Musicians Born on August 10

  • 1556 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer and hymnodist, born in Mengeringhausen, Hesse, Germany (d. 1607)
  • 1560 Hieronymus Praetorius, German choral composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1629)
  • 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 Türk, German organist and composer, born in Claußnitz, Saxony (d. 1813)
  • 1762 Santiago Ferrer, composer
  • 1793 Heinrich August Neithardt, composer
  • 1808 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
  • 1813 William Henry Fry, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • 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 Glazunov, Russian pianist, composer (Chopiniana; Stenka Razin), and educator (St Petersburg Conservatory, 1899-1930), born in St.Petersburg, Russia (d. 1936)
  • 1874 Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1880 Clarence Cameron White, American concert violinist, and composer (Ouanga!), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 1960)
  • 1882 Max Kowalski, German pianist, singer, and composer (Pierrot Lunaire), born in Kowal, Russian Empire/Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Carlos Lavín, Chilean composer (Lamentaciones Huiliches), and ethno-musicologist, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1962)
  • 1889 (Cecil) Armstrong Gibbs, British composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex, England (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)

Jack HaleyJack Haley (1898-1979)

American vaudevillle and screen actor, singer, and dancer (The Wizard of Oz -"Tin Man"; Higher and Higher), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1904 Geraldo [Gerald Walcan Bright], British "sweet music" dance band leader (Gaucho Tango Orchestra), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Robert De Kers [Keersmaeker], Belgian jazz trumpeter and bandleaders, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Brian Easdale, composer
  • 1909 Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1965)
  • 1909 Leo Fender, American inventor, and electric guitar designer (Telecaster; Stratocaster; Precision Bass), born in Anaheim California (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1918 Arnett Cobb, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Lionel Hampton), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 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, American pop singer ("Oh My Papa"; "Lady of Spain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host (Jimmy Dean Show), actor (Diamonds Are Forever), and sausage maker, born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1929 John Alldis, English composer and conductor (Duke Ellington’s Third Sacred Concert)
  • 1932 Alexander Goehr, composer
  • 1932 Trudy Pitts, American jazz Hammond B-3 organist, pianist, and vocalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1934 James Carl Tenney, American composer, born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Giya Kancheli, Georgian composer (NightPrayers; Exil), born in Tblisi, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Chuck Israels, American jazz double bassist, composer (Bill Evans Trio), arranger, and band leader, born in New York City
  • 1940 Bobby Hatfield, American rocker (Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody"), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1940 Michael “Tunes” Antunes, American rock and blues saxophonist (John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band), and actor (Eddie And The Cruisers), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1941 George Bellamy, English rocker (The Tornados), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1942 Norbert Putnam, American session bassist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), and record producer (Jimmy Buffet; Dan Fogelberg; Joan Baez), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1943 Jimmy Griffin, American pop singer, guitarist and songwriter, (Bread), and Academy Award winner ("For All We Know"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1943 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1943 Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], American pop singer (The Ronettes -"Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1947 Dmitri Alexeev, Russian concert pianist (Leeds International Competition, 1975), and teacher (Royal College of Music - London, 2010-present), born in Moscow, USSR
  • 1947 Ian Anderson, Scottish rock singer, flute player, guitarist, and songwriter (Jethro Tull - "Bungle In The Jungle"; "Aqualung"; "Locomotive Breath"), born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • 1949 Gene Johnson, American country singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet in the Middle"), born in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Patti Austin, American soul, pop, and jazz singer (with James Ingram - "Come To Me"), born in Harlem, New York City
  • 1952 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Charlie Peacock, American jazz and contemporary Christian music pianist, singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Civil Wars), born in Yuba City, California
  • 1956 On Ka'a Davis, American experimental jazz guitarist and composer (Sun Ra Arkestra), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1957 Fred Ho [Houn], American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer (Year of the Tiger), playwright, writer and social activist, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2014)
  • 1959 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin), born in Labrador, Newfoundland
  • 1960 Vinnie Kilduff, Irish session and touring tin whistler, uilleann piper, mandolin player, and songwriter (The Waterboys; U2: Sinéad O'Connor), born in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland
  • 1961 Jon Farriss, Australian rock drummer (INXS - "The Devil Inside"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1962 Dan Donovan, English musician (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • 1962 Julia Fordham, British pop and jazz singer-songwriter ("Happy Ever After"), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1964 Aaron Hall, American songwriter
  • 1965 Akiko Pavolka, Japanese-American jazz singer, composer (House Of Illusion), and educator, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1966 Hansi Kürsch, German heavy metal singer-songwriter, band bassist (Blind Guardian), born in Lank-Latum, West Germany
  • 1966 Roberta Donnay American jazz singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("One World"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Lorraine Pearson, Romford Essex, rock vocalist (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 1967 Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • 1967 Todd Nichols, American guitarist, and songwriter (Toad The Wet Sprocket - "Fall Down"), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1968 Andile Yenana, South African jazz pianist, born in King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • 1968 Michael Bivins, American pop vocalist (New Edition - "Cool It Now"; Bell Biv Devoe - "Do Me!"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Stephan Groth, Danish-Norwegian synth-pop singer (Apoptygma Berzerk), born in Odense, Denmark
  • 1972 Christofer Johnsson, Swedish symphonic metal guitarist, and composer (Therion), born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden
  • 1977 Aaron Kamin, American guitarist, and singer-songwriter (The Calling), born in Studio City, California
  • 1981 Natsumi Abe, Japanese pop singer (Dream Morning Musume), born in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan
  • 1984 Cyrille Aimée, French jazz singer ("Let's Get Lost"), born in Samois-sur-Seine, Fontainebleau
  • 1984 Fridolijn, Dutch jazz singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands