Birthdays in Music on March 25

  • 1495 Leonhard Paminger, composer
  • 1532 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), born in Parma (d. 1596)
  • 1688 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, German baroque composer and organist, born in Germany (d. 1747)
  • 1699 Johann Adolf Hasse, composer
  • 1702 Christian Gottlieb Ziegler, composer
  • 1713 Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer
  • 1745 Nicolas Etienne Framery, composer
  • 1762 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer
  • 1769 Salvatore Vigano, composer
  • 1770 Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer
  • 1867 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • 1878 Theodore Samuel Holland, composer
  • 1879 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, born in Městec Králové (d. 1934)
  • 1881 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1882 Haydn Wood, English composer, born in Slaithwaite (d. 1959)
  • 1894 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
  • 1902 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Frankie Carle, orchestra leader (Golden Touch), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1906 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Jay Blackton, American conductor/arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Mario Peragallo, Italian composer
  • 1910 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • 1916 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, composer
  • 1923 Bonnie Guitar, American singer
  • 1924 Julia Perry, Lexington, Kentucky, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado)
  • 1925 James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/flutist/orchestra leader
  • 1930 David Russell Burge, composer
  • 1931 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
  • 1934 Johnny Burnette, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
  • 1940 Anita Bryant, Barnsdall Oklahoma, singer (George Gobel Show) and anti-homosexuality campaigner
  • 1942 Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1943 Ronald Jeffers, composer

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1947 Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], English singer (Rocketman), born in Pinner, Middlesex

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  • 1948 Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
  • 1948 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949 Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
  • 1950 Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • 1951 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1951 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • 1960 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1966 Jeff Healey, Canada, blind pop guitarist (See the Light)
  • 1969 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • 1973 Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
  • 1975 Melanie Blatt, British singer (All Saints)
  • 1976 Juvenile, American rapper
  • 1976 Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
  • 1980 Joe King, Guitarist and Co-Founder for the band The Fray
  • 1982 Sergey Yakovlev, russian musical artist and painter
  • 1984 Katharine McPhee, American singer/actress
  • 1989 Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer