Musicians Born on June 24

  • 1746 Jean-Baptiste Rochefort, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • 1747 Johann Melchior Dreyer, German composer, born in Röttingen, Württemberg (d. 1824)
  • 1762 Johann Paul Wessely, Czech composer, born in Frauenberg, Germany (d. 1810)
  • 1803 George James Webb, English-American composer, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (d. 1887)
  • 1840 Louis Brassin, Belgian composer and pianist, born in Aix-la-Chapelle (d. 1884)
  • 1847 Gaston Salvayre, French composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1916)
  • 1873 Thomas Carl Whitmer, American composer, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1879 Agrippina J. Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer, and pedagogue (Fundamentals of the Classical Dance), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1901 Harry Partch, American composer (Revelations in the Courthouse Park; Delusion Of The Fury), born in Oakland, California (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), born in Linton, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Pierre Fournier, French cellist, and teacher (Paris Conservatoire, 1937-49), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)
  • 1907 José de Lima Siqueira, Brazilian conductor, and composer, born in Conceição, State of Paraíba, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer, born in Champakulam, Kuttanad (now Kerala), British India (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Hugo Distler, German organist, choral conductor and composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1942)
  • 1909 Milton Katims, American conductor/violist (WOR-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, born in Ranfurly, South Island (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Max van Praag, Dutch singer
  • 1916 Ruth Shaw Wylie, American composer (Spring Madness; Psychogram; Nova), and educator (Wayne State University, 1949-69), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), born in Berlin, Gemany (d. 2013) [1]
  • 1922 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Oedipus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Tata Giacobetti, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1933 Rosalie Sorrels, American traditional folk singer-songwriter ("Up Is A Nice Place To Be"; "Nevada Moon"), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Jiří Teml, Czech composer (People and Sources Symphony), born in Vimperk, Czechoslovakia
  • 1935 Terry Riley, American minimalist composer (In C; A Rainbow In Curved Air), born in Colfax, California
  • 1938 Lowell Cross, American electronic music composer, instrument maker and laser light show inventor, born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1942 Arthur Brown, British rock singer and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire"), born in Whitby, Yorkshire
  • 1942 Michele Lee, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Knots Landing - "Karen; Seesaw; The Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Charlie Whitney, British rock guitarist (Family), born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
  • 1944 Chris Wood, British rock saxophone and flute player (Traffic; Ginger Baker's Air Force; Jimi Hendrix), born in Quinton, Birmingham, England (d. 1983)
  • 1944 Jeff Beck, British rock guitarist (Yardbirds, 1965-66; Jeff Beck Group, 1967-72), born in Wallington, Surrey, England
  • 1945 Colin Blunstone, British rock singer-songwriter (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1947 Marianne Delgorge, Dutch singer and actress (Ice Cream Soda), born in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands

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1947 British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

  • 1947 Mike de Albuquerque, British progressive rock bass player (ELO, 1972-74) and guitarist (Sundance), born in Wimbledon, London, England
  • 1948 Patrick Moraz, Swiss progressive rock keyboard player (Yes, 1974-77; The Moody Blues, 1978-91), born in Morges, Switzerland
  • 1949 John Illsley, British rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • 1950 Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Jamaican rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1957 Astro [Terence Wilson], British reggae-rock vocalist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2021)
  • 1959 Andy McClusky, British electronic singer-songwriter, and bassist (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark - "Maid Of Orleans"; "(Forever) Live and Die"), born in Heswall, Wirral, England
  • 1961 Curt Smith, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"; "Shout"), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 1967 Jeff Cease, American rock guitarist (Black Crowes, 1989-91 - "Hard To Handle"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1967 [Zven] Richard Kruspe, German heavy metal guitarist (Rammstein), and vocalist (Emigrate), born in Wittenberge, East Germany
  • 1969 Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian pop and operatic soprano singer, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1970 Glenn Medeiros, American pop singer ("Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"; "She Ain't Worth It"), born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • 1978 Ariel Pink [Rosenberg], American hypnagogic pop and chillwave musician and songwriter ("Before Today"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, Finnish symphonic metal guitarist (Nightwish; Brother Firetribe), born in Kitee, Finland
  • 1986 Solange Knowles, American Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter ("Cranes In The Sky"'; "I Decided"), and dancer, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1988 Nichkhun [Horvejkul], Thai American singer-songwriter (2PM), born in Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • 1992 6lack [Ricardo Valentine Jr.], American rapper (Prblms), born in Baltimore, Maryland