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Brian Ray
Date Born: Tuesday 4 January 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: An American session musician, musical director, guitarist and singer–songwriter.

Rowan Atkinson
Date Born: Thursday 6 January 1955
Description: Actor, comedian, UK
Summary: Atkinson was born in County Durham in 1955. His parents were Eric Atkinson, a farmer and company director, and his wife Ella May, who had married on 29 June 1945.

Mick Cocks
Date Born: Tuesday 11 January 1955
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: One of the founding members of Australian rock band Rose Tattoo, guitarist Mick Cocks.

Tom Ardolino
Date Born: Wednesday 12 January 1955
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: A rock drummer best known as a member of NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet).

Paul Kelly
Date Born: Thursday 13 January 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Paul Kelly’s inroads on Australian music has been very significant in towards,completely being original.

Steve Earle
Date Born: Monday 17 January 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA
Summary: He was the eldest son of Jack Earle, an air traffic controller, and Barbara Earle.

Kevin Costner
Date Born: Tuesday 18 January 1955
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Costner was honored on September 6, 2006, when his hand and foot prints were set in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre along side other great actors and entertainers.

Eddie Van Halen
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1955
Description: Guitarist,Pianist, USA
Summary: Edward Van Halen was born to Jan van Halen, a Dutch father, and Eugenia, a Javanese mother, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Van Halen family moved to Pasadena, California, United States, from the Netherlands in 1962.

Shane Howard
Date Born: Wednesday 26 January 1955
Description: Singer, Songwriter, Composer
Summary: An Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, he was the mainstay of folk rock group Goanna which had hits with "Solid Rock"

Bill Laswell
Date Born: Saturday 12 February 1955
Description: Bassist, Producer, Arranger, USA
Summary: Laswell ranks among the most prolific of musicians, being involved in hundreds of recordings with many musicians from all over the world.

Jeff Daniels
Date Born: Saturday 19 February 1955
Description: Actor, Playwright, USA
Summary: Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, where his father, Robert Lee Daniels, ran a local lumber yard. NPA

Kelsey Grammer
Date Born: Monday 21 February 1955
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: A six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers (nine years) and Frasier.

Howard Jones
Date Born: Wednesday 23 February 1955
Description: Vocalist, keyboardists, UK
Summary: He is the eldest of four boys (brothers Roy, Martin, and Paul). Born in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, he spent his early years in Stokenchurch, near High Wycombe.

Steve Jobs
Date Born: Thursday 24 February 1955
Description: Apple Inc.
Summary: An American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder,[6] chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006.

Andy Gibb
Date Born: Saturday 5 March 1955
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Born Andrew to Hugh and Barbara Gibb, his family emigrated to Australia six months after his birth, settling in Redcliffe, Queensland, Queensland, near Brisbane.

Cheryl Baker
Date Born: Tuesday 8 March 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: She is most famous for being a member of 1980s pop group Bucks Fizz, and has performed for the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, winning it the second time.

Shirley Collie Nelson
Date Born: Wednesday 16 March 1955
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
Summary: In 1956, she released her first singles on the label under her Jubilee stage name, Shirley Caddell.

Bruce Willis
Date Born: Saturday 19 March 1955
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
Summary: Willis has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman several times throughout his career. He filled in for an ill David Letterman on his show February 26, 2003, when he was supposed to be a guest.

Ian Moss
Date Born: Sunday 20 March 1955
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Born in Alice Springs to Geoff and Lorna Moss on 20 March 1953, Moss originally took piano lessons but switched to guitar at age 11.

Errol Gray
Date Born: Monday 21 March 1955
Description: Vocalist, Comedian
Summary: Errol is a singer songwriter from Sawtell NSW with a long connection to Tamworth since 1980 with bands such as The Goodtime Band. and later with Sons of the Soil.

James House
Date Born: Monday 21 March 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: James House's musical career began in a band called the House Band, which was signed first to Warner Bros. Records and later to Atlantic Records. PNA

Reba Mcentire
Date Born: Monday 28 March 1955
Description: Vocalist, Actor , Composer, USA
Summary: She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall.

Randy Van Warmer
Date Born: Wednesday 30 March 1955
Description: Singer, songwriter
Summary: An American songwriter and guitarist. His biggest success was the pop hit, "Just When I Needed You Most".

Angus Young
Date Born: Thursday 31 March 1955
Description: Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Young developed his trademark schoolboy image. Before settling on the schoolboy costume.The original uniform was reputedly from his secondary school, Ashfield Boys High School in Sydney.

John Mooney
Date Born: Sunday 3 April 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: In 1981, he formed his own band Bluesiana with whom he has been recording and touring with since.

Billy Bob Thornton
Date Born: Monday 4 April 1955
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Thornton was born the son of Virginia Roberta, a psychic, and Billy Ray Thornton, a high school history teacher and basketball coach.

Leanne Douglas
Date Born: Wednesday 13 April 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Summary: Inspired by many great guitarists such as Hank Marvin - The Shadows and many more.

Tommy Castro
Date Born: Friday 15 April 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: In May 2010, The Blues Foundation awarded Tommy Castro multiple Blues Music Award honors for Blues Male Artist of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and with his band, Band of the Year.

Ed Townsend
Date Born: Saturday 16 April 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: In the R&B world, he is best remembered for his work with Dee Dee Warwick on "I Wanna Be With You","Foolish Fool" and "That's Not Love"

Ellen Barkin
Date Born: Saturday 16 April 1955
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Emmy Award Wins include. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Before Women Had Wings 1997.

Denise Scott
Date Born: Sunday 24 April 1955
Description: Comedian, Australia
Summary: Denise is a Melbourne-based stand-up comedian, actor and radio personality.

Eddie Jobson
Date Born: Thursday 28 April 1955
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
Summary: Jobson began playing the piano at age 7 and violin at age 8. Later he attended Bede Hall Grammar School, leaving at age 16. At that point he joined the band Fat Grapple, playing locally in venues such as Redcar Jazz Club.

Steve Jones
Date Born: Tuesday 3 May 1955
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: Up to the age of twelve, he grew up in Hammersmith with his young mother, who worked as a hairdresser, and his grandparents

Rick Wakeman
Date Born: Wednesday 4 May 1955
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
Summary: English keyboard player, composer, and songwriter. He is known for being the keyboardist for progressive rock band Yes, as the keyboardist for Ozzy Osbourne, his solo career, and later as a contributor to the BBC Television comedy show Grumpy Old Men.

Robert Ellis Orrall
Date Born: Wednesday 4 May 1955
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Associated acts, Love and Theft, Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Swift, be your own PET

Kix Brooks
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: He has one sister, one half-sister, one half-brother and his father adopted one son of his third wife.

Debra Winger
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1955
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: Winger was cast in the lead role in A League of their Own but dropped out and was replaced by Geena Davis.

Hazel Oconnor
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1955
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, UK
Summary: O'Connor originally became prominent as an actress in 1980.

Country Dick Montana
Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1955
Description: Drummer, US
Summary: Country Dick Montana, Jerry Raney, Joey Harris, and Rolle Love were this traveling musical pleasure experience that will never be duplicated ever again.

Les Kaczmarek
Date Born: Wednesday 18 May 1955
Description: Bassist, Australia
Summary: He formed Cold Chisel in 1973 with Ian Moss, Don Walker and Steve Prestwich. Les left in 1975 and was replaced by Phil Small.

Stan Lynch
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1955
Description: American songwriter and record producer. drummer
Summary: As a songwriter, he also has a penchant for collaborating with a variety of personalities. He’s co-written with or written for numerous acts, including Matraca Berg, Meredith Brooks, The Fabulous Thunderbirds,

Jerry Dammers
Date Born: Sunday 22 May 1955
Description: Keyboardist, UK
Summary: The founder and keyboard player of the Coventry, England-based ska band The Specials.

Rosanne Cash
Date Born: Tuesday 24 May 1955
Description: Singer - USA
Summary: Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, just as father Johnny was recording his first tracks at Sun Records.

John Grimaldi
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, GB

Mike Porcaro
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1955
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: The middle brother of Toto members Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro.

Topper Headon
Date Born: Monday 30 May 1955
Description: Drummer, UK
Summary: Headon joined the group in 1977 replacing Tory Crimes.The Clash formed in London, England in 1976

Tommy Emmanuel
Date Born: Tuesday 31 May 1955
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia
Summary: An Australian guitarist, best known for his fingerpicking style and energetic performances.

Michael Steele
Date Born: Thursday 2 June 1955
Description: Guitarist, Vocals, USA
Summary: She began her professional career as Micki Steele in the teen-girl band The Runaways, among the first all-female rock groups.

Dennis Flemion
Date Born: Monday 6 June 1955
Description: Drums, USA
Summary: He was the primary percussionist for the band. Dennis was also a temporary member of The Smashing Pumpkins from 1996 to 1997

Joey Scarbury
Date Born: Tuesday 7 June 1955
Description: Vocalist
Summary: Mainly remembered for the song "Believe It Or Not" which was the theme from the tv series "The Greatest American Hero" in 1981.

Mark Reale
Date Born: Tuesday 7 June 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Mark was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1955. He grew up listening to The Beatles, Eric Clapton, etc.

Wayne Horsburgh
Date Born: Saturday 11 June 1955
Description: Vocalist, Yodeller, Australia
Summary: His influences include Slim Whitman, Frank Ifield, Jim Reeves and Marty Robbins.

John Waite
Date Born: Monday 4 July 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
Summary: Waite first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British group which had moderate chart success and a solid following for their concert tours.

Eric Watson - (pianist)
Date Born: Tuesday 5 July 1955
Description: Pianist, Arranger, Composer, USA
Summary: In 2003 and 2005 he toured in Europa, Asia, and Australia with Christof Lauer.

Tom Hanks
Date Born: Saturday 9 July 1955
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Hanks won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Forrest Gump, becoming only the second actor to have accomplished the feat of winning consecutive Best Actor Oscars. Asteroid 12818 Tomhanks is named for him.

Chris White - Saxophone
Date Born: Wednesday 13 July 1955
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, UK
Summary: Associated acts include Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits, The Notting Hillbillies, Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney, Chris De Burgh, Mick Jagger

Howie Epstein
Date Born: Thursday 21 July 1955
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: While playing on a Del Shannon album that Tom Petty was producing (Drop Down And Get Me), Epstein impressed Tom with his ability. YOUTUBE: Tom Petty - vocals, guitar Mike Campbell - guitar Benmont Tench - keyboard, vocals Howie Epstein - bass, vocals Scott Thurston - guitar, vocals Steve Ferrone - drums

Taco Oskerse
Date Born: Thursday 21 July 1955
Description: Vocalist, Germany
Summary: Taco was born to a Dutch couple in Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia having once been a Dutch colony.

Joe Jackson
Date Born: Thursday 11 August 1955
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, UK
Summary: He started off learning to play the violin but soon switched to piano.

Mulgrew Miller
Date Born: Saturday 13 August 1955
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: He grew up playing gospel music in church and R&B plus blues at dances.

Mary-anne Fahey
Date Born: Friday 19 August 1955
Description: Actress, comedian and writer.
Summary: Diary by Kylie Mole and also released the Double A-Side single with tracks "So Excellent" and "I Go, I Go", which hit #8 on the Australian ARIA chart in November 1988.

Elvis Costello
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1955
Description: Vocalist, Gutarist, Composer, UK
Summary: Costello was born the son of Mary and Ross MacManus, a musician and bandleader.

John Mcgeoch
Date Born: Thursday 25 August 1955
Description: Guitarist, UK
Summary: He was described as "one of the most influential guitarists of his generation" and he was also considered as "the new wave Jimmy Page".

Bruce Foxton
Date Born: Thursday 1 September 1955
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, UK
Summary: While in "The Jam", he and drummer Rick Buckler played a role behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller.

Les Wilson
Date Born: Saturday 10 September 1955
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, UK
Summary: He established 'Les Wilson and The House Rockers in 1981 becoming well known inative UK and Europe.

Hiram Bullock
Date Born: Sunday 11 September 1955
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: He was born in Osaka, Japan to African American parents serving in the U.S. Military.

Jay Osmond
Date Born: Monday 12 September 1955
Description: Vocalist
Summary: A member of The Osmond Brothers' beging in 1958 when Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay began singing barbershop music.

Rex Smith
Date Born: Monday 19 September 1955
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. Because of his good looks, he was featured regularly in 16 magazine and Tiger Beat.

Carlene Carter
Date Born: Monday 26 September 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Country singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of June Carter and her first husband, Carl Smith.

Kenny Kirkland
Date Born: Wednesday 28 September 1955
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: As opposed to many piano “purists,” Kirkland was never shy of electric keyboards and synthesizers. NBC TV's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kirkland became the band's pianist. Considered by many to be one of the most important and influential pianists of his generation.

Phil Oakey
Date Born: Sunday 2 October 1955
Description: Vocalist, songwriter and producer. UK
Summary: Oakey has been a key figure in the music business and has been lead singer of The Human League for over 30 years, with whom he has sold an estimated 20 million records.

Ann Leuba
Date Born: Monday 3 October 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: Her most recent success was to have two of her songs accepted to be on a compilation Album, by Selection Records to be released in 2007.

Lonnie Pitchford
Date Born: Saturday 8 October 1955
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Summary: He was a protégé of Robert Lockwood, Jr., from whom he learned the style of Robert Johnson.

David Lee Roth
Date Born: Monday 10 October 1955
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Van Halen achieved their greatest commercial success, including their first Billboard #1 single, for the song "Jump", in 1984.

Eric Faulkner
Date Born: Friday 21 October 1955
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Scottish
Summary: Faulkner performed at Guilfest 2006 with 3 Men & Black, featuring Pauline Black from The Selecter.

Ruby Hunter
Date Born: Monday 31 October 1955
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
Summary: Hunter won Deadlys in 2000 for Female Artist of the Year, 2003 for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music and 2004 for Excellence in Film & Theatrical Score.

Dave Alvin
Date Born: Friday 11 November 1955
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Alvin's first solo album, entitled Romeo's Escape in the United States and "Every Night About This Time" in England.

Leslie Mckeown
Date Born: Saturday 12 November 1955
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
Summary: McKeown joined the Bay City Rollers in late 1973, replacing original lead singer Nobby Clark.

Clem Burke
Date Born: Thursday 24 November 1955
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He has recorded and played live with the legendary Wanda Jackson and Nancy Sinatra.

Billy Idol
Date Born: Wednesday 30 November 1955
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: The name Billy Idol was inspired by a school teacher's description of Broad as "idle".

Mark Reynolds
Date Born: Friday 2 December 1955
Description: Violinist, AU
Summary: Now a prominent IT adviser in South Australai where he now resides.

Rick Buckler
Date Born: Tuesday 6 December 1955
Description: Drummer, Vocalist
Summary: The former drummer of The Jam, an English rock band that enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom from 1977 until disbanding in 1982.

Mike Nolan
Date Born: Wednesday 7 December 1955
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
Summary: Bucks Fizz scored their last hit in 1988 and Nolan continued with the group (now in an altered line-up) until 1995.

Nathan East
Date Born: Thursday 8 December 1955
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, USA
Summary: He has recorded, performed and co-written songs with performers such as Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani, etc.

Paul Simonon
Date Born: Thursday 15 December 1955
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: An English musician and artist best known as the bass guitarist for punk rock band The Clash.

Grace Knight
Date Born: Friday 23 December 1955
Description: Vocalist, Australia
Summary: Grace Knight was born in 1955 in the UK, and performed as a cabaret singer in folk clubs from 1976.

Gary Valentine Lachman
Date Born: Saturday 24 December 1955
Description: Writer and Musician.
Summary: Founding members of Blondie, having joined the band as bassist in 1975.

Sanne Salomonsen
Date Born: Friday 30 December 1955
Description: Vocalist, Denmark
Summary: She was a member of the Anne Linnet Band.

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