Musicians Born on January 19

  • 1613 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, born in Beaune (d. 1652)
  • 1676 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester, England (d. 1736)
  • 1679 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
  • 1760 Melchor López, Spanish sacred music composer, born in Hueva, Guadalajara, Spain (d. 1822)
  • 1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
  • 1827 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas)
  • 1832 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • 1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
  • 1839 Bohumil Pazdirek, German composer
  • 1883 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • 1884 Albert Louis Wolff, composer
  • 1889 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • 1899 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
  • 1906 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1909 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Roh Ogura, Japanese composer and writer, born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1917 Rudolf Maros, Hungarian composer (Sirato/Lament; Euphonies), and pedagogue, born in Stachy, Bohemia (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Luciano Chailly, Italian opera composer (L'Idiota) and artistic director (La Scala), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident), born in Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2020) dies at 96
  • 1935 [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, born in Kentucky (d. 2011)
  • 1936 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • 1937 Ian Samwell, British songwriter and record producer (Cliff Richard; Small Faces; America), born in Lambeth, South London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Phil Wilson, American jazz trombonist, arranger (Woody Herman; Buddy Rich), and teacher (Berklee College of Music; New England Conservatory), born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Eskil Hemberg, Swedish composer, conductor (Stockholm University Chorus, 1959-84), and artistic director (Royal Swedish Opera, 1987-96), born in Stockholm (d. 2004)

Phil EverlyPhil Everly (1939-2014)

American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"; "When WIll I Be Loved"), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1942 Michael Crawford [Michael Patrick Smith], British Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970)

American rock and blues singer-songwriter ("Piece of My Heart"; "Me and Bobby McGee"; "Mercedes Benz"), born in Port Arthur, Texas

  • 1944 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Finnish composer (The Whole World Will Lament; Kwaidan-balladit), born in Saltvik, Åland Islands, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1945 Charles Amirkhanian, American composer, born in Fresno, California

Dolly PartonDolly Parton (76 years old)

1946 American country singer-songwriter ("Jolene"; ""I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"), actress, and literacy advocate, born in Sevierville, Tennessee

  • 1946 John David [Williams], Welsh bassist, songwriter, and producer (Dave Edmunds; Shakin' Stevens), born in Cardiff, South Wales
  • 1947 Roderic "Rod" Evans, English rocker (The Maze, Deep Purple), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1948 Harvey Hinsley, British musician, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • 1949 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), born in Batley, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • 1951 Martha Davis, American rock singer-songwriter (Motels - "Only the Lonely"; "Shame"), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1952 Dewey Bunell, British-American musician (America - "Daisy Jane"), born in Borough of Harrogate, United Kingdom
  • 1953 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Here's Lucy - "Craig"; Fakeout; Joyride), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Michael Boddicker, American session synthesizer player (Michael Jackson; Lionel Richie; Chicago), and film composer (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1953 Stanley Grill, American composer (Afterwards, there were no more wars; Dreaming of a Better World), born in NYC
  • 1954 Katey Sagal, American actress & singer-songwriter (Married With Children - "Peg"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Simon Rattle, English orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1956 Carman Licciardello, American Christian music singer, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1956 Parthenon Huxley [Richard Miller], American rock guitarist, singer- songwriter and producer (ELO II; The Orchestra; P. Hux), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1957 Mickael Virtue, British rock keyboardist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1959 Jeff Pilson, American rock bassist (Dokken, 1983-88 & 1995-2000; Dio 1993-2004 ; Foreigner (2006-present), born in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • 1963 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul - "Keep on Movin'"), born in Acton, London
  • 1964 Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer, born in Jocotenango, Guatemala
  • 1966 Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer, born in Vetlanda, Sweden
  • 1968 Whitfield Crane [William Whitfield Crane IV], American rock musician (Ugly Kid Joe - "Mad Man"; "Too Bad"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1971 John Wozniak, American singer & songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • 1973 Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist, born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1975 Noah Georgeson, American musician & producer, born in Nevada City, California
  • 1977 Cocco [Makishi Satoko], Japanese pop singer, born in Naha, Japan
  • 1977 Nicole [Denisse Laval Soza], Chilean pop singer and guitarist, born in Chile
  • 1979 Spider Loc [Curtis Williams], American rapper (G-Unit), and actor, born in Compton, California
  • 1979 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime), born in Bow, London
  • 1980 Kotoko, Japanese singer, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1982 Angela Chang [Zhang], Taiwanese pop singer ("Aurora"; "Invisible Wings"), and actress (At Dolphin Bay), born in Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 1983 Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1985 Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume), born in Yokosuka, Japan
  • 1992 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer ("Best Day Ever"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1999 Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, American Blues guitarist and singer (662), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi