Birthdays in Music on April 12

  • 1626 Paul Hainlein, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1686)
  • 1692 Giuseppe Tartini, composer, Istria
  • 1716 Felice de' Giardini, composer
  • 1722 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, born in Livorno (d. 1793)
  • 1726 Charles Burney, English music historian (d. 1814)
  • 1727 Gaspare Gabellone, composer
  • 1760 Juan Manuel Olivares, composer
  • 1769 Giovanni Agostino Perotti, composer
  • 1788 Johann Erik Nordblom, composer
  • 1801 Josef Franz Karl Lanner, Austria, composer/violist
  • 1815 Henry Hugo Pierson, composer
  • 1827 Edward Mollenhauer, composer
  • 1839 Victorin de Joncieres, composer
  • 1840 Edmond Audran, composer
  • 1851 Emil Liebling, composer
  • 1888 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet musician (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinetist
  • 1898 Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Székelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • 1915 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, Natchez Mississippi, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer
  • 1917 Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Istvan Anhalt, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Billy Vaughn, singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • 1920 Robert Fizdale, pianist (Misia), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923 Ann Miller, [Lucille Ann Collier], Cherino, Tex, dancer (On the Town)
  • 1924 Sergiu Natra, composer
  • 1930 Betty Clooney, Maysville Ky, singer (Jack Paar Show)
  • 1931 Martin Boykan, composer
  • 1931 Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Henri Lazarof, composer
  • 1932 Tiny Tim [ Herbert Khaury], New York, musician, (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano
  • 1940 Herbie Hancock, pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Julio B Euson, Aruban singer (I Use the Soap)
  • 1942 Daniel Winslow Schmidt, composer
  • 1944 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], Tilsit, East Prussia, rock vocalist (Steppenwolf)
  • 1944 Karel Kryl, folk singer
  • 1945 Willie Parnell, American singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1946 René Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
  • 1948 Sandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
  • 1950 David Cassidy, American singer/actor (Keith-Partridge Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Jackson Spires, rock drummer (Blackfoot)
  • 1952 J D Nicholas, English guitarist (Heatwave, Commodores)
  • 1954 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Alexander Briley, vocalist (YMCA-Village People)
  • 1956 Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer
  • 1957 Vince Gill, country singer (When I Call Your Name), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1958 Tony James, rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1958 Will Sergeant, English rock guitarist (Echo & Bunnymen - Killing Moon), born in Liverpool
  • 1961 D D Verni, heavy metal rocker (Overkill-Hello From the Gutter)
  • 1962 Art Alexakis, American musician
  • 1964 Amy Ray, American musician
  • 1967 Mellow Man Ace, Cuba, spanish rapper/actor (Only the Strong)
  • 1967 Sarah Cracknell, English singer-songwriter (Saint Etienne), born in Chelmsford
  • 1970 Nick Hexum, American musician
  • 1972 Sebnem Ferah, Turkish singer
  • 1978 Guy Berryman, British musician
  • 1980 Brian McFadden, Irish Singer
  • 1980 Erik Mongrain, Canadian musician
  • 1982 Deen [Fuad Backović], Bosnian singer and fashion designer, born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1985 Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer
  • 1985 Olga Seryabkina, Russian singer
  • 1987 Brendon Urie, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
  • 1994 Airi Suzuki, Japanese singer