Birthdays in Music on April 28

  • April
  • 1715 Franz Sparry, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1767)
  • 1748 Lorenz Justinian Ott, German composer, born in Dietfurt, Germany (d. 1805)
  • 1750 Paul Ignaz Kürzinger, Bavarian composer, born in Mergentheim, Württemberg
  • 1757 Claus Nielsen Schali, Danish violinist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1835)
  • 1826 Alexander Stadtfeld, German composer, born in Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1853)
  • 1848 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • 1870 Hermann Suter, Swiss composer, born in Kaiserstuhl, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • 1873 Harold Bauer, English-American pianist (Beethoven-Association), born in Kingston, England (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Georges Antoine, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • 1892 John Jacob Niles, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and entrepreneur, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million, Wheels), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1924 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Francis Burt, British composer, born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)

  • 1932 Marek Kopelent, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1933 Karl Heinz Wahren, German pianist and composer, born in Bonn, Germany
  • 1933 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, born in Detroit (d. 1994)
  • 1936 John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • 1943 The Fantastic Johnny C [Johnny Corley], American singer (Boogaloo down Broadway), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • 1943 Jacques Dutronc, French singer (Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille), born in Paris
  • 1946 Glenn Ross Campbell, American steel guitarist (The Misunderstood), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • 1947 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • 1952 Chuck Leavell, American musician (Allman Brothers Band, Rolling Stones), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1953 Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1955 Edwin "Eddie" Jobson, British rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure), born in Bilingham, England
  • 1956 Jimmy Barnes [James Swan], Australian singer-songwriter (For the Working Class Man), born in Glasgow
  • 1957 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • 1960 Wally Langdon, bassist (Bob Color)
  • 1964 Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
  • 1966 Too Short, American rapper
  • 1968 Howard Donald, British musician
  • 1972 Violent J [Joseph Bruce], American rapper (Insane Clown Posse), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1978 Lauren Laverne, Disc jockey, television presenter and former singer
  • 1986 George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter

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1995 Melanie Martinez, American singer-songwriter (Cry Baby), born in Queens, New York

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