Musicians Born on January 11

  • 1703 Columban Praelisauer, German music director and composer, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1753)
  • 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 Sinding, Norwegian composer (Rustle of Spring), born in Konsberg, Norway (d. 1941)
  • 1872 Paul Graener, composer
  • 1875 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • 1880 Rudolf Palm, Curaçaoan pianist and composer, born in Curaçao (d. 1950)
  • 1894 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1895 Laurens Hammond, American engineer and musical instrument inventor (Hammond organ), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Wilbur De Paris, American swing and Dixieland jazz trombone player, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Maurice Duruflé, French organist (St. Etienne-du-Mond, 1929-75), composer (Requiem, Op. 9), and teacher (Paris Conservatory, 1943-70), born in Louviers (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • 1909 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer
  • 1910 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1918 Albert Weisser, composer
  • 1924 Kai Laursen, Danish concert violinist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1996)
  • 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, Jamaican-German jazz saxophonist ("Blue Bogey"; "Kingston Bypass"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter ("I Was Made to Love Her"; "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"), and mother of singer Stevie Wonder, born in Eufaula, Alabama
  • 1933 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry; "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"), born in Karnes County, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Chuck Barksdale, American baritone doo-wop singer (The Dells - "I Can Sing a Rainbow"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1940 Mark DeVoto, American composer (Hodayot; Pavane and Zortzico), and musicologist (Schubert), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Clarence Clemons, American rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band), born in Norfolk County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • 1943 William Albert Penn, composer
  • 1944 York Georg Holler, composer
  • 1946 (Diana) "Naomi" Judd, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Judds - "Why Not Me"), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 2022)
  • 1946 Tony Kaye [Anthony John Selvidge], British progressive rock piano and organ player (Yes, 1968-71; 1983-94; 2018–19), born in Leicester, England
  • 1946 Vladimír Bokes, Slovak composer (Good Day, Mr. Fibonacci), and pedagogue, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1947 Bill Narum, American counter-culture figure, illustrator and rock poster and album art designer (ZZ Top), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2009) [1]
  • 1948 Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Man; Rockpile; Dire Straits, 1982-88), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949 (Frederick) "Denny" Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na, 1968-84), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian pop singer (Sherbert), born in Melbourne
  • 1949 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1952 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Big Bank Hank [Henry Lee Jackson] American rapper (The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1956 Robert Earl Keen, American singer-songwriter ("What I Really Mean"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Vicki Peterson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles - "Manic Monday"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Tom Dumont, American musician
  • 1970 Joy Nilo, Filipino pianist, conductor, and composer, chiefly of choral music, born in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Mary 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

  • 1977 Nadia Turner, American singer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979 Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born in Kampung Awah, Malaysia
  • 1981 Jamelia Niela Davis, British 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 Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter, born in Surrey, England
  • 1985 Rie fu [Rie Funakoshi], Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan