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 Władysław Żeleński, Polish organist and composer, born in Grodkowice (d. 1921)
  • 1852 John Albert Delany, composer
  • 1864 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer/conductor (Artemis)
  • 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, 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, 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)

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1925 Bill Haley, American rock vocalist known as the father of Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981)

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • 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 and conductor (Tchaikovsky-1962), 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
  • 1949 Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1950 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • 1952 Jesse Harms, musician, of REO Speedwagon
  • 1952 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • 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