Birthdays in Music on April 21

  • 1546 Arcangelo Crivelli, composer
  • 1672 Johann Philipp Kafer, composer
  • 1730 Antonin Kammel, composer
  • 1749 Johann Michael Malzat, composer
  • 1779 William Knyvett, composer
  • 1814 Beni Egressy, composer
  • 1824 Anselmo Clave, composer
  • 1840 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)
  • 1853 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer
  • 1854 Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer
  • 1871 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1871 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
  • 1892 Jaroslav Kvapil, composer
  • 1899 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer
  • 1899 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901 Julian Bautista, composer

  • 1907 Antoni Szalowski, composer
  • 1907 Beatrice Kay, American singer and actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1912 Feike Asma, Dutch organist and conductor, born in Den Helder, Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Andor Kovach, composer
  • 1919 Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Bruno Maderna, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21], born in Venice, Italy
  • 1924 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • 1936 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer
  • 1939 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • 1942 Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)
  • 1945 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1946 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestIggy Pop

1947 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • 1947 John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • 1948 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • 1949 Patti LuPone, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On), born in Northport, New York
  • 1951 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • 1951 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • 1954 Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
  • 1958 Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)

Person of interestRobert Smith

1959 Robert Smith, Sussex, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen), born in Blackpool, England

Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith
  • 1959 Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1959 Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1966 Michael Franti, American musician
  • 1970 Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
  • 1972 Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
  • 1977 Doseone, American rapper
  • 1978 Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
  • 1978 Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid), (The Used)