Birthdays in Music on April 24

  • 1594 Benedikt Lechler, German composer, born in Füssen, Germany (d. 1659)
  • 1670 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, born in Sondershausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1729)
  • 1706 Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1784)
  • 1721 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783
  • 1742 Roman Hoffstetter, German classical composer, born in Weikersheim, Germany (d. 1815)
  • 1875 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1877 Charles Cuvillier, French composer of operetta (The Naughty Princess), born in Paris (d. 1955)
  • 1897 György Kósa, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, born in Plzeň, Czech Republic (d. 1983)
  • 1921 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Gustav Krivinka, Czech composer, born in Doubravice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic (d. 1990)
  • 1929 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1977)
  • 1930 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (Cry to Me), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1941 John Williams, Australian guitarist (Acad Award), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1943 Richard Sterban, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1944 St. Clair Lee, American singer (Rock the Boat), born in California
  • 1944 Tony Visconti, American music producer (David Bowie's Space Oddity), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1945 Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1945 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 1945 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Bruce Stuart Saylor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor, born in Nice, France
  • 1947 Ann Kelly, American singer (Hues Corporation Rock the boat), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • 1949 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • 1953 Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1954 Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • 1954 Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1957 David J, British alternative rock musician, born in Northampton, England
  • 1957 Boris Williams, English drummer (The Cure), born in Versailles, France
  • 1958 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
  • 1963 Billy Gould, American rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Joey Vera, American heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Mano Solo [Emmanuel Cabut], French singer, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2010)
  • 1963 Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian punk rock musician, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1971 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer, born in Koersel, Belgium
  • 1974 Brian Marshall, American bassist and co-founder of rock band (Creed), born in Jackson, Mississippi

Person of interestKelly Clarkson

1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol, born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • 1984 Tyson Ritter, American singer and songwriter (The All-American Rejects), born in Stillwater, Oklahoma