Musicians Born on August 11

  • 1600 Paul Hallmann, German composer, born in Friedland, Silesia (now Frýdlant, Czech Republic) (d. 1650)
  • 1613 Cristoph Kaldenbach, Prussian poet, born in Schwiebus, Prussia (now Świebodzin, Poland) (d. 1698)
  • 1720 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and Benedictine abbot, born in Horb am Neckar, Duchy of Württemberg (now Germany) (d. 1793)
  • 1744 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, German bassoonist, born in Breitenau, Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1823)
  • 1748 Joseph Schuster, German composer, born in DresdenSaxony (now Germany) (d. 1812)
  • 1862 Carrie Jacobs-Bond, American singer, pianist, songwriter (I Love You Truly; A Perfect Day), born in Janesville, Wisconsin (d. 1946)
  • 1863 Árpád Szendy, Hungarian pianist, composer, and educator, born in Szarvas, Hungary (d. 1922)
  • 1867 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • 1873 J. Rosamund Johnson, American composer ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1954)
  • 1880 Frederick Jerome Work, composer
  • 1894 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • 1900 Alexander Mosolov, Soviet composer (Iron Foundry; Four Newspaper Advertisements; Signal), born in Kyiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
  • 1915 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • 1919 June Hutton [Cowan], American pop vocalist (The Pied Pipers -"I'll Never Smile Again"; Afterglow), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1920 Mike Douglas [Dowd], American big band singer (Kay Kyser), and TV talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show, 1961-81), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Johnny Van Derrick, British jazz violinist (Pink Panther Theme), born in Ealing, England (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Raymond Leppard, British-American harpsichordist, conductor (Indianapolis Symphony, 1987-2001; BBC Northern Symphony, 1973-80), and composer (Lord Of The Flies), born in London, England
  • 1928 Stan Kesler, American session musician, songwriter and, record producer and songwriter (Sun Studio), born in Abbeville, Mississippi (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Alun Hoddinott, Welsh composer (Floriture), born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, Wales (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1930 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • 1931 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), born in Kolkata (d. 1992)
  • 1933 Justin Connolly, composer
  • 1933 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • 1937 Allegra Kent [Iris Cohen], American ballet dancer (New York City Ballet) and teacher, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1937 Barbara Smith Conrad, American operatic mezzo-soprano singer, and educator (Wagner Theater), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Rainer Boesch, composer
  • 1939 Attila Bozay, composer
  • 1939 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly guitarist (Rockabilly Hall of Fame, 1998), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2003) [1]
  • 1941 John Simon, American record producer (The Band), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1942 Mike Hugg, British rock drummer (Manfred Mann - "Mighty Quinn"), and film composer (Up The Junction), born in Gosport, Hampshire, England
  • 1943 Denis Payton, British rock saxophonist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1943 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1943 Kenny Gamble, American songwriter, and "Philadelphia Soul" producer, with Leon Huff (Billy Paul - "Me & Mrs Jones"; The O'Jays; Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1946 John Conlee, American country singer ("Common Man"), born in Versailles, Kentucky
  • 1946 Michael Fonfara, Canadian rock and blues keyboard player (The Electric Flag; Lou Reed), born in Stevensville, Ontario
  • 1947 Catherine Collard, French concert pianist (Schumann; Brahms), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • 1949 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1950 Erik Brann [Braunn], American violin prodigy and rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), born in Pekin, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (Devo)
  • 1954 (David Ian) "Joe" Jackson, British singer-songwriter, and pianist ("Is She Really Going Out with Him?"; "Steppin' Out"), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1954 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1954 Sinan Savaskan, Turkish-British contemporary classical music composer and educator (The Age of Analysis; Octandre Ensemble), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1957 Richie Ramone [Richard Reinhardt], American rock drummer (Ramones), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1957 Ross Halfin, British rock and heavy metal concert tour and portrait photographer, born in london, England
  • 1959 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
  • 1959 Martin Smolka, Czech contemporary classical composer (Observing the Heavens; Annunciation), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1963 Thornetta Davis, American blues singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Hamish Seelochan, British R&B and pop vocalist (The Pasedenas - "Riding on the Train"), born in England [some source cite birthday as May 19]
  • 1967 Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
  • 1968 Charlie Sexton, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Arc Angels), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1968 Veda Hille, Canadian singer
  • 1969 Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door - "I Was Made For You")
  • 1969 Jonah Matranga, American singer
  • 1970 Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
  • 1974 Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani pop star
  • 1975 Chris Kelly [Mack Daddy], rapper (Kris Kross - "Warm It Up"), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1975 Davey von Bohlen, American musician, (The Promise Ring, Maritime)
  • 1975 Ronald Clarke, American musician and founder of aliennetwork Records
  • 1976 Ben Gibbard, American singer-songwriter (Death Cab for Cutie; The Postal Service), born in Bremerton, Washington
  • 1976 Brendan Bayliss, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Umphrey's McGee), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1977 Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer
  • 1981 Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1981 Sandi Thom, Scottish born singer
  • 1993 Alyson Stoner, American actress and pop singer, born in Toledo, Ohio