Musicians Born on March 4

  • 1492 Francesco de Layolle, Italian composer and organist, born in Florence

Antonio Vivaldi

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

  • 1742 Johann Heinrich Egli, Swiss composer and violinist, born in Seegraben (d. 1810)
  • 1754 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, Flemish composer, baptized in Liège, Belgium (d. 1833)
  • 1757 Ignaz Malzat, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1804)
  • 1765 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, baptized in Hampshire, England (d. 1814)
  • 1815 Mykhailo Verbytsky, Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest and composer (Prostachka; The State Anthem of Ukraine), born in Nadsyannia, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1870)
  • 1819 Charles Oberthur, German composer and harpist, born in Munich (d. 1895)
  • 1834 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, German-Baltic composer, born in Riga (d. 1911)
  • 1838 Paul Lacôme, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • 1877 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, Russian composer and pianist, born in Moscow (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Egbert Van Alstyne, American popular music songwriter and ragtime pianist ("In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"; "For Your Boy and My Boy"), born in Marengo, Illinois (d. 1951) [1]
  • 1886 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist, composer, and poet, born in Sedan, France (d. 1958)
  • 1895 Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1978)
  • 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 (Jacinthe noir), and Kabyle singer, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1976)
  • 1915 Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer, most notably of ballet music (Feast of Ashes), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2017)
  • 1922 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing; Blonde Alibi), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Willie Johnson, American electric blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years"), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Paul Mauriat, French easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), born in Marseille (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Fran Warren [Wolff], American big band and pop singer ("A Sunday Kind of Love"; "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)"), born in The Bronx, NYC (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Samuel Adler, German-American composer, and educator (Eastman School of Music; Juilliard School), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • 1929 Bernard Haitink, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw, 1961-88; London Philharmonic, 1967-79; Royal Opera Covent Garden, 1987-2002), born in Amsterdam, Nethetlands (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1929 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, Spanish composer, born in Manresa, Spain (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Guido Baggiani, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy
  • 1932 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2008) [1]
  • 1933 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch jazz singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1934 Barbara McNair, American singer ("Till There Was You") and actress (They Call Me MR. Tibbs), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • 1934 John Duffey, American bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Mario Davidovsky, Argentine-American electro-acoustic composer (Synchronisms), born in Médanos, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Nancy Whiskey [Anne Wilson], Scottish folk singer and guitarist ("Freight Train"), born in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Aribert Reimann, German composer (Lear), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1936 Eric Allandale [Dubuisson], West Indian-British rock and soul trombonist, and songwriter (The Foundations - "Baby Now That I've Found You"), born in Dominica, West Indies (d. 2001)
  • 1937 Barney Wilen, French tenor, composer and saxophonist, born in Nice, France (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Angus MacLise, American percussionist, mystic, shaman, and composer (Velvet Underground), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1979)
  • 1942 Alexander Tekeliev, Bulgarian composer, and pedagogue, born in Svilengrad, Bulgaria
  • 1942 Bob Wootton, American guitarist, born in Paris, Arkansas
  • 1943 Zoltán Jeney, Hungarian composer and educator (Franz Liszt Academy, 1995-2019), born in Szolnok, Hungary (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer ("It's All Over Now"; "Woman's Got to Have It"; "Across 110th Street"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer (Yello - "Oh Yeah"), conceptional artist, and actor, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1946 Ralph Kirshbaum, American cellist (RNCM Manchester International Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1947 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian jazz saxophonist, born in Mysen, Norway
  • 1948 Chris Squire, British progressive rock bassist, founding and longest serving member of Yes, 1969-2014 ("The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"), born in Kingsbury, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Shakin' Stevens [Michael Barrett], Welsh rock singer ("This Ole House"; "Oh Julie"; "You Drive Me Crazy"), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1949 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter, born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
  • 1949 Doug Lofstrom, American double-bassist, contemporary classical and theater composer (Misdsummer Passage), and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Emilio Estefan, Cuban-American musician and producer (Miami Sound Machine), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1951 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer ("Fool (If You Think It Is Over)"), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1951 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer ("Nerai uchi"), and actress (Kamen Island), born in Kitakyushu, Japan
  • 1952 Umberto Tozzi, Italian pop and rock singer, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1956 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist (Bill Frissell), born in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 1963 Janey Lee Grace, British pop singer ("7 Ways to Love"), author (Imperfectly Natural...), television presenter and radio disc jockey, born in Nottingham, England

Jason Newsted

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

  • 1963 MDV [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave, 1984-91 and 2011-present - "Stash"), born in Netherlands
  • 1965 WestBam [Maximillian Lenz], German rave techno DJ
  • 1966 Grand Puba [Maxwell Dixon], American rapper (Grand Nubian), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1966 Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays - "Can't Be Sure")
  • 1967 Evan Dando, American musician (The Lemonheads - "Mrs. Robinson"), born in Essex, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Jason Townsend, American artist and record producer
  • 1971 Fergal Lawler, Irish rock drummer (The Cranberries - "Linger"), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1972 Ivy Queen [Martha Pesante], Puerto Rican singer, rapper, and songwriter, born in Añasco, Puerto Rico
  • 1974 ICS Vortex [Simen Hestnæs], Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus)
  • 1975 Hawksley Workman, Canadian rock singer-songwriter
  • 1976 Stza Crack [Scott Sturgeon], American punk rock musician (Choking Victim; Leftover Crack), born in New York
  • 1977 Jason Marsalis, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1979 Jon Fratelli [John Lawler], Scottish rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player (The Fratellis - Costello Music; Here We Stand), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1981 Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity
  • 1981 Donny Tourette [Patrick Brannan], British punk rock singer (Towers of London), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1982 K. Michelle [Pate], American singer and actress (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1991 Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model