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Music Birthdays

We haven’t done one of these for a while and, with all the gloom and doom around at the moment, we thought this was a good time to celebrate all the musicians, past and present, whose birthday it is today.

1818 – Charles Gounod, French composer and academic
1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor
1902 – Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer
1910 – Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1915 – David “Stringbean” Akeman, American singer and banjo player
1916 – Terry Gilkyson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1927 – Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor
1930 – Cliff Gallup, American rock & roll guitarist
1933 – Christian Ferras, French violinist
1940 – Chuck Rainey, American bassist
1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
1944 – Chris Spedding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Timothy Wright, American gospel singer, pastor
1947 – George S. Clinton, American composer and songwriter
1947 – Gregg Rolie, American rock singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1947 – Paul Young, English singer-songwriter
1949 – Snakefinger, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Russell Smith, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957 – Philip Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957 – Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator
1957 – Uģis Prauliņš, Latvian composer
1958 – Jello Biafra, American singer-songwriter and producer
1961 – Kōichi Yamadera, Japanese singer and actor
1962 – Michael Monroe, Finnish singer-songwriter and saxophonist
1967 – Dorothea Röschmann, German soprano and actress
1967 – Eric Stefani, American keyboard player and composer
1971 – Paulina Rubio, Mexican pop singer
1979 – Young Maylay, American rapper, producer, and voice actor
1983 – Lee Ryan, English singer/actor
1987 – Kendrick Lamar, American rapper
1987 – Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer and actress
1989 – Simone Battle, American singer and actress