Birthdays in Music on February 24

  • 1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer
  • 1704 Hubert Renotte, Flemish composer and organist, born in Liège (d. 1745)
  • 1717 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer
  • 1766 Samuel Wesley, Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)
  • 1771 Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
  • 1797 Samuel Lover, composer
  • 1842 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer
  • 1846 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà) born in Castellammare di Stabia (d. 1922)
  • 1858 Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
  • 1876 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • 1877 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, born in Zurich (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Antonio Massana, composer
  • 1905 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • 1911 Konrad Lechner, composer
  • 1912 Julius Kowalski, composer
  • 1921 Ingvar Lidholm, composer
  • 1923 David Soyer, American cellist
  • 1924 Lionel Dakers, British cathedral organist (Royal School of Church Music), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Michel Legrand, composer (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind)
  • 1934 Renata Scotto, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata), born in Savona, Italy
  • 1934 Shuko Mizuno, composer
  • 1941 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1942 Paul Jones, England, rocker (Manfried Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1943 Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician
  • 1944 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)
  • 1947 Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • 1947 Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • 1948 Tim Staffell, English singer
  • 1948 Neil Hubbard, British guitarist (Juicy Lucy, Jesus Christ Superstar)

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1950 George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone), born in Wilmington, Delaware

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood
  • 1955 Bob Abrams, Ohio, rocker (Buckinghams)
  • 1958 Sammy Kershaw, Kaplan LA, country vocalist (Cadillac Style)
  • 1958 Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer
  • 1961 Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
  • 1962 Michelle Shocked, singer/musician
  • 1973 James Michael Kennedy, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Chad Hugo, American musician and producer (The Neptunes)
  • 1974 Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
  • 1976 Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
  • 1976 Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
  • 1977 Alexis Jose Grullon, American vocalist (Menudo-Cannonball), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978 Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • 1978 John Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
  • 1980 Anton Gustafsson, Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003)
  • 1987 Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress