On This Day

Musicians Born 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 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German pianist, composer and publisher, 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 jazz singer, band leader, and disc jockey (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1915 Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor and educator (Leaves of Grass: A Choral Symphony), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer (It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels), 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 Singers; Stand Up And 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)
  • 1936 Edward Pałłasz, Polish classical, theater, and film composer, born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 2019)
  • 1941 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 David Henry Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

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1943 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat) and album cover artist (Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 1944 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England
  • 1944 William "Smitty" Smith, American rock keyboardist and session musician (Motherlode - "When I Die"), born in Belleville, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1945 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1945 Fred Tackett, American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Little Feat, 1988-2012), 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 classical pianist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1970 Michael Wong, Chinese Malaysian singer, born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • 1971 Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs), born in Campbell, California
  • 1974 Aaron Barrett, American Lead singer/guitarist of Reel Big Fish
  • 1974 Rich Cronin, American singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Jens Ludwig, German heavy metal guitarist (Edguy), born in Fulda, Germany
  • 1979 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1983 Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Toshima, Tokyo
  • 1983 Jonne Aaron, Finnish vocalist of the band Negative, born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1986 Ryan Ross, American guitarist and lyricist (Panic at the Disco), born in Las Vegas,Nevada
  • 1989 Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter (Meant To Be), born in New York City
  • 1996 Trevor Jackson, American actor, singer-songwriter (Grown-ish), born in Indianapolis, Indiana