Birthdays in Music on March 2

  • 1555 Ludovico Spontoni, composer
  • 1755 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer
  • 1759 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer
  • 1813 George Alexander Macfarren, composer
  • 1815 Antonio Buzzolla, composer
  • 1824 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
  • 1838 David Duffle Wood, composer
  • 1884 Leon Jongen, Belgian composer, born in Liege (d. 1969)
  • 1893 Maxime Dumoulin, composer
  • 1894 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • 1900 Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • 1905 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1909 Hanoch Jacoby, composer
  • 1913 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Bernard George Stevens, composer
  • 1917 John Gardner, composer
  • 1919 Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • 1920 Enrique Franco, composer
  • 1921 Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson, composer
  • 1922 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • 1922 Mario Zafred, composer
  • 1923 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • 1927 Siegfried Kohler, composer
  • 1927 Witold Szalonec, composer
  • 1934 Bernard Rands, composer (Wildtrack), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1938 Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
  • 1939 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • 1940 Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
  • 1942 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • 1943 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England
  • 1943 Stephen Dickman, composer
  • 1944 Leif Segerstam, composer
  • 1948 Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)
  • 1948 Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)
  • 1949 Alain Chamfort, French singer
  • 1950 Karen Carpenter, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1953 William Simmons, sax/keyboardist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1955 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Jay Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
  • 1956 John Cowsill, rock drummer (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1956 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1959 Andrew Farriss, Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1959 Larry Stewart, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1961 Simone Young, Australian conductor
  • 1962 Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
  • 1966 Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)

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1977 Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay), born in Exeter, Devon

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
  • 1985 Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
  • 1988 Keith Jack, British singer and actor