Composers in History (Part 69)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6801 - 6,900 of 7,004

  • 1953-12-31 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, born in Sacrament, California (d. 1997)
  • 1954-01-04 Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1954-01-23 Richard Finch, American composer and musician (KC and the Sunshine Band-Give It), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1954-02-07 Dieter Bohlen German composer
  • 1954-02-11 Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1954-04-03 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer, born in Milan
  • 1954-04-17 Michael Sembello, American Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer (Maniac, Flashdance), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-05-11 Judith Weir, English composer, Master of the Queen's Music, born in Cambridge
  • 1954-05-18 Reinhold Heil, German composer
  • 1954-06-16 Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • 1954-07-18 Tobias Picker, American composer (Emmeline), born in New York City
  • 1954-08-06 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto
  • 1954-08-11 David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1954-08-11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1954-09-17 Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • 1954-10-07 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1954-10-08 Carl Vine, Australian classical composer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1954-11-18 Carter Burwell, American film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City
  • 1955-01-13 Trevor Rabin, South African rock guitarist and film score composer (Yes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1955-02-16 Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
  • 1955-05-20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer (Three Colors film trilogy), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland
  • 1955-08-29 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American composer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-09-19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1955-10-20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1955-11-02 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • 1955-11-23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
  • 1955-12-09 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1956-01-04 Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1956-03-14 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • 1956-05-07 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1956-05-25 David P. Sartor, American music composer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1956-06-30 [Philip] Adrian Wright, British composer and keyboard player (Human League-Only Human), born in Wakefield, England
  • 1956-08-15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
  • 1956-08-18 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • 1956-09-12 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • 1956-09-15 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • 1957-02-04 Don Davis, American composer
  • 1957-03-08 Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • 1957-03-09 Mark Mancina, American composer (Speed, Bad Boys, Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957-04-14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1957-04-23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese film score composer, born in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1957-05-01 Kow Otani, Japanese composer for anime, film and video games (Gamera), born in Toyko, Japan
  • 1957-07-27 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • 1957-09-12 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • 1957-09-29 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • 1957-11-14 Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • 1957-11-15 Kevin Eubanks, American jazz bandleader and composer (The Tonight Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-12-10 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money), born in London
  • 1957-12-25 Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
  • 1958-04-04 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • 1958-04-23 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1958-06-27 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1958-08-01 "Michael Penn, American singer, songwriter, and composer (No Myth), born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • 1958-09-06 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1958-09-07 Nadieh, Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1958-10-13 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1958-10-23 Jonathan Wolff, American musician and TV theme composer (Seinfeld, Will & Grace), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958-11-08 Don Byron, American composer and clarinetist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1959-01-16 Sade [Helen Folasade Adu], Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer (Soldier of Love, Smooth Operator), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • 1959-01-28 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • 1959-02-12 Omar Hakim, US drummer and composer (Dire Straits, Weather Report), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-03-21 Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
  • 1959-08-29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese violinist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1959-09-08 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • 1959-09-09 Eric Serra, French composer
  • 1959-10-16 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer
  • 1959-10-22 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1960-01-15 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer, born in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-02-04 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1960-03-05 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (YYeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • 1960-07-11 David Baerwald, American singer/songwriter (David + David - Boomtown), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • 1960-08-13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and music director for Nintendo, born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 1960-11-14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1960-11-24 Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
  • 1960-11-27 Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota
  • 1960-12-11 Rachel Portman, English film composer, born in Haslemere, England
  • 1960-12-15 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • 1961-05-19 Ronan Hardiman, Irish composer (Michael Flatley soundtracks), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961-07-26 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961-07-26 Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1961-08-23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • 1961-10-05 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • 1961-11-04 Daron Hagen, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961-11-04 Edward Knight, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1961-12-13 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer, born in Chichester, England
  • 1961-12-21 Ryuji Sasai, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1962-01-04 Patrick Cassidy, American actor and composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-01-27 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • 1962-03-13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1962-08-29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1962-12-11 Paul Haslinger, Austrian musician and composer, born in Linz, Austria
  • 1963-01-07 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer, born in Coventry, United Kingdom
  • 1963-03-17 Nick Peros, Canadian composer
  • 1963-03-30 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • 1963-04-03 Tsuyoshi Sekito, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1963-04-04 David Gavurin, English pop guitarist and composer (Sundays, Blind)
  • 1963-06-26 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer and composer (The Sundays)
  • 1964-01-15 Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer, born in Suomussalmi, Finland
  • 1964-01-31 Remi Bouchard, Canadian composer (1989 India Open), born in Manitoba, Canada
  • 1964-02-05 Alexia Vassiliou, Cypriot singer & film score composer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus

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