Musicians Born on July 11

  • 1801 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1824 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1898)
  • 1836 Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian opera composer, first from outside of Europe have a successful career in Italy, born in Campinas, São Paulo, Empire of Brazil (d. 1896)
  • 1837 Paul Lacombe, French composer, born in Carcassonne, France (d. 1927)
  • 1841 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1918)
  • 1862 Liza Lehmann, English composer, born in London (d. 1918)
  • 1888 Johanna Beyer, German-American pianist and composer (March for Thirty Percussion Instruments; Clusters), born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1892 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer (Concerto dell'albatro), born in Cuneo, Piedmont, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Hugo Myrtelius, Swedish conductor, composer, and educator, born in Nosaby, Sweden (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Johnny Marvin, American jazz, pop, and country ukulele player, singer, and vaudevillian, born in Butler Oklahoma Territory (d. 1944)
  • 1914 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia; The Karelian Wedding), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Howard Brubeck, American composer (Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra), born in Concord, California (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Rodolfo Arizaga, Argentinian composer and musicologist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1985)
  • 1927 Herbert Blomstedt, American conductor (Dresdner Staatskapelle, 1975-85; San Francisco Symphony 1985-95), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1928 Robert Washburn, American composer and teacher, born in Bouckville, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Chuck Rio [Daniel Flores], American rock singer, saxophonist, and songwriter (The Champs - "Tequila"), born in Santa Paula, California (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Hermann Prey, German baritone, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (The Girl He Left Behind; Lust In The Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Thurston Harris, American R&B and pop vocalist (The Sharps - "Little Bitty Pretty One"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • 1932 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ("I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1935 Frederick Hemke, American classical saxophonist and educator, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Joe Bussard, American musicologist, preservationist, and record label owner (Fonotone), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 2022)
  • 1938 Terry Garthwaite, American guitarist, and singer (Joy of Cooking), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1940 Ronnie Mack, American singer-songwriter ("He's So Fine"), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1942 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician
  • 1945 Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques - "Such A Cad"), born in Baarn, Netherlands
  • 1946 Cuthbert Johnson, English musician and Benedictine abbot, born in County Durham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1946 John Lawton, British rock singer (Lucifer's Friend, 1970-76, 1981-82, 2014–21; Uriah Heep, 1977-79), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
  • 1947 Francine Reed, American blues and jazz singer (Lyle Lovett), born in Pembroke Township, Illinois
  • 1947 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 Martin Rushent, British sound engineer (Gentle Giant; Shirley Bassey), and record producer (Buzzcocks; The Human League), born in Enfield, England (d. 2011)
  • 1949 Liona Boyd, Canadian classical and new-age guitarist, and composer of Spanish and English heritage, born in London, England
  • 1950 Bonnie Pointer, American pop singer (Pointer Sisters - "Jump"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • 1953 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • 1953 Bramwell Tovey, British conductor (Vancouver Symphony, 2000-18; NY Philharmonic Summer Series, 2004-14), and composer (Stream of Limelight), born in Ilford, Essex, England (d. 2022)
  • 1957 Michael Rose, Jamaican Grammy award-winning reggae singer (Black Uhuru, 1977-84 - Anthem), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1957 Peter Murphy, English singer and musician (Bauhaus), born in Northamptonshire, England
  • 1958 Ray Dodds, British drummer (Fairground Attraction - "Perfect")

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1959 American guitarist (Bon Jovi), boyfriend of Cher, and Heather Locklear, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

  • 1959 Suzanne Vega, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Luka"; "Tom's Diner"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960 David Baerwald, American singer/songwriter (David + David - "Welcome To The Boomtown": "Swallowed By The Cracks"), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • 1965 Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
  • 1966 Mel Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim - "Coming to America")
  • 1969 David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • 1971 Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • 1972 Jussi 69 [Vuori], Finnish drummer (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1973 Andrew Bird, American indie rock singer-songwriter and musician (Are You Serious), born in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • 1975 Lil' Kim [Kimberly Denise Jones], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1975 Samer el Nahhal, Finnish heavy metal bassist, sometimes known as OX (Lordi, 2005-19), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1983 Kelly Poon, Singaporean Mando-pop singer (Project SuperStar), born in Singapore
  • 1983 Marie Serneholt, Swedish pop singer (A*Teens), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1983 Peter Cincotti, American genre-jumping jazz, pop and rock singer-songwriter and piano player (East of Angel Town), born in New York City
  • 1987 Shigeaki Kato, Japanese J-pop singer, guitarist and songwriter (NEWS), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1996 Alessia Cara [Caracciolo], Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning pop singer-songwriter ("Here"; "How Far I'll Go"), born in Mississauga, Ontario