On This Day

Musicians Born on June 3

  • 1657 Manuel de Egues, Spanish composer, born in San Martin del Rio, Spain (d. 1729)
  • 1660 Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, baptized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. c. 1712)
  • 1738 Johann Christoph Oley, German composer, baptized in Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt (d. 1789)
  • 1746 James Hook, English composer, born in Norwich (d. 1827)
  • 1750 Frédéric Thiéme, French composer, born in Reims, France (d. 1802)
  • 1773 Michael Gottard Fischer, German composer and organist, born in Alach (d. 1829)
  • 1801 František Jan Škroup, Czech composer (Kde domov můj? - Czech national anthem), born in Osice, Czech Republic (d. 1862)
  • 1819 Thomas Ball, American sculptor, painter and musician, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1828 Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1891)
  • 1829 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, French organist and composer, born in Montpelier, France (d. 1884)
  • 1832 Alexander Charles Lecocq, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1918)
  • 1841 Eduardo Caudella, Romanian composer, born in Iași, Moldavia (d. 1924)
  • 1844 Emile Paladilhe, French composer, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1926)
  • 1868 (Ivar) Henning Mankell, Swedish pianist and composer, born in Härnösand, Sweden (d. 1930)
  • 1887 Emil Axman, Czech composer, born in Rataje (d. 1949)
  • 1888 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)

  • 1893 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Samokov, Bulgaria (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Memphis Minnie [Lizzie Douglas], American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Bumble Bee"; "Me and My Chauffeur Blues"), born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "Bluebird of Happiness"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)

Person of interestJosephine Baker

1906 Josephine Baker, American-French song and dance revue artist (Folies-Bergere), actress, and civil rights activist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • 1907 Antonio Emmanvilovich Spadavecchia, Russian composer, born in Odessa (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Ivan Patachich, composer
  • 1924 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), born in Ruleville, Mississippi (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Carlos Veerhoff, composer
  • 1926 Janez Maticic, composer
  • 1927 (Homer) "Boots" Randolph, American session saxophonist ("Yakety Sax"), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor") , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Françoise Arnoul, French actress and composer (French Cancan; Jacko & Lise), born in Constantine, France
  • 1935 Ted Curson, American jazz tumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Eddie Willis, American guitar and sitar player (The Funk Brothers), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Ian Hunter, English rock singer (Mott the Hoople - "All The Young Dudes"; "Roll Away The Stone"), born in Oswestry, England
  • 1939 David Stock, American composer (Rosewood Reflections), and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, 1976-99), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Anita Harris, British actress (Follow that Camel), and singer ("Just Loving You"), born in Somerset, England
  • 1942 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician ("Freddie's Dead"; "Superfly"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1943 Mike Dennis [Freda], American pop-rock vocalist (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"; "You Can't Sit Down"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (The Byrds, 1964-67 - "Turn! Turn! Turn!"; Flying Burrito Brothers, 1969-71; Firefall, 1974-80), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993)

  • 1946 Eddie Holman, American singer ("Hey There Lonely Girl"; "You Make My Life Complete"), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1947 Mickey Finn, British rock percussionist (T. Rex), born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Stephen Ruppenthal, American trumpet player and composer (Kakao-Poetic Lippudenies of the Ungumptious), born
  • 1950 Suzi Quatro, American pop singer (Stumblin'), and actress (Happy Days - "Leather Tuscadero"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Deniece Williams [Chandler], American pop singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1952 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "That Smell"; "Freebird"), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1954 Dan Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter ("Sometimes When We Touch"; "Can't We Try"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Danny Wilde [Thomas], American rock singer-songwriter (The Rembrandts - "I’ll Be There For You"), born in Houlton, Maine
  • 1964 Kerry King, American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Dorothee "Doro" Pesch, German heavy metal singer and songwriter (Warlock), known as the 'Metal Queen', born in Düsseldorf, West German
  • 1965 Mike Gordon, American rock bassist, banjo player (Phish), and filmmaker, born in Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • 1966 Bill Janovitz, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist (Buffalo Tom), music writer, and real estate agent, born in Queens, New York City
  • 1968 Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
  • 1969 Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
  • 1970 Esther Hart, Dutch singer
  • 1970 Julie Masse, French Canadian singer
  • 1970 Peter Tägtgren, Swedish musician (Hypocrisy) and producer

Person of interestKelly Jones

1974 Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics), born in Cwmaman, Wales

Singer Kelly Jones
Singer
Kelly Jones
  • 1976 Yuri Ruley, American drummer
  • 1978 Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1987 Lalaine [Vergara-Paras], American stage and screen actress and singer (Les Misérables; Lizzie McGuire), born in Burbank, California
  • 2000 beabadoobee [Beatrice Laus], Filipino-British singer-songwriter (Fake It Flowers), born in Iloilo City, Philippines