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Number of Records Matching Query: 80
 
Pat Benatar
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: She was discovered at an amateur-night contest in the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star in 1977.

Desi Arnaz Jr
 
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1953
 
Description: Actor, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He was born at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood, California, the son of famous acting team Desi Arnaz (Cuban) and Lucille Ball. His older sister is actress Lucie Arnaz.

Andrew Bisset
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Author,
 
Summary: Andrew was mainly known as a prominent author, Music Educator, Singer.

Lucinda Williams
 
Date Born: Monday 26 January 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: The daughter of poet and literature professor Miller Williams and an amateur pianist.

Mary Steenburgen
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 February 1953
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In Back to the Future Part III (1990), Steenburgen played Clara Clayton, a school teacher who falls in love with Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd. Steenburgen received the 2,395th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 16, 2009.

Derek Pellicci
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 February 1953
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Pellicci played drums on John Farnham's adult contemporary album Uncovered.

Robbie Bachman
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 February 1953
 
Description: Drummer, Canadian
 
Summary: Robin "Robbie" Bachman is a drummer and the youngest brother of Canadian guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Randy Bachman.

Kenny Aronoff
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 March 1953
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: After graduating from Indiana University in 1976, Aronoff passed on several symphony orchestra offers and decided to head for the East Coast where he studied drum set in Boston and New York.

Jimmy Lovine
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 March 1953
 
Description: Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: Lovine has produced artist such as Steviw Nix, Buce Springsteen, Tom Petty, U2, The Pretenders etc.

Deborah Raffin
 
Date Born: Friday 13 March 1953
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1988, she starred in James Clavell's Noble House with Pierce Brosnan.

Paul Plimley
 
Date Born: Monday 16 March 1953
 
Description: Pianist, vibraphonist, Canada
 
Summary: A free jazz pianist and vibraphonist.

Billy Sheehan
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 March 1953
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Sheehan began playing an acoustic guitar but later switched to bass with his first bas being a "Hagstrom FB".

Ricky Wilson
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 March 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Together with keyboard bass played by organist Kate Pierson, the band achieved a solid rock and roll sound without a bass guitar.

Chaka Khan
 
Date Born: Monday 23 March 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman. Her sister is dance music artist Taka Boom.

Billy Lyall
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 March 1953
 
Description: Keyboardist, Scotland
 
Summary: He also contributed to The Alan Parsons Project with fellow Pilot members. Lyall died of AIDS-related causes in 1989.

Sean Hopper
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 March 1953
 
Description: Keyboardist , Vocals, Actor
 
Summary: Sean has played in bands longer than any other member of "The News", his first band being the "Round the Bend Blues Band".

Christopher Franke
 
Date Born: Monday 6 April 1953
 
Description: Synthesizer, Composer, Germany
 
Summary: Franke joined in 1971 replacing original keyboadist Klaus Schultz.

Hal Ketchum
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 April 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American country musician, songwriter, performer. Ketchum appeared in the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel. Ketchum also made a cameo appearance as a bank robber in the 1994 film Maverick.

Gene Kelton
 
Date Born: Friday 10 April 1953
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist
 
Summary: Kelton's songs are most notable for powerful guitar and lyrics that range from emotional to raunchy.

Jimmy Mcculloch
 
Date Born: Monday 13 April 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN - an original member in 1969 The group broke up the same year.

Kurt Maloo
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 April 1953
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, record producer
 
Summary: Swiss singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. He first achieved international success in 1986, as the singer and front man of the pop-jazz duo Double, with the hit single “The Captain of Her Heart”.

Peter Garrett
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 April 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia,
 
Summary: Garrett attended Barker College in Hornsby, before studying Arts at the Australian National University and later Law at the University of New South Wales. About the same time he became a rock singer with the Australian rock band Midnight Oil in 1973.

Larry Cassidy
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 April 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: An English musician, known for being the singer and bassist of post-punk and electronic band Section 25.

Ned Liben
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 April 1953
 
Description: Keyboards, US
 
Summary: Ned Liben was a 1980s duo, composed of Ned "EBN" Liben (synthesizer) and Robert "OZN" Rosen (organ, vocals).

James Chance
 
Date Born: Monday 20 April 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer. US
 
Summary: His music is frequently described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens.

Billy Burnette
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Billy met Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame during the shooting of a Dick Clark Anniversary Special. A few months later, Fleetwood invited Billy to join his new band, The Zoo, which released an album on RCA in 1983, I'm Not Me.

Mike Oldfield
 
Date Born: Friday 15 May 1953
 
Description: Multi Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer - UK
 
Summary: Multi Instrumentalist.Tubular Bells was the first albumto be released by Virgin records giving the company and Oldfield a very good start

Pierce Brosnan
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 May 1953
 
Description: Actor, Ireland
 
Summary: After leaving school at 16, he decided to be a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Jim Thackery
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 May 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist. USA
 
Summary: He went solo in 1987 and now works as 'Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers'.

Carl Carlton
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 May 1953
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Started singing in the sixties and named 'Little Carl Carlton'.

Rick Fenn
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 May 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He went on to form a writing partnership with Pete Howarth, now the lead singer with the Hollies.

Danny Elfman
 
Date Born: Friday 29 May 1953
 
Description: Composer, Singer, Record producer, Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Elfman was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

Ronnie Dunn
 
Date Born: Monday 1 June 1953
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A son of a "rambling, free spirited oil field worker" and a grounded, conservative Baptist mother. He began school in Blanca, New Mexico and finished his formal education at Abilene Christian University in 1974 as a psychology major.

Rocky Burnette
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 June 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Rocky Burnette born the son of rock and roll pioneer, Johnny Burnette. He is best known for his 1980 hit single "Tired of Toein' the Line."

Tim Allen
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 June 1953
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Allen was born the son of Martha Katherine, a community-service worker, and Gerald M. Dick, a real estate agent. His father died in a car accident, colliding with a drunk driver, when Allen was eleven.

Cyndi Lauper
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 June 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Lauper was born to Fred and Catrine Lauper in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in a rough area of Queens. Her mother uses the stagename, "Catrine Dominique" for the music videos she has starred in. Her father was of German and Swiss descent and her mother was Italian American from Campania.

Bruce Kapler
 
Date Born: Friday 3 July 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist etc
 
Summary: Bruce Kapler joined the CBS Orchestra on November 1, 1993.

Nanci Griffith
 
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas.

David Ball
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 July 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: David Ball was born into a musical family headed by his Baptist preacher father.Together with friends he played various bluegrass and country festivals in the Carolinas.

Alessi Brothers
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 July 1953
 
Description: Duo, USA
 
Summary: The Alessi Brothers recorded five albums on major record labels. They sold over eight million records worldwide.

Marcia Hines
 
Date Born: Monday 20 July 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in the USA, she began singing as a child in her local church choir and by her teens was performing with groups in her local area.

Geddy Lee
 
Date Born: Wednesday 29 July 1953
 
Description: Bassist, Musician, Songwriter, Producer, CA
 
Summary: Lee's parents were Jewish refugees from Poland who had been survivors of Nazi concentration camps Dachau and Bergen-Belsen during World War II.

Hugh Mcdowell
 
Date Born: Friday 31 July 1953
 
Description: Celloist, Pianist, UK
 
Summary: McDowell performed with the first live line-up of ELO in 1972 while only 19 years old. YOUTUBE: Osaka Japan in 1978 during the Out of Blue Tour. I digitally remastered it to improve sound quality. I made a video montage of Hugh playing his cello.

Robert Cray
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cray started playing guitar in his early teens. At Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia. Originally, Robert Cray wanted to become an architect.

Samantha Sang
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: By the age of fifteen Samantha had her first hit record titled "You Made Me What I Am". This gave her "Best Female Vocalist Award".

Tim Gaze
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Gaze joined his first major band, Tamam Shud, in late 1969

Todd Cerney
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1953
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: He began his song-writing career after moving to Nashville, where he initially worked at Buzz Cason's Creative Studios as a sound engineer.

Eric Johnson
 
Date Born: Monday 17 August 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Guitar Player magazine calls Johnson "One of the most respected guitarists on the planet.

Noni Hazlehurst
 
Date Born: Monday 17 August 1953
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, Pianist, Australia
 
Summary: Noni has recorded several albums and spoken work cassettes and is a respected performer, presenter, writer and director whose work extends across all media, theatre, film, radio and television.

Marvin Isley
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 August 1953
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Marvin was inducted along with his brothers to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bobby G
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Bucks Fizz won the contest and the group were catapulted into overnight stardom.

Bobby Watson
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 August 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He co founded the 29th Street Saxophone Quartet with alto saxophonist Ed Jackson, tenor saxophonist Rich Rothenberg, and baritone saxophonist Jim Hartog.

Alex Lifeson
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, songwriter, Producer
 
Summary: His assumed stage name of "Lifeson" is a semi-literal translation of the name "Zivojinovich", meaning "son of life". His first exposure to formal music training came in the form of the viola which he renounced for the guitar at the age of 12.

Johnne Sambataro
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 August 1953
 
Description: Vocalist,
 
Summary: In 1978, he toured with Dave Mason, who he would rejoin many years later.

Don Blackman
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 September 1953
 
Description: Pianist, songwriter, producer
 
Summary: At the beginning of the 1970s, he played with Parliament/Funkadelic, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Roy Ayers, before becoming a member of Lenny White's group Twennynine, for whom he penned songs such as "Peanut Butter" and "Morning Sunrise".

John Zorn
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 September 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: John Zorn was born in New York City and learned piano, guitar and flute as a child.

Benmont Tench
 
Date Born: Monday 7 September 1953
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Associated acts - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Don Henley, Johnny Cash, Works Progress Administration

Marc Hunter
 
Date Born: Monday 7 September 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Taumarunui, Marc joined Dragon in 1974 and the band recorded two albums of progressive rock for Vertigo Records.

Renee Geyer
 
Date Born: Friday 11 September 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Born in Melbourne, Australia to Hungarian Jewish parents, Geyer's singing career began in the early 1970s as a vocalist with band "Dry Red". P/E

Earl Klugh
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 September 1953
 
Description: Pianist,Jazz guitarist.
 
Summary: Modern Guitar Magazine in its February 1, 2006 edition stated "Earl Klugh is considered by many to be one of the finest acoustic guitar players today."

Betty Wright
 
Date Born: Monday 21 September 1953
 
Description: Vocalist,USA
 
Summary: Soul singer, Grammy award winner.Sang back up vocals for K.C.and the Sunshine band.

Kerri-anne Kennerly
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 September 1953
 
Description: TV Host, Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: First appearing on television at 14 and has been a favorite with the Australian public ever since.

Greg Ham
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 September 1953
 
Description: Saxophonist, composer of song, Australia
 
Summary: Australian songwriter, actor and saxophone player known for playing multiple instruments in the 1980s band Men at Work.

Jim Diamond
 
Date Born: Monday 28 September 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
 
Summary: Over the past thirty years he has gone from lead singer of his own bands, to solo studio artist, to live performer and even writing for other artists.

Tito Jackson
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 October 1953
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Tito was portrayed by Gerrick Winston in the 2004 film Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, the biopic of Michael Jackson which was aired on VH1.

Charlotte Caffey
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 October 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: She grew up in Glendale, California, and graduated from Immaculate Heart College.

Kate Capshaw
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 November 1953
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: She appeared in the Showtime Cable Network miniseries A Girl Thing with Elle Macpherson as her same-sex lover.

Marshall Crenshaw
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 November 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter. USA
 
Summary: Born in Detroit, Michigan, he grew up in the northern suburb of Berkley, Michigan. Crenshaw graduated from Berkley High School in June 1971. Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten.

Dennis Taylor
 
Date Born: Friday 13 November 1953
 
Description: Saxophonisit, Arranger and Author, USA
 
Summary: Taylor was best known for his recordings with Delbert McClinton, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Michelle Shocked, Buckwheat Zydeco and many others

June Pointer
 
Date Born: Monday 30 November 1953
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: Born the youngest of six to minister parents, June shared a love for singing with her sisters.

Shuggie Otis
 
Date Born: Monday 30 November 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Singer, Guitarist started playing aged 12. Joined his fathers group aged 13 as guitarist, also doing session work.

Kim Basinger
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 December 1953
 
Description: Actress, US
 
Summary: She did a nude pictorial for Playboy to promote her role in the Bond film in 1983. She appeared in such mid-1970s staples as The Six Million Dollar Man, McMillan and Wife, and the original Charlie's Angels.

Sam Kinison
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 December 1953
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: A comic, taking known songs in a completely different direction with songs such as ’Wild Thing’ etc

Bruce Kulick
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 December 1953
 
Description: Guitarst, SongwriterUSA
 
Summary: Kulick is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss from September 1984 to August 1996.

Dan Baird
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 December 1953
 
Description: Producer,USA
 
Summary: He is mainly known for his work with "The Geogia Satellites.

Bill Pullman
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1953
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His first prominent movie role was in the film Ruthless People (which starred Danny DeVito and Bette Midler).

James West (guitarist)
 
Date Born: Friday 18 December 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Canada
 
Summary: Born in Toronto, West grew up in Tampa, Florida. He started playing guitar at age, and by age 16 he was playing professionally in various Florida rock bands, including at least one with Steve Jay.

Martha Wash
 
Date Born: Monday 28 December 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Martha was a performer at the 2008 annual Big Gay Day in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday 9th of March, 2008.

Dana Key
 
Date Born: Wednesday 30 December 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Key was a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key, the author of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Michael Hedges
 
Date Born: Thursday 31 December 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He saw himself as a composer who played guitar, rather than a guitarist who composed music.

 

 
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