Musicians Born on July 12

  • 1675 Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Italian cellist and composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • 1757 Christian Danner, German violinist and composer, born in Schwetzingen, Germany (d. 1813)
  • 1802 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1821 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, born in Desenzano del Garda, Italy (d. 1888)
  • 1861 Anton Arensky, Russian composer, born in Novgorod, Russia (d. 1906)
  • 1885 George Butterworth, English composer, born in Paddington, London (d. 1916)
  • 1895 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), born in Hamar, Norway (d. 1962)
  • 1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (Rodgers & Hammerstein - "Oklahoma!"; "South Pacific"; "The King And I"; " The Sound Of Music"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1908 Johan Franco, Dutch composer, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Will Bradley [Wilbur Schwichtenberg], American session, jazz, and boogie-woogie trombonist and bandleader ("Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"), born in Newton, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1927 (Secondo) "Conte" Candoli, American jazz, big band, and session trumpeter (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; The Brothers Candoli; The Tonight Show, 1967-92), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • 1927 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Barbara Cowsill, American singer and rock band mother (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "We Can Fly"), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • 1931 André Laporte, Flemish composer, born in Oplinter, Tienen, Belgium
  • 1934 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Howard "Howie" Casey, British rock saxophonist (Derry and the Seniors), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1937 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (Buenas Noches Mi Amor), born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1942 Richard Stoltzman, American clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska

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1943 British rock keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1970-98, 2014-2022 - "Don't Stop"; "You Make Loving Fun"; solo - "Got A Hold On Me"), born in Bouth, Lancashire, England (d. 2022)

  • 1945 Chuck Daellenbach, American-Canadian tubist (Canadian Brass, 1970-present), born Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • 1947 György Orbán, Hungarian choral composer and educator, born in Târgu Mureș, Romania
  • 1947 Wilko Johnson [John Wilkinson], British guitarist, singer and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood, 1971-77 - "She Does It Right"), born in Canvey Island, Essex, England (d. 2022)
  • 1948 Walter Egan, American guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Magnet And Steel"; "Hot Summer Nights"), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1950 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss,1980-91), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1951 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952 Liz Mitchell, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Clarendon, Jamaica
  • 1952 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly, 1974-77), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1960 Corynne Charby [Corinne Charbit], French model, actress and pop singer ("Pile ou face" - "Heads Or Tails"), born in Paris, France
  • 1965 Robin Wilson, American rock singer (Gin Blossoms - "Hey Jealousy"; "Allison Road"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 John Petrucci, American progressive rock guitarist (Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"), born in Kings Park, New York
  • 1969 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death), born in Sonora, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1969 Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Brett Reed, American rock drummer (Rancid, 1991-2006 - "Time Bomb"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1974 Sharon den Adel, Dutch symphonic metal singer-songwriter (Within Temptation - "Stand My Ground"), and fashion desiner, born in Waddinxveen, Netherlands
  • 1975 Cheyenne Jackson, American stage and screen actor and singer, born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1976 Tracie Spencer, American pop and R&B singer ("This House"), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1978 Mélanie De Biasio, Belgian jazz singer, composer and flute player (A Stomach Is Burning), born in Charleroi, Belgium
  • 1981 Adie [Adrienne Camp], South African contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter (The Benjamin Gate), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1983 Kimberly Perry, American country Singer (The Band Perry - "If I Die Young"; "Better Dig Two"), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1984 Gareth Gates, British singer-songwriter, born in Bradford, England
  • 1984 Jack Conte, American entrepreneur (co-founder of Patreon), and singer-songwriter (Pomplamoose), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1985 Luiz Ejlli, Albanian pop singer (Eurovison, 2006), born in Shkodra, Albania
  • 1988 Melissa O'Neil, Canadian actress (The Rookie) and singer (Canadian Idol, 2005), born in Calgary, Alberta