Musicians in History (Part 12)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,135

  • 1959-03-23 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1997)
  • 1959-03-29 Perry Farrell [Peretz Bernstein], American rock singer-songwriter (Jane's Addiction - "Just Because"; Porno For Pyros - "Pets"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959-04-21 Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1959-04-21 Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies), born in Montreal
  • 1959-04-26 John Corabi, American hard rock guitarist and singer (Mötley Crüe, 1992-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-05-20 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian singer, songwriter ("Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World"), and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1997)
  • 1959-05-26 Wayne Hussey, English musician (Mission - "Lover for Life"), born in Bristol, England
  • 1959-05-26 Steve Hanley, English rock bassist (The Fall; Tom Hingley and the Lovers; Brix & the Extricated), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1959-06-01 Alan Wilder, British rock vocalist and musician (Depeche Mode, 1982-85 - "Peolpe Are Peolple"; Recoil), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • 1959-06-12 John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-08-01 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician (Ground Zero), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1959-08-10 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)
  • 1959-08-11 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
  • 1959-08-31 Tony DeFranco, Canadian pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1959-09-09 Éric Serra, French musician and composer, born in Saint-Mandé, France
  • 1959-09-23 D-Roc the Executioner [Dennis Miles], American heavy metal musician (Body Count), born in the US (d. 2004)
  • 1959-12-01 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1959-12-12 Belouis Some, British rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People), born in England
  • 1959-12-31 Paul Westerberg, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Replacements), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • 1959-12-31 Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician, born in Boe District, Nauru
  • 1960-01-26 Charlie Gillingham, American rock Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, piano, and keyboard player (Counting Crows - "Accidentally In Love"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960-01-29 James "JG" Thirlwell, Australian musician, composer and record producer, born in Melbourne
  • 1960-02-13 Michael Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1960-02-15 Mikey Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1960-02-16 Peter "Pete" Willis, British musician and songwriter (Def Leppard), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1960-02-20 Kee Marcello [Kjell Hilding Löfbom], Swedish rock guitarist (Europe - Final Countdown; Easy Action), born in Ludvika, Sweden
  • 1960-02-26 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • 1960-02-27 Paul Humphreys, English singer & musician (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1960-02-29 Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
  • 1960-02-29 Khaled, Algerian raï musician
  • 1960-03-05 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)

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1960-03-13 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2 -"I Will Follow"), born in Chinnor, England

Musician and Rock Bassist Adam Clayton
Musician and Rock Bassist
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  • 1960-04-10 Katrina Leskanich, American musician and singer (Katrina and the Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1960-04-14 Brian Forster, American child actor and fictional drummer (Partridge Family - "Chris" the second one), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-05-06 John Flansburgh, American alt-rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (They Might Be Giants - "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"; "Birdhouse Of Your Soul"), born in Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • 1960-05-24 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straits), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • 1960-06-18 West Arkeen, American guitarist and songwriter (for Guns N' Roses - "It's So Easy,"; "The Garden"), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1997)
  • 1960-06-20 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • 1960-06-22 Arturo O’Farrill, Mexican Latin jazz musician (Four Questions), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1960-06-23 Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese arcade game musician and programmer, born in Japan
  • 1960-07-22 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1960-08-02 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles
  • 1960-08-02 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1960-08-30 Chalino Sánchez, Mexican musician, born in Alturas Del Sur Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • 1960-08-31 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1960-09-08 David Steele, British musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • 1960-09-08 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1960-09-10 David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Camper Van Beethoven; Cracker), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1960-09-11 Neal X [Whitmore], English musician (Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Love Missile F-111), born in Henley-on-Thames, England
  • 1960-10-02 Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1960-10-02 Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960-10-04 Malcolm Burn, Canadian musician and record producer (Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl), born in Cornwall, Ontario
  • 1960-10-16 Bob Mould, American rock guitarist, songwriter and vocalist (Hüsker Dü; Sugar), born in Malone, New York
  • 1960-10-19 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist, born in London
  • 1960-11-15 Dann Huff, American songwriter, session musician, producer (Michael Jackson), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1960-12-23 William Sinnot, Scottish techno-dance pop singer and musician (Shamen - "Move Any Mountain"), born in Glasgow (d. 1990)
  • 1961-01-16 Paul Raven, English rock bassist (Killing Joke), born in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1961-01-22 Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist (Hi, How Are You), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2019)
  • 1961-02-09 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor, born in Lappajärvi, Finland
  • 1961-02-13 Henry Rollins [Henry Lawrence Garfield], American musician and actor (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961-02-13 Les Warner, British musician and producer (The Cult-Fire Woman), born in Fulham, United Kingdom
  • 1961-04-11 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms - "Til I Hear It From You"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1961-05-07 Phil "Wizzö" Campbell, Welsh rock musician (Motörhead), born in Pontypridd, Wales
  • 1961-05-12 Billy Duffy, British rock musician (The Cult), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961-05-21 Tim Lever, British musician (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
  • 1961-05-29 David Palmer, British drummer (ABC - The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England
  • 1961-06-02 Dez Cadena, American punk musician (Black Flag), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1961-06-06 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1961-06-06 Tom Araya, Chilean-American heavy metal bass guitarist and lead singer (Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1961-06-06 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • 1961-06-07 Dave Catching, American session and touring musician (Eagles of Death Metal; earthlings?), born in Memphis, Tennesee
  • 1961-06-10 Kim Deal, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player (Pixies; The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1961-06-10 Kelley Deal, American rock guitarist, and singer (The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1961-06-15 Kai Eckhardt, Liberian-German jazz-fusion bassist (Garaj Mahal), born in Mainz, Germany
  • 1961-06-21 Manu Chao, Spanish musician, born in Paris, France
  • 1961-06-21 Sascha Konietzko, German musician ( KMFDM), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1961-07-03 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • 1961-07-26 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961-07-26 Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1961-08-12 Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
  • 1961-08-22 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears - "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1961-08-24 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • 1961-09-06 Scott Travis, American drummer (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1961-09-13 Dave Mustaine, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Metallica, 1981-83; Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961-09-13 KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1961-10-05 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-10-31 Kate Campbell, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-11-01 Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1961-11-04 Les Sampou, American singer and songwriter, born in Massachusetts
  • 1961-11-29 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese heavy metal bass guitarist (Loudness), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1961-12-11 Darryl Jones, American bass player (Sting; Rolling Stones, 1993-present), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-12-17 Sara Dallin, British musician (Bananarama), born in Bristol, England
  • 1961-12-24 Darren Wharton, British musician (Dare, Thin Lizzy), born in Failsworth, United Kingdom
  • 1962-01-01 Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • 1962-01-03 Guy Pratt, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1962-01-04 Peter Steele [Petrus Ratajczyk], American heavy metal singer-songwriter, and bassist (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1962-01-08 Chris Marion, American musician, born in Belton, Texas
  • 1962-01-14 Patricia Morrison [Rainone], American punk rock bassist (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-01-15 Conrad Lant, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1962-02-16 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)

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Deaths in Music