Musicians Born on January 31

  • 1517 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer
  • 1573 Ambrosius Metzger, composer
  • 1614 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, born in Monteux (d. 1675)
  • 1734 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
  • 1759 Francois Devienne, French composer, born in Joinville, France (d. 1803)
  • 1784 Carl Wilhelm Henning, German composer and conductor, born in Öls (d. 1867)

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert (1797-1828)

Austrian composer (Unfinished Symphony), born in Vienna, Austria

  • 1798 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
  • 1836 Henryk Szulc, Polish composer, born in Poland (d. 1903)
  • 1891 Max Drischner, composer
  • 1894 Isham Jones, American musician, bandleader ("Star Dust") and songwriter ("It Had To Be You"; "I'll See You in My Dreams"), born in Coalton, Ohio (d. 1956) [1]
  • 1898 Fred Rich, Polish-American jazz pianist and dance band leader ("I'm Tickled Pink with a Blue-Eyed Baby"; The Abbott and Costello Show), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1901 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1906 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Roosevelt Sykes, American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, and singer (The Honeydripper), born in Elmar, Arkansas (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Benny Morton, American jazz trombonist (Teddy Wilson Sextet), born in New York City (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Emanuel Sayles, American jazz banjo player (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine folk musician, born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Héctor Iglesias Villoud, Argentine composer, born in San Nicolá, Argentina (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Alan Lomax, American ethno-musicologist, and folklorist (Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist, trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), and orchestra leader (Air Time '57), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 1917 José Maceda, Filipino composer and ethnomusicologist born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1921 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso; Toast of New Orleans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1928 Chuck Willis, American rock vocalist ("C.C. Rider"), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1958)
  • 1930 Al De Lory, American session pianist, arranger, and record producer (Glen Campbell), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and creator of the "Muscle Shoals sound" (FAME Studio), born in Forest Grove, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1932 [Anna] Ottilie Patterson, Irish blues and jazz singer (Chris Barber Jazz Band), born in Comber, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1934 Ron Weatherburn, British jazz pianist, born in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Marvin Junior, American R&B baritone singer (The Dells - "Oh What a Nite"), born in Harold, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Philip Glass, American minimalist composer (Einstein On The Beach; Koyaanisqatsi), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Claude Gauthier, Canadian folk singer-songwriter, and actor, born in Lac-Saguay, Quebec
  • 1941 Jerry Scheff, American session and touring bassist (Elvis Presley, 1969 to 1977), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1942 Gerald Chanberlain, American jazz trombonist (Woody Herman's Thundering Herd), born in Refugio, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Charlie Musselwhite, American blues harmonica player (Stand Back!; Get Up!), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • 1945 Noah Creshevsky, American electroacoustic composer, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Terry Kath, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Chicago - "Make Me Smile"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • 1947 Earl Okin, British jazz guitarist, songwriter and comic (Musical Genius and Sex Symbol), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • 1947 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Frank Ricotti, British jazz and session vibraphonist and percussionist, born in London, England
  • 1951 Dave Benton, Aruban-born musician, born in Oranjestad, Aruba
  • 1951 KC [Harry Wayne Casey], American disco and funk singer-songwriter and producer (KC & the Sunshine Band - ""That's the Way (I Like It)"; "Get Down Tonight"), born in Opa-locka, Florida
  • 1951 Phil Manzanera, English rock guitarist and record producer (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1953 "Big Time" Sarah [Streeter], American blues singer, born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2015)
  • 1954 Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch rock guitarist (Whitesnake), born in the Hague, Netherlands

John LydonJohn Lydon (66 years old)

1956 English singer-songwriter & musician (Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen), born in Holloway, United Kingdom

  • 1958 Tom Schuman, American pianist (Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1961 Lloyd Cole, English rocker (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions), born in Buxton, Derbyshire
  • 1962 Lena Bloch, Russian-American jazz saxophonist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1962 Sophie Muller, English music video director, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1964 Jeff Hanneman, American rock guitarist (Slayer), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)
  • 1964 Remi Bouchard, Canadian composer (1989 India Open), born in Manitoba, Canada
  • 1966 Al Jaworsky [Doughty], English musician & bassist (Jesus Jones), born in Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • 1967 Chad Channing, American rock drummer (Nirvana, 1988-90), and bass player (Before Cars, 2006-present), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1967 Fat Mike [Michael Burkett], American musician (NOFX), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1970 (Amelia) "Minnie" Driver, British-American actress (Good Will Hunting; The Riches), and singer-songwriter (Everything I've Got in My Pocket), born in London, England
  • 1975 Kate Shutt, American jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Shingo Katori, Japanese actor & singer (SMAP), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1980 Ryan Kienle, American bassist (Matchbook Romance), born in Poughkeepsie, New York

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake (41 years old)

1981 American singer-songwriter ("Can't Stop The Feeling!"; "Sexyback"), and actor (Friends With Benefits), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1982 Elena Paparizou, Swedish-born Greek pop and rock singer-songwriter, born in Borås, Sweden
  • 1987 Marcus Mumford, British singer-songwriter (Mumford and Sons), born in Orange County, California
  • 1987 Tyler Hubbard, American country musician (Florida Georgia Line), born in Monroe, Georgia
  • 1996 Master KG [Kgaogelo Moagi] South African Afro-pop songwriter and producer ("Jerusalema"), born in Tzaneen, South Africa