On This Day

Birthdays in Music in April 1944

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Barry Pritchard, English rock guitarist (Fortunes), born in Birmingham (d. 1999)
  • Apr 3 Tony Orlando, American singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Nicholas Caldwell, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Felicity Palmer, British mezzo-soprano
  • Apr 7 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • Apr 10 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • Apr 12 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, born in Kroměříž, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 1994)
  • Apr 13 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things), born in Durham, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 13 Jack Casady, American rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 15 Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer and guitarist (Rockpile - Girls Talk), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Apr 16 Dennis Russell Davies, American conductor and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Apr 17 John Lill, British classical pianist, born in London
  • Apr 18 Rudy Shackelford, American composer, born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Apr 19 Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 22 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 St. Clair Lee, American singer (Rock the Boat), born in California
  • Apr 24 Tony Visconti, American music producer (Blackstar, Low, "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 27 Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (Everybody Plays the Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 27 Herb Pedersen, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Berkeley, California

About April 1944

How Old? 75 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)