Births / Deaths

August births and deaths

August 1

Births

1930    Lionel Bart
1942    Jerry Garcia – vocals/guitar Grateful Dead
1943    Geoff Britton – drums East Of Eden
1946    Boz Burrell – bass King Crimson/Bad Company
1947    Rick Coonce – drums Grass Roots
1948    Cub Koda – vocals Browsville Station
1953    Robert Cray – US blues guitarist
1958    Robert Buck – guitar 10,000 Maniacs
1959    Joe Elliot – vocals Def Leppard
1960    Chuck D  – rapper Public Enemy
1960    Suzi Gardner – guitar L7
1963    Coolio
1964    Adam Duritz – vocals Counting Crows
1964    Nick Christian Sayer – guitar Transvision Vamp
1966    Jeff Buckley
1969    Jay Hurren – keyboards E-Z Rollers
1970    Kenwyn House – guitar Reef
1976    Jonathan Wilkes – UK TV presenter/singer
1981    Ashley Parker – vocals O-Town

Deaths

1964    Johnny Burnette
2009     Andy Parle – drums Space
2015    Cilla Black

August 2

Births

1939    Edward Patten – vocals Gladys Knight’s Pips
1939    William Savich – drums Johnny & The Hurricanes
1941    Doris Kenner – vocals Shirelles
1944    Jim Capaldi – drums Traffic
1948    Andy Fairweather-Lowe – vocals Amen Corner
1949    Fat Larry
1950    Ted Turner – guitar Wishbone Ash
1951    Andrew Gold
1951    Steve Hillage – guitar Gong
1953    Clive Wright –guitar Cock Robin
1953    Donnie Monro – guitar/vocals Runrig
1961    Pete De Freitas – drums Echo and Bunnymen
1962    Lee Mavers – vocals/guitar LA’s
1965    Al Macaulay – drums Tindersticks
1968    Jack Reiss – rapper Twenty 4 Seven
1968    Boris Dlugosch
1970    Zelma Davis – vocals C&C Music Factory
1989    Jonas Blue
1992    Chari XCX

Deaths

1921    Enrico Caruso – Italian Tenor
2000    Jerome Smith – guitar KC and The Sunshine Band
2009    Billy Lee Riley – Sun rockabilly singer
2012    Jimmy Jones

August 3

Births

1926    Tony Bennett
1938    Terry Wogan
1938    Gene Bricker – tenor Marcels
1939    Roy C
1941    Beverly Lee – vocals Shirelles
1949    B.B.Dickerson – bass War
1951    John Graham – guitar Earth Wind and Fire
1953    Iain Bairnson – guitar Pilot
1956    Kirk Brandon – vocals/guitar Theatre Of Hate/Spear Of Destiny
1963    James Hetfield – vocals Metallica
1963    Tasmin Archer – UK singer
1966    Brian Bateman – guitar Railway Children
1966    Sean Sams – keyboards Lonestar
1967    Skin – vocals Skunk Anansie
1971    DJ Spinderella – rapper Salt ‘N’ Pepa
1971    Gina G
1985    Holly Blake – vocals Dream

Deaths

1983    James Jamerson – bass Funk Brothers
1992    Don Lang
2003    Don Estelle
2006    Arthur Lee – vocals/guitar Love
2008    Louis Teicher – piano Ferrante and Teicher
2010    Bobby Hebb

