Musicians Born on June 12

  • 1468 Juan del Encina, Spanish author and composer, born in Encinas, Spain (d. 1529)
  • 1842 Rikard Nordraak, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1866)
  • 1857 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1928)
  • 1874 Willem Landré, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 1876 Narciso Garay, Panamanian composer, born in Panama (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1892 John Donald Robb, American composer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1986)
  • 1900 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1939)
  • 1903 Emmett Hardy, American jazz musician, born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1925)
  • 1904 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
  • 1907 Giorgio Nataletti, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 2010)
  • 1909 Archie Bleyer, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey), born in Queens, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Mansel Treharne Thomas, Welsh composer, born in Tylorstown, Rhondda, Wales (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Bill Kenny, American singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1914 Peter Lancelot Williams, English dance journalist, born in Burton Joyce, Nottingham (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, born in Holstebro, Denmark (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Richard Sherman, American composer and lyricist (The Sherman Brothers - Mary Poppins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) and singer (Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Charlie Feathers, American country music and rockabilly singer-songwriter, and musician ("Can't Hardly Stand It"), born in Holly Springs, Mississippi (d. 1998)
  • 1941 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever; Delhpi I; Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • 1941 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], British rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, born in Andover, Hampshire, England (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Roy Harper, British folk-rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Folkjokeopus; Work of Heart), born in Rusholme, Manchester, England
  • 1942 Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American singer, songwriter and producer (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"; solo - "1-2-3"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Maurice Jackson, American singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Andy Roberts, British folk-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Scaffold; Plainsong), born in Hatch End, Middlesex, England
  • 1946 Eelco Gelling, Dutch blues guitarist (Cuby + Blizzards), born in Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • 1948 Barry Bailey, American rock guitarist (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1948 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1949 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia; King Crimson, 1972-74; Roxy Music, 1974-75; U.K.), born in Willington, England (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Brad Delp, American rock singer (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"; RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1951 Bun E. Carlos [Brad Carlson], American rock drummer (Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me; Dream Police), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1952 Dale Krantz, American singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • 1952 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are; Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)

Pete FarndonPete Farndon (1952-1983)

English rock bassist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), born in Hereford, England

  • 1952 Tim Gorman, American session and touring rock piano and keyboard player (Jefferson Starship, 1992-95; The Who, 1982-84), and composer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953 Jonathan "Rocky" Burnette, American rock and roll vocalist ("Tired of Toein' the Line"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957 Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2017) [1]
  • 1958 Rebecca Holden, American actress (Knight Rider), and country and Christian music singer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1959 John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants - Constantinople), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi), born in Leeds, England
  • 1965 Cindy Lee Berryhill, American singer and songwriter (Baby), born in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), born in Prague (d. 2013)
  • 1968 Bobby Sheehan, American bassist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1969 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Omen, Bikini), born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary (d. 2007)
  • 1971 Peter Beets, Dutch jazz pianist (New York Trio), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1977 Kenny Wayne Shepherd [Brobst], American blues-rock guitarist, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1979 Robyn [Robin Carlsson], Swedish pop and dance music singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Show Me Love"; "Dancing On My Own"), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1981 John Gourley, American musician, singer, and songwriter (Portugal. The Man), born in Wasilla, Alaska
  • 1982 Ben Blackwell, American musician (The Dirtbombs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1983 Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1985 Chris Young, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 1985 Tasha-Ray Evin, Canadian singer and guitarist (Lillix), born in Canada
  • 1992 Allie DiMeco, American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band), born in Waterbury, Connecticut