FEBRUARY 11 Birthdays in Music

    • 1755 Albert Christoph Dies, composer
    • 1790 Ignaz Assmayer, composer
    • 1810 Loisa Puget, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1889)
    • 1819 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer
    • 1830 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer
    • 1830 Peter Arnold Heise, composer
    • 1874 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
    • 1875 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
    • 1879 Jean Gilbert, composer
    • 1882 Gheorghe Cucu, composer
    • 1883 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
    • 1889 John Mills, dancer (Mills Brothers)
    • 1889 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
    • 1894 Alfonso Leng, composer
    • 1895 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
    • 1897 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
    • 1903 Hans Redlich, composer
    • 1912 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
    • 1913 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
    • 1914 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
    • 1914 Matt Dennis, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show), born in Seattle, Washington
    • 1914 Menelaos Pallantios, composer
    • 1922 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
    • 1926 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1995)
    • 1928 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in New York City (d. 2014)
    • 1929 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
    • 1930 C H Dearnley, organist
    • 1932 Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • 1934 Francesco Pennisi, composer
    • 1935 Bent Lorentzen, composer
    • 1935 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
  • 1937 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • 1938 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • 1938 Bobby “Boris” Pickett, singer-songwriter (Monster Mash)
  • 1939 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil ’66/’77/’88)
  • 1942 Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It’s Got to be Mellow)
  • 1942 Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That’s how it is)
  • 1942 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
  • 1943 Serge Lama, French singer
  • 1947 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • 1949 Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
  • 1950 Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
  • 1953 Alan Rubin, music figure (Blues Brothers)
  • 1954 Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
  • 1956 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England
  • 1956 Didier Lockwood, French violinist
  • 1961 Becky LeBeau, vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
  • 1970 Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician
  • 1973 Ethan Iverson, jazz pianist
  • 1973 Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician
  • 1974 D’Angelo, American singer
  • 1977 Mike Shinoda, American musician, Linkin Park, Fort Minor
  • 1979 Brandy [Norwood], singer (Les Miserables, Moisha)
  • 1981 Kelly Rowland, American singer
  • 1984 Matt Good, American musician
  • 1984 Aubrey O’Day, American singer
  • 1985 William Beckett, lead singer of the American rock band The Academy Is…