Composers in History (Part 69)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6801 - 6,900 of 7,547

  • 1942-03-09 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • 1942-03-17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • 1942-03-22 Jorge Ben, Brazilian musician and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1942-04-12 Daniel Schmidt, American composer and builder of American gamelan
  • 1942-04-13 Bill Conti, American film score composer (Rocky; The Right Stuff), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1942-04-19 David Fanshawe, British composer and ethno-musicologist (African Sanctus,; Pacific Odessey), born in Paignton, England (d. 2010)
  • 1942-04-25 John Martin Dalby, Scottish composer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1942-05-10 Ingram Douglass Marshall, American composer (Alcatraz; Fragility Cycles), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1942-05-14 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • 1942-05-27 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
  • 1942-06-05 Charles Dodge, American electronic music composer, born in Ames, Iowa
  • 1942-06-25 Joe Chambers, American jazz drummer, vibraphonist, and composer, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-06-27 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-06-27 John Howard McGuire, American composer, born in Artesia, California
  • 1942-08-01 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • 1942-08-20 Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 1942-09-12 Tomés Marco, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1942-09-13 Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), born in De-kastri, Khabarovsk Krai, USSR (d. 1975)
  • 1942-09-14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • 1942-09-14 Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas
  • 1942-09-23 Daniel Perlongo, American classical music composer, and educator, born in Gaastra, Michigan
  • 1942-10-22 Robin John Maconie, composer
  • 1942-10-26 Dietmar Polaczek, Austrian composer and writer, born in Bendsburg, Upper Silesia (now Będzin, Poland)
  • 1942-10-30 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • 1942-11-10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1942-11-20 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-24 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
  • 1942-12-07 Jonathan D. Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1942-12-23 Friedrich Schenker, composer, born in Zeulenroda, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1943-01-03 HK Gruber, Austrian double bassist, conductor, and composer (Frankenstein!!), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1943-01-09 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1943-01-11 William Albert Penn, composer
  • 1943-01-13 William Duckworth, American composer (Time Curve Preludes), teacher (Bucknell, 1973-2011), and internet pioneer (PitchWeb), born in Morganton, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1943-01-16 Brian Ferneyhough, British composer, born in Coventry, United Kingdom
  • 1943-01-16 Gavin Bryars, English composer, born in Goole, United Kingdom
  • 1943-01-23 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1943-01-26 Peter Kenton Winkler, American pianist, symphonic and theatrical composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-01-29 Tim Souster, British composer, born in Bletchley, England (d. 1994)
  • 1943-02-05 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, French-American composer of Russian and Chinese parentage (Le va et le vient), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (d. 2003)
  • 1943-02-08 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
  • 1943-02-25 Maryann Amacher, composer
  • 1943-02-27 Morten Lauridsen, American composer, born in Colfax, Washington
  • 1943-02-27 Dilorom Saidaminova, Uzbek composer, educator, and songwriter, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1943-02-28 Charles Bernstein, American composer of film and television scores, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1943-03-02 Stephen Dickman, American composer and librettist (Tibetan Dreams; Rabbi Nathan's Prayer), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-03-04 Zoltán Jeney, Hungarian composer and educator (Franz Liszt Academy, 1995-2019), born in Szolnok, Hungary (d. 2019)
  • 1943-03-05 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1943-03-10 Alfred Whitford 'Fred' Lerdahl, American composer (Arches), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1943-03-10 Stephen Montague, composer
  • 1943-03-10 Robert Allworth, Australian composer (A Different Time, A Different Place), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1943-03-22 Joseph Schwantner, American composer (Aftertones of Infinity), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-03-29 Vangelis [Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou], Greek composer, keyboardist, and Academy Award winner (Chariots of Fire), born in Agria, Greece
  • 1943-04-03 Mario Lavista, Mexican composer and writer, born in Mexico City
  • 1943-04-23 Hugh Davies, English composer, born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2005)
  • 1943-05-11 George Edwards, American composer, and educator, born in Wellesley, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1943-05-14 Tania León, Cuban-born American composer (Drummin'), conductor, and educator, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1943-05-20 Tison Street, American violinist and composer (Jewel Tree), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943-05-28 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • 1943-06-02 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
  • 1943-06-05 Bill Hopkins, English composer, born in Prestbury, England (d. 1981)
  • 1943-06-14 Harold Wheeler, American composer and orchestrator, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-06-17 Christopher Brown, English composer, born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
  • 1943-06-26 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • 1943-07-01 Jeff Wayne, American-British musician and composer, born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York
  • 1943-07-25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-07-26 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1943-08-08 Daniel Börtz, Swedish classical composer, born in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • 1943-08-10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1943-08-11 Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1943-08-17 Edward Cowie, English composer, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1943-08-19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 1943-08-30 David Henry Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1943-09-10 Garrett List, American classical and jazz composer and trombonist (Julliard Ensemble), born on Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2019)
  • 1943-09-18 Michael Vetter, German composer, born in Oberstdorf, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1943-10-06 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • 1943-10-08 James E. Sellars, American composer, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-10-11 Per-Gunnar Alldahl, Swedish composer, born in Solna, Sweden
  • 1943-10-14 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-19 Robert Morris, American composer, born in Cheltenham, England
  • 1943-10-19 Robin Greville Holloway, British composer (Seascape And Harvest), born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
  • 1943-10-19 Robin Holloway, British composer, and academic born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
  • 1943-11-01 Salvatore Adamo, Belgian singer and composer (Tombe la neige), born in Comiso, Sicily, Italy
  • 1943-11-28 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and composer (Short People, You've Got a Friend in Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-11-30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-17 William Brooks, composer, educator, and musicologist
  • 1943-12-17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and avant-garde, symphonic rock, and film score composer, born in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1943-12-23 Ross Edwards, Australian composer (Dawn Mantras), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1943-12-30 Rolf Gehlhaar, German-American electronic and avant-garde composer, born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland) (d. 2019)
  • 1944-01-02 Péter Eötvös, Hungarian composer, conductor and teacher ("Chinese Opera"), born in Székelyudvarhely, Transylvania, Hungary (now Romania)
  • 1944-01-11 York Georg Holler, composer
  • 1944-01-19 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Finnish composer (The Whole World Will Lament; Kwaidan-balladit), born in Saltvik, Åland Islands, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1944-01-21 (Frank) Neely Bruce, American composer (Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1944-01-28 John Tavener, British composer (The Whale), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1944-02-10 Rufus Reid, American jazz double bassist composer, and educator, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-02-17 Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer (Adiemus), born in Penclawdd, Wales
  • 1944-03-02 Leif Segerstam, Finnish violinist, conductor, and composer of 342 symphonies (...and counting!), born in Vaasa, Finland
  • 1944-03-08 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1944-03-19 Joseph Celli, composer
  • 1944-03-21 Henrik Colding-Jorgensen, composer
  • 1944-03-21 Jamary Oliveira, composer

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