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Musicians Born 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)
  • 1909 Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), born in New York City (d. 1977)
  • 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)
  • 1919 Benjamin "Bull Moose" Jackson, American R&B saxophone player and singer ("Hurry, Hurry"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1921 Cándido Camero, Cuban American percussionist (congo drum) and bandleader, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1921 Philip "Gabby" Pahinui, Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and singer, born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 1980)

  • 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, (Facts Of Life - "Edna"), comedian, singer and dancer, 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 ("Déjà vu" - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1978), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (Miles Davis Quintet, 1955-63; Wynton Kelly Trio, 1963-68), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1935 W. S. "Fluke" Holland, American rockabilly drummer (Sun Records), born in Saltillo, Tennessee (d. 2020)

Person of interestGlen Campbell

1936 Glen Campbell, American country-pop singer ("Rhinestone Cowboy"; "Wichita Lineman"; "Southern Nights"), guitarist, and actor (True Grit), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1936 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1937 (Bernard) "Jack" Nitzsche, American composer, arranger, music producer, keyboardist (Rolling Stones; Neil Young), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1943 Mel Carter, American pop 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
  • 1944 Howie Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (Bob Dylan; Robert Gordon; Christine Lavin), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1945 Martin Quittenton, British rock and blues guitarist (Steamhammer), and songwriter ("Maggie May; "You Wear It Well"), born in England (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1950 Peter Frampton, British rock guitarist and vocalist (humble Pie; Frampton Comes Alive), born in Kent, England
  • 1950 (Jesse) "Pete" Carr, American guitarist and session musician (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section; LeBlanc and Carr), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 2020)
  • 1951 Paul Carrack, English rock singer (Ace - "How Long"; Mike + The Mechanics - "The Living Years"; Squeeze - "Tempted"), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1953 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer, mostly of choral music, born in Jämsänkoski, Finland
  • 1955 Arthur Baker, American music producer (Afrika Banbaataa; Planet Rock; New Order), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Kenny Lyon, American rock guitarist, bassist, music producer, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1962 Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer, born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • 1969 Craig Logan, Scottish rock bassist (Bros.), songwriter, producer, label executive, and artist manager, born in Scotland
  • 1970 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1974 Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-American heavy metal bassist (System of a Down), born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 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 - "Freak"), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns
  • 1984 Amelle Berrabah, Moroccan-British singer (Sugababes - "Round, Round"), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England