Birthdays in Music on March 11

  • 1654 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
  • 1683 Giovanni Veneziano, composer
  • 1781 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
  • 1812 William Vincent Wallace, composer
  • 1819 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
  • 1827 Septimus Winner, composer
  • 1876 Carl Ruggles, Marion Mass, composer (Evocations)
  • 1879 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
  • 1897 Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
  • 1903 Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1906 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • 1909 Ljubica Maric, composer
  • 1912 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
  • 1913 John Jacob Weinzweig, composer (Enchanted Hill), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1919 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
  • 1921 Astor Piazzolla, Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)
  • 1922 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • 1926 Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
  • 1929 Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal, composer
  • 1932 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
  • 1939 Flaco JimĂ©nez, American musician
  • 1940 Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
  • 1944 Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
  • 1945 Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
  • 1947 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • 1948 George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
  • 1949 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
  • 1950 Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989)
  • 1953 Bernie LaBarge, Canadian musician
  • 1957 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • 1961 Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1961 Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • 1969 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1977 Andre Nickatina, American rapper
  • 1979 Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
  • 1979 Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
  • 1981 Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • 1981 LeToya Luckett, American singer (ex-Destiny's Child)
  • 1981 Paul Wall, American rapper
  • 1984 Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • 1987 Tomethy Furse, British bassist (The Horrors)