Birthdays in Music on August 26

  • 1627 Thomas Bullis, English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)
  • 1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
  • 1726 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, born in Vienna (d. 1784)
  • 1745 Francois Guichard, composer
  • 1749 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer
  • 1788 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
  • 1823 Wilhelm Troszel, composer
  • 1828 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer
  • 1843 George August Lumbye, composer
  • 1887 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer
  • 1896 Richard Hammond, American composer, born in England (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
  • 1911 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
  • 1915 William Bardwell, composer
  • 1918 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1922 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • 1923 Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1928 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Dane Skerl, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • 1938 Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers
  • 1941 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 1942 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1946 Valerie Simpson, singer, (Ashford & Simpson- "Like a Rock"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Mark Snow, American composer
  • 1946 Chantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress
  • 1949 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Cyprus
  • 1952 Billy Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)
  • 1954 Michael Chetwood, rocker
  • 1954 Wally Murphy, American guitarist
  • 1957 Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer
  • 1960 Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
  • 1960 Nancy Martinez, rocker
  • 1961 Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
  • 1966 Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • 1971 ThalĂ­a, Mexican singer
  • 1976 Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • 1976 Zemfira, Russian singer
  • 1978 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
  • 1982 David Long, New Zealand musician
  • 1985 Brian Kelley, American country musician (Florida Georgia Line), born in Ormond Beach, Florida
  • 1986 Cassie, American singer
  • 1990 Lil' Chris, British singer