Musicians Born on July 4

  • 1694 Louis-Claude Daquin [d'Acquin], French organist and composer (La Rose), born in Paris (d. 1772)
  • 1762 Marco Santucci, Italian composer, born in Camaiore, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1843)
  • 1769 Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, French composer, born in Metz, France (d. 1819)
  • 1793 Franz Pecháček, Austrian-German composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1840)

Stephen Foster

1826 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna; Swanee River; Beautiful Dreamer), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

  • 1829 Hermann Kotzschmar, German-American composer, born in Finsterwalde, Germany (d. 1909)
  • 1840 James McGranahan, American composer, born in Adamsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1907)
  • 1842 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1909)
  • 1850 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, organist, and military bandleader, born in Hammerfest, Finnmark, Norway (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Heinrich Zöllner, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1883 Maximilian Steinberg, Russian composer, born in Vilnius, Russian Empire (d. 1946)
  • 1886 Heinrich Kaminski, German composer, born in Tiengen, Schwarzwald, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1895 Irving Caesar, American lyricist and theater composer (Tea for Two; Just A Gigilo; Sometimes I'm Happy; Animal Crackers In My Soup), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996) [1]
  • 1896 Adolph Hallis, South African concert pianist, classical and film score composer, and teacher, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1987)

Gertrude Lawrence

1898 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

George Murphy

1902 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1992)

  • 1903 Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), born in Tielen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Artur Malawski, Polish composer, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Seger Ellis, American jazz pianist, pop vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1995) [1]
  • 1905 Dante Fiorillo, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic, born in Manhattan (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Alec Templeton, Welsh pianist and composer (Concertino Lirico), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1910 (William Thomas) "Champion Jack" Dupree, American boxer, blues and boogie-woogie pianist, singer-songwriter (Walkin' The Blues), and WWII P.O.W., born in Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter ("Back to School Again"; "I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), born in Győr, Hungary (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Reid Miles, American photographer, and album cover art designer (Blue Note Records, 1955-67), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1928 Cathy Berberian, American mezzo-soprano and composer (Stripsody), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1931 Duncan Lamont, Scottish jazz and session trumpet and saxophone player, arranger, andsongwriter ("I Told You So"), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Richard "Dick" Hyde, American trombonist and session musician (Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Madonna), born in Lansing, Michigan

Bill Withers

1938 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician ("Ain't No Sunshine"; "Lean On Me"), born in Slab Fork, West Virginia (d. 2020)

  • 1938 Mike Mainieri, American jazz and session vibraphonist (Steps Ahead; Buddy Rich; Dire Straits; Carly Simon), born in The Bronx, NYC
  • 1940 Dave Rowberry, English rock organist, and piano player (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2003)
  • 1942 Peter Rowan, American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, mandolin player, and yodeller (Old and In The Way - "Panama Red"), born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat - "Going Up The Country"), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1943 Conny Bauer, German free-jazz trombonist, born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • 1944 Harvey Brooks [Goldstein], American rock, blues, and folk session bassist (Bob Dylan; The Electric Flag), and record producer (Karen Dalton), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1947 Bill Schnee, American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning audio engineer (Steely Dan; Bette Midler; Natalie Cole), and music producer (Pablo Cruise; Huey Lewis; Boz Scaggs), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1948 Jeremy Spencer, British rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac - "Oh Well"), born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England
  • 1949 James Stroud, American session drummer, keyboard player, and record producer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949 Tonio K. [Steven Krikorian], American singer (Romeo Unchained; 16 Tons of Monkeys), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1951 Ralph Johnson, American rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 John Waite, British pop vocalist (The Babys - "Every Time I Think Of You"; Bad English - "When I See You Smile"; solo - "Missing You"), born in Lancaster, England
  • 1955 Aram Gharabekian, Armenian conductor (National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia; Boston SinfoNova, 1983-96), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2014)
  • 1958 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs - "Kiss the Dirt"), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959 Bill McCorvey, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1964 Mark Allen Slaughter, American guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1968 Jack Frost [John Dempsey], American heavy metal guitarist (Seven Witches), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1971 Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician, born in Scarborough, Canada
  • 1972 William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters; Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1973 Gackt, Japanese singer, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • 1975 Tania Davis, Australian violinist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1977 Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry), born in Grangärde, Sweden
  • 1978 Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak, 10 Reasons to Live), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1983 Andy Mrotek, American musician (The Academy Is...), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1983 Ben Jorgensen, American musician, born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1984 Akanishi Jin, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Gina Glocksen, American singer, born in Tinley Park, Illinois
  • 1986 Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan

Post Malone

1995 Post Malone [Austin Richard Post], American singer and songwriter (Stoney), born in Syracuse, New York