Musicians Born on July 6

  • 1580 Johann Stobäus, North German composer, born in Graudenz, Poland (d. 1646)
  • 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, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1729)
  • 1702 Franz Anton Maichelbeck, German composer, born in Reichenau, Germany (d. 1750)
  • 1739 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, born in Wörlitz, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1796)
  • 1747 Coelestin Jungbauer, German composer, born in Grattersdorf, Bavaria (d. 1823)
  • 1773 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, Czech composer, born in Choceň, Czech Republic (d. 1830)
  • 1837 Władysław Żeleński, Polish organist and composer, born in Grodkowice (d. 1921)
  • 1845 Ángela Peralta, Mexican operatic soprano, harpist, pianist, and composer, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1883)
  • 1852 John Albert Delany, Australian composer, born in Ratcliff, London (d. 1907)
  • 1864 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer and conductor (Artemis), born in Fortaleza, State of Ceará, Brazil (d. 1920)
  • 1865 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician, composer, and pedagogue (Dalcroze Eurythmics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1950)
  • 1877 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • 1898 Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East German National Anthem), born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1904 Robert Whitney, American conductor (Louisville Orchestra, 1937-67), educator (University of Louisville, 1956-71), and composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, born in London (d. 1983)
  • 1908 Léonce Grass, Flemish singer and conductor, born in Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Dorothy Kirsten, American operatic soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1911 LaVerne Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1915 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist and composer (Vague et Sillon), born in Binche, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 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, American dancer, born in La Vega, Dominican Republic (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • 1924 Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer and orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show), born in Rock Falls, Illinois (d. 2009)

Bill HaleyBill Haley (1925-1981)

American rock vocalist known as the father of Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan

  • 1927 Charles Whittenberg, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1984)
  • 1927 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian singer and songwriter, born in Tarija, Bolivia (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Danny White, American singer and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 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], American rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian Grammy Award-winning pianist and conductor (Tchaikovsky Competition co-winner,1962), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1938 Franco Luambo [Makiadi], Congolese jazz and rumba guitarist, composer, and bandleader (TPOK Jazz), born in Sona Bata, Belgian Congo (d. 1989) [1]
  • 1939 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1940 Jeannie Seely, American country music singer (Don't Touch Me), born in Titusville, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Byron Berline, American world champion bluegrass fiddle player, born in Caldwell, Kansas (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1949 Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1950 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1952 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • 1952 Jesse Harms, American musician and songwriter (The Waboritas), born in Massachusetts
  • 1953 Nanci Griffith, American singer ("From A Distance"), and songwriter ("Once in a Very Blue Moon"; "Love at the Five and Dime"), born in Seguin, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1955 Rick Braun, American smooth jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player, and record producer, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 John Jorgenson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1959 John Keeble, English rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1967 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer and songwriter (Oyster), born in Bermuda
  • 1969 Michael Grant, British reggae-rock keyboardist and singer (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1970 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American sound Engineer and composer, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1970 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?), born in London, England
  • 1972 Isabelle Boulay, French Canadian singer (Parle-moi), born in Sainte-Félicité, Quebec, Canada
  • 1972 Mark Gasser, British concert pianist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

50 Cent50 Cent (47 years old)

1975 American rapper and businessman, born in Queens, New York

  • 1979 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet), born in Dingley, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1984 Lauren Harris, British rock singer, born in Essex, England
  • 1987 Kate Nash, English singer songwriter and actress, born in London, England