Birthdays in Music in August 1959

  • Aug 1 Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Aug 1 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
  • Aug 3 Martin Atkins, English drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry
  • Aug 5 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), born in Bebington (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)
  • Aug 9 Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
  • Aug 9 Kurtis Blow, American rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)
  • Aug 11 Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
  • Aug 13 Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Aug 19 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 22 Juan Croucier, Cuban-born American heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Aug 29 Eddi Reader, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Aug 29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • Aug 31 Tony DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)