Musicians Born on August 13

  • 1655 Johann Christoph Denner, German musician and inventor (clarinet), baptized in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1707)
  • 1692 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German organist and composer, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1746)
  • 1704 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1793)
  • 1717 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1721 Francis Hutcheson, Irish composer, born in Dublin (d. 1784)
  • 1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, Flemish composer, born in Brussels (d. 1830)
  • 1817 Károly Thern, Hungarian composer, born in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia (d. 1886)
  • 1826 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 1897)
  • 1831 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1902)
  • 1851 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1938)
  • 1878 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1942)
  • 1879 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1894 Leonid Polovinkin, Russian conductor, and composer (Night Dreams), born in Kurgan, Russian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1896 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Bartoes [Albertus J. Wijstma], Dutch singer and cabaret performer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • 1903 Guy Paquinet, French jazz trombonist, and bandleader, born in Tours, France (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician and actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • 1912 “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Pima-American jazz trombonist (Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong), and composer ("Wounded Knee Chant"), born in the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona (d. 1983)
  • 1913 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Anna Mae Winburn, African American singer and band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1913 Ladislav Holoubek, Slovak conductor (Košice Opera, 1966-81), and composer (Rodina), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Ivon De Bie, Belgian jazz pianist (Django Reinhardt), and band leader, born in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer, born in Irun, Spain (d. 1970)
  • 1919 (Robert) "Baby Boy" Warren, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Lake Providence, Louisiana (d. 1977)
  • 1919 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist, and composer ("Lullaby of Birdland"), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Charlie Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Jimmy McCracklin [Walker], American R&B pianist, and composer ("The Walk"; "Tramp"), born in Elaine, Arkansas (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Benny Bailey, American jazz trumpeter, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Joe Puma, American session and jazz guitarist (Herbie Mann; Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five; Chuck Wayne), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Don Ho, Hawaiian-American pop and Hawaiian music singer ("Tiny Bubbles"; "Ain't No Big Thing!"), born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1991)
  • 1934 Leifur Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1998)
  • 1938 Dave "Baby" Cortez [Clowney], American pop keyboardist ("The Happy Organ"; "Rinky Dink"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940 John Stokes, Irish pop bassist, harmonica player, and singer (The Bachelors - "Diane"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1942 (Frank) "Son" Seals, American electric blues guitarist and singer (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • 1942 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1944 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1947 David St. Hubbins, British fictional heavy metal singer (Spinal Tap), born in Squatney, London, England
  • 1948 Kathleen Battle, American Grammy, Emmy, and Olivier Award-winning operatic soprano (Wagner's Tannhäuser - "the Shephard"), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1948 Tony Santini [Scott Powell], American rock singer (Sha Na Na, 1969-81), and orthopedic surgeon, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1949 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died"), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • 1949 Sheralee, American vocalist (Your Hit Parade, 1974-75), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1951 Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter ("Same Old Lang Syne"; "Leader of the Band"; "The Power of Gold"), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1951 Ric Parnell, British rock drummer (Atomic Rooster; Spinal Tap), born in London, England (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1952 Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Outlaws - "Green Grass and High Tides"; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1996-2005), born in Buchanan, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Lee Hyla, American contemporary classical composer (Mythic Birds of Saugerties; Pre-Pulse Suspended), and music professor (New England Conservatory; Northwestern University), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1954 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • 1955 Charles Williams, American jazz pianist (Kansas City Jazz Orchestra), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1955 Mulgrew Miller, American jazz pianist, (Duke Ellington; Betty Carter; Artie Shaw; Art Blakely),composer, and educator (William Patterson University), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2013)
  • 1958 Feargal Sharkey, Irish punk rock singer (The Undertones - "My Perfect Cousin"; solo - "A Good Heart"), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1959 (Dante) "Danny" Bonaduce, American actor, fictional bassist (Partridge Family - "Danny"), and radio personality, born in Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Mark Nevin, British folk-rock guitarist (Fairground Attraction - "Find My Love"; "Perfect"), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • 1959 Mickey Bradley, Irish punk rock bassist (The Undertones - "My Perfect Cousin"), and radio host, born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1960 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and music director for Nintendo, born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • 1961 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster, born in Whiston, Lancashire, England
  • 1963 Tigg Ketler, American drummer (Bang Tango - "Dancin' On Coals"), born in Chula Vista, California
  • 1964 Ian Haugland, Norwegian heavy metal drummer (Europe - "The Final Countdown"), born in Storslett, Nordreisa, Norway
  • 1965 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese video game and anime composer, born in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • 1971 Vernell Brown Jr., American jazz and R&B pianist, composer, arranger (Kenny Garrett Quintet), born in Las Angeles, California
  • 1984 Baby Blue [Diamond Blue Smith], American rapper (Pretty Ricky - "Grind With Me"), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1984 James Morrison [Catchpole], British singer, songwriter and guitarist ("You Give Me Something"; "Broken Strings"), born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England
  • 2000 Jaemin [Na Jae-min], South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, (NCT; NCT Dream), and actor (Method To Hate You), born in Jeonju, South Korea