Birthdays in Music on July 12

  • 1675 Evaristo E Felice dall' Abaco, Italian cellist/composer
  • 1757 Christian Danner, composer
  • 1801 John Hill Hewitt, composer
  • 1802 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer
  • 1821 Cesare Dominiceti, composer
  • 1861 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer
  • 1885 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer
  • 1895 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner)
  • 1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Johan Franco, composer
  • 1920 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Jaap Geraedts, composer
  • 1927 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Barbara Cowsills, singer and mother of The Cowsills (d. 1985)
  • 1931 Andre Laporte, Flemish composer
  • 1934 Van Cliburn. American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer (Buenas Noches Mi Amor), born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1942 Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska

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1943 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • 1948 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1951 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
  • 1952 Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • 1952 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1960 Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
  • 1965 Robin Wilson, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • 1967 John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater)
  • 1969 Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
  • 1972 Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
  • 1974 Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
  • 1975 Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
  • 1976 Tracie Spencer, rocker
  • 1981 Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
  • 1984 Gareth Gates, British singer
  • 1985 Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
  • 1988 Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer