Every now and then, I'll sift through Wikipedia on a given date to see who was born then. It's always interesting to see the diverse musicians born on the same date (though not, of course, in the same year).
Today is just one of those dates. Born today:
In 1653: Johann Pachelbel.
(Ok, this might be a bit of a stretch because he was only baptized on this date in 1653 - so sue me.). Don't know who Pachelbel is? He's the guy who wrote this:
Yea and now you know. And now you have today's earworm. You're welcome.
I had a musicology professor once praised Pachelbel with this line, "Johann Pachelbel - first rate composer, despite that bloody canon!"
In 1935: Seiji Ozawa
Don't know who Seiji Ozawa is? He's conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra for almost 30 years. I was hoping to find a video of Ozawa conducting the Pachelbel Canon but, alas, sometimes the Internet Gods smirk and say "Ha!" So I'll post this instead:
Take a look on the panel. Between Dorothy Kilgallen and Arlene Francis sits none other than Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
In 1957: Gloria Estefan
Don't know who Gloria Estefan is? Are you kidding me? Where have you been for the last 3 decades or so?
Lotsa other interesting people born today as well. But then again lotsa interesting people born EVERY day.
Happy Labor Day.