Birthdays in Music on July 26

  • 1694 Johann Samuel Endler, composer
  • 1782 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1791 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, 6th child of Austrian composer WAM
  • 1863 Jazeps Witols, composer
  • 1874 Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)
  • 1876 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 1892 Philipp Jarnach, composer
  • 1903 Donald Voorhees, conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1904 Jack Allan Westrup, composer
  • 1906 Armando Jose Fernandes, composer
  • 1907 Gioconda de Vito, violinist
  • 1914 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter
  • 1914 Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Andrzej Koszewski, composer
  • 1924 Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
  • 1928 Hans Haselbock, composer
  • 1928 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa)
  • 1929 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Lance Percival, actor/singer (Darling Lili, Our Miss Fred)
  • 1934 Anthony Gilbert, composer
  • 1936 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
  • 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
  • 1941 Brenton Wood, rocker (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 New York City
  • 1958 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
  • 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 Andrew C Timmons, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1965 Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise)
  • 1974 Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
  • 1977 Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
  • 1980 Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
  • 1985 Audrey De Montigny, Quebec singer
  • 1993 Taylor Momsen, American singer and actress (Gossip Girl), born in St. Louis, Missouri