Birthdays in Music on June 11

  • 1672 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and amateur composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1749)
  • 1697 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist, composer and theorist, born in Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1780)
  • 1704 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1742)
  • 1740 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • 1861 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, Ukrainian-Russian composer, born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (d. 1915)
  • 1864 Richard Strauss, German composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1874 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1899 George Frederick McKay, American composer, born in Harrington, Washington (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, Soviet composer, born in Omsk, Russia (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 1929)
  • 1904 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, born in Plzeň, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1907 Marino Barreto, Cuban pianist and singer, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (d. 1975)
  • 1920 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1922 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota
  • 1926 Brother Dave Gardner, American comedian, drummer and singer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1983)
  • 1926 Carlisle Floyd, American opera composer (Slow Dusk), born in Latta, South Carolina
  • 1927 Beryl Grey, English prima ballerina, born in Highgate, London
  • 1927 Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Audrey Schuh, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934 Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson, American vocalist (The Spaniels- "Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite"), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1939 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1939 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 1940 Joey Dee, American singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1947 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them, Pretty Things), born in Westminster, London
  • 1948 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1949 Frank Beard, American country rock drummer (ZZ Top), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 1950 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1952 Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist (.38 Special), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1954 Johnny Neel, American musician, singer and songwriter (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Dickey Betts), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1957 Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American jazz musician, born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1958 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 1999)
  • 1965 Giola Bruno, rocker (Expose)
  • 1969 Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer (Josephine)
  • 1969 Steven Drozd, American drummer
  • 1970 Chris Rice, American singer-songwriter, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • 1976 Tai Anderson, American musician (bass player for Third Day)
  • 1985 Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer
  • 1985 Josh Ramsay, Canadian singer-songwriter (Marianas Trench)
  • 1987 TiA, Japanese R&B singer