Birthdays in Music on June 6

  • 1661 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1756)
  • 1676 Georg Riedel, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1738)
  • 1735 Anton Schweitzer, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1787)
  • 1804 Petter Conrad Boman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • 1807 Adrien-François Servais, Belgian composer, born in Halle, Belgium (d. 1866)
  • 1815 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portuguese violinist, hornist and composer (Adoração ao Sol), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1860)
  • 1819 William Howard Glover, English composer, born in London, England (d. 1875)
  • 1840 John Stainer, English composer (The Crucifixion), born in Southwark, London (d. 1901)
  • 1869 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer and conductor, born in Tribschen, Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1930)
  • 1890 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1891 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1893 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 1987)
  • 1894 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, born in Seliște, Romania (d. 1968)
  • 1898 Ninette de Valois [Edris Stannus], British ballerina (Royal Ballet), born in Blessington, Ireland (d. 2001)
  • 1902 Avraham Daus, Israeli composer, born in Berlin (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, born in Fulton, Mississippi (d. 1947)

  • 1903 Aram Khachaturian, Soviet composer, (Gayane, Sabre Dance), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1905 John Gart, Russian orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show), born in Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Snap Your Fingers), born in Aldie, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (Fidelio), born in Merseburg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Boguslaw Schaffer, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1935 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1936 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1939 Gary U.S. Bonds [Gary Anderson], American blues singer and songwriter (New Orleans), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1939 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1940 Phillip Rhodes, American composer, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • 1942 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1944 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • 1949 Edgar Warren Williams, composer
  • 1949 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • 1951 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1952 Yukihiro Yakahashi, rocker (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • 1957 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer (Mama Used to Say), born in London, Endland
  • 1959 Jimmy Jam, American record producer
  • 1960 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • 1961 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1961 Tom Araya, Chilean American musician (bass guitarist and lead singer of American thrash metal band Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1961 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • 1964 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1965 David Whyte, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1966 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1966 Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • 1968 Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
  • 1969 Douglas Lee Mitchell, Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)
  • 1972 Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • 1974 Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer], American singer and rapper (Follow Me, Drift Away), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1975 Cheer Chen, Taiwanese singer and musician
  • 1976 aKido, Canadian musician
  • 1978 Carl Barât, English musician (The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things)
  • 1978 Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
  • 1987 Kyle Falconer, Scottish musician