Birthdays in Music on June 17

  • 1725 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer
  • 1750 Michel Woldemar, composer
  • 1818 Charles Francois Gounod, opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France
  • 1855 Fritz Steinbach, composer
  • 1861 Sidney James Jones, composer

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1882 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 5th June], born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971)

Composer Igor Stravinsky
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Igor Stravinsky
  • 1883 Alexandre Cellier, composer
  • 1888 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer
  • 1895 Slavko Osterc, composer
  • 1900 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 John Verrall, composer
  • 1910 Herbert Owen Reed, composer
  • 1910 Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d.1968)
  • 1915 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1916 Einar Englund, composer
  • 1919 Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
  • 1922 Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer
  • 1922 Jerry Fielding, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Manuel Enriquez, composer
  • 1927 Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • 1930 Romuald Twardowski, composer
  • 1933 Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor
  • 1939 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
  • 1942 Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1943 Christopher Brown, composer

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1943 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
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Barry Manilow
  • 1947 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • 1947 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • 1957 Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), (d. 2013)
  • 1957 Martin Dillon, American opera singer (d. 2005)
  • 1958 Jello Biafra, American musician and activist
  • 1958 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
  • 1962 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1965 David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1967 Eric Stefani, American musician
  • 1969 Kevin Thornton, Amarillo, vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • 1971 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1972 Sebastian White, musician and artist
  • 1976 Luke Bryan, American country singer (I'll Stay Me), born in Leesburg, Georgia
  • 1977 Roger Manganelli, American bassist (Less Than Jake)
  • 1978 Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer
  • 1980 Kimeru, Japanese singer
  • 1983 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1983 Lee Ryan, British singer (Blue)