On This Day

Musicians Born on June 10

  • 1781 Giovanni Battista Polledro, Italian composer, born in Piovà Massaia, Italy (d. 1853)
  • 1790 Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul, French composer, born in Givet, France (d. 1875)
  • 1831 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1898)
  • 1843 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1900)
  • 1879 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, born in Portland, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1890 Powell Weaver, American composer, born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1891 Al Dubin, Swiss-American lyricist ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"; "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me"), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1894 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady; Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Gaston Brenta, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • 1909 Erwin Dressel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player ("Smokestack Lightnin'"; "Killing Floor"), born in White Station, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1911 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)

  • 1913 John Edmunds, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Thor Johnson, American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1947-58; Nashville Symphony, 1967-75), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, born in Yelets, Russia (d. 2007)
  • 1915 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1920 Zbyněk Vostřák, Czech composer (While We Are Falling Asleep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985) [1]

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1922 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress (The Wizard of Oz; Meet Me In St. Louis; Easter Parade), and singer ("Over The Rainbow"; "The Man That Got Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (d. 1969)

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  • 1925 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1929 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Vasile Herman, Romanin pianist and composer, born in Satu Mare, Romania (d. 2010)
  • 1931 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965), born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • 1931 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, born in Mylapore, Chennai, British India (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Nicolas Roussakis, American composer, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1940 John William Stevens, jazz drummer
  • 1941 Harry Muskee, Dutch rock vocalist (Cuby & Blizzards)
  • 1941 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"; "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1941 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Janet Vogel, American doo-wop soprano (Skyliners - “Since I Don’t Have You”), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Benny Gallagher, Scottish pop-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Gallagher and Lyle - "I Wanna Stay With You"), born in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1945 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1954 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia

  • 1956 Mickey Curry, American session and touring drummer (Bryan Adams; Hall & Oates; Sam Phillips), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1961 Maxi Priest [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
  • 1961 Kim Deal, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player (Pixies; The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1961 Kelley Deal, American rock guitarist, and singer (The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1964 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1964 Gary Wallis, British session and touring drummer, percussionist, and musical director (Pink Floyd; 10cc; Il Divo; Mike + The Mechanics; Tom Jones; Jean-Michel Jarre; and Schiller), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1967 Human Beatbox [Darren Robinson], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • 1967 Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)
  • 1968 The D.O.C. [Tracy Curry], American rapper and producer (N.W.A.), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • 1971 (Joel) "Jo-Jo" Hailey, American R&B singer (Jodeci - "Come And Talk To Me"; "Cry For You"), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1973 Faith Evans, American singer
  • 1977 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1977 Nergal [Adam Darski], Polish heavy metal singer, guitarist, bandleadesr, and songwriter (Behemoth), born in Gdynia, Poland
  • 1979 Lee Brice, American country singer and songwriter (Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1981 Hoku, American singer and actress