Musicians Born on June 15

  • 1636 Johann David Mayer, German composer, born in Schwäbisch Hall (d. 1696)
  • 1728 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, Italian composer (d. 1786)
  • 1734 Johann Ernst Altenburg, German composer, organist and trumpeter, born in Weißenfels (d. 1801)
  • 1749 George Joseph Vogler, German composer, organist and teacher, born in Würzburg (d. 1814)
  • 1763 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1826)
  • 1777 János Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, born in Tolna, Hungary (d. 1819)
  • 1821 Nikolay Zaremba, Russian composer and teacher of Tchaikovsky, born in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1879)
  • 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, Irish composer of church music, born in Armagh, Northern Ireland (d. 1926)
  • 1894 Robert Russell Bennett, American composer and arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1981)
  • 1898 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, England (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Paul J. Mares, American jazz trumpeter and composer ("Farewell Blues"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1949)
  • 1910 Berend Giltay, Dutch composer, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1910 David Rose, American Emmy Award-winning composer ("The Stripper"; "Holiday For Strings"), and orchestra leader (The Red Skelton Show), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Alix Combelle, French swing saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader (Quintette du Hot Club de France), born in Paris, France (d. 1978)
  • 1915 Allan Reuss, American jazz, big band, and session guitarist (Benny Goodman; Glenn Miller; Mildred Bailey), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Patrick Piggott, British pianist, composer, and musicologist (The Life & Music of John Field; The Innocent Diversion - Music in the Life and Writings of Jane Austen), born in Dover, England (d. 1990)
  • 1917 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer, born in Agia Sofia, Piraeus, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Jaki Byard, American jazz pianist (Charlie Mingus), saxophonist, drummer, composer, arranger, and educator, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1922 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)

Erroll GarnerErroll Garner (1923-1977)

American jazz pianist ("Misty"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1923 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1926 Jan Carlstedt, Swedish composer, born in Orsa, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Joji "George" Kawaguchi Japanese jazz drummer and bandleader, born in Fukakusa, Kyoto, Japan (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, Australian piano player, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz pianist, marimba player, and composer (Jazz Fantasia), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (now South Africa) (d. 1970)
  • 1929 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Nigel Pickering, American guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang - "Sunday Will Never Be the Same"; "Lazy Day"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer ("Marianne"), born in Pola, Istria, Italy (now Croatia) (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], American pop and R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics - "Our Day Will Come"; "Hey There Lonely Boy"), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1936 Alexandru Hrisanide, Romanian composer, born in Petrila, Romania (d. 2018)
  • 1937 Ray Coleman, British author (biographies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, and Phil Collins), and music journalist (Melody Maker), born in Leicester, England (d. 1996)
  • 1937 Rolf Riehm, German composer (Sirenen, Bilder des Begehrens und des Vernichtens (Sirens, images of desire and destruction)), born in Saarbrücken, Germany

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings (1937-2002)

American country singer and guitarist ("I'm A Ramblin' Man"), born in Littlefield, Texas

  • 1938 Aron Burton, American electric and Chicago blues bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter, born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Tony Oxley, British free-jazz and avant-garde drummer, born in Sheffield, England
  • 1940 Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer and pedagogue (Les Prédictions), born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, the Netherlands (d. 1983)

Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson (1941-1994)

American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1943 (Mervyn) "Muff" Winwood, English songwriter and bassist (Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin"), born in Erdington, Birmingham
  • 1943 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France", born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1946 (Neville) "Noddy" Holder, British rock vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist (Slade - "Cum On Feel The Noize"), born in Walsall, England
  • 1946 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), born in East York, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Janet Lennon, American pop vocalist (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Elliot Randall, American session guitarist (Steely Dan; Carly Simon, Yoko Ono), born in NYC
  • 1947 Paul Patterson, British classical composer (Spiders), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • 1948 Leah Kunkel (née Cohen), American singer-songwriter (Coyote Sisters), session vocalist (Jackson Browne; Art Garfunkel), and entertaimnet lawyer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949 Michael Lutz, American bassist, singer, guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room"), and producer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1949 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1951 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1951 Joe Pizzulo, American session and touring vocalist (Alice Cooper; Sérgio Mendes - "Never Gonna Let You Go"), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1951 Steve Walsh, American progressive rock singer (Kansas), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1953 Raphael Wallfisch, British concert cellist, born in London, England
  • 1954 Terri Gibbs, American blind country music singer ("Somebody's Knockin'"), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1957 Brad Gillis, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Night Ranger), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1961 Kai Eckhardt, Liberian-German jazz-fusion bassist (Garaj Mahal), born in Mainz, Germany
  • 1961 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese j-pop singer ("Touch"), born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1962 Andrea Rost, Hungarian lyric soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1963 Scott Rockenfield, American drummer (Queensryche - "Breaking the Silence"), born in Seattle, Washington

Ice CubeIce Cube (53 years old)

1969 American rapper and actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1969 Idalis DeLeón, American singer (Seduction - "Two To Make It Right"), actress (Six Feet Under), and television host (MTV; Extra), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano, born in Marseille, France
  • 1971 Bif Naked [Beth Torbert], Canadian singer-songwriter ("Spaceman") and actress, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1971 Nasheet Waits, American jazz drummer, born in New York City
  • 1972 Hank Von Helvete [Hans-Erik Husby], Norwegian punk rock singer (Turbonegro), born in Gravdal, Norway (d. 2021)
  • 1976 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"), born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
  • 1978 RoRo [Romell Chapman], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Billy Martin, American guitarist and songwriter (Good Charlotte - The Young and the Hopeless), born in Annapolis, Maryland,
  • 1982 Haley Scarnato, American pop singer (American Idol), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1983 Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1983 Laura Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1985 Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish pop singer (Girls Aloud - "Sound of the Underground"; "The Promise"), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1986 Stjepan Hauser, Croatian cellist (2Cellos), born in Pula, Croatia
  • 1990 Kaspar Uljas, Estonian jazz accordion and bandoneon player, born in Estonia