Birthdays in Music on March 27

  • 1416 Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer and organist, born in Florence (d. 1480)
  • 1702 Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer
  • 1710 Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer
  • 1746 Augustin Ullinger, composer
  • 1757 Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer
  • 1760 Ishmail Spicer, American composer, born in Bozrah, Connecticut (d. 1832)
  • 1760 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers
  • 1772 Giovanni Liverati, composer
  • 1816 George Elvey, composer
  • 1818 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer
  • 1851 Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer
  • 1851 Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • 1858 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
  • 1867 Edyth Walker, US singer
  • 1868 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), born in Doubravice nad Svitavou (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Ferde (Ferdinand Rudolf von) Grofe, NY, composer
  • 1901 Albert Henneberg, composer
  • 1905 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • 1906 Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist
  • 1912 Reuel Lahmer, composer
  • 1912 Robert Watson Hughes, composer
  • 1913 Godfrey Turner, composer
  • 1914 Snooky Lanson, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1915 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
  • 1921 Harold Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Robert Cohan, artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust)
  • 1927 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
  • 1930 Richard Hayman, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1931 Burt Collins, trumpeter
  • 1931 Yoriaki Matsudaira, composer
  • 1934 Arthur Mitchell, choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem)
  • 1936 Malcolm Goldstein, composer
  • 1937 Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
  • 1940 Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
  • 1950 Maria Ewing, opera singer
  • 1950 Tony Banks, English musician and rock keyboardist (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • 1952 Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)
  • 1957 Billy MacKenzie, rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch)
  • 1961 Clark Datchler, vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love)
  • 1961 Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
  • 1963 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • 1963 Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
  • 1970 Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)

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1971 Mariah Carey, American singer (Love Takes Time, Hero), born in NYC, New York

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1975 Fergie Duhamel, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas), born in Hacienda Heights, California

  • 1981 Lin Jun Jie, Chinese Singer