On This Day

Musicians Born in August 1955

  • Aug 2 Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 2 (Bryan) "Butch" Vig, American record producer (Nirvana -Nevermind; Smashing Pumpkins; Foo Fighters), songwriter, and drummer (Garbage), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • Aug 5 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister; Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 8 Ali Score, British new wave-pop drummer (Flock Of Seagulls, 1979-86 - "I Ran So Far Away"), born in Beverley, England
  • Aug 8 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • Aug 12 Heintje [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • Aug 13 Charles Williams, American jazz pianist (Kansas City Jazz Orchestra), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Aug 13 Mulgrew Miller, American jazz pianist, (Duke Ellington; Betty Carter; Artie Shaw; Art Blakely),composer, and educator (William Patterson University), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2013)
  • Aug 17 Colin Moulding, English pop bassist, and songwriter (XTC - "Generals And Majors" ), born in Swindon, England
  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, American country songwriter ("True Love Never Dies"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 19 Peter Gallagher, American actor (Summer Lovers; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; The Player; The O.C. - "Sandy"), and singer, born in New York City
  • Aug 20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 25 John McGeoch, Scottish rock guitarist (Magazine: Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Spellbound"; Visage; Public Image Ltd.), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • Aug 27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 29 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American pianist, singer and composer (Masque of the Red Death), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 30 Martin Jackson, British rocker (Swing Out Sister - "Swing Out"), born in Manchester, England

About August 1955

How Old? 66 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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