Birthdays in Music on April 18

  • 1605 Giacomo Carissimi, composer
  • 1729 Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
  • 1759 Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer
  • 1764 Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1777 Ignac Ruzitska, composer
  • 1786 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer
  • 1806 Ludwig Schuberth, composer
  • 1819 Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (d. 1895)
  • 1839 Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer
  • 1845 Wilhelm Gericke, composer
  • 1855 Josef Gruber, composer
  • 1873 Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer
  • 1881 Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart)
  • 1882 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer
  • 1907 Miklos Rozsa, movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1908 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
  • 1908 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)
  • 1910 Sylvia Fisher, soprano (Albert Herring Opera)
  • 1913 Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer
  • 1913 Milos Sokola, composer
  • 1918 Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
  • 1924 Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • 1924 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • 1925 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician
  • 1925 Robert Caldwell Crawford, composer
  • 1928 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • 1934 Jan Klusak [Jan Porges], Czech composer, born in Prague
  • 1934 George Shirley, American tenor
  • 1935 Paul A Rothchild, record producer
  • 1939 Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country musician (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • 1941 Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1944 Rudy Shackelford, composer
  • 1946 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
  • 1948 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Jim Scholten, Midland Mich, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)

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1953 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs), born in Toronto, Ontario

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  • 1954 Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1958 Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • 1960 Ocl Sweda, rocker (Bulletboys)
  • 1961 Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You)
  • 1962 Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
  • 1962 Shirlie Hollman, rocker (Pepsi & Shirley-All Right Now)
  • 1964 Jim Ellison, American musician (Material issue) (d. 1996)
  • 1964 Mark Berry, aka Bez, Dancer in Happy Mondays
  • 1965 Diana Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 1965 Sylvia Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 1965 Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 1967 Jayce Fincher Jr, heavy metal bassist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1970 Greg Eklund, American musician
  • 1974 Mark Tremonti, American musician
  • 1974 Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1974 Madeleine Peyroux, American French jazz and blues singer-songwriter, born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1976 Fayray, Japanese singer
  • 1979 Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer
  • 1982 Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
  • 1985 Elena Temnikova, Russian singer (Serebro)
  • 1987 Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer
  • 1996 Alexey Zhigalkovich, Belarusian Singer