Birthdays in Music on January 22

  • 1649 Pascal Collasse, composer
  • 1707 Carl Hockh, German composer and violinist (d. 1773)
  • 1709 Joseph Riepel, Austrian-born German composer, born in Rainbach im M├╝hlkreis (d. 1782)
  • 1727 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer
  • 1729 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
  • 1748 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • 1756 Vincenzo Righini, composer
  • 1779 Stefano Pavesi, composer
  • 1781 Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer
  • 1815 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
  • 1824 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
  • 1842 Charles Henri Marechal, composer
  • 1855 Ernst Kullak, composer
  • 1861 Karel Stecker, composer
  • 1870 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
  • 1871 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • 1882 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1886 John Joseph Becker, composer
  • 1890 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Josef Stanislav, composer
  • 1897 Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)
  • 1897 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
  • 1898 Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • 1898 Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • 1900 Franz Salmhofer, composer
  • 1901 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • 1903 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer

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1904 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1911 Bruno Kreisky, Austrian bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
  • 1911 Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
  • 1911 Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
  • 1913 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
  • 1914 Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
  • 1916 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • 1917 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
  • 1920 William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • 1921 Andre Hodeir, composer
  • 1923 Friedrich Zehm, composer
  • 1923 Leslie Bassett, classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924 J J Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Sam Cooke, soul singer (You Send Me), born in Clarksdale Mississippi (d. 1964)
  • 1940 Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940 Tilo Medek, German composer
  • 1946 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1948 Gilbert Levine, American conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
  • 1949 Steve Perry, Hanford California, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
  • 1952 Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1953 Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor (Chung Trio)
  • 1956 Steve Riley, American drummer

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1960 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist/actor (INXS, Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1997)

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 1961 Daniel Johnston, American musician and artist ("Hi, How Are You"), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965 Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
  • 1965 Ray Mayhew, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1965 Steven Adler, drummer (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • 1980 Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)
  • 1980 Lizz Wright, American jazz and gospel singer, born in Hahira, Georgia
  • 1981 Willa Ford, American singer
  • 1998 Silent├│ [Ricky Hawk] American rapper "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)", born in Atlanta, Georgia