Musicians in History (Part 11)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,135

  • 1955-12-29 Neil "Spyder" Giraldo, American rock guitarist, arranger, and producer (Pat Benatar Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1955-12-30 Dindo Yogo [Mabeli], Congolese singer and musician, known as La Voix Cassée, born in Lokutu, Belgian Congo (d. 2000)
  • 1956-01-10 Don Letts, British film director & musician (Big Audio Dynamite), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1956-01-28 [Pierre] "Peter" Schilling, German synthpop musician ("Major Tom (Coming Home)"), born in Stuttgart, Germany

Person of interestJohn Lydon

1956-01-31 Johnny Rotten [John Lydon], English singer-songwriter & musician (Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen), born in Holloway, United Kingdom

Musician John Lydon
Musician
John Lydon
  • 1956-02-01 Exene Cervenka, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-02-03 Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1956-02-07 Mark St. John [Norton], American rock guitarist (KISS, April- November, 1984), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2007)
  • 1956-04-19 Gary Langan, British sound engineer, record producer, and musician (The Art of Noise, 1983-86), born in Surrey, England
  • 1956-04-27 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1956-05-18 James Moginie, Australian rock musician, and songwriter (Midnight Oil - "Beds Are Burning"; "Blue Sky Mine"), born 64) Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia
  • 1956-05-22 Natasha Shneider, Russian musician (Eleven), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2008)
  • 1956-05-31 Fritz Hilpert, German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk, 1987-), born in Amberg, West Germany
  • 1956-06-11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1956-06-14 King Diamond [Kim Petersen], Danish heavy metal musician (Merciful Fate; King Diamond), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1956-07-14 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1956-08-18 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-09-04 Blackie Lawless [Steven Duren], American heavy metal singer and guitarist (W.A.S.P.), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1956-09-08 Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1956-09-10 Johnny Hickman, American rock guitarist (Cracker), born in Redlands, California
  • 1956-09-12 Barry Andrews, British rock musician (XTC; League of Gentlemen; Shreikback), born in West Norwood, London
  • 1956-11-04 Jordan Rudess, American progressive rock keyboardist (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1956-11-09 Kevin Savigar, English musician and record producer, born in England, United Kingdom
  • 1956-11-18 Laura Lynch, American bluegrass and country musician and songwriter (Dixie Chicks, 1989-95), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1957-01-25 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, American singer-songwriter & musician (Sylvers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957-02-13 Tony Butler, British musician & rock bassist (Big Country - "It's A Big Country"; "Wonderland"), born in Shepherd's Bush, London
  • 1957-02-17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian world and Celtic harpist, accordion, and piano player, singer, and composer ("The Mummer's Dance"), born in Morden, Manitoba
  • 1957-02-28 Paul Delph, American rock session and touring keyboardist and producer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1957-04-04 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star), born in Ōta, Tokyo
  • 1957-04-24 David J [Haskins], British alternative rock bassist, lyricist (Bauhaus; Love And Rockets), and playwright (Silver for Gold), born in Northampton, England

Person of interestSid Vicious

1957-05-10 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1957-05-26 Kristina Olsen, American folk singer-songwriter ("I'm Keeping This Life of Mine"), and session musician, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1957-05-27 Siouxsie Sioux [Susan Ballion], British rock musician, singer and songwriter (Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Peek-a-Boo'; "Kiss Them For Me"), born n Southwark, England
  • 1957-06-07 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican pop and merengue singer, composer, and record producer, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1957-06-17 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), born in Dublin (d. 2013)
  • 1957-06-29 Robert Forster, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1957-07-11 Peter Murphy, English singer and musician (Bauhaus), born in Northamptonshire, England
  • 1957-07-20 Merlina DeFranco, Canadian pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1957-07-31 Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus), born in Northampton, England
  • 1957-08-02 Mojo Nixon [Neill McMillan, Jr.], American musician ("Elvis Is Everywhere") and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1957-08-29 Pim Kops, Dutch rock piano, organ and accordion player (De Dijk - Bloedend Hart; Avalanche Quartet), born in The Netherlands
  • 1957-09-10 Siobhan Fahey, Irish rock singer and musician (Bananarama - "Venus"; Shakespears Sister - "Stay"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957-10-14 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-10-21 Julian Cope [Kevin Stapleton], British pop musician (Eve's Volcano), born in Deri, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • 1957-11-04 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-11-07 John "Jellybean" Benitez, American musician, songwriter, club DJ, remixer and music producer (The Mexican), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1957-11-08 Pearl Thompson, British rock guitarist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Surrey, England
  • 1957-11-30 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • 1957-12-10 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician ("19"; "Don't Waste My Time"), born in Kensington, London
  • 1957-12-24 Ian Burden, English rock keyboard player and bassist (Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • 1957-12-25 Shane MacGowan, punk rock musician (Pogues - "Red Roses For Me"), born in Pembury, Kent
  • 1958-01-17 Jez Strode, British rock drummer (Kajagoogoo), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1958-01-24 Jools Holland, British rock keyboardist (Squeeze), and TV presenter (Later...), born in Blackheath, London
  • 1958-01-26 Norman Hassan, British reggae percussionist, and trombone player (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"; "I Got You Babe"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1958-02-10 Michael Weiss, American musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-02-12 Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Rockhampton, Australia (d. 2006)
  • 1958-03-08 Gary Numan [Webb], British new wave rock musician ("Cars"), born in Hammersmith, England
  • 1958-03-14 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), born in Krakow, Poland (d. 2013)
  • 1958-04-01 D. Boon, American musician d. (1985)
  • 1958-05-27 Neil Finn, New Zealand musician (Split Enz, Crowded House), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • 1958-06-01 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPrince Rogers Nelson

