Birthdays in Music on June 11

  • 1672 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and amateur composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1749)
  • 1697 Francesco A Vallotti, Italian organist/composer/theorist
  • 1704 Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer
  • 1740 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • 1861 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer
  • 1864 Richard Georg Strauss, composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1874 Richard Stohr, composer
  • 1899 George Frederick McKay, composer
  • 1902 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer
  • 1904 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, jazz pianist/singer (Boogie Woogie Piano)
  • 1904 Emil Frantisek Burian, composer
  • 1907 Jose Bernabe Marino Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader
  • 1910 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in New York City
  • 1912 Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer
  • 1913 Revaz Kondrat'yevich Gabichvadze, composer
  • 1920 Hazel Scott, Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott)
  • 1926 Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
  • 1926 Carlisle Floyd, Latta SC, composer (Slow Dusk)
  • 1927 Josef Anton Reidl, composer
  • 1931 Audrey Schuh, American soprano
  • 1933 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1934 Pookie Hudson, vocalist (Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite-Spaniels)
  • 1936 Jud Strunk, American musician and comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1939 Wilma Burgess, country-pop singer
  • 1939 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer
  • 1940 Joey Dee, singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1947 Glenn Leonard, R&B singer (Temptations)
  • 1948 Skip Alan, [Alan Skipper], drummer (Them, Pretty Things)
  • 1948 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1949 Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)
  • 1950 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950 Lindsey de Paul, singer
  • 1952 Donnie Van Zant, rock vocalist (.38 Special)
  • 1957 Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American musician
  • 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