Birthdays in Music on August 30

  • 1687 Francesco Maria Vallara, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1740)
  • 1693 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1745)
  • 1767 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, German composer, born in Wachenhausen (d. 1822)
  • 1769 Bonifacio Asioli, Italian composer and music writer, born in Correggio, Italy (d. 1832)
  • 1809 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, German composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1863)
  • 1820 George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), born in Sheffield, Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1842 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1902 Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, born in Hanušovice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1908 Willie Bryant, American singer (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1915 Robert Strassburg, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Kitty Wells, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1926 Oļģerts Grāvītis, Latvian-Soviet composer, born in Alūksne, Latvia (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 2018)

  • 1928 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Arne Mellnäs, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 2002)
  • 1935 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1941 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 David Henry Maslanka, American composer, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England
  • 1945 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1945 Fred Tackett, American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Little Feat), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1949 Peter Maffay, Romanian-German musician, born in Brașov, Romania
  • 1950 Micky Moody, English guitarist (Whitesnake, Juicy Lucy), born in Middleborough, England
  • 1951 Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and actress (Flight of the Doves), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1955 Martin Jackson, British rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), born in Manchester, England
  • 1960 Chalino Sánchez, Mexican musician, born in Alturas Del Sur Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • 1963 Paul Oakenfold, British record producer and DJ, born in Mile End, London
  • 1969 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist
  • 1970 Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer
  • 1971 Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs)
  • 1974 Matt Bongiovi, heavy metal rocker (cousin of Jon Bon Jovi)
  • 1974 Aaron Barrett, Lead singer/guitarist of Reel Big Fish
  • 1974 Rich Cronin, US singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Jens Ludwig, German guitarist
  • 1978 Swizz Beatz, American rapper/producer
  • 1979 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1983 Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1983 Jonne Aaron, Vocalist of the Finnish Band Negative
  • 1986 Ryan Ross, American guitarist and lyricist (Panic at the Disco)