Musicians Born on February 1

  • 1633 Gabriel Schütz, German musician, composer, and teacher, born in The Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck (now Lübeck, Germany) (d. 1710)
  • 1669 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, born in Villarroya de la Sierra, Aragon, Spain (d. 1723)
  • 1673 Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1747)
  • 1687 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, born in Alsfeld, Hessen (d. 1733)
  • 1690 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1768)
  • 1789 Hippolyte-André-Baptiste Chélard, French violist, composer and conductor, born in Paris (d. 1861)
  • 1791 Charles-Joseph Sax, Belgian music instrument builder of wind and brass instruments whose son invented the saxophone, born in Dinant, Wallonia, Belgium (d. 1865)
  • 1801 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Swedish lieder and classical composer, born in Skänninge, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • 1836 Emil Hartmann, Danish organist and composer (Towards The Light), born in Copenhagen (d. 1898)
  • 1859 Victor Herbert, American cellist, composer, and conductor (Babes in Toyland; Eileen), born in Guernsey, Bailiwick of Guernsey (d. 1924) [he believed he was born in Dublin, Ireland] [1]
  • 1873 Clara Butt, British contralto (Country of Hope & Glory; Elgar's "Sea Pictures"), born in Southwick Sussex, England (d. 1936)
  • 1877 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, British composer (The Wind Among The Reeds), and teacher, born in London (d. 1946)
  • 1880 Antonio Guarnieri, Italian cellist and opera conductor (La Scala, 1929-50), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Francesco Balilla Pratella, Italian composer, born in Lugo, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1881 José Ignacio Quintón, Puerto-Rican composer (El coquí; Requiem por Angel Mislán), born in Caguas, Puerto Rico (d. 1925)
  • 1892 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall), born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1894 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer ("The Charleston": "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)"), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • 1902 Carlo Borbolla, Cuban pianist, organist, and composer, born in Manzanillo, Cuba (d. 1990)

Langston HughesLangston Hughes (1902-1967)

American poet (Weary Blues), playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), born in Joplin, Missouri

  • 1904 Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, American trombonist and plunger-mute pioneer (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • 1906 Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), born in Adell, Wisconsin (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Pierre Capdevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1969)
  • 1907 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, born in Tietê, São Paulo (d. 1993)
  • 1908 Edward Staempfli, Swiss pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2002)
  • 1909 George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (Billy Graham Crusades, 1947-2013), born in Winchester, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • 1917 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1917 Mary Jane DeZurik, American country singer and hillbilly yodeler (The Cackle Sisters - National Barn Dance, Grand Ole Opry), born in Royalton, Minnesota (d. 1981)
  • 1922 Renata Tebaldi, Italian lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Ursula Mamlok (nee Meyer), German-American avant-garde composer, and teacher, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Debbie Dean [Reba Smith], American pop singer and songwriter (Motown), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • 1933 Sadao Watanabe, Japanese jazz and bossa nova saxophonist, and flute player, born in Utsunomiya, Japan
  • 1934 Bob Shane, American folk vocalist (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), born in Hilo, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2020)
  • 1937 (Isaac) Don Everly, American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"; "When WIll I Be Loved"), born in Brownie, Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook - song "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), born in Chickasaw, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Jimmy Carl Black [Inkanish], American rock drummer (Mothers Of Invention, 1965-69; Muffin Men, 1993-2008), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1939 Claude François, French pop singer-songwriter ("Comme d'habitude"), born in Ismaïlia, Egypt (d. 1978)
  • 1939 Del McCoury, American bluegrass guitarist and singer, born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Joe Sample, American jazz and session keyboardist and composer (The Jazz Crusaders), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Tommy Duffy, American musician (Echoes), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1946 Carol Neblett, American operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1979-93), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus (d. 1975)
  • 1947 Normie Rowe, Australian pop singer ("Que Sera Sera"), and stage and TV actor (Sons and daughters), born in Melbourne, Australia

Rick JamesRick James (1948-2004)

American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York

  • 1950 Mike Campbell, American guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - "Breakdown"), born in Panama City, Florida
  • 1950 Rich Williams, American guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1951 Clide "Sonny" Landreth, American blues and zydeco slide guitar player, born in Canton, Mississippi
  • 1954 Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1956 Exene Cervenka, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer ("Money In My Pocket"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • 1959 Ottmar Liebert, German guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Nouveau Flamenco), born Cologne, Germany
  • 1962 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist, born in Takasaki, Japan
  • 1964 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), born in High Level, Alberta (d. 1995)
  • 1964 Jani Lane [John Oswald], American heavy metal rock songwriter, and singer (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1964 Mario Pelchat, Canadian francophone singer, born in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley (54 years old)

1968 American singer-songwriter ("Lights Out"), and daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1969 Joshua Redman, American jazz saxophonist, and composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1969 Patrick Wilson, American drummer (Weezer - "Buddy Holly"), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1971 Ron Welty, American drummer (The Offspring -"Pretty Fly, For A White Guy"), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1972 Kami [Ukyō Kamimura], Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer), born in Ibaraki, Japan (d. 1999)
  • 1973 Yuri Landman, Dutch instrument inventor & musician, born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • 1975 Big Boi [Antwan André Patton], American musician (Outkast), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1979 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • 1979 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer, born in Navojoa, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1983 Andrew VanWyngarden, American musician and singer (MGMT), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • 1985 Shellback [Karl Schuster], Swedish Grammy Award-winning pop record producer and songwriter, with Max Martin (Pink; Maroon 5; Taylor Swift; Avril Lavigne), born in Karlshamn, Sweden
  • 1989 Hurricane Chris [Dooley], American rapper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1990 Laura Marling, British singer-songwriter, born in Eversley, United Kingdom

Harry StylesHarry Styles (28 years old)

1994 British pop singer (One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"; solo - "Sign of the Times"), born in Redditch, England