Birthdays in Music on 5th February

  • 1662 Giuseppi Vignola, composer
  • 1711 Joseph Umstatt, composer
  • 1732 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
  • 1748 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
  • 1810 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
  • 1862 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexico, composer
  • 1863 Armand Parent, composer
  • 1864 Carl Teike, composer
  • 1865 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
  • 1866 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • 1868 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
  • 1882 Felice Lattuada, composer
  • 1889 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
  • 1902 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
  • 1903 Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
  • 1909 Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
  • 1912 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
  • 1913 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • 1918 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
  • 1921 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • 1923 Claude King, American musician, (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • 1937 Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • 1938 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
  • 1939 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • 1942 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • 1943 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1943 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1943 Sven Johnson, rocker (Tangerine Dream
  • 1944 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
  • 1944 J R Cobb, Birmingham Ala, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV)
  • 1947 Claude King, singer
  • 1948 David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • 1948 Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
  • 1949 Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
  • 1950 Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
  • 1951 Elizabeth Swados, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1952 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1954 Cliff Martinez, American musician
  • 1960 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
  • 1962 Tommy Skeoch, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1964 Alexia, Cypriot singer
  • 1964 Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • 1968 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
  • 1969 Bobby Brown, Roxbury Ma, US singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative")
  • 1971 Sara Evans, American singer
  • 1973 Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer
  • 1975 Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
  • 1985 Lindsey Cardinale, American singer