Musicians Born 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, Romania (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 classical piano prodigy, composer, and journalist, born in Harlem, New York City (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, British composer (Phoenix Mass; Visions and Journeys), critic, and musicologist, born in London (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Garth Hudson, Canadian rock Lowrey organist, accordion player and saxophonist (The Band - "Chest Fever"; "Up On Cripple Creek"), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1937 Gundula Janowitz, Austrian concert and operatic soprano (Vienna State Opera, 1959-90), and vocal teacher, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 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 pop singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic - "Something So Strong"; "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Juvenal "Naná' Vasconcelos, Brazilian jazz and world music percussionist, and berimbau player (Pat Metheny; Björk; Milton Nascimento), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Massiel [Maria Santamaria], Spanish pop singer (La, la, la), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1948 Andy Fairweather Low, Wels h session and touring guitarist (Amen Corner; Roger Waters; Eric Clapton; George Harrison), born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales
  • 1948 Chris Bennett, American musician (The Theme from Midnight Express), born in Marshall, Illinois
  • 1949 "Fat" Larry James, American R&B drummer and bandleader (Fat Larry's Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1950 (DAvid) "Ted" Turner, British rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1951 Andrew Gold, American singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Lonely Boy"; "Thank You for Being a Friend"), born in Burbank, California (d. 2011)
  • 1951 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Joe Lynn Turner [Linquito], American hard rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (Fandango; Rainbow), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1952 Les Dudek, American guitarist and singer (Steve Miller Band), born in Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island
  • 1955 (Bryan) "Butch" Vig, American record producer (Nirvana -Nevermind; Smashing Pumpkins; Foo Fighters), songwriter, and drummer (Garbage), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1955 Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1956 Isabel Pantoja, Spanish copia and Canción melódica singer (Genio y Figura), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1957 Mojo Nixon [Neill McMillan, Jr.], American musician ("Elvis Is Everywhere") and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1960 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid; The Jesus Lizard), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1960 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard; Transatlantic), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Cold 187um [Gregory Fernan Hutchison], American rapper (Above the Law), born in Pomona, California
  • 1961 Pete de Freitas, English rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1989)
  • 1962 Lee Mavers, British singer and songwriter (The La's - "There She Goes"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1967 Paolo Restani, Italian classical pianist, born in La Spezia, Italy
  • 1969 Jan Axel Blomberg, Norwegian heavy metal drummer (Dimmu Borgir; Winds; Mayhem), born in Trysil Municipality, Norway
  • 1969 Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1970 Zelma Davis, Liberian-American singer (C+C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • 1972 Jimmy Pop [James Franks], American rock singer and musician (The Bloodhound Gang - "The Bad Touch"), born in Trappe, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer-songwriter, born in Rzeszow, Poland
  • 1974 Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1980 Moto Boy [Oskar Humlebo], Swedish pop singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Beat Heart"), born in Färila, Sweden
  • 1988 Brittany Hargest, American singer (Jump5), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1992 Charli XCX [Charlotte Aitchison], English singer-songwriter (Charli), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1994 Jacob Collier, English musician and producer (Djesse Vol. 1, 2, 3), born in London, England
  • 1999 Mark Lee, Canadian rapper and singer (NCT; SuperM), born in Toronto, Ontario