Musicians Born on June 27

  • 1718 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1763)
  • 1745 Johann Nepomuk Went, Bohemian composer, born in Vinařice, Czech Republic (d. 1801)
  • 1789 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer, born in Weinstadt, Germany (d. 1860)
  • 1805 Stephen Elvey, British organist and choir master (New College, Oxford 1830 -60), and hymn composer, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, born in Besançon, France (d. 1883)
  • 1812 John Pike Hullah, English composer, born in Worcester (d. 1884)
  • 1819 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1821 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)
  • 1833 Władysław Zaremba, Ukrainian pianist and composer, born in Dunajowce, Ukraine (d. 1902)
  • 1850 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, born in Östergarn, Sweden (d. 1928)
  • 1859 Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician ("Happy Birthday To You"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1916)
  • 1862 May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer ("Hot Time in the Old Town"), born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1885 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, born in Bojná, Hungary (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor who settled Paris, France, born in Magyarkanizsa, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1908 Hans de Jong, musician and conductor (De Damrakkertjes) (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Karel Reiner, Czech pianist, composer, and Theresienstadt concentration camp survivor, born in Žatec, Bohemia (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Lester "Shad" Collins, American jazz trumpet player, composer and arranger (Chick Webb; Lester Young: Cab Calloway), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • 1911 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala, India (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, Norwegian composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Robert Normann, Norwegian jazz guitar pioneer, accordionist, and composer, born in Borge, Østfold, Norway (d. 1998)
  • 1922 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2018)
  • 1923 Elmo Hope, American bebop jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • 1925 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance For Me"; "His Latest Flame"; "Viva Las Vegas"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1927 Johnny "Big Moose" Walker, American electric and Chicago blues pianist, organist, and bass guitar player (Muddy Waters; Junior Wells; Elmore James), born in Stoneville, Mississippi (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, born in Postojna, Slovenia (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Ryszard Kwiatkowski, Polish composer (Polyphonic Music), born in Jaranów, Włocławek, Poland (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), born in Wayne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Hugh Wood, British composer, born in Parbold, Lancashire
  • 1932 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Tommy Cannon [Derbyshire], English comedian and singer ("Cannon and Ball"), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • 1939 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1942 Bruce Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer (The Beach Boys), songwriter ("I Write The Songs"), and record producer, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1942 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942 John Howard McGuire, American composer, born in Artesia, California
  • 1945 Joel Revzen, American opera conductor and pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Joey Covington [Michno], American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Daria Semegen, German-American electro-acoustic and classical composer, and educator, born in Bamberg, West Germany [1]
  • 1946 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder; Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • 1947 Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), born in California (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Bill Summers, American jazz, fusion, and Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist and conguero (Herbie Hancock's Headhunters; Sonny Rollins; Quincy Jones), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 Camile Baudoin, American guitarist (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1951 Gilson Lavis, British session and touring rock drummer (Squeeze; Jools Holland), born in Bedford, England
  • 1955 Sam Tshabalala, South African guitarist, and composer (The Malopoets; Sabeka), born in South Africa
  • 1958 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer and songwriter (The Gun Club), born in Montebello, California (d. 1996)
  • 1958 Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Geek the Girl), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • 1958 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1959 Khadja Nin, Burundian singer (Sambolera), born in Burundi
  • 1959 Lorrie Morgan, American country singer (Out of Your Shoes), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1962 Michael Ball, British pop and theatrical singer and actor, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
  • 1964 James Sanders, American classical, and jazz violinist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Michel Bénébig, New Caledonian jazz Hammond B3 organ, and accordion player, born in Nouméa City, New Calédonia
  • 1976 Leigh Nash, American pop singer and songwriter (Sixpence None The Richer -"Kiss Me"), born in New Braunfels, Texas
  • 1978 Lolly [Anna Shantha Kumble], British singer ("Viva la Radio"), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
  • 1979 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1979 John Warne, American Christian rock bassist (Relient K, 2004-13; Ace Troubleshooter, 1995-2005), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1981 Mikaben [Michael Benjamin], Haitian zouk and dancehall singer-songwriter, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 2022)
  • 1983 Alsou, Russian singer (Solo), born in Bugulma, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1983 Evan Taubenfeld, American pop-rock guitarist (Avril Lavigne), singer-songwriter, and producer (The Blacklist Club), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1985 Coby Linder, American pop-punk drummer (Say Anything), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1986 Drake Bell, American actor (Drake and Josh), musician ("Terrific"), and convict, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1990 Aselin Debison, Canadian pop, country, and Celtic singer ("Bigger Than Me"), born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  • 1997 H.E.R [Gabriella Wilson], American R&B singer (I Can't Breathe), born in Vallejo, California