Birthdays in Music on April 22

  • 1658 Giuseppe Torelli, Verona, Italy, composer (Concerti Grossi)
  • 1781 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau
  • 1828 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer
  • 1858 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
  • 1868 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer
  • 1884 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer
  • 1892 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
  • 1906 Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)
  • 1912 Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
  • 1912 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • 1922 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1927 Pascal Bentoiu, composer
  • 1927 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Michael Colgrass, composer (Best Wishes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
  • 1936 Glen Campbell, Delight Ark, actor/singer (Time I Get to Phoenix)
  • 1936 Pierre H├ętu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Jack Nitzsche, composer/songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman)
  • 1943 Mel Carter, singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me)
  • 1944 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key rold in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1950 Peter Frampton, Kent England, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive)
  • 1951 Paul Carrack, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1953 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
  • 1955 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • 1969 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • 1970 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1974 Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born bassist (System of a Down)
  • 1977 Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
  • 1978 Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)

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1979 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

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  • 1984 Amelle Berrabah, British singer (Sugababes)