Birthdays in Music on July 21

  • 1748 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, born in Saint Cloud, Paris (d. 1782)
  • 1762 William G.F. Bentinck, 3rd Count Bentinck and Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht
  • 1779 Gottlob Wiedebein, German composer, born in Eilenstedt (d. 1854)
  • 1797 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • 1822 Ludwig Theodore Gouvy, composer
  • 1865 Robert Kahn, German composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1951)
  • 1898 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer
  • 1898 Sara Carter, American vocalist, guitarist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • 1903 Theodore Karyotakis, composer
  • 1906 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer
  • 1915 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1920 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Manuel Valls Gorina, composer
  • 1921 Billy Taylor, orchestra leader (David Frost Show), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1925 Lovro Zupanovic, composer
  • 1927 Stefan Niculescu, composer
  • 1930 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Leon Schidlowsky, composer
  • 1935 Kaye Stevens, Pitts, singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show)
  • 1938 Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
  • 1942 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • 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)
  • 1955 Henry Preistman, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
  • 1955 Tacho Ocheriski, singer (Putting on the Ritz)
  • 1955 Howie Epstein, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1955 Taco Ockerse, Indonesian singer
  • 1961 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California
  • 1961 Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer
  • 1969 Emerson Hart, American musician (Tonic)
  • 1978 Damian Marley, Jamaican musician
  • 1981 Blake Lewis, American musician
  • 1981 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1983 Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer