Rockers in Music History (Part 14)

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Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,745

  • 1961-06-22 Jimmy Somerville, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • 1961-06-24 Curt Smith, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The Word), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 1961-06-29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-07-03 Vince Clarke, English rock keyboardist (Erasure), born in South Woodford, Essex
  • 1961-07-08 Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • 1961-07-08 Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
  • 1961-07-13 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Sommotions) and author, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • 1961-07-21 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California
  • 1961-07-23 Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • 1961-07-26 Gary Cherone, American rock vocalist (Extreme - "More Than Words"; Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961-07-28 David Huff, American drummer (Giant)
  • 1961-08-03 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats - ""Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York
  • 1961-08-05 Pat Smear [Georg Ruthenberg], American rock guitarist (Foo Fighters), born in West Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-08-08 The Edge [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-10 Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1961-08-20 Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker
  • 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 Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock bassist (Madness), born in Islington, London
  • 1961-08-29 Tony MacAlpine, American heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1961-08-31 David Chastain, American heavy metal guitarist (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1961-09-06 Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1961-10-02 Robbie Nevil, American pop singer-songwriter and producer (A Place Like This), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-10-03 Robbie Jaymes, British rock keyboardist (Modern Romance), born in London
  • 1961-10-10 Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1961-10-29 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1961-11-18 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • 1961-11-27 Princess [Desiree Heslop], British pop singer (Say I'm Your Number One), born in London
  • 1961-12-18 Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymn)
  • 1961-12-29 Jim Reid, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (The Jesus and Mary Chain; Freeheat), born in East Kilbride, Scotland
  • 1962-01-04 Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • 1962-01-16 Paul Webb, English rocker (Talk Talk - ''It's My Life"), born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • 1962-01-26 Tom Keifer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Cinderella - "Coming Home"), born in Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-02-07 David Bryan [Rashbaum], American rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"), and theatrical composer (Memphis; The Toxic Avenger), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1962-02-16 Tony Kiley, British rock drummer (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")
  • 1962-02-16 John Balance [Geoffrey Rushton], British poet and industrial rock musician (Coil), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • 1962-02-20 Joel Ellis, American glam- metal singer (Cats In Boots; Heavy Bones)
  • 1962-02-23 Michael Wilton, American heavy metal guitarist (Queensrÿche), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962-02-25 Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
  • 1962-03-01 Bill Leen, American rocker (Gin Blossoms - "Allison Road")
  • 1962-03-02 Jon Bon Jovi [John Bongiovi], American rock singer-songwriter (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"; "Who Says You Can't Go Home"), born in Sayreville, New Jersey
  • 1962-03-10 Gary Clark, Scottish rock singer-songwriter and record producer (Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"), born in Dundee, Scotlaand
  • 1962-03-15 Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • 1962-03-15 Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-03-17 Clare Grogan, Scottish new wave singer (Altered Images - "Happy Birthday"), and actress (Gregory's Girl; Eastenders), born in Glasgow
  • 1962-03-17 Janet Gardner, American rock singer, and rhythm guitarist (Vixen - "Rev It Up"), born in Juneau, Alaska
  • 1962-03-28 Ged Grimes, Scottish rock bassist, and producer (Danny Wilson; Deacon Blue; Simple Minds), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1962-04-03 Mike Ness, American rocker (Social Distortion), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1962-04-14 John Bell, American rock singer and guitarist (Widespread Panic - "Hope in a Hopeless World"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962-04-16 Ian MacKaye, American rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1962-04-26 Grahame "Skin" Skinner, Scottish rocker (Hipsway), born in Glasgow
  • 1962-05-09 Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
  • 1962-05-09 Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (Housemartins), born in Bromborough, England
  • 1962-05-14 C. C. DeVille, American rocker (Poison - Talk Dirty to Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-05-14 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • 1962-05-17 Tracey Bryn, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)
  • 1962-05-19 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • 1962-06-01 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • 1962-06-07 Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • 1962-06-09 Eddie Lundon, British rock guitarist, singer , and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Kirby, Liverpool, England
  • 1962-06-30 Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
  • 1962-07-07 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1962-07-14 Jeff Olson, American rock musician, born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1962-07-21 Lee Aaron, Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Canada
  • 1962-08-04 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1962-08-09 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • 1962-08-22 James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1962-08-25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale)
  • 1962-08-25 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal singer (Def Leppard), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1962-09-18 Joanne Catherall, English rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1962-09-26 Tracey Thorn, English rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl), born in Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
  • 1962-10-29 Einar Örn [Benediktsson], Icelandic rock singer (The Sugarcubes; Ghostdigital), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1962-11-01 Anthony Kiedis, American rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow (Hey Oh)"; "Give It Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1962-11-03 Marilyn [Peter Robinson], Jamaican-British pop singer (You Don't Love Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1962-11-05 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962-11-20 Steve Alexander, Welsh drummer (Brother Beyond - Get Even), born in Ystradgynlais, Penrhos, Wales
  • 1962-12-06 Ben Watt, British rocker (Everything but the Girl - "I Don't Want To Talk About It"; Idlewood), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1962-12-11 Curtis "Fitz" Williams, American keyboard player (Kool & The Gang)
  • 1962-12-30 Paul Crowder, British musician (The Adventures), sound engineer (Wham!), and filmmaker (Last Play At Shea), born in London
  • 1963-01-13 Tim Kelly, American rock guitarist (Slaughter), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1963-01-25 Carl Fysh, British pop-rocker (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep a Secret?")
  • 1963-01-26 Andrew Ridgeley, British pop guitarist, songwriter and producer (Wham - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"), born in Windlesham, Surrey, England
  • 1963-02-09 David Rotheray, British rock guitarist (The Beautiful South), born in Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • 1963-02-20 Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
  • 1963-02-21 Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat, General Public), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2019)
  • 1963-03-15 Bret Michaels, American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Poison - "Talk Dirty to Me"), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-03-20 Paul Mirkovich, rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • 1963-03-21 Sharon "Share" Ross (Pederson) American rock bassist (Vixen - "Rev It Up"), born in Glencoe, Minnesota
  • 1963-03-22 Suzanne Sulley, English rocker (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1963-03-27 Charly Alberti, Argentinian rock musician (Soda Stereo), born in Buenos Aires
  • 1963-03-28 Andy Cousin, English rock bassist (All About Eve; The Mission; The Lucy Nation), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • 1963-04-20 Brett Garsed, Australian rock guitarist (Nelson; Garsed/Helmerich), born in Victoria, Australia
  • 1963-04-20 Kal Swan, Scottish heavy metal singer-songwriter (Bad Moon Rising), born in Raleigh, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-04-24 Billy Gould, American rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-04-24 Joey Vera, American heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-04-24 Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian punk rock musician, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1963-05-13 Julian Brookhouse, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
  • 1963-05-31 Wendy Smith, English rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good), born in Middlesborough, England
  • 1963-06-22 Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • 1963-07-01 Roddy Bottum, American rock keyboardist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestJames Hetfield

1963-08-03 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica), born in Downey, California

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