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Birthdays in Music on April 22

  • 1658 Giuseppe Torelli, italian composer (Concerti Grossi), born in Verona, Italy (d. 1709)
  • 1781 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1822)
  • 1828 Guilherme Cossoul, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • 1858 Ethel Smyth, English composer, born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1944)
  • 1868 José Vianna da Motta, Portuguese composer, born in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 1948)
  • 1884 Armas Launis, Finnish composer, born in Hämeenlinna, Finland (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Nikolai Obukhov, Russian composer, born in Ol'shanka village, Kursk Province, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • 1906 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, born in Ulldecona, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Kathleen Ferrier, English contralto singer (Orfeo Ed Evridice), born in Higher Walton, Lancashire (d. 1953)
  • 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Charles Mingus, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1979)
  • 1922 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Pascal Bentoiu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2016)

  • 1927 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music , born in Cuba (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer (Best Wishes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)

Person of interestGlen Campbell

1936 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1936 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Jack Nitzsche, American composer and songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1943 Mel Carter, American singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1944 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1950 Peter Frampton, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive), born in Kent, England
  • 1951 Paul Carrack, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1953 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
  • 1955 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • 1969 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • 1970 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1974 Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born bassist (System of a Down)
  • 1977 Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
  • 1978 Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)

Person of interestDaniel Johns

1979 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns
  • 1984 Amelle Berrabah, British singer (Sugababes)