Birthdays in Music on December 1

  • 1605 Juan de Padilla, composer
  • 1671 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1709 Franz Xaver Richter, composer
  • 1712 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer
  • 1724 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, born in Vysoké Mýto (d. 1777)
  • 1729 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer, born in Faenza, (d. 1802)
  • 1779 Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer
  • 1781 Charles Philippe Lafont, composer
  • 1784 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer
  • 1787 Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer
  • 1810 Joseph Gungl, composer
  • 1814 August Rockel, composer
  • 1823 Ernest Reyer, composer
  • 1844 Alfred Cellier, composer
  • 1847 Agathe Grondahl, composer
  • 1850 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer
  • 1874 Dominicus Johner, composer
  • 1883 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer
  • 1885 Guy de Lioncourt, composer
  • 1896 Petko Staynov, composer
  • 1901 Dorothy James, composer
  • 1901 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
  • 1908 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1912 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher
  • 1914 Johnny Johnston, singer (Make that Spare), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1919 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • 1927 Grant Beglarian, composer
  • 1929 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • 1931 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931 Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Matt Monro, English singer (d. 1985)
  • 1933 Lou Rawls, American vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
  • 1938 Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)
  • 1939 Dianne Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestRichard Pryor

1940 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Pecoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1944 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • 1945 John Densmore, LA, drummer (Doors-C'mon Light My Fire)

Person of interestBette Midler

1945 Bette Midler, American actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler
  • 1946 Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer (Alone Again Naturally)
  • 1947 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • 1950 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1951 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1956 Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
  • 1956 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • 1958 Lisa Fischer, US vocalist and songwriter ("How Can I Ease the Pain"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1973 Jon Theodore, American musician
  • 1974 David Ludwig, American composer
  • 1977 Brad Delson, American guitarist (Linkin Park)
  • 1978 Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
  • 1982 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • 1988 Tyler Joseph, American singer-songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), born in Columbus, Ohio