Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April: 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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APRIL 1

  • Keito Okamoto (1993). Japanese singer.

  • Sam Mtukudzi (1988). Zimbabwean musician.

  • Hillary Scott (1986). Musician with Lady Antebellum.

  • Hannah Spearritt (1981). English actress/singer from pop group S Club 7.

  • John Butler (1975). American-born Australian singer and musician.

  • Jazzy B (1975). Indian singer/songwriter born Jaswinder Bains.

  • Richard Christy (1974). American musican, comedian, and actor.

  • Jesse Tobias (1972). Mexican-American alternative-rock guitarist. Played with Red Hot Chili Peppers and Alanis Morissette.

  • Method Man (1971). American rap musician and actor. Born Clifford Smith.

  • Julia Boutros (1968). Lebanese Christian singer.

  • Phil Demmel (1967). American guitarist.

  • Robert Steadman (1965). English classical composer.

  • Leslie Langston (1964). American bassist.

  • Susan Boyle (1961). Scottish singer (“I Dreamed a Dream”) who gained fame from TV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

  • Mark White (1961). English new wave guitarist with ABC (Lexicon of Love).

  • D. Boon (1958). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist. Born Dennes Boon. Died 1985.

  • Peter O’Toole (1956). Irish pop bassist with Hothouse Flowers (“People”).

  • Jeff Porcaro (1954). Connecticut rock drummer with Toto (“Rosanna”, “Africa”, Toto IV). Also a session drummer for acts including Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Sonny & Cher, and Boz Scaggs. Died 8/5/1992.

  • Billy Currie (1950). New wave keyboardist, songwriter, and violist with Ultravox (“We Came to Dance”). Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

  • Gill Scott-Heron (1949). American writer, poet, and singer.

  • Simon Crowe (1948). Rock drummer with the Boomtown Rats.

  • Jimmy Cliff (1948). Jamaican reggae singer born James Chambers.

  • M (1947). English singer (“Pop Muzik”).

  • Robin Scott (1947). English singer.

  • Arthur Conley (1946). American soul singer (“Sweet Soul Music”).

  • Ronnie Lane (1946). English rock bassist with the Small Faces (“Hey Girl”).

  • John Barbata (1945). New Jersey session drummer with the Turtles (“Happy Together”); Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and Eric Clapton.

  • Kenny Buttrey (1945). American drummer.

  • Alan Blakeley (1942). English drummer.

  • Danny Brooks (1942). Rock musician with the Dovells.

  • Phil Margo (1942). New York bass singer with the Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”).

  • Rudoph Isley (1939). Ohio R&B singer/songwriter with the Isley Brothers (“Shout”).

  • Jim Ed Brown (1934). American country singer.

  • Debbie Reynolds (1932). Texas singer and actress (Singing in the Rain).

  • Jiri Smutny (1932). Composer.

  • Joan Franks-Williams (1930). Composer.

  • Jane Powell (1929). Singer, dancer, and actress (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). Born Suzanne Lorraine Burce in Portland, OR.

  • Amos Milburn (1927). Texas R&B/blues singer and pianist. Died 1/3/1980.

  • Charles Bressler (1926). American tenor.

  • Gunther Becker (1924). Composer.

  • Douglas Allenbrook (1921). Composer.

  • William L. Bergsma (1921). California composer (Fortunate Island).

  • Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith (1921). American musician and songwriter.

  • Johnny Andrews (1917). Boston singer and host (Songs at Twilight).

  • Art Lund (1915). Utah singer (Ken Murray Show).

  • Carla van Neste (1914). Belgian violinist.

  • Gunther Rennert (1911). German opera director and producer.

  • Eddy Duchin (1909). American jazz pianist and bandleader (“You Are My Lucky Star”). Died 2/9/1951.

  • Walter Kaufmann (1907). Composer.

  • Winfried P.I. Zillig (1905). German opera composer and conductor (Fantasia Irica).

  • Boris Koutzen (1901). Composer.

  • Alberta Hunter (1895). American blues singer/songwriter (“Down-Hearted Blues”). Died 10/17/1984.

  • Casimir von Paszthory (1886). Composer.

  • Aleksander V. Aleksandrov (1883). Russian composer and conductor.

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873). Russian classical composer, pianist, and conductor (1901’s Piano Concerto No. 2, 1909’s Piano Concerto No. 3). Died 3/28/1943.

  • Tadeusz Joteyko (1872). Composer.

  • F Melius Christiansen (1871). Composer.

  • Ferruccio D M B Bosoni (1866). Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (Arelcchino).

  • Gavriil Musicescu (1847). Composer.

  • Isidore Edouard Legouix (1834). Composer.

  • Hubert Reis (1802). Composer.

  • Ignaz Franz von Mosel (1772). Composer.

  • Francois Bainville (1725). Composer.

  • Pieter Hellendaal (1721). Dutch violinist, organist, and composer (Glees).

  • Christian Demelius (1643). Composer.

  • Thomas Simpson (1582). Composer.


    APRIL 2

  • Meryl Cassie (1984). New Zealand actress.

  • Yung Joc (1983). American rapper.

  • Bethany Joy Galeotti (1981). American singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Jesse Carmichael (1979). American keyboardist with Maroon 5.

  • Geneva Cruz (1976). Filipina singer and actress.

  • Jill King (1975). American singer/songwriter.

  • Deedee Magno (1975). Rock musician (Party-Rodeo, That's Why).

  • Håkan Hellström (1974). Swedish musician.

  • Roselyn Sanchez (1973). Puerto Rican singer, model and actress.

  • Chico Slimani (1972). Moroccoan-British singer.

  • Chico Slimani (1971). Welsh singer.

  • Zeebra (1971). Japanese hip hop artist born Hideyuki Yokoi.

  • Greg Camp (1967). American guitarist and songwriter with Smash Mouth.

  • Garnet Silk (1966). Jamaican singer. Died 1994.

  • Billy Dean (1962). Country singer (Billy the Kid). Born in Quincy, FL.

  • Buddy Jewell (1961). American country music artist.

  • Keren Jane Woodward (1961). English pop singer/songwriter with Bananarama (“Venus”).

  • Dean Townson (1959). Singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake). Born in St Petersburg, FL.

  • Gregory Abbott (1954). American singer.

  • Susumu Hirasawa (1954). Japanese electropop musician.

  • David Robinson (1953). American rock drummer with the Modern Lovers (1976’s The Modern Lovers) and the Cars.

  • Dave Bronze (1952). English bass guitarist.

  • Leon Wilkerson (1952). Rock musician with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • Kerry Minnear (1948). Rock musician (Gentle Giant).

  • Dimitris Mitropanos (1948). Greek singer.

  • Emmylou Harris (1947). Alabama country singer/songwriter and musician (1995’s Wrecking Ball).

  • Linda Sharrock (1947). American jazz singer.

  • Kurt Winter (1946). Canadian rock guitarist with the Guess Who.

  • Larry Coryell (1943). Jazz guitarist (11th House). Born in Galveston, Texas.

  • Glen Dale (1943). Rock singer (Fortunes Deal). Born Richard Garforth.

  • Leon Russell (1942). Oklahoma singer/songwriter and pianist (“Tight Rope”). Born Claude Russell Bridges.

  • Dr. Demento (1941). American radio broadcaster. Born Jarret Hansen.

  • Marvin Gaye (1939). Washington D.C. R&B singer (“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, “What’s Going On”, 1971’s What’s Going On). Born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. in Washington, D.C. Died 4/1/1984.

  • Booker Little, Jr. (1938). American jazz trumpeter.

  • Warner Mack (1938). American singer/songwriter.

  • Imre Olsvai (1931). Composer.

  • Girolamo Arriego (1930). Composer.

  • Serge Gainsbourg (1928). Russian-French singer/songwriter (“Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus” with Jane Birkin). Born Lucien Ginsburg. Died 3/2/1991.

  • Ian Hunter (1919). British impresario of classical music.

  • Lou Monte (1917). New Jersey singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse).

  • Gica Petrescu (1915). Romanian singer.

  • Herbert Mills (1912). American jazz singer.

  • Jean Kurt Forest (1909). Composer.

  • Kurt Herbert Adler (1905). Austrian opera director. Died 2/9/1988.

  • Kai Gullmars (1905). Swedish singer and actress.

  • Danilo Svara (1902). Composer.

  • Anis Fuleihan (1901). Composer.

  • Heinrich Besseler (1900). German musicologist.

  • Arnold Schering (1877). German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik).

  • Eduard Jacobs (1868). Singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret).

  • Teodulo Mabellini (1817). Composer.

  • Franz Paul Lachner (1803). Composer.

  • Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari (1763). Composer.

  • Christian Gotthilf Tag (1735). Composer.

  • Franz Volrath Buttstett (1735). Composer.

  • Giacomo Tritto (1733). Composer.

  • Franz Asplmayr (1728). Composer.

  • Georg Caspar Weckler (1632). Composer.

  • Constantin Christian Dedekind (1628). Composer.


    APRIL 3

  • Park Jung Min (1987). South Korean singer and actor.

  • Julie Sokolow (1987). American Indie rock singer/songwriter.

  • Leona Lewis (1985). English pop singer (“Bleeding Love”).

  • Fler (1982). German rapper. Born Frank White.

  • Aaron Bertram (1981). American musician.

  • Drew Shirley (1976). American musician.

  • Matthew Priest (1970). English drummer.

  • Sebastian Bach (1968). Canadian rock singer with Skid Row (“18 and Life”, “I Remember You”). Born Sebastian Philip Clerk Bach in Bahamas.

  • Nazia Hassan (1965). South Asian pop singer (d.2000).

  • Criss Oliva (1963). American musician. Died 1993.

  • Tsuyoshi Sekito (1963). Japanese composer.

  • John Gruffith (1962). Rock musician (Red rock musicians).

  • Mike Ness (1962). Rock musician (Social Distortion).

  • Simon Raymonde (1962). English musician and record producer.

  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen (1960). Dutch musician.

  • Marie Denise Pelletier (1960). Quebec singer.

  • Miguel Bose (1956). Spanish singer and actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot). Born in Panama.

  • Hariharan (1955). Indian playback singer.

  • Mick Mars (1955). Guitarst (Motley Crue).

  • Elisabetta Brusa (1954). Italian composer.

  • Huub van der Lubbe (1953). Dutch rock singer (Stampei-The Dike).

  • Craig Taubman (1953). Jewish singer.

  • Mel Schacher (1951). Bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful). Born in MI.

  • Curtis Stone (1950). Singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry). Born in N Hollywood California.

  • Jan Keizer (1949). Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart).

  • Richard Thompson (1949). British folk singer/songwriter and guitarist with Fairport Convention and then a solo artist (Shoot Out the Lights).

  • Garrick Ohlsson (1948). Pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969). Born in Bronxville, New York.

  • Dee Murray (1946). English rock bassist with the Elton John Band.

  • Tony Orlando (1944). New York singer (“Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”). Born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis in New York City.

  • Barry Pritchard (1944). English rock guitarist with the Fortunes.

  • Mario Lavista (1943). Mexican composer.

  • Richard Manuel (1943). Canadian rock pianist and singer with The Band (“Up on Cripple Creek”). Born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Died 3/4/1986.

  • Wayne Newton (1942). American singer and entertainer (“Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast”, “Danke Schoen”) nicknamed “Mr. Las Vegas.”

  • Billy Joe Royal (1942). American country singer (Down in the Boondocks). Born in Valdosta, GA.

  • Jan Berry (1941). American rock singer with Jan & Dean (“Deadman’s Curve”). Born in Los Angeles, CA. Died 2004.

  • Philippé Wynne (1941). American R&B singer with the Spinners. Died 7/14/1984.

  • François de Roubaix (1939). French film score composer. Died 1975.

  • Jeff Barry (1938). New York pop/rock songwriter and record producer. Part of famed songwriting team with wife Ellie Greenwich (the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby”, Dixie Cups’ “Chapel of Love”, Manfred Mann’s “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, Shangri-La’s “Leader of the Pack”, the Crystals’ “Da Doo Ron Ron”, Ike & Tina Turner’s “River Deep, Mountain High”). Also co-wrote hits without her (the Archies’ “Sugar Sugar”, Olivia Newton-John’s “I Honestly Love You”).

  • Scott LaFaro (1936). American musician. Died 1961.

  • Jimmy McGriff (1936). American organist and bandleader.

  • Harold Vick (1936). American saxophonist and flautist.

  • Don Gibson (1928). American country singer/songwriter (“Oh Lonesome Me”). Died 11/17/2003.

  • Murray Dickie (1924). Opera singer/director.

  • Doris Day (1922). American actress and singer (“Sentimental Journey”, “Secret Love”, “Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)”).

  • Stan Freeman (1920). Pianist (Melody Tour). Born in Waterbury, CT.

  • Ervin Drake (1919). American songwriter.

  • Sixten Ehrling (1918). Conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm). Born in Malmö, Sweden.

  • Enrique Iturriaga (1918). Composer.

  • Louis Applebaum (1918). Composer.

  • Tibor Andrasovan (1917). Composer.

  • Bill Finegan (1917). American jazz bandleader and pianist.

  • George Barati (1913). Composer.

  • Harold Watkins Shaw (1911). Musicologist.

  • Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson (1902). Composer.

  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895). Composer. Born in Firenze (Florence) Italy.

  • Bjarne Brustad (1895). Composer.

  • Grigoras Dinicu (1889). Composer.

  • Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes (1874). Composer.

  • Reginald De Koven (1859). Composer.

  • Adolf Rzepko (1825). Composer.

  • Ferenc Verseghy (1757). Composer.

  • Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne (1751). Composer.

  • Johann Valentin Rathgeber (1682). German benedictine/composer.

  • Joseph-Francois Salomon (1649). Composer.

  • Johann Caspar Kerll (1627). Composer.

  • Antimo Liberati (1617). Composer.

  • William Smith (1603). Composer.

  • Giovanni Battista Massarengo (1569). Composer.


    APRIL 4

  • Risako Sugaya (1994). Japanese singer.

  • Little Boots (1984). English singer/songwriter. Born Victoria HesKeth.

  • Johnny Borrell (1980). English rock singer and guitarist with Razorlight.

  • Andy McKee (1979). American guitarist.

  • Lemar (1978). English R&B singer/songwriter.

  • Aska Yang (1978). Taiwanese singer.

  • Adam Dutkiewicz (1977). American guitarist, singer, and producer with Killswitch Engage.

  • Andre Dalyrimple (1974). Musician with Soul for Real.

  • Kelly Price (1973). American singer.

  • Jill Scott (1972). American soul singer/songwriter, poet, and actress.

  • Magnus Sveningsson (1972). Swedish bassist with The Cardigans.

  • Josh Todd (1971). American musician and singer.

  • Michael Schwartz (1970). American turntablist known as Mix Master Mike. DJ for the Beastie Boys.

  • Mark Yates (1968). English guitarist.

  • Mike Starr (1966). Hawaii rock bassist with Alice in Chains. Died 3/8/2011.

  • Benny Green (1963). American jazz pianist.

  • David Gavurin (1963). English alternative-rock guitarist and composer for the Sundays.

