Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July: Music Makers' Birthdays

Click on any date below to see music makers’ birthdays on that day. Click here to return to the main music makers’ birthday page. Note: Names listed in bold have had dates verified with at least two sources to (hopefully) ensure accuracy. Please email Dave’s Music Database with any corrections.

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JULY 1

  • Hollie Steel (1998). English singer and finalist on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

  • Paloma Faith (1985). British singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Marit Larsen (1983). Norwegian pop singer/songwriter with M2M.

  • Leeteuk (1983). Korean singer.

  • Amanda Diva (1981). American rapper with Floetry.

  • Tom Frager (1977). French singer/songwriter and surfer.

  • Keigo Hayashi (1977). Japanese rock singer with FLOW.

  • Greg Pattillo (1977). American beatboxing flautist.

  • Birgit Schuurman (1977). Dutch rock singer and actress.

  • Justin Lo (1976). Hong Kong singer/songwriter.

  • Plies (1976). American rapper.

  • Sufjan Stevens (1975). American singer/songwriter and musician (2005’s Illinois).

  • Alex Machacek (1972). Austrian jazz guitarist.

  • Missy Elliott (1971). American rap singer/songwriter (“Get Ur Freak On”, “Work It”).

  • Roddy Bottum (1963). American rock keyboardist and guitarist with Faith No More (“Epic”).

  • Michelle Wright (1961). Canadian country singer and guitarist (“New Kind of Love”, “One Time Around”, “Take It Like a Man”, “Guitar Talk”).

  • Evelyn “Champagne” King (1960). American R&B/disco singer (“Shame”, “Love Come Down”).

  • Edem Ephraim (1959). German-British pop musician with London Boys. Died 1/21/1996.

  • Phil Solem (1956). American rock musician with The Rembrandts.

  • Keith Whitley (1955). American country music singer (“When You Say Nothing at All”, “I’m No Stranger to the Wind”). Died 5/9/1989.

  • Dan Aykroyd (1952). Canadian comic actor and singer (“Soul Man”, The Blues Brothers).

  • Timothy J. Tobias (1952). American soundtrack composer. Died 12/23/2006.

  • Anne Feeney (1951). American folk singer/songwriter and political activist.

  • Fred Schneider (1951). American new wave singer/guitarist with the B-52’s (“Rock Lobster”, “Love Shack”).

  • Victor Willis (1951). Singer/songwriter.

  • John Farnham (1949). English-born Australian rock singer with Little River Band in 1982; also had solo career (“You’re the Voice”).

  • John Ford (1948). English singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Strawbs.

  • Marc Benno (1947). Texas guitarist with Asylum Choir. Born Benny Darron.

  • June Montiero (1946). American singer with Jamaican girl group, The Toys.

  • Debbie Harry (1945). American new wave rock singer/songwriter with Blondie (“Heart of Glass”, “Call Me”, 1978’s Parallel Lines).

  • Jeff Wayne (1943). British-American pianist, keyboardist, and composer.

  • Andraé Crouch (1942). American gospel songwriter, arranger and record producer.

  • John Gould (1941). British composer and musical comic.

  • Twyla Tharp (1941). American dancer and choreographer for musical theater (Singin’ in the Rain, Movin’ Out).

  • Delaney Bramlett (1939). Mississippi blues-rock singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Died 12/27/2008.

  • James Cotton (1935). American blues harmonica player.

  • Peter Levinson (1934). American music publicist and biographer. Died 10/21/2008.

  • Eddie Bond (1933). American rockabilly singer and guitarist.

  • Bobby Day (1928). American R&B/rock singer (“Rockin’ Robin”) born Robert James Byrd. Died 7/27/1990.

  • Volker Wangenheim (1928). Composer.

  • Hans Werner Henze (1926). German composer (Das Floss Medusa).

  • Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922). French flutist.

  • Ralph Young (1918). American singer in duo Sandler and Young. Died 8/22/2008.

  • Willie Dixon (1915). American blues singer/songwriter (“Little Red Rooster”, “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”), bassist, and record producer. Died 1/29/1992.

  • Earle Warren (1914). Alto sax player.

  • Peter Anders (1908). German operatic tenor. Died 9/10/1954.

  • Alvino Rey (1907). American bandleader, musical director and guitarist. Died 2/23/2004.

  • Thomas A. Dorsey (1899). Gospel music and blues pianist and composer. Died 1/23/1993.

  • Calvin O’Connor (1899). Singer.

  • Georg Christoph Grosheim (1764). Composer.

  • James Lyon (1735). Composer.

  • Johann Ludwig Steiner (1688). Composer.

  • Franz Xaver Murschhauser (1663). Composer.

  • Claudio Saracini (1586). Composer.


    JULY 2

  • Ashley Tisdale (1985). American singer and actress (High School Musical).

  • Michelle Branch (1983). American singer/songwriter and guitarist. A solo artist (“All You Wanted”, “The Game of Love”) and a member of the Wreckers (“Leave the Pieces”).

  • Diana Gurtskaya (1979). American singer.

  • Erik Ohlsson (1975). Swedish punk rhythm guitarist with Millencolin.

  • Tim Christensen (1974). Danish singer/musician with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy.

  • Rocky Gray (1974). American drummer and guitarist with Evanescence.

  • Colin Edwin (1970). Australian-born British progressive rock bassist with Porcupine Tree.

  • Monie Love (1970). English rapper and former radio personality born Simone Wilson.

  • Dave Parsons (1965). English rock bassist with Bush (“Everything Zen”, “Come Down”) and Transvision Vamp.
  • Roy Boulter (1964). English drummer.

  • Mike Anger (1957). Rock musician with the Blow Monkeys.

  • Jeffrey Cooper (1956). R&B guitarist with Midnight Star.

  • Roy Boulter (1964). English drummer with the Farm.

  • Pete Briquette (1954). Irish bassist and keyboardist with Boomtown Rats; also a record producer.

  • Mark Hart (1953). American multi-instrumentalist with Supertramp and Crowded House (1991’s Woodface).

  • Johnny Colla (1952). American rock guitarist and saxophonist with Huey Lewis & the News (“The Power of Love”, “Stuck with You”, 1983’s Sports).

  • Wayne Haner (1952). Rock bassist with Axe.

  • Roy Bittan (1949). American rock keyboardist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (Born to Run, Born in the U.S.A.).

  • Robert Paquette (1949). French-Canadian folk singer/songwriter.

  • Gene McFadden (1948). American singer/songwriter and record producer. Died 1/27/2006.

  • James Orville Fulkerson (1945). Composer.

  • Stéphane Venne (1941). French-Canadian songwriter.

  • Leapy Lee (1939). English singer.

  • Paul Williams (1939). American baritone singer and choreographer with The Temptations (“My Girl”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”). Died 8/17/1973.

  • Gilbert Kalish (1935). American pianist/professor.

  • Tom Springfield (1934). English record producer and singer/songwriter with the Springfields.

  • David Benjamin Lewin (1933). Composer.

  • Waldemar Matuska (1932). Czechoslovakian-Slovakian singer. Died 5/30/2009.

  • Sammy Turner (1932). American singer (Lavender Blue).

  • Ahmad Jamal (1930). American jazz pianist.

  • Lee Allen (1927). American tenor saxophone player (“Walkin’ with Mr. Lee”). Died 10/18/1994.

  • Charlie Kennedy (1927). American big band alto saxophonist. Died 4/3/2009.

  • Billy Usselton (1926). Saxophonist.

  • Yasushi Akutagawa (1925). Composer.

  • Marvin Rainwater (1925). American country singer and songwriter.

  • Rick Besoyan (1924). Composer.

  • Genrikh Matusovich Vagner (1922). Composer.

  • Sheikh Iman (1918). Player/singer.

  • Murry Wilson (1917). American songwriter and record producer with the Beach Boys (“Good Vibrations”, Pet Sounds). Died 6/4/1973.

  • Ken Curtis (1916). American singer and actor. Died 4/28/1991.

  • Frederick Fennell (1914). American conductor (Time and Winds). Died 2004.

  • William Douglas Denny (1910). Composer.

  • Earl Hawley Robinson (1910). Composer.

  • Robert Levine Sanders (1906). Composer.

  • Carl Weinrich (1904). Composer.

  • Jack Hylton (1892). English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show).

  • Marcel Tabuteau (1887). French oboist with Philadelphia Orchestra.

  • Albert Szirmai (1880). Composer.

  • Francesco Spetrino (1857). Composer.

  • Charles-Louis Hanon (1819). French composer. Died 1900.

  • Atale Therese Annette Wartel (1814). Composer.

  • Antoine Prumier (1793). Composer.

  • Peter Ritter (1763). Composer.

  • Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck (1746). Composer.

  • Francois Leonard Rouwyzer (1737). Composer.

  • Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (1714). German-Austrian opera composer. Died 11/15/1787.

  • Daniel Speer (1636). Composer.

  • Guillaume van Messaus (1589). Composer.

  • Johann Staden (1581). Composer.


    JULY 3

  • Minami Keisuke (1985). Japanese singer and actor.

  • Steph Jones (1983). American singer and model.

  • Kid Sister (1980). American rapper born Melisa Young.

  • Shane Lynch (1976). Irish singer from Boyzone (“Love Me for a Reason”, “So Good”).

  • Trent Tomlinson (1975). American country artist.

  • Patrick Wilson (1973). American actor and singer.

  • Audra McDonald (1970). Germany-born American actress/singer.

  • Kevin Hearn (1969). Canadian rock keyboardist with the Barenaked Ladies (“One Week”).

  • Gary Ryan (1964). Rock musician with the Blackhearts.

  • Taylor Dayne (1962). American singer (“Tell It to My Heart”, “I’ll Always Love You”) born Lesley Wunderman.

  • Tim Smith (1961). English singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and music video director with the Cardiacs.

  • Vince Clarke (1960). English rock keyboardist and songwriter with Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure.

  • Stephen Pearcy (1959). American rock singer with Ratt (“Round and Round”).

  • Aaron Tippin (1958). American country singer (“You’ve Got to Stand for Something”).

  • Laura Branigan (1957). New York pop singer (“Gloria”, “Self Control”). Died 8/26/2004.

  • Neil Clar (1955). Rock guitarist with Lloyd Cole & the Commotions.

  • Andy Fraser (1952). British rock keyboardist and songwriter with Free (“All Right Now”).

  • Amit Kumar (1952). Indian film playback singer, actor, director, and music director.

  • Mike Corby (1951). English rock guitarist and keyboardist with the Babys (“Isn’t It Time”).

  • Damon Harris (1950). R&B singer with The Temptations (“Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”) from 1971-75. Born Otis Robert Harris, Jr..

  • Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (1949). American R&B/funk singer with Heatwave. Died 5/13/2006.

  • Paul Barrere (1948). American singer/songwriter, and guitarist with Little Feat.

  • Peter Ruzicka (1948). German professor, composer, and conductor.

  • Grethe Kausland (1947). Norwegian singer, performer and actress. Died 11/16/2007.

  • Anthony “Top” Topham (1947). English musician.

  • John Klemmer (1946). American bassist, composer and bandleader.

  • Johnny Lee (1946). American country singer (“Lookin’ for Love”).

  • Michel Polnareff (1944). French singer/songwriter.

  • Judith Durham (1943). Australian jazz and folk singer for the Seekers.

  • Eddy Mitchell (1942). French singer and actor.

  • Fontella Bass (1940). American soul singer (“Rescue Me”).

  • Bernadette Greevy (1940). Irish mezzo-soprano. Died 9/26/2008.

  • Brigitte Fassbaender (1939). German mezzo-soprano.

  • David Shire (1937). American songwriter and film/TV composer.

  • Roger Christian (1934). American radio personality and lyricist. Died 7/11/1991.

  • Robert O. Ragland (1931). American film score composer.

  • Pete Fountain, Jr. (1930). American Dixieland jazz clarinetist with Lawrence Welk, 1957-59.

  • Carlos Kleiber (1930). Austrian classical conductor with the Bavarian State Orchestra. Died 7/13/2004.

  • Tommy Tedesco (1930). American session musician and jazz/bebop guitarist. Died 11/10/1997.

  • David Lynch (The Platters) (1929)

  • Johnny Coles (1926). Trumpeter.

  • Angel Tavira (1924). Mexican composer, musician, and violinst. Died 6/30/2008.

  • Johnny Hartman (1923). American baritone jazz singer. Died 9/15/1983.

  • John Ayers Lessard (1920). Composer.

  • Gene Gutche (1907). German composer born Romeo Maximillian Eugene Ludwig Gutchse.

  • Jean du Bela (1903). Singer and actor born Simon Buytekant.

  • Klimenty Arkad’yevich Korchmaryov (1899). Composer.

  • Otto Reinhold (1899). Composer.

  • Oles’ Semyonovich Chishko (1895). Composer.

  • Mississippi John Hurt (1893). Americna blues guitarist and singer. Died 11/2/1966.

  • Wilhelm Rettich (1892). Composer.

  • Carl Schuricht (1880). Composer.

  • Philippe Gaubert (1879). Composer.

  • George M. Cohan (1878). American playwright, composer (“Yankee Doodle Boy”, “Give My Regards to Broadway”, “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, “Over There”), actor, singer, and dancer. Died 11/5/1942.

  • Vicente Arregui Garay (1871). Composer.

  • Friedrich Ernst Koch (1862). Composer.

  • William Wallace (1860). Composer.

  • Piotr Maszynski (1855). Composer.

  • Leoš Janáček (1854). Czechoslovakian composer. Died 1928.

  • Alfredo Kiel (1850). Composer.

  • Achilles Alferaki (1846). Composer.

  • Louis Theodore Gouvy (1819). Composer.

  • Janis Cimze (1814). Composer.

  • Joseph Labitzky (1802). Composer.

  • Eberhard F. Walcker (1794). German organ builder.


    JULY 4

  • Takahisa Masuda (1986). Japanese singer.

  • Jin Akanishi (1984). Japanese singer/songwriter with pop group KAT-TUN. Also an actor, voice actor and former radio host.

  • Gina Glocksen (1984). American singer from TV’s American Idol.

  • Ben Jorgensen (1983). American singer and guitarist.

  • Andy Mrotek (1983). American musician.

  • Miguel Ángel Muñoz (1983). Spanish actor and singer.

  • Dave Watson (1983). American musician.

  • Stephen McNally (1978). English singer/songwriter with BBMak.

  • Jonas Kjellgren (1977). Swedish musician with Scar Symmetry.

  • Tania Davis (1975). Australian violist.

  • Gackt (1973). Japanese singer.

  • Nina Badrić (1972). Croatian singer.

  • William Goldsmith (1972). American drummer with the Foo Fighters.

  • Andy Creeggan (1971). Canadian musician with Barenaked Ladies (“One Week”).

  • Christian Giesler (1970). American bassist with Kreator.

  • Jack Frost (1968). American musician.

  • Jo Whiley (1965). English radio DJ and TV presenter.

  • Mark Slaughter (1964). American rock singer and guitarist with Slaughter.

  • Matt Malley (1963). American songwriter and musician with the Counting Crows (August and Everything After).

  • Bill McCorvey (1959). American singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake).

  • Kirk Pengilly (1958). Australian rock musician with INXS.

  • John Waite (1955). English rock singer with the Babys (“Isn’t It Time”) and Bad English (“When I See You Smile”). Also a solo artist (“Missing You”).

  • Ralph Johnson (1951). R&B drummer with Earth, Wind & Fire (“Shining Star”, 1975’s That’s the Way of the World).

  • David “Kid” Jensen (1950). Canadian-born British radio DJ.

  • Tommy Körberg (1948). Swedish singer and actor.

  • Jeremy Spencer (1948). British rock guitarist with original Fleetwood Mac (“Oh Well”).

  • Jacques Morali (1947). French music producer for Village People. Died 11/15/1991.

  • David McWilliams (1945). Northern Irish singer/songwriter, and guitarist. Died 1/8/2002.

  • Konrad “Conny” Bauer (1943). German musician.

  • Dave Rowberry (1943). Rock musician with the Animals (“The House of the Rising Sun”).

  • Al “Blind Owl” Wilson (1943). Blues-rock guitarist/singer with Canned Heat. Died 9/3/1970.

  • Mike Mainieri (1938). American vibraphonist.

  • Bill Withers (1938). American R&B singer/songwriter (“Lean on Me”).

  • Zdzisława Donat (1936). Polish coloratura soprano.

  • Baker Knight (1933). American songwriter and musician. Died 10/12/2005.

  • Cathy Berberian (1928). Armenian-American singer.

  • Lloyd Lambert (1928). Bassist.

  • Mary Stuart (1926). American actress and singer/songwriter.

  • Tibor Varga (1921). Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game). Died 2003.

  • Buster Davis (1918). American choral director (Garry Moore Show).

  • Franco Ferrara (1911). Italian conductor. Died 9/6/1985.

  • Mitch Miller (1911). American bandleader (“Yellow Rose of Texas”), producer, arranger, and record company executive. Died 7/31/2010.

  • Alec Templeton (1909). Welsh pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico).

  • Howard Taubman (1907). American music and theater critic.

  • Dante Fiorillo (1905). Composer.

  • Seger Pillot Ellis (1904). American jazz pianist and singer. Died 9/29/1995.

  • Artur Malawski (1904). Composer.

  • Flor Peeters (1903). Belgium-born organist/composer with the Lied Symphony.

  • Adolf Hallis (1896). Composer.

  • Irving Caesar (1895). American lyricist and composer. Died 1996.

  • Heinrich Kaminski (1886). Composer.

  • Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg (1883). Composer.

  • Heinrich Zollner (1854). Composer.

  • Ole Olsen (1850). Composer (Stig Hvide).

  • Gyula Erkel (1842). Composer.

  • James McGranahan (1840). Composer.

  • Hermann Kotzchmar (1829). Composer.

  • Stephen Collins Foster (1826). American songwriter (“Oh! Susanna”, “Camptown Races”, “Old Folks at Home (aka Swanee River)”, “My Old Kentucky Home”, “Jeane with the Light Brown Hair”) known as “the father of American music.” Died 1/13/1864.

  • Franz Xaver Pechacek (1793). Composer.

  • Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis (1769). Composer.

  • Marco Santucci (1762). Composer.

  • Louis-Claude d’Aquin (1694). French organist/composer (La Rose). Died 1772.


    JULY 5

  • Joseph King (1989). American singer/songwriter and guitarist with Canvas and Deadbeat Darling.

  • Nick O’Malley (1985). British rock bassist with the Arctic Monkeys.

  • Stephanie McIntosh (1985). Australian pop singer and actress.

  • Yu Yamada (1984). Japanese model, actress and singer.

  • Veronica Finn (1981). American singer with Innosense and Zoetic.

  • Jason Wade (1980). American singer/songwriter and guitarist with Lifehouse.

  • Shane Filan (1979). Irish pop singer with Westlife.

  • Royce Da 5’ 9” (1977). American rapper born Ryan Montgomery.

  • Bizarre (1976). American rapper with D12 (“Purple Hills”, “My Band”). Born Rufus Johnson.

  • Gunnar H. Thomsen (1975). Faroese heavy metal bassist with Týr.

  • Bengt Lagerberg (1973). Swedish rock drummer with the Cardigans.

  • Róisín Murphy (1973). Irish singer/songwriter and record producer.

  • Joe (1972). American R&B singer (“All the Things Your Man Won’t Do”, “Stutter”) & record producer born Joseph Thomas, Jr.

  • Mac Dre (1970). American rapper born Andre Hicks. Died 11/1/2004.

  • RZA (1969). American rapper with the Wu-Tang Clan. Born Robert Diggs.

  • Kenji Itō (1968). Japanese composer.

  • Eyran Katsenelenbogen (1965). Israeli jazz pianist.

  • Russ Lorenson (1963). American singer and actor.

  • Isabelle Poulenard (1961). French soprano.

  • Marc Cohn (1959). American singer/songwriter (“Walking in Memphis”).

  • Paul Daniel (1958). British opera and symphony conductor.

  • Terry Chimes (1956). English punk-rock drummer with The Clash.

  • Michael Gismondi (1955). Rock saxophonist with the Michael Stanley Band.

  • Jimmy Crespo (1954). American rock guitarist with Aerosmith from 1979-1984 (1980’s Greatest Hits).

  • Michael Don McNabb (1952). Composer.

  • Keiko Fuji (1951). Japanese enka singer.

  • Geert Jan Hessing (1951). Dutch rock drummer with Catapult.

  • Huey Lewis (1950). American rock singer with Huey Lewis & the News (“The Power of Love”, “Stuck with You”, 1983’s Sports). Born Hugh Anthony Cregg III.

  • Michael Monarch (1950). American rock guitarist with Steppenwolf.

  • Tommy Eyre (1949). English session keyboardist. Died 5/23/2001.

  • Andy Ellison (1945). English singer and musician with Radio Stars, John’s Children and Jet.

  • Dick Scoppettone (1945). Rock musician.

  • Robbie Robertson (1943). Canadian rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with The Band (“The Weight”, “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”, 1968’s Music from Big Pink, 1969’s The Band). Born Jaime Royal Klegerman.

  • Ronnie Self (1938). American rockabilly singer/songwriter. Died 8/28/1981.

  • Stanley Joel Silverman (1938). Composer.

  • Yutaka Makino (1930). Composer.

  • Kenneth Gaburo (1926). Composer.

  • János Starker (1924). Hungarian-born American cellist.

  • Issachar Miron (1920). Composer.

  • George Rochberg (1918). American classical music composer with the Concord Quartet. Died 5/29/2005.

  • Smiley Lewis (1913). American R&B singer and guitarist (“I Hear You Knockin’”). Died 10/7/1966.

  • Mack David (1912). American lyricist and songwriter. Died 12/30/1993.

  • Hans Lang (1908). Austrian music and film composer. Died 1/28/1992.

  • Franz Adolf Syberg (1904). Composer.

  • Irwin Fischer (1903). Composer.

  • Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson (1899). Composer.

  • Paul Ben-Haim (1897). German-Israeli composer.

  • Gordon Jacob (1895). English composer. Died 6/8/1984.

  • Jan Kubelik (1880). Czech violinist and composer. Died 12/5/1940.

  • Volkmar Andreae (1879). Swiss conductor/composer with the Tonhalle Orchestra.

  • Joseph Holbrooke (1878). English pianist/conductor/composer.

  • Wanda A. Landowska (1879). Polish harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne). Died 1959.

  • Gerhard von Keussler (1874). Composer.

  • Stefano Gobatti (1852). Composer.

  • Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann (1847). Composer.

  • William Crotch (1775). Composer.

  • Janos Lavotta (1764). Composer.

  • Antonio Maria Pacchioni (1654). Composer.

  • Johann Steuerlein (1546). Composer.


    JULY 6

  • Ajoo (1990). South Korean singer.

  • Kate Nash (1987). English singer/songwriter.

  • Lauren Harris (1984). British rock singer.

  • D. Woods (1983). American singer, dancer and actress born Wanita Woodgett.

  • Tay Zonday (1982). American singer, keyboardist, and voice actor.

  • Joell Ortiz (1980). Puerto Rican-American rapper.

  • Nic Cester (1979). Australian rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Jet.

  • 50 Cent (1975). American rapper (“In Da Club”, 2003’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, 2005’s The Massacre) born Curtis James Jackson III.

  • Babi Xavier (1974). Brazilian actress, singer and TV hostess.

  • Isabelle Boulay (1972). Canadian-born French singer.

  • D-Styles (1972). American scratch DJ.

  • Mark Gasser (1972). British concert pianist.

  • Inspectah Deck (1970). American rapper with Wu-Tang Clan; also a producer and actor. Born Jason Hunter.

  • Frank Salvato II (1970). Italian-American songwriter, record producer, sound engineer and keyboardist.

  • Martin Smith (1970). English singer with Delirious?

  • Michael Grant (1969). Singer with Musical Youth.

  • Heather Nova (1967). Bermudian singer/songwriter.

  • Glenn Scarpelli (1966). Former actor and singer.

  • Bernardo Bonezzi (1964). Spanish film music composer.

  • Cristina D’Avena (1964). Italian singer and actress.

  • Tim Bricheno (1963). English rock guitarist and songwriter with Sisters of Mercy.

  • Robert Heaton (1961). British rock musician with New Model Army. Died 11/4/2004.

  • Rick Price (1961). Australian singer/songwriter.

  • John Keeble (1959). British rock drummer with Spandau Ballet (“True”).

  • John Jorgenson (1956). American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited).

  • Nanci Griffith (1953). American folk singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Jesse Harms (1952). Rock musician with REO Speedwagon.

  • Graham Oliver (1952). English guitarist.

  • Phyllis Hyman (1949). American jazz/soul singer and actress. Died 6/30/1995.

  • Michael Shrieve (1949). American drummer with Santana.

  • Larnelle Harris (1947). Gospel singer.

  • Rik Elswit (1945). American rock musician with Dr. Hook.

  • Byron Berline (1944). Rock musician.

  • Jeannie Seely (1940). American country singer.

  • Jet Harris (1939). British rock bassist with the Shadows. Born Terence Harris.

  • Franco (1938). Zaire, composer/guitarist/leader (Masumbuku).

  • Vladimir Ashkenazy (1937). Russian pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961).

  • Gene Chandler (1937). American R&B/rock singer (“Duke of Earl”) born Eugene Dixon.

  • Della Reese (1931). American gospel singer (“Don’t You Know”) and actress born Delloreese Patricia Early.

  • Joseph Daniel White (1931). Singer/bandleader.

  • Zacher (1929). Composer.

  • Alan “Fluff” Freeman (1927). British radio disc jockey and TV personality. Died 11/27/2006.

  • Nilo Soruco (1927). Bolivian songwriter. Died 2004.

  • Charles Whittenberg (1927). Composer.

  • Bill Haley (1925). American pioneering rock singer (“Rock Around the Clock”). Died 2/9/1981.

  • Louie Bellson (1924). Italian-American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader. Died 2/14/2009.

  • Marie McDonald (1923). American singer/actress (Promises Promises).

  • Ernst Haefliger (1919). Swiss singer. Died 2007.

  • Dorothy Kirsten (1919). Opera singer/Alzheimer disease activist.

  • Eugene List (1918). Pianist and professor at Eastman School of Music.

  • Hugo Cole (1917). Composer.

  • Dorothy Kirsten (1915). American soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show).

  • Marcel Quinet (1915). Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon).

  • Jens Rohiner (1914). Composer.

  • LaVerne Andrews (1911). American singer with the Andrews Sisters. Died 5/8/1967.

  • Dorothy Kirsten (1910). American operatic soprano singer. Died 11/18/1992.

  • Leonce Grass (1908). Flemish singer/conductor.

  • Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens (1906). Composer.

  • Robert Whitney (1904). English conductor (Sospiro do Roma).

  • Hanns Eisler (1898). German-American composer and German DR-minister for propaganda. Died 1962.

  • David Stanley Smith (1877). Composer.

  • Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865). Swiss composer and music educator. Died 1950.

  • Alberto Nepomuceno (1864). Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis).

  • John Albert Delany (1852). Composer.

  • Wlasyslaw Zelenski (1837). Composer.

  • Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti (1800). Composer.

  • Wenzel Thomas Matiegka (1773). Composer.

  • Coelestin Jungbauer (1747). Composer.

  • Freidrich Wilhelm Rust (1739). Composer.

  • Franz Anton Maichelbeck (1702). Composer.

  • Nicola Francesco Haym (1678). Composer.

  • Pietro Reggio (1632). Composer.

  • Albert Schop (1632). Composer.

  • Johann Stobaeus (1580). Composer.


    JULY 7

  • Kim Bum (1989). South Korean actor and singer.

  • Kaci Brown-Monroe (1988). American pop and R&B singer (“Instigator”). Born Kaci Deanne Brown.

  • Ilan Rubin (1988). American drummer with Nine Inch Nails and Lostprophets.

  • Lena Ma (1987). Canadian beauty pageant contestant.

  • Marie-Mai (1984). Canadian singer.

  • Ciara Newell (1983). Irish singer with Bellefire.

  • D. Woods (1983). American singer with Danity Kane.

  • Cassidy (1982). American rapper born Barry Reese.

  • Mike Glita (1982). American bassist with Senses Fail.

  • Synyster Gates (1981). American rock guitarist with Avenged Sevenfold.

  • Kaisa Jouhki (1980). Finnish singer with Battlelore.

  • Dan Whitesides (1980). American drummer with the Used.

  • Zoe Tyler (1970). English voice coach, singer, performer and TV presenter.

  • Cree Summer (1969). Singer/songwriter.

  • Nathalie Simard (1969). French-Canadian singer.

  • Jackie Neal (1967). American singer. Died 2005.

  • Gundula Krause (1966). German folk violinist.

  • Perry Richardson (1963). American bassist with Firehouse (“Love of a Lifetime”).

  • Vonda Shepard (1963). American singer.

  • Clive “Doctor” Jackson (1962). Rock musician with Dr. & the Medics.

  • Shawn Paddock (1962). Rock musician with the Red Rockers.

  • Mark White (Spin Doctors) (1962)

  • Rajasree (1959). Indian singer.

  • Berry Sakharof (1957). Turkish-born Israeli guitarist with Minimal Compact.

  • Rami Fortis (1954). Israeli rock singer with Minimal Compact.

  • Ron Jones (1954). American music composer.

  • Lynval Golding (1953). Rock musician with Fun Boy Three.

  • Michael Henderson (1951). American bassist, singer/songwriter, producer and music arranger.

  • Larry “Rhino” Rheinhardt (1948). Rock guitarist with Iron Butterfly.

  • David “Scar” Hodo (1947). American musician with the Village People.

  • Victor Manuel (1947). Spanish singer/songwriter.

  • Rob Townsend (1947). British blues/rock drummer with Family.

  • Matti Salminen (1945). Finnish operatic bass singer.

  • Warren Entner (1944). American rock singer and guitarist with the Grass Roots.

  • Toto Cutugno (1943). Italian singer/songwriter.

  • James Rodford (1941). English rock bassist with The Kinks (“You Really Got Me”, “Waterloo Sunset”, Village Green Preservation Society), Swinging Blue Jeans, and Argent.

  • Ringo Starr (1940). English rock drummer with the Beatles (“With a Little Help from My Friends”, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Abbey Road). Later a solo artist (“It Don’t Come Easy”). Born Richard Starkey.

  • Stuart Ross Dempster (1936). Composer.

  • Friedhelm Dohl (1936). Composer.

  • Nikos Xilouris (1936). Greek singer. Died 1980.

  • Vinko Globokar (1934). Composer.

  • J.J. Barrie (1933). Canadian musician and music group manager with Ocean and Blue Mink.

  • Josef Zawinul (1932). Austrian jazz composer and keyboardist who played with Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis and formed Weather Report. Died 9/11/2007.

  • Henry “Hank” Mobley (1930). American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. Died 5/30/1986.

  • Reg Lindsay (1929). Australian country and western singer. Died 8/5/2008.

  • Charlie Louvin (1927). American country singer/songwriter with the Louvin Brothers.

  • Carl “Doc” Severinsen (1927). American bandleader (TV’s The Tonight Show) and trumpeter.

  • Mary Ford (1924). American singer and guitarist. Notable hits with husband Les Paul (“How High the Moon”, “Vaya Con Dios”). Born Iris Colleen Summers. Died 9/30/1977.

  • Dieter Nowka (1924). Composer.

  • Roberto Caamano (1923). Composer.

  • Artie Malvin (1922). American music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence).

  • Stanislaw Wislocki (1921). Composer.

  • Red Sovine (1917). Country musician.

  • Robert Stevens Baker (1916). Composer.

  • Cor de Groot (1914). Pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite).

  • Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov (1914). Composer.

  • “Pinetop” Perkins (1913). American blues pianist.

  • Tiny Alma (1912). Operetta singer (Vienna Blood) born Catharina E J Stam.

  • Gian Carlo Menotti (1911). Italian-American opera singer and composer (Amahl & Night Visitors). Died 2/1/2007.

  • Charles Redland (1911). Swedish composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist. Died 8/18/1994.

  • Anton Karas (1906). Austrian zither player (“Third Man Theme”). Died 1/10/1985.

  • Marcel Rubin (1905). Composer.

  • Hanns Eisler (1898). Composer.

  • Ernest Bristow Farrar (1885). Composer.

  • Toivo Kuula (1883). Composer.

  • Zdzislaw Jachimecki (1882). Composer.

  • Jacob Weinberg (1879). Composer.

  • Juan Lamonte de Grignon (1872). Composer.

  • Gustav Mahler (1860). Austrian composer (1888’s Symphony No. 1 (Titan)). Died 5/18/1911.

  • Charles Tindley (1851). American gospel music composer and minister. Died 1933.

  • Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini (1778). Composer.

  • Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith (1746). Composer.

  • Arvid Niclas Hopken (1710). Composer.

  • Johann Tobias Krebs (1690). Composer.


    JULY 8

  • Yang Peiyi (2001). Chinese singer.

  • Sky Ferreira (1992). American singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Benjamin Grosvenor (1992). British pianist.

  • Jamie Cook (1985). British rock musician with Arctic Monkeys.

  • André (1979). Armenian singer.

  • Ben Jelen (1979). Scottish singer/songwriter and musician ("Come On").

  • David Kennedy (1976). American guitarist and songwriter with Angels & Airwaves.

  • Elias Viljanen (1975). Finnish guitarist with Sonata Arctica.

  • Beck (1970). American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (“Loser”, 1996’s Odelay). Born Beck David Campbell; later took mother’s maiden name of Hansen.

  • Sugizo (1969). Japanese guitarist and singer.

  • Jordan Chan (1967). Chinese-Hong Kong actor and singer.

  • Niclas Wahlgren (1965). Swedish singer.

  • Joan Osborne (1962). American singer (“One of Us”) and songwriter.

  • Andy Fletcher (1961). English musician with Depeche Mode (“Just Can’t Get Enough”).

  • Graham Jones (1961). Rock guitarist with Haircut 100.

  • Toby Keith (1961). American country singer/songwriter (“Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, “How Do You Like Me Now?!”, “Beer for My Horses”). Born Toby Keith Covel.

  • Fred Young (1958). American singer with the Kentucky Headhunters (Davy Crockett).

  • Carlos Cavazo (1957). Mexican-American rock guitarist with Quiet Riot (“Cum on Feel the Noize”).

  • Russell Christian (1956). Rock musician with the Christians (Harvest the World).

  • Pleas Ned Sublette (1951). Composer.

  • Greg T. Walker (1951). Rock bassist with Blackfoot.

  • Raffi (1948). Egyptian-Canadian children’s entertainer (Baby Beluga) born Raffi Cavoukian.

  • Bobby Sowell (1947). American pianist and composer.

  • Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (1944). American rock drummer with the Allman Brothers Band (“Whipping Post”, 1971’s At Fillmore East, 1972’s Eat a Peach).

  • Steve Lawrence (1935). American singer (“Go Away, Little Girl”). Married to singing partner Eydie Gorme. Born Sidney Leibowitz.

  • Jerry Vale (1932). American singer (“Have You Looked into Your Heart”) born Genaro Louis Vitaliano.

  • Louis Ballard (1931). Composer.

  • Carlo Franci (1927). Composer.

  • Johnnie Johnson (1924). American blues pianist. Died 4/13/2005.

  • Billy Eckstine (1914). American jazz singer and bandleader (“Blue Moon”, “Fools Rush In”, “I Apologize”). Died 3/8/1993.

  • Jacques Stehman (1912). Composer.

  • Henry Nemo (1909). Musician, songwriter and actor. Died 11/26/1999.

  • Louis Jordan (1908). American R&B bandleader, songwriter, and saxophonist (“Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t Ma’ Baby”, “Caldonia Boogie”, “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie”). Known as “The King of the Jukebox”. Died 2/4/1975.

  • Kishio Hirao (1907). Composer.

  • Bill Challis (1904). Arranger/pianist.

  • George Antheil (1900). American composer (Airplane Sonata).

  • Percy Grainger (1882). Australian composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs). Died 1961.

  • Clement Harris (1871). Composer.

  • Rudolf Dellinger (1857). Composer.

  • Vatroslav Lisinski (1819). Composer.

  • Richard Wainwright (1757). Composer.

  • Matteo Coferati (1638). Composer.

  • Johann Georg Ebeling (1637). Composer.

  • Henrich Albert (1604). German composer.

  • Giovanni Battista Stefanini (1574). Composer.


    JULY 9

  • Mitchell Musso (1991). Singer and actor on TV’s Hannah Montana.

  • Kiely Williams (1986). American rap singer/songwriter and dancer from the Cheetah Girls and 3LW.

  • Jacob Hoggard (1984). Canadian singer with Hedley.

  • Lucia Micarelli (1983). American violinist with rock band Jethro Tull. Also an actress.

  • Ella Koon (1979). Hong Kong/Chinese Canto pop singer and actress.

  • Mark Medlock (1978). German singer.

  • Isaac Brock (1975). American singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter with Modest Mouse and Ugly Casanova.

  • Jessica Folcker (1975). Swedish backup singer for Dr. Alban and Ace of Base before a solo career.

  • Jack White (1975). American rock singer and musician with the White Stripes (“Fell in Love with a Girl”, “Seven Nation Army”, 2001’s White Blood Cells, Elephant), the Raconteurs, and Dead Weather. Also a record producer.

  • Nikola Sarcevic (1974). Swedish bassist and singer with Millencolin.

  • Bobby Leslie (1971). TV rock musician with Guys Next Door (“I Was Made for You”).

  • Dani Behr (1970). English singer and actress.

  • Mark Lui (1969). Hong Kong composer and producer of pop music.

  • Dickon Hinchcliffe (1967). English rock musician with theTindersticks.

  • Frank Bello (1965). American heavy metal bassist with Anthrax.

  • Tom Hingley (1965). English rock musician and singer with Inspiral Carpets.

  • Courtney Love (1964). American rock singer with Hole (1994’s Live Through This). Married Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. Born Courtney Michelle Harrison.

  • Jim Kerr (1959). Scottish rock singer/songwriter with Simple Minds (“Don’t You Forget about Me”).

  • Marc Almond (1957). English dance-pop singer/songwriter with Soft Cell (“Tainted Love”). Born Peter Mark Sinclair Almond.

  • Kate Garner (1954). English singer and photographer.

  • Debbie Sledge (1954). American R&B singer with sisters in Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”).

  • David Ball (1953). American country musician.

  • John Tesh (1952). American new age composer and pianist. Also a TV host (Entertainment Tonight).

  • Haruomi Hosono (1947). Japanese electropop musician with Yellow Magic Orchestra.

  • Jerney Kaagman (1947). Dutch singer (Earth & Fire).

  • Mitch Mitchell (1947). English rock drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience (Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland). Born John Mitchell. Died 11/12/2008.

  • Joe Micelli (1946). Rock musician.

  • Bon Scott (1946). Scottish/Australian rock singer/songwriter with AC/DC (1979’s Highway to Hell). Died 2/19/1980.

  • Root Boy Slim (1945). American singer/songwriter. Died 6/8/1993.

  • Don McPherson (1941). Rock musician.

  • John Salvito (1940). Rock musician with the Duprees.

  • Paul Seiko Chihara (1938). American-Japanese composer.

  • David Joel Zinman (1936). Composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983).

  • Mercedes Sosa (1935). [La Negra], Argentinian singer.

  • Mighty Sparrow (1935). Singer/songwriter.

  • Frank Wright (1935). jazz musician. Died 5/17/1990.

  • Nodar Kalistratovich Gabuniya (1933). Composer.

  • Buddy Bregman (1930). American orchestra leader/musical arranger (Eddie Fisher Show) and composer.

  • Lee Hazlewood (1929). American country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson) and producer. Died 2007.

  • Jesse McReynolds (1929). American singer and mandolinist with Jim and Jesse.

  • Ed Ames (1927). American singer with the Ames Brothers (“Rag Mop”).

  • Alan Dale (1925). American singer (Alan Dale Show).

  • Pierre Cochereau (1924). Composer.

  • Leonard Pennario (1924). American pianist (LA Philharmonic).

  • Molly O’Day (1923). American country musician. Died 12/5/1987.

  • Irv Kluger (1921). American jazz drummer. Died 2/28/2006.

  • Herbert Brun (1918). Composer.

  • Ted Steele (1917). American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars).

  • Sir Dean Goffin (1916). New Zealand composer. Died 1984.

  • Joe Liggins (1916). American composer (Pink Champagne).

  • David Leo Diamond (1915). American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943). Died 2005.

  • June Richmond (1915). American actress and singer.

  • Eddie Dean (1907). American western singer and actor. Died 3/4/1999.

  • Robert Oboussier (1900). Composer.

  • Marcel Delannoy (1898). Composer.

  • Richard Hageman (1882). Dutch-American pianist/composer/conductor (Caponsacchi).

  • Ottorino Respighi (1879). Italian composer (Pines of Rome), musicologist and conductor. Died 4/18/1936.

  • Johann P Zilcher (1855). German composer.

  • Carl Christian Lumbye (1841). Composer.

  • Carl Baermann (1839). Composer.

  • Henry John Gauntlett (1805). Composer.

  • Nicolas Ledesma (1791). Composer.


    JULY 10

  • Kim Heechul (1983). Korean singer in boy band Super Junior. Also an actor and TV presenter.

  • Alex Arrowsmith (1982). American musician.

  • Alejandro Millán (1980). Mexican singer, keyboardist and composer with Hello Madness.

  • Jessica Simpson (1980). American pop singer (“I Wanna Love You Forever”, “With You”).

  • Jesse Lacey (1978). American musician with Brand New.

  • Elijah Blue Allman (aka “Phillips Exeter Blue”) (1976). American rock singer and guitarist with Deadsy. Son of musicians Cher and Gregg Allman.

  • Damon Sharpe (1972). American actor/musician (Guys Next Door).

  • Anna Waronker (1972). Musician.

  • Tilo Wolff (1972). German musician (Lacrimosa).

  • Gary LeVox (1970). American country singer with Rascal Flatts.

  • Jason Orange (1970). English pop singer/songwriter and dancer with Take That.

  • Helen Sjöholm (1970). Swedish singer, actress and musical theatre performer.

  • Peter DiStefano (1965). American rock guitarist with Porno for Pyros.

  • Ken Mellons (1965). American country singer.

  • Graham Lambert (1964). American musician with Inspiral Carpets.

  • Jacky Cheung (1961). Hong Kong singer/songwriter and actor.

  • Martyn P Casey (1960). Australian bass guitarist with Grinderman, The Triffids, and Bad Seeds.

  • Béla Fleck (1958). American banjo player.

  • Gene Holder (1954). Rock musician.

  • Neil Tennant (1954). English dance-pop singer/songwriter with Pet Shop Boys (“West End Girls”, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”).

  • Rik Emmett (1953). Canadian rock singer and guitarist with Triumph (“Magic Power”, “Never Surrender”).

  • Zoogz Rift (1953). American musician, painter and wrestling personality.

  • Kim Mitchell (1952). Canadian singer and guitarist (“Go for Soda”).

  • Cheryl Wheeler (1951). American folk singer/songwriter.

  • Willie Ford (1950). American R&B singer with the Dramatics (“Me & Mrs. Jones”).

  • Wally Bryson (1949). American rock guitarist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries).

  • Greg Kihn (1949). American rock singer (“The Breakup Song”, “Jeopardy”), radio personality, and novelist.

  • Dave Smalley (1949). American rock musician/songwriter with the Raspberries (“Go All the Way”).

  • John Whitehead (1949). American singer/songwriter and record producer with McFadden & Whitehead (“Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”). Died 5/11/2004.

  • Bruce Fowler (1947). American trombone player and composer.

  • Arlo Guthrie (1947). American folk singer/songwriter (“Alice’s Restaurant”, “City of New Orleans”). Son of folk singer Woody Guthrie.

  • Jeff Hanna (1947). American country singer with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

  • Peter Michalica (1945). Slovak violinist.

  • Beaky (1944). Rock musician.

  • Jerry Miller (1943). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Moby Grape.

  • Ronnie James Dio (1942). American heavy metal singer with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio. Born Ronald Padavona. Died 5/16/10.

  • Ian Whitcomb (1941). English rock singer/songwriter (“You Turn Me On”), author, record producer, and actor.

  • Helen Donath (1940). American soprano.

  • Brian Priestley (1940). English jazz writer and pianist.

  • Lee Morgan (1938). American hard-bop trumpeter. Died 2/19/1972.

  • Sandy Stewart (1937). American singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President).

  • Johnny Griffith (1936). American pianist and keyboardist. Died 11/10/2002.

  • Jan Wincenty Hawel (1936). Composer.

  • Jerry Nelson (1934). American voice and singing puppeteer.

  • Jumping Gene Simmons (1933). American rockabilly singer/songwriter. Died 8/29/2006.

  • Jerry Herman (1931). American Broadway composer and lyricist (Hello, Dolly!).

  • Jacques Klein (1930). Brazilian pianist.

  • Revaz Il’yich Lagidze (1921). Composer.

  • Rusty Gill (1919). American singer (Polka Time).

  • Ian Wallace (1919). British opera and concert singer, actor and broadcaster. Died 10/12/2009.

  • Dick Cary (1916). Jazz musician.

  • Ljuba Welitsch (1913). Bulgarian-Austrian opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci). Died 9/1/1996.

  • Cootie Williams (1911). American jazz, rhythm & blues trumpeter. Died 9/15/1985.

  • Ivie Anderson (1905). American jazz singer. Died 12/28/1949.

  • Isa Krejci (1904). Composer.

  • Elsie Evelyn Laye (1900). English singer/actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow).

  • Mitchell Parish (1900). American lyricist. Died 3/31/1993.

  • Carl Orff (1895). German composer (1937’s Carmina Burana, Mozart prize 1969). Died 1982.

  • Jimmy Francis McHugh (1894). Composer.

  • Andre Souris (1890). Composer.

  • Alfred Ernest Whitehead (1887). Composer.

  • Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli (1882). Composer.

  • Karl Flodin (1858). Composer.

  • Nikola Tesla (1856). Serbian-American inventor of first radio transmitter. Died 1/7/1943.

  • Henryk Wieniawski (1835). Polish violinist/composer (Souv de Moscou). Died 1880.

  • Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte (1826). Composer.

  • Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini (1779). Composer.

  • Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz (1759). Composer.

  • Francois Hanot (1697). Composer.


    JULY 11

  • George Craig (1990). English singer with One Night Only.

  • Liel Kolet (1989). Israeli singer.

  • Shigeaki Kato (1987). Japanese idol singer with NEWS.

  • Peter Cincotti (1983). American singer/songwriter, and pianist.

  • Kelly Poon (1983). Singaporean singer – Project SuperStar.

  • Marie Serneholt (1983). Swedish musician with the A*Teens and a solo artist (“That’s the Way My Heart Goes”, “I Need a House”).

  • Lil’ Zane (1982). American rapper.

  • Lauris Reiniks (1979). Latvian singer.

  • Samuel el Nahhal (1975). Finnish musician with metal group Lordi.

  • Lil’ Kim (1975). American rap singer/songwriter (“Crush on You”). Born Kimberly Denise Jones.

  • Rick McMurray (1975). Northern Irish drummer and singer with Ash.

  • Alanas Chošnau (1974). Lithuanian singer and songwriter.

  • Andrew Bird (1973). American singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

  • Scotty Emerick (1973). American country musician.

  • Jussi 69 (1972). Finnish drummer with the 69 Eyes. Born Jussi Vuori.

  • Leisha Hailey (1971). American actress and musician with Uh Huh Her.

  • David Tao (1969). Taiwanese singer/songwriter.

  • Daniel MacMaster (1968). Candian rock singer with Bonham. Died 3/16/2008.

  • Mel Appleby (1966). English rock singer with Mel & Kim. Died 1/18/1990.

  • Scott Shriner (1965). American alternative-rock bassist with Weezer “Buddy Holly”, “Beverly Hills”).

  • David Baerwald (1960). Rock singer/songwriter with David + David (“Welcome to the Boomtown”). Part of the Tuesday Night Music Club behind Sheryl Crow’s debut album of the same name.

  • Richie Sambora (1959). American rock guitarist with Bon Jovi (“Livin’ on a Prayer”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”).

  • Suzanne Vega (1959). American pop-folk singer/songwriter (“Luka”, “Tom’s Diner”).

  • Ray Dodds (1958). Rock musician with Fairground Attraction.

  • Kirk Whalum (1958). American jazz saxophonist and songwriter.

  • Peter Murphy (1957). English rock singer with Bauhaus.

  • Michael Rose (1957). Jamaican singer with Black Uhuru.

