Today in Pianist History (Part 4)

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Birthdays 301 - 400 of 469

  • 1932-07-17 Wojciech Kilar, Lwów, Second Polish Republic, composer (The Pianist), (d. 2013)
  • 1932-08-23 Mark Russell, political satirist/pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932-09-25 Glenn Herbert Gould, pianist (sued Steinway Piano), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1933-02-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 1933-03-15 Cecil Percival Taylor, American pianist and poet (U of Wisconsin)
  • 1933-03-28 Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
  • 1933-05-22 John Browning, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933-08-11 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • 1933-10-27 Floyd Cramer, American Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1934-01-26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American rhythm and blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu, Having a Good Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-01-31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
  • 1934-05-19 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • 1934-05-22 Peter Nero, American conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-06-06 Philippe Entremont, French pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1934-06-07 Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist
  • 1934-07-12 Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr. (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1934-09-11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist
  • 1934-10-29 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • 1935-01-01 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • 1935-01-08 Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)
  • 1935-01-15 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1935-06-06 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1935-07-02 Gilbert Kalish, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-08-03 Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
  • 1935-10-02 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-born British pianist
  • 1935-12-19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • 1936-01-11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1936-01-29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • 1936-04-22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • 1936-10-05 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
  • 1937-01-27 John Ogdon, pianist/composer, born in Manchester, England
  • 1937-07-06 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1937-07-28 Peter Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Peter Duchin Orchestra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1937-10-29 Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)
  • 1938-01-07 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1938-07-18 Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (d. 1985)
  • 1938-10-24 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1938-12-11 McCoy Tyner, US jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-01-23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1939-04-21 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • 1940-02-20 Christoph Eschenbach, German-born pianist and conductor, born in Breslau, Germany

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1940-04-12 Herbie Hancock, pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • 1940-05-20 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge)
  • 1940-09-02 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • 1941-02-15 Brian Holland, US pianist/producer (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
  • 1941-06-05 Martha Argerich, pianist (debut 1949), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1941-06-12 Chick Corea, jazz pianist (Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1941-11-21 İdil Biret, Turkish pianist
  • 1941-12-25 Don Pullen, pianist/composer
  • 1941-12-27 Leslie Maguire, English pianist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Cross the Mersey), born in Wallasey, United Kingdom
  • 1942-01-05 Maurizio Pollini, pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1942-06-27 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-08-01 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1942-09-25 John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • 1942-11-15 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1942-11-18 Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symph), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-01-09 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 1943-02-21 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
  • 1943-04-03 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock pianist and vocalist (The Band), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1986)
  • 1943-06-01 Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York

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1943-06-17 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

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Barry Manilow
  • 1944-01-12 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • 1944-02-02 Ursula Oppens, American pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-02-10 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
  • 1944-02-24 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)
  • 1944-04-17 John Lill, professor/pianist
  • 1944-05-17 Paul Crossley, concert pianist
  • 1944-05-20 Cipa Dichter, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1944-06-02 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer/pianist (Sting, Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1944-07-19 Commander Cody [George Frayne], singer/pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1945-02-13 Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
  • 1945-03-21 Rosemary Stone, vocalist/pianist (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • 1945-09-27 Misha Dichter, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1945-11-30 Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)
  • 1946-05-14 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • 1946-06-20 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • 1946-09-02 Billy Preston, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1946-09-06 Buizen Beernd, [Bennie Jolink], singer/guitarist/pianist (Normal)
  • 1946-11-05 Herman Brood, Dutch painter/singer/pianist (Sleepin' Bird)
  • 1946-12-14 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)
  • 1947-04-19 Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-06-30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • 1947-07-24 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-08-11 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • 1947-09-08 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • 1948-01-17 Anne Queffélec, French pianist
  • 1948-04-03 Garrick Ohlsson, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1948-07-19 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1979)
  • 1948-11-16 Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer
  • 1949-02-19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1949-03-20 Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
  • 1949-06-08 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1952-01-08 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1952-04-08 Adam Woods, rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
  • 1952-04-25 Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist
  • 1952-05-30 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1952-07-09 John Tesh, New age pianist/TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1952-10-14 Daisy Eshuijs, singer/pianist/composer (Eye to Eye)
  • 1952-10-14 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer/pianist

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