Birthdays in Music in 1918

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  • Jan 3 Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • Jan 6 Buddy Weed, pianist (Penthouse Party), born in Ossining, New York
  • Jan 11 Albert Weisser, composer
  • Jan 13 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • Jan 21 Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist (Zagreb Soloists), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 24 Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • Jan 27 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • Jan 27 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Feb 4 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • Feb 5 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
  • Feb 16 Patty Andrews, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
  • Mar 3 Frank Wigglesworth, composer
  • Mar 16 Howard Boatwright, composer
  • Mar 17 D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
  • Mar 20 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
  • Mar 20 Marian McPartland, jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 22 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer
  • Mar 28 Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer
  • Mar 29 Pearl Bailey, singer (Hello Dolly), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Apr 3 Enrique Iturriaga, composer
  • Apr 3 Louis Applebaum, composer
  • Apr 3 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • Apr 7 Peanuts Hucko, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Apr 9 Jorn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House)
  • Apr 18 Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
  • Apr 25 Astrid Varnay, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 27 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 27 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)
  • May 5 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • May 6 Godfrey Ridout, composer
  • May 7 Argeliers Leon, composer
  • May 13 T. Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)
  • May 17 Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)
  • May 23 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, band leader and record producer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • Jun 5 Branimir Sakac, composer
  • Jun 8 Robert Preston, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jun 14 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jun 18 Bob Carroll, singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, Stranger)
  • Jun 30 Stuart Foster, Binghamton NY, singer (Galen Drake Show)
  • Jul 2 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 George Rochberg, composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 6 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 9 Herbert Brun, composer
  • Jul 14 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 18 Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)
  • Jul 20 Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 24 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • Jul 27 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer
  • Jul 27 Leonard Rose, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 30 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
  • Jul 31 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • Aug 6 Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 15 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
  • Aug 17 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, born in Newark. New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Aug 19 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
  • Aug 25 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Aug 25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • Aug 26 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • Aug 31 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Aug 31 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
  • Sep 4 Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orchestra leader (Redd Foxx)
  • Sep 13 Ray Charles, orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Archibald James Potter, composer
  • Sep 22 Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
  • Sep 29 Harold Laurence Walters, composer
  • Oct 1 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer
  • Oct 10 Bobby Byrne, orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Jerome Robbins, [Rabinowitz], NY, choreographer (Tony-West Side Story)
  • Oct 12 Emil Cossetto, composer
  • Oct 18 Bobby Troup, Harrisburg Pa, pianist/actor (Emergency, Acapulco)
  • Nov 7 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer (d. 1993)
  • Nov 9 Howard Shanet, conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 10 Oda Blinder, [Yolanda Corsen], Antillean poetess (Doorstep)
  • Nov 11 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (2010)
  • Nov 13 Janine Andrade, French violinist
  • Nov 24 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
  • Nov 27 Zeev Wolfgang Steinberg, composer
  • Dec 2 Milton Delugg, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 7 Jorunn Vidar, composer
  • Dec 8 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • Dec 12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • Dec 16 Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 19 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • Dec 23 Jose Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
  • Dec 25 Eddie Safranski, orchestra leader (Jonathan Winters Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania