Birthdays in Music on January 27

  • 1592 Pierre de La Barre, composer
  • 1715 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, born in Solnice (d. 1786)

Person of interestWolfang Amadeus Mozart

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (Figaro), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1791)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1775 Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia, Spanish tenor/composer
  • 1784 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer
  • 1806 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
  • 1823 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • 1828 Louis Schubert, composer
  • 1830 Georg Hellmesberger, composer
  • 1867 Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer
  • 1868 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1869 Will Marion Cook, composer
  • 1885 Jerome Kern, American Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), born in NYC, New York
  • 1885 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • 1892 Mitya Stillman, composer
  • 1895 Claudio Carneyro, composer
  • 1895 Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1895 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screen writer, born NYC, New York
  • 1899 Granville English, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1906 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • 1908 Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1911 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • 1913 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • 1915 Jack Brymer, clarinetist
  • 1918 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • 1918 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1919 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • 1928 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • 1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Rudi Maugeri, singer (The Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1937 John Ogdon, pianist/composer, born in Manchester, England
  • 1938 Kim Gardner, rocker (Byrds)
  • 1939 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • 1942 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • 1944 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1946 Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
  • 1947 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • 1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • 1951 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • 1951 Seth Justman, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Peter Garland, composer
  • 1955 Richard Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1958 Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1961 Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961 Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1961 Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1961 Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 1962 Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • 1962 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • 1964 Migi, [Miguel Drummond, pop musician (Curiosity Killed Cat)
  • 1968 Mike Patton, Eureka Ca, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
  • 1968 Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
  • 1968 Tricky, English rapper
  • 1969 Cornelius [Keigo Oyamada], Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969 Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
  • 1972 Mark Owen, English pop singer
  • 1974 ZP Theart, South African-born English singer (Dragonforce)
  • 1976 Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1981 Jonny Lang, blues musician
  • 1987 Katy Rose, American pop singer