Birthdays in Music on April 24

  • 1538 Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer
  • 1594 Benedikt Lechler, composer
  • 1670 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer
  • 1706 Giovanni Battista Martini, composer
  • 1721 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783
  • 1742 Roman Hoffstetter, composer
  • 1875 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Charles Cuvillier, composer
  • 1897 Gyorgy Kosa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Vaclav Trojan, composer
  • 1911 Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • 1921 Laci Boldemann, composer
  • 1924 Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • 1924 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Gustav Krivinka, composer
  • 1929 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul
  • 1930 Jerome Callet, American musician
  • 1933 Freddie Scott, US songwriter/singer (Cry to Me)
  • 1937 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1941 John Williams, Australian guitarist (Acad Award), born in Melbourne, Victoria

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1942 Barbra Streisand, American singer/actress/award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

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  • 1943 Richard Sterban, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1944 [Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun], US singer (Rock the Boat)
  • 1944 Tony Visconti, American music producer (David Bowie's Space Oddity), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • 1945 Eugene O'Brien, composer
  • 1945 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 1945 Doug Riley, Canadian musician (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
  • 1946 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
  • 1947 Hubert Ann Kelly, US singer (Hues Corporation/Rock the boat)
  • 1949 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter
  • 1953 Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1954 Captain Sensible, [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in London
  • 1954 Jack Blades, rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger)
  • 1957 David J, British musician
  • 1957 Boris Williams, British musician
  • 1958 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
  • 1963 Billy Gould, rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath)
  • 1963 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2010)
  • 1963 Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
  • 1968 Aaron Comes, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • 1971 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer
  • 1974 Joseph Bruce, American rapper
  • 1974 Brian Marshall, American bassist

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1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol, born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • 1984 Tyson Ritter, American musician