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Paul Hester
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1959
Description: Drummer, Australia
Summary: An Australian musician and television personality; he was the drummer for the related bands, Split Enz and Crowded House.

Kathy Valentine
Date Born: Wednesday 7 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
Summary: Kathy Valentine, born Austin, Texas is the bassist for the all-girl punk-pop band, The Go-Go's.

Blixa Bargeld
Date Born: Monday 12 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Germany
Summary: A member of groups, Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

James Lomenzo
Date Born: Tuesday 13 January 1959
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: He played bass with White Lion from 1984 to 1991, and later with Zakk Wylde's side-project Lynyrd Skynhead who evolved into Pride & Glory and released one 1994 album.

Date Born: Friday 16 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Nigeria
Summary: Debut album Diamond Life, in 1984, and have subsequently sold over 50 million albums.

Susanna Hoffs
Date Born: Saturday 17 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: Hoffs attended Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. In 1980, she graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.

Rusty Anderson
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1959
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Rusty Anderson grew up in La Habra, California. At age 8, his father gave him his first electric guitar.

Rusty Anderson
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1959
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist and artist USA
Summary: Rusty is an Rusty Anderson (born January 20, 1959) is an American guitarister.

Linda Blair
Date Born: Thursday 22 January 1959
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: She dated Australian rock singer Rick Springfield with the age difference of 10 years, plus at the time she was a minor.

Jody Watley
Date Born: Friday 30 January 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: She ranks as the #144 most successful R&B artist of all time according to Billboard magazine.

Dave Graney
Date Born: Monday 2 February 1959
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: He was awarded 'Best Male Vocalist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996

Anne Fullwood
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1959
Description: Reporter, journalist, writer
Summary: A former Australian newsreader and current affairs host who was born in South Australia's Riverland.

Anne Fullwood
Date Born: Thursday 5 February 1959
Description: Reporter, journalist, writer
Summary: A former Australian newsreader and current affairs host who was born in South Australia's Riverland.

Victor Ray Wilson
Date Born: Friday 20 February 1959
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Beatmaster V was the drummer of Body Count.

Tom Arnold
Date Born: Friday 6 March 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: The son of Linda Kay Graham and Jack Arnold. He has six siblings, Lori, Johnny, Scott, Chris, Marla and Mark.

Irene Cara
Date Born: Wednesday 18 March 1959
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
Summary: The motion picture Fame earned Cara Grammy nominations in 1980 for Best New Female Artist and Best New Pop Artist, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical.

Terry Hall
Date Born: Thursday 19 March 1959
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Born in Coventry, he became the frontman for many groups but mainly known as the singer of 'The Specials'.

Kevin Paul Godfrey
Date Born: Monday 23 March 1959
Description: Drummer, Composer, UK
Summary: Born to mother, Lois, and father, Trevor. He had one brother, Nicholas. The children's upbringing wasn't particulary musical although their father is a fine pianist.

Chris Whitten
Date Born: Thursday 26 March 1959
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Critically acclaimed projects in the 1990s were Paul McCartney's Flowers In The Dirt album

David Hyde Pierce
Date Born: Friday 3 April 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Pierce was born the youngest child of Laura Marie and George Hyde Pierce, who was an insurance agent and aspiring actor.

Nigel Preston
Date Born: Saturday 4 April 1959
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: He was a founding member of The Death Cult and The Cult.

Sheena Easton
Date Born: Monday 27 April 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Scotland
Summary: Easton was the youngest of six children of a steel mill laborer, Alex Orr, and his wife Annie. Her siblings included brothers Robert and Alex and sisters Marilyn, Annessa and Morag. Her earliest known public performance as a singer was at the age of five, when in 1964.

Randy Travis
Date Born: Monday 4 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: A Grammy winner for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his album "Always And Forever" in 1988.

Ray Gillen
Date Born: Tuesday 12 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Singer best known for his work with the bands Black Sabbath, Badlands and Phenomena.

David Reyne
Date Born: Thursday 14 May 1959
Description: Actor, Musician, Television Presenter, Australia
Summary: David Reyne became a member of the band Australian Crawl with Reyne's younger brother,lead singer James, continued as drummer.

