Musicians Born on August 22

  • 1530 Bartolomeo Spontone, Italian composer and singer, born in Bologna (d. 1592)
  • 1615 Christopher Gibbons, English composer, born in London (d. 1676)
  • 1681 Pierre Danican Philidor, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1731)
  • 1753 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, Dutch-German composer, born in Bad Salzungen, Germany (d. 1826)
  • 1766 Joseph-Denis Doche, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1825)
  • 1771 Ján Josef Rösler, Czech composer, born in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia (d. 1813)
  • 1827 Edouard Silas, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1909)
  • 1847 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1935)

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy (1862-1918)

French composer (La Mer; Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • 1873 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1935)
  • 1874 Edward Bairstow, English composer, born in Trinity Street, Huddersfield, England (d. 1946)
  • 1895 Paul Taylor White, American composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1897 Nick Lucas [Lucanese], American jazz guitarist and singer (Tiptoe Through the Tulips; Painting the Clouds With Sunshine), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Sergius Kagen, American pianist and composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Vitya Vronsky, Russian-American concert pianist (Vronsky & Babin), and educator (Cleveland Institute), born in Yevpatoria, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1987)
  • 1917 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist ("Boogie Chillen"'; "Boom Boom"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)
  • 1926 Bob Flannigan, American barbershop-pop-jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Aleksandar Obradovic, Serbian composer, born in Bled, Slovenia (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1934 John Chowning, American composer (Turenas), born in Salem, New Jersey
  • 1936 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1937 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer, répétiteur, and ballet master (Royal Ballet, 1954-2002), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1938 Dale Hawkins, American rock singer and songwriter (Susie Q), born in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • 1939 Candido Lima, Portuguese composer, born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • 1941 Howard Grimes, American soul music session drummer (Al Green; Ann Peeples), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • 1945 Ron Dante, American rock vocalist (Archies - "Sugar, Sugar"), and producer (Barry Manilow), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1947 Donna Godchaux, American singer (Grateful Dead, 1972-79), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1951 Teresa Davis, American soul singer (The Emotions), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1955 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1957 Holly Dunn, American country singer ("Daddy's Hands"), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1958 Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Downpatrick, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1958 Vernon Reid, American hard rock and funk-metal guitarist (Living Colour) - Vivid, born in London, England
  • 1959 Juan Croucier, Cuban-American heavy metal bassist and songwriter (Ratt - "Round & Round"), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1961 Debbi Peterson, American rock drummer (Bangles - "Manic Monday"; "Walk Like An Egyptian", born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears - "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1962 James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1963 (Myra) "Tori" Amos, American multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and pianist ("Crucify"; "Cornflake Girl"), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • 1963 David Sanford, American composer, jazz trombonist, bandleader, and educator (Mount Holyoke, 1998-present), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Mark Michaels, American rock and jazz session guitarist, educator, and author (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • 1967 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains - Dirt), born in Kirkland, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1967 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, born in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1968 Paul Colman, British-Australian guitarist (Newsboys, 2006-09), born in London
  • 1973 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way"), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1974 Stefano Verderi, Italian guitarist (Le Vibrazioni), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1978 Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1981 Jennifer Castellano, American pianist and composer, born in Westchester County, New York

Dua LipaDua Lipa (27 years old)

1995 British-Kosovo Albanian pop singer-songwriter ("New Rules", "One Kiss"), born in London, England