August 4

Births

1901    Louis Armstrong
1919    Ken Mackintosh – UK saxophonist
1939    Frankie Ford
1939    Big Dee Irwin
1940    Larry Knechtel – piano Bread
1940    Timi Yuro
1943    David Carr – keyboards Fortunes
1946    Ray Scragg – vocals/guitar Dennisons
1947    Paul Layton – bass New Seekers
1947    Klaus Schulze – piano Tangerine Dream
1951    Roy Flowers – drums Sweet Sensation
1952    Maire Brennan – vocals Clannad
1954    Raphael Ravenscroft – saxophone on Baker Street
1958    Ian Broudie – vocals/guitar Lightning Seeds
1960    Graham Massey – keyboards 808 State
1962    Paul Reynolds – guitar/vocals A Flock Of Seagulls
1963    Sam Yaffa – bass Hanoi Rocks
1968    Rob Cieka – drums Boo Radleys
1969    Max Cavalera – vocals/guitar Sepultura
1973    Taj Jackson – vocals 3T
1981    Marques Houston – US R&B singer
1988    Tom Parker – vocals Wanted

Deaths

1991    Jeri Southern
1997    Steve O’Donnell – guitar Starturn On 45 Pints
2005    Little Milton
2007     Lee Hazelwood
2014    Jake Hooker (b: Jerry Mamberg) – guitar Arrows

August 5

Births

1926    Jeri Southern
1942    Rick Huxley – bass Dave Clarke 5
1943    Sammi Smith – US country singer
1947    Rick Derringer – vocals/guitar McCoys
1953    Samantha Sang
1959    Pete Burns – vocals Dead Or Alive
1963    Mike Nocito – keyboards Johnny Hates Jazz
1966    Jennifer Finch – bass L7
1967    Adam Yauch – vocals Beastie Boys
1973    Donna Lewis – Welsh singer
1975    Dan Hipgrave – guitar Toploader

Deaths

1955    Carmen Miranda
1962    Marilyn Monroe
1992    Jeff Porcaro – drums Toto
1993    Randy Hobbs – bass McCoys
2013    George Duke

August 6

Births

1922    Andy Warhol – US pop artist
1939    Mike Sarne
1939    Mike Elliot – saxophone Foundations
1952    Pat McDonald – vocals Timbuk 3
1958    Randy DeBarge – bass DeBarge
1959    Joyce Sims
1963    Jamie Kensit – guitar 8th Wonder
1968    Debbie Smith – guitar Echobelly
1969    Elliott Smith – US singer
1972    Geri Halliwell
1976    Bob Fairfoul – bass Idlewild

Deaths

1994    Domenico Modugno – Italian singer
2001    Larry Adler – US harmonica player
2004    Rick James
2009    Mink Deville
2012    Marvin Hamlisch

August 7

Births

1926    Stan Freberg – US parody singer
1928    Herb Reed – vocals Platters
1928    Marcello Minerbi – Italian Orchestra leader
1936    Charles Pope – vocals Tams
1942    B.J. Thomas
1945    Kerry Chater – bass Union Gap
1949    Tim Renwick – guitar Quiver
1952    Andy Fraser – vocals/keyboards Free
1952    Alexie Sayle
1958    Bruce Dickinson – vocals Iron Maiden
1960    Jacqui O’Sullivan – vocals Bananarama
1964    Ian Dench – guitar EMF
1965    Raul Malo – vocals Mavericks
1966    Kristin Hersh
1974    Dana Dawson

Deaths

1957    Oliver Hardy
1978    Eddie Calvert
1984    Esther Phillips
2016    Ruby Winters

August 8

Births

1933    Joe Tex
1938    Connie Stevens
1942    Jay David – drums Dr Hook
1942    Johnny Gustafson – vocals Merseybeats
1944    John Renbourn – guitar/sitar Pentangle
1949    Airrion Love – vocals Stylistics
1956    David Grant
1956    Ali Score – drums A Flock Of Seagulls
1957    Dennis Drew – organ 10,000 Maniacs
1958    Chris Forman – guitar Madness
1959    Rikki Rockett – drums Poison
1961    The Edge – guitar U2
1968    Huey Morgan – vocals Fun Lovin’ Criminals
1974    Brian Harvey – vocals East 17
1975    Taryll Jackson – vocals 3T
1976    Joshua Chasez – vocals N’Sync
1976    Drew – vocals 98o
1981    Bradley McIntosh – vocals S Club 7
1981    Vanessa Amorosi
1984    Sharon Muscat – vocals Sister2Sister
1998    Shawn Mendes

Deaths

 

1975     Cannonball Adderley – US jazz musician
2017     Glen Campbell

August 9

Births

1919    Edmund Hockridge – Canadian singer
1939    Billy Henderson – tenor vocals Detroit Spinners
1944    Viv Prince – drums Pretty Things
1946    Marinus Gerriden – bass Golden Earring
1946    John Parry – vocals Pasadena Roof Orchestra
1947    Benjamin Orr – vocals/bass Cars
1947    Barbara Mason – US soul singer
1959    Kurtis Blow
1960    Aimee Mann
1963    Whitney Houston
1963    Stevie Vincent – vocals Adventures Of Stevie V

Deaths

1973    Donald Peers
1975    Dmitri Shostakovich
1990    Brandon Mitchell rapper Wreckx-N-Effects
1996    Jerry Garcia – guitar Grateful Dead
1998    Bobby McBay – banjo Texas Playboys
2002    Paul Samson – vocals Samson
2016    Padraig Duggan – mandolion Clannad

August 10

Births

1922    Al Alberts – vocals Four Aces
1928    Jimmy Dean
1928    Eddie Fisher
1940    Bobby Hatfield – vocals Righteous Brothers
1943    Veronica Bennett – vocals Ronettes
1946    Mick Clarke – bass Rubettes
1947    Ian Anderson – vocals/flute Jethro Tull
1948    Patti Austin
1949    Andy Cresswell Davis – keyboards Korgis
1959    Mark Price – drums All About Eve
1961    Jon Farriss – drums INXS
1962    Julia Fordham – vocals Go-Go’s
1964    Aaron Hall
1965    Chris Goodwin – drums High
1966    Teddy Riley – vocals Guy/Blackstreet
1967    Lorraine Pearson – vocals Five Star
1968    Michael Bivins – vocals New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe
1968    Leigh Marklew – bass Terrorvision
1969    Capital Q – rapper Dream Warriors

Deaths

2008     Isaac Hayes
2010     Dana Dawson
2013    Eydie Gorme

August 11

Births

1942    Mike Hugg – drums Manfred Mann
1943    Michael James Kale – bass Guess Who
1943    Dennis Payton – saxophone Dave Clarke 5
1946    Bill Hurd – keyboards Rubettes
1949    Eric Carmen
1950    Erik Braun – guitar Iron Butterfly
1954    Joe Jackson
1954    Bryan Bassett – guitar Wild Cherry
1957    Richie Ramone
1958    Jah Wobble
1959    Alan Frew – vocals Glass Tiger
1960    Paul Gandler – guitar Modern Romance
1964    Hamish Seeloghan – vocals Pasadenas
1970    Andy Bell – guitar/vocals Ride
1972    Aisling Reynolds – vocals Reynolds Girls
1978    Andrez – vocals Damage
1978    Chris Kelly – vocals Kris Kross
1981    Sandi Thom

Deaths

2011     Jani Lane – vocals Warrant

August 12

Births

1927    Porter Wagoner – US country singer
1929    Buck Owens
1941    Craig Douglas
1941    Larry Troutman – Zapp
1943    Lesley Duncan
1943    Edwin Hawkins
1947    Ian Rilen – bass Rose Tattoo
1948    Ron Mael – Sparks
1949    Mark Knopfler – guitar Dire Straits
1950    Kid Creole
1954    Pat Metheny – US jazz guitarist
1958    Jorgen Dehmel – bass Nena
1961    Roy Hay – guitar Culture Club
1962    Bragi Olaffson – bass Sugarcubes
1963    Sir Mix-A-Lot
1968    Paul Tucker – keyboards Lighthouse Family
1969    Tanita Tikarum
1976    Linde – guitar Him

Deaths

1985    Kyu Sakamoto
2009    Les Paul

August 13

Births

1921    Jimmy McCracklin – US blues singer
1926    Tony Brent
1930    Solomon King
1940    Sean James Stoker – bass Bachelors
1946    Frank Morin – horns Sir Douglas Quintet
1949    Cliff Fish – bass Paper Lace
1950    Pluto Shervington
1951    Dan Fogelberg – US singer
1958    Feargal Sharkey
1959    Mark Nevin – guitar Fairground Attraction
1964    Glen Johansson – guitar Echobelly
1969    Tal Bachman
1976    Roddy Woomble – vocals Idlewild
1988    MO

Deaths

1982    Joe Tex
1988    Roy Buchanan
1998    Eve Boswell
2005    Peaches – Peaches & Herb
2013    Allen Lanier – keyboards/guitar Blue Oyster Cult
2013    Jon Brookes – drums Charlatans

August 14

Births

1926    Buddy Greco
1940    Dash Seals – drummer Champs
1940    Dave Crosby – vocals/guitar Byrds
1940    Lionel Morton – vocals/rhythm guitar Four Pennies
1942    Gil Bridges – saxophone Rare Earth
1944    Tim Bogert – bass Vanilla Fudge
1944    Bob Conrad – drums Mojos
1946    Larry Graham – bass Sly and Family Stone
1947    George Newsome – drums Climax Blues Band
1947    Maddy Prior –vocals Steeleye Span
1948    Bruce Thomas – bass Quiver/Elvis Costello’s Attractions
1953    James Horner – US composer/conductor
1956    Sharon Bryant – vocals Atlantic Starr
1960    Sarah Brightman
1963    Jez Willis – keyboards Utah Saints
1965    Mark Collins – guitar Charlatans
1966    Tanya Donelly – guitar/vocals Throwing Muses/Breeders
1974    Ana Matronic – vocals Scissor Sisters
1977    Ed Harcourt – UK singer/songwriter

Deaths

1958    Big Bill Broonzy – US blues singer
1988    Robert Calvert – poet/vocals Hawkwind
1992    Tony Williams – vocals Platters
2008     Lita Roza

August 15

Births

1925    Oscar Peterson – Canadian composer/bandleader
1931    Paul McDowell – vocals Temperance Seven
1933    Bobby Helms – US country singer
1933    Floyd Ashton – vocals Tams
1934    Bobby Byrd – vocals James Brown’s Famous Flames
1935    Jim Dale – UK actor/singer
1938    Stix Hooper – drums Crusaders
1938    Shirley Palmer – vocals Kaye Sisters
1942    Peter York – drums Spencer Davis Group
1944    Frederick Knight – US soul singer
1946    Jimmy Webb
1948    Patsy Gallant
1950    Billy Griffin – vocals Miracles
1951    Bobby Caldwell – US singer/guitarist/pianist
1958    Julie Harris – Tight Fit
1961    Matt Johnson – guitar The The
1962    Marsha Schofield – keyboards The Fall
1963    Lady Miss Kier – vocals Deee-lite
1972    Mikey Graham – vocals Boyzone
1974    Spike Dawbarn – vocals 911

Deaths

1984    Norman Petty
2010    Robert Wilson – bass Gap Band

August 16

Births

1915    Al Hibbler
1922    Ernie Freeman – piano B Bumble and The Stingers
1923    Johnny Reed – vocals Orioles
1928    Eydie Gorme
1934    Ketty Lester
1942    Robert Lester – tenor vocals Chi-Lites
1944    Kevin Ayers – bass Soft Machine
1945    Gordon Fleet – drums Easybeats
1946    Sheila – vocals B Devotion
1948    Barry Hay – vocals/flute Golden Earring
1953    James JT Taylor – vocals Kool and The Gang
1957    Tim Farriss – guitar INXS
1958    Madonna
1967    McRemedee – rapper Cookie Crew
1969    LL Cool J
1972    Emily Erwin – vocals Dixie Chicks
1980    Vanessa Carlton

Deaths

1938    Robert Johnson – US blues singer
1977    Elvis Presley
2000    Alan Caddy – guitar Tornados
2008    Ronnie Drew – vocals/guitar The Dubliners
2010    Ronnie Black – Lord Rockingham’s XI
2018    Aretha Franklin

August 17

Births

1926    George Melly – UK jazz musician
1933    Mark Dinning – US singer
1947    Gary Tally – guitar Box Tops
1949    Sib Hashian – drums Boston
1953    Kevin Rowland – vocals Dexys Midnight Runners
1955    Colin Moulding – bass XTC
1958    Belinda Carlisle
1960    Lisa Coleman – vocals Wendy and Lisa
1964    Maria McKee
1965    Steve Gorman – drums Black Crowes
1969    Posdnuos – rapper De La Soul
1969    Donnie Wahlberg – vocals New Kids On The Block
1974    Mark Baron – vocals Another Level
1977    Claire Richards – vocals Steps
1980    Lene Marlin

Deaths

1973    Paul Williams – vocals Temptations

August 18

Births

1934    Ronnie Carroll
1939    Johnny Preston
1943    Sarah Dash – vocals Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells
1943    Carl Wayne – vocals Move/late Hollies
1945    Nona Hendryx – vocals Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells
1945    Barbara Harris – vocals Toys
1950    Dennis Elliot – drums Foreigner
1952    Patrick Swayze – US actor/singer
1953    Marvin Isley – bass Isley Brothers
1957    Ron Stryker – guitar Men At Work
1967    Tracy Tracy – vocals Primitives
1967    Dan Peters – drums Mudhoney
1969    Everlast
1971    Aphex Twin
1983    Mika

Deaths

2003    Tony Jackson – bass Searchers
2004    Elmer Bernstein     – US film composer

August 19

Births

1939    Ginger Baker – drums Cream
1940    Johnny Nash
1940    Roger Cook
1943    Billy J. Kramer
1943    Don Fardon
1945    Ian Gillan – vocals Deep Purple
1948    Elliot Lurie – guitar Looking Glass
1951    John Deacon – bass Queen
1963    Joey Tempest – vocals Europe
1966    Lee Ann Womack – US country singer
1969    Nate Dogg – US rapper
1970    MC Eric – rapper Technotronic
1980    Darius Danesh
1986    Christina Perri – US singer
1989    Lil’ Romeo – US Rapper

Deaths

2001    Betty Everett
2012    Scott McKenzie

August 20

Births

1924    Jim Reeves
1937    Clem Cattini – UK session drummer
1940    John Lantree – bass Honeycombs
1941    Dave Brock – guitar/vocals Hawkwind
1942    Isaac Hayes
1946    Ralf Hutter – Kraftwerk
1947    Jim Pankow – trombone Chicago
1948    Robert Plant
1949    Phil Lynott
1952    Doug Fieger – vocals Knack
1955    Mike McKenzie – bass Child
1965    Jay Supreme – rapper Culture Beat
1966    Dimebag Darrell – guitar Pantera
1970    Fred Durst – vocals Limp Bizkit
1979    Jamie Cullum

Deaths

2009    Larry Knechtel – piano Bread
2017    Jerry Lewis

August 21

Births

1904    Count Basie – US jazz pianist
1938    Kenny Rogers
1938    Ernie Maresca – US singer
1941    Tom Coster – piano Santana
1944    Jackie De Shannon – US singer/songwriter
1952    Joe Strummer – vocals Clash
1952    Glenn Hughes – bass Deep Purple
1954    Nick Kane – guitar Mavericks
1954    Steve Smith – drums Journey
1957    Budgie – drums Siouxsie and the Banshees
1957    Kim Sledge – vocals Sister Sledge
1958    Kate Robbins
1961    David Morales
1968    Dina Carroll
1971    Liam Howlett – keyboards Prodigy
1972    Alistair Begg – vocals Bad Boys Inc
1979    Kelis

Deaths

2009     Johnny Carter – vocals Dells / Flamingos

August 22

Births

1862    Claude Debussy – classical composer
1917    John Lee Hooker
1926    Honor Blackman
1945    Ron Dante – vocals Archies
1946    Gary Withem – keyboards Union Gap
1953    Evelyn Thomas
1957    Michael Aston – vocals Gene Loves Jezebel
1958    Ian Mitchell – bass Bay City Rollers
1958    Vernon Reid – guitar Living Colour
1961    Roland Orzabal – guitar/keyboards Tears For Fears
1961    Debbie Peterson – drums Bangles
1963    James DeBarge – keyboards DeBarge
1963    Tori Amos
1966    GZA – Wu Tang Clan
1967    Layne Staley – vocals Alice In Chains
1969    Steve Craddock – guitar Ocean Colour Scene
1973    Beenie Man
1973    Howie Dorough – vocals Backstreet Boys
1980    John Martin
1995    Dua Lipa

Deaths

2006    Bruce Gary – drums The Knack

August 23

Births

1912    Gene Kelly
1938    Mick Burt – drums Chas and Dave
1941    Pete Shannon – bass Nashville Teens
1942    Roger Greenaway
1945    Rita Pavone – Italian singer
1946    Keith Moon – drums The Who
1947    Stan Haywood – keyboards New Vaudeville Band
1949    Rick Springfield – US singer
1951    Jimi Jamison – vocals Survivor
1955    Marion Valentino – vocals/guitar Doll
1957    Bobby G – vocals Bucks Fizz
1959    Edwyn Collins – vocals Orange Juice
1961    Dean DeLeo – guitar Stone Temple Pilots
1962    Shaun Ryder – vocals Happy Mondays
1979    Rich Neville – vocals 5ive
1984    Sharon Muscat – vocals Sister2Sister
1986    Skyblu – vocals LMFAO

Deaths

2013    David Garrick – UK singer

August 24

Births

1924    Louis Teicher – piano Ferrante and Teicher
1936    Mason Williams
1942    Jimmy Soul
1944    James Brady – vocals Sandpipers
1945    Malcolm Duncan – saxophone Average White Band
1945    Ken Hensley – piano Uriah Heep
1948    Jean Michel Jarre
1951    Mike Derosier – drums Heart
1956    Matt Aitken
1957    Jeffrey Daniels – vocals Shalamar
1961    Mark Bedford – bass Madness
1961    Colin Angus – keyboards Shamen
1963    Peter Garnefski – keyboards Doop
1964    Tony Di Bart
1968    Andreas Kisser – guitar Sepultura

Deaths

1978    Louis Prima – US singer/trumpeter

August 25

Births

1950    Gene Simmons – bass Kiss
1951    Rob Halford – vocals Judas Priest
1951    James Warren – vocals Korgis
1954    Elvis Costello
1955     Frank Sidebottom – vocals Freshies
1961    Billy Ray Cyrus
1963    Candida Doyle – keyboards Pulp
1965    Nigel Durham – drums Saxon
1966    Terminator X – rapper Public Enemy
1969    Erik Dahlgren – guitar Wannadies
1969    Luke Scott – guitar Babybird
1981    Rik Waller
1987    Amy Macdonald
1988     Alexandra Burke

Deaths

1999    Rob Fisher – keyboards Climie Fisher
2000    Jack Nitzsche
2001    Aaliyah

August 26

Births

1938    Jet Black – drums Stranglers
1940    Nik Turner – saxophone Hawkwind
1941    Chris Curtis – vocals/drums Searchers
1946    Valerie Simpson – vocals Ashford and Simpson
1957    John O’Neill – guitar Undertones
1957    Dr Alban
1965    Annie Holland – bass Elastica
1966    Dan Vickrey – guitar Counting Crows
1966    Shirley Manson – vocals Garbage
1969    Adrian Young – drums No Doubt
1979    Donna R – guitar The Donnas
1990    Lil’ Chris

