Birthdays in Music on February 10

  • 1696 Johann Melchior Molter, composer
  • 1702 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer
  • 1717 Pierre de La Garde, composer
  • 1735 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer
  • 1741 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer
  • 1750 Stanislao Mattei, composer
  • 1788 Johann Peter Pixis, composer
  • 1819 Richard Storrs Willis, composer
  • 1841 Walter Parratt, composer
  • 1866 Bror Beckman, composer
  • 1869 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer
  • 1879 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
  • 1903 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
  • 1905 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • 1908 Jean Coulthard, composer
  • 1921 Adrian Cruft, composer
  • 1923 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1924 Randy Van Horne, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show), born in El Paso, Texas

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1927 Leontyne Price, American opera soprano (Porgy & Bess), born in Laurel, Mississippi

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
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Leontyne Price
  • 1929 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist and composer (Twilight Zone)
  • 1930 Peter Phillips, composer [or Jun 18]
  • 1931 Gerhard Rosenfeld, composer
  • 1931 Makoto Shinohara, composer
  • 1932 Rockin Dopsie Sr, [Alton Jay Rubin], Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco)
  • 1935 Salvator Pueyo, composer
  • 1935 Theodore Antoniou, composer
  • 1937 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • 1939 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1939 Roberta Flack, Black Mountain North Carolina, US vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
  • 1940 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
  • 1940 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
  • 1944 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
  • 1944 Rufus Reid, American musician, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1947 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1948 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • 1949 Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • 1953 Carl Joseph Stone, composer
  • 1958 Michael Weiss, American musician
  • 1960 Lionel Cartwright, American country music artist (I Watched it on the Radio, Leap of Faith), born in Gallipolis, Ohio
  • 1962 Cliff Burton, bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • 1974 Ivri Lider, Israeli singer
  • 1975 Kool Savas, German rapper
  • 1976 Kev Brown, American rapper/producer
  • 1978 Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1979 Daryl Palumbo, American musician
  • 1981 Tholomew Plague, drummer (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • 1981 Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
  • 1987 Choi Si Won, Korean singer (Super Junior)