American musicians born in 1956

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1956:

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam (October 23, 1956 Pikeville-) also known as Dwight Yoaham, Dwight David Yoakam or Dwight Yokam is an American singer-songwriter, actor, film director, musician and entrepreneur.

His most recognized albums: Guitars Cadillacs Etc. Etc., Gone, Live From Austin, TX, A Long Way Home, Ain't That Lonely Yet, Best Of, Blame the Vain, Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room, Dwight's Used Records and Hillbilly Deluxe. Genres he performed include Country, Rockabilly and Country rock.

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Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani (July 15, 1956 Westbury-) also known as Joseph Satriani, Satch, ZZ Satriani or Satriani, ZZ is an American guitarist, songwriter, musician, composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor. He has one child, Zachariah Satriani.

His albums: Not of This Earth, Surfing With the Alien, Dreaming #11, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine, The Beautiful Guitar, Joe Satriani, Crystal Planet and Engines of Creation. His related genres: Hard rock, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Blues, Heavy metal, Neoclassical metal, Rock music, Surf music and Blues rock.

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Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo (February 3, 1956 Glen Cove-) also known as Ranaldo, Lee, Text of Light, Lee M. Ranaldo or Lee Mark Ranaldo is an American writer, record producer, singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist, film score composer, actor, visual artist and poet. He has three children, Sage Ranaldo, Frey Ranaldo and Cody Ranaldo.

His albums include Broken Circle / Spiral Hill, Scriptures of the Golden Eternity, From Here to Infinity, East Jesus: Some Recordings: 1981-1991, A Perfect Day EP, Amarillo Ramp (For Robert Smithson), Clouds, Countless Centuries Fled into the Distance Like So Many Storms, Broken Circle / Spiral Hill EP and Maelstrom From Drift. Genres he performed: Alternative rock, No wave, Noise rock, Experimental rock and Art rock.

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David Mansfield

David Mansfield (September 13, 1956 Pittsburgh-) is an American guitarist, composer, musician, violinist and film score composer. He has two children, Maisie Mansfield and Lulu Mansfield.

Related albums: Year of the Dragon and Desperate Hours.

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La Toya Jackson

La Toya Jackson (May 29, 1956 Gary-) also known as LaToya Jackson, La Toya Yvonne Jackson, Toya, La Toya Dzhekson, La Toya, Toy-Toy, LaToya Yvonne Jackson or Toy is an American singer, model, songwriter, actor, author, musician, singer-songwriter, businessperson, tv personality and activist.

Her discography includes: Bad Girl, From Nashville to You, Heart Don't Lie, Imagination, La Toya Jackson, My Special Love, No Relations, Stop in the Name of Love, Starting Over and La Toya. Genres she performed include Dance-pop, Dance music, Contemporary R&B, Pop music and Rhythm and blues.

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Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads (December 6, 1956 Santa Monica-March 19, 1982 Leesburg) also known as Rhoads, Randy or Randall William Rhoads was an American musician, record producer, songwriter, guitarist and teacher.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Neoclassical metal and Glam metal.

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Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak (June 26, 1956 Stockton-) otherwise known as Chris Isaac, Chris Issak, Christopher Joseph Isaak, Isaak, Chris or Christopher Joseph "Chris" Isaak is an American actor, singer-songwriter, musician, singer and talk show host.

His albums include Silvertone, Chris Isaak, Heart Shaped World, Blue Hotel, San Francisco Days, Solitary Man, Dark Moon, Forever Blue, Somebody's Crying and Baja Sessions. Genres: Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly, Surf rock, Roots rock, Surf music and Rock and roll.

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Vinnie Colaiuta

Vinnie Colaiuta (February 5, 1956 Brownsville-) a.k.a. Vinny Colaiuta or Colaiuta, Vinnie is an American drummer and musician.

His most recognized albums: Vinnie Colaiuta, Jing Chi, Live at the Baked Potato 2000, , and Living. His related genres: Funk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Pop music, Rock music, Bebop, Post-bop, Thrash metal and Heavy metal.

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Warren Cuccurullo

Warren Cuccurullo (December 8, 1956 Brooklyn-) also known as Cuccurullo, Warren, Warren Bruce Cuccurullo, doubleyousee/ W.C. or Sophia Warren is an American , .

His albums: Thanks to Frank, Road Rage, The Blue, Machine Language and Playing in Tongues. Genres he performed include Alternative rock, Electronica, Synthpop, Electronic dance music, Experimental rock, Progressive rock, Ambient music and Electro-industrial.

