Musicians Born on January 24

  • 1758 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, German composer, born in Epfenhausen, Bavaria (d. 1801)
  • 1774 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • 1776 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
  • 1796 Nicholas Mori, Anglo-Italian violinist & conductor, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • 1806 Anna Caroline Oury (née De Belleville), German concert pianist and composer, born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1828 Karol Studzinski, Polish violinist & composer, born in Krakow; (d. 1883)
  • 1829 William Mason, American pianist, pedagogue and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • 1859 Alexander Alexandrovich Ilyinsky, Russian composer (The Fountain of Bakhchisaray), born in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia (d. 1920)
  • 1879 Stanislaw Lyudkevich, Ukranian composer, born in Jaroslaw, Habsburg Empire (now Poland) (d. 1979)
  • 1909 Tiny Winters, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Norman Dello Joio [Nicodemo DeGioio], American classical composer (Choreography: Three Dances for Strings), born in New York City, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1915 Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer, born in Brno, Czechia (d. 1940)
  • 1918 Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Leon Kirchner, American contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Don Saddler, American choreographer & dancer (Holiday Hotel), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Jimmy Forrest, American jazz saxophonist (Night Train), born In St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1923 Simeon ten Holt, Dutch minimalist composer (Canto Ostinato), born in Bergen, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1924 David Craighead, American organist and educator, born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)

Maria TallchiefMaria Tallchief (1925-2013)

American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), born in Fairfax, Oklahoma

  • 1931 Ib Nørholm, Danish organist, composer (Aspects of Sand and Simplicity), choral conductor, and educator, born in Søborg, Gladsaxe (d. 2019) [1]
  • 1933 Zeke Carey, American doo-wop and R&B singer (The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1936 Daniel Goode, American composer, born in New York
  • 1936 Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1938 Julius Arthur Hemphill, American saxophonist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1939 Ray Stevens [Ragsdale], American country, pop, and novelty singer-songwriter ("Ahab the Arab"; "Everything Is Beautiful"; "The Streak"), born in Clarkdale, Georgia
  • 1941 Aaron Neville, American R&B, Soul, and pop singer and keyboardist (Neville Brothers; "Don't Know Much"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1941 Michael Chapman, English musician (Looking for 11), born in Leeds, England

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond (81 years old)

1941 American singer-songwriter ("Sweet Caroline"; "I'm A Believer"; "Solitary Man"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1944 Klaus Nomi, German singer, born in Immenstadt, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1947 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter, and piano player ("Werewolves of London"; "Lawyers, Guns and Money"; "Excitable Boy"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1948 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, England
  • 1949 John Belushi, American comedian, actor, and singer (SNL; Animal House; The Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1953 Nigel Glockler, British heavy metal drummer (Saxon), born in Hove, East Sussex, England
  • 1956 Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1956 Lounès Matoub, Kabylian singer-songwriter, guitar and mandole player, and Berber rights activist, born in of Taourirt Moussa, Algeria (d. 1998)
  • 1957 Vladimir "Vlatko" Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep
  • 1958 Jools Holland, British rock keyboardist (Squeeze), and TV presenter (Later...), born in Blackheath, London
  • 1967 John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Michael Kiske, German heavy metal vocalist (Helloween, 1986-93 and 2016-present), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • 1972 Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer, born in Kōchi
  • 1980 Yamandu Costa, Brazilian guitarist & composer (Os Fronteiriços), born in Passo Fundo
  • 1984 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated), born in Krosno, Poland (d. 2007)
  • 2003 Johnny Orlando, Canadian pop singer-songwriter ("Waste My Time"), born in Mississauga, Ontario