On This Day

Musicians Born on March 27

  • 1416 Antonio Squarcialupi [Giovanni], Italian composer and organist (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, 1432-80), born in Florence (d. 1480)
  • 1702 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, born in Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1710 Joseph Abaco, Italian composer, born in Brussels, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1805)
  • 1746 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, born in Ranoldsberg, Upper Bavaria (d. 1781)
  • 1757 Richard John Samuel Stevens, English composer, born in London (d. 1837)
  • 1760 Ishmail Spicer, American publisher, music teacher, and composer, born in Bozrah, Connecticut (d. 1832)
  • 1760 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Paris (d. 1842)
  • 1772 Giovanni Liverati, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1816 George Elvey, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1893)
  • 1818 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1880)
  • 1851 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, born in Villena, Spain (d. 1909)

Person of interestVincent d'Indy

1851 Vincent d'Indy, French composer (Symphony on a French Mountain Air), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy
  • 1858 Peter C. Lutkin, composer, born in Thomp­son­ville, Wis­con­sin (d. 1931)
  • 1867 Edyth Walker, American opera singer, born in Hopewell, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1868 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter ("Happy Birthday To You"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), born in Doubravice nad Svitavou (d. 1976)

  • 1892 Ferde Grofé, American pianist, composer (Grand Canyon Suite), and arranger (Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue), born in New York (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Albert Henneberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • 1904 Hal Kemp American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger and sweet jazz bandleader, born in Marion, Alabama (d. 1940)
  • 1905 Leroy Carr, American blues piano player and singer-songwriter ("How Long, How Long Blues"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • 1906 Charles "Pee Wee" Russell, American jazz clarinet and saxophone player, born in Maplewood, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1973)
  • 1912 Reuel Lahmer, Canadian-American organist and composer ("It Is Good To Give Thanks"), born in Maple, Ontario
  • 1912 Robert Watson Hughes, Scottish-Australian composer, born in Levan, Inverclyde, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Godfrey Turner, British composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • 1914 Snooky Lanson [Roy Landman], American singer (Your Hit Parade; 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Richard Hayman, American harmonica player ("Ruby"), arranger, and orchestra leader (Boston Pops; St. Louis Pops; Grand Rapids Pops), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Carl-Henrik Norin Swedish jazz saxophonist, and composer ("Mississippi Mood"), born in Västerås, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • 1921 Harold Nicholas, American dancer known as one of the world's greatest dancers (Nicholas Brothers), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1923 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (d. 2019)
  • 1924 Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer ("Broken Hearted Melody"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Robert Cohan, American dancer and artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926 Frankie Ervin, American R&B singer (The Three Blazers - "Dragnet Blues"; The Shields - "You Cheated"), born in Blythe, California (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Mstislav Rostropovich, Soviet-Russian cellist and conductor, born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Antonín Tučapský, Czech composer, teacher, and choral conductor, born in Opatovice, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (d. 2014)

  • 1931 Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Yoriaki Matsudaira, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1932 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician ("Mystery Train"), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1934 Arthur Mitchell, African-American choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem), born in New York
  • 1936 Malcolm Goldstein, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Johnny Copeland, American blues guitarist and singer (Lion's Den), born in Haynesville, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1939 Bo Winberg, Swedish instrumental rock guitarist (The Spotnicks - "Hava Nagila"; "Amapola"; "Karelia"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • 1940 Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country singer, born in Sutherlin, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers), born in Madgeburg, Germany
  • 1949 Poul Ruders, Danish organist and composer (Four Compositions; Manhattan Abstraction; Sound And Simplicity), born in Ringsted, Denmark
  • 1950 Maria Ewing, American opera singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Tony Banks, British progressive rock keyboardist (Genesis - "Supper's Ready"), and film score and classical composer, born in East Hoathly, Sussex, England
  • 1952 Rocky Maffit, American percussionist (Champaign)
  • 1953 Walter "Wally" Stocker, British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Babys - "Missing You"), born in London, England
  • 1957 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates - "Affectionate Punch"), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1959 Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist and songwriter (INXS - "Kiss the Dirt"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1961 Tak Matsumoto, Japanese Grammy Award-winning guitarist (B'z), born in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
  • 1963 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • 1963 Charly Alberti, Argentinian rock musician (Soda Stereo), born in Buenos Aires
  • 1964 Clark Datchler, British vocalist, songwriter, and producer (Johnny Hates Jazz - "Shattered Dreams"), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1965 Johnny April, American bass guitarist (Staind - "It's Been A While"), born in Enfield, Connecticut
  • 1968 Stacey Kent, American jazz singer (Breakfast On The Morning Tram), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • 1970 Brendan Hill, American drummer (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in London, England

Person of interestMariah Carey

1971 Mariah Carey, American pop singer-songwriter ("Without You"; "All I Want For Christmas Is You"; "Hero"; "We Belong Together"), born in Huntington, Long Island, New York

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Person of interestFergie

1975 Fergie [Duhamel], American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"), born in Hacienda Heights, California

Singer Fergie
Singer
Fergie
  • 1976 Tia Fuller, American jazz musician (Beyoncé backing band), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • 1981 JJ Lin, Chinese singer (Music Voyager), born in Singapore
  • 1988 Jessie J [Jessica Cornish], British pop singer-songwriter ("Price Tag"; "Domino"; "Bang Bang"), born in Redbridge, London, England
  • 1990 Kimbra [Johnson], New Zealand Grammy Award-winning pop-fusion singer, songwriter, and record producer ("Cameo Lover"; with Gotye - “Somebody That I Used to Know"), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 2000 Halle Bailey, American R&B singer (Chloe X Halle - Ungodly Hour), and actess (Grown-ish), born in Atlanta, Georgia