Birthdays in Music on August 24

  • 1531 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1612)
  • 1579 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1733 David Traugott Nicolai, German composer, born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1820 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, born in Cividale del Friuli, Italy (d. 1883)
  • 1821 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 1837 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • 1839 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)
  • 1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, Russian pianist and composer, born in St. Petersburg; (d. 1922)
  • 1856 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter-St.-Veit, Austria (d. 1911)
  • 1879 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • 1890 Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive, born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • 1905 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (That's Alright), born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1916 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • 1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1932 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, American composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1938 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1938 Charles Calello, American composer (The Four Lovers, Sing, Sing, Sing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
  • 1941 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
  • 1942 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1945 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
  • 1945 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • 1949 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
  • 1951 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1953 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • 1957 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • 1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • 1963 John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous)
  • 1964 Pebbles, American rock vocalist (Girlfriend), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • 1974 Orla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman, born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1979 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 1981 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan