Birthdays in Music on February 1

  • 1603 Michael Trumper, composer
  • 1633 Gabriel Schutz, German composer and musician (d. 1710)
  • 1669 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, born in Villarroya de la Sierra (d. 1723)
  • 1673 Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1747)
  • 1690 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer
  • 1789 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer
  • 1791 Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
  • 1801 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
  • 1821 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer
  • 1859 Victor Herbert, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1873 Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
  • 1875 Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)
  • 1877 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • 1879 Sydney Baynes, composer
  • 1880 Antonio Guarnieri, composer
  • 1880 Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer
  • 1881 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer
  • 1892 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall), born in Krefeld (d. 1959)
  • 1894 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • 1902 Carlo Borbolla, composer

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1902 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
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Langston Hughes
  • 1906 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • 1906 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • 1907 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, born in Tietê, São Paulo (d. 1993)
  • 1908 Edward Staempfli, composer
  • 1909 George Beverly Shea, American gospel singer, born in Winchester, Ontario
  • 1922 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1928 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
  • 1937 Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • 1937 Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
  • 1938 Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1939 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1939 Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • 1944 Tommy Duffy, rocker (Echos)
  • 1945 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen
  • 1947 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
  • 1947 Normie Rowe, Australian singer

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1948 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

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Rick James
  • 1950 Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
  • 1954 Mike Campbell, American guitarist (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-Breakdown), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1954 Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)
  • 1956 Exene Cervenka, American musician
  • 1962 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
  • 1964 Jani Lane, [John Kennedy Oswald] heavy metal musician and singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1964 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
  • 1964 Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
  • 1969 Joshua Redman, American musician
  • 1969 Patrick Wilson, American musician (Drummer for Weezer)
  • 1971 Ron Welty, American musician
  • 1972 Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
  • 1973 Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist
  • 1975 Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)
  • 1979 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican Singer (d.2006)
  • 1979 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • 1989 Hurricane Chris, American rapper
  • 1990 Laura Marling, British singer-songwriter

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1994 Harry Styles, British pop singer (One Direction), born in Redditch, England

Singer Harry Styles
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Harry Styles