Birthdays in Music on March 18

  • 1644 Gottfried Wegner, composer
  • 1657 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer
  • 1734 Joseph Schmitt, composer
  • 1756 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1781 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)
  • 1844 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (Scheherazade), born in Tikhvin (d. 1908) (OS 6 Mar)
  • 1866 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer
  • 1872 Frank Hoyt Losey, composer
  • 1872 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), born in Warsaw (d. 1918) date of birth disputed
  • 1881 Paul Le Flem, composer
  • 1882 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
  • 1893 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Piotr Perkowski, composer
  • 1905 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Louis Gaste, songwriter
  • 1914 Cesar Guerra Peixe, composer
  • 1916 Louis Toebosch, composer
  • 1927 John Kander, composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1929 Ctirad Kohoutek, composer
  • 1930 Maurice Peress, American conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Pavle Despalj, composer
  • 1936 Robert Lee Smith, US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • 1938 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
  • 1939 Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis & Bob)
  • 1939 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer

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1941 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 1945 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • 1947 Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
  • 1949 Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • 1950 James Conlon, American conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1953 Jamie West-Oram, rocker (Fixx)
  • 1957 Melvin Gentry, vocalits/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1957 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
  • 1959 Irene Cara, Bronx actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Vanessa L Williams, Millwood NY, Actress, singer and 1st African American Miss America (1983)
  • 1964 Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
  • 1964 Rozalla, Zambian singer
  • 1965 Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • 1966 Jerry Cantrell, US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
  • 1967 Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)

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1970 Queen Latifah, American rapper and actress (Khadijah James-Living Single), born in Newark, New Jersey

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • 1975 Rodleen Getsic, American musician, civil servant
  • 1977 Devin Lima, American singer
  • 1979 Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)
  • 1981 Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress