On This Day

Musicians Born on March 3

  • 1705 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer
  • 1814 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer
  • 1857 Alfred Bruneau, composer
  • 1865 Alexander Winkler, Russian composer, born in Kharkiv (d. 1935)
  • 1867 Gustav Strube, composer
  • 1869 Henry Wood, British conductor associated with London's promenade "Proms" concerts (Gentle Art of Singing), born in London, England (d. 1944)
  • 1886 James Friskin, composer
  • 1886 R O Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer and music teacher, born in York, England (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • 1891 Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
  • 1892 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, born in Alcacer do Sal (d. 1986)
  • 1895 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Jose Moreno Gans, composer
  • 1906 Donald Novis, British-American singer and actor (Monte Carlo; The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • 1906 Albany "Barney" Bigard, Creole-American jazz clarinetist (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1927-42 - "Mood Indigo"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • 1908 Riccardo Nielsen, composer

  • 1911 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • 1913 Margaret Allison Bonds,  American composer (The Ballad of the Brown King), pianist, arranger, and teacher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1918 Frank Wigglesworth, American composer (The Willowdale Handcar), born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Enzo Stuarti [Scapone], Italian-American pop tenor (That's A'Nice!), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer and co-founder of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, born in Toruń, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1923 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • 1929 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • 1929 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, born in Rethymno, Crete (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexican spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • 1938 Douglas Leedy, American composer, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1942 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Jennifer Warnes, American singer, arranger, and producer ("Up Where We Belong; "Famous Blue Raincoat"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1948 Terence "Snowy" White, British rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy, 1980-82; Roger Waters), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • 1949 Richie Cannata, American music producer, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Re Styles [Re Styles], American rock vocalist (The Tubes, 1976-79)
  • 1951 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • 1951 Rustee Allen, American funk and jazz fusion bass guitar player ( Sly and the Family Stone, 1972-75), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • 1952 Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)

  • 1953 Dave Amato, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling)
  • 1954 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1954 John Lilley, American rock guitarist and dobro player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Stephanie McCallum, Australian concert pianist and educator, born in Sydney
  • 1964 Duncan Phillips, Australian drummer (Newsboys)
  • 1966 Tone-Loc [Anthony Terrell Smith], rocker (Let's Do It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • 1973 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • 1975 Albert Fields, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Gary, Indiana

Person of interestRonan Keating

1977 Ronan Keating, Bayside Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1978 Douglas Osmond, vocalist (Osmond Boys), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1978 Seomoon Tak, Korean singer
  • 1978 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • 1981 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981 Tobias Forge, Swedish heavy metal singer (Ghost), born in Linköping, Sweden
  • 1986 Stacie Orrico, American singer (Stuck), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestCamila Cabello

1997 Camila Cabello [Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao], Cuban-born American singer-songwriter (Fifth Harmony), born in Cojimar, Cuba