Birthdays in Music on June 8

  • 1671 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1751)
  • 1722 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, German composer, born in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1794)
  • 1740 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, born in Quinzano d'Oglio, Italy (d. 1809)
  • 1753 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, French composer, born in Muret, Haute-Garonne, France (d. 1809)
  • 1772 Robert Stevenson, Scottish civil engineer (Bell Rock Lighthouse, Scotland), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1850)
  • 1783 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
  • 1805 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1859)
  • 1810 Robert Schumann, German composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik), born in Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1856)
  • 1812 Spyridon Xyndas, Greek composer, born in Corfu, Greece (d. 1896)
  • 1834 George Garrett, English composer, born in Winchester, England (d. 1897)
  • 1837 Jan Kleczyński Sr., Polish painist and composer, born in Janiewicze, Russian Empire (d. 1895)
  • 1856 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1932)
  • 1858 Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1947)
  • 1858 Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, born in Barcelona (d. 1933)
  • 1881 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1959)
  • 1888 Poul Schierbeck, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1949)

  • 1894 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1913 Jagamas János, Hungarian composer, born in Dés, Romania (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1923 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1924 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Anatol Vieru, Romanian-Jewish composer, born in Iasi, Romania (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Yannis Ioannidis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1932 Hans G. Helms, German writer and composer, born in Teterow, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1939 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Nancy Sinatra, American singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1940 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1941 Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, American pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), born in Elkins, West Virginia
  • 1942 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1944 Boz Scaggs [William Royce], American rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Mick Box, English rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London
  • 1947 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • 1949 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1949 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1950 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1951 Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], Welsh rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in Skewen, Neath, Wales
  • 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 [Weitz], American musician ranked by Billboard as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time (The Advocate), born in Pasco, Washington
  • 1963 Kino Haitsma, pianist/arrangeur (Josephine)
  • 1963 Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • 1965 Rob Pilatus, German model and dancer (Milli Vanilli, Girl You Know It's True), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 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 and founder of Grammy Award-winning The Derek Trucks Band (Tedeschi Truck Band), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1981 Alex Band, American singer (The Calling)
  • 1983 Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer
  • 1989 Gary Wilson, Scottish Musician