Birthdays in Music on April 4

  • 1716 John Evangelist Schreiber, composer
  • 1731 Francisco Morera, composer
  • 1740 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer
  • 1752 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)
  • 1755 Vincenc Masek, composer
  • 1762 Stephen Storace, composer
  • 1785 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King)
  • 1804 Joseph Fischhof, composer
  • 1836 Jerome Hopkins, composer
  • 1843 Hans Richter, composer
  • 1872 Nikolai Amani, composer
  • 1872 Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer
  • 1875 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1956)
  • 1875 Pierre Monteux, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24), born in Paris, France
  • 1879 Gabriel Groulez, composer
  • 1882 Mary Howe, American composer (Sand) and pianist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Arthur Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905 Eugene Bozza, composer
  • 1913 Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)

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1913 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

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  • 1919 Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • 1922 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (Robot Monster), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
  • 1928 Monty Norman, composer/writer
  • 1932 Clive Davis, American record producer
  • 1933 Seoirse Bodley, composer
  • 1935 Francois-Bernard Mache, composer
  • 1936 Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
  • 1939 Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
  • 1939 Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1940 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter
  • 1942 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1946 Dave Hill, English rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You), born in Holbeton, Devon
  • 1947 Salvatore Sciarrino, composer
  • 1949 Larry Lingle, rocker (The Four Seasons)
  • 1951 Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • 1952 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman)
  • 1957 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid)
  • 1957 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1957 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star)
  • 1958 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
  • 1960 Jane Eaglin, English soprano
  • 1963 David Gavurin, English pop guitarist/composer (Sundays, Blind)
  • 1963 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), born in Birmingham (d. 1992)
  • 1965 Black Francis [Charles Thompson], American singer/songwriter (Pixies), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Mike Starr [Michael], musician (Alice in Chains bassist), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2011)
  • 1972 Jill Scott, American soul singer
  • 1972 Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1977 Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer(Killswitch Engage)
  • 1978 Lemar, English R'n'B singer
  • 1978 Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer
  • 1979 Andy McKee, American musician
  • 1980 Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight)
  • 1994 Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer