Birthdays in Music on October 14

  • 1730 Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer
  • 1738 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer
  • 1753 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer
  • 1764 Charles-Henri Plantade, composer
  • 1796 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist (d. 1870)
  • 1853 Ciprian Porumbescu, composer
  • 1855 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl)
  • 1859 Camille Chevillard, composer
  • 1861 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer
  • 1871 Alexander von Zemlinsky, composer (Schneeman), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1873 Jose Serrano Simeon, composer
  • 1888 Ernest Pingoud, composer
  • 1904 Karel Srom, Czech composer, born in Plzeň (d. 1981)
  • 1907 "Red" McKenzie, jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper) [or 1899]
  • 1907 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1909 Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer
  • 1926 Bill Justis, 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
  • 1929 Alfredo Santos Buenaventura, composer
  • 1930 Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin')
  • 1931 Rafael Puyana, baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1931 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician (d. 1986)
  • 1932 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 La Monte Young, Bern Idaho, composer (Composition in 1990)

Person of interestCliff Richard

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

  • 1942 Billy Harrison, rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1943 Anthony Iannaccone, composer
  • 1945 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)
  • 1946 Justin Hayward, England, vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • 1946 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • 1951 Marcia Barrett, St Catherine's Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • 1952 Daisy Eshuijs, singer/pianist/composer (Eye to Eye)
  • 1952 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer/pianist
  • 1953 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer
  • 1957 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958 Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)
  • 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, American musician

Person of interestNatalie Maines

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

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines
  • 1974 Joseph Utsler, American musician
  • 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
Singer
Usher
  • 1992 Savannah Outen, American singer/songwriter
  • 1996 Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna