Birthdays in Music on June 18

  • 1723 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer
  • 1744 Augustin Holler, composer
  • 1757 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, composer
  • 1780 Michael Henkel, composer
  • 1820 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer
  • 1822 Henry David Leslie, composer
  • 1850 Richard Heuberger, composer
  • 1892 Edward Steuermann, composer
  • 1903 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Manuel Rosenthal, composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France
  • 1905 Eduard Tubin, composer
  • 1906 Kay Kyser, Rocky Mount NC, orchestra leader (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • 1907 Benny Payne, pianist (Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1910 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Sammy Cahn, lyricist (3 Coins in a Fountain)
  • 1915 Victor Legley, composer
  • 1917 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, composer
  • 1918 Bob Carroll, singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, Stranger)
  • 1922 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer
  • 1927 Simeon Pironkov, composer
  • 1933 Tommy Hunt, US singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • 1938 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, rocker/actor (Soup for 1, Greeased Lightning)
  • 1942 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor

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1942 Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

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  • 1942 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • 1943 Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer
  • 1944 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • 1944 Sandy Posey, American singer
  • 1944 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • 1947 Douglas Young, composer
  • 1948 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • 1949 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1953 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1954 William Beard, rock drummer (Face To Face)
  • 1958 Daniels Koran, saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1961 [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, Essex England, rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf)
  • 1963 Darren "Dizzy" Reed, US musician (Guns n' Roses-Sweet Girl of Mine)
  • 1969 Pål Pot Pamparius, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • 1971 Nathan Morris, [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Jemma Griffiths, Welsh singer-songwriter
  • 1976 Blake Shelton, American Country Singer
  • 1980 Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
  • 1989 Renee Olstead, American singer and actress