Birthdays in Music on April 25

  • 1567 Aurelio Signoretti, composer
  • 1614 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, composer
  • 1666 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, composer
  • 1690 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, composer
  • 1723 Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer
  • 1730 Fedele Fenaroli, composer
  • 1818 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, composer
  • 1837 William Charles Levey, composer
  • 1841 Pauline Lucca, soprano
  • 1869 Karl Prohaska, composer
  • 1876 Ruben Marcos Campos, composer
  • 1897 Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer
  • 1901 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, composer
  • 1903 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer
  • 1906 Zoltan Gardonyi, composer
  • 1907 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer
  • 1909 Jaroslav Doubrava, composer

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1917 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1996)

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Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1918 Astrid Varnay, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1919 Heinz Wunderlich, composer
  • 1923 Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi, American blues singer/guitarist (Bad Look Blues)
  • 1924 Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
  • 1924 Franco Mannino, composer
  • 1926 Paul Walter Furst, composer
  • 1927 Ernst Widmer, composer
  • 1933 Jerry Leiber, songwriter (Leiber & Stoller)
  • 1940 O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)
  • 1941 Chris Augustine, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1942 John Martin Dalby, composer
  • 1945 Bjorn Ulvaeus, rock vocalist/guitarist (ABBA-Waterloo, Dancing Queen)
  • 1945 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • 1945 Stu Cook, rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • 1946 Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
  • 1947 Bill Fontana, composer
  • 1949 Michael Brown, American keyboardist (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)
  • 1952 Cory Day, rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist
  • 1954 Rob Crosby, Sumter SC, country singer (She's a Natural)
  • 1958 Fish, [Derek William Dick], Scottish vocalist (Marillion-Sugar Mice)
  • 1959 Billy Rankin, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964 Andy Bell, rocker (Erasure-Oh L'Amour)
  • 1965 Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear)
  • 1970 Tionne Watkins, American singer
  • 1973 Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
  • 1975 Ruben Gomez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • 1977 Paavo Siljamäki, Finnish musician
  • 1977 Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer
  • 1977 Matthew West, American Christian singer