Birthdays in Music on December 4

  • 1660 Andre Campra, French composer, (d. 1744) baptismal date
  • 1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer
  • 1708 Marianus Konigsperger, composer
  • 1720 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer
  • 1791 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer
  • 1825 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer
  • 1838 Melesio Morales, composer
  • 1861 Lillian Russell [Helen Leonard], American singer and actress (Great Mogul), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • 1879 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", born in Hillsborough, Ireland (d. 1941)
  • 1910 Alex North, Chester Penn, composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata)
  • 1921 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
  • 1930 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
  • 1930 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Edgar Valcarcel, composer
  • 1936 Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1938 Yvonne Minton, Australian soprano
  • 1940 Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)
  • 1942 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
  • 1944 Chris Hillman, American singer (The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn), born in San Diego, California
  • 1944 Dennis Wilson, Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys)
  • 1944 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1947 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)
  • 1948 Southside Johnny Lyon, NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)
  • 1951 Gary Rossington, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)
  • 1955 Brian Prout, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York
  • 1955 Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer
  • 1956 Herbert Groenemeyer, German rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
  • 1964 Sertab Erener, Turkish singer
  • 1965 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
  • 1966 Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
  • 1966 Masta Ace, American rapper

Person of interestJay-Z

1969 Jay-Z [Shawn Carter], American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
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  • 1973 Racci Shay, American Musician
  • 1973 Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ
  • 1973 Kate Rusby, English folk singer
  • 1976 Amie Comeaux, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1977 Big Pokey, American rapper
  • 1978 Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer
  • 1983 Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1992 Jin [Kim Seok-jin] Korean vocalist (BTS), born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • 1998 Olawoyin Olufemi, Nigerian Musician