Claudio Monteverdi born in 1567, which means he is celebrating his, um, er, well, he was born a LONG time ago, which makes him an early composer, even though he is the LATE Claudio Monteverdi. He also has the dubious distinction of being the composer most often mistaken for a vacation spot, as in:
"We went to see Monteverdi last night"
"How is the snow up there this time of year?
Burt Bacharach born just 362 years after Claudio. He penned or co-penned more hit songs in the 1960s than you can shake a stick at! Go ahead, try it. Shake it really hard. See what I mean? My personal Bacharach-David favorite song is Raindrops keep falling on my stick--I mean Head.