On This Day

Musicians Born on February 11

  • 1755 Albert Christoph Dies, German painter, engraver and biographer of Josef Haydn, born in Hanover (d. 1822)
  • 1790 Ignaz Assmayer, Austrian organist, and composer of liturgical music, born in Salzberg, Austria (d. 1862)
  • 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, Romanian composer, born in Puiești, Romania (d. 1932)
  • 1883 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer & conductor (Sulamith), born in Copenhagen (d. 1946)
  • 1884 Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist and composer (Doloras), born in Santiago (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, Russian-Soviet composer (Ice and Steel), born in St. Petersburg (d. 1955)
  • 1895 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • 1897 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
  • 1903 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (d. 1968)

  • 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, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 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)
  • 1919 Israel Baker, American concert and session violinist (NBC Symphony; Paramount Studios Orchestra), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 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)
  • 1927 Michel Sénéchal, French operatic tenor, and educator, born in Paris (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Conrad Janis, American jazz trombonist and actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • 1931 Bobby Lamb, Irish jazz trombonist, composer, and conductor, born in Cork, Irish Free State
  • 1932 Jerome Lowenthal, American concert pianist, and educator (Julliard; Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Francesco Pennisi, Italian contemporary classical composer, born in Acireale, Sicily (d. 2000)
  • 1935 Bent Lorentzen, Danish orchestral, electronic, and opera composer, born in Stenvad, Denmark (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Gene Vincent [Vincent Eugene Craddock], American rock guitarist and vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • 1937 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)

  • 1937 Phillip Walker, American electric blues guitarist, and singer ("Hello My Darling"), born in Welsh, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • 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 pop and rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and pop pianist, composer, and band leader (Brazil '66/'77/'88), born in Niterói, Brazil
  • 1942 Leon Haywood, American funk and soul singer, and keyboardist ("It's Got To Be Mellow"; "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Otis Clay, American gospel, soul, and R&B-singer ("That's How It Is (When You're In Love)"), born in Waxhaw, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • 1942 Tony Colton [Chalk], British singer-songwriter, and record producer (Head, Hands, and Feet), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Serge Lama [Chauvier], French singer ("Je suis malade"), born in Bordeaux, France
  • 1946 Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, born in Piflas, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1947 Joselito [José Jiménez], Spanish singer and actor, born in Beas de Segura, Andalucia, Spain
  • 1948 Vangelis Kordompoulis, Greek jazz pianist, composer, and music educator, born in Patras, Greece
  • 1953 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1953 Neil Henderson, Scottish pop guitarist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheap Cheap"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1954 Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1956 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], British-American singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England
  • 1956 Didier Lockwood, French violinist, born in Calais, France (d. 2018)
  • 1956 Raoul Björkenheim, American avant-garde jazz guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 David Uosikkinen, American drummer (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Becky LeBeau, American 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 Umeå, Sweden
  • 1973 Ethan Iverson, American pianist, composer, and critic, born in Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1974 D'Angelo [Michael Eugene Archer], American singer, songwriter, and record producer, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1976 Gretchen Parlato, American jazz singer, and songwriter (The Lost And Found), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park, Fort Minor), born in Agoura Hills, California
  • 1979 Brandy [Brandy Rayana Norwood], American singer (Les Miserables, Moisha), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1981 Kelly Rowland, American singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1983 Reena Esmail, Indian-American composer (This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1984 Matt Good, American musician, born in Valrico, Florida
  • 1984 Aubrey O'Day, American singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1985 William Beckett, American singer-songwriter (The Academy Is...), born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • 1986 Bruno Vlahek, Croatian concert pianist and contemporary classical composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1998 Khalid [Donnel Robinson], American singer (Location), born in Fort Stewart, Georgia