  • Craig Adams (1962). British rock bassist and songwriter with the Cult.

  • Jane Eaglin (1960). English soprano.

  • Cazuza (1958). Brazilian composer and singer. Born Agenor Neto. Died in 1990.

  • Graeme Kelling (1957). Scottish pop guitarist with Deacon Blue (Real Gone Kid).

  • Nobuyoshi Kuwano (1957). Japanese musician (Rats & Star).

  • Mick Mars (1955). Rock musician.

  • Ali El Haggar (1954). Singer and actor. Born in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Kacey Cisyk (1953). New York opera singer. Born Kvitka Cisyk. Died 3/29/1998.

  • Dave Hill (1952). English rock guitarist with Slade.

  • Gary Moore (1952). Northern Irish rock guitarist with Thin Lizzy. Died 2/6/2011.

  • Peter Haycock (1952). Rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower).

  • Steve Gatlin (1951). Country singer with the Gatlin Brothers (Broken Lady). Born in Olney, TX.

  • Junior Braithwaite (1949). American singer.

  • Larry Lingle (1949). Rock musician.

  • Gail Davies (1948). Oklahoma country singer (Blue Heartache).

  • Berry Oakley (1948). Illinois rock bassist with the Allman Brothers Band (“Ramblin’ Man”). Died 11/11/1972.

  • Pick Withers (1948). English rock drummer with Dire Straits.

  • Salvatore Sciarrino (1947). Composer.

  • Dave Hill (1946). English guitarist and vocalist.

  • Kris Jensen (1942). Rock musician.

  • Sharon Sheeley (1940). American songwriter.

  • Major Lance (1939). American singer and journalist. Died 1994.

  • Hugh Masekela (1939). South African trumpeter, singer and bandleader (I Am Not Afraid). Born in Wilbank, South Africa.

  • Danny Thompson (1939). English double bass player.

  • Margo J Sylvia (1936). Rock musician (Tune Weavers).

  • Francois-Bernard Mache (1935). Composer.

  • Seoirse Bodley (1933). Composer.

  • Clive Davis (1932). American record producer and executive. President of Columbia Records from 1967-72, founder/president of Arista Records from the late ‘70s to 2000, founder of J Records, Chariman and CEO of RCA Music Group from 2003-2008.

  • Monty Norman (1928). Composer/writer.

  • Erna Spoorenberg (1925). Dutch singer.

  • Elmer Bernstein (1922). American composer (Robot Monster). Born in New York City. Died 8/18/2004.

  • Francis Langford (1913). American singer and entertainer. Born Julia Frances Newbern Langford. Died 7/11/2005.

  • Muddy Waters (1913). American blues singer/songwriter and guitarist (“Mannish Boy”, “Hoochie Coochie Man”, 1960’s At Newport). Known as “the Father of Chicago blues.” Born McKinley Morganfield. Died 4/30/1983.

  • Frances Langford (1913). Singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time). Born in Lakeland, FL.

  • Eugene Bozza (1905). Composer.

  • Marion Harris (1896). American singer. First white woman widely known for singing jazz and blues. Died 4/23/1944.

  • Mary Howe (1882). Composer.

  • Gabriel Groulez (1879). Composer.

  • Pierre Monteux (1875). Conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra 1919-24). Born in Paris, France.

  • Jozef Szulc (1875). Composer.

  • Nikolai Amani (1872). Composer.

  • Pauline de Haan-Manifarges (1872). Dutch singer.

  • Hans Richter (1843). Composer.

  • Jerome Hopkins (1836). Composer.

  • Joseph Fischhof (1804). Composer.

  • Bettina Brentano (1785). Composer.

  • Stephen Storace (1762). Composer.

  • Vincenc Masek (1755). Composer.

  • Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli (1752). Composer (Andromeda).

  • Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen (1740). Composer.

  • Francisco Morera (1731). Composer.

  • John Evangelist Schreiber (1716). Composer.


    APRIL 5

  • Lee Jae Won (1980). South Korean actor, singer, and rapper..

  • Juicy J (1975). American rapper. Born Jordan Houston.

  • Sahaj (1974). American musician and producer. Born Daniel Ticotin.

  • Pharrell Williams (1973). American singer/songwriter and producer (The Neptunes).

  • Pat Green (1972). American country music artist.

  • Miho Hatori (1970). Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto).

  • Paula Cole (1968). American pop-rock singer/songwriter (“Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”).

  • Mike McCready (1966). American rock guitarist with Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog.

  • Christopher “Kid” Reid (1964). American rapper with Kid ‘N’ Play.

  • Stan Ridgway (1954). American rock singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Wall of Voodoo. Born in Barstow, CA.

  • Everett Morton (1951). English rock drummer with the English Beat.

  • Mildred Douglas (1950). Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai).

  • Agnetha Fältskog (1950). Swedish pop singer/songwriter with ABBA (“Dancing Queen”).

  • Anna Ulvaeus (1950). Rock musician with Aha (“Take on Me”).

  • Les Binks (1948). Northern Irish heavy metal drummer.

  • Dave Holland (1948). English heavy metal rock drummer with Judas Priest (“Breaking the Law”).

  • Larry Frederick Wendt (1946). Composer.

  • Nicholas Caldwell (1944). Musician with the Whispers.

  • Evan Parker (1944). British saxophone player.

  • Allan Clarke (1942). British rock singer with the Hollies (“The Air That I Breathe”).

  • Eric Burdon (1941). Rock musician (Animals-House of the Rising Sun). Born in England.

  • David LaFlamme (1941). Electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day). Born in Utah.

  • Dave Swarbrick (1941). British folk fiddle player and singer/songwriter with Fairport Convention.

  • Aliza Kashi (1940). Actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular). Born in Israel.

  • Crispian St. Peters (1939). British rock singer. Born Robin Peter Smith.

  • Lonnie White (1939). Singer (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around).

  • Ronald Anthony White, Jr. (1938). Singer.

  • John White (1936). English composer and musical performer. Born in Berlin.

  • Peter Grant (1935). English rock manager.

  • Stanley Turrentine (1934). American jazz tenor saxophonist (Wonderland).

  • Billy Bland (1932). American R&B singer/songwriter.

  • Joe Meek (1929). English record producer and songwriter. Died 2/3/1967.

  • Tony Williams (1928). New Jersey singer with the Platters (Only You, Harbor Lights).

  • David Farquhar Andress (1928). Composer.

  • Oldrich Flosman (1925). Composer.

  • Harry Freedman (1922). Composer.

  • Gale Storm (1922). American traditional pop singer and actress born Josephine Owaissa Cottle. Died 6/27/2009.

  • Richard Yardumian (1917). Composer (Come Creator Spirit). Born in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Far Kayhko (1916). Finnish singer, musician and actor. Born Kauko Kayhko.

  • George de Godzinsky (1914). Russian-born Finnish composer.

  • George Schick (1908). Conductor (Chicago Symphony). Born in Prague, Czechlosovakia.

  • Herbert von Karajan (1908). Austrian orchestra and opera conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic. Died 7/16/1989.

  • Jef Maes (1905). Composer.

  • Thomas Baron Pitfield (1903). Composer.

  • Jacques Handschin (1886). Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter).

  • Dimitrie Cuclin (1885). Composer.

  • Viktor Patrick Vretblad (1876). Composer.

  • Albert Roussel (1869). Composer (Rapsodie Flamende). Born in Tourcoing France.

  • Louis Ganne (1862). Composer.

  • Wilhelm Harteveld (1859). Composer.

  • Vicente Goicoechea Errasti (1854). Composer.

  • Alfonso Randano (1853). Composer.

  • Stanislaw Pilinski (1839). Composer.

  • Pietro Plantania (1828). Composer.

  • Vincenzo Fioravanti (1799). Composer.

  • Louis [Ludwig] Spohr (1784). Violin virtuoso/composer (Faust). Born in Germany.

  • Ludwig Spohr (1784). Composer.

  • Sébastien Érard (1752). French musical instruments maker. Died 1831.

  • Pasquale Ankossi (1727). Composer.

  • Georg Gottfried Wagner (1698). Composer.

  • Laurentius Erhard (1598). Composer.

  • John Wilson (1595). Composer.


    APRIL 6

  • Garrett Zablocki (1985). American musician.

  • Max Bemis (1984). American musician/songwriter.

  • Michael Guy Chislett (1982). American guitarist of The Academy Is.... Born in Australian.

  • Myleene Klass (1978). English singer, pianist, model and TV/radio presenter.

  • Martin Mendez (1978). Uruguayan-born bassist (Opeth).

  • Georg Hólm (1976). Icelandic musician.

  • Dannon Phillip Pampolina (1975). Rapper/drummer (Party).

  • Zach Braff (1975). American actor.

  • Rie Miyazawa (1973). Japanese actress/singer.

  • Roy Mayorga (1970). American drummer.

  • Vanessa Lann (1968). American composer.

  • Frank Black (aka “Black Francis”) (1965). California alternative-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Pixies (1988’s Surfer Rosa, 1989’s Doolittle). Born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV.

  • Johnny Dee (1964). Heavy metal drummer with Britny Fox and King Kobra.

  • Stan Cullimore (1962). English rock bassist with the Housemartins (Happy Hour, Over There).

  • Warren Haynes (1960). American blues guitarist and songwriter with the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule.

  • John Pizzarelli (1960). American jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader.

  • Blind Mississippi Morris (1955). American blues artist. Born Morris Cummings.

  • Christopher Franke (1953). German musician and composer.

  • Udo Dirkschneider (1952). German heavy metal rock singer (Accept-Balls to the Wall, Udo).

  • Ralph Cooper (1951). Australian drummer with Air Supply (“All Out of Love”).

  • Tony Cooner (1947). British rock drummer with Hot Chocolate (“You Sexy Thing”).

  • Felicity Palmer (1944). British mezzo-soprano.

  • John Stax (1944). English rock bassist with The Pretty Things. Born John Fullegar.

  • Michelle Phillips (1944). Rock musician (Mamas & The Papas).

  • Gerry Niewood (1943). American jazz saxophonist.

  • Julie Rogers (1943). English singer.

  • Gheorghe Zamfir (1941). Romanian pan flutist.

  • Merle Haggard (1937). California country singer/songwriter (“Okie from Muskogee”).

  • Manfred Schoof (1936). Composer.

  • Reijo Jyrkiainen (1934). Composer.

  • Joan Carlyle (1931). British soprano.

  • André Previn (1929). Film score conductor/composer and jazz pianist. Born Andreas Ludwig Priwin in Berlin, Germany.

  • Arthur S. Taylor, Jr. (1929). American drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers).

  • Edison Vasalievich Denisov (1929). Composer.

  • Gerry Mulligan (1927). New York composer, arranger, orchestra leader, and jazz saxophonist (Jazz on a Summer Day). Died 1/20/1996.

  • Charlie Rouse (1924). American saxophonist and flautist.

  • Andrew Welsh Imbrie (1921). Composer.

  • Shakey (1917). Harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'). Born Walter Horton in Mississippi.

  • Endre Szekely (1912). Composer.

  • Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate (1911). Composer.

  • Vano Il'ich Muradeli (1908). Composer.

  • Willem Pelemans (1901). Flemish composer/music reviewer.

  • Andres Sas (1900). Composer.

  • Juan Tomas Perez (1896). Composer.

  • Mateusz Glinski (1892). Composer.

  • Carlos Leon Salzedo (1885). Composer.

  • Vernon Dalhart (1883). American country singer/songwriter (“The Prisoner’s Song”). Born Marion Try Slaughter. Died 9/14/1948.

  • Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg (1878). Composer.

  • Joseph Ludwig (1844). Composer.

  • Jose Marraco y Ferrer (1835). Composer.

  • Francis Henry Brown (1818). Composer.

  • Friedrich Robert Volkmann (1815). Composer.

  • Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin (1812). Composer.

  • Joseph Funk (1778). Composer.

  • Alessandro Rolla (1757). Composer.

  • Johann Friedrich Kranz (1752). Composer.

  • George Reuter (1708). Composer.

  • Andre Cardinal Destouches (1672). Composer.

  • Johann Kuhnau (1660). Composer.

  • Vincenzo De Grandis (1631). Composer.


    APRIL 7

  • Alexis Jordan (1992). American singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Kelli Young (1981). English singer.

  • Watanabe Kazuki (1981). Japanese guitarist.

  • Duncan James (1978). English singer, actor and TV presenter.

  • Leif Ove Andsnes (1970). Norwegian pianist.

  • Artemis Gounaki (1967). Composer, writer, and music producer..

  • Simon Climie (1960). British rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with Climie Fisher (“Love Changes”).

  • Tony Aire (1958). Rock musician (Adventures-Sea of Love).

  • John Dittrich (1951). Country singer with Restless Heart (Wheels). Born in Union, NJ.

  • Bruce Gary (1951). Rock drummer with the Knack (“My Sharona”). Born in Burbank, CA. Died 8/22/2006.

  • Janis Ian (1951). American folk singer/songwriter (“At Seventeen”) and author. Born Janis Eddy Fink in New York City, NY.

  • Steve Ellis (1950). English rock and pop singer.

  • John Oates (1949). Half of pop/rock duo Hall & Oates (“I Can’t Go for That”, “Maneater”). Born in New York City, NY.

  • Carol Douglas (1948). American singer.

  • Patricia Bennett (1947). American singer with the Chiffons (“He’s So Fine”).

  • Florian Schneider (1947). German electronic musician with Kraftwerk.

  • Barbara Benary (1946). Composer.

  • Megas (1945). Icelandic singer/songwriter.

  • Pat LaBarbera (1944). American-born Canadian multi-instrumentalist.

  • Mick Abrahams (1943). English guitarist with Jethro Tull (1971’s Aqualung). Born in Luton.

  • Joel Dorn (1942). American music producer & record label entrepreneur.

  • Jan Wilhelm Morthenson (1940). Composer.

  • Patricia Paay (1940). Dutch singer (You Are Not Hip).

  • Spencer Dryden (1938). New York rock drummer with Jefferson Airplane (“White Rabbit”). Died 1/10/2005.

  • Freddie Hubbard (1938). Jazz trumpeter with Art Blakey. Born in Indianapolis, IN.

  • Alexander von Schlippenbach (1938). Pianist.

  • Charlie Thomas (1937). American R&B singer with the Drifters.

  • Bobby Bare (1935). American country singer/songwriter (“Detroit City”). Father of musician Bobby Bare, Jr. Born in Irontown, OH.

  • Louis “Mr. Bo” Collins (1932). Blues singer.

  • Cal Smith (1932). American country musician.

  • Babatunde Olatunji (1927). Nigerian drummer. Died 2003.

  • Nick Perito (1924). Orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show). Born in Denver Colo.

  • Ikuma Dan (1924). Composer.

  • Kenneth Howard Peacock (1922). Composer.

  • Mongo Santamaria (1922). Cuban musician. Died 2003.

  • Ravi Shankar (1920). Sitarist and composer (Sounds of India) who influenced the Beatles. Father of singer Norah Jones. Born in Benares, India.

  • Peanuts Hucko (1918). Dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show). Born in Syracuse, NY.

  • Mongo Santamaria (1917). Drummer.

  • Billie Holiday (1915). American blues/jazz singer/songwriter (“Summertime”, “Strange Fruit”, “God Bless the Child”) Nicknamed “Lady Day.” Born Eleanora Fagan. Died 7/17/1959.

  • Ralph Flanagan (1914). American big band leader and pianist.

  • Percy Faith (1908). Canadian bandleader, conductor, and composer (“Theme from a Summer Place”). Died 2/9/1976.

  • Herbert W. Spencer (1905). Chilean-born American composer.

  • Robert Casadesus (1899). French pianist. Died 1972.

  • Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud (1897). Composer [OS].

  • Eduardo Toldra (1895). Composer.

  • Joseph Ryeland (1870). Belgian composer/Baron.

  • Otto Adolf Klauwell (1851). Composer.

  • Johann Hermann Berens (1826). Composer.

  • Hubert Leonard (1819). Composer.

  • Karl Theodor Toeschi (1768). Composer.

  • Domenico Dragonetti (1763). Composer.

  • Georg Wenzel Ritter (1748). Composer.

  • Georg Druschetzky (1745). Composer.

  • Henri Hardouin (1727). Composer.

  • Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer (1699). Composer.

  • Coelestin Praelisauer (1694). Composer.


    APRIL 8

  • Hitomi Takahashi (1989). Japanese singer.

  • Erika Sawajiri (1986). Japanese actress, model, and singer.

  • Manuel Ortega (1980). Austrian singer.

  • Alexi Laiho (1979). Finnish singer and guitarist (Children of Bodom).

  • Anouk (1975). Dutch singer. Born Anouk Teeuwe.

  • Chino XL (1974). American rapper. Born Derek Barbosa.

  • Karima Kibble (1974). American gospel singer.

  • Paul Gray (1972). American rock bassist for Slipknot (2001’s Iowa). Died 5/24/2010.
  • Darren Jessee (1971). American drummer.

  • Stretch (1968). American rapper. Born Randy Walker.

  • Biz Markie (1964). American rapper (“Just a Friend”), DJ, and comedian. Born Marcel Theo Hall in Savage, MD.

  • Julian Lennon (1963). English singer/songwriter (“Valotte”, “Too Late for Goodbyes”) and first son of musician John Lennon.

  • Donita Sparks (1963). American singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Izzy Stradlin (1962). Rock guitarist and songwriter with Guns N’ Roses (“Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”). Born Jeff Isabelle in Lafayette, IN.

  • Justin Sullivan (1956). English singer/songwriter.

  • John Schneider (1954). New York actor (Dukes of Hazzard) and country singer.

  • Adam Woods (1952). Rock drummer and pianist with the Fixx.

  • Steve Howe (1947). English rock guitarist with Yes (1971’s Fragile) and Asia (“Heat of the Moment”, 1982’s Asia).

  • Larry Norman (1947). American singer/songwriter.

  • Keef Hartley (1944). British drummer and bandleader.

  • Santiago Jimenez, Jr. (1944). American accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin).

  • Roger Chapman (1944). English rock singer with Family.

  • Leon Huff (1942). American R&B songwriter and producer with Kenny Gamble (Billy Paul’s “Me and Mrs. Jones”, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”, the O’Jays’ “Love Train”).

  • Peggy Lennon (1941). Singer with the Lennon Sisters. Born in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Barton Keith McLean (1938). Composer.

  • Jaroslav Smolka (1933). Composer.

  • Robert Lowery (1931). American blues singer and guitarist.

  • John Reardon (1930). Baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus). Born in New York City, NY.

  • Walter Berry (1929). Austrian bass-baritone.

  • Jacques Brel (1929). Belgian singer/songwriter. Died 10/9/1978.

  • Fred Ebb (1928). New York musical theater lyricist (Cabaret). Died 9/11/2004.

  • Monty Sunshine (1928). English jazz bandleader and clarinetist (Gotta Travel On).

  • Franco Corelli (1921). Operatic tenor singer (Don Jose-Carmen). Born in Anconia, Italy. Died 2003.

  • Jan Novak (1921). Composer.

  • Carmen McRae (1920). American jazz singer, pianist (Dream of Life) and actress.

  • George Dixon (1909). Trumpet/sax.

  • Olavi Pesonen (1909). Composer.

  • Tito Guizar (1908). Mexican singer and actor.

  • Raoul Jobin (1906). French-Canadian operatic tenor. Died 1974.

  • John Antill (1904). Composer.

  • Josef Krips (1902). Conductor (London Symphony 1954-63). Born in Vienna, Austria.

  • Herbert Eimert (1897). German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel).

  • E.Y. “Yip” Harburg (1896). New York songwriter (“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”). Died 3/5/1981.

  • Karl Hermann Pillney (1896). Composer.

  • Sigurdur Thordarson (1895). Composer.

  • Adrian Boult (1889). Conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra). Born in Chester, England.

  • Dimitrios Levidis (1885). Composer.

  • Fernand Lamy (1881). Composer.

  • Victor Schertzinger (1880). Composer/director (Uptown, New York).

  • Rudolf Nelson (1878). Composer.

  • Asger Hamerik (1843). Composer. Born Asger Hammerich.

  • Thaddaus Weigl (1776). Composer.

  • Joseph Gehot (1756). Composer.

  • Georg Zarth (1708). Composer.

  • Pierre Prowo (1697). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692). Italian violinist and composer (Trillo del Diavolo).

  • Claudio Merulo (1533). Organist/composer.


    APRIL 9

  • Craig Mabbitt (1987). American singer.

  • Jesse McCartney (1987). American singer/songwriter.

  • Jazmine Sullivan (1987). American singer and recording artist.

  • Brian Larsen (1986). American musician and record producer.

  • Yamashita Tomohisa (1985). Japanese singer News.

  • Clueso (1980). German singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer. Born Thomas Hubner.

  • Albert Hammond, Jr. (1980). American rock guitarist with the Strokes (2001’s Is This It).

  • Vesna Pisarovi? (1978). Croatian singer.

  • Rachel Stevens (1978). British singer/songwriter, actress, and dancer from pop group S Club 7.

  • Gerard Way (1977). American emo-rock singer with My Chemical Romance (2006’s The Black Parade).

  • Kevin Martin (1969). Rock musician with Candlebox.

  • DJ Alice (1964). Japanese musician and author. Born Soyo Oka.

  • Mark Kelly (1961). Irish rock keyboardist with Marillion (1985’s Misplaced Childhood).

  • Dave Innis (1959). Country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels). Born in Bartlesville OK.

  • Ednita Nazario (1957). Spanish singer.

  • Hal Ketchum (1953). Country singer/songwriter (Small Town Saturday Night). Born in Greenwich, NY.

  • Magnar Am (1952). Composer.

  • Steve Gadd (1949). Jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz).

  • Chico Ryan (1949). Rock singer (Sha Na Na).

  • Les Gray (1946). English singer with Mud (Cat Crept In). Died 2/21/2004.

  • Philip Wright (1946). Rock musician (Paper Lace).

  • Steve Gadd (1945). American session and studio drummer.

  • Gus Hardin (1945). Country singer. Born Carol Ann Blankenship in Tulsa, OK.

  • Gene Parsons (1944). California rock drummer with the Byrds and Gene Clark Group.

  • Terry Knight (1943). Rock singer (Gloria, Terry Knight & the Pack).

  • Kaye Adams (1941). American country singer.

  • Jerzy Maksymiuk (1936). Composer.

  • Aulis Sallinen (1935). Composer.

  • Armin Jordan (1932). Swiss conductor. Died 2006.

  • Carl Perkins (1932). Tennessee rockabilly singer/songwriter and guitarist (“Blue Suede Shoes”). Died 1/19/1998.

  • Paula Stewart (1929). Singer.

  • Tom Lehrer (1928). American parody/folk singer/songwriter and pianist (That Was The Week That Was).

  • Harald Heilmann (1924). Composer.

  • Bruno Kiefer (1923). Composer.

  • Toots Thielemans (1922). Musician.

  • George David Weiss (1921). American songwriter and arranger.

  • Art Van Damme (1920). Jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz). Born in Norway, MI.

  • Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky (1909). Composer.

  • Fred Lohse (1908). Composer.

  • Antal Dorati (1906). Conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29). Born in Budapest, Hungary.

  • Dave van Ronk (1905). American singer/songwriter. Died 2/10/2002.

  • Sharkey Bonano (1904). American musician. Died 1972.

  • Frantisek Suchy (1902). Composer.

  • Julius Patzak (1898). Austrian tenor singer.

  • Paul Robeson (1898). American singer (“Ol’ Man River”), actor, and civil rights activist. Born in Philadelphia, PA. Died 1/23/1976.

  • Mance Lipscomb, (1895). Blues musician (Texas Sharecropper). Born in Texas.

  • Rudolf Kattnigg (1895). Composer.

  • Ernest Kanitz (1894). Composer.

  • Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. (1889). Russian violinist and composer.

  • Florence Smith Price (1888). American composer (Wanamaker Prize 1932).

  • Franco Vittadini (1884). Composer.

  • Renzo Bossi (1883). Composer.

  • Julius Bittner (1874). Austrian composer (Little Violet).

  • Arthur Fickenscher (1871). Composer.

  • Seaborn M Denson (1854). Composer.

  • Herman Zumpe (1850). Composer.

  • Francesco Paolo Tosti (1847). Composer.

  • Francis William Davenport (1847). Composer.

  • Giuditta Pasta (1798). Soprano . Born Negri.

  • Wojciech Boguslawski (1757). Composer.

  • Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky (1754). Composer.

  • Georg Matthias Monn (1717). Composer.

  • Johann Georg Zechner (1716). Composer.

  • Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627). Composer.

  • Giacomo Maria Predieri (1611). Composer.


    APRIL 10

  • Hayley Westenra (1987). New Zealander soprano singer/songwriter.

  • Mandy Moore (1984). American pop singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Liz McClarnon (1981). English pop singer/dancer in Atomic Kitten.

  • Bryce Soderberg (1980). Canadian-born American rock singer and bassist with Lifehouse.

  • Shemekia Copeland (1979). American blues singer.

  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979). English singer/songwriter and model.

  • Sir Christus (1978). Finnish rhythm guitarist.

  • Chris Carrabba (1975). American singer and guitarist.

  • Aidan Moffat (1973). Scottish musician.

  • Matt Barlow (1970). American musician.

  • Kenny Lattimore (1970). American singer.

  • Mike Mushok (1970). American musician with Staind.

  • Q-Tip (1970). American hip hop singer and actor. Born Jonathan Davis.

  • Kenny Lattimore (1967). American singer.

  • Tim “Herb” Alexander (1965). American funk metal drummer with Primus (Pork Soda).

  • Felicia Collins (1964). Guitarist (David Letterman). Born in Albany, NY.

  • Reni (1964). English rock drummer with the Stone Roses (“Fools Gold”). Born Alan Wren.

  • Warren DeMartini (1963). Heavy metal rock musician with Dokken and Ratt.

  • Afrika Bambaataa (1960). New York rapper born Kevin Donovan.

  • Katrina Leskanich (1960). American singer and musician.

  • Babyface (1959). Indiana R&B singer (“When Can I See You”) and songwriter. Born Kenneth Edmonds.

  • Brian Setzer (1959). Rockabilly singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Stray Cats (“Rock This Town”, “Stray Cat Strut”). Born in Massapequa Park, NY.

  • Yefim Bronfman (1958). Russian-born pianist.

  • Steve Gustafson (1957). Spanish-American bassist with 10,000 Maniacs.

  • Lesley Garrett (1955). English soprano, broadcaster and tv personality.

  • Terre Roche (1953). American rock singer with the Roches.

  • Eddie Hazel (1950). American guitarist with Funkadelic.

  • Lee Ving (1950). Musician.

  • Frank de Leeuw (1949). Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color).

  • Fred Smith (1948). New York bassist with Blondie.

  • Bunny Livingston (1947). Jamaican reggae singer/songwriter and percussionist with Bob Marley & the Wailers.

  • Karl Russell (1947). Rock musician.

  • Armand (1946). Singer (Blommenkinders). Born Herman van Loenhout.

  • Shirley Walker (1945). American TV and film composer and conductor.

  • Danny Woods (1944). American musician (CEO of the Board).

  • Ricky Valance (1939). Welsh singer.

  • Bobby Smith (1936). American R&B singer with the Spinners.

  • Jorge Mester (1935). Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, 1967-79. Born in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Paul Brodie (1934). Canadian saxophonist.

  • Zsolt Durko (1934). Composer.

  • Philip Corner (1933). Composer.

  • Rokusuke Ei (1933). Japanese lyricist and author.

  • Nathaniel Nelson (1932). Rock musician with the Flamingos.

  • Claude Bolling (1930). French pianist and actor.

  • Dusan Radic (1929). Composer.

  • Alvin “Junior” Samples (1926). Country singer (Hee Haw). Born in Cummings, GA.

  • Jacques Casterede (1926). Composer.

  • Sheb Wooley (1921). American singer/songwriter (“Flying Purple People Eater”) and actor. Born in Erick, OK. Died 9/16/2003.

  • Martin Denny (1911). American pianist, composer, and bandleader. Known as “the father of exotica”. Born in New York, NY.

  • Abu-Bakr Khairat (1910). Composer.

  • Fud Livingston (1906). Composer.

  • Victor de Sabata (1892). Conductor and composer (Il Macigno). Born in Trieste, Italy.

  • Heinz Tiessen (1887). Composer.

  • Eugene Francis Charles D’Albert (1864). German pianist and composer (Golem).

  • Jozef M. T. Orelio (1854). Baritone.

  • Charles Swinnerton Heap (1847). Composer.

  • Auguste Franchomme (1808). Composer.

  • Francois Giroust (1737). Composer.

  • Werner Fabricius (1633). Composer.


    APRIL 11

  • Joss Stone (1987). English blue-eyed soul singer (2003’s The Soul Sessions) born Joscelyn Eve Stoker.

  • Lights (1987). Canadian singer/songwriter born Valerie Poxleitner.

  • Nazanin Afshin-Jam (1979). Singer/songwriter, Miss World Canada 2003, human rights activist.

  • Chris Gaylor (1979). American drummer.

  • Sebastien Grainger (1979). Canadian singer, drummer, and guitarist.

  • Brown Tom (1978). Canadian guitarist and singer born Tom Thacker.

  • Oliver Riedel (1971). German bassist with Rammstein.

  • Dylan Keefe (1970). American bassist with Marcy Playground.

  • Delroy Pearson (1970). British rock singer (Five Star-Between the Lines).

  • Cerys Matthews (1969). Welsh singer/songwriter.

  • Chisato Moritaka (1969). Japanese singer.

  • Chalee Tennison (1969). American country musician.

  • Lisa Stansfield (1966). English pop singer (“All Around the World”).

  • Nigel Pulsford (Bush) (1965)

  • Steve Azar (1964). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Johann Sebastian Paetsch (1964). American cellist.

  • Nigel Pulsford (1963). British guitarist.

  • Carlos Varela (1963). Cuban singer/songwriter.

