Birthdays in Music on January 14

  • 1451 Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian music composer, born in Lodi, Italy (d. 1522)
  • 1566 Angelo Notari, Italian composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1663)
  • 1655 Angelo Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1731)
  • 1722 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, German organist & composer, born in Köthen, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1751 Corona Schröter, German musician, born in Guben, Germany (d. 1802)
  • 1780 Francois-Joseph Dizi, Belgian composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1840)
  • 1800 Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel, Austrian musicologist, born in Krems an der Donau, Austria (d. 1877)
  • 1804 John Park, Scottish composer & minister, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire (d. 1865)
  • 1812 Carl Gradener, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany (d. 1883)
  • 1814 Johannes Josephus Viotta, Dutch physician & composer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • 1819 Fabio Campana, Italian composer, born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1882)
  • 1824 Vladimir Stasov, Russian art & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1906)
  • 1834 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, Irish governor and musical composer, born in County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland (d. 1897)
  • 1839 Emil Bohn, German musician, born in Bielau, Germany (d. 1909)
  • 1844 Clara Kathleen Rogers, American composer, born in Cheltenham, London (d. 1931)
  • 1850 Jean de Reszke, Polish tenor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1925)

  • 1875 Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian theologian & writer (Nobel 1954), born in Kayserberg, France (d. 1965)
  • 1889 Vincenzo Davico, Italian composer, born in Monaco (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Walter Knape, German conductor & composer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1908 Russ Columbo [Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo], American baritone, violinist and actor (You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1934)
  • 1910 Renier van der Velden, Belgian composer, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1911 George Amadee Tremblay, Canadian pianist & composer, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Helmut Degen, German composer, born in Aglasterhausen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Mark Lawrence, American pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1925 Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist & WWII survivor, born in Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Billy Walker, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Edgar Hovhannisyan, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Juraj Pospisil, Czech composer, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Caterina Valente, Italian singer, dancer, and actress (Bon soir, Kathrin!, The Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Grady Tate, American jazz drummer & singer, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Clarence Carter, American singer (Thread the Needle), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1937 Billie Jo Spears, American country singer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1938 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1943 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1945 Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer & administrator, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1948 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician & producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1956 Étienne Daho, French singer & songwriter, born in Oran, Algeria
  • 1956 Ben Heppner, Canadian tenor & broadcaster, born in Murrayville, British Columbia
  • 1959 Chas Smash, English singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist (Madness-Our House), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • 1959 Geoff Tate, German-born American singer & musician (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1961 Mike Tramp [Trempenau], Danish heavy metal rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1962 Patricia Morrison, American musician (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Zakk Wylde, American musician (Black Label Society), born in Bayonne, New Jersey

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1968 LL Cool J [James Todd Smith], American rapper (Bigger and Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

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  • 1969 Dave Grohl, American drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1972 Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1981 Rosa López, Spanish singer, born in Láchar, Spain
  • 1982 Caleb Followill, American alternative-rock vocalist & musician (Kings of Leon), born in Mount Juliet, Tennessee
  • 1988 Jordy [Lemoine], French singer, youngest singer (4 years) to have a #1, born in Paris, France
  • 1988 Mikalah Gordon, American singer, born in Las Vegas, Nevada