Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1686 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
  • 1773 Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music)
  • 1881 Edvin Kallstenius, composer
  • 1905 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Robert Pineda-Duque, composer
  • 1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker, Kansas City Kansas, American jazz saxophonist
  • 1922 Yorgos Sicilianos, composer
  • 1923 Lester Albert Trimble, composer
  • 1924 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1926 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • 1927 Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
  • 1928 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
  • 1931 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)
  • 1934 Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
  • 1934 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer
  • 1942 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
  • 1943 Richard Halligan, Troy NY, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  • 1945 Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
  • 1949 Peter John Wiegold, composer
  • 1953 Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1954 Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1954 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1955 Diamanda Galas, composer
  • 1956 GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • 1957 Pim Kops, rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)

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1958 Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

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  • 1959 Eddi Reader, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 1959 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • 1961 Tony MacAlpine, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity)
  • 1962 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
  • 1963 Greg Steele, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
  • 1966 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 1967 Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 1969 Me'Shell NdegéOcello, American singer
  • 1974 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
  • 1980 David Desrosiers, Canadian musician(Simple Plan)
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1982 A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1986 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1992 Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • 1993 Liam Payne, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, British pop singer (One Direction)