Musicians Born on January 27

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (The Marriage of Figaro; Jupiter Symphony), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1791)

  • 1775 Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia, Spanish tenor and composer
  • 1784 Martin-Joseph Mengal, Belgian composer, conductor, and educator (Director of the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, 1835-51), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1851)
  • 1806 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Basque child prodigy and composer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1826)
  • 1823 Édouard Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole; Le roi d'Ys), born in Lille, France (d. 1892)
  • 1828 Louis Schubert, German composer (d. 1884)
  • 1830 Georg Hellmesberger, an Austrian violinist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1852)
  • 1867 Claude Terrasse, French organist and operetta composer, born in L’Arbresle, Rhône, France (d. 1923)
  • 1868 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1869 Will Marion Cook, American composer, violinist and choral director (In Dahomey), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Sven Holger Körling, Swedish organist, music teacher, and composer of children's songs, born in Ystad, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1885 Eduard Künneke, German conductor and theater composer, born in Emmerich, Germany (d. 1953)

Jerome Kern

1885 Jerome Kern, American Broadway and film composer (Showboat; Roberta), born in NYC, New York (d. 1945)

  • 1892 Mitya Stillman, Russian-American violist and composer, born in Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1895 Cláudio Carneyro, Portuguese violinist, composer, and educator, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1899 Granville English, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1899 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, Finnish composer, born in Pyhtää (d. 1976)
  • 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 (Lyle) "Skitch" Henderson, British-American pianist and orchestra leader (NBC Radio; NBC Television; New York Pops), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • 1919 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], American songwriter ("Come On A-My House"), singer (Alvin & The Chipmunks - "Witch Doctor"), and actor (Rear Window), born in Fresno, California (d. 1972)
  • 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, French pianist and composer, born in Bordueax (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Vaclovas Paketūras, Lithuanian composer (The Sun Is Setting; Polyphonic Pieces), born in Gruodiškiai, Lithuania (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), and broadcaster, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1937 John Ogdon, British pianist and composer, born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1939 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • 1941 Bobby Hutcherson, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player ("Little B's Poem"; SFJAZZ Collective), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Kate Wolf [Allen], American folk singer-songwriter ("Love Still Remains"; "Across the Great Divide"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1942 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • 1944 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Nick Mason, British progressive rock drummer (Pink Floyd), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • 1947 Calvin "Cal" Schenkel, American illustrator, graphic designer, and album cover designer (Frank Zappa; Captain Beefheart; Tom Waits), born in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Nedra Telley, American pop and Christian music vocalist (Ronettes - "Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Chuck Larsen, American country-rockabilly singer and banjo player (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • 1948 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American ballet dancer,and choreographer (American Ballet Theater), and actor (The Turning Point; Sex In The City), born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • 1949 Jaya Suprana [Phoa Kok Tjiang], Indonesian pianist, composer, conductor, writer, educator, and television presenter, born in Denpasar, Bali
  • 1951 Brian Downey, Irish rock drummer (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back in Town"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1951 Seth Justman, American rock keyboardist (J Geils Band - "Freeze Frame"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 Bob Mintzer, American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader (Yellowjackets), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1955 Richard Young, American country singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1958 Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1961 Gillian Gilbert, British rock keyboard and guitar player (New Order - "Round & Round"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961 Margo Timmins, Canadian folk-rock singer (Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane"; "Anniversary Song"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Martin Degville, British rock singer-songwriter (Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F-111"), born in Walsall, England
  • 1961 Tessa Niles, British session and touring singer (Eric Clapton; Duran Duran; Robbie Williams), born in Ilford, Essex, England
  • 1962 Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • 1962 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • 1964 Migi [Miguel Drummond], English pop musician (Curiosity Killed Cat)
  • 1968 Éric Tanguy, French contemporary classical composer, born in Caen, France
  • 1968 Mike Patton, American rocker (Faith No More - "The Real Thing"), born in Eureka, California
  • 1968 Tracy Lawrence, American country singer (Sticks & Stones), born in Atlanta, Texas
  • 1968 Tricky, English rapper
  • 1969 Cornelius [Keigo Oyamada], Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969 Michael Kulas, Canadian singer-songwriter (James, 1997-2001), and record producer born in Oakville, Ontario
  • 1970 Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist
  • 1972 Mark Owen, English pop singer
  • 1976 Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1987 Katy Rose, American pop singer