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Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 12

Last Updated 12-10-2017

🎵Rod Bernard -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1940
Radio Disc Jock, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Hot Rod

🎵🎸Morty Black -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1960
Drummer, Rock & Roll Bassist, Norweigan
Names/Places: RN:Morten Skaget

🎵Christina Cimorelli -- is 27 in the year 2017 and 28 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1990 N.S.
Arranger, Pop Singer
Group Names: Cimorelli

🎵🎸Jürgen Dehmel -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1958
Music Producer, Songwriter, New Wave Bassist, German
Group Names: Nena

🎵Albie Donnelly -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1947
Singer, Flautist, Saxophonist, British
Misc: sessioned for Boomtown Rats and Graham Parker, and with Supercharge

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🎵Craig Douglas -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1941
Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Terry Perkins
Misc: a twin
Song Titles: Only Sixteen

🎵Nathaniel "Kidd Creole" Glover -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1950
Hall of Famer, Hip-Pop Singer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:August Darnell Browder
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kid Creole and The Cocoanuts

🎵Roy Hay -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1961
Keyboardist, Hip-Pop Guitarist, English
Group Names: Culture Club

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🎭🎵Heintje -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1955
Actor, Pop Singer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN: Hendrick Nikolas Theodor Simons, aka Heintje Simons
Song Titles: Mama

🎵🎸Mark Knopfler -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1949
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Scotish
Misc: hits include "Sultans Of Swing" and "Money For Nothing" which "Weird Al" parodied into a song about Jed Clampett and the Beverly Hillbillies
Group Names: Dire Straits (lead singer)
Song Titles: Sultans of Swing, Money For Nothing

🎭🎵🎸Ron Mael -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1945
Producer/Director, Songwriter, Singer, New Wave Keybordist
Names/Places: RN:Ronald David Mael
Group Names: Sparks

🎭🎵Kathy Maisnik -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1962
Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Names/Places: aka Katherine Saltzberg
Movie Titles: The Check Is in the Mail

🎵Pat Metheny -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1954
Composer, Guitarist, Rock-Jazz Performer
Group Names: The Pat Metheny Group

🎭🎵🏆Marian Rivera -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1984 N.S.
Actress, Singer, Model, Phillipean, Spanish

🎵Danny Shirley -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1956
Country Performer
Group Names: Confederate Railroad

🎵Sir Mix-A-Lot -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1963
Rap Music Performer
Song Titles: The Watcher, Baby Got Back

🎵🎸Jerry Speiser -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1953
Rhythm Guitarist, New Wave Drummer, Australian
Group Names: Men at Work

🎵Carl Sturken -- b.8/12/????
Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Rythm Syndicate

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🎵Tanita Tikaram -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1969
Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist, German

🎵🎸Bill Uechi -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1975
Modern Rock Musician
Group Names: Save Ferris

🎭🎵Ozzie Yue -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1947
Actor, Singer/Guitarist, English

✍📰🎵Katharine Lee "Kathie" Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1859 d.3/28/1929 (69)
Author, Poet, Editor, Educator, Lyricist
Song Titles: America the Beautiful (lyricist)

🎵Sid Bernstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1918 d.8/21/2013 (95)
Music Producer
Misc: Promoter who staged early U.S. shows by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

🎵🎷Earl Coleman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.7/12/1995 (69)
Jazz Singer
Misc: with Charlie Parker among other bands

🎵Paul Craft -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1938 N.S. d.10/18/2014 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Song Titles: Brother Jukebox (for Mark Chestnutt), It's Me Again Margaret (for Ray Stevens and Craft himself)

🎵Irene Giblin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1888 d.5/12/1974 (85)
Composer

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🎵Al Goodman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1890 d.1/10/1972 (81) or 1/11/1972 (81)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Russian

🎵Joe Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1926 d.11/27/2005 (79)
Singer, Pianist
Song Titles: You Talk Too Much

🎵Percy Mayfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1920 d.8/11/1984 (63)
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Song Titles: Hit The Road, Jack (songwriter)

🎭🎵Buck Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1929 d.3/25/2006 (76)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Sherman, TX; RN:Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
Misc: Backing group: The Buckaroos; in the 1960s, 19 of his 30 Top 10 songs hit #1 in country charts; in Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Foolin' Around, Act Naturally, Love's Gonna Live Here, My Heart Skips a Beat, I Don't Care, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Before You Go, Buckaroo, Waitin' in Your Welfare Line, Think of Me, Open Up Your Heart, Where Does the Good Times Go, Sam's Place, Your Tender Loving Care, Sweet Rosie Jones, Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass, Johnny B. Goode, Tall Dark Stranger, Made in Japan
Album Titles: Together Again, I Don't Care, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Before You Go, Roll Out the Red Carpet, Dust on Mother's Bible, Open Up Your Heart, Your Tender Loving Care, It Takes People Like You, Sweet Rosie Jones, Tall Dark Stranger
TV Shows: Hee Haw (host 1968-1986)

🎵Larry Troutman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1944 d.4/25/1999 (54)
Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Roger and Zapp

🎭🎵Gus Van -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1887 d.3/12/1968 (80)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: with Joe Schenck

🎭🎵Porter Wagoner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1927 d.10/28/2007 (80)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in West Plains, MO
Misc: some say b. 1930 or '32; discovered Dolly Parton
Group Names: The Wagonmasters, soloist
Song Titles: Misery Loves Company, The Carroll County Accident, The Cold Hard Facts of Life
TV Shows: The Porter Wagoner Show (1960-80), Ozark Jubilee

🎵🎷Doc West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1915 d.5/4/1951 (35)
Drummer, Jazz Performer

🎵Heinrich von Biber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1644 d.5/3/1704 (59)
Composer, Violinist, German

🎵Luther Allison -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1939 d.8/12/1997 (57)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Misc: formed the Rolling Stones in 1954 (not the Mick Jagger group) with his brother Gran and was renamed the Four Jivers later on; soloist

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🎵Pasquale Amato -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1878 d.8/12/1942 (64)
Baritone, Opera Singer, Italian

🎵🎷Lenny Breaux -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1941 d.8/12/1984 (43)
Guitarist, Jazz Musician

🎨✍🎵John Cage -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1912 d.8/12/1992 (79)
Painter, Author, Essayist, Poet, Composer, Musician, Pianist, Gay
Misc: Avant-garde; 20th century music revolutionizer with 12-tone scales

🎵🎷Gene Cherico -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1935 d.8/12/1994 (59)
Bassist, Jazz Performer

✍⚛🎭🎵Julia Child -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)
Hall of Famer, Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, California
Misc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.
TV Shows: The French Chef

🎵Giovanni Gabrieli -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1554 or ??/??/1557 d.8/12/1612
Composer, Organist, Italian

⛪🎭🎵Merv Griffin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1925 d.8/12/2007 (82)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, TV Producer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Mateo, California
Song Titles: I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
TV Shows: The Merv Griffin Show (host), Play Your Hunch, Wheel of Fortune (creator), Jeopardy! (creator)

🎵🎸Richie Hayward -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1946 d.8/12/2010 (64)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Little Feat

🎵Leos Janacek -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1854 d.8/12/1928 (74)
Composer

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🎵Marty Paich -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1925 d.8/12/1995 (70)
Arranger, Composer, Bandleader
Names/Places: David's father
TV Shows: The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Sonny & Cher, The Smothers Brothers

⚛🎵Les Paul -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1915 d.8/12/2009 (94)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Arranger, Lyricist, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Waukesha, WI; NN:Wizard of Waukesha; NN:Daddy; RN:Lester William Polfus
Misc: some say b. 1916; 8-Track tape unit, overdubbing, & slide-body electric guitar inventor

🎵Jacopo Peri -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1561 d.8/12/1633 (71)
Composer, Italian

🎵🎷Ali Rashied -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1933 d.8/12/2009 (76)
Jazz Drummer
Misc: free jazz and avant garde jazz drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane

🎵Kyu Sakamoto -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1941 d.8/12/1985 (43)
Singer, Japanese
Song Titles: Sukiyaki

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