Birthdays in Music on July 26

  • 1694 Johann Samuel Endler, German composer, born in Olbernhau, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1782 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1791 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer and 6th child of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1844)
  • 1863 Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer, born in Valmiera, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1874 Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American conductor (Boston Symp), born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia (d. 1951)
  • 1876 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 1892 Philipp Jarnach, French composer, born in Noisy-le-Sec, France (d. 1982)
  • 1903 Donald Voorhees, American conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1904 Jack Westrup, English composer, born in London (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, born in Martina Franca, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Ralph Blane [Hunsecker], American songwriter (Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Trolley Song), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), born in Brimingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Hans Haselböck, Austrian organist and composer, born in Nesselstauden, Lower Austria
  • 1928 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa), born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1929 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Anthony Gilbert, British composer, born in London
  • 1936 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2010)
  • 1938 Bobby Hebb, American country singer and songwriter (Sunny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1940 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer (Oi Erastes tou Oneirou), born in Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece
  • 1941 Brenton Wood [Alfred Smith], American rock musician (Gimme Little Sign), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1941 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer (He's a Rebel), born in Los Angeles, California

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1943 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

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  • 1943 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1949 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1953 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1961 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961 Gary Cherone, American heavy metal vocalist (Extreme, Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1963 Andy Timmons, American guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1965 Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise), born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • 1974 Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
  • 1977 Rebecca St. James, Australian Christian pop rock singer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1980 Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41), born in Ajax, Ontario
  • 1985 Audrey De Montigny, Quebec singer, born in Sainte-Julienne, Quebec
  • 1993 Taylor Momsen, American singer and actress (Gossip Girl), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1993 Stormzy [Michael Owuo Jr.] English rapper (Shut Up), born in London, England