Birthdays in Music on March 26

  • 1671 Giacomo Cesare Predieri, composer
  • 1684 Johann Graf, German composer, born in Nürnberg (d. 1750)
  • 1717 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer
  • 1758 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer
  • 1783 Johann Baptist Weigl, composer
  • 1806 Josef Slavik, composer
  • 1819 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer
  • 1827 Emanuel Kania, composer
  • 1830 John Rogers Thomas, composer
  • 1840 Carli Zoeller, composer
  • 1854 Braulio Dueno Colon, composer
  • 1859 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer
  • 1862 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer
  • 1874 Oskar Nedbal, composer
  • 1884 Wilhelm Backhaus, Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
  • 1885 Julius Harrison, composer
  • 1889 Vaclav Kapral, composer
  • 1894 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Richard Flury, composer
  • 1898 Renzo Massarani, composer
  • 1898 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • 1899 William Baines, composer
  • 1900 Isadore Freed, composer
  • 1904 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • 1905 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • 1907 Leigh Harline, composer
  • 1907 Louis Saguer, composer
  • 1908 Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1909 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
  • 1916 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), born in Cayce, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Joe Loco, [Jose Esteves, Jr], musician
  • 1925 Claudio Spies, composer
  • 1925 Pierre Boulez, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
  • 1929 Maurice Simon, jazz musician
  • 1930 Cristobal Halffter, composer
  • 1936 Erich Urbanner, composer
  • 1936 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • 1940 Rod Lauren, rocker (If I Had a Girl)
  • 1944 Diana Ross, [Earle], (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947 Carmen Krolis, Suriname/Neth singer
  • 1948 Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
  • 1948 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)
  • 1948 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston-More than a Feeling), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Ronnie McDowell, Fountain Head Tn, country singer (King is Gone)
  • 1950 Teddy Pendergrass, singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer
  • 1953 Michael Bonagura, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1955 Dean Dillon, country singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • 1956 Charly McClain, country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1962 Richard Coles, English musician (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way), born in Northampton
  • 1964 Baz Warne, English Guitarist (The Stranglers)
  • 1968 Kenny Chesney, American singer
  • 1968 James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
  • 1974 Hakeem Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)
  • 1979 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
  • 1980 Son Ho Young, Korean singer
  • 1981 Jay Sean, British Asian R&B singer
  • 1984 Stéphanie Lapointe, French-Canadian singer
  • 1987 Yui, Japanese musician