Birthdays in Music on June 12

  • 1468 Juan del Encina, composer
  • 1842 Rikard Nordraak, composer
  • 1857 Achille Simonetti, composer
  • 1874 Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer
  • 1876 Narciso Garay, composer
  • 1881 Juan de Hernandez, composer
  • 1885 Werner Erich Josten, Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
  • 1892 John Donald Robb, composer
  • 1897 Alexandre Tansman, composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1900 Amadeo Roldan, composer
  • 1903 Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
  • 1904 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
  • 1907 Giorgio Nataletti, composer
  • 1909 Archie Bleyer, Corona NY, orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey)
  • 1909 Mansel Treharne Thomas, composer
  • 1912 Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist
  • 1914 Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist
  • 1914 Bill Kenny, singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Richard Sherman, composer/lyricist (Mary Poppins)
  • 1928 Vic Damone, [Vito Farinola], singer (Street Where You Live), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Chick Corea, jazz pianist (Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1941 Reg[inald] Presley, [Ball], rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing), (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Roy Harper, English musician (Folkjokeopus), born in Rusholme, Manchester
  • 1942 Len Barry, [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Maurice Jackson, US singer (Independents-Leaving You)
  • 1949 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Bun E Carlos, [Brad Carlson], rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
  • 1951 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Dale Krantz, singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • 1952 Oliver Knussen, composer (Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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1952 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

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  • 1953 Rocky Burnette, rock vocalist (Towing the Line), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1958 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1959 John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
  • 1962 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
  • 1965 Cindy Lee Berryhill, US singer/songwriter (Baby)
  • 1965 Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer
  • 1968 Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
  • 1969 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
  • 1977 Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
  • 1981 John Gourley, American musician, singer, and songwriter (Portugal. The Man), born in Wasilla, Alaska
  • 1982 Ben Blackwell, American musician
  • 1983 Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread)
  • 1985 Tasha-Ray Evin, Canadian musician (Lillix)
  • 1985 Chris Young, American musician
  • 1992 Allie DiMeco American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band)