Birthdays in Music on December 6

  • 1550 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer
  • 1642 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (d. 1703)
  • 1743 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer
  • 1768 Johann Baptist Henneberg, composer
  • 1775 Nicolas Isouard, composer
  • 1776 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer
  • 1806 Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer
  • 1808 Johann Christian Gebauer, composer
  • 1846 Henryk Jarecki, composer
  • 1872 Mikulas Moyzes, composer
  • 1887 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1896 Arnold Foster, composer
  • 1896 Ira Gershwin, lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm)
  • 1897 John Axel Fernstrom, composer
  • 1902 Virgilio Mortari, composer
  • 1904 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • 1916 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Jacques Bondon, composer
  • 1928 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1929 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • 1929 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, composer
  • 1935 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1935 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
  • 1940 Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941 Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • 1941 John Nelson, San Jose Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)
  • 1943 Mike Smith, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1944 Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) and record producer, born in London
  • 1947 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1948 Marius Mueller-Westernhagen, rocker (Stinker), born in Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 1949 Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1950 Daniel Sahuleka, Moluks/Dutch singer/guitarist (Viva la Libertad)
  • 1950 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer
  • 1954 Chris Stamey, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1955 Bill Lloyd, Bowling Green Ky, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
  • 1955 Rick Buckler, [Paul Richard Buckler], rock drummer (Jam)
  • 1955 Tish Hinojosa, country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1956 Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
  • 1956 Randy Rhoads, Heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1961 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
  • 1962 Ben Watt, rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
  • 1967 Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
  • 1970 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • 1985 Dulce María, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1995 Joy Gruttmann, German singer