Musicians Born on July 3

  • 1643 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1682)
  • 1802 Joseph Labitzky, Bohemian composer, born in Krásno, Czech Republic (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, born in Rauna parish, Russian Empire (d. 1881)
  • 1819 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, born in Sarre (d. 1898)
  • 1846 Achilles Alferaki, Russian composer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Alfredo Keil, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1907)

Leoš JanáčekLeoš Janáček (1854-1928)

Czech composer, born in Hukvaldy, Moravia, Austrian Empire

  • 1855 Piotr Maszyński, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1934)
  • 1860 William Wallace, Scottish composer, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1940)
  • 1862 Friedrich Ernst Koch, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1927)
  • 1871 Vicente Arregui Garay, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1925)

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan (1878-1942)

American father of musical comedy (Phantom President; Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island

  • 1879 Philippe Gaubert, French flautist, conductor (Paris Opéra, 1919-41), composer, and teacher (Paris Conservatoire), born in Cahors, France (d. 1941)
  • 1880 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Wilhelm Rettich, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1895 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, Ukrainian composer, born in Verkhnodniprovsk, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • 1899 Otto Reinhold, German composer, born in Erzgebirge (d. 1965)
  • 1901 Ruth Crawford Seeger, American modernist classical and folk music composer (String Quartet, 1931; Rissolty, Rossolty), born in East Liverpool, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • 1907 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, born in Berlin (d. 2000)
  • 1920 John Lessard, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Johnny Hartman, American jazz ballad singer (John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "My One And Only Love"), born in Houma, Louisiana (d. 1983)
  • 1926 Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (Little Johnny C), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1929 David Lynch, American singer (Platters - "Twilight Time"; "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1930 Pete Fountain, American jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk, 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Tommy Tedesco, American jazz and Los Angeles session guitarist (Wrecking Crew; Lalo Schifrin), born in Niagra Falls, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1930 [Karl] Carlos Kleiber, Austrian-Argentine conductor (Bavarian State Orchestra, 1968-97), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Robert O. Ragland, American film score composer (The Thing With Two Heads), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Roger Christian, American radio personality and lyricist ("Don’t Worry Baby"; "Little Deuce Coupe"; "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1938 Rhoda Scott, American soul and jazz Hammond organist, born in Dorothy, New Jersey
  • 1940 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter ("Rescue Me"), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Jerry "The Geator" Blavat, American disc jockey and music promoter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1942 "Dr." Lonnie Smith, American jazz Hammond B3 organist (George Benson Quartet; Lou Donaldson), born in Lackawanna, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1943 Judith Durham, Australian folk-pop singer (The Seekers - "Georgy Girl"; "A World of Our Own"), born in Essendon, Victoria, Australia (d. 2022)
  • 1946 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Johnny Lee [Ham], American country music singer ("Lookin' For Love"), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1947 Betty Buckley, American Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (Cats - "Memory"; Eight Is Enough - "Abby"; 1776), born in Big Spring, Texas
  • 1948 Paul Barrere, American rock guitarist (Little Feat - "Time Loves a Hero"), born in Burbank, California (d. 2019)
  • 1948 Peter Ruzicka, German composer and conductor, born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1949 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave - "Always and Forever"), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1950 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Mike Corby, British guitarist and keyboardist (The Babys- "Every Time I Think Of You"), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • 1952 Andy Fraser, English rock bassist (Free -"All Right Now"), born in Paddington, London (d. 2015)
  • 1952 Carla Olson, American rock performer, songwriter, performer (Textones; Have Harmony, Will Travel),a nd record producer, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1952 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter ("Gloria"), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1955 Marc Bonilla, American guitarist (Keith Emerson Band), born in Contra Costa, California
  • 1955 Neil Clark, Scottish rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - "Brand New Friend"), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1958 Aaron Tippin, American country singer ("You've Got to Stand for Something"), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1958 Monty Byrom, American rock, blues and country guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer (Billy Satellite; Eddie Money; Big House), born in Corpus Christie, Texas
  • 1959 Stephen Pearcy, American heavy metal vocalist (RATT - "Round & Round"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1961 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • 1961 Vince Clarke [Martin], British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Depeche Mode; Erasure), born in South Woodford, Essex, England
  • 1964 Gary Ryan [Moss], American rock bassist (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), born in California
  • 1968 Adam Wade, American indie-rock drummer (Shudder To Think; The Jealous Sound.), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan

Audra McDonaldAudra McDonald (52 years old)

1970 American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Private Practice, The Good Wife), born in West Berlin, West Germany (now Berlin, Germany)

  • 1976 Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1980 Asha Srinivasan, Indian-American composer and educator, born in Logan, Utah
  • 1985 Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1991 Peggy Gou [Kim Min-ji], South Korean DJ and record producer, born in Incheon, South Korea