Famous musicians born in the year 1960

Here are 50 famous musicians from the world were born in 1960:

Amy Grant

Amy Grant (November 25, 1960 Augusta-) otherwise known as Grant, Amy, Amy Lee Grant, amy_grant or The Queen of Christian Pop is an American singer, guitarist, artist, singer-songwriter, actor, writer, musician and music artist. She has four children, Matthew Garrison Chapman, Gloria Mills Chapman, Sarah Cannon Chapman and Corrina Grant Gill.

Her albums: Amy Grant, My Father's Eyes, Never Alone, In Concert Volume Two, Age to Age, A Christmas Album, Straight Ahead, Unguarded, The Collection and Lead Me On. Genres she performed include Contemporary Christian music, Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Country, Gospel music, Christian music, Soft rock and Pop rock.

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Chuck D

Chuck D (August 1, 1960 Queens-) a.k.a. Carl Ryder, Carlton D. Ridenhour, Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, The Rhyme Animal, Chuck Dangerous, Mistachuck, The Hard Rhymer, Public Enemy Number One, Chucky D, The Voice of Power or Chuck D. is an American musician, record producer, rapper, publisher, actor, author, film score composer, political activist, film producer and teacher.

His albums: Autobiography of Mistachuck, An Interview With Chuck D, Don’t Rhyme for the Sake of Riddlin’, On the Shoulders of Giants - The Soundtrack and The Black In Man. Genres he performed: East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Hip hop music, Hardcore punk, Political hip hop and Rap rock.

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Jamshied Sharifi

Jamshied Sharifi (October 17, 1960 Topeka-) is an Iranian conductor, composer, record producer and musician.

His discography includes: A Prayer for the Soul of Layla and Muppets From Space. Genres he performed include Symphonic rock and Classical music.

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Adam Clayton

Adam Clayton (March 13, 1960 Chinnor-) also known as Adam Charles Clayton, Sparky, Madam Clayton or Mrs. Burns is a British musician, songwriter, bassist and film score composer.

His albums include Mission: Impossible. Genres: Rock music, Post-punk and Alternative rock.

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Nigel John Taylor

Nigel John Taylor (June 20, 1960 Solihull-) also known as John Taylor, Taylor, John, Noodlehead, J.T. or John Nigel Taylor is an English musician, actor, songwriter, bassist and record producer. He has one child, Atlanta Noo Taylor.

His albums: Resumé, Auto Didact, Feelings Are Good and Other Lies, John Taylor, Live Cuts, METAFour, Meltdown, Retreat Into Art, Techno For Two and Terroristen: Live at the Roxy. Genres he performed: New Wave, Rock music, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock and Pop rock.

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Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage (June 10, 1960 Corringham-) also known as Turnage, Mark-Anthony is an English composer.

His albums include Scorched, Music to Hear, Scherzoid / Evening Songs / When I Woke / Yet Another Set To, Blood on the Floor and BBC Music, Volume 20, Number 12: Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 'New World' / Turnage: Canon Fever. Genres he performed: Opera, Ballet and 20th-century classical music.

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Vince Clarke

Vince Clarke (July 3, 1960 South Woodford-) also known as Vincent John Merin, Vincent John Martin or Clarke, Vince is a British keyboard player, disc jockey, musician, record producer, songwriter and remixer.

His albums include Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, One Day, Ghost Train and … present a Tribute to Depeche Mode. Genres he performed include Synthpop, Dance music and New Wave.

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Stephen Duffy

Stephen Duffy (May 30, 1960 Birmingham-) a.k.a. Stephen Tin Tin Duffy, Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy, Stephen 'Tintin' Duffy, Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy, Stephen "Tin-Tin" Duffy, Duffy, Duffy, Stephen or Tin Tin is an English singer and singer-songwriter.

His albums include The Ups and Downs, Because We Love You, I Love My Friends, The Ups And Downs - A Very Beautiful Collection, They Called Him Tintin, Music in Colours, Duffy and Kiss Me. Genres he performed: New Wave.

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Page Hamilton

Page Hamilton (May 18, 1960 Portland-) otherwise known as Page Nye Hamilton, Page Hamiliton or Hamilton, Page is an American singer, guitarist, record producer, songwriter and film score composer.

Discography: Zulutime. Genres he performed: Heavy metal, Alternative metal, Noise rock, Post-hardcore, Jazz, Alternative rock, Groove metal, Soundtrack and Hard rock.

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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe (January 4, 1960 Decatur-) a.k.a. John Michael Stipe, J.M. Stipe or Stipe, Michael is an American singer, record producer, film producer, television producer, singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, lyricist and musician.

His albums include In the Sun EP, Good King Wenceslas and In the Sun. Genres he performed: Alternative rock, Pop music, College rock and Jangle pop.

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Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis (August 26, 1960 Breaux Bridge-) also known as Steepee, Jeepy, Book, steeplone, Brandford Marsalis or Branford Marsalis, DMus is an American musician, composer, bandleader, saxophonist, actor and film score composer.

His albums: Scenes in the City, Royal Garden Blues, Trio Jeepy, Contemporary Jazz, I Heard You Twice the First Time, Random Abstract, Renaissance, The Steep Anthology, Music From Mo' Better Blues and Eternal. Genres: Jazz, Post-bop and Classical music.

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Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell (December 22, 1960 Miami-) also known as Luke Skyywalker, Luke, Lewd Campbell, Luke Campbell, Luther 'Luke' Campbell, Uncle Luke, Luther R. Campbell, Luther Roderick Campbell or Luke! is an American musician, singer, actor, rapper and promoter.

His discography includes: Changin' the Game, Greatest Hits, My Life & Freaky Times, Something Nasty, Luke, Luke's Hall of Fame, Volume 2, Left to Right, I Got Sumthin on my Mind, Freak for Life 6996 and In the Nude. Genres he performed: Southern hip hop, Miami bass and Hip hop music.

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Steve Vai

Steve Vai (June 6, 1960 Carle Place-) also known as Steven Siro Vai is an American guitarist, actor, film score composer, songwriter, singer, record producer, film producer, beekeeper and philanthropist. He has two children, Julian Angel Vai and Fire Vai.

His most recognized albums: Flex-Able Leftovers, Flex-Able, Passion and Warfare, Alien Love Secrets, Fire Garden, The Ultra Zone, Archives, Volume 1: The 7th Song, Alive in an Ultra World, The Elusive Light and Sound, Volume 1 and Archives, Volume 3: Mystery Tracks. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Heavy metal, Instrumental rock, Progressive rock, Neoclassical metal, Experimental rock, Progressive metal, Jazz fusion and Speed metal.

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Tony MacAlpine

Tony MacAlpine (August 29, 1960 Springfield-) a.k.a. MacAlpine, Tony is an American songwriter, record producer, musician, guitarist, keyboard player, composer and actor.

His albums: Master of Paradise, Violent Machine, Eyes of the World, Chromaticity, Maximum Security, Freedom to Fly, Madness, Evolution, Premonition and Edge of Insanity. Genres he performed: Heavy metal, Fusion, Jazz fusion, Blues, Neoclassical metal, Progressive metal, Classical music, Instrumental rock and Hard rock.

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Kevin Haskins

Kevin Haskins (July 19, 1960 Northampton-) also known as Kiven Haskins of Love & Rockets/Bauhaus, Haskins, Kevin, Kevin Michael Dompe, Messy Music, Kevin Donpe or Bauhaus is a British songwriter, drummer, film score composer and composer. He has two children, Diva Dompe and Lola Dompe.

His related genres: Gothic rock, Post-punk, Rock music, Electronic music, Psychedelic rock and Alternative rock.

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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann (September 8, 1960 Richmond-) otherwise known as Aimee Man, Aimee Elizabeth Mann, Mann, Aimee, 'Til Tuesday or Ames is an American singer, singer-songwriter, bassist, songwriter, actor and guitarist.

Her albums include I Should've Known, Whatever, I'm With Stupid, Long Shot, Bachelor No. 2, Lost in Space, The Forgotten Arm, One More Drifter in the Snow, Attack of the Killer B-sides and Humpty Dumpty. Genres she performed: Rock music, Folk music, Country rock, Alternative rock and Pop rock.

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Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 White Plains-January 25, 1996 New York City) also known as Larson, Jonathan or Jon was an American writer, playwright, composer, author and lyricist.

His albums: Tick, Tick... Boom!, Take Me or Leave Me, Rent, Cast Recording - Act II and RENT: Take Me Or Leave Me.

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Art Paul Schlosser

Art Paul Schlosser (January 4, 1960 United States of America-) is an American comedian.

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Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall (June 8, 1960 Denton-) also known as Michael James Hucknall, Hucknall, Mick or Michael Hucknall is a British singer, musician and singer-songwriter. He has one child, Romy Hucknall.

His albums: Tribute to Bobby, American Soul and Simply Mick Hucknall: The Early Years. Genres he performed include Pop music, Soul music, R&B Punk, Rhythm and blues, Contemporary R&B and Blue-eyed soul.

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Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman (August 14, 1960 Berkhamsted-) also known as Sara Brightman, サラ・ブライトマン or Angel of Music is a British singer, actor, songwriter, film producer and dancer.

Her most well known albums: Dive, Fly, Eden, La Luna, Harem, Harem (Cançao Do Mar) (Remixes), Diva: The Singles Collection, A Question of Honour, Captain Nemo and Eden. Genres she performed: Operatic pop, Symphonic metal, Symphonic rock, Crossover, New-age music, Electronica, Folk music, Rock music, Techno, Pop music, Dance music, Traditional music, Disco, World music, Trance music, Ethereal wave, Neoclassicism, Ambient music and Baroque pop.

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Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp (December 7, 1960 Wilmington-) a.k.a. Shipp, Matthew is an American pianist, jazz pianist and musician.

His albums include Matthew Shipp's New Orbit, Harmony and Abyss, Equilibrium, One, Nu Bop, Before the World, Piano Vortex, Songs, 4D and Antipop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp. Genres he performed include Avant-garde jazz, Free improvisation, Post-bop, Free jazz and Modern Creative.

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John Flansburgh

John Flansburgh (May 6, 1960 Lincoln-) a.k.a. Tyler, John Conant Flansburgh or Flansburgh, John is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist.

Genres: Alternative rock.

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Bill Rieflin

Bill Rieflin (September 30, 1960 Seattle-) also known as Bill Rieflin, Biff, Rieflin, William or William Rieflin is an American singer, drummer and musician.

His discography includes: Birth of a Giant, Largo and The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior. Genres he performed include Industrial rock and Avant-garde metal.

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Kyle Gass

Kyle Gass (July 14, 1960 Castro Valley-) otherwise known as Rage Cage, Kage, Klip Calhoun, Kyle Richard Gass, Rage Kage, KG, Rage or Kaginski is an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, actor, television producer, film score composer, screenwriter, musician and voice actor.

Genres related to him: Comedy rock, Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock and Acoustic music.

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Neal Morse

Neal Morse (August 2, 1960 Van Nuys-) also known as Morse, Neal is an American , .

His albums include Neal Morse, Merry Christmas From the Morse Family, It's Not Too Late, Testimony, The Transatlantic Demos, One, God Won't Give Up, Lead Me Lord (Worship Sessions, Volume 1), Send the Fire and Sola Scriptura. Genres he performed include Progressive rock, Neo-progressive rock, Christian rock, Christian music and Progressive metal.

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Tatsuya Uemura

Tatsuya Uemura (June 23, 1960-) is a Japanese , .

His most important albums: Zero Wing, Dogyuun and .

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Lepa Brena

Lepa Brena (October 20, 1960 Tuzla-) also known as Fahreta Jahic, Fahreta Zivojinovic, Fahreta Jahić- Živojinović or Fahreta Živojinović is a Bosnian actor, musician, singer and talent manager. She has two children, Stefan Živojinović and Viktor Živojinović.

Her discography includes: Lepa Brena, Začarani krug, Uđi slobodno..., Čačak, Čačak, Mile voli disko, Sitnije, Cile, sitnije, Bato, Bato, Pile moje, Jedan dan života and Voli me, voli. Genres she performed include Pop music, Pop-folk, Chalga, Balkan pop, Folk music, Dance music, Pop-folk and Sevdalinka.

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Lloyd Swanton

Lloyd Swanton (August 14, 1960 Sydney-) also known as Swanton, Lloyd is an Australian bassist.

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Edgar Meyer

Edgar Meyer (November 24, 1960 Tulsa-) also known as Meyer, Edgar or Meyer is an American bassist, composer and musician.

His albums: Unfolding, Work in Progress, Dreams of Flight, Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass, Edgar Meyer, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Appalachian Journey, Concertos, Appalachia Waltz and Short Trip Home. Genres related to him: Progressive bluegrass, Jazz, Bluegrass, Classical music and World music.

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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde (November 18, 1960 Chiswick-) a.k.a. Kim Wild or Kim Smith is a British singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, author, presenter, gardener and disc jockey. Her children are Harry Tristan Fowler and Rose Elizabeth Fowler.

Related albums: The Very Best of Kim Wilde, You Came, The Singles Collection 1981-1993, Shame, Can't Get Enough (of Your Love), Heart Over Mind, Kids in America 1994, Love Is Holy, Never Trust a Stranger and The Collection. Genres she performed: New Wave, Rock music, Pop music, Dance music, Synthpop, Pop rock and Hi-NRG.

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Katrina Leskanich

Katrina Leskanich (April 10, 1960 Topeka-) also known as Leskanich, Katrina is a British singer, actor, disc jockey and presenter.

Her albums: Katrina Leskanich. Genres: New Wave, Pop music, Rock music and Pop rock.

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Bob Mould

Bob Mould (October 16, 1960 Malone-) also known as Mould, Bob, Robert Arthur Mould or Robert Arthur “Bob” Mould is an American record producer, songwriter, singer, disc jockey, musician, singer-songwriter, playwright, guitarist, screenwriter and film score composer.

His albums include Workbook, Black Sheets of Rain, Poison Years, Egøverride, Bob Mould, Classifieds, The Last Dog and Pony Show, Modulate., Body of Song and See a Little Light. Genres: Punk rock, Alternative rock, Hardcore punk and Power pop.

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Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum (November 19, 1960 Long Beach-) a.k.a. Sorum, Matt, Matt William Sorum, Matthew William Sorum, Camp Freddy, The Cult, Velvet Revolver or Guns N' Roses is an American actor, film score composer, singer-songwriter, drummer, percussionist, musician and songwriter.

His albums: Hollywood Zen and Stratosphere. His related genres: Hard rock, Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock and Blues rock.

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Joe Henry

Joe Henry (December 2, 1960 Charlotte-) otherwise known as Henry, Joe or Joseph Lee Henry is an American musician, record producer, singer-songwriter, songwriter and film score composer.

His albums include Fuse, Kindness of the World, Scar, Short Man's Room, Trampoline, Trampoline, Tiny Voices, Civilians, Murder of Crows and Shuffletown. Genres: Soul music, Jazz, Alternative country, Folk music and Traditional music.

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Murray Cook

Murray Cook (June 30, 1960 Cowra-) also known as Murray James Cook, Muzza, Muzz or The Wiggles is an Australian actor, singer, guitarist, television producer, songwriter and film score composer. He has two children, Hamish Cook and Georgia Cook.

Genres: Children's music and Rock music.

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Robert Sweet

Robert Sweet (March 21, 1960 California-) otherwise known as Sweet, Robert or Robert Lee Sweet is an American drummer.

His albums include Love Trash. Genres: Rock music, Christian music, Christian metal, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal and Nu metal.

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Yuka Honda

Yuka Honda (December 1, 1960 Tokyo-) also known as Honda, Yuka, Cibo Matto, Yuki Honda or Y. Honda is a Japanese musician, record producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and remixer.

Her discography includes: Eucademix, Memories Are My Only Witness and Heart Chamber Phantoms. Genres she performed: Electronic music and Experimental music.

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David McGuinty

David McGuinty (February 25, 1960 Ottawa-) is a Canadian politician and lawyer.

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Tom Holliston

Tom Holliston (April 21, 1960-) also known as Tommy Hanson or Holliston, Tom is a Canadian songwriter, musician and record producer.

His discography includes: Tom Holliston and his Opportunists. His related genres: Progressive rock, Punk rock and Punk jazz.

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Kim Thayil

Kim Thayil (September 4, 1960 Seattle-) also known as Thayil, Kim is an American guitarist, songwriter and musician.

Genres he performed include Alternative metal, Grunge, Alternative rock and Heavy metal.

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Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo (July 14, 1960 Ouidah-) a.k.a. Angelique Kidjo, Angelique Kido, Angelique or Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo is a Beninese singer-songwriter, musician, artist, actor and music artist.

