On This Day

Musicians Born on March 24

  • 1714 Carlo Giovanni Testori, Italian composer (d. 1782)
  • 1732 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
  • 1740 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
  • 1749 Bernard Jumentier, French composer, primarily of sacred music, born in Lèves, France (d. 1829)
  • 1762 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portuguese opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 1808 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1817 Aimé Maillart, French opera composer (Les Dragons de Villars), born in Montpellier, Hérault, France (d. 1871)
  • 1820 Fanny Crosby, American hymnist known as the "Queen of Gospel Song Writers", born in Brewster, New York (d. 1915)
  • 1884 Gino Marinuzzi, Italian conductor and composer, born in Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1897 Lucia Chase, American ballerina and co-founder of American Ballet Theater, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • 1900 Algeria Junius "June" Clark, American jazz trumpeter and cornetist, born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1906 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet jazz and pop singer ("Let's Smoke"), born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Eric Parkin, British classical pianist and champion of British composers, born in Stevenage, England (d. 2020)
  • 1924 "Boogie" Bill Webb, American Louisiana blues and R&B guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Bad Dog"), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1990)

  • 1927 János Decsényi, Hungarian composer (Farewell to a Vanished Century), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1928 Byron "Yanks" Janis, American concert pianist (debut with NBC Symphony Orchestra at age 15), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 David Harries, Welsh composer (Epithalamium), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • 1935 Carol Kaye, American session bassist (Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkel), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1936 Fredrick Kaufman, American jazz trumpeter (Woody Herman), classical composer ( Mother of Exiles; Kaminarimon), and educator (born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Don Covay [Randolph], American R&B musician and songwriter ("Chain of Fools"), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Benjamin Luxon, British operatic baritone (Owen Wingrave), born in Redruth, England
  • 1937 Billy Stewart, American R&B singer ("I Do Love You"; "Summertime"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1970)
  • 1938 Holger Czukay [Schüring], German musician (Can), born in Danzig, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1939 [Lilian] Lynda Baron, British actress, comedian, and singer (Open All Hours - "Nurse Gladys"; Come Inside - "Auntie Mabel"), born Urmston, Lancashire, England
  • 1946 Lee Oskar [Levitin], Danish rock and soul harmonica player (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1946 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Kraftwerk; Neu!), born in Scherfede, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1947 Mike Kellie, British session and touring rock drummer (Spooky Tooth; The Only Ones), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Meiko Kaji [Masako Ohta], Japanese film actress and singer (Lady Snowblood), born in Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1949 Steve Lang, Canadian rock bassist (April Wine, 1976-84 - "Just Between You And Me"), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Nick Lowe, British rock bassist, singer, songwriter (Brinsley Schwarz - "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding"; Rockpile - "Teacher, Teacher"; solo-"Cruel To Be Kind"), and producer (Elvis Costello; Graham Parker), born in , Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 1951 Dougie Thompson, Scottich bassist (Supertramp - "Bloody Well Right"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1952 Dolora Zajick, American mezzo-soprano (Verdi), and educator (Institute for Young Dramatic Voices), born in Salem, Oregon
  • 1954 Hank Roberts, American electric and acoustic jazz cellist (Bill Frissell Quartet; Arcado String Trio), born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 1960 Nena [Gabrielle Kerner], German pop singer ("99 Luftballons"- "99 Red Balloons"), born in Hagen, West Germany
  • 1962 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian classical violinist, born in Saint-Norbert, Quebec
  • 1964 Patterson Hood, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera; The Unraveling), born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • 1970 Sharon Corr, Irish celtic pop-rock violinist (The Corrs - "What Can I Do"), born Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • 1970 Pasemaster Mase [Vincent Mason], American rapper (De La Soul - "Me Myself and I"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Chad Butler, American Christian rock drummer (Switchfoot - "Mess Of Me"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1975 Krisdayanti, Indonesian pop singer and actress, born in Batu, East Java, Indonesia
  • 1977 Corneille [Cornelius Nyungura], Rawandan-Canadian R&B, pop, and soul singer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • 1982 Nivea [Hamilton], American pop singer ("Laundromat"; "Don't Mess With My Man"), born in Savannah, Georgia