On This Day

Musicians Born 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)
  • 1871 Blanche Ring, American singer ("In The Good Old Summer Time"), and stage and screen actress, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1875 Jenő Huszka, Hungarian composer (Bob herceg (Prince Bob)), 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)
  • 1902 Reuben "Rube" Bloom, American pianist, arranger, band leader (The Bayou Boys), songwriter ("Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)"; "Give Me the Simple Life"), born in New York City (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Václav Trojan, Czech composer, born in Plzeň, Czech Republic (d. 1983)
  • 1913 Violet Archer [Balestreri], Canadian percussionist, composer, teacher, and organist, and percussionist, born in Montréal Quebec (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1927 "Fatty" George [Pressler], Austrian swing jazz clarinettist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)

  • 1927 Seymour Bernstein, American concert pianist, teacher, and composer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1928 Gustav Krivinka, Czech composer, born in Doubravice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1977)
  • 1929 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 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 classical guitarist, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942 Barbra Streisand, American pop singer ("People"; "The Way We Were"; "Evergreen"), stage and screen actress (Funny Girl; What's Up, Doc?), film director (Yentl) and EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1943 Richard Sterban, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira"), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1944 (Bernard) St. Clair Lee, American pop singer (The Hues Corporation - "Rock The Boat"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • 1944 Tony Visconti, American music producer (David Bowie's Blackstar; Low; "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"; "Bad Moon Rising"), 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 John Pasche, British graphic artist, album cover and concert poster designer (Rolling Stones' logo; Chrysalis Records, 1981-91), born in England
  • 1946 Bruce Stuart Saylor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, born in Nice, France (d. 2019)
  • 1947 Ann Kelly, American popsinger (The Hues Corporation - "Rock The Boat"), born in Fairfield, Alabama

  • 1948 Steve York, British session and touring rock bassist (Vinegar Joe; Marianne Faithful), born in London, England
  • 1949 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter ("Amoureuse"), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France, France
  • 1950 Rob Hyman, American rock singer-songwriter, keyboardist, melodica and accordion player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • 1951 Nigel Harrison, British rock bassist and songwriter (Blondie, 1978-82 - "One Way Or Another"), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 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 [Haskins], British alternative rock bassist, lyricist (Bauhaus; Love And Rockets), and playwright (Silver for Gold), born in Northampton, England
  • 1957 Boris Williams, French-English drummer (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Versailles, France
  • 1958 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
  • 1961 Igor Raykhelson, Russian-American composer, and classical and jazz pianist, born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 1963 Billy Gould, American rock bassist (Faith No More - "Epic"; "Easy"), 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
  • 1967 Patty Schemel, American drummer (Hole, 1992-98), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Aaron Comess, American drummer (Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1971 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer, born in Koersel, Belgium
  • 1971 Jas Mann, British pop singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Babylon Zoo - "Spaceman"), born in Dudley, Staffordshire, Emgland
  • 1974 Brian Marshall, American rock bassist (Creed - "With Arms Wide Open"), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1980 Vincent Peirani, French jazz accordionist, vocalist and composer, born in Nice, France

Person of interestKelly Clarkson

1982 Kelly Clarkson, American pop singer ("Since U Been Gone"; "My Life Would Suck Without You"), winner of 1st season of "American Idol", songwriter, and TV personality, born in Fort Worth, Texas

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