On This Day

Musicians Born on June 22

  • 1611 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, born in Daroca, Spain (d. 1679)
  • 1613 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish baroque composer, born in Liege (d. 1696)
  • 1684 Francesco Manfredini, Italian Baroque composer, violinist, and maestro di cappella (St. Phillip's Cathedral, 1727-65), born in Pistoia, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. 1762)
  • 1741 Luigi Tomasini, Italian composer (head of Prince Esterházy's court orchestra), born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1742 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, German composer, born in Schleiz (d. 1801)
  • 1824 Frédéric Louis Ritter, French composer and conductor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1891)
  • 1830 Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist, composer, and teacher (Contes de Jeunesse), born in Łańcut, Austrian Poland (d. 1915)
  • 1859 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (founded NY Musical Institute of Musical Art, later Julliard), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1937)
  • 1883 José Rolón, Mexican composer, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco (d. 1945)
  • 1893 Osvald Chlubna, Czech composer (Symphony of Life and Love; In Spring), and musicologist, born in Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Jennie Tourel, Russian mezzo-soprano (Metropolitan Opera 1937-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1901 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1905 Walter Leigh, British composer, born in Wimbledon, London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1909 Katherine Dunham, American dancer (Casbah; Stormy Weather), choreographer (Metroplitan Opera, 1963; Joplin's Treemonisha, 1972), and social activist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1910 Wilhelm Demian, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Braşov
  • 1910 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), born in Farnham, England (d. 1986)

  • 1911 Guus Jansen, Dutch jazz organist, pianist, composer (Net als Toen), born in Heiloo, the Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1945)
  • 1915 Randolph Hokanson, American concert pianist and teacher (University of Washington, 1949-84), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 2018)
  • 1919 Gower Champion, American stage dancer, choreographer and actor (42nd Street, Showboat), born in Geneva, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1926 Ruth Zechlin, German organist and composer, born in Grosshartmannsdorf (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Michael Horvit, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1933 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1936 Kris Kristofferson, American country singer-songwriter ("Me And Bobby McGee"; "Help Me Make It Through The Night"), and actor (Amerika; Millennium; A Star Is Born), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1936 Verne Allison, American singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian jazz musician and composer, born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1937 Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, English businessman and record producer (Island Records), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1939 Bobby Harrison, British rock drummer (Procol Harum, 1967), born in West Ham, England
  • 1942 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Ralph Molina, American drummer (Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band), born in Puerto Rico
  • 1944 Peter Asher, English singer (Peter & Gordon - "World Without Love"), born in London, England
  • 1944 Steve Weber, American by psychedelic folk guitarist, (The Holy Modal Rounders - "Bird Song"; "You've Got the Right String but the Wrong Yo-Yo"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist and singer (Buena Vista Social Club), born in Loma de la Avispa, Cuba
  • 1947 Howard Kaylan {Kaplan], American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Todd Rundgren, American rock singer-songwriter ("We Gotta Get You A Woman"; "Hello It's Me"; "Bang The Drum All Day"), multi-instrumentalist and producer (The Tubes; XTC; Grand Funk Railroad), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Alan Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah

  • 1949 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Larry Junstrom, American rock bassist (.38 Special), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1953 Cyndi Lauper, American singer ("Girls Just Want To Have Fun"; "Time After Time"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1955 Jeffrey Mumford, American contemporary classical composer, and educator, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956 Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • 1956 Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
  • 1957 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs - "Kiss the Dirt"), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1957 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • 1958 Ruby Turner, Jamacaian-British rock singer ("No Where to Run"), born in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 1959 Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
  • 1960 Arturo O’Farrill, Mexican Latin jazz musician (Four Questions), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1961 Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • 1961 Jimmy Somerville, Scottish rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Bronski Beat; Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • 1963 Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • 1964 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves - "Reprobate's Hymn")
  • 1964 Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones - "Devil You Know")
  • 1964 Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)
  • 1970 Steven Page, Canadian singer/songwriter (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario

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1974 [C. Joseph] Vijay, Indian actor and singer (Poove Unakkaga), born in Madras (now Chennai), India

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  • 1976 Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • 1981 Chris Urbanowicz, British rock guitarist (The Editors, 2002-12), born in Aslockton, England