Birthdays in Music on February 11

  • 1755 Albert Christoph Dies, composer
  • 1790 Ignaz Assmayer, composer
  • 1810 Loisa Puget, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1889)
  • 1819 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer
  • 1830 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer
  • 1830 Peter Arnold Heise, composer
  • 1874 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
  • 1875 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
  • 1879 Jean Gilbert [Max Winterfeld], German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1882 Gheorghe Cucu, composer
  • 1883 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
  • 1889 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
  • 1894 Alfonso Leng, composer
  • 1895 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • 1897 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
  • 1903 Hans Redlich, composer
  • 1912 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • 1913 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • 1914 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • 1914 Matt Dennis, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1914 Menelaos Pallantios, composer
  • 1915 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch, Orkestgebouw Orchestra)
  • 1919 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
  • 1930 C H Dearnley, organist
  • 1932 Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Francesco Pennisi, composer
  • 1935 Bent Lorentzen, composer
  • 1935 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
  • 1937 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • 1938 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • 1938 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
  • 1942 Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)
  • 1942 Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
  • 1942 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
  • 1943 Serge Lama, French singer
  • 1947 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • 1949 Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
  • 1950 Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
  • 1953 Alan Rubin, music figure (Blues Brothers)
  • 1954 Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
  • 1956 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], British-American singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England
  • 1956 Didier Lockwood, French violinist
  • 1961 Becky LeBeau, vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California

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1962 Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

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  • 1970 Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician, born in UmeĆ„, Sweden
  • 1973 Ethan Iverson, US pianist, composer, and critic, born in Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1974 D'Angelo [Michael Eugene Archer], US singer, songwriter, and record producer, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1977 Mike Shinoda, US musician (Linkin Park, Fort Minor), born in Agoura Hills, California
  • 1979 Brandy [Brandy Rayana Norwood], US singer (Les Miserables, Moisha), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1981 Kelly Rowland, US singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1984 Matt Good, US musician, born in Valrico, Florida
  • 1984 Aubrey O'Day, US singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1985 William Beckett, US musician (The Academy Is...), born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois