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Birthdays in Music on March 1

  • 1607 Giovanni Francesco Milanta, Italian composer and organist, born in Parma
  • 1690 Conrad Beissel, German born American religious leader and composer (founded Ephrata community), born in Eberbach (d. 1768)
  • 1703 Dieudonne Raick, Flemish composer and organist, born in Liège (d. 1764) baptism date
  • 1709 Josef Antonin Gurecky, Czech composer, born in Přerov (d. 1769)
  • 1711 Peregrinus Pogl, German composer, born in Sandau (d. 1788)
  • 1771 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer
  • 1779 Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, born in Freinsheim (d. 1839)
  • 1799 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

1810 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), born in Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal records 22nd Feb)

Composer Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin
  • 1820 Richard Redhead, composer
  • 1826 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, born in Bridgend (d. 1913)
  • 1832 Friedrich Grutzmacher, German cellist and composer, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1841 Romualdo Marenco, Italain composer and conductor, born in Novi Ligure, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1878 Gabriel Édouard Xavier Dupont, French composer, born in Caen, France (d. 1914)
  • 1882 Ida Moore, American actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki), born in Altoona, Kansas (d. 1964)
  • 1896 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer

  • 1900 Donald Keith Falkner, singer

Person of interestGlenn Miller

1904 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1944)

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1909 Richard de Guide, composer
  • 1917 Dinah Shore, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • 1920 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, Jamaican-American calypso singer, actor and activist (Banana Boat Song; Buck & the Preacher), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1927 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • 1930 Pierre Max Dubois, composer
  • 1932 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, born in Jette (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Istvan Lang, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest
  • 1939 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • 1939 Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
  • 1940 Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
  • 1942 Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • 1942 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • 1942 Michael Giles, British drummer (King Crimson, Giles, Giles & Fripp), born in Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • 1943 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1944 Mike D'Abo, rock vocalist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1944 Roger Daltrey, English singer and founder of the rock band "The Who", born in East Acton, London, England
  • 1946 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)

  • 1946 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1947 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Burning Spear, [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
  • 1948 Norman Connors, singer (You Are My Starship)
  • 1949 Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • 1954 Janis Gill, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • 1955 Jimmy Fortune, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1957 Jon Carroll, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Nik Kershaw, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)
  • 1958 Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1961 Davis Daniel, country singer, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1962 Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • 1963 Robert James Affuso, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1963 Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
  • 1963 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • 1964 Jennifer McCarters, Sevierville Tn, singer (McCarters-The Gift)
  • 1964 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)
  • 1969 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • 1973 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • 1983 Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1987 Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American R&B singer ("I Like It")

Person of interestKesha

1987 Kesha [Rose Sebert], American pop singer (Tik Tok), born in Los Angeles, California

Singer-Songwriter Kesha
  • 1989 Sonya Kitchell, American singer

Person of interestJustin Bieber

1994 Justin Bieber, Canadian singer and musician (Baby, Sorry, What Do You Mean?), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber