Today's Birthdays in Music

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  • 1645 Johann Lohner, German composer (d. 1705)
  • 1683 Johann Michael Muller, composer
  • 1742 Alessandro Felici, composer
  • 1852 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer
  • 1871 Panayot Pipkov, composer
  • 1877 Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer
  • 1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer (d. 1933)
  • 1904 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
  • 1905 David Moule-Evans, composer
  • 1912 Eleanor Powell, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1921 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1931 Malcolm Williamson, composer
  • 1932 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, composer
  • 1933 Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1935 Fairuz, Lebanese singer
  • 1936 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Dr. John [Rebennack], American vocalist (I Was in Right Place), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1941 David Porter, US songwriter (Soul Man)
  • 1941 İdil Biret, Turkish pianist
  • 1946 Jonas Tomasson, composer
  • 1948 Lonnie Jordan, rock keyboardist and vocalist (War), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Livingston Taylor, rocker (I Will be in Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • 1951 Nick Gilder, English singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London
  • 1952 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1957 Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1962 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician

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1965 Bjork, Icelandic singer (Like Someone in Love), born in Reykjavik

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  • 1968 Alex James, English bassist
  • 1972 Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • 1977 Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • 1977 Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)
  • 1979 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1982 Ryan Starr, American singer

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1985 Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer ("Call Me Maybe"), born in Mission, British Columbia