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Thursday, January 1, 2015

January: Music Makers' Birthdays

January: Music Makers’ Birthdays

Click on any date below to see music makers’ birthdays on that day. Click here to return to the main music makers’ birthday page. Note: Names listed in bold have had dates verified with at least two sources to (hopefully) ensure accuracy. Please email Dave’s Music Database with any corrections.

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JAN. 1

  • Sungmin (1986). Korean singer, dancer, actor, and DJ.

  • Shareefa (1984). American singer.

  • Brody Dalle (1979). Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Distillers.

  • Koichi Domoto (1979). Japanese singer/songwriter.

  • Tarik O’Regan (1978). British composer.

  • Robert Westerholt (1975). Dutch guitarist and singer.

  • DJ Shadow (1972). American DJ and songwriter.

  • Phoebus (1971). Greek-Cypriot songwriter.

  • Chris Potter (1971). American jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist.

  • Fredro Starr (1970). American rapper and actor.

  • Miki Higashino (1968). Japanese composer.

  • Timothy “Tim Dog” Blair (1967). American rapper.

  • Amelia Fletcher (1966). British singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Ari Up (1962). German musician with the Slits.

  • Grandmaster Flash (1958). New York rap singer/songwriter and DJ (“The Message”). Born Joseph Saddler.

  • Rochelle S. Abramson (1953). American violinist.

  • Alpha Blondy [Seydou Kone] (1953). West African-born American reggae singer (Jerusalem).

  • Greg Carmichael (1953). British guitarist with Acoustic Alchemy.

  • Kevin Hangon (1953). Composer.

  • Jaco Pastorius (1951). rock musician.

  • Morgan Fisher (1950). English rock keyboardist and composer with Mott the Hoople.

  • Steve Ripley (1950). American singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Daniel E Gawthrop (1949). American composer.

  • Gary “B.B.” Coleman (1947). Blues vocal/guitarist/producer.

  • F.R. David (1947). British singer (“Words”). Born Elli Robert Fitoussi in Tunisia.

  • Paula Tsui (1947). Hong Kong singer.

  • George Couroupos (1942). Composer.

  • Country Joe McDonald (1942). California rock singer and guitarist born Joseph Allen McDonald. Fronted psychedelic rock group Country Joe & The Fish (“I Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag”).

  • Judy Stone (1942). Australian pop singer.

  • Barry Goldberg (1941). American musician and record producer.

  • Richard Henry Orton (1940). Composer.

  • Laszlo Sary (1940). Composer.

  • Eve Queler (1936). NYC, conductor.

  • Sonny Greenwich (1936). Canadian jazz guitarist.

  • Harold Martina (1935). Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor.

  • Anders Bo Leif Linde (1933). Composer.

  • Helmut Brandt (1931). German jazz baritone saxophonist and bandleader.

  • Carel Brons (1931). Composer.

  • Manny Oquendo (1931). American percussionist.

  • Werner Heiden (1930). Composer.

  • Chuck Willis (1928). Georgia musician (“C.C. Rider”). Died 4/10/1958.

  • Juliusz Luciuk (1927). Composer.

  • Claire Polin [Schaff] (1926). Composer, flautist, and musicologist.

  • Richard Verreau (1926). French-born Canadian operatic tenor. Died 2005.

  • Milt Jackson (1923). Michigan jazz vibraphonist (Milt of Bags).

  • Virgilio Savona (1920). Italian singer (“Quartetto Cetra”).

  • Bernard Drukker (1919). Dutch organist, pianist, and orchestra leader.

  • Al McKibbon (1919). American jazz double bassist.

  • Johnny Young (1917). Mississippi blues musician. Died 4/18/1974.

  • Earl Wrightson (1916). Singer with Paul Whiteman’s Goodyear Revue. From Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Franck Pourcel (1915). French musician (“Only You”). Died 11/12/2000.

  • Endre Szervanszky (1911). Composer.

  • Bill “Tappy” Tapia (1908). American musician.

  • Erich Schmid (1907). Swiss conductor and composer.

  • Giovanni D’Anzi (1906). Italian songwriter. Died 1974.

  • Dimiter Nenov (1902). Composer.

  • Xavier Cugat (1900). Spanish singer/songwriter and bandleader (“Brazil”) born Francesc d’Asís Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu. Died 10/27/1990.

  • Raymond Loucheur (1899). Composer.

  • Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa (1899). Composer.

  • Viktor Ullman (1898). Opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis).

  • Yitzhak Edel (1896). Composer.

  • Maurice Jacobson (1896). Composer.

  • Nathaniel Shilkret (1895). New York conductor.

  • Jasper Taylor (1894). American jazz drummer.

  • Miklos Radnai (1892). Composer.

  • Artur Rodzinski (1892). Polish conductor/composer.

  • Tadeusz Jarecki (1889). Composer.

  • Alexander Smallens (1889). Russian conductor.

  • Roland Diggle (1885). Composer.

  • Papa Celestin (1884). American jazz musician, bandleader, and singer.

  • Edwin Franko Goldman (1878). Composer.

  • Hugo Leichtentritt (1874). Composer.

  • Charles Adams Prince (1869). California big band bandleader. Died 10/10/1937.

  • Giuseppe Ferrata (1865). Composer.

  • Hans Koessler (1853). Composer.

  • Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky (1843). Composer.

  • William Joseph Westbrook (1831). Composer.

  • Vaclav Horak (1800). Composer.

  • Sydney Nelson (1800). Composer

  • William Beale (1784). Composer.

  • Micah Hawkins (1777). Composer.

  • Giovanni Furno (1748). Composer.

  • Christian Friedrich Gregor (1723). Composer.

  • Johann Pfeiffer (1697). Composer.

  • Christoph Bernhard (1628). German composer.


    JAN. 2

  • Syesha Mercado (1987). American singer, model, and actress.

  • Troy Andrews (1986). American trombone and trumpet player.

  • Kelton “LDB” Kessee (1981). American R&B musician.

  • Chris Cheney (1975). Singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Living End.

  • Doug Robb (1975). American rock singer for Hoobastank (“The Reason”). Born George Douglas Robb.

  • Christopher Lennertz (1972). American composer.

  • Renee Elise Goldsberry (1971). American singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Robert Fertitta (1970). Italian-American opera singer.

  • Sanda Ladoşi (1970). Romanian singer.

  • Tia Carrere (1967). Hawaiian singer, actress, and model.

  • Vladimir Ovchinnikov (1958). Russian pianist.

  • Vivien Savage (1955). French singer/songwriter.

  • Glen Goins (1954). Songwriter, guitarist, and producer with Funkadelic.

  • Dawn Silva (1954). American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk).

  • Graeme Strachan (1952). Australian rock singer with the Skyhooks. Born Shirley Strachan. Died 2001.

  • Ricky Van Shelton (1952). American country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream).

  • Lou Gramm (1950). American rock singer with Foreigner (“I Want to Know What Love Is”, “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, “Hot Blooded”). Born Louis Andrew Grammatico.

  • David Shifrin (1950). American classical clarinetist.

  • Chick Churchill (1949). Welsh keyboardist with Ten Years After (“I’m Going Home”).

  • Peter Eotvos (1944). Composer.

  • Barış Manço (1943). Turkish singer and television producer. Died 1999.

  • Roger Miller (1936). Texas country/pop singer/songwriter (“King of the Road”, “Dang Me”). Died 10/25/1992.

  • Julius LaRosa (1930). American singer (“Eh Cumpari”) fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air.

  • Arthur “Art” Prysock (1929). American jazz singer.

  • Tiberiu Olah (1928). Composer.

  • Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich (1925). Composer.

  • Nico Schuyt (1922). Composer.

  • Renata Tebaldi (1922). Italian lyric soprano.

  • Nick Fatool (1915). American drummer.

  • Gardner Read (1913). American composer.

  • Andre Ameller (1912). Composer.

  • Barbara Pentland (1912). Canadian composer.

  • Janis Kepitis (1908). Composer.

  • Salvador Ley (1907). Composer.

  • Michael Kemp Tippett (1905). English composer/conductor (“Child of Our Time”).

  • James Melton (1904). American opera tenor (Ford Festival).

  • Torsten Ralf (1901). Swedish tenor (Daphne).

  • Alexander Tcherepnin (1899). Russian composer.

  • Ernst-Lothar von Knorr (1896). Composer.

  • Tito Schipa (1889). Italian tenor and composer (La Rondine).

  • Sandor Erkel (1846). Composer.

  • Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837). Russian composer (Tamara).

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns (1809). Composer.

  • Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki (1807). Composer.

  • Franz Xaver Brixi (1732). Composer.


    JAN. 3

  • Julia Nunes (1989). American singer/songwriter.

  • Rodrigo de la Cadena (1988). Mexican singer and radio host.

  • Lloyd Polite (1986). American R&B singer.

  • Naresh Iyer (1981). Indian playback singer.

  • Rob Arnold (1980). American guitarist (Chimaira).

  • Kimberley Locke (1978). American singer and fashion model.

  • Michelle Stephenson (1977). British singer and TV presenter.

  • Thomas Bangalter (1975). French musician.

  • Nichole Nordeman (1972). American Christian singer/songwriter.

  • Jacques Wildberger (1972). Composer.

  • James Carter (1969). American jazz musician.

  • Nikki Nelson (1969). Nevada country singer with Highway 101 (“Cry Cry Cry”).

  • Martin Galway (1966). Northern Irish film composer.

  • Raymond McGinley (1964). Scottish singer/songwriter.

  • Erwin Blom (1961). Dutch singer/guitarist with Eton Crop.

  • Rusty Golden (1959). Rock musician with Boys Band.

  • Helen O’Hara (1955). British musician.

  • Palmolive (1955). Spanish-born British drummer with the Slits and the Raincoats. Born Paloma Romero.

  • Ross The Boss (aka “Funicello”) (1954). American rock guitarist and songwriter.

  • Beth Anderson (1950). Composer.

  • Larry McNeeley (1948). Indiana banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour).

  • John Paul Jones (1946). English rock bassist with Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV). Born John Baldwin.

  • Cissy King (1946). American-born singer and dancer.

  • Stephen Stills (1945). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Buffalo Springfield (“For What It’s Worth”), Crosby, Stills & Nash (“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”), and solo work (“Love the One You’re With”).

  • David Atherton (1944). English conductor.

  • Van Dyke Parks (1943). American composer, producer, musician, singer, and actor best known for working with Brian Wilson.

  • Jos Kunst (1936). Composer.

  • Bryan George Kelly (1934). Composer.

  • Ernst Mahle (1929). Brazilian composer.

  • Al Belleto (1928). American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.

  • George Martin (1926). English record producer, arranger, and composer best known for working with the Beatles (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Abbey Road) throughout their career.

  • Danny Overbea (1926). Blues singer/guitarist.

  • Nell Rankin (1924). American soprano singer. Died 2005.

  • Dragutin Gostuski (1923). Composer.

  • Jacques Wildberger (1922). Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning).

  • Renato Carosone (1920). Italian singer and musician. Died 2001.

  • Leon McAuliffe (1917). American musican and bandleader.

  • Maxene Andrews (1916). Minnesota pop singer from singing group the Andrews Sisters (“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”). Died 10/21/1995.

  • Antonio Estevez (1916). Composer.

  • Bernard Greenhouse (1916). American cellist.

  • Jean Louvel (1914). Flemish pianist/conductor/composer.

  • Victor Borge (1909). Pianist.

  • Preston Jackson (1902). American jazz trombonist.

  • Maurice Jaubert (1900). Composer.

  • Mihail Andricu (1895). Composer.

  • Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns’ky (1895). Composer.

  • Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski (1884). Composer.

  • Henry Eichheim (1870). Composer.

  • Paul Charles Rene Landormy (1869). Composer.

  • Henry Lytton (1865). British actor and opera singer. Died 1936.

  • Iwan Knorr (1853). Composer.

  • Alexander Ewing (1830). Composer.

  • Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens (1823). Flemish composer.

  • John Orlando Parry (1810). Welsh pianist, singer, actor, and comedian.

  • Henriette Sontag (1806). German operatic soprano. Died 1854.

  • Feliks Ostrowski (1802). Composer.

  • Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider (1786). Composer.

  • Johann Abraham Sixt (1757). Composer.


    JAN. 4

  • María Isabel (1995). Spanish singer.

  • Spencer Chamberlain (1983). American singer and guitarist.

  • Jeph Howard (1979). American musician with The Used.

  • Mai Meneses (1978). Spanish singer.

  • Tim Wheeler (1977). Northern Irish singer and guitarist with Ash.

  • Ian Moor (1974). English singer.

  • David Berman (1967). American singer/songwriter, poet and cartoonist.

  • Benjamin Darvill (1967). Canadian singer/songwriter.

  • Deana Carter (1966). American country singer (“Strawberry Wine”).

  • Beth Gibbons (1965). English singer/songwriter from Portishead (1994’s Dummy).

  • David Glasper (1965). British singer with Breathe (“Hands to Heaven”, “How Can I Fall?”)

  • Cait O’Riordan (1965). British bass guitarist with The Pogues.

  • Till Lindemann (1963). German singer with Rammstein.

  • Martin McAloon (1962). Rock musician (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good).

  • Patrick Cassidy (1962). California actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall).

  • Robin Guthrie (1962). Scottish musician and co-founder of Cocteau Twins.

  • Peter Steele (1962). American bassist and composer with Type O Negative.

  • Lee Curreri (1961). American music producer and actor.

  • Michael Stipe (1960). Georgia alternative rock singer/songwriter with R.E.M. (“Losing My Religion”, Automatic for the People).

  • Patty Loveless (1957). American country singer (“Timber, I’m Falling in Love”) born Patty Lee Ramey.

  • Gurdas Maan (1957). Indian singer/songwriter, choreographer, and actor.

  • Nels Cline (1956). American guitarist and composer.

  • Bernard Sumner (aka Bernard Albrecht) (1956). British alternative rock/goth guitarist with Joy Division and guitarist/singer with New Order. Born Bernard Dicken.

  • Kathy Forester (1955). Georgia country singer.

  • Mark Hollis (1955). English pop singer/songwriter and musician with Talk Talk and Dum Dum Girl.

  • Eugene Chadbourne (1954). American composer, improviser, guitarist, and banjo player.

  • Chris Cutler (1947). English percussionist and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears).

  • Arthur Conley (1946). American soul singer.

  • Susannah McCorkle (1946). American jazz singer. Died 2001.

  • Jay Dee Maness (1945). California singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited).

