Birthdays in Music on July 6

  • 1580 Johann Stobaeus, composer
  • 1632 Albert Schop, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1667)
  • 1632 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, born in Genoa (d. 1685)
  • 1678 Nicola Francesco Haym, composer
  • 1702 Franz Anton Maichelbeck, composer
  • 1739 Freidrich Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • 1747 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer
  • 1773 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer
  • 1800 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer
  • 1837 Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer
  • 1852 John Albert Delany, composer
  • 1864 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer/conductor (Artemis)
  • 1865 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (d. 1950)
  • 1877 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • 1898 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • 1904 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • 1906 Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens, composer
  • 1908 Leonce Grass, Flemish singer/conductor
  • 1910 Dorothy Kirsten, soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1911 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1914 Jens Rohiner, composer
  • 1915 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • 1917 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Francisco Moncion, dancer
  • 1923 Marie McDonald, Burgin KY, singer/actress (Promises Promises)
  • 1925 Bill Haley, rock vocalist (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1927 Charles Whittenberg, composer
  • 1927 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader
  • 1932 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1938 Franco, Zaire, composer/guitarist/leader (Masumbuku)
  • 1939 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Jeannie Seely, American singer
  • 1950 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • 1952 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • 1953 Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
  • 1956 John Jorgenson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1959 John Keeble, rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1967 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer
  • 1969 Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
  • 1970 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
  • 1970 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
  • 1972 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer
  • 1972 Mark Gasser, British pianist
  • 1975 50 Cent [Curtis James Jackson III], American rapper and businessman, born in Queens, New York
  • 1979 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet)
  • 1982 Tay Zonday, American singer and keyboardist
  • 1984 Lauren Harris, British rock singer
  • 1987 Kate Nash, English singer/songwriter