Famous Songwriters in Music History (Part 4)

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Birthdays 301 - 400 of 622

  • 1949-11-29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1949-12-06 Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1949-12-07 Tom Waits, California, rocker/song writer (Blue Valentine)
  • 1950-01-28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician

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1950-05-13 Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • 1950-07-19 Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • 1950-07-23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1950-11-21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • 1950-12-20 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1950-12-21 Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1951-04-07 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-05-03 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1951-06-21 Nils Lofgren, guitarist/singer/songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-07-10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter
  • 1951-07-22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1951-08-16 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1951-08-25 Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest - Got Another Thing), born in Sutton Coldfield, England

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1951-10-02 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British actor, songwriter and singer (The Police), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
  • 1951-10-03 Keb' Mo'[Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles
  • 1951-10-26 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1951-12-08 Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1952-01-18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • 1952-01-25 Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • 1952-02-05 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1952-03-12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1952-08-20 John Hiatt, US singer/songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me)
  • 1952-08-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1952-12-27 David Knopfler, British singer-songwriter (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-03-23 Chaka Khan [Yvette Marie Stevens], American singer and songwriter (Rufus, I am Every Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-05-01 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1953-06-04 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), born in Dumbarton (d. 1979)
  • 1953-06-14 David Thomas, US singer/songwriter (Pere Ubu)
  • 1953-07-06 Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
  • 1953-08-01 Robert Cray, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1953-09-28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow
  • 1953-10-16 Tony Carey, American rocker musician, singer-songwriter (Rainbow,Planet P Project), born in Fresno, California
  • 1953-11-30 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California
  • 1953-12-21 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954-01-23 Edward Ka-spel, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
  • 1954-04-05 Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter (Wall Of Voodoo), born in Bartsow, California
  • 1954-05-13 Johnny Logan, Irish singer and songwriter
  • 1954-07-10 Neil Tennant, North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, English singer/songwriter (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl)
  • 1954-09-26 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Super Seven), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1955-03-15 Daniel "Dee" Snider, American sincer, songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister), born in Astoria, Queens
  • 1955-05-23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1955-08-05 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955-08-08 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • 1955-08-17 Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
  • 1955-12-20 Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
  • 1956-01-10 Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter (Sunny Came Home), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1956-01-14 Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter
  • 1956-04-28 Jimmy Barnes [James Swan], Australian singer-songwriter (For the Working Class Man), born in Glasgow

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1956-06-26 Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak
  • 1956-08-08 David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
  • 1956-08-25 Matt Aitken, English songwriter and rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Coventry, England
  • 1956-09-07 Diane Warren, American song writer
  • 1956-09-15 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter, born in Birmingham
  • 1956-10-02 Freddie Jackson, US R&B singer/songwriter (Rock Me Tonight)
  • 1956-12-23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1957-04-07 Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter and producer (Climie Fisher - Love Changes), born in London
  • 1957-06-02 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • 1957-07-03 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)

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1957-09-22 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer/Songwriter Nick Cave
Nick Cave
  • 1957-12-20 Billy Bragg, English rocker (It Says Here, Ideology), singer/songwriter, born in Barking Essex
  • 1958-03-01 Nik Kershaw, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)

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1958-06-07 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • 1958-06-27 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, singer/songwriter (Gun Club)
  • 1958-07-25 Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
  • 1958-07-30 Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights), born in Plumstead, England
  • 1958-10-17 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Cavallermaggiore (d. 2016)
  • 1959-12-29 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1960-03-21 Guy Chadwick, English singer/songwriter (House of Love)
  • 1960-07-11 David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
  • 1960-08-05 Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
  • 1960-09-28 Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
  • 1960-10-02 Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
  • 1961-01-13 Suggs [Graham McPherson], English singer-songwriter (Madness), born in Hastings
  • 1961-01-16 Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
  • 1961-03-05 Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)

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

Singer-Songwriter Enya
  • 1961-05-29 Melissa Etheridge, US singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
  • 1961-06-14 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club), born in Bexley, Kent, England
  • 1961-10-04 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1961-11-06 Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France

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

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
  • 1962-02-17 David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
  • 1962-05-05 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • 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)

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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
  • 1963-02-08 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter

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1963-02-19 Seal, English singer-songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
  • 1963-05-17 Page McConnell, American songwriter and keyboardist (Phish), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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
  • 1963-08-03 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 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/songwriter (Adesso Te)
  • 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

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