The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
Famous Songwriters / Composers
David Foster

David Foster (70)

Canadian songwriter and music producer
Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer (62)

German composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (71)

English composer
Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

American composer, pianist, and bandleader
George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)

German-English composer
Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch (1944 - 2012)

American composer and conductor
Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

Austrian composer
Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Austrian composer
Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone (91)

Italian composer and conductor
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)

Russian composer, pianist, and conductor
Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)

Italian composer
Cole Porter

Cole Porter (1891 - 1964)

American composer and songwriter
Philip Glass

Philip Glass (82)

American composer
John Cage

John Cage (1912 - 1992)

American composer
L.A. Reid

L.A. Reid (63)

American songwriter and producer, co-founded of LaFace Records
Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Austrian composer
Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim (89)

American composer and lyricist
Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)

American composer
Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)

Austrian composer and painter
Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)

German composer and conductor
George Martin

George Martin (1926 - 2016)

English composer and producer
Yuvan Shankar Raja

Yuvan Shankar Raja (40)

Indian composer
Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

French composer
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

English composer, conductor, and pianist
Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder (79)

Italian composer
Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989)

American composer
Erik Satie

Erik Satie (1866 - 1925)

French composer
Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael (1899 - 1981)

American composer
Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)

Norwegian composer
Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer (91)

American composer, satirist, and mathematician
Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)

Hungarian composer
Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

French composer and conductor
Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)

English composer
Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman (64)

American composer and conductor
Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar (74)

Indian composer, poet, and scriptwriter
James Horner

James Horner (1953 - 2015)

American composer