Birthdays in Music on July 4

  • 1694 Louis-Claude Daquin, [d'Acquin], French organist/composer (La Rose)
  • 1762 Marco Santucci, composer
  • 1769 Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer
  • 1793 Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer

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

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1829 Hermann Kotzchmar, composer
  • 1840 James McGranahan, composer
  • 1842 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1909)
  • 1850 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Hammerfest, Finnmark (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Heinrich Zollner, composer
  • 1883 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer
  • 1886 Heinrich Kaminski, composer
  • 1895 Irving Caesar, songwriter
  • 1896 Adolf Hallis, composer

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

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence

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

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • 1903 Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer (Lied Symphony)
  • 1904 Artur Malawski, composer
  • 1904 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
  • 1905 Dante Fiorillo, composer
  • 1907 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
  • 1910 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • 1915 Jimmie Rogers, singer (Sugar Hill Time), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1921 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
  • 1928 Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
  • 1928 Lloyd Lambert, bassist
  • 1938 Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
  • 1943 Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
  • 1943 Dave Rowberry, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1943 Konrad "Conny" Bauer, German musician
  • 1948 Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
  • 1949 Tonio K, American singer
  • 1950 David Jensen, rock British DJ
  • 1951 Ralph Johnson, rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
  • 1955 John Waite, vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You)
  • 1958 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959 Bill McCorvey, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1964 Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • 1968 Jack Frost, American musician
  • 1971 Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
  • 1973 Gackt, Japanese singer
  • 1977 Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
  • 1978 Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak, 10 Reasons to Live), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1983 Ben Jorgensen, American musician
  • 1983 Andy Mrotek, American musician
  • 1984 Gina Glocksen, American singer
  • 1984 Akanishi Jin, Japanese singer
  • 1986 Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer