On This Day

Birthdays in Music on June 3

  • 1657 Manuel de Egues, Spanish composer, born in San Martin del Rio, Spain (d. 1729)
  • 1660 Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Baptism date)
  • 1738 Johann Christoph Oley, German composer, born in Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt (baptism date) (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 Henning Mankell, Swedish 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, blues musician, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Metropolitan Opera, Bluebird of Happiness), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)

Person of interestJosephine Baker

1906 Josephine Baker, American dancer, Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) 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 saxophonist (Yakety Sax), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, born in Pittsburgh (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Françoise Arnoul, French actress and composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise), born in Constantine, France
  • 1935 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1939 David Frederick Stock, composer
  • 1939 Ian Hunter, English rock musician (Mott the Hoople), born in Oswestry, England
  • 1942 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • 1942 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1943 Mike Dennis, rocker (Dovells)
  • 1944 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia

  • 1947 Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
  • 1950 Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Deniece Williams [Chandler], American 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 Daniel "Dan" Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter (Sometimes When We Touch, Can't We Try), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Danny Wilde, rocker (Rembrandts)
  • 1964 Kerry King, American musician (Slayer)
  • 1964 Doro Pesch, German singer
  • 1965 Mike Gordon, American musician
  • 1965 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • 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 and song-writer
  • 1987 Lalaine, American actress and singer