Birthdays in Music on August 2

  • 1775 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1814)
  • 1858 Catharina van Rennes, Dutch composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, born in Hagby, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1888 Oscar Rasbach, American composer, born in Dayton, Kentucky (d. 1975)
  • 1890 Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, born in Hamar, Hedmark, Norway (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • 1891 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1960)
  • 1900 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1900 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor and composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1914 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), born in La Tuque, Québec, Canada (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Philippa Schuyler, African-American child prodigy and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1932 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)

  • 1935 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Anthony Payne, English composer, born in London
  • 1937 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1941 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • 1941 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter (Be What You Are), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1943 Kathy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1947 Massiel, Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1948 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist (Amen Corner), born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales
  • 1948 Chris Bennett, American musician (The Theme from Midnight Express), born in Marshall, Illinois
  • 1949 "Fat" Larry James, American drummer (Fat Larry's Band) (d. 1987)
  • 1950 Ted Turner, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1951 Andrew Gold, American rocker (Lonely Boy), born in Burbank, California (d. 2011)
  • 1951 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 1952 Les Dudek, American guitarist and singer (Steve Miller Band), born in Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island
  • 1955 Jimmy Lowe, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1956 Isabel Pantoja, Spanish spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
  • 1957 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
  • 1960 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
  • 1960 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
  • 1961 Pete de Freitas, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • 1961 Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • 1969 Jan Axel Blomberg Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem)
  • 1969 Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist
  • 1972 Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1972 Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
  • 1974 Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter
  • 1988 Brittany Hargest, American singer (Jump5)