Deaths

1995    Ronnie White – vocals Miracles
2004    Laura Branigan
2009    Ellie Greenwich

August 27

Births

1942    Captain – vocals/piano Captain and Tennille
1945    Malcolm Allured – drums Showaddywaddy
1950    Mink Deville
1952    Laurie Wisefield – guitar Wishbone Ash
1953    Alex Lifeson – vocals/guitar Rush
1956    Glen Matlock – bass Sex Pistols
1961    Anna Maria – vocals Mobiles
1965    Rebel MC
1970    Tony Kanal – bass No Doubt
1982    Duke Dumont
1986    Mario

Deaths

1967    Brian Epstein – Beatles Manager
1990    Stevie Ray Vaughan – US guitarist
1995    Big Dee Irwin – US singer
2008    Jez Bird – vocals Lambrettas

August 28

Births

1942    Ken Andrew – drums Middle Of The Road
1943    David Soul
1943    Honey Lantree – drums Honeycombs
1944    Dan Seraphin – drums Chicago
1945    Hugh Cornwell – guitar/vocals Stranglers
1949    Martin Lamble – original drummer Fairport Convention
1951    Wayne Osmond – vocals Osmonds
1961    Kim Appleby
1965    Shania Twain
1982    LeAnn Rimes

Deaths

1999    Wee Willie Williams – guitar Gene Vincent’s Bluecaps

August 29

Births

1918    Mrs Mills
1920    Charlie Parker
1924    Dinah Washington
1940    Johnny Paris – Saxophone Johnny & The Hurricanes
1942    Sterling Morrison – guitar Velevet Underground
1943    Dick Halligan – piano Blood Sweat and Tears
1945    Chris Copping – bass Procol Harum
1947    Tony Eyers – keyboards 5000 Volts
1958    Michael Jackson
1958    Lenny Henry
1959    Eddi Reader
1963    Elizabeth Fraser – vocals Cocteau Twins
1965    Pebbles
1969    Me’Shell Ndegeocello
1971    Alex Griffin – bass Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
1980    David Desrosiers – bass Simple Plan
1993    Liam Payne – vocals One Direction

Deaths

1976    Jimmy Reed – US blues singer
1987    Lee Marvin – US actor/singer
2009    Simon Dee – Radio DJ

August 30

Births

1935    John Phillips – vocals/guitar Mamas and Papas
1939    John Peel
1941    John McNally – guitar Searchers
1950    Micky Moody – guitar Juicy Lucy
1951    Dana
1952    Kenny Andrews – vocals Darts
1958    Martin Jackson – drums Swing Out Sister
1961    Denise Gyngell – Tight Fit
1966    Peter Cunnah – vocals D:Ream
1973    Richard Cronin – vocals LFO

Deaths

1995    Sterling Morrison – guitar Velvet Underground

August 31

Births

1939    Jerry Allison – drums Crickets
1939    Harold Wilson Reid – vocals Statler Brothers
1940    Wilton Felder – Crusaders
1945    Van Morrison
1948    Rudolph Schenker – guitar Scorpions/Michael Schenker group
1957    Glen Tilbrook – guitar/vocals Squeeze
1957    Jenny McKeown – vocals Belle Stars
1957    Gina Schock – drums Go-Go’s
1958    Derek Dunbar – vocals Jimmy the Hoover
1967    Gerard Love – bass Teenage Fanclub
1970    Debbie Gibson
1977    Del Marquis – guitar Scissor Sisters

Deaths

2004    Carl Wayne – vocals The Move
2004    Joe Barry – US singer
2012    Max Bygraves
2015    Joy Beverley – vocals Beverley Sisters

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