Musicians Born on February 25

  • 1555 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (Versa est in luctum), baptized in Osuna, Habsburg Spain (d. 1617)
  • 1680 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, Bohemian lutenist, composer, and patron (Gluck), born in Neustadt an der Waldnab, Bacaria (now Germany) (d. 1734)
  • 1707 Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1793)
  • 1727 Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer, harpsichordist, and organist (Notre Dame, 1755-89), born in Paris, France (d. 1789)
  • 1732 Robert Hudson, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1815)
  • 1735 Ernst Wilhelm Wolf, German composer, born in Grossen Behringen, Thuringia (d. 1792)
  • 1788 Mateo Ferrer, Spanish composer and organist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1864)
  • 1811 Carl Schuberth, German composer, born in Magdeburg, (d. 1863)
  • 1840 Alexis Hollander, German composer, born in Ratibor, Silesia (now Racibórz, Poland) (d. 1924)

Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso (1873-1921)

Italian operatic tenor (Faust), born in Naples, Italy

  • 1877 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1935)
  • 1879 Otakar Ostrcil, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1935)
  • 1890 Myra Hess, British concert pianist, born in London, England (d. 1955)
  • 1895 Henri Martelli, French composer, born in Bastia, Corsica, France (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Hartzell "Tiny" Parham, American jazz pianist, theater organist, and bandleader, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1901 Federico Ghisi, Italian chemist, musicologist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Shanghai, China (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, born in Bad Honnef, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1918 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist and composer, born in Herakleion, Crete, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013).
  • 1922 Matti Rautio, Finnish classical composer (The Blue Heron), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1986) 
  • 1927 Jacques-Louis Monod, French pianist, conductor, and composer (Cantus Contra Cantum), born in Asnières, France (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1927 René Thomas, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1929 Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (Tonight Show), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Åke Persson, Swedish bebop jazz trombonist (Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, 1963–71), born in Hässleholm Sweden (d. 1975)
  • 1932 Faron Young, American country and honky-tonk singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Martin William Karlins, American contemporary classical composer, born in North Brook, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1936 Norman Scribner, American organist, conductor, choral director (St. Alban's, 1960-2007; Choral Arts Society of Washington, 1965-2012), and composer (Song for St. Cecilia), born in Washington, DC (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Don Randi [Schwartz], American session and touring pop, rock, and jazz keyboard player (Nancy Sinatra), born in New York City
  • 1938 Ed Cobb, American pop vocalist (The Four Preps, 1956-66 -"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)"), songwriter ("Tainted Love"), sound engineer and producer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Ramon Pagayon Santos, Filipino contemporary classical composer, etno-musicologist, and pedagogue, born in Pasig, Philippines
  • 1942 Carlena Williams, American session and touring vocalist (Ike & Tina Turner Revue; Humble Pie; Pink Floyd; The Carpenters; Donna Summer), born in North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Elliot Roberts [Rabinowitz] American music artist manager (Joni Mitchell; Neil Young), and label executive (Asylum Records), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2019)

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison (1943-2001)

British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1943 Maryann Amacher, American electronic music composer, and sound installation artist, born in Kane, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1945 Elkie Brooks [Elaine Bookbinder], British rock singer ("Pearl's A Singer"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1947 Doug Yule, American bassist and singer (Velvet Underground, 1968-73), born in Mineola, Long Island, New York
  • 1947 Ryo Kawasaki, Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer, band leader, and synthesizer software programmer, born in Kōenji, Tokyo, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, Spanish-American rock guitarist (Crazy Horse - Neil Young, 1988-2014), born in Welch, West Virginia
  • 1950 Emitt Rhodes, American rock singer-songwriter, musician (Merry-Go-Round), sound engineer, and record producer, born in Decatur, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1950 Kenny Gradney, American bassist and songwriter (Little Feat - "Time Loves A Hero"; Delaney & Bonnie & Friends; Robert Palmer), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1952 Jerry Chamberlain, American alt-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producr (Daniel Amos: The Swirling Eddies), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1952 John Giblin, Scottish session and touring rock and jazz electric and acoustic bass player (Peter Gabriel; Kate Bush; Jon Anderson; Peter Erskine), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1954 John Doe [Duchac], American poet, songwriter, and cow-punk musician (X; The Knitters), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1957 Dennis Diken, American drummer (The Smithereens -"Only A Memory"), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • 1957 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scottish pop guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1959 Mike Peters, Welsh rock singer (Alarm - "Rain In the Summertime"; Big Country,2010-13), born in Prestatyn, Wales
  • 1962 Foster Sylvers, American singer (Sylvers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1962 LaVerne Butler, American jazz singer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1965 Brian Baker, American punk rock guitarist (Bad Religion), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 Evridiki [Theokleous], Greek Cypriot rock and electro-pop singer, born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • 1971 Daniel Powter, Canadian rock singer-songwriter ("Bad Day"), born in Vernon, British Columbia
  • 1973 Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish model and pop singer ("One More Chance"), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973 Justin Jeffre, American boy-band singer (98 Degrees - "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)"), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1976 Rashida Jones, American actress (Parks and Recreation), writer, model, and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Sarah Jezebel Deva][Jane], British gothic-metal singer (Cradle of Filth, 1994-2008; Angtoria, 2001-2011), born in London, England
  • 1979 Joanna Pascale, American jazz singer (When Lights Are Low), and educator (Temple University), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1982 Bert McCracken, American rock singer (The Used), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1984 Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer (CSS)
  • 1986 Danny Saucedo [Grzechowski], Swedish pop singer-songwriter ("Play It for the Girls"; E.M.D. - "Jennie Let Me Love You"), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1987 Eva Avila, Canadian singer