Birthdays in Music on December 23

  • 1582 Severo Bonini, Italian composer and monk, born in Florence (d. 1663)
  • 1644 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer
  • 1689 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer
  • 1699 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, born in Colchester (d. 1788)
  • 1709 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer
  • 1714 Johann Siebenkas, composer
  • 1716 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer
  • 1749 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer
  • 1763 John Davy, English composer, born at Creedy Bridge, Devon (d. 1824)
  • 1812 William Hauser, composer
  • 1823 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, Romanian composer, born in Iaşi, Romania (d. 1898)
  • 1830 Adam Minchejmer, composer
  • 1855 Alan Gray, British composer (Trinity College), born in York (d. 1935)
  • 1896 Alberto Hemsi, composer
  • 1905 Arn Bjornsson, composer
  • 1906 Ross Lee Finney, Wells Minnesota, composer (Landscapes Remembered)
  • 1913 Hans Henkemans, composer
  • 1913 Leo A Ketelaars, Dutch oratorio vocalist
  • 1914 Dezider Kardos, composer
  • 1918 Jose Greco, Italian flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
  • 1923 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist
  • 1923 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • 1926 Dusan Kostic, composer
  • 1927 Joseph Castaldo, composer
  • 1928 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
  • 1928 Buddy Harman, Country music drummer (Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • 1935 Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
  • 1936 Claude Albert Coppens, composer
  • 1939 Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1940 Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
  • 1940 Jorma Kaukonen, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 Tim Hardin, Eugene, Oregon, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
  • 1941 Ron Bushy, American musician
  • 1942 Friedrich Schenker, composer
  • 1943 Derek Small, rocker (Spinal Tap)
  • 1943 Ross Edwards, composer
  • 1945 Georges Aperghis, composer
  • 1945 Ronald Bushy, rocker (Iron Butterfly-Ina gada davida)
  • 1946 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano
  • 1949 Luther Grosvenor, rocker (Spooky Tooth)
  • 1951 Johnny Contardo, singer (Sha Na Na)
  • 1951 Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London
  • 1952 Hans Abrahamsen, composer
  • 1956 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1957 Dan Bigras, Canadian singer
  • 1958 Victoria Williams, American singer
  • 1960 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
  • 1964 Eddie Vedder, American heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1967 Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer-songwriter, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1968 Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician
  • 1971 Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1977 Jari Mäenpää, Finnish guitarist and singer
  • 1978 Esthero, Canadian musician and singer
  • 1981 Beth [Elisabeth Rodergas Cols], Spanish singer and actress, born in Súria, Catalonia
  • 1985 Harry Judd, British drummer (McFly)
  • 1988 Eri Kamei, Japanese singer
  • 1990 Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress, model, and singer