Musicians Born on March 30

  • 1687 Johann Balthasar Freisslich, Germann composer, born in Immelborn, (d. 1764)
  • 1719 John Hawkins, English writer of the 1st history of music, born in London, England
  • 1727 Tommaso Traetta, Italian opera composer and band leader (Farnace), born in Bitonto, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1779)
  • 1750 John Stafford Smith, British organist and composer ("The Anacreontic Song", later used for American national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner"), baptized in London, England (d. 1836)
  • 1772 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, German-Dutch organist and composer (Wien Neêrlands Bloed - Dutch national anthem, 1815-1932), baptized in Witzhelden, Germany (d. 1847)
  • 1804 Salomon Sulzer, Austrian Jewish composer (synagogue music), born in Hohenem, Austria (d. 1890)
  • 1805 Adrien de La Fage, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1862)
  • 1811 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer, conductor, and musicologist, born in Guastalla, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1866)
  • 1815 Wincenty Studzinski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Kraków (d. 1854)
  • 1830 Auguste Tolbecque, French-Belgian cellist instrument maker, and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1919)
  • 1835 Bernhard Scholz, German composer, conductor, and pedagogue, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1858 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • 1872 Sergey Vasilenko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • 1902 Ted Heath, British jazz trombonist, composer, and big band leader, born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Akarova [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer and choreographer (Les Biches)in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1908 Camille Schmit, Belgian organist, composer, and educator, born in Aubangez, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Kurt Brüggemann, German composer, conductor, and music educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Dennis Gomm, British composer and pianist, born in England (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], American singer ("Jezebel"; "Rawhide"; "Blazing Saddles"), songwriter ("We'll Be Together Again"), and actor (Bring Your Smile Along), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician ("Down & Out Blues"), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • 1917 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Rudolf Bruci, Croatian composer, born in Zagreb, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (now Croatia) (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer (Marimo), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Oto Ferenczy, Slovak composer, born in Brezovica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now Kosovo) (2000)
  • 1922 German Galynin, Soviet-Russian composer, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1922 Peter Jona Korn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Milko Kelemen, Croatian composer (Archetypon), born in Slatina, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now Croatia) (d. 2018)
  • 1925 Ivo Malec, Croat-French composer (Miniatures pour Lewis Carroll; Lumina), born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) (d. 2019)
  • 1926 Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1963-77; Bangor Symphony, 1981-92), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1928 Diether de la Motte, German composer and music theorist, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1928 John Heddle Nash, Britiish lyric tenor, born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Rolf Harris, Australian-British comedian, actor, painter, singer-songwriter ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"), television personality, and convicted sex offender, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
  • 1931 Harold Burrage, American blues and jazz singer, and pianist (Hi Yo Silver), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931 Sándor Szokolay, Hungarian composer and pedagogue, born in Kunágota, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Lanny Morgan, American West coast jazz and studio alto saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1935 Gordon Mumma, American pianist, composer, and educator (University of California, 1975-94), born in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 1935 John Charles Eaton, American composer, born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Karl Berger, German jazz pianist, vibraphone player, and musicologist, born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1942 Graeme Edge, British rock drummer, and poet (Moody Blues - "The Dream"; "Morning Glory"), born in Rocester, Staffordshire England (d. 2021)
  • 1943 Jay Traynor, American pop singer (Jay and the Americans, 1960-62 - "She Cried"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Ken Forssi, American bassist (Love), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)

Eric Clapton

1945 Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love; Derek & The Dominos - "Layla"; solo -"Tears in Heaven"), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

  • 1945 Richard Evans, British graphic designer, album cover designer (The Who; The Doors; Pink Floyd; Louis Armstrong), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire
  • 1947 Marilyn Crispell, American jazz pianist and composer (Anthony Braxton Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, American rock vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 1949 (Richenda Antoinette) "Dana" Gillespie, British actress (Jesus Christ Superstar), and folk-pop-rock-blues singer-songwriter, born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • 1949 Lene Lovich, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Lucky Number), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Dave Ball, British guitarist (Procul Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Gene Bowen, American guitarist and composer (Wonder's Edge), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1950 Rupert Greenall, British rock keyboardist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero"), born in Wisbech, England
  • 1952 Sam Clayton, American percussionist, congueros, and vocalist (Little Feat, Little Richard, Jimmy Buffet), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955 Randy Vanwarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Just When I Needed You Most"), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2004)
  • 1959 Sabine Meyer, German classical clarinetist, Born in Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1962 MC Hammer [Stanley Kirk Burrell], American rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • 1963 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor, born in Campina Grande, Brazil
  • 1963 Ximo Tebar, Spanish jazz and flamenco guitarist, and composer (Goes Blue), born in Valencia, Spain
  • 1964 Tracy Chapman, American singer-songwriter (Fast Car; Give Me One Reason), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966 Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002-12), born in Gardena, California
  • 1967 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress, singer (Give A Reason), and lyricist, born in Kita Tokyo, Japan

Celine Dion

1968 Celine Dion, Canadian singer ("My Heart Will Go On"; "The Power Of Love"; "Tell Him"), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

  • 1969 Marco Foddis, Italian-Dutch heavy metal drummer (Pestilence), born in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
  • 1973 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1976 Mark McClelland, Northern Irish rock bassist and songwriter (Degrassi; Snow Patrol), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Norah Jones

1979 Norah Jones, American pop and jazz singer and pianist ("Come Away With Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1979 Simon Webbe, English pop singer (Blue), born in Manchester, England
  • 1980 [Hüseyin] Yalin, Turkish pop singer-songwriter, born in Nişantaşı, Istanbul
  • 1983 Hebe Tian, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E)
  • 1983 Scott Moffatt, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Moffatts), born in Whitehorse, Yukon
  • 1984 Anna Nalick, American singer-songwriter, born in Temple City, California
  • 1986 Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer
  • 1990 Thomas Rhett, American singer-songwriter, born in Valdosta, Tennessee
  • 1993 Anitta [Larissa de Macedo Machado], Brazilian pop and reggaeton singer-songwriter (Show das Poderosas; Envolver), born in Rio Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1997 Cha Eun-woo, South Korean singer (Astro), actor and model, born in Gunpo, South Korea