Birthdays in Music on August 3

  • 1645 August Kuhnel, German composer and musician, born in Delmenhorst, Germany (d. ca 1700)
  • 1748 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, born in Kirchberg an der Jagst, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1820 Luther Orlando Emerson, American composer, born in Parsonsfield, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1832 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1914)
  • 1854 Fernand de La Tombelle, French organist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1928)
  • 1878 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1945)
  • 1882 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, born in Cotacachi, Ecuador (d. 1972)
  • 1884 Louis Gruenberg, Russian-American composer (Daniel Jazz), born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia (now Belarus) (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • 1892 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, born in Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • 1916 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist, born in Badayun, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (d. 1970)
  • 1920 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)

  • 1920 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1921 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Richard Adler, American composer and songwriter (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1923)

Person of interestTony Bennett

1926 Tony Bennett, American singer (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), born in Queens, New York

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett
  • 1935 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1940 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1949 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • 1951 Johnny Graham, American guitarist and singer (Earth Wind & Fire), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1956 Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • 1958 Cindy Nixon, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1959 Martin Atkins, English drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry
  • 1961 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1962 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)

Person of interestJames Hetfield

1963 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica), born in Downey, California

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 1963 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • 1970 Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1980 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1993 Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer, born in Kanagawa, Japan