Musicians Born 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, Academy Award-winning composer, music director (Columbia Pictures, 1938-62), and orchestra leader (Moonglow/Theme from Picnic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1899 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Nathan Perelman, Soviet Russian pianist and pedagogue, born in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 2002)
  • 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, British priest, concertina player, and folk dancer, born in England (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 [Adnopoz], American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Seán Ó Riada [John Reidy], Irish composer (Mise Éire), traditional music revivalist, and bandleader (Ceoltóirí Chualann), born in Cork City, Ireland (d. 1971)
  • 1934 Hermann Baumann, German classical horn player, composer and teacher, born in Hamburg
  • 1938 Paddy Moloney, Irish uilleann pipe and tin whistle player, composer, and producer (The Chieftains), born in Donnycarney, Dublin (d. 2021)
  • 1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)
  • 1942 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec (d. 2020)

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia (1942-1995)

American rock and bluegrass guitarist, singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"; "Ripple"; "Brokedown Palace"), and painter, born in San Francisco, California

  • 1943 Denny Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues; Leon Russell), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London, England
  • 1946 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock bassist, and singer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bad Company, 1973-82), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes - "I'll Talk To You Later"), 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
  • 1951 Tim Bachman, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Brave Belt; Bachman–Turner Overdrive), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1951 Tommy Bolin, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Deep Purple), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1976)
  • 1953 Robert Cray, American Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, and singer ("Smoking Gun"; "The Forecast Calls for Pain"), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1955 Pierre Robert, American rock and roll radio DJ (same station in Philadelphia since 1981), and Deadhead, born in Truckee, California
  • 1958 Michael Penn, American singer-songwriter ("No Myth"), film score composer, and record producer, born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • 1958 Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs - "Hey Jack Kerouac"; "These Are Days"), 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], American rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York

CoolioCoolio (1963-2022)

American Grammy Award-winning singer-rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania

  • 1964 Adam Duritz, American rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones"; "Accidentally in Love"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964 Nick Christian Sayer, British rock guitarist (Transvision Vamp - "Velveteen"; "Baby I Don't Care"), born in England
  • 1968 Dan Donegan, American rock guitarist (Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • 1972 Nicke Royale, Swedish rock musician (The Hellacopters; Imperial State Electric), and graphic artist, born in Sweden
  • 1974 Chris Shinn, American singer and songwriter (Live, 2012-16; Unified Theory, 1998-2001), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1977 Damien Saez, French singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
  • 1978 Dhani Harrison, British musician (In Parallel; Brainwashed), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • 1981 Ashley Parker Angel, American pop singer (O-Town), and actor, born in Redding, California
  • 1982 Caroline Shaw, American violinist, singer, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer (Partita for 8 Voices), born in Greenville, North Carolina