Birthdays in Music on June 6

  • 1661 Giacomo Antonio Perti, composer
  • 1676 Georg Riedel, German composer
  • 1722 Adrien Trudo Sale, composer
  • 1735 Anton Schweitzer, composer
  • 1804 Petter Conrad Boman, composer
  • 1807 Adrien Francois Servais, composer
  • 1815 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer
  • 1819 William Howard Glover, composer
  • 1840 John Stainer, composer
  • 1869 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer/conductor
  • 1890 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Istvan Kardos, composer
  • 1893 Ludovic Feldman, composer
  • 1894 Sabin V Dragoi, composer
  • 1898 Ninette de Valois, [Edris Stannus], Engl, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • 1902 Avraham Daus, composer
  • 1902 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (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)
  • 1910 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, composer
  • 1915 Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
  • 1922 Ian Hamilton, composer
  • 1924 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Klaus Tennstedt, Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
  • 1929 Boguslaw Schaffer, composer
  • 1934 Philippe Entremont, French pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra)
  • 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)
  • 1939 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
  • 1939 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction)
  • 1940 Phillip Rhodes, composer
  • 1942 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1944 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Vienna Austria
  • 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