Musicians Born on July 7

  • 1690 Johann Tobias Krebs, German organist and composer, born in Heichelheim, Duchy of Saxe-Weimar (now Germany) (d. 1762)
  • 1710 Arvid Niclas von Höpken, Swedish nobleman, soldier, and composer (Il Re Pastore), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1778)
  • 1746 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, Bohemian horn player and composer, born in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1820)
  • 1778 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, Italian-French composer and music publisher, born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples (now Italy) (d. 1866)
  • 1851 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (I'll Overcome Someday), and Methodist minister, born in Berlin, Maryland (d. 1933)

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Austrian composer (Symphony No. 2 - "Resurrection"), and conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1909-11), born in Kalischat, Bohemia (now Austria)

  • 1872 Juan Lamote de Grignon, Catalan pianist, composer (La nit de Nadal (Christmas Night); Hespèria), and orchestra leader (Cobla Barcelona; València Municipal Orchestra), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1949)
  • 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, born in Everton, Liverpool, England (d. 1976)
  • 1905 Marcel Rubin, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian pianist, librettist, and composer (Amahl & Night Visitors), and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, born in Cadegliano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 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 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1916 Robert Stevens Baker, composer
  • 1917 (Woodrow Wilson) "Red" Sovine, American country music singer ("Phantom 309"; "Teddy Bear"), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Elton Britt {Baker], American country singer-songwriter ("There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere"; Saturday Night Jamboree), born in Zack, Arkansas (d. 1972)
  • 1921 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Artie Malvin, American vocalist (Glenn Miller; Jimmy Dorsey), arranger and music director (Julie LaRosa; Pat Boone; Carol Burnett), born in New York City (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Roberto Caamaño, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1993)
  • 1924 Dieter Nowka, German composer, conductor and musicologist, born in Madlow, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist (with Les Paul - "How High The Moon"), born in El Monte, California (d. 1977)
  • 1927 (Carl) "Doc" Severinsen, American trumpeter and bandleader (The Tonight Show, 1962-92), born in Arlington, Oregon
  • 1927 Charlie Louvin, American country singer-songwriter (Louvin Brothers - "The Only Way Out (Is to Walk Over Me)"), born in Section, Alabama (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Hank Mobley, American hard bop and soul jazz saxophonist, born in Eastman, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1932 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and bandleader (Weather Report - "Birdland"), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Vinko Globokar, French-Slovenian trombone player and avant-garde composer (Eppure si muove), born in Anderny, France
  • 1936 Friedhelm Döhl, German composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Nikos Xilouris, Greek folk singer-songwriter, born in Anogeia, Crete, Greece (d. 1980)
  • 1936 Stuart Ross Dempster, American trombonist and composer, born in Berkeley, California

Ringo StarrRingo Starr (82 years old)

1940 British drummer, vocalist (The Beatles - "Yellow Submarine"), songwriter ("Early 1970"; "Photograph"), actor (Caveman), "peace & love" activist, and knight, born in Dingle, Liverpool, England [1]

  • 1941 Jim Rodford, British rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (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, Finnish bass player (King Philipp - "Don Carlos"), born in Turku, Finland
  • 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
  • 1961 Michael Kieran Harvey, Australian classical and contemporary music pianist and composer (GRETA - Concerto in No Need of an Orchestra), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1962 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics - "Laughing at Pieces"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1962 Mark White, American rock bass player (Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"; "Jimmy Olsen's Blues"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1963 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse - "Love of a Lifetime"), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • 1963 Vonda Shepard, American pop 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 City
  • 1978 Misia [Misaki Itō], Japanese singer (Mother Father Brother Sister), born in Omura, Japan
  • 1980 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used, 2006-)
  • 1980 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore), born in Sumatra, Indonesia
  • 1981 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1982 Cassidy [Barry Adrian Reese], American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1982 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 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