On This Day

Musicians Born on January 27

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

Person of interestWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1775 Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia, Spanish tenor/composer
  • 1784 Martin-Joseph Mengal, Belgian composer (d. 1851)
  • 1806 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
  • 1823 Édouard Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole; Le roi d'Ys), born in Lille, France (d. 1892)
  • 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
  • 1879 Sven Holger Körling, Swedish organist, music teacher, and composer of children's songs, born in Ystad, Sweden (d. 1948)

Person of interestJerome Kern

1885 Jerome Kern, American Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), born in NYC, New York

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • 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 screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 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 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, French pianist and composer, born in Bordueax (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian pop singer (The Crew Cuts), 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 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 Nedra Telley, American pop and Christian music vocalist (Ronettes - "Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • 1948 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1948 Chuck Larsen, American country-rockabilly singer and banjo player (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • 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)
  • 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-Centerfold), 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, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961 Margo Timmins, Canadian rock singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1961 Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1961 Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 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 Mike Patton, American rocker (Faith No More - "The Real Thing"), born in Eureka, California
  • 1968 Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
  • 1968 Tricky, English rapper
  • 1968 Éric Tanguy, French contemporary classical composer, born in Caen, France
  • 1969 Cornelius [Keigo Oyamada], Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969 Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
  • 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