Rockers in Music History (Part 11)

Rock n Roll: Rock Bands

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Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,743

  • 1955-01-13 Fred White, American drummer (Earth Wind & Fire, 1974-84 - "Shining Star"; "September"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-01-13 Trevor Rabin, South African-American rock guitarist (Yes, 1983-94 - "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"), and film score composer (National Treasure), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1955-01-17 Steve Earle, American roots-rock singer-songwriter (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestEddie Van Halen

1955-01-26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"; "Jump"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen
  • 1955-02-13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1955-02-24 Bob Abrams, American rocker (Buckinghams), born in Ohio
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, American rock singer, guitarist, and keyboard player (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-11 Catharina "Nina" Hagen, German punk rock singer, and actress (The Go-Blue Girl), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • 1955-03-14 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42 - "Hot Water")
  • 1955-03-15 Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge, American rock and soul singer-songwrtier (DeBarge - "Time Will Reveal"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-03-31 Angus Young, Scottish rock guitarist (AC/DC - "Highway to Hell"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1955-04-13 Louis Johnson, American rock bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1955-05-03 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1955-05-20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • 1955-05-21 John Galvin, American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1955-05-22 Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist (Icehouse), born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955-05-29 Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1955-06-08 James Jonathan Sylvers, American keyboardist and vocalist (The Sylvers -"Boogie Fever"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-06-08 Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Black Flag), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1955-06-26 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1955-07-03 Neil Clark, Scottish rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • 1955-07-21 Henry Preistman, English rocker (Christians-Harvest the World), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1955-08-05 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955-08-20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • 1955-08-30 Martin Jackson, British rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), born in Manchester, England
  • 1955-09-01 Bruce Foxton, rock guitarist (Jam)

Person of interestSteve Jones

1955-09-03 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1955-09-25 Zucchero [Adelmo Fornaciari], Italian blues and rock singer-songwriter (Senza una Donna - Without a Woman), born in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • 1955-10-01 Howard Hewett, American R&B vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1955-10-02 Philip Oakey, British rock vocalist (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
  • 1955-10-12 Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1955-10-21 Eric Faulkner [Falconer], Scottish rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1955-11-12 Leslie McKeown, Scottish pop vocalist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"),born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1955-11-17 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • 1955-11-30 Billy Idol [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
  • 1956-01-04 Bernard Sumner [Albrecht], English rock guitarist, vocalist (Joy Division and New Order), born in Salford, England
  • 1956-01-13 Malcolm Foster, British rock bassist (Pretenders, 1984-89; Simple Minds, 1989-95), born in Hereford, England
  • 1956-01-17 Paul Young, British rock and blue-eyed soul vocalist ("Every Time You Go Away"; Band-Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), born in Luton, England
  • 1956-01-18 Tom Bailey, English rock vocalist & keyboardist (Thompson Twins - "Hold Me Now", "Doctor! Doctor!"), born in Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • 1956-01-28 [Pierre] "Peter" Schilling, German synthpop musician ("Major Tom (Coming Home)"), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1956-02-07 Mark St. John [Norton], American rock guitarist (KISS, April- November, 1984), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2007)
  • 1956-02-12 Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Clarkston, Scotland
  • 1956-02-13 Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order - "Round & Round"; "Run"), born in Salford, United Kingdom
  • 1956-02-19 Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
  • 1956-02-19 Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
  • 1956-03-02 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1956-03-12 Steve Harris, English hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden - "Gypsy's Kiss"), born in London, England
  • 1956-03-29 Patty Donahue, American new wave rock singer (The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"; "Christmas Wrapping), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1956-04-08 Justin Sullivan, British rock singer-songwriter (New Model Army), born in Jordans, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1956-04-29 Ron Verlin, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1956-05-05 Dick Kemper, Dutch rock vocalist and bassist (Vandenberg), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1956-05-19 Martyn Ware, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1956-05-24 Helen Terry, British rocker (Now You're Mine), born in England
  • 1956-05-29 Larry Blackmon, rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
  • 1956-06-03 Danny Wilde, rocker (Rembrandts)
  • 1956-06-22 Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • 1956-06-22 Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)

Person of interestChris Isaak

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

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1956-07-02 Jeffrey Cooper, American R&B guitarist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • 1956-07-08 Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
  • 1956-07-15 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission) (d. 1980)
  • 1956-07-30 Phil Fearon, English rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You), born in London
  • 1956-08-03 Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • 1956-08-15 Vinny Denunzio, American drummer (The Feelies), born in New Jersey
  • 1956-08-20 Rick Olsen, American rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)
  • 1956-08-25 Matt Aitken, English songwriter and rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Coventry, England
  • 1956-08-27 Glen Matlock, British rock bassist (Sex Pistols; The Philistines), born in Paddington, London
  • 1956-08-29 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)
  • 1956-09-10 Johnny Fingers [John Moylett], Irish rocker (Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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
  • 1956-09-16 Charles Fearing, American rock guitarist (Raydio)
  • 1956-09-16 Peter Zaremba, American rocker (Fleshtones), born in Queens, New York
  • 1956-09-29 Suzzy Roche, American singer (The Roches), writer and actress, born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1956-10-08 Larry Crane, American rock guitarist (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • 1956-10-25 Matthias Jabs, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change), born in Hannover, Germany
  • 1956-10-28 Dave Wyndorf, American rock singer (Monster Magnet), born in Red Bank, New Jersey
  • 1956-11-04 James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Pretenders), born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1956-11-04 Jordan Rudess, American progressive rock keyboardist (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1956-11-05 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956-11-05 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, England (d. 1999)
  • 1956-11-11 Ian Craig Marsh, English, rocker (The Human League, Heaven 17), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1956-11-13 Aldo Nova, Canadian rocker (Blood on the Bricks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956-11-20 Dan Powers, American rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band, 1983-87), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956-11-28 David Van Day [David Paul Day], British pop singer (Dollar - "Loves Gotta Hold On Me"), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1956-12-01 Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
  • 1956-12-06 Peter Buck, American rock guitarist (R.E.M. - Murmur), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1956-12-08 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
  • 1957-01-09 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (L.A. Guns - "It's Over Now)", born in London, England
  • 1957-01-13 Don Snow, British session and touring Hammond organ and keyboard player (Squeeze; Van Morrison), born in London, England
  • 1957-01-19 Mickael Virtue, American rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1957-02-13 Tony Butler, British musician & rock bassist (Big Country - "It's A Big Country"; "Wonderland"), born in Shepherd's Bush, London
  • 1957-02-15 Jake E Lee, American rock guitarist (Badlands, 1988-93; Ozzy Osborne, 1982-89), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1957-02-19 Falco [Johann "Hans" Hölzel], Austrian rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1957-02-28 Cindy Wilson, American rock vocalist (B-52's - "Love Shack"), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1957-02-28 Ian Stanley, British rock keyboardist and songwriter (Tears For Fears, 1981-87 - "Shout"; "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"), born in Bath, England
  • 1957-03-05 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall; The Post - "Nearly Man"), born in Broughton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1957-03-27 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates - "Affectionate Punch"), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1957-04-09 Ednita Nazario, Puerto Rican Latin pop and rock singer, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1957-04-24 David J, British alternative rock musician, born in Northampton, England

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