Musicians Born on August 23

  • 1727 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, German composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1795)
  • 1854 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish-German composer, born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1925)
  • 1879 Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian organist, composer (Baņuta), conductor, and pedagogue, born in Cēsis, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (d. 1951)
  • 1886 Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1892 Valdemar Eiberg, Danish jazz pioneer, saxophonist, and band leader ("I've Got a Cross-Eyed Papa"), born in Kolding, Denmark (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)
  • 1900 Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American concert, opera, and electronic music composer (Johnny Spielt Auf: Orpheus and Eurydike; Fibonacci-Mobile), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • 1903 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Leonard Constant Lambert, English composer (King Pest), born in Fulham, London (d. 1951)
  • 1911 Carl Dolmetsch, French music director (Haslemere Festival), born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997)

Gene Kelly

1912 Gene Kelly, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and film director (An American in Paris; On The Town; Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

  • 1913 Bob Crosby, American jazz singer and bandleader (Bob-Cats), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1920 Aart Verstegen, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)
  • 1925 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, born in Gori, Transcaucasian SSR, Soviet Union (now Georgia) (d. 1991)
  • 1925 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1928 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Mark Russell, American political satirist, song parody writer, and pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1934 Lojze Lebič, Slovenian composer (Myths and Apocrypha), peadagogue, and musicologist, born in Prevalje, Slovenia
  • 1935 Loren Rush, American avant-garde composer (Hard Music), born in Richmond, California
  • 1936 Rudy Lewis, American pop vocalist (The Drifters - "Up On The Roof"; "On Broadway"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1938 Roger Greenaway, British pop composer and record producer ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Fishponds, England
  • 1940 Vicki Brown, British pop, rock session vocalist, and contemporary classical singer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1991)
  • 1942 Patricia McBride, American ballerina (New York City Ballet, 1959-89), artistic director and ballet master (Charlotte Ballet), born in Teaneck, New Jersey

Keith Moon

1946 Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), born in London, England (d. 1978)

  • 1947 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Terje Rypdal, Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1947 Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England
  • 1949 John Bauldie, British music journalist (The Telegraph (magazine); Q), born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital, 1981-83 and 2004-08 - "Noah Drake"), born in Balmain, New South Wales
  • 1949 Woody Paul [Paul Chrisman], American singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1951 Jimi Jamison, American rock singer (Survivor - "High On You"), born in Durant, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1951 Mark Hudson, American television personality (The Hudson Brothers), musician, songwriter, and record producer (Aerosmith; Hanson; Ringo Starr; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1952 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • 1952 Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician, born in Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
  • 1953 Bobby Gubby, English rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • 1953 Ezra Idlet, American folk, rock, and family music guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Trout Fishing In America - "My Hair Had A Party Last Night"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1956 Kile Smith, American contemporary orchestral and choral composer, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1961 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • 1961 Dean DeLeo, American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1970 Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1974 Shifty Shellshock [Seth Binzer], American musician (Crazy Town), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler, born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Julian Casablancas, American musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1979 Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Laurin Talese, American jazz singer and songwriter ("This Love"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1984 Joe Talbot, Welsh punk-rock singer-songwriter (Ides), born in Newport, Wales
  • 1986 Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1987 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1988 Alice Glass [Margaret Osborn], Canadian singer and songwriter ("Crystal Castles"), born in Toronto, Ontario