Birthdays in Music on February 13

  • 1660 Johann Sigismund Kusser, composer
  • 1713 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1751)
  • 1721 John Reid [Robertson], British Army General and composer (d. 1807)
  • 1755 Francois Alexander Sallantin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1816)
  • 1787 James P Carrell, composer
  • 1820 Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer
  • 1837 Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer
  • 1840 Georg Jacobi, composer
  • 1862 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Prague (d. 1944)
  • 1870 Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
  • 1877 Jazeps Medins, composer
  • 1883 Bainbridge Crist, composer
  • 1907 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
  • 1914 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1982)
  • 1919 Joan Edwards, American vocalist (Joan Edwards Show), born in NYC, New York

  • 1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1920 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter (Rocky Top, Love Hurts, Bye Bye Love), born in Shellman, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Eileen Farrell, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1923 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Barney Childs, composer
  • 1930 Dotty McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1934 George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
  • 1942 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • 1945 Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
  • 1945 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Roy Dyke, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)
  • 1950 Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)
  • 1952 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • 1953 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
  • 1955 Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
  • 1955 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1956 Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
  • 1957 Doris King, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1960 Michael Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1961 Henry Rollins [Henry Lawrence Garfield], US musician and actor (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Les Warner, British musician and producer (The Cult-Fire Woman), born in Fulham, United Kingdom
  • 1966 Freedom Williams, US hip hop and dance music performer (C&C Music Factory-Everbody Dance Now), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Ahlam [Ahlah Ali Al Shamsi], Bahraini singer, born in Manama, Bahrain
  • 1970 Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1971 Sonia [Evans], British singer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Person of interestRobbie Williams

1974 Robbie Williams, English singer (Take That, Feel, She's the One), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • 1975 Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
  • 1976 Feist [Leslie Feist], Canadian singer and songwriter, born in Amherst, Canada
  • 1976 Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator), born in Canada
  • 1978 Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride), born in Dundee, Scotland