Birthdays in Music on June 21

  • 1577 Giovanni Del Turco, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1647)
  • 1668 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1732)
  • 1732 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer and 5th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1795)
  • 1790 Wilhelm Speyer, German violinist and composer, born in Offenbach, Hesse, Germany (d. 1878)
  • 1805 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1841)
  • 1818 Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1862 Henry Holden Huss, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1953)
  • 1865 Herbert Brewer, English composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1928)
  • 1891 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1893 Alois Hába, Czech composer, born in Vizovice, Zlín Region, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1900 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1903 Louis Krasner, Ukrainian-American violinist, born in Cherkasy, Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1906 Lluís Maria Millet, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1990)

  • 1906 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Kurt Schwaen, German composer, born in Katowice, Poland (d. 2007)
  • 1910 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)
  • 1910 Charles Jones, composer, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Frank Scott, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian cartoonist and jazz clarinetist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1928 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932 Ocie Lee "OC" Smith, US jazz singer (Little Green Apples) d. 2001
  • 1939 Charles Boone, composer
  • 1943 Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1944 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1944 Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London
  • 1945 Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1946 Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • 1947 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1950 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Nils Lofgren, guitarist/singer/songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1957 Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1959 Kathy Mattea, country singer (Love at the Five & Dime)
  • 1961 Kip Winger, rocker (Winger-17)
  • 1961 Manu Chao, Spanish musician
  • 1961 Sascha Konietzko, German musician
  • 1962 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician
  • 1967 Tim Simenson, rocker (Bomb the Bass)
  • 1968 Sonique [Sonia Marina Clarke], British musician and DJ, born in London
  • 1970 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1971 Anette Olzon, Swedish singer
  • 1974 Neely Jenkins, American musician
  • 1976 Mike Einziger, American musician
  • 1981 Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers)
  • 1985 Lana Del Rey, American singer-songwriter (Born to Die, Ultraviolence), and model (H&M), born in NYC, New York
  • 1987 Kim Ryeowook, Korean pop singer