  • Jimmy Campbell (1944). English musician and songwriter.

  • Volker Hornback (1944). Rock musician (Tangerine Dream).

  • John McLaughlin (1942). English jazz guitarist and composer (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy).

  • Joe Renzetti (1941). American session musician and film composer.

  • Jon Appleton (1939). Composer.

  • Grace Bumbry (1937). American mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser).

  • John Gorman (1936). English entertainer, singer, and musician.

  • Don Butterfield (1923). American jazz and classical tuba player.

  • Flavio Testi (1923). Composer.

  • Frank Wess (1922). Flutist/saxophonist/composer.

  • Buddy Baker (1918). American composer.

  • Lionel Newman (1916). American conductor, pianist, and composer of music for film and TV. Died 1989.

  • Roger Vuataz (1898). Composer.

  • Wesley La Violette (1894). Composer.

  • Manuel Palau Boix (1893). Composer.

  • Josef Suk (1874). Czech violinist/composer (Asrael).

  • Percy Pitt (1870). English organist and composer.

  • Thomas H Rollinson (1844). Composer.

  • Baltasar Saldoni (1807). Composer.

  • Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh (1805). Composer.

  • Johann Peter Heuschkel (1773). Composer.

  • Maria Rosa Coccia (1759). Composer.

  • Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720). German composer, organist, and singer.

  • Antonio Maria Mazzoni (1717). Composer.

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710). Italian composer, violinist, and organist (Il Prigioniero Superbo).

  • Jacob Balde (1604). German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe).


    JAN. 5

  • Marc Yu (1999). Chinese piano and viola player.

  • Pauline (1988). French singer/songwriter born Pauline Vasseur.

  • Matt Wachter (1976). American bassist with 30 Seconds to Mars.

  • John Drew Nichols (1974). Oklahoma rock musician (PC Quest-Can You See).

  • Phil Joel (1973). New Zealand bassist with the Newsboys.

  • Sakis Rouvas (1972). Greek singer.

  • Marilyn Manson (1969). American shock-rock artist born Brian Hugh Warner who fronted namesake band Marilyn Manson.

  • DJ Bobo (1968). Swiss singer/songwriter and dancer born Peter Baumann.

  • Kate Schellenbach (1966). American alternative rock drummer with Luscious Jackson.

  • Randy Thurman (1965). American guitarist and composer.

  • Ted Harris Poley (1964). New Jersey rock musician with Danger Danger (“Screw It”).

  • Rick Ambrose (1963). Singer (Jewel).

  • Grant Young (1963). American drummer.

  • Iris DeMent (1961). American singer/songwriter.

  • Mark Nesler (1961). American country artist.

  • Phil Thornalley (1960). English songwriter and producer.

  • Vincent Calloway (1957). Kentucky trumpet player with Midnight Star (No Parking).

  • Bryan Hitt (1954). Rock musician with REO Speedwagon (“Keep on Loving You”).

  • James Stinson (1954). Electronic musician.

  • Steve Archer (1953). American singer/songwriter and producer with The Archers.

  • Alan Jones (1950). English guitarist and singer (Blackfoot Sue).

  • Chris Stein (1950). New York new wave guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (“Heart of Glass”, “Call Me”).

  • George Brown (1949). Rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration).

  • Thom Mooney (1948). Rock musician.

  • Jo Ann Kelly (1944). English blues singer and guitarist.

  • Maurizio Pollini (1942). Italian pianist.

  • Grady Thomas (1941). Musician with the Parliaments and Funkadelic (Maggot Brain).

  • Athol Guy (1940). Australian folk singer with The Seekers.

  • Johnny Adams (1932). Mississippi blues, country, soul, and gospel singer. Born Lathan John Adams. Died 9/14/1998.

  • Alfred Brendel (1931). Austrian pianist.

  • Richard Hayes (1930). New Jersey singer/emcee (Name That Tune).

  • Frederick Charles Tillis (1930). Composer.

  • Sam Phillips (1923). Alabama record producer who founded Sun Records, which gave notable musicians such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins their starts. Died 7/30/2003.

  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920). Brescia Italy, pianist.

  • Severino Gazzelloni (1919). Italian flute player.

  • Reginald Smith Brindle (1917). Composer.

  • Wieland Wagner (1917). German opera director.

  • Uta Graf (1915). Singer/teacher.

  • Hugh Brannum (1910). American singer, arranger, composer, and actor.

  • Erica Morini (1904). Austrian violinist. Died 1995.

  • Leighton Lucas (1903). Composer.

  • Pierre Palla (1902). Dutch pianist/organist.

  • Theo Mackeben (1897). German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami).

  • Elizabeth Cotton (1895). American blues and folk singer/songwriter and musician. Died 1987.

  • Friedrich Blume (1893). German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik).

  • Johan Boskamp (1891). Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer).

  • Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets (1881). Composer.

  • Nicolai Karlovich Medtner (1880). Composer.

  • Frederick Shepherd Converse (1871). Massachussets composer.

  • Friedrich Richard Faltin (1835). Composer.

  • William Rockstro (1823). Composer.

  • Auguste Mermet (1810). Composer.

  • Kaspar Ett (1788). German organist/composer.

  • Fortunato Santini (1778). Composer.

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt (1710). Composer.

  • Pietro Filippo Scarlotti (1679). Composer.

  • Antonio Lotti (1667). Italian composer.

  • Jacob Balthasar Schutz (1661). Composer.

  • Henry Lawes (1596). English composer.

  • William Cobbold (1560). Composer.


    JAN. 6

  • Alex Turner (1986). English rock singer and guitarist with the Arctic Monkeys (2006’s Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.

  • Mike Jones (1981). American rapper.

  • Nikki Einfeld (1978). Canadian opera singer.

  • Nek (1972). Italian singer.

  • Gary Wiseman (1971). American punk-rock drummer.

  • Peter Loran (1967). New Jersey rock singer with Trixter (“Give It To Me Good”).

  • Allah Rakha “A.R.” Rahman (1966). Indian film composer, record producer, singer, and musician. One of the world’s top-selling recording artists. Born A.S. Dileep Kumar.

  • Muzz Skillings (1965). American singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Mark O’Toole (1964). Bassist/founding member of Frankie Goes To Hollywood (“Relax”, “Two Tribes”).

  • Paul Brindley (1963). English pop bassist with the Sundays.

  • Jazzie B (1963). English DJ/music producer/founding member of rap group Soul II Soul (“Back to Life”). Bor Trevor Beresford Romeo.

  • Dirk de Vries (1961). Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff).

  • Kathy Sledge (1959). American R&B/disco singer from Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”).

  • Jett Williams (1953). Country musician.

  • Malcolm Young (1953). Scottish-born Australian hard rock rhythm guitarist with AC/DC (1980’s Back in Black).

  • Kim Wilson (1951). American blues-rock singer and harmonica player with the Fabulous Thunderbirds (“Tuff Enuff”).

  • Richard Horowitz (1949). Composer.

  • Joey Miskulin (1949). American performer, musician, producer, and accordionist.

  • Shirley Brown (1947). American soul singer.

  • Syd Barrett (1946). English psychedelic-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist who originally fronted Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn). Born Roger Keith Barrett. Died 7/7/2006.

  • Alan Stivell (1944). Musician.

  • Sandy Denny (1941). British folk singer/songwriter with Fairport Convention. Born Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny.

  • Van McCoy (1940). Washington D.C. disco singer/songwriter (“The Hustle”), orchestra conductor, and producer (Gladys Knight & the Pips, Aretha Franklin, Peaches & Herb). Died 7/6/1979.
  • Adriano Celentano (1938). Italian pop singer/songwriter.

  • Paolo Conte (1937). Italian singer.

  • Doris Troy (1937). American R&B singer/songwriter (“Just One Look”) born Doris Payne.

  • Nino Tempo (1935). New York singer (Deep Purple).

  • Bobby Lord (1934). Florida country singer (Ozark Jubilee).

  • Sacha Distel (1932). French singer.

  • Wilbert Harrison (1929). North Carolina R&B singer (“Kansas City”).

  • Earl Scruggs (1924). North Carolina bluegrass banjo player. Duo with Lester Flatt (“The Ballad of Jed Clampett”).

  • Finn Einar Mortensen (1922). Composer.

  • Earl Kim (1920). Composer.

  • Sylvia Syms (1919). American singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes).

  • Buddy Weed (1918). New York pianist (Penthouse Party).

  • Philip Bezanson (1916). Composer.

  • Arnold Richardson (1914). Composer.

  • Yannis Andreou Papaioannou (1911). Composer.

  • Menahem Avidom (1908). Composer.

  • Maurice Abravanel (1903). Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer.

  • Boris Blacher (1903). Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament).

  • Mark Brunswick (1902). Composer.

  • Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte (1902). Composer.

  • Pierre-Octave Ferroud (1900). French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse).

  • Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg (1880). Composer.

  • Karl Straube (1873). German organist/conductor.

  • Alexander N Scriabin (1872). Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus).

  • Vittorio Monti (1868). Composer.

  • Georges Martin Witkowski (1867). Composer.

  • Heinrich Gottlieb Noren (1861). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Martucci (1856). Composer.

  • Franz Xaver Scharwenka (1850). German pianist/composer (Mataswintha).

  • Max Bruch (1838). Koln (Cologne), Germany, composer.

  • Ludwig Erk (1807). Composer.

  • Henri Herz (1803). Composer.

  • Ferdinand Simon Gassner (1798). Composer.

  • Kaspar Masek (1794). Composer.

  • Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer (1791). Composer.

  • Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier (1728). Composer.

  • Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu (1702). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Sammartini (1695). Composer.

  • Rynoldus Popma van Oevering (1692). Composer.

  • Francois de La Croix (1683). Composer.

  • Martin Agricola [M Sore] (1486). German composer/cantor.


    JAN. 7

  • Haley Bennett (1988). American singer and actress.

  • Ryan Tedder (1979). American singer.

  • Ryan Star (1978). American singer/songwriter.

  • John Rich (1974). American country artist.

  • Jonna Tervomaa (1973). Finnish singer.

  • Ehab Tawfik (1966). Egyptian singer.

  • Clint Mansell (1963). English composer, singer, and guitarist.

  • David Lee Murphy (1959). American country singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Kathy Valentine (1959). Rock bassist with the Go-Go’s (“We Got the Beat”, 1981’s Beauty and the Beat).

  • Bruce Kaphan (1955). California musician with American Music Club.

  • Earl Wilber Force “Wire” Lindo (1953). Musician with Bob Marley & the Wailers.

  • Marshall Chapman (1949). South Carolina country singer.

  • John Christopher Parry (1949). Rock musician with The Cure.

  • Kenny Loggins (1948). Washington singer/songwriter who was in duo Loggins & Messina (“Angry Eyes”) and later a solo artist (“Footloose”).

  • Kaz Lux (1948). Poland/Netherland, singer.

  • Mel Pritchard (1948). English drummer (Barclay James Harvest).

  • David Porcelijn (1947). Dutch composer/conductor.

  • Andy Brown (1946). Rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham).

  • Jann Wenner (1946). American co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine.

  • Leona Williams (1946). Country musician and entertainer (Ladies Get the Blues).

  • David Cousins (1945). English singer/songwriter.

  • Mike McGear (1944). English singer born Michael McCartney (Paul McCartney’s brother).

  • Sir Richard Armstrong (1943). British conductor.

  • Danny Williams (1942). South African singer.

  • Iona Brown (1941). British violinist and conductor. Died 2004.

  • Robert Hicks (1941). Rock musician with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

  • Lefty Baker (1939). Virginia rock guitarist with Spanky & Our Gang. Born Eustache Britchforth. Died 8/11/1971.

  • David Buchan (1939). Ethno-musicologist.

  • Jasperina de Jong (1938). Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat).

  • Paul Revere (1938). Nebraska rock keyboardist with Paul Revere & The Raiders (“Indian Reservation”). Born Paul Revere Dick.

  • Eldee Young (1936). American bassist with Young Holt Unlimited (“Hang on Sloopy”).

  • Kenny Davern (1935). American jazz clarinetist. Died 2006.

  • Tommy Johnson (1935). American tubist. Died 2006.

  • Noam Sheriff (1935). Composer.

  • Charles Russell Woolen (1923). Composer.

  • Jean-Pierre Louis Rampal (1922). French flautist. Died 5/20/2000.

  • John Lanigan (1921). tenor.

  • Ulysses Sipmson Kay (1917). Composer.

  • Günter Wand (1912). German conductor, composer. Died 2002.

  • Red Allen (1908). American musician. Died 1967.

  • Nicanor Zabaleta (1907). San Sebastian, Spain, harpist.

  • Herb Magidson (1906). American lyricist.

  • Charles Collins (1904). American singer.

  • Shalva Azmayparashvili (1903). Composer.

  • Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov (1903). Composer.

  • John Brownlee (1900). Australian tenor. Died 1969.

  • Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (1899). Paris. Composer/pianist (Les Biches).

  • Al Bowlly (1898). British jazz singer. Died 1941.

  • Geronimo Baqueiro Foster (1898). Composer.

  • Clara Haskil (1895). Jewish-Romanian classical pianist. Died 1960.

  • Jose Rozo Contreras (1894). Composer.

  • Rudolf Moser (1892). Composer.

  • Johannes F Buziau (1877). Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog).

  • William Yeates Hurlstone (1876). Composer.

  • Emanuil Mandlov (1860). Composer.

  • Nikolai Arkas (1853). Composer.

  • Johan Lindegren (1842). Composer.

  • Josef Antonin Sehling (1710). Composer.

  • Adam Krieger (1634). German composer.

  • Paul de La Pierre (1612). Composer.


    JAN. 8

  • Asuka Hinoi (1991). Japanese singer.

  • Maci Wainwright (1990). American singer.

  • Adam T. Siska (1988). American musician.

  • Rachael Lampa (1985). American Christian singer/songwriter, record producer, and actress.

  • Wil Francis (1982). American singer/songwriter and producer.

  • Jenny Lewis (1976). American singer.

  • Harris Jayaraj (1975). Indian film composer.

  • Sean Paul (1975). Jamaican-born American reggae and dancehall singer.

  • Karen Poole (1971). English singer/songwriter.

  • Jeff Abercrombie (1969). American rock musician with Fuel.

  • R. Kelly (1967). American R&B singer/songwriter with Public Announcement and then a solo artist (“I Believe I Can Fly”). Born Robert Kelly.

  • Andrew Wood (1966). American grunge-rock singer with Mother Love Bone. Died 3/19/1990.

