On This Day

Musicians Born on July 22

  • 1597 Virgilio Mazzocchi, Italian composer, born in Veja (d. 1646)
  • 1642 Johann Quirsfeld, German composer, born in Dresden (d. 1686)
  • 1651 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, Austrian composer, born in Würzburg (d. 1711)
  • 1830 Herbert Stanley Oakeley, English composer, born in Ealing (d. 1903)
  • 1833 Benjamin Hanby, American composer (Jolly Old Saint Nicholas"), born in Rushville, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • 1853 Victor Roger, French composer (Les vingt-huit jours de Clairette), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1903)
  • 1871 Akos Buttykai, Hungarian composer, born in Halmi (d. 1935)
  • 1873 Ettore Pozzoli, Italian composer and pianist, born in Seregno (d. 1957)
  • 1879 Gustaf Heintze, Swedish pianist, organist, pedagogue and composer, born in Jönköping (d. 1946)
  • 1889 Frederick Preston Search, American cellist, composer and conductor (Bridge Builders), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1901 Charles Weidman, American choreographer and modern dancer (Candide), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1960)
  • 1905 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble)
  • 1907 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), born in Torre Pelosa (now Bari), Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1913 Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and musician, born in Rivarolo, Mantovano, Italy (d. 1995)

  • 1914 Cecil Effinger, American composer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Mukesh [Mathur], Indian "playback singer" for Bollywood films, born in Delhi, British India (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1928 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • 1928 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, Polish classical composer (Spirals), born in Grodzisk Mazowieck, Poland (d. 2017) [1] [2]
  • 1933 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1936 Don Patterson, American jazz organist (Hip Cake Walk; Holiday Soul), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1941 George Clinton, rocker (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1941 Thomas Wayne, American singer (Tragedy) (d. 1971)
  • 1943 Bobby Sherman [Robert Cabot Sherman Jr.], American actor/singer (Here Comes the Brides), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1944 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1946 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • 1946 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1947 Don Henley, American rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles - "Desparado"; "Boys Of Summer"), born in Linden, Texas

Person of interestAlan Menken

1949 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • 1951 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Brian Howe, British rock singer (Bad Company, 1986-93 - "This Love"; "Holy Water"), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2020)

  • 1954 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist (Return To Forever; Elegant Gypsy), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1956 Mick Pointer, British rock drummer (Marillion), born in Brill, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1960 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1961 Keith Sweat, American new jack swing singer, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1962 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac), born in Pasedena, California
  • 1962 Martine St. Clair [Nault], Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls - "Closer to Fine"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1967 Pat Badger, American heavy metal bassist (Extreme-"More Than Words"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), born in Haverfordwest, Wales
  • 1969 Despina Vandi [Malea], Greek pop singer ("Ipofero"), born in Tübingen, Germany
  • 1973 Daniel Jones, Australian rock musician (Savage Garden), born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • 1973 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian-American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • 1974 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer (Meet Me at the Movies), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • 1980 Kate Ryan [Katrien Verbeeck], Belgian pop singer-songriter, born in Tessenderlo, Belgium
  • 1980 Tablo [Daniel Lee], Korean-Canadian hip-hop musician (Epik High), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1983 Arsenium [Arsenie Todiraș], Moldovan pop singer (O-Zone) Chișinău

Person of interestSelena Gomez

1992 Selena Gomez, American actress and singer (Revival, Stars Dance), born in Grand Prairie, Texas

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • 1997 Field Cate, American actor and musician (Pushing Daisies), born in Burlington, Vermont