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 Kopylov, Russian imperial composer and violinist (d. 1911)
  • 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, Romanian composer (On the Plain of Moldova), and pedagogue (Treaty of Harmony), born in Roman, Romania (d. 1946)
  • 1901 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • 1906 Arthur Hutchings, English composer (d. 1989)
  • 1907 (Henry) "Rubberlegs" Williams, American vaudeville dancer, and blues and jazz singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1962)
  • 1910 Peter Stadlen, Austrian pianist and critic, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)

Woody GuthrieWoody Guthrie (1912-1967)

American folk singer-songwriter (This Land Is Your Land) and peace activist, born in Okemah, Oklahoma

  • 1917 Arthur Leavins, English violinist, leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story: Gypsy), and screenwriter (Rope; Anastasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter ("One Day At A Time"), born in Kemp, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Käbi Laretei, Estonian-Swedish concert pianist, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Peter Tranchell, British composer, born in Cuddalore, India (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)
  • 1926 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor, (Lucky: Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer, 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 Alan Dawson, American jazz drummer and teacher (Berklee, 1957-75), born in Marietta, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Eric Norman Stokes, American composer (The Jealous Cellist; Tintinnabulary), born in Haddon Heights, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Winds of War; The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Del Reeves, American country music singer and guitarist, born in Sparta, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Lee Friedlander, American portrait, and 'social landscape' photographer, and album cover artist (John Coltrane, Peggy Lee, Miles Davis, Mose Allison), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • 1936 Gloria Lambert, American singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Bob Scholl, American doo-wop vocalist (Mello-Kings - "Tonite, Tonite"), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1938 Tommy Vig, Hungarian jazz, session, and classical percussionist, drummer, and marimba player, arranger, and composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1939 Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', born in Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 2019)
  • 1943 Harold Wheeler, American pianist, music director, composer, and orchestrator, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1945 Jim Gordon, American drummer and studio musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Los Angeles, California [1]
  • 1945 Maxine Waters (Williard), American jazz (The Waters), and session vocalist (Thriller; The Bodyguard), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1945 Peter Klatzow, South African pianist, composer (Inyanga; Still-life with Moonbeams), and educator, born in Springs, Transvaal, Union of South Africa (d. 2021)
  • 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
  • 1950 Andy Newmark, American session and touring drummer (Carly Simon, Sly and the Family Stone; George Harrison; Rod Stewart; John Lennon; Roxy Music; Bryan Ferry; David Gilmour), born in Port Chester, New York
  • 1952 Bob Casale, (aka Bob 2), American new wave rock musician (Devo - "Whip It!"), and record producer, born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1952 George Lewis, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1954 Jos Zoomer, Dutch rock drummer (Vandenberg), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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 Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter ("Djin, Djin"; "Eve"; "IFÉ"), and human rights activist, born in Ouidah, Republic of Dahomey (now Benin)

Jane LynchJane Lynch (62 years old)

1960 American actress (Best In Show; Glee; Two and a Half Men; Criminal Minds), singer, and comedian, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

  • 1960 Ray Herndon, American guitarist (Lyle Lovett's Large Band), and country singer-songwriter (McBride & Ride - "Can I Count On You"), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1962 Jeff Olson, American rock musician, born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Ellen Reid, Canadian keyboard and accordion player (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • 1966 Tayna Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses; Belly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1970 Thomas Lauderdale, American musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian pop singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973 Adam Quinn, American traditional and Celtic-fusion bagpiper, composer (Lucid Druid), and teacher, born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 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