Birthdays in Music on February 6

  • 1673 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, German composer, born in Immelborn, Germany (d. 1731)
  • 1695 Andre Cheron, French composer, organist and harpsichordist, born in Paris (d. 1766)
  • 1705 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer
  • 1793 Pietro Rovelli, composer
  • 1802 Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
  • 1807 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer
  • 1834 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
  • 1848 Luigi Mancinelli, composer
  • 1878 Waclaw Gieburowski, composer
  • 1881 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1949)
  • 1900 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
  • 1902 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Israel Citkowitz, composer
  • 1914 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), born in Norfolk, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Arthur Gold, pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1917 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, composer
  • 1923 Maurice Le Roux, composer
  • 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 and educator (Menil Antiphons), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Stephen Albert, composer
  • 1942 John London, American songwriter and bassist (Michael Nesmith band), born in Brazos County, Texas
  • 1943 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Georgeanna Tillman, US singer (the Marvelettes), born in Inkster, Michigan (d. 1980)

Person of interestBob Marley

1945 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician and singer-songwriter (Wailers-No Woman), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica (d. 1981)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1946 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk muisc singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1949 Mike Batt, British director, actor, composer, and former Deputy Chairman (British Phonographic Industry), born in Southampton, England

Person of interestNatalie Cole

1950 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • 1950 Punky Meadows, rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer
  • 1954 Scott Kempner, "Top Ten" rocker (Del Lords)
  • 1957 Jerry Marotta, rocker (Orleans-Love Takes Time)
  • 1957 Simon Phillips, Drummer of Toto (band)
  • 1959 Ken Nelson, English record producer
  • 1962 Axl Rose, [William Bailey], Lafayette In, vocalist (Guns & Roses)
  • 1964 Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
  • 1964 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1964 Richie Hayward, American musician and songwriter (Little Feat), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • 1966 Rick Astley, rock vocalist (Never Gonna Give You Up)
  • 1967 Anita Cochran, American singer
  • 1967 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1968 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • 1975 Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer
  • 1979 Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer and former member of the band O-Zone
  • 1981 Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
  • 1982 Tank, Mandopop singer
  • 1984 Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
  • 1988 Allison Holker, American dancer