Birthdays in Music on August 10

  • 1556 Philipp Nicolai, German theologist/poet/composer
  • 1560 Hieronymus Praetorius, composer
  • 1567 Girolamo Giacobbi, composer
  • 1589 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer
  • 1699 Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer
  • 1720 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1789)
  • 1740 Samuel Arnold, composer
  • 1750 Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer
  • 1762 Santiago Ferrer, composer
  • 1793 Heinrich August Neithardt, composer
  • 1808 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
  • 1814 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer
  • 1835 Gyula Beliczay, composer
  • 1836 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer
  • 1845 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • 1856 Paul Geisler, composer
  • 1860 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • 1865 Alexander K Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1874 Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1880 Clarence Cameron White, American composer, born in Clarksville, Tennessee
  • 1882 Max Kowalski, composer
  • 1883 Carlos Lavin, composer
  • 1889 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)
  • 1909 Brian Easdale, composer
  • 1909 Claude Thornhill, composer
  • 1909 Leo Fender, inventor (Fender guitars including the Stratocaster), born in Anaheim California (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1923 Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], American actress and singer nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1926 Edwin James Nairn Carr, composer
  • 1926 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1928 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1929 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • 1932 Alexander Goehr, composer
  • 1934 James Carl Tenney, American composer, born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, Georgian composer (Night Prayers)
  • 1940 Bobby Hatfield, Wisc, rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody)
  • 1943 Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Veronica Bennett, rocker
  • 1943 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1947 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland
  • 1948 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • 1949 Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 1952 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)
  • 1961 Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1962 Dan Donovan, English musician ( Big Audio Dynamite)
  • 1964 Aaron Hall, American songwriter
  • 1966 Hansi K├╝rsch, German singer
  • 1967 Lorraine Pearson, Romford Essex, rock vocalist (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 1967 Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • 1968 Michael Bivins, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Jeff Mangum, American musician
  • 1971 Stephan Groth, Norwegian musician
  • 1972 Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
  • 1977 Aaron Kamin, American musician (The Calling)
  • 1981 Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer