Birthdays in Music on January 28

  • 1627 Alfonso Marsh, English composer and lutenist, born in London (d. 1681) baptismal date
  • 1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer
  • 1691 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer
  • 1693 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer
  • 1722 Johann Ernst Bach, composer
  • 1756 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
  • 1757 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
  • 1832 Franz Wullner, composer
  • 1841 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
  • 1868 Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer
  • 1868 Julian Aguirre, composer
  • 1875 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
  • 1878 Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
  • 1887 Artur Rubinstein, pianist, born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1887 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer
  • 1891 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer

  • 1893 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1898 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • 1899 Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
  • 1900 Michael Dewar Head, composer
  • 1907 Constantin Regamey, composer
  • 1908 Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1913 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • 1927 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
  • 1929 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Luis de Pablo, composer
  • 1935 Leonid Grabovsky, composer
  • 1936 Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
  • 1936 Robert Suderburg, composer
  • 1943 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • 1943 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (The Chamber Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1944 Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1944 John Tavener, composer (The Whale), (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Martin Fried, rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
  • 1945 José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • 1945 Robert Wyatt, English musician
  • 1946 Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • 1950 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
  • 1951 William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
  • 1954 Shawn Murray, rock drummer (Mink Deville)
  • 1956 Peter Schilling, rocker, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1959 Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • 1959 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • 1962 Sam Phillips [Leslie Ann Phillips], American singer-songwriter (Martinis & Bikinis, Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), born in Glendale, California
  • 1963 Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
  • 1968 Sarah McLachlan, folk singer (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)
  • 1968 DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
  • 1968 Rakim, born William Michael Griffin Jr., American rapper
  • 1970 Donald Tardy, American death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • 1975 Lee Latchford-Evans, English singer
  • 1976 Jarrod Montague, American drummer (Taproot)
  • 1977 Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • 1977 Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • 1980 Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1998 Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family) and singer, born in Los Angeles, California