Birthdays in Music on April 30

  • 1717 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer
  • 1792 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer
  • 1837 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • 1870 Franz Lehar, operetta composer (Naughty Marietta)
  • 1883 David John de Lloyd, composer
  • 1884 Albert Israel Elkus, composer
  • 1885 Luigi Russolo, composer
  • 1886 Frank Merrik, composer
  • 1889 Acario Cotapos, composer
  • 1889 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer
  • 1896 Gary Davis, American blues and folk guitarist (A Little More Faith), born in Laurens, South Carolina
  • 1902 Andre-Francois Marescotti, composer
  • 1902 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer
  • 1903 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve)
  • 1911 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, born in Murii (d. 1984)
  • 1914 Sid Weiss, jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Robert Shaw, Red Bluff California, chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale)
  • 1917 Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)
  • 1920 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1924 Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Johnny Horton, country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1932 Anton Larrauri, composer
  • 1934 Jerry Lordan, English composer and singer (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Ellen Taafe Zwilich, (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1941 Johnny Farina, rocker (Santo & Johnny)
  • 1941 Wilfried Jentzsh, composer
  • 1943 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Merrill Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1956 Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese baritone
  • 1964 Barrington Levy, Jamaican musician
  • 1968 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)
  • 1969 Joey Restivo, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Warren Defever, American musician, composer
  • 1973 Akon, American R&B Singer
  • 1976 Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
  • 1982 Lloyd Banks, American rapper
  • 1982 Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress
  • 1982 Andrew Seeley, Canadian actor and singer
  • 1983 Yamini, Tamil Singer
  • 1985 Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl