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, Ukrainian-American 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 poet and lyricist, born in Rawalpindi, Punjab Province, British India (now Paikistan) (d. 2002)
  • 1931 León Schidlowsky, Chilean-Israeli composer (Absalom; The Darkest Night; Before Breakfast), graphic artist, and painter, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1931 Plas Johnson, American be-bop jazz and session saxophonist (sax solo on "The Pink Panther Theme"), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • 1935 Kaye Stevens, American singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1938 Anton Kuerti, Austrian-Canadian Juno Award-winning classical pianist, peace activist, composer, and educator, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1939 Kim Fowley, American rock vocalist, singer, producer (The Runaways), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Alun Davies, Welsh touring and session guitarist (Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam), born in Wales
  • 1943 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Rosalie “Rosie” Hamlin, American singer-songwriter (Rosie and The Originals – “Angel Baby”), born in Klamath Falls, Oregon (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Barry "Bean" Whitwam, British drummer (Herman's Hermits), born in Manchester, England

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1948 British singer-songwriter ("Peace Train"; "Moonshadow"), born in Marleybone, London, England

  • 1950 Larry Tolbert, American funk and R&B 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, British rock keyboardist, songwriter, and vocalist (Christians - "Harvest For The World"), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1955 Howie Epstein, American bassist (The Heartbreakers, 1982-2002), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1955 Taco [Ockerse], Indonesian-Dutch pop and new wave singer (Puttin' On the Ritz), born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1958 Jean Rivier, French composer and educator (Paris Conservatory, 1946-66), born in Villemonble, France (d. 1987)
  • 1961 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab", born in Dugri, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • 1961 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More - "Real Thing"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1962 Lee Aaron [Karen Lynn Greening], Canadian rock singer (Metal Queen), born in Belleville, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1986 Diane Guerrero, American actress and singer (Encanto), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1998 Maggie Lindemann, American singer-songwriter (Pretty Girl), born in Dallas, Texas