  • Peter [Ped] Gill (1964). Rock musician with Frankie Goes to Hollywood (“Relax”).

  • Chris Marion (1962). American gospel musician.

  • Paul Hester (1959). Australian drummer with Crowded House. Died 2005.

  • Mike Reno (1955). Canadian rock singer with Loverboy (“Working for the Weekend”).

  • Vladimir Feltsman (1952). Russian-American pianist.

  • Paul Dresher (1951). Composer.

  • Paul King (1948). Rock musician with Blue Oyster Cult.

  • Mel Pritchard (1948). Rock musician.

  • David Bowie (1947). English rock singer/songwriter (“Space Oddity”, “Changes”, “Fame”, “Heroes”, 1971’s Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) born David Robert Hayward-Jones.

  • Terry Sylvester (1947). American guitarist and singer with the Hollies (“The Air That I Breathe”).

  • Robby Krieger (1946). California rock guitarist and songwriter for The Doors (The Doors).

  • Jeannie Lewis (1945). Australian jazz, Latin, and blues musician.

  • John Peters (1945). Rock drummer with Harpers Bizarre.

  • Marcus Hutson (1943). American rock singer with The Whispers.

  • Lee Jackson (1943). Rock musician with Nice.

  • Bill Goodwin (1942). American jazz drummer.

  • Jon Lucien (1942). Caribbean-British singer and musician.

  • John Peterson (1942). Rock musician.

  • Cristy Lane (1940). American country/gospel singer (“One Day at a Time”) born Eleanor Johnston.

  • Little Anthony (1940). New York doo-wop singer with Little Anthony & the Imperials (“Tears on My Pillow”, “Goin’ Out of My Head”). Born Anthony Gourdine.

  • Yevgeny Nesterenko (1938). Russian operatic bass player.

  • Shirley Bassey (1937). Welsh singer best known for themes for James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker.

  • Robert Moran (1937). Composer.

  • Zdeněk Mácal (1936). Czech conductor.

  • Elvis Presley (1935). Mississippi rock singer known as the “King of Rock and Roll” (“Hound Dog”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Jailhouse Rock”, The Sun Sessions). Died 8/16/1977.

  • Bill Graham (1931). German rock concert promoter, most associated with the Fillmore concert venue.

  • Jani Christou (1926). Composer.

  • Evelyn Lear [Shulman] (1926). New York soprano opera singer.

  • Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky] (1924). Manchurian composer.

  • Antai Ribari (1924). Composer.

  • Robert Starer (1924). Austrian composer.

  • Giorgio Tozzi (1923). American bass player for operas.

  • Abbey Simon (1922). New York classical pianist.

  • Charles Borromeo Mills (1914). Composer.

  • Rudolf G. Escher (1912). Dutch composer (True Face of Peace).

  • Andrej Oceans (1911). Composer.

  • Giacinto Scelsi (1905). Italian composer.

  • Tampa Red (1904). Blues musician. Born Hudson Woodbridge; known as Hudson Whittaker. Died 3/19/1981.

  • Jaromir Weinberger (1896). Czech composer (Bird’s Opera).

  • Werner Wehrli (1892). Composer.

  • Josue Teofilo Wilkes (1883). Composer.

  • Lucien Capet (1873). Composer.

  • Albert Cahen (1846). Composer.

  • William Wallace Gilchrist (1846). Composer.

  • Hans von Bülow (1830). German conductor, virtuoso pianist, and composer. Died 1894.

  • Per August Olander (1824). Composer.

  • Alfredo Carlo Piatti (1822). Composer.

  • William Henry Holmes (1812). Composer.

  • Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg (1812). Pianist and composer.

  • Lowell Mason (1792). Massachussets organist and composer (Zebulo).

  • Erik Drake (1788). Composer.

  • Johann Ludwig Bohner (1787). Composer.

  • John White (1779). Composer.

  • Filippo Traetta (1777). Italian composer and musicologist.

  • Jean Gilles (1668). Composer.


    JAN. 9

  • Paris Monroe (1996). American girl-group singer.

  • Paolo Nutini (1987). Scottish singer/songwriter.

  • Tomiko Van (1979). Japanese singer.

  • A.J. McLean (1978). American singer with boy-band Backstreet Boys (“I Want It That Way”). Born Alexander James McLean.

  • MF Doom (1971). American hip-hop musician born Dnaiel Dumile.

  • Mia X (1971). American rapper born Mia Young.

  • Angie Martinez (1971). American rapper, radio personality, and TV host.

  • Lara Fabian (1970). Belgian singer born Lara Crokaert.

  • Alex Staropoli (1970). Italian keyboardist and composer (Rhapsody of Fire).

  • Al Schnier (1968). American rock guitarist.

  • Carl Bell (1967). American rock musician with Fuel.

  • Steve Harwell (1967). American singer with Smash Mouth.

  • Dave Matthews (1967). South-African-born American rock singer. Leader of Dave Matthews Band.

  • Candi Milo (1966). American voice actress and singer.

  • Eric Erlandson (1963). California rock guitarist with Hole (Live Through This).

  • Cristi Minculescu (1959). Romanian musician.

  • Bibie (1957). Singer born Beatrice Adjorkor Anyankor.

  • Phil Lewis (1957). English rock singer with L.A. Guns (“It’s Over Now”).

  • Kenny MacLean (1956). Scottish-Canadian musician.

  • Lance Hoppens (1954). Rock musican with Orleans (“Still the One”, “Dance with Me”).

  • Crystal Gayle (1951). Kentucky country singer (“Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”) born Brenda Gail Webb.

  • David Johansen (1950). New York proto-punk singer/songwriter with the New York Dolls (1973’s New York Dolls). Also recorded solo under the name Buster Poindexter.

  • Rio Reiser (1950). German rock singer.

  • Bill Cowsill (1948). Rhode Island rock guitarist and singer with the Cowsills.

  • Cassie Gaines (1948). American singer.

  • Tim Hart (1948). English singer and multi-instrumentalist.

  • Paul King (1948). American singer and musician.

  • Jimmy Page (1944). English rock guitarist with the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV).
  • Rob Hoeke (1943). Dutch pianist and singer (Drinking on My Bed).

  • Kenneth Kelley (1943). American singer with The Manhattans.

  • Scott Walker (1943). Ohio art-rock singer with the Walker Brothers (“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”). Born Noel Scott Engel.

  • Dick Yount (1943). Rock musician with Harpers Bizarre.

  • Joan Baez (1941). New York folk singer/songwriter (“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”) and human rights activist.

  • Jimmy Boyd (1940). Missouri singer and actor.

  • Barbara Buczek (1940). Composer.

  • Al Downing (1940). American singer/songwriter and pianist. Died 2005.

  • Jimmy Boyd (1939). American singer.

  • Peter Fletcher (1936). Music teacher.

  • Kenneth “Buddy” Scott (1935). Blues guitarist and singer.

  • Julian B. Coco (1934). Antilles guitarist and tutor (Princess Christina).

  • Mahendra Kapoor (1934). Indian playback singer.

  • Domenico Modugno (1928). Italian rock singer/songwriter (Polignano A. Mare).

  • Palghat R. Raghu (1928). Indian percussionist.

  • Seymour Barab (1921). Composer.

  • Vic Mizzy (1916). New York film and TV composer and orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show).

  • Kenny Clarke (1914). American-born French jazz drummer and composer (Epistrop).

  • Lavad “Dr. Hepcat” Durst (1913). Singer and pianist.

  • Dick Henry Jurgen (1910). Bandleader.

  • Herva Nelli (1909). Italian operatic soprano singer.

  • Rudolph Bing (1902). Manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera.

  • Joseph Frederick Wagner (1900). Composer.

  • Gracie Fields [Stansfield] (1898). English music hall and vaudeville performer.

  • Luis Gianneo (1897). Composer.

  • Warwick Braithwaite (1896). New Zealand-born British conductor. Died 1971.

  • Jacques Urlus (1867). Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth).

  • Stevan Mokranjac (1856). Composer.

  • Giuseppi Gallignani (1851). Composer.

  • Christiaan A. Ulder (1843). Curacao composer of waltzes and tumbas.

  • John Knowles Paine (1839). Maine composer.

  • Pavel Krizkovsky (1820). Composer.

  • William Jackson (1815). Composer.

  • Stefan Paulselli (1748). Composer.

  • Johann Weichmann (1620). Composer.

  • Christoph Buel (1574). Composer.


    JAN. 10

  • Brian Joo (1981). Korean-American singer.

  • Petri Lindroos (1980). Finnish heavy metal guitarist and singer.

  • Chris Smith (1979). Georgia rapper with Kris Kross (“Jump”, “Warm It Up”).

  • Brent Smith (1978). American rock singer with Shinedown.

  • Shannon Kavanaugh (1975). Massachussetts rock musician with Ivory Soul.

  • Akari Kaida (1974). Japanese composer.

  • Sabrina Setlur (1974). German rapper, songwriter, and actress.

  • Ryoka Yuzuki (1974). Japanese vocal actress.

  • Aerle Taree (1973). Wisconsin R&B/rap singer with Arrested Development (“Tennessee”, “Mr. Wendal”).

  • Doug E. Doug (1969). Rapper.

  • Nathan (1965). Rock musician with Brother Beyond (“Can You Keep a Secret”).

  • Brad Roberts (1964). Canadian alt-rock singer and guitarist with Crash Test Dummies (“Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”).

  • Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg (1961). Italian concert violinist.

  • Samira Said (1960). Moroccan singer.

  • Curt Kirkwood (1959). Arizona rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Meat Puppets.

  • Don Letts (1959). Rock musician with Big Audio Dynamite.

  • Shawn Colvin (1956). American alt-folk singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Luci Martin (1955). Dance-pop singer with Chic.

  • Michael Schenker (1955). Germany heavy metal guitarist with MSG and the Scorpions.

  • Pat Benatar (1953). New York rock singer (“Hit Me with Your Best Shot”) born Patricia Andrzejewski.

  • Scott Thurston (1952). American keyboardist and guitarist with the Motels (“Only the Lonely”).

  • Donald Fagen (1948). New Jersey jazz-rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with Steely Dan (1974’s Pretzel Logic).

  • Mischa Maisky (1948). Latvian cellist.

  • Cyrill Neville (1948). American singer and percussionist with the Neville Brothers.

  • Aynsley Dunbar (1946). English rock drummer (John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Jeff Beck Group, Mothers of Invention, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake).

  • Bob Lang (1946). Rock bassist with Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders.

  • Neal Smith (1946). Washington drummer with Billion Dollar Babies.

  • Rod Stewart (1945). Scottish rock singer/songwriter with the Jeff Beck Group and The Faces before becoming a solo star (“Maggie May”, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”, 1971’s HREF="http://whitgunn.freeservers.com/Davemusic/S/stewart-rod/every-picture-tells-a-story.html">Every Picture Tells a Story).

  • Frank Sinatra, Jr. (1944). New Jersey singer and bandleader.

  • Jim Croce (1943). Pennsylvania folk singer/songwriter (“Time in a Bottle”). Died 9/20/1973.

  • K.J. Yesudas (1940). Indian classical musical and playback singer.

  • Scott McKenzie (1939). Virginia rock singer (“San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”). Born Philip Blondheim.

  • Eddy Clearwater (1935). American blues musician.

  • Ronnie “The Hawk” Hawkins (1935). Arkansas rockabilly singer/songwriter and pianist.

  • Georg Katzer (1935). Composer.

  • Sherrill Milnes (1935). Illinois operatic baritone.

  • Akira Miyoshi (1933). Composer.

  • Byron “Wild Child” Gipson (1930). Blues singer.

  • Derek Hammond-Stroud (1929). English operatic baritone.

  • Wallace Berry (1928). Composer.

  • Gisele MacKenzie (1927). Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade).

  • Johnnie Ray (1927). Oregon singer/songwriter and pianist (“Cry”). Died 2/24/1990.

  • Max Roach (1924). American jazz drummer and composer. Died 8/16/2007.

  • Jerry Wexler (1917). American music producer who coined the term “rhythm and blues” and was integral in signing and/or producing Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, Wilson Pickett, and Dusty Springfield. Died 8/15/2008.

  • Dean Dixon (1915). Swiss conductor.

  • Haywood Frank Henry (1913). Saxophone player.

  • Jean Martinon (1910). French conductor and composer.

  • Rudolf Kubin (1909). Composer.

  • Albert Arlen (1905). Australian pianist and composer.

  • Jesus Garcia Leoz (1904). Composer.

  • Jean Morel (1903). French conductor.

  • Albert Moeschinger (1897). Composer.

  • Emile van Bosch (1888). Dutch revue/operetta artist (Fair Folks).

  • Jose Antonio de Donastia (1886). Composer.

  • James Philip Dunn (1884). Composer.

  • Peter Gast (1854). Composer.

  • Louis Massonneau (1766). Composer.

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg (1760). Composer.

  • Johann Caspar Simon (1701). Composer.

  • Gasparo Visconti (1683). Composer.


    JAN. 11

  • Newton Faulkner (1985). British singer and guitarist.

  • Rie fu (1985). Japanese singer/songwriter.

  • Jamelia (1981). English rap singer/songwriter.

  • Tom Meighan (1981). British singer with Kasabian.

  • Siti Nurhaliza (1979). Malaysian singer/songwriter and record producer.

  • Nadia Turner (1977). American singer/songwriter, actress, and television personality.

  • Christian Jacobs (1972). American musician, television producer, and voice actor.

  • Mary J. Blige (1971). Georgia R&B/hip-hop singer (“Be without You”, “Family Affair”).

  • Tom Rowlands (1971). English musician with the Chemical Brothers.

  • Chris Willsher (1971). British singer/songwriter.

  • Joy Nilo (1970). Filipino composer.

  • Tom Dumont (1968). American guitarist with No Doubt. Also a producer.

  • Vicki Peterson (1958). California rock guitarist and singer with the Bangles (“Walk Like an Egyptian”).

  • Robert Earl Keen (1956). American singer/songwriter.

  • Lee Ritenour (1952). California jazz musician, guitarist, composer, and producer.

  • Tom Netherton (1949). Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show).

  • Frederick “Dennis” Greene (1949). American rock musician with Sha Na Na.

  • Daryl Braithwaite (1949). Australian rock singer.

  • Naomi Judd (1946). Kentucky country singer/songwriter born Diana Ellen Judd. Known for duo, The Judds “(Grandpa, Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days”, “Love Can Build a Bridge”), formed with her daughter Wynonna.

  • Tony Kaye (1946). British rock musician with Yes.

  • York Georg Holler (1944). Composer.

