On This Day

Musicians Born on March 7

  • 1574 John Wilbye, English madrigal composer, born in Brome, Suffolk (d. 1638)
  • 1621 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, born in Langensalza (d. 1681)
  • 1663 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1745)
  • 1731 Jean-Louis Laruette, French musician and composer of comic opera, born in Paris, France (d. 1792)
  • 1769 Josef Alois Ladurner, Austrian composer and priest, born in Algund (d. 1851)
  • 1773 Tommaso Marchesi, Italian composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1852)
  • 1797 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1870)
  • 1799 Frantisek L. Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • 1811 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, German composer, born in Niederwerrn (d. 1861)
  • 1820 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, German composer and teacher, born in Bnin (d. 1900)
  • 1822 Victor Masse, French composer, born in Lorient, France (d. 1884)
  • 1858 Nikolai Artzibushev, Russian composer, born in Tsarskoye Selo (d. 1937)
  • 1872 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, Russian composer (Rhapsodie hébraïque; Prince Lake), and teacher, born in Taganrog, Russia (d. 1964)

Person of interestMaurice Ravel

1875 Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), born in Ciboure, France (d. 1937)

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1883 Carl Deis, American composer and organist, born in New York City (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, born in Tartu, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (now Estonia) (d. 1970)

  • 1888 Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, American jazz guitarist and double-bassist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Juan Jose Castro, Argentine composer, born in Avellaneda, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • 1896 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, born in Ragnit, East Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1900 Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • 1906 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, Cuban composer, born in Remedios, Cuba (d. 1940)
  • 1906 Hans Lachman, German born Dutch Jewish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Juan Francisco Giacobbe, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Tomas de Manzarraga, Spanish composer, born in Igorre, Spain (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Stefan Kisielewski, Polish composer, writer and politician, born in Warsaw (d. 1991)
  • 1911 Louis Cottrell Jr., Creole-American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist (Heritage Hall Jazz Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1917 Janet Collins, American ballerina, choreographer, and teacher born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Robert Erickson, American composer, born in Marquette, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Mahlon Clark, American big band jazz and session clarinetist, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1931 C W Stubblefield, American restaurateur and music promoter, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Ed Thrasher, American Grammy Award-winning art director (Warner Brothers Records, 1964-79), and photographer (album art for Frank Sinatra; Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead), born in Glendale, California (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer, born in Corfu
  • 1939 Marion Marlowe, American singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), born in International Falls, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • 1943 Chris White, British rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

  • 1943 Leon Sylvers III, American rocker and producer (The Sylers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1944 Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter ("Kathleen"; "Loretta"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1945 Arthur Lee, American rock singer-songwriter (Love - "Forever Changes"; "Vindicator"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in London, England
  • 1946 Peter Wolf [Blankenfeild], American rock singer (J. Giels Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1947 Donna Loren, American singer and actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • 1951 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1952 Ernie Isley, American vocalist and guitarist (The Isley Brothers - "It's Your Thing"; "Heat is On"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1953 Jules Shear, American rock musician and songwriter ("If She Knew What She Wants"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Kenny Aronoff, American drummer (John Mellencamp), born in Albany, New York
  • 1954 Matt Frenette, Canadian rock drummer (Loverboy)
  • 1959 Donna Murphy, American musical theatre actress (The King and I), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960 Chris Rodriguez, American pop and country session and touring guitarist and vocalist, and contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1961 Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1962 Taylor Dayne [Leslie Wunderman], American vocalist ("Tell It To My Heart"; "I'll Always Love You"), born in New York
  • 1964 Jennifer McCarters, American country singer (McCarters - "The Gift"), born in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • 1964 Denyce Graves, American mezzo-soprano (Carmen), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Randel "Randy" Guss, American musician and drummer (Toad the Wet Sprocket), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor (Friend) and musician, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1973 Sébastien Izambard, French operatic pop singer (Il Divo), born in Paris, France
  • 1974 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician (Buffy the Vampire Slyer), born in Marysville, California
  • 1974 Hugo Ferreira, Portuguese-American rock singer-songwriter (Tantric), born in Luanda, Portuguese Angola
  • 1977 Bartosz Kowalski [-Banasewicz], (Contra Tempus; Symmetrical Visions)Polish classical music composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1985 Thomas Erak, American guitarist (The Fall of Troy)
  • 1997 Josh Dewhurst, British rock guitarist (Blossoms), born in Manchester, England