Musicians Born on July 10

  • 1697 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • 1759 Sophia Maria Westenholz (née Fritscher), German singer, composer, and educator, born in Neubrandenburg, Swedish Pomerania (now Germany) (d. 1838)
  • 1778 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer and royal chaplain master, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1858)
  • 1779 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1858)
  • 1826 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1890)
  • 1835 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (Souv de Moscou), born in Lubin, Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1858 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • 1882 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, born in Mineola, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1882 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, born in Strakonice, Czech Republic (d. 1949)
  • 1887 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1974)
  • 1890 André Souris, Belgian composer, born in Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1894 Jimmy McHugh, American composer ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; "On the Sunny Side of the Street"; "I'm In The Mood For Love"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Der Mond; Mozart Prize - 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Evelyn Laye {Elsie Lay], British stage and operetta singer and actress (Bitter Sweet; The Merry Widow), born in Bloomsbury, London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Mitchell Parish [Michael Pashelinsky], American lyricist (Stardust; It's Wonderful; Moonlight Serenade; Sweet Lorraine), born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993) [1]
  • 1904 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1904 Ivie Anderson, American swing jazz singer (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1931-42), born in Bossier, Louisiana (d. 1949) [some sources give birth year as 1905, and birthplace as Gilroy, California] [1]
  • 1911 (Charles) "Cootie" Williams, American jazz, jump-blues, and R&B trumpeter (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1929-40 & 1962-74), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Ljuba Welitsch, Bulgarian Austrian opera soprano (Pagliacci- "Nedda"), born in Borisovo, Bulgaria (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Milt Buckner, American jazz pianist and Hammond organ pioneer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1916 Dick Cary, American jazz musician, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1919 (Ralph) "Rusty" Gill, American singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Ian Wallace, British buffo bass-baritone opera and concert singer ("Gendarmes' Duet"), and broadcaster (BBC's My Music, 1964-97), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, Georgian composer (Tbiliso), born in Baghdati, Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (now Georgia) (d. 1981)
  • 1923 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), born in Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, born in Tiflis, Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (now Georgia) (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Carleton Carpenter, American magician, stage and screen actor (Two Weeks With Love; Up Periscope), songwriter, and mystery novelist (Cat Got Your Tongue?), born in Bennington, Vermont (d. 2022)
  • 1930 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Aracati, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • 1933 Jerry Herman, American musical theater composer (Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Jan Wincenty Hawel, Polish composer, born in Pszów, Poland
  • 1937 George Young, American jazz and session saxophonist(White Elephant Orchestra; Saturday Night Live Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1937 Sandy Stewart [Galitz], American jazz and cabaret singer ("My Coloring Book"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 (Edward) Lee Morgan, American hard-bop jazz trumpeter ("The Sidewinder"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972) [1]
  • 1938 Jan DeGaetani, American contemporary classical concert mezzo-soprano, born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1939 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers - "I'll Take You There"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1941 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire; Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Ronnie James Dio [Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf; Rainbow; Black Sabbath; Dio; and Heaven & Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • 1943 Denny Seiwell, American touring and session drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings, 1971-73), born in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Jerry Miller, American songwriter and rock guitarist (Moby Grape), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1945 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist, born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • 1947 (John) Trevor Key, British photographer and graphic designer, known for his work for album cover art (Mike Oldfield; Phil Collins; New Order; Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • 1947 Arlo Guthrie, American singer ("Alice's Restaurant"; "City of New Orleans"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Dave Smalley, American power pop guitarist and bassist (Raspberries - "Go All The Way"; "Tonight"), born in Oil City, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Greg Kihn, American pop musician ("The Break-Up Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"; "Jeopardy"), radio personality (KFOX, 1996-2012), and novelist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949 John C. Whitehead, American R&B singer (McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1950 Nick Jameson, American actor (24), pop-rock songwriter, and record producer (Foghat), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • 1950 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics - "Me & Mrs. Jones"), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1951 Cheryl Wheeler, American contemporary folk singer-songwriter (If It Were Up to Me), born in Timonium, Maryland
  • 1952 Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist and singer, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1953 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, Canadian rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954 Gene Holder, American musician (the dBs)
  • 1954 Neil Tennant, English singer and songwriter (Pet Shop Boy - "West End Girl"), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • 1958 Béla Fleck, American Grammy Award-winning bluegrass, classical, jazz, and world music banjo player(The Flecktones; New Grass Revival), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and theatre and opera director, born in Munster, County Cork, Ireland
  • 1961 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • 1970 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1970 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • 1970 Jason Orange, English singer and musician (Take That), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1971 Carolyn Leonhart, American jazz, session, and touring vocalist, (Swiss Percussion Ensemble; Lyn Leon; Steely Dan), born in New York City
  • 1972 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • 1974 Imelda May [Higham, née Clabby], Irish rockabilly singer-songwriter, guitarist and bodhrán player ("It's Good To Be Alive"; "Mayhem"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1976 Elijah Blue Allman, American musician (Deadsy), son of CHer and Gregg Allman, born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1978 Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New)
  • 1980 Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson (42 years old)

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

  • 1982 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • 1983 Kim Heechul, Korean Singer
  • 1989 Sameer Gadhia, American musician (Young the Giant)