Birthdays in Music on January 15

  • 1730 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, born in Cologne (d. 1812) baptismal date
  • 1733 Joseph Lederer, composer
  • 1742 Eugene Godecharle, composer
  • 1845 Heinrich Vogl, composer
  • 1871 Bertram Shapleigh, composer
  • 1878 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
  • 1892 Frank Hutchens, composer
  • 1893 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1951)
  • 1896 Jacobo Ficher, composer
  • 1906 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • 1908 Roberta Bitgood, composer
  • 1909 Elie Siegmeister, American composer (Plough & the Stars), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
  • 1909 Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
  • 1913 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1927 Francis Routh, composer
  • 1929 "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
  • 1929 Eva Badura-Skoda, composer
  • 1931 Murad Kazhlayev, composer
  • 1932 Enrique Raxach, composer
  • 1935 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1939 Charles Christopher Steel, composer
  • 1941 Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
  • 1942 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • 1948 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1950 David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)

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1951 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat), born in Murcia, Spain

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  • 1951 Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
  • 1952 Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
  • 1952 Boris Blank, Swiss artist and musician (Yello, Tranceonic), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1959 Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1960 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
  • 1961 Iris DeMent, American country singer (Our Town), born in Paragould, Ar
  • 1962 Conrad Lant, English musician
  • 1964 Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
  • 1965 Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
  • 1967 Lisa Lisa, [Velez], rock vocalist (& Cult Jam)
  • 1979 Young Dro, American rapper
  • 1979 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
  • 1981 Pitbull [Armando Christian Perez], American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1981 Howie Day, American singer
  • 1987 Aria C Jalali, American musician