On This Day

Birthdays in Music on January 7

  • 1612 Paul de La Pierre, composer
  • 1634 Adam Krieger, German composer
  • 1710 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
  • 1822 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • 1842 Johan Lindegren, composer
  • 1853 Nikolai Arkas, composer
  • 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, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1899 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • 1900 John Brownlee, Australian tenor, 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)
  • 1908 [Henry] "Red" Allen, American jazz trumpeter, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1967)
  • 1912 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 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 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Charles Russell Woolen, composer
  • 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, US jazz upright bassist (Ramsey Lewis Trio; Young-Holt Unlimited Soulful Strut), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1938 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 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
  • 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 musician (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