On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1944

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • Aug 8 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • Aug 8 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • Aug 9 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • Aug 12 Peter Hofmann, German tenor
  • Aug 13 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Aug 15 Frederick Knight, American singer and songwriter (I've been lonely so long), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 15 Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer (Twiste et Chante), born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • Aug 15 Pamela Polland, American singer-songwriter (Hawaiianized Pop Classics), born in California
  • Aug 16 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 19 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • Aug 20 John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • Aug 21 Jackie DeShannon, American singer (What the World Needs Now), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • Aug 25 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 Tim Bogert, American musician (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 27 Barry Conyngham, composer
  • Aug 30 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 John Surman, English jazz musician, born in Tavistock, Devon, England

About August 1944

How Old? 75 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)