Musicians Born on July 23

  • 1735 Johannes Herbst, German composer, born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1769 Alexey Titov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1827)
  • 1773 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, German composer, born in Bliesdorf, Germany (d. 1838)
  • 1793 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, Swiss composer, born in Arlesheim, Switzerland (d. 1859)
  • 1796 Franz Berwald, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1868)
  • 1803 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, born in Lubomirski Palace, Opole Lubelskie, Poland (d. 1883)
  • 1806 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, born in Nienstädten, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1825 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • 1838 Édouard Colonne, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1910)
  • 1849 Géza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, born at Sztára Castle (d. 1924)
  • 1856 Arthur H. Bird, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • 1866 Francesco Cilea, Italian orchestral and opera composer (L'arlesiana; Adriana Lecouvreur), born in Palmi< Calabria, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1876 William Gillies Whittaker, English composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1944)
  • 1884 Apolinary Szeluto, Polish pianist and composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1892 Petros John Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite), born in Nigdé (Capodocia), Turkey (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1904 Adone Zecchi, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Erich Itor Kahn, German composer of Jewish descent, born in Rimbach, Odenwald (d. 1956)
  • 1913 Ernest van der Eyken, Belgian violist, composer, and conductor (Youth and Music Orchestra of Antwerp, 1963-76), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1916 (William Jennings Bryan) "Ben" Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award, 1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1920 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Jerome Rosen, American composer and educator, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Stefans Grové, South African composer (Nonyana, The Ceremonial Dancer; Cyclops; Glimpses), born in Bethlehem, Orange Free State, Union of South Africa (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony, 1970-82), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1929 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • 1934 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins - "Earth Angel"), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Steve Lacy [Lackritz], American jazz soprano saxophonist (Thelonious Monk), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1940 Gary Stites, American rock vocalist ("Lonely For You"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1942 Jan de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1942 Madeline Bell, American singer (Black Nativity), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1943 Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer ("Polk Salad Annie"), and songwriter ("Rainy Night In Georgia"), born in Oak Grove, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • 1944 Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker; Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1945 Edward Gregson, British composer of orchetsral, choral, brass, and wind ensemble music, born in Sunderland, England
  • 1945 Harold W. Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • 1946 Andy MacKay, British rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1946 Keith Ferguson, American blues-rock bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1946 Khan Jamal [Warren Cheeseboro], American jazz vibraphonist and marimba player (Sounds of Liberation; Creative Art Ensemble), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1947 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist ("Rock On") and actor (That'll Be The Day), born in Plaistow, Essex (now part of Greater London), England
  • 1948 John Hall, American singer-songwriter (Orleans - "Still The One"; "Dance With Me"), environmentalist, and politician (US Representative from New York (D), 2007-11), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949 Sławomir Czarnecki, Polish composer and teacher, born in Jelenia Góra, Poland
  • 1950 Blair Thornton, Canadian rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1974-79), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1950 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1952 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer - "Boy From New York City"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush, 1968-74), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • 1953 Chris Pinnick, American session and touring guitarist (Chicago; Herb Alpert), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1954 Marisa DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family), born in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • 1961 Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"), born in Dagenham, Essex, England

Slash

1965 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child o' Mine"), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • 1968 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), born in Munich, West Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1970 Sam Watters, American R&B singer and songwriter (Color Me Badd - "Wanna Sex You Up"), born in Camp Springs, Maryland

Alison Krauss

1971 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass singer and fiddler (Union Station; Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

  • 1971 Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia
  • 1971 Dalvin DeGrate, American R&B singer and rapper, (Jodeci - "Cry For You"), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1971 Zindy Laursen, Danish-American pop singer (Cut'N'Move - "Give It Up"; Zindy Kuku Boogaloo), born in Svendborg, Denmark
  • 1973 Fran Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis), born in Stafford, England
  • 1973 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Gujarat, India
  • 1973 Omar Epps, American actor (House) and rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1976 Jonathan Gallant, Canadian musician (Billy Talent), born in Streetsville, Ontario
  • 1978 Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer (Yan Zi), born in Singapore
  • 1980 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child - "Say My Name"), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1981 Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"), born in Ajax, Ontario
  • 1985 Matthew Murphy, English musician (The Wombats), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1995 Hwasa [Ahn Hye-jin], South Korean singer-songwriter (Maria), born in Jeonju, South Korea