Birthdays in Music on August 11

  • 1600 Paul Hallmann, German composer, born in Friedland (d. 1650)
  • 1613 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer
  • 1720 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, born in Horb am Neckar (d. 1793)
  • 1744 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • 1748 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • 1862 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
  • 1863 Arpad Szendy, composer
  • 1867 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • 1873 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
  • 1880 Frederick Jerome Work, composer
  • 1894 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • 1900 Alexander Mosolov, composer (Zavod) [NS], born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 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)
  • 1920 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1925 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
  • 1927 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orchestra), born in London, England
  • 1929 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • 1929 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen)
  • 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
  • 1938 Allegra Kent, ballerina, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1938 Rainer Boesch, composer
  • 1939 Attila Bozay, composer
  • 1942 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • 1943 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1943 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter (Me & Mrs Jones)
  • 1943 Krzysztof Meyer, composer
  • 1946 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
  • 1947 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • 1949 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1950 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1952 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)
  • 1954 David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1954 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1957 Richie Ramone [Richard Reinhardt], American rock drummer (Ramones), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1959 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
  • 1964 Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)
  • 1967 Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
  • 1968 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • 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], Teaneck NJ, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up)
  • 1975 Davey von Bohlen, American musician, (The Promise Ring, Maritime)
  • 1975 Ronald Clarke, American musician and founder of aliennetwork Records
  • 1976 Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
  • 1977 Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer
  • 1981 Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1981 Sandi Thom, Scottish born singer