Birthdays in Music on December 15

  • 1534 Lucas Osiander, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1604)
  • 1567 Christoph Demantius, composer
  • 1574 Samuel Besler, German-Polish composer, born in Brzeg (d. 1625)
  • 1657 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, born in Paris (d. 1726)
  • 1667 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, born in Gotha (d. 1739)
  • 1765 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer
  • 1803 August Freyer, composer
  • 1812 Isidor Dannstrom, composer
  • 1821 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer
  • 1822 Edward Stephen, composer
  • 1823 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • 1830 Francesco D'Arcais, composer
  • 1842 Henry Gadsby, composer
  • 1857 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer
  • 1873 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
  • 1875 Friedrich Niggli, composer
  • 1879 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)
  • 1891 A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)
  • 1892 David Guion, American composer (Home on the Range), born in Ballinger, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1892 Jose Maria Castro, composer
  • 1898 Fernando Remacha, composer
  • 1904 Kermit Bloomgarden, producer (Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man)
  • 1905 Ferenc Farkas, composer
  • 1910 John H. Hammond, music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
  • 1924 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
  • 1928 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • 1932 Elaine Barkin, composer
  • 1932 Igor Stuhec, Slovenian composer, born in Kremberk
  • 1933 Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist (Mr Easy)
  • 1939 Cindy Birdsong, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1939 Nicolaus A Huber, composer
  • 1942 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1946 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Harry Ray, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1949 Adrian Belew, American musician (King Crimson), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1951 Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)
  • 1955 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • 1957 Tim Reynolds, German guitarist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1960 Doug Phelps, American singer (Ky Headhunters - Davy Crockett), born in Leachville, Arkansas
  • 1960 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • 1978 Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica)
  • 1980 Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)
  • 1981 Najoua Belyzel, French singer
  • 1983 Ronnie Radke, American singer (Escape the Fate)
  • 1984 Joshua Third, British Guitarist in The Horrors.