Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1633 Samuel Pepys, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs), born in London, England
  • 1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)

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1685 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), born in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1759)

  • 1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
  • 1811 George Washington Hewitt, composer
  • 1848 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
  • 1873 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer
  • 1876 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), born in Beirut (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Edgar Istel, German composer, born in Mainz (d. 1948)
  • 1882 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
  • 1886 Albert Edward Sammons, composer
  • 1887 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
  • 1900 Elinor Remick Warren, composer
  • 1905 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • 1916 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • 1920 Hall Overton, Bangor Michigan, composer (Enchanted Pear Tree)
  • 1924 Lejaren Hiller, composer
  • 1926 Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
  • 1927 Ivan Hrusovsky, composer
  • 1929 Richard Moryl, composer
  • 1944 Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Mike Maxfield, rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1946 Rusty Young, California, rock steel guitarist (Poco- In the Heat of the Night)
  • 1949 Larry Demps, US R&B vocalist (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
  • 1949 Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist
  • 1950 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
  • 1952 Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)
  • 1955 Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist (Things Can Only Get Better)
  • 1958 Ria Brieffies, Dutch vocalist (Dolly Dots)
  • 1962 Michael Wilton, American rock guitarist (Queensrÿche), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1963 Robert Collins, keyboard player
  • 1964 John Norum, Swedish rocker (Europe), born in Vardø, Norway
  • 1966 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1967 Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer and sound engineer Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker
  • 1972 Steve Holy, American country singer
  • 1973 Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1974 Jaime Villarreal, Mexican musician
  • 1975 Robert Lopez, American composer
  • 1978 René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
  • 1979 D-Roc, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)
  • 1986 Holly Brook, American musician
  • 1986 Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese pop star (KAT-TUN)
  • 1989 Evan Bates, American ice dancer