Musicians Born on April 21

  • 1546 Arcangelo Crivelli, Italian composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1617)
  • 1672 Johann Philipp Käfer, German composer, born in Schney, Lichtenfels, Germany (d. 1728)
  • 1749 Johann Michael Malzat, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1787)
  • 1779 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1856)
  • 1814 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, librettist, and actor, born in Kazincbarcika, Hungary (d. 1851)
  • 1824 Anselmo Clavé, Spanish politician and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1874)
  • 1853 Charles Malherbe, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1911)
  • 1854 Władysław Rzepko, Polish composer, born in Piórków, Poland (d. 1932)
  • 1871 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1871 Vojtěch Říhovský, Czech composer, born in Dub nad Moravou, Czechia (d. 1950)
  • 1889 Efrem Zimbalist Sr, Russian-American violinist, composer, and educator (Curtis Institute, 1928-68), born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1891 František Suchý, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Březové Hory, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1892 Jaroslav Kvapil, Czech composer, born in Fryšták, Czech Republic (d. 1959)
  • 1899 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1901 Julián Bautista, Spanish orchestral and film score composer, and conductor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1961)
  • 1907 Antoni Szałowski, Polish-French composer (The Resurrection of Lazarus; 2 Pieces for Ondes Martenot), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Beatrice Kay, American singer and actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Leonard Warren [Warenoff], American baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1939-60) who died on stage, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 1960)
  • 1912 Feike Asma, Dutch organist and conductor, born in Den Helder, Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), born in Transylvania, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Don Cornell [Luigi Varlaro], American singer (Sammy Kaye Orch, Hold My Hand), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor, noted for his bilingual rendition of national anthem "O Canada" at Montreal sporting events, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1981)
  • 1920 Bruno Maderna, Italian conductor, and avant garde composer (Quadrivium; Satyricon), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1973)
  • 1924 Ira Louvin [Loudermilk], American country singer and mandolin player (Louvin Brothers), born in Section, Alabama (d. 1965)
  • 1932 Slide Hampton [Locksley Wellington Hampton], American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, born in Jeanette, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1933 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Pat Rebillot, American jazz and session pianist, arranger, and composer (Herbie Mann), born in Louisville, Ohio
  • 1936 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, American electronic composer (First Things First), born in Plainville, Connecticut
  • 1937 David Lucas, American rock and roll composer, music producer and singer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1939 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1941 [Alfred] "Pee Wee" Ellis, American jazz, funk, and rock saxophonist, arranger (James Brown; Van Morrison; Gotham; Maceo Parker), and songwriter ("The chicken; "Cold Sweat"), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2021)
  • 1942 Bobby McClure, American gospel (The Soul Stirrers) and soul singer ("Don't Mess Up A Good Thing"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1945 Diana Darvey [Rollof], British actress, singer and dancer (The Benny Hill Show), born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England (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

Iggy PopIggy Pop (75 years old)

1947 American singer and lyricist known as "The Godfather of Punk" (The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog"; solo - "Lust For Life"), born in Muskegon, Michigan

  • 1947 John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • 1948 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1949 Patti LuPone, American stage and screen Tony Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer (Evita; Life Goes On), born in Northport, Long Island, New York
  • 1951 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • 1951 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • 1954 Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
  • 1955 David Van Tieghem, American experimental percussionist, theatrical composer, and sound designer (Laurie Anderson; Talking Heads), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
  • 1959 Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1959 Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies), born in Montreal

Robert SmithRobert Smith (63 years old)

1959 British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Blackpool, England

  • 1963 Steve Shapiro, American jazz and session musician vibraphonist, and music producer, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967 Michael Franti, American musician (The Beatnigs, Spearhead), born in Oakland, California
  • 1970 Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Falling Slowly), born in Ballymum
  • 1972 Severina [Vuckovic], Croatian pop singer and actress (Moja Stikla), born in Split, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1974 Michael Leonhart, American jazz and session trumpeter (Steely Dan; Yoko Ono; Rufus Wainwright), born in New York City
  • 1977 Doseone [Adam Drucker], American rapper (co-founder of Anticon), born in Napa, Idaho
  • 1978 Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid), (The Used)
  • 1978 Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
  • 1985 Łukasz Trepczyński, Polish classical pianist,born in Radomsko, Poland