheryl James], American Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter (Salt-n-Pepa - "Let's Talk About Sex"), born in Brooklyn, New York

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