On This Day

Musicians Born on July 28

  • 1796 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
  • 1808 Charles Lucas, English composer, Principle of the Royal Academy of Music, born in Salisbury, England (d. 1869)
  • 1813 Alberto Mazzucato, Italian opera composer, born in Udine, Italy (d. 1877)
  • 1835 Jose Garcia Robles, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1910))
  • 1837 Christian Barnekow, Danish composer, born in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, France (d. 1913)
  • 1893 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1952) [1]
  • 1900 Maurice Johnstone, English brass band composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1976)
  • 1901 Rudy Vallee, American singer and one of the earliest crooners (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time), born in Island Pond, Vermont (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1945) [1]
  • 1906 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Carmen Dragon, American composer and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony), born in Antioch, California (d. 1984)
  • 1924 Irving Burgie [Lord Burgess], American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1925 Larry Pruden, New Zealand composer, born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1926 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Adrian Ratiu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2005)
  • 1930 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)

  • 1934 Jacques d'Amboise, American ballet dancer, and choreographer (NYC Ballet Company, 1949-84), actor (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers), and educator (founded National Dance Institute, 1976), born in Dedham Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1937 Peter Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Peter Duchin Orchestra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 George Cummings, American rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1938 Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet, born in Šibenik, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1980-92; La Scala, 1986-2005; Chicago Symphony 2010-present), born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy
  • 1943 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1943 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • 1946 Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter (Sunshine), born in Aitkin, Minnesota
  • 1948 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1949 Simon Kirke, British rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Melbourne (d. 2001)
  • 1951 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954 Steve Morse, American rocker (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1961 David Huff, American drummer (Giant)
  • 1962 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1965 Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
  • 1971 Stephen Lynch, American musician, born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1976 Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach), born in Mariposa, California
  • 1978 Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • 1978 Luka Udjbinac, Croatian jazz musician, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1979 Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Namwon, South Korea
  • 1979 Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer, born in Húsavík, Iceland
  • 1980 Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 1982 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1985 Tynisha Keli, American singer, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1988 Ayla Brown, American singer (Let Love In), born in Wrentham, Massachusetts
  • 1990 Soulja Boy [DeAndre Cortez Way], American rapper, born in Chicago, Illinois