Birthdays in Music on June 20

  • 1585 Lazaro Valvasensi, composer
  • 1615 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, born in Arenella, Italy (d. 1673)
  • 1730 Nonnosus Madlseder, composer
  • 1756 Joseph Martin Kraus, composer
  • 1819 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1861 Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer
  • 1883 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer
  • 1883 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1900 Ernest White, composer
  • 1906 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1907 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • 1924 Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
  • 1927 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • 1928 Robert Satanowski, composer
  • 1928 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • 1929 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert)
  • 1931 Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
  • 1934 Cornel Taranu, composer
  • 1936 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1937 Jerry Keller, rocker/actor (If Ever I See You Again)
  • 1938 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • 1942 Brian Wilson, vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1945 [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
  • 1946 Andre Watts, Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
  • 1947 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • 1949 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist

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1949 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • 1951 Peter Gordon, composer
  • 1953 Alan Longmuir, rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1954 Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
  • 1958 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1960 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • 1963 Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
  • 1967 Joseph William Cathcart, rock guitarist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • 1971 Jeordie White, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1973 Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones)
  • 1976 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1979 Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)
  • 1980 Tony Lovato [Anthony John Lovato], American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois