August Musical Birthdays

July 30, 2008


Linda Ronstadt, Kermit D. Frog and The Muppet Chorus perform “When I Grow Too Old To Dream” composed by Oscar Hammerstein and Sigmund Romberg.

August 01, 1931 Ramblin’ Jack Ellott
August 01, 1943 Jerome “Jerry” John Garcia (Grateful Dead)
August 01, 1950 Jim Carroll
August 01, 1953 Robert Cray
August 01, 1959 Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
August 01, 1960 Chuck D. (Public Enemy)
August 01, 1963 Artis Leon Ivey Jr. AKA Coolio
August 01, 1964 Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
August 02, 1937 Garth Hudson (The Band)
August 02, 1939 Edward Roy Patten (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
August 02, 1941 Homer Banks
August 02, 1941 Doris Kenner (Shirelles)
August 02, 1951 Andrew Gold
August 02, 1961 Patricia Kotero AKA Appolonia
August 03, 1918 Eddie Jefferson
August 03, 1926 Tony Bennett
August 03, 1941 Beverly Lee (The Shirelles)
August 03, 1946 Syreeta Wright
August 03, 1949 B.B. Dickerson (War)
August 03, 1951 John Graham (Earth Wind & Fire)
August 03, 1958 Robert Buck (1000 Maniacs)
August 03, 1963 James Hetfield (Metallica)
August 04, 1901 Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong
August 04, 1936 Elsberry Hobbs (Drifters)
August 04, 1939 Frankie Ford (Frank Guzzo)
August 04, 1940 Timi Yuro
August 04, 1943 David Carr (Fortunes)
August 04, 1962 Paul Reynolds (A Flock of Seagulls)
August 04, 1981 Marques Houston (Immature/IMx)
August 04, 1992 Tiffany Evans
August 05, 1930 Damita Jo DeBlanc
August 05, 1942 Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five)
August 05, 1946 Jimmy Webb
August 05, 1947 Gregory Leskiw (Guess Who)
August 05, 1947 Rick Derringer (Richard Zehringer) (McCoys)
August 06, 1911 Lucille Ball (sang in musical “Mame”)
August 06, 1930 Anna Marie Wooldridge (aka Abbey Lincoln)
August 06, 1950 Dorian Harewood (yes I know he is an actor but he sang flawlessly in the movie classic “Sparkle”)
August 06, 1952 Pat McDonald (Timbuk 3)
August 06, 1958 Randy DeBarge (DeBarge)
August 07, 1936 Charles Pope (Tams)
August 07, 1942 B.J. Thomas
August 07, 1958 Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
August 07, 1960 Jacqui O’Sullivan (Banarama)
August 08, 1907 Benny Carter
August 08, 1933 Joe Tex
August 08, 1938 Don Jacobucci (Regents)
August 08, 1942 Jay David (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
August 08, 1950 Andy Fairweather-Low (Amen Corner)
August 08, 1956 David Grant (Linx)
August 08, 1961 The Edge (David Evans) (U2)
August 08, 1961 Rikki Rockett (Poison)
August 09, 1939 Billy Henderson (Spinners)
August 09, 1941 Willie Henderson
August 09, 1947 Barbara Mason
August 09, 1955 Benjamin Orr (Cars)
August 09, 1959 Kurtis Blow
August 09, 1963 Whitney Houston
August 10, 1928 Eddie Fisher
August 10, 1928 Jimmy Dean
August 10, 1939 Sal Cuomo (Regents)
August 10, 1940 Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Bros.)
August 10, 1943 Ronnie Spector (Veronica Bennett)
August 10, 1945 Lary Larden (Every Mother’s Son)
August 10, 1947 Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
August 10, 1948 Patti Austin
August 10, 1961 Jon Fariss (INXS)
August 10, 1968 Michael Bivins (New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe)
August 11, 1925 Michael Delaney Dowd Jr. AKA Mike Douglas (Big Band Singer & entertainer)
August 11, 1942 Guy Villari (Regents)
August 11, 1942 Michael Huggs (Manfred Mann)
August 11, 1943 Michael James Kale (Guess Who)
August 11, 1943 Kenneth Gamble
August 11, 1943 Denis Payton (Dave Clark Five)
August 11, 1947 Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
August 11, 1949 Eric Carmen (Raspberries)
August 11, 1950 Eric Braunn (Iron Butterfly)
August 11, 1954 Joe Jackson
August 11, 1957 Richie Ramone (Richie Beau) (Ramones)
