Musicians Born on July 31

  • 1550 Jakob Handl [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster
  • 1767 Amelie Julia Candielle, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1834)
  • 1808 Frederick Crouch, English-born composer, born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • 1828 François-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin), born in Huise (d. 1908)
  • 1830 František Zdeněk Skuherský, Czech composer, born in Opočno, Bohemia (d. 1892)
  • 1847 Ignatio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (Danzas Cubanas), born in Havana (d. 1905)
  • 1848 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • 1893 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), born in Cheltenham (d. 1976)
  • 1894 Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), born in Newaygo, Michigan (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1973)
  • 1911 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), born in Menasha, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1914 Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • 1919 Norman Del Mar, British conductor and writer (Conducting Brahms), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, born in Emma-Grube, Upper Silesia (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Ștefan Niculescu, Romanian composer, born in Moreni, Dâmbovita (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)
  • 1936 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1939 John R. West, American rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Uhrichsville, Ohio
  • 1943 Lobo [Roland Kent Lavoie], American pop singer-songwriter ("Me and You and a Dog Named Boo"; "A Big Red Kite"), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1945 Charlotte Diamond, Canadian Juno Award-winning children's singer-songwriter ("I Am A Pizza"), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • 1946 Gary Lewis [Levitch], American drummer, and singer (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1947 Ian Beck, British children's illustrator and author, who illustrated Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album cover, born in Brighton, East Sussex
  • 1947 Karl Green, English rock bassist (Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown You Have A Lovely Daughter"), born in Salford, England
  • 1951 Carlo Karges, German guitarist and songwriter (Nena - "99 Luftballons"0, born in Hamburg, germany (d. 2002)
  • 1953 Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra - "Strange Magic"; "Evil Woman"), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2018)
  • 1957 Daniel Ash, British punk rock singer-songwriter (Bauhaus), born in Northampton, England
  • 1958 Bill Berry, American drummer (R.E.M., 1980-97 - "Losing My Religion"; "Stand"), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1959 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist (Magic Touch), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Malcolm Ross, Scottish rock guitarist (Aztec Camera, 1984 - "All I Need Is Everything"), born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1963 Denise Johnson, British rock and soul singer (Primal Scream - "Don’t Fight It, Feel It"), and songwriter ("Where Does It Go"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)

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1963 British musician and record producer (Housemartins; Fatboy Slim), born in Bromley, London, England

  • 1964 Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs - "What Can I Do"), born in Dundalk, Ireland
  • 1967 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, born in Itabashi, Tokyo (d. 2005)
  • 1967 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  • 1971 John 5 [Lowery], American heavy metal guitarist (The Devil Knows My Name; Rob Zombie), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1973 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rican singer (Abriendo Puertas), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • 1975 Allan von Schenkel, American double bassist, composer and performance artist
  • 1975 Kavinsky [Vincent Belorgey], French DJ and musician (Drive, OutRun), born in Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • 1976 Joshua Cain, American guitarist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1978 Will Champion, British drummer (Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"), born in Southampton, England
  • 1978 Zac Brown, American country-rock singer and guitarist (Zac Brown Band - "Toes"; "Knee Deep"), born in Dahlonega, Georgia
  • 1979 Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1981 Ira Losco, Maltese singer (Walk on Water), born in Sliema, Malta
  • 1981 Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1983 Yola [Yolanda Quartey], British folk-roots-country-soul singer, and songwriter ("Walk Through Fire"), born in Bristol, England
  • 1994 Lil Uzi Vert [Symere Woods], American rapper and songwriter (Love Is Rage 2; Eternal Atake), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania