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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, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1721 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)
  • 1772 Corneille Vander Planken, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1849)
  • 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)

Person of interestGeorges Bizet

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

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 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 Halm, German composer, born in Vellberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 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 [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)

  • 1924 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (The Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Zdeněk Pololáník, Czech composer
  • 1941 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, English rock organist (Status Quo), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • 1944 Jon Anderson, English rock singer (Yes - Roundabout; Close To The Edge), born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • 1944 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946 Peter Lieberson, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Blackheath, England
  • 1949 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1951 Ransom Wilson, American conductor and flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1951 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Matthias Jabs, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change), born in Hannover, Germany
  • 1957 Robbie Macintosh, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Pretenders), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1961 [Chadwick Gaylord] Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 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, Germany
  • 1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1971 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress (A Chinese Odyssey), born in Hong Kong
  • 1975 Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician (Kings of Convenience), born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1981 Jerome "Romeo" Jones, American singer (Food for Thought), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Austin John Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1982 Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer (at17), born in Hong Kong
  • 1984 Sara Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestKaty Perry

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

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • 1985 Ciara [Harris], American singer and songwriter (Ciara: The Evolution) and model, born in Austin, Texas