Birthdays in Music on August 6

  • 1619 Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer, baptised in Venice (d. 1677)
  • 1651 Johann Michael Zacher, composer
  • 1664 Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer
  • 1665 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1743)
  • 1748 Bernhard Haltenberger, composer
  • 1858 Albert Fuchs, composer
  • 1873 Mary Carr Moore, American composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Marcel Labey, composer
  • 1883 Francesco Santoliquido, composer
  • 1886 Edward Ballantine, American composer and music professor, born in Oberlin, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone, born in Braubach (d. 1952)
  • 1896 Cyril Mockridge, composer
  • 1902 Michal Vilec, composer
  • 1906 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • 1908 George Singer, composer
  • 1908 Svend Erik Tarp, composer

  • 1910 Friedrich Schroder, composer
  • 1918 Norman Granz, American record producer (Jazz at the Philharmonic; Verve Records), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • 1925 Leland Smith, composer
  • 1929 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • 1930 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1937 Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1937 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1937 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1939 William "Sonny" Sanders, US singer (Rayber Voices)
  • 1941 Doris Ernestine Hays, composer
  • 1946 Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist, born in Bradford (d. 2017)
  • 1952 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • 1952 Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)
  • 1953 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • 1954 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto
  • 1958 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1958 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
  • 1959 Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)
  • 1965 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
  • 1969 Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)

Person of interestGeri Horner

1972 Geri Horner [Halliwell], British pop singer "Ginger Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Watford, England

Singer Geri Horner
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Geri Horner
  • 1980 Wilber Pan, American/Taiwanese singer