Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1727 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
  • 1854 Moritz Moszkowski, composer
  • 1879 Alfreds Kalnins, composer
  • 1886 Gottfried Rudinger, composer
  • 1893 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)
  • 1900 Ernst Krenek, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1900 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • 1905 Leonard Constant Lambert, composer (King Pest), born in London, England
  • 1912 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Bob Crosby, Bing's brother, orchestra leader (Bob Crosby Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1913 Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
  • 1917 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1920 Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)
  • 1923 Richard Adler, composer/songwriter (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
  • 1924 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
  • 1925 Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
  • 1925 Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
  • 1927 Martial Solal, composer
  • 1928 Gerd Natschinski, composer
  • 1932 Mark Russell, political satirist/pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1934 Lojze Lebic, Slovenian composer, born in Prevalje
  • 1935 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • 1936 Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
  • 1938 Roger Greenaway, composer
  • 1938 Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)

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1946 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

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  • 1947 Rex Allen Jr, country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Terje Rypdal, composer
  • 1948 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • 1949 John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
  • 1949 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949 Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • 1951 Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), born in Durant, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1952 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1952 Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
  • 1953 Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • 1961 Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • 1970 Brad Mehldau, American pianist
  • 1974 Shifty, American musician (Crazy Town)
  • 1975 Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler
  • 1978 Julian Casablancas, American musician
  • 1979 Ritchie Neville, British musician
  • 1982 YTCracker, American musician
  • 1986 Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician
  • 1987 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer