Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

What are some famous musicians that were born in August?



Ropert Plant really thats cool my birthday is August so i wanted to know if i had the same month as anyone

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  • 1 decade ago
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    lets just consult the musician's friend news letter, which i read religiously every week and save forever:

    August 1: Francis Scott Key (1778), Piano Slim aka Robert T. Smith (1928), Ramblin' Jack Elliot born Elliott Charles Adnopoz (1931), Jerry Garcia (1942), Geoff Britton of Wings (1943), Boz Burrell of Bad Company (1946), Rick Anderson of The Tubes (1947), Rick Coonce of The Grass Roots (1947), Tommy Bolin (1951), Andrew Gold (1951), BTO's Tim Bachman (1951), bluesman Robert Cray (1953), Joe Elliott of Def Leppard (1960), Public Enemy's Chuck D (1960), Coolio (1963), Adam Duritz of Counting Crows (1964)

    August 2: big band singer Helen Morgan (1900), "Big" Walter Price (1917), country singer Hank Walters (1933), country star Hank Cochran (1935), Garth Hudson of The Band (1937), Edward Patten of Gladys Knight & The Pips (1939), Doris Coley Kenner of The Shirelles (1941), guitarist Larry Coryell (1943), steel guitarist Hank DeVito (1948), guitarist Andy Fairweather-Low (1948) Fat Larry (1949), Ted Turner of Wishbone Ash (1950), Clive Wright of Cock Robin (1953), Apollonia born Patricia Kotero (1961), Pete De Freitas of Echo and the Bunnymen (1961), Zelma Davis of C+C Music Factory (1970)

    August 3: Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence (1910), Tony Bennett (1926), blues harp player Alex Randall (1934), Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires (1935), Roscoe Mitchell of The Art Ensemble of Chicago (1940), Beverly Lee of The Shirelles (1941), B. B. Dickerson of War (1949), John Graham of Earth, Wind & Fire (1951) guitarist Steve Hillage (1951), Andrew Gold (1951), James Hetfield of Metallica (1963), Ed Roland of Collective Soul (1963), Shirley Manson of Garbage (1966)

    August 4: Louis Armstrong (1901), Frankie Ford (1939), David Carr of The Fortunes (1940), Timi Yuro (1940), Klaus Schultze of Tangerine Dream (1947), Paul Layton of The New Seekers (1947), Clannad's Maire Ni Bhraonian (1952), Mark O'Connor (1962), Paul Reynolds of A Flock of Seagulls (1962), Jody Turner of Rock Goddess (1963), Immature's Marques Houston (1981)

    August 5: jazz singer Jeri Southern (1926), Vern Gosdin (1934), R&B vocalist Damita Jo (1940), guitarist Lenny Breau (1941), percussionist Airto Moreira (1941), sax player Rick Huxley of The Dave Clark Five (1942), country star Sammi Smith (1943), Rick Derringer of The McCoys (1947), Gregory Leskew of Guess Who (1947), Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister (1954), Pat Smear of Foo Fighters (1959), Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive (1959), Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys (1964)

    August 6: The Ravens' Jimmy Ricks (1924), jazz bassist Charlie Haden (1937), Isaac Hayes (1938), Judy Craig of The Chiffons (1946), guitarist Allan Holdsworth (1948), Pat McDonald of Timbuk 3 (1951), Randy DeBarge (1958), Geri Halliwell a.k.a. Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls (1972)

    August 7: Benny Carter (1907), swing bandleader Freddie Slack (1910), pianist Mose Vinson (1917), lyricist Felice Bryant (1925), The Platters’ Herb Reed (1931), multi-instrumentalist jazz titan Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1936), Magic Slim, born Morris Holt (1937), pop vocalist Ron Holden (1939), B.J. Thomas (1942), Rodney Crowell (1950), bassist-songwriter Andy Fraser of Free (1952), Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden – not the Bruce Dickinson (1958), Jacqui O’Sullivan of Bananarama (1960), Ian Dench of EMF (1964), Kristen Hersh of Throwing Muses (1964)

    August 8: bandleader Lucky Millender (1900), Webb Pierce (1921), Jimmy Witherspoon (1923), blues singer Al King (1923), Sonny Til of The Orioles (1925), Mel Tillis (1932), pedal steel player extraordinaire Pete Drake (1932), Joe Tex (1933), Connie Stevens (1938), Philip E. Balsley of the Statler Brothers (1939), John "Jay" David of Dr. Hook (1942), The Grateful Dead's Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan (1946), Airrion Love of The Stylistics (1949), Ali Score of Flock of Seagulls (1956), Dennis Drew of 10,000 Maniacs (1957), Chris Foreman of Madness (1958), Ricki Rockett of Poison (1959), U2's The Edge a.k.a. David Evans (1961), Kool Moe Dee (1962)

    August 9: barrelhouse pianist Robert Shaw (1908), Odell Thompson (1911), Harry Mills of The Mills Brothers (1913), Bill Henderson of The Spinners (1939), jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette (1942), Rinus Gerritsen of Golden Earring (1946), Barbara Mason (1947), Cars bassist Benjamin Orr (1955), Kurtis Blow (1959), Aimee Mann (1960), Whitney Houston (1963)

    August 10: Leo Fender (1909), country singer-sausage king Jimmy Dean (1928), bluegrass ace Jimmy Martin (1929), country-pop entertainer Larry Finnegan (1938), Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield (1940), Ronnie Spector (1947), Ian Anderson (1947), Patti Austin (1948), INXS drummer John Farriss (1961), Neneh Cherry (1964), Todd Nichols of Toad The Wet Sprocket (1967), Michael Bivins of New Edition (1968), Ghost By Night bassist Ara Ajizian (1974), Aaron Kamin of The Calling (1977)

    August 11: Mike Hugg of Manfred Mann (1942), David Box - a Buddy Holly soundalike who ironically died in a plane crash (1943), Jim Kale of Guess Who (1943), Eric Carmen (1949), Joe Jackson (1955), Bragi Olaffson of The Sugarcubes (1962), Charlie Sexton (1968), Chris "Mack Daddy" Kelly (1968), Ali of A Tribe Called Quest (1970), J-Boog of B2K (1985)

    August 12: Percy Mayfield (1920), singer-songwriter Joe Jones (1926), Porter Wagoner (1927), Buck Owens (1929), Jennifer Warren (1941), Mark Knopfler (1949), Kid Creole (1950), Pat Metheny (1954), Suzanne Vega (1959), Roy Hay of Culture Club (1961)

    August 13: jazz pianist George Shearing (1919), "Baby Boy" Robert Warren (1919), Don Ho (1930), Dave "Baby" Cortez (1938), Son Seals (1942), Dan Fogelberg (1951), Wings guitarist Jimmy McCulloch (1953), Feargal Sharkey of The Undertones (1958)

    August 14: swing and jazz violinist Stuff Smith (1909), R&B singer Jackie Brenston (1927), songwriter Carol Joyner Gourley (1938), Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts (1940), David Crosby (1941), Tim Bogart of Vanilla Fudge (1944), inventor of slap bass technique, Larry Graham (1946), Slim Dunlap of The Replacements (1951), Sharon Bryant of Atlantic Star (1956), Kevin Cadogan of Third Eye Blind (1970)

    August 15: blues harp player Buster Brown, born Waymon Glasco (1911), jazz pianist Oscar Peterson (1925), bluegrass-country singer Rose Maddox (1925), Bill Pinkney of The Drifters (1925), R&B singer Bobby Byrd (1934), singer Bobby Helms (1936), Peter York of the Spencer Davis Group (1942), songwriter Jimmy Webb (1946), Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers (1948), Tommy Aldridge of Black Oak Arkansas (1950), MCA of The Beastie Boys (1967)

    August 16: baritone jazz crooner Al Hibbler (1915), jazz pianist Bill Evans (1929), British pop-country singer Karl Denver (1931), pop singer Eydie Gorme (1931), The Dubs singer Richard Blandon (1934), singer Bobby Mitchell (1935), R&B singer Barbara George (1942), touring musician Kin Vassy (1943), Barry Hay of Golden Earring (1948), J.T. Taylor of Kool & The Gang (1953), Tim Farriss of INXS (1957), Madonna (born Louise Ciccone) (1958), Chris Pederson of Camper Van Beethoven (1960), Emily Erwin of Dixie Chicks (1972)

    August 17: '50s pop singer Georgia Gibbs (1919), Mark ("Teen Angel") Dinning (1933), bluesman Luther Allison (1939), Sib Hashian of Boston (1949), guitar phenom Eric Johnson (1954), XTC's Colin Moulding (1955), Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go's (1958), Gilby Clark of Guns N' Roses (1962), Maria McKee (1964), Steve Gorman of the Black Crowes (1965), Jill Cunniff of Luscious Jackson (1966), Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block (1969), Posdnuous of De La Soul (1969)

    August 18: lyricist Otto Harbach (1873), folk singer Cisco Houston (1918), pop and country singer Johnny Preston (1939), soul singer Nona Hendryx (1945), Dennis Elliot of Foreigner (1950), Ron Stryker of Men at Work (1957), Dr. Spot (1960), Everlast (1969)

    August 19: jazz pianist Jimmy Rowles (1918), Ginger Baker (1939), Johnny "I Can See Clearly Now" Nash (1940), vocalist Billy J. Kramer of the Dakotas (1943), Ian Gillan of Deep Purple (1945), Queen's John Deacon (1951), Lee Ann Womack (1966)

    August 20: jazz trombonist-vocalist Jack Teagarden (1905), country singer Jim Reeves (1924), jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney (1927), Paul Robi of The Platters (1931), bluesman J.J. Malone (1935), country singer-songwriter Justin Tubb (1935), Tom Coster of Santana (1941), Isaac Hayes (1942), John Povey of The Pretty Things (1942), James Pankow of Chicago (1947), Robert Plant (1948), Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy (1951), Rudy Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers (1952), Doug Fieger of The Knack (1952), singer-songwriter John Hiatt (1952), Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (1970)

    the 21st- the 27th should arive in my in box in the next couple days.

    Source(s): musician's friend newsletter
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  • 3 years ago

    Famous People Born On August 2

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  • 1 decade ago

    Alex Lifeson- Rush

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  • 1 decade ago

    Joe Strummer! His birthday's tomorrow...most awesome musician/human being EVER!


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bruce Dickinson's b-day is Aug. 7

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  • 4 years ago

    It depends on many things

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  • 1 decade ago

    Robert Plant... it's his birthday today... (and my sister's... ha)

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  • 1 decade ago

    micheal jackson

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