Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1584 Melchior Teschner, composer
  • 1636 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, born in Lwówek Śląski, Poland (d. 1679)
  • 1660 Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer
  • 1727 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer/choreographer (ballet d'action)
  • 1771 Matthaus Stegmayer, composer
  • 1842 Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
  • 1855 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS]
  • 1855 Edmund van der Straeten, composer
  • 1857 Frantisek Ondricek, composer
  • 1862 Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer
  • 1872 Eyvind Alnaes, composer
  • 1879 Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
  • 1885 Wallingford Riegger, Albany Georgia, composer (Bacchangle)
  • 1895 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • 1896 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer

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1899 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist
Duke Ellington
  • 1899 Karl Yngve Skold, composer
  • 1902 Theodore Chanler, composer
  • 1903 Frank Parker, singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1907 Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)
  • 1908 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter
  • 1913 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist
  • 1915 Donald Mills, singer (Mills Brothers)
  • 1920 Harold Samuel Shapero, Lynn Mass, composer (9 Minute Opera)
  • 1922 Toots [Jean] Thielemans, Belgian/US jazz musician/composer
  • 1924 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • 1925 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Big Jay McNeely, R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928 Carl Gardner, Tyler Tx, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin)
  • 1929 Peter Joshua Sculthorpe, composer
  • 1929 Vaclav Kucera, composer
  • 1931 Lonnie Donegan, Scotish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, born in Glasgow (d. 2002)
  • 1933 Darijan Bozic, composer
  • 1933 Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist
  • 1933 Rod McKuen, American singer/composer (Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California

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1933 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 1934 Otis Rush, American musician
  • 1935 Otto M Zykan, composer
  • 1936 April Stevens, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 1936 Zubin Mehta, Bombay India, conductor (NY Philharmonic)
  • 1938 Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
  • 1942 Klaus Voorman, rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1943 Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1945 Tammi Terrell, soul singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough)
  • 1945 [Thomasina] Tammi Terrell, [Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mt High)
  • 1947 Tommy James, singer (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver)
  • 1952 Nora Dunn, comedienne (SNL, Miami Blues, Working Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Deborah Iyall, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • 1955 Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • 1956 Ron Verlin, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1956 Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer
  • 1957 Richie C Robertson, rock bassist/vocalist (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1957 Mark Kendall, American guitarist
  • 1958 Simon Edwards, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 1960 Gerard Joling, Dutch singer (Love is in Your Eyes)
  • 1960 Phil King, English bassist
  • 1967 Master P, American rapper
  • 1968 Carnie Wilson, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
  • 1974 Anggun, Indonesian singer
  • 1974 Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
  • 1976 Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
  • 1979 Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club)
  • 1979 Matt Tong, English drummer (Bloc Party)
  • 1980 Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
  • 1988 Younha, Korean pop singer