Birthdays in Music 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, English classical composer and violist, 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 Francois Glorieux, composer
  • 1937 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz musician (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Phil Shulman, Welsh rocker (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1937 Tommy Sands, 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
  • 1941 Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • 1942 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1944 Barry Conyngham, composer
  • 1944 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • 1948 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • 1949 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
  • 1949 Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1953 Alex Lifeson, rock guitarist (Rush), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955 Laura Fygi, Dutch singer
  • 1956 Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols)
  • 1967 Bob Nastanovich, American musician (Pavement, Silver Jews)
  • 1970 Tony Kanal, English-born musician (No Doubt)
  • 1971 Julian Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1977 Mase, American rapper
  • 1979 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • 1980 Stephanie Michelle Steele, country singer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1986 Mario, American R&B singer