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Jordan Rudess

Jordan Rudess (November 4, 1956 New York City-) a.k.a. Rudess, Jordan, Jordan Charles Rudes or The Keyboard Wizard is an American musician, songwriter, keyboard player and keytarist.

His albums include Feeding the Wheel, Rhythm of Time, 4NYC, Christmas Sky, Resonance, Secrets of the Muse, The Road Home, Listen, Arrival and Prime Cuts. Genres he performed: Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock, New-age music, Progressive metal, Intelligent dance music, Electronic music, Avant-garde and Classical music.

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GG Allin

GG Allin (August 29, 1956 Lancaster-June 28, 1993 New York City) a.k.a. G.G. Allin or Allin, GG was an American singer, musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

His albums: You'll Never Tame Me, Suicidal Motherfucker (1987-1988), Rock 'n' Roll Terrorist, Aloha From Dallas, Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies, Public Animal #1, The Best of Suicide Sessions - Antisocial Personality Disorder Live, The Early Years (1976-1984), Dirty Love Songs and Doctrine of Mayhem. Genres he performed include Punk rock, Rock music, Spoken word, Country, Shock rock, Hardcore punk, Garage rock, Hard rock and Rock and roll.

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Exene Cervenka

Exene Cervenka (February 1, 1956 Chicago-) also known as Christine Cervenkova, Christene Cervenka, X, Cervenka, Christene Lee Cervenka, Exene or Exene Cervenková is an American singer, musician, actor, artist, songwriter, film score composer, writer and visual artist. Her child is Henry Mortensen.

Her albums include Old Wives' Tales, Running Sacred, Somewhere Gone and The Excitement Of Maybe. Genres: Folk music, Punk rock, Folk rock and Rock music.

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Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss (December 30, 1956 Aledo-) also known as Suzy Boguss, Suzy Boggus, Susie Bogus, Susie Boggus, Susie Bogguss, Suzy Bogus, Suzy Bogguss & Alison Krauss & Kathy Mattea & Crosby, Stills & Nash or Bogguss, Suzy is an American singer, singer-songwriter, musician and record producer.

Discography: Swing!, Greatest Hits, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt, Suzy Bogguss, 20 Greatest Hits, Somewhere Between, Moment of Truth, Aces and Voices in the Wind. Genres related to her: Folk music and Country.

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Boyd Rice

Boyd Rice (December 16, 1956 Lemon Grove-) also known as NON, Rice, Boyd or Boyd Blake Rice is an American writer, author, composer, actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer and film editor.

His discography includes: Ragnarok Rune, The Way I Feel, Might!, Pagan Muzak, Children of the Black Sun, Solitude, Receive the Flame, God & Beast, In the Shadow of the Sword and Easy Listening for Iron Youth: The Best of NON. His related genres: Noise music, Industrial music, Experimental music, Drone music and Neofolk.

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Kermit Driscoll

Kermit Driscoll (March 4, 1956 United States of America-) a.k.a. Driscoll, Kermit is an American bassist.

His albums include Live.

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Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson (June 23, 1956 Baton Rouge-) also known as Randy D. Jackson, Randall Darius Jackson, Jackson, Randy, The Emperor or The Dawg is an American record producer, singer, musician, tv personality, bassist, a&r executive, music manager, television producer and actor. He has three children, Zoe Jackson, Taylor Jackson and Jordan Jackson.

Discography: Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1. His related genres: Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock, Dance-pop, Blues rock, Dance music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz, Jazz fusion and Hip hop music.

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Kenny G

Kenny G (June 5, 1956 Seattle-) also known as Kenny G., Kenneth Gorelick, Kenneth Bruce Gorelick or G Kenny is an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and saxophonist.

His discography includes: Duotones, Breathless, Miracles: The Holiday Album, Six of Hearts, Faith: A Holiday Album, Classics in the Key of G, The Essential Kenny G, Artist Collection, Auld Lang Syne and De Lux Collection. Genres he performed: Adult contemporary music and Smooth jazz.

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Amii Stewart

Amii Stewart (January 29, 1956 Washington, D.C.-) also known as Ami Stewart, Amy Stewart, Amii Steward, Amy Nicole Stewart, Stewart, Amii or Amil Stewart is an American singer.

Her albums include 17 Golden Hits, Knock on Wood & Paradise Bird, Light My Fire, Magic, Pearls: Amii Stewart Sings Ennio Morricone, The Hits and the Remixes, Lady to Ladies, Knock on Wood – The Best of Amii Stewart, Time for Fantasy and Amii. Genres she performed: Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Dance-pop and Contemporary R&B.

