Birthdays in Music on January 12

  • 1674 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • 1711 Gaetano Latilla, composer
  • 1715 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, born in Rouen (d. 1789)
  • 1730 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer
  • 1737 Brizio Petrucci, composer
  • 1804 Hippolyte Monpou, composer
  • 1821 Nikolai Afanisev, composer
  • 1837 Adolf Jensen, composer
  • 1837 Carlos Troyer, composer
  • 1876 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, born in Venice, Italy
  • 1884 Louis Horst, American dance choreographer and composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Claude Delvincourt, composer
  • 1898 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • 1899 Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Vaino Hannikainen, composer
  • 1904 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist
  • 1906 Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
  • 1908 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
  • 1916 Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 1916 William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Walter Hendl, West New York NJ, conductor
  • 1921 Leo Smit, pianist/composer, born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • 1925 Laurentiu Profeta, composer
  • 1926 Morton Feldman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Salvatore Martirano, composer
  • 1928 Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Glenn Yarborough, singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
  • 1935 William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • 1937 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
  • 1941 Long John Baldry, England, blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie)
  • 1944 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • 1945 Maggie Bell, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1946 Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • 1948 John Etheridge, British guitarist (Soft Machine), born in Lambeth, England
  • 1949 Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
  • 1949 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
  • 1951 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951 Larry Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 1952 Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
  • 1959 Per Helmstad Gessle, Swedish singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
  • 1959 Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • 1965 Mark Moore, rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)
  • 1965 Rob Zombie, American musician
  • 1968 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
  • 1970 Raekwon, American rapper
  • 1970 Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
  • 1973 Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
  • 1973 Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • 1973 Hande Yener, Turkish singer

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1974 Melanie Chisholm, English singer "Sporty Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Whiston, England

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  • 1975 Chase Hampton, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1975 Jason Freese, American musician
  • 1976 Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1978 Amerie, American singer and songwriter
  • 1978 Jeremy Camp, American musician
  • 1978 Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)

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1993 Zayn Malik, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Bradford, England

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  • 1995 Laurel McGoff, American singer