  • Doug Hopkins (1961). Arizona guitarist and songwriter with Gin Blossoms.

  • Stuart Adamson (1958). English guitarist and singer with Big Country (“In a Big Country”). Born in Manchester. Died 12/16/2001.

  • Michael Callen (1955). American musican and author.

  • Neville Staples (1955). Jamaican singer.

  • Paul Fox (1951). British singer and musician.

  • Tom Hill (1950). British bassist and songwriter.

  • Robbie House (1951). Rock musician (Snuff).

  • Doris McGowen Beck Angleton (1951). American socialite. Died 1997.

  • Paul Fox (1951). English guitarist (The Ruts). Died 2007.

  • Kurt Moll (1938). German bass.

  • Pierre Kartner (1935). Dutch singer (Smurf Song). Born Father Abraham.

  • Richard Berry (1935). American singer/songwriter and composer.

  • Cleo Staples (1934). Illinois singer with The Staple Singers.

  • Joel Grey (1932). American singer, dancer, and actor.

  • Max Schubel (1932). Composer.

  • Koichi Sugiyama (1931). Japanese composer.

  • Kazuo Fukushima (1930). Composer.

  • Domenico Guaccero (1927). Composer.

  • Victor Bouchard (1926). Canadian pianist and composer.

  • Gervase de Peyer (1926). Clarinettist.

  • Robert Hall Lewis (1926). Composer.

  • Alexander Raichev (1922). Composer.

  • Alberto Ginastera (1916). Argentinian classical composer (Panambi).

  • Karel Ancerl (1908). Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto).

  • William Henry Swinburne (1907). Music teacher.

  • Theodor Rogalski (1901). Composer.

  • Nick LaRocca (1889). American jazz, coronetist, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (Tiger Rag). Died 1961.

  • Harvey Bartlett Gaul (1881). Composer.

  • Basil Harwood (1859). Composer.

  • John Conrad Nordqvist (1840). Composer.

  • Joseph Leopold Rockel (1838). Composer.

  • Charles Halle (1819). German pianist and conductor.

  • Klara Fey (1815). German orchestra leader (Deutscher Arbeiterverein).

  • Louise Reichardt (1779). Composer.

  • Charles-Francois Dumonchau (1775). Composer.

  • Johann Georg Lickl (1769). Composer.

  • Pierre Nicolas La Houssaye (1735). Composer.

  • John Alcock (1715). Composer.

  • Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682). Composer.

  • Anne Danican Philidor (1681). Composer.

  • Diogo Diaz Melgaz (1638). Composer.

  • Johann Neukrantz (1602). Composer.

  • Pietro Della Valle (1586). Composer.


    APRIL 12

  • Airi Suzuki (1994). Japanese singer.

  • Brendon Urie (1987). American emo-rock singer/musician from Panic! At the Disco (“I Write Sins Not Tragedies”).

  • Hitomi Yoshizawa (1985). Japanese singer.

  • Olga Seryabkina (1985). Russian singer/songwriter.

  • Deen (1982). Bosnian and Herzegovinan singer born Fuad Backovic.

  • Brian McFadden (1980). Irish singer/songwriter.

  • Erik Mongrain (1980). Canadian composer and guitarist.

  • Lee Soo Young (1979). Korean singer.

  • Guy Berryman (1978). Scottish bassist.

  • Sebnem Ferah (1972). Turkish singer.

  • Nick Hexum (1970). American alternative-rock singer and rhythm guitarist with 311 (“Down”, “All Mixed Up”).

  • Sarah Cracknell (1967). English singer.

  • Mellow Man Ace (1967). Cuban rapper/actor (Only the Strong).

  • Sean Welch (1965). English bassist.

  • Deryl Dodd (1964). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Amy Ray (1964). American folk-rock singer/songwriter from the Indigo Girls (“Closer to Fine”).

  • Art Alexakis (1962). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Everclear (“Santa Monica (Watch the World Die)”, “Wonderful”). Born Arthur Paul Alexakis.

  • D.D. Verni (1961). Heavy metal rock musician with Overkill (Hello From the Gutter).

  • Sean Welch (1960). English bassist with The Beautiful South.

  • Tony James (1958). Rock bassist with Sigue Sigue Sputnik (Love Missile F-111).

  • Will Sergeant (1958). English rock guitarist with Echo and the Bunnymen (1984’s Ocean Rain).

  • Vince Gill (1957). American country singer/songwriter and musician (“When I Call Your Name”) born in Norman, OK.

  • Herbert Grönemeyer (1956). German singer and actor.

  • Pat Travers (1954). Canadian rock guitarist and keyboardist.

  • J.D. Nicholas (1952). English guitarist with Heatwave and the Commodores.

  • Alexander Briley (1951) Singer with the Village People (“YMCA”).

  • Jackson Spires (1951). Rock drummer (Blackfoot).

  • David Cassidy (1950). New York actor, singer (“How Can I Be Sure”), and teen idol best known for role on TV’s The Partridge Family in the ‘70s.

  • Sandra “Lois” Reeves (1948). American singer.

  • Alexander Briley (1947). American singer.

  • René Krijnen (1946). Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques).

  • John Kay (1944). German-born Canadian rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Steppenwolf . Born Joachim F Krauledat.

  • Karel Kryl (1944). Folk singer.

  • Daniel Winslow Schmidt (1942). Composer.

  • Julio B Euson (1941). Aruban singer (I Use the Soap).

  • Herbie Hancock (1940). American jazz pianist and composer (1973’s Head Hunters, 2007’s River: The Joni Letters). Born in Chicago, IL.

  • Montserrat Caballé (1933). Spanish operatic soprano.

  • Henri Lazarof (1932). Composer.

  • Tiny Tim (1932). American singer and ukulele player (“Tiptoe Through the Tulips”) born Herbert Khaury. Died 11/30/1996.

  • Martin Boykan (1931). Composer.

  • Billy Vaughn (1931). Singer (Chapel by the Sea). Born in Glasgow, Kentucky.

  • Betty Clooney (1930). Singer (Jack Paar Show). Born in Maysville, Kentucky.

  • Carol Lindsay Young (1930). British singer and actress.

  • Ned Miller (1925). American country music artist.

  • Sergiu Natra (1924). Composer.

  • Maria Callas (1923). Opera singer (Carmen).

  • Ann Miller (1923). American dancer, singer and actress.

  • Robert Fizdale (1920). Pianist (Misia). Born in Chicago Illinois.

  • Istvan Anhalt (1919). Composer.

  • Billy Vaughn (1919). American musician and bandleader. Died 1991.

  • Helen Forrest (1917). American jazz singer. Died 1999.

  • Russell Garcia (1916). American motion picture composer.

  • Hound Dog Taylor (1915). Michigan blues guitarist born Theodore Roosevelt Taylor. Died 12/17/1975.

  • Gabor Jodal (1913). Composer.

  • Herbert Mills (1912). Singer with the Mills Brothers.

  • Lily Pons (1898). French-born American coloratura soprano opera singer (That Girl from Paris). Died 2/13/1976.

  • Johnny Dodds (1892). Jazz clarinettist.

  • Heinrich Neuhaus (1888). Soviet musician. Died 1964.

  • Emil Liebling (1851). Composer.

  • Edmond Audran (1840). Composer.

  • Victorin de Joncieres (1839). Composer.

  • Edward Mollenhauer (1827). Composer.

  • Henry Hugo Pierson (1815). Composer.

  • Josef Franz Karl Lanner (1801). Composer and violist. Born in Austria.

  • Johann Erik Nordblom (1788). Composer.

  • Giovanni Agostino Perotti (1769). Composer.

  • Juan Manuel Olivares (1760). Composer.

  • Gaspare Gabellone (1727). Composer.

  • Charles Burney (1726). English music historian. Died 1814.

  • Pietro Nardini (1722). Composer.

  • Felice de' Giardini (1716). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Tartini (1692). Composer, Istria.

  • Paul Hainlein (1626). Composer.


    APRIL 13

  • Nellie McKay (1982). American singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Janice Vidal (1982). Hong Kong singer.

  • Jill Vidal (1982). Hong Kong singer.

  • Tony Lundon (1979). Irish singer, dancer and tv presenter.

  • Lou Bega (1975). German-born musician (“Mambo #5”).

  • Aaron Lewis (1972). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Staind.

  • Jeroen Thesseling (1972). Pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres).

  • Valensia (1971). Dutch singer.

  • Harold Pruett (1969). Rock musician with the Outsiders (“Time Won’t Let Me”).

  • Olga Tañón (1967). Puerto Rican singer.

  • Marc Ford (1966). American rock musician with the Black Crowes.

  • Bill D’Angelo (1964). Heavy metal rock musician.

  • Hillel Slovak (1962). Israeli-born guitarist. Died 1988.

  • Tammy Stephens (1961). Singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel). Born in Arlington, Texas.

  • Hiro Yamamoto (1961). American rock bassist.

  • Randy Piper (1958). Heavy metal rock musician (Wasp-Wildchild).

  • Wayne Lewis (1957). Keyboardist with Atlantic Starr (Touch a 4 Leaf Clover).

  • Louis Johnson (1955). Rock bassist and singer (Brothers Johnson). Born in Los Angeles, California.

  • Jimmy Destri (1954). New York rock keyboardist with Blondie (“Heart of Glass”, “Rapture”).

  • Niels “Noller” Olsen (1954). Danish pop/rock singer.

  • Peabo Bryson (1951). American R&B singer born Robert Peabo Bryson (I’m So into You) in Greenville, SC.

  • Max Weinberg (1951). American rock drummer with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (1984’s Born in the U.S.A.) and bandleader for late night TV talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
  • Hideki Saijo (1950). Singer.

  • Riff West (1950). Rock bassist with Molly Hatchet.

  • Kathleen Battle (1948). American soprano (Tannhäuser).

  • Peter Swevel (1948). Rock musician.

  • Thanos Mikroutsikos (1947). Greek composer & former minister.

  • Al Green (1946). Arkansas R&B/gospel singer (“Let’s Stay Together”, “Tired of Being Alone”).

  • Roy Loney (1946). Rock musician with Flaming Groovies.

  • Jim Pons (1946). Rock musician with Mothers Of Invention.

  • Lowell George (1945). California rock singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Little Feat. Died 6/29/1979.

  • Stacy Johnson (1945). American singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone).

  • Raymond van Geytenbeek (1945). Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques).

  • Jack Casady (1944). American rock bassist with Jefferson Airplane (“White Rabbit”, 1967’s Surrealistic Pillow) and Hot Tuna.

  • Brian Pendleton (1944). British rhythm guitarist with Pretty Things.

  • Eve Graham (1943). Rock musician with New Seekers.

  • Bill Conti (1942). Composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV). Born in Providence, RI.

  • Lester Chambers (1940). Singer with the Chamber Brothers (Time Has Come Today). Born in MS.

  • Frederic Rzewski (1938). Composer (Spacecraft). Born in Westfield, Mass.

  • Horace Kay (1934). American singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy).

  • Siegfried Matthus (1934). Composer.

  • Morton Subotnick (1933). Electronic musician.

  • Shani Wallis (1933). Singer/actress (Oliver). Born in Ireland.

  • Karl Kroeger (1932). Composer.

  • Hilda Dianda (1925). Composer.

  • Carlo Prosperi (1921). Composer.

  • John LaPorta (1920). American musician. Died 2004.

  • Howard Keel (1919). Baritone and star of Broadway musicals.

  • Nino Sanzogno (1911). Composer.

  • Bob Nolan (1908). Canadian singer/songwriter and actor.

  • Budd [Lawrence] Freeman (1906). American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (Eel). Died 1991.

  • Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko (1899). Composer.

  • Olga Rudge (1895). Violinist.

  • Ludvig Irgens Jensen (1894). Composer.

  • Ethel Leginska (1886). Composer.

  • Alexander Alexandrov (1883). Composer.

  • Theodore Morse (1873). Composer.

  • John Blackwood McEwen (1868). Composer.

  • Heinrich Reinhardt (1865). Composer.

  • Eduard Lassen (1830). Composer.

  • William Sterndale Bennett (1816). Composer.

  • Joseph Rastrelli (1799). Composer.

  • Karl Friedrich Horn (1762). Composer.

  • Johann Heinrich Zang (1733). Composer.

  • Pierre de Jelyotte (1713). Composer.


    APRIL 14

  • Adán Sánchez (1984). Mexican-American singer/songwriter. Died 2004.

  • Win Butler (1980). American-born Canadian singer/songwriter with Arcade Fire.

  • Christian Älvestam (1976). Swedish singer/songwriter, guitarist, and drummer.

  • Avner Dorman (1975). Israeli-born American composer of contemporary classical music.

  • Da Brat (1974). American rapper and actress born Shawntae Harris.

  • David Miller (1973). American tenor with Il Divo.

  • Shizuka Kud? (1970). Japanese singer.

  • Emre Altu? (1970). Turkish singer.

  • Martyn Le Noble (1969). Dutch-American alternative-rock bassist with Porno For Pyros.

  • Barrett Martin (1967). American rock drummer and composer with Screaming Trees.

  • Sheila Chandra (1965). British singer.

  • Kirk Windstein (1965). American singer and guitarist.

  • John Bell (1962). American singer and guitarist.

  • Joey Pesce (1962). Musician with ‘Til Tuesday (“Voices Carry”).

  • Brian Forster (1960). Rock drummer for the Partridge Family.

  • Mikhail Pletnev (1957). Russian pianist, conductor and composer.

  • Kenny Aaronson (1952). Rock musician.

  • Matima Kinuani Mpiosso (1951). Musician.

  • Julian Lloyd Webber (1951). English cellist.

  • Dennis Bryon (1949). English drummer with Amen Corner.

  • Sonja Kristina (1949). English musician and vocalist.

  • Larry Ferguson (1948). Keyboardist with Hot Chocolate (“You Sexy Thing”). Born in Nassau, Bahamas.

  • Ty Grimes (1948). Rock musician (Capt Beefheart Band Drums.

  • Patrick Fairley (1946). Guitarist (Marmalade-Oh La Di Oh La Do).

  • Ritchie Blackmore (1945). English rock guitarist and founder of Deep Purple (“Hush”, “Smoke on the Water”, 1972’s Machine Head) and Rainbow

  • Derek Leckenby (1945). Rock musician/actor (Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter).

  • Tony Burrows (1942). British session singer.

  • Jennifer Fowler (1939). Composer.

  • Loretta Lynn (1935). Kentucky country singer/songwriter (“Coal Miner’s Daughter”.

  • Buddy Knox (1933). Texas rock singer (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey).

  • Morton Subotnick (1933). California composer (Wild Bull).

  • Robert Parker (1930). American session musician (“Barefootin’”).

  • Jan Carl Christian Maegaard (1926). Composer.

  • Gene Ammons (1925). American jazz tenor saxophone player.

  • Bill Harris (1925). North Carolina R&B guitarist with the Clovers.

  • Shorty Rogers (1924). American trumpeter, arranger and composer. Born Milton M. Rajonsky.

  • David Alexandrovich Toradze (1922). Composer.

  • Eduardo Maturana (1920). Composer.

  • Denis ApIvor (1916). Composer.

  • Emerson Buckley (1916). Composer.

  • Everhard van Royen (1913). Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica).

  • Jean Fournet (1913). French conductor.

  • Piet van Egmond (1912). Dutch organist/conductor with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

  • Werner Wolf Glaser (1910). Composer.

  • Hunter Johnson (1906). Composer.

  • Wiktor Labunski (1895). Composer.

  • Viktor Joseph Keldorfer (1873). Composer.

  • Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857). Composer (Gulliver). Born in Sparta, WI.

  • Henrique Oswald (1852). Composer.

  • Gustave Leon Huberti (1843). Composer.

  • Sven August Korling (1842). Composer.

  • Charles Halle (1819). Pianist, conductor, and founder of the Halle Orchestra.

  • Carlo Coccia (1782). Composer.

  • John Wainwright (1723). Composer.

  • Emanuele Barbella (1718). Composer.

  • Ernst Chreistian Hesse (1676). Composer.


    APRIL 15

  • Amy Diamond (1992). Swedish singer.

  • Eliza Doolittle (1988). British singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Ben Kasica (1984). Rock guitarist with Skillet.

  • Anthony Green (1982). American musician.

  • Mark Mizzark (1982). Ohio rapper with Another Bad Creation. Born Marlis Pugh.

  • Patrick Carney (1980). Drummer for blues-rock band the Black Keys.

  • Francesco Fareri (1978). Italian guitarist.

  • Josh Todd (1974). American rock musician with Buckcherry.

  • Ed O’Brien (1968). English musician with Radiohead (1995’s The Bends, 1997’s OK Computer).

  • Frankie Poullain (1967). Scottish rock bassist with The Darkness.

  • Samantha Fox (1966). English pop singer (“Touch Me”).

  • Graeme Clark (1965). Scottish musician-bass guitarist.

  • Oscar Harrison (1965). English drummer, pianist and singer.

  • Linda Perry (1965). American musician, songwriter and record producer.

  • Lee Kernaghan (1964). Australian country music singer/songwriter.

  • Surjit Bindrakhia (1962). Punjabi Bhangra singer.

  • Matt Reid (1958). Rock keyboardist with Berlin ("Take My Breath Away").

  • Emmanuel (1954). Spanish singer. Born in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • David Campbell (1953). British clarinetist.

  • Tonio K (1949). American singer/songwriter born Steven M. Krikorian.

  • Alla Pugacheva (1949). Russian mezzosoprano singer. Most successful Soviet performer in terms of record sales.

  • Michael Kamen (1948). American composer. Died 2003.

  • Bojoura (1947). Dutch singer . Born Raina GB van Melzen.

  • Mike Chapman (1947). Australian songwriter (teamed with Nicky Chinn) and producer.

  • Michael DeBello (1947). Singer (Maniac).

  • Wooly Wolstenholme (1947). British keyboardist and singer with Barclay James Harvest.

  • Dave Edmunds (1944). Welsh rock singer/songwriter, guitarist (“I Hear You Knocking”, “Slipping Away”) and record producer.

  • Gerard Schoenaker (1944). Dutch singer (Les Baroques).

  • Riem de Wolff (1943). Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds).

  • Allan Clarke (1942). English singer with The Hollies.

  • Marty Wilde (1939). English rock singer/songwriter and father of singer Kim Wilde.

  • Bob Luman (1937). American singer.

  • Hector Quintanar (1936). Composer.

  • Gene Cherico (1935). Bassist.

  • Roy Clark (1933). American country singer, guitarist, and host of TV variety show Hee Haw. Born in Meherrin, VA.

  • Herb Pomeroy (1930). American jazz trumpeter and educator.

  • Norman Ewart Thurston (1921). Musician.

  • Pietro Grossi (1917). Composer.

  • Eden Ahbez (1908). American musician and songwriter (Nat “King” Cole’s “Nature Boy”). Born Alexander Aberle. Died 3/4/1995.

  • Casper Reardon (1907). American classical and jazz harpist.

  • Nini de Boel (1898). Flemish operette singer (White Horse).

  • Bessie Smith (1894). Tennessee blues singer (“Down Hearted Blues”) known as “The Empress of the Blues.” Born Elizabeth Mae Smith. Died 9/26/1937.

  • Alvin Carter (1891). Virginia country singer with the Carter Family.

  • Vaino Raitio (1891). Composer.

  • Carl Eilhardt (1843). Composer.

  • Julius Tausch (1827). Composer.

  • George Knowil Jackson (1757). Composer.

  • Ferdinand Zellbell (1689). Composer.

  • Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688). German violinist and composer.

  • Domenico Gabrielli (1651). Composer.

  • Valentin Molitor (1637). Composer.


    APRIL 16

  • Tiffany Page (1986). English singer/songwriter.

  • Marié Digby (1983). American singer.

  • Barry Jones (1982). Scottish magician.

  • Sean Costello (1979). American blues musician.

  • Xu Jinglei (1974). singer and director. Born in Chinese actress.

  • Mat Devine (1974). American singer (Kill Hannah).

  • Bonnie Pink (1973). Japanese singer.

  • Selena (1971). Latin-pop Tejano singer. Born Selena Quintanilla in Texas. Died 3/31/1995.

  • Gabrielle (1970). British singer.

  • Gerardo (1965). Rock musician.

  • David Pirner (1964). American rock singer with Soul Asylum.

  • Nick Berry (1963). English singer and actor.

  • Jimmy Osmond (1963). Utah pop singer in family group The Osmonds.

  • Ian MacKaye (1962). American rock musician (Cyrano de Bergerac).

  • Doris Dragovi? (1961). Croatian singer.

  • Peter Garrett (1953). Australian singer.

  • John Bentley (1951). English rock bassist.

  • Björgvin Halldórsson (1951). Icelandic singer.

  • Mordechai Ben David (1951). Jewish singer.

  • Gerry Rafferty (1947). Scottish rock singer and guitarist with Stealers Wheel (“Stuck in the Middle with You”) and a solo artist (“Baker Street”). Died 1/4/2011.

  • Stefan Grossman (1945). Country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie). Born in New York City.

  • Dennis Russell Davies (1944). Composer.

  • “Lonesome” Dave Peverett (1943). English bassist, rhythm guitarist, and singer with Foghat. Died 2/7/2000.

  • Stephen Lawrence Pruslin (1940). Composer.

  • Dusty Springfield (1939). English blue-eyed soul singer (“Son of a Preacher Man”, 1969’s Dusty in Memphis) born Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien in London, England. Died 3/2/1999.

  • John DeLaFose (1939). Zydeco musician.

  • Saban Bajramovic (1936). Romanian singer.

  • Bobby Vinton (1935). Pennsylvania pop singer (“Blue Velvet”, “Roses Are Red”) born Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr.

  • Haskell “Cool Papa” Sadler (1935). Blues singer/guitarist.

  • Perry Botkin Jr (1933). New York orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show).

  • Vince Hill (1932). Singer (Roses of Picardy, La Vie en Rose).

  • Herbie Mann (1930). New York jazz flutist and composer (“Hijack”, “Just Wallin’”). Born Herbert Jay Solomon. Died 7/1/2003.

  • Roy Hamilton (1929). Georgia R&B/gospel singer (“You’ll Never Walk Alone”). Died 7/20/1969.

  • Ed Townsend (1929). American singer/songwriter.

  • Edie Adams (1927). American singer and actress.

  • Henry Mancini (1924). Ohio composer, conductor, and arranger (“Moon River”, “The Peter Gunn Theme”, “Pink Panther”). Died 6/14/1994.

  • Rudy Pompilli (1924). American musician.

  • Constance Shacklock (1913). Opera singer.

  • Karel Albert (1901). Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen).

  • Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree (1897). Composer.

  • Jaap Vranken (1897). Dutch organist/composer (Stabat Mater).

  • Federico Mompou (1893). Composer.

  • Joseph Yasser (1893). Composer.

  • Jekabs Graubins (1886). Composer.

  • Konstantin Mostras (1886). Composer.

  • Leo Weiner (1885). Composer (Fasching). Born in Hungary.

  • Seth Bingham (1882). Composer.

  • Martin Lunssens (1871). Composer.

  • Joel Angel (1868). Russian musicologist and composer.

  • Karel Bendl (1838). Composer.

  • Georg Curtius (1820). German classical linguist.

  • Jozef Stefani (1800). Composer.

  • Johann Gottlieb Gorner (1697). Composer.

  • Francesco Feroci (1673). Composer.


    APRIL 17

  • Hanna Pakarinen (1981). Finnish singer.

  • Bilal Abdul-Samad (1978). Rock musician (Boys).

  • Lindsay Korman {Lindsay Hartley} (1978). American singer and actress.

  • Phil Jamieson (1977). Australian singer (Grinspoon).

  • Sizzla (1976). Jamaican dancehall/reggae musician. Born Miguel Collins.

  • Victoria Adams Beckham (1974). “Posh Spice” of English pop group Spice Girls (“Wannabe”). Married soccer star David Beckham.

  • Mikael Åkerfeldt (1974). Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth).

  • Redman (1970). American rapper born Reggie Noble.

  • Valeriya Yurievna Perfilova (1968). Russian pop singer.

  • Liz Phair (1967). American alternative-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (1993’s Exile in Guyville).

  • Maynard James Keenan (1964). American rock singer/songwriter with Tool and A Perfect Circle.

  • Pertti Koivula (1961). Finnish actor and singer.

  • Stephen Singleton (1959). English saxophonist and keyboardist with ABC.

  • Rob Bolland (1955). Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland).

  • Pete Shelley (1955). English punk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Buzzcocks (1979’s Singles Going Steady). Born Peter Campbell McNeish.

  • Michael Sembello (1954). Pennsylvanian Grammy-Award-winning and Oscar-nominated musician (“Maniac”) who worked predominantly as a session musician for major artists including Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Barbra Streisand, and Donna Summer.

  • Jan Hammer (1948). Czech composer and keyboardist (“Theme from Miami Vice”) with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

  • Linda Martin (1947). Irish singer.

  • John Lill (1944). Professor and pianist.

  • Roy Estrada (1943). American rock bassist and vocalist with Morthers Of Invention.

  • Adolphus Hailstork (1941). Composer.

  • Billy Fury (1940). English singer/guitarist (“When Will You Say I Love You”, “Halfway to Paradise”). Born Ronald Wycherley. Died 1/28/1983.

  • Anja Silja (1940). German soprano.

  • Pete Graves (1936). Rock musician (Moonglows).

  • Don Kirshner (1934). American music publisher and producer. Some say he invented bubblegum music.

  • Graziella Sciutti (1932). Italian opera singer.

  • Chris Barber (1930). English jazz trombonist.

  • Genevieve (1930). Singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples). Born in Paris France.

  • James “Hansi” Last (1929). German classical composer, arranger, and big band leader. Born Hans Last.

  • Vince Guaraldi (1928). Pianist.

  • Christopher Whelen (1927). Composer.

  • Gianni Raimondi (1923). Italian tenor.

  • Paul Smith (1922). American jazz pianist.

  • Chavela Vargas (1919). Costa Rican-Mexican singer.

  • Marta Eggerth (1912). Hungarian singer and actress.

  • Gregor Piatigorsky (1903). Ukrainian-born American cellist.

  • Nicolas Nabokov (1903). Russian composer (Holy Devil).

  • Harald Saeverud (1897). Norwegian composer (Saline).

  • Cecil Burleigh (1885). Composer.

  • Hermann Darewsky (1883). Composer.

  • Artur Schnabel (1882). Austrian classical pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas) and composer. Died 8/15/1951.

  • Johannes P Boskaljon (1863). Curacao composer/conductor.

  • Jean-Baptiste Accolay (1833). Belgian composer. Died 1900.

  • Gottfried Conradi (1820). Composer.

  • Ann Sheppard Mounsey (1811). Composer.

  • Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque (1797). Belgian composer/conductor.

  • Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek (1774). Organist, pianist, and composer.

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1741). Composer.

  • Philip Hayes (1738). Composer.

  • Christian Gottfried Krause (1719). Composer.

  • Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht (1715). Composer.

  • Johann David Heinichen (1683). Composer.

  • Marco Ivan Lukacic (1587). Composer.


    APRIL 18

  • Alexey Zhigalkovich (1996). Belarusian Singer.

  • Nathan Sykes (1993). English singer.

  • Sandra Lyng Haugen (1987). Norwegian singer.

  • Elena Temnikova (1985). Russian singer (Serebro).

  • Marie-Élaine Thibert (1982). Canadian singer.

  • Nuria Fergó (1979). Spanish singer.

  • John Wiese (1977). Musician.

  • Fayray (1976). Japanese singer.

  • Millie Corretjer (1974). Puerto Rican singer.

  • Mark Tremonti (1974). American rock guitarist with Creed.

  • Fredo Starr (1971). Rapper.

  • Greg Eklund (1970). American rock drummer with Everclear.

  • Jayce Fincher Jr (1967). Heavy metal bassist (Southgang-Tainted Angel).

  • Rob Stenders (1965). Dutch radio disc jockey.

  • Diana Villegas (1965). Rock musician (Triplets).

  • Sylvia Villegas (1965). Rock musician (Triplets).

  • Vicky Villegas (1965). Rock musician (Triplets).

  • Mark “Bez” Berry (1964). English Britpop musician and dancer with Happy Mondays (1990’s Pills ‘N’ Thrills and Bellyaches) and Black Grape.

  • Jim Ellison (1964). Musician.

  • Shirlie Hollman (1962). English singer with duo Pepsi & Shirley (All Right Now).

  • Mick Sweda (1962). Heavy metal musician with the Bulletboys and King Kobra.

  • Kelly Hansen (1961). Heavy metal rock musician (Hurricane-I'm on to You).

  • Ocl Sweda (1960). Rock musician (Bulletboys).

  • Les Pattinson (1958). English rock bassist with Echo & the Bunnymen (1984’s Ocean Rain).

  • Kim Stone (1954). Bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance).

  • Jim Scholten (1952). Country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad). Born in Midland Mich.

  • Bill Sudderth III (1950). Trumpeter (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover).

  • Catherine Malfitano (1948). Soprano (Metropolitan Opera). Born in New York City.

  • Lennie Baker (1946). American saxophone player with Sha Na Na.

  • Anne Boyd (1946). Composer.

  • Harvey Kagan (1946). Rock musician.

  • Alexander “Skip” Spence (1946). Canadian rock drummer with Jefferson Airplane for one album before founding Moby Grape (1967’s Moby Grape), in which he was a psychedelic-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (1966-69). He also recorded solo (1969’s Oar). Died 4/16/1999.

  • Rudy Shackelford (1944). Composer.

  • Robert Christgau (1942). American essayist, music critic and journalist.

  • Mike Vickers (1941). English rock guitarist with Manfred Mann (“The Mighty Quinn”).

  • Glen Hardin (1939). American rock pianist.

  • Paul A Rothchild (1935). Record producer.

  • Jan Klusak (1934). Composer.

  • George Shirley (1934). American tenor.

  • Jean-Francois Pailliard (1928). Conductor. Born in Vitry-le-Francois France.

  • Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor (1925). Musician.

  • Robert Caldwell Crawford (1925). Composer.

  • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (1924). Louisiana blues guitarist and singer (“Mary Is Fine”). Died 9/10/2005.

  • Buxton Daeblite Orr (1924). British composer.

  • Virginia O’Brien (1919). American singer and actress. Died 2001.

  • Tony Mottola (1918). New Jersey guitarist and host (Melody Street).

  • Tord Bernheim (1914). Swedish review artist, singer and actor.

  • Doro Komar (1914). Portuguese opera singer.

  • Kent Wheeler Kennan (1913). Composer.

  • Milos Sokola (1913). Composer.

  • Sylvia Fisher (1910). Soprano (Albert Herring Opera).

  • Joseph Keilberth (1908). German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele).

  • Rudi Godden (1907). German singer and actor.

  • Miklós Rózsa (1907). Hungarian movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora). Died 7/27/1995.

  • Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin (1903). Composer.

  • Harry Owens (1902). American composer, bandleader and songwriter.

  • Leopold Stokowski (1882). British-born American orchestral conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, Disney’s Fantasia). Born in London, England. Died 9/13/1977.

  • Hermann KJ Zilcher (1881). German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart).

  • Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873). Composer.

  • Felix Blumenfeld (1863). Composer.

  • Josef Gruber (1855). Composer.

  • Wilhelm Gericke (1845). Composer.

  • Frantz Jehin-Prume (1839). Composer.

  • Franz von Suppé (1819). Austrian composer. Died 1895.

  • Ludwig Schuberth (1806). Composer.

  • Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee (1786). Composer.

  • Ignac Ruzitska (1777). Composer.

  • Bernhard Anselm Weber (1764). Pianist/conductor/composer.

  • Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr (1759). Composer.

  • Giacomo Carissimi (1605). Composer.


    APRIL 19

  • Fiona MacGillivray (1989). Celtic singer with The Cottars.

  • Ruud Jolie (1976). Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation).

  • Luis Miguel (1970). Puerto Rican/Mexican pop singer Born Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri in Vera Cruz, Mexico.

  • Pascal Kleiman (1968). Spanish DJ, producer, and musician.

  • Dar Williams (1967). American singer/songwriter.

  • Véronique Gens (1966). French soprano.

  • Julia Neigel (1966). German singer/songwriter and author.

  • Natalie Dessay (1965). French soprano.

  • “Suge” Knight (1965). Rap mogul and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Born Marion Hugh Knight, Jr.

  • Belinda Lipscomb (1957). Singer (Midnight Star-No Parking).

  • Tony Martin (1957). American heavy metal vocalist.

  • Bo[as] Watson (1957). Singer (Midnight Star-No Parking).

  • Rod Morgenstein (1953). American rock drummer with Winger.

  • Adny Shernoff (1952). Rock musician.

  • Big Youth (1949). Musician.

  • Murray Perahia (1947). New York pianist and conductor (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988).

  • Mark Volman (1947). American singer.

  • Michael Stewart (1945). California producer (Billy Joel’s Piano Man). Died 11/13/2002.

  • Mark “Flo” Volman (1944). California rock singer with Flo & Eddie, The Turtles, and Mothers of Invention. Also a DJ at WKRK.

  • Bernie Worrell (1944). American keyboardist and composer with Funkadelic (Cosmic Slop).

  • Eva Graham (1943). Scottish singer with The New Seekers.

  • Mike Kelly (1943). Rock musician with The Duprees.

  • Alan Price (1942). English rock keyboardist with the Animals (“The House of the Rising Sun”).

  • Larry Ramos, Jr. (1942). Hawaii guitarist and vocalist with The Association. Born Hilario Ramos, Jr.

  • Roberto Carlos Braga (1941). Brazilian singer.

  • Roberto Carlos (1941). Brazilian pop singer and composer.

  • Bobby Russell (1941). American singer/songwriter (Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey”).

  • Genya Ravan (1940). American singer (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive).

  • Jonathan Tunick (1938). Composer.

  • Csaba Szabo (1936). Composer.

  • Ruby Johnson (1936). American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away).

  • Dickie Goodman (1934). American parody singer/songwriter (Flying Saucer).

  • Jan Helge Guttorm Bark (1934). Composer.

  • Alexis Korner (1928). French/British R&B/blues musician with Blues Incorporated. Born Alexis Koerner. Died 1/1/1984.

  • Don Barbour (1927). Singer (4 Freshmen). Born in Greencastle, Indiana.

  • Will Ogdon (1921). Composer.

  • Gene Leis (1920). American jazz guitarist and bandleader.

  • Johnny Hoes (1917). Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom).

  • Dorian Le Gallienne (1915). Composer.

  • Francesco Maria Saraceni (1911). Composer.

  • Gino Contilli (1907). Composer.

  • Tommy Benford (1905). Jazz drummer.

  • Germaine Tailleferre (1892). Composer . Born Les Six in Pau-St-Maur, France.

  • William L Axt (1888). Composer.

  • Max Von Schillings (1868). German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag).

  • Felix Blumenfeld (1863). Composer.

  • Siegfried Ochs (1858). Composer.

  • Franz Joseph Glaser (1798). Composer.

  • Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely (1785). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Cartufo (1771). Composer.

  • James Nares (1715). Composer.

  • Georg Abraham Schneider (1700). Composer.

  • Sebastian Duron (1660). Composer.

  • Orazio Benevoli (1605). Composer.


    APRIL 20

  • Jasmin Wagner (1980). German singer.

  • Stephen Marley (1972). Jamaican musician.

  • Tina Cousins (1971). English singer.

  • Mike Portnoy (1967). American progressive-rock drummer with Dream Theater.

  • Brett Edward Garsed (1963). Australian heavy metal artist (Nelson).

  • Kal Swan (1963). Heavy metal rock musician.

  • Richenel (1957). Singer/performer (Turn My Page). Born Hubertus R. Baars.

  • Luther Vandross (1951). New York R&B singer (“Dance with My Father”, 1981’s Never Too Much). Died 7/1/2005.

  • Michal (1949). Rock musician.

  • Craig Frost (1948). Rock keyboardist with Grand Funk Railroad (“Some Kind of Wonderful”).

  • Björn Skifs (1947). Swedish singer (Blue Swede).

  • Jimmy Winston (1945). British rock keyboardist with The Small Faces (Itchycoo Park).

  • John Eliot Gardiner (1943). English conductor.

  • Johnny Tillotson (1938). Florida singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion).

  • Bob Braun (1929). Kentucky singer (Dotty Mack Show).

  • Richard Hoffmann (1925). Composer.

  • Gerhard Samuel (1924). Composer.

  • Tito Puente (1923). Puerto Rican Latin-jazz and salsa bandleader and percussionist (“Oye Como Va”, 1958’s Dance Mania). Born Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr. Died 6/1/2000.

  • Frederick Craig Riddle (1912). Violist.

  • Lionel Hampton (1908). American jazz vibraphonist, bandleader, and composer (“Flying Home”, Depths Below). Died 8/31/2002.

  • Vesselin Stoyanov (1902). Composer.

  • Fred Raymond (1900). Composer.

  • Emile Christian (1895). American musician. Died 1973.

  • Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881). Polish composer (Kirov Is with Us).

  • Sem Dresden (1881). Composer/conductor.

  • Simeon Roncal (1870). Composer.

  • Victor Hollaender (1866). Composer.

  • Auguste Chapuis (1858). Composer.

  • Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier (1761). Composer.

  • Georg Michael Telemann (1748). Composer.

  • Guillaume Albert Teniers (1748). Composer.

  • Johann Friedrich Kloffler (1725). Composer.

  • Balthasar Schmid (1705). Composer.

  • Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern (1594). Composer.


    APRIL 21

  • Branden Steineckert (1978). American drummer with Rancid and The Used.

  • Jukka Nevalainen (1978). Finnish drummer (Nightwish).

  • Doseone (1977). American rapper.

  • Severina Vuckovic (1972). Croatian singer.

  • Glen Hansard (1970). Irish songwriter and actor.

  • Michael Franti (1966). American musician.

  • Jerry Only (1959). American musician with the Misfits.

  • Robert Smith (1959). English goth-rock singer/songwriter and musician with the Cure (“Love Song”, “Just Like Heaven”, 1985’s The Head on the Door, 1989’s Disintegration). Born in Sussex.

  • Michael Timmins (1959). Canadian musician with the Cowboy Junkies.

  • Ebiet G. Ade (1954). Indonesian singer.

  • Nicoel Barclay (1951). Rock musician.

  • Robert Gotobed (1951). English drummer with Wire.

  • Patti LuPone (1949). Actress and singer (Evita, Life Goes On). Born in Northport, NY.

  • Paul Davis (1948). Adult contemporary/pop singer (“I Go Crazy”). Born in Meridian, MI. Died 4/22/2008.

  • Iggy Pop (1947). Michigan proto-punk singer with the Stooges (“I Wanna Be Your Dog”, 1969’s The Stooges, 1970’s Fun House, 1973’s Raw Power); also a solo artist (1977’s Lust for Life). Born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.

  • Alan Warner (1947). Rock musician (Foundations).

  • John Weider (1947). English rock bassist, guitarist, and violinst with Family and The Animals.

  • Bobby McClure (1942). American gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing).

  • Ernie Maresca (1939). Singer/songwriter (Runaround Sue, The Wanderer).

  • John McCabe (1939). Composer.

  • Anthony Joseph Gnazzo (1936). Composer.

  • Ira Louvin (1924). Alabama country singer with the Louvin Brothers. Died 6/20/1965.

  • Bruno Maderna (1920). Conductor/composer (Hyperion). Born in Venice Italy.

  • Don Cornell (1919). American traditional pop musician. Died 2/23/2004.

  • Emanuel Vardi (1917). Violist with the SD Symphony, 1978-82. Born in Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Andor Kovach (1915). Composer.

  • Feike P Asma (1912). Dutch organist.

  • Beatrice Kay (1907). Singer/actress, Sister Sue-Calvin & Col. Born in New York City, NY.

  • Antoni Szalowski (1907). Composer.

  • Julian Bautista (1901). Composer.

  • Randall Thompson (1899). Composer (Trip to Nahant). Born in New York City, NY.

  • Clement D'Hooghe (1899). Composer.

  • Jaroslav Kvapil (1892). Composer.

  • Leo Blech (1871). Composer.

  • Vojtech Rihovsky (1871). Composer.

  • Wladyslaw Rzepko (1854). Composer.

  • Charles-Theodore Malherbe (1853). Composer.

  • Franz Xaver Haberl (1840). German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis).

  • Anselmo Clave (1824). Composer.

  • Beni Egressy (1814). Composer.

  • William Knyvett (1779). Composer.

  • Johann Michael Malzat (1749). Composer.

  • Antonin Kammel (1730). Composer.

  • Johann Philipp Kafer (1672). Composer.

  • Arcangelo Crivelli (1546). Composer.


    APRIL 22

  • Amelle Berrabah (1984). British singer with Sugababes.

  • Daniel Johns (1979). Australian rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist with Silverchair (“Tomorrow”).

  • Jason Stollsteimer (1978). American singer with the Von Bondies.

  • Aaron Fink (1977). American guitarist with Breaking Benjamin.

  • Shavo Odadjian (1974). Armenian-born bassist with System of a Down.

  • Regine Velasquez (1970). Filipino singer and actress.

  • Craig Logan (1969). Rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi - New Jersey). Born in Scotland.

  • Arthur Baker (1955). Rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock).

  • Juhani Komulainen (1953). Finnish composer.

  • Paul Carrack (1951). English rock singer with various groups (Ace’s “How Long”, Squeeze’s “Tempted”, Mike + the Mechanics’ “Silent Running” and “Living Years”) and a solo artist (“I Need You”, “Don’t Shed a Tear”).

  • Peter Frampton (1950). English rock singer and guitarist with Humble Pie and The Herd before going solo (1976’s Frampton Comes Alive!).

  • Barry Guy (1947). Composer.

  • Joshua Rifkin (1944). Composer.

  • Mel Carter (1943). American singer (“Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me”).

  • Jack Nitzsche (1937). Composer/songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman).

  • Glen Campbell (1936). Arkansas country singer (“Gentle on My Mind”, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”).

  • Pierre Hétu (1936). French Canadian conductor and pianist. Died 1998.

  • Paul Chambers (1935). American jazz bassist. Died 1969.

  • Michael Colgrass (1932). Composer (Best Wishes). Born in Chicago Illinois.

  • Pascal Bentoiu (1927). Composer.

  • Laurel Aitken (1927). Jamaican singer. Died 2005.

  • Bob Flannigan (1926). Singer (4 Freshmen). Born in Greencastle, Indiana.

  • Charles Mingus (1922). Arizona jazz pianist, bassist, and composer. Born in Arizona. Died 1/5/1979.

  • Yehudi Menuhin (1916). American-born British violinist and conductor (Bartok’s Sonata). Died 3/12/1999. Born in New York City.

  • Kathleen Mary Ferrier (1912). Contralto singer (Orfeo Ed Evridice). Born in England.

  • Gavalda Miguel Querol (1912). Composer.

  • Eric William Fenby (1906). Composer/president (Delius Society).

  • Nikolai Obouhov (1892). Composer.

  • Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (1891). Composer. Born in Sontsovka, Ukraine.

  • Armas Emmanuel Launis (1884). Composer.

  • Jose Vianna da Motta (1868). Composer.

  • Ethel Mary Smyth (1858). Composer.

  • Guilherme Antonio Cossoul (1828). Composer.

  • Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber (1781). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Torelli (1658). Composer (Concert Grossi op 8). Born in Italy.


    APRIL 23

  • Taio Cruz (1982). English R&B/hip-hop singer. Born in London/English R&B.

  • Barry Fratelli (1979). Scottish bassist (The Fratellis).

  • Lauri Ylönen (1979). Finnish singer (The Rasmus).

  • Jón Þór Birgisson (1975). Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós).

  • Carlos Dengler (1974). American musician (Interpol).

  • Patricia Manterola (1972). Mexican singer.

  • Dennis Bayne Culp (1970). American singer/songwriter.

  • Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) (1969)

  • Brent Muscat (1967). Rock musician (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over).

  • Gen (1964). English pop drummer (Jesus Jones-Zeroes & Ones). Born Simon Matthews.

  • Steve Clark (1960). English rock guitarist with Def Leppard (1983’s Pyromania).

  • Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson (1958). Icelandic music composer.

  • Kenji Kawai (1957). Japanese composer.

  • Captain Sensible (1955). Rock musician.

  • Mike Smith (1955). British DJ.

  • Narada Michael Walden (1952). Rock musician (Don’t Want Nobody Else). Born Michael Walden in Michigan.

  • John Miles (1949). English singer, guitarist, and keyboardist (“Music”, “Slow Down”).

  • Saskia (1947). Singer (S & Serge, Spinning Wheel). Born Trudy van den Berg.

  • Keith Ferguson (1946). American blues-rock bassist with The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Died 4/29/1997.

  • Hugh Davies (1943). Composer.

  • Ed Stewart (1941). British DJ.

  • Jacqueline Boyer (1941). French singer.

  • Ray Peterson (1939). Texas singer (“Tell Laura I Love Her”). Died 1/25/2005.

  • Mark Olson (1936). Texas keyboardist with Rare Earth. Died 1991.

  • Roy Orbison (1936). Texas rock singer/songwriter (“Oh, Pretty Woman”, “Crying”). Died 12/6/1988.

  • Bunky Green (1935). American musician.

  • Russell Smith (1927). Composer.

  • Arthur Frackenpohl (1924). Composer (Natural Superiority of Music). Born in Irving, New Jersey.

  • Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle (1923). Singer.

  • Louis Barron (1920). Composer.

  • Talivaldis Kenins (1919). Composer.

  • Jan Meyerowitz (1913). Composer.

  • Leslie French (1904). Actor and singer (More than a Miracle).

  • Ary Verhaar (1900). Composer.

  • Henry Barraud (1900). Composer.

  • Cow Cow Davenport (1894). American pianist. Died 1955.

  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891). Opera/ballet composer (Peter and the Wolf). Born in Sontsovka, Ukraine.

  • Donald Nichols Tweedy (1890). Composer.

  • Albert Coates (1882). Conductor/composer (Eagle). Born in St Petersburg, Russia.

  • Otakar Sini (1881). Composer.

  • Arthur Farwell (1877). Composer.

  • Violet Gordon-Woodhouse (1872). British musician. Died 1951.

  • Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857). Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza).

  • Pierre Dupont (1821). Songwriter.

  • Louis-Antoine Julien (1812). Conductor.

  • Eugene-Prosper Prevost (1809). Composer.

  • Alexander Reinagle (1756). Composer.

  • Alexandre-Auguste Robineau (1747). Composer.

  • Ildephons Haas (1735). Composer.

  • Johann Friedrich Doles (1715). Composer.

  • Andreas Kneller (1649). Composer.

  • Jan Adam Reincken (1623). Composer.

  • Robert Fayrfax (1464). Composer.


    APRIL 24

  • Courtnee Draper (1985). Actress/singer.

  • Tyson Ritter (1984). American musician.

  • Kelly Clarkson (1982). American pop singer (“Since U Been Gone”) who won the first season of TV’s American Idol.

  • Joseph Bruce (1974). American rapper.

  • Brian Marshall (1974). American bassist.

  • Mauro Pawlowski (1971). Belgian guitarist and singer.

  • Aaron Comess (1968). Rock drummer with the Spin Doctors (“Two Princes”).

  • Patty Schemel (1967). Washington rock drummer with Hole.

  • Billy Gould (1963). Rock bassist with Faith No More. Born in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Mano Solo (1963). French singer.

  • Tõnu Trubetsky (1963). Estonian musician.

  • Joey Vera (1963). Heavy metal rock musician (Armored Saint-Aftermath).

  • Boris Williams (1958). Musician with the Cure.

  • David J (1957). English bassist and vocalist with Bauhaus and Love & Rockets. Born David Haskins.

  • Jack Blades (1954). Rock singer and bassist with Night Ranger and Damn Yankees.

  • Captain Sensible (1954). English punk-rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, and sometime bassist with the Damned. Born Raymond Burns.

  • Porter Carroll, Jr (1953). Drummer with Atlantic Star (Touch a 4 Leaf Clover).

  • Rob Hyman (1950). American rock singer/songwriter (Cyndi Lauper’s “Time after Time”) and musician with the Hooters (“And We Danced”, “Day by Day”).

  • Véronique Sanson (1949). French singer and songwriter.

  • Glen Cornick (1947). English rock bassist with Jethro Tull (1971’s Aqualung).

  • Hubert Ann Kelly (1947). American singer with the Hues Corporation (“Don’t Rock the Boat”).

  • Bruce Stuart Saylor (1946). Composer.

  • Doug Clifford (1945). California rock drummer and songwriter with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

  • Eugene O’Brien (1945). Composer.

  • Robert Knight (1945). Rock musician.

  • Doug Riley (1945). Canadian musician. Died 2007.

  • Dick Rivers (1945). French singer and actor.

  • [Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun] (1944). American singer (Rock the Boat).

  • Richard Sterban (1943). Country singer with the Oak Ridge Boys (“Elvira”). Born in Camden, NY.

  • Barbra Streisand (1942). New York singer/songwriter (“The Way We Were”, “People”, 1985’s The Broadway Album), actress, and director.

  • John Williams (1941). Guitarist (Academy Award). Born in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Joe Henderson (1937). American jazz saxophonist. Died 2001.

  • Freddie Scott (1933). American singer/songwriter (Cry to Me).

  • Jerome Callet (1930). American musician.

  • Ferit Tuzun (1929). Composer.

  • Gustav Krivinka (1928). Composer.

  • Yehoshua Lakner (1924). Composer.

  • Ruth Kobart (1924). American actor and singer. Died 2002.

  • Laci Boldemann (1921). Composer.

  • Sigursveinn David Kristinsson (1911). Composer.

  • Vaclav Trojan (1907). Composer.

  • Gyorgy Kosa (1897). Composer.

  • Charles Cuvillier (1877). Composer.

  • Jeno Huszka (1875). Composer.

  • Roman Hoffstetter (1742). Composer.

  • Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721). German composer.

  • Giovanni Battista Martini (1706). Composer.

  • Christian Ludwig Boxberg (1670). Composer.

  • Benedikt Lechler (1594). Composer.

  • Gugliemo Gonzaga (1538). Composer.


    APRIL 25

  • Jacob Underwood (1980). O-Town singer featured on TV’s Making the Band.

  • Paavo Siljamäki (1977). Finnish musician.

  • Constantinos Christoforou (1977). Cypriot singer.

  • Matthew West (1977). American Christian singer.

  • Ruben Gomez (1975). Rock musician with Menudo (Cannonball).

  • Fredrik Larzon (1973). Swedish drummer (Millencolin).

  • Tionne Watkins (1970). American singer.

  • Eric Avery (1965). American musician with Jane’s Addiction.

  • Andy Bell (1964). English singer with Erasure.

  • Billy Rankin (1959). Scottish rock musician. Born in Glasgow.

  • Fish (1958). Scottish progressive rock singer. Fronted Marillion (“Kayleigh”, 1985’s Misplaced Childhood) in the ‘80s before launching a solo career. Born Derek William Dick.

  • Flab (1958). Rock musician.

  • Rob Crosby (1954). American country singer (She’s a Natural).

  • Cory Day (1952). American rock singer.

  • Ketil Bjørnstad (1952). Norwegian pianist.

  • Steve Ferrone (1950). English rock drummer with the Average White Band.

  • Michael Brown (1949). American keyboardist with Left Banke (“Walk Away Renee”).

  • Bill Fontana (1947). Composer.

  • Ronnie Gilbert (1946). Rock musician with Lifeline and Harp).

  • Digby Fairweather (1946). Jazz trumpeter.

  • Stu Cook (1945). California rock bassist with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

  • Björn Ulvaeus (1945). Swedish dance-pop singer/songwriter and guitarist with ABBA (“Dancing Queen”).

  • Michael Kogel (1945). Rock musician.

  • Tony Christie (1943). English singer (“Is This the Way to Amarillo”). Born Anthony Fitzgerald.

  • John Martin Dalby (1942). Composer.

  • Chris Augustine (1941). Rock musician (Every Mother’s Son).

  • O.B. McClinton (1940). Country singer (“Keep Your Arms Around Me”).

  • Jerry Leiber (1933). Maryland rock songwriter, usually with Mike Stoller (Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock”, the Coasters’ “Searchin’”, Wilbert Harrison’s “Kansas City”, the Drifters’ “On Broadway”).

  • Ernst Widmer (1927). Composer.

  • Paul Walter Furst (1926). Composer.

  • Erzsebet Szonyi (1924). Composer.

  • Franco Mannino (1924). Composer.

  • Albert King (1923). Mississippi blues guitarist/singer (“Born Under a Bad Sign”). Born Albert Nelson. Died 12/21/1992.

  • Heinz Wunderlich (1919). Composer.

  • Astrid Varnay (1918). Soprano (Met Opera 1941-56). Born in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Ella Fitzgerald (1917). American jazz singer (“A-Tisket, A-Tasket”, 1956’s Sings the Cole Porter Songbook) known as “the First Lady of Song.” Born in Newport News, VA. Died 6/15/1996.

  • Earl Bostic (1913). Oklahoma alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation).

  • Jaroslav Doubrava (1909). Composer.

  • Zoltan Gardonyi (1906). Composer.

  • Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen (1903). Composer.

  • Ernst Gernot Klussmann (1901). Composer.

  • Haro Levoni Step'anyan (1897). Composer.

  • Ruben Marcos Campos (1876). Composer.

  • Marchese Guglielmo Marconi (1874). Italian inventor who developed an early version of the radio.

  • Karl Prohaska (1869). Composer.

  • Pauline Lucca (1841). Soprano.

  • Peter Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840). Russian composer (1812 Overture). Died 11/6/1893.

  • William Charles Levey (1837). Composer.

  • Marek Konrad Sokolowski (1818). Composer.

  • Fedele Fenaroli (1730). Composer.

  • Giovanni Marco Rutini (1723). Composer.

  • Gottlieb Theophil Muffat (1690). Composer.

  • Johann Heinrich Buttstett (1666). Composer.

  • Marc'Antonio Pasqualini (1614). Composer.

  • Aurelio Signoretti (1567). Composer.


    APRIL 26

  • Nam Gyu-Ri (1985). Korean singer, member of See Ya.

  • Mija Martina (1984). Bosnian singer.

  • Jon Lee (1982). English singer/actor and member of pop group S Club 7.

  • Ms. Dynamite (1981). English musician.

  • Janne Wirman (1979). Finnish musician (Children of Bodom).

  • Ariane Moffatt (1979). Quebec singer and songwriter.

  • Avant (1978). American singer.

  • Jose Pasillas (Incubus) (1976)

  • Nathan "Joey" Jordison (1975). American musician (Slipknot).

  • Nerina Pallot (1975). British singer.

  • Jay DeMarcus (1971). American bassist (Rascal Flatts).

  • T-Boz (1970). American singer from R&B group TLC (“Waterfalls”). Born Tionne Watkins.

  • Michael Damian (1962). Singer (“Rock On”) and actor (Young & Restless). Born in San Diego.

  • Graham “Skin” Skinner (1962). Rock musician (Hipsway).

  • Chris Mars (1961). Minnesota alternative-rock drummer with The Replacements and Golden Smog.

  • Roger Taylor (1960). New wave rock drummer with Duran Duran (“Hungry Like the Wolf”, 1982’s Rio).

  • John Corabi (1959). American Musician.

  • Howard "Leon" Reeder (1950). Rock guitarist (Champaign).

  • Jimmy Hall (1949). Rock musician (Wet Willie).

  • Bruce Johnston (1944). American pop musician with the Beach Boys (“Good Vibrations”, God Only Knows).

  • Gary Wright (1943). Pop-rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with Spooky Tooth and then as a solo artist (“Dream Weaver”, “Love Is Alive”).

  • Bobby Rydell (1942). Pennsylvania teen idol singer (“Wild One”) and actor (Bye, Bye, Birdie) Born Robert Louis Ridarelli.

  • John Mitchell (1941). American composer.

  • Giorgio Moroder (1940). Italian producer and songwriter for 150 gold discs.

  • Duane Eddy (1938). Arizona rock guitarist (“Rebel Rouser”, “Because They’re Young”).

  • Maurice Williams (1938). Rock musician.

  • Francis Lai (1932). French film music composer.

  • Oldrich Frantisek Korte (1926). Composer.

  • Jørgen Ingmann (1925). Danish musician.

  • Russell Nype (1924). Singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy). Born in Zion Ill.

  • Paul-Andre Gaillard (1922). Composer.

  • Jimmy Giuffre (1921). Jazz musician.

  • Juan C Lampe (1920). Pianist/composer. Born in Aruba.

  • Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk (1916). Composer.

  • Johnny Shines (1915). Tennessee blues singer and guitarist. Died 4/20/1992.

  • Wilfred Howard Mellers (1914). Composer.

  • Erland von Koch (1910). Composer.

  • Ernst Tittel (1910). Composer.

  • Leopold Spinner (1906). Composer.

  • Ma Rainey (1886). Georgia blues singer. Born Gertrude Pridgett. Died 12/22/1939.

  • Horatio Richmond Palmer (1834). Composer.

  • Jan Albert van Eyken (1822). Composer/organist.

  • Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch (1806). Composer.

  • Auguste-Matthieu Panseron (1796). Composer.

  • Francesco Nigetti (1603). Composer.

  • Nicolas Forme (1567). Composer.


    APRIL 27

  • Brian MacLeod (?). Best known as a session drummer who worked with the Tuesday Night Music Club, which led to Sheryl Crow’s debut album. Has also worked with Madonna, Christina Auguilera, Melissa Etheridge, Tears for Fears, Toy Matinee, and more. Also with Wire Train.

  • Allison Iraheta (1992). American pop & rock singer.

  • Jennifer Braun (1991). German singer.

  • Elena Risteska (1986). Macedonian singer.

  • Frank Carter (1984). British musician (Gallows) and tattooist.

  • Yonah Higgins (1984). British singer.

  • Patrick Stump (1984). American emo-rock singer/songwriter with Fall Out Boy (“Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”). Born Patrick Martin Stumph.

  • Fabrizio Faniello (1981). Maltese singer.

  • Will Boyd (1979). American bass guitarist.

  • Isobel Campbell (1976). Scottish singer, cellist, and composer.

  • Mica Paris (1969). English soul singer (So Good).

  • Tommy Smith (1967). Scottish jazz saxophonist, composer and educator.

  • Arther van Dijk (1963). Drummer (Ivy Green).

  • Sheena Easton (1959). Scottish Pop singer (“Morning Train”). Born Sheena Shirley Orr.

  • Louis Lortie (1959). French-Canadian concert pianist.

  • Marco Pirroni (1959). English rock guitarist with Adam & the Ants.

  • Scott Robinson (1959). American jazz musician.

  • Keith Denunzio (1958). Rock musician.

  • Bryan Harvey (1956). American musician.

  • Douglas P (1956). English folk musician, record label owner and actor.

  • Arielle Dombasle (1953). French-American singer, actress, director and model. Born in Hartford, CT.

  • Ace Frehley (1951). New York rock guitarist with Kiss (“Rock and Roll All Nite”, 1976’s Destroyer) and Frehley’s Comet. Born Paul Daniel Frehley.

  • Boris Kinberg (1951). Rock percussionist (Mink Deville).

  • Herb Murrell (1949). South Carolina musician with The Stylistics (“Can’t Give You Anything But My Love”).

  • Clive Taylor (1949). English bassist with Amen Corner.

  • Kate Pierson (1948). New Jersey alternative-rock singer and guitarist with the B-52’s (“Rock Lobster”, “Love Shack”).

  • Peter Gena (1947). Composer.

  • Peter Ham (1947). Welsh rock singer/songwriter (Nilsson’s “Without You”) and guitarist with Badfinger (“Come and Get It”). Died 4/23/1975.

  • Herbie Murrell (1947). American singer with the Stylistics (“You are My Everything”).

