Musicians Born 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 tenor, kapellmeister, priest, and composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • 1849 Joseph Vezina, Quebec composer, born in Quebec City (d. 1924)
  • 1861 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, Ukrainian-Russian composer, born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (d. 1915)

Richard Strauss

1864 Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra, 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 Alan Roth, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 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)
  • 1915 Arnold Jacobs, American symphonic tuba player (Chicago Symphony, 1944-83), and pedagogue, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1920 Shelly Manne, American 'West Coast' jazz and session drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader, born in New York City (d. 1984)
  • 1922 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • 1926 Brother Dave Gardner, American comedian, drummer and singer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1983)
  • 1926 Carlisle Floyd, American opera composer (Susanna; Prince of Players), born in Latta, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • 1927 Beryl Grey, English prima ballerina, born in Highgate, London
  • 1927 Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Bob Gordon, American cool jazz baritone saxophonist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • 1929 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Audrey Schuh, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1931 Margarita Pracatan [Figueroa], Cuban-American novelty singer (BBC's Saturday Night Clive), born in Santiago, Cuba (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson, American vocalist (The Spaniels - "Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite"), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Jud Strunk, American singer-songwriter ("Daisy a Day"), and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1937 Johnny Brown, American stage and screen comic actor (Good Times - "Bookman"; Laugh-In), and singer, born in St. Petersburg, Florida (d. 2022)
  • 1939 Bernard Purdie, American jazz and session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 1939 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer ("Baby"; "Misty Blue"), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2003)
  • 1940 Joey Dee [DiNicola] American singer (The Starliters - "Peppermint Twist"), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1947 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations, 1975-83 - "In A Lifetime"; "Power"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Bob Roetker, American jazz guitarist (Jazz Ambassadors), and teacher (Armed Forces School of Music), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1948 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them - "G-L-O-R-I-A", Pretty Things - "S.F. Sorrow"), born in Westminster, London
  • 1949 Frank Beard, American blues-rock drummer (ZZ Top - "Legs"), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 1950 Graham Russell, Australian soft rock vocalist and guitarist (Air Supply - "All Out of Love"; "Lost In Love"), 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 (The Allman Brothers Band; Gov't Mule; Dickey Betts), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1956 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1958 Kevin Wilkinson, British drummer (The Waterboys; China Crisis; Squeeze), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1960 Nick Hallam, British DJ and producer (Stereo MCs - "Connected"), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1962 Rob B [Birch], British singer (Stereo MCs - "Connected"), born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1963 Elvis Stanić, Croatian contemporary jazz fusion guitarist, born in Rijeka, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
  • 1963 Konstantin Scherbakov, Russian concert pianist (Rachmaninoff International, 1983), and pedagogue (Zurich University of the Arts, 1998-present), born in Barnaul, Siberia, Russian SFSR
  • 1964 Antti Sarpila, Finnish swing jazz clarinetist, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1965 Gioia Bruno, Italian-American rocker (Exposé), born in Bari, Puglia, Italy
  • 1969 Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer (Josephine)
  • 1969 Steven Drozd, American rock singer-songwriter, and drummer (The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Chris Rice, American contemporary Christian and folk music singer-songwriter ("When Did You Fall (In Love With Me)"), poet, and visual artist, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • 1976 Tai Anderson, American contemporay Christian rock bass player (Third Day, 1992-2015), born in Georgia
  • 1977 Ozan Musluoğlu, Turkish ska-punk (Athena), and jazz bassist, born in Germany
  • 1979 Texito Langa, Mozambican jazz drummer-percussionist, composer, and arranger, born in Maputo, Mozambique
  • 1985 Chris Trousdale, American pop singer and dancer, born in New Port Richey, Florida
  • 1985 Josh Ramsay, Canadian singer and songwriter (Marianas Trench), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1987 TiA, Japanese pop singer (Ryuusei), born in Yokohama, Japan