Birthdays in Music on August 2

  • 1775 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1814)
  • 1858 Catherina van Rennes, composer
  • 1884 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
  • 1888 Oscar Rasbach, composer
  • 1890 Pauline Hall, composer
  • 1891 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • 1891 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
  • 1900 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1900 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1905 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer

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1905 Myrna Loy, American actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

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  • 1914 Felix Leclerc, composer
  • 1924 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Henryck Schiller, composer
  • 1931 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer
  • 1932 Marvin David Levy, composer
  • 1935 John MacIvor Perkins, composer
  • 1936 Anthony Edward Payne, composer
  • 1937 Garth Hudson, Canadian pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
  • 1939 Edward Pattern, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1940 Doris Kenner, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • 1941 Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
  • 1943 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • 1944 Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong)
  • 1947 Massiel, Spanish singer
  • 1948 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • 1949 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
  • 1950 Ted Turner, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1951 Andrew Gold, rocker (Lonely Boy), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
  • 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)