On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1953

  • Aug 1 Robert Cray, American blues singer and songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Aug 3 Ian Bairnson, Scottish musician (Alan Parsons Project; Kate Bush), born in Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Aug 4 Michael Harris, American trumpet and flugelhorn player (The Phenix Horns - Earth, Wind & Fire; Phil Collins)
  • Aug 5 Samantha Sang [Cheryl Lau Sang], Australian pop singer (Emotion), born in Melbourne
  • Aug 6 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 James "J.T." Taylor, American R&B singer (Kool & The Gang - "Ladies' Night"; "Celebration"; "Joanna"), born in Laurens, South Carolina
  • Aug 17 Kevin Rowlands, British rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen), born in Wednesfield, England
  • Aug 23 Bobby Gubby, English rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Aug 24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 27 Alex Lifeson [Živojinović], Serbian-Canadian rock guitarist (Rush - "Limelight"), born in n Fernie, British Columbia
  • Aug 29 Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult, 1981-85)

About August 1953

How Old? 67 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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