On This Day

Musicians Born on August 26

  • 1627 Thomas Bullis, English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)
  • 1687 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist and composer (Joseph), born in Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1761)
  • 1726 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, born in Vienna (d. 1784)
  • 1745 François Guichard, French guitarist and composer, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1807)
  • 1749 Johann Ernst Rembt, German organist and composer, born in Suhl, Germany (d. 1810)
  • 1788 Aloys Schmitt, German pianist, composer and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16), born in Erlenbach am Main, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1866)
  • 1823 Wilhelm Troszel, Polish operatic bass, composer and voice teacher, born in Warsaw (d. 1887)
  • 1828 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1892)
  • 1843 Georg August Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra), born in Copenhagen (d. 1922)
  • 1887 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, Nicaraguan pianist and composer (Inca Symphony), born in Managua (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Richard Pindle Hammond, American composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • 1911 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
  • 1915 Humphrey Searle, British composer and musicologist (Twentieth Century Counterpoint; The Music of Franz Liszt), born in Oxford, England (d. 1982)
  • 1915 William Bardwell, composer
  • 1918 Louis Stotijn, Dutch bassoonist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra)

  • 1919 Ronald "Ronny" Graham [Stringer], American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (M*A*S*H; Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • 1923 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Andrew Porter, British organist, opera director, music critic, and librettist, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Dane Skerl, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • 1938 Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers
  • 1939 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Chris Curtis [Crummey], British rock drummer, songwriter and vocalist (The Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2005)
  • 1942 Vic Dana [Samuel Mendola], American singer and dancer (Red Roses For A Blue Lady), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1946 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • 1946 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1946 Ladislav Kubík, Czech-American composer (Aulos; Subterranean River) and educator (Florida State University, 1990-2017), born in Prague (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (Seduced, Theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • 1952 Billy Rush, American guitarist (Asbury Jukes; Serge Gainesbourg), born in Deal, New Jersey
  • 1954 Michael Chetwood, British keyboard player (T'Pau)
  • 1954 Wally Murphy, American pedal steel guitarist (Asleep At The Wheel, 1981-85; STEEL)
  • 1957 "Dr." Alban [Nwaba], Nigerian-Swedish hip-hop reggae singer, born in Oguta, Imo, Federation of Nigeria
  • 1960 Branford Marsalis, American jazz, classical and funk saxophonist (Sting; Tonight Show, 1992-95), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1960 Nancy Martinez, French-Canadian pop-dance singer (Move Out), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1960 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1961 Jimmy Olander, American country guitarist and banjo player (Diamond Rio - "Meet in Middle"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1966 Shirley Manson, Scottish rock singer (Garbage), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

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1971 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

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  • 1974 Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China
  • 1976 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa), born in Irun, Spain
  • 1976 Zemfira [Ramazanova], Russian rock singer (Forgive Me My Love), born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, Soviet Union
  • 1978 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer and songwriter, born in Isleworth, Hounslow, England
  • 1982 David Long, New Zealand composer, worked on Peter Jackson's films
  • 1985 Brian Kelley, American country musician (Florida Georgia Line), born in Ormond Beach, Florida
  • 1986 Cassie [Ventura], American singer (Me & U) and actress, born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1990 Lil' Chris [Hardman], British rock singer (Checkin' It Out), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England (d. 2015)