On This Day

Musicians Born on July 20

  • 1600 Simon Ives, English court composer (d. 1662)
  • 1726 William Jones, English composer and curate, born in Lowick (d. 1800)
  • 1744 Henri Hamal, Belgian organist and composer, born in Liège (d. 1820)
  • 1761 Joseph Lefèbvre, French composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1822?)
  • 1762 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1826)
  • 1779 Ignaz Schuster, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1835)
  • 1796 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, born in Bristol (d. 1867)
  • 1803 Jakob Zeugheer, Swiss composer, born in Zürich (d. 1865)
  • 1819 Paul Henrion, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1901)
  • 1837 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, born in Brunswick (d. 1922)
  • 1872 Alexander "Alick" Maclean, British composer and conductor (Scarborough Spa Orchestra, 1912-35), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England (d. 1936) [1]
  • 1872 Déodat de Séverac, French composer (Cerdaña), born in Saint-Félix-de-Caraman, France (d. 1921)
  • 1873 Witold Maliszewski, Polish composer (founder and first director of Odessa Conservatory), born in Mohyliv-Podilskyi, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1939)
  • 1902 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (Teddy Bears' Picnic, My Prayer), born in Omagh, Ireland (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), born in Nacka, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)

  • 1911 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995) [1]
  • 1918 Cindy Walker, American songwriter ("Dream Baby"; "You Don't Know Me") and country singer, born in Mart, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor/composer
  • 1928 Peter Ind, British jazz double bassist, born in Middlesex, England
  • 1930 Sally Ann Howes, British singer and actress (Truly Scrumptious-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Brigadoon), born in London, England
  • 1933 Buddy Knox, American rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), born in Happy, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1933 José Vicente Asuar, Chilean electronic music composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Kaleria Fadicheva, Russian ballerina (Kirov) and choreographer, born in Ust-Ijori, Leningrad, Russia (d. 1994) [1]
  • 1938 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • 1942 T.G. Sheppard [William Browder], American country singer (Devil in the Bottle), born in Humbolt, Tennessee
  • 1943 Dennis Yost, American vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1945 John Lodge, English bassist, vocalist, and songwriter (The Moody Blues), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1945 Kim Carnes, American rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1945 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, born in Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2005)

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1947 Carlos Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Santana - "Black Magic Woman"), born in Autlán de Navarro

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  • 1953 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer (Marcia Shines), born in Boston, Massachessetts
  • 1954 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

  • 1957 Merlina DeFranco, Canadian pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat, It's A Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • 1958 Mick MacNeil, Scottish keyboardist (Simple Minds - "Don't You Forget About Me"), born on the Isle of Barra
  • 1959 Radney Foster, American country singer and songwriter (Foster & Lloyd - "Crazy Over You"), born in Del Rio, Texas
  • 1964 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden; Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1965 Stone Gossard, American guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • 1969 Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies), born in Auburn, Washington
  • 1972 Vitamin C [Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick], American singer and actress, born in Old Bridge, New Jersey
  • 1976 Andrew Stockdale, Australian rock musician (Wolfmother), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1980 Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects) and record producer, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1987 Brent Wilson, American rock (Panic! At The Disco), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1987 Nicola Benedetti, Scottish classical violinist, born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire
  • 1988 Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing With The Stars), born in Orem, Utah
  • 1999 Pop Smoke [Bashar Barakah Jackson], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)