  • Benny Defranco (1954). Rock musician with the Defranco Family.

  • Peter Brown (1953). American singer/songwriter and producer.

  • Bramwell Tovey (1953). English-born American conductor and composer.

  • Bonnie Pointer (1950). American R&B singer with the Pointer Sisters (“Slow Hand”, “Fire”, “I’m So Excited”) and a solo artist (“Heaven Must Have Sent You”). Born Patricia Eva Pointer.

  • Liona Boyd (1949). English-Canadian classical guitarist.

  • Jeff Hanna (1947). American country musician with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

  • Jon Marks (1947). German-born American jazz pianist. Died 7/23/2007.

  • Patrice Caratini (1946). French bassist, composer and conductor.

  • Robin Muyser (1945). Dutch bassist (Les Baroques).

  • Oscar D’León (1943). Venezuelan musician.

  • Terry Garthwaite (1938). American guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking).

  • Frederick Hemke (1935). American saxophonist.

  • Roquel Billy Davis (1932). American singer/songwriter of commercial jingles. Also a record producer. Died 9/2/2004.

  • Alex Hassilev (1932). Rock musician (Limeliters).

  • Thurston Harris (1931). American singer (“Little Bitty Pretty One”). Died 1990.

  • Tab Hunter (1931). American actor and singer (Damn Yankees, “Young Love”).

  • Danny Flores (1929). American singer and musician with the Champs (“Tequila”) born Chuck Rio. Died 9/19/2006.

  • Hermann Prey (1929). German baritone. Died 1998.

  • Robert Washburn (1928). Composer.

  • Herbert Blomstedt (1927). American conductor (Oslo Phil 1954-61).

  • Rodolfo Arizaga (1926). Composer.

  • Mattiwilda Dobbs (1925). American soprano.

  • Nicolai Gedda (1925). Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six).

  • Tuntun (1923). Indian playback singer and actress-comedienne. Died 11/24/2003.

  • Howard Brubeck (1916). Composer.

  • Ahti Sonninen (1914). Finnish composer. Died 7/28/1984.

  • Niño Ricardo (1904). Spanish flamenco guitarist. Died 1972.

  • Giorgio Federico Ghedini (1892). Composer.

  • Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann (1862). Composer.

  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861). Composer.

  • Iacob Moresianu (1857). Composer.

  • Daniel de Lange (1841). Dutch composer.

  • Paul Lacombe (1837). Composer.

  • Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836). Brazilian composer. Died 1896.

  • Adolphe-Abraham Samuel (1824). Composer.


    JULY 12

  • Eoghan Quigg (1992). Northern Irish singer and X-Factor finalist.

  • Melissa O’Neil (1988). Canadian singer.

  • Luiz Ejlli (1985). Albanian singer.

  • Adam Gregory (1985). Canadian country musician.

  • Gareth Gates (1984). English singer (“What My Heart Wants to Say”, “Sunshine”) who gained fame after appearance on TV talent show Pop Idol.

  • Adrienne Camp (1981). South African singer/songwriter.

  • Tracie Spencer (1976). American singer/songwriter.

  • Sharon den Adel (1974). Dutch rock singer and composer for Within Temptation.

  • Shannon Lawson (1973). American country musician.

  • Magoo (1973). American rapper born Melvin Barcliff.

  • Brett Reed (1972). American punk-rock drummer with Rancid.

  • Jesse Pintado (1969). American guitarist with Napalm Death. Died 2006.

  • John Petrucci (1967). American rock guitarist and songwriter with Dream Theater.

  • Robin Wilson (1965). American rock guitarist with Gin Blossoms.

  • Tim Gane (1964). English rock musician with Stereolab.

  • Alan Duval (1963). Musician with UB40.

  • Dan Murphy (1962). American guitarist with Soul Asylum and Golden Smog.

  • Sandi Patty (1956). American contemporary Christian music singer.

  • Bill Alessi (1954). American singer, arranger, and producer with The Alessi Brothers.

  • Phil Kramer (1952). American rock bassist with Iron Butterfly. Died 2/12/1995.

  • Liz Mitchell (1952). Jamaican rock singer with Boney M.

  • Sylvia Sass (1951). Hungarian operatic soprano.

  • Ruddy Thomas (1951). Jamaican singer, musician, and recording engineer. Died 6/10/2006.

  • Eric Carr (1950). American rock drummer with Kiss. Died 11/24/1991.

  • Walter Egan (1948). American rock singer (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll).

  • Wilko Johnson (1947). English blues guitarist and songwriter with Dr. Feelgood.

  • Mari Trini (1947). Spanish singer and actress. Died 4/6/2009.

  • Jeff Christie (1946). English singer, songwriter and bassist with Christie (“Yellow River”).

  • Christine McVie (1943). English rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with Fleetwood Mac (“You Make Loving Fun”, “Little Lies”, 1977’s Rumours).

  • Richard Stoltzman (1942). American clarinetist (Tashi).

  • Tam White (1942). Scottish musician and actor. Died 6/21/2010.

  • Michel Louvain (1937). French-Canadian singer.

  • Van Cliburn Jr. (1934). American classical pianist who gained worldwide recognition from winning the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 1958.

  • Andre Laporte (1931). Flemish composer.

  • Pavle Merku (1929). Composer.

  • Conte Candoli (1927). American jazz trumpeter. Died 12/14/2001.

  • Jaap Geraedts (1924). Composer.

  • Paul Foster (1920). Singer.

  • Paul Gonsalves (1920). American jazz tenor saxophonist. Died 5/15/1974.

  • Reino Helismaa (1913). Finnish singer/songwriter, musician and scriptwriter. Died 1/21/1965.

  • Will Bradley (1912). American jazz bandleader.

  • Johan Franco (1908). Composer.

  • Kirsten Flagstead (1895). Norwegian soprano (Wagner). Died 12/7/1962.

  • Oscar Hammerstein II (1895). American musical theater lyricist. Collaborated with Jerome Kern (1927’s Show Boat) and Richard Rodgers (1943’s Oklahoma! , 1945’s Carousel, 1949’s South Pacific, 1956’s The King and I, 1959’s The Sound of Music). Born Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein. Died 8/23/1960.

  • George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885). Composer.

  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861). Composer.

  • Cesare Dominiceti (1821). Composer.

  • Charles-Louis Hanssens (1802). Composer.

  • John Hill Hewitt (1801). Composer.

  • Christian Danner (1757). Composer.

  • Evaristo E Felice dall’ Abaco (1675). Italian cellist/composer. Died 1742.


    JULY 13

  • Sayumi Michishige (1989). Japanese pop singer with Morning Musume.

  • Tulisa Contostavlos (1988). British hip-hop singer/songwriter with N-Dubz.

  • Joost van den Broek (1982). Dutch metal keyboardist with After Forever.

  • Will Champion (1978). Musician with Coldplay.

  • Deborah Cox (1974). Canadian R&B singer/songwriter (“Nobody’s Suppose to Be Here”).

  • Steven J. Brown (1970). American rock guitarist with Trixter (“Give It to Me Good”).

  • Barney Greenway (1969). British grindcore singer with Napalm Death.

  • Benny Benassi (1967). Italian disc jockey.

  • Gerald Levert (1966). American R&B singer. Died 1/10/2006.

  • Natalia Luis-Bassa (1966). Venezuelan conductor.

  • Bobby Rock (1963). American rock drummer with Nelson (“Can’t Live without Your Love & Affection”).

  • Neil Thrasher (1963). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Victoria Shaw (1962). American country singer.

  • Rhonda Vincent (1962). American bluegrass singer, mandolinist, guitarist and fiddler.

  • Lawrence Donegan (1961). Scottish rock bassist and journalist.

  • Cameron Crowe (1957). American writer and film director (Almost Famous).

  • Mark “Animal” Mendoza (1956). Rock musician with Twisted Sister (“We’re Not Gonna Take It”).

  • Sezen Aksu (1954). Turkish singer/songwriter and producer.

  • Louise Mandrell (1954). American country singer (“Put It on Me”, “Everlasting Love”).

  • Stephen Jo Bladd (1942). American rock drummer with the J. Geils Band (“Centerfold”, “Freeze-Frame”).

  • Roger McGuinn (1942). American folk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Byrds (“Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, “Eight Miles High”, 1968’s The Notorious Byrd Brothers, 1968’s Sweetheart of the Rodeo).

  • Jay Uzzell (1942). Rock musician with the Corsairs.

  • Albert Ayler (1936). American jazz saxophonist, singer, and composer. Died 11/25/1970.

  • Roger Reynolds (1934). Composer.

  • Per Norgard (1932). Composer.

  • Sabu Martinez (1930). American conga player and percussionist.

  • Naomi Shemer (1930). Israeli songwriter. Died 2004.

  • Donal Michalsky (1928). Composer.

  • Leroy Vinnegar (1928). American jazz bassist. Died 8/3/1999.

  • Meyer Kupferman (1926). American composer (In Fimi Tres).

  • Carlo Bergonzi (1924). Italian operatic tenor.

  • Git Gay (1921). Swedish revue director, actress and singer. Died 2007.

  • Ernest Gold (1921). American composer. Died 3/17/1999.

  • Charles Scribner Jr. (1921). Music publisher (Scribner).

  • Paul Williams (1915). American blues and rhythm saxophonist and composer. Died 9/14/2002.

  • Ladislav Holoubek (1913). Composer.

  • David Branson (1909). Composer.

  • Washington Castro (1909). Composer.

  • Paul Constantinescu (1909). Composer.

  • Harry Sosnik (1906). American orchestral leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade).

  • George Lewis (1900). American jazz clarinetist. Died 12/31/1968.

  • Franco Casavola (1891). Composer.

  • John Francis Larchet (1884). Composer.

  • Karl Erb (1877). German tenor.


    JULY 14

  • Sean Flynn-Amir (1989). American actor.

  • Chris Steele (1984). Canadian musician, (Alexisonfire).

  • Nancy Stergiopoulou (1984). Greek singer with Hi-5.

  • Yomi (1981). Japanese singer (Nightmare).

  • Jed Madela (1980). Filipino singer.

  • Ruben Studdard (1978)

  • Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (1975). American singer/songwriter with Xscape.

  • Jamey Johnson (1975). American country singer/songwriter and guitarist (“The Dollar”).

  • Taboo Nawasha (1975). American rapper with the Black Eyed Peas.

  • Paul Methric (1973). American rapper and producer with Twiztid, Psychopathic Rydas and Dark Lotus.

  • Adam Quinn (1973). American bagpipe player, composer and instructor.

  • Nick McCabe (1971). British rock guitarist with the Verve.

  • Michael Sandison (1971). Electronic musician.

  • Marie-Chantal Toupin (1971). French-Canadian singer.

  • Tayna Donelly (1966). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Throwing Muses and Belly.

  • Ellen Reid (1966). Canadian rock keyboardist, accordionist, and backing singer with the Crash Test Dummies.

  • Igor Khoroshev (1965). Russian keyboard player.

  • John Maurer (1964). American rock bassist with Social Distortion.

  • Jeff Olson (1962). American metal percussionist with Trouble.

  • Kyle Gass (1960). Americna guitarist and singer with Tenacious D.

  • Angélique Kidjo (1960). Beninese singer.

  • Ray Herndon (1960). American singer with McBride & the Ride (“Can I Count on You”).

  • Sandi Patti (1957). Gospel singer.

  • Jos Zoomer (1954). Netherlands-born rock drummer with Vandenberg .

  • Bob “Bob 2” Casale (1952). American keyboardist and guitarist with Devo.

  • Chris Cross (1952). English bassist with Ultravox, East of Eden, and Hello. Born Christopher Allen.

  • George Louis Francis Lewis (1952). Composer.

  • Stan Shaw (1952). American actor.

  • Gwen Guthrie (1950). American singer/songwriter. Died 2/3/1999.

  • Tommy Mottola (1949). American music executive (co-owner of Casablanca Records and previously head of Sony Music Entertainment) and former talent manager who worked with Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, Mariah Carey (his second wife), and Jennifer Lopez.

  • Peter James Leonard Klatzow (1945). Composer.

  • Swamp Dogg (1942). Soul musician born Jerry Williams, Jr.

  • Susan Howatch (1940). English author.

  • Karel Gott (1939). Czechoslovakian singer nicknamed “The Golden Voice of Prague.”

  • Sid Haig (1939). American actor.

  • Bob Scholl (1938). Rock musician (Mellow Kings).

  • Gloria Lambert (1936). American singer (Sing Along With Mitch).

  • Del Reeves (1932). American country singer and guitarist born Franklin Delano Reeves. Died 1/1/2007.

  • Polly Bergen (1930). American actress and singer. Born Nellie Paulina Burgin.

  • Sabu Martinez (1930). American conga player and percussionist. Died 1/13/1979.

  • Eric Norman Stokes (1930). Composer.

  • George Alan Dawson (1929). American jazz drummer and music teacher. Died 2/23/1996.

  • Ole Schmidt (1928). Composer.

  • Jan Krenz (1926). Composer.

  • Lowman Pauling (1926). American singer with The 5 Royales. Died 12/26/1973.

  • Luis Antonio Escobar (1925). Composer.

  • Peter Andrew Tranchell (1922). Composer.

  • Marijohn Wilkin (1920). American country songwriter. Died 10/28/2006.

  • Arthur Laurents (1918). American Tony-winning playwright and stage director (1957’s West Side Story, 1959’s Gypsy).

  • Arthur Leavins (1917). Violinist.

  • Billy Kyle (1914). American jazz pianist. Died 2/23/1966.

  • Woody Guthrie (1912). American folk singer/songwriter and musician (“This Land Is Your Land”, 1940’s Dust Bowl Ballads) born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. Died 10/3/1967.

  • Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings (1906). Composer.

  • Isidro B. Maiztegui (1905). Spanish music composer.

  • Gerald Raphael Finzi (1901). British composer. Died 1956.

  • Alexandru Zirra (1883). Composer.

  • Willy Hess (1859). German violinist. Died 1928.

  • Richard Samuel Hughes (1855). Composer.

  • Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov (1854). Composer.

  • Edward Sydney Smith (1839). Composer.

  • Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary (1707). Composer.


    JULY 15

  • Koharu Kusumi (1992). Japanese pop singer with Morning Musume.

  • Vice Cooler (1984). American electronica singer/songwriter with Xbxrx and Hawnay Troof.

  • Faraz Anwar (1977). Pakistani metal guitarist with Mizraab.

  • Ray Toro (1977). American musician with My Chemical Romance.

  • Jim Jones (1976). American rapper with the Diplomats.

  • Chot Ulep (1974). Filipino bassist and songwriter.

  • John Dolmayan (1973). Lebanese-born American rock drummer and songwriter with System of a Down.

  • Michael Barnett (1972). British musician / producer.

  • Danijela Martinovic (1971). Croatian singer.

  • Chi Cheng (1970). American musician with the Deftones.

  • Jason Bonham (1966). English rock drummer. Son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.

  • Shep Pettibone (1959). American record producer.

  • Mac McAnally (1957). American country singer/songwriter and record producer.

  • Ian Curtis (1956). British goth-rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with Joy Division (“Love Will Tear Us Apart”, 1979’s Unknown Pleasures, 1980’s Closer). Died 5/18/1980.

  • Marky Ramone (1956). American punk drummer with the Ramones and Richard Hell & the Voidoids.

  • Joe Satriani (1956). American rock guitarist.

  • Alicia Bridges (1953). Georgia R&B/disco singer (“I Love the Nightlife”).

  • Jeff Carlisi (1952). American rock guitarist with .38 Special.

  • Larken Collins (1952). Rock musician with Rossington-Collins Band.

  • David Pack (1952). Rock musician with Ambrosia.

  • Johnny Thunders (1952). American punk-rock guitarist and singer/songwriter with the New York Dolls (1973’s New York Dolls) and the Heartbreakers. Born John Anthony Genzale, Jr. Died 4/23/1991.

  • John Arthur Casken (1949). Composer.

  • Trevor Horn (1949). English record producer with the Buggles (“Video Killed the Radio Star”) and Yes.

  • Artimus Pyle (1948). American rock drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • Peter Banks (1947). English progressive-rock guitarist with Yes.

  • Linda Ronstadt (1946). American singer (“You’re No Good”, “When Will I Be Loved”, “Blue Bayou”).

  • Peter Lewis (1945). American rock guitarist/singer with Moby Grape.

