Birthdays in Music on June 30

  • 1669 Mauritius Vogt, composer, born in K√∂nigshofen, Bavaria (d. 1730)
  • 1685 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera) (d. 1732)
  • 1722 Jiri Antonin Benda, composer
  • 1723 Christian Ernst Graf, composer
  • 1743 Niels Schiorring, composer
  • 1818 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1846 Ricardo Drigo, composer
  • 1892 Laszlo Lajtha, composer
  • 1896 Wilfred Pelletier, conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1908 Lucino Tinio Sacramento, composer
  • 1912 [J] Tibor de Machula, Hungarian/Dutch cellist
  • 1914 Natko Devcic, composer
  • 1917 Lena Horne, American actress, singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918 Stuart Foster, Binghamton NY, singer (Galen Drake Show)
  • 1921 Gordon Reynolds, musician
  • 1925 Will Gay Bottje, composer

  • 1929 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher
  • 1930 June Valli, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1930 Nikolai Karetnikov, composer
  • 1931 James Loughran, British conductor
  • 1932 Martin Mailman, composer
  • 1936 Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
  • 1936 Pauls Dambis, composer
  • 1938 Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi)
  • 1938 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1939 Lindembergue Cardoso, composer
  • 1940 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Larry Hall, rocker (Tape Heads)
  • 1941 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African Amerian woman to direct on Broadway, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Mike Leander Farr, record producer
  • 1943 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1946 Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • 1947 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • 1949 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • 1949 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1951 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper/singer (We Love Orange)
  • 1951 Stanley Clarke, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Hal Lindes, Monterey CA, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • 1954 Bryn B Burrows, rock drummer (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1956 [Philip] Adrian Wright, British composer and keyboard player (Human League-Only Human), born in Wakefield, England
  • 1956 Ronald Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
  • 1958 Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
  • 1960 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)
  • 1962 Julianne Regan, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
  • 1963 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist
  • 1968 Philip Anselmo, American musician
  • 1979 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
  • 1982 Dan Jacobs, American guitarist (Atreyu)
  • 1982 Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • 1983 Brendon James, British drummer (Thirteen Senses)
  • 1983 Patrick Wolf, British musician
  • 1983 Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1984 Fantasia Barrino, American singer
  • 1985 Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist