Birthdays in Music in August 1925

  • Aug 6 Leland Smith, composer
  • Aug 7 Felice Bryant, rock writer (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 7 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
  • Aug 9 Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
  • Aug 11 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • Aug 12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Aug 13 Benny Bailey, American jazz trumpeter, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Aug 15 Billy Pinkney, American rock bassist and vocalist (Drifters), born in Dalzell, South Carolina (d. 2007)

Person of interestOscar Peterson

Aug 15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • Aug 18 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • Aug 23 Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
  • Aug 23 Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
  • Aug 27 Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader
  • Aug 28 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Aug 28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist