Musicians Born on June 25

  • 1709 Francesco Araja, Italian composer, born in Naples, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1770)
  • 1735 Benvenuto Robbio San Raffaele, Italian composer, born in Chieri, Turin, Italy (d. 1797)
  • 1796 Ferdinando Giorgetti, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1867)
  • 1860 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1956)
  • 1862 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1901)
  • 1878 Jean Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1959)
  • 1889 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1899 Arthur Tracy [Avrom Tracovutsky], Ukrainian-American radio personality, vocalist, and accordion player (The Street Singer), born in Kamenetz-Podolsky, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1997)
  • 1901 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer, founder of National Ballet of Canada, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Peter Wishart, English composer, born in Crowborough, England (d. 1984)
  • 1922 Johnny Smith, American cool jazz guitarist ("Moonlight In Vermont"; "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Clifton Chenier, American blues singer (Bayou Blues), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1925 Ziggy Talent, American saxophonist and novelty singer (Vaughn Monroe Orchestra - "Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long"), born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus; Windows), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1928 William Joseph Russo, American trombonist, jazz, classical and theater composer (Titans Symphony) and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Peter Blake, British visual artist (Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover), born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • 1935 Eddie Floyd, American singer and composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1935 Kurt Schwertsik, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1939 Harold Melvin, American soul and R&B singer (The Blue Notes - "If You Don't Know Me By Now"), born in Philadelphia (d. 1997)
  • 1940 Clint Warwick [Albert Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues, 1964-66 - "Go Now"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1940 Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson's Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1942 Joe Chambers, American jazz drummer, vibraphonist, and composer, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Carly Simon, American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Anticipation"; "You're So Vain"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Chris Huston, British-born recording engineer and guitarist, born in North Wales, England
  • 1944 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1945 Labi Siffre, British singer-songwriter and poet (It Must Be Love), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • 1946 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Ian McDonald, British rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson, 1968-69; Foreigner, 1976-80), born in Osterly, Middlesex, England (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1949 Michael Barbiero, American disco and heavy metal sound engineer, mixer, record producer, and studio owner, born in New York City
  • 1952 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1952 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1982)
  • 1952 Tim Finn, New Zealand rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Split Enz - "I Got You"; Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"), and theatre and film composer ("Puberty Blues"), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • 1954 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Ric Browde, American record producer (Ted Nugent; Poison; Joan Jett; W.A.S.P.), born in the USA
  • 1960 Zorica Kondža, Croatian pop singer (Stijene), born in Split, Yugoslavia

George MichaelGeorge Michael (1963-2016)

English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham! - "Careless Whisper"; "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"; solo - " I Want Your Sex"; "Faith"), born in London, England

  • 1964 John McCrea, American singer and musician (Cake), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1970 Roope Latvala, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1972 Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback), born in Hanna, Canada
  • 1974 Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira), born in Strongsville, Ohio
  • 1974 Mario Calire, American drummer (Wallflowers; Ozomatli), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1975 Chenoa [María Laura Corradini Falomir], Argentine-Spanish singer (Atrévete), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • 1978 Layla El, English dancer, model and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner, born in London
  • 1982 Rain [Jung Ji-hoon], Korean singer and actor (Full House), born in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • 1986 Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer, born in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan
  • 1989 Sam Ryder, English singer-songwriter ("Space Man" - Eurovision 2022), born in Maldon, England