Composers in History (Part 67)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6601 - 6,700 of 7,003

  • 1944-06-25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-07-24 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • 1944-08-13 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1944-08-27 Barry Conyngham, composer
  • 1944-09-29 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • 1944-10-10 Stephen Scott, American composer, born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • 1944-10-20 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • 1944-11-07 James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-12-11 David Ashley White, American composer and educator, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1945-01-19 Charles Amirkhanian, American composer, born in Fresno, California
  • 1945-01-30 Robert Wittinger, Austrian-born German composer, born in Knittelfeld, Austria
  • 1945-01-31 Noah Creshevsky, composer
  • 1945-02-01 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1945-02-20 Alan Hull, singer/composer
  • 1945-03-02 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), born in Reading, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-03-08 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • 1945-03-14 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • 1945-04-24 Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1945-05-06 Victoria Bond, American conductor and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-05-08 Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert) , born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-05-13 Louis "Blue Lou" Marini, American saxophonist, arranger, and composer (Blues Brothers), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Person of interestPete Townshend

1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1945-06-04 Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-06-10 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1945-06-26 Barry Schrader, American electronic muscic composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-07-02 James Orville Fulkerson, composer
  • 1945-07-14 Peter James Leonard Klatzow, composer
  • 1945-08-07 Patrice Mestral, French composer, born in Paris, France
  • 1945-08-12 Ron Mael, American songwriter, composer and record producer (Sparks), born in Culver City, California
  • 1945-08-21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (The Hunt For Red October), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1945-08-30 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1945-09-13 Alain Louvier, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1945-09-20 Laurie Spiegel, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-09-25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1945-09-29 Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer
  • 1945-10-20 Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • 1945-11-08 Arnold Rosner, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1945-11-08 Judith Lang Zaimont, American pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1945-12-03 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-12-23 Georges Aperghis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1945-12-30 Preston Andrew Trombly, composer
  • 1946-01-12 George Duke, American keyboard pioneer & composer, born in San Rafael, California (d. 2013)
  • 1946-03-17 Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
  • 1946-03-28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • 1946-04-05 Larry Frederick Wendt, American composer, born in Napa, California
  • 1946-04-07 Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1946-04-10 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1946-04-24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-05-14 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • 1946-06-13 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1946-06-27 Daria Semegen, American composer, born in Bamberg, Germany
  • 1946-06-27 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder, Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • 1946-06-28 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American classical composer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1946-07-03 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-08-26 Mark Snow, American composer
  • 1946-09-24 Marc Neikrug, American composer and musician, born in New York City
  • 1946-10-03 Tristan Keuris, composer
  • 1946-10-18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1946-10-21 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1946-10-25 Peter Lieberson, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-11-02 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1946-11-13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-11-21 Jonas Tomasson, composer
  • 1946-12-08 John Rubinstein, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-12-16 Benny Andersson, Swedish composer and musician (ABBA), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1946-12-24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise), born in Amsterdam
  • 1947-01-04 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1947-01-07 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands
  • 1947-01-21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • 1947-01-30 Martin Christoph Redel, German composer, born in Detmold, Germany
  • 1947-01-31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947-02-10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1947-02-15 John Adams, composer (Nixon in China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1947-03-15 Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
  • 1947-03-17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • 1947-04-04 Salvatore Sciarrino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • 1947-04-13 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer and politician, born in Patras, Greece
  • 1947-04-22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1947-04-25 Bill Fontana, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947-05-10 Jay Ferguson, American musician and composer (theme for The Office), born in Burbank, California
  • 1947-05-24 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session musician, composer and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-05-27 Liana Alexandra, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
  • 1947-06-08 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-06-15 Paul Patterson, British classical composer (Spiders), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • 1947-06-17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1947-06-18 Douglas Young, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1947-08-04 Klaus Schulze, German composer
  • 1947-08-23 Terje Rypdal, Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1947-08-23 Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England
  • 1947-09-09 David Rosenboom, composer
  • 1947-10-22 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • 1947-11-02 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1947-11-10 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1948-02-07 David Campbell, Canadian composer (worked with Adele, Justin Timberlake), born in Toronto
  • 1948-02-10 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • 1948-03-02 Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)

Person of interestAndrew Lloyd Webber

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • 1948-04-15 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1948-04-17 Jan Hammer, Czech-American composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1948-05-19 Tom Scott, American saxophonist and composer (L.A. Express, The Blues Brothers) born in Los Angeles, California

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