Birthdays in Music on February 14

  • 1513 Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer and 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 and 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 and 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 Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Lovro von Matačić, Croatian conductor and composer (Bruckner Medal), born in Sušak, Croatia (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • 1915 Irving Gordon, American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • 1921 Jeanne Demessieux, composer
  • 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, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Phyllis McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1933 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Bertram Jay Turetzky, US contrabassist, composer and educator, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1934 Florence Henderson, actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • 1937 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • 1939 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • 1943 Eric Anderson, American vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Maceo Parker, American tenor saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic, King's One, Mo' Roots), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1945 Gregory Hines, American actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • 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)
  • 1953 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • 1953 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1957 Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
  • 1959 Renée Fleming, American soprano
  • 1961 Latifa, Tunisian singer
  • 1963 D'Wayne Wiggins, singer (Tony! Toni! Tone!)
  • 1964 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), born in Stourbridge, West Midlands (d. 1993)
  • 1971 Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
  • 1972 Mayne One, rocker (Young Nation)

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1972 Rob Thomas, American lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty, born in Landstuhl, West Germany

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  • 1974 Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
  • 1976 Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes)
  • 1977 Nathan Osmond, Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • 1978 Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
  • 1983 Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
  • 1985 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
  • 1985 Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1987 Julia Savicheva, Russian singer
  • 1988 Asia Nitollano, American dancer, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner
  • 1988 Quentin Mosimann, Swiss singer, winner of Star Academy France 7