March Musical Birthdays: Everybody, it seems

It’s cello month at OTW where we get to celebrate this wonderful instrument!  We’ll have a cello spotlight to make sure you look for it in the weeks ahead.  ALSO, what a crazy month of birthdays.  Along with our own OTW instructor Caleb, on 3/23, this is a nutso array of birthday celebrations.

March 1: Big Band Leader Glenn Miller (1904-1944), Crooner, songwriter, activist Harry Belafonte (1927), belafonteFrontman for The Who Roger Daltrey (1944), Singer Kesha (1987), Singer Justin Bieber (1994)

March 2: German composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950), Rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013), Rock singer and drummer Karen Carpenter (1950-1983), Rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Coldplay’s Chris Martin (1977)

March 3: Guitarist and songwriter Doc Watson (1923-2012), Seattle-born singer and songwriter Jennifer Warnes (1947), Rapper Tone Loc (1966)

March 4: Composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Paul Lacome [French composer/pianist/cellist] (1838-1920), Paul Bazelaire [French composer/cellist] (1886-1958), Singer and songwriter Bobby Womack (1944-2014), Chris Squire, bassist for Yes (1948-2015), Jason Newsted, bassist for Metallica (1963)

March 5: Singer/songwriter “Electric Avenue” (and others!) Eddy Grant (1948), Disco icon Andy Gibb (1958-1988), Guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Frusciante (1970)

March 6: Country Music Hall of Famer Bob Wills (1905-1975), Jazz Guitarist Wesmickey d monkees Montgomery (1923-196
8), Mary Wilson of The Supremes (1944), Guitarist and lead vocals, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour (1946), Wicked and Godspell Composer Stephen Schwartz (1948)

March 7: Composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Arthur Lee frontman for the band Love (1945-2006), Clive Gillinson [British cellist] (1946), Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band (1946)

March 8: Drummer and lead singer for 1960s band The Monkees Micky Dolenz (1945), New Wave guitarist Gary Numan (1958)

March 9: Composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman (1930-2015), Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Lloyd Price (1933), Country singer Mickey Gilley (1936), Musician/co-founder The Velvet Underground John Cale (1942)

March 10: Jazz Musician Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931), Tom Scholz of the rock band Boston (1947), Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament (1963), R&B artist/Producer Timbaland (1972), Singer Robin Thicke (1977), Country music star Carrie Underwood (1983)

March 11: Bandleader Lawrence Welk (1903-1992), Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), Singer “Don’t Worry Be Happy” Bobby McFerrin (1950), lead vocalist Good Charlotte Joel Madden (1979)liza

March 12: Jazz singer Al Jarreau (1940), Entertainer Liza Minnelli (1946), Singer James Taylor (1948), Member of the Jackson 5 Marlon Jackson (1957)

March 13: Beat Richner [Swiss cellist] (1947), Hip Hop Artist/Actor/Poet Common (1972)

March 14: Composer Johann Strauss I (1804-1849), Bandleader Les Brown (1912-2001), Producer/composer Quincy Jones (1933)

March 15: Karl Davydov [Russian composer/conductor/cellist] (1838-1889), Country blues singer Lightnin’ Hopkins (1912-1982), Mike Love of the Beach Boys (1941), Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone (1943), Dee Snider of Twisted Sister (1955), of Black Eyed Peas (1975)

March 16: Nancy Wilson of Heart (1954)queen latifa

March 17: Singer Nat “King” Cole (1919-1965), John Sebastian of Lovin’ Spoonful (1944), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Billy Corgan (1967)

March 18: Country singer Charley Pride (1938), Soul Singer Wilson Pickett (1941-2006), Guitarist Bill Frisell (1951), Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains (1966), Rapper and Entertainer Queen Latifah (1970), Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine (1979)

March 19: Ricky Wilson of The B-52’s (1953-1985)

March 20: Jazz Pianist Marian McPartland (1918-2013), Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand (1972)

March 21: Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881), Paul Tortelier [French composer/cellist] (1914-1990), Rock guitarist and singer Eddie Money (1949)

March 22: Comeddian/Bandleader and part of the Marx Brothers Chico Marx (1887-1961), American composer Stephen Sondheim (1930), Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948)will-i-am

March 23: Jazz Pianist David Frishberg (1933), English composer Michael Nyman (1944), Rocker Ric Ocasek (1949), Singer Chaka Khan (1953), and Off The Wall teacher Caleb Corey! 🙂

March 24: Singer/Songwriter Nick Lowe (1949), Nena, singer of 99 Luftballons (1960)

March 25: Arturo Toscanini [Italian/American conductor/cellist] (1867-1957), Composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Singer Aretha Franklin (1942), Singer/Composer Elton John (1947), Natalie Clein [British conductor/cellist] (1977)

March 26: Singer Diana Ross (1944), Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (1948), Singer/SongwriterTeddy Pendergrass (1950-2010), Country Music singer Kenny Chesney (1968)elton john

March 27: Joseph Abaco [Belgian composer/cellist] (1710-1805), Mstislav Rostropovich [Russian conductor/cellist] (1927-2007), Singer Mariah Carey (1970), Singer Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas (1975)

March 28: Singer Reba McEntire (1955), Ian Axel of A Great Big World (1985), Singer Lady Gaga (1986)

March 29: Vaudeville singer and Broadway entertainer Pearl Bailey (1918-1990), Jazz Saxophonist Michael Brecker (1949-2007), Frontman for Janes Addiction Perry Farrell (1959), John Popper of Blues Traveler (1967)

March 30: Guitarist/Songwriter Eric Clapton (1945), Singer MC Hammer (1962), Singer Tracy Chapman (1964), Pianist/Singer Norah Jones (1979)

March 31: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Bandleader Herb Alpert (1935), Angus Young of AC/DC (1955)

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