1958-06-07 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American funk, rock, R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("1999"; "Purple Rain"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • 1958-06-17 Jello Biafra [Eric Reed Boucher], American musician and activist (Dead Kennedys), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1958-07-20 Mick MacNeil, Scottish keyboardist (Simple Minds - "Don't You Forget About Me"), born on the Isle of Barra
  • 1958-07-24 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1958-08-01 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1958-08-22 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • 1958-09-05 Lars Danielsson, Swedish musician (Summerwind), born in Gothenburg
  • 1958-09-06 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer (Missa Solis- Requiem for Eli), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1958-09-08 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1958-09-23 Danielle Dax, British avant-garde rock musician, producer and album art designer, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • 1958-09-28 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • 1958-09-30 Biggie Tembo [Rodwell Marasha], Zimbabwean musician (Bhundu Boys), born in Chinhoye, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe (d. 1995)
  • 1958-10-01 Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player (Dreams Come True) and composer (Sonic The Hedgehog), born in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1958-10-09 Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American musician (Ministry), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1958-10-12 Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1958-10-13 Joseph Richard Sylvers, American R&B musician (The Sylvers)
  • 1958-10-13 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1958-10-14 Thomas Dolby [Robertson], British new-wave rock singer and musician (She Blinded Me With Science), born in London, England
  • 1958-10-23 Jonathan Wolff, American musician and TV theme composer (Seinfeld, Will & Grace), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958-11-05 Don Falcone, American musician and producer (Spirits Burning)
  • 1958-11-10 Brooks Williams, American musician, singer and songwriter, born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1958-11-25 Gary Coveyou, American pop musician (Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods)
  • 1958-12-08 Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
  • 1958-12-11 Nikki Sixx [Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.], American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in San Jose, California
  • 1958-12-22 Frank Gambale, Australian jazz fusion guitarist, born in Canberra, Australia
  • 1958-12-22 David Heavener, American actor and country musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1959-01-03 Rusty Golden, American pop, country, and gospel singer-songwriter and musician (The Boys Band; The Goldens), born in Brewton, Alabama
  • 1959-01-07 Kathy Valentine, American musician (Go-Go's - "We Got the Beat"), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1959-01-09 Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician, born in Pitești, Romania
  • 1959-01-10 Curt Kirkwood, American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Meat Puppets), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1959-01-12 Blixa Bargeld, German singer & musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in West Berlin
  • 1959-01-13 James Lomenzo, American heavy metal bassist (White Lion; David Lee Roth; Megadeth, 2006-10), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-01-14 Geoff Tate, German-born American singer & musician (Queensryche - "Breaking the Silence"), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1959-01-17 Susanna Hoffs, American actress & musician (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-01-18 Bob Rosenberg, American musician (Will To Power - "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-02-03 Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
  • 1959-02-21 José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • 1959-03-19 Terry Hall, British rock-ska-pop singer (Specials; Fun Boy Three; Vegas), born in Coventry, England
  • 1959-03-22 Avraham Fried [Friedman], Orthodox Jewish Musician, born in Brooklyn, New York

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