Musicians Born on March 22

  • 1700 Giuseppe Sellitto, Italian opera composer, born in Naples (d. 1777)
  • 1728 Giacomo Insanguine, Italian organist and composer, born in Monopoli (d. 1795)
  • 1752 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1802)
  • 1842 Carl Rosa, German violinist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1842 Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (Taras Bulba), conductor and ethno-musicologist, born in Hrynky, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1912)
  • 1868 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), and teacher, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • 1885 Adriano Lualdi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1885 Jēkabs Mediņš, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Ruth Page, American ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev; Pygmalion), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Ellin Berlin (née MacKay), American heiress, writer (Lace Curtain), and second wife of songwriter Irving Berlin, born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • 1916 George Wyle [Bernard Weissman], American composer (The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"; "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), and orchestra leader (Flip Wilson Show), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1918 Tauno Pylkkanen, Finnish opera composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1980)
  • 1920 Fanny Waterman, English concert pianist and teacher (founder of Leeds International Piano Competition), born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • 1925 Gerard Hoffnung, German-British artist, humorist and tuba player (Hoffnung Music Festival), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)

Stephen Sondheim

1930 Stephen Sondheim, American Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning composer and lyricist (West Side Story; Sunday in the Park With George; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1]

  • 1932 Leo "Bud" Welch, American gospel and Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("You Can't Hurry God"; "Cadillac Baby"), born in Sabougla, Mississippi (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Danny Ray, American MC, stage manager, valet and "cape man" for soul singer James Brown, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • 1936 Roger Whittaker, Kenyan British country singer ("The Last Farewell"; "Durham Town"), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1937 Angelo Badalamenti, American film composer (Twin Peaks; The Straight Story; Blue Velvet; Mulholland Drive), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Jon Hassell, American composer and trumpet player (Dream Theory In Malaya), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • 1941 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1942 Jorge Ben, Brazilian musician and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1943 George Benson, American jazz and blues singer and guitarist (Breezin'), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Joseph Schwantner, American composer (Aftertones of Infinity), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Keith Relf, British blues-rock singer and harmonica player (The Yardbirds - "For Your Love"; Renaissance, 1969-71), born in Richmond, England (d. 1976)
  • 1944 Chris Stainton, English session and touring bass and keyboard player (Joe Cocker; The Who), born in Woodseats, England
  • 1945 Alan Opie, British Grammy Award-winning baritone (Boughton - Bethlehem; Britten's Peter Grimes "Balstrode"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • 1945 Chuck Jackson, American R&B singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), songwriter and record producer (Natalie Cole; Phyllis Hyman), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1946 Serge [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer and guitarist (Saskia & Serge), born in Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 1947 Harry Vanda [Vandenberg], Dutch-Australian rock guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Easybeats - "Friday On My Mind"), born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • 1947 Marek Bliziński, Polish jazz guitarist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1989)
  • 1947 Patrick Olive, Grenadian percussionist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Grenada

Andrew Lloyd Webber

1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber, British theatrical composer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Phantom of the Opera; Cats), born in London, England

  • 1948 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band: McCoys), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1951 Howard Reitzes, American rocker (Iron Butterfly), born in Southgate, California
  • 1952 Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer, worked with Patti Smith, born in New York City
  • 1953 Robin Le Mesurier [Halliley], British session and touring guitarist (The Wombles; Rod Stewart; Johnny Hallyday), born in Kensington, England (d. 2021)
  • 1955 [(aliou) "Wally" Badarou, French musician (Level 42), born in Paris, France
  • 1957 Stephanie Mills, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Pete Wylie, English rocker (Sinful), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959 Avraham Fried [Friedman], Orthodox Jewish Musician, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Suzanne Sulley, English rocker (The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1968 Euronymous [Øystein Aarseth], Norwegian black-metal guitaits and producer (Mayhem), born in Surnadal, Norway (d. 1993)
  • 1970 Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1973 Beverley Knight, English singer and actress, born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1977 Santa Ratniece, Latvian classical and choral composer (Horo horo hata hata), born in Jelgava, Latvia
  • 1979 Aaron North, American musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 (Shawn) Mims, American rapper (This Is Why I'm Hot), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1982 Chris Wallace, American pop-rock singer-songwriter (The White Tie Affair - "You Look Better When I'm Drunk': solo - "Remember When (Push Rewind)"), born in Hebron, Indiana