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Geburtstage des 4. August

1901 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

1943 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)

1947 Klaus Schulze, German composer

1962 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England


1952 - Moya Brennan
Moya Brennan from Irish family band Clannad who had the 1982 UK No.5 single 'Harry's Game'. Clannad have recorded in six different languages, and scored eight UK top-10 albums. They are widely regarded as a band that have brought Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience.


Geburtstage des 5. August

1397 Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)

1946 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)

1975 Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)


Geburtstage des 6. August

1937 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)

1937 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)

1952 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands

1952 Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)


Geburtstage des 7. August

1942 B. J. Thomas, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme), born in Hugo, Oklahoma

1945 Kerry Chater, Canadian musician and songwriter (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl), born in British Columbia, Canada

1949 Carlo Novi, Mexican songwriter and saxophone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2010)

1958 Bruce Dickinson, English heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills), born in Worksop, United Kingdom


Geburtstage des 8. August

1942 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)

1944 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado

1944 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London

1950 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee

1955 Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)

1956 Chris Foreman [Chrissy Boy], English guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House), born in London

1961 The Edge, [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England

1961 Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

1972 Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)

1977 Robert Randolph, American pedal steel guitarist (Robert Randolph and the Family Band), born in Irvington, New Jersey


Geburtstage des 9. August

1944 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)

1946 Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)

1958 Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)

1963 Whitney Houston, American singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)


Geburtstage des 10. August

1947 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland

1961 Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)

1966 Hansi Kürsch, German singer


Geburtstage des 11. August

1926 Johnny Van Derrick, British jazz violinist (Pink Panther Theme), born in Ealing, England (d. 1995)

1919 Juni Hutton [Cowan], amerikanischer Popsänger (The Pied Pipers: Afterglow), geboren in Chicago, Illinois (gest. 1973)

1942 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann)

1943 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)

1943 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)

1949 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio

1950 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts

1954 David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

1957 Richie Ramone [Richard Reinhardt], American rock drummer (Ramones), born in Passaic, New Jersey


Geburtstage des 12. August

1945 Ron Mael, American songwriter, composer and record producer (Sparks), born in Culver City, California

1949 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland

1950 Kid Creole, [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York

1954 Pat Metheny, American jazz and fusion guitarist (As Wichita Falls, So Falls Whichita), born in Lee's Summit, Missouri

1961 Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)


Geburtstage des 13. August

1952 Hughie Thomasson, American musician and singer (Outlaws), born in Buchanan, Virginia (d. 2007)

1958 Feargal Sharkey, Irish rocker (The Undertones), born in Derry, Northern Ireland

1959 Mark Nevin, British rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales

1964 Ian Haugland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown), born in Storslett, Nordreisa, Norway


Geburtstage des 14. August

1941 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Guinnevere"), born in Los Angeles, California

1946 Larry Graham Jr., American bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas

1947 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band), born in Blackpool, United Kingdom

1953 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

1966 David Hallyday, French singer-songwriter and actor (He's My Girl), born in Boulougne, France

1974 Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai), born in Blantyre, United Kingdom


Geburtstage des 15. August

1925 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)

1942 Peter York, British rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Redcar, Yorkshire

1947 Geraldo "Jerry" Velez, American drummer and percussionist (Jimi Hendrix; Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in The Bronx, New York City

1948 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California

1950 Thomas "Tommy" Aldrich, American rock-metal drummer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Pearl, Mississippi

1956 Peter-John Vettese, British keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Scotland, United Kingdom

1961 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England


Geburtstage des 16. August

1945 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois

1945 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)

1945 Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy), (d. 2013)

1948 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)

1949 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes), born in Phoenix, Arizona

1951 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York

1953 James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)

1957 Tim Farriss, Australian rock guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt, born in Perth, Australia

1958 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

1972 Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts


Geburtstage des 17. August

1939 Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming), d. 1997

1946 Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)

1949 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts, d. 2017

1953 Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)

1954 Eric Johnson, American guitarist

1955 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)

1960 Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer

1977 Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer
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Geburtstage des 18. August

1750 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), born in Legnago, Republic of Venice (d. 1825)

1944 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)

1950 Dennis Elliott, English rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England

1957 Ron Strykert, Australian rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be), born in Korumburra, Victoria

1967 Blas Elias Gomez, American rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Kennedy, Texas

1969 Everlast, American musician, born in Valley Stream, New York


Geburtstage des 19. August

1939 [Peter] Ginger Baker, English drummer (Cream), born in London, England (d. 2019)

1943 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)

1945 Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer-songwriter (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor), born in London

1951 John Deacon, British pop-rock bassist (Queen), born in Leicester, England

1959 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker

1963 Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)

1967 Jason Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo
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Geburtstage des 20. August

1941 Dave Brock, British singer, musician and founder of Hawkwind, born in Isleworth, Middlesex, England

1942 Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 2008)

1946 Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Krefeld, Germany

1948 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin), born in West Bromwich, England

1949 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)

1952 John Hiatt, American singer and songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

1979 Jamie Cullum, English singer-songwriter, pianist and radio presenter, born in Rochford, England
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Geburtstage des 21. August

1938 Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter (The Gambler, Through the Years) and entrepreneur (Kenny Rogers Roasters), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)

1952 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash" (Rock the Casbah), born in Ankara, Turkey (d. 2002)

1952 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple), born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England

1954 Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California

1957 Budgie [Peter Edward Clarke], English rock drummer (Siouxsie and the Banshees; The Creatures), born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England

1957 Kim Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1971 Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy), born in Braintree, Essex, England
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