On This Day

Birthdays in Music on January 11

  • 1703 Columban Praelisauer, composer
  • 1727 Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer
  • 1746 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer
  • 1750 Johann Jakob Walder, composer
  • 1801 John Lodge Ellerton, British classical composer (The Bridal of Triermain, Domenica), born in Cheshire , England (d. 1873)
  • 1856 Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer
  • 1872 Paul Graener, composer
  • 1875 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • 1880 Rudolf T Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • 1894 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • 1906 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • 1909 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer
  • 1910 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1918 Albert Weisser, composer
  • 1924 Slim Harpo [James Moore], American blues musician (I'm a King Bee, Baby Scratch My Back), born in Lobdell, Louisiana (d. 1970)

  • 1927 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist
  • 1929 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1933 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • 1935 Chuck Barksdale, American singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • 1936 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1940 Mark DeVoto, America Musicologist and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Clarence Clemons, American rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E Sreet Band), born in Norfolk County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • 1943 William Albert Penn, composer
  • 1944 York Georg Holler, composer
  • 1946 Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
  • 1946 Tony Kaye [Anthony John Selvidge], English musician (Yes), born in Leicester, England
  • 1948 Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Dire Straits), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1949 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • 1952 Lee Ritenour, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Robert Earl Keen, American singer
  • 1958 Vicki Peterson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Tom Dumont, American musician
  • 1970 Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer

Person of interestMary J. Blige

1971 Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
  • 1977 Nadia Turner, American singer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979 Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born in Kampung Awah, Malaysia
  • 1981 Jamelia Niela Davis, English singer, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1981 Tom Meighan, British singer (Kasabian), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1985 Rie fu [Rie Funakoshi], Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1985 Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter, born in Surrey, England