Birthdays in Music on July 1

  • 1586 Claudio Saracini, composer
  • 1663 Franz Xaver Murschhauser, composer
  • 1688 Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer
  • 1735 James Lyon, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1794)
  • 1764 Georg Christoph Grosheim, composer
  • 1899 Cavan O'Connor, singer
  • 1908 Peter Anders, German opera singer
  • 1911 Alvino Rey, orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1914 Earle Warren, alto sax player
  • 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], rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1935 James Cotton, American blues vocalist and harmonica player, born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Delaney Bramlett, Oklahoma, rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie)
  • 1941 John Gould, British composer/musical comic
  • 1941 Twyla Tharp, Portland Ind, choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe)
  • 1942 AndraĆ© Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Jeff Wayne, American musician, born in new York City
  • 1945 Deborah Harry, singer (Blondie-Heart of Glass), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1946 June Montiero, American vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • 1947 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1949 John Farnham, Australian singer
  • 1951 Fred Schneider, Newark Ga, vocalist/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
  • 1951 Anne Feeney, American protest singer
  • 1951 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • 1952 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1955 Keith Whitley, Sandy Hook Ky, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes)
  • 1960 Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963 Roddy Bottum, 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 musician
  • 1975 Sufjan Stevens, American musician
  • 1977 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist
  • 1977 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch musician
  • 1983 Marit Larsen, Norwegian musician (M2M)
  • 1983 Leeteuk, Korean singer