Musicians Born on January 23

  • 1752 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1832)
  • 1813 Franz Commer, German composer & musicologist, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1820 Alexander Serov, Russian composer & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1871)
  • 1837 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, born in Long Green, Maryland (d. 1915)
  • 1843 Bolko von Hochberg, German diplomat & composer, born in Castle Fürstenstein, Silesia (d. 1926)
  • 1867 Herbert Bedford, English author and composer, born in Holborn, London (d. 1945)
  • 1868 Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer & violinist, born in Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas, Mexico (d. 1894)
  • 1869 Felice Boghen, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1878 Rutland Boughton, British composer (The Immortal Hour), born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (d. 1960)
  • 1885 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)
  • 1900 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Benny Waters, American jazz saxophonist & clarinetist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1998)
  • 1904 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer & pedagogue, born in Telč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)

Django Reinhardt

1910 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium (d. 1953)

  • 1911 Dan Smith, English singer-songwriter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1925 Marty Paich, American jazz pianist, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Ken Errair, American pop-jazz singer (Four Freshmen, 1953-55 - "Graduation Day"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • 1932 James Rado [Radomski], American stage actor, playwright, director, and composer (Hair!; Rainbow), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022)
  • 1933 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story; Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Joel Spiegelman, American composer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1939 Ray Elliott, Irish rock and jazz saxophonist, flutist, and keyboard player (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1993)
  • 1940 Jimmy Castor, American pop & funk musician ("Troglodyte (Cave Man)", Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Johnny Russell, American country singer, born in Moorhead, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1944 Jerry Lawson, American a cappella singer and arranger (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 2019)
  • 1948 Anita Pointer, American pop vocalist (Pointer Sisters - "He's So Shy"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1950 Bill Cunningham, American rock bassist and keyboard player (Box Tops - "The Letter"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950 Danny Federici, American rock organisst, accordionist, and glockenspieler (E Street Band), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1950 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health), born in Prestatyn, United Kingdom
  • 1950 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Robin Zander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Cheap Trick - "Dream Police"; "I Want You To Want Me"), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • 1954 Edward Ka-Spel, British avant-garde singer-songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots), born in London, England
  • 1954 Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1954 Richard Finch, American disco and rock bassist, songwriter and producer (KC and the Sunshine Band - "Shake Your Booty"; "I'm Your Boogie Man"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1955 Reginald Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1956 Larysa Kuzmenko, Canadian concert pianist, and composer, of Ukrainian heritage (Memoriam for the Victims of Chornobyl; Golden Harvest), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Lazar Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), born in Novi Pazar, Yugoslavia (d. 2007)
  • 1959 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40 - "Red, Red Wine"), born in Meriden, England
  • 1963 Guido Karp, German music photographer, born in Mayen, West Germany
  • 1971 Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Angelica Lee, Taiwanese actress & singer, born in Alor Setar, Malaysia
  • 1979 Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • 1987 Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

XXXTentacion

1998 XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Plantation, Florida (d. 2018)