Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1579 Valerius Otto, composer
  • 1654 Agostino Steffani, composer
  • 1657 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
  • 1772 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
  • 1780 Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
  • 1786 Giacomo Cordella, composer
  • 1832 Simon Hassler, composer
  • 1855 Edward Solomon, composer
  • 1878 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d.1963)
  • 1883 Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)
  • 1893 Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
  • 1895 Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
  • 1897 Hermann Ambrosius, composer
  • 1903 Andre Fleury, composer
  • 1907 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Teodor Grigoriu, composer
  • 1927 Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
  • 1930 Maureen Forrester, contralto (Ressurection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1930 Annie Ross, British jazz singer
  • 1932 Gibson N Kente, composer
  • 1939 Richard Akre Trythall, composer
  • 1943 Jim McCarty, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 Roy Acuff Jr, American country musician
  • 1944 Tom Dawes, American musician, born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
  • 1948 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
  • 1951 Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
  • 1951 Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • 1954 Ken Greer, rock guitarist (Red Rider)
  • 1957 Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
  • 1958 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • 1958 Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
  • 1960 Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1965 Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)
  • 1966 Maureen Herman, American bassist
  • 1966 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
  • 1969 Trevor Peres, US, metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
  • 1971 Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1973 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1979 Amy Adams, American singer
  • 1980 Diam's, French rapper