Musicians Born 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)
  • 1823 Francisco Barbieri, Spanish zarzuela opera composer (El Diablo en El Poder), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1894)
  • 1832 Ivan Zajc, Croatian 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, Ecuadorian composer and musicologist, 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 violinist and composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 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 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 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. 2012)

Tony Bennett

1926 Tony Bennett [Benedetto], American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop and jazz singer ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco"; "Steppin' Out With My Baby"), and painter, born in Long Island City, Astoria, New York

  • 1935 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1936 Vinko "Vice" Vukov, Croatian singer (Eurovision Song Contest 1963 & 1965), born in Šibenik, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • 1940 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1946 John York [Foley], American rock bassist and guitarist, born in White Plains, New York.
  • 1949 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), born in Torrence, California (d. 2021)
  • 1951 Johnny Graham, American guitarist and singer (Earth Wind & Fire), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1953 Ian Bairnson, Scottish musician (Alan Parsons Project; Kate Bush), born in Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • 1956 Kirk Brandon, British punk rock and new wave singer-songwriter (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, British rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry, England
  • 1961 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats - ""Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York
  • 1962 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, born in Ermelo, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • 1963 Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia

James Hetfield

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

  • 1967 Skin [Deborah Dyer] Jamaican-British singer (Skunk Anansie), born in Brixton, London
  • 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