Birthdays in Music on January 13

  • 1683 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
  • 1690 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer
  • 1727 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer
  • 1734 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • 1778 Anton Fischer, composer
  • 1788 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
  • 1824 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
  • 1850 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
  • 1866 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
  • 1870 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
  • 1884 Sophie Tucker, [Kalish] "last of red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer, born in Tulchyn, Russian Empire (d. 1966)
  • 1893 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer
  • 1895 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • 1898 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Yasuji Kiyose, composer
  • 1904 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • 1905 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • 1909 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • 1917 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • 1918 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • 1923 Danil Shafran, cellist
  • 1925 Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 1929 Joseph Anthony Pass, guitarist
  • 1936 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • 1936 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1938 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • 1943 William Duckworth, composer
  • 1946 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • 1947 John Lees, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham
  • 1952 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Bros), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1955 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • 1955 Trevor Rabin, rocker (Yes)
  • 1955 Paul Kelly, Australian singer
  • 1956 Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
  • 1957 Don Snow, rocker (Squeeze)
  • 1959 James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1961 Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Sussex, rock vocalist (Madness-Our House)
  • 1961 Suggs [Graham McPherson], English singer-songwriter (Madness), born in Hastings
  • 1963 Tim Patrick Kelly, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1967 George Paterson, Scottish singer/songwriter DMP
  • 1968 Chara, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1980 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist
  • 1981 Jason James, Welsh musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • 1989 Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer