Birthdays in Music on March 16

  • 1609 Michael Franck, German composer and baker, born in Schleusingen (d. 1667)
  • 1651 Zaccaria Tevo, Italian composer, born in Piove di Sacco
  • 1663 Nicolas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, born in Troyes (d. 1754)
  • 1745 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer
  • 1814 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer
  • 1823 William Henry Monk, composer
  • 1885 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer
  • 1892 James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (d. 1984)
  • 1903 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
  • 1906 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1918 Howard Boatwright, composer
  • 1919 Erno Kiraly, Yugoslavian composer, born in Subotica
  • 1920 John Addison, Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award)
  • 1928 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Edwin London, composer
  • 1930 Minoru Miky, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, born in Tokushima (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Betty Johnson, Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed)
  • 1935 Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • 1937 Constanca Capdeville, composer
  • 1937 David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1940 Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
  • 1942 Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
  • 1946 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • 1948 Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
  • 1949 Elliott Murphy, US singer/songwriter
  • 1951 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Ritchie Teeter, rocker
  • 1954 Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
  • 1954 Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)
  • 1959 Stan Thorn, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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1959 Flavor Flav, American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

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  • 1963 Jimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer
  • 1964 Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
  • 1973 Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
  • 1979 Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • 1994 Sierra McClain, American actress and singer