On This Day

Birthdays in Music on October 14

  • 1730 Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1812)
  • 1738 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1817)
  • 1753 Franz Anton Dimmler, German composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1827)
  • 1764 Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, born in Pontoise, France (d. 1839)
  • 1790 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1825)
  • 1796 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1870)
  • 1853 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, born in Șipotele Sucevei, Duchy of Bukovina, Austrian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1855 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1915)
  • 1859 Camille Chevillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1923)
  • 1861 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 1938)
  • 1871 Alexander von Zemlinsky, Austrian composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1873 José Serrano Simeón, Spanish composer, born in Sueca, Valencia, Spain (d. 1941)
  • 1888 Ernest Pingoud, Finnish composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • 1899 Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1904 Karel Srom, Czech composer, born in Plzeň (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)

  • 1909 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer, born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Bill Justis, American rock and roll musician (Raunchy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • 1926 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1928 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Robert Parker, American saxophonist and soul singer (Barefootin'), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Duško Gojković, Serbian trumpeter (Balkan Blue), born in Jajce, Bosnia
  • 1931 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1931 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • 1932 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia (d. 2005)
  • 1935 La Monte Young, American composer (Composition in 1990), born in Bern, Idaho

Person of interestCliff Richard

1940 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • 1942 Billy Harrison, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1943 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake), born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • 1946 Justin Hayward, English vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Swindon, Wiltshire England
  • 1946 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1951 Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
  • 1952 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer and pianist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 1953 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1957 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1958 Thomas Dolby, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science), born in Cairo Egypt
  • 1959 A J Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1963 Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
  • 1965 Karyn White, American singer (Superwoman, Romantic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Constantine Koukias, Australian composer
  • 1968 Johnny Goudie, Cuban American singer-songwriter and musician

Person of interestNatalie Maines

1974 Natalie Maines, American musician (Dixie Chicks), born in Lubbock, Texas

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
  • 1974 Shaggy 2 Dope [Joseph Utsler], American rapper (Psychopathic Records), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975 Shaznay Lewis, English singer (All Saints)
  • 1977 Tina Dico, Danish singer-songwriter
  • 1977 Freddy Kempf, British musician (BBC Young Musician of the Year), born in Croydon, England
  • 1978 Justin Brannan, American musician, writer

Person of interestUsher

1978 Usher, American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher
  • 1978 Justin Brannan, American musician (Most Precious Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1992 Savannah Outen, American singer/songwriter
  • 1996 Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna