Birthdays in Music on June 15

  • 1636 Johann David Mayer, composer
  • 1728 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer
  • 1734 Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer
  • 1749 George Joseph Vogler, composer
  • 1763 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1826)
  • 1821 Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer
  • 1843 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Bewitched One), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1907)
  • 1864 Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, born in Guingamp, France (d. 1955)
  • 1865 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Charles Wood, composer
  • 1894 Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1898 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1900 Paul J Mares, American jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
  • 1910 Berend Giltay, composer
  • 1910 David Rose, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), born in London, England

  • 1917 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1922 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)

Person of interestErroll Garner

1923 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1926 Jan Carlstedt, composer
  • 1929 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist
  • 1929 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1929 Nigel Pickering, guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang)
  • 1933 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (d. 2005)
  • 1936 Alexandru Hrisanide, composer
  • 1937 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, born in Leicester (d. 1996)
  • 1937 Rolf Riehm, German composer, born in Saarbrücken
  • 1937 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist (Ramblin' Man), born in Littlefield, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1940 Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer
  • 1941 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Muff [Mervyn] Winwood, singer (Spencer Davis Group, "Gimme Some Lovin")
  • 1943 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France," born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
  • 1946 Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)
  • 1946 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Duris Maxwell [a.k.a. Ted Lewis], Canadian drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario, Canada
  • 1947 Paul Patterson, composer
  • 1949 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949 Michael Lutz, bassist (Brownsville Station)
  • 1951 Steve Walsh, American singer (Kansas)
  • 1951 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1954 Terri Gibbs, blind singer (Somebody's Knockin'), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1957 Brad Gillis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1961 Kai Eckhardt, German musician (Garaj Mahal)
  • 1961 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer/actress
  • 1962 Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
  • 1963 Scott Rockenfield, drummer (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 1966 Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer

Person of interestIce Cube

1969 Ice Cube [O'Shea Jackson], American rapper and actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda), born in Los Angeles, California

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • 1970 Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano
  • 1971 Bif Naked, Canadian musician
  • 1976 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
  • 1978 RoRo, [Romell Chapman], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 William Dean Martin, American musician (Good Charlotte)
  • 1982 Haley Scarnato, American singer
  • 1983 Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1983 Laura Imbruglia, Australian musician
  • 1985 Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1986 Stjepan Hauser, Croatian cellist (2Cellos), born in Pula, Croatia