FEBRUARY 20 MORE …. Birthdays in Music

    • 1734 Franz Ignaz Beck, composer
    • 1745 Johann Peter Salomon, composer
    • 1752 Charles Broche, composer
    • 1763 Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer, born in České Budějovice Bohemia
    • 1770 Ferdinando Carulli, composer
    • 1791 Carl Czerny, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen), born in Vienna, Austria
    • 1802 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
    • 1803 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
    • 1816 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
    • 1854 Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)
    • 1874 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
    • 1876 Fyodor Akimenko, composer
    • 1887 David McKinley Williams, composer
    • 1889 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
    • 1899 Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
    • 1900 Antonio Veretti, composer
    • 1903 Karel Janacek, composer
    • 1904 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
    • 1907 Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
    • 1911 Robert Guyn McBride, composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona
    • 1913 Jozef Kresanek, composer
    • 1916 Julius Juzeliunas, composer
    • 1920 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
    • 1921 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • 1921 Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer
    • 1929 Toshiro Mayuzumi, composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan
    • 1937 David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
    • 1937 Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
    • 1939 Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)
    • 1939 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
    • 1940 Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
  • 1940 Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
  • 1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
  • 1942 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • 1944 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Alan Hull, singer/composer
  • 1946 J[erome] Geils, American rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Barry Wordsworth, conductor
  • 1948 Billy Zoom, American guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • 1950 Walter Becker, American rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Kathy Baillie, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1951 Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
  • 1953 Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953 Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
  • 1954 Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
  • 1960 Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
  • 1960 Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)
  • 1960 Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
  • 1962 Joel Ellis, American rocker (Heavy Bones)
  • 1963 Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
  • 1964 Terry Ilous, rock vocalist (XYZ, Cannibal Jacket) [or Jun 28]
Rocker Kurt Cobain
  • 1972 K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • 1975 Brian Littrell, singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1976 Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
  • 1977 Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
  • 1981 Chris Thile, American musician
  • 1985 Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)

        1988 Rihanna, Barbadian singer and songwriter (Umbrella, We Found Love, Diamonds), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

Singer Rihanna