Musicians Born on August 8

  • 1571 John Ward, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1638)
  • 1693 Laurent Belissen, French Baroque composer, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1762)
  • 1755 Luigi Marchesi, Italian castrato singer, born in Milan, Habsburg Empire (now Italy) (d. 1829)
  • 1857 Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and 1st female composer awarded with Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (1913), born in Paris, France (d. 1944)
  • 1871 William Henry Squire, British cellist, music educator, and composer, born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1886 Daniel Ruyneman, composer
  • 1886 Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, born in Settimo Vittone, Italy
  • 1891 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • 1899 Victor Young, American violinist, arranger, orchestra leader, and composer ("Street of Dreams"; "Love Letters"; "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1956)
  • 1904 (William) Elmo Tanner, American big band singer, whistler (Ted Weems Orchestra - "Heartaches"), bandleader, and DJ, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1990)
  • 1904 István Szelényi, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Altsohl, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)
  • 1905 André Jolivet, French composer (Jeune France; Mana), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)
  • 1907 (Bennett) "Benny" Carter, American Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, arranger, composer ("Harlem Renaissance Suite"), and bandleader, born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1910 (Lucius) "Lucky" Millinder, American swing and rhythm-and-blues bandleader (Rosetta Tharpe; Who Threw The Whiskey in the Well), born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 1966)
  • 1913 Axel Stordahl, American arranger (Tommy Dorsey; Frank Sinatra), orchestra leader (Eddie Fisher), and composer (McHales's Navy theme), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1920 Jimmy Witherspoon, American jump blues singer ("Ain't Nobody's Business"), born in Gurdon, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Webb Pierce, American honky-tonk country singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("In The Jailhouse Now"; "Wondering"; "There Stands The Glass"), born in West Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1991)
  • 1924 Thomas Beversdorf, American classical composer ("Of Walruses, Cheesecake, and Morse Code"), and educator (Indiana University, 1949-80), born in Yoakum, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1926 Urban "Urbie" Green, American jazz trombonist (Woody Herman; Buck Clayton; Hugo Montenegro), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Don Burrows, Australian musician
  • 1929 Josef Suk, Czech concert violinist (Artist of Merit, 1977), violist, and namesake of composer grandfather, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Jonathan Elkus, composer
  • 1932 (Lonnie Melvin) "Mel" Tillis, American country singer ("Who's Julie"; "M-M-Mel"), born in Pahokee, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington, Jr.], American soul musician ("Hold What You've Got"; "I Gotcha"), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1937 (Ludwig) "Louis" Neefs, Belgian pop singer (Eurovision, 1967 & 1969), born in Gierle, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1938 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], American actress (Hawaiian Eye - "Cricket"; Back to the Beach), and singer ("Sixteen Reasons"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1939 Philip E Baisley, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Class of '57"), born in Augusta, Virginia
  • 1939 William Alden Hibbard, composer
  • 1942 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1942 Vardo Rumessen, Estonian classical pianist, musicologist, politician, and independence advocate, born in Pärnu, Estonian SSR, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Daniel Börtz, Swedish classical composer, born in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • 1944 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • 1944 John Renbourn, British jazz and folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), born in Marleybone, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • 1947 Brenda Lee Eager, American gospel and soul singer and songwriter, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1949 Airrion Love, American singer (Stylistics - "16 Bars")
  • 1950 Liberatori "Liberty" DeVitto, American rock drummer (Billy Joel, 1976-2006), born in New York City
  • 1950 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Pender, Nebraska (d. 2013) [1]
  • 1955 Ali Score, British new wave-pop drummer (Flock Of Seagulls, 1979-86 - "I Ran So Far Away"), born in Beverley, England
  • 1955 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • 1956 Chris Foreman, British pop-ska guitarist (Madness - "Our House"; "It Must Be Love"), born in London
  • 1956 David Grant, British pop-soul singer ("Stop & Go"; "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love"), and televeion personality (Pop Idol), born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1961 Daniel House, American music executive
  • 1961 Rikki Rockett {Richard Ream], American drummer (Poison - "Every Rose Has A Thorn"), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 The Edge [David Evans], British rock guitarist (U2 - "I Will Follow"; "Desire"; "Where The Streets Have No Name"), born in London, England
  • 1963 Caroline Crawley, British alt-rock singer (Shelleyan Orphan; Babacar), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2016)
  • 1965 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • 1969 Faye Wong, Hong Kong cantopop singer-songwriter and actress (Chungking Express), born in Beijing, China
  • 1972 Lüpüs Thünder [Matthew Stigliano], American rock guitarist (Bloodhound Gang, 1994-2008 - "The Bad Touch"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Scott Stapp, American rock singer and lyricist (Creed), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1976 (Joshua) "JC" Chasez, American pop singer (*NSYNC ' Bye Bye Bye"), born in Bowie, Maryland
  • 1976 Drew Lachey, American pop singer (98 Degrees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1977 Robert Randolph, American pedal steel guitarist (Robert Randolph and the Family Band), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • 1978 Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • 1979 Richard Harwood, British cellist
  • 1979 Sam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)
  • 1980 Mike Hindert, American musician
  • 1981 Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
  • 1981 Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1981 Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
  • 1994 Lauv [Ari Staprans Leff]. American singer-songwriter, and record producer ("I Like Me Better"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1995 Jake Blount, American bluegrass musician (Spider Tales), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1995 Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes (24 years old)

1998 Canadian singer-songwriter (Handwritten, Treat You Better), born in Toronto, Ontario