Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1788 Philip Knapton, composer
  • 1792 Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer
  • 1819 Karol Mikuli, composer
  • 1874 Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
  • 1877 Josephine McGill, composer
  • 1890 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz pianist/composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1900 Rodolfo Halffter, composer
  • 1901 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer
  • 1909 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • 1913 Angelo Ephrikian, composer
  • 1913 Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
  • 1915 Giora Schuster, composer
  • 1923 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Herman Roelstraete, composer
  • 1934 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • 1937 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • 1939 Jay Siegel, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939 Raymond Jones, British keyboardist and songwriter, born in Oldham
  • 1940 Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • 1943 Dunja Vejzovic, Croatian soprano
  • 1944 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • 1945 Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • 1945 Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • 1950 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
  • 1954 Steve Orich, orchestrator
  • 1955 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1957 Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • 1958 Ivo Pogorelich, Belgrade Yugoslavia, pianist (1978 Casagrande winner)
  • 1958 Mark King, bass/vocalist (Level 42-Standing in the Light, Love Games)
  • 1958 Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts)
  • 1958 Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist
  • 1960 Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • 1962 Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
  • 1965 Norman Blake, Scottish musician
  • 1966 Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • 1967 Luck Mervil, Québécois actor and singer
  • 1971 Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, sister of Kylie Minogue, born in Melbourne, Victoria

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1971 Snoop Dogg [Calvin Broadus], rapper (What's My Name, Gin & Juice), born in Long Beach, California

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  • 1976 Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)
  • 1977 Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist
  • 1980 Gary Jarman, English musician
  • 1983 Alex Nackman, musician
  • 1988 Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)