On This Day

Birthdays in Music 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 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 actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), 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)
  • 1924 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • 1924 Maxwell Roach, American jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • 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, blues singer
  • 1933 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Georg Katzer, German composer, born in Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Poland
  • 1935 Sherrill Milnes, American operatic baritone, born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1935 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas
  • 1935 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Jim Croce, American rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1944 Frank Sinatra Jr., American singer & bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)

Person of interestRod Stewart

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

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • 1946 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • 1946 Bob Lang, English bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)

Person of interestDonald Fagen

1948 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist & keyboardist (Steely Dan), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen
  • 1948 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1952 Scott Thurston, American guitarist & keyboardist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1953 Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Luci Martin, American vocalist (Chic)
  • 1955 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, 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 musician (Meat Puppets), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1960 Samira Said, Moroccan singer, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • 1961 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Italian concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1965 Nathan Moore, English musician (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret), 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 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor & musician (Flight of the Conchords), born in Masterton, New Zealand
  • 1974 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor & dancer (Bang Bang!, Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1975 Shannon Kavanaugh, American rocker (Ivory Soul), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978 Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1979 Chris H E Smith [Daddy Mack], American rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Brian Joo, Korean-American singer, born in Absecon, New Jersey