Birthdays in Music on June 7

  • 1730 Georg von Pasterwiz, Austrian composer, born in Passau, Germany (d. 1803)
  • 1736 Karl Frieberth, Austrian composer, born in Wullersdorf, Austria (d. 1816)
  • 1833 Alexander Ritter, German composer, born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1896)
  • 1845 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, born in Veszprém, Hungary (d. 1930)
  • 1846 Władysław Górski, Polish violinist, composer and teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland(d. 1915)
  • 1867 Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1944)
  • 1873 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), born in Kensington, London (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Theodor Streicher, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1940)
  • 1885 Percy Brier, Australian composer, born in North Pine, Queensland (d. 1970)
  • 1891 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
  • 1897 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Franz Reizenstein, German-British composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1911 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, born in Augustine, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Groenrivier, Malmesbury (d. 2011)

  • 1924 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Dick Williams, American singer and choral director (Andy Williams Show), born in Wall Lake, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Charles Louis Strouse, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Henry Weinberg, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932 Tina Brooks, American blues and funk saxophonist (True Blue), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1974)
  • 1934 Philippe Entremont, French pianist and conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra), born in Reims, France
  • 1934 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)
  • 1937 Neeme Järvi, Estonian-American conductor, born in Tallinn, Estonia

Person of interestTom Jones

1940 Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1941 Jaime Laredo, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959), born in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 1944 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • 1949 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1953 Johnny Clegg, South African musician "The White Zulu", born in Bacup, Lancashire
  • 1955 Joey Scarbury, American singer (Greatest American Hero), born in Ontario, California
  • 1957 Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician

Person of interestPrince (Rogers Nelson)

1958 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • 1961 Dave Catching, American musician
  • 1962 Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • 1962 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • 1963 Roberto Alagna, French tenor
  • 1963 Gordon Gano, American musician (Violent Femmes), born in Connecticut
  • 1976 Necro [Ron Braunstein], Jewish American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1978 Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T)
  • 1985 Charlie Simpson, British pop singer