On This Day

Musicians Born on August 27

  • 1562 Hans Leo Hassler, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1612)
  • 1583 Simon Besler, German composer, born in Brieg (d. 1633)
  • 1650 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, born in Obersontheim, Germany (d. 1720)
  • 1739 Michel-Richard Delalande, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • 1826 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1910)
  • 1837 Heinrich Urban, German violinist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1901)
  • 1867 Umberto Giordano, Italian composer, born in Foggia, Apulia, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1878 Joseph John Richards, American composer, born in Cwmafan, Wales (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Jaroslav Křička, Czech composer, born in Kelč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Eric Coates, English viola player and composer, born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (d. 1957)
  • 1886 Rebecca Clarke, British-American violist and classical composer (Morpheus), born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)
  • 1896 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1900 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, born in Kvemo-Khviti, Georgia (d. 1965)
  • 1902 Herbert Menges, English composer, born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1972)
  • 1909 Lester Young, American jazz saxophonist, born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1925 Tony Crombie, English jazz drummer and bandleader, born in Bishopsgate, London (d. 1999)

  • 1925 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, born in Vittel, France (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, born in Bramdean, Hampshire (d. 2009)
  • 1932 François Glorieux, Flemish pianist and composer, born in Courtrai, Belgium
  • 1937 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz harp, piano, and organ player (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Phil Shulman, Scottish rock horn player (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1937 Tommy Sands, American singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Edward Patten, American soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1940 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Last Exit), born on Ossining, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1941 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • 1942 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Tim Bogert, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge; Jeff Beck), born in NYC, New York [1]
  • 1944 Barry Conyngham, Australian composer (Gardener Of Time; Kangaroo Island), born in Sydney
  • 1949 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist and educator, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1949 Jeff Cook, American country guitarist, singer and fiddler (Alabama - Mountain Music), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • 1953 Alex Lifeson [Živojinović], Serbian-Canadian rock guitarist (Rush - "Limelight"), born in n Fernie, British Columbia
  • 1955 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1956 Glen Matlock, British rock bassist (Sex Pistols; The Philistines), born in Paddington, London
  • 1967 Bob Nastanovich, American percussionist (Pavement, Silver Jews), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1970 Tony Kanal, Indian-American bassist and songwriter (No Doubt), born in Kingsbury, London, England
  • 1971 Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, singer (A Modern Love Story) and actor (Return Of The Cuckoo), born in North Point, British Hong Kong
  • 1977 Mase [Mason Durell Betha], American rapper (Harlem World), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1979 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian violinist (Arcade Fire), born in British Columbia
  • 1980 Stephanie Michelle Steele, American country singer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1986 Mario [Barrett], American R&B singer (Closer), born in Baltimore, Maryland