Birthdays in Music 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 Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer
  • 1837 Ernest Guiraud, composer
  • 1852 Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer
  • 1855 Maude Valerie White, composer
  • 1877 Blair Fairchild, composer
  • 1877 Hermann Stephani, composer
  • 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, gospel singer/evangelist folk artist
  • 1910 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Exmouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1920 Paul Des Marais, composer

  • 1922 Francis Thorne, American composer (Burlesque Overture), born in Bay Shore, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1925 Amada Galvez Santos Ocampo, composer
  • 1926 Lars Johan Werle, composer
  • 1929 Henri Pousseur, Malmö dy Belgium, composer (Homo Habitis)

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

1929 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1940 Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • 1940 Stuart Sutcliffe, rocker (Beatles), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1940 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1941 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
  • 1943 James Levine, American conductor, (director of the Metropolitan Opera), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1944 Rosetta Hightower, American singer (Don't Hang Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • 1948 Myles Goodwyn, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948 Nigel Osborne, composer
  • 1955 Glenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits, Samhain, Danzig), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1956 Randy Jackson, American bassist, singer, and record producer, 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 musician (Crucifucks and Sonic Youth)
  • 1964 Joey Allen, Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1965 Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
  • 1966 Chico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge)
  • 1970 Yann Tiersen, French musician
  • 1973 Marie N, Latvian singer
  • 1976 Joe Becker, American musician
  • 1977 Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter
  • 1978 Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)
  • 1978 Memphis Bleek, American rapper

Person of interestDuffy

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

Singer Duffy
Singer
Duffy
  • 1988 Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model