Birthdays in Music on February 7

  • 1707 Carl August Thielo, composer
  • 1710 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779)
  • 1739 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • 1758 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer
  • 1822 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • 1823 Richard Genee, composer
  • 1825 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
  • 1847 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
  • 1863 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer
  • 1864 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1864 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer
  • 1871 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer
  • 1875 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer
  • 1875 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • 1877 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
  • 1878 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer
  • 1887 Eubie Blake, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1891 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer
  • 1897 Quincy Porter, composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1898 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • 1925 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • 1927 John Buller, British composer, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)
  • 1938 Robert Frank Baksa, composer
  • 1948 Jimmy Greenspoon, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
  • 1952 Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • 1954 Dieter Bohlen German composer
  • 1956 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
  • 1957 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
  • 1958 Manuel Mijares, Mexican spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
  • 1959 Brian Travers, rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
  • 1960 Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)

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1962 Garth Brooks, American country singer (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1962 David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • 1968 Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
  • 1975 Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
  • 1988 Ai Kago, Japanese singer
  • 1992 Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
  • 1996 Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer