Birthdays in Music 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, composer
  • 1801 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
  • 1814 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
  • 1823 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
  • 1848 Henri Duparc, French composer
  • 1859 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
  • 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
  • 1909 Todor Skalovski, composer
  • 1910 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1916 [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist

  • 1918 Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist (Zagreb Soloists), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1920 Torsten Nilsson, composer
  • 1921 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, born in Dryanovo (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), 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 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • 1926 Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1941 Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
  • 1942 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1944 Neely Bruce, American composer
  • 1945 Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
  • 1947 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • 1947 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • 1947 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • 1950 Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
  • 1950 Richie Ranno, American rocker (Starz), born in The Bronz, New York
  • 1956 Bob Brill, American drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • 1970 Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
  • 1972 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • 1972 Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician

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1976 Emma Bunton [Baby Spice], English singer (Spice Girls), born in London

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  • 1977 Rick Ross, American rapper
  • 1978 Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer
  • 1979 Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit
  • 1980 Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1981 Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • 1981 Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1981 Alex Ubago, Spanish-Basque singer-songwriter
  • 1986 Coffin Joe, English drummer (The Horrors)
  • 1988 William Johansson, Swedish composer