Musicians Born on February 6

  • 1673 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, German composer, born in Immelborn, Germany (d. 1731)
  • 1695 Andre Cheron, French composer & organist & harpsichordist, born in Paris, France (d. 1766)
  • 1705 Johann Matthias Leffloth, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1731)
  • 1793 Pietro Rovelli, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1838)
  • 1802 Charles Wheatstone, English scientist (sound transmission), and inventor (English concertina; stereoscope; Playfair cipher), born in Barnwood, England (d. 1875)
  • 1807 Hans Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, born in Flensburg, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1834 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer, born in Ogulin, Croatia (d. 1889)
  • 1848 Luigi Mancinelli, Italian orchestral composer, born in Orvieto, Italy (d. 1921)
  • 1878 Waclaw Gieburowski, Polish conductor & composer, born in Bydgoszcz, Poland (d. 1943)
  • 1881 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American pianist, composer (Apocalyptic Symphony), and educator, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1949)
  • 1900 Roy Smeck, American musician, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1902 George Brunies, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Israel Citkowitz, Polish-American composer (The Lambs), and pedagogue, born in Skierniewice, Poland (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (Tony the Tiger), and bass singer ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"), born in Norfolk, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Arthur Gold, Canadian pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1917 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, Italian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Maurice Le Roux, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1992)
  • 1931 Mamie Van Doren, American actress, model, singer, and sex symbol (Teacher's Pet, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters), born in Rowena, South Dakota
  • 1938 Ellsworth Milburn, American composer & educator (Menil Antiphons), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Stephen Albert, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1942 John London, American songwriter & bassist (Michael Nesmith band), born in Brazos County, Texas
  • 1943 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American pop singer ("Turn Me Loose"; "Tiger"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Georgeanna Tillman, American singer (the Marvelettes), born in Inkster, Michigan (d. 1980)

Bob MarleyBob Marley (1945-1981)

Jamaican reggae musician ("Exodus"; "One Love"; "No Woman No Cry"; "Three Little Birds"), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica

  • 1946 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1946 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • 1949 Mike Batt, British director, actor, composer, and former Deputy Chairman (British Phonographic Industry), born in Southampton, England

Natalie ColeNatalie Cole (1950-2015)

American pop vocalist ('Pink Cadillac"; "Miss You Like Crazy"), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1950 Punky Meadows, American rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell], Irish singer, born in County Donegal, Ireland
  • 1954 Scott Kempner, American rhythm guitarist (Del-Lords), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1957 Jerry Marotta, American session and touring drummer (Orleans; Peter Gabriel; Indigo Girls; Tony Levin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1957 Simon Phillips, English drummer & record producer (Toto), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1959 Ken Nelson, English record producer, born in Liverpool, England

Axl RoseAxl Rose (60 years old)

1962 American rock singer-songwriter (Guns & Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle"), born in Lafayette, Indiana

  • 1964 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock singer-songwriter and musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1964 Petras Geniušas, Lithuanian classical pianist, and educator, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, USSR (now Lithuania)
  • 1964 Skip Ewing, American country vocalist (Coast of Colorado), born in Redlands, California
  • 1966 Rick Astley, British pop singer-songwriter ("Never Gonna Give You Up"), born in Newton-le-Willows, England
  • 1967 Anita Cochran, American country singer, born in South Lyon, Michigan
  • 1967 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard), born in Kurume, Japan (d. 2007)
  • 1968 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer, born in Niigata, Japan
  • 1975 Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer, born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1979 Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer (O-Zone), born in Chișinău, Moldova
  • 1980 Mamiko Noto, Japanese voice actress & singer, born in Kanazawa, Japan
  • 1981 Jens Lekman, Swedish musician, born in Angered, Sweden
  • 1982 Tank [Lü Jianzhong], Taiwanese singer, born in Taitung City, Taiwan
  • 1984 Piret Järvis, Estonian singer, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1988 Allison Holker, American dancer, born in Minnesota, United States
  • 1993 Tinashe [Kachingwe], American actress and singer (Nightride), born in Lexington, Kentucky