August Soul Music Birthdays

August 1

Chuck D (1960)
Robert Cray (1953)
Jean Wells (1942)
Jean Wells (1942)

August 2

Homer Banks (1941)
Doris Coley of the Shirelles (1941)
Fat Larry (1959)
Augie Johnson (1948)
Johnny Kemp (1959)

August 3

Tony Bennett (1926)
Beverly Lee of the Shirelles (1931)

August 4

Louis Armstrong (1901)
Frankie Ford (1939)
Yolanda Whitaker (1971)
Timi Yuro (1940)

August 5

Kathy Brown (1960)
Mike Nocito of Johnny Hates Jazz (1960)
Samantha Sang (1951)

August 6

Randy DeBarge (1958)
Joyce Sims (1959)

August 7

Charlie Pope of the Tams (1936)
Byron Woods (1955)

August 8

David Grant of Linx (1956)
Joe Tex (1933)

August 9

Kurtis Blow (1959)
Willie Henderson (1941)
Barbara Mason (1947)
Lorraine Pearson of 5 Star (1957)

August 10

Patti Austin (1948)
Aaron Hall (1964)
Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers (1940)
Ronnie Spector (1943)

August 11

Bryan Bassett of Wild Cherry (1954)
Kenny Gamble (1943)
Joe Jackson (1955)
Chris Kelly of Kris Kross (1978)

August 12

August Darnell of Kid Creole and the Coconuts (1951)
Roy Hay of Culture Club (1961)
Joe Jones (1926)
Percy Mayfield (1920)
Pat Metheny (1954)
Sir Mix-A-Lot (1963)

August 13

George Shearing (1919)
Howard Tate (1939)

August 14

Larry Graham (1946)

August 15

Bobby Byrd (1934)
Billy Griffin (1950)
Willie Little Beaver Hale (1945)
Stix Hooper of the Crusaders (1950)
Frederick Knight (1944)
Oscar Peterson (1925)
Jimmy Webb (1946)

August 16

Madonna (1958)

August 17

Glen Goldsmith (1965)
Maysa (1966)
Kelvin Mercer of De La Soul (1969)

August 18

Maxine Brown (1939)
Edwin Hawkins (1943)

August 19

Margie Joseph (1950)
Johnny Nash (1940)

August 20

Jamie Cullum (1979)
Jackie DeShannon (1941)
Allen Frey of New Birth (1950)
Isaac Hayes (1942)
KRS One (1965)
David Lasley (1947)
James Pankow of Chicago (1947)
Robert Plant (1948)
Paul Robi of the Platters (1931)

August 21

Dina Carroll (1968)
Count Basie (1904)
Kelis (1979)
Clydie King (1943)
David Morales (1961)
Kenny Rogers (1938)

August 22

Chuck Brown (1936)
Theresa Davis of The Emotions (1950)
James DeBarge (1963)
John Lee Hooker (1920)
Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears (1961)
Edward Patten of Gladys Knight and the Pips (1939)
Vernon Reid of Living Color (1958)
Evelyn Thomas (1953)
Dexter Wansel (1950)
Christopher Williams (1967)

August 23

Bilal (1979)

August 24

Mason Williams (1938)

August 25

Matt Aitken (1956)
Matt Aitken (1956)
Shock G (Gregory Edward Jacobs) (1963)
Wayne Shorter (1933)

August 26

Branford Marsalis (1960)

August 27

Yolanda Adams (1961)
Mario (1986)
Mase (1977)
Edward Patten of the Pips (1939)

August 28

Kim Appleby of Mel and Kim (1961)
Daniel Seraphine of Chicago (1948)

August 29

Bey Bright (1970)
Kloud 9 (1968)
Dinah Washington (1924)

August 30

Ronald Beitle of Wild Cherry (1954)
Martin Jackson of Swing Out Sister (1955)

August 31

John Davis (1947)
Wilton Felder of the Crusaders (1940)
Sheree Hicks (1972)
Van Morrison (1945)