Musicians Born 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 Symphony, 1924-49), born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia (d. 1951)
  • 1876 Ernest Schelling, American child piano prodigy, conductor, and composer (A Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 1892 Philipp Jarnach, French pianist, composer, and music educator (Hamburg Music Academy, 1949-70), born in Noisy-le-Sec, France (d. 1982)
  • 1902 Gus Aiken, American jazz and blues trumpeter (Jenkins Orphanage Band), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1973)
  • 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)
  • 1911 Jerry Burke, American easy-listening pianist and organ player (Lawrence Welk Orchestra, 1934-65), born in Marshalltown, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • 1912 Fred Böhler, Swiss jazz bandleader, pianist, and early proponent of the Hammond organ, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer ("After Hours"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Ralph Blane [Hunsecker], American songwriter ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"; "The Trolley Song"), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Hans Haselböck, Austrian organist and composer, born in Nesselstauden, Lower Austria
  • 1928 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Four Essays; Psychodrama; Voices From Afar), co-founder of Warsaw Autumn festival, and educator, born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1929 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt Prize, 1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Charlie Persip, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; The Jazz Statesmen; Billy Eckstine), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Anthony Gilbert, British composer (Treatment of Silence; Moonfaring}, and academic, born in London, England
  • 1936 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Rodney Milne [Blumer], British opera critic (Opera magazine, 1971-99), musicologist, and libretto translator, born in Stafford, England (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Bobby Hebb, American country singer and songwriter ("Sunny"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1938 Joanne Brackeen (née Grogan), American jazz pianist (Joe Henderson; Stan Getz), and music educator (Berklee), born in Ventura, California
  • 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"; "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"), born in Los Angeles, California

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1943 English rock vocalist, songwriter (Rolling Stones - "Let's Spend the Night Together"; "Sympathy For The Devil"), actor (Performance), and knight, born in Dartford, Kent

  • 1943 Roger Smalley, British-Australian pianist, conductor, and composer (Gloria Tibi Trinitas), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ - "Ridin' In My Car"), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1949 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1950 Duncan Mackay, British composer and keyboard player, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • 1952 Jan Randall, American-Canadian film, stage and broadcast composer (The Irrelevant Show; Poetry In Motion), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1961 Andy Connell, British musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961 Gary Cherone, American rock vocalist (Extreme - "More Than Words"; Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Keiko Matsui (née Doi), Japanese jazz pianist and composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1963 Andy Timmons, American guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1965 Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise), born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • 1970 Joan Wasser, American rock violinist, guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer (Joan As Police Woman; Antony and the Johnsons), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1974 Dan Konopka, American rock drummer (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
  • 1980 Mat Shaw, American pop singer (Mat and Savanna), and real estate agent, born in California
  • 1985 Audrey De Montigny, French Canadian pop singer (Canadian Idol, 2003; "Même Les Anges"), and real estate agent, born in Sainte-Julienne, Quebec
  • 1990 Zach Serleth, American jazz, bluegrass, and klezmer bassist and banjo player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1993 Stormzy [Michael Owuo Jr.] English rapper (Shut Up), born in London, England
  • 1993 Taylor Momsen, American singer and actress (Gossip Girl), born in St. Louis, Missouri