Musicians Born on July 5

  • 1546 Johann Steuerlein, German composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1613)
  • 1654 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Baroque composer, born in Modena, Italy (baptized date) (d. 1738)
  • 1764 János Lavotta, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Pusté Úľany, Slovakia (d. 1820)
  • 1775 William Crotch, English composer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1847)
  • 1847 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1852 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, born in Bergantino, Italy (d. 1913)
  • 1874 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, born in Gulbene, Latvia (d. 1949)
  • 1878 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Tonhalle Orchestra), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1879 Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1959)
  • 1880 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)
  • 1882 Inayat Khan, Indian singer, musicologist, and philosopher (founder of Sufi Order - London, 1914), born in Vadodra, Bombay State, British India (d. 1927)
  • 1895 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Paul Ben-Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1899 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, Chilean composer, born in La Cruz, Chile (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Erling Kjellsby, Norwegian organist, educator and composer, born in Christiana, Norway (d. 1976)
  • 1903 Irwin Fischer, American composer and organist (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, born in Kerteminde, Funen, Denmark (d. 1955)
  • 1913 Smiley Lewis [Overton Amos Lemons], American R&B singer, and guitarist ("The Bells Are Ringing"; "One Night (Of Sin)"; "I Hear You Knocking"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1966)
  • 1918 George Rochberg, American composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Issachar Miron, Israeli composer, born in Kutno, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1924 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Kenneth Gaburo, American composer, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1927 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Diane Andersen, Danish-Belgian concert pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1936 Tommy LiPuma, American Grammy Award-winning jazz record producer (George Benson; Natalie Cole; Diana Krall), and record label executive (A&M, Verve, GRP), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Stanley Silverman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1943 (Jaime) "Robbie" Robertson, Canadian-Native American singer-songwriter and rock guitarist (The Band - "The Weight"; "Up On Cripple Creek"), and soundtrack composer (Martin Scorsese films), born in Toronto, Ontario [1]
  • 1949 Tommy Eyre, British touring and session keyboardist, and musical director (Joe Cocker, Gerry Rafferty, Wham!), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2001)
  • 1950 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Michael Monarch, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • 1951 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, born in Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1952 Michael McNabb, American contemporary instrumental and electroacoustic composer (Dreamsong; Invisible Cities), born in Salinas, California
  • 1954 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Michael Gismondi, rock bassist (Michael Stanley Band, 1979-87)
  • 1958 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor, born in Birmingham
  • 1959 Marc Cohn, American folk rock singer (Walking in Memphis), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961 Isabelle Poulenard, French contemporary soprano, born in Paris
  • 1963 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor, born in Upland, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Toni Halliday, British rock singer and lyricist (Curve; Chatelaine), born in Parsons Green, London, England
  • 1965 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist (88 Fingers), born in Israel
  • 1968 Kenji Ito, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1969 RZA [Robert Fitzgerald Diggs], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2004)
  • 1973 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • 1973 Róisín Murphy, Irish dance-pop singer, songwriter, and record producer (Moloko), born in Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1975 Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr), born in Faroe Islands
  • 1976 Bizarre [Rufus Johnson], American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1977 Royce Da 5'9" [Ryan Daniel Montgomery], American rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1979 Shane Filan, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • 1980 Jason Wade, American singer and musician (Lifehouse), born in Camarillo, California
  • 1984 Yu Yamada, Ryukyuan model, actress and singer, born in Okinawa, Japan
  • 1985 Nick O'Malley, British indie rock musician (Arctic Monkeys), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1985 Stephanie McIntosh, Australian pop singer and actress, born in Malvern, Australia
  • 1989 Joseph King, American singer-songwriter (Canvas)
  • 1991 Jason Dolley, American actor and musician (Cory in the House), born in Los Angeles, California