Musicians Born on July 24

  • 1725 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, born in Wapping, London (d. 1807)
  • 1816 Józef Michał Poniatowski, Poilsh-Italian operatic tenor and composer (d. 1873)
  • 1818 Félix Godefroid, Belgian harpist and composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1897)
  • 1832 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1864 Michel-Gaston Carraud, French composer, born in Le Mée-sur-Seine, France (d. 1920)
  • 1880 Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer (Schelomo; Israel; Avodath Hakodesh), and educator (UC Berkeley, 1941-52), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, born in Nagybecskerek, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1894 Walter Schulthess, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1971)
  • 1898 Caterina Jarboro, African-American opera singer and 1st black female performer to sing on opera stage in US, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1902 Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1903 Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)
  • 1904 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), born in Lyon, France (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impresario, born in Manchester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Johnny McAfee, American singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1914 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian pianist, composer, critic, and educator, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Bob Eberly [Eberle], American singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), born in Mechanicville, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1917 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, Catania, Sicily (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, born in Pine County, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, born in Grenoble, France (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Wilfred Josephs, English composer, born in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1997)
  • 1934 Jimmy Holiday, American soul singer ("How Can I Forget"; Baby I Love You"), and songwriter ("Put A Little Love In Your Heart"), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1935 Les Reed, English songwriter (It's Not Unusual), born in Woking, Surrey
  • 1937 Barry Lloyd Vercoe, New Zealand composer and computer scientist (MIT Media Lab), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1941 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Bobby Matos, American session percussionist, Latin jazz timbalero, and band leader, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Heinz [Burt], British rock bassist (The Tornados - "Telstar"), born in Detmold, The Free State of Lippe (now Germany) (d. 2000)
  • 1944 Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them - "Here Comes The Night"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947 Peter Serkin, American concert pianist (TASHI quartet), and pedagogue (Juilliard; Curtis Institute; Yale; Bard College), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Graham Lear, British-Canadian session and touring rock drummer (Gino Vanneli, 1975-76; Santana, 1976-87, REO Speedwagon, 1988-89), born in Plymouth, England
  • 1953 Garry Shider, American funk and psychedelic soul guitarist and musical director (Parliament-Funkadelic.), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • 1953 Jon Faddis, American jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Oakland, California
  • 1957 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • 1957 Robbie Grey, English rock singer (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • 1957 Walter "Wattie" Buchan, Scottish punk rock singer (The Exploited), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1958 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], Cypriot-British new wave and art rock fretless bassist, and singer-songwriter (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1961 Paul Geary, American heavy metal drummer (Extreme), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer and bassist (Pilgrims - "Once to Everything")
  • 1968 Kristin Chenoweth, American stage singer and actress (Wicked), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • 1969 Jennifer Lopez, American actress (Selena) and pop singer (J. Lo; Jenny From The Block), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1971 John Partridge, British singer (Cats) and actor (EastEnders), born in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
  • 1979 Stat Quo [Stanley Benton], American rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1982 Tord Øverland Knudsen, Norwegian bassist (The Wombats), born in Elverum, Norway
  • 1984 John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish pop singer (A-Teens), born in Stockholm
  • 1985 Xenia Rubinos, American jazz-funk-rock singer-songwriter, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1986 Alissa Firsova, Russian-British classical pianist and composer (Tree of Hope; Paradiso), and conductor, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1990 Daveigh Chase, American model, actress (Donnie Darko), and singer, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1990 Evan James Springsteen, American rocker and Bruce Springsteen's son, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1997 Andreas Varady, Hungarian-Romani jazz guitarist, born in Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia