On This Day

Musicians Born on July 21

  • 1748 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, born in Saint Cloud, Paris (d. 1782)
  • 1779 Gottlob Wiedebein, German composer, born in Eilenstedt (d. 1854)
  • 1797 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • 1865 Robert Kahn, German composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1951)
  • 1898 Ernest Willem Mulder, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1959)
  • 1898 Sara Carter, American country musician, songwriter and vocalist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • 1903 Theodore Karyotakis, Greek composer, born in Argos, Greece (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Daniel Ayala Perez, Mexican composer and violinist, born in Abalá, Yucatán (d. 1975)
  • 1915 Floyd McDaniel, American blues singer and guitarist (Five Blazes), born in Athens, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Manuel Valls, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1984)
  • 1921 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show), and broadcaster (NPR), born in Greenville, North Carolina (d. 2010) [1]
  • 1925 Lovro Zupanovic, Croatian composer, born in Šibenik, Croatia (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1930 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Plas Johnson, American jazz musician (The Pink Panther Theme), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana

  • 1931 Leon Schidlowsky, Chilean Israeli composer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1935 Kaye Stevens, American singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1938 Anton Kuerti, Canadian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1942 Kim Fowley, Philippines American rock vocalist/producer/songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)

Person of interestCat Stevens

1948 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 1950 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
  • 1953 Eric Bazilian, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Henry Preistman, English rocker (Christians-Harvest the World), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1955 Howie Epstein, American bassist (The Heartbreakers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1955 Taco Ockerse, Indonesian singer, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1961 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California
  • 1961 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab", born in Dugri, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • 1962 Lee Aaron, Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Canada
  • 1969 Emerson Hart, American singer-songwriter (Tonic -"If You Could Only See"), born in Washington, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Michael Fitzpatrick, French-American musician (Fitz and The Tantrums), born in Montluçon, France
  • 1978 Damian Marley, Jamaican musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1981 Blake Lewis, American musician (American Idol), born in Redmond, Washington
  • 1981 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1981 Romeo Santos, American Bachata singer-songwriter (Aventura), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1983 Eivør [Pálsdóttir], Faroese singer-songwriter, born in Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands