Birthdays in Music on June 26

  • 1582 Johannes Schultz, composer
  • 1747 Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer
  • 1749 Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
  • 1823 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer
  • 1824 Moritz Furstenau, composer
  • 1874 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer
  • 1875 Camille Zeckwer, composer
  • 1878 Albert Siklos, composer
  • 1891 Heinrich Lemacher, composer
  • 1893 "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
  • 1894 Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1901 William Busch, composer
  • 1902 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • 1902 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
  • 1909 Colonel Tom Parker [Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk], Dutch-born talent manager (Elvis Presley), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Richard Maltby, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • 1914 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • 1922 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra)
  • 1930 Willem G Statius Muller, Netherlands Antilles, conductor/pianist/composer
  • 1931 Lucien Goethals, composer
  • 1933 Claudio Abbado, composer/conductor (London Symph-1982), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1934 Luis Felipe Pires, composer
  • 1940 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
  • 1943 Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1943 John Allen Strang, composer
  • 1945 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Rindy Ross, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1953 Ralph Ezell, Union Miss, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • 1953 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Mick Jones, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England

Person of interestChris Isaak

1956 Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
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  • 1957 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist
  • 1961 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Take My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer/composer (The Sundays)
  • 1970 Irv Gotti, American record producer
  • 1972 Garou, Canadian singer
  • 1973 Gretchen Wilson, American singer
  • 1973 Jussi Sydänmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • 1974 Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
  • 1974 Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
  • 1978 Alexandra, French singer, L5's singer
  • 1979 Nathan Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1980 Sinik, French singer and rapper
  • 1986 Casey Desmond, American singer

Person of interestAriana Grande

1993 Ariana Grande, American singer (Problem, The Way), born in Boca Raton, Florida