Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1660 Johann Sigismund Kusser, composer
  • 1713 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer
  • 1721 John Reid, composer
  • 1755 Francois Alexander Sallantin, composer
  • 1778 Fernando Sor, composer
  • 1787 James P Carrell, composer
  • 1820 Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer
  • 1837 Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer
  • 1840 Georg Jacobi, composer
  • 1862 Karel Weis, composer
  • 1870 Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
  • 1877 Jazeps Medins, composer
  • 1883 Bainbridge Crist, composer
  • 1907 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
  • 1914 George Kleinsinger, San Bernardino CA, composer (Tubby the Tuba)
  • 1919 Joan Edwards, vocalist (Joan Edwards Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)
  • 1920 Bryant Boudleaux, Shellman Ga, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
  • 1920 Eileen Farrell, Willimantic Conn, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody)
  • 1923 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Gene Ames, singer
  • 1926 Barney Childs, composer
  • 1930 Dotty McGuire, Middletown Oh, vocalist (McGuire Sisters)
  • 1934 George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
  • 1942 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • 1945 Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
  • 1945 King Floyd, rocker
  • 1945 Roy Dyke, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)
  • 1950 Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)
  • 1952 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • 1953 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
  • 1955 Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
  • 1955 Scott Smith, rock bassist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
  • 1956 Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
  • 1957 Doris King, Nashville Tenn, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
  • 1960 Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)
  • 1961 Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
  • 1961 Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • 1966 Freedom Williams, rock vocalist (C&C Music Factory-Everbody Dance Now)
  • 1969 Ahlam, Bahraini singer
  • 1970 Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer
  • 1971 Sonia, British singer

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1974 Robbie Williams, English singer

  • 1975 Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
  • 1976 Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1976 Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
  • 1978 Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist My Dying Bride