Birthdays in Music on March 4

  • 1492 Francesco de Layolle, composer

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1678 Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque violin virtuoso and composer (The Four Seasons), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1741)

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1742 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer
  • 1754 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer
  • 1757 Ignaz Malzat, composer
  • 1765 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, baptized in Hampshire, England (d. 1814)
  • 1773 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer
  • 1819 Charles Oberthur, composer
  • 1834 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
  • 1838 Paul Lacôme, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • 1877 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • 1878 Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
  • 1886 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • 1904 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets , Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1913 Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1915 Eunice Catunda, composer
  • 1921 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American composer (Martha Graham Ballets), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Robert Di Domenica, composer
  • 1928 Samuel Adler, composer
  • 1929 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • 1929 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • 1932 Guido Baggiani, composer
  • 1932 Miriam Makeba, singer (Grammy 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1933 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch singer
  • 1934 Barbara McNair, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1934 John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • 1934 Mario Davidovsky, composer (Synchronisms), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1935 Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • 1936 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1937 [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • 1943 Zoltan Jeney, composer
  • 1944 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • 1946 Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1947 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
  • 1948 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter
  • 1950 Emilio Estefan, Cuban-American musician and producer (Miami Sound Machine), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1951 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1951 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
  • 1952 Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
  • 1956 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist

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1963 Jason Newsted, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Nothing Else Matters), born in Battle Creek, Michigan

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • 1963 MDV, [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • 1963 Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
  • 1965 WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
  • 1966 Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)
  • 1966 Grand Puba, American rapper
  • 1968 Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)
  • 1969 Jason Townsend, American artist and record producer
  • 1972 Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
  • 1974 ICS Vortex (Simen Hestnæs), Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus)
  • 1975 Hawksley Workman, Canadian rock singer-songwriter
  • 1976 Scott Sturgeon (Stza Crack), American musician (Choking Victim and Leftover Crack)
  • 1977 Jason Marsalis, American musician
  • 1979 Jon Fratelli, Scottish singer (The Fratellis)
  • 1981 Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity
  • 1981 Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
  • 1991 Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model