Birthdays in Music on December 4

  • December
  • 1660 Andre Campra, French composer, baptized in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1744)
  • 1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, French composer, born in Andelot, Haute-Marne, France (d. 1737)
  • 1708 Marianus Königsperger, German composer, born in Roding, Germany (d. 1769)
  • 1720 Jean-Jacques Robson, Flemish composer, born in Dendermonde, Belgium (d. 1785)
  • 1791 Johann Gottlob Topfer, German composer, born in Niederroßla (d. 1870)
  • 1825 Hynek Vojáček, Czech composer, born in Zlín, Empire of Austria (d. 1916)
  • 1838 Melesio Morales, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1908)
  • 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)
  • 1896 Larry Stock, American singer-songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, German composer, born in Gornsdorf, Germany
  • 1930 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, born in Puno, Peru (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)

  • 1936 Freddy Cannon [Picariello], American rocker (Palisades Park), born in Revere, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Yvonne Minton, Australian-British soprano, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1942 Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • 1944 Chris Hillman, American singer (The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn), born in San Diego, California
  • 1944 Dennis Wilson, American drummer and vocalist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne, California (d. 1983)
  • 1944 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1947 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span), born in Dublin
  • 1948 Southside Johnny [Lyons], American rocker (Asbury Jukes - I Don't Want Go Home), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • 1951 Gary Rossington, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1955 Brian Prout, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York
  • 1955 Cassandra Wilson, American jazz singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1964 Sertab Erener, Turkish singer (Sakin Ol!), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1965 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
  • 1966 Fred Armisen, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1966 Masta Ace, American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York

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

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  • 1973 Racci Shay, American musician, born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1973 Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1973 Kate Rusby, English folk singer and songwriter, born in Barnsley, England
  • 1976 Amie Comeaux, American country music singer, born in Brusly, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1977 Big Pokey [Milton Powell], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1978 Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer (Gemilang), born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 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