On This Day

Birthdays in Music on April 14

  • 1676 Ernst Christian Hesse, German composer, born in Großengottern, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1718 Emanuele Barbella, Neapolitan composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1777)
  • 1723 John Wainwright, English composer and organist (d. 1768)
  • 1782 Carlo Coccia, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1873)
  • 1819 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), born in Hagen, Westphalia (d. 1895)
  • 1842 Sven August Körling, Swedish composer, born in Misterhult, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • 1843 Gustave Leon Huberti, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1910)
  • 1852 Henrique Oswald, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • 1857 Edgar Stillman Kelley, American composer (Gulliver), born in Sparta, Wisconsin (d. 1944)
  • 1873 Viktor Josef Keldorfer, Austrian composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1959)
  • 1895 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Salvatore Baccaloni, Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Hunter Johnson, American composer, born near Benson, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Werner Wolf Glaser, German-Swedish composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist and conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)

  • 1913 Jean Fournet, French conductor, born in Rouen, France (d. 2008)
  • 1916 Denis ApIvor, British composer, born in Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Emerson Buckley, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Eduardo Maturana, Chilean composer, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2003)
  • 1922 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1922 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Shorty Rogers, [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Bill Harris, American guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin'), born in Nashville, North Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1926 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1929 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor and violinist (works of Sibelius), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2012)

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

1932 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter (Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Butcher's Hollow, Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1933 Morton Subotnick, American composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Jennifer Fowler, British composer, born in Bunbury, Austrtalia

Person of interestRitchie Blackmore

1945 Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • 1946 Patrick Fairley, Scottish guitarist (Marmalade - "Ob La Di, Ob La Da")
  • 1948 Larry Ferguson, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1949 Sonja Kristina [Shaw], English songwriter and actress (Hair, Curved Air), born in Brentwood, England
  • 1951 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, Zairean musician (d. 1996)
  • 1951 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
  • 1952 Kenny Aaronson, american bass guitarist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1960 Brian Forster, American child actor and musican (Partridge Family - Chris Partridge), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
  • 1969 Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • 1970 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1973 David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 1974 Shawntae Harris, American rapper, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1975 Avner Dorman, Israeli composer, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • 1976 Christian Älvestam, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry), born in Sweden
  • 1980 Win Butler, American musician (Arcade Fire), born in Truckee, California
  • 1984 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer, born in Torrance, California (d. 2004)