Birthdays in Music on January 14

  • 1451 Franchinus Gaffurius, composer
  • 1566 Angelo Notari, Italian composer, born in Padua (d. 1663)
  • 1655 Angelo Predieri, composer
  • 1722 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer
  • 1751 Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer
  • 1780 Francois-Joseph Dizi, composer
  • 1800 Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1877)
  • 1804 John Park, Scottish composer and minister, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, (d. 1865)
  • 1812 Carl Gradener, composer
  • 1814 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer
  • 1819 Fabio Campana, composer
  • 1822 Nicholas Mori, composer
  • 1824 Vladimir Stasov, Russian art and music critic (d. 1906)
  • 1834 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer
  • 1839 Emil Bohn, composer (d. 1909)
  • 1844 Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer

  • 1850 Jean de Reszke, [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor
  • 1875 Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1954)
  • 1889 Vincenzo Davico, composer
  • 1906 Walter Knape, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 1911 George Amadee Tremblay, composer
  • 1911 Helmut Degen, composer
  • 1921 Mark Lawrence, American pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1925 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, born in Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1930 Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer
  • 1931 Juraj Pospisil, composer
  • 1931 Caterina Valente, Italian singer, dancer, and actress (Bon soir, Kathrin!, The Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Grady Tate, American jazz drummer and singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1936 Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
  • 1937 Billie Jo Spears, country singer
  • 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
  • 1943 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor
  • 1945 Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator
  • 1948 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1956 Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter
  • 1956 Ben Heppner, Canadian singer
  • 1959 Carl Chas Smash Smyth, rock bassist (Madness-Our House)
  • 1959 Geoff Tate, vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 1961 Mike Tramp [Trempenau], Danish heavy metal rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1962 Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • 1967 Zakk Wylde, American musician (Black Label Society)

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1968 LL Cool J, American rapper (Bigger & Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

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  • 1969 Dave Grohl, drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
  • 1972 Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor
  • 1981 Rosa López, Spanish singer
  • 1982 Caleb Followill, American alternative-rock vocalist and 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
  • 1988 Mikalah Gordon, American singer