Birthdays in Music on October 25

  • 1576 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, baptised in Elstead (d. 1623)
  • 1709 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • 1716 Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, composer
  • 1721 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)
  • 1772 Corneille Vander Planken, composer
  • 1815 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1894)
  • 1815 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1885)
  • 1825 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)

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1838 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

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  • 1864 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • 1866 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in Königstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1869 August Otto Halm, composer
  • 1879 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • 1887 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1902 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1924 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Zdenek Pololanik, composer
  • 1941 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)
  • 1944 Jon Anderson, English rock singer for Yes
  • 1944 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946 Peter Lieberson, composer
  • 1947 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1949 Walter Hyatt, Musician
  • 1951 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1951 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
  • 1955 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • 1956 Matthias Jabs, rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • 1957 Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
  • 1964 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • 1964 Nicole [Hohloch], German singer, won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, born in Saarbrücken
  • 1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1971 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1971 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1975 Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
  • 1981 Jerome Isaac Jones, American singer
  • 1981 Austin Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder)
  • 1982 Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • 1984 Danny .S., English record producer
  • 1984 Sara Helena Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens)

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1984 Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], American pop singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas), born in Santa Barbara, California

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  • 1985 Ciara Harris, American singer