On This Day

Birthdays in Music on April 19

  • 1605 Orazio Benevoli, Franco-Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1672)
  • 1660 Sebastián Durón, Spanish composer, born in Brihuega, Guadalajara, Spain (d. 1716)
  • 1715 James Nares, English composer, born in Stanwell (d. 1783)
  • 1770 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1839)
  • 1785 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1858)
  • 1798 Franz Joseph Glæser, Czech-Danish composer, born in Horní Jiřetín, Bohemia (d. 1861)
  • 1858 Siegfried Ochs, German composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1863 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine (d. 1931)
  • 1868 Max Von Schillings, German composer and conductor (Der Pfeifertag), born in Düren, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1888 William Axt, American film scores composer (The Prisoner of Zenda), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Tommy Benford, American jazz drummer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Gino Contilli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1911 Francesco Maria Saraceni, Italian composer (d. 1961)
  • 1915 Dorian Le Gallienne, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1963)

  • 1917 Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician and producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Will Ogdon, American composer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Don Barbour, American singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana (d. 1961)
  • 1928 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France (d. 1984)
  • 1934 Dickie Goodman, American parody singer (Flying Saucer), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1934 Jan Helge Guttorm Bark, Swedish trombonist and composer, born in Härnösand, Sweden

Person of interestDudley Moore

1935 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1936 Csaba Szabo, Hungarian composer, born in Ákosfalva, Transylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Ruby Johnson, American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 1999)
  • 1938 Jonathan Tunick, American composer (one of 15 people to have won all four major American show business awards: the Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive), born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1941 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer and songwriter (Louco por você), born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil
  • 1942 Alan Price, English rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Fatfield, Washington, England
  • 1942 Edwin "Eddie" Kramer, South African-British recording engineer, producer and photographer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Beatles), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1944 Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), born in Pendleton, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer and co-founder and guitarist for We Five, born in Riverside County, California (d. 2002)
  • 1947 Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (the Turtles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Belinda Lipscomb, American vocalist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • 1965 Suge Knight, American record producer (co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records), born in Compton, California
  • 1966 Véronique Gens, French operatic soprano, born in Orléans, France
  • 1967 Dorothy "Dar" Williams, American singer-songwriter described as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters."(You're Aging Well), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1968 Pascal Kleiman, French DJ, producer and musician, born in Toulouse, France
  • 1970 Luis Miguel, Puerto Rican-Mexican spanish singer (Me Gustas Tal Como Eres), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1976 Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1989 Fiona MacGillivray, Canadian vocalist (The Cottars), born in Albert Bridge, Canada
  • 2002 Loren Gray, American singer and TikTok star, born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania