Birthdays in Music on April 10

  • 1633 Werner Fabricius, German composer, born in Itzehoe, Germany (d. 1679)
  • 1737 Francois Giroust, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1799)
  • 1808 Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1884)
  • 1847 Charles Swinnerton Heap, English composer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1900)
  • 1864 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1932)
  • 1887 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1892 Victor de Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (Il Macigno), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1967)
  • 1904 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1957)
  • 1910 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1963)
  • 1911 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Sheb Wooley, American vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw), born in Erick, Oklahoma (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Cumming, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1926 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1932 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Philip Corner, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), born in Asakusa, Tokyo (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Jorge Mester, Mexican conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1936 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1946 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1947 Bunny Wailer [Neville O'Riley Livingston], Jamaican vocalist and percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1949 Frank de Leeuw, Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color)
  • 1950 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Uncle Jam Wants You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1953 Terre Roche, American rocker (Roches), born in New York
  • 1955 Lesley Garrett, English soprano singer, born in Thorne, Doncaster, England
  • 1957 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1958 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born Israeli-American pianist, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1959 Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • 1960 Katrina Leskanich, American musician and singer (Katrina and the Waves), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1963 Warren DeMartini, American heavy metal musician (Ratt), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Reni [Alan John Wren], English pop drummer (Stone Roses-Fools Gold), born in Manchester, England
  • 1964 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • 1965 Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • 1970 Matt Barlow, American musician (Ashes of Ares, Iced Earth, Pyramaze), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1970 Kenny Lattimore, American R&B singer songwriter, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Mike Mushok, American musician (Staind, Newsted, Saint Asonia), born in Ludlow, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1973 Aidan Moffat, Scottish musician (Arab Strap), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • 1975 Chris Carrabba, American singer and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional), born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1979 Shemekia Copeland, American singer (Turn the Heat Up!), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1979 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer (Read My Lips), born in London
  • 1980 Bryce Soderberg, American musician (Lifehouse), born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1981 Liz McClarnon, British singer (Atomic Kitten), born in Liverpool
  • 1984 Mandy Moore, American singer (Candy) and actress (Rebecca Pearson-This Is Us), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1987 Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano and UNICEF ambassador, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1991 Amanda Michalka, American actress and singer, born in Torrance, California