Birthdays in Music on June 8

  • 1671 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor)
  • 1722 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer
  • 1740 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer
  • 1753 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, composer
  • 1783 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
  • 1805 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1859)
  • 1812 Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germany, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)
  • 1812 Spyridon Xyndas, composer
  • 1834 George Garrett, composer
  • 1837 Jan Kleczynski, composer
  • 1856 Natalia Janotha, composer
  • 1858 Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1858 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1881 Prospero Bisquertt, composer
  • 1888 Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer
  • 1894 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist (Ogelala)
  • 1910 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russian conductor [NS=June 21]
  • 1913 Janos Jagamas, composer
  • 1918 Robert Preston, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1923 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games)
  • 1926 Anatol Vieru, composer
  • 1928 Jiri Dvoracek, composer
  • 1930 Yannis Ioannidis, composer
  • 1932 Hans Gunter Helms, composer
  • 1940 Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra
  • 1940 Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1941 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, US pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
  • 1942 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1944 Boz Scaggs, [William Royce], rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947 Joan La Barbara, composer
  • 1947 Mick Box, rock guitarist (Uriah Heep)
  • 1947 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • 1949 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1950 Elmar Oliveira, violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1951 Bonnie Tyler, [Gaynor Hopkins], rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
  • 1951 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • 1955 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker
  • 1955 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • 1960 Mick Hucknall, rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
  • 1962 Nick Rhodes, [Bates], keyboardist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1962 Kristine W, American musician
  • 1963 Kino Haitsma, pianist/arrangeur (Josephine)
  • 1963 Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • 1966 Doris Pearson, Essex, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 1967 Neil Mitchell, rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)

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1977 Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • 1979 Derek Trucks, American guitarist
  • 1981 Alex Band, American singer (The Calling)
  • 1983 Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer
  • 1989 Gary Wilson, Scottish Musician