Pop Music in History (Part 2)

Pop Music: Pop Bands - Pop Stars

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 509

  • 1944-05-21 Marcie Blane [Blank], American pop singer (Bobby's Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-08-15 Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer (Twiste et Chante), born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • 1944-10-04 Marlena Davis, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"; "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1944-11-28 Ronald Bertram "R.B." Greaves, American pop singer ("Take A Letter Maria"), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2012)
  • 1944-12-06 David "Fritz" Fryer, British pop guitarist and songwriter (The Four Pennies -"Juliet"), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2007)
  • 1945-01-28 José Luis Perales, Spanish pop singer-songwriter ("Quisiera Decir tu Nombre" (I Would Like to Say Your Name)), born Castejón, Spain
  • 1945-02-22 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1945-03-10 Pete Nelson [Lipscomb], British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"), born in Uxbridge, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1945-03-28 Sally Carr, Scottish pop singer (Middle of the Road - "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"), born in Muirhead, Scotland
  • 1945-05-15 Lasse Berghagen, Swedish pop singer-songwriter (Teddybjörnen Fredriksson), born in Enskede, Sweden
  • 1945-05-30 Gladys Horton, American pop singer (The Marvelettes - "Please Mr. Postman"; "Too Many Fish In The Sea"), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2011) [or 1944]
  • 1945-06-01 Linda Scott [Sampson], American pop singer ("I've Told Every Little Star"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1945-12-07 Marion Rung, Finnish pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1946-04-28 Ginette Reno [Raynault], Canadian Juno and pop singer, songwriter ("Beautiful Second Hand Man"), and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-05-02 Lesley Gore [Goldstein], American pop singer ("It's My Party"; "You Don't Own Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-11-17 Martin Barre, British rock guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1946-12-14 Jane Birkin, British pop singer ("Je t'aime... moi non plus") and actress (Dust; Death On The Nile), born in Marylebone, London, England
  • 1946-12-14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, American pop singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947-01-26 Michel Sardou, French pop singer and songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • 1947-02-01 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus (d. 1975)
  • 1947-02-17 Dodie Stevens [Geraldine Pasquale], American pop singer ("Pink Shoe Laces"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-03-06 Kiki Dee [Pauline Matthews], British pop singer ("Don't Go Breaking My Heart"), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1947-03-14 Jona Lewie [John Lewis], British pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"; "Stop the Cavalry"), born in Southampton, England
  • 1947-05-27 Marty Kristian [Vernang] British pop singer, guitarist, and banjo player (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"; Peter, Paul & Marty), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • 1947-10-08 Sheila Ferguson, American pop singer and songwriter (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-10-09 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1947-10-12 George Lam, Hong Kong veteran Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1947-11-02 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947-12-20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian pop singer, born in Verona, Italy
  • 1948-02-04 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1948-02-04 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1948-04-21 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1948-05-06 Mary MacGregor, American pop singer ("Torn Between Two Lovers"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1948-07-15 Alicia Bridges, American pop singer ("I Love The Nightlife"), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1948-08-15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer (It'll All Come Around), born in Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • 1948-09-04 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer-songwriter, born in Xiguan, Guangzhou, Republic of China
  • 1948-10-05 Lucius "Tawl" Ross, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove), born in Wagram, North Carolina
  • 1948-10-12 Rick Parfitt, English pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo-Wanderer), born in Surrey, England

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1948-12-31 Donna Summer [LaDonna Gaines], American disco and pop singer-songwriter ("Love to Love You, Baby"; "On the Radio"; "Last Dance"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

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  • 1949-01-11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian pop singer (Sherbert), born in Melbourne
  • 1949-01-22 James "J.P." Pennington, American country-pop singer and guitarist (Exile), born in Berea, Kentucky
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-07-28 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Melbourne (d. 2001)
  • 1950-04-10 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "Uncle Jam Wants You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1950-05-04 Darryl Hunt, British celtic-rock bassist (Pogues - "Fairytale of New York",), born in orn in Christchurch, Hampshire, England
  • 1950-06-03 Suzi Quatro, American pop singer (Stumblin'), and actress (Happy Days - "Leather Tuscadero"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-06-03 Deniece Williams [Chandler], American pop singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1950-07-11 Bonnie Pointer, American pop singer (Pointer Sisters - "Jump"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • 1950-08-21 Patrick Juvet, Swiss pop singer, born in Montreux, Switzerland
  • 1950-10-02 Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England
  • 1950-10-11 Andrew Woolfolk, American pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star), born in Texas
  • 1951-02-15 Melissa Manchester, American pop singer (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-03-11 Katie Kissoon [Farthing], Trinidadian-British pop singer ("Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Chip"), and session and touring backing vocalist (Van Morrison; Eric Clapton; Roger Water; Mark Knopfler), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1951-05-04 (Sigmund) "Jackie" Jackson, American pop singer and songwriter (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "I Want You Back"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951-05-08 Philip Bailey, American R&B and pop singer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"; solo - "Easy Lover"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1951-06-06 Dwight Twilley, American power pop singer-songwriter ("I'm On Fire"; "Girls"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1951-08-19 John Deacon, British rock bassist (Queen - "Another One Bites The Dust"), born in Leicester, England
  • 1951-11-14 Alec John Such, American rock bassist (Bon Jovi, 1983-94 - "Wanted Dead or Alive"), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1951-11-17 Dean Paul Martin, Jr, American pop singer (Dino, Desi & Billy), and actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1987)
  • 1951-12-03 Nicky Stevens [Helen Maria Thomas], Welsh pop singer (Brotherhood of Man - "Save Your Kisses For Me"), born in Carmarthen, Wales, U.K.
  • 1952-05-11 Renaud [Séchan], French pop singer, composer, and actor, born in Paris, France
  • 1953-01-29 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, born in Baozhong Township, Yunlin, Taiwan
  • 1953-02-11 Neil Henderson, Scottish pop guitarist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheap Cheap"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-02-13 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2018)
  • 1953-04-30 Merrill Osmond, American pop singer, and songwriter (Osmond Brothers - "One Bad Apple"; "Down by the Lazy River"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1953-08-05 Samantha Sang [Cheryl Lau Sang], Australian pop singer (Emotion), born in Melbourne
  • 1953-12-29 Gali Atari, Israeli pop singer (Milk And Honey) and actress, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • 1954-02-07 Dieter Bohlen, German pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and television personality, born in Berne, West Germany
  • 1954-04-01 Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician, born in Nakagawa, Adachi, Tokyo
  • 1954-05-13 Johnny Logan [Seán Sherrard], Irish celtic-pop singer and songwriter ("Hold Me Now"), born in Frankston, Australia
  • 1954-05-31 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2000)
  • 1954-06-03 Dan Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter ("Sometimes When We Touch"; "Can't We Try"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954-11-18 John Parr, British pop singer (St. Elmo's Fire), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • 1954-11-19 Annette Guest, American pop singer (First Choice - "Smarty Pants"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-12-10 Geoff Deane, British pop singer (Modern Romance), born in London
  • 1955-01-04 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1955-01-20 Hiromi Ōta, Japanese pop singer (Momen no handkerchief), born in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1955-08-17 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC), born in Swindon, England
  • 1955-08-27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-09-08 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-09-25 Steven Severin {Bailey], British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees), born in Highgate, London, England
  • 1955-12-15 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • 1956-01-17 Cristina [Monet Zilkha], American dance-pop singer songwriter (Sleep It Off), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • 1956-11-28 David Van Day [David Paul Day], British pop singer (Dollar - "Loves Gotta Hold On Me"), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1956-12-06 Peter Buck, American rock guitarist (R.E.M. - Murmur), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1957-02-25 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scottish pop guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1957-04-04 Graeme Kelling, Scottish pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), born in Paisley, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • 1957-04-28 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch child pop singer ("Tulips From Amsterdam"), born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • 1957-06-17 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), born in Dublin (d. 2013)
  • 1957-07-20 Merlina DeFranco, Canadian pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1957-08-16 Tim Farriss, Australian rock guitarist (INXS - "Kiss The Dirt"), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1957-10-21 Julian Cope [Kevin Stapleton], British pop musician (Eve's Volcano), born in Deri, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • 1958-02-21 Mary-Chapin Carpenter, American country-pop singer-songwriter ("This Shirt"; "Shut Up And Kiss Me"), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1958-02-28 Jeanne Mas, French pop singer ("Toute première fois"), and actress, born in Alicante, Spain
  • 1958-03-09 Martin Fry, British pop singer-songwriter (ABC - "The Look Of Love"; "All of My Heart"), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England
  • 1958-03-31 Pat McGlynn, Scottish pop guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1958-09-08 David Lewis, American R&B-pop guitarist and singer (Atlantic Starr-Touch A Four Leaf Clover; Always), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1958-12-08 Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician

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