Birthdays in Music on June 26

  • 1582 Johannes Schultz, German composer, born in Lüneburg, Germany (d. 1653)
  • 1747 Leopold Koželuch, Czech composer, born in Velvary, Czech Republic (d. 1818)
  • 1749 Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1820)
  • 1823 Frederick Bowen Jewson, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1891)
  • 1824 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1875 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • 1878 Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1891 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, born in Solingen, Dusseldorf, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1893 Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), born in Scott, Mississippi (d. 1958)
  • 1894 Bill Wirges, American orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1901 William Busch, British composer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • 1902 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, born in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2010)
  • 1909 Colonel Tom Parker [Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk], Dutch-born talent manager (Elvis Presley), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor (Stuttgart Opera), born in Annemasse, France (d. 1974)
  • 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, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Luís Filipe Pires, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Dave Grusin, American composer and pianist, born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 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, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • 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 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • 1945 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Rindy Ross, American rock vocalist and saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1951 Tony Currenti, Italian-Australian drummer (AC/DC), born in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Italy
  • 1953 Ralph Ezell, American singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Union, Mississippi
  • 1953 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The 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, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1961 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Take My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer and composer (The Sundays)
  • 1969 Colin Greenwood, English musician (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • 1970 Irv Gotti [Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.], American record producer, born in Queens, New York
  • 1972 Garou [Pierre Garand], Canadian singer (La Rivière de notre enfance), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973 Gretchen Wilson, American country music singer (Redneck Woman), born in Pocahontas, Illinois
  • 1973 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor and band leader (Cochise), born in Szczecinek, Poland
  • 1973 Amen [Jussi Antero Sydänmaa], Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1974 Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974 Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer (The 4 Cats), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1978 Alex Dana, French singer (L5's singer), born in Marseille, France
  • 1979 Nathan Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1980 Sinik [Thomas Idir], French singer and rapper (Six o Nine (6-0-9)), born in Paris
  • 1986 Casey Desmond, American pop singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestAriana Grande

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