Birthdays in Music in 1928

About 1928

How Old? 89 or 90 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 22), Dragon (Jan 23 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • Jan 9 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Wallace Berry, composer
  • Jan 12 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Jan 16 Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • Jan 27 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • Jan 29 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • Jan 30 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Jan 30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 31 Chuck Willis, American rock vocalist (C C Rider), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1958)
  • Feb 1 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • Feb 11 Conrad Janis, American jazz trombonist and actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York

  • Feb 11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Feb 17 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)
  • Feb 26 Aldonis Kalnins, composer

Person of interestFats Domino

Feb 26 Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2017)

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  • Feb 26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City, Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 29 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Samuel Adler, composer
  • Mar 6 Ronald Stevenson, composer
  • Mar 8 Frank Michael Beyer, composer
  • Mar 8 Judy Johnson, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Mar 9 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and popular music singer (Mrs Louie Prima), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • Mar 10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Mar 12 Phil Jones, principal (Trinity College of Music)
  • Mar 12 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 15 Nicolas Flagello, composer
  • Mar 16 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 16 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 2008)
  • Mar 17 Edino Krieger, composer
  • Mar 19 Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Mar 21 Evelyn Ruth Anderson, composer
  • Mar 24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • Mar 26 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • Mar 28 Jose Luis de Delas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona
  • Mar 29 Vaclav Felix, composer, born in Prague (d. 2008)
  • Mar 30 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, born in London (d. 1994)

  • Mar 30 Diether de la Motte, composer
  • Apr 2 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • Apr 3 Don Gibson, American country musician (Sweet Dreams), born in Shelby, North Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Apr 4 Monty Norman, English singer and film composer (James Bond Theme), born in London
  • Apr 5 David Farquhar Andress, New Zealand composer, born in Cambridge, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Tony Williams, American singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • Apr 6 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • Apr 8 Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
  • Apr 8 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • Apr 9 Tom Lehrer, American musician, satirist and mathematician (That Was The Week That Was), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 18 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • Apr 19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 24 Gustav Krivinka, Czech composer, born in Doubravice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic (d. 1990)
  • Apr 24 Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Apr 29 Big Jay McNeely, R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Carl Gardner, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin), born in Tyler, Texas
  • May 3 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • May 4 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter (Roulette), born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • May 5 Marshall Grant, American bassist (Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two), born in Bryson City, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • May 8 William Jay Sydeman, composer
  • May 9 Páll Pampichier Pálsson, Austrian-Icelandic composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1966)
  • May 12 Burt Bacharach, composer (I'll Never Fall in Love Again), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 12 Henry Cosby, African-American songwriter (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
  • May 22 Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
  • May 23 Rosemary Clooney, American singer (Come On-a My House) and actress (White Christmas), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • May 23 Jeannie Carson [Shufflebottom], British-born comedian, actress, singer and dancer (As Long as They're Happy, An Alligator Named Daisy), born in Yorkshire, England
  • May 23 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • May 25 Frigyes Hidas, composer
  • May 27 Thea Musgrave, Scottish composer (Mary Queen of Scots, Pontalba), born in Barnton, Edinburgh
  • May 30 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch Harpsichordist, organist and conductor
  • May 31 Jacob Lateiner, pianist/professor (Juiliard), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 4 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), born in Thilbodaux, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jun 7 Charles Louis Strouse, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Richard Sherman, American composer and lyricist (The Sherman Brothers - Mary Poppins), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 16 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)
  • Jun 20 Robert Satanowski, composer
  • Jun 20 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • Jun 21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 William Joseph Russo, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jun 25 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus I Auerole), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor and composer (Sinfonia Notturna), born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • Jul 4 Cathy Berberian, American mezzo-soprano and composer (Stripsody), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Jul 8 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 9 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 Robert Washburn, American composer and teacher, born in Bouckville, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jul 12 Barbara Cowsill, singer and mother of The Cowsills, born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • Jul 13 Donal Michalsky, composer
  • Jul 13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • Jul 14 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • Jul 16 Bella Davidovich, Jewish Soviet-American pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Jul 16 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1993)
  • Jul 17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • Jul 17 Joseph Albert Morello, American jazz drummer, born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Jul 20 Peter Ind, jazz musician
  • Jul 22 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • Jul 22 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 23 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 26 Hans Haselböck, Austrian organist and composer, born in Nesselstauden, Lower Austria
  • Jul 26 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa), born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Jul 27 Sakari Mononen, Finnish composer, born in Korpiselkä, Finland (d. 1997)
  • Jul 28 Adrian Ratiu, composer
  • Jul 29 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
  • Aug 7 Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • Aug 10 Eddie Fisher, American singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 16 Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York

  • Aug 16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • Aug 17 T.J. [Thomas Jefferson] Anderson, American composer, born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 21 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • Aug 21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), born in Council Buffs, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Aug 23 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Aug 25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • Aug 27 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, born in Bramdean, Hampshire (d. 2009)
  • Aug 29 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), born in San Saba, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • Sep 15 Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 18 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Sep 23 Robert Helps, composer
  • Sep 28 Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
  • Sep 28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • Oct 3 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1986)
  • Oct 4 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • Oct 9 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki (d. 2016)
  • Oct 14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 17 Ivan Marinov, composer
  • Oct 22 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Alexander Tanev, composer
  • Oct 23 Patrick Peter Sacco, American composer, born in Albion, New York (d. 2000)
  • Nov 6 Peter Matz, American musician and orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Nov 10 Ennio Morricone, composer/musician, born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 11 Arthur Cunningham, composer
  • Nov 11 Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • Nov 15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • Nov 18 Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer
  • Nov 23 Jakob Jez, Slovenian composer, born in Boštanj
  • Nov 23 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, American gospel and blues singer and guitarist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • Nov 25 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Nov 27 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • Dec 6 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • Dec 7 Raymond Henry Charles Warren, composer
  • Dec 12 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • Dec 15 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • Dec 19 Galt MacDermot, composer (Letting Down My Hair), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 19 Michael Hurd, composer
  • Dec 20 Charles Donald Adams, singer
  • Dec 21 Thomas Rajna, composer
  • Dec 23 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
  • Dec 23 Buddy Harman, Country music drummer (Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Dec 28 Kamillo Lendvay, composer
  • Dec 28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
  • Dec 29 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • Dec 30 Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n' roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
  • Dec 31 Ross Barbour, singer (4 Freshmen), born in Columbus, Indiana