Birthdays in Music on April 20

  • 1594 Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
  • 1705 Balthasar Schmid, composer
  • 1725 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
  • 1748 Georg Michael Telemann, composer
  • 1748 Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer
  • 1761 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
  • 1858 Auguste Chapuis, composer
  • 1866 Victor Hollaender, composer
  • 1870 Simeon Roncal, composer
  • 1881 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
  • 1881 Sem Dresden, composer/conductor
  • 1881 Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer
  • 1895 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Fred Raymond, composer
  • 1902 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
  • 1907 William Dollar, ballet dancer/choreographer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1908 Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)
  • 1923 Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)
  • 1924 Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • 1925 Richard Hoffmann, Austrian composer, born in Vienna
  • 1929 Bob Braun, singer (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky
  • 1938 Johnny Tillotson, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1943 John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
  • 1945 Jimmy Winston, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park), born in London, England
  • 1947 Bj√∂rn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
  • 1948 Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • 1951 Luther Vandross, American rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1957 Richenel, [Hubertus R Baars], singer/performer (Turn My Page)
  • 1963 Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)
  • 1963 Kal Swan, heavy metal rocker
  • 1967 Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater)
  • 1971 Tina Cousins, English singer
  • 1972 Stephen Marley, Jamaican musician
  • 1980 Jasmin Wagner, German singer