August 11, 1968 Charlie Sexton
August 12, 1926 Joe Jones
August 12, 1929 Buck Owens
August 12, 1930 Percy Mayfield
August 12, 1948 Tony Santini (Sha Na Na)
August 12, 1949 Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
August 12, 1950 Thomas August Darnell Browder AKA Kid Creole
August 12, 1954 Patrick (Pat) Bruce Metheny
August 12, 1959 Suzanne Vega
August 13, 1921 Jimmy McCracklin
August 13, 1930 Donald Tai Loy Ho AKA Don Ho
August 13, 1948 Kathleen Battle (lyric soprano)
August 13, 1951 Dan Fogelberg
August 14, 1940 Dash Croft (Seals and Crofts)
August 14, 1941 David Crosby (Byrds/CSN)
August 14, 1946 Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone/Graham Central Station)
August 14, 1956 Sharon Bryant (Atlantic Starr)
August 15, 1923 Rose Marie Mazetta AKA Baby Rose Marie
August 15, 1933 Bill Pinckney (The Drifters)
August 15, 1933 Bobby Helms
August 15, 1934 Bobby Byrd
August 15, 1946 Jimmy Layne Webb (Songwriter)
August 15, 1950 Tom Aldrich (Black Oak Arkansas)
August 15, 1951 Bobby Caldwell
August 16, 1942 Barbara George
August 16, 1945 Gary Liozzo (American Breed)
August 16, 1946 Gordon Fleet (Easybeats)
August 16, 1946 Lesley Ann Warren
August 16, 1948 Barry Hay (Golden Earring)
August 16, 1953 James “J.T.” Taylor (Kool & The Gang)
August 16, 1957 Tim Farriss (INXS)
August 16, 1958 Madonna Louise Ciccone
August 16, 1931*Eydie Gormezano AKA Eydie Gorme
August 17, 1920 Georgia Gibbs
August 17, 1939 Ed Saunders (Fugs)
August 17, 1942 Tommy West (Cashman & West)
August 17, 1947 Gary Talley (Box Tops)
August 17, 1949 Sib Hashian (Boston)
August 17, 1953 Kevin Rowland (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)
August 17, 1955 Colin Moulding (XTC)
August 17, 1958 Belinda Carlisle (Go-Go’s)
August 17, 1966 Maysa Leak (Incognito)
August 17, 1969 Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids on the Block)
August 18, 1928 Earlington Carl Tilghman AKA Sonny Til (Orioles)
August 18, 1939 Johnny Preston
August 18, 1939 Maxine Ella Brown
August 18, 1943 Edwin Hawkins
August 18, 1944 Carl Wayne (The Move)
August 18, 1945 Barbara Harris (Toys)
August 18, 1945 Sara Dash (Patti LaBelle & The Bluebells/LaBelle)
August 18, 1950 Dennis Elliott (Foreigner)
August 18, 1957 Ron Strykert (Men at Work)
August 19, 1939 Peter “Ginger” Baker (Cream/Blind Faith)
August 19, 1940 Roger Cook AKA Jonathan (David & Jonathan)
August 19, 1940 Johnny Nash
August 19, 1943 William Ashton AKA Billy J. Kramer (Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas)
August 19, 1945 Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
August 19, 1948 Elliott Lurie (Looking Glass)
August 19, 1951 John Deacon (Queen)
August 20, 1924 Jim Reeves
August 20, 1940 John Lantree (Honeycombs)
August 20, 1942 Isaac Hayes
August 20, 1947 Jim Pankow (Chicago)
August 20, 1947 Davis Lasley
August 20, 1948 Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
August 20, 1951 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
August 20, 1952 John Hiatt
August 20, 1952 Doug Fieger (The Knack)
August 21, 1904 Count Basie
August 21, 1941 Tom Coster (Santana)
August 21, 1944 Jackie DeShannon
August 21, 1952 Joe Strummer (John Mellors) (Clash)
August 21, 1957 Kim Sledge (Sister Sledge)
August 22, 1917 John Lee Hooker
August 22, 1939 Fred Milano (Belmonts)
August 22, 1942 Joseph Chambers (Chambers Brothers)
August 22, 1947 Donna Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
August 22, 1958 Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
August 22, 1958 Ian Mitchell (Bay City Rollers)
August 22, 1961 Roland Orzabal (Tears for Fears)
August 22, 1963 James DeBarge (DeBarge)
August 22, 1963 Tori Amos
August 23, 1913 Bob Crosby (Dixieland bandleader & vocalist)
August 23, 1936 Rudy Lewis (Drifters)
August 23, 1942 Anthony Micale (Reflections)
August 23, 1942 David (Roger Greenway) (David & Jonathan)
August 23, 1947 Keith Moon (The Who)
August 23, 1949 Rick Springfield
August 23, 1951 Mark Hudson (Hudson Brothers)
August 23, 1960 Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
August 23, 1961 Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
August 24, 1929 William Winfield (Harptones)
August 24, 1938 David Freiberg (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
August 24, 1938 Mason Williams
August 24, 1939 Ernie Wright (Little Anthony and the Imperials)
August 24, 1941 Kenny Rogers
August 24, 1943 John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
August 24, 1944 James Brady (Sandpipers)
August 24, 1944 Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
August 24, 1945 Malcolm Duncan (Average White Band)
August 24, 1945 Randy Silverman (Vito & The Salutations)
August 24, 1945 Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
August 24, 1957 Jeffrey Daniel (Shalamar)
August 25, 1918 ‘Leonard Bernstein (conductor, composer)
August 25, 1933 Wayne Shorter
August 25, 1942 Walter Williams (O’Jays)
August 25, 1949 Gene Simmons (Kiss)
August 25, 1950 Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille)
August 25, 1951 Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
August 25, 1954 Declan MacManus AKA Elvis Costello
August 25, 1961 Billy Ray Cyrus
August 25, 1962 Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard)
August 26, 1941 Chris Curtis (Searchers)
August 26, 1946 Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson)
August 26, 1949 Bob Cowsill (Cowsills)
August 26, 1952 Billy Rush (Asbury Jukes)
August 26, 1969 Branford Marsalis
August 27, 1909 Lester “Prez” Young
August 27, 1942 Daryl Dragon (The Captain & Tennille)
August 27, 1944 Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge/Cactus)
August 27, 1944 Cuba Gooding (Main Ingredient)
August 27, 1949 Jeff Cook (Alabama)
August 27, 1953 Alex Lifeson (Rush)
August 27, 1956 Glenn Matlock (Sex Pistols)
August 27, 1961 Yolanda Yvette Adams
August 28, 1928 Kenneth “Kenny” Sidney Drew (Jazz pianist)
August 28, 1931 John Perkins (Crewcuts)
August 28, 1943 David Soul
August 28, 1943 Honey Lantree (Honeycombs)
August 28, 1948 Daniel Seraphine (Chicago)
August 28, 1951 Wayne Osmond (Osmonds)
August 28, 1961 Kim Appleby (Mel & Kim)
August 29, 1920 Charlie Parker
August 29, 1924 Ruth Lee Jones AKA Dinah Washington
August 29, 1924 Dinah Washington
August 29, 1934 Versle Eugene “Gene” Allison
August 29, 1942 Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground)
August 29, 1943 Dick Halligan (Blood Sweat & Tears)
August 29, 1953 Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
August 29, 1958 Michael Jackson
August 29, 1968 Michelle Lynn Johnson AKA Meshell Ndegeocello
August 29, 1969 Me’Shell NdegeOcello
August 30, 1924 McKinley Howard “Kenny” Dorhan
August 30, 1935 John Phillips (Mamas and Papas)
August 30, 1941 John McNally (Searchers)
August 31, 1903 Arthur Godfrey
August 31, 1918 Alan Jay Lerner (lyricist, librettist)
August 31, 1937 Bobby Parker
August 31, 1939 Jerry Allison (Crickets)
August 31, 1945 Van Morrison
August 31, 1957 Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)
August 31, 1957 Gina Schock (Go-Go’s)
August 31, 1970 Deborah “Debbie” Gibson

Thanks for visiting.

Sources:
(1) http://pages.prodigy.net/cousinsteve/rock/birthday/
(2) http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Birthdays.html
(3) http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/musicbirthdays.html
(4) http://thecelebritycafe.com/birthdays/
(5) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(*) Some sources say 1932 instead of 1931

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