Andrew Eldritch
Date Born: Friday 15 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Andrew Eldritch is often called the "Godfather of Goth"

Daniel Darc
Date Born: Wednesday 20 May 1959
Description: Vocalist, France
Summary: A French singer, who achieved success with his band Taxi Girl (together with Mirwais Ahmadzaï) between 1978 and 1986, and also as a solo artist.

Susan Cowsill
Date Born: Wednesday 20 May 1959
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: Susan began her musical career with The Cowsills in 1967; she made her debut on We Can Fly, the Cowsills' second MGM Records album released in early 1968.

Tony Hadley
Date Born: Tuesday 2 June 1959
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Tony Hadley was born in Islington, London. He is an English pop singer who fronted the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet.

Gregg Bissonette
Date Born: Tuesday 9 June 1959
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Bissonette was the drummer for Steve Vai and played on multi-platinum releases from David Lee Roth, including the albums Eat 'Em and Smile (1986) and Skyscraper (1988).

Hugh Laurie
Date Born: Thursday 11 June 1959
Description: Actor, Comedian, Musician, Singer
Summary: From the age of six, Laurie took piano lessons with a Mrs. Hare. He plays the piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone. He is a vocalist and keyboard player for the Los Angeles charity rock group Band From TV. On 26 July 2010, it was announced that Laurie would be releasing a blues album after signing a contract with Warner Bros. The album, called Let Them Talk, was released in France on 18 April 2011 and in Germany on 29 April. The album features collaborations from well known artists such as Tom Jones, Irma Thomas, and Dr. John.

Kathy Mattea
Date Born: Sunday 21 June 1959
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer

Stef Burns
Date Born: Friday 26 June 1959
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
Summary: He began to strimpellare guitar of his father around 6 years.

Lorrie Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 27 June 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Morgan made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 13, performing Fred Spielman and Janice Torre's "Paper Roses."

James Freud
Date Born: Monday 29 June 1959
Description: Bassist, songwriter, Australia
Summary: In 1982, Freud joined Models as bass guitarist after the departure of Mark Ferrie, reuniting with old collaborator Kelly.

John Keeble
Date Born: Monday 6 July 1959
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Member of and drummer of "New Romantic" - "Spadau Ballet".

Suzanne Vega
Date Born: Saturday 11 July 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Poet. USA
Summary: Vega's mother, Pat Vega, is a computer systems analyst of German Swedish heritage. Her father, Richard Peck, is of Scottish English Irish extraction and works in graphics. Her stepfather, Ed Vega, is a writer and teacher from Puerto Rico.

Kevin Spacey
Date Born: Sunday 26 July 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Spacey was born the son of Kathleen A. Spacey (1931-2003) a secretary, and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler (1924-1992), a technical writer. On November 3, 2010 he was invested as an honorary CBE by Prince Charles at Clarence House, on behalf of the Queen, for services to drama.

Sonya Robinson
Date Born: Wednesday 29 July 1959
Description: Violinist, USA

Cletis Carr
Date Born: Tuesday 4 August 1959
Description: Singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Australia
Summary: Carr moved to Australia in 1986 for an intended holiday with family there. Within days, he had a job at a local music store and had joined two bands.

Clitis Carr
Date Born: Tuesday 4 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, song writer, USA
Summary: Cletis Carr is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer.

Robin Crosby
Date Born: Tuesday 4 August 1959
Description: Guiarist, Composer of songs, USA
Summary: Crosby joined Ratt towards the end of 1981 and would end up co-writing many of Ratt's songs including "Round and Round", "Wanted Man" and "Lay it Down".

Deborah Conway
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, Australian
Summary: After her fourth album Conway played the lead roll in the Australian production of "Always...Patsy Cline". 2001.

Jane Scali
Date Born: Saturday 8 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
Summary: Jane Scali was a prominent singer on Australia's "Young Talent Time" hosted by Johnny Young during thr seventies.

Butch Taylor
Date Born: Thursday 13 August 1959
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, USA
Summary: Although not a formal member of the band he acted as a permanent sixth member of the group from 1998 up until 2008.

