Birthdays in Music 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)

Person of interestClaude Debussy

1862 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
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  • 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, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Sergius Kagen, American pianist and composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1964)
  • 1913 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1987)
  • 1917 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)

  • 1926 Bob Flannigan, 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 composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1934 John Chowning, American composer, born in Salem, New Jersey
  • 1936 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1937 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), 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
  • 1939 Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1945 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1947 Donna Godchaux, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1951 Teresa Davis, American Soul singer (The Emotions)
  • 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, American rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Downpatrick, Ireland
  • 1958 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • 1959 Juan Croucier, Cuban-born American heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1961 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1962 James Debarge, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1963 Tori Amos [Myra Ellen Amos], American pianist and vocalist (Under The Pink), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • 1966 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • 1966 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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, Australian guitarist (Newsboys), born in London
  • 1973 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys), 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
  • 1995 Dua Lipa, English singer-songwriter (New Rules), born in London, England