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Cindy Cashdollar

Cindy Cashdollar (May 25, 1956 United States of America-) a.k.a. Cashdollar, Cindy is an American guitarist and singer.

Her albums include Slide Show. Genres: Bluegrass and Western swing.

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Peter Buck

Peter Buck (December 6, 1956 Berkeley-) a.k.a. Buck, Peter, Peter Lawrence Buck, Peter Ernest Lawrence Buck, Buckland, R.E.M. or R.E.M is an American musician, record producer, songwriter and guitarist. He has two children, Zelda Buck and Zoe Buck.

His most important albums: Peter Buck and I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again. Genres he performed: Alternative rock, College rock and Jangle pop.

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Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves (October 23, 1956 Detroit-) also known as Diane Reeves or Reeves, Dianne is an American singer, musician and jazz artist/singer.

Her albums include The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan, Good Night, and Good Luck., Christmas Time Is Here, Dianne Reeves, I Remember, Never Too Far, New Morning, Quiet After the Storm, That Day... and The Best of Dianne Reeves.

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Stephen Pearcy

Stephen Pearcy (July 3, 1956 San Diego-) also known as Steven Pearcy or Pearcy, Stephen is an American singer, musician and songwriter. He has one child, Jewel Pearcy.

His discography includes: Before and Laughter, Stripped, Fueler, D.O.A. Live 2000, Social Intercourse and Under My Skin. Genres: Glam metal, Heavy metal, Industrial music, Hard rock and Alternative metal.

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Doug Wimbish

Doug Wimbish (September 22, 1956 Hartford-) a.k.a. Wimbish, Doug is an American musician, bassist and songwriter.

His discography includes: CinemaSonics. Genres related to him: Alternative metal, Funk rock and Hip hop music.

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Greg Phillinganes

Greg Phillinganes (May 12, 1956 Detroit-) also known as Gregory Arthur Phillinganes, Phillinganes, Greg, グレゴリー・アーサー・フィリンゲインズ or Toto is an American keyboard player, keytarist, musician, songwriter and music director.

Discography: Pulse. Genres he performed: Pop rock and Progressive rock.

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Julee Cruise

Julee Cruise (December 1, 1956 Creston-) also known as Julie Cruise or Cruise, Julee is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

Her most important albums: Art of Being a Girl / Everybody Knows, Falling, Summer Kisses, Winter Tears, The Voice of Love, The Art of Being a Girl, Floating Into the Night, Rockin' Back Inside My Heart, My Secret Life and Peaks Mania EP. Genres: Dream pop.

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Michael Angelo Batio

Michael Angelo Batio (February 23, 1956 Chicago-) also known as Michael Angelo, micheal angelo - portugal or Batio, Michael Angelo is an American musician, record producer, songwriter and guitarist.

His discography includes: Hands Without Shadows, Planet Gemini, Live: The Crossings of Mackinaw, No Boundaries, Tradition, Gunnin' For Glory, Holiday Strings, Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity Part 2, 2 X Again and Hands Without Shadows 2 - Voices. Genres he performed include Heavy metal, Instrumental rock, Hard rock, Glam metal, Neoclassical metal, Progressive metal, Jazz, Progressive rock and Traditional heavy metal.

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Gavin Christopher

Gavin Christopher (May 3, 1956 Chicago-) also known as Christopher Gavin or Christopher, Gavin is an American record producer, songwriter and singer.

His albums include One Step Closer.

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Jack Sherman

Jack Sherman (January 18, 1956 Los Angeles-) is an American musician and guitarist.

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Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman (September 20, 1956 Chicago-) a.k.a. Coleman, Steve is an American bandleader and composer.

His most recognized albums: Genesis, Rhythm in Mind, Phase Space, Quintessence, Sine Die, Drop Kick, The Sonic Language of Myth and Flashback On M-Base. His related genres: Jazz.

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Sandi Patty

Sandi Patty (July 12, 1956 Oklahoma City-) also known as Sandi Patti, Sandy Patty, Patty, Sandi or Sandi Patty is an American singer and voice actor.

Her albums: Another Time...Another Place, Artist of My Soul, Hymns of Faith... Songs of Inspiration, Le Voyage, Make His Praise Glorious, More Than Wonderful, Take Hold of Christ, The Finest Moments, These Days and Morning Like This. Genres: Contemporary Christian music and Christian music.