  • Ann Peebles (1947). Missouri singer/songwriter (“I Can’t Stand the Rain”).

  • Gordon Haskell (1946). English bassist and singer.

  • Cuba Gooding, Sr. (1944). American singer (Everybody Plays the Fool).

  • Herb Pedersen (1944). Singer/songwriter, guitarist, and banjo player with the Desert Rose Band. Born in Berkley, CA.

  • Jim Keltner (1942). American session drummer.

  • Judith Blegen (1941). Opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute). Born in Missoula, Montana.

  • Friedrich Goldmann (1941). Composer.

  • Jerry Mercer (1939). Rock drummer with April Wine. Born in Montreal, Canada.

  • Geoffrey Shovelton (1936). English opera singer and illustrator.

  • Francois Bayle (1932). Composer.

  • Maxine Brown (1932). Rock musician (Browns).

  • Casey Kasem (1932). American radio personality best known for syndicated countdown show American Top 40. Born Kamal Amin Kasem in Detroit, MI.

  • Petar Ozgijan (1932). Composer.

  • Igor Oistrach (1931). Russian violinist/son of David Oistrach.

  • Krzystzof Komeda (1931). Composer.

  • Connie Kay (1927). Jazz drummer.

  • Sal Mosca (1927). American jazz pianist.

  • Guido Cantelli (1920). Italian conductor. Died 1956.

  • Kirby Stone (1918). Jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads). Born in New York City.

  • Willem N. “Pim” Koot (1918). Pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!).

  • Jan Rychlik (1916). Composer.

  • Winifred “Winnie” Atwell (1913). Jamaican musician (“Let’s Have Another Party”). Died 2/28/1983.

  • Matty Matlock (1907). American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist.

  • Philip Radcliffe (1905). Composer.

  • Nicolas Slonimsky (1894). Composer.

  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891). Russian classical composer, pianist, and conductor (Peter and the Wolf). Died 3/5/1953.

  • Arthur Finlay Nevin (1871). Composer.

  • William Victor Harris (1869). Composer.

  • Georgy L'vovich Catoire (1861). Composer.

  • William Richard Bexfield (1824). Composer.

  • Friedrich von Flotow (1812). Composer.

  • Alfred Julius Becher (1803). Composer.

  • Abraham Louis Niedermeyer (1802). Composer.

  • Andreas Jakob Romberg (1767). German violinist/composer (Song of the Clock).

  • Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz (1724). Composer.

  • Johann Adam Reincken (1623). German organist and composer.


    APRIL 28

  • George Nozuka (1986). Canadian R&B singer/songwriter, dancer, and choreographer.

  • Lauren Laverne (1978). English radio DJ, TV presenter, and singer.

  • Violent J (1972). American rapper, wrestler and actor. Born Joseph Bruce.

  • Daisy Berkowitz (1968). American musician with Marilyn Manson. Born Scott Putesky.

  • Howard Donald (1968). English singer/songwriter, dancer, DJ, and music producer.

  • Too $hort (1966). American rapper. Born Todd Shaw.

  • Noriyuki Iwadare (1964). Japanese composer.

  • Anna Oxa (1961). Italian singer.

  • Phil King (1960). English musician.

  • Wally Langdon (1960). Bassist (Bob Color).

  • Wilma Landkroon (1957). Dutch singer.

  • Jimmy Barnes (1956). Scottish-born Australian rock singer/songwriter.

  • Eddie Jobson (1955). English rock keyboardist and violinist with Frank Zappa, UK, and Roxy Music.

  • Kim Gordon (1953). American alternative-rock singer with Sonic Youth.

  • Willie Colon (1950). American salsa musician and actor.

  • Dorothée Berryman (1948). French Canadian actress and singer.

  • Francine “Peaches” Barker (1947). American vocalist.

  • Steve Khan (1947). Jazz musician (Christmas Waltz).

  • Ginette Reno (1946). Songwriter and actress. Born in French Canadian singer.

  • John Wolters (1945). American drummer with Dr. Hook.

  • Fantastic Johnny C[orley] (1943). American singer (Boogaloo down Broadway).

  • Jacques Dutronc (1943). French singer, composer, and actor.

  • Phil Guy (1940). American guitarist.

  • John Martin Tchicai (1936). Composer.

  • Karl Heinz Wahren (1933). Composer.

  • Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson (1933). Drummer.

  • Marek Kopelent (1932). Composer.

  • Christopher John Magenis Headington (1930). Composer.

  • Blossom Dearie (1924). American jazz singer and pianist. Born in East Durham, NY. Died 2/7/2009.

  • Wolfgang Steffen (1923). Composer.

  • Nan Merriman (1920). Dutch-American singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orch).

  • Skuli Halldorsson (1914). Composer.

  • Paul Sacher (1906). Swiss conductor, patron and impresario. Died 1999.

  • Irene Ambrus (1904). Hungarian singer and actress.

  • Georges Antoine (1892). Composer.

  • John Jacob Niles (1892). Composer.

  • Harold Bauer (1873). English-American pianist (Beethoven-Association).

  • Hermann Suter (1870). Composer.

  • Ludvig Schytte (1848). Composer.

  • Alexander Stadtfeld (1826). Composer.

  • Claus Nielsen Schali (1757). Composer.

  • Paul Ignaz Kurzinger (1750). Composer.

  • Lorenz Justinian Ott (1748). Composer.

  • Franz Sparry (1715). Composer.


    APRIL 29

  • Younha (1988). South Korean singer. Born Go Younha.

  • Travis Smith (1982). American drummer.

  • Kian Egan (1980). Irish pop singer with Westlife.

  • Jo O’Meara (1979). English pop singer/songwriter with S Club 7.

  • Matt Tong (1979). English drummer with Bloc Party.

  • Jay Orpin (1976). Swedish composer and producer.

  • Béres Zoo (1975). Hungarian radio DJ.

  • Anggun (1974). Indonesian singer/songwriter.

  • Glenn Graham (1974). Canadian musician.

  • Jasper Wood (1974). Canadian concert violinist.

  • Johan Hegg (1973). Swedish vocalist.

  • Mike Hogan (1973). Musician with the Cranberries.

  • James Bonamy (1972). American country music artist.

  • Tamara Johnson-George (1971). American singer, actress and author.

  • China Forbes (1970). American singer/songwriter (Pink Martini).

  • Izel (1969). Turkish singer.

  • Carnie Wilson (1968). Pop singer with Wilson Phillips (“Hold On”, “Impulsive”). Daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Born in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Master P (1967). American rapper and producer born Percy Miller. Father of rapper Lil’ Romeo.

  • Gerard Joling (1960). Dutch singer (Love is in Your Eyes).

  • Phil King (1960). English bassist.

  • Simon Edwards (1958). Rock musician with Fairground Attraction.

  • Richie C. Robertson (1957). Rock bassist and singer (Fabulous Poodles).

  • Mark Kendall (1957). American guitarist.

  • Ron Verlin (1956). Rock musician (Shooting Star).

  • Ketil Stokkan (1956). Norwegian singer.

  • Gino Quilico (1955). Canadian baritone.

  • Deborah Iyall (1954). Rock musician (Romeo Void).

  • Bill Drummond (1953). Scottish musician, media personality & record producer.

  • Anita Dobson (1949). English actress and singer.

  • Francis Rossi (1949). Rock guitarist and singer with Status Quo. Born in England.

  • Michael Karoli (1948). German guitarist, violinist and composer.

  • Tommy James (1947). American rock singer/songwriter (“Crimson and Clover”, “Mony Mony”, “I Think We’re Alone Now”), guitarist, and record producer. Born Thomas Gregory Jackson.

  • Joel Larson (1947). American rock drummer and percussionist.

  • Hugh Hopper (1945). Rock musician (Soft Machine).

  • Tammi Terrell (1945). R&B singer (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”). Born in Montgomery, AL.

  • Duane Allen (1943). Country singer with the Oak Ridge Boys (“Elvira”). Born in Taylortown, TX.

  • Sammy Rimington (1942). English jazz reed player.

  • George Adams (1940). American jazz musician and singer.

  • Klaus Voormann (1938). German rock bassist with Manfred Mann (“The Mighty Quinn”) and record producer.

  • April Stevens (1936). Rock singer with Deep Purple. Born in Niagara Falls, NY.

  • Zubin Mehta (1936). Classical conductor/orchestra director of the New York Philharmonic. Born in Bombay, India.

  • Otto M. Zykan (1935). Composer.

  • Otis Rush (1934). Mississippi blues guitarist and singer.

  • Rod Marvin McKuen (1933). Singer/composer (Alone, Beatsville). Born in Oakland California.

  • Darijan Bozic (1933). Composer.

  • Raymond Earl Hill (1933). Saxophonist.

  • Lonnie Donegan (1931). Scottish skiffle singer and guitarist (“Rock Island Line”). Born Anthony Donegan.

  • Ray Barretto (1929). Puerto Rican jazz musician.

  • Peter Joshua Sculthorpe (1929). Composer.

  • Vaclav Kucera (1929). Composer.

  • Carl Gardner (1928). Rock singer with the Coasters (“Searchin’”). Born in Tyler, TX.

  • Big Jay McNeely (1928). Rock musician.

  • Danny Davis (1925). Rock musician (Nashville Brass.

  • Toots [Jean] Thielemans (1922). Belgian/US jazz musician/composer.

  • Harold Samuel Shapero (1920). Composer (9 Minute Opera). Born in Lynn, Mass.

  • Donald Mills (1915). American jazz and pop vocalist with the Mills Brothers.

  • Jack Alexander Bently (1913). Trombonist.

  • Philippe Brun (1908). Jazz trumpeter.

  • Tino Rossi (1907). Swing singer (Deux Amours, Marlene). Born in Ajaccio, France. Died 9/26/1983.

  • Russ Morgan (1904). American big band leader and musical arranger (Welcome Aboard). Born in Scranton, PA. Died 8/7/1969.

  • Frank Parker (1903). Singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party). Born in New York City.

  • Theodore Chanler (1902). Composer.

  • Duke Ellington (1899). American jazz composer, big band leader, and pianist (“Take the ‘A’ Train”, 1990’s The Blanton-Webster Band) born Edward Kennady Ellington. Died 5/24/1974.

  • Karl Yngve Skold (1899). Composer.

  • Sir Thomas Beecham (1897). British composer and conductor. Died 3/8/1961.

  • Jacques Leon Wolfe (1896). Composer.

  • Malcolm Sargent (1895). English conductor, organist and composer (Promenade Concerts).

  • Wallingford Riegger (1885). Composer (Bacchangle). Born in Albany, GA.

  • Thomas Beecham (1879). Composer, impresario, and founder of the London Philharmonic. Born in England.

  • Eyvind Alnaes (1872). Composer.

  • Vittorio Mario Vanzo (1862). Composer.

  • Frantisek Ondricek (1857). Composer.

  • Anatol K Liadov (1855). Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS].

  • Edmund van der Straeten (1855). Composer.

  • Karl Millöcker (1842). Dutch composer. Died 1899.

  • Matthaus Stegmayer (1771). Composer.

  • Matthias Henriksen Schacht (1660). Composer.

  • Esaias Reusner (1636). Composer.

  • Melchior Teschner (1584). Composer.


    APRIL 30

  • Nikki Webster (1987). Australian singer.

  • Ashley Alexandra Dupré (1985). American singer and call girl.

  • Yamini (1983). Tamil Singer.

  • Lloyd Banks (1982). American rapper.

  • Cleo Higgins (1982). English R&B and pop singer/songwriter, dancer and actress.

  • Andrew Seeley (1982). Canadian actor and singer.

  • Emma Anzai (1981). Australian bassist.

  • Amanda Palmer (1976). American singer and pianist with the Dresden Dolls.

  • Akon (1973). American R&B/hip hop singer/songwriter and businessman.

  • Jeff Timmons (1973). American pop singer with 98 Degrees.

  • J.R. Richards (1972). American singer with Dishwalla.

  • Chris “Choc” Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) (1971)

  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson (1971). Canadian country singer/songwriter.

  • Warren Defever (1969). Composer. Born in American musician.

  • Joey Restivo (1969). Rock musician (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies). Born in Brooklyn.

  • Paulo Jr. (1968). Brazilian pop bassist with Sepultura.

  • Turbo B (1967). American rapper and beat boxer with Snap. Born Durron Butler.

  • Barrington Levy (1964). Jamaican musician.

  • Stuart Mathis (1960). Session guitarist.

  • Jorge Chaminé (1956). Portuguese baritone.

  • Merrill Osmond (1953). Utah singer with family group The Osmonds.

  • Wayne Kramer (1948). American songwriter, guitarist, composer and tv producer.

  • Finn Kalvik (1947). Norwegian singer and composer.

  • Mike Beacon (1945). Rock musician (Ox).

  • Mimi Farina (1945). Rock musician (Reflections in a Crystal Wind).

  • Richard Shoff (1944). Rock musician (Sandpipers).

  • Bobby Vee (1943). North Dakota pop singer (“Devil or Angel”). Born Robert Thomas Velline.

  • Johnny Farina (1941). American rock singer with Santo & Johnny.

  • Wilfried Jentzsh (1941). Composer.

  • Jerry Lordan (1934). English singer/songwriter (“Apache”, “Atlantis”, “Wonderful Land for the Shadows”). Died 1995.

  • Willie Nelson (1933). Texas country songwriter (Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”) and singer (“Always on My Mind”, “On the Road Again”, 1975’s Red Headed Stranger).

  • Anton Larrauri (1932). Composer.

  • Bill Buchanan (1930). American songwriter.

  • Johnny Horton (1925). California rockabilly singer (“The Battle of New Orleans”). Born John Gale Horton. Died 11/5/1960.

  • Sheldon Harnick (1924). Lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof). Born in Chicago, IL.

  • Percy Heath (1923). American jazz musician.

  • Leen’t Hart (1920). Dutch organist/composer.

  • Bea Wain (1917). American singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade).

  • Robert Shaw (1916). American orchestra conductor and choral director. Born in Red Bluff, CA. Died 1/25/1999.

  • Dorival Caymmi (1914). Brazilian songwriter.

  • Sid Weiss (1914). Bassist.

  • Hans Studer (1911). Composer.

  • Gunther AR Raphael (1903). German composer (Symphony Breve).

  • Andre-Francois Marescotti (1902). Composer.

  • Rudolf Wittelsbach (1902). Composer.

  • Reverend Gary Davis (1896). American blues and gospel singer, guitarist, and harmonica player (A Little More Faith). Born in Laurens, SC. Died 5/5/1972.

  • Acario Cotapos (1889). Composer.

  • Rudolph Hermann Simonsen (1889). Composer.

  • Frank Merrik (1886). Composer.

  • Luigi Russolo (1885). Composer.

  • Albert Israel Elkus (1884). Composer.

  • David John de Lloyd (1883). Composer.

  • Franz Lehar (1870). Operetta composer (Naughty Marietta).

  • Alfred Gaul (1837). Composer.

  • Johann Friedrich Schwencke (1792). Composer.

  • Guillaume Gommaire Kennis (1717). Composer.


    This page last updated June 7, 2013.

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