  • Millie Jackson (1944). American singer/songwriter.

  • Geoffrey Burgon (1941). Composer.

  • William David Hellerman (1939). Composer.

  • Harrison Birtwhistle (1934). English contemporary composer (Trombeau).

  • Julian Bream (1933). English classical guitarist an lutenist.

  • Frederico Davia (1933). Opera singer.

  • Paulo Moura (1932). Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist. Died 2010.

  • Charles Anthony (1929). American tenor.

  • Francis Bebey (1929). Cameroonian-born French musician and novelist. Died 2001.

  • Joe Harriott (1928). Jamaican jazz musician and composer. Died 1/2/1973.

  • John Arthur Neill Lambert (1926). Composer.

  • Jack Hamilton Beeson (1921). Composer.

  • Sadik Hakim (1919). American jazz pianist and composer. Died 1983.

  • Frankie Yankovic (1915). American accordianist. Died 10/14/1998.

  • Cowboy Copas (1913). American country singer. Died 3/5/1963.

  • Dorothy Schwartz (1913). American violinist. Died 2007.

  • Ronald Binge (1910). Composer.

  • Dorothy Fields (1905). American librettist and lyricist (“I’m in the Mood for Love”). Died 3/28/1974.

  • Norman Demuth (1898). Composer.

  • Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage] (1898). Composer.

  • Enrique Soro Barriga (1884). Composer.

  • Ernest Walker (1870). Composer.

  • Marie Tempest (1864). English singer and actress. Died 1942.

  • Moritz Heuzenroeder (1849). Composer.

  • Heinrich Esser (1818). Composer.

  • John Barnett (1802). Composer.

  • Johann Christoph Richter (1700). Composer.

  • Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani (1638). Composer.


    JULY 16

  • Mark Indelicato (1994). American singer and actor.

  • Jamie Oliver (1975). Welsh rock keyboardist with Lostprophets.

  • Jeremy Enigk (1974). American singer/songwriter and guitarist with Sunny Day Real Estate and the Fire Theft.

  • Mindy Carson (1972). American singer (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue).

  • Ed Kowalczyk (1971). American rock singer with Live (1994’s Throwing Copper).

  • Eus van Someren (1960). Pop guitarist with Scene and Blaauw).

  • Zohar Argov (1955). Israeli singer. Died 11/6/1987.

  • Stewart Copeland (1952). American rock drummer with The Police (“Roxanne”, “Message in a Bottle”, “Every Breath You Take”, 1983’s Synchronicity).

  • Bobby Previte (1951). American drummer, composer and bandleader.

  • Tom Terrell (1950). American journalist, musicologist, and DJ. Died 2007.

  • Alan “Fitz” Fitzgerald (1949). Rock keyboardist/vocalist with Night Ranger.

  • Ray Major (1949). Rock guitarist with the British Lions.

  • Rubén Blades (1948). Panamanian Latin-jazz singer/songwriter and actor. Born Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna.

  • Pinchas Zukerman (1948). Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor (Leventritt 1967).

  • Thomas Boggs (1944). American rock drummer with the Box Tops (“The Letter”). American drummer-Box Tops. Died 5/5/2008.

  • Desmond Dekker (1941). Jamaican reggae singer/songwriter and musician with the Aces. Died 5/25/2006.

  • Mišo Kovač (1941). Croatian singer.

  • William Bell [Yarborough] (1939). American singer (“Tryin’ to Love Two”).

  • Tony Jackson (1938). English rock bassist and singer with The Searchers. Died 8/18/2003.

  • Thorkell Sigurbjornsson (1938). Composer.

  • Tommy Bruce (1937). English pop singer. Died 7/10/2006.

  • Buddy Merrill (1936). American guitarist on TV’s The Lawrence Welk Show.

  • Sollie McElroy (1933). R&B singer with the Flamingos (Golden Teardrops).

  • John Chilton (1932). British jazz trumpeter and writer.

  • Guy Béart (1930). Egyptian-born French singer/songwriter.

  • John Everett Watts (1930). Composer.

  • Bella Davidovich (1928). Russian pianist.

  • Ticho Parly (1928). Danish tenor. Died 1993.

  • Nat Pierce (1925). American jazz pianist. Died 6/10/1992.

  • Cal Tjader (1925). American Latin jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, and pianist. Died 5/5/1982.

  • Bola Sete (1923). Guitarist.

  • Ray Barr (1912). American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show).

  • Teddy Buckner (1909). American jazz trumpeter and Dixieland musician. Died 9/22/1994.

  • Goffredo Petrassi (1904). Italian classical composer and conductor (Beatitudines). Died 3/3/2003.

  • Carmen Lombardo (1903). Canadian singer, saxophonist, and composer. Often worked with his brother Guy Lombardo (“Stars Fell on Alabama”, “September in the Rain”). Died 4/17/1971.

  • Fritz Mahler (1901). Composer.

  • Evelyn Preer (1896). African-American actress and blues singer.

  • Eugène Ysaÿe (1858). Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor. Died 5/12/1931.

  • Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1855). Composer.

  • Henri[cus A] Viotta (1848). Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music).

  • Carlo Angeloni (1834). Composer.

  • Luigi Arditi (1822). Violinist/composer.

  • Henri Moreau (1728). Composer.

  • Georg Simon Lohlein (1725). Composer.


    JULY 17

  • Dana (1986). Korean singer. Born Hong Sung-mi.

  • Tom Fletcher (1985). English singer and guitarist with McFly.

  • Mark Goodwin (1984). American drummer with Sick Puppies.

  • Asami Kimura (1984). Japanese singer with Country Musume.

  • Natasha Hamilton (1982). British pop singer with Atomic Kitten.

  • Michael Fredo (1978). American singer/songwriter.

  • Noah Lennox (1978). American musician.

  • Émilie Simon (1978). French singer and composer of electronic music.

  • Lehmber Hussainpuri (1977). Indian bhangra singer.

  • M.I.A. (1977). British singer/rapper (“Paper Planes”) born Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam.

  • Luke Bryan (1976). American country artist.

  • Darude (1975). Finnish trance music producer and DJ born Ville Virtanen.

  • Paul Hinojos (1975). American rock guitarist with At the Drive-In and the Mars Volta.

  • Laura Macdonald (1974). Scottish jazz musician.

  • Jason Rullo (1972). American drummer with Symphony X and Redemption.

  • JC (PM Dawn) (1971)

  • Mandy Smith (1970). English rock singer (“I Just Can’t Wait”), model, and actress. Married to Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones.

  • F. Gary Gray (1969). American music video and film director.

  • Susan Ashton (1967). American contemporary Christian singer.

  • Lou Barlow (1966). American alternative-rock singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh.

  • Guru (1966). American rapper with Gang Starr. Born Keith Elam. Died 4/19/2010.

  • Craig Morgan (1964). American country singer.

  • Regina Belle (1963). American singer/songwriter (“A Whole New World”).

  • Guru (1961). American emcee with hip-hop duo Gang Starr. Born Keith Elam. Died 4/19/2010.

  • Dawn Upshaw (1960). American soprano.

  • Bruce Crump (1957). Rock drummer with Molly Hatchet.

  • David Hasselhoff (1952). American actor who also became a singing sensation in Germany.

  • Chet McCracken (1952). American rock musician with the Doobie Brothers.

  • Nicolette Larson (1952). American singer (“Lotta Love”). Died 12/16/1997.

  • Phoebe Snow (1952). American singer/songwriter and guitarist (“Poetry Man”, Theme from “It’s a Different World”) born Phoebe Laub.

  • Damon Harris (1950). American singer.

  • Geezer Butler (1949). English heavy metal bassist and songwriter with Black Sabbath (“Paranoid”, 1970’s Black Sabbath, 1970’s Paranoid, 1971’s Master of Reality, 1972’s Vol. 4). Born Terence Butler.

  • Chico Freeman (1949). American jazz tenor saxophonist.

  • Mick Tucker (1949). English rock drummer with Sweet Harlesden.

  • Mike Vale (1949). Rock bassist with Tommy James & The Shondells.

  • Ron Asheton (1948). American proto-punk guitarist and songwriter with The Stooges. Died 1/6/2009.

  • Brian Glascock (1948). American rock drummer with the Motels (“Only the Lonely”).

  • Phillip Harris (1948). Rock musician.

  • Wolfgang Flür (1947). German electronica musician with Kraftwerk.

  • Abraham Laboriel (1947). Mexican bassist.

  • Mick Tucker (1947). British rock drummer. Died 2/14/2002.

  • Gale Garnett (1942). New Zealand-born Canadian singer (“We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”), writer, and actress.

  • Spencer Davis (1939). Welsh rock musician with the Spencer Davis Group (“Gimme Some Lovin’”).

  • Stan Bronstein (1938). Rock musician.

  • Nick Brignola (1936). Saxophonist. Died 2/8/2002.

  • P. D. Q. Bach (1935). American composer (5th of Beethoven) and radio host born Peter Schickele.

  • Diahann Carroll (1935). American actress and singer born Carol Diahann Johnson.

  • Philippe Capdenat (1934). Composer.

  • Ben Riley (1933). American drummer.

  • Niccolo Castiglioni (1932). Composer.

  • Wojciech Kilar (1932). Composer.

  • Ryohei Hirose (1930). Composer.

  • Vince Guaraldi (1928). American jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials). Died 2/6/1976.

  • Joe Morello (1928). American jazz drummer with the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

  • Jimmy Scott (1925). American jazz singer.

  • George Barnes (1921). American swing jazz and pop guitarist and composer (Skip Farrell Show). Died 9/5/1977.

  • Mary Osborne (1921). American jazz electric guitarist. Died 3/4/1992.

  • Woodrow Wilson “Red” Sovine (1918). American country singer. Died 4/4/1980.

  • Eleanor Steber (1916). American soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940).

  • Esther Williamson Ballou (1915). Composer.

  • Eleanor Steber (1914). American operatic soprano. Died 10/3/1990.

  • Everett Helm (1913). Composer.

  • Rudolf Petzold (1908). Composer.

  • Jef Alpaerts (1904). Flemish pianist/conductor.

  • Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky (1903). Composer.

  • George Robert Vincent (1898). American sound recording pioneer. Died 1985.

  • Benjamin James Dale (1885). Composer.

  • Henri Zagwijn (1878). Composer.

  • Vittorio Gnecchi (1876). Composer.

  • Donald Francis Tovey (1875). English musicologist/composer.

  • Antonina Neshdanova (1873). Russian soprano (Rigoletto).

  • Francesco Fanciulli (1853). Composer.

  • Friedrich Gernsheim (1839). Composer.

  • Johan August Soderman (1832). Composer.

  • Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach (1817). Composer.

  • August Harder (1775). Composer.

  • Johann Schneider (1702). Composer.

  • Isaac Watts (1674). English hymn writer. Died 1748.


    JULY 18

  • Karina Pasian (1991). American singer and pianist.

  • Ryan Cabrera (1982). American musician and TV host.

  • Jermaine Paul (1979). American R&B/soul singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

  • Tony Fagenson (1978). American rock drummer with Eve 6.

  • Verónica Romeo (1978). Spanish singer.

  • Daron Malakian (1975). Armenian-American rock guitarist with System of a Down.

  • Nathan Morris (1971). American R&B singer and founder of Boyz II Men.

  • Patrick Dancy (1970). TV rock musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You).

  • Gruff Rhys (1970). Welsh musician with various bands.

  • Tania Kernaghan (1968). Australian country singer.

  • Jack Irons (1962). American rock drummer with Pearl Jam.

  • Nigel Twist (1958). English rock drummer with the Alarm (“Rain in the Summertime”).

  • Keith Levene (1957). English guitarist and songwriter with Public Image Ltd. (1979’s Metal Box).

  • Lynn Seaton (1957). American jazz bassist.

  • Terry Chambers (1955). English drummer with XTC.

  • Tobias Picker (1954). Composer.

  • Ricky Skaggs (1954). American country/bluegrass singer/songwriter and musician (“I Wouldn’t Change You if I Could”, “Crying My Heart Out Over You”, “Lovin’ Only Me”).

  • Warren Wiebe (1953). American singer. Died 1998.

  • Glenn Hughes (1950). American singer (the biker) with the Village People. Died 3/4/2001.

  • Wally Bryson (1949). American guitarist and singer with the Raspberries.

  • Phil Harris (1948). Rock musician with Ace.

  • Cesar Zuiderwijk (1948). Dutch rock drummer with Golden Earring (“Radar Love”).

  • Tim Lynch (1946). Rock musician with the Flaming Groovies.

  • Danny McCulloch (1945). English rock musician with the Animals.

  • Robin McDonald (1943). Scottish rock guitarist with Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas.

  • Bobby Susser (1942). American songwriter and record producer.

  • Frank Farian (1941). German music producer and singer/songwriter.

  • Jack Jersey, [de Nijs] (1941). Indonesian/Dutch singer/producer.

  • Lonnie Mack (1941). American rock and blues guitarist and singer.

  • Martha Reeves (1941). American R&B singer with the Vandellas (“Heat Wave”, “Dancing in the Street”, “Nowhere to Run”).

  • Brian Auger (1939). English jazz/rock keyboardist and hammond organ player.

  • Dion DiMucci (1939). American doo-wop singer/songwriter with the Belmonts (“I Wonder Why”, “Teenager in Love”) and solo (“Runaround Sue”, “The Wanderer”).

  • Mtutuzel Dudu Pukwana (1938). South African/British saxophonist, pianist and composer. Died 6/30/1990.

  • Ian Stewart (1938). Scottish rock keyboardist with The Rolling Stones. Died 12/12/1985.

  • Roger Reynolds (1934). American composer and teacher.

  • Raymund Murray Schafer (1933). Canadian composer (Patria).

  • “Papa” Dee Allen (1931). American percussionist with War. Born Thomas Sylvester Allen. Died 8/30/1988.

  • Siegfried Kurz (1930). Composer.

  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1929). American blues singer (“I Put a Spell on You”). Died 2/13/2000.

  • Carl Fontana (1928). American jazz trombonist. Died 10/9/2003.

  • Bryan Johnson (1926). Singer and actor.

  • Howard Roberts (1924). American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show).

  • Hector Tosar (1923). Composer.

  • Henri Salvador (1917). French singer. Died 2008.

  • Herbert Collum (1914). Composer.

  • Harriet Hilliard Nelson (1909). American singer and actress (Ozzie & Harriet) born Peggy Lou Snyder. Died 10/2/1994.

  • Yvonne Desportes (1907). Composer.

  • Belle Stewart (1906). Singer.

  • Bozidar Kunc (1903). Composer.

  • Charles W J Mengelberg (1902). Dutch composer/conductor.

  • Bernard Wagenaar (1894). Dutch composer (3 Songs for Chinese).

  • Josef Huttel (1893). Composer.

  • Otto Vrieslander (1880). Composer.

  • Julius Fucik (1872). Composer.

  • Emil Mlynarski (1870). Composer.

  • Pauline Garcia-Viardot (1821). French mezzo-soprano and composer. Died 1910.

  • Peter Singer (1810). Composer.

  • Pierre-Joseph Le Blan (1711). Composer.

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini (1670). Italian opera composer. Died 1747.


    JULY 19

  • Didz Hammond (1981). English bassist with Dirty Pretty Things and the Cooper Temple Clause.

  • Michelle Heaton (1979). English singer with Liberty X, which was formed on reality TV show Popstars.

  • Martin Powell (1973). English musician with Cradle of Filth and My Dying Bride.

  • Russell Allen (1971). American prog-metal singer with Symphony X.

  • Urs Bühler (1971). Swiss classical tenor with Il Divo.

  • Robert Flynn (1968). American singer and guitarist with Machine Head and Vio-lence.

  • Evelyn Glennie (1965). Scottish percussionist.

  • Kevin Haskins (1960). English drummer with Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love & Rockets.

  • David Robertson (1958). American symphony orchestra conductor.

  • Nikki Sudden (1956). English punk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Swell Maps. Died 3/26/2006.

  • Allen Collins (1952). American rock guitarist with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Died 1/23/1990.

  • Dominic Muldowney (1952). Composer.

  • Freddy Moore (1950). American singer/songwriter.

  • Keith Godchaux (1948). American rock keyboardist with Grateful Dead. Died 7/23/1980.

  • Bernie Leadon (1947). American country-rock guitarist with the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Eagles.

  • Brian May (1947). English rock guitarist with Queen (“Bohemian Rhapsody”, 1975’s A Night at the Opera).

  • Gerard Schwarz (1947). American trumpeter/conductor with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

  • Allan Gorrie (1946). Scottish rock bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, singer and founder of the Average White Band.

  • Commander Cody (1944). Singer/pianist with Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen.

  • Vikki Carr (1941). American singer (“It Must Be Him”, “He’s a Rebel”, “The Lesson”) born Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona.

  • Phil Upchurch (1941). American guitarist and bassist with The Kool Gents, The Spaniels and The Dells.

  • George Hamilton IV (1937). American country musician (“Before This Day Ends”, “Abilene”).

  • Bobby Bradford (1934). American jazz trumpet & cornet player, bandleader and composer.

  • Buster Benton (1932). Singer/guitarist.

  • Sue Thompson (1925). American pop and country singer born Eva Sue McKee.

  • Al Haig (1924). American bebop jazz pianist. Died 11/16/1982.

  • Robert Mann (1920). American composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952).

  • Josef Palenicek (1914). Composer.

  • Jeno Vecsey (1909). Composer.

  • Gunter Bialas (1907). Composer.

  • Klaus Egge (1906). Norwegian composer (Noregsonger).

  • Louis Philip Kentner (1905). Composer.

  • Boyd Neel (1905). English conductor (Story of an Orch).

  • Buster Bailey (1902). Jazz musician-clarinet and saxophone player. Died 4/12/1967.

  • Cliff Jackson (1902). American jazz pianist. Died 5/24/1970.

  • Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo (1898). Composer.

  • Louis Zimmermann (1873). Violinist/1st concert master of Concert building.

  • Vincenz Lachner (1811). Composer.

  • Johann Gottlieb Schneider (1797). Composer.

  • Jonathan Blewitt (1782). Composer.

  • Alessio Prati (1750). Composer.

  • Jean-Baptiste Davaux (1742). Composer.

  • Garret Wesley Mornington (1735). Composer.

  • Richard Leveridge (1670). English bass singer and composer. Died 3/22/1758.

  • Erhard Buttner (1592). Composer.


    JULY 20

  • Julianne Hough (1988). American ballroom dancer and country singer.

  • Brent Wilson (1987). Former bassist for Panic At The Disco.

  • Mike Kennerty (1980). American guitarist with the All-American Rejects.

  • Chris Sligh (1978). American singer/songwriter and producer, American Idol.

  • Elliott Yamin (1978). American singer (“Wait for You”) from TV’s American Idol.

  • Andrew Stockdale (1976). Australian rock singer and guitarist with Wolfmother.

  • Phofo (1974). American musician.

  • DJ Screw (1971). American DJ and rapper born Robert Earl Davis, Jr. Died 11/16/2000.

  • Vitamin C (1969). American pop singer, dancer, and actress born Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick.

  • Tobi Vail (1969). American musician with Bikini Kill, the Go Team, and the Frumpies.

  • Kool G Rap (1968). American rapper born Nathaniel Wilson.

  • Courtney Taylor-Taylor (1967). American alternative rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Dandy Warhols. Born Courtney Taylor.

  • Stone Gossard (1966). American rock rhythm guitarist with Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog.

  • Chris Cornell (1964). American rock singer with Soundgarden (“Black Hole Sun”, 1994’s Superunknown), Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave.

  • Lee Harris (1962). English drummer with Talk Talk.

  • Radney Foster (1959). American country singer/songwriter with Foster & Lloyd (“Crazy Over You”).

  • Kelly Johnson (1958). English guitarist. Died 7/15/2007.

  • Michael “Mick” McNeill (1958). Synthesizer with Simple Minds (“Don’t You Forget About Me”).

  • Merlina Defranco (1957). Rock musician with the Defranco Family.

  • Paul Cook (1956). English rock drummer with the Sex Pistols (Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols).

  • Jem Finer (1955). English musician and composer with the Pogues.

  • Larry Levan (1954). American DJ. Died 1992.

  • Dave Evans (1953). Australian rock singer with AC/DC (1973-74).

  • Marcia Hines (1953). American-born Australian singer.

  • Jay Jay French (1952). American rock guitarist with Twisted Sister (“We’re Not Gonna Take It”).

  • Adrian Tilbrook (1948). English jazz musician with Back Door.

  • Carlos Santana (1947). Mexican-American rock guitarist (“Black Magic Woman”, “Evil Ways”, “Smooth”, 1970’s Abraxas, 1999’s Supernatural).

  • Tony Thorpe (1947). English music producer, keyboardist and arranger.

  • Kim Carnes (1945). American pop singer/songwriter (“Bette Davis Eyes”).

  • John Lodge (1945) British rock bassist/songwriter with the Moody Blues (1967’s Days of Future Passed).

  • Johnny Loughrey (1945). Irish singer/songwriter. Died 4/13/2005.

  • T. G. Sheppard (1942). American country singer (“Devil in the Bottle”, “Tryin’ to Beat the Morning Home”) born Billy Neal Browder.

  • Jo Ann Campbell (1938). American singer.

  • Jose Vicente Asuar (1933). Composer.

  • Buddy Knox (1933). American rockabilly singer/songwriter. Died 1999.

  • Sally Ann Howes (1930). English singer and actress.

  • Peter Ind (1928). British jazz double-bassist and record producer.

  • Michael Gielen (1927). Austrian conductor and composer.

  • Lola Albright (1924). American singer and actress.

  • Mort Garson (1924). Canadian composer. Died 2008.

  • Joachim-Ernst Berendt (1922). German music journalist, author and jazz producer. Died 2/4/2000.

  • Karel Krautgartner (1922). Czech jazz and classical clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and conductor. Died 9/20/1982.

  • Ernie Wilkins (1922). Danish jazz arranger, writer and tenor saxophonist. Died 6/5/1999.

  • Cindy Walker (1918). American singer/songwriter and dancer. Died 3/23/2006.

  • William Dillard (1911). Trumpeter/singer.

  • Vilém Tauský (1910). Czech conductor and composer. Died 2004.

  • Gunnar de Frumerie (1908). Composer.

  • Jimmy Kennedy (1902). Irish composer. Died 1984.

  • Witold Maliszewski (1873). Composer.

  • Alick Maclean (1872). Composer.

  • Deodat de Severac (1872). Composer.

  • Hans Sommer (1837). Composer.

  • Paul Henrion (1819). Composer.

  • Jakob Zeugheer (1803). Composer.

  • Edward Hodges (1796). Composer.

  • Ignaz Schuster (1779). Composer.

  • Jakob Haibel (1762). Composer.

  • Joseph Lefebvre (1761). Composer.

  • Henri Hamal (1744). Composer.

  • William Jones (1726). Composer.

  • Ignaz Vitzthumb (1720). Composer.

  • Simon Ives (1600). Composer.


    JULY 21

  • Paloma Faith (1985). British singer/songwriter and actress.

  • Eivør Pálsdóttir (1983). Faroese singer.

  • Blake Lewis (1981). American singer/songwriter, guitarist and beat-boxer from TV’s American Idol.

  • Claudette Ortiz (1981). Puerto Rican-American singer.

  • Anthony Santos (1981). Singer.

  • Damian Marley (1978). Jamaican reggae musician.

  • Andrew Stockdale (1976). Australian singer and guitarist.

  • Paul Brandt (1972). Canadian country musician.

  • Emerson Hart (1969). American singer/songwriter and guitarist with Tonic.

  • Amar Singh Chamkila (1961). Punjabi folk singer.

  • Jim Martin (1961). American rock guitarist with Faith No More (“Epic”).

  • George Landress (1957). American songwriter and music producer.

  • Franklin Kiermyer (1956). Canadian drummer and composer.

  • Howie Epstein (1955). American musician with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Died 2003.

  • Henry Christian Priestman (1955). English rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with the Christians (“Harvest the World”).

  • Taco (1955). Dutch-born Indonesian singer (“Puttin’ on the Ritz”) born Tacho Ocheriski.

  • Eric Bazilian (1953). American rock singer/songwriter (Joan Osborne’s “One of Us”) and musician with the Hooters (“And We Danced”, “Day by Day”).

  • Larry Tolbert (1950). rock drummer (Raydio).

  • Hirini Melbourne (1949). New Zealand musician and composer.

  • Cat Stevens (1948). British folk-rock singer/songwriter (“Wild World”, “Peace Train”, 1970’s Tea for the Tillerman) born Steven Demetre Georgiou. Changed name to Yusuf Islam when he became Muslim.

  • Teruzane Utada (1948). Japanese music record producer and manager.

  • Barry “Bean” Whitham (1946). English drummer with Herman’s Hermits (“I’m into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”).

  • Mike Wilsh (1945). English bassist, keyboardist and backing singer with The Four Pennies.

  • Kim Fowley (1939). Philippines/American record producer, songwriter, impresario, and musician.

  • Anton Emil Kuerti (1938). Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor.

  • Kaye Stevens (1935). Singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show).

  • Sonny Clark (1931). American pianist. Died 1/13/1963.

  • Plas Johnson (1931). American tenor saxophonist.

  • Leon Schidlowsky (1931). Composer.

  • Anand Bakshi (1930). Indian lyricist. Died 2002.

  • Helen Merrill (1930). American jazz singer.

  • Stefan Niculescu (1927). Composer.

  • Lovro Zupanovic (1925). Composer.

  • Kay Starr (1922). American jazz singer (“Rock & Roll Waltz”, “Club Oasis”, “Wheel of Fortune”). Born Katherine Laverne Starks.

  • Manuel Valls Gorina (1920). Composer.

  • Isaac Stern (1920). Russian-American violinist. Died 9/22/2001.

  • Floyd McDaniel (1915). Blues singer/guitarist.

  • Daniel Ayala Perez (1906). Composer.

  • Theodore Karyotakis (1903). Composer.

  • Sara Carter (1898). American country singer and guitarist with the Carter Family. Died 1/8/1979.

  • Ernest Willem Mulder (1898). Composer.

  • Robert Kahn (1865). Composer.

  • Ludwig Theodore Gouvy (1822). Composer.

  • Franz Schoberlechner (1797). Composer.

  • Gottlob Wiedebein (1779). Composer.

  • Louis-Henry Paisible (1748). Composer.


    JULY 22

  • Selena Gomez (1992). American actress and pop singer.

  • Arsenie Todiraş (1983). Moldovan singer with O-Zone. Also a solo artist.

  • Kate Ryan (1980). Belgian singer.

  • Tablo (1980). Korean rap singer/songwriter with Epik High. Born Lee Sun-Woong.

  • Kokia (1976). Japanese singer/songwriter.

  • Daniel Jones (1973). English-born Australian songwriter and musician with Savage Garden (“I Want You”, “Truly, Madly, Deeply”).

  • Rufus Wainwright (1973). Canadian-American singer/songwriter.

  • Chris Helme (1971). English singer and songwriter.

  • Jason Becker (1969). American guitarist and composer.

  • Despina Vandi (1969). Greek singer.

  • Pat Badger (1967). American rock bassist with Extreme (“More Than Words”).

  • Emily Sailers (1963). American folk-rock singer/songwriter and musician with the Indigo Girls (“Closer to Fine”).

  • Steve Albini (1962). American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac).

  • Martine St. Clair (1962). Canadian singer.

  • Keith Sweat (1961). American R&B singer/songwriter and record producer.

  • Jon Oliva (1960). American heavy metal singer and keyboardist with Savatage.

  • Mick Pointer (1956). English rock drummer with Marillion (1978-83).

  • Joshua Breakstone (1955). American jazz guitarist.

  • Al Di Meola (1954). Italian-American Latin jazz guitarist.

  • Jimmy Bruno (1953). American jazz guitarist.

  • Alan Menken (1949). American musical theater and Oscar-winning film composer (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas).

  • Don Henley (1947). American rock singer/songwriter and drummer with the Eagles (Hotel California) and a solo artist (“Dirty Laundry”, “The Boys of Summer”).

  • Mireille Mathieu (1946). French pop singer (So Ein Schone r Abend).

  • Estelle Bennett (1944). American singer with the Ronettes (the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby”). Died 2/11/2009.

  • Rick Davies (1944). English rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with Supertramp.

  • Jimmy Castor (1943). Rock musician.

  • Bobby Sherman (1943). American singer (“Little Woman”, “Julie, Do Ya Love Me”) and actor (TV’s Shindig).

  • Estelle Bennett (1941). American R&B singer with the girl group The Ronettes. Died 2/11/2009.

  • George Clinton (1941). American funk singer/songwriter with Funkadelic (1971’s Maggot Brain) and Parliament (1976’s Mothership Connection).

  • Thomas Wayne (1941). American rock singer with Tragedy. Died 8/15/1971.

  • Mario Rivera (1939). Spanish musician, composer and arranger. Died 8/10/2007.

  • Bob Downes (1937). English jazz flautist and saxophonist.

  • Chuck Jackson (1937). American R&B singer (“I Don’t Want to Cry”, “Any Day Now”, “Honey Come Back”).

  • Krasimir Kyurkchiiski (1936). Composer.

  • Don Patterson (1936). American jazz organist. Died 2/10/1988.

  • Junior Cook (1934). American tenor saxophone player. Died 2/3/1992.

  • Chuck Cassey (1933). American choral director (Jimmy Dean Show).

  • Leoncjusz Ciuciura (1930). Composer.

  • Georg Dreyfus (1928). Composer.

  • Hal Schaefer (1925). American jazz pianist, composer, arranger and voice coach.

  • Margaret Whiting (1924). American singer (“A Tree in the Meadow”, “Far Away Places”, “A Bushel and a Peck”, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”).

  • Mukesh Mathur (1923). Indian playback singer. Died 8/27/1976.

  • Cecil Effinger (1914). Composer.

  • Licia Albanese (1913). Italian-born American operatic soprano. Noted as a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera of New York from 1940-66.

  • Gorni Kramer (1913). Italian songwriter, musician and bandleader. Died 10/26/1995.

  • Zubir Said (1907). Singaporean composer who composed Singapore’s national anthem. Died 1987.

  • Boris Alexandrov (1905). Conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble).

  • Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov (1902). Composer.

  • Frederick Preston Search (1889). Composer.

  • Gustaf Heintze (1879). Composer.

  • Ettore Pozzoli (1873). Composer.

  • Akos Buttykai (1871). Composer.

  • Victor Roger (1853). Composer.

  • Benjamin Hanby (1833). Composer.

  • Herbert Stanley Oakeley (1830). Composer.

  • Francois-Joseph Krafft (1721). Composer.

  • Ferdinand Tobias Richter (1651). Composer.

  • Johann Quirsfeld (1642). Composer.

  • Virgilio Mazzocchi (1597). Composer.


    JULY 23

  • Amanda Wilson (1992). English singer.

  • Matthew Murphy (1985). English singer and musician with the Wombats.

  • Steve “Steve32” Jocz (1981). Canadian punk-rock drummer with Sum 41.

  • Michelle Williams (1980). American R&B/pop singer/songwriter with Destiny’s Child.

  • Stefanie Sun (1978). Singaporean singer.

  • Jonathan Gallant (1976). Canadian bassist with Billy Talent.

  • Shannon Brown (1973). American country singer.

  • Francis Healy (1973). English-born Scottish rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Travis (1999’s The Man Who).

  • Himesh Reshammiya (1973). Indian Bollywood film music composer, singer, and actor.

  • Dalvin DeGrate (1971). American singer and rapper with Jodeci.

  • Chad Gracey (1971). American drummer with Live.

  • Alison Krauss (1971). American bluegrass/country singer and fiddler (2007’s Raising Sand.

  • Chris Michalek (1971). American jazz harmonica player.

  • Sam Waters (1970). American singer/songwriter with Color Me Badd (“I Wanna Sex You Up”).

  • Nick Menza (1968). German-born American heavy metal drummer with Megadeth.

  • Titiyo (1967). Swedish singer.

  • Rob Dickinson (1965). English singer/songwriter and guitarist with Catherine Wheel.

  • Slash (1965). English-born American rock guitarist with Guns N’ Roses (“Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”) and Velvet Revolver. Born Saul Hudson.

  • Nick Menza (1964). Rock musician with Megadeth.

  • Tim Kellett (1964). English musician with Simply Red.

  • Martin Gore (1961). English electronica singer/songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard with Depeche Mode (“Just Can’t Get Enough”, “People Are People”, “Enjoy the Silence”).

  • Alan Barnes (1959). English jazz musician.

  • Pedro Aznar (1959). Argentinian musician and solo artist.

  • Loren Schoenberg (1958). American jazz historian, writer, and tenor saxophonist.

  • Marisa DeFranco (1955). Rock musician (DeFranco Family).

  • Janis Siegel (1952). American jazz singer with Manhattan Transfer.

  • Blair Thornton (1950). Canadian rock guitarist and songwriter with Bachman-Turner Overdrive (“Takin’ Care of Business”, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet”).

  • Ian Thomas (1950). Rock musician.

  • John Hall (1948). American musician, activist and politician.

  • David Essex (1947). British rock singer (“Rock On”) born David Albert Cook.

  • L. Subramaniam (1947). Indian violinist, composer and conductor.

  • Keith Ferguson (1946). Blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds).

  • Andy Mackay (1946). English multi-instrumentalist with Roxy Music.

  • Dino Danelli (1944). American rock drummer with the Young Rascals.

  • Tony Joe White (1943). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Madeline Bell (1942). New Jersey soul singer with Black Nativity and Blue Mink.

  • John de Hont (1942). Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks).

  • Gary Stites (1940). Rock singer (Lonely For You).

  • Cleveland Dunkin (1935). Rock musician (Penguins).

  • Steve Lacy (1934). American jazz soprano saxophonist. Died 6/4/2004.

  • Richie Kamuca (1930). American jazz tenor saxophonist. Died 7/22/1977.

  • Danny Barcelona (1929). Jazz drummer with Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars band. Died 4/1/2007.

  • Leon Fleisher (1928). American pianist/conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77).

  • Claude Luter (1923). Jazz clarinetist and soprano saxophonist. Died 10/6/2006.

  • Amalia Mendoza (1923). Mexican singer. Died 2001.

  • Jerome Rosen (1921). Composer.

  • Amalia Rodrigues (1920). Portuguese folk singer nicknamed “The Queen of Fado”. Died 10/6/1999.

  • Jim Chapin (1919). American jazz drummer. Died 7/4/2009.

  • Ben Weber (1916). American composer (Thorne Music Award-1965). Died 6/16/1979.

  • Emmett Berry (1915). Jazz trumpeter. Died 6/22/1993.

  • Erich Itor Kahn (1905). Composer.

  • Adone Zecchi (1904). Composer.

  • Walter Burle Marx (1902). Composer.

  • Petros John Petridis (1892). Composer.

  • Apolinary Szeluto (1884). Composer.

  • William Gillies Whittaker (1876). Composer.

  • Francesco Cilea (1866). Composer.

  • Arthur H Bird (1856). Composer.

  • Geza Zichy (1849). Composer.

  • Edouard Judas Colonne (1838). Composer and violinist. Died 1910.

  • Richard Hol, Dutch (1825). Composer/organist/conductor.

  • Eduard Marxsen (1806). Composer.

  • Johann Vesque von Puttlingen (1803). Composer.

  • Franz Adolf Berwald (1796). Swedish composer. Died 1868.

  • Joseph Hartmann Stuntz (1793). Composer.

  • Karl Ludwig Hellwig (1773). Composer.

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov (1769). Composer.

  • Johannes Herbst (1735). Composer.

  • Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini (1734). Opera composer [or Jun 14 1730].


    JULY 24

  • John Dhani Lennevald (1984). Swedish pop singer with A*Teens.

  • Stat Quo (1978). American rapper born Stanley Benton.

  • Mecca (Digable Planets) (1973)

  • John Partridge (1971). English singer.

  • Elli Kokkinou (1970). Greek singer.

  • Jennifer Lopez (1969). American actress and singer (“If You Had My Love”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”).

  • Kristin Chenoweth (1968). American singer, actress and author.

  • Jasper Teule (1967). Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything).

  • Elliott Goldkind (1964). American musician.

  • Paul Geary (1961). American rock drummer with Extreme (“More Than Words”).

  • Mick Karn (1958). English rock multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with Japan.

  • Larry Gott (1957). English musician and designer.

  • Robbie Grey (1957). Rock musician.

  • Pam Tillis (1957). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Jon Faddis (1953). American jazz trumpeter and composer (Lulu Noire). Artistic director for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.

  • Lynval Golding (1951). British musician, rhythm guitarist and singer with The Specials.

  • Yves Duteil (1949). French singer/songwriter.

  • Peter Serkin (1947). American pianist (Tashi).

  • William “Junior” Campbell (1946). Singer/guitarist (Marmalade).

  • Jim Armstrong (1944). Irish rock guitarist with Them.

  • Barbara Thompson (1944). Jazz musician/composer/bandleader.

  • Heinz Burt (1942). German-born British rock bassist with the Tornados. Died 4/7/2000.

  • Barbara Love (1941). Rock musician.

  • Charles McPherson (1939). American jazz alto saxophonist.

  • Mike Mainieri (1938). Rock musician.

  • Barry Lloyd Vercoe (1937). Composer.

  • Jimmy Holiday (1934). American singer (How Can I Forget).

  • Wilfred Josephs (1927). Composer.

  • Glenn Loren Glasow (1924). Composer.

  • Leo Kraft (1922). Composer.

  • Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921). Italian operatic tenor. Died 2008.

  • Billy Taylor (1921). American jazz pianist, composer, and orchestra leader.

  • Ruggiero Ricci (1918). American composer and violinist (Paganini).

  • Robert Farnon (1917). Canadian-born composer, conductor, musical arranger and trumpeter. Died 4/22/2005.

  • Bob Eberly (1916). American big band singer with the Jimmy Dorsey Band (“Amapola”, “Maria Elena”, “Green Eyes”, “Besame Mucho”). Born Bob Eberle. Died 11/17/1981.

  • Riccardo Malipiero (1914). Composer.

  • Johnny McAfee (1913). American singer (Sammy Kaye Show).

  • Cootie Williams (1908). American trumpeter. Died 1985.

  • Hugh Charles (1907). Songwriter/impressario.

  • Leo Arnaud (1904). French-American film music composer. Died 4/26/1991.

  • Robert Mills Delaney (1903). Composer.

  • Hans Chemin-Petit (1902). Composer.

  • Walter Schulthess (1894). Composer.

  • Desider Antalffy-Zsiross (1885). Hungarian organist/composer.

  • Ernest Bloch (1880). Swiss composer (MacBeth). Died 1959.

  • Michel Gaston Carraud (1864). Composer.

  • Johann Christoph Lauterbach (1832). Violinist.

  • Felix Godefroid (1818). Composer.

  • Adolphe Charles Adam (1803). French composer and music critic. Died 5/3/1856.


    JULY 25

  • Sarah Geronimo (1988). Filipina singer, host, model, dancer and actress.

  • Diam’s (1980). French rapper born Mélanie Georgiades.

  • Amy Adams (1979). American singer.

  • Dani Filth (1973). British metal singer/songwriter with Cradle of Filth.

  • Roger Creager (1971). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Brian Blade (1970). American jazz drummer and composer.

  • Trevor Peres (1969). American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete).

  • Maureen Herman (1966). American bassist and music promoter with Babes in Toyland.

  • Lynda Lemay (1966). French Canadian singer.

  • Marty Brown (1965). American country singer (Wildest Dreams).

  • Thurston Moore (1958). American singer/songwriter and guitarist with Sonic Youth (1988’s Daydream Nation).

  • Henk Wanders (1958). Dutch bassist with the Frank Boeijen Group.

  • Randall Bewley (1955). American guitarist. Died 2/25/2009.

  • Kike Elomaa (1955). American singer and bodybuilder.

  • Jem Finer (1955). English musician and composer with The Pogues.

  • Ken Greer (1954). Rock guitarist with Red Rider.

  • Verdine White (1951). American funk bassist with Earth, Wind & Fire (“Shining Star”, “After the Love Has Gone”, 1975’s That’s the Way of the World).

  • Mark Clarke (1950). Rock musician with Uriah Heep.

  • Steve Goodman (1948). American singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble). Died 9/20/1984.

  • Jose Areas (1946). Nicaraguan percussionist.

  • Rita Marley (1946). Jamaican-Cuban reggae singer. Born Alpharita Constantia Anderson. Married to reggae singer Bob Marley.

  • Donna Theodore (1945). Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts).

  • Tom Dawes (1944). Rock musician.

  • Roy Acuff Jr (1943). Rock musician.

  • Jim McCarty (1943). English drummer with the Yardbirds (“For Your Love”).

  • Bruce Woodley (1942). Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist with the Seekers.

  • Manny Charlton (1941). Spanish rock guitarist with Nazareth.

  • Jan “Tollarparn” Eriksson (1939). Swedish jazz pianist. Died 4/5/2009.

  • Richard Akre Trythall (1939). Composer.

  • Don Ellis (1934). American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader. Died 12/17/1978.

  • Gibson N Kente (1932). Composer.

  • Maureen Forrester (1930). Canadian contralto (Ressurection Symphony).

  • Annie Ross (1930). British jazz singer with trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.

  • Keter Betts (1928). American jazz double bassist. Died 8/6/2005.

  • Teodor Grigoriu (1926). Composer.

  • Benny Benjamin (1925). American drummer with the Motown backing band known as the Funk Brothers. (Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want)”, the Countours’ “Do You Love Me?”, The Temptations’ “Get Ready”, Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”, Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, the Miracles’ “Going to a Go-Go”). Died 4/20/1969.

  • Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (1908). Indian singer. Died 10/31/2003.

  • Johnny Hodges (1906). American alto saxophonist. Died 5/11/1970.

  • Andre Fleury (1903). Composer.

  • Hermann Ambrosius (1897). Composer.

  • Yvonne Printemps (1895). French singer and actress (Le Duel). Died 1/19/1977.

  • Alfredo Casella (1883). Italian composer (La Giara). Died 1947.

  • Edward Solomon (1855). Composer.

  • Simon Hassler (1832). Composer.

  • Giacomo Cordella (1786). Composer.

  • Christian Theodor Weinlig (1780). Composer.

  • Heinrich Gebhard (1778). Composer.

  • Gottlob Benedikt Bierey (1772). Composer.

  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657). Composer.

  • Agostino Steffani (1654). Composer.

  • Valerius Otto (1579). Composer.


    JULY 26

  • Areti Ketime (1989). Greek singer and santouri player.

  • Audrey De Montigny (1985). Canadian singer.

  • Dave Baksh (1980). Canadian rock guitarist from Sum 41.

  • Rebecca St. James (1977). Australian-born singer.

  • Dan Konopka (1974). American rock drummer with OK Go.

  • Joan Wasser (1970). American singer/songwriter and violinist with the Dambuilders.

  • DJ Headliner (1967). American DJ from Arrested Development. Born Tim Barnwell.

  • Jim Lindberg (1965). American musician with Pennywise.

  • Andrew C Timmons (1963). American guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It).

  • Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (1962). Irish fiddler and singer with Altan.

  • Gary Cherone (1961). American rock singer/songwriter from Extreme (“More Than Words”) and Van Halen.

  • Andy Connell (1961). English keyboardist with pop duo Swing Out Sister.

  • Keiko Matsui (1961). Japanese musician and composer.

  • Angela Hewitt (1958). Canadian classical pianist.

  • Robert Phillips (1953). American classical guitarist.

  • Roger Taylor (1949). English rock drummer and songwriter with Queen (“Bohemian Rhapsody”, 1975’s A Night at the Opera). Born Roger Meddows-Taylor.

  • Betty Davis (1945). American funk, rock and soul singer.

  • Mick Jagger (1943). English rock singer/songwriter with The Rolling Stones (“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street). Born Michael Phillip Jagger.

  • Roger Smalley (1943). Composer.

  • Neil Landon (1941). British singer/songwriter with Fat Mattress.

  • Brenton Wood (1941). American rock singer/songwriter (“Gimme Little Sign”).

  • Dobie Gray (1940). American singer (“Drift Away”).

  • Tolis Voskopoulos (1940). Greek singer.

  • Joanne Brackeen (1938). American jazz pianist.

  • Bobby Hebb (1938). American country singer/songwriter (“Sunny”). Died 8/3/2010.

  • Darlene Love (1938). American singer (the Crystals’ (actually the Blossoms) “He’s a Rebel”, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans’ “Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah”, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”) born Darlene Wright.

  • Antonio Mastrogiovanni (1936). Composer.

  • Anthony Gilbert (1934). Composer.

  • Fred Foster (1931). American songwriter, record producer and monument records founder.

  • Joe Jackson (1929). American manager and patriarch of the Jackson family (Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, the Jackson 5).

  • Charlie Persip (1929). American jazz drummer.

  • Alexis Weissenberg (1929). Bulgarian-born French pianist (Levintritt-1948).

  • Tadeusz Baird (1928). Polish composer (Giocosa).

  • Hans Haselbock (1928). Composer.

  • Louis Bellson (1924). American orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show).

  • Andrzej Koszewski (1922). Composer.

  • Ralph Blane (1914). American composer, lyricist and performer. Died 11/13/1995.

  • Erskine Hawkins (1914). American jazz trumpeter and bandleader. Died 11/11/1993.

  • Buddy Clark (1911). American traditional pop singer born Samuel Goldberg. Died 10/1/1949.

  • Bernhard Sonnerstedt (1911). Swedish theater manager and bass-baritone opera singer. Died 8/4/1973.

  • Raffaele Gervasio (1910). Italian composer of film music. Died 7/4/1994.

  • Gioconda de Vito (1907). Violinist.

  • Armando Jose Fernandes (1906). Composer.

  • Jack Allan Westrup (1904). Composer.

  • Philipp Jarnach (1892). Composer.

  • Ernest Schelling (1876). American composer/conductor (Victory Ball).

  • Serge Koussevitzky (1874). Russian conductor with the Boston Symphony. Died 1951.

  • Francesco Cilea (1866). Composer.

  • Jazeps Witols (1863). Composer.

  • Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791). Austrian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. Youngest of composer Wolfgang Amaedus Mozart’s six children. Died 1844.

  • John Field (1782). Irish pianist, composer (Nocturnes) and teacher. Died 1/23/1837.

  • Johann Samuel Endler (1694). Composer.


    JULY 27

  • Cheyenne Kimball (1990). American singer/songwriter chosen as America’s Most Talented Kid in 2003.

  • Fred Mascherino (1975). American rock guitarist with Taking Back Sunday.

  • Eason Chan (1974). Hong Kong singer.

  • Pete Yorn (1974). American singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Abe Cunningham (1973). American rock drummer with the Deftones.

  • Timo Maas (1969). German electronica DJ.

  • Stacy Dean Campbell (1967). American country singer/songwriter, author and TV host.

  • Juliana Hatfield (1967). American alternative-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Rex Brown (1964). American heavy metal bassist with Pantera.

  • Karrin Allyson (1963). American jazz singer.

  • Karl Mueller (1962). American rock bassist with Soul Asylum. Died 6/17/2005.

  • Conway Savage (1960). Australian rock musician with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

  • Jean Toussaint (1960). Jazz tenor saxophonist.

  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce (1958). American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Died 3/31/1996.

  • Michael Vaughn (1950). Rock musician with Paper Lace.

  • Rory MacDonald (1949). Scottish bass player and songwriter with bands Skyevers and Runrig.

  • Maureen McGovern (1949). American singer (themes to The Posedon Adventure and The Towering Inferno). Also an actress in Broadway musicals like (The Pirates of Penzance, South Pacific).

  • David Muse (1949). Rock musician with Firefall.

  • Henny Vrienten (1948). Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar).

  • Bobbie Gentry (1944). American singer/songwriter (“Ode to Billie Joe”) born Roberta Streeter.

  • Barbara Thompson (1944). English jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer.

  • Al Ramsey (1943). American rock musician with Gary Lewis & the Playboys (“This Diamond Ring”).

  • Édith Butler (1942). Canadian singer and songwriter.

  • Christian Boesch (1941). Austrian baritone.

  • Johannes Fritsch (1941). Composer.

  • Isabelle Aubret (1938). French singer.

  • Chuck Jackson (1937). American singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry).

  • Nick Reynolds (1933). American folk singer with the Kingston Trio. Died 10/1/2008.

  • Harvey Fuqua (1929). American R&B/doo-wop singer/songwriter with the Moonglows (“Sincerely”, “Ten Commandments of Love”) before working as a record label executive with Motown and artists such as Marvin Gaye and the Spinners. Died 7/6/2010.