Her albums include Logozo, Fifa, Black Ivory Soul, Agolo, Ayé, Keep on Moving: The Best of Angélique Kidjo, Oremi, Oyaya!, Parakou and Djin Djin. Genres she performed: Afrobeat, Latin American music, Reggae, Jazz, World music, Gospel music, World fusion music, African popular music and Worldbeat.

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Aaron Jay Kernis

Aaron Jay Kernis (January 15, 1960 Bensalem Township-) also known as Aaron Jay, Kernis, Kernis, Aaron Jay or Anthony Jay Kernis is an American composer.

His albums: Double Concerto For Violin & Guitar - Air For Violin - Lament & Prayer, Colored Field / Musica Celestis / Air, Symphony in Waves; Musica Celestis, Colored Field / Still Movement with Hymn, Second Symphony / Musica Celestis / Invisible Mosaic III (City of Birmingham Symphony, Hugh Wolff), String Quartets nos. 1 & 2, Divine Grandeur and .

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Karita Mattila

Karita Mattila (September 5, 1960 Perniö-) a.k.a. Mattila, Karita or Karita Marjatta Mattila is a Finnish opera singer and actor.

Her most recognized albums: Joululauluja, Hindemith / Sallinen / Merikanto (Lahti Symphony Orchestra & Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir feat. conductor: Ulf Söderblom, soprano: Karita Mattila), Lauluja merelle, Sibelius Songs, Kullervo, From the Heart of Finland, A Five-Star Sibelius Celebration, , Gurrelieder and Fierrabras (Arnold Schoenberg Chor and Chamber Orchestra of Europe feat. conductor: Claudio Abbado, singers: Protschka, Mattila, Studer, Hampson).

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Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Upshaw (July 17, 1960 Nashville-) a.k.a. Upshaw, Dawn is an American opera singer.

Her most important albums: Dawn Upshaw Sings Rodgers & Hart, I Wish It So, The World So Wide, White Moon: Songs to Morpheus, The Girl With Orange Lips, Angels Hide Their Faces: Dawn Upshaw Sings Bach and Purcell, Knoxville - Summer Of 1915 (Music Of Barber, Menotti, Harbison, Stravinsky), Symphony No 3, Forgotten Songs: Dawn Upshaw Sings Debussy and Ainadamar. Genres she performed: Opera.

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Darryl Jennifer

Darryl Jennifer (October 22, 1960 Washington, D.C.-) otherwise known as Jenifer, Darryl, Darryl A. Jenifer or D. Jenifer is an American musician and bassist.

His albums: In Search of Black Judas. Genres he performed: Hardcore punk.

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Rick Nowels

Rick Nowels (March 16, 1960-) also known as R. Nowels, Nowels, Rick or Richard Wright Nowels is an American record producer, songwriter, composer, singer, musician and film score composer.

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Mirwais Ahmadzaï

Mirwais Ahmadzaï (October 23, 1960 Lausanne-) also known as Mirwais Ahmadzai, Mirwais Stass, Mirwais, Ahmadzaï, Mirwais, Mirwals, Mir Wais or Wais, Mir is a French record producer and songwriter.

His albums include Mirwais Remixed, Production, Naïve Song, Mirwais, Miss You and Disco Science. Genres he performed: Funk, House music, Electronica and Electroclash.

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Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider (November 27, 1960 Windom-) a.k.a. Schneider, Maria is an American composer and music arranger.

Her discography includes: Allégresse, Sky Blue, Evanescence, Concert in the Garden and Winter Morning Walks. Genres she performed include Jazz.

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Eric Martin

Eric Martin (October 10, 1960 Long Island-) also known as Martin, Eric is an American singer, songwriter, musician and singer-songwriter.

His albums: I'm Only Fooling Myself, Destroy All Monsters, Somewhere in the Middle, Mr. Vocalist 2, and I'm Goin' Sane. Genres he performed: Hard rock, Heavy metal and Pop rock.

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Greg Osby

Greg Osby (August 3, 1960 St. Louis-) otherwise known as Osby, Greg is an American , .

His albums: Public, 3-D Lifestyles, Further Ado, Symbols of Light (A Solution), The Invisible Hand, Black Book, Art Forum, Inner Circle, Mr. Gutterman and Zero.

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