On This Day

Famous Songwriters in Music History (Part 12)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,833

  • 1962-06-07 Patrick "Paddy" McAloon, British singer-songwriter (Prefab Sprout - "When Love Breaks Down"), born in Witton Gilbert, Durham, England
  • 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.
  • 1962-07-08 Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter ("One Of Us"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky
  • 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
  • 1963-05-31 Wesley Willis, American punk rock singer-songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)

Person of interestGeorge Michael

1963-06-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham! - "Careless Whisper"; "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"; solo - " I Want Your Sex"; "Faith"), 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
  • 1963-07-17 Regina Belle, American pop, and R&B singer-songwriter, and Grammy Award winner (with Peabo Bryson - "A Whole New World"), born in Engelwood, New Jersey
  • 1963-07-31 Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter ("Where Does It Go") born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 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
  • 1963-11-15 Jay Bennett, American multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter (Wilco, 1994-2001), born in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 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
  • 1964-06-03 Kerry King, American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-06-03 Dorothee "Doro" Pesch, German heavy metal singer and songwriter (Warlock), known as the 'Metal Queen', born in Düsseldorf, West German
  • 1964-07-13 Damon Johnson, American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1964-08-01 Adam Duritz, American rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones"; "Accidentally in Love"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 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
  • 1965-02-04 Petr Muk, Czech new-wave and pop musician, and singer-songwriter (Oceán; Shalom), born in Český Krumlov, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)
  • 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
  • 1965-05-11 Greg Dulli, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Afghan Whigs), born in Hamilton, Ohio

Person of interestTrent Reznor

1965-05-17 Trent Reznor, American rock singer-songwriter (Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral), Grammy and Academy Award-winning film score composer (The Social Network), born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor
  • 1965-05-28 Chris Ballew, American alt rock singer-songwriter, and bassist (The Presidents Of The United States -"Lump"; Caspar Babypants), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 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)

Person of interestSlash

1965-07-23 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child o' Mine"), born in London, England

Musician Slash
Musician
Slash
  • 1965-08-07 Johnny Solinger, American rock singer-songwriter (Skid Row, 1999 to 2015), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 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
  • 1966-05-13 Alison Goldfrapp, English singer-songwriter (Seventh Tree), born in London
  • 1966-05-14 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter, dancer, and de-frocked Grammy Award winner (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus), born in Paris, France
  • 1966-05-30 Stephen Malkmus, American songwriter, singer and guitarist (Pavement), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1966-06-03 Bill Janovitz, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist (Buffalo Tom), music writer, and real estate agent, born in Queens, New York City
  • 1966-06-07 Eric Kretz, American rock drummer, Songwriter (Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"), and sound engineer, born in San Jose, California
  • 1966-06-19 Brian Vander Ark, American singer-songwriter (The Verve Pipe), born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1966-07-14 Tayna Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses; Belly), born in Newport, Rhode Island

Person of interestMartina McBride

1966-07-29 Martina McBride, American country singer and songwriter ("Independence Day"; "This One's For The Girls"; virtual duet with Dean Martin -"Baby It's Cold Outside"), born in Sharon, Kansas

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
  • 1966-08-07 Kristin Hersch, American singer and songwriter (Throwing Muses), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1966-08-14 David Hallyday, French singer-songwriter and actor (He's My Girl), born in Boulougne, France
  • 1966-09-07 Holly Golightly [Smith], British rock singer-songwriter, born in London

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