Musicians Born on June 23

  • 1540 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer
  • 1749 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, born in Haigerloch (d. 1810)
  • 1810 Franziska"Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina
  • 1824 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), born in Altona, Holstein (d. 1910)
  • 1837 Ernest Guiraud, French opera composer (Piccolino; Sylvie), arranger (Bizet), and teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1892)
  • 1852 Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer
  • 1855 Maude Valérie White, French-born English composer, born near Dieppe, Normandy (d. 1937)
  • 1877 Blair Fairchild, American composer and diplomat, born in Belmont, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
  • 1877 Hermann Stephani, German organist, and musicologist, born in Grimma, German Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1887 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1892 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1993)
  • 1899 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, born in Balta, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • 1904 Willie Mae "Mother" Smith (née Ford), American gospel singer, evangelist, and folk artist, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Eddie Pola [Sidney Edward Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Helen Humes, American jazz and blues singer (Harry James; Count Basie; "Million Dollar Secret"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • 1917 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Exmouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1920 Paul Des Marais, American composer, born in Menominee, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Francis Thorne, American composer (Fortuna; Elegy), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 George Russell, American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and theorist (The Jazz Workshop; Jazz in the Space Age), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Amada Galvez Santos Ocampo, composer
  • 1926 Lars Johan Werle, Swedish avant-garde composer (Pentagram; Resan - The Journey), singer, and jazz musician, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Henri Pousseur, Belgian composer (Votre Faust), born in Malmedy, Liège, Belgium (d. 2009)

June Carter Cash

1929 June Carter Cash, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Carter Family; Johnny Cash Show), songwriter ("Ring Of Fire"), and actress, born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

  • 1930 Elza Soares, Brazilian samba and jazz singer, named one of the Singers of the Millennium by BBC Radio, born in the Padre Miguel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2022)
  • 1937 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets), born in South Gate, California (d. 2004)
  • 1938 Alan Vega [Bermowitz] American punk rock vocalist (Suicide - "Ghost Rider"; "Dream Baby Dream"; Cubist Blues), and visual artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1940 Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • 1940 Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish rocker who was the original bassist for the Beatles, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1962)
  • 1941 Robert Hunter, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Box Of Rain"; "Ripple"; "Friend Of The Devil"; "Truckin'"), and singer-songwriter, born in Arroyo Grande, California (d. 2019)
  • 1943 James Levine, American conductor (Metropolitan Opera, 1976-2017), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1944 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Paul Goddard, American rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So In To You"), born in Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Russ "Rusty" Thacker, American stage actor and singer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948 Nigel Osborne, British composer, teacher and music therapist, born in Manchester, England
  • 1952 Anthony Jackson, American jazz, jazz-fusion, R&B, session and touring electric 4 and 6-string bassist (Philadelphia International Records, Billy Paul, Paul Simon, Chaka Kahn, Steve Kahn, Al DiMeola, Roberta Flack), born in New York City
  • 1955 Glenn Danzig [Anzalone], American rock musician, singer (The Misfits; Samhain; Danzig), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1956 Randy Jackson, American session and touring bassist, singer, and record producer (Jean-Luc Ponty; Journey; Mariah Carey) and TV personality (American Idol judge, 2002-14), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1957 Lee John [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • 1960 Donald Harrison, American jazz saxophonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960 Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese arcade game musician and programmer, born in Japan
  • 1961 Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • 1962 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • 1963 Steve Shelley, American drummer (Sonic Youth), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1964 Joey Allen [Cagle], American glam-metal rock guitarist (Warrant, 1987-94, 2004–present) - "Cherry Pie"), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1965 Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
  • 1966 Chico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge)
  • 1969 Noa [Achinoam Nini], Israeli singer ("There Must Be Another Way"), born in Bat Yam, Israel
  • 1970 Yann Tiersen, French musician
  • 1973 Marie N, Latvian singer
  • 1976 Joe Becker, American rock guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter ("I'm Yours"; "Have It All"), born in Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • 1978 Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)
  • 1978 Memphis Bleek, American rapper

Duffy

1984 [Amie Ann] Duffy, Welsh Singer (Mercy), born in Gwynedd, Wales

  • 1988 Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
  • 1995 Danna Paola [Rivera], Mexican telenovela, film, and stage actress, and singer (Wicked (en español)), born in Mexico City