On This Day

Birthdays in Music on July 1

  • 1586 Claudio Saracini, Italian composer, born in Siena, Italy (d. 1630)
  • 1663 Franz Xaver Murschhauser, German composer and theorist, born in Saverne, Alsace, France (d. 1738)
  • 1688 Johann Ludwig Steiner, Swiss composer, born in Zürich (d. 1761)
  • 1735 James Lyon, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1794)
  • 1764 Georg Christoph Grosheim, German composer, born in Kasel, Germany (d. 1847)
  • 1899 Cavan O'Connor, British singer (I'm Only a Strolling Vagabond), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Peter Anders, German opera singer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1911 Alvino Rey, American orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Earle Warren, American alto sax player, born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, born in Sandviken (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor and composer (Sinfonia Notturna), born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Bobby Day [Robert Byrd], American rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1990)
  • 1935 James Cotton, American blues vocalist and harmonica player, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Delaney Bramlett, American rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1941 John Gould, British composer and musical comic

  • 1941 Twyla Tharp, American dancer and choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe), born in Portland, Indiana
  • 1942 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Jeff Wayne, American-British musician and composer, born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York
  • 1945 Deborah Harry, American singer (Blondie-Heart of Glass), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 June Montiero, American vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto), born in Queens, New York
  • 1947 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1949 John Farnham, English-Australian singer (Age of Reason), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • 1951 Fred Schneider, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1951 Anne Feeney, American political activist and singer, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 1952 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1955 Keith Whitley, American country music singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1989)
  • 1960 Evelyn "Champagne" King, American disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963 Roddy Bottum, American rock keyboardist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Poi Burton, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)

Person of interestMissy Elliott

1971 Missy Elliott, American rapper (Supa Dupa Fly, Under Construction), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

  • 1972 Alex Machacek, Austrian jazz fusion musician (Featuring Ourselves), born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria
  • 1975 Sufjan Stevens, American musician (Illinois), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1976 [Julia Liane] Aleah Stanbridge, South African metal musician (Trees of Eternity), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1977 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist (Flow), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1977 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch singer and actress, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1983 Marit Larsen, Norwegian musician (M2M)
  • 1983 Leeteuk [Park Jeong-su ], Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Soul, South Korea