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Birthdays in Music in August 1925

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 6 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)
  • Aug 7 Felice Bryant, American musician (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Aug 7 Julian Orbon De Soto, Cuban composer, born in Aviles, Spain (d. 1991)
  • Aug 9 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 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 (d. 2007)

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 Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, born in Gori, Soviet Union (d. 1991)
  • Aug 23 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2014)
  • Aug 27 Tony Crombie, English jazz drummer and bandleader, born in Bishopsgate, London (d. 1999)
  • Aug 27 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, born in Vittel, France (d. 2006)
  • 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, born in Benton, Illinois (d. 2011)

About August 1925

How Old? 94 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)