Birthdays in Music on January 10

  • 1683 Gasparo Visconti, Italian composer and violinist, born in Cremona (d. about 1713)
  • 1701 Johann Caspar Simon, composer
  • 1760 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer
  • 1766 Louis Massonneau, composer
  • 1854 Heinrich K√∂selitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg(d. 1918)
  • 1884 James Philip Dunn, composer
  • 1886 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
  • 1888 Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks)
  • 1897 Albert Moeschinger, composer
  • 1901 Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
  • 1904 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
  • 1904 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Rudolf Kubin, composer
  • 1910 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • 1915 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • 1917 Jerry Wexler, music producer (Aretha Franklin/Bob Dylan)
  • 1924 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • 1924 Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • 1927 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1927 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Wallace Berry, composer
  • 1929 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone
  • 1930 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • 1933 Akira Miyoshi, composer
  • 1935 Georg Katzer, composer
  • 1935 Sherrill Milnes, Hinsdale Illinois, baritone
  • 1935 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
  • 1939 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)

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1945 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
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Rod Stewart
  • 1946 Bob Lang, rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • 1948 Cyril Neville, US singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1948 Donald Fagen, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
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Donald Fagen
  • 1948 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
  • 1952 Scott Thurston, keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1953 Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Luci Martin, rocker vocalist (Chic)
  • 1955 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • 1956 Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter (Sunny Came Home), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1959 Don Letts, rocker (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • 1959 Kirk & Curtwood, musician (Meat Puppets)
  • 1960 Samira Said, Moroccan singer
  • 1961 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
  • 1965 Nathan, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1967 Micky Michelle, [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
  • 1969 Doug E Doug, rapper/comedian (Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever)
  • 1974 Akari Kaida, Japanese composer
  • 1975 Shannon Kavanaugh, rocker (Ivory Soul), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978 Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown)
  • 1979 Chris H E Smith, [Daddy Mack], rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Brian Joo, Korean-American singer