Birthdays in Music on July 25

  • 1579 Valerius Otto, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. after 1612)
  • 1654 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, born in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1657 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer, born in Esens, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1772 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 1780 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, teacher and choir master, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1842)
  • 1786 Giacomo Cordella, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1832 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, born in Germany (d. 1901)
  • 1855 Edward Solomon, English composer, born in Lambeth, London (d. 1895)
  • 1878 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1893 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1895 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1983)
  • 1903 André Fleury, French organist and composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, born in Tirukkodikaval, Thanjavur District, India (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian composer and conductor, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto (Ressurection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1930 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), born in London
  • 1932 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, born in Duncan Village, Eastern Cape (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Richard Akre Trythall, American composer, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1943 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 Roy Acuff Jr., American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1943 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1948 Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1950 Mark Clarke, English rocker (Uriah Heep), born in Liverpool
  • 1951 Vanessa [Connie Witteman], Dutch model and singer, born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • 1951 Verdine White, American bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957 Roger Clinton Jr., American actor and singer, President Clinton's half-brother, born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 1958 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1958 Thurston Moore, American guitarist and songwriter (Sonic Youth), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1965 Marty Brown, American country singer (Wildest Dreams), born in Maceo, Kentucky
  • 1966 Maureen Herman, American bassist (Babes in Toyland) and writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer, born in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
  • 1969 Trevor Peres, American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
  • 1971 Roger Creager, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1973 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1980 Diam's [Mélanie Georgiades], French rapper, born in Nicosia, Cyprus