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Number of Records Matching Query: 65
 
MEL GIBSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 January 1956
 
Description: Actor, Director, Australia-American
 
Summary: Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children. He is the 15th son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Reilly Gibson.

ADRIANA XAENIDEZ
 
Date Born: Monday 9 January 1956
 
Description: TV co host, Australia
 
Summary: She holds the distinct record as being the longest-running game show host/co-host for her 18-year run on Wheel of Fortune in Australia.

PAUL YOUNG
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 January 1956
 
Description: Vocalist,UK
 
Summary: Paul was born in Luton, England. He has an older brother Mark and a younger sister Joanne.

GEENA DAVIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 January 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She was working as a model when director Sydney Pollack spotted her and cast her in Tootsie (1982) as a soap opera actress.

STEVE RILEY
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 January 1956
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He is currently the drummer of the version of L.A. Guns.

ANDY COX
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 January 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 1985 he joined Beat bassist David Steele and singer Roland Gift in Fine Young Cannibals.

AMII STEWART
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 January 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Stewart is the aunt of actress/singer Sinitta who, in turn, is the daughter of actress/singer Miquel Brown.

JAMES INGRAM
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: An American soul musician. Most famous for his vocal performance, he is also a self-taught musician who plays piano, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Additionally, he is a producer and songwriter.P/E

DWIGHT YOAKAM
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 February 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist,Actor, Composer. USA
 
Summary: Yoakam was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann, a key-punch operator, and David Yoakam, a gas-station owner.

MARK EVANS
 
Date Born: Friday 2 March 1956
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: Evans, originally a guitarist, was introduced to AC/DC at the Station Hotel, Melbourne, by his friend and the band's roadie, Steve McGrath.

TEENA MARIE
 
Date Born: Monday 5 March 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Marie grew up in west Los Angeles in a neighborhood that was nicknamed "Venice Harlem" because of its heavy black population. The singer, songwriter, producer was in her early twenties when, around 1977, she began work at Motown Records. Youtube: TEENA MARIE - LOVERGIRL

BRYAN CRANSTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 March 1956
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He began his acting career after college in local and regional theatres, getting his start at the Granada Theatre in the San Fernando Valley.

PAUL WICKENS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 March 1956
 
Description: Keyboards, Vocals, UK
 
Summary: Wickens began touring with Paul McCartney in 1989. As of then, he has appeared on many of McCartney's albums and DVDs, and has become the musical director for many of McCartney's tours

ANDY GARCIA
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 April 1956
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: García was born one of two siamese twins, to his mother Amelie, an English teacher, and his father, René García Núñez, was an avocado farmer and attorney in Cuba and later owned a fragrance business in the United States.

T LAVITZ
 
Date Born: Monday 16 April 1956
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer and Producer, USA
 
Summary: An American jazz-rock/fusion keyboardist, composer and producer. He is best known for his work with the Dixie Dregs and Jazz Is Dead.

DENIESE MORRISON
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 April 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Her first appearance was at the age of ten.

ED KUEPPER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 April 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Record producer, Australia
 
Summary: Kuepper was awarded ARIAs in 1993 and 1994 for Best Independent Australian Release (and nominated for similar awards in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998). He was probably Australia's most prolific recording artist in the early nineties.

JIMMY BARNES
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 April 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Barnes arrived in Adelaide, South Australia with his family on 7 January 1961 and they eventually settled in Elizabeth. Shortly afterward, Barnes' parents divorced. His mother Dorothy soon remarried, to a clerk named Reg Barnes.

SHARON JONES
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Influences are James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike & Tina Turner and Marvan Whitney.

GREGORY PHILLINGANES
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1981, he released his first solo album, Significant Gains. While the album itself was not very successful, he did manage to score a minor R&B hit with "Baby, I Do Love You."

JIM MOGINIE
 
Date Born: Friday 18 May 1956
 
Description: Keyboardist, Australia
 
Summary: He is best known for his work with "Midnight Oil"

MARGARET COLIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Since 2007, Colin has played Eleanor Waldorf, mother of Blair Waldorf, on the television show Gossip Girl. In the pilot episode, Eleanor was played by OLTL actress Florencia Lozano.

LA TOYA JACKSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 May 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: La Toya Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, the fifth of nine children born to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. After her mother became a devout Jehovah's Witness in 1966.

LISA HARTMAN BLACK
 
Date Born: Friday 1 June 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Major role in the primetime soap Knots Landing, as rock singer Ciji Dunne, during 1982 and 1983.

KENNY G
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 June 1956
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Kenny first came into contact with a saxophone when he heard someone performing with one on The Ed Sullivan Show.

LARRY BOONE
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 June 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Florida in 1956 where he left in 1981 for Nashville.

WILL SHATNER
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 June 1956
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Co leader of punk group, a quartet named "Flipper" and "Negative Trend"

BERNIE SHAW
 
Date Born: Friday 15 June 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: Shaw dreamed of becoming a rock guitarist. He bought himself a Gibson SG Special and started practicing.

CHRIS ISAAK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 June 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born the son of Dorothy, a potato chip factory worker, and Joe Isaak, a forklift driver. Isaak's mother is Italian American, originating from Genoa.

MICK JONES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 June 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Jones was born in England to a Welsh father and a Russian Jewish mother.

RONALD WINANS
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 June 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Winans were discovered by Andrae Crouch. They released their first album in 1981, entitled Introducing The Winans.

JOHN JORGENSON
 
Date Born: Friday 6 July 1956
 
Description: Virtuoso guitarist, composer, arranger, songwriter, and professional touring musician.
 
Summary: While a member of the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson won the Academy of Country Music's "Guitarist of the Year" award three consecutive years.

MAHALIA BARNES
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 July 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian singer/songwriter, daughter of well-known Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes.

IAN CURTIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Composer
 
Summary: Curtis was portrayed by Sean Harris in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, which dramatized the rise and fall of Factory Records from the 1970s to the 1990s.

JOE SATRIANI
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 July 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Satriani is widely recognized as a technically highly advanced rock guitarist and has been described as a virtuoso. Satriani has received 14 Grammy nominations.

ERNIE DINGO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 31 July 1956
 
Description: Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Dingo has hosted the television program The Great Outdoors since 1993.

BRANSCOMBE RICHMOND
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 August 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor
 
Summary: He is sometimes credited in films as Richmond Branscombe, Ranscombe Richmon. Branscombe is well known for playing villains and thugs.

MATT AITKEN
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 August 1956
 
Description: Composer of songs, UK
 
Summary: He began his musical career as a musician and had been a member of many different bands before teaming up with Mike Stock to write and produce music for other artists.

BLACKIE LAWLESS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 September 1956
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Lawless is of Blackfoot Native American ancestry. His mother, a professional dancer was part French and part Native American.

DIANE WARREN
 
Date Born: Friday 7 September 1956
 
Description: Composer
 
Summary: She has her songs featured in more than 70 films or TV-shows listed on the Internet Movie Database. She finally won a Grammy for Best Song From A Movie for "Because You Loved Me". She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

JOHNNY FINGERS
 
Date Born: Monday 10 September 1956
 
Description: Keyboardist, Ireland
 
Summary: The group led by Bob Geldoff are mainly known for the hit ’I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS’ - 1973

MEGAN WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 September 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Williams' family moved to Sydney, Australia where she pursued an acting career. She then continued her acting career until she was eighteen years of age.

BRIAN ROBERTSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 September 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: A Scottish rock guitarist, best known for his work with Thin Lizzy and Motörhead.

MICKEY ROURKE
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 September 1956
 
Description: Actor, Professional boxer, Music, USA
 
Summary: Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a professional boxer in the 1990s.

MANDAWUY YUNUPINGU
 
Date Born: Monday 17 September 1956
 
Description: Aboriginal Australian musician and educator
 
Summary: He was born in Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal Reserve in the northeastern part of the Northern Territory of Australia. He was a member of the Yolngu people.

GARY COLE
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 September 1956
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He played Katherine Mayfair's ex-husband Wayne on Desperate Housewivesand has more recently played drug lord Ted Jones in Pineapple Express co-starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

DEBBY BOONE
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 September 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Debby Boone was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, the daughter of singer and 1950s icon Pat Boone and Shirley Lee Foley Boone daughter of country music star Red Foley.

LINDA HAMILTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 September 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1990).

JENNY MORRIS
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 September 1956
 
Description: Songwriter, singer
 
Summary: Jenny began with the band "The Crocodiles", who scored a hit with "Tears". Re-locating to Sydney, Australia in February 1981, she was a backing vocalist for various groups and formed a trio, QED, in 1983.

MICHAEL SAXELL
 
Date Born: Monday 1 October 1956
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician
 
Summary: Michael Saxell composed the Lithuanian Grammy winning song of year "Yra kaip yra" for the artist Mia in 2007 along with co-writers Christian Svensson and Sandra diAmante.

FREDDIE JACKSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 October 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer
 
Summary: Among his well-known hits are "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)", "Jam Tonight", "Do Me Again," and "You Are My Lady".

STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST
 
Date Born: Monday 8 October 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York, Zimbalist comes from a highly successful and renowned family. Her father is Efrem Zimbalist, Jr, the actor, her grandfather Efrem Zimbalist was a concert violinist.

CARRIE FISHER
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 October 1956
 
Description: Actress, Author, USA
 
Summary: She made her film debut in the Columbia comedy Shampoo (1975) starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden.

DANNY GANS
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 October 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: He had been named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year and his production had also been awarded Show of the Year. As these awards would indicate, his fame was largely centered in Las Vegas.

SCOTT COLUMBUS
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 November 1956
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Columbus played the so-called "Drums of Doom", a kit made of stainless steel, because his drumming technique is too rough on standard kits which had to be replaced too regularly.

BO DEREK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 November 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Derek is of Irish, German, Dutch and Welsh descent. Her father is Paul Collins, a Hobie Cat executive. Her mother is Norma Collins, hairdresser to Ann-Margaret.

SIMON BINKS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 November 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia,
 
Summary: He was the co-founder of the band with James Reyne and Brad Robinson in late 1978.Binks and Australian sound engineer Ross Cockle as producers. Australian Crawl toured England supporting Duran Duran in late 1983

JULEE CRUISE
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 December 1956
 
Description: Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress , USA
 
Summary: With a distinctive airy voice, Cruise has recorded four albums, but is probably best known for "Falling", the theme song for the cult U.S. television series Twin Peaks.

PETER BUCK
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 December 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The co founder of R.E.M. Buck spent time in Los Angeles and San Francisco but with his family he moved to Atlanta, Georgia.

RANDY RHOADS
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 December 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A classical guitarist as well as hard rock and membere of the group ’Quiet Riot’.

WARREN CUCCURULLO
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 December 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, Electric Sitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cuccurullo was largely responsible for Duran Duran's change of image. The band had once been regarded solely as a pop band; however, Cuccurullo helped to move them into a more serious image.

LIZZY MERCIER DESCLOUX
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 December 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, French
 
Summary: A French singer and musician, a pioneer in the worldbeat genre, as well as a writer and painter.

LEE ROY PARNELL
 
Date Born: Friday 21 December 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Guitarist,
 
Summary: Parnell was born in 1956.His parents were friends of country superstar Bob Wills, and Parnell began his music career on Wills's local radio show at the age of six.

BOB HOWE
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 December 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: As a musical director he has conducted for international singers such as Frank Ifield, Guy Mitchell, and Judy Stone,etc.

SUZY BOGGUSS
 
Date Born: Sunday 30 December 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Bogguss at the age of 5, she began singing in the Angel Choir of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in her hometown. With the encouragement of her parents, she took lessons in piano and drums, and as a teenager picked up the guitar as well.

 
 
 
 

 
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