  • Marc Wilkinson (1929). Composer.

  • Sakari Mononen (1928). Composer.

  • Otar Vasil’yevich Taktakishvili (1924). Composer.

  • Bob Thiele (1922). Record producer.

  • Leonard Rose (1918). American concert cellist with the New York Philharmonic, 1943-51. Died 1984.

  • Eero Aukusti Sipila (1918). Composer.

  • Moses Rascoe (1917). Blues singer.

  • Siegfried Reda (1916). Composer.

  • Elbert “Skippy” Williams (1916). Tenor sax player.

  • Mario Del Monaco (1915). Italian tenor. Died 10/16/1982.

  • Vernon Elliott (1912). Musician/composer.

  • Asser Fagerstrom (1912). Finnish pianist, composer and actor. Died 10/6/1990.

  • Gianandrea Gavazzeni (1909). Conductor.

  • Nancy Hamilton (1908). American singer/songwriter and film & TV director and producer. Died 2/18/1985.

  • Clive Martin Douglas (1903). Composer.

  • Hans Haug (1900). Composer.

  • Ernő Dohnányi (1877). Hungarian composer and conductor. Died 1960.

  • Stanislav Binicki (1872). Composer.

  • Enrique Granados (1867). Spanish composer. Died 1916.

  • Benedikt Randhartinger (1802). Composer.

  • Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow (1784). English/French chamber music composer.

  • Mauro Giuliani (1781). Italian guitarist and composer. Died 5/8/1829.

  • Francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon (1741). Composer.

  • Jakob Zupan (1734). Composer.

  • Heinrich Pape (1609). Composer.

  • Pier Francesco Corteccia (1502). Composer.


    JULY 28

  • Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em (1990). American rapper (“Crank That (Soulja Boy)”) born DeAndre Cortez Way.

  • Ayla Brown (1988). American singer.

  • John Stevens (1987). American classic pop singer.

  • Tynisha Keli (1985). American singer/songwriter ("I Wished You Loved Me", "Shatter'd"). Born Tynisha Keli Soares.

  • Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (1982). Icelandic singer and actress.

  • Nancy Alexiadi (1981). Greek singer.

  • Stephen Christian (1980). American singer with Anberlin.

  • Noel Sullivan (1980). Welsh singer and actor. Pop group, Hear'Say.

  • Lee Min-Woo (1979). Korean singer.

  • Hitomi Yaida (1978). Japanese singer/songwriter.

  • Jacoby Shaddix (1976). American rock singer with Papa Roach.

  • James Holt (1975). American composer.

  • Danay Ferrer (1974). Cuban singer and dancer. Girl group, innosense.

  • Dan Warton (1972). English drummer, founder and member of Atomic Dustbin.

  • Michael Amott (1970). Swedish guitarist and songwriter with Arch Enemy and other bands.

  • Taka Hirose (1967). Japanese bassist with Feeder.

  • Shikao Suga (1966). Japanese singer/songwriter.

  • Nick Banks (1965). English drummer with Pulp.

  • Priscilla Chan (1965). Hong Kong singer.

  • Delfeayo Marsalis (1965). American jazz trombonist and record producer.

  • Rachel Sweet (1962). American singer, writer, and actress.

  • Gerald Veasley (1955). American jazz-bass guitarist.

  • Nnenna Freelon (1954). American jazz singer, producer, composer, and arranger. Born Chinyere Nnenna Pierce.

  • Steve Morse (1954). American guitarist with The Dixie Dreggs and Deep Purple.

  • Gregg Giuffria (1951). American keyboardist for various heavy metal bands.

  • Shahyar Ghanbari (1950). Iranian lyricist and singer/songwriter.

  • Peter Doyle (1949). Australian pop singer with the New Seekers. Died 10/13/2001.

  • Simon Kirke (1949). English rock drummer with Free and Bad Company.

  • Steve Peregrin Took (1949). English musician with T-Rex. Born Stephen Ross Porter. Died 10/27/1980.

  • Randall Wallace (1949). American songwriter, screenwriter, producer, and director.

  • Gerald Casale (1948). American new wave singer, bassist, and synthesizer player with Devo.

  • Jonathan Edwards (1946). American folk singer/songwriter.

  • Richard Wright (1945). British rock keyboardist and songwriter with Pink Floyd (“Another Brick in the Wall Part II”, 1967’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon, 1975’s Wish You Were Here, 1979’s The Wall). Died 9/15/2008.

  • Mike Bloomfield (1943). Illinois guitarist with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Bob Dylan. Died 2/5/1981.

  • Riccardo Muti (1941). Italian conductor.

  • John Stevens (1940). English free-improvisational drummer and founding member of Spontaneous Music Ensemble. Died 9/13/1994.

  • George Cummings (1938). American guitarist with Dr. Hook.

  • Peter Duchin (1937). American pianist and bandleader.

  • Jim Galloway (1936). Scottish clarinet and saxophone player.

  • Junior Kimbrough (1930). American blues guitarist and singer. Died 1/17/1998.

  • Charlie Biddle (1926). American-born Quebec jazz bassist. Died 2/4/2003.

  • Frankie Yankovic (1915). Musician.

  • Carmen Dragon (1914). American TV and film composer. Died 3/28/1984.

  • Ikey Robinson (1904). American banjoist and singer. Died 10/25/1990.

  • Werner Schmidt-Boelcke (1903). German composer and conductor. Died 11/5/1985.

  • Rudy Vallée (1901). American jazz singer (“As Time Goes By”), bandleader, and actor born Hubert Prior Vallee. Died 7/3/1986.

  • Ignaz Bösendorfer (1796). Austrian piano manufacturer. Died 1859.


    JULY 29

  • Danger Mouse (1977). American musician and producer with Gnarls Barkley (“Crazy”). Born Brian Joseph Burton.

  • Rodney Jerkins (1977). American R&B/hip-hop songwriter and record producer (Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”, Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name”, Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough”, Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World”, Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s “Déjà Vu”, Lady Gaga & Beyoncé’s “Telephone”).

  • Afroman (1974). American rapper (“Because I Got High”) born Joseph Foreman.

  • Wanya Morris (1973). American R&B singer with Boyz II Men (“End of the Road”, “I’ll Make Love to You”).

  • Simon Jones (1972). English bass player.

  • Lisa Ekdahl (1971). Swedish singer/songwriter.

  • Paavo Lötjönen (1968). Finnish cellist with Apocalyptica.

  • Chris Gorman (Belly) (1967).

  • Miles Hunt (1966). English singer, guitarist and songwriter.

  • Martina McBride (1966). American country singer/songwriter (“Wild Angels”).

  • John Sykes (1959). Irish hard rock guitarist with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder.

  • Alessandra Marc (1957). American operatic soprano.

  • “Country” Jem Finer (1955). English banjo player with the Pogues.

  • Geddy Lee (1953). Canadian rock singer and bassist with Rush (1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures).

  • Patty Scialfa (1953). American rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Married to Springsteen.

  • b>Dean Pitchford (1951). American songwriter (1980’s Fame), filmmaker and novelist.

  • Neal Doughty (1946). American rock keyboardist with Reo Speedwagon.

  • Annea Lockwood (1939). Composer.

  • Leonard Lee (1935). Rock musician with Shirley & Lee.

  • Peter Schreier (1935). German tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961).

  • Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze (1928). Composer.

  • Mikis Michael George Theodorakis (1925). Greek composer (Raven).

  • Vic Lewis (1919). British jazz guitarist and bandleader.

  • Charlie Christian (1916). American jazz and swing guitarist who worked with Benny Goodman (“Solo Flight”). Pioneer of the electric guitar and an important contributor to the development of bebop and cool jazz. Died 1942.

  • Jan Cikker (1911). Composer.

  • Georgy Mushel (1909). Composer.

  • Fausto Tommei (1909). Italian singer and actor.

  • Alexander Vasil’yevich Mosolov (1900). Composer [OS] .

  • Don Redman (1900). American jazz musician, composer and arranger (Sugar Hill Times). Died 1964.

  • Arre Merikanto (1893). Finnish composer (12-tones music).

  • Lewis James (1892). Michigan tenor singer (“Till We Meet Again”, “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes”). Died 2/19/1959.

  • Sigmund Romberg (1887). Hungarian-American operetta composer (Blossom Time). Died 1951.

  • Rudi Stephan (1887). Composer.

  • Manuel Infante (1883). Spanish composer/conductor.

  • Enrique Granados (1867). Spanish composer.

  • Nicola Spinelli (1865). Composer.

  • Henry Morton Dunham (1853). Composer.

  • Carl Borromaus Neuner (1778). Composer.

  • Franz Gotz (1755). Composer.

  • Johannes Ritschel (1739). Composer.

  • Christleib Siegmund Binder (1723). Composer.

  • Johann Theile (1646). German composer (Adam & Eve).

  • Gilles Hayne (1590). Composer.


    JULY 30

  • Diana Vickers (1991). English singer and stage actress.

  • Coco Sumner (1990). Italian-born English singer with I Blame Coco. Daughter of singer Sting.

  • Michael Johnson (1982). American singer and drummer.

  • Show Luo (1979). Taiwanese singer, host, dancer, and actor.

  • Ian Watkins (1977). Welsh rock singer with Lostprophets.

  • Tifini Hale (1975). American rock musician with Party-Rodeo (“That’s Why”).

  • Sonu Nigam (1973). Indian playback singer and actor.

  • Calogero (1971). French singer.

  • Elvis Crespo (1971). Puerto Rican-American singer.

  • Brad Hargreaves (1971). American rock drummer with Third Eye Blind.

  • Sean Moore (1968). Welsh rock drummer with the Manic Street Preachers.

  • Louise Wener (1967). English novelist and former singer with Sleeper.

  • Craig Gannon (1966). English guitarist with The Smiths.

  • Jyoti Mishra (1966). Indian musician with White Town.

  • Tex Axile (1965). Rock musician with Transvision Vamp.

  • Vaughan Toulouse (1959). British musician with Department S.

  • Kate Bush (1958). English singer/songwriter (1985’s Hounds of Love).

  • Kevin Mahogany (1958). American jazz singer.

  • Neal McCoy (1958). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Rat Scabies (1957). English punk-rock drummer with The Damned. Born Christopher Millar.

  • Phil Fearon (1956). British rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist with Galaxy and Kandidate (“I Don’t Want to Lose You”).

  • Frank Stallone (1950). American singer/songwriter (“Far from Over”) and actor.

  • Duck Baker (1949). American guitarist.

  • Joyce Jones (1949). American singer with 1st Choice.

  • Andy Scott (Sweet) (1949)

  • Julia Tsenova (1948). Bulgarian composer, pianist and musical pedagogue. Died 4/11/2010.

  • Jeffrey Hammond (1946). British rock bassist with Jethro Tull (1971’s Aqualung).

  • David Sanborn (1945). American alto saxophonist.

  • Teresa Cahill (1944). Opera singer.

  • Paul Anka (1941). Canadian singer (“Diana”, “Lonely Boy”, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”) and songwriter (Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, the theme for The Tonight Show).

  • Reva Rose (1940). Singer and actress.

  • James Spaulding (1937). American jazz alto saxophonist and flautist.

  • Yuri Alexandrovich Falik (1936). Composer.

  • Buddy Guy (1936). American blues guitarist and singer.

  • Istvan Zelenka (1936). Composer.

  • Andre Prevost (1934). Composer.

  • Tony Hiller (1927). British songwriter.

  • Christine McGuire (1926). American singer with the McGuire Sisters.

  • Antoine Duhamel (1925). Composer.

  • Christopher Shaw (1924). Composer.

  • Zbigniew Wiszniewski (1922). Composer.

  • Grant Johannesen (1921). American pianist. Died 2005.

  • Joe Daley (1918). Jazz tenor, clarinetist, and flutist.

  • Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski (1913). Composer.

  • Serafin Pro (1906). Composer.

  • L’udovit Rajter (1906). Composer.

  • Hilton Jefferson (1903). American jazz alto saxophonist. Died 11/14/1968.

  • John Woods Duke (1899). Composer.

  • Gerald Moore (1899). English pianist (Am I Too Loud). Died 3/13/1987.

  • Johan Algot Haquinius (1886). Composer.

  • James William Tate (1875). Composer.

  • Eugenio Terziani (1824). Composer.

  • Charles Radoux-Rogier (1817). Composer.

  • Josepf Francois Snel (1793). Composer.

  • Maria Anna Mozart (1751). Austrian pianist. Older sister of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Died 10/29/1829.

  • Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini (1747). Composer. Died 1832.


    JULY 31

  • Krystal Meyers (1988). American Christian singer/songwriter and musician.

  • Ira Losco (1981). Maltese singer.

  • M. Shadows (1981). Rock singer with Avenged Sevenfold. Born Matthew Sanders.

  • Jade Kwan (1979). Hong Kong singer.

  • Will Champion (1978). English drummer with Coldplay.

  • Joshua Cain (1976). American guitarist with Motion City Soundtrack.

  • Allan von Schenkel (1975). American musician.

  • Jerry Rivera (1973). Puerto Rican salsa and latin pop singer. Born Geraldo Rivera Rodriquez.

  • John “John 5” Lowery (1971). American guitarist.

  • Minako Honda (1967). Japanese singer and musical actress. Died 11/6/2005.

  • Tony Wright (1967). Composer.

  • Jim Corr (1964). Irish singer/songwriter and musician with the Corrs (“Runaway”).

  • Robert “Fuzz” Townshend (1964). British drummer.

  • Norman Cook (aka “Fatboy Slim”) (1963). English DJ and big beat musician with the Housemartins (“Caravan of Love”) and later a solo artist. Born Quentin Leo Cook.

  • Stanley Jordan (1959). American jazz guitarist.

  • Bill Berry (1958). Minnesota rock drummer with R.E.M. (“Losing My Religion”, Automatic for the People).

  • Daniel Ash (1957). English guitarist with Bauhaus and Love & Rockets.

  • Jakie Quartz (1955). French singer.

  • Hugh McDowell (1953). English cellist with Electric Light Orchestra.

  • Carlos Karges (1951). German rock guitarist and songwriter with Nena (“99 Luftballoons”). Died 1/30/2002.

  • Howard Levy (1951). American harmonica player & pianist.

  • Leaveil Degree (1948). Musician with the Whispers.

  • Karl Green (1947). English rock bassist with Herman’s Hermits (“I’m into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”).

  • Dennis Greenslade (1947). Rock musician.

  • Bob Welch (1946). American singer and musician with Fleetwood Mac (“Hypnotized”) and later a solo artist (“Sentimental Lady”, “Ebony Eyes”).

  • Gary Lewis (1945). American rock singer with Gary Lewis & the Playboys (“This Diamond Ring”) and son of comedian Jerry Lewis.

  • Tomas Vackar (1945). Composer.

  • Lobo (1943). American singer/songwriter born Roland Kent Lavoie.

  • Daniel Boone (1942). English musician (“Beautiful Sunday”) born Peter Lee Sterling.

  • Bonnie Brown (1936). Rock musician with the Browns.

  • Morey Carr (1932). Rock musician with the Playmates.

  • Kenny Burrell (1931). American jazz guitarist.

  • Ivan Rebroff (1931). German singer. Died 2/27/2008.

  • Ahmet Ertegun (1923). Turkish producer and co-founder of Atlantic Records. Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Died 12/14/2006.

  • Rudolf Halaczinsky (1920). Composer.

  • Norman Del Mar (1919). Composer.

  • Hank Jones (1918). American jazz pianist, bandleader and composer. Died 5/16/2010.

  • George Liberace (1911). American violinist (Liberace Show). Died 10/16/1983.

  • Erich Katz (1900). Composer.

  • Roy Bargy (1894). American orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show).

  • Charles Wilfred Orr (1893). Composer.

  • Richard Aldrich (1863). American music critic. Died 6/2/1937.

  • Jean Robert Planquette (1848). French composer (Bells of Corneville).

  • Ignatio Cervantes (1847). Composer.

  • Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky (1830). Composer.

  • Francois Auguste Gevaert (1828). Belgian composer (Le diable au Moulin).

  • Frederick Nichols Crouch (1808). Composer.

  • Amelie Julia Candielle (1767). Composer.

  • August R van Hekeren van Suideras (1743). Dutch organist.

  • Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach (1629). Composer.

  • Jakob Handl [Petelin] (1550). Austrian composer and bandmaster.


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