On This Day

Musicians Born on April 27

  • 1623 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1722)
  • 1724 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1784)
  • 1767 Andreas Romberg, German violinist and composer (Song of the Clock), born in Vechta, Germany (d. 1821)
  • 1802 Louis Niedermeyer, composer, born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1861)
  • 1803 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1848)
  • 1812 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, born in Teutendorf, Germany (d. 1883)
  • 1824 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, born in Norwich, England (d. 1853)
  • 1861 Georgy Catoire, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1926)
  • 1869 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)
  • 1871 Arthur Nevin, American composer, born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1894 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American, pianist, conductor, musicologist (Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians), and composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Philip Radcliffe, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • 1918 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Kirby Stone Four - "Baubles Bangles & Beads"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1920 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1922 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England (d. 2013)

  • 1927 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1931 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist, son of David Oistrach, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1931 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1931 Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1932 François Bayle, French electronic music composer, born in Toamasina, Madagascar
  • 1932 Petar Ozgijan, Yugoslav composer, born in Dubrovnik, Croatia (d. 1979)
  • 1936 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Jerry Mercer, Canadian rock drummer (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1941 Friedrich Goldmann, German composer and conductor, born in Siegmar-Schönau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1941 Judith Blegen, American opera singer (Magic Flute - "Papagena"), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1942 Jim Keltner, American session drummer (Bob Dylan; George Harrison; John Lennon; Ringo Starr; Harry Nilsson; Richard Thompson; Traveling Wilburys; Elvis Costello; Joe Cocker; Ry Cooder; Eric Clapton; Carly Simon; Jackson Browne; Randy Newman; and others...), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1943 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Cuba Gooding Sr., American pop and soul singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Herb Pedersen, American singer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1946 Gordon Haskell, British pop, rock and blues musician (Fleur De Lys; King Crimson, 1970; Harry's Bar), born in Verwood, Dorset, England (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Ann Peebles, American soul singer-songwriter ("I Can't Stand the Rain"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947 Herbie Murrell, American soul singer (Stylistics - "You Are My Everything"), born in Lane, South Carolina
  • 1947 Pete Ham, Welsh rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Badfinger - "Without You"; "No Matter What"; Day After Day"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1975)
  • 1948 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"; "Love Shack"), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1951 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American rock guitarist (Kiss; Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1953 Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1956 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1959 Marco Pirroni, British rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants - "Ant Music"; "Goody Two Shoes" ), born in London, England
  • 1959 Sheena Easton [Orr], Scottish singer ("9 to 5 (Morning Train)"; "For Your Eyes Only"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Louis Lortie, French-Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal
  • 1960 Wally Langdon, British bassist (Herman Brood & His Wild Romance), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1965 Rob Squires, American rock bassist (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1967 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1969 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • 1969 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London
  • 1976 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1979 Will Boyd, American bass guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1981 Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese pop singer ("I'm In Love (The Whistle Hit)": "Somebody Sent Me An Angel"), born in Floriana, Malta

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1984 Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Evanston, Illinois

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  • 1984 Frank Carter, British musician (Gallows) and tattooist, born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1986 Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer and songwriter, born in Skopje, Macedonia
  • 1988 Lizzo [Melissa Jefferson], American rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan