Birthdays in Music on January 3

  • 1757 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer
  • 1777 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • 1786 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor (d. 1853)
  • 1802 Feliks Ostrowski, composer
  • 1806 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1823 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • 1828 Karl Collan, Finnish composer
  • 1830 Alexander Ewing, composer
  • 1853 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • 1865 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), born in London, England (d. 1936)
  • 1869 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • 1870 Henry Eichheim, composer
  • 1884 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer
  • 1895 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
  • 1895 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • 1900 Maurice Jaubert, French composer, born in Nice (d. 1940)

  • 1904 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • 1909 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1916 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • 1916 Maxene Andrews, American singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Bernard Greenhouse, US cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • 1923 Dragutin Gostuski, composer
  • 1924 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1926 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • 1934 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • 1936 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
  • 1944 David Atherton, English conductor
  • 1945 Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestJohn Paul Jones

1946 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

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  • 1948 Larry McNeeley, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1950 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1954 Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], American guitarist (The Dictators), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
  • 1959 Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)
  • 1961 Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • 1966 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • 1969 Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1972 Jacques Wildberger, composer
  • 1972 Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • 1978 Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1980 Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • 1986 Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer