On This Day

Musicians Born on April 11

  • 1586 Pietro Della Valle, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1652)
  • 1638 Diogo Dias Melgaz, Portuguese composer, born in Cuba, Alentejo, Portugal (d. 1700)
  • 1681 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), born in Paris (d. 1728)
  • 1682 Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1738)
  • 1715 John Alcock, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1806)
  • 1735 Pierre Nicolas La Houssaye, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1818)
  • 1769 Johann Georg Lickl, Austrian composer, born in Korneuburg, Austria (d. 1843)
  • 1775 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1820)
  • 1779 Louise Reichardt, German composer, born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1826)
  • 1838 Joseph Leopold Röckel, German composer, born in London (d. 1908)
  • 1840 John Conrad Nordqvist, Swedish composer, born in Vänersborg, Älvsborg County, Sweden (d. 1920)
  • 1859 Basil Harwood, English organist and composer, born in Woodhouse, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1949)
  • 1881 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1945)
  • 1889 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer ("Tiger Rag"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)
  • 1901 Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1954)
  • 1908 Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Czech Philharmonic, 1950-68; Toronto Symphony, 1968-73), and composer, born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)

  • 1913 John Lee Granderson, American Chicago-style blues guitarist, born in Ellendale, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1916 Alberto E Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • 1918 Jimmy Lewis, American jazz double bassist and soul electric bassist, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Alexander Raichev, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Gervase de Peyer, British clarinetist, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Robert Hall Lewis, American composer, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Domenico Guaccero, Italian composer, born in Palo de Colle, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1930 Kazuo Fukushima, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1931 Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese video game composer (Dragon Quest), born in Tokyo
  • 1931 Frank Vicari, American jazz, session, and touring saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson; Woody Herman; Tom Waits; Saturday Night Live), born in New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Joel Grey [Katz], American Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning actor and singer (Cabaret; Remo Williams; 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1932 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), born in New York (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Father Abraham [Pierre Kartner], Dutch singer (Smurf Song), born in Elst, Netherlands
  • 1935 Richard Berry, American doo-wop bass vocalist and songwriter ("Louie, Louie"), born in Extension, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1938 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Cologne, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Robbie House, American country-rockabilly guitarist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • 1951 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), born in United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1953 Branimir "Johnny" Štulić, Croatian rock singer (Azra), born in Skopje, Yugoslavia
  • 1955 Neville Staple, English ska singer (The Specials - "Ghost Town"; "Free Nelson Mandela"), born in Manchester, Jamaica

  • 1958 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (Big Country - "Wonderland"; "In A Big Country"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2001)
  • 1961 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms - "Til I Hear It From You"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1961 Nigel Pulsford, British rock guitarist (Bush - Sixteen Stone), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • 1964 Steve Azar, American country singer and songwriter ("I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Monday)"), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1964 Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist and musician, born in Colorado Springs
  • 1966 Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer ("Around the World"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1969 Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer and songwriter (Catatonia), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1969 Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer, born in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
  • 1970 Delroy Pearson, English rock vocalist (Five Star - "Between The Lines"), born in Islington, London

Person of interestOliver Riedel

1971 Oliver Riedel, German musician (Rammstein), born in Schwerin, Germany

Musician Oliver Riedel
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Oliver Riedel
  • 1977 DJ Fresh [Daniel Stein], British musician, DJ and record producer ("Louder"; "Hot Right Now"), born in England
  • 1978 Tom Thacker, Canadian musician (Gob), born in Langley, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1979 Chris Gaylor, American drummer (The All-American Rejects), born in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 1979 Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician (Death From Above), born in Mississauga, Canada

Person of interestJoss Stone

1987 Joss Stone [Joscelyn Stoker], English singer-songwriter (The Soul Sessions), born in Dover, Kent

Singer Joss Stone
Singer
Joss Stone