Birthdays in Music on January 19

  • 1613 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, born in Beaune (d. 1652)
  • 1676 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester (d. 1736)
  • 1679 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
  • 1760 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
  • 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, 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
  • 1917 John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
  • 1917 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • 1928 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • 1936 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • 1938 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • 1938 Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • 1942 Michael Crawford [Michael Patrick Smith], British Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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1943 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
  • 1944 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1945 Charles Amirkhanian, composer
  • 1945 Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)

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1946 Dolly Parton, American country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5), born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1949 Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
  • 1952 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1954 Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
  • 1956 Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer
  • 1957 Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1963 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
  • 1964 Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
  • 1966 Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
  • 1968 Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • 1971 John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • 1973 Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist
  • 1975 Noah Georgeson, American Musician and Producer
  • 1977 Nicole, Chilean singer
  • 1977 Cocco, Ryukyuan singer
  • 1979 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime)
  • 1980 Kotoko, Japanese Singer
  • 1982 Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • 1983 Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter
  • 1985 Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)