Musicians Born on January 21

  • 1735 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
  • 1751 Josephus Andreas Fodor, Dutch Classical era violinist and composer, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1828)
  • 1762 Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
  • 1775 Manuel Garcia, Spanish opera singer and composer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1832)
  • 1801 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
  • 1814 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, English organist, composer and educator (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1823 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
  • 1848 Henri Duparc, French composer
  • 1859 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, Polish composer and pianist, born in Warsaw (d. 1886)
  • 1887 Alfred Henry Ackley, American composer, born in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1891 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
  • 1891 Timothy Mather Spelman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1898 Avery Claflin, composer
  • 1899 Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian pianist and composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Robert "Juice" Wilson, American jazz violinist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1909 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian choral director and composer (Baltepe), born in Tetovo, Ottoman Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai singer, composer and bandleader, in Amphawa, Thailand (d. 1981)
  • 1916 (James Woodie) J.W. Alexander, American gospel and soul music songwriter, singer, and producer (Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke), born in Hamilton, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist (Zagreb Soloists), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1920 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish organist, choral director, and composer (Out of the Night of the Earth), born in Höör, Sweden (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, born in Dryanovo, Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • 1922 (Aristotelis) "Telly" Savalas, American actor (Kojak; On Her Majesty's Secret Service), and singer ("If"), born in Garden City New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • 1937 (Fird) "Snooks" Eaglin, American blues and R&B guitarist and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2009)
  • 1937 George Flynn, American pianist, composer (Trinity), and teacher (Columbia; DePaul), born in Miles City, Montana

Plácido DomingoPlácido Domingo (81 years old)

1941 Spanish opera and Latin tenor, conductor and artistic director (Verdi's "Otello"), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 1941 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes the Sun"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1942 (Charles) Edwin Starr [Hatcher], American soul and R&B singer (War), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1942 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter ("Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me"; "In The Ghetto"; "I Believe In Music") and actor (North Dallas Forty), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1942 Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist, album cover artist songwriter (Cream), and filmmaker, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1944 (Frank) Neely Bruce, American composer (Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1945 Chris Britton, British rock guitarist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), born in Watford, England
  • 1947 (Julian) "Pye" Hastings, British singer and musician (Caravan - "In The Land of Grey and Pink"), born in Tomnavoulin, Banffshire, Scotland
  • 1947 Jimmy Ibbotson, American country and folk-rock singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Michel Jonasz, French pop and jazz singer-songwriter, and composer, born in Drancy, France
  • 1950 Billy Ocean [Leslie Charles], Trinidadian-British pop and R&B singer ("Caribbean Queen"; "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"), born in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1950 Richie Ranno, American rock guitarist (Starz), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1956 Bob Brill, American drummer (Berlin - "You Take My Breath Away"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Cordell Crockett, American rock bassist (Ugly Kid Joe - America's Least Wanted), born in Alameda, California
  • 1965 Robert Del Naja, British trip-hop singer-songwriter (Massive Attack), and artist, born in Bristol, England
  • 1970 Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
  • 1972 Cat Power [Chan Marshall], American musician
  • 1972 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer

Emma BuntonEmma Bunton (46 years old)

1976 British Pop Singer (Spice Girls - "Girl Power"), born in London, England

  • 1977 Rick Ross, American rapper
  • 1978 Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer
  • 1980 Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1981 Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1981 Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • 1986 "Coffin" Joe [Spurgeon], British rock drummer (The Horrors), born in Clare, England
  • 1988 William C. Woxlin, Swedish ambient and electronic music composer, born in Borlänge, Sweden