August 1948 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 8 "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
  • Aug 2 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 12 Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
  • Aug 13 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Aug 13 Kathleen Battle, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Aug 14 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • Aug 15 Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
  • Aug 15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • Aug 16 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
  • Aug 17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • Aug 19 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 21 Robert Hazard, American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), (d. 2008)
  • Aug 23 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • Aug 24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • Aug 27 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 31 Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 20 David John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 26 Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
  • Aug 27 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, composer, dies at 50