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Birthdays in Music on December 6

  • 1550 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, Italian composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1605)
  • 1642 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer, born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1703)
  • 1743 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, Austrian composer, born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1773)
  • 1768 Johann Baptist Henneberg, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • 1775 Nicolas Isouard, French composer, born in Porto Salvo, Valletta, Malta (d. 1818)
  • 1776 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, born in Stralsund, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1820)
  • 1806 Gilbert Duprez, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1808 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1884)
  • 1846 Henryk Jarecki, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1918)
  • 1872 Mikulas Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Zvolenská Slatina, Slovakia (d. 1944)
  • 1887 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1896 Arnold Foster, English composer, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1897 John Axel Fernstrom, Swedish composer, born in Yichang, China (d. 1961)
  • 1902 Virgilio Mortari, Italian composer, born in Passirana, Italy (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)

  • 1920 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Jacques Bondon, French composer, born in Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Bobby Van, American musical actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1929 Mark Kopytman, composer, born in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), born in Bursa, Turkey (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), born in Czernica, Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1935 George Williams, American soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
  • 1939 Steve Alaimo, American rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1941 Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • 1941 John Nelson, American conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz), born in San José, Costa Rica
  • 1943 Mike Smith, English musician (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Jonathan King, English singer and 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 Müller-Westernhagen, German rocker (Stinker), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1949 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter (The Greatest Love Of All), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1950 Daniël Sahuleka, Moluks-Dutch singer and guitarist (Viva la Libertad), born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

  • 1950 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer and music director, born in Nakano, Nagano, Japan
  • 1954 Chris Stamey, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1955 Bill Lloyd, American singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 1955 Rick Buckler, English rock drummer (The Jam), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • 1955 Tish Hinojosa, American country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1956 Peter Buck, American pop guitarist (REM-Murmur), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1956 Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1961 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies), born in Burlington, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Ben Watt, British rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1967 Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer (House of Cards), born in British Hong Kong
  • 1970 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1971 Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese singer and voice actor, born in Ōshū, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
  • 1978 K. D. Aubert, American actress and singer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1985 Dulce María, Mexican actress and singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1995 Joy Gruttmann, German child singer, born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • 1995 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie [Julius Dubose], American rapper (Hoodie SZN), born in The Bronx, New York

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1996 Stefanie Scott, American actress (Quinn Brenner-Insidious: Chapter 3) and singer (New Girl in Town), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Stefanie Scott
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