On This Day

Musicians Born on July 14

  • 1707 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, French composer and violinist, born in Maroilles, France (d. 1802)
  • 1839 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, born in Dorchester, England (d. 1889)
  • 1854 Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov, composer
  • 1855 Richard Samuel Hughes, Welsh composer and pianist, born in Aberystwyth, Wales (d. 1893)
  • 1859 Willy Hess, German violinist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1939)
  • 1883 Alexandru Zirra, composer
  • 1901 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • 1906 Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings, composer
  • 1907 (Henry) "Rubberlegs" Williams, American vaudeville dancer, and blues and jazz singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1962)
  • 1910 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic
  • 1912 [Woodrow Wilson] Woody Guthrie, American folk singer (This Land Is Your Land), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (d. 1967)
  • 1917 Arthur Leavins, English violinist, leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), born in Kemp, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Peter Andrew Tranchell, composer
  • 1925 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)

  • 1926 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), born in West Irvine, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, born in Włocławku, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1928 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • 1929 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • 1930 Eric Norman Stokes, composer
  • 1930 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Del Reeves, singer and guitarist
  • 1936 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Bob Scholl, rocker (Mellow Kings)
  • 1939 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', born in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Peter Klatzow, South African pianist, composer (Inyanga; Still-life with Moonbeams), and educator, born in Springs, Transvaal, Union of South Africa
  • 1945 Jim Gordon, American drummer and studio musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Los Angeles, California [1]
  • 1948 Akua Dixon, American jazz cellist, arranger, composer, and educator, (Quartette Indigo), born in New York City
  • 1949 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • 1952 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • 1953 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1954 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • 1955 Matthew Seligman, British studio and touring new wave rock bassist (Robyn Hitchcock; Thompson Twins; Thomas Dolby), born in Pentageia, Cyprus (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1960 Ray Herndon, American singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1960 Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter "Africa's premier diva", born in Ouidah, French Dahomey
  • 1960 Jane Lynch, American actress, singer and comedian (Best in Show, Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois
  • 1962 Jeff Olson, American rock musician, born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Tayna Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses; Belly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1966 Ellen Reid, Canadian keyboard and accordion player (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • 1970 Thomas Lauderdale, American musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Marie-Chantal Toupin, French-Canadian pop singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1975 Taboo [Jaime Gomez], American rapper (Black Eyed Peas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Yomi [Jun Chiba], Japanese rock vocalist (Nightmare), born in Ōsaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1984 Chris Steele, Canadian rock bassist, (Alexisonfire), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1986 Dan Smith, English singer (Bastille), born in London
  • 1987 Dan Reynolds, American singer and songwriter (Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"), born in Las Vegas, Nevada