February 29 : This Day in Music History Births

This Day in Music History
Births
February 29

1792 : Gioachino Rossini, born Gioachino Antonio Rossini in Pesaro. Italian composer.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (13 November 1868)

1904 : Jimmy Dorsey, born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, and big band leader. Some sources state he was born on 28 February.
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (12 June 1957)

Jimmy Dorsey

1940 : Gretchen Christopher, born in Olympia, Washington. American vocalist and part of a trio. (The Fleetwoods)

Gretchen Christopher

1960 : Khaled, born Khaled Hadj Ibrahim in Oran. Algerian raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

1972 : Dave Williams, born David Wayne Williams. American vocalist. (Drowning Pool - lead vocals)
See also: This Day in Music History Deaths (14 August 2002)

1976 : Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins in Queens, New York City. American rapper, singer and actor.

Ja Rule

1980 : Chris Conley, born Christopher Lane Conley in Princeton, New Jersey. American musician, songwriter and composer. (Saves the Day - lead vocals, rhythm guitar)

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