Birthdays in Music in 1930

  • Jan 1 Werner Heiden, composer
  • Jan 2 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 5 Frederick Charles Tillis, composer
  • Jan 5 Richard Hayes, singer/emcee (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jan 10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • Jan 12 Glenn Yarborough, singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
  • Jan 14 Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer
  • Jan 17 Robert Ceely, composer
  • Jan 23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • Jan 26 A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • Jan 27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 28 Luis de Pablo, composer
  • Feb 8 Manuel Castillo, composer
  • Feb 9 Emil Petrovics, composer
  • Feb 10 Peter Phillips, composer [or Jun 18]
  • Feb 11 C H Dearnley, organist
  • Feb 13 Dotty McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Feb 16 Peggy King, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Usko Merilainen, composer
  • Feb 26 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • Mar 1 Pierre Max Dubois, composer
  • Mar 6 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 9 Thomas Schippers, Kalamazoo Mich, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors)

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Mar 9 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • Mar 10 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • Mar 12 Stanko Horvat, composer
  • Mar 13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Mar 13 Jan Howard, American singer
  • Mar 14 Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer
  • Mar 16 Minoru Miky, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, born in Tokushima (d. 2011)
  • Mar 18 Maurice Peress, American conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 19 Bill Henderson, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 20 Michel Magne, composer
  • Mar 22 Stephen Sondheim, American lyricist (West Side Story, Company), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 David Russell Burge, composer
  • Mar 26 Cristobal Halffter, composer
  • Mar 27 Richard Hayman, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Robert Ashley, composer
  • Mar 28 Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
  • Mar 29 Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Apr 1 Joan Franks-Williams, composer
  • Apr 2 Girolamo Arriego, composer
  • Apr 8 John Reardon, American baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 11 Kazuo Fukushima, composer
  • Apr 12 Betty Clooney, Maysville Ky, singer (Jack Paar Show)
  • Apr 16 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • Apr 16 Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 17 Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
  • Apr 17 Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 24 Jerome Callet, American musician
  • Apr 28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • May 1 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • May 3 David Evatt Tunley, composer
  • May 4 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 8 Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
  • May 8 Heather Harper, soprano
  • May 16 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
  • May 19 Hans Kox, Dutch composer, born in Arnhem
  • May 22 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)
  • May 24 Hans-Martin Linde, composer
  • May 27 Eino Tamberg, composer
  • May 28 Julian Penkivil Slade, composer
  • May 29 Eleanor Fazan, opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class)
  • Jun 3 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, born in Pittsburgh (d. 2007)
  • Jun 4 Morgana King, jazz singer/actress (The Godfather)
  • Jun 4 Pentti Raitio, composer
  • Jun 5 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, composer
  • Jun 8 Yannis Ioannidis, composer
  • Jun 9 Barbara, French singer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Romuald Twardowski, composer
  • Jun 19 Jul Levi, Bulgarian composer and conductor, born in Salonica, Greece
  • Jun 25 Mary Beth Peil, American singer
  • Jun 26 Willem G Statius Muller, Neth Antilles, conductor/pianist/composer
  • Jun 28 Nikolay Nikolayevich Karetnikov, composer
  • Jun 30 June Valli, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 30 Nikolai Karetnikov, composer
  • Jul 3 Carlos Kleiber, conductor (Bavarian State Orch 1968), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 3 Pete Fountain, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk TV show 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Jul 5 Yutaka Makino, composer
  • Jul 7 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
  • Jul 9 Buddy Bregman, orchestra leader (Eddie Fisher Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist
  • Jul 14 Eric Norman Stokes, composer
  • Jul 16 John Everett Watts, composer
  • Jul 17 Ryohei Hirose, composer
  • Jul 18 Siegfried Kurz, composer
  • Jul 21 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • Jul 22 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, composer
  • Jul 25 Maureen Forrester, contralto (Ressurection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 25 Annie Ross, British jazz singer
  • Jul 27 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records, born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • Jul 28 Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (d. 1998)
  • Jul 29 Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
  • Aug 1 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • Aug 6 Abbey Lincoln, actress/singer (Nothing But a Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 7 Velio Tormis, composer
  • Aug 7 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, born in Kuusalu (d. 2017)
  • Aug 11 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • Aug 13 Heino Jurisalu, composer
  • Aug 13 Don Ho, American musician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor
  • Aug 30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Tiny Little Jr, Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Sep 2 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • Sep 4 Jerry Ragavoy, US songwriter/producer (Wonderful Dream)
  • Sep 7 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 9 Paolo Castaldi, composer
  • Sep 12 Larry Austin, composer
  • Sep 17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • Sep 19 Muhal Richard Abrams, composer
  • Sep 22 Roger Durham Hannay, composer

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Sep 23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Sep 26 Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58)
  • Sep 27 Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 28 Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • Sep 29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)

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Oct 1 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 2 Gunter Kochan, composer
  • Oct 3 David Mayer Epstein, composer
  • Oct 4 Jozsef Soproni, composer
  • Oct 8 Toru Takemitsu, composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 9 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
  • Oct 12 Jack S Gottlieb, composer
  • Oct 14 Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin')
  • Oct 17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • Oct 24 Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
  • Oct 28 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • Oct 28 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • Oct 29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
  • Oct 30 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • Oct 31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • Nov 6 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses)
  • Nov 11 Vernon Handley, English conductor
  • Nov 14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Peter Hall, British stage/film/opera director (Pedestrian)
  • Dec 4 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
  • Dec 4 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
  • Dec 4 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 7 Richard Felciano, composer
  • Dec 8 Alain Weber, French composer, born in Ch√Ęteau-Thierry
  • Dec 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 12 Friedrich Voss, composer
  • Dec 17 Makoto Moroi, composer
  • Dec 24 Robert Joffrey, [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], US, dancer
  • Dec 27 Jacqueline Fontijn, Flemish composer
  • Dec 29 Willy Giefer, composer
  • Dec 31 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)