Birthdays in Music on March 6

  • 1616 Malachias Siebenhaar, composer
  • 1710 Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli, composer
  • 1763 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer
  • 1779 Philipp Roth, composer
  • 1785 Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer
  • 1793 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer
  • 1835 Ludwik Grossman, composer
  • 1843 Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer
  • 1852 Joseph Bayer, composer
  • 1870 Oscar Straus, composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1887 Henri Gagnon, composer
  • 1893 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of the blues
  • 1898 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • 1904 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian tenor (d. 1942)
  • 1909 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter
  • 1911 Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
  • 1914 Kirill P Kondrashin, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1921 Julius Rudel, conductor (NYC Opera 1957), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1923 Erhard Karkoschka, composer
  • 1924 Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
  • 1925 Wes Montgomery, American jazz guitarist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1926 Jon Nordal, Icelandic composer (Toccata)
  • 1926 Miroslav Klega, composer
  • 1927 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1928 Ronald Stevenson, composer
  • 1930 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Carmen Delavallade, US dancer/singer/actress (Aida)
  • 1933 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer
  • 1937 Paul Mefano, French composer, born in Basra, Iraq
  • 1938 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
  • 1944 Kiri Te Kanawa, Gisborne NZ, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni)
  • 1944 Mary Wilson, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
  • 1946 David Jon Gilmour, Grantchester Cambridgeshire, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • 1947 Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
  • 1949 Donald York, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1963 Suzanne Crough, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • 1964 Reniet Vrieze, rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)
  • 1964 Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
  • 1967 Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
  • 1968 Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1975 Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1992 Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer