August 25 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
Births
August 25

1918 : Leonard Bernstein, born Louis Bernstein in Lawrence, Massachusetts. American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (14 October 1990)

1928 : Jerry Rivers born in Miami, Florida, American folk and country fiddle player.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (4 October 1996)

1933 : Wayne Shorter, born in Newark, New Jersey. American jazz saxophonist and composer.

1949 : Gene Simmons, born Chaim Witz in Haifa. Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and actor. (Kiss - bass, vocals)

1950 : Willy DeVille, born William Paul Borsey Jr. in Stamford, Connecticut. American singer and songwriter.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (6 August 2009)

1951 : Rob Halford, born Robert John Arthur Halford in Sutton Coldfield. English singer-songwriter. (Judas Priest - lead vocals)

1952 : Geoff Downes, born Geoffrey Downes in Stockport, Cheshire. English rock keyboardist and songwriter. (Asia)

1954 : Elvis Costello, born Declan Patrick MacManus in Paddington, London. English singer-songwriter.

1955 : John McGeoch, born John Alexander McGeoch in Greenock, Inverclyde. Scottish guitarist. (Magazine, PiL and Siouxsie & the Banshees)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (5 March 2004)

John McGeoch

1956 : Matt Aitken, born Matthew James Aitken in Coventry. English songwriter and record producer. (Stock Aitken Waterman)

1961 : Billy Ray Cyrus, born William Ray Cyrus in Flatwoods, Kentucky. American country music singer, songwriter and actor.

1962 : Vivian Campbell, born Vivian Patrick Campbell in Belfast. Northern Irish rock guitarist. (Def Leppard)

1966 : DJ Terminator X, born Norman Rogers. American DJ. (Public Enemy)

1967 : Jeff Tweedy, born Jeffrey Scot Tweedy in Belleville, Illinois. American songwriter, musician, record producer and bandleader. (Wilco)

1969 : Jo Dee Messina, born Jo Dee Marie Messina in Holliston, Massachusetts. American country music artist.

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