Musicians Born on July 8

  • 1574 Giovanni Battista Stefanini, Italian composer (d. 1630)
  • 1604 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien)
  • 1637 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, born in Lüneburg (d. 1676)
  • 1638 Matteo Coferati, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1703)
  • 1757 Richard Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d. 1825)
  • 1819 Vatroslav Lisinski [Ignatius Fuchs], Croatian composer (Love and Malice), born in Zagreb, Kingdom of Croatia, Austrian Empire (d. 1854)
  • 1857 Rudolf Dellinger, German Bohemian composer, born in Graslitz, (d. 1910)
  • 1871 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • 1882 Percy Grainger, Australian-American concert pianist and composer (Hill Songs; Country Garden), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1961)
  • 1900 George Antheil, American pianist, avant garde composer (Airplane Sonata; Ballet Mécanique), and inventor, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1959)
  • 1901 Ludwig Stiel, German pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1988)
  • 1904 Bill Challis, American jazz arranger and pianist, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1907 Kishio Hirao, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1953)

Louis JordanLouis Jordan (1908-1975)

American musician, songwriter and bandleader ("Caldonia"; "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"; "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"), born in Brinkley, Arkansas

  • 1911 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer ("Tenderly"; "A Fool In Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1924 Johnnie Johnson, American blues, jazz, and rock piano player (Chuck Berry's band), born in Fairmount, West Virginia (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Norma Donaldson, American stage and screen singer and actress (Across 110th Street; Poetic Justice; The Young And The Restless), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Earl Van Dyke, American jazz and session piano, Hammond B-3, and harpsichord player (Motown Records' Funk Brothers, 1964-72), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1931 Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer ("Arriverderci Roma"; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Louis Ballard [Honganózhe], Native American composer and educator (The Four Moons), born near Quapaw, Oklahoma (d. 2007) [1]
  • 1933 Maria Helena Rosas Fernandes, Brazilian composer, pianist, musicologist, conductor and music educator, born in Brasópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1935 Steve Lawrence [Sidney Leibowitz], American singer ("Go Away Little Girl"), and actor (The Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Joe B. Mauldin, American rock double-bass player (The Crickets), songwriter, and recording engineer (Gold Start Studios), born In Lubbock, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, American rock drummer (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • 1944 Jonelle Allen, American stage and screen actress (Two Gentlemen of Verona; Palmerstown, USA - "Bessie"; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - "Grace"), and singer, born in New York City
  • 1944 Michael Dunford, British guitarist and songwriter (The Nashville Teens, 1960-63; Renaissance - "Scheherazade"), born inn Surrey, England (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Ricky Wolff, South African keyboardist, sax player and singer (The Flower Pot Men; White Plains - "My Baby Loves Lovin'"), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1946 Cynthia Gregory, American ballerina (NY Ballet Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), born in Finland (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Raffi [Cavoukian], Armenian-Canadian children's singer and lyricist ("Baby Beluga"), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1949 Colin Walker, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra, 1972-73; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House), born in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1951 Greg T. Walker, American rock bassist (Blackfoot), born in Florida [some sources give birthday as Sept. 12]
  • 1951 Ned Sublette, American country-world music fusion composer (Cowboy Rumba), musician, musicologist, and author, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1956 Russell Christian, British rock keyboardist, and vocalist (The Christians - "Harvest For The World"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1958 Carlos Cavazo, American guitarist (Quiet Riot - Metal Health), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1958 Fred Young, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1961 Andy Fletcher, Britich synthesizer and bass player (Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2022)
  • 1961 Graham Jones, British rock guitarist (Haircut 100 - "Love Plus One")

Toby KeithToby Keith (61 years old)

1961 American country singer ("Should've Been A Cowboy"; "She Never Cried In Front Of Me"), and actor (Broken Bridges), born in Clinton, Oklahoma

  • 1962 Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter ("One Of Us"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky
  • 1967 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1969 Sugizo [Yasuhiro Sugihara], Japanese guitarist and singer, born in Hadano, Kanagawa
  • 1970 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer ("Loser"; "Where It's At"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Neil Mavers, British drummer (The La's, 1989–92, 1994–95), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1974 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • 1975 Elias "E. Vil" Viljanen, Finnish heavy metal guitarist (Sonata Arctica), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1976 David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1985 Jamie Cook, British guitarist (Arctic Monkeys - "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"), born in High Green, Sheffield, England
  • 1992 Benjamin Grosvenor, British classical pianist, born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England