Birthdays in Music on July 19

  • 1592 Erhard Buttner, German composer, born in Römhild (d. 1625)
  • 1670 Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (d. 1758)
  • 1735 Garret Wesley Mornington, composer
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer
  • 1750 Alessio Prati, composer
  • 1782 Jonathan Blewitt, composer
  • 1797 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer
  • 1811 Vincenz Lachner, composer
  • 1855 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, born in Czernowitz, Austria (d. 1932)
  • 1863 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)
  • 1873 Louis Zimmermann, violinist/1st concert master of Concert building
  • 1898 Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer
  • 1905 Boyd Neel, Blackheath, conductor (Story of an Orchestra), born in Kent, England
  • 1905 Louis Philip Kentner, composer
  • 1906 Klaus Egge, Gransherad, Telemark Norway, composer (Noregsonger)
  • 1907 Gunter Bialas, composer
  • 1909 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, born in Cece (d. 1966)
  • 1914 Josef Palenicek, composer
  • 1920 Robert Mann, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1925 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • 1926 Helen Gallagher, American singer, dancer and actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1937 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona)], singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1941 Natalya Bessmertnova, dancer (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1944 Commander Cody [George Frayne], singer/pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1946 Alan Gorrie, Scotland, rock bassist/singer (Average White Band)
  • 1947 Bernie Leadon, guitarist/vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947 Brian May, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • 1948 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1979)
  • 1950 Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • 1952 Alan Collins, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1952 Dominic Muldowney, English composer, born in Southampton, England
  • 1958 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor
  • 1968 Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head)
  • 1971 Urs Bühler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo)
  • 1971 Russell Allen, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1972 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1973 Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1981 Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things and The Cooper Temple Clause)