Musicians Born on June 18

  • 1677 Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1726)
  • 1717 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, Czech composer, born in Německý Brod, Bohemia (d. 1757)
  • 1723 Giuseppe Scarlatti, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1777)
  • 1744 Georg Augustin Holler, German composer (d. 1814)
  • 1757 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, born in Ruppersthal, Austria (d. 1831)
  • 1780 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, born in Fulda, Germany (d. 1851)
  • 1820 Martin Andreas Udbye, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1889)
  • 1822 Henry David Leslie, British choral and orchestral conductor, and composer, born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • 1850 Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer, critic and teacher, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1914)
  • 1891 Con Conrad [Dober], American songwriter ("Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me"; "The Continental"), and theatrical producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • 1892 Edward Steuermann, Austrian-American pianist and composer, born in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1896 George Thalben-Ball, Australian-English organist (Birmingham City Organist, 1949-83), and composer (Elegy), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer ("When I'm Calling You"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France (d. 2003)
  • 1905 Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer, born in Torila, Governorate of Livonia (d. 1982)
  • 1906 (James) "Kay" Kyser, American bandleader and radio personality (Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Benny Payne, American jazz pianist (Cab Calloway; Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Sammy Cahn [Cohen], American lyricist ("Three Coins in a Fountain"; "High Hopes"; "Call Me Irresponsible"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Victor Legley, Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (Brussels Conservatory, 1949-80), born in Hazebrouck, France (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, born in Kõo Parish, Viljandi, Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 2018)
  • 1917 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, Azerbaijani composer, born in Nukha, Azerbaijan (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Jack Ellory, British orchestral and session alto and bass flute player (Philharmonia Orchestra; The Beatles - "The Fool on the Hill"), born in Cornwall, England (d. 2009)
  • 1922 Claude Helffer, French classical pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violinist, concert master, and music teacher, born in Hengelo, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1925 Herman "Ace" Wallace, American blues guitarist and singer, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Simeon Pironkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Merrill Bradshaw, American composer, and music professor (Brigham Young, 1967-94), born in Lyman, Wyoming (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Colin Brumby, Australian composer (Fibonacci Variations), conductor (Queensland Opera, 1968-71), and educator, born in Melbourne (d. 2018)
  • 1933 [Charles] Tommy Hunt, American soul singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"; "Lovers Never Say Goodbye"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson, Jamaican ska and reggae session keyboard player, and band leader ("The Liquidator"), born in Jones Town, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (Derek and the Dominoes), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1980)
  • 1942 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (The Hague Philharmonic, 1980-1991; St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)

Paul McCartney

1942 Paul McCartney, British rock singer-songwriter, bassist, piano player (The Beatles - "Yesterday"; "I Will"; Wings -"Silly Love Songs"), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1942 Richard Perry, American record producer (Harry Nilsson; Ringo Starr; Carly Simon; Leo Sayer; Pointer Sisters), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1943 Raffaella Carrà [Pelloni], Italian singer and actress, born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1944 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • 1944 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • 1944 Sandy Posey, American pop and country singer ("Single Girl"), born in Jasper, Alabama
  • 1947 Douglas Young, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1947 Georgs Pelēcis, Latvian composer (Plaukstošais Jasmīns - Flowering Jasmine), musicologist, and pedagogue, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1948 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1949 "Prince" Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter ("Humanity"; "Daughters Of Zion"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • 1952 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band - "Boogie Shoes"), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1954 William Beard, American session and touring rock drummer (Face To Face; Sessions Americana), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1956 John Scott, English organist and choirmaster, born in Wakefield, England (d. 2015)
  • 1960 West Arkeen, American guitarist and songwriter (for Guns N' Roses - "It's So Easy,"; "The Garden"), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1997)
  • 1961 [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, English rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf), born in Essex, England
  • 1963 Darren "Dizzy" Reed, American rock keyboardist (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Girl of Mine"), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1969 Pål Pot Pamparius, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • 1971 Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Blake Shelton

1976 Blake Shelton, American country singer-songwriter ("Boys 'Round Here"; "God Gave Me You"; "Honey Bee"), and TV personality (The Voice), born in Ada, Oklahoma

  • 1980 Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
  • 1989 Renee Olstead, American singer and actress
  • 1994 Takeoff [Kirsnick Ball], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia