On This Day

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, Swedish composer, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden (d. 1929)
  • 1869 Vasily Kalafati, Russian composer (Cygany), born in Yevpatoria, Crimea (d. 1942)
  • 1879 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
  • 1903 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
  • 1905 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • 1905 José Muñoz Molleda, Spanish composer and politician, born in La Línea de la Concepción (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Jean Coulthard, composer

  • 1921 Adrian Cruft, composer
  • 1923 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1924 Randy Van Horne, American vocalist (Nat King Cole Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2007)

Person of interestLeontyne Price

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

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1929 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (Twilight Zone, Planet Of The Apes), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Peter Phillips, American composer, born in San Francisco, California [or Jun 18]
  • 1931 Gerhard Rosenfeld, German composer, born in Königsberg
  • 1931 Makoto Shinohara, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1932 Rockin Dopsie Sr, [Alton Jay Rubin], American Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), born in Carencro, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1933 Don Wilson, American guitarist (The Ventures, Hawaii 5-0 Theme), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935 Salvator Pueyo, composer
  • 1935 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), born in Athens (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1939 Roberta Flack, American vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • 1940 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
  • 1940 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall In Love), 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
  • 1946 Kenneth "Kenny" Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys, Bryndle), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)

  • 1947 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1947 John Christopher "Chris" Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • 1948 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • 1949 Nigel Olsson, British rock guitarist and drummer (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire
  • 1949 Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • 1953 Carl Stone, American electronic composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Michael Weiss, American musician, born NYC, New York
  • 1960 Lionel Cartwright, American country music artist (I Watched it on the Radio, Leap of Faith), born in Gallipolis, Ohio
  • 1962 Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • 1974 Ivri Lider, Israeli singer, born in Givat Haim (Ihud), Israel
  • 1975 Kool Savas, German rapper, born in Aachen, Germany
  • 1976 Kev Brown, American rapper & hip hop producer, born in Landover, Maryland
  • 1978 Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer, born in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • 1979 Daryl Palumbo, American musician, born in Bellmore, New York
  • 1981 The Rev [James Owen Sullivan], American musician (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1981 Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer, born in Bathurst, Canada
  • 1987 Choi Si Won, Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea