On This Day

Musicians Born 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 Joseph "Fud" Livingston, American jazz clarinetist, arranger, and composer ("Im Thru With Love"), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1957) [1]
  • 1910 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1963)
  • 1911 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Sheb Wooley, American vocalist ("The Purple People Eater"), 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 (Pandora's Box), born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Rosco Gordon, American R&B pianist, singer, and songwriter ("Booted"; "No More Doggin'"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)

  • 1930 Claude Bolling, French jazz and classical cross-over pianist and composer (Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio), born in Cannes, France (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1932 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 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, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Jorge Mester, Mexican conductor (Louisville Orchestra, 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1936 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners - "Working My Way Back To You"), 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 folk singer ("Ben ik te min" -"Am I Not Good Enough?"; "Blommenkinders" - "Flower Children"), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Anne Boyd, Australian classical composer (As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams), and educator, born in Sydney
  • 1947 Bunny Wailer [Neville O'Riley Livingston], Jamaican vocalist and percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • 1948 Fred Smith, American rock bassist (Television -"Marquee Moon"; Blondie, 1974-75), born in New York
  • 1949 Eric Troyer, American musician (ELO Part II, The Orchestra), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1950 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "Uncle Jam Wants You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1952 Mark Goldenberg, American session and touring guitarist (Jackson Browne; Cher), songwriter (Pointer Sisters; Peter Frampton), and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Terre Roche, American folk-rock singer (The Roches - "Hammond Song" ), born in New York
  • 1954 Lenny Pickett, American saxophonist and musical director (Saturday Night Live band, 1985-; Tower of Power, 1973-81), born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • 1955 Lesley Garrett, English soprano singer, born in Thorne, Doncaster, England

  • 1957 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs - "Trouble Me"; "These Are Days"), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1958 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born Israeli-American concert pianist, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1959 Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats - "Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • 1959 Babyface [Kenneth Edmonds], American Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, songwriter ("Every Time I Close My Eyes") and record producer (Boyz II Men; Whitney Houston; Arianna Grande; Eric Clapton), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Katrina Leskanich, American musician and singer (Katrina and the Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1963 Warren DeMartini, American heavy metal guitarist (Ratt), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Mark Oliver Everett, American singer-songwriter, musician and author (Eels), born in Virginia
  • 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
  • 1970 Kenny Lattimore, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Never Too Busy"; "For You"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Mike Mushok, American rock guitarist (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
  • 1971 Joey DeFrancesco, American jazz Hammond organist, 9-time winner of the Down Beat Critics Poll (All Of Me; Reboppin'), born in Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Aidan Moffat, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (Arab Strap), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • 1975 Chris Carrabba, American rock singer and guitarist (Dashboard Confessional - "Stolen"; "Vindicated"), born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1979 Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese actor and singer (KinKi Kids), born in Nara, Japan
  • 1979 Shemekia Copeland, American blues 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 (This Is Us - "Rebecca Pearson"), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1987 Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano and UNICEF ambassador, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1989 Per Olav Kobberstad, Norwegian Latin and acoustic jazz 8-string guitarist and composer, born in Norway
  • 1991 Amanda Michalka, American actress and singer, born in Torrance, California