Birthdays in Music on February 1

  • February
  • 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)
  • 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-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, Italian opera conductor (La Scala), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Francesco Balilla Pratella, Italian composer, born in Lugo, Italy (d. 1955)

  • 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, Cuban composer, born in Manzanillo (d. 1990)

Person of interestLangston Hughes

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

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
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, American singer and half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), born in Brownie, Kentucky
  • 1937 Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), born in Chickasaw, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1939 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1939 Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • 1944 Tommy Duffy, American musician (Echoes), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1947 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus (d. 1975)
  • 1947 Normie Rowe, Australian singer, born in Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestRick James

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

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 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
  • 1954 Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1956 Exene Cervenka, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist, born in Takasaki, Japan
  • 1964 Jani Lane, American musician & singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1964 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian musician
  • 1964 Mario Pelchat, Canadian francophone singer, born in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Canada
  • 1969 Joshua Redman, American jazz saxophonist & composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1969 Patrick Wilson, American musician (Drummer for Weezer), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1971 Ron Welty, American musician, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1972 Kami, Japanese musician (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 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer, born in Navojoa, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1979 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • 1983 Andrew VanWyngarden, American musician and singer (MGMT), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • 1989 Hurricane Chris, American rapper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1990 Laura Marling, British singer-songwriter, born in Eversley, United Kingdom

Person of interestHarry Styles

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

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles