FEBRUARY 14 Birthdays in Music

    • 1513 Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer
    • 1572 Hans Christoph Haiden, composer
    • 1602 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer
    • 1670 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer
    • 1679 Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer
    • 1778 Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)
    • 1813 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer
    • 1858 Charles Beach Hawley, composer
    • 1880 Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
    • 1880 Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer
    • 1882 Ignaz Friedman, composer
    • 1892 Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)
    • 1897 Jorgen Bentzon, composer
    • 1902 Fred Scott, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California
    • 1902 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
    • 1915 Irving Gordon, American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
    • 1916 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
    • 1921 Jeanne Demessieux, composer
    • 1922 Murray “the K” Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
    • 1924 Arghyris Kounadis, composer
    • 1925 Elliot Lawrence, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • 1931 Phyllis McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
    • 1933 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, composer
    • 1933 Bertram Jay Turetzky, composer
    • 1934 Florence Henderson, actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
    • 1934 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
    • 1937 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
    • 1939 Chris Pyne, trombonist
    • 1943 Eric Anderson, vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • 1943 Maceo Parker, US tenor saxophonist (King’s One, Mo’ Roots)
    • 1945 Gregory Hines, American actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • 1947 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1948 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • 1949 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • 1950 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
  • 1950 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • 1951 Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
  • 1953 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • 1957 Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
  • 1959 Renée Fleming, American soprano
  • 1961 Latifa, Tunisian singer
  • 1963 D’Wayne Wiggins, singer (Tony! Toni! Tone!)
  • 1964 Rob Jones “The Bass Thing” English musician (The Wonder Stuff), born in Stourbridge, West Midlands (d. 1993)
  • 1971 Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
  • 1972 Mayne One, rocker (Young Nation)

1972 Rob Thomas, American lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty, born in Landstuhl, West Germany

Rocker Rob Thomas
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Rob Thomas
  • 1974 Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
  • 1976 Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves’ Eyes)
  • 1977 Nathan Osmond, Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
  • 1978 Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
  • 1983 Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
  • 1985 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
  • 1985 Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1987 Julia Savicheva, Russian singer
  • 1988 Asia Nitollano, American dancer, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner
  • 1988 Quentin Mosimann, Swiss singer, winner of Star Academy France 7