Birthdays in Music on July 24

  • 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-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), 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 impressario, born in Manchester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Johnny McAfee, American singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1914 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Bob Eberly [Robert Eberle], American singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), born in Mechanicville, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1917 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (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 singer (How Can I Forget), 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
  • 1938 Mike Mainieri, American vibraphonist (Steps Ahead), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1941 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • 1944 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • 1944 Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
  • 1947 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • 1957 Pam Tillis, American country singer (Melancholy Child), born in Plant City, Florida
  • 1957 Robbie Grey, English rocker (Modern English)
  • 1958 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (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/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • 1968 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress

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1969 Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

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  • 1971 John Partridge, English singer
  • 1979 Stat Quo, American rapper
  • 1984 John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer (A-Teens)
  • 1990 Evan James Springsteen, American rocker and Bruce Springsteen's son, born in Los Angeles, California