Birthdays in Music on August 1

  • 1659 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer and organist and singer, born in Ostend (d. 1723)
  • 1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1748)
  • 1686 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1739)
  • 1755 Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Brescia, Italy (d. 1818)
  • 1766 Ignaz Anton Franz Xaver Ladurner, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Aldino, Italy (d. 1839)
  • 1779 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star-Spangled Banner", born in Carroll County, Maryland (d. 1843)
  • 1824 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, English composer, born in Deal, Kent, England (d. 1857)
  • 1840 Aldine Silliman Kieffer, American composer, born in Miami, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • 1847 Guido Papini, Italian violinist and composer, born in Camaiore, Italy (d. 1912)
  • 1848 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor, born in Zásmuky, Austrian Empire (d. 1912)
  • 1858 Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • 1871 Oskar Fried, German-Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • 1881 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, born in Vilnius Region (d. 1961)
  • 1882 Vaclav Klicka, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1953)
  • 1888 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Morris Stoloff, American violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1899 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Miloslav Kabeláč, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Walter Scharf, American film composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Kenneth Loveless, priest folk musician (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1914 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Maria Cole [née Hawkins], American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Yoshinao Nakada, Japanese composer, born in Shibuya, Tokyo (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1930 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1931 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Seán Ó Riada [John Reidy], Irish composer (Mise Éire), born in Cork City (d. 1971)
  • 1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)
  • 1942 Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1942 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • 1943 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1947 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1947 Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1951 Robin Heifetz, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Robert Cray, American blues singer and songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1958 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • 1959 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician (Ground Zero), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1960 Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York

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1963 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], American rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen Pennsylvania

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  • 1964 Nick Christian Sayer, British rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1964 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • 1972 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters), born in Sweden
  • 1974 Chris Shinn, American singer and songwriter (Live, Unified Theory), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1977 Damien Saez, French singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
  • 1978 Dhani Harrison, British musician (brainwashed), born in Windsor, Berkshire
  • 1981 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California