Birthdays in Music on July 10

  • 1697 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • 1759 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer
  • 1778 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer/royal chaplain master
  • 1779 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer
  • 1826 Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer
  • 1835 Henryk Wieniawski, Lubin Poland, violinist/composer (Souv de Moscou)
  • 1854 James T Kelley, Irish actor (The Rink, The Immigrant), born in Castlebar, Ireland (d. 1933)
  • 1858 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • 1882 Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony
  • 1882 Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer
  • 1887 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer
  • 1890 Andre Souris, composer
  • 1894 Jimmy Francis McHugh, composer
  • 1895 Carl Orff, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1900 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer and actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (d. 1993)
  • 1904 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1913 Ljuba Welitsch, Borisovo, Bulgaria, opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)
  • 1916 Dick Cary, jazz Musician
  • 1919 Rusty Gill, singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1921 Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, composer
  • 1930 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist
  • 1933 Jerry Herman, Broadway composer (Hello Dolly)
  • 1936 Jan Wincenty Hawel, composer
  • 1937 Sandy Stewart, singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter
  • 1939 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Helen Donath, American soprano
  • 1941 Ian Whitcomb, England, rocker (You Turn Me On)
  • 1941 Jake Eberts, film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • 1943 Jerry Miller, rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1945 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist
  • 1947 Arlo Guthrie, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Dave Smally, rocker (Raspberries)
  • 1949 Wally Bryson, NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries)
  • 1949 Greg Kihn U.S. pop musician & radio personality.
  • 1949 John Whitehead, American singer and record producer
  • 1950 Willie Ford, US R&B-singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
  • 1951 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter
  • 1952 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist/singer
  • 1953 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954 Gene Holder, American musician (the dBs)
  • 1954 Neil Tennant, North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear, English singer/songwriter (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl)
  • 1958 Béla Fleck, American musician
  • 1961 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1965 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • 1970 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • 1970 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1970 Jason Orange, English singer and musician (Take That), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1972 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • 1976 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy)
  • 1978 Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New)

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1980 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

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  • 1980 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • 1982 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • 1983 Kim Heechul, Korean Singer
  • 1989 Sameer Gadhia, American musician (Young the Giant)