  • William Albert Penn (1943). Composer.

  • Clarence Clemons (1942). Rock saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (Born to Run, Born in the U.S.A.).

  • Mark DeVoto (1940). Composer.

  • Narvel Felts (1938). Country singer.

  • Chuck Barksdale (1935). American singer with the Dells (“I Can Sing a Rainbow”).

  • Goldie Hill (1933). Texas country singer with the Grand Ole Opry.

  • Wanda Wilkomirska (1929). Polish violinist.

  • Wilton “Bogey” Gaynair (1927). Saxophonist.

  • Alexander Gibson (1926). Conductor.

  • Don Cherry (1924). Texas singer (Dean Martin Summer Show) and former golfer.

  • Slim Harpo (1924). Louisiana blues musician and songwriter (“I’m a King Bee”). Born James Moore. Died 1/31/1970.

  • Albert Weisser (1918). Composer.

  • Tommy Duncan (1911). American singer/songwriter.

  • Izler Solomon (1910). Minnesota conductor.

  • Gunnar Johnsen Berg (1909). Composer.

  • Johannes Paul Thilman (1906). Composer.

  • Maurice Durufle (1902). French organist/composer.

  • Jaroslav Vogel (1894). Composer.

  • Rudolf T Palm (1880). Curacao pianist/composer.

  • Reinhold Gliere (1875). German-born Russian composer.

  • Paul Graener (1872). Composer.

  • Christian August Sinding (1856). Norwegian composer.

  • John Lodge Ellerton (1801). Composer.

  • Johann Jakob Walder (1750). Composer.

  • Frantisek Adam Mica (1746). Composer.

  • Franz Sebastian Haindl (1727). Composer.

  • Columban Praelisauer (1703). Composer.


    JAN. 12

  • Laurel McGoff (1995). American singer.

  • Aika Mitsui (1993). Japanese singer.

  • Pixie Lott (1991). English singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Amerie (1980). American singer/songwriter.

  • Jeremy Camp (1978). American contemporary Christian musician.

  • Kris Roe (1977). American singer/songwriter and guitarist with The Ataris.

  • Chase Hampton (1975). Oklahoma rock musician (Party-Rodeo, That's Why).

  • Jason Freese (1975). American multi-instrumentalist.

  • Sarah Masen (1975). American singer/songwriter.

  • Melanie “Mel C” Chisholm (1974). English pop singer/songwriter with the Spice Girls (“Wannabe”). Also an actress and television personality.

  • Dan Haseltine (1973). American singer with Jars of Clay.

  • Matt Wong (1973). American musician with Reel Big Fish.

  • Hande Yener (1973). Turkish singer.

  • Mig Ayesa (1970). Australian rock singer.

  • Zack de la Rocha (1970). Mexican-born American rock-rap singer/songwriter with Rage Against the Machine.

  • Raekwon (1970). American rapper with Wu-Tang Clan. Born Corey Woods.

  • Keith Anderson (1968). American country musician.

  • Junichi Masuda (1968). Japanese composer.

  • Mark Moore (1965). British DJ and record producer.

  • Rob Zombie (1965). Heavy metal musician/film director born Robert Bartleh Cummings. Fronted group White Zombie (“More Human Than Human”).

  • Guy Chambers (1963). English record producer and songwriter.

  • Charlie Gillingham (1960). Musician with Counting Crows.

  • Mark Moore (1965). Rock musician with S’Express (Winter Course).

  • Blexa Bargeld (1959). German guitarist with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

  • Per Helmstad Gessle (1959). Swedish singer/songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player with with Roxette (“The Look”, “It Must Have Been Love”).

  • Ricky Van Shelton (1952). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Chris Bell (1951). Tennessee rock guitarist with Big Star.

  • Larry Hoppens (1951). Rock musician with Orleans (“Still the One”, “Dance With Me”).

  • Kentaro Haneda (1949). Japanese composer. Died 2007.

  • George Duke (1946). California rock musician.

  • Cynthia Robinson (1946). R&B trumpeter with Sly & the Family Stone (1969’s Stand!).

  • Maggie Bell (1945). Scottish rock singer with Stone the Crows.

  • Viktoria Postnikova (1944). Russian pianist.

  • “Long” John Baldry (1941). English blues singer (“Let the Heartaches Begin”, “Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie”). Died 7/21/2005.

  • Olu Dara (1941). American jazz cornetist, guitarist, and singer.

  • Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940). American jazz drummer.

  • William Lee Golden (1939). American country singer.

  • Vicente Sardinero (1937). Spanish operatic baritone. Died 2002.

  • William Lee Gloden (1935). Alabama country singer with the Oak Ridge Boys.

  • Des O’Connor (1932). English singer, entertainer, and television host.

  • Roland Alphonso (1931). Jamaican tenor and saxophonist.

  • Glenn Yarborough (1930). American folk singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee).

  • Ruth Brown (1928). Virginia pioneering blues singer (“Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean”). Born Ruth Weston. Died 11/17/2006.

  • Salvatore Martirano (1927). Composer.

  • Morton Feldman (1926). New York composer.

  • Ray Price (1926). American country singer/songwriter and guitarist (“Crazy Arms”, “Heartache by the Numbers”).

  • Laurentiu Profeta (1925). Composer.

  • Leo Smit (1921). Pennsylvania pianist/composer.

  • Walter Hendl (1917). New Jersey conductor.

  • Jay McShann (1916). American jazz bandleader, pianist, and singer. Died 12/7/2006.

  • William Pleeth (1916). British cellist. Died 1999.

  • Tex Ritter (1905). American country singer (“High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin’)”) and actor. Born Woodward Maurice Ritter. Died 1/2/1974.

  • “Mississippi” Fred McDowell (1904). Tennessee blues singer and guitarist. Died 7/3/1972.

  • Vaino Hannikainen (1900). Composer.

  • Harry Roy (1900). British clarinetist.

  • Pierre Bernac (1899). French baritone. Died 1979.

  • Jose Forns y Cuadras (1898). Composer.

  • Claude Delvincourt (1888). Composer.

  • Louis Horst (1884). Composer.

  • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876). Italian composer.

  • Adolf Jensen (1837). Composer.

  • Carlos Troyer (1837). Composer.

  • Nikolai Afanisev (1821). Composer.

  • Hippolyte Monpou (1804). Composer.

  • Brizio Petrucci (1737). Composer.

  • Johann Joachim Christoph Bode (1730). Composer.

  • Jacques Duphly (1715). Composer.

  • Gaetano Latilla (1711). Composer.

  • Reinhard Keiser (1674). Composer.


    JAN. 13

  • Triinu Kivilaan (1989). Estonian singer and former model.

  • William Hung (1983). American Idol contestant.

  • Ronny Turiaf (1983). French basketball player.

  • Jason James (1981). Welsh singer and drummer with Bullet for My Valentine.

  • Krzysztof Czerwinski (1980). Polish conductor, organist, and voice teacher.

  • J.Y. Park (1972). Japanese singer/songwriter, dancer, and record producer. Born Park Jin-young.

  • Chara (1968). Japanese singer/songwriter, actress, and VJ born Miwa Watabiki.

  • George Paterson (1967). Scottish singer/songwriter DMP.

  • Tim Patrick Kelly (1963). New Jersey rock guitarist with Slaughter.

  • Wayne Coyne (1961). American singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Flaming Lips.

  • Graham “Suggs” McPherson (1961). English ska singer with Madness (“Our House”).

  • James Lomenzo (1959). American rock bassist with Megadeth.

  • Don Snow (1957). Kenyan-born British rock multi-instrumentalist with Squeeze.

  • Malcolm Foster (1956). Rock bassist with the Pretenders.

  • Fred White (1955). R&B musician with Earth, Wind & Fire (“Shining Star”).

  • Paul Kelly (1955). Australian singer/songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player.

  • Trevor Rabin (1954). South African born American singer/songwriter and guitarist with Yes (“Owner of a Lonely Heart”).

  • Cornelius Bumpus (1952). Rock keyboardist with the Doobie Brothers (“Minute by Minute”).

  • John Lees (1947). English guitarist and singer with Barclay James Harvest and Medicine Man.

  • Chris Thomas (1947). British record producer who has worked with the Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Roxy Music, Sex Pistols, and the Pretenders.

  • Bill Easley (1946). American musician.

  • Eero Koivistoinen (1946). Finnish jazz saxophonist.

  • William Duckworth (1943). Composer.

  • Michael Zager (1943). American musician with the Michael Zager Band (“Let’s All Chant”).

  • Richard Anthony (1938). Egyptian-French singer born Ricardo Btesch.

  • Paavo Johannes Heininen (1938). Composer.

  • Renato Bruson (1936). Italian operatic baritone.

  • Ami Maayani (1936). Composer.

  • Liz Anderson (1930). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Bobby “Lester” Dallas (1930). American doo-wop singer.

  • Joe Pass (1929). American jazz guitarist.

  • Melba Liston (1926). American jazz musician.

  • Danil Shafran (1923). Cellist.

  • Lester Sill (1918). Pioneer music publisher/record producer.

  • Felix Guerro Diaz (1917). Composer.

  • Danny Barker (1909). American jazz guitarist, ukulele player, songwriter, and author.

  • Quentin “Butter” Jackson (1909). American jazz trombonist.

  • Maxime Jacob (1906). Composer.

  • Percy Humphrey (1905). Musician.

  • Richard Addinsell (1904). English composer (Taming of the Shrew).

  • Putney Dandridge (1902). American bandleader, jazz pianist, and singer.

  • Yasuji Kiyose (1900). Composer.

  • Carlo Tagliabue (1898). Italian baritone. Died 1978.

  • Fortunio Bonanova (1895). Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer.

  • Jan Evangelista Zelinka (1893). Composer.

  • James Monaco (1885). Italian-born American composer.

  • Sophie Tucker (1884). Russian singer. Died 2/9/1966.

  • Henryk Opienski (1870). Polish composer and conductor (St Moniuszko).

  • Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov (1866). Composer.

  • Leon Francis Victor Caron (1850). Composer.

  • Ignacy Marceli Komorowski (1824). Composer.

  • Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz (1788). Composer.

  • Anton Fischer (1778). Composer.

  • Luca Sorkocevic (1734). Composer.

  • Johann Christoph Schmugel (1727). Composer.

  • Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel (1690). Composer.

  • Johann Christoph Graupner (1683). German composer.


    JAN. 14

  • Jordy (1988). French singer.

  • Mikalah Gordon (1988). American singer.

  • Caleb Followill (1982). Rock musician with Kings of Leon (“Sex on Fire”, “Use Somebody”, 2008’s Only by the Night).

  • Rosa López (1981). Spanish singer.

  • Pitbull (1981). American rapper.

  • John Reuben (1979). American hip hop artist.

  • Just Blaze (1978). American hip hop producer.

  • Predrag Gosta (1972). Yugoslav-born conductor.

  • Dave Grohl (1969). Ohio rock drummer with Nirvana (“Smells Like Teen Spirit”, 1991’s Nevermind) and then the singer/songwriter for the Foo Fighters (1995’s Foo Fighters).

  • LL Cool J (1968) New York rapper (“Mama Said Knock You Out”) and actor born James Todd Smith.

  • Zakk Wylde (1967). American guitarist with Black Label Society.

  • Patrica Morrison (1962). Rock musician with Sisters of Mercy.

  • Carl Chas Smash Smyth (1959). Rock bassist with Madness (“Our House”).

  • Étienne Daho (1956). French singer and songwriter.

  • Geoff Tate (1959). German-born prog-metal singer with Queensrÿche (1990’s Empire). Born Jeffrey Wayne Tate.

  • Ben Heppner (1956). Canadian singer.

  • William Risrook (1951). Rock musician with BT Express.

  • Tim Harris (1948). Rock musician with the Foundations.

  • T-Bone Burnett (1948). American musician, songwriter, and record producer (including Album of the Year Grammy winners O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack (2000) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand (2007)). Born Joseph Henry Burnett.

  • Mariss Jansons (1943). Latvian conductor.

  • Jose Luis Rodriguez (1943). Venezualan singer (Dueno De Nada).

  • Jack Jones (1938). California jazz/pop singer (“The Impossible Dream”, “The Love Boat Theme”).

  • Allen Toussaint (1938). New Orleans R&B pianist, composer, and record producer.

  • Billie Jo Spears (1937). Country singer (“Blanket on the Ground”).

  • Clarence Carter (1936). American singer (Thread the Needle).

  • Juraj Pospisil (1931). Composer.

  • Caterina Valente (1931). French singer.

  • Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan (1930). Composer.

  • Billy Walker (1929). Texas country singer (“Charlie’s Shoes”, “Ozark Jubilee”). Died 5/21/2006.

  • Zuzana Ruzickova (1927). Czech harpsichordist.

  • Louis Quilico (1925). Canadian baritone. Died 2000.

  • Mark Lawrence (1921). Washington DC pianist (Alice Pearce).

  • George Amadee Tremblay (1911). Composer.

  • Helmut Degen (1911). Composer.

  • Renier van der Velden (1910). Composer.

  • Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo (1908). American singer/actor (Miracle of Women).

  • Walter Knape (1906). Composer.

  • Vincenzo Davico (1889). Composer.

  • Jean de Reszke (1850). [Jan Mieczyslaw] Polish tenor.

  • Clara Kathleen Rogers (1844). Composer.

  • Emil Bohn (1839). Composer.

  • William Cleaver Francis Robinson (1834). Composer.

  • Nicholas Mori (1822). Composer.

  • Fabio Campana (1819). Composer.

  • Johannes Josephus Viotta (1814). Composer.

  • Carl Gradener (1812). Composer.

  • John Park (1804). Composer.

  • Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel (1800). Austrian musicologist. Died 1877.

  • Francois-Joseph Dizi (1780). Composer.

  • Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter (1751). Composer.

  • Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer (1722). Composer.

  • Angelo Predieri (1655). Composer.

  • Angelo Notari (1566). Composer.

  • Franchinus Gaffurius (1451). Composer.


    JAN. 15

  • Aria C Jalali (1987). American musician.

  • Howie Day (1981). American singer.

  • Young Dro (1979). American rapper.

  • Ken Chu (1979). Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ.

  • Max Beesley (1971). English musician and actor.

  • Lisa Lisa (1967). Singer with Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam. Born Lisa Velez.

  • Derek B (1965). Rock musician (Bullet from a Gun).

  • Osmo Tapio Räihälä (1964). Finnish composer.

  • Conrad Lant (1962). English musician.

  • Aaron Jay Kernis (1960). American composer.

  • Peter Trewavas (1959). English rock bassist with Marillion (1985’s Misplaced Childhood).

  • Boris Blank (1953). Rock musician with Yello.

  • Melvyn Gale (1952). Rock musician with Electric Light Orchestra.

  • Charo (1951). Spanish singer/actress born María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten.

  • Martha Davis (1951). California singer and guitar with the Motels (“Only the Lonely”).

  • David Lynn Jones (1950). Arkansas country singer (Bonnie Jean).

  • Ronnie Osterberg (1948). Finnish drummer with Wigwam. Died 12/6/1980.

  • Ronnie Van Zant (1948). Florida rock singer with Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Free Bird”, “Sweet Home Alabama”). Died 10/20/1977.

  • Pete Waterman (1947). Rock musician with Stock, Aitken & Waterman.

  • Edward “Sonny” Bivins (1942). American singer with The Manhattans (“Kiss and Say Goodbye”).

  • Captain Beefheart (1941). California experimental-rock singer/songwriter (1969’s Trout Mask Replica, 1972’s Clear Spot). Born Don Vliet. Died 12/17/2010.

  • Charles Christopher Steel (1939). Composer.

  • Malcolm Frager (1935). Missouri pianist.

  • Enrique Raxach (1932). Composer.

  • Murad Kazhlayev (1931). Composer.

  • Eva Badura-Skoda (1929). Composer.

  • Francis Routh (1927). Composer.

  • Ruth Slenczynska (1925). California pianist.

  • Miriam Hyde (1913). Australian composer. Died 2005.

  • Gene Krupa (1909). Illinois jazz/big band drummer best known for working with Benny Goodman (“Sing, Sing, Sing”). Died 10/16/1973.

  • Enrique Sasal y Chapi (1909). Composer.

  • Elie Siegmeister (1909). New York (Plough & the Stars).

  • Roberta Bitgood (1908). Composer.

  • Rezso Kokai (1906). Composer.

  • Jacobo Ficher (1896). Composer.

  • D Ivor D Novello (1893). British composer/writer (Truth Game).

  • Frank Hutchens (1892). Composer.

  • Henry Burr (aka “Irving Gillette”) (1882). Canadian singer (“Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight”) born Harry Haley McClaskey. Died 4/6/1941.

  • Johanna Muller-Hermann (1878). Composer.

  • Bertram Shapleigh (1871). Composer.

  • Heinrich Vogl (1845). Composer.

  • Eugene Godecharle (1742). Composer.

  • Joseph Lederer (1733). Composer.

  • John Malchair (1730). Composer.

  • Georg C Wagenzeil (1715). Austria (court) composer and pianist.

  • Black Box (1567). [Catherine Quinol], Guadeloupe singer (Love Sensation).


    JAN. 16

  • Jared Slingerland (1984). Canadian musician.

  • Samuel Preston (1982). British singer with The Ordinary Boys.

  • Nick Valensi (1981). American rock guitarist with The Strokes.

  • Aaliyah (1979). New York R&B singer (“Back & Forth”, “Try Again”) born Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Died 8/21/2001.

  • Greg Page (1972). Australian musician and actor.

  • Maxine Jones (1965). American R&B singer with En Vogue.

  • Jan Koster (1962). Dutch drummer with Sleeze Beez.

  • Paul Webb (1962). Rock musician with Talk Talk.

  • Paul Raven (1961). English musician with Killing Joke. Died 2007.

  • Jill Sobule (1961). American singer/songwriter.

  • Sade (1959). Nigerian-born British singer/songwriter (“Smooth Operator”, Diamond Life) born Helen Folasade Adu.

  • Richard Thompson (1951). Rock musician with BT Express.

  • Damo Suzuki (1950). Japanese singer with Can.

  • Jim Stafford (1944). Florida country singer/songwriter (“Spiders & Snakes”, “My Girl Bill”), musician, and comedian.

  • Ronnie Milsap (1944). North Carolina country singerand musician (“Smokey Mountain Rain”, “Any Day Now”).

  • Gavin Bryars (1943). Composer.

  • Brian Ferneyhough (1943). Composer.

  • René Angélil (1942). Canadian music executive.

  • Bill Francis (1942). Rock musician with Dr Hook.

  • Barbara Lynn (1942). Rock musician.

  • Jô Soares (1938). Brazilian author, musician and TV personality.

  • Bob Bogle (1937). Oregon rock bassist and guitarist with the Ventures (“Batman Theme”).

  • Conny Vandenbos (1937). Dutch singer (“My Rose, My Little Rose”).

  • Richard Wernick (1934). Massachussetts composer.

  • Marilyn Horne (1934). Pennsylvania mezzo-soprano opera singer.

  • Tage Nielsen (1929). Composer.

  • Ezra Sims (1928). Composer.

  • Pilar Lorengar (1928). Spanish soprano. Died 1996.

  • Roy Lanham (1923). Musician with Sons of the Pioneers.

  • Ernesto Bonino (1922). Italian singer. Died 2008.

  • Bob Boucher (1919). Ohio orchestra leader (Music on Ice).

  • Roger Wagner (1914). American choral musician. Died 1992.

  • Ethel Merman (1908). American actress/singer (“There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”). Died 2/15/1984.

  • Ernesto Halffter (1905). Composer.

  • Max Vredenburg (1904). Composer.

  • Evelyn Levine (1902). Composer.

  • Irving Mills (1894). American jazz music publisher. Died 1985.

  • Daisy Kennedy (1893). Australian violinist. Died 1981.

  • Henri-Paul Busser (1872). Composer.

  • Cyril Metodej Hrazdira (1868). Composer.

  • Adolph Trube (1815). Composer.

  • Karl August Krebs (1804). Composer.

  • Niccolo Piccinni (1728). Italian composer (Buona Figliuola).

  • Francesco Mancini (1672). Composer.


    JAN. 17

  • Kang-In (1985). South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, and DJ (Super Junior).

  • Riyu Kosaka (1985). Japanese singer BeForU.

  • Simone Simons (1985). Dutch singer (Epica).

  • Julie Budet (1983). French Electronic-Pop musician.

  • Alex Varkatzas (1982). American singer (Atreyu).

  • Amanda Wilkinson (1982). Canadian singer.

  • Ray J (1981). American R&B singer.

  • Gareth McLearnon (1980). Northern Irish flautist.

  • Ricky Wilson (1978). Guitarist.

  • Rami Yacoub (1975). Swedish songwriter and producer.

  • Tom Jenkinson (1975). English musician (Squarepusher).

  • Vesko Kountchev (1974). Bulgarian musician.

  • Ken Hirai (1972). Japanese singer and songwriter.

  • Leonardo Ciampa (1971). Italian-American musician.

  • Kid Rock (1971). Michigan rap-rock singer/singwriter (Devil Without a Cause, “All Summer Long”, “Picture”) born Robert James Ritchie.

  • DJ Tiësto (1969). Dutch DJ born Tijs Verwest.

  • Shabba Ranks (1966). Jamaican rapper/reggae singer (“Mr. Loverman”) born Rexton Ralston Fernando Gordon.

  • Kai Hansen (1963). German singer and guitarist with Gamma Ray.

  • Andy Rourke (1963). English bassist with The Smiths (The Queen Is Dead).

  • Susanna Hoffs (1959). Amercian singer and guitarist with the Bangles (“Walk Like an Egyptian”, “Eternal Flame”, “Manic Monday”).

  • Momoe Yamaguchi (1959). Japanese singer and actress.

  • Jez Strode (1958). Rock musician with Kajagoogoo.

  • John Crawford (1957). California bassist with Berlin (“Take My Breath Away”).

  • Anthony Glise (1956). American classical guitarist/composer/author.
  • Paul Young (1956). British pop singer and keyboardist (“Everytime You Go Away”).

  • Steve Earle (1955). Texas country singer/songwriter (Guitar Town).

  • Sheila Hutchinson (1953). Rock musician.

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952). Japanese rock musician (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orchestra).

  • Mick Taylor (1949). English blues-rock guitarist/bassist from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street). Born Michael Kevin Taylor.

  • Anne Queffélec (1948). French pianist.

  • William Hart (1945). American singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry).

  • Françoise Hardy (1944). French singer.

  • Dave Greenslade (1943). English keyboardist with Colosseum and Greenslade.

  • Chris Montez (1943). Rock musician (“Let’s Dance”).

  • Ulf Hoelscher (1942). German violinist.

  • Dame Gillian Weir (1941). New Zealand organist.

  • Paul Revere (1938). Nebraska pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders).

  • Sydney Phillip Hodkinson (1934). Composer.

  • Dalida (1933). Italian/Egyptian/French pop singer born Iolanda Christina Gigliotti. Died 5/3/1987.

  • Frederick Alfred Fox (1931). Composer.

  • Robert Ceely (1930). Composer.

  • Jean Barraqué (1928). French composer. Died 1973.

  • Donald Erb (1927). Ohio composer.

  • Eartha Kitt (1927). South Carolina actress and singer (“Santa Baby”). Died 12/25/2008.

  • Annie Delorie (1925). Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias).

  • Joseph George Handy Hendleman (1920). Musician.

  • Oskar Morawetz (1917). Czech composer.

  • Ulyses Simpson Kay (1917). Composer.

  • Joel Herron (1916). Illinois orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show).

  • Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov (1912). Composer.

  • Hermann Pfrogner (1911). Austrian musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus).

  • Henk H Badings (1907). Indonesian/Dutch opera composer (Orestes).

  • Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky (1901). Composer.

  • Hans Jelmoli (1877). Composer.

  • Francois Rasse (1873). Composer.

  • Henry Charles Tonking (1863). Composer.

  • Wilhelm Kienzl (1857). Austrian composer (Evangelimann).

  • Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev (1850). Russian composer.

  • Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte (1836). Composer.

  • Johan Filip von Schantz (1835). Composer.

  • Eduard Remenyi (1828). Hungarian violinist. Died 1898.

  • Ole Andreas Lindeman (1769). Composer.

  • Nicolas Roze (1745). Composer.

  • Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734). Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza).

  • Thomas Linley (1733). Composer.

  • Johann Gottfried Muthel (1728). Composer.

  • Jean-Joseph Vade (1719). Composer.

  • John Stanley (1712). Composer.

  • Antonio Veracini (1659). Composer.

  • Robert Fludd (1574). Composer.

  • Antonio Pace (1545). Composer.

  • Antonio Scandello (1517). Italian composer (Passion of Johannes).


    JAN. 18

  • Ronald Guglielmone Jr. (1988). American singer/songwriter.

  • Maarja Kivi (1984). Estonian singer.

  • Samantha Mumba (1983). Irish singer/actress (“Gotta Tell You”).

  • Joanna Newsom (1982). American harpist.

  • Estelle Swaray (1980). English singer.

  • Jay Chou (1979). Taiwanese singer and producer.

  • Richard Archer (1977). British singer with Hard-Fi.

  • Christian Burns (1974). English musician with BBMak.

  • Crispian Mills (1973). English singer and guitarist with Kula Shaker.

  • Jonathan Davis (1971). American nu metal singer for Korn (“Freak on a Leash”).

  • DJ Quik (1970). American rapper.

  • M C Tab (1967). [Sharon Richard], NYC, rapper.

  • Bob Rosenberg (1959). Rock musician (Will To Power).

  • Tom Bailey (1956). New wave singer and keyboardist with Thompson Twins (“Hold Me Now”).

  • Mark Collie (1956). Tennessee country singer (Another Old Soldier).

  • R. Stevie Moore (1952). American singer/songwriter, and home recording pioneer.

  • Claudia de Colombia (1950). Columbian spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti).

  • José Luis Perales (1945). Spanish singer.

  • Larry “Legs” Smith (1944). Rock musician with the Bonzo Dog Band (“Urban Spaceman”).

  • Dave Greene (1943). Rock musician.

  • Bobby Goldsboro (1941). Florida country/pop singer (“Honey”).

  • David Ruffin (1941). Mississippi singer with The Temptations from 1964-68 (“Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”). Died 6/1/1991.

  • Yehezkiel Braun (1922). Composer.

  • Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas (1919). Chilean composer.

  • Bohuslav Jeremias (1918). Composer.

  • Vassilis Tsitsanis (1915). Greek singer and songwriter. Died 1984.

  • Gabor Darvas (1911). Composer.

  • Janos Ferencsik (1907). Hungarian conductor (Budapest Opera).

  • Anthony Galla-Rini (1904). American accordionist. Died 2006.

  • Berthold Goldschmidt (1903). German/British opera composer (Beatrice Cenci).

  • John Lawrence Seymour (1893). Composer.

  • Raymond Huntington Woodman (1861). Composer.

  • John Hyatt Brewer (1856). Composer.

  • Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier (1841). French composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui).

  • Ernst Rudorff (1840). Composer.

  • Jacques Gregoir (1817). Composer.

  • William Henry Havergal (1793). Composer.

  • Ferdinand Kauer (1751). Composer.

  • Jean-Guillain Cardon (1732). Composer.

  • Alfonso Ferrabosco (1543). Composer.


    JAN. 19

  • Rika Ishikawa (1985). Japanese singer (Morning Musume).

  • Hikaru Utada (1983). American-born Japanese singer and songwriter.

  • Angela Chang (1982). Taiwanese singer and actress.

  • Kotoko (1980). Japanese Singer.

  • Wiley (1979). English Rapper (Grime).

  • Nicole (1977). Chilean singer.

  • Cocco (1977). Ryukyuan singer.

  • Noah Georgeson (1975). American musician and producer.

  • Antero Manninen (1973). Finnish cellist.

  • John Wozniak (1971). American singer/songwriter with Marcy Playground.

  • Trey Lorenz (1969)

  • Whitfield Crane (1968). Rock musician with Ugly Kid Joe.

  • Lena Philipsson (1966). Swedish singer.

  • Ricardo Arjona (1964). Guatemalan singer.

  • Caron Wheeler (1963). English singer with Soul II Soul (“Keep on Movin’”).

  • John Wolstencroft (1963). English drummer with the Fall.

  • Mickael Virtue (1957). Keyboardist with UB40 (“Red Red Wine”).

  • Carman Licciardello (1956). American Christian singer.

  • Simon Rattle (1955). English orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orchestra).

  • Dewey Bunnell (1951). English-born folk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist from America (“A Horse with No Name”).

  • Robert Palmer (1949). English singer/songwriter (“Addicted to Love”, “Bad Case of Loving You”). Born Alan Palmer. Died 9/26/2003.

  • Harvey Hinsley (1948). English guitarist with Hot Chocolate.

  • Dolly Parton (1946). Tennessee country singer/songwriter (“Jolene”, “9 to 5”).

  • Charles Amirkhanian (1945). Composer.

  • Rod Evans (1945). Scottish rock singer with Deep Purple.

  • Shelley Fabares (1944). American actress/singer (“Johnny Angel”) born Michele Ann Marie Fabares.

  • Laurie London (1944). English singer.

  • Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944). Composer.

  • Janis Joplin (1943). Texas blues-rock singer/songwriter (“Me and Bobby McGee”, “Piece of My Heart”, 1971’s Pearl). Died 10/4/1970.

  • Joe Butler (1943). Rock musician.

  • Michael Crawford (1942). English actor/singer best known for the title role in The Phantom of the Opera.

  • Phil Everly (1939). Kentucky early rock and roll singer in duo the Everly Brothers (“Bye Bye Love”, “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”).

  • Eskil Hemberg (1938). Composer.

  • Ian Samwell (1937). English songwriter (Cliff Richard’s “Move It”). Died 3/13/2003.

  • Elliott Schwartz (1936). Composer.

  • Edward Gerard Schurmann (1928). Composer.

  • Rudolf Maros (1917). Composer.

  • Alvy West (1915). New York orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show).

  • Hans Hotter (1909). German bass-baritone. Died 2003.

  • Lanny Ross (1906). Washington radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show).

  • [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion (1899). Organist and composer.

  • Albert Louis Wolff (1884). Composer.

  • Hermann Abendroth (1883). German conductor.

  • Bohumil Pazdirek (1839). Composer.

  • Ferdinand Laub (1832). Composer.

  • Salvador Giner y Vidal (1832). Composer.

  • Carlos Guido y Spano (1827). Argentinian conductor (Rafagas).

  • Vaclav Jindrich Veit (1806). Composer.

  • Melchor Lopez Jimenez (1760). Composer.

  • Girolamo Chiti (1679). Composer.

  • John Weldon (1676). Composer.

  • Jacques Huyn (1613). Composer.


    JAN. 20

  • Lil’ Scrappy (1984). Rapper.

  • Mari Yaguchi (1983). Japanese singer (Morning Musume).

  • Matthew Tuck (1980). Welsh guitarist with Bullet for My Valentine.

  • Rob Bourdon (1979). American drummer for rap-metal group Linkin Park (2000’s Hybrid Theory).

  • Will Young (1979). British singer.

  • Melody (1977). Belgian singer.

  • Gary Barlow (1971). English singer/songwriter, pianist, and producer with pop group Take That (“Back for Good”).

  • Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (1971). American drummer with The Roots.

  • Nicky Wire (1969). Welsh alternative-rock bassist with Manic Street Preachers. Born Nicholas Allen Jones.

  • Joe Pasquale (1967). Rock musician (Prey).

  • Tracii Guns (1966). Rock guitarist with LA Guns (“It’s Over Now”).

  • Greg Kriesel (1965). American bassist with The Offspring.

  • John Michael Montgomery (1965). American country singer.

  • Ian Hill (Judas Priest) (1958)

  • Hiromi ?ta (1955). Japanese singer.

  • Ian Hill (1952). bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law).

  • Paul Stanley (1952). New York rock singerand guitarist with Kiss (“Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Beth”, 1976’s Destroyer). Born Stanley Eisen.

  • Ivan Fischer (1951). Hungarian conductor.

  • Henk Batenburgh (1950). Cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht).

  • Melvyn John Pritchard (1948). English rock musician (Barclay James Harvest).

  • George Grantham (1947). Rock musician with Poco.

  • Eric Stewart (1945). English rock singer and guitarist with Hot Legs and 10cc (“I’m Not in Love”).

  • Farhad Mehrad (1943). Iranian musician.

  • Slim Whitman (1942). Yodler/country singer (Home on the Range).

  • Pierre Lalonde (1941). Quebec singer and television host.

  • Jorge Peixinho (1940). Composer.

  • Ronald Townson (1933). Missouri singer with the Fifth Dimension. Died 8/2/2001.

  • Hachidai Nakamura (1931). Japanese songwriter and pianist. Died 1992.

  • David Eugene Tudor (1926). Pennsylvania composer and pianist.

  • Yvonne Loriod (1924). French pianist.

  • Slim Whitman (1924). American country singer.

  • Nora Brockstedt (1923). Norwegian singer.

  • Ray Anthony (1922). Pennsylvania jazz bandleader and trumpeter (“Peter Gunn Theme”). Born Raymon Antonini.

  • Royalton Kisch (1919). Conductor.

  • Stepan Lucky (1919). Composer.

  • Ennio Porrino (1910). Composer.

  • Wilfred Conwell Bain (1908). Composer.

  • Boris Semyonovich Shekhter (1900). Composer.

  • Alexander Tcherepnin (1899). Composer.

  • Elmer R Diktonius (1896). Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik).

  • Eva A Jessye (1895). American singer/songwriter and actress (Hallelujah).

  • Walter Hamor Piston (1894). Maine composer (Incredible Flutis).

  • Mischa Elman (1891). Russian-American violinist.

  • Józef Hofmann (1876). Polish pianist. Died 1967.

  • Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu (1870). Composer.

  • Yvette Guilbert (1867). French singer and actress. Died 1944.

  • Amedee-Ernest Chausson (1855). Composer.

  • Johan Peter Selmer (1844). Composer.

  • Sebastian de Iradier (1809). Spanish composer (La Paloma).

  • Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer (1783). German cellist and composer. Died 1860.

  • Jerome-Joseph de Momigny (1762). Composer.

  • Giovanni Domenico Perotti (1761). Composer.

  • Pascal Boyer (1743). Composer.

  • Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703). Composer.

  • Francesco Bartolomeo Conti (1681). Composer.

  • Johann Hermann Schein (1586). German composer (Fontana d’Israel).


    JAN. 21

  • William Johansson (1988). Swedish composer.

  • Coffin Joe (1986). English drummer with The Horrors.

  • Gillian Chung Yan-tung (1981). Hong Kong singer (Twins).

  • Andy Lee (1981). Korean singer (Shinhwa).

  • Alex Ubago (1981). Spanish-Basque singer/songwriter.

  • Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin (1979). American singer with Dru Hill.

  • Emma Bunton (1978). English pop singer/songwriter from the Spice Girls (“Wannabe”) known as “Baby Spice.”

  • Rick Ross (1977). American rapper.

  • Cat Power (1972). American singer/songwriter born Chan Marshall.

  • Yasunori Mitsuda (1972). Japanese composer.

  • Mark Trojanowski (1970). American rock musician with Sister Hazel.

  • Cordell Crockett (1965). Rock musician with Ugly Kid Joe.

  • Jam Master Jay (1965). New York DJ with Run-D.M.C. Born Jason Mizell. Died 10/30/2002.

  • Bob Brill (1956). New York drummer with Berlin (“Take My Breath Away”).

  • Billy Ocean (1950). Trinidad-born R&B/pop singer (“Caribbean Queen”, “There’ll Be Sad Songs to Make You Cry”) born Leslie Sebastian Charles.

  • Richie Ranno (1950). Rock musician.

  • Pye Hastings (1947). English singer and musician (Caravan).

  • Jimmy Ibbotson (1947). Pennsylvania country singer with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

  • Michel Jonasz (1947). French singer and composer.

  • Chris Britton (1945). Rock musician with the Troggs.

  • Neely Bruce (1944). Composer.

  • John Kenneth Tavener (1944). Composer.

  • Mac Davis (1942). Texas country music singer/songwriter (“Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me”).

  • Edwin Starr (1942). Tennessee R&B singer (“War”) born Charles Hatcher. Died 4/2/2003.

  • Plácido Domingo (1941). Spanish opera tenor (1990’s Three Tenors in Concert) born José Plácido Domingo Embil.

  • Ritchie Havens (1941). New York folk singer/songwriter known for opening the 1969 Woodstock festival.

  • Eberhard Weber (1940). Bassist.

  • Wolfman Jack (1938). New York radio DJ born Robert Weston Smith. Appeared as himself in 1973 movie American Graffiti. Died 7/1/1995.

  • Rudi Maugeri (1931). Baritone with the Crew Cuts. Died 5/7/2004

  • Franco Evangelisti (1926). Italian composer.

  • Brian Brockless (1926). English organist. Died 1995.

  • Lola Flores (1925). Spanish singer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona).

  • Todor Popov (1921). Composer.

  • Torsten Nilsson (1920). Composer.

  • [JW] Al James Woodie exander (1916). songwriter/singer.

  • Eua Sunthornsanan (1910). Thai composer and bandleader. Died 1981.

  • Todor Skalovski (1909). Composer.

  • Avery Claflin (1898). Composer.

  • Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov (1891). Composer.

  • Timothy Mather Spelman (1891). Composer.

  • Alfred Henry Ackley (1887). Composer.

  • Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski (1859). Composer.

  • Henri Duparc (1848). French composer.

  • Alexandre Edouard Goria (1823). Composer.

  • Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814). Composer.

  • Ramon Vilanova y Barrera (1801). Composer.

  • Manuel Garcia (1775). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Antonio Silvani (1762). Composer.

  • Josephus Andreas Fodor (1751). Composer.

  • Johann Gottfried Eckard (1735). Composer.


    JAN. 22

  • Orianthi (1985)

  • Willa Ford (1981). American singer.

  • Ben Moody (1980). American guitarist with Evanescence (“Bring Me to Life”).

  • Heath (1968). Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan).

  • Steven Adler (1965). Ohio rock drummer from Guns N’ Roses (“Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Welcome to the Jungle”).

  • D.J. Jazzy Jeff (1965). Hip-hop DJ with Fresh Prince (“Parents Just Don’t Understand”). Born Jeff Townes.

  • Ray Mayhew (1965). Rock musician with Sigue Sigue Sputnik.

  • Michael Hutchence (1960). Australian rock singer/songwriter for INXS (“Need You Tonight”, “What You Need”, “Devil Inside”, 1987’s Kick). Died 11/22/1997.

  • Steve Riley (1956). American drummer.

  • Myung-Whun Chung (1953). Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor.

  • Teddy Gentry (1952). Alabama country bassist and singer with Alabama.

  • James P. Pennington (1949). Country-rock musician with Exile.

  • Steve Perry (1949). California rock singer/songwriter from Journey (“Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Open Arms”, 1981’s Escape).

  • Gilbert Levine (1948). American conductor.

  • Malcolm McLaren (1946). English musician, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols (Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols). Died 4/8/2010.

  • Oliver (1945). Rock musician.

  • Addie “Micki” Harris (1940). New Jersey singer with the Shirelles (“Will You Love Me Tomorrow”). Died 6/10/1982.

  • Tilo Medek (1940). German composer.

  • Sam Cooke (1931). Mississippi soul singer (“You Send Me”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”). Died 12/11/1964.

  • J. J. Johnson (1924). Composer/jazz trombonist.

  • Margaret Whiting (1924). Big band singer.

  • Leslie Bassett (1923). Composer.

  • Friedrich Zehm (1923). Composer.

  • Andre Hodeir (1921). Composer.

  • William Warfield (1920). Singer (Show Boat).

  • Albert “Pud” Brown (1917). Clarinetist and saxophonist.

  • Henri Dutilleux (1916). French composer.

  • Dimitri Dragatakis (1914). Composer.

  • Suzanne Danco (1914). Belgian singer.

  • Verdina Shlonsky (1913). Composer.

  • Bruno Kreisky (1911). Austrian bandleader and chancellor (1970-83).

  • Roberto Garcia Morillo (1911). Composer.

  • George Balanchine (1904). Composer and choreographer [OS=Jan 9].

  • Robin Humphrey Milford (1903). Composer.

  • Hans-Erich Apostel (1901). Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica).

  • Franz Salmhofer (1900). Composer.

  • Alexander Abramsky (1898). Composer.

  • Ben van Eysselsteijn (1898). Dutch writer (Arid Earth).

  • Gustaf Paulson (1898). Composer.

  • Josef Stanislav (1897). Composer.

  • Rosa Ponselle (1897). Opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino).

  • Vinko Zganec (1890). Croatian ethnomusicologist. Died 1976.

  • John Joseph Becker (1886). Composer.

  • Leon Jessel (1871). Composer.

  • Charles Arnold Tournemire (1870). Composer.

  • Karel Stecker (1861). Composer.

  • Ernst Kullak (1855). Composer.

  • Charles Henri Marechal (1842). Composer.

  • Josef Leopold Zvonar (1824). Composer.

  • Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger (1815). Composer.

  • Francois-Antoine Habeneck (1781). Composer.

  • Stefano Pavesi (1779). Composer.

  • Vincenzo Righini (1756). Composer.

  • Peter Fuchs (1753). Composer.

  • Lewis Edson (1748). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi (1729). Composer.

  • Claude-Benigne Balbastre (1727). Composer.

  • Joseph Reipel (1709). Composer.

  • Carl Hockh (1707). Composer.

  • Pascal Collasse (1649). Composer.


    JAN. 23

  • Felicia Brandström (1987). Swedish singer.

  • Sampsa Astala (1979). Finnish musician (Lordi).

  • Angelica Lee (1976). Taiwanese actress and singer.

  • Marc Nelson (1971). American R&B singer and lyricist.

  • Danny Spitz (1963). New York heavy metal guitarist with Anthrax.

  • Earl Falconer (1959). British reggae bassist with UB40 (“Red Red Wine”).

  • Reggie Calloway (1955). Trumpet player/musician with Midnight Star and Calloway.

  • Alexander O’Neal (1955). R&B singer.

  • Franco De Vita (1954). Caracas Venezuala, spanish singer (Extranjero).

  • Rick Finch (1954). Rock musician with KC & Sunshine Band.

  • Edward Ka-spel (1954). English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots).

  • Robin Zander (1953). Rock singer and guitarist with Cheap Trick (“I Want You to Want Me”, “The Flame”, 1979’s At Budokan).

  • Bill Cunningham (1950). Rock keyboardist and bassist with the Box Tops (“The Letter”).

  • Danny Federici (1950). New Jersey rock keyboardist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (Born in the U.S.A.). Died 4/17/2008.

  • John Greaves (1950). English musician (Henry Cow, National Health).

  • Anita Pointer (1948). California R&B singer with the Pointer Sisters (“Fire”, “Slow Hand”, “I’m So Excited”).

  • Jerry Lawson (1944). American singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk).

  • Gary Burton (1943). American jazz vibraphonist.

  • Millie Jackson (1943)

  • Johnny Russell (1940). country singer.

  • Joel Spiegelman (1933). Composer.

  • Ken Errair (1930). Rock musician with the Four Freshmen.

  • Marty Paich (1925). California orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell).

  • Dan Smith (1911). Harmonica player and gospel singer.

  • Jean “Django” Reinhardt (1910). Belgium jazz guitarist born in Belgium. Died 5/16/1953.

  • Norman Fulton (1909). Composer.

  • Theodor Schaefer (1904). Composer.

  • Benny Waters (1902). saxophonist.

  • William Ifor Jones (1900). Welsh conductor and organist. Died 1988.

  • Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski (1885). Composer.

  • Rutland Boughton (1878). Composer.

  • Carlo Felice Boghen (1869). Composer.

  • Juventino Rosas (1868). Composer.

  • Herbert Bedford (1867). Composer.

  • Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg (1843). Composer.

  • Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov (1820). Composer.

  • Franz Commer (1813). Composer.

  • Muzio Clementi (1752). Italian composer.


    JAN. 24

  • Witold Kietyka (1984). Polish drummer. Died 2007.

  • Naoshi Mizuta (1972). Japanese composer.

  • Michael Kiske (1968). German musician.

  • John Myung (1967). American musician with Dream Theater.

  • Gary Tibbs (1958). English bassist with Adam & the Ants.

  • Hanne Krogh (1956). Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks).

  • Lounès Matoub (1956). A famous Berber Kabyle singer. Died 1998.

  • Jools Holland (1955). English musician. An original member of new wave band Squeeze, later a solo artist, and then the host of TV’s Later…with Jools Holland on BBC2.

  • Captain Sensible (1954). English bassist with the Damned. Born Ray Burns.

  • Matthew Wilder (1953)

  • John Belushi (1949). Illinois comic actor and singer (“Soul Man”, The Blues Brothers). Died 3/5/1982.

  • Michael Des Barres (1948). British actor and rock singer.

  • Warren Zevon (1947). Illinois rock singer/songwriter (“Werewolves of London”). Died 9/7/2003.

  • Klaus Nomi (1944). German singer. Died 1983.

  • Michael Chapman (1941). English rock musician (Looking for 11).

  • Neil Diamond (1941). New York pop/adult contemporary singer (“Sweet Caroline”, “Love on the Rocks”) and songwriter (the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer”, UB40’s “Red, Red Wine”).

  • Aaron Neville (1941). Louisiana R&B singer and keyboardist with the Neville Brothers; also a solo artist (“Tell It Like It Is”).

  • Ray Stevens (1939). Georgia country/pop/novelty singer/songwriter (“The Streak”) born Harold Ray Ragsdale.

  • Julius Arthur Hemphill (1938). Saxophonist.

  • Daniel Goode (1936). Composer.

  • Doug Kershaw (1936). Louisiana electric fiddler.

  • Jack Scott (1936). Canadian rock musician (My True Love).

  • Zeke Carey (1933). American R&B singer with the Flamingos (“I Only Have Eyes For You”).

  • Werner Steger (1932). Composer.

  • Ib Norholm (1931). Composer.

  • David Craighead (1924). Composer.

  • Klaus George Roy (1924). Composer.

  • Simeon ten Holt (1923). Composer.

  • Leon Kirchner (1919). New York opera composer (Lily).

  • Gottfried von Einem (1918). Austrian composer (Dantons Tod).

  • Vitezslava Kapralova (1915). Composer.

  • Norman Dello Joio (1913). New York composer. Born Dello Ioio.

  • Tiny Winters (1909). musician.

  • Alexander Alexandrovich Il’yinsky (1859). Composer.

  • William Mason (1829). Composer.

  • Karol Studzinski (1828). Composer.

  • Karl Moser (1774). Composer.

  • Johann Chrysostomus Drexel (1758). Composer.

  • Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732). French musician. Died 5/18/1799.


    JAN. 25

  • Sheryfa Luna (1989). French singer.

  • Tina Karol (1985). Ukrainian singer.

  • Andrée Watters (1983). Canadian singer.

  • Sho Sakurai (1982). Japanese singer and actor.

  • The-Dream (1982). singer.

  • Alicia Keys (1981). American R&B/pop singer (“Fallin’”, “No One”, 2001’s Songs in A Minor) born Alicia Augello Cook.

  • Tose Proeski (1981). Macedonian singer. Died 2007.

  • Jonathan Bryan Colling (1974). Massachussetts rock musician (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys).

  • Heidi Wolfgramm (1969). R&B musician with The Jets.

  • Jesse Harte (1969). Georgia heavy metal singer (Southgang-Tainted Angel).

  • Kina (1969). American singer.

  • Carl Fysh (1963). Rock musician (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret).

  • Gary Brian Tibbs (1958). English rock bassist with Adam & the Ants and Roxy Music.

  • Edmund Theodore Sylvers (1957). Rock musician with the Sylvers.

  • Andy Cox (1956). English guitarist with the Beat and Fine Young Cannibals (“She Drives Me Crazy”).

  • Richard Finch (1954). Bassist with KC & the Sunshine Band (“That's the Way I Like It”).

  • Malcolm Green (1953). New wave musician with Split Enz (“I Got You”).

  • Sara Mandiano (1952). French singer and songwriter.

  • Michael Cotton (1950). Missouri synthesizer player with the Tubes.

  • Ronnie Brandon (1946). Rock musician with the McCoys.

  • Etta James (1938). American R&B/blues/jazz singer (“At Last”) born Jamesetta Hawkins.

  • Stig “Stikkan” Anderson (1931). Swedish music manager for Abba. Died 9/12/1997.

  • Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927). Brazilian jazz musician and songwriter. Born Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. Died 12/8/1994.

  • Giorgos Zampetas (1925). Greek musician and songwriter. Died 1992.

  • Rusty Draper (1923). American country and pop singer. Died 2003.

  • Alfred Reed (1921). Composer.

  • Julia Frances Smith (1911). Composer.

  • Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck (1910). Composer.

  • Sleepy" John Estes (1903). Rock musician.

  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov (1889). Composer.

  • Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886). German conductor. Died 1954.

  • Edward Kilenyi (1884). Composer.

  • Gustave Frederic Soderlund (1881). Composer.

  • Francis George Scott (1880). Composer.

  • Giuseppi Radiciotti (1858). Composer.

  • Jan Blockx (1851). Belgium opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg).

  • Frederick E Kitziger (1844). Composer.

  • Pablo Hernandez Salces (1834). Composer.

  • Johann Gottfried Vierling (1750). Composer.


    JAN. 26

  • Mia Rose (1988). British-Portuguese singer.

  • Matt Heafy (1986). American musician (Trivium).

  • Willie Adler (1976). American guitar player.

  • Mike Watt (1973). Musician.

  • Kirk Franklin (1970). American gospel singer and musician who has led gospel choirs The Family and God’s Property.

  • Pradip Somasundaran (1967). Indian playback singer.

  • Jazzie B (1963). English rapper with Soul II Soul. Born Beresford Romeo.

  • Andrew Ridgeley (1963). English pop musician with Wham! (“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”).

  • Tom Keifer (1962). Rock guitarist and singer with Cinderella (“Heartbreak Station”).

  • Charlie Gillingham (1960). American musician with Counting Crows.

  • Anita Baker (1958). Ohio R&B singer (“Giving You the Best That I Got”, 1986’s Rapture).

  • Norman Lamont Hassan (1958). British reggae musician with UB40 (“Red Red Wine”).

  • B. James Lowry (1958). Rock musician with Boys Band.

  • Eddie Van Halen (1957). Dutch-born rock guitarist who led group Van Halen (“Runnin’ with the Devil”, “Jump”, 1978’s Van Halen). Born Edward Lodewijk Van Halen.

  • Lisa Boray (1956). Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End) born Schulte Nordholt.

  • Lucia Mendez (1955). Mexican singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno).

  • Bert Heerink (1953). Amsterdam rock singer.

  • Lucinda Williams (1953). American folk singer/songwriter (1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road).

  • David Briggs (1951). Rock guitarist with Little River Band (“Help Is on It’s Way”).

  • Andy Hummell (1951). Tennessee rock bassist with Big Star.

  • Derek Holt (1949). Rock musician with Climax Blues Band.

  • Corky Laing (1948). Rock musician with Mountain.

  • Michel Sardou (1947). French singer.

  • Jacqueline du Pré (1945). English cellist. Died 1987.

  • Jean Knight (1943). American R&B singer (“Mr. Big Stuff”).

  • Peter Kenton Winkler (1943). Composer.

  • Marshall Lieb (1939). Rock musician with the Teddy Bears.

  • Noel Harrison (1936). English singer and actor.

  • Peter Ronnefeld (1935). Composer.

  • Zbigniew Penherski (1935). Composer.

  • Huey “Piano” Smith (1934). Pianist (Having a Good Time).

  • Coxsone Dodd (1932). Jamaican record producer.

  • Ronnie Hilton (1926). Singer (Moonraker).

  • Warren Frank Benson (1924). Composer.

  • Alice Babs (1924). Swedish singer.

  • Frantisek Chaun (1921). Composer.

  • Johannes Driessler (1921). Composer.

  • Lothar Jensch (1916). Composer.

  • Jimmy Van Heusen (1913). Songwriter (Love & Marriage).

  • Norbert Schultze (1911). Composer.

  • Marijan Lipovsek (1910). Composer.

  • Stéphane Grappelli (1908). French jazz violinist. Died 12/1/1997.

  • Eddie Ballantine (1907). Illinois orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club).

  • Maria Augusta von Trapp (1905). Austrian singer, inspired movie and stage musical The Sound of Music.

  • Ervin Major (1901). Composer.

  • Karl Ristenpart (1900). German conductor. Died 1967.

  • Arthur Hervey (1855). Composer.

  • Frederick Corder (1852). Composer.

  • Emmanuel Aloys Forster (1748). Composer.

  • Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers (1742). Composer.

  • William Hayes (1708). Composer.

  • Johann Jakob Wolleb (1613). Composer.


    JAN. 27

  • Katy Rose (1987). American pop singer.

  • Jonny Lang (1981). Blues musician.

  • ZP Theart (1974). South African-born English singer (Dragonforce).

  • Mark Owen (1972). English pop singer.

  • Lil’ Jon (1971). American rapper born Jonathan Mortimer Smith.

  • Emmanuel Pahud (1970). French-Swiss flautist.

  • Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel) (1970)

  • Cornelius (1969). Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar).

  • Michael Kulas (1969). Canadian singer (James).

  • Tracy Lawrence (1968). Texas country singer.

  • Mike Patton (1968). California rock singer/songwriter with Faith No More (“Epic”).

  • Tricky (1968). English rapper.

  • Migi (1964). Rock musician with Curiosity Killed Cat (“Keep Your Distance”). Born Miguel Drummond.

  • Michael Collins (1962). clarinettist.

  • Martin Degville (1961). Rock musician with Sigue Sigue Sputnik.

  • Gillian Gilbert (1961). English rock musician with New Order (“Round & Round”).

  • Margo Timmins (1961). Singer with the Cowboy Junkies.

  • Charles Waltz (1958). Rock musician with Shooting Star.

  • Richard Young (1955). Kentucky country singer with the Kentucky Headhunters (“The Ballad of Davy Crockett”).

  • Peter Garland (1952). Composer.

  • G.E. Smith (1952). Musician.

  • Brian Downey (1951). Rock drummer with Thin Lizzy (“The Boys Are Back in Town”).

  • Seth Justman (1951). Washington DC rock keyboardist with J. Geils Band (“Centerfold”).

  • Chuck Larsen (1948). Rock musician (Snuff).

  • Björn Afzelius (1947). Swedish singer. Died 1999.

  • Nedra Telley (1947). New York singer with the Ronettes (“Be My Baby”).

  • Kim Gardner (1946). English rock bassist with Ashton, Gardner & Dyke.

  • Nick Mason (1945). English rock drummer in Pink Floyd (1973’s Dark Side of the Moon).

  • Kevin Coyne (1944). English rock musician (“Sunday Mornin’ Sunrise”).

  • Petr Kotik (1942). Composer.

  • Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan (1939). Composer.

  • John Ogdon (1937). English pianist and composer.

  • Bobby “Blue” Bland (1930). Tennessee blues and R&B singer (“Turn on Your Love Light”, 1960’s Two Steps from the Blues). Born Robert Calvin Bland.

  • Jean-Michel Damase (1928). Composer.

  • Lyle Russell Cedric “Skitch” Henderson (1918). American pianist/conductor/composer. Original bandleader for The Tonight Show hosted by Steve Allen. Died 11/1/2005.

  • Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev (1924). Composer.

  • Helmut Zacharias (1920). German violinist. Died 2002.

  • Nina Milkina (1919). pianist.

  • Elmore James (1918). Mississippi blues singer/songwriter (“Dust My Broom”, “The Sky Is Crying”) and guitarist born Elmore Brooks. Died 5/24/1963.

  • Skitch Henderson (1918). English orchestra leader (Tonight Show).

  • Jack Brymer (1915). clarinettist.

  • Milton Adolphus (1913). Composer.

  • Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky (1913). Composer.

  • Oran Page (1908). American musician. Died 1954.

  • Radames Gnattali (1906). Composer.

  • Granville English (1899). Composer.

  • Claudio Carneyro (1895). Composer.

  • George Gard “Buddy” DeSylva (1895). American Tin Pan Alley lyricist and producer. Died 7/11/1950.

  • Joseph Rosenstock (1895). Polish conductor (Nippon Phil Orchestra 1936-41).

  • Harry Ruby (1895). American composer. Died 1974.

  • Mitya Stillman (1892). Composer.

  • Jerome Kern (1885). New York musical theater composer (“Ol’ Man River”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Way You Look Tonight”). Wrote Show Boat with Oscar Hammerstein II. Can arguably be called “the father of modern American musical theater.” Died 11/11/1945.

  • Eduard Künneke (1885). German composer. Died 1953.

  • Will Marion Cook (1869). Composer.

  • Cato Engelen-Sewing (1868). Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera).

  • Claude Antoine Terrasse (1867). Composer.

  • Georg Hellmesberger (1830). Composer.

  • Louis Schubert (1828). Composer.

  • Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo (1823). French (Symphonie Espagnole).

  • Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806). Spanish composer. Died 1826.

  • Martin-Joseph Mengal (1784). Composer.

  • Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia (1775). Spanish tenor and composer.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756). Austrian classical music composer (1785’s Piano Concerto No. 20, Don Giovanni, Requiem, The Marriage of Figaro). Died 12/5/1791.

  • Vaclav Kalous (1715). Composer.

  • Pierre de La Barre (1592). Composer.


    JAN. 28

  • Nick Carter (1980). American singer and musician from pop vocal group the Backstreet Boys (“I Want It That Way”).

  • Matt DeVries (1977). American guitarist with Chimaira.

  • Joey Fatone (1977). American singer from boyband ‘N Sync (“Bye Bye Bye”).

  • Tweety (1977). Musician with Next.

  • Jarrod Montague (1976). American drummer with Taproot.

  • Lee Latchford-Evans (1975). English singer.

  • Donald Tardy (1970). American death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death).

  • DJ Muggs (1968). American musician with Cypress Hill.

  • Sarah McLachlan (1968). Canadian singer/songwriter and musician (“Angel”, “Adia”) who founded Lilith Fair, a touring festival showcasing female artists.

  • Rakim (1968). New York rap singer with Eric B. & Rakim (1987’s Paid in Full). Born William Griffin, Jr.

  • Jan Lamb (1967). Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian.

  • Sam Phillips (1962). Singer and actress.

  • Burkhard Dallwitz (1959). German-born composer.

  • Dave Sharp (1959). English rock guitarist with the Alarm (“Rain in the Summertime”).

  • Peter Schilling (1956). German rock musician.

  • Shawn Murray (1954). Rock drummer with Mink Deville.

  • Michael Day (1953). Rock musician.

  • William Nelson Jr. (1951). American bassist (Connections & Disconnections).

  • Bob Hay (1950). American songwriter and musician.

  • Rick Allen (1946). Arkansas rock bassist with the Box Tops (“The Letter”).

  • Robert Wyatt (1945). English singer with Soft Machine.

  • Martin Fried (1944). Rock musician (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball).

  • Brian Keenan (1944). New York rock drummer with the Chamber Brothers (“Time Has Come Today”).

  • Arnold Muhren (1944). Dutch pop bassist and singer with The Cats (“Sailin’ Home”).

  • John Tavener (1944). Composer (The Whale).

  • Dick Taylor (1943). English guitarist and singer with the Pretty Things.

  • Jack Scott (1936). Singer (My True Love).

  • Robert Suderburg (1936). Composer.

  • Leonid Grabovsky (1935). Composer.

  • Luis de Pablo (1930). Composer.

  • Acker Bilk (1929). Singer (Stranger on the Shore).

  • Ronnie Scott (1927). Jazz musician and club-owner.

  • Peter Crossley-Holland (1916). Composer.

  • Jan Masseus (1913). Composer.

  • Paul Misraki (1908). French composer and songwriter. Died 1998.

  • Constantin Regamey (1907). Composer.

  • Michael Dewar Head (1900). Composer.

  • Zilner T Randolph (1899). Jazz trumpeter and arranger.

  • Vittorio Rieti (1898). Composer.

  • Elliot Griffis (1893). Composer.

  • Karel Boleslav Jirak (1891). Composer.

  • Artur Rubenstein (1887). Polish-American classical pianist/composer. Died 12/20/1982.

  • Lily Theresa Strickland (1887). Composer.

  • Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski] (1878). German composer (Der Juxbaron).

  • Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo (1875). Composer.

  • Frederick Archibald Lamond (1868). Composer.

  • Julian Aguirre (1868). Composer.

  • Viktor Ernst Nessler (1841). Composer.

  • Franz Wullner (1832). Composer.

  • Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni (1757). Composer.

  • Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth (1756). Composer.

  • Johann Ernst Bach (1722). Composer.

  • Gregor Joseph Werner (1693). Composer.

  • Johann Balthasar Konig (1691). Composer.

  • Gottfried Vopelius (1645). Composer.

  • Alfonso Marsh (1627). Composer.


    JAN. 29

  • Adam Lambert (1982). American singer/songwriter who was the runner-up on TV’s eighth season of American Idol.

  • Jonny Lang (1981). American blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist (1997’s Lie to Me, 1998’s Wander This World).

  • Álex Ubago (1981). Spanish musician.

  • Hyde (1969). Japanese singer.

  • Roddy Frame (1964). Scottish singer and guitarist with Aztec Camera.

  • Marcus Verre (1964). Musician with Living In A Box.

  • Eddie Jackson (1961). Rock bassist with Queensrÿche.

  • Cho-Liang Lin (1960). Taiwanese violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize).

  • J. G. Thirlwell (1960). Australian-born musician.

  • Jac Bico (1957). Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine).

  • Irlene Mandrell (1957). Texas country singer with the Mandrell Sisters.

  • Dick Manitoba (1954). Singer with the Dictators.

  • Louie Perez (1953). Musician with Los Lobos.

  • Teresa Teng (1953). Taiwanese-Chinese pop singer (“When Will You Return?”). Died 5/8/1995.

  • Tommy Ramone (1952). Hungarian punk-rock drummer/bassist with the Ramones (1976’s Ramones). Born Thomas Erdelyi.

  • Bill Kirchen (1948). Michigan singer and guitarist with Commander Cody.

  • Felice Taylor (1948). R&B singer (“I Feel Love Comin’ On”).

  • David Byron (1947). British singer with Uriah Heep. Born David Garrick. Died 2/28/1985.

  • Marián Varga (1947). Slovak musician.

  • Timothy Andrew James Souster (1943). Composer.

  • Claudine Longet (1942). French singer. Once married to singer Andy Williams.

  • Bobby Scott (1937). Jazz singer.

  • Malcolm Binns (1936). Concert pianist.

  • James Jamerson (1936). American R&B bassist with the Motown Records session group the Funk Brothers. Died in 1983.

  • Paul Gutama Soegijo (1934). Composer.

  • Leslie Bricuse (1931). English/US composer (Stop the world I want to get off).

  • Derek Bailey (1930). English guitar virtuoso. Died 2005.

  • Bengt Hambraeus (1928). Composer.

  • Luigi Nono (1924). Italian composer (Canonic Variations).

  • Eddie Taylor (1923). Michigan blues guitarist. Died 12/25/1985.

  • Bernard Herrmann (1911). New York film music composer.

  • Marco Tajcevic (1900). Composer.

  • Fernand Quinet (1898). Belgian cellist, composer, and conductor (La Guerre).

  • Edric Cundell (1893). Composer.

  • Martian Negrea (1893). Composer.

  • Marguerite Canal (1890). Composer.

  • Francisco Santiago (1889). Composer.

  • Rudolf Mauersberger (1889). Composer.

  • Leadbelly (1888). Louisiana folk/blues musician (“Goodnight, Irene”, “The Midnight Special”) born Huddie William Ledbetter. Died 12/6/1949.

  • Juhan Aavic (1884). Composer.

  • Havergal Brian (1876). English composer.

  • Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen (1876). Composer.

  • Robert Lach (1874). Composer.

  • Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco (1871). Composer.

  • Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov (1869). Composer.

  • Adolf Philipp (1864). Composer.

  • Frederick Delius (1862). English composer (Hiawatha). Died 6/10/1934.

  • Frederick Hymen Cowen (1852). Composer.

  • Karl von Perfall (1824). Composer.

  • Johannes Bernardus van Bree (1801). Dutch violinist and composer (Felix Meritis).

  • Ferdinand Ries (1784). Composer.

  • Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber (1782). French opera composer (Fra Diavolo).

  • Frantiszek Tucek Scigalski (1782). Composer.

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715). Austrian (court) composer and pianist.

  • Giuseppi Bonno (1711). Composer.

  • Carlmann Kolb (1703). Composer.


    JAN. 30

  • Sam Duckworth (1986). British singer/songwriter.

  • Josh Kelley (1981). American musician.

  • Yumi Yoshimura (1975). Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi).

  • Trevor Dunn (1968). American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3).

  • Bill Leverty (1967). Virginia guitarist with Firehouse (“Love of a Lifetime”).

  • Jay Gordon (1967). American musician.

  • Mark Eitzel (1959). California singer, guitarist, and keyboardist with American Music Club.

  • Jody Watley (1959). R&B singer/songwriter.

  • Rob van Zandvoort (1958). Dutch rock singer and keyboardist (Jack of Hearts).

  • Michael Thompson (1955). Guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd).

  • Alides Hidding (1954). Singer and guitarist (Time Bandits).

  • Steve Bartek (1952). Musician with Oingo Boingo.

  • Clifford Leon Anderson (1951). Rock musician (Cure).

  • Phil Collins (1951). English rock singer/songwriter and drummer with progressive rock group Genesis (“Invisible Touch”, “Misunderstanding”, “That’s All!”, 1973’s Selling England by the Pound, 1974’s The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, 1986’s Invisible Touch) and a solo artist (“In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds”, “Another Day in Paradise”, 1982’s No Jacket Required).

  • Mary Ross (1951). Musician with Quaterflash.

  • William King (1949). Alabama R&B trumpeteer with the Commodores (“Easy”).

  • Steve Marriott (1947). English rock singer/songwriter and guitarist in the Small Faces (“Itchycoo Park”) and Humble Pie (“30 Days in the Hole”). Died 4/20/1991.

  • Martin Christoph Redel (1947). Composer.

  • Robert Wittinger (1945). Composer.

  • Lynn Harrell (1944). New York cellist.

  • Sandy Deane (1943). Rock musician.

  • Andres (1942). Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres) born Dries Holten.

  • Marty Balin (1942). Ohio rock singer with Jefferson Airplane (“White Rabbit”, “Somebody to Love”, 1967’s Surrealistic Pillow). Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald.

  • Joe Terranoua (1941). Rock musician with Danny & The Juniors.

  • David Johnson (1940). Composer.

  • Richard Dufallo (1933). Illinois clarinetist and conductor.

  • Mitch Leigh (1928). Composer.

  • Pal Jardanyi (1922). Composer.

  • Bernie Leighton (1921). Connecticut orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime).

  • Robert Suter (1919). Composer.

  • Pierre Wissmer (1915). Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno).

  • Roy Eldridge (1911). Pennsylvania jazz/big band leader and trumpeter with Gene Krupa and Artie Shaw. Died 2/26/1989.

  • Mihaly Hajou (1909). Composer.

  • Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky (1900). Composer.

  • Charles Trowbridge Haubiel (1892). Composer.

  • Walter Johannes Damrosch (1862). Composer.

  • Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler (1861). Composer.

  • George Augustus Kollmann (1789). Composer.

  • Franz Xaver Partsch (1760). Composer.

  • Josef Preindl (1756). Composer.

  • Joseph Matthias Kracher (1752). Composer.

  • Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger (1724). Composer.

  • Vigilio Blasio Faitello (1710). Composer.

  • Johann Joachim Quantz (1697). German royal flautist and composer.

  • Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster (1694). Composer.

  • Konrad Hoffler (1647). Composer.

  • Alessandro Piccinini (1566). Composer.

  • Thomas Tallis (1505). English composer. Died 1585.


    JAN. 31

  • Justin Timberlake (1981). American pop singer who became successful with boyband ‘N Sync (“Bye Bye Bye”) and then launched a huge solo career (“Sexyback”, “Cry Me a River”).

  • Ryan Kienle (1980). American musician.

  • Chad Channing (1967). California grunge-rock drummer with Nirvana.

  • Jason Cooper (1967). Musician with The Cure.

  • Fat Mike (1967). American musician.

  • Al Doughty (1966). English pop bassist with Jesus Jones (“Right Here Right Now”). Born Alan Jaworski.

  • Jeff Hanneman (1964). American musician (Slayer).

  • Scott Ian Rosenfeld (1963). New York rock musician with Anthrax.

  • Lloyd Cole (1961). English alt-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (Rattlesnakes).

  • Tom Schuman (1958). pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance).

  • Johnny Rotten (1956). English punk singer/songwriter with the Sex Pistols (Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols), and Public Image Ltd. (1979’s Metal Box). Born John Lydon.

  • Adrian Vandenberg (1954). Dutch rock guitarist with Whitesnake.

  • Aart Mol (1953). Dutch bassist with Catapult.

  • Dave Benton (1951). Aruban-born singer.

  • KC (1951). American disco singer/songwriter with KC & the Sunshine Band (“That’s the Way I Like It”, “Shake Your Booty”). Born Harry Wayne Casey.

  • Phil Manzanera (1951). English art-rock guitarist with Roxy Music.

  • Jim Nollman (1947). Composer.

  • Terry Kath (1946). Illinois jazz-rock guitarist (“25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “If You Leave Me Now”) with Chicago. Died 1/23/1978.

  • Noah Creshevsky (1945). Composer.

  • Charlie Musselwhite (1944). American blues-harp player/bandleader (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog).

  • Gerald Chanberlain (1942). Rock musician.

  • Claude Gauthier (1939). Canadian singer and songwriter.

  • Philip Glass (1937). Maryland minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach).

  • Marvin Junior (1936). Singer with the Dells (“Oh What a Night”).

  • Bojidar Dimov (1935). Composer.

  • Ron Weatherburn (1934). Jazz pianist.

  • Rick Hall (1932). Country/R&B singer.

  • Chuck Willis (1928). Rock singer (C C Rider).

  • Carol Channing (1923). American singer and actor.

  • Mario Lanza (1921). American actor/opera singer (1954’s The Student Prince). Died 10/7/1959.

  • Jose Maceda (1917). Composer.

  • Bobby Hackett (1915). Rhode Island trumpeter and orchestra leader (Air Time '57).

  • Alan Lomax (1915). American folklorist and enthno-musicologist. Died 7/19/2002.

  • Hector Iglesias Villoud (1913). Composer.

  • Benjamin Frankel (1906). Composer.

  • Blaz Arnic (1901). Composer.

  • Isham Jones (1894). American bandleader and songwriter. Died 10/19/1956.

  • Eddie Cantor (1892). American singer, actor, and comedian born Edward Israel Iskowitz. Died 10/10/1964.

  • Max Drischner (1891). Composer.

  • Henryk Szulc (1836). Composer.

  • Karl Gottlieb Reissiger (1798). Composer.

  • Franz Schubert (1797). Austrian classical composer (Unfinished Symphony). Died 11/19/1828.

  • Carl Wilhelm Henning (1784). Composer.

  • Francois Devienne (1759). Composer.

  • Julien-Amable Mathieu (1734). Composer.

  • Nicolas Saboly (1614). Composer.

  • Ambrosius Metzger (1573). Composer.

  • Giulio Cesare Monteverdi (1573). Composer.

  • Gioseffo Zarlino (1517). Composer.


    This page last updated January 4, 2015.