Eddi Reader
Date Born: Saturday 29 August 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Record producer, Scotland
Summary: She is the recipient of three Brit Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts.

Gloria Estefan
Date Born: Tuesday 1 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Estefan’s father, José Fajardo, was a personal bodyguard to former Cuban president Fulgencio Batista's wife in the 1950s.

Kurtis Blow
Date Born: Wednesday 9 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, Producer, DJ
Summary: First rapper to sign to a Major label - First certified gold record for rap “The Breaks”.

John Berry Jr
Date Born: Monday 14 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Even though a country singer, John grew up listening to Soul, Opera and Gospel music.

Jason Alexander
Date Born: Wednesday 23 September 1959
Description: Actor, Singer, Comedian,USA
Summary: Alexander began his acting career on the New York stage and is an accomplished singer and dancer.

Shaun Cassidy
Date Born: Sunday 27 September 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Also starred in TV series GENERAL HOSPITAL - 1987. Appeared on Australia’s COUNTDOWN.

Edith Bliss
Date Born: Monday 28 September 1959
Description: Singer, television presenter
Summary: Bliss appeared on Where Are They Now on the Seven Network, for a Wonder World reunion in 2006.

Bryan Adams
Date Born: Monday 5 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Canada
Summary: Adams was born in Canada, to English parents.

Kirsty Maccoll
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1959
Description: Singer, Songwriter, UK
Summary: In the United States, MacColl was probably most recognisable as the writer of "They Don't Know". Tracey Ullman's version, helped by a video guest-starring Paul McCartney, reached Number 2 in the UK in 1983

Steve Martland
Date Born: Saturday 10 October 1959
Description: Composer, UK
Summary: Martland was born in Liverpool, and studied composition at Liverpool University and in the Netherlands with Louis Andriessen. He worked almost exclusively with artists outside classical institutions

Marie Osmond
Date Born: Tuesday 13 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: After the initial success of The Osmonds in 1970, Marie's older brother Donny Osmond was gaining success as a solo artist on the Pop Music charts and was becoming a teen idol.

Weird Al Yankovic
Date Born: Friday 23 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Record producer, Satirist, USA
Summary: The only child of Nick Yankovic an American of Serbian descent and Mary Elizabeth an American of Italian and English descent.

Rowland S. Howard
Date Born: Saturday 24 October 1959
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Australian rock musician, guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with the post-punk group The Birthday Party.

Chrissy Amphlett
Date Born: Sunday 25 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Amphlett has also worked as an actress. She made her film debut in the 1982 film Monkey Grip, and her performance garnered a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the Australian Film Institute Awards.

Sharin Anderson
Date Born: Monday 26 October 1959
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: Anderson was born in Ivanhoe, Victoria and grew up in the Montmorency area attending Briar Hill Primary School and Eltham High School.

Mackenzie Phillips
Date Born: Tuesday 10 November 1959
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
Summary: The daughter of John Phillips, lead singer of the The Mamas & the Papas, and his first wife, Susan Adams.

Barbara Buchholz
Date Born: Tuesday 8 December 1959
Description: Flute, Vocalist, Germany
Summary: She produced e.g. Tap It Deep - „midified“ Steppdance and music, Human Interactivity and Theremin: Berlin-Moscow.

Sheila E
Date Born: Saturday 12 December 1959
Description: Drummer, Singer, Actress
Summary: Sheila Escovedo is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs.

Bob Stinson
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1959
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: The punk rock group recorded firstly for ’Twin Tone Records’.

Zim Ngqawana
Date Born: Friday 25 December 1959
Description: Flautist and saxophonist.
Summary: The youngest of five children, Ngqawana started playing flute at the age of 21.

Tracy Ullman
Date Born: Wednesday 30 December 1959
Description: Comedian, Actress, Singer, Dancer, UK
Summary: Tracey Ullman was born to Antony Ullman, her Polish Roman Catholic father, and Dorin Ullman, her British mother, who was of Roma heritage. Antony had been a Polish soldier who was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940.

Val Kilmer
Date Born: Thursday 31 December 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984)

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