Musicians Born 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 (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • 1903 Claude Hopkins, American jazz stride pianist, arranger, bandleader, and musical director (Josephine Baker), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1984)
  • 1904 (Henry) "Buster" Smith, American jazz alto saxophonist, arranger, and bandleader (Blue Devils; Count Basie), born in Alfdorf, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist ("That's Alright"), born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden [Levi], German-American composer (Dreamers on a Slack Wire; Euphorion), and music teacher (University of Indiana, 1945-74), born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Fritz "Freddie" Brocksieper, German big band jazz drummer, and bandleader, born in Constantinople, Turkey (now Istanbul) (d. 1990)
  • 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 Bartolomé "Beny" Moré, Cuban guaracha and mambo singer, guitarist, songwriter, and bandleader, born in Santa Isabel de las Lajas, Cuba (d. 1963)
  • 1919 Niels 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)
  • 1927 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, arranger, composer, band leader, and Hammond organist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1929 Willie Winfield, American doo-wop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), born in Surrey, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, American composer (New Orleans Concerto), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1938 Charles Calello, American composer, conductor, arranger (The Four Seasons; Frank Sinatra; Barbra Streisand; Bruce Springsteen), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"; Jefferson Airplane/Starship - "Jane"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter ("Classical Gas", Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), author and photographer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1940 Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Ernest Wright Jr, American R&B vocalist (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"; "Goin' Out of My Head"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1942 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1945 (Malcolm) "Molly" Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band, 1972-83 - "Pick Up the Pieces"), born in Montrose, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Ken Hensley, British rock songwriter, keyboardist, and singer (Uriah Heep, 1970-80 - "Easy Livin'"; Blackfoot, 1982-84), born in Plumstead, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Ronee Blakley, American actress (Nashville), and singer-songwriter, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • 1947 Jimmy Fox, American drummer (The James Gang - "Funk #49"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French ambient-electronic musician (Oxygène; Équinoxe), born in Lyon, France
  • 1949 Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composer's Forum, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1951 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1951 Michael Derosier, Canadian drummer (Heart, 1976-82 - "Barracuda"), born in Canada
  • 1951 Mona Lyn Reese, American contemporary classical, opera and choral music composer (The Three Fat Women of Antibes; Prince), born in Morris, Minnesota
  • 1952 Carlo Curley, American classical concert organist, born in Monroe, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1952 Vaneese Thomas, American R&B, jazz and soul blues singer ("Let's Talk It Over"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953 John Cowan, American rock, progressive bluegrass session and touring bass player, and vocalist (New Grass Revival, 1974-89; Doobie Bothers, 1993-95), born in Minerva, Ohio
  • 1953 Ron Holloway, American jazz, funk, and rock tenor saxophonist (Gil Scott-Heron; Tedeschi Trucks Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 John Ireland [Griffith], South African pop singer-songwriter (I Like), and medical doctor, born in Ireland, or South Africa (details sketchy)
  • 1954 Steve Holley, British rock session and touring drummer (Wings, 1978-81; Julian Lennon; Elton John, Dar Williams; Mott The Hoople, 2018-21), born in London, England
  • 1957 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California [some sources give year as 1955]
  • 1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (The Shamen - "Ebeneezer Goode"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock-ska bassist (Madness - "House Of Fun"), born in Islington, London
  • 1963 John Bush, American heavy metal singer (Armored Saint, 1982-present; Anthrax, 1992-2005, 2010), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Oteil Burbridge, American bassist (Allman Brothers Band, 1997-2014; Dead & Company, 2015-present), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 Pebbles [Perri Reid (née McKissack)], American pop singer ("Girlfriend"), minister, and gospel singer, born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura), born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • 1974 Órla Fallon, Irish traditional singer, Celtic harpist, and songwriter (Celtic Woman, 2004-2009; Anúna, 1996), born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1979 (Katherine) "Kaki" King, American guitarist, lap steel guitar player and composer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 1981 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1988 Kelly Lee Owens, Welsh electronic musician and composer (Inner Song), born in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales