On This Day

Musicians Born on January 7

  • 1612 Paul de La Pierre, French composer
  • 1634 Adam Krieger, German organist and composer, born in Driesen, Brandenburg-Prussia (now Drezdenkom, Poland) (d. 1666)
  • 1710 Josef Antonin Sehling, Bohemian violinist and composer, born in Toužim, Western Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1756)
  • 1822 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • 1842 Johan Lindegren, Swedish composer, musician and teacher, born in Ullared, Sweden (d. 1908)
  • 1853 Nikolai Arkas, Ukrainian composer (Katerina), and musicologist, born in Nikolayev (d. 1909)
  • 1860 Emanuil Manolov, composer
  • 1876 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • 1892 Rudolf Moser, composer
  • 1894 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • 1895 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist, born in Bucharest (d. 1960)
  • 1898 Gerónimo Baqueiro Foster, Mexican woodwind player, composer and music teacher, born in Hopelchén, Campeche (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Al Bowlly, South African-British dance band vocalist ("Midnight, The Stars, And You"), and bandleader, born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique (now Maputo, Mozambique) (d. 1941)
  • 1899 Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (Concert champêtre; Les Biches), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)
  • 1900 John Brownlee, Australian operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1937-57), born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Shalva Azmayparashvili, Georgian composer and conductor, born in Tbilisi (d. 1957)

  • 1903 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian composer and conductor, born in Moscow (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Herbert Magidson, American lyricist, winner of first Academy Award for Best Original Song ("The Continental"; "Gone With The Wind"; "The Masquerade Is Over"), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1993)
  • 1908 [Henry] "Red" Allen, American jazz trumpeter, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1967)
  • 1912 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger, (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom-Cat On The Keys), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 1944)
  • 1916 Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), born in Forkland, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1917 Ulysses Simpson Kay, American composer (Of New Horizons: Overture), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • 1921 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), born in Seddon, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal, French classical flautist (The Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano), born in Marseilles, France (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 (Charles) Russell Woolen, American classical keyboardist and composer (In Martyrum Memoriam), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1935 Noam Sheriff, Israeli composer, born in Ramat Gan, Israel (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist, born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral tubist (Jaws theme), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Eldee Young, American jazz upright bassist (Ramsey Lewis Trio; Young-Holt Unlimited - "Soulful Strut"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Richard Podolor, American session guitarist, sound engineer and, record producer (Three Dog Night; Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938 Paul Revere [Dick], American rock organ player and pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Rory Storm [Alan Caldwell], British rock singer (Rory Storm & the Hurricanes), born in Stoneycroft, Liverpool, England (d. 1972
  • 1939 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist

  • 1941 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1943 Leona Williams, American country music singer (Ladies Get the Blues), born in Vienna, Missouri
  • 1943 Richard Armstrong, British conductor, born in Leicester, England
  • 1944 Mike McGear, English singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945 Dave Cousins [David Joseph Hindson], English singer-songwriter (Strawbs), born in Hounslow, England
  • 1946 Jann S Wenner, American publisher (Rolling Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands
  • 1948 Kaz Lux, Dutch singer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • 1948 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1948 Rick Marotta, American session drummer (Carly Simon; Steely Dan; Warren Zevon), and composer, born in New York City
  • 1949 Marshall Chapman, American country singer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1950 Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • 1953 Earl Lindo, Jamaican reggae keyboardist (Bob Marley & the Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1959 Kathy Valentine, American musician (Go-Go's - "We Got the Beat"), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1963 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer, born in Coventry, United Kingdom
  • 1966 Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1973 Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • 1979 Ryan Tedder, American singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1988 Haley Bennett, American singer & actress, born in Fort Myers, Florida