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Musicians Born on February 14

  • 1513 Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer & singer of the Renaissance, born in Bologna (d. 1574)
  • 1572 Hans Christoph Haiden, German composer, organist and poet
  • 1602 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, born in Crema, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1676)
  • 1670 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1716)
  • 1679 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, born in Ostramondra, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1735)
  • 1778 Fernando Sor, Spanish composer, baptized in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1839)
  • 1813 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, Russian composer, born in Troitsko village, Tula, Russia (d. 1869)
  • 1858 C. B. Hawley, American organist and composer, born in Brookfield, Connecticut (d. 1915)
  • 1880 Aida Overton Walker, African-American dancer & singer (In Dahomey, Salome), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1914)
  • 1880 Edgar Bainton, British-Australian composer, born in Hackney, London (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist & composer, born in Podgórze, Kraków, Austrian Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1892 Nikolaj A. Orloff, Russian-British pianist (Chopin), born in Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1897 Jørgen Bentzon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Lovro von Matačić, Croatian conductor & composer (Bruckner Medal), born in Sušak, Croatia (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Fred Scott, American vocalist & actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Irving Gordon, American songwriter ("Unforgettable"; "Me, Myself, And I"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)

  • 1916 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, born in Zakopane, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1921 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1968)
  • 1922 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey (5th Beatle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1924 Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Phyllis McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Bertram Turetzky, American classical, jazz, klezmer double bassist, composer, pedagogue, and author (The Contemporary Contrabass) born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1934 Florence Henderson, American actress (The Brady Bunch - "Carol"), and singer, born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor (founded L’Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, 1961), born in Marsens, Switzerland
  • 1937 "Magic" Sam [Maghett], American blues guitarist ("Feelin' Good (We're Gonna Boogie)"), born in Granada County, Mississippi (d. 1969)
  • 1939 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • 1943 Eric Anderson, American vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Maceo Parker, American tenor saxophonist (James Brown; Parliament-Funkadelic, King's One, Mo' Roots), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1945 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • 1947 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1948 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • 1949 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • 1950 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist & actor (Brussels by Night)

  • 1950 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • 1951 Michael Doucet, singer & musician (Beausoleil)
  • 1951 Sylvain Sylvain [Mizrahi], Egyptian-American rock guitarist (New York Dolls), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2021)
  • 1953 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • 1953 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (David Bowie, Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1957 Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano, born in Posio, Finland
  • 1959 Renée Fleming, American opera singer & soprano, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Latifa, Tunisian singer, born in Manouba, Tunisia
  • 1963 D'Wayne Wiggins, American musician (Tony! Toni! Tone!), born in Oakland, California
  • 1964 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing", English musician (The Wonder Stuff), born in Stourbridge, West Midlands (d. 1993)
  • 1971 Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan

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1972 Rob Thomas, American singer (Matchbox Twenty), born in Landstuhl, West Germany

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  • 1974 Filippa Giordano, Italian singer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • 1976 Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes), born in Stavanger, Norway
  • 1977 Nathan Osmond, American vocalist (Osmond Boys), born in Utah
  • 1978 Dwele [Andwele Gardner], American soul singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1983 Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer (X Factor runner up), born in Sennybridge, United Kingdom
  • 1985 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer & actress, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1985 Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer & actress, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1987 Julia Savicheva, Russian singer, born in Kurgan, Russia
  • 1988 Asia Nitollano, American dancer (Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1988 Quentin Mosimann, Swiss DJ & music producer, born in Geneva, Switzerland