Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1687 Johann Balthasar Freisslich, composer
  • 1719 John Hawkins, England, wrote 1st history of music
  • 1727 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Ital's opera composer/band leader (Farnace)
  • 1750 John Stafford Smith, composer
  • 1772 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer
  • 1804 Salomon Sulzer, composer
  • 1805 Adrien de La Fage, composer
  • 1811 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
  • 1815 Wincenty Studzinski, composer
  • 1830 Auguste Tolbecque, composer
  • 1835 Bernhard Scholz, composer
  • 1858 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • 1872 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, composer
  • 1902 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • 1908 Camille Schmit, composer
  • 1908 Kurt Bruggemann, composer
  • 1911 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • 1917 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Rudolf Bruci, composer
  • 1921 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Oto Ferenczy, composer
  • 1922 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • 1922 Peter Jona Korn, composer
  • 1924 Milko Kelemen, composer
  • 1925 Ivo Malec, composer (Zagreb, Croatia), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1926 John Heddle Nash, singer
  • 1926 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928 Diether de la Motte, composer
  • 1931 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
  • 1931 Sandor Szokolay, composer
  • 1935 Gordon Mumma, composer
  • 1935 John Charles Eaton, composer
  • 1935 Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • 1942 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
  • 1943 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)

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1945 Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Tears in Heaven), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1948 Dave Ball, rocker (Procul Harum)
  • 1948 Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)
  • 1950 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • 1950 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)
  • 1955 Randy Vanwarmer, vocalist (Just When I Needed You Most), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1959 Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
  • 1962 M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • 1963 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • 1964 Tracy Chapman, US singer/songwriter (Freedom Now, I Got a Fast Car)
  • 1966 Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
  • 1967 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer

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1968 Celine Dion, Canadian singer (I'm Your Woman), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
  • 1969 Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)
  • 1973 DJ AM [ Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1976 Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)

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1979 Norah Jones, American singer and pianist, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer & Pianist Norah Jones
Singer & Pianist
Norah Jones
  • 1979 Simon Webbe, English singer
  • 1980 Yalin, Turkish singer and songwriter
  • 1983 Scott Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1983 Hebe Tian, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E)
  • 1984 Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter.
  • 1986 Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer