Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1683 Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized)
  • 1714 Jean-Benoit Leclair, composer
  • 1741 Vaclav Pichl, composer
  • 1752 Carl Stenborg, composer
  • 1785 George Frederic Pinto, composer
  • 1830 Karl Klindworth, pianist/conductor
  • 1862 Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques)
  • 1879 Luis da Costa, composer
  • 1886 Jesus Guridi, composer
  • 1896 Roberto Gerhard, composer
  • 1902 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS]
  • 1906 Jaroslav Jezek, composer
  • 1907 Jan Felderhof, composer
  • 1908 Eugen Suchon, composer
  • 1911 Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
  • 1914 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist
  • 1916 Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer
  • 1924 Norman Ayrton, opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK)
  • 1927 Sir Colin Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
  • 1932 Glenn Herbert Gould, pianist (sued Steinway Piano), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1933 Erik Darling, folk singer (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1936 Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
  • 1936 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman
  • 1937 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer
  • 1937 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich
  • 1939 Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)
  • 1942 John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • 1943 Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
  • 1943 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Eugenia Zukerman, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
  • 1945 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
  • 1947 John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1951 Burleigh Drummond, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • 1953 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon)
  • 1955 Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna)
  • 1955 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • 1964 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer

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1968 Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 1970 Dean Ween, American musician (Ween)
  • 1974 Daniel Kessler, American musician (Interpol)
  • 1980 T.I., American rapper
  • 1981 Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician