On This Day

Musicians Born 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 (Concerto in F Minor), born in Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal record states 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 character actress (Mr. Music; Ma and Pa Kettle; Desk Set), 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"; "Moonlight Srenade"; "String Of Pearls"), 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

Person of interestDinah Shore

1917 (Fannye) "Dinah" Shore, American singer ("Buttons and Bows"), and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show), born in Winchester, Tennessee (d. 1994)

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • 1920 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, Jamaican-American calypso singer ("Banana Boat Song"; actor (Buck & the Preacher), and human rights activist , 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, British rock vocalist (Manfred Mann - "Mighty Quinn"; Jesus Christ Superstar - "Herod"), and songwriter ("Handbags and Gladrags"), born in Betchworth, Surrey, England
  • 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, England (d. 2001)

  • 1946 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1947 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Thicke of the Night; Growing Pains), and TV theme song composer (Doff'rent Strokes; The Facts Of Life), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Burning Spear [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
  • 1948 Norman Connors, singer (You Are My Starship)
  • 1948 Richard Festinger, American guitarist, pianist, and classical music composer (Between Thought and Thing; Le Pianiste), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • 1951 Scott Ross, American-French harpsichordist (recorded all 555 sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1954 Janis Gill, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1955 Jimmy Fortune, American country singer (Statler Brothers - Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1956 Jan Van der Roost, Belgian composer (Chemical Suite for Trombone Quartet), born in Duffel, Belgium
  • 1957 Jon Carroll, American pop vocalist (Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Nik Kershaw, British new wave singer/songwriter (Wouldn't It Be Good), born in Bristol, England
  • 1958 Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1958 Dave Flippo, American jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, teacher and bandleader, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana
  • 1961 Davis Daniel, American country singer, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1962 Bill Leen, American rocker (Gin Blossoms - "Allison Road")
  • 1963 Robert James Affuso, American 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 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, American R&B singer ("I Like It"), born in Boyton Beach, Florida

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 Pop Singer and musician ("Baby"; "Sorry"; "What Do You Mean?"), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber