Birthdays in Music on February 26

  • 1587 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
  • 1588 Nicolaus Erich, German composer (d. 1631)
  • 1675 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
  • 1677 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, born in Taranto (d. 1745)
  • 1717 John Randall, British composer (d. 1799)
  • 1770 Antoine Reicha, composer
  • 1772 Caspar Furstenau, composer
  • 1825 Hans Balatka, composer
  • 1831 Filippo Marchetti, composer
  • 1834 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
  • 1838 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
  • 1845 Aleksander Rozycki, composer
  • 1868 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
  • 1874 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1958)
  • 1875 Richard Wetz, composer
  • 1877 Russell Alexander, composer
  • 1879 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • 1884 Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
  • 1884 Dina Appeldoorn, composer
  • 1885 Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
  • 1896 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1902 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1914 Witold Rowicki, composer
  • 1916 Mordecai Seter, composer
  • 1919 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • 1924 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Arsene Souffriau, composer
  • 1927 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1928 Aldonis Kalnins, composer
  • 1928 Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
  • 1928 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • 1930 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • 1931 Francisco Kroepfl, composer

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1932 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming), born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)

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  • 1937 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1943 Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
  • 1943 Paul Cotton, rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
  • 1949 Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
  • 1950 Jonathan Cain, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
  • 1956 Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
  • 1960 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham
  • 1966 Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
  • 1969 Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
  • 1971 Erykah Badu [Erica Abi Wright;], American singer-songwriter, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Max Martin, Swedish composer and producer
  • 1971 Hélène Ségara, French singer
  • 1976 Chad Urmston, American musician
  • 1979 Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
  • 1979 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor
  • 1980 Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
  • 1984 Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
  • 1986 Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Juliet Simms, Guitarist and vocals for the band Automatic Loveletter