August 1948 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

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

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

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  • 23rd Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • 24th Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
  • 27th Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • 28th Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 31st Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)

Deaths in Music

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