Famous Songwriters in Music History (Part 9)

Events in Music


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Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,757

  • 1952-01-20 Paul Stanley [Stanley Eisen], American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (KISS - "Rock and Roll All Nite"), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1952-01-25 Sara Mandiano [Françoise Castellani], French singer & songwriter, born in France
  • 1952-01-28 George Green, American songwriter ("Hurts So Good", "Rain On The Scarecrow"), born in Seymour, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1952-01-29 Kenn Kweder, American rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Diablo"; "Suzy Said So"; "Mommy And Daddy"), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1952-02-05 Daniel Balavoine, French singer -songwriter, born in Alençon, France (d. 1986)
  • 1952-02-16 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1952-02-18 (Judy) "Juice" Newton, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("Queen of Hearts'), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1952-03-12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1952-03-15 Howard Devoto [Trafford], British singer-songwriter (Buzzcocks; Magazine; Luxuria), born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1952-04-10 Mark Goldenberg, American session and touring guitarist (Jackson Browne; Cher), songwriter (Pointer Sisters; Peter Frampton), and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-05-03 Keiji Haino, Japanese rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter ( Fushitsusha), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1952-05-14 David Byrne, Scottish-American rock singer-songwriter (Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"; "Psycho Killer"), born in Dumbarton Scotland
  • 1952-05-15 Phil Seymour, American rock and power pop musician, singer, and songwriter (The Dwight Twilley Band), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • 1952-05-26 David Meece, American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Humble, Texas
  • 1952-05-28 Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1952-05-31 Jim Vallance, Canadian songwriter, arranger and producer (Bryan Adams - "Cuts Like a Knife"; "Heaven"; "Summer of '69"), born in Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • 1952-06-21 Marcella Detroit [Levy], American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter ("Lay Down Sally"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-07-03 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1952-07-06 Jesse Harms, American musician and songwriter (The Waboritas), born in Massachusetts
  • 1952-08-20 John Hiatt, American singer and songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1952-08-20 Doug Fieger, American singer–songwriter (The Knack - "My Sharona"), born in Oak Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1952-08-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1952-09-09 David Stewart, rock guitarist, songwriter and producer (Eurythmics - "Here Comes the Rain Again"), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1952-09-12 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (America - "Sister Golden Hair"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1952-09-24 Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1952-09-30 John Lombardo, American songwriter and guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1952-12-18 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1952-12-27 David Knopfler, British singer-songwriter (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-01-26 Lucinda Williams, American roots singer-songwriter ("Passionate Kisses"; "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road"), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1953-02-05 Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1953-02-07 Bruce Gaitsch, American session guitarist, songwriter, and record producer (Chicago; Richard Marx; Peter Cetera; Madonna), born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1953-03-07 Jules Shear, American rock musician and songwriter ("If She Knew What She Wants"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-03-23 Chaka Khan [Yvette Marie Stevens], American singer and songwriter (Rufus; "I Am Every Woman"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-04-25 Zeriiya Zekkariyas [Linda Womack (née Cooke)], American soul songwriter and singer (Womack & Womack -"Teardrops"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-04-30 Merrill Osmond, American pop singer, and songwriter (Osmond Brothers - "One Bad Apple"; "Down by the Lazy River"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1953-05-01 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson), born in Natchez, Mississippi

Person of interestDanny Elfman

1953-05-29 Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter (Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"), and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer (The Simspons Theme; Good Will Hunting; Tim Burton films), born in Los Angeles, California

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  • 1953-06-04 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Thunderclap Newman; Wings), born in Dumbarton, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1953-06-14 David Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Pere Ubu), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1953-07-06 Nanci Griffith, American singer and songwriter (Poet in My Window), born in Seguin, Texas
  • 1953-07-21 Eric Bazilian, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-08-01 Robert Cray, American blues singer and songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1953-09-28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1953-10-16 Tony Carey, American rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Rainbow; Planet P Project), born in Watsonville, California
  • 1953-11-11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (XTC - "Mayor Of Simpleton"), born in Mtarfa, Malta
  • 1953-11-21 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1953-11-23 Francis Cabrel, French folk and country singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Agen, France
  • 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 (d. 2020)
  • 1954-01-19 Katey Sagal, American actress & singer-songwriter (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-23 Edward Ka-spel, English singer-songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1954-01-23 Richard Finch, American disco and rock bassist, songwriter and producer (KC and the Sunshine Band - "Shake Your Booty"; "i'm Your Boogie Man"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1954-01-30 Alides Hidding, Dutch singer & songwriter (Time Bandits), born in Schoonoord, Netherlands
  • 1954-02-07 Dieter Bohlen, German pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and television personality, born in Berne, West Germany
  • 1954-02-19 Michael Gira, American rock singer-songwriter, and musician (Swans; Angels of Light.0, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-03-03 John Lilley, American rock guitarist and dobro player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-05 Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter (Wall Of Voodoo), born in Barstow, California
  • 1954-04-13 Jimmy Destri, American rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Blondie - "Heart of Glass"; "Rapture"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-04-13 Niels Olsen, Danish singer and songwriter (The Olsen Brothers) won 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, born in Odense, Denmark
  • 1954-04-17 Michael Sembello, American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer ("Maniac"; "Flashdance"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-29 Shane Fontayne [Michael Barakan], British session and touring rock guitarist, and songwriter, born in London
  • 1954-05-04 Marilyn Martin, American singer-songwriter ("Separate Lives"), born in Tennessee
  • 1954-05-13 Johnny Logan [Seán Sherrard], Irish celtic-pop singer and songwriter ("Hold Me Now"), born in Frankston, Australia
  • 1954-05-18 Wreckless Eric [Eric Goulden], British new wave rock singer-songwriter ("Whole Wide World"), born in Newhaven, England
  • 1954-06-03 Dan Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter ("Sometimes When We Touch"; "Can't We Try"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-06-11 Johnny Neel, American musician, singer and songwriter (The Allman Brothers Band; Gov't Mule; Dickey Betts), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1954-07-10 Neil Tennant, English singer and songwriter (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • 1954-08-25 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock singer and songwriter (Allison; Watching The Detectives; The Other Side Of Summer), born in Paddington, London
  • 1954-09-13 Steve Kilbey, English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass plpayer (The Church), born in Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 1954-09-20 Peter White, British rock and smooth jazz guitarist, and songwriter (Al Stewart), born in Luton, England
  • 1954-09-26 César Rosas, Mexican singer, songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos), born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1954-09-30 Patrice Rushen, jazz and R&B pianist and singer and songwriter (Forget Me Nots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-10-06 David Hidalgo, American Tex-Mex and roots singer-songwriter, guitarist and accordion player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive?"; Latin Playboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-11-08 Rickie Lee Jones, American singer-songwriter ("Chuck E's In Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-11-23 Bruce Hornsby, American pop, rock, and bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and piano player (The Way It Is), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 1954-12-11 Vicki Randle, American singer-songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954-12-26 Palmolive [Paloma Romero McLardy] Spanish-British punk rock drummer and songwriter (The Slits, The Raincoats), born in Melilla, Spain
  • 1954-12-29 Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Get Used To It"), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2003)
  • 1955-01-13 Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter (The Messengers), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1955-01-17 Steve Earle, American roots-rock singer-songwriter (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-02-23 Howard Jones, British rock pianist, and singer-songwriter (Things Can Only Get Better), born in Southampton, England
  • 1955-03-10 Gary Louris, American singer-songwriter and musician (Jayhawks), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1955-03-15 Daniel "Dee" Snider, American singer, songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister), born in Astoria, Queens
  • 1955-03-30 Randy Vanwarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Just When I Needed You Most"), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2004)
  • 1955-04-17 Pete Shelley [McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks - "Going Steady"), born in Leigh, England (d. 2018)
  • 1955-05-04 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer and songwriter, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-05 Roddy Radiation [Byers], British ska and rockabilly guitarist, singer, and songwriter (The Specials - "Hey' Little Rich Girl"; The Skabillys), born in Keresley, Coventry, England
  • 1955-05-16 Hazel O'Connor, British singer-songwriter ("Eighth Day"; "Will You?"),and actress (Breaking Glass), born in Coventry, England
  • 1955-05-21 Stan Lynch, American rock drummer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1976-94), producer, and songwriter, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1955-05-23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1955-05-23 Luka Bloom [Kevin Moore], Irish contemporary folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("I Need Love"), born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
  • 1955-06-07 Joey Scarbury, American singer-songwriter ("Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)"), born in Ontario, California
  • 1955-06-08 Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Black Flag), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 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, American country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1955-09-25 Zucchero [Adelmo Fornaciari], Italian blues and rock singer-songwriter (Senza una Donna - Without a Woman), born in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • 1955-10-12 Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1955-10-12 Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter (Calling All Angels), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955-11-15 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England

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