Musicians Born on February 4

  • 1549 Eustache du Caurroy, composer
  • 1581 Daniel Selich, German court composer, born in Wittenberg (d. 1626)
  • 1677 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • 1751 Blas de Laserna, composer
  • 1758 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
  • 1767 Johann Franz Volkert, composer
  • 1805 Georg Andreas Henkel, German composer (d. 1871)
  • 1808 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, writer and author of the Czech national anthem (Kde domov můj), born in Kutná Hora, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (d. 1856)
  • 1875 Raymond Moulaert, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgian (d. 1962)
  • 1876 Victor Vreuls, Belgian composer and musician, born in Verviers (d. 1944)
  • 1893 Bernard Rogers, American composer (The Warrior; Three Japanese Dances; To The Fallen), and pedagogue (Eastman School, 1929-67), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • 1904 Predrag Milošević Serbian pianist, conductor, composer (Simfonijeta), and pedagogue, born in Knjaževac, Serbia (d. 1988)
  • 1908 (Emmanuel) "Mannie" Klein, American swing jazz and session trumpeter (Frank Trumbauer; NBC Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • 1909 (Arthur) "Artie" Bernstein, American jazz and session double bassist (The Dorsey Brothers), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Harold "Duke" Dejan, Creole-American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader (Olympia Brass Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Ray Evans, American lyricist with Jay Livingston,born in Salamanca, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1916 David Vassall Cox, British composer ("Lillibullero"), born in Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet, England in (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Jutta Hipp, German-American jazz pianist and composer, born in Leipzig, German Weimar Republic (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Barry Feinstein, American portrait photographer and album cover designer (Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul & Mary; Janis Joplin; George Harrison), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1932 Ivan Davis, Jr., American concert pianist, and teacher, born in Electra,Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Jouko Sakari Linjama, Finnish organist and composer, born in Kirvu, Finland
  • 1937 Ann Southam, Canadian electronic and classical music and dance composer (Glass Houses; Figures; The Emerging Ground), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2010)
  • 1937 Bill Ham, American music impresario and manager (ZZ Top), born in Waxahachie, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Joe Beard, American blues guitarist (No More Cherry Rose), born in Ashland, Mississippi
  • 1941 John Steel, British rock drummer (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Gateshead, County Durham, England
  • 1941 Mike Deasy, American rock and jazz session guitarist (Beach Boys; Monkees; Randy Newman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
  • 1943 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • 1943 Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Florence LaRue, American pop and R&B vocalist (5th Dimension - "Up, Up, And Away"), born in Plainfield, New Jersey,
  • 1945 John Stubblefield, American jazz saxophonist, flute and oboe player (Mingus Big Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2005)

Alice CooperAlice Cooper (74 years old)

1948 American theatrical rock singer and songwriter ("School's Out"; "Welcome To My Nightmare"), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1948 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1948 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1949 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, born in Kalkar, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Roy Yeager, American musician (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • 1950 (Michael) "Woody" Woodmansey, British drummer (David Bowie, 1970-73; The Spiders from Mars), born in Driffield, England
  • 1950 James Dunn, American soul singer (The Stylistics - "Betcha by Golly, Wow"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Phil Ehart, American rock drummer, and songwriter (Kansas - "Point of Know Return"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • 1950 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • 1951 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian Persian-pop singer and musician, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1952 Jerry Shirley, British rock drummer (Humble Pie - "Black Coffee"), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1953 Kitarō [Masanori Takahashi], Japanese New Age composer (Thinking of You), born in Toyohashi, Japan
  • 1957 Don Davis, American trombonist, arranger, and composer, mostly for film (The Matrix), and television (Beauty & The Beast), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1957 Philippe Saisse, French smooth jazz and session keyboardist, composer, and record producer, born in Marseille, France
  • 1960 Jonathan Larson, American theater composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1960 Tim Booth, British rock singer (James - "Sit Down"), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Clint BlackClint Black (60 years old)

1962 American country vocalist ("Killin' Time"; "Nothin' But the Taillights"), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

  • 1963 Noodles [Kevin Wasserman], American guitarist (The Offspring - "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"), born in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1965 Petr Muk, Czech new-wave and pop musician, and singer-songwriter (Oceán; Shalom), born in Český Krumlov, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)
  • 1969 Duncan Coutts, Canadian rock bassist (Our Lady Peace), born in St. Catharine, Ontario
  • 1975 Natalie Imbruglia, Australian-British singer-songwriter (Left of the Middle), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1976 Cam'ron [Cameron Ezike Gile], American rapper, born in East Harlem, New York

Chen KunChen Kun (46 years old)

1976 Chinese actor (Painted Skin), and singer ("Power to Go"), born in Chongqing, China

  • 1977 Gavin DeGraw, American rock singer-songwriter "Not Over You"), born in South Fallsburg, New York
  • 1982 Hedvig Mollestad (Thomassen), Norwegian jazz and psychedelic rock guitarist, composer and vocalist, born in Ålesund, Norway
  • 1982 Kimberly Wyatt, American singer & dancer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Warrensburg, Missouri
  • 1996 Connie Han, American jazz pianist, born in Los Angeles, California