On This Day

Birthdays in Music on July 7

  • 1690 Johann Tobias Krebs, composer
  • 1710 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer
  • 1746 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer
  • 1778 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer
  • 1851 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
  • 1860 Gustav Mahler, Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
  • 1872 Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer
  • 1879 Jacob Weinberg, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • 1883 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, born in Vehkakoski (d. 1918)
  • 1885 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer
  • 1902 James McCartney, father of Beatle Paul McCartney
  • 1905 Marcel Rubin, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • 1911 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1996)

  • 1912 Tiny Alma, [Catharina E J Stam], operetta singer (Vienna Blood)
  • 1914 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • 1916 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1916 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1917 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • 1917 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • 1921 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Artie Malvin, US music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence)
  • 1923 Roberto Caamano, composer
  • 1924 Dieter Nowka, composer
  • 1924 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), born in l Monte, California (d. 1977)
  • 1927 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • 1927 Doc Severinson, [Carl], bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show, born in Arlington, Oregon
  • 1930 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1932 Josef Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Vinko Globokar, composer
  • 1936 Friedhelm Dohl, composer
  • 1936 Stuart Ross Dempster, composer
  • 1936 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)

Person of interestRingo Starr

1940 Ringo Starr [Richard Starkey], English drummer and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1941 James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Toto Cutugno, Italian singer
  • 1944 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Matti Salminen, Turku Finland, bass player (King Philipp-Don Carlos)
  • 1947 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • 1948 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • 1953 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • 1957 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact), born in İzmir, Turkey
  • 1962 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1963 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • 1963 Vonda Shepard, American singer, born in New York
  • 1966 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist, born in Göttingen, Germany
  • 1967 Jackie Neal, American singer, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1969 Nathalie Simard, French-Canadian singer, born in Île d'Orléans, Canada
  • 1970 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer, born in Queens, New York
  • 1978 Misia [Misaki Itō], Japanese singer (Mother Father Brother Sister), born in Omura, Japan
  • 1980 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore), born in Sumatra, Indonesia
  • 1980 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
  • 1981 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1982 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1982 Cassidy (Barry Adrian Reese), American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1983 D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1984 Marie-Mai, Canadian singer, born in Varennes, Canada
  • 1988 Kaci Brown, American singer, born in Sulphur Springs, Texas