Birthdays in Music on February 27

  • 1649 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
  • 1702 Johann Valentin Gorner, composer
  • 1745 Silverius Muller, composer
  • 1746 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
  • 1759 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
  • 1784 Job Plimpton, composer
  • 1822 Eugene Gautier, composer
  • 1846 Joaquin Valverde, composer
  • 1848 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1918)
  • 1867 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, born in UllĂ„nger, Sweden (d. 1942)
  • 1870 Louis Coerne, composer
  • 1879 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
  • 1888 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1890 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • 1891 Georges E Migot, French composer
  • 1893 Joseph Messner, composer
  • 1894 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer

Person of interestMarian Anderson

1897 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)

  • 1898 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • 1899 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
  • 1907 Mildred Bailey [Rinker], American jazz singer known as "The Queen of Swing" (Rockin' Chair, Please Be Kind), born in Teoka, Washington (d. 1951)
  • 1909 Elisabeth Welch, singer (Song of Freedom, Over the Moon)
  • 1919 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • 1920 Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1920 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer (Blues Alley All Star Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Andras Szollosy, composer
  • 1922 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Viktor Kalabis, composer
  • 1927 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1935 Alberto Remedios, British opera/concert singer, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), born in Modena, Italy
  • 1936 Chuck Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • 1939 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • 1943 Morten Lauridsen, American composer
  • 1947 Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
  • 1947 Louis Clark, British musical arranger and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England
  • 1948 Eddie Gray, rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • 1951 Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
  • 1952 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause)
  • 1952 Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1954 Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
  • 1955 Garry Christian, rocker
  • 1955 Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
  • 1957 Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)
  • 1959 Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1960 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
  • 1960 Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
  • 1964 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1965 Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist, born in Duisburg, West Germany
  • 1969 Brad Vander Ark, American musician
  • 1970 Patricia Petibon, French opera singer
  • 1971 Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC)
  • 1973 "Pooh" Clark, rocker (High-5)
  • 1980 Bobby Valentino, American singer

Person of interestJosh Groban

1981 Josh Groban, American singer (You Raise Me Up), born in Los Angeles, California

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  • 1984 Antti Tuisku, Finnish singer
  • 1989 Kelly Breeding, American singer from B5