On This Day

Musicians Born on March 14

  • 1623 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1668)
  • 1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1767)
  • 1726 Josef Antonin Stepan, Bohemian composer, born in Kopidlno, Czech Republic (d. 1797)
  • 1727 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, born in Danzig (Gdańsk), Royal Prussia (d. 1756)
  • 1755 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • 1795 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1856)
  • 1804 Johann Strauss the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March), born in Leopoldstadt, Austria (d. 1849)
  • 1815 Josephine Lang, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1880)
  • 1826 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, born in Buckland, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • 1831 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, born in Kalisz, Poland (d. 1896)
  • 1835 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, born in Murcia, Spain (d. 1906)
  • 1875 Norman O'Neill, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1934)
  • 1883 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • 1884 Wintter Haynes Watts, American composer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Josef Schelb, German composer, born in Bad Krozingen, Germany (d. 1977)

  • 1900 Ernest Hill, American jazz double-bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1904 Voltaire "Volly" De Faut; American jazz reed player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Jean Goldkette), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire; (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
  • 1911 Joe Mooney, American jazz and pop accordionist, organist, and vocalist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1912 Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), born in Reinerton, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Witold Rudzinski, Polish composer, born in Sebezh, Russia Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • 1914 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Eunice Katunda, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1919 Luther Henderson Jr, American orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1921 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1925 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1926 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1926 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), born in Lahr, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1934 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1935 Jo van den Booren, composer
  • 1938 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), born in Tokyo (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1943 Jim Pons, American rock bassist (Turtles: Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1945 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • 1945 Michael Martin Murphey, American country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945 Walt Parazaider, American rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Jona Lewie [John Lewis], British pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"; "Stop the Cavalry"), born in Southampton, England
  • 1949 Roger Powell, American Moog synthesizer and keyboard player (Utopia - Deface The Music; Todd Rundgren), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Peter "Ollie" Halsall, British rock guitarist and vibraphone player (Patto; The Rutles; Kevin Ayers), born in Southport, England (d. 1992)
  • 1954 Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
  • 1955 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42 - "Hot Water")
  • 1956 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • 1958 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), born in Krakow, Poland (d. 2013)
  • 1959 Patrick Dupond, dancer (La Bayadere), born in Paris, France
  • 1963 Cyco Mike [Mike Muir], American thrash metal vocalist (Suicidal Tendencies), born in Venice, California
  • 1981 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese concert pianist, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983 Jordan Taylor Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson - "MMMMbop"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1983 Johnny Flynn, English actor (Emma) and singer-songwriter, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1985 Idaira, Spanish singer
  • 1988 Mark Falgren, Danish drummer (Lukas Graham - "7 Years"), born in Denmark
  • 1989 Colby O'Donis [Colón] American singer (Lady Gaga -"Just Dance"), songwriter, and record producer, born in Queens, New York