Musicians Born on December 18

  • 1562 Philipp Dulichius, German composer, born in Chemnitz (d. 1631)
  • 1569 Jakob Hassler, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1622)
  • 1667 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, Austrian composer and lutenist, born in Vienna (d. 1716)
  • 1707 Charles Wesley, English Methodist leader (brother of John Wesley) and hymn writer (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing), born in Epworth, England (d. 1788)
  • 1734 Jean-Baptiste Rey, French conductor (Paris Opera) and composer, born in Lauzerte, France (d. 1810)
  • 1788 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder and composer
  • 1812 Wiktor Kazynski, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1867)
  • 1848 Karl Schröder II, German composer, born in Quedlinburg (d. 1935)
  • 1852 Gaetano Coronaro, Italian conductor, pedagogue, and composer (La Creola), born in Vicenza, Austrian Empire (now Italy) (d. 1908)
  • 1860 Edward Alexander MacDowell, American composer (Indian Suite), born in New York (d. 1908)
  • 1861 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1873 Adolf Vogl, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1961)
  • 1877 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1897 Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, arranger and composer (Benny Goodman Orchestra), born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • 1904 Wilf Carter, Canadian country and western singer, born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia (d. 1996)
  • 1905 Richard Sturzenegger, Swiss composer and cello player, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1976)
  • 1906 Edwin H. "Buddy" Morris, American music publisher (Edwin H. Morris & Company), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1910 Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911 Peg Leg Sam [Arthur Jackson], American country blues harmonica player, singer and comedian, born in Jonesville, South Carolina (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Donald Phillips, British pianist and composer (Spanish Fiesta, Concerto In Jazz), born in Dalston, London (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Saburo Takata, Japanese composer, born in Nagoya (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Connie "Pee Wee" Crayton, American R&B and blues guitarist and singer ("Do Unto Others"), born in Rockdale, Texas (d. 1985)

Betty Grable

1916 Betty Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1973)

  • 1917 Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, American blues, jazz, and R&B alto saxophonist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Rita Streich, Russian-German soprano, born in Barnaul, southern Siberia (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Jaime León, Colombian pianist, composer, and conductor Filarmónica de Bogota, 1971-78), born in Cartagena de Indias, Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager - ABKCO (Sam Cooke; Rolling Stones, Beatles), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1938 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun") and artist manager (Jimi Hendrix), born in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 1939 Henrica M. L. "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer, actress and playwright
  • 1941 Sam Andrew, American musician (Big Brother and the Holding Company), born in Okinawa, Japan (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer ("Divine Love"), born in Leland, Mississippi
  • 1943 Bobby Keys, American session and touring saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)

Keith Richards

1943 Keith Richards, English guitarist and songwriter (The Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

  • 1944 (Roger) "Deke" Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Bill Nelson, British progressive rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Be-Bop Deluxe), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1948 Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer, born in Paris, France
  • 1950 (Randolpho) Randy Castillo, American rock and mariachi drummer (Ozzy Osbourne; Mötley Crüe; Azul), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 2002)
  • 1950 Martha Johnson, Canadian rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1952 David Hentschel, British recording engineer, producer, and film score composer, born in Sussex, England
  • 1952 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1953 Elliot Easton [Steinberg], American rock lead guitarist (The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Jim "Kimo" West, Canadian guitarist (More Guitar Stories), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957 John Webster, Canadian rocker (Red Rider)
  • 1961 Ken Foreman, British musician (Thrashing Doves - "Reprobate's Hymn")
  • 1962 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1963 Pauline Ester, French singer
  • 1964 Robson Green, English actor and singer
  • 1965 Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
  • 1966 Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
  • 1966 Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • 1966 Tracy Byrd, American country singer ("Holdin' Heaven"), born in Vidor, Texas
  • 1968 Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer (Más), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1970 Cowboy Troy [Troy Lee Coleman III], American country rapper (MuzikMafia, Big & Rich), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1970 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • 1970 Roman Glick, American rock bassist (Brother Cane; Jackyl), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1971 Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
  • 1972 Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • 1974 Euroboy, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • 1975 Sia [Furler], Australian singer-songwriter and producer (Titanium), born in Adalaide, Australia
  • 1977 Maria Brink, American heavy metal singer and songwriter (In This Moment), born in Schenectady, New York

Christina Aguilera

1980 Christina Aguilera, American singer ("Genie in a Bottle"; "What a Girl Wants"), and TV personality (The Voice, 2011-16), born in Staten Island, New York

  • 1982 Dave Luetkenhoelter, American Christian-rock bassist (Kutless, 2005-13), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1987 Ayaka [Iiko], Japanese pop singer-songwriter and producer ("Mikazuki"; "Winding Road"), born in Osaka, Japan

Billie Eilish

2001 Billie Eilish, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), born in Los Angeles, California