Birthdays in Music on August 1

  • 1659 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer and organist and singer, born in Ostend (d. 1723)
  • 1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
  • 1686 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1755 Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
  • 1766 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
  • 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, composer
  • 1840 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
  • 1847 Guido Papini, violinist/composer
  • 1848 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
  • 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, composer
  • 1888 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Morris Stoloff, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1899 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Miloslav Kabelac, composer
  • 1910 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
  • 1913 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Yoshinao Nakada, composer
  • 1926 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1930 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
  • 1930 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1931 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Sean O Riada, composer
  • 1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1942 Jerry Garcia, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1943 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1947 Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
  • 1947 Ricky Coonce, rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Primous, III Fountain, composer
  • 1951 Robin Heifetz, composer
  • 1953 Robert Cray, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1958 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (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
  • 1960 Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)

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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, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1964 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • 1968 Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
  • 1972 Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • 1974 Chris Shinn, American singer-songwriter (Live, Unified Theory), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1977 Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
  • 1978 Dhani Harrison, British musician (brainwashed), born in Windsor, Berkshire
  • 1981 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California