Birthdays in Music on July 8

  • 1574 Giovanni Battista Stefanini, composer
  • 1604 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien)
  • 1637 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, born in L√ľneburg (d. 1676)
  • 1638 Matteo Coferati, composer
  • 1757 Richard Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d. 1825)
  • 1819 Vatroslav Lisinski, composer
  • 1857 Rudolf Dellinger, composer
  • 1871 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • 1882 Percy Grainger, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1900 George Antheil, composer (Airplane Sonata), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1904 Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
  • 1907 Kishio Hirao, composer

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1908 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

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  • 1911 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1912 Jacques Stehman, composer
  • 1914 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1924 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1931 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Louis Ballard, composer
  • 1935 Steve Lawrence, American singer and actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
  • 1946 Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
  • 1948 Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
  • 1951 Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • 1951 Pleas Ned Sublette, composer
  • 1956 Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
  • 1958 Carlos Cavazo, rocker (Quiet Riot - Metal Health)
  • 1958 Fred Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1961 Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • 1961 Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
  • 1961 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • 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 (Morning Phase), born in Los Angeles
  • 1974 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • 1975 Elias Viljanen, Finnish Guitarist
  • 1976 David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1985 Jamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)
  • 1992 Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks
  • 1992 Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist