Musicians Born on July 2

  • 1581 Johann Staden, German baroque composer, probably born in Nuremberg (d. 1634) baptismal date
  • 1589 Guillaume van Messaus, Belgian composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1640)
  • 1636 Daniel Speer, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1707)
  • 1714 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (Il re pastore), born in Erasbach, Germany (d. 1787)
  • 1737 François Léonard Rouwyzer, Dutch composer, born in Maastricht (d. 1827)
  • 1746 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, born in Husum, Germany (d. 1832)
  • 1763 Peter Ritter, German cellist and composer, born in Mannheim, Palatinate (d. 1846)
  • 1793 Antoine Prumier, French harpist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • 1814 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1865)
  • 1819 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), born in Renescure, France (d. 1900)
  • 1857 Francesco Spetrino, Italian conductor and composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Albert Szirmai, Hungarian operetta composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader and impresario (Crazy Passage Show), born in Great Lever, Lancashire, England (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Carl Weinrich, American organist and composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1910 Earl Robinson, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1910 William Douglas Denny, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1918 "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, Belarusian composer, born in Żyrardów, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), born in Reedley, California (d. 1970)
  • 1925 Marvin Rainwater, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Billy Usselton, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown and His Band of Renown), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Lee Allen, American tenor sax player (Walkin' With Mr Lee), born in Pittsburg, Kansas (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Ruth Berghaus, German choreographer and opera director, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Ahmad Jamal [Frederick Jones], American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and educator, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1933 David Lewin, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1935 Gilbert Kalish, American pianist and professor (SUNY Stony Brook), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Dee [David] Palmer, English keyboard player and composer (Jethro Tull, 1972-80), born in Hendon, London
  • 1939 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • 1941 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • 1945 James Orville Fulkerson, composer
  • 1949 Roy Bittan, American rock piano and accordion player (E Street Band), sometimes referred to as "The Professor", born in Queens, New York City
  • 1951 Joe Puerta, American rock bassist (Ambrosia; The Range), born in Lomita, California [1]
  • 1952 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1952 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • 1956 Jeffrey Cooper, American R&B guitarist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • 1957 Mick Anker, British rocker and bass guitarist (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")
  • 1964 Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)

Jenni Rivera

1969 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)

  • 1969 Kevin Hearn, Canadian keyboardist, guitarist, and accordion player (Barenaked Ladies; Thin Buckle), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • 1970 Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1970 Monie Love, English rapper
  • 1974 Rocky Gray, American musician
  • 1975 Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
  • 1979 Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
  • 1983 Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)

Ashley Tisdale

1985 Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer (High School Musical), born in Monmouth County, New Jersey

  • 1985 Vincenzo Maltempo, Italian classical pianist (works of Charles-Valentin Alkan), and teacher, born in Benevento, Italy
  • 1991 Burna Boy [Damini Ogulu], Nigerian singer-songwriter (African Giant), born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • 1993 Saweetie [Diamonté Harper], American rapper (My Type), born in Santa Clara, California