On This Day

Musicians Born on June 13

  • 1592 Tobias Michael, German composer, born in Dresden (d. 1657)
  • 1627 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, born in Wil (d. 1685)
  • 1701 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1757 Christian Ludwig Dieter, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1822)
  • 1761 Antonín Vranický, Czech violinist and composer, born in Nová Říše, Czech Republic (d. 1820)
  • 1765 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1807)
  • 1775 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician, cellist, and composer, born in Vilnius, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now Lithuania) (d. 1833)
  • 1824 Julius Eichberg, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1829 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist, teacher, and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1901)
  • 1863 Josef Venantius von Woss, Austrian composer, born in Kotor, Montenegro (d. 1943)
  • 1869 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), born in Besançon, France (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Troube In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca;Mercuty), born in New Orleans (d. 1945)
  • 1899 Carlos Chávez, Mexican conductor and composer (Sinfonía india), born in Mexico City (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), born in Aytos, Burgas (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Aldophus "Doc" Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1997)

  • 1908 Clarence Hutchenrider, American jazz clarinetist (Casa Loma Orchestra), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Simon "Si" Zentner, American jazz, session, and pop trombonist and big-band leader, born in New York City (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Philip Bodner, American jazz clarinetist and studio musician (also played flute, oboe, saxophone, piccolo, and English horn), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 1918 "Wild Bill" Moore, American R&B and jazz tenor saxophone player ("We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll": Marvin Gaye's "Mercy, Mercy Me"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • 1927 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, born in Buvika (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Attila Zoller, Hungarian-American jazz guitarist, educator (Vermont Jazz Center, 1974-98), and inventor (bi-directional pickup), born in Visegrád, Hungary (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1931 Georges Arvanitas, French jazz pianist and organist, born in Marseilles, France (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Uriel Jones, American jazz and session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1938 Gwynne Howell, Welsh operatic bass, born in Gorseinon, Wales
  • 1940 Bobby Freeman, American rock, soul and R&B singer ("Do You Want to Dance"), born in Northern California (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Esther Ofarim, Israeli pop singer ("T'en vas pas"; "Cinderella Rockerfella"), born in Safed, British Palestine
  • 1941 Marv Tarplin American guitarist and songwriter (The Miracles , 1958-1973 - "The Tracks of My Tears"), Atlanta, Georgia, (d. 2011)
  • 1942 James Carr, American singer ("To Love Somebody"), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1946 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Harold Danko, American jazz pianist (Woody Herman's Thundering Herd), and educator (Eastman School), born in Ohio
  • 1949 Dennis Locorriere, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Dr. Hook - "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'"), born in Union City, New Jersey
  • 1951 Liz Phillips, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1951 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1952 Russell Javors, American rock guitarist (Billy Joel's band, 1976 to 1989), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 (Robert) "Bo" Donaldson, American rock vocalist (The Heywoods - "Billy Don't Be a Hero"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954 (Guillermo) "Jorge" Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Malo - "Suavecito"), born in Autlán de Navarro (d. 2020)
  • 1954 Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer and singer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1963 Paul De Lisle, Canadian rock bassist (Smash Mouth - "All Star"; "I'm A Believer"), born in Exeter, Ontario
  • 1964 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer and organist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1965 Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1968 [Denise] Deniece Pearson, English singer-songwriter (Five Star), born in Islington, London
  • 1968 David Gray, British singer-songwriter, and guitarist (White Ladder), born in Sale, Cheshire
  • 1969 Jamie Walters, American actor (The Heights; Beverly Hills 90210), and singer ("How Do You Talk To An Angel?"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Søren Rasted, Danish musician (Aqua), born in Blovstrød, Denmark
  • 1970 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer - "Buddy Holly"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian Cape Breton-style fiddler, born in Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1973 Ville Laihiala, Finnish heavy metal singer (Sentenced, Poisonblack), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1973 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer and actress, born in Sulejówek, Poland
  • 1974 Selma Bjornsdottir, Icelandic singer (All Out of Luck), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1976 Kym Marsh, British pop singer (HearSay), actress (Coronation Street), and BBC TV presenter (Morning Live), born in Whiston, Merseyside, England
  • 1976 (Jason) "J" Brown, British singer and rapper (Five), born in Aldershot, England
  • 1980 Sarah Connor [Lewe], German singer ("From Sarah With Love"; ""Skin On Skin"), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1985 Raz-B [De'Mario Thornton], American R&B actor and singer (B2K), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1989 Lisa Tucker, American singer and actress (American Idol), born in Anaheim, California