Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1758 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer
  • 1774 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • 1776 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
  • 1828 Karol Studzinski, composer
  • 1829 William Mason, composer
  • 1859 Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer
  • 1909 Tiny Winters, musician
  • 1913 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer
  • 1918 Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • 1919 Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • 1923 Simeon ten Holt, composer
  • 1924 David Craighead, composer
  • 1924 Klaus George Roy, composer
  • 1931 Ib Norholm, Danish composer and organist, born in Søborg, Gladsaxe
  • 1932 Werner Steger, composer
  • 1933 Zeke Carey, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1936 Daniel Goode, composer
  • 1936 Jack Scott, Canada, rocker (My True Love)
  • 1938 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
  • 1939 Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
  • 1941 Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
  • 1941 Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)

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1941 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

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  • 1944 Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
  • 1947 Warren Zevon, rocker (Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • 1949 John Belushi, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Julian Holland, rocker (Squeeze)
  • 1956 Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
  • 1956 Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
  • 1958 Jools Holland, British musician
  • 1967 John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
  • 1968 Michael Kiske, German musician
  • 1972 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • 1984 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated) (d. 2007)