Musicians Born on January 10

  • 1683 Gasparo Visconti, Italian composer & violinist, born in Cremona, Italy (d. ~1713)
  • 1701 Johann Caspar Simon, German organist & composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1760 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German composer & conductor, born in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany (d. 1802)
  • 1766 Louis Massonneau, German composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 1797 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer & composer, born in Havixbeck, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 1854 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1884 James Philip Dunn, American composer, born in New York (d. 1936)
  • 1886 Jose Antonio de Donostia, Basque musicologist & composer, born in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Emile van Bosch, Belgian-Dutch opera singer (Fair Folks), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1897 (Vivian) "Sam" Chatmon, American Delta blues guitarist, banjo player, and singer (The Mississippi Sheiks), born in Bolton, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • 1897 Albert Moeschinger, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1985)
  • 1901 Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Jean Morel, French-born American conductor, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Jesus Garcia Leoz, Spanish composer, born in Olite, Spain (d. 1953)
  • 1904 Ray Bolger, American dancer, actor, and singer (Wizard of Oz - "Scarecrow"; Partridge Family - "Grandpa Renfrew"), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Rudolf Kubin, Czech cellist, born in Ostrava, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Haywood Frank Henry, American jazz baritone saxophonist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Dean Dixon, American conductor, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1917 Jerry Wexler, American music producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" (Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Ester Mägi, Estonian composer 'First Lady of Estonian music', born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2021)
  • 1924 Ludmilla Chiraeff, Latvian-born Canadian ballet dancer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Max Roach, American jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Wallace Berry, Canadian-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1929 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, American blues singer, born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, born in Clevelnad, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Georg Katzer, German composer (electro-acoustic music), born in Habelschwerdt, Silesia (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Ronnie Hawkins, American-Canadian rock musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas (d. 2022)
  • 1935 Sherrill Milnes, American operatic baritone, born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1939 Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter ("Time in a Bottle"; "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1944 Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and bandleader, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)

Rod StewartRod Stewart (77 years old)

1945 British singer ("Maggie Maey"; "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"; "Downtown Train"), and model railroad designer, born in London, England

  • 1946 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1946 Bob Lang, English bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders), born in Manchester, United Kingdom

Donald FagenDonald Fagen (74 years old)

1948 American rock vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter (Steely Dan - "Reelin' In The Years"), born in Passaic, New Jersey

  • 1948 Fayette Pinkney, American pop and disco singer (The Three Degrees, 1963-76 - "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)"; "When Will I See You Again?"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1948 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1952 Scott Thurston, American session and touring guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter (Iggy Pop, 1973-79; Motels, 1982-84; Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 1989-2017), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1953 Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], American singer ("Hit Me with Your Best Shot";"Love Is A Battlefield"; "We Belong"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Michael Schenker, German heavy metal guitarist (MSG; UFO; Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • 1956 Don Letts, British film director & musician (Big Audio Dynamite), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1956 Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Sunny Came Home"), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1959 Curt Kirkwood, American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Meat Puppets), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1960 Samira Said, Moroccan pop singer, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • 1961 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Italian concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Brad Roberts, Canadian rock singer (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1965 Nathan Moore, English pop singer (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep A Secret?"), and actor, born in Stamford Hill, London
  • 1967 Micky Michelle [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
  • 1974 Akari Kaida, Japanese composer, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • 1974 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor & dancer (Bang Bang!, Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1974 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor & musician (Flight of the Conchords - "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)"), born in Masterton, New Zealand
  • 1975 Shannon Kavanaugh, American rocker (Ivory Soul), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978 Brent Smith, American rock singer (Shinedown), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1978 Matt Roberts, American rock guitarist (3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"), born in Escatawpa, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1979 Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, American rapper (Kris Kross - "Jump"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Brian Joo, Korean-American K-pop and R&B singer ("Fly to the Sky"), born in Absecon, New Jersey
  • 1984 Karen Souza, Argentinian jazz and bossa nova singer, songwriter, and producer (Essentials; Velvet Vault), born in La Pampa, Argentina
  • 1993 Rauw Alejandro [Ocasio], Puerto Rican reggaeton and R&B singer-songwriter("Fantasias"; "Todo de Ti"), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico