Birthdays in Music in August 1953

  • Aug 1 Robert Cray, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Aug 5 Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
  • Aug 6 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)
  • Aug 23 Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • Aug 24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • Aug 27 Alex Lifeson, rock guitarist (Rush), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 29 Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)