August Birthdays From Musicians Past And Present

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Whitney Houston
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem before a game with the New York Giants taking on the Buffalo Bills prior to Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants won 20-19. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson
LAS VEGAS - MAY 10: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson performs at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 10, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rock trio are touring in support of the album, "Snakes & Arrows." (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull performs on stage during day five of the Bluesfest Music Festival at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm on April 25, 2011 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
The Edge
The Edge
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25: Musician The Edge of U2 poses in the press room during Fox's "American Idol" season 10 finale results show held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
David Crosby
David Crosby
WAINSCOTT, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: David Crosby performs at Hamptons Rocks For Charity To Benefit OCRF and CCFA at East Hampton Studio on September 1, 2011 in Wainscott, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for OCRF)
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Singer Tony Bennett arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards at the Crown Palladium on April 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, Of The Beastie Boys
Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, Of The Beastie Boys
NEW YORK - FILE: Filmmaker and recording artist Adam Yauch speaks onstage at the Apple Soho store on May 2, 2008 in New York City. Rapper Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of the Beastie Boys has died May 4, 2012 after battling cancer. He was 47. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Madonna
Madonna
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Madonna performs live during the MDNA tour at Hyde Park on July 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong, "King of Jazz" shows this animated expression at his May 3, 1956 press conference at the Savoy Hotel, London. Armstrong is in London on tour of Britain and starts his 10 day concort tour at the Empress Hall, London, May 4, 1956. Armstrong has also been dubbed "Satchmo" by jazz fans the world over. (AP Photo)
Daryl "The Captian" Dragon
Daryl "The Captian" Dragon
Daryl Dragon and his wife Toni Tennille hold the Grammy award they won at the 1975 Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Ca., Saturday, Feb. 29, 1976. The couple, performing as Captain and Tennille, won record of the year for "Love Will Keep Us Together." (AP Photo)
Drummer Keith Moon
Drummer Keith Moon
Drummer Keith Moon, shown, July, 5, 1978. (AP Photo)
Van Morrison
Van Morrison
Saxophonist and singer Van Morrison from Belfast, Northern Ireland, performs at the auditorium Stravinsky stage, during the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, on Friday evening, July 9, 2004. (AP Photo/Keystone/Olivier Maire)
Count Basie
Count Basie
Count Basie and his orchestra playing to a packed house at Carnegie Hall on July 1, 1977 at the Newport Jazz Festival. (AP Photo/ RenePerez)
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John Deacon of Queen
Members of rock band Queen from left to right are Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Brian May December 1978. (AP Photo)
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AP Photo/Mike Fiala
Michael Jackson
Popstar Michael Jackson performs before a sold out audience in Kuala Lumpur Sunday October 27, 1996. Jackson's Malaysian stop of his history tour went ahead despite protests by some that he would corrupt the country's Muslim youth. (AP Photo/Mike Fiala)
AP Photo/Mike Fiala
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons
TODAY -- Pictured -- Photo By: Peter Kramer/NBC
Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British actor, director, producer, filmmaker and entrepreneur Richard Attenborough arrives at the Galaxy British Book Awards, in London Wednesday, April 9, 2008.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
AP Photo/ Jim Cooper
Elvis Costello
Singer Elvis Costello photographed in New York on November 6, 2008 (AP Photo/ Jim Cooper)
AP Photo/ Jim Cooper
Robert Cray
Robert Cray
Recording artist Robert Cray poses for a portrait Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Rick Springfield
Musician Rick Springfield poses for a photo at his home and recording studio on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
FILE -- Jerry Garcia, shown in this 1991 publicity photo, the master guitarist whose band the Grateful Dead symbolized the 1960s counterculture and remained a top concert draw three decades later, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1995, at a drug treatment center. He was 53. The cause was a heart attack, a band spokesman said. (AP Photo/FILE/Arista)
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
Singer Robert Plant poses for a portrait backstage moments before performing with his 'Band Of Joy' at Miami's Bayfront Amphitheatre Friday Jul. 30, 2010. (Carlo Allegri/AP)
Debbie Gibson
Debbie Gibson
Singer Debbie Gibson attends the SYFY premiere of "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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