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Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen (January 11, 1956 Houston-) also known as Robert Earl Keen, Jr. or Keen, Robert Earl, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

His albums include Gringo Honeymoon, Walking Distance, Gravitational Forces, Farm Fresh Onions, A Bigger Piece of Sky, Live From Austin TX (2004), No Kinda Dancer, No. 2 LIVE Dinner, Picnic and The Live Album. Genres: Alternative country, Country, Country rock, Folk music, Americana and Outlaw country.

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Big Bank Hank

Big Bank Hank (January 11, 1956 New York City-November 11, 2014) also known as Henry Jackson was an American rapper.

Genres related to him: Hip hop music.

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Peter Holsapple

Peter Holsapple (February 19, 1956-) also known as Holsapple, Peter is an American songwriter and musician.

His albums: Out of My Way and Here and Now.

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Harold Levin

Harold Levin (March 13, 1956-) is an American , .

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John Sex

John Sex (April 8, 1956 United States of America-October 24, 1990) was an American singer.

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Steve Riley

Steve Riley (January 22, 1956 Revere-) is an American musician and drummer.

His related genres: Hard rock, Rock music and Heavy metal.

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Stepfanie Kramer

Stepfanie Kramer (August 6, 1956 Los Angeles-) also known as Stephanie Kramer is an American actor, writer and singer-songwriter. Her child is called Lily Richards.

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Tony Garnier

Tony Garnier (August 18, 1956 Saint Paul-) otherwise known as Garnier, Tony is an American artist, musician, multi-instrumentalist and bassist.

Genres he performed: Blues, Country, Folk music, Rock music and Folk rock.

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Jeffrey Foskett

Jeffrey Foskett (February 17, 1956 Santa Clara County-) is an American singer and guitarist.

His albums: Stars in the Sand and Twelve and Twelve. Genres he performed: Surf music, Baroque pop, Rock music and Pop music.

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Mick Brown

Mick Brown (September 8, 1956 United States of America-) also known as Wild Brown or Wild is an American , .

His related genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal and Glam metal.

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Cynthia Rhodes

Cynthia Rhodes (November 21, 1956 Nashville-) otherwise known as Rhodes, Cynthia is an American singer, actor and dancer. She has three children, Brandon Marx, Lucas Marx and Jesse Marx.

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Jon Schwartz

Jon Schwartz (August 18, 1956 Chicago-) otherwise known as Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Bermuda Schwartz, Bermuda, John 'Bermuda' Schwartz or Jon 'Bermuda' Schwartz is an American drummer, online producer and actor.

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Danny Gans

Danny Gans (October 25, 1956 Los Angeles-May 1, 2009 Las Vegas) was an American singer, comedian and impressionist. He had three children, Andrew Gans, Amy Gans and Emily Gans.

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Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop (October 16, 1956 New York City-) is an American conductor.

Her albums: Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Appalachian Spring / Short Symphony / 3 Latin American Sketches / Quiet City, Mark O'Connor's Americana Symphony, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocturne, A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden, The Red Violin Concerto / Violin Sonata, Carmina Burana, Miraculous Mandarin (The Complete Ballet) / Dance Suite / Hungarian Pictures, Symphony No. 1 / Tragic Overture / Academic Festival Overture and Concerto for Orchestra / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.

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Bobby Z.

Bobby Z. (January 9, 1956-) otherwise known as Robert B. Rivkin, Bobby 'Z' Rivkin or Bobby Z is an American record producer and musician.

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Barrington "Bo" Henderson

Barrington "Bo" Henderson (June 10, 1956 United States of America-) also known as Barrington Scott "Bo" Henderson, Barrington Scott Henderson or Barrington Henderson is an American , .

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Elizabeth Falconer

Elizabeth Falconer (July 20, 1956-) is an American , .

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Mark Collie

Mark Collie (January 18, 1956 Waynesboro-) also known as Collie, Mark or George Mark Collie is an American songwriter, singer, singer-songwriter, actor and record producer.

His albums: Even the Man in the Moon Is Cryin', Mark Collie, Hardin County Line, Tennessee Plates, Unleashed and Born & Raised in Black and White. Genres he performed include Country and Americana.

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Jellybean Johnson

Jellybean Johnson (November 19, 1956 Chicago-) also known as Garry George Johnson, Garry George "Jellybean" Johnson, Jellybean, Garry Johnson, John Benitez or The Time is an American guitarist, drummer, songwriter, record producer, musician and actor.

Genres he performed include New Wave, Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Dance music, Funk, Funk rock, Funk metal, Grunge, Hard rock, Hip hop music and Electronic dance music.

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Charmaine Neville

Charmaine Neville (March 31, 1956-) a.k.a. Neville, Charmaine is an American singer and musician.

Genres related to her: Jazz.

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