Birthdays in Music on April 2

  • 1628 Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer
  • 1632 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer
  • 1728 Franz Asplmayr, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 1786)
  • 1733 Giacomo Tritto, composer
  • 1735 Christian Gotthilf Tag, composer
  • 1735 Franz Volrath Buttstett, composer
  • 1763 Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer
  • 1803 Franz Paul Lachner, composer
  • 1817 Teodulo Mabellini, composer
  • 1868 Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
  • 1877 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
  • 1900 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
  • 1901 Anis Fuleihan, composer
  • 1902 Danilo Svara, composer
  • 1905 Serge Lifar, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1909 Jean Kurt Forest, composer
  • 1911 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1912 Herbert Mills, American singer, (The Mills Brothers), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)
  • 1928 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • 1930 Girolamo Arriego, composer
  • 1931 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Budapest (d. 2014)

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1939 Marvin Gaye (Jr), singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C.

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  • 1941 Leon Russell, musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
  • 1943 Larry Coryell, jazz guitarist (11th House), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Emmylou Harris, country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1948 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
  • 1952 Leon Wilkerson, rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1953 David Robinson, drummer (Cars)
  • 1954 Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
  • 1959 Dean Townson, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1961 Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)
  • 1962 Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid)
  • 1966 Garnet Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
  • 1967 Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)
  • 1972 Chico Slimani, Moroccoan-British singer
  • 1974 Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician
  • 1975 Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
  • 1979 Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • 1983 Yung Joc, American rapper