On This Day

Birthdays in Music 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 Onofrio Manfredini, composer
  • 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 and composer, born in Łańcut, Poland (d. 1915)
  • 1859 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (found 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, born in Brno (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47), 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, choreographer (Casbah, Stormy Weather), 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)
  • 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 singer and actor (Amerika, Millennium), 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, English rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
  • 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 folk guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • 1947 Howard Kaylan, American rock and roll musician and writer (The Turtles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Todd Rundgren, singer and guitarist (Hello it's Me), born in Upper Darby, 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)
  • 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)
  • 1959 Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
  • 1961 Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • 1961 Jimmy Somerville, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • 1962 Ruby Turner, rocker (No Where to Run)
  • 1963 Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • 1964 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • 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, guitarist of British rock band Editors