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Number of Records Matching Query: 61
 
IRIS DEMENT
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 January 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The youngest child of Pat DeMent and his second wife, Flora Mae.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS
 
Date Born: Friday 13 January 1961
 
Description: Actress, Comedian. USA
 
Summary: Louis-Dreyfus subsequently became one of the cast members on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985, tying with current cast member Abby Elliot as the youngest female cast member in the history of the program.

MIKE TRAMP
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 January 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA, Australia
 
Summary: In 2006 Tramp's White Lion toured Europe in November and December of 2006 and toured the USA & two European festivals in Europe in the summer of 2007.

PAUL RAVEN
 
Date Born: Monday 16 January 1961
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Raven's replaced original Killing Joke bassist Youth in mid 1982, just in time for the North American tour documented on the Ha! live EP.

LINDA EDER
 
Date Born: Friday 3 February 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Linda Eder (born February 3, 1961) is an American singer and actress. Parents are Georg from Austria and Leila from Norway. Raised in Brainerd, Minnesota.

ANDY TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 February 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He was born and raised in Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear, North East England, and attended Marden High School.

GRANT HART
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 March 1961
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Grant Hart was born in 1961, the youngest child of a credit union employee and a shop teacher.

EDDIE MURPHY
 
Date Born: Monday 3 April 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1982, Murphy made his big screen debut in the film 48 Hrs. with Nick Nolte.

DOUGLAS HOPKINS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 April 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The Gin Blossoms were one of the hottest local bands in Tempe and the surrounding areas, and they signed a contract with A&M Records.

JANE LEEVES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 April 1961
 
Description: Actress,Dancer, UK
 
Summary: Leeves made her screen debut with a small role in the 1983 popular British comedy television show The Benny Hill Show.

JAY ASTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Aston trained as a dancer, singer and actress at the Italia Conti School of Speech and Drama and performed on stage many times in her teens mainly as a dancer.

GEORGE CLOONEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 May 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An Irish American,was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce, is a former pageant queen, while his father, Nick, is a journalist, anchorman, game show and American Movie Classics host, and – in later years – an aspiring politician from the state of Kentucky.

ENYA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 May 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: Enya achieved a breakthrough in her career in 1988 with the album Watermark, which featured the hit song "Orinoco Flow" (sometimes incorrectly known as "Sail Away").

NICK HEYWARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 May 1961
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, UK
 
Summary: Heyward formed Haircut 100 in 1980. During Nick Heyward's time with the band, they had four UK Top 10 singles and their debut album, Pelican West (1982).

PERI GILPEN
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1961
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London's British-American Academy.

PERI GILPIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1961
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She has received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series" for her performance in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE
 
Date Born: Monday 29 May 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Etheridge wrote music for A&M and many of her songs were recorded by mainstream artists.

LEA THOMPSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 31 May 1961
 
Description: Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for: Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). Lea Thomas is a very likeable star seemingly one could get along quite easy with her out-going way. Is that debatable.

MICHAEL J FOX
 
Date Born: Friday 9 June 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Fox was born the son of Phyllis, an actress and payroll clerk, and William Fox, a police officer and member of the Canadian Forces. Fox's family lived in various cities and towns across Canada because of his father's career.

BOY GEORGE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 June 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Boy George's style caught the attention of music executive Malcolm McLaren of Sex Pistols fame, who arranged for O'Dowd to perform with the group Bow Wow Wow, featuring Annabella Lwin.

KIP WINGER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 June 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American rock musician, both a member of the hard rock band, Winger, and a solo artist.

DENNIS DANELL
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 June 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Bassist,USA
 
Summary: Danell formed Social Distortion in 1979 with frontman Mike Ness while attending high school together.

RICKY GERVAIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 June 1961
 
Description: Comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.
 
Summary: In 2007 he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic.

VITO BRATTA
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 July 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The guitarist and lead songwriter for the 1980s rock band White Lion from 1983 to 1992.

RICK PRICE
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: In January and February of 1997 Price played several shows alongside another accomplished Australian singer, songwriter Jack Jones.

ROB HEATON
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 July 1961
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Together with Justin Sullivan he was the core of the Bradford based band, originally alongside Stuart Morrow on bass and then later with Jason 'Moose' Harris.

AL CHEZ
 
Date Born: Friday 7 July 1961
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He first met Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra's Will Lee at a club in New York in 1986

TOBY KEITH
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer
 
Summary: Keith was born the son of Carolyn Joan and Hubert K. Covel Jr. His family moved to Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City when Keith was young.

FOREST WHITAKER
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 July 1961
 
Description: Actor, producer, director, USA
 
Summary: His father, Forest Whitaker, Jr., was an insurance salesman and the son of novelist Forest Whitaker, Sr. His mother, Laura Francis (née Smith), was a special education teacher.

MARK McCANTEE
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 July 1961
 
Description: Guitarist,Australia
 
Summary: In 2006, Divinyls were indicted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, an event which re-established contact between McEntee and Amphlett.

JIM MARTIN
 
Date Born: Friday 21 July 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Martin was fired (by fax apparently) by the band on November 30, 1993, after seeing the rehearsals and compositions were not getting better.

KEITH SWEAT
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Sweat started his musical career as a member of a well known Harlem band called "Jamilah" in 1975.

WOODY HARRELSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 July 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Harrelson was born the son of Diane Lou and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964, he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett.

JOY LYNN WHITE
 
Date Born: Monday 24 July 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The "Trio" became an early inspiration to countless groups, including "The Beach Boys".

PAUL GEARY
 
Date Born: Monday 24 July 1961
 
Description: Drummer - U.S.A.
 
Summary: An American drummer for the Funk metal band, "Extreme".

THE EDGE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 August 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named The Edge #24 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"

JON FARRISS
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 August 1961
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: He is the younger brother of fellow band members Tim Farriss and Andrew Farriss, and was the youngest member of INXS until J.D. Fortune joined on lead vocals.

ROY HAY
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 August 1961
 
Description: Guitarist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Some of Hay's musical influences were Stevie Wonder , The Isley Brothers and Led Zeppelin. Before his involvement with Culture Club.

DEBBI PETERSON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 August 1961
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The younger sister of Vicki Peterson, and the drummer of the all-girl group, The Bangles.

MARK BEDFORD
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 August 1961
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Guitarist and youngest member of the British second wave ska band, Madness.

BILLY RAY CYRUS
 
Date Born: Friday 25 August 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann (née Adkins) and Ron Cyrus, a politician.

PAUL WATAKAAR-SAVOY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 September 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Norwegian
 
Summary: Once "Q Magazine" named him as one of the best unknown lyricists of his generation.

LeROI MOORE
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 September 1961
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Moore helped found the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra (1982).

DAVE MUSTAINE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 September 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 2009 Mustaine was named the No. 1 player in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.

JAMES GANDOLFINI
 
Date Born: Monday 18 September 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Gandolfini was born in New Jersey. His mother, Santa, a high school lunch lady, was born in the U.S. and raised in Naples, Italy. His father, James Gandolfini, Sr., a native of Borgotaro, Italy

CATHERINE OXENBERG
 
Date Born: Friday 22 September 1961
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Award-winning actress Catherine Oxenberg is most known to TV audiences as vixen Amanda Carrington in the hit primetime serial “Dynasty” (1984-1986), a role that brought her two Soap Opera Digest Awards, and as British secret agent Ashley Hunter-Caddington in the syndicated series “Acapulco H.E.A.T.” (1993).

HEATHER LOCKLEAR
 
Date Born: Monday 25 September 1961
 
Description: Actress
 
Summary: Locklear was born the daughter of Diane, a production executive for Disney, and William Robert Locklear, an administrator at UCLA.

CRYSTAL BERNARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 30 September 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Bernard did a duet with Peter Cetera called, "(I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight."

BRIAN MANNIX
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Mannix is also a regular on the TV show Spicks and Specks.

JON STEVENS
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Stevens moved to Australia after success as a pop star in New Zealand in the 1970s (his best-known songs from this era are "Jezebel" and a cover version of "Montego Bay"); he subsequently became an Australian citizen.

MARTIN KEMP
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Spandau Ballet went on to have a great deal of success in the New Romantic Era, with four of their albums reaching the UK album chart top ten. The group had a massive hit with ’TRUE’ - 1983

WYNTON MARSALIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 October 1961
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Wynton Marsalis has worked with the best including Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins etc.

RANDY JACKSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 October 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Randy Jackson is a member of the famous musical family ’THE JACKSONS’, and is the brother of the prominent pop singers Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

KD LANG
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 November 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: In 2003, she won her fourth Grammy Award, this time for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her collaboration with Tony Bennett on A Wonderful World.

LEIF GARRETT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 November 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Leif Garrett was a seventies teen idol, or as some would have said teeny bopper idol.

ANTHONY WARLOW
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 November 1961
 
Description: Vocalist , Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Anthony Warlow must be credited as one Australia's true great singers of stage and theatre.

MEG RYAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 November 1961
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1993 saw the release of the hugely successful romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle".

RAYBEEZ
 
Date Born: Monday 27 November 1961
 
Description: Singer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Lead singer of hard rock band "Warzone: He was also membered ’Agnostic Front’ playing drums.

JOHNATHAN MELVOIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 December 1961
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: A Jazz pianist and sessions player performing and playing on ’Princes’ album ’Around The World in a Day’.

SARA DALLIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is related to Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the TV show The Office.

HANK VAN SICKLE
 
Date Born: Sunday 31 December 1961
 
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: According to John Mayall, his is the longest run of any bass player with the Bluesbreakers.

 
 
 
 

 
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