Birthdays in Music on March 24

  • 1494 Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
  • 1714 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • 1732 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
  • 1740 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
  • 1749 Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • 1762 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 1808 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1817 Aime Maillart, composer
  • 1884 Gino Marinuzzi, composer
  • 1895 Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
  • 1900 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • 1906 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Jacques Chailley, composer
  • 1922 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • 1927 Janos Decsenyi, composer
  • 1928 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
  • 1933 David Harries, composer
  • 1936 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • 1936 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • 1937 Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • 1938 Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
  • 1946 Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
  • 1946 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
  • 1947 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • 1947 Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)
  • 1947 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1949 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • 1951 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • 1960 Nena, German pop singer
  • 1962 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • 1974 Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
  • 1975 Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer, actress and diva
  • 1977 Corneille, Canadian-Rwandan